Discover the Chakras and their Meanings
There are seven different chakras that are placed throughout the body. Each chakra contains a different type of energy that is related to the area in which it is located.
These locations are all along the spinal column, and are all connected to the organs and glands close to those areas.
Prana, or our life force, flows through us, and through these chakras. If a chakra is blocked or disconnected, then this life energy can’t flow through it. If this happens, you can experience ailments or diseases related to the organs and areas around the blocked chakra. That’s why it is beneficial to know about the chakras and their meanings and what you can do to unblock it, and resume the flow of your life force.
Before we go into more details about each one of the seven different chakras and their meanings, it is vital to know a few important details. Each chakra that is found throughout the body has a specific colour and meaning, this is important to both differentiate between them and to associate them with their respective benefits/health issues.
Let’s start from the bottom of our body, and work up.
1. Root Chakra
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine, close to the pelvic floor. This chakra connects us to the Earth, and has a grounding effect when activated. It has an influence on our creativity, passion, our strength and even our sexuality.
Moreover, it tends to become activated when our fight or flight response has been triggered, so anxiety or stress has a big connection to this chakra. It is also connected to our sense of smell.
The colour red represents this chakra, and indicates a need for order, logic and problem solving. Plus, it is connected to the spine, rectum and the circulatory system.
2. Sacral Chakra
Close to the navel, the sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen. It represents the element of water in the body, and is known to influence our desires, sexuality and reproductive functions.
It is represented by the colour orange, and impacts our happiness, vitality, compassion and creativity. Additionally, it is connected to our sense of taste, and is connected in the body to the female reproductive organs, bladder, lymphatic system and the large intestine.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra
The upper abdomen, close to the stomach, is the location for the solar plexus chakra, which is the seat of our emotions. It is widely regarded as one of the most powerful chakras in our body and is connected to our personal powers and abilities.
It is represented by the colour yellow, symbolising it’s connection with our energy and emotions. When it is fully charged and balanced, this chakra allows us to be energetic, productive and confident.
It is also closely related to self-esteem and feelings of self-worth, so when it is blocked, feelings of self doubt may be amplified. Anxious feelings come out of a blocked solar plexus, as it is connected to the adrenal glands. It’s also connected to the central nervous system, liver and pancreas.
4. Heart Chakra
This chakra is related to the element of air within the body, and influences personal and professional relationships. It is represented by the colour green and if affected, negative emotions such as envy, jealousy and anger can surface.
Plus, this chakra affects the sense of touch, and is connected to the lymph glands, and many other vital glands nearby. This chakra is ideally located in the centre of the chest, close to the heart.
Moreover, it affects the emotions of inner peace, joy and love.
5. Throat Chakra
Like in the name, this chakra is located in the centre of the throat, and represents the ability to communicate with others. Therefore it is also associated with also empathy and listening skills too.
The colour it is represented by is the colour blue, and this chakra has a extremely delicate disposition, that when affected will cause us to not communicate effectively.
On the other hand, when it is charged fully, it allows us to reach new heights of spiritual awareness.
It is connected to the throat, thyroid, oesophagus, teeth and ears. And individuals with balanced throat chakras enjoy great artistic expression as well as effective energy use along with the solar plexus chakra.
6. Third Eye Chakra
This vital chakra is located in the forehead between the eyes., and affects our ability to focus on and see the big picture. It’s also connected to logic and reasoning, and is represented by the colour indigo.
Sometimes, if people have a third eye chakra that is very balanced and charged, they have reported that they have experienced telepathic like abilities. This may be due to this chakra being related and connected to our sense of thought.
This chakra is connected to our pineal gland, as well as our pituitary gland. Therefore an imbalance in this chakra can affect sleep and the release of many different hormones. This is in addition to being connected to our eyes and sinuses.
7. Crown Chakra
Located at the very top of the head, this is our body’s uppermost located chakra. It is associated with the brain, the nervous system and pituitary gland, as well as being connected with the element of light.
Heightened spirituality is an effect of this chakra being extremely balanced, as well as an increased awareness of death and mortality, and pure inner bliss. You will see the crown chakra as a white or purplish white colour.
So now you known the Chakras and what they mean – but do you know the origins of the chakras?
By focusing on these chakras, you can create a harmonious balance across the whole of your body. There are many different ways that these chakras can be balanced or activated, including through guided meditations and even exercise to balance your hormones.