The human body is an interconnected system of energy. Beyond the physical body, there are further energetic layers of consciousness (subtle bodies/ auras). Chakras are the portals that bridge these layers together. Through them, the flow of universal life force is controlled. Each major chakra governs specific areas of the physical and energetic body. When these energy centers are opened and balanced, vitality is able to flow and circulate freely throughout the entire human energy system, thus ensuring our mental, emotional and physical health and well being.
The seven chakras can also be understood as a human development model. Through personal evolution, we learn to maintain our awareness on increasingly higher levels of consciousness. Ascending each chakra level is the equivalent of moving up an octave higher in vibration, and this allows us to gain access to higher (deeper) and subtle planes of consciousness.
The first task of the soul’s journey is to develop a healthy strong ego. This occurs through the development of the three lower chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus). The heart chakra is the bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds and marks the beginning of the spiritual journey. The three higher chakras (throat, brow and crown) allow us to progressively deepen our connection to our spiritual nature.