What are chakras? Chakras are basically focused energy centers of the human body. The term Sanskrit means “wheel” or “disk”, simply put, chakras are rotating wheels of energy and light.
I will explain each of the 7 chakras, their meaning, location, what happens when they’re blocked, and affirmations to say to help with each.
~Root Chakra (Muladhara): survival instincts, the feeling of safety, and security. This chakra is located at the base of the spine, feet, knees, kidneys, adrenals, and large intestines. The color representation is Red. When blocked it can cause anxiety, fear, and poor boundaries. Affirmations you can say to boost are: “I am an excellent being of light” & “I am peaceful, safeguarded, and secure”. When meditating the sound used is LAM.
~Sacral (Svadhishthana): is responsible for creative & sexual energies, our connection with others, new experiences & having healthy boundaries. Location is below the navel, reproductive organs, urinary system, spleen & lower back. Color is Orange. When blocked it causes emotional instability of feeling creatively uninspired, the fear of change, lack of desires & addiction like tendencies. Can also cause sexual dysfunction. Positive affirmation: “I am creating a life free of stress.” Sound used for meditation VAM.
~Solar Plexus(Manipura): the purpose of this chakra is personal power & being in charge of your self-esteem. Empowers you to be able to be confident & in control of your life. Location is above the navel, spine, spleen, upper abdomen, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, digestive system & metabolism. Color: Yellow. When blocked can cause low self-esteem, a hard time making decisions & anger/control issues. Positive affirmation: “I am capable, confident & successful in all my endeavors.” Meditation sound: RAM
~Heart (Anahata): represents were the physical & spiritual meet. It’s our ability to love & arouse spiritual awareness & have inner peace. Location: Heart region, lungs, thymus, breast & arms. When blocked causes emotions of grief, anger, jealousy, fear of being betrayed, hate towards others & yourself, depression, loneliness & judgmental feelings. Color: Green. Positive affirmation: “I am giving & receiving love wholeheartedly. Meditation sound: YAM.
~Throat (Vishunddha): controls all communications, empowering you to speak your inner feelings, truths & being capable of communicating properly. Ability to listen attentively. The purpose is to express your true feelings, not holding secrets & speaking your truth. Location: Center of the throat/neck, thyroid, parathyroid, voice, jaw, mouth, larynx & ears. Color: Blue. When blocked causes you to hold in emotions, not speaking your truth, fear to speak, hard time putting words together, shy, weak voice & fear of judgment from others. Can also cause stiffness of the shoulders & tension headaches. Positive affirmation: “I speak with truth and love.” Meditation sound: HAM.
~Third Eye (Anja): Intuition, perception, imagination, memory, wisdom & the ability to think clearly & make better decisions. The ability to see the clear picture. Location: Middle of forehead, brain health, pineal gland & vision. Color: Indigo. When blocked can cause you not to trust your intuition, being judgmental, scornful, vision problems & memory issues. Positive affirmation: “I am tuned into the spiritual journey towards my purpose. Meditation sound: OM.
~Crown (Sahasrara): represents the connection between the physical body where consciousness meets the higher state of universal consciousness. Enables spiritual growth & earthly connections. Able to move past the materialistic matters of the world. Location: Top/Center of the Head, hypothalamus, central nervous system & cerebral cortex. Color: Violet/White. When blocked causes feelings of disconnect from everyone & everything. Not able to let go of materialistic matters & lack of showing empathy. Positive affirmation: “I am one with my higher self & the spiritual.” Meditation sound: OM.
These are the 7 chakras and I hope you learned something and can apply these to your life to become more balanced.
I leave you with love, peace & positivity. Namaste.