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'Learning Music from a Young Age Purifies Body, Mind and Soul'
Auric Body

Auric body around the physical body is invisible to the naked eye. But this energy field is not only protective but also reflects a person’s true nature. This energy field is in seven layers. In this etheric double called inner aura, seven chakras are located. For spirituality to realise the divine power and enhance the divinity in self, meditation is the true path. Meditation on chakras enhances the chakras’ power resulting in purifying mind, body and soul, reliving the body of stress. As there are seven chakras with its specific locations, the auric body is also in seven layers with its specific purpose. Meditation on chakras awakens the Kundalini shakthi, which is at the tip of the backbone. Each chakra has its own mantra. By chanting the specific mantra, starting from Mooladhara chakra, shakthi, thus in the form a coiled serpent ascends up through the shushumna nadi (spinal cord) and cerebrospinal fluid in the subarachnoid space to the level of Sahasrara chakra. Chakra meditation allows the auric body to expand further and further, through the physical body, apparently remains the same. This expansion is the main criterion to attain spirituality.

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Health is continuous flow of cosmic energy. Disease is disruption to the flow, which is usually due to stress. So it is said that all physical diseases have a metaphysical cause. For good health and spirituality, Chakra meditation is an ideal path.

Of late, cardiac diseases are on the rise, the reason being change in lifestyle – food habits, high BP, drugs, over work, alcohol, smoking, emotional disturbances and stress affecting both men and women of all ages.
The heart is the center of our action, both anatomically and metaphorically. It functions automatically with its own pacemaker and blood vessels (coronary circulation). Since heart is the control center of our body, emotions have a pivotal role in our immune mechanism. Emotional disturbances resulting in excessive secretion of cortisone and adrenaline affects the immune mechanism. Those who are always under stress, workaholics, living without exercises are more susceptible to cardiac problems. Hormonal imbalances & mental barriers can also lead to heart diseases. Few decades back it was considered to be a ‘man’s disease’. Since women have also been taking up strenuous jobs, nowadays heart attack does not discriminate against sex.

Based on clinical symptoms, diagnostic tests and pathological lesions, numerous technical terms are given - pericarditis,myocarditis, endocarditis,infarct, bradycardia, tachycardia, thrombosis, diseases of valves, angina pectoris   are some of  the allopathic terms.  Holistic treatments like Reiki and Pranic healing are based on chakra functioning (Chakras are the energy centres in the invisible auric body of a person They are located in the inner aura on the midline of the body). In healthy situation, all the chakras are in balance. In ill health, chakras are referred to as being either congested (over-energised) or depleted (weak). Diagnosis in Reiki is a simple procedure consuming less than five minutes. Scanning is done by using the palm chakras and based on the vibrations experienced in the palm of the healer, normal or malfunctioning of chakras is diagnosed. In Reiki, functioning of the heart is said to be under the control of Anahatha chakra. In Cardiac diseases, scanning with the palm may reveal either congestion or depletion of Anahatha (or heart chakra) which is located in the middle of the chest region. Another simple technique is by applying gentle pressure on the primary correspondence point in the palm (Sujok Acupuncture point) where the patient feels acute pain. Another is by applying the healer’s fingertips in the heart meridian (index finger) of the patient, it can be easily diagnosed whether the heart needs sedation or stimulation. In all their simple diagnostic tests, no gadget is required.

In reiki/pranic healing/Sujok Acupuncture, symptoms for cardiac problems such as breathlessness, pain in the chest region, pain in the left hand, palpitation are considered to involve the Anahatha (heart) chakra and Manipura chakra.  High BP usually means congestion of Mooladhara chakra (tip of the backbone) and healing of this restores the function of adrenal gland, thus normalising the BP. In case of emotional disturbances, which affects the mind, Ajna, Anahatha and Manipura chakras are to be treated.

