UNDERSTANDING THE 7 CHAKRAS

ROOT CHAKRA | MULADHARA


This chakra is located at the base of the coccyx. It is associated with the earth element. It is related to our basic survival needs (food, water, shelter, air, etc.) and to the interaction of our physical body with nature. When this chakra is balanced, we feel stable, safe, supported and grounded.

SACRAL CHAKRA | SVADHISTHANA


This chakra is located above the pubic bone and below the navel. It is associated with the water element. It is the seat of our sense of self. In this energy center we experience creativity, sexuality, playfulness, joy, abundance and a connection to desire. With a strong sense of desire, we are able to pursue our passions and follow the ebb and flow of life.

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA | MANIPURA


This chakra is located in the center of the navel. It is associated with the element of fire. It is the seat of our personal powerIt controls our motivation, our will and our ability to manifest our deepest desires. It controls our digestion where we transform food into valuable energy for the body.

HEART CHAKRA - ANAHATA


This chakra is located in the center of the chest and governs our heart, lungs and arms. It is associated with the element of air. It is linked to our feelings of love, compassion, forgiveness, connection and understanding. This is where the physical and spiritual chakras intersect. You can think of the arms as the physical expression of the heart chakra, where we connect with others through handshakes and warm hugs.

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THROAT CHAKRA | VISHUDDHA


This chakra is located at the base of the throat and governs our mouth, jaw, ears and neck. It is associated with the element of space or ether. This chakra is the seat of our communication and the place of purification as it also presides over the thyroid, which balances our hormones and keeps our immune system healthy. When this chakra is open, we communicate clearly with authenticity and practice intuitive listening.

THIRD EYE CHAKRA - AJNA


This chakra is located between the eyebrows and governs the pituitary gland, lower brain, eyes and skull. It is associated with your intuition, wisdom, intellect, knowledge, understanding and imagination. An open sixth chakra can experience lucid dreams or moments of insight. You feel guided, able to trust the process of life and believe that your presence is part of the fabric of life.

CROWN CHAKRA - SAHASRARA


Also known as the thousand-petaled lotus that rests on the seat of the head. This chakra connects us to a divine source, God or universal consciousness. When this chakra is open, we feel the flow of energy filling our body and connecting us to all other beings on this planet. At the birth of this chakra, we learn that we are pure consciousness, interconnected and essentially all one.

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