The word “chakra” is Sanskrit for wheel. Chakras are the seven centers (or wheels) of your body that energy flows through. Each one has a different effect on your physical, mental and spiritual health. Should any of your chakras become blocked, it can lead in imbalance and even illness. Holistic healer Digna Love specializes in alternative medicine and helps her clients keep energy flowing through all seven chakras.
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine, around the tailbone. The root chakra is represented by the color red. This chakra represents grounding, and affects our survival instincts, such as managing finances and the food we eat.
The sacral chakra represents our connection with and acceptance of other beings. The color orange best represents this chakra. It is located in the lower abdomen below the navel. The sacral chakra affects our sense of well-being and sexuality.
Confidence and control belong to the solar plexus chakra, which is located in the upper abdomen near the stomach. Represented by the color yellow, good self-esteem and self- confidence are dependent upon good energy flowing through the solar plexus chakra.
The heart chakra, as you may have guessed, gives us our ability to love. It is represented by the color green, and is located in the center of the chest, slightly above the heart. Emotional issues that are affected by the heart chakra are not only love, but also joy and peace.
Communication relies on the throat chakra. If the throat chakra is blocked, our ability to communicate effectively with the people around us hampered. When it is clear, self-expression and communication come easily. The throat chakra is represented by the color blue.
The third eye chakra is in the center of the forehead, and is represented by the color indigo. This chakra is what gives us our imagination and creativity. Intuition and decision making flow freely when this chakra is clear, but when blocked our judgment and thoughts are muddy.
Finally, the seventh and final chakra is the crown chakra, represented by the color purple. It’s at the top of the skull, and it gives us the ability to connect fully to the spiritual realm. If it’s blocked, the connection is blocked and it can be hard to find direction. Yoga is a good way to learn how to ground yourself and clear any bad energy from your chakras. It frees your mind by stretching your body.
Business owner Digna Love uses her knowledge and expertise to help her clients keep all their chakras clear. Meditation and channeling are a key part of her knowledge base and are important tools for keeping the energy flowing through you.