Holistic medicine aims at self-healing. It is the mind–body-medicine. The goal is to accomplish the healing process that is physical and mental. Healing using cosmic energy as is done in Reiki brings about miraculous recovery.  When healing cardiac problems, since Ajna chakra has control over all the chakras, Mooladhara for survival, and heart chakra specifically for the heart, Manipura chakras for control of emotions, these chakras are healed. All the chakras are brought to balance by channelising cosmic energy and automatically heart chakra works in harmony with other chakras thus restoring health.

In some cardiac problems warranting surgery like infarct, coronary blocks, valvular degeneration or emotional disturbances psychic surgery is done. In psychic surgery, the patient is taken to deep level of relaxation. By autosuggestion, the patient identifies the negative energy that is causing the disease and the healer with his psychic power removes the negative force that is surfacing. In psychic surgery, the patient’s physical body is not even touched by the healer.

In majority of the cases which are treated by using a combination of crystals programmed with reiki, and Acupuncture/Acupressure duration of the treatment is cut short.

Acupressure is applied on the primary correspondence point in the palm and based on the symptom, pressure is applied on the heart/small intestine meridian (Yin/Yang).

To remove the stress on the mind and physical body which is responsible for precipitating the heart attack, simple meditation helps. In guided cosmic meditation, absorption in meditation leads to inner awareness, which can then be extended into the affected parts of the body through concentrated visualization. When this kind of extension is practiced the process of self-renewal and self-defense gets accelerated and healing takes place. Certain acupressure points for self-healing to prevent recurrence of the disease and for emergencies are taught to the patients. During healing, melodious music is played to relax the mind. Programmed crystals are given for self-healing.

Holistic healing is simple, total, cost effective and without side effects – and compatible with all other treatment methods. The healer’s hand is the only tool to channelise the cosmic energy, which is abundance in the universe and has extraordinary healing power.


Irritable bowel syndrome [IBS] is a disease of colon characterized by abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. Though it is said to begin around the age of 20, it is found to occur even in young children.

Cause: - According to the literature available, the root cause of the problem is not known. The probable cause could be increased motility interfering with the absorptive capacity of the colon. This results in watery stools. In contrast, when the motility is too slow, due to excessive absorption of fluid, constipation results.  The peristaltic movement of large intestine is controlled by autonomic nervous system, which responds to stress.  Stress weakens the immune system. 

Symptoms: - Individual variations are notable feature of IBS. Increased peristaltic movement causes distress in the lower abdomen and watery stools.  Need to pass the stools increases but defecation becomes difficult.  Slow movement of bowel may lead to hardening of the stools. In such cases severe abdominal pain discomfort and constipation are the main symptoms. 

Diagnosis in allopathy according to the literature available, no particular test is done specifically for IBS. When all the tests like x rays, endoscopy, colonoscopy or scanning rule out other diseases, the patient is assumed to suffer from IBS. A diagnosis arrived at by elimination method.
Diagnosis in holistic healing REIKI: - Major chakras are scanned. Usually Ajna chakra which controls autonomic nervous system, Swadhishtana chakra controlling large intestine and  mooladhara chakra controlling  large intestine  malfunction.  The patient’s life style, family background, mental balance are taken into account for arriving at the possible cause like suppressed emotion, irritable surroundings etc. Invariably, stress plays a crucial role. In such cases malfunctioning of Manipura chakra is easily diagnosed.  
Sujok acupressure:- Acute pain  in Primary correspondence  point  of large intestine , stomach and anus  reveal the involvement of these organs. 

Treatment: - To relieve the stress _ The first two days Auric and chakra cleansing followed by energising all major chakras are done.  This results in relaxation of the mind and physical body. At the same time Ajna Manipura Swadhishtana and Mooladhara chakras are to be healed at least for a week.  Based on the response, further course of healing has to be decided by the healer.

Acupressure in large intestine point and anus treatment through large intestine meridian results in fast recovery. Change in life style, food habits and meditation to relieve the stress in mind have added advantage in preventing recurrence of the disease.


Frozen shoulder is a condition characterised by stiffness or loss of motion of shoulder joint accompanied by severe pain. Shoulder joint, which connects the hand to the main body, is the most mobile of all the joints in the body. It is also called ball and socket joint. The ball is the head of humerus – the proximal extremity of the arm bone and the socket is provided by the distal end of scapula- the bony base of shoulder. Though maximum provision for mobility is provided by nature, the capsule going around the joint provides protection against dislocation. The capsule covering both ends of the bones forming the joint is a thin but tough membrane called capsular ligament.

