Earlier I did not use to understand Chakras and energy.
But after my first meditation course, I experienced it. As they say that you should only believe in anything based on your own experience, not via someone else’s. Everything in this universe is matter and energy, and our body is not an exception. We all have 7 chakras, and they play a vital role in our life as they rule our health, emotions and mind. Even before modern technology, ancient people found out that all living beings carry a force that kept them alive; they’re known as the centers of energy (7 Chakras).
Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that means wheel
It is because a chakra – the life force that moves inside us is continuously rotating and spinning. The spinning energy occupies 7 centers inside our body that starts from the base of our spine to the top of our heads.
If a person is balanced and healthy, then those 7 chakras provide him/her the right balance of energy to each part of the mind, body and spirit. But if the chakras are blocked, spins too quickly or moves slowly then your health, mind and body might get imbalanced.
Become more in tune with your energy cycles by learning about 7 Chakras of your body
You can work on your imbalanced chakras and balance them to live a harmonious life with balanced emotional, spiritual and physical stability.
The 7 Chakras: Their Symbols & Meaning
Now let’s talk about the significance that each Chakra plays in your life. We will be discussing about the purpose and location of each Chakra. We will speak of balanced and imbalanced chakras and how to balance them, heal and empower each in our next blog.
We have 7 Chakras:
- The Root Chakra
- The Sacral Chakra
- The Solar Plexus Chakra
- The Heart Chakra
- The Throat Chakra
- The 3rd Eye Chakra
- The Crown Chakra
Let me tell you that Chakras don’t belong to any religion. We all acquire them, but they have the utmost relevance in Tantric Buddhism and Hinduism.
The 1st Chakra is Root Chakra – Known as Muladhara
The name Muladhara comes from the word MULA that means root and Dhara – meaning support. The Root Chakra’s role is to connect your energy with each, which is known as grounding.
When it comes to Root Chakra, it is more about your day to day survival on this earth. This energy center’s sole purpose is to give you everything you need for survival. In this modern age, it means emotional & financial security.
Location & Color: The color red represents it, located at the base of your spine, just near your tailbone. It goes up and stays just below your belly button.
The 2nd Chakra is Sacral Chakra – Known as Svadhishana
The second Chakra also means “the place of the self”. Sacral Chakra is all about your identity as a human and what you do with that identity. From all the 7 Chakras, your Sacral Chakra is the one that brings you creative energy and enriches your life, and it is actually the home of the creative life force and energy that helps you in enjoying your life on this earth.
Sacral energy is the one that motivates you for enjoying the fruits of your hard work, including pleasure and play, sex and intimacy.
Location & Color: Represented by the color orange, it is located right below your belly button extending towards the center.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The 3rd Chakra is Solar Plexus Chakra – Known as Manipura
The third Chakra Manipura means “lustrous gem”. This Chakra is the place where your identity, self-confidence and personal power are born. We all have been in situations where we knew that it was just not right for us? The cues that you feel in your body, they’re probably known as “gut feelings”. Do you know from where these gut feelings come? In reality, it is your power, solar plexus, and you can actually feel the wisdom and confidence in its location.
Location & Color: Represented by the colour yellow, the solar plexus is located in the center of your belly button and goes up to the end of your rib café or where your two rib cages meet at the center of your chest.
The 4th Chakra – Heart Chakra – Known as Anahata
The Heart Chakra’s other name is Anata, which means “unhurt”. It is responsible for compassion, love and kindness are empowered. You can easily understand this Chakra, and our heart is associated with love. That is precisely the 4th Heart Chakra is all about. It is about having love for others and for yourself, which is the reason why it is also associated with healing and health.
Location & Color: Represented by the color green, the Heart Chakra is located right over your heart, and it goes up to your breast bones and throat. It lands in the middle of all 7 Chakras connecting upper (heaven) with lower chakras (physical world)
The 5th Chakra – Throat Chakra– Known as Vishuddha
The 5th Chakra in our body is the Throat Chakra or Vishuddha, which means “very pure”. This Chakra gives voice to our personal truth and directs your voice and the energy to speak comes. Most public speakers have a very balanced throat Chakra. This Chakra is responsible when you clearly express your truth. It rests above your heart, connected to love and compassion you have for others and yourself.
Location & Color: Represented by colour Blue, the Throat Chakra’s centre is right between your collar bone and radiates its energy to the center of your heart and the center of your eyes.
3rd Eye Chakra
6th Chakra – The Third Eye – Known as Ajna
The 6th Chakra is our Third Eye Chakra/ Ajna, which means “beyond wisdom”. This Chakra is responsible for opening your mind to the information, which is beyond the five senses and the material world. It is often known as intuition, psychic energy, extrasensory perception – it all originated from the third eye. We have a small pine cone-shaped gland inside our brain that takes in light. The gland is known as the pineal gland, and it is responsible for making you feel awake in the day and sleepy at dawn.
Ancient people knew that the Third Eye existed and they also found out that it received information from sources outside the five senses.
Location & Color: Represented by color Indigo, the third eye’s center is located between your eyebrows, radiates energy up to the top of your head to down your mouth.
The 7th Chakra – Crown Chakra – also Known as Sahaswara
The 7th Chakra, known as Crown Chakra and Sahaswara that means “thousand-petaled”. It is our pure conscious energy. It is one among the energies, which cannot be easily fathomed into words. You can imagine it like magnetism. When you hold metal to a magnet, you can feel the tension and energy, an energy and force that is there, but you can’t see it. Conscious energy is everywhere inside everything, and it is responsible for connecting us to the universe. If we conclude its more than our own energy but rather the seed of the energy ruled by the universe.
Location & Color: Represented by the color white, the 7th Chakra, located at the center of your head. It radiates energy down to or between your eyes, extending it outwards and upwards while connecting you with the universal energy.
It was more of a basic explanation of all our 7 Chakras, a guide that will help you in understanding their basics. In the next blog, I will talk about how to find if your chakras are balanced or imbalanced, hyperactive or under-active and how to energize them.