Throughout our body we have main energy centres, which are connected to major organs and glands that govern other body parts.
Each of these main energy centres are referred to as chakra. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means wheel. A chakra can be visualised as a wheel-like spinning vortex that whirls in a circular motion. They are considered the centre of our subtle energy or life force or prana, also known as Qi in Chinese medicine.
The function of the chakras is to spin and draw in this universal life force energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance.
Chakras appear to be involved in the flow of higher energies via specific subtle energetic channels to the cellular structure of the physical body. The flow of this energy through our chakra system is influenced by our personality and our emotions, as well as our state of spiritual development.
Chakras are transfer points for our thoughts and feelings and the physical functioning of specific endocrine glands. Anatomically each chakra is associated with a major nerve plexus and a minor endocrine gland. The seven major chakras are located in a vertical line ascending from the base of the spine to the head.
The base or first chakra – Muladhara: lessons related to the material world. The root chakra connects us with our physical body and surroundings and promotes feelings of stability and security. Balance blend is a synergy of black pepper, vetiver, sweet orange, patchouli, lavender and Atlas cedarwood pure essential oils.
The sacral or second chakra – Svadisthana: lessons related to sexuality, work and physical desire. Allure blend is a synergy of jasmine absolute, mandarin, sandalwood, cardamom, ylang ylang and patchouli pure essential oils.
The solar plexus or third chakra – Manipura: lessons related to ego, personality and self esteem. Harmony blend is a synergy of vetiver, juniper berry, lemon, frankincense, Roman chamomile and aniseed pure essential oils.
The heart or fourth chakra – Anahata: lessons related to love, forgiveness and compassion – unconditional love through which we accept another for doing their best. Compassion blend is a synergy of rose absolute, ylang ylang, lavender, may chang, neroli and bergomot pure essential oils.
The throat or fifth chakra – Vishuddha: lessons related to will and self-expression. The throat chakra increases intuition and encourages one to speak with truth and clarity. Expressive blend is a synergy of German chamomile, sandalwood, basil, and sweet orange pure essential oils.
The third eye or sixth chakra – Ajna: lesson related to mind, intuition, insight and wisdom. Divine within and without, the third eye chakra enables us to follow our intuition as we open up to new ideas and our imagination. Insight blend is a synergy of clary sage, myrtle, lavender, rosemary and bergamot pure essential oils.
The crown or seventh chakra – Sahasrara: lesson related to spirituality. The crown chakra represents enlightenment and self-realisation. Cosmic blend is a synergy of lavender, frankincense, East Indian sandalwood and cold pressed lime pure essential oils.
The chakras can be seen as an archetypal depiction of individual maturation through seven distinct stages. At each stage we gain a more understanding of our personal and spiritual power, since each chakra represents a spiritual life lesson or challenge common to all human beings.
As a person masters each chakra, they gain power and self-knowledge that becomes integrated into their spirit, advancing them along the path of spiritual consciousness.