At times, due to unknown causes, the capsule starts freezing resulting in frozen shoulder. The movement of the joints gets restricted, the movement of hands becomes painful. Sometimes the pain extends to the upper part of the arm and back of the shoulder. Simple actions like raising the hand, moving the hand towards the neck etc. cause extreme pain.

Frozen shoulder is a self-limiting disease. It occurs in three phases.

Phase I – Freezing phase, where onset of pain occurs limiting the movement of the joints.
Phase II - Frozen stage; pain may be less but stiffness persists.
Phase III – thawing stage where shoulder resumes slowly its normal function.

All physical diseases have metaphysical cause. Any emotional disturbance may cause stiffness of shoulder. For e.g. in case of sudden loss of a person, property the person may feel the entire burden on his shoulder resulting in freezing of the shoulder. Mostly the root cause is in the cervical region. Sometimes external injuries may cause pain in the shoulder joint. Immobilisation with the object of resting may lead to frozen shoulder.  So the treatment should be aimed at cervical region and thawing of the frozen shoulder joint.

All the back chakras starting from Mooladhara to Sahasrara are to be cleansed on FIRST AND SECOND DAY. Energising mainly the Mooladhara chakra, Vishudhi chakra and local area, i.e. frozen shoulder will relieve the pain considerably within 2-3 days.

Continuous healing for a week and once/twice in a week during weeks  2 and 3. Then thereafter, once in 15 days for a month and then once a month for the next 2 months to avoid recurrence.

Mooladhara chakra - To remove the block for the energy to flow through sushumna nadi; since mooladhara chakra controls the activities of musculo skeletal system, including the shoulder joint.
Vishudhi Chakra - For healing the neck and the associated structures (hand), local Vishudhi chakra to be healed.
Local area - Beaming the energy through palm chakra by placing both palms on either side of the shoulder joint removes the root cause of the problem.
When Reiki is combined with crystals, healing is faster.
Diagnosis is usually  based on clinical symptoms. X-ray does not reveal any pathological lesion as the bones are not affected.  When all tests  are negative   with persisting pain and restricted movement  of the  shoulder  joint  the condition is diagnosed as frozen shoulder . Physio therapy may  produce temporary relief. Permanent cure is  in alternative  system esp. reiki /pranic, magneto therapy, acupuncture or acupressure . Not only permanent cure  is obtained but also it is safe, drugless, without side effects , cost effective and non invasive.
Another option is Su jok acupuncture. Needles are applied on primary correspondence points  and  kidney meridian. Dramatic results are seen and experienced  by the patients.  Combination of  reiki with acupncture / acupressure produce faster results and both  do not warrant drugs [drugless therapy]

Human body has been created with visible physical body and invisible Aura (Energy field) in which Chakras are located. According to western science, breathing  is through nostrils, part of respiratory system; But Eastern science recognizes the seven major chakras. The Seven major chakras are meant for breathing the cosmic energy. Cosmic energy enters the aura and through the chakras reaches the physical body to make the mind cosmic conscious and to keep the physical body in good health with divine force. Chakras are so named because of their capacity to spin for breathing in and out.  Thorough knowledge of seven major chakras, namely Mooladhara, Swadhishtana, Manipura, Anahatha, Vishudha, Ajna and Sahasrara are essential for identifying the disease and healing.

All the chakras make their appearance at foetal life but it is the Mooladhara chakra that starts developing in the prenatal stage. In the third trimester, of pregnancy, it develops. Hence let us start with the stages of development of Mooladhara chakra.

Mooladhara chakra (root chakra) is a self explanatory term. Because it forms the foundation for life (Adharam) and grounding the body to mother earth (Root/Moolam). This character and development is its manifestation of  Kundalini shakthi.  The development of other chakras depends solely on this chakra. The basic need for proper development in postnatal life depends on the protection afforded within the uterus of the mother. In intra uterine life, foetus is nourished by the nutrients through the mother’s blood. At this stage, the environment afforded within the uterus and the emotions of the mother play a crucial role with the development of chakras, especially Mooladhara chakra.

