Reiki and Your Chakras : What Do Your Chakras Have to do With Anything?

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Seven Chakras of Energy

In Sanskrit, chakra means “wheel”.  A wheel is a circular object, which spins around on an axis and can either spin quickly or slowly.  Your chakras spin in relation to your energy levels.  Everyone has chakras.  Within our physical body, exists a subtile.  Your chakras are part of a large network of subtile energy.

In order to properly understand Reiki and the hand positions, you must first know about your chakras and the important role they play in giving a Reiki treatment.

All living cells within humans, animals and plants have a sort of invisible energy.  This energy is visible to some people.  Individuals are surrounded by a light or aura. 


The human body consists of sensory, breathing, circulation, digestion, reproduction and secretion.  The body has six corresponding charkas for these bodily functions.  Your brain and your whole being also has one chakra.  This makes for a total of seven chakras.

Your chakras are situated at the top of your head, your forehead, your throat, your heart, your solar plexus, your naval and the bottom of your pelvis area.  Every chakra has a corresponding organ in the physical body system.

The Root Chakra

Belongs with the large intestine and the rectum.  It has certain influences on the kidney functions.

The Naval Chakra

This chakra belongs to the reproductive system, the testicles and the ovaries.  It also belongs to the urinary bladder and the kidneys.

The Solar Plexus Chakra

This chakra is in relation to the liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen and the small intestines.

The Heart Chakra

This charka obviously belongs to the heart, and to the arms.

The Throat Chakra

This chakra relates to the lungs and the heart.

The Third Eye or Forehead Chakra

This chakra belongs to the brain, face, nose, eyes, etc.

The Crown Chakra

This chakra does not have a corresponding organ, however, it is related to the whole being.

Chakras can be overactive, underactive or imbalanced.  Reiki can be used to balance the chakras for overall health.

The Endocrine System

  • Root Chakra: in relation to the adrenal gland
  • Naval Chakra: in relation to the ovaries and testicles
  • Solar Plexus Chakra: in relation to the pancreas
  • Heart Chakra: belongs together with the thymus
  • Throat Chakra: corresponds to the thyroid gland
  • Third Eye Chakra: in connection with the pituitary gland
  • Crown Chakra: typically is connected to the pineal gland

The endocrine system plays a major role in the body’s daily and overall health.  These glands release hormones directly into the bloodstream, which control all aspects of growth, development, as well as daily activities.

Physical problems are sometimes a result of blockages of the energy flow throughout the system, which is made up of meridians and chakras.  When this happens, this causes the organs and glands to function improperly.

Additional Chakra Information

Root Chakra

  • Symbol: 4 petal lotus
  • Color: red
  • Principle: between genitals and anus
  • Purpose: links the individual with the physical world
  • Element: earth
  • Gems: agate, bloodstone, garnet, ruby and smoky quartz
  • Oils: cedar, clove, cypress, marjoram and myrrh
  • Sense: smell
  • Effect: calms, dissolves tension
  • Aura: etheric body
  • Body Parts: bones, teeth, nails, legs, arms, intestine, anus, prostate, blood, cell structure and adrenal gland
  • Massage (direction female): anti-clockwise
  • Massage (direction male): clockwise
  • Mantra: Lam
  • Tone: C
  • Zodiac and Plants: Aries, Mars, Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn and Saturn

Naval Chakra

  • Symbol: 6 petal lotus
  • Color: orange
  • Principle: reproduction of being
  • Purpose: center for sexual energy, creativity and pure emotions
  • Element: water
  • Gems: moonstone, carnelian and tourmaline
  • Oils: sandalwood, petitgrain and Ylang Ylang
  • Sense: taste
  • Effect: stimulates desire, rejuvenates
  • Aura: emotional body
  • Body Parts: reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, pelvic area, sperm, all liquids and fluids of the body
  • Massage (direction female): clockwise
  • Massage (direction male): anti-clockwise
  • Mantra: Vam
  • Tone: D
  • Zodiac and Plants: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Moon, Venus, Mars and Mercury

Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Symbol: 10 petal lotus
  • Color: yellow
  • Principle: formation of being
  • Purpose: this is where the personality is formed, feeling and being are integrated here
  • Element: fire
  • Gems: amber, tiger’s eye, citrine, yellow topaz and agate
  • Oils: chamomile, lemon and thyme
  • Sense: touch
  • Effect: eases aggression, pacifies
  • Aura: mental body
  • Body Parts: abdomen, lower back, stomach, spleen, liver, digestive system, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system and pancreas
  • Massage (direction female): anti-clockwise
  • Massage (direction male): clockwise
  • Mantra: Ram
  • Tone: E
  • Zodiac and Plants: Leo, Sagittarius, Virgo, Sun, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury

Heart Chakra

  • Symbol: 12 petal lotus
  • Color: green
  • Principle: center of chest
  • Purpose: the ability to love without fear and self consciousness
  • Element: air
  • Gems: emerald, green jade and rose quartz
  • Oils: geranium, bergamot, rose and clary sage
  • Sense: touch
  • Effect: brings peace and understanding
  • Aura: astral body
  • Body Parts: heart, upper back, rib cage, chest, skin, circulatory system, lower lungs, abdominal cavity, thymus gland
  • Massage (direction female): clockwise
  • Massage (direction male): anti-clockwise
  • Mantra: Yam
  • Tone: F
  • Zodiac and Plants: Leo, Libra, Sun, Venus and Saturn

Throat Chakra

  • Symbol: 16 petal lotus
  • Color: light blue
  • Principle: expression of being
  • Purpose: deals with all related to sound, both physical and metaphysical
  • Element: ether
  • Gems: aquamarine, turquoise and calcedon
  • Oils: lavender, sandalwood, neroli and sage
  • Sense: sound
  • Effect: brings harmony to speech and voice
  • Aura: divine will
  • Body Parts: lungs, vocal cords, bronchials throat, jaw, neck, thyroid, voice, nape of neck and thyroid gland
  • Massage (direction female): clockwise
  • Massage (direction male): anti-clockwise
  • Mantra: Ham
  • Tone: G
  • Zodiac and Plants: Gemini, Taurus, Aquarius, Mars, Venus and Uranus

Third Eye Chakra

  • Symbol: 96 petal lotus
  • Color: indigo
  • Location: between the eyes
  • Principle: knowing of being
  • Purpose: this chakra enables the recognition of being
  • Element: this chakra enables the recognition of being
  • Gems: lapis, lazuli, sodalite, opal, indigo and sapphire
  • Oils: basil, jasmine, rosemary and patchouli
  • Sense: all plus the 6th sense
  • Effect: under standing harmony
  • Aura: celestial body
  • Body Parts: face, nose, eyes, sinus, cerebellum and pituitary gland
  • Massage (direction female): clockwise
  • Massage (direction male): anti-clockwise
  • Mantra: Ksam
  • Tone: A
  • Zodiac and Plants: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces, Mercury, Venus and Uranus

Crown Chakra

  • Symbol: 1000 petal lotus
  • Color: violet, white
  • Location: top and center of head
  • Principle: pure being
  • Purpose: here the human being connects with the universe
  • Element: all elements
  • Gems: amethyst, crystal, topaz, alexandrite and sapphire
  • Oils: frankincense, olibanum, oakmoss and lotus
  • Sense: beyond senses
  • Effect: cosmic aspect with no self limitations
  • Aura: ketheric template
  • Body Parts: brain, cerebellum, skull, pineal gland
  • Massage (direction female): anti-clockwise
  • Massage (direction male): clockwise
  • Mantra: Om
  • Tone: Hum
  • Zodiac and Plants: Capricorn, Pisces, Saturn and Neptune

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