What Are the Chakras?

Chakras are energetic sites that correspond with different stages of the soul’s maturation process. Each site represents a stage of development, an archetype, and a function. Each one comes “alive” as we grow and come into our own maturation process from infant to adulthood. There are seven main chakras that correspond with the seven main endocrine glands of the physical body.

The root chakra corresponds with the adrenal glands and is all about survival, basic human needs like food and shelter. This is the most important one because without a strong root and foundation, all else won’t reach its potential.

The sacral chakra corresponds with the reproductive organs, specifically ovaries and testes. This is all about creativity, receptivity, flow.

The solar plexus chakra corresponds with the digestive system, and specifically the pancreas, as it is a gland. This is all about personal power, discernment, will, boundaries.

The heart chakra corresponds with the thymus gland. This is all about love, forgiveness, acceptance, what’s worth fighting for in life, being a spiritual warrior.

The throat chakra corresponds with the thyroid. This is all about expression, speaking, writing, allowing ourselves to share in the world.

The third eye chakra corresponds with the pituitary gland. This is all about intuitive guidance, receiving divine insight, clarity of vision and dreams.

The crown chakra corresponds with the pineal gland. This is all about spiritual wisdom and the awareness of the oneness of all.

How to Know if Chakras Are Imbalanced?

I go into this in great detail in my free guide. A wonderful clue is to always begin with the root. How safe are you feeling in your life? Are your basic needs being met consistently? Next, assess your physical body and notice if there are parts of the body that are challenged by discomfort, dis-ease, or some other symptom pretty regularly. Have you been diagnosed with something? These are all clues to helps us assess what is off energetically and to begin to bring more wholeness to the system.

The 7 Pieces of TRUE Healing

The physical body that you occupy in this dense, physical world is made up of many subtle parts and forces all working together. TRUE healing happens when these subtle pieces are brought into harmonious alignment with your intentions and desires. This means that if you’re trying to “fix” the physical manifestation of a problem then you’re always going to be applying one quick-fix surface-solution after another.

I’m Devon Battaglia, MS, NC, RYT and I am Holistic Life Coach + Catalyst + Intuitive + Writer on a mission to identify and transmute the roots of the shame story that’s running your life so you can live your fullest, most authentic incarnation in accordance with your soul’s sacred purpose. If you feel called to work together, please schedule a complimentary, magical Core Wound Alchemy Session.

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