What are Chakras? - An introduction to the 7 energy centers of your body

What are Chakras? – An introduction to the 7 energy centers of your body

Article by: Dnyanada Sahasrabudhe

Take your index finger and tap it in the middle of your forehead 50 times quick and hard. When you stop, the feeling which sits there in your forehead? That is energy. Chakras are a framework for understanding the energy system of our body. 

Chakra translates to “wheel” in Sanskrit, you can imagine them as wheels of free-flowing energy that connects the energy in your system to your body and mind. 

Chakras are primarily located along the spine, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. 

There are seven key types of chakras in the human body. Depending on whether these energy centers are healthy or blocked, you may experience different attributes of your physical, mental, and emotional health.

  1. Muladhari Chakra or Root Chakra

It is located in the base of the spine, the anatomical equivalent of this is the spinal portion of lumbar plexus and the pelvic plexus of the sympathetic nerves. It is characteristic of our key survival traits such as stability, ambition, and self-sufficiency. A dormant root chakra leads to fatigue, depression and lack of confidence. 

2.Svadhisthana or Sacral Chakra

It is located in the lower abdomen, the anatomical equivalent of this is the hypogastric plexus. It is characteristic of key pleasure attributes such as sexuality, or your food drive. A dormant Sacral Chakra leads to anhedonia, boredom or low libido. 

3.Manipura Chakra or Solar Plexus

It is located between the naval and the rib cage, the anatomical equivalent of this is the solar plexus. It represents self-worth, ego  and self-esteem. An inactive Manipura chakra elicits psychological symptoms such as a feeling of jealousy and powerlessness.

4.Anahata or The Heart Chakra

It is located near your heart, the anatomical equivalent of this is the cardiac plexus. It represents love, compassion and passion. A dormant Anhata Chakra causes social anxiety, hostility, or distrust towards our loved ones.

5.Visuddha or The Throat Chakra 

It is located in the throat, the anatomical equivalent of this is the pharyngeal plexus. It represents communication and self-expression. A blocked Visuddha Chakra elicits inability to express oneself well and timidity. 

6.Ajna or The Third Eye Chakra 

It is situated between your eyes, the anatomical equivalent of this is the optic thalami plexus. It represents wisdom, intuition and imagination. A dormant Ajna Chakra causes impatience, absent-mindedness, or lack of creativity. 

7.Sahasrara or The Crown Chakra 

It is situated at the top of your head,  the anatomical equivalent of this is the center of the cranium. It represents spiritual enlightenment and a sense of purpose. An inactive Sahasrara Chakra elicits existential depression, mental fog, or dogmatism.  

Now you must be wondering, if such wheels exist, why can’t you see them physically? Take a minute away from your screen, and just look around. Even though you can only see the physical objects that occupy space in your environment, there is still something else that your eye cannot perceive, at least for now. There are thousands of electro-magnetic waves on different frequencies around you coming from WIFI routers, cell phones as well as FM/AM radio and TV stations. Are these waves real, even though you can’t really see or touch them? The only way you know they exist is because if you turn on your computer, you can browse the web, or if you have a radio, you can tune into your favorite FM station and listen to some music. 

Chakras are basically energy routers that receive and transmit energy in your system. The way you can check if they exist is via a medium. Your body is a perfectly capable medium to sense your chakras. However, unlike computers, radios or TV stations, we do not know how to operate our body for the purpose. This is when meditation comes into the picture. 

Most meditation techniques involve you to focus your attention on the aforementioned chakra points of your body. Meditating on a daily basis can gradually make you more aware of your body. But how do you know how many meditation sessions you need to activate your chakras? We have got that sorted for you at Dhyana. 

We collect your HRV data, use our patented algorithms to quantify your breathing, relaxation and focus while you meditate and calculate how mindful you are. We also provide you with instant feedback on how you can better your meditation. As a way to encourage you to meditate everyday, we reward you with chakras as badges as you unlock higher relaxation, focus and breathing levels. 

The awareness of your chakras and activating them via meditation are unconventional yet a comprehensive way towards a healthy and happy lifestyle. Use Dhyana’s free application to take the first step towards unlocking your chakras and potential. 

