Chakras

Introduction to Chakra Gardens

ChakrasIn the last few months, we have covered all about growing various kinds of plants and taking care of them. Going forward, our future articles will give you a detailed perspective of how plants and their produce can directly affect both our gross spiritual and physical level. The fruits of plants and the plants themselves can create a balance in our energy levels. This in turn affects our glands and ultimately our health as it cures many ailments. Ever wondered why chocolates uplift one’s mood when low and melancholic?

The energy levels that I have been mentioning are found in the various chakras of the human body.

Chakras are focal points of energy that we use within our body, whether consciously or unconsciously, to affect reality, allow us to fully experience, and realize events that unfold before us. These focal points are called Chakras. They are our energy centres. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.

The chakras begin at the base of the spine and finish at the top of the head. Though fixed in the central spinal column they are in pairs, located on both the front and back of the body, and work through it. The only exception to this is the Root Chakra, which is a single chakra.

There is a direct relationship between energy depletion in the chakras and disease symptoms in the physical organs or system of organs. Though not an exhaustive list, the basic relationship, between the energy centres and some of their physical counterparts, is described below along with their respective colour and locations in the body:

  • Base/Root Chakra (Muladhara) – Related Organs are large intestine, rectum, kidneys. Controls the adrenal gland and excretion system.
    The root chakra actually hangs outside of your body. It is located between your thighs, about halfway between your knees and your physical body.
    Colour: Red
  • Sacral Chakra (Swadhishtana) – Affects the bladder and kidneys. Controls the testes, ovaries and reproductive system.
    The Sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen, between the root chakra and the navel.
    Colour: Orange
  • Solar Plexus (Manipura) – Affects the liver, stomach, spleen, small intestine. Controls the pancreas and digestive system
    The Solar Plexus chakra is located just above the navel below the center breast bone.
    Colour: Yellow
  • Heart Chakra (Anahata) – Heart and the arms are the physical equivalents of the heart chakra. The thymus gland and the circulatory system is controlled by this chakra.
    The Heart chakra is located in the centre of the breastbone.
    Colour: Green
  • Throat (Visuddhi) – Lungs and throat and the respiratory system comprising the thyroid and parathyroid glands are affected by the functioning of the throat chakra.
    The Throat chakra is located in the front at the base of the neck, at the hollow of the collarbone.
    Colour: Blue
  • Brow (Ajna) – Brain and the pituitary gland is the physical equivalent of the brow chakra.
    This chakra is located just above and between the physical eyes.
    Colour: Indigo
  • Crown (Sahasrara) – The whole being is controlled by the crown chakra. The pineal gland is directly involved with the functioning of the crown chakra.
    The Crown chakra is located at the top of the head, slightly to the back.
    Colour: Violet

Each chakra vibrates or rotates at a different speed. The Base or first chakra rotates at the slowest speed, the crown or seventh and highest chakra at the highest speed. Apart from the food we consume, each chakra can be stimulated by its respective sound, its own complimentary colour or special gemstones that resonate with each chakra.

In our forthcoming editions we will speak in detail of each of these chakras, the geometrical shapes and certain ideas on how to construct them. We will also cover the plants that need to be planted and how to take care of them.

Author: Vaibhav Dugar
Me, I am a Green Warrior and yes you are either with me or against me! On paper I’m a telecommunication engineer but professionally, a farmer. Work takes me setting many-a-farms, tilling many-a-lands and playing with soil which I thoroughly enjoy. I love playing football (avidly), going cycling, watching Formula 1 and writing!

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