We spend our entire lives in our body, but do we ever truly know it? Most of us had trips to a doctor who took our temperature, took our heart beat, checked our knee reflex, asked us to cough and then sent us our way. If we had a sadness or mental problem we went to another kind of doctor. If we went to church we prayed, learned about God and how to be good person. At school we briefly learned about health. Not many of us, at least in the western hemisphere, had any introduction to our Chakras.
In some Tantric teachings, each chakra has a specific vibration or primordial sound that we can repeat to release any energy that may be congested in that region. We can open up blocked energy by focusing our attention and intention on the location of a chakra, and repeating its associated sound or mantra aloud. The following is a list of the energy centers and their corresponding vibrational sounds:
Solar Plexus: RAM
Reproductive Area: VAM
Base of Spine: LAM
In Hindu metaphysical tradition and other belief systems Chakra (also chakro) are points in the human body, i.e. major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves, that are centres of life force (prana), or vital energy. Texts and teachings present different numbers of chakras.
Their name derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning”, but in yogic context a better translation of the word is ‘vortex or whirlpool
The concept of chakra features in tantric and yogic traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. (source: wikipedia)
Chakras are wheels or disks located along the spine from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. They are the energy sources of your spirit while it resides in your physical being. Your chakras are your past, present and future, and if you are in pain over something in your past, trying to overcome a hurdle in your present, or aiming for a future goal, focusing on your Chakras will clear the path. There twelve Chakras, seven of which you will hear about most often. Some schools of thought suggest over a dozen more, but for the purposes of OmTHAT we will stick with twelve, focusing on the seven.
The Chakras are a beautiful integration of body, mind and spirit.