What are Chakras? – An introduction to the 7 energy centers of your body

Article by: Dnyanada Sahasrabudhe

Take your index finger and tap it in the middle of your forehead 50 times quick and hard. When you stop, the feeling which sits there in your forehead? That is energy. Chakras are a framework for understanding the energy system of our body. 

Chakra translates to “wheel” in Sanskrit, you can imagine them as wheels of free-flowing energy that connects the energy in your system to your body and mind. 

Chakras are primarily located along the spine, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. 

There are seven key types of chakras in the human body. Depending on whether these energy centers are healthy or blocked, you may experience different attributes of your physical, mental, and emotional health.

  1. Muladhari Chakra or Root Chakra

It is located in the base of the spine, the anatomical equivalent of this is the spinal portion of lumbar plexus and the pelvic plexus of the sympathetic nerves. It is characteristic of our key survival traits such as stability, ambition, and self-sufficiency. A dormant root chakra leads to fatigue, depression and lack of confidence. 

2.Svadhisthana or Sacral Chakra

It is located in the lower abdomen, the anatomical equivalent of this is the hypogastric plexus. It is characteristic of key pleasure attributes such as sexuality, or your food drive. A dormant Sacral Chakra leads to anhedonia, boredom or low libido. 

3.Manipura Chakra or Solar Plexus

It is located between the naval and the rib cage, the anatomical equivalent of this is the solar plexus. It represents self-worth, ego  and self-esteem. An inactive Manipura chakra elicits psychological symptoms such as a feeling of jealousy and powerlessness.

4.Anahata or The Heart Chakra

It is located near your heart, the anatomical equivalent of this is the cardiac plexus. It represents love, compassion and passion. A dormant Anhata Chakra causes social anxiety, hostility, or distrust towards our loved ones.

5.Visuddha or The Throat Chakra 

It is located in the throat, the anatomical equivalent of this is the pharyngeal plexus. It represents communication and self-expression. A blocked Visuddha Chakra elicits inability to express oneself well and timidity. 

6.Ajna or The Third Eye Chakra 

It is situated between your eyes, the anatomical equivalent of this is the optic thalami plexus. It represents wisdom, intuition and imagination. A dormant Ajna Chakra causes impatience, absent-mindedness, or lack of creativity. 

7.Sahasrara or The Crown Chakra 

It is situated at the top of your head,  the anatomical equivalent of this is the center of the cranium. It represents spiritual enlightenment and a sense of purpose. An inactive Sahasrara Chakra elicits existential depression, mental fog, or dogmatism.  

Now you must be wondering, if such wheels exist, why can’t you see them physically? Take a minute away from your screen, and just look around. Even though you can only see the physical objects that occupy space in your environment, there is still something else that your eye cannot perceive, at least for now. There are thousands of electro-magnetic waves on different frequencies around you coming from WIFI routers, cell phones as well as FM/AM radio and TV stations. Are these waves real, even though you can’t really see or touch them? The only way you know they exist is because if you turn on your computer, you can browse the web, or if you have a radio, you can tune into your favorite FM station and listen to some music. 

Chakras are basically energy routers that receive and transmit energy in your system. The way you can check if they exist is via a medium. Your body is a perfectly capable medium to sense your chakras. However, unlike computers, radios or TV stations, we do not know how to operate our body for the purpose. This is when meditation comes into the picture. 

Most meditation techniques involve you to focus your attention on the aforementioned chakra points of your body. Meditating on a daily basis can gradually make you more aware of your body. But how do you know how many meditation sessions you need to activate your chakras? We have got that sorted for you at Dhyana. 

We collect your HRV data, use our patented algorithms to quantify your breathing, relaxation and focus while you meditate and calculate how mindful you are. We also provide you with instant feedback on how you can better your meditation. As a way to encourage you to meditate everyday, we reward you with chakras as badges as you unlock higher relaxation, focus and breathing levels. 

The awareness of your chakras and activating them via meditation are unconventional yet a comprehensive way towards a healthy and happy lifestyle. Use Dhyana’s free application to take the first step towards unlocking your chakras and potential. 

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