Normal development of child and character of the child after birth depends on this environment at the third trimester of pregnancy. E.g. when a pregnant mother is happy, enjoys a good healthy and pleasant environment, caresses her abdomen with love, Listens to good music, healthy infant is born.

In South India, the custom is to perform a religious ceremony called ‘poo choottal’ or ‘Valai Kappu’ when pregnant mother is advised to wear glass bangles. The jingling sound from the bangles while the mother caresses the abdomen, serves dual purpose of making the foetus feel secure and sound from bangles stimulates the nervous system.

On the other hand, if the pregnant mother is abused verbally and if she suppresses her emotions, the foetus reacts with speech defect, hearing defect or symptoms of autism.  Traumatic experiences of the mother if she was subjected to heavy dose of antibiotics, any serious illness, too many exposures to X-rays, scanning, emotional resistance to go through pregnancy, she may give birth to child with problems. Unnecessary imaginary fear of giving birth to an abnormal child may lead to emotional disturbance in the subconscious mind of the foetus.


In both prenatal and postnatal life, feeling of security, protection is mandatory; when it is denied, fear creeps into the mind. In such cases, development of Mooladhara chakra exhibits defects in the form of deficiency or excessiveness of other chakras also.

Healthy Mooladhara chakra makes a person grow with firm foundation, grounding himself to the mother earth, feeling secure, ambitious, calm in spite of obstacles and opposition. A conducive environment provides full support for normal growth.

Good nourishment is directly proportional to good grounding, self preservation. These are offered by maternal care, breast feeding, physical protection, family support. Growing child responds unconsciously. Suckling, grabbing, crawling are sensory developments. The sensory developments help motor development. Both sensory and motor stimuli are unconsciously registered as experiences in the brain.

As the child starts sitting in six months, chakras plane change from horizontal to vertical. This brings forth the movement of energy from Mooladhara towards Sahasrara,. When the child starts standing and walking, the bridge between Mooladhara and mother earth is established which forms a solid foundation for survival as an individual.

Now you know survival of the child in postnatal life depends solely on Mooladhara chakra, which is associated with Kundalini Shakthi, at the tip of the backbone and the energy from the mother earth for grounding.

Mooladhara chakra’s function is impaired due to any trauma  during the developing stages of the chakra i.e. last three months of pregnancy plays a crucial role in the development of the child.

When the mother does not like to go through her pregnancy, her emotional reactions lead to contractions of the uterine muscles. This affects the foetal growth. The developing brain receives the information resulting in abnormal development of brain??? Such children neglected and insecure, resort to a wayward life.

After delivery, current day mothers resort to milk substitutes and infants are handled by outsiders. Newborns need mother’s care which is provided by breast feeding. Warm provided while being cuddled, closeness of the mother and nourishment by natural breast feeding provide strength for the survival of the child and feeling of security. Immune system depends no Mother’s milk.

Any impairment during the period interferes with the development of the Mooladhara chakra. Foetus grows in a dark, protected environment, but when brought to this world in bright light with great force, as in caesarian, with forceps, premature delivery, the newborn undergoes traumatic experience???? Separation of the new born from the mother, viz. after caesarian operation, incubation, abandonment by the mother, death of the mother after delivery exposes the new born to traumatic experiences and weakens the first chakra.


In case of premature babies, modern technology provides artificial environment through incubators. During this period, the mother has no access to the baby. The physical touch of the mother, when deprived causes a sense of abandonment, fear, mistrust etc.
Damage to the first chakra could lead to congenital abnormalities like mental retardation, epilepsy, cerebral palsy..

In later part of life when Mooladhara chakra is not in balance, the person would show symptoms of BP, kidney ailments, disease of lower abdominal organs, reproductive organs, large intestine, and urinary tract. Skin, muscle and bones may be affected. Cancer is associated with the weakening of the Mooladhara chakra.

