Understanding Your Chakras
The Chakras has been understood as a mysterious power center for energy for a long time. Though there are many different claims as to who discovered the Chakra System, the earliest known recordings of the Chakras in history goes back to the ancient text called the Vedas around 1500 to 500 BC.
There are many beliefs about what the Chakras look like as they are not visible to the human eye. Some believe they give off the general shape of a cone due to the swirling cortex of Chi that flow into them and out from them. Some people believe the Chakras are more of a disk shape, spherical, and some equate them to resemble the shapes of flowers. Regardless of how you feel your chakras look, the fact remains the same; these powerful energy centers play an important role in our wellness and quality of life.
There are 7 main Chakras, 21 minor chakras, and 86 micro chakras in the human body. We mainly focus on the 7 main chakras; Muladhara (Root), Swadhisthana (Sacral), Manipura (Solar Plexus), Anahata (Heart), Vishuddha (Throat), Ajna (Third Eye), and Sahasrara (Crown). These Chakra points in the body take in Chi (raw vital life force energy) from the universe, filters, and converts it into a form that the cellular body can use.
Some of the commonly known practices that work with the Chakras are, Reiki, Subtle Touch, Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Yoga, Meditation, Essential Oils, Pranayama, Tai Chi, Sound Therapy, Chromotherapy, and Crystal healing.