A chakra is an energy centre in the human body that receives processes and transmits information about particular aspects of being and experience. The Sanskrit word “chakra” literally means wheel, an apt name for these energy portals as they rotate in a circular fashion just like a wheel. It helps to think of the chakras as revolving doors between the human body and the outside world. They are created by currents of energy that are continually moving in the three dimensions of 3-D reality while interacting with the areas on the body that are most concentrated with nerve ganglia.
There are six different currents – one “positive” and one “negative” for each of the three dimensions of physical reality. So, we have these polar opposite currents that create the swirling movement of the chakras in the body.
The seventh chakra resides outside the body at the crown and facilitates a complete union with the Universal Life Force.
Long-term healing for the First Chakra comes from very physical activities.
Chakra foods (juicy, orange-coloured foods like oranges, mangoes & pumpkins) along with aquatic bodywork (Watsu) are really good for the Second Chakra as it is related to the element water.
Visual therapy such as working with yantras along with sunbathing is recommended as the Third Chakra is related to fire.
Hugging is one of the simplest ways to boost and balance heart chakra energy along with breathing exercises (the element related to this Fourth Chakra is air).
Sound healing is the best in the case of the Fifth Chakra; anything from singing to listening to your favorite song will work wonders.
Visualization and meditation works when attempting to heal the Sixth Chakra as it is related to the third eye.
For the Seventh Chakra, meditation and pure, silent, thoughtless openness is the best. Just opening up to the space that we are, with nothing added.