Now that we know what chakras are, if you not sure you can read the article on Chakras here (link to first article chakras), we need to understand what each chakra is and how it affects us as individuals before we can start working on any healing aspects.
There are many chakra points in the human body, but there are eight that are of utmost importance. It is not that you will be neglecting the other smaller chakras, but that by dealing with the main ones you will automatically be dealing with the smaller ones as they are all connected. To help you understand this a little more, let’s think of a mind map. A mind map always has one big circle or oval in the middle and lots of little spokes or legs that go to smaller circles that are randomly situated around the big centre one.
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Each of the eight main chakra’s work in the same way, they are connected to the smaller chakras, and that is why working with the eight main ones will still provide great benefits.
Here is a list of the eight chakras and a brief description of what they affect, working from the base of the spine all the way up to the last chakra which is situated above the head.
Earth Connection – The base of our life force which keeps us connected, where we get security, shelter and other necessities for our survival.
Water Connection – Where we are able to be creative, explore our sexuality, experience sexual pleasure.
Fire Connection – This chakra is where our will power resides, we can either experience great will power to achieve or weakness and failure. This gives us the ability to either create or destroy our goals and ambitions.
Air Connection – This is our heart, our ability to love ourselves and other people, our ability to forgive and accept.
Ether Connection – This chakra provides the ability to communicate effectively. It is human nature to lie, with this chakra open and working effectively your desire to lie to yourself or to the people around you will become less controlling, allowing you to speak the truth in the correct manner to achieve positive results.
Mind Connection – This chakra is directly related to how we perceive the world in any given situation, when this chakra is open you can experience amazing abilities like clairvoyance and premonitions.
Consciousness Connection – Our thoughts are affected by this chakra and our ability to experience greater states of consciousness once we have mastered the ability to open this chakra and calm our thoughts.
Aura Connection – This is our spiritual chakra, it is the one that contains our entire being and is able give us the enlightening experiences, with this chakra working correctly you will have a new sense of being a part of the world as a whole.
Although each chakra has its individual purpose, because of how everything in the body is linked, healing one chakra will automatically lead to the healing and opening of the next chakra and give you the results of feeling healthier, happier and more connected.