The minor Chakras in your body play a vital role in maintaining your upper well-being. They support the work performed by the major Chakras and most of them are connected with the functioning of major organs, such as the liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys. Through these the minor Chakras help the body process toxins and waste materials and encourage the immune system when it needs it. They are also involved with balancing your fertility, through the Ovary and Gonad Chakras.
These Chakras affect your emotional well-being, particularly located in the region of your thighs, knees and feet. These are the ones that help you keep a balanced perspective and a secure foundation of self-esteem. When you stamp your feet in frustration, next time let any negative thoughts go out into the earth through the Foot Chakra.
The Minor Chakras and the Nadis
There are said to be 72,000 Nadis, energy channels, throughout the body. These help to supply energy to all the areas of your spiritual body and the channels primarily run through the major Chakras, but the minor Chakras are also supported by the system According to one Chakra tradition, there are 12 major Nadis, which emanate from the Kanda, a bulb shaped energy centre just below the Root Chakra.
The Minor Nadis
- Gandhari and Hastjihwa (to the left and right eye)
- Alambusa and pusha (to the ears)
- Ida and Pingala (to the left and right nostril)
- Kuhu (to the genitals)
- Saraswati (to the tongue)
- Shankhini (to the Throat Chakra)
- Sushumma (to the Crown Chakra)
- Waruni (involved in water generation)
- Wishwodari (involved in metabolism of food)
Lower Minor Chakras
Let's examine the function and influence of some of the most important minor Chakras to be located in the lower part of your body.
Your Feet Chakras connect you to the earth, the element most associated with the Root Chakra, and these two Chakras are closely related. Your feet are linked to all the organs in your body, which is how reflexology works, and the Foot Chakras need to be kept in balance to enable you to stay well.
The Knee Chakras of the Chakra system are linked to your overall flexibility, not only in the physical sense but also in the way you approach life and deal with different situations. Working with the Knee Chakras can help you deal with issues such as fear of change, egoism and fear of death.
The Liver Chakra is linked to the proper functioning of the liver organ. This Chakra helps to encourage the disposal of toxins from the body, by boosting the production of digestive agents such as bile. This ensures the healthy functioning of the body by regulatin the glands in the endocrine system.
Ovary or Gonad Chakras
The Ovary and Gonad Chakras are linked to fertility and they help the body reproduce the necessary sexual cells - eggs in woman and sperm in men. These minor Chakras are associated with sexuality, being linked to the Sacral Chakra in women and the Root Chakra in men.
Solar Plexus Chakra
In some Chakra systems the Solar Plexus Chakra is used interchangeably with the Stomach Chakra. As a minor Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra acts as a bridge between the Heart Chakra and the lower three major Chakras, helping encourage an awareness of your body and your physical place in the universe.
The Spleen Chakra is linked to the workings of this organ. It helps regulate the balance of toxins in the body and encourages their disposal. On a subtle level stimulating this Chakra can help release you from a cycle of negative, destructive behaviour by showing you where you have gone wrong in the past.
Other Minor Chakras in the Lower Body
There are a number of other minor Chakras located within the lower part of the body.
Near the Root Chakra is the Coccygeal minor Chakra, which is associated with physical vitality.
The Chakra links the sexual aspects of the Root and Sacral Chakras.
At the front of the body, located near to the pubic bone is the Pubic minor Chakra. When activated, this Chakra enables emotional expression of your sexuality.
The Naval Chakra is the storage place for many of the emotions that are kept inside you. You use these feelings for your decision-making, which explains the expression 'gut-feeling'.
There are two Kidney Chakras, located at these organs, which help govern the work of the kidneys.