In Sanskrit, the word chakra means ‘disk’ or ‘wheel’ and refers to the energy centres in your body. The chakras are the seven wheels of energy that move through your subtle body, starting at the crown of your head and travelling down to the base of your spine. When spinning properly, each chakra allows energy to flow through the body. However, if one of these wheels is blocked, your wellbeing can suffer. These energy centres were first mentioned in ancient spiritual texts known as the Vedas dating back as far as 1500 to 100 BC. They’re believed to be wheel-like vortices that play an important role in the balance of energy in the body, affecting health, self-expression, and even how you perceive reality.
Muladhara "root of Existence” is where everything begins. Mūlādhāra is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. Mula meaning ‘root’ and Adhara meaning ‘support’ or ‘base’. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above.
The Root Chakra is associated with the earth element and is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, safety, as well as your emotional needs of interconnection, and being fearless. The energies of the Root Chakra help us to feel grounded and connected to this Earth, giving us a place for our life to ‘take root’ and for the flow of energies to propel us forward on our life journey. When it comes to our psychological and spiritual nature, the root chakra helps us develop our personal integrity, self-esteem and sense of belonging.
Svadhisthana "where your being is established" is also called the Sacral Chakra. Its energy is characterised by flexibility and flow, and function is guided by the principle of pleasure. It is associated with your emotional body, creativity and sensuality, embodying your relationship to discovery and exploration of your world.
As the centre of passion, your sacral chakra awakens your power of creation and helps cultivate flexibility and adaptability. Opening this chakra can boost creativity, manifested desire and confidence. The sacral chakra is associated with the water element and portrayed as a vibrant orange colour. It is believed that this chakra is governed by Parvati, the Hindu goddess of fidelity, fertility, and power.
The third energy centre of the body is the Manipura Chakra or the Solar Plexus Chakra. This chakra is where your power and self-confidence manifests. It feeds your direction in life and guides you in the actions that you should take in order to attain your goals.
The colour associated with the third of the seven chakras, the Manipura Chakra, is yellow. This colour symbolizes energy, intellect, and also the connection a person has with the Fire and Sun. The colour yellow also represents youth, new beginnings, birth, and re-birth. Yellow connects us with knowledge and intellect. The main function of the solar plexus chakra is to give you actual momentum to move forward and realize your personal desires and intentions. This chakra plays a fundamental role in the development of your personal power.
Anahata or Heart Chakra is the fourth primary chakra, according to Hindu Yogic, Shakta and Buddhist Tantric traditions. In Sanskrit, anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten". Anahata is associated with balance, calmness, and serenity. The heart chakra is associated with relationships, love and self-acceptance, and physically, it is associated with the thymus gland, heart, lungs and circulatory system.
This chakra corresponds to the healing energy of love and is the centre of compassion. Anahata deals with unconditional love and emotional power. At its core, this chakra is emotional and propels us to enhance our emotional development. The heart embodies a gentle wisdom that teaches us the ways of love and compassion. It is in this fourth chakra that we begin to recognise that the most powerful energy on earth is Love.
The Throat Chakra, or Vishuddha, is the fifth chakra. It’s located at the base of your throat and is the centre of communication, emotion, and creativity. The throat chakra is where you find your voice, speak your truth, and sing praises—for yourself and others. This chakra is associated with speaking up and expressing yourself, but also with hearing and being heard. Philosophically, the vishuddha chakra is associated with truth, clarity, and responsibility. It signifies both verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as internal and external communication.
A balanced throat chakra helps us to set free from the fear of judgement or need for approval from others. It helps us embrace our originality and uniqueness. It is associated with the colour blue (calming) and with purity, thus connecting us to the concept of truth.
The Third-Eye Chakra, also called the Ajna Chakra, is the centre of perception, consciousness and intuition. The Third Eye Chakra is located between the eyebrows, at the centre of your head. While the two physical eyes see the past and the present, the third eye reveals insight into the future. This chakra establishes a connection with the external world through inner vision. Focusing on the third eye motivates us to move beyond the worldly desire and distractions.
The balance of this chakra is freedom of thought and expression. The colour that reflects its concept is indigo - the colour of wisdom and inner knowledge. It brings clarity to all the five senses in the body. Having a strong third eye chakra allows you to use your enhanced inner guidance that comes from more powerful intuitive abilities. The third eye chakra is associated with heightened spiritual growth, positive attitudes, and a more generous and humanitarian attitude towards life.
The Crown Chakra is the seventh chakra. Located at the top of the head, it gives us access to higher states of consciousness as we open to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions. The function of the Crown chakra is driven by consciousness and gets us in touch with the universal. The Sanskrit name “Sahasrara” is sometimes used to designate the seventh chakra. It can be translated as “Thousand petals”.
When the Crown Chakra activates, it brings a more positive outlook on life. The Self is no longer ruled by the ego and emotions like gratitude, compassion, and acceptance become our true Self. It is a rejection of all negative thoughts that bring unhappiness and stress in our lives. A balanced Crown Chakra brings spiritual understanding and peace with a clear perspective.
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