Monmouth County's Ask The Doctor September/October 2019

...continued from page 24 Each of the seven chakras carries a specific meaning and color. The Root Chakra defines our relationship with Mother Earth. It influences our passion, creativity, youthfulness, vitality and our basic survival instincts. It’s represented by the color red, which is also an indication for the need of logic, realistic thinking and order in our lives. It is also symbolic of our physical strength, our sexuality and the flight and fight response that tends to activate within our body when we sense danger. It’s connected with the sense of smell within the body, and it is attached to the gland known as Gonads. Sacral Chakra is symbolic of the water elements present within the human body. It is represented by the color orange, which tends to impact our ability to be happy and joyful, compassionate, creative and passionate. It also influences our desires, sexuality and our reproductive functions amongst others. The Sacral Chakra is connected with our sense of taste, and it impacts several organs and glands, in- cluding the bladder, the lymphatic system, pelvis, the large intestine and the fe- male reproductive organs. Solar Plexus Chakra is regarded as one of the most powerful chakras that has pro- found influences on our personal power. It represents our personal abilities and powers, and it influences both our personal and professional success. It’s repre- sented by the color yellow, which symbolizes this energy vortex and its connection with energy, fire, and charge amongst other powerful emotions. When this fiery and powerful element is present in a harmonious balance, it allows us to be much more energetic, active, confident and forthcoming with a cheerful disposition that allows us to respect others and ourselves. It’s connected with our sense of sight, and with the adrenal glands.

H E A L T H Y M I N D & S O U L

Heart Chakra is associated with the element of air within the body, and it has the most profound influence on our professional and personal relationships. It’s denoted by the color green, and if the heart chakra is weak and fragile, it can ruin our relationships with negative emotions, such as jealousy, envy, anger, distrust and wrath. The Heart Chakra impacts our sense of touch, and it is connected to several glands, including the lymph and thymus glands. Throat Chakra symbolizes our true inner voice, and our ability to communicate with others. It is represented by the color blue, and it is associated with our abilities to listen, empathize and communicate with others. When it is in a harmonious balance, it allows us to enjoy a beautiful voice, artistic potential, creative ways of expression, and the ability to reach a higher spiritual abode with an acute sense of spiritual awareness. It’s connected to several organs and glands, including the throat, jaws, neck vertebrae, thyroid, teeth, ears, esophagus and the ears. Third Eye Chakra is symbolized by the color indigo and is associated with our sense of thought, our ability to rationalize, use logic and conduct an analysis to reach reasonable conclusions. Those with a harmoniously balanced Third Eye Chakra have a very charming and charismatic mind, they do not fear death or troubles, and also have powerful telepathic abilities. It’s connected with various glands, particularly the pituitary and pineal gland. The Crown Chakra is connected with the element of light, and it is associated with several organs and glands within the body, including the brain, the hand, the nervous system and the pituitary gland. When harmoniously balanced, it can provide individuals with some extremely powerful abilities and potentials, including the ability to transcend all barriers created by the laws of nature, to possess an increased awareness of death and immortality, heightened spiritual powers and even the ability to create miracles.

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