a gentle introduction to the chakras.
what is a chakra?
a metaphysical energy center in the body that is responsible for all levels of our existence.
the 7 main in-body chakras:
muladhara; root chakra
svadhisthana; sacral chakra
mainpura; solar plexus chakra
anahata; heart chakra
vishuddha; throat chakra
ajna; third eye chakra
sahasrara; crown chakra
the root chakra
represents our foundation. the root of our being.
color associated: red
physical location: base of spine, pelvic floor
responsible for: basic survival needs (food, shelter, money), safety, security, worthiness, and a sense of belonging on this planet
the sacral chakra
tap into your unlimited creative power. this is your passion and pleasure center.
color associated: orange
physical location: lower abdomen, base of the pelvis around the genital area, just below the naval.
responsible for: creativity, feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, connection, and sexuality.
the solar plexus
tap into your personal power.
color associated: yellow
physical location: our naval center, stomach
responsible for: personal power, mental activity, self-esteem, will power
the heart chakra
move love throughout your body and your life.
color associated: green
physical location: heart
responsible for: love (of self and others), relationships, ability to relate and bond with others and the divine, source of deep and profound truths that cannot be expressed in words
the throat chakra
find your voice and speak your truth.
color associated: blue
physical location: throat
responsible for: communication, expression of ideas and feelings, sharing one's truth
the third eye
transform your individual consciousness and transcend reality.
color associated: indigo
physical location: forehead, in between the eyes
responsible for: our ability to see what's really good (both inner and outer worlds), our perception, our intuition, our imagination, spiritual contemplation
the crown chakra
our highest, purest, most superhuman self.
color associated: violet
physical location: top of head
responsible for: awareness, spirituality, understanding, opens the door to pure consciousness