Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Have you pointed your fingers today?

Dear Yin Weaver,

In case you are dropping in for the first time, welcome to the seven week Chakra Challenge series. If you’ve been participating all along, please bear with me as I offer this overview of the chakra system. Think of it as a super-mini review course.

Chakras act as energy stations. The word “chakra” means disc-shaped or circular (think of a wheel). It describes vortices for energy exchanged between the environment and the body. There are seven chakras: root, sacral, solar, heart, throat, third eye and crown.

We are currently working on balancing the energy in our third, or solar chakra. (If you’d like to join in on the fun, please follow the link to my blog from last Friday.) Today I’d like to discuss with you in brief physical diseases and disorders associated with the solar chakra. These included stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, colon diseases and stiffness of the joints. Addictions, depression and insomnia are several other notable solar chakra disorders.

People don’t throw too much money at chakra research these days but I was recently reminded of one study reported in Richard Gerber’s book Vibrational Medicine. It showed that electromagnetic frequency measurements recorded at each chakra will vary in oscillations from 100 to 1,600 cycles per second (each chakra functions within a certain frequency range) in a physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy person. However, in an ill person, little oscillation will be detected at one or more of the chakras.

Do you have any of the problems listed above? If so, the solar chakra should hold a great deal of interest for you. Do not neglect getting appropriate medical care. But balancing this chakra on a consistent basis can quite possible contribute to improving any of these problems. The mudra you are practicing is a good first step. You might also want to consider adding other CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) modalities, such as massage, Healing Touch, Touch for Health, Reiki, Acupuncture and, of course, Eden Energy Medicine.

I look forward to hearing your comments and questions. By the way, I have a few questions for you. Has anyone had success using CAM to deal with any of the diseases mentioned here? I’d love to hear! Does anyone know of any recent studies done on chakras? Or on any aspect of our energy anatomy, for that matter?



  1. Hi Rose, this is Jarmila.
    I was wondering if you are able to see the colors associated with each chakra on people?

    I have great experience with acupuncture treatment for constipation, pain in the abdomen and many other situation related to these. I was never diagnosed for any type of illness simply because I do not have much faith in taking synthesized chemicals; therefore do not visit traditional doctor office. Any time I experience symptoms and pains, acupuncture is my first choice.
    And of course, you are for my other pains.Thank you!

  2. Hi Jarmila!

    Good question about colors and the chakras. According to tradition, each chakra as a specific color associated with it. Root is red, Womb is orange, Solar is yellow, Heart is green, Throat is sky blue, Third Eye is Indigo and Crown is white or purple.

    Having said that, Donna Eden (who sees/senses subtle energy the way you and I see/sense the not-so-subtle energies all around us)says she doesn't just see the traditional colors when she looks at a person's chakras. She sees many different colors, because the chakras are always shifting and changing depending on the circumstances.

    Her one proviso is that she most often sees yellow in the solar chakra.

    Do I see colors? I don't see them with the ease Donna sees them...but as with most things in life, practice makes perfect, even when it comes to sensing subtle energies. I am most often able to see or sense the colors in a person's aura and chakras when I am working with them in my office. If I run into you on the street, it is less likely. It's a question of focus, I suppose.

    Most people who think they have no talent for this sort of thing are simply not aware of their particular ability. For instance, I feel people's emotions and physical pains quite easily. That seems to be my area of strength.

    OK, I blather. Meanwhile, I hope you're doing the Usha Mudra and/or Child's Pose for those symptoms, and you'll let us know if they help.