Chakras 101

Symbolically speaking, chakras are wheels of energy that are present in specific locations within our physical body. Inside the human body, there lies seven major in-body chakras, 21 minor chakras, and 49 lesser chakras. These energetic discs transport energy (life, breathe, prana) throughout our physical body. Working not only on the physical level but also in conjunction with our energetic bodies as well. The seven major chakras are the root, the sacral, the solar plexus, the heart, the throat,  the third eye (3rd) and the crown – dictionary links provided below.


The best way to understand how the chakras work is to utilize the heat and cooling system in your house. Depending on the type of home in which you live, vents are typically located in the ceiling, whereas in a trailer or a manufactured home, vents could be on the floor. But in the case, instead of being rectangular, imagine the vents are of a circular nature appears as energetic voids. From this angle, it appears as if all chakras look and function the same with the exception where they are located in your body. Over the years, colored shapes, patterns, symbols, and functions have been applied to them to distinguish them from each other.

Overall, the central heating, ventilation and air conditioner (CH&A) system in your home serves as a huge refrigerator heating or cooling your space to your desired setting. There are three main parts to your air conditioner: a condenser, an evaporator, and a compressor. Located on a raised platform outside of the home on the ground or roof are the condenser and the compressor, the evaporator is located on the air handler unit usually in an attic, basement or in a confined closet-like space. In a nutshell, “a central air unit draws room air through return-air ductwork, [then] cools, dehumidifies, and filters it, and then blows it back into the rooms through air-supply ductwork.”1


Now each ductwork opening inside the home is covered by a vent. Again, let’s imagine those vents as circular instead of rectangular. Our control over how the entire system works is limited to setting the thermostat, which affects the whole house, or through the opening or closing off of vents in particular rooms/area. So consider this:

  • When a vent is fully (or wide) open, that chakra is considered overactive
  • When a vent is fully closed, that chakra acts as if its underactive or blocked
  • When the vent is set to say the half-way point, then it’s considered in a state of balance

When it comes to controlling our chakras, our thoughts, beliefs, actions, experiences, and whatnot serve as our thermostat. If we are not consciously monitoring our own spiritual temperature along with being sensitive to the environment or climate in which we spent time, we may miss the signs that indicate problems are brewing. In other words, if we are practicing mindfulness as a way of life, then we can easily become unaware of one or more of our energetic centers is under or overactive performing. The longer we are unaware, the more effect it has on us energetically until things finally begin to appear in our physical worlds in the form of sicknesses, ailments, emotional or financial problems, etc.

If too many vents are closed off, then heat or cool is forced elsewhere in the home.  Some rooms may become extremely hot. With no air circulating, then the air could be stagnant or musty. Meanwhile, another room with a wide-open vent may be extremely cool. While another room with a vent at the half-way mark is quite comfortable. Overall, you are affected or control the functionality of your chakras through your actions and reactions to people, places, things, circumstances, etc.

To continue on in this short lesson, please utilize the links provided to further explore each chakra:


As you study the chakras here, you’ll find a brief overview along with more in-depth details regarding each chakra like its corresponding sound, internal organs/systems, planets, elements, verbs, herbs, and more.


[1] How Central AC Works –