What on Earth is a Chakra?
In the world of complementary medicine the word Chakra pops up quite a bit. That’s fine if you know its meaning; not so great, and I must say pretty confusing, if you don’t. Here is a simple summary of the 7 Chakra System and what it is all about.
The 7 Chakras are the energy centres in our body in which energy flows through. The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. Literally translated from the Hindi it means ‘Wheel of spinning Energy’. A chakra is like a whirling, vortex-like, powerhouse of energy. Within our bodies, you have seven of these major energy centres and many more minor ones.
You can think of chakras as invisible, rechargeable batteries.
They are charged and recharged through contact with the stream of cosmic energy in the atmosphere in much the same way that your home is connected to a central power source within a city – the only difference is that this cosmic energy source is free.
Imagine this, a vertical power current rather like a fluorescent tube that runs up and down the spine, from the top of the head to the base of the spine. Think of this as your main source of energy. The seven major chakras are in the centre of the body and are aligned with this vertical “power line”. Chakras connect your spiritual bodies to your physical one. They regulate the flow of energy throughout the electrical network (meridians) that runs through the physical body. The body’s electrical system resembles the wiring in a house. It allows electrical current to be sent to every part, and it is ready for use when needed.
Sometimes chakras become blocked because of stress, emotional or physical problems. If the body’s ‘energy system’ can not flow freely it is likely that problems will occur. The consequence of irregular energy flow may result in physical illness and discomfort or a sense of being mentally and emotionally out of balance .
They eschewed correspond to specific organs as well as physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual states of being and influence all areas of your life.
Within these chakras is ‘prana,’ (life force , energy) or the ultimate pure healing energy, that’s all around us and within us, to keep us healthy, happy and vibrant.”
Yin & Yang
Generally speaking, yin is characterised as an inward energy that is feminine, still,, calm, slower pace . On the other hand, yang is characterised as outward energy, masculine, hot, bright, and positive.
The Yin & Yang sign represents Balance – Yin meaning calm & relaxed slower pace with a relaxing vibe upstairs in Oxygen Mind Body Soul. Wellness & Education Centre and the Yang meaning busy , energetic uplifting & fun downstairs in the salon .
Both polar opposites but each balancing each other .