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The Chakras

 The seven main energy centers in the body are called the Chakras. They are located along the spine, starting at the base and running upwards to the crown of the head. The chakras are described as “whirling disks of light”, and each Chakra radiates a specific color and energy. As each Chakra relates to specific spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical issues, the conscious awareness and the balancing of these energy centers lead to well-being.

 

Chakra

Root/Base

Sacral

Solar Plexus

Heart

Throat

Third Eye

Crown

Location

Coccyx
Perineum

Lower Abdomen

Solar Plexus
Stomach

Center of Chest

Throat

Forehead

Top of Head

Color

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green/Pink

Light Blue

Indigo

Violet,
White-Golden

Sound

Lam

Vam

Ram

Yam

Ham

OM

OM

Sanskrit

Muladhara

Svadisthana

Manipura

Anahata

Vishuddha

Ajna

Sahasrara

Element

Earth

Water

Fire

Air

Ether

Space or Light

Thought

Oil

Ylang-Ylang, Cedar, Frankincense,
Patchouli

Ylang-ylang, Sandalwood, Orange, Jasmine

Lemon,

Juniper, Peppermint,

Lavender,

Rose,

Eucalyptus,

Holly

Eucalyptus,
Tea-tree, Lemongrass,

Geranium

Jasmine, Rosemary,

Clary Sage

Lotus,

Lavender,

Myrrh

Gem

Hematite, Petrified Wood

Carnelian

Tiger eye, Amber

Rose Quartz, Aventurine

Chalcedony

Sodalite

Rock crystal, Amethyst

Stands For

Grounding, Rooting, Stability, Tidiness, Structure,

Basic Trust

Strength, Power,

Self-Confidence, Elemental Emotions, Instincts, Drive, Naturalness

Awareness and Expression of Emotions, Exact Definition of Emotions

Giving/Accepting Love, Self-Love, Making Decisions, Intermediary between upper and lower chakras

Communication (inside and outside), Sense of Reality

Ideas,

Will, Creativity, Intuition,

Path of Life

Spirituality, Divine Guidance, Energy Entry

Emotions

Fear,
Courage

Passion, Attraction and Repulsion

Anger,
Will-Happiness

Love, Joy,
Compassion

Trust, Faith, Understanding

Imagination, Intuition

Bliss, Spirituality

Glands

Adrenals

Gonads

Pancreas

Thymus

Thyroid

Pituitary

Pineal

Associated Yoga Pose

Bridge, Mountain, Squat

Cobra, Standing forward bend, Fluid poses

Twists,

Abdominal strengthening

Heart/Chest opening, Cat/Cow

Neck Stretches, Camel, Rabbit

Eye exercises, Palming,

Child’s pose

Meditation, Headstand

Associated
Body Parts

Spine, Legs, Feet,
Bones, Teeth, Large Intestines, Prostate, Bladder, Blood, Circulation, Tailbone

Ovaries, Testes, Kidneys, Urinary Tract, Skin,
Spleen, Gallbladder, Recharges Body/Aura

Digestion,

Liver,
Stomach, Diaphragm, Nervous System, Pancreas Metabolism, Small Intestines

Lungs,
Heart,
Bronchia,

Thymus Gland, Arms,

Hands, Respiratory, Hypertension, Muscles

Throat, Vocal System,

Mouth, Jaw, Parathyroid, Tongue, Neck, Shoulders, Lymph’s, Atlas,
Menstrual Cycle

Eyes, Nose, Ears, Pineal, Cerebellum, Autonomic Nervous System, Heals Etheric Body/Aura

Cerebral Cortex, Cerebrum, Pituitary, Central Nervous System,
Top of Head

 

There are multiple ways to interpret the chakras. This is a summary of areas that may be tools to understand each chakra.

 

Information compiled by Discover Yoga. Dec. 2016. “discover yoga, discover yourself”

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