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There are seven major energy centers, plus many minor ones. (My own form of energy work, Restorative Touch, posits an eighth.) Each corresponds to specific glands, organs, and facets of your being.
Energy flows through the system in two ways. First, it flows up and down along the central channel, connecting each chakra. Second, it flows horizontally, in an exchange of energy with the cosmos.
Disturbances in a chakra's flow of the energy can result in disturbances in a person’s health, emotions, mind, spirit, or life.
Many forms of energy healing work with these energy centers. An energy healer can usually feel each of the vortexes and its relative strength.
The chart below gives you an overview of each of the chakras. Below that you will find a Table of Contents for 19 other articles in the Chakra Section of The Energy Healing Site.
|Number||Common English Name||Location||Related To|
|1||Root chakra||Base of spine||Physical self, self-preservation, survival instincts, connection to our bodies and the earth|
|2||Sacral chakra||Low abdomen, lower back, reproductive organs||Sexuality, emotions, eroticism, pleasure, creativity, sensation|
|3||Solar plexus chakra||Solar Plexus (upper abdomen between navel and sternum)||Ego, will, metabolism, personal power|
|4||Heart chakra||Center of body at heart level||Love, integration, self-love, compassion, healing, relationships|
|5||Throat chakra||Base of throat||Communication, self-expression, creativity|
|6||Brow chakra||Forehead, between and slightly above eyebrows||Sight, both physical and intuitive/psychic; intellect|
|7||Crown chakra||Top of head||Spiritual life and experience, deep self-knowledge, sense of oneness and unity, connection to the One, pure consciousness, transcendence|
The Energy Healing Site has a whole section devoted †o the energy centers that shape your life -- 20 articles in all.
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