For a healthy Mooladhara chakra

Care of pregnant mother
Providing nourishment to the pregnant mother & foetus
Providing a happy environment especially in the last trimester of pregnancy

Newborns should be breast fed. Mothers should always handle the body with care, providing a secure feeling and warmth.

Healing of Mooladhara is done by removing the accumulated negative energy from the Mooladhara chakra and other chakras in the body, which are also thrown in to imbalance.

Diseases - Due to deficiency or congestion of Mooladhara chakra.
Adrenals – Blood pressure, Tumor or cancer

Kidneys – Nephritis, Stores, Kidney failure

Bladder, Urethra – Inflammation, Urinary incontinence, Calculi (stones), Urethral stricture


Ovary – Oestrogen deficiency/excess, cyst, cancer, hormonal imbalance, Hormonal imbalance at menopause, Breast cancer

Fallopian tub - block, Tubal pregnancy

Uterus – Menstrual problems, Fibroid, Cancer

Testis – Aspermia, Lower sperm count, Androgen deficiency/excess, Hydrocele


Prostate gland – Enlargement, infection, cancer

Large intestine - Constipation, Diarrhea, Appendicitis, Colon cancer, Irritable bowel syndrome, Ulcerative colitis, Piles

Skin – Allergy, Eczema

Muscles – Weakness, injury

Bone – Growth deficiency, Fracture, Back pain, Disc prolapse, Spondylitis, Leukemia

Finally, Survival in this world depends on Mooladhara Chakra. Though the above mentioned disease are physical, they are related to emotional or mental disturbances also.

When Mooladhara chakra is weak, immune system becomes weak. Body develops an
Tendency to become sick. In a few cases, the tendency to commit suicide predominates. So to empower self and to raise Kundalini shakthi, Chakra meditation is mandatory.

Chakra meditation is meditation on our chakras. It is based an the principle that each chakra has its own Bija Manthra and when manthras is chanted while meditating on each chakra the sound waves emanating from the corresponding mantra resonates with the chakra and empowers the chakra.

Meditation and chanting

Manthras commences from Mooladhara chakra.  Once  Mooladhara chakras become powerful, Kundalini shakthi, sleeping like a coiled serpent at the tip of the backbone is awakened. From the tip of the backbone, shakthi ascends up through shushumna nadi (Spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid in the sub arachnoid space). As she ascends up, each chakra starts vibrating finally Kundalini shakthi reaches Sahasrara chakra (Lord Shiva’s abode)

At this stage the meditator reaches the stage of Samadhi (Union with god). Once the stage is reaches by Sadhaka, one acquires health and enjoys bliss. He becomes a real healer.

By chakra meditation, not only Kundalini shakthi is awakened to make a person spiritual and but also results in balancing of chakras by removing the obstacles.

Chakras are made more powerful by chanting specific manthra and as Shakthi ascends through the back chakras, they are made more powerful.

Mooladhara Chakra

Moola – Root
Adhara – support

Development – starts functioning in the III trimester of pregnancy (6 months, prenatal) and grows up to 1 year after birth.

Location – Perineum

Element – Earth

Colour – crimson red

Bija manthra – LAM

Number of petals – 4

Endocrine gland – Adrenal

Devatha of the centre – Kundalini shakthi

Centre of chakra – Triangle (Sexuality)

Linga encircled by sleeping snake in a three and half coiled form

Adhipthi Devatha – Lord Ganesha


Indian music is spiritually oriented and is a form of Bakhti dhyana to inculcate spirituality, concentration and memory power. The basic lesson is emphasis on the seven fundamental notes (saptha swaras –sa, ri, ga, ma, pa, dha, ni). During a music class, both guru and the student sit on the ground with both legs folded. This posture itself is to realise the divine power in self.

Posture, emphasis on saptha swaras for the beginners can be explained on the eastern concept of life. Human beings exist in this universe deriving energy from two sources i.e.. Cosmos and mother earth. While everyone knows the former because prana is derived from cosmos, the knowledge of the latter is unknown to many.

