Energy: Understanding the Upper Chakras

The upper three Chakras could be described as the thinking Chakras. They deal with our conscious mental processes and the subconscious world of dreams, and they help to define our goals and aspirations for the future.

Spirit of Humanity

The upper three Chakras control some of the most important human processes. The power to dream, to create ideas, to express your imagination and to join others in appreciating the genius and beauty found in the world. They also give you the power to express your feelings and thoughts to others.

Our spirits grow weary and tired when the upper Chakras are under-stimulated, and you go 'head in the clouds', which means that you're unable to realistically achieve your goals. When you have the balance right in these Chakras, you enjoy life and feel your actions are rewarding.

World Views of the Upper Chakras

Many cultures around the world hold varying beliefs about the higher Chakras.

  • Many cultures believe the soul enters and leaves the body through the top of your head - the area defined and ruled by the Crown Chakra. This Chakra is considered to contain the divinity that intrinsically resides within each of us.
  • Pictures of people with a third eye on their brow have long represented those who are spiritually aware. They have succeeded in developing their psychic powers to be in tune with all those around them.
  • Having a 'voice' is the expression we give to our right to individual expression, and the Throat Chakra is linked with self-expression and our ability to realise the power of our own voice.

Individual Upper Chakras

Taken as a whole, the upper Chakras govern the relation between mind and body, but individually they govern psychic ability and self expression.

Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is located at the very top of the head, and is the 'Chakra of Thought'. It controls consciousness, and all the processes and actions of the body and mind.

In the body it also governs the pineal gland and upper brain.

Crown Chakra

Chakra Conditions

Illnesses linked to the Crown Chakra include alienation, confusion and depression. Not knowing what your place is in the world and lacking confidence in your abilities are both symptoms of an imbalanced Crown Chakra.

The Crown Chakra helps to combat these negative feelings by teaching you to appreciate life, the beauty around you in nature and culture, and the value of the people you love. Exercise your Crown Chakra by letting your imagination and creativity roam free as much as possible.

Third Eye Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra is located on the brow and controls psychic ability and mental processes.

In the body it governs the pituitary gland, the lower brain, the eyes, nose and nervous system.

Lack of Balance

Illnesses linked to the Third Eye Chakra include stress, eye conditions, headaches, including migraines, and nightmares.

Nightmares occur when the unconscious mind is stressed and unable to express a message in more positive ways. You can relieve this and other Third Eye conditions by having quality time for yourself, even if only short breaks when you're overworked. Deep breathing, especially through the nose, is a good way to help re-balance this Chakra.

Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is also known a the 'Chakra of Space'. It controls dreams, the voice and active power, the creation of spells and magic.

In the body it governs the sense of hearing, the thyroid gland, the lings and vocal apparatus.

Throat chakra

Releasing Tension

Illnesses linked to the Throat Chakra include ear, throat and thyroid conditions. The Throat Chakra is about expression, finding and using your words. If you do not express yourself you find yourself disempowered by your own 'lack of a voice.

Try shouting and screaming your head off when you feel secure in the privacy of your own space. This releases a lot of pent-up negativity and encourages willingness to use your voice.