Chakras have gained significant attention in recent times, though they have existed since times unknown. The term ‘chakra’ is a Sanskrit word and means wheels. Chakras serve as energy centres within the body. The human body has seven main chakras, each responsible for regulating various aspects of physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It is further believed that if a chakra becomes blocked or malfunctions, it can result in physical, psychological, or emotional disorders.
Many people today are drawn to the practice of balancing chakras because they believe it can help with holistic healing, reduce stress, and improve mental well-being. Influenced by Eastern philosophies and the growing popularity of the New Age and spiritual movements, balancing chakras has become a popular way for individuals to achieve inner harmony and balance.
We had the opportunity to speak to Mrs Seima Dutta, who is a qualified tarot life coach, numerologist, Vaastu consultant and holistic healer. She was kind enough to give us a detailed overview of how the chakras work towards easing different facets of life.
The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, is associated with grounding and stability. When balanced, individuals feel secure and confident. It also helps students feel more grounded and less anxious, leading to better academic outcomes. Imbalances in the root chakra can lead to insecurity, fear, and physical lethargy. These imbalances may manifest as anxiety, phobias, and disconnection from the world. Physical ailments such as arthritis, knee and leg pain, sciatica, eating disorders, constipation, and a weak immune system may arise. Emotional imbalances can affect basic survival needs like money, food, and shelter.
The root chakra provides stability, confidence, and a strong foundation for business endeavours, aiding decision-making in planning, strategy, profitability, and organizational structure.
A balanced sacral chakra enhances creativity, passion, and confidence in expression. It nurtures harmonious interpersonal relationships and fosters a supportive social environment for students. It also helps students gain a clearer understanding of their interests and talents, allowing them to explore career options aligned with their passions. Imbalances in the sacral chakra can lead to emotional instability, lack of creativity, low self-esteem, and relationship challenges. Mental issues such as depression and mood swings may also be attributed to sacral chakra imbalances. Physical health issues related to the kidneys, bladder, and reproductive organs can arise as well.
A balanced sacral chakra contributes to enhanced creativity, adaptability, and emotional intelligence, influencing innovative and flexible business approaches. It is associated with the passion, vision, and mission of your business.
Manipur/ Solar plexus Chakra
The solar plexus chakra, located around the stomach area, is associated with self-confidence, willpower, and motivation. When balanced, it can empower individuals to overcome challenges and positively impact academic progress by promoting perseverance and a positive mindset. A balanced solar plexus chakra can also encourage students to pursue ambitious career choices and make confident decisions.
Imbalances in this chakra may manifest as low self-esteem, lack of motivation, indecisiveness, and an inability to set boundaries. They can also contribute to anger, envy, greed, violence, and cruelty. Mental issues such as low self-esteem and feelings of powerlessness may be connected to this chakra. Physical health issues like problems with the gall bladder, kidneys, large and small intestines, diabetes, and hepatitis can also be linked to imbalances in the solar plexus chakra.
A balanced solar plexus chakra enhances self-esteem, willpower, and assertiveness, empowering entrepreneurs to take calculated risks, implement plans, and make confident and tough business decisions.
Anahat/ Heart Chakra
The heart chakra is associated with emotions, love, and compassion. When balanced, it can improve emotional well-being, reduce stress, and enhance interpersonal relationships. This creates a positive social environment that supports learning and academic growth. The balanced heart chakra enhances compassion, love, and emotional healing, fostering positive relationships and a sense of connection with others. Imbalances in this chakra can lead to feelings of isolation, difficulty forming connections, and emotional pain. Mental issues such as heartache, grief, and relationship problems may be linked to the heart chakra. Physical health issues related to the heart, lungs, chest congestion, and palpitations can also arise.
A balanced heart chakra nurtures compassion, trust, and harmonious relationships with clients and business partners, creating a positive work environment and keeping your business aligned with your values and ethics.
Vishudh/ Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is associated with communication, self-expression, and creativity. When this chakra is balanced, individuals may feel more comfortable articulating their thoughts and ideas, leading to improved communication skills. Effective communication is crucial in academic settings, as it helps students participate in discussions, ask questions, and express their understanding of various subjects. It improves communication and networking. Students with balanced chakra may feel more comfortable sharing their aspirations and career goals with others, seeking advice and support, and networking to explore various opportunities.
A balanced throat chakra Improves communication, self-expression, and authenticity and aids in speaking one’s truth and listening effectively. Imbalances may result in communication issues, difficulty expressing oneself, and feeling unheard. Mental issues like social anxiety and difficulties in verbal expression are seen. Physical health issues like frequent cough & cold, bronchial asthma, sore throat & thyroid. A balanced throat chakra enhances communication skills, allowing business owners to express their ideas clearly and promote & market their services effectively.
Agnya/ Third-eye Chakra
The third eye chakra, located between the eyebrows, is associated with intuition, insight, and wisdom. When balanced, it can enhance one’s ability to perceive information beyond the material world, leading to improved problem-solving skills and a deeper understanding of academic subjects. Students with a balanced third eye chakra may trust their instincts and make informed decisions about their future career paths based on a deeper understanding of their true desires and aspirations. The third eye chakra, also known as the Agnya Chakra, heightens intuition, insight, and clarity of thought, promoting inner wisdom and better decision-making.
Imbalances in this chakra may result in confusion, lack of clarity, and difficulty trusting one’s intuition. Mental issues such as indecisiveness and a disconnect from one’s inner guidance can be linked to this chakra. Physical health problems like overthinking leading to stress, depression, anxiety, negative thinking, and eye strain can also arise. A balanced third eye chakra fosters both rational-analytical and creative-intuitive decision-making processes.
Sahasrar/ Crown Chakra
The crown chakra, located at the top of the head, is associated with spirituality, higher consciousness, and a sense of purpose. When balanced, it facilitates a deeper connection to one’s inner self and a broader understanding of the universe. Students with a balanced crown chakra may gain a clearer sense of their life’s purpose and align their career choices with their spiritual values. However, it is important to consider practical considerations and seek guidance from professionals when making career choices.
Imbalances in the crown chakra can lead to a sense of disconnection, lack of purpose, and spiritual disillusionment. Mental issues such as existential anxiety and physical health problems like headaches, brain and nerve issues, and sensitivity to light and sound can be associated with imbalances in this chakra. A balanced crown chakra connects entrepreneurs to higher consciousness and inspiration, fostering innovative ideas and aligning business practices with ethical values.