The physical body is ensheathed by auric field in which seven major chakras (invisible to the naked eye) are present. The seven chakras are Sahasrara, Ajna, Vishudha, Anahatha, Manipura, Swadhistana and manipura. Each chakra is associated with an endocrine gland and controls specific organs. According to Reiki, disease is the result of imbalance of chakras and cure is restoring the balance.  For curing the disease, cosmic energy is channelised through the palm of the healer to the affected chakras. Through the chakras, the energy is transferred to the endocrine organs and the organs controlled by the chakra.

Each swara resonates with one major chakra. In the human body, all chakras start vibrating while chakra meditation is performed. Each chakra has its own manthra. When each note is sung concentrating on the shruthi, vibration of the corresponding chakra can be experienced. The ascending and descending order in which the swaras is sung is called arohanam and avarohanam. “Sa” shadjam is the basic note of all ragas. It is not only the inter relationship between the notes that define a raga (although it is an integral part) but also the relationship of these notes to the basic note (adhara shadjam). In other words, the frequency of any sound has relevance only when it is read in conjunction with the tonic note. A noteworthy feature is, even though the raga is built on the basis of a sequence of swaras, the drone of the tambura will be spelling out the adharaj shadja all the time, loud and clear so that the reliance is constantly maintained. So there cannot be a raga without the adhara shadja. So this shadjam increases the vibration of the mooladhara chakra which is for survival. Kundalini shakthi – shakhti in coiled form exists at the tip of the backbone. Increased vibrations of Mooladhara chakra by repeating Shadjam raises kundalini shakthi. Once Kundalini shakthi is awakened, the energy starts moving through shushumna nadi (spinal cord) towards the sahasrara chakra where Lord Shiva resides.  For smooth passage of the shakthi, each note is sung in ascending order (as in arohanam). Then ‘Sa’ raises kundalini shakthi at mooladara chakra , Ri – back swadhishtana chakra , Ga – back manipura chakra, Ma- back anahatha chakra, Pa –back vishudhi chakra, Dha – back ajna chakra,  Ni – sahasrara chakra, Sa – cosmos.  Now Avarohanam, notes sung in descending order connects cosmos and reinforces lord shiva's shakthi at the sahasrara chakra and the combined shiva shakti circulates through front chakras increases the divine power in corresponding chakras ie..Sa- Cosmos, Ni - sahasrara chakra, Dha- Ajna chakra, Pa – Vishudhi chakra, Ma-Anahatha chakra, Ga- manipura chakra, Ri –swadhishtana chakra, Sa – Mooladhara chakra and Ni- Mother earth. This swara garland by singing makes the body receive the energy from mother earth (ni lower octave) and Cosmos,( sa at upper octave). While sitting on the ground, energy from the mother earth reaches the mooladhara chakra increasing its vibration, which is solely for the survival.

As we all know, a raga is built up through the combination and inter relationship of the basic seven notes. The swara in a raga are meant to be used according to their importance, in the mode of a-kara, to heighten their spectrum(Swarupa). Within the set of swaras, some play a major role and some less. There are some swaras which dominate and stay persistently -nyasa swaras. There are some ragas which have a special impact if they are initiated at a certain specific swaras. For instanse, a raga like Atana generally commences at the higher octave with the combination of the swaras - sa ri sa ni sa dha dha; or raga like anandhabhairaviin the middle octave with the swaras pa dha pa ma dha pa ma pa ma ga ri ga. or ritigowla with ni dha ma ga ri ga. Jiva swaras which lends life should be highlighted. They are the dhivata in Atana, antara gandhara in kalyani, madhyama and gandhara in hindola.

Certain ragas may have similar scales and melodic functions. But some exaggeration of what is referred to as prayoga(usage)  makes all the difference. For e.g.,  the stress on the swara nishadam in ritigowla is different from that of anandha bhairavi.

Music can be a cure if the singer/listener choses the raga based on which chakras he wants to concentrate on. Hence while singing/listening, based on the dominant swaras in that raga, the corresponding chakras vibrate more. (refer table on disease, organs, chakras, ragas and notes). The singer/listener should concentrate on the chakra while singing/listening.

