The Seven Major Chakras of the Physical Body
There are seven major chakras of the physical body. There are many more minor chakras within the physical body and chakras the reach far beyond our physical body into your Human Energy Field. Chakra is a sanskrit word that simply means wheel. Chakras are vortexes of energy that serve as a gateway of our vital life force energy. Chakras are influenced by and store our life experiences. Our personal experiences are received into specific energy centers, assimilated, and then transmitted back into the world by you. These experience can obstruct or expand our human experience.
Chakras reside along the energetic meridians of your body along the spine from the brain to the base of the spine. Each chakra has a corresponding development age, an associated color, sound, location, and emotions that govern them. The chakras are directly connected the endocrine system and the nervous system and encompass all of our organs and organ systems. Chakras are interconnected, when a chakra is not functioning properly in our energetic body, our energetic body is unwell just as when one malfunctioning physical organ makes a physical body unwell. Most of all physical illnesses, disorders, and diseases are manifested by a malfunctioning chakra. There is an undoubtable benefit to making sure all of our chakras are opened and balanced.
Roy G. Biv
(Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)
When energy (light) is refracted we are able to see all of the color frequencies that make up energy...the rainbow! We are an energetic bodies that are made up of these same color frequencies.
The 1rst Chakra - Root/ color red/governs your phyiscal needs, security, family loyalty, safety, trust/ sound C
The 2nd Chakra - Sacral (pelvic)/ color orange/ governs sexuality, sensuality, desires, emotions, creativity/ sound D
The 3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus/ color yellow/ governs power, empowerment, self worth/ sound E
The 4th Chakra - Heart/ color green/ governs love, capacity to love, capacity to be loved, forgiveness, compassion, empathy/ sound F
The 5th Chakra - Throat/ color blue/ governs self expression, communication, expressing ones truth/ sound G
The 6th Chakra - Third Eye (brow)/ color indigo/ governs intuition, insight, reasoning, spiritual awareness/ sound A
The 7th Chakra - Crown/ color violet (white)/ governs spirituality, connection to the Divine/ sound B
The Relationship Between our Energy Field and Our Chakras
Atomically, everything in the Universe is made up of energy and has an aura. An aura is a subtle energy field around any inanimate object or living thing that is made up of atoms. Humans are more complex then inanimate objects therefore our energy field is larger and more complex. The aura of a human body is also referred to as the Human Energy Field (HEF) or biofield in scientific communities. The energy field encompasses our body in an oval or orb like shape, can extend 4 feet or more from our physical body, and is made up of layers. The layers of this field move in and out from the physical body receiving, assimilating, and transmitting information just as our 7 major chakras do. Each layer of the biofield has successively less density and vibrational frequency. Each of the 7 major chakras are connected to each of the layers of our energy field creating an interconnected matrix of energy. The chakras drive the expansion or contraction of our energy field. When our life force energy feels low or we have a malfunctioning chakra our energy field contracts. When our life force energy is flowing freely our energy field expands. Aside from ones who have highly developed extra-sensory abilites, the energy field is invisible to the naked eye but can be captured by Kirlian photography.
The Layers of the Energy Field
I like to remember them simply with this pneumonic device (PEEMS)
The Physical Body
The Etheric Body
The Emotional Body
The Mental Body
The Spiritual Body
The Etheric Body
The first layer is the etheric body. The etheric body vibrates closely to our physical body. This layer holds the information of our physical health, pain, and pleasure. The etheric layer extends out 1 1/4 inches to 2 inches from the phyiscal body. "Phantom pain" is felt in this layer with some who have had a limb removed. Physically the limb no longer exists but does exist etherically.
The Emotional Body
The emotional body extends out 1 to 3 inches from the physical body. The emotional body holds our emotions and feelings. Like mood rings, colors change as our mood changes in this vibrant multicolored layer. When there are health issues concerning this auric layer and chakra, colors become muted and muddied and also effect adjacent layers.
The Mental Body
The third layer is the mental body. The mental body extends out 3 to 8 inches from the physical body. The mental body contains our thoughts, attitudes, ideas, and mental processes. The mental body usually appears clear yellow and sometimes blue and green.
The Encompassing Spiritual Body
The Astral Body
The fourth layer is the astral body. The astral body extends out 1 foot from the physical body. As the heart chakra acts as a bridge between your physical and spiritual chakras, this layer is a bridge between the denser physical vibrations of the lower layers to the lighter spiritual vibrations of the higher levels. The astral body acts as a gateway to the astral plane. The astral body indicates the capacity for compassion, love, and ability to be loved. The astral body appears in many colors including pastels.
The Etheric Template
The fifth layer is the etheric template. The etheric template extends out 18 inches to 2 feet from the physical body. The etheric template can be thought of as a carbon copy of your physical body that connects or reconnects with the higher levels of our aura to assist in reaching our highest Divine potential. The space in this layer appears void and expansive at the same time leaving space for connection to the higher levels of the auric field. As we connect and communicate our truth with the throat chakra, the etheric template allows us to connect or recconnect with the higher levels for the highest Divine expressions of the physical body.
The Celestial Body
The sixth layer is the celestial body. The celestial body extends out 2 to 2 1/2 feet from the physical body. The celestial body is where the physical mind come into contact with the spiritual mind this can be exercised through meditation and inner work. Realizing and recognizing the connection between ourselves and something greater than ourselves. The celestial body holds our insight, intuition, and developed extra-sensory abilities. The celestial body is filled with mother of pearl colors.
The Ketheric or Casual Body
The seventh layer is the ketheric body. The ketheric body extends out 3 to 4 feet from the physical body. The ketheric body encompasses and holds together all of the other auric layers of the energy field and connects to oneness with the Universe. Threads and halos of golden white light brightly shine in this layer.