What are Chakras?
Chakras are spiraling centers of energy which are located on the midline of the body. The word “chakra” (Sanskit) means ‘wheels of light’. The Chakras interact with the body’s endocrine and lymphatic systems, feeding in good energy and removing unwanted energy. It is very important that our Chakras are nourished and balanced in the correct way in order to maintain good health and prevent dis-ease.
Chakra Reflexes on the Feet
The Base Chakra: This point is found towards the back of the calcaneus bone of the heel. It relates to the ovaries and the testes.
The Sacral Chakra:This point is found where the calcaneus and navicular bones join. It relates to the adrenal glands.
The Solar Plexus Chakra:This is found at the back of the cuneiform bone. It relates to the pancreas.
The Heart Chakra: This point is at the centre of the metatarsal bone. It relates to the thymus gland.
The Throat Chakra: This is found where the bones of the toes meet the metatarsal. It relates to the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
The Brow Chakra: This is found where the first and second phalanges (toe bones) meet. It relates to the pituitary gland.
The Crown Chakra: This point is at the top of the big toe. It relates to the pineal gland.
During a reflexology session the practitioner will apply pressure to the various reflexes on the feet that relate to the physical body. The practitioner would also apply pressure to each Chakra reflex along the spinal reflex (this runs from the base of the heel to the tip of the big toe) by holding each point. This is a very efficient way to bring all the chakras into a state of balance.
You can also learn to balance your chakras by treating yourself. Firmly press each chakra reflex for about 30 – 60 seconds. While holding each reflex, visualize the associated colour.
- Base Chakra – Red
- Sacral Chakra – Orange
- Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
- Heart Chakra – Green
- Throat Chakra – Turquoise
- Brow Chakra – Deep Blue / White
- Crown Chakra – Violet
It is important to work on all the reflexes to bring balance. Remember to work on both feet!