Teaching music at the tender age has several advantages. The child is born with all the chakras. But it is the Mooladhara chakra, which starts functioning even at birth. As the child grows, the other 6 chakras start functioning one by one from Mooladhara to Sahasrara chakra and by 21 years, the development process is complete. So teaching music at a young age purifies the body, mind and soul and lays the foundation for a healthy future. Academic brilliance and morality are automatically inculcated in such children.

As divine power manifests in sound, the swarapyasm is the direct way of universal consciousness. Enhanced vibration of seven major chakras keeps the mind and body in good health. It increases concentration, memory, makes the mind disciplined and spiritual.  Thus the soul gets purified. In music therapy, selection of a specific raga, which vibrates in the same wavelength of the patient, is absolutely essential. Meditating on this raga purifies the mind and body resulting in total recovery.

To make our children lead a healthy life, teach them music at a tender age and make it part of curriculum. Music is also one form of meditation, which enhances the power of chakras by raising Kundalini shakthi.
Swadhishtana Chakra

When a child is born, Mooladhara Chakra allows the newborn to survive under the protective care of the mother. The earth element keeps the child grounded. By 6-7 months, child’s Swadhishtana chakra becomes functional coordinating with the Mooladhara chakra.

Swadhishtana chakra is located in the inner aura, at the lower abdomen. Sex chakra is the synonym of this chakra by its association with the endocrine organ, testis (in males) and ovary (in females). By six months, child starts crawling and before two years, it starts walking. This is the stage of probing the outside world. As the body grows, crawling to standing, walking is in continuous sequence. As the child starts walking, he moves a little away from the mother, but at the same time, expects protection when there is fear.

Swadhishtana chakra is associated with the sense of touch. It is easily understood when we see a child walking and trying to touch objects, identifying and feeling them. As the organs of locomotion becomes functional, enabling the body to walk, the tendency to explore by touching the objects increases. The child experiences different kinds of sensations by touch, which gets unconsciously registered in the subconscious mind. At this stage, body learns to correlate sensations, actions and reactions in to an organized sense of self.

Linking the experiences at this stage (6 months to 24 months), results in primary connection between mind and body. Tender protective care, proper response from the parents, especially from the mother for guiding is essential. The lack or response leads to disinterest and the child loses the sense of expression. The vital connection between experience and life is lost. Rigidity, disinterest, emotional failure are the net results.  Emotion is the first language of the child when Swadhishtana chakra starts blooming. Since sex organs are associated with pleasure, sexual abuse can produce emotional numbness. Emotions and sensuality are to be handled with gentle care. Numbness may result in hatred towards sex or marriage.

It is obvious that Swadhishtana chakra (sex chakra) is associated with touch and pleasure at childhood. The action and reactions registered in the mind and body at this tender age decides how and what or she would be as an adult. A balanced Swadhishtana chakra in adulthood can be recognized by the person’s behaviour. As sensation of touch, locomotion, emotions are registered between the age of 6-24 months, the person with a well balanced Swadhishtana chakra would show emotional stability. His movements would be smooth. He can appreciate and respect the emotions of others. He knows how to enjoy materialistic pleasures with boundaries.

How to correlate sex chakras’ traumas with a person’s behaviour?


The traumatic experiences in early childhood i.e. at the commencement of the chakra’s functioning, are permanently registered in the subconscious mind. Sometimes, the reactions are expressed immediately or may be exhibited during adult life.

Suppression of emotions at this tender age may result in rigidity in walking, stammering, shyness etc.. These symptoms may manifest either in childhood or in adulthood. The child may lose interest in learning, enjoying the pleasures of life, like taking proper care of self, dressing neatly or socialize with other children and deny himself the joys of life. In contrast, the child may develop a sense of addiction, like indulging in sexual abuse, alcohol addiction, emotional imbalance. The pleasures of life, denial of love in early stage reflect in the later stage. For such people, pleasure is derived through addiction to alcohol, excessive sexual urge and they are emotionally imbalanced.

Diseases related to Swadhishtana chakra.
Physical diseases

As the chakra is associated with the sex/reproductive organs, malfunctioning of this chakra relates to diseases associated with these organs. In women, ovary, not only produced ovum but also synthesizes oestrogen and other hormones for ovulation and maintaining pregnancy. Development of secondary sexual characteristics also depends on oestrogen production.

In puberty, regular menstrual cycles, ovulation, fertilization, pregnancy, normal foetal growth, delivery, undeveloped breasts depends upon ovaries, controlled by this chakra, which in turn is controlled by the ajna chakra (pituitary gland).

Diseases commonly encountered in case of ovary – excessive or deficient production oestrogen which leads to other diseases. Delayed puberty, irregular menstrual cycle, excessive bleeding, infertility, ovarian cysts, tumor or cancer are often reported.

Fallopian tube – tubal block is a common disease
Uterus –infertility, infantile genitalia, abortion, fibroid, tumor, cancer.
Cervical cancer has been identified as a common problem after menopause.

Menopause is a normal physiological process in a woman’s life. Of late, hormonal treatment or hysterectomy or both are advised. But the body has the capacity to balance itself, if given sufficient time. Out of fear, treatment is given for menopause which leads to several complications, including breast tumor.

Diseases of male reproductive organs
Testis is the major organ. Due to hormonal imbalance, sperm reproduction would be less. Inguinal Hernia, androgen deficiency or excess, prostate gland enlargement, cancer are common diseases.

In addition to reproductive organs, large intestine and part of the urinary system ie..urinary bladder and urethra are located in the lower abdomen.

Large intestine is the terminal part of gastro-intestinal system. Constipation is common to all age groups, which in the long run may lead to appendicitis or piles. Diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer are diseases resulting due to the malfunctioning of the Swadhishtana chakra.

Part of the urinary system, urinary bladder and urethra are also located in the lower abdomen and are controlled by Swadhishtana chakra. Common diseases encountered are urinary infection, calculi, nocturnal enuresis, urinary incontinence, urethral stenosis etc.

Swadhishtana chakra is a paired chakra. The back chakra, which is at the lumbo-sacral junction, is in the inner aura. This controls the activities of low back, hip and legs. The fourth and fifth lumbar and first, second and third sacral nerves anastomose to form sacral plexus to supply the lower back, hip and legs. Since malfunctioning of back Swadhishtana chakra may arise due to defect in Mooladhara Chakra or due to trauma. Any postural defect also may lead to several defects like low back pain, disc prolapse, sciatica, hip injury, arthritis, ankle pain, joint swelling, burning sensation in the sole. Since spinal cord and vertebral column are controlled by Mooladhara chakra and sacral and lumbar by back Swadhishtana, malfunctioning of both these chakras result in the problems mentioned above.


Scanning the Swadhishtana chakra reveals either deficiency or congestion of sex chakra. Based on this, the Swadhishtana chakra has to be healed.
The body mind coordination commences at the time of commencement of Swadhishtana chakra. Since the mind is also affected, the disease could be physical or psychosomatic. Physical diseases listed above are due to malfunctioning of sex chakra. Emotional trauma  and suppression may manifest psychosomatic disease in adulthood.

Swadishtana Chakra’s growth depends on Mooladhara Chakra. Both are controlled by Ajna Chakra. So healing is aimed at removal of negative energy in Swadhishtana, Mooladhara and Ajna Chakras. After cleansing these three chakras, energizing the same would result in recovery.

The problems of the back and associated symptoms enumerated above are to be healed through back Swadhishtana chakra and Mooladhara chakra. Malfunctioning of back Swadhishtana chakra blocks the flow of kundalini shakthi through sushumna nadi and hence Mooladhara chakra also has to be cleansed and energized.

To sum up,  Swadhishtana chakra determines the person’s character, lifestyle and personality. Hence at the developing stage, affording protection, love and affection, a congenial atmosphere at home can create child prodigies. Positive affirmation fed in to the subconscious mind of the child at this stage, would result in a perfect adulthood.