7 Chakras : What are they ?

Having its roots in Sanskrit, an ancient language in Hinduism, Chakras are centers of energy that we find throughout our bodies. Translated, the word Chakra literally means «wheel» because it acts as a vortex, a disk of spinning energy where matter and consciousness meet. At the core of each one of us, spin several chakras but we’ll start with the main seven ones.

The main seven chakras are aligned along the spine starting from the base up to the crown of the head.

And of course, the body being so beautifully created, you guessed that Chakras are not located just randomly. Of course not. In reality, each one of them corresponds to a massive nerve center within the body and represents an essential aspect of consciousness in our lives.

Additionally each chakra carries its own vibrational frequency which is translated into a specific colour and has its specific function. As seven spinning wheels, the chakras form a mythical rainbow bridge at the core of our beings connecting body and spirit, mind and matter, past and future.

The Chakra system


The journey through the seven Chakras takes us from the base of our spine, home to the first chakra, foundation of our entire system, the building block on which all the other chakras rest. We will then journey up along the spine until we reach the thousand-petaled lotus blooming at the top of our crown. Together, the seven main Chakras form a vertical column in our bodies called subhuman.

1. Root chakra Muladhara 

The first chakra, called the Root chakra is located at the base of the spine close to the perineum and is associated with survival, security and grounding. Its element is earth and it is represented by the colour red.

2. Sacral chakra – Svadhisthana

The second chakra, is the sacral Chakra. Located in the lower abdomen, entered between the navel and the genitals, it is associated with emotions and sexuality and intimacy. Its element is water and is represented by the colour orange.

3. Solar plexus chakra – Manipura

The third Chakra is the solar plexus chakra. As its name indicates, it is located near the solar plexus and is associated with emotions like personal power, vitality,  desire and self-esteem. It is represented by the fire element and the colour yellow.

4. Heart chakra- Anahata

The fourth Chakra is the heart Chakra and is located over the sternum. It is associated with emotions such as love, hope and compassion. It is represented by the air element and by the colour green.

5. Throat chakra – Vishuddha

The fifth chakra is the throat Chakra. Located in the throat region, it is associated with communication and being true to oneself. It is represented by the sound element and the colour blue.

6. Third eye chakra – Ajna

The sixth chakra is the third eye Chakra. It is located in the center of the forehead and is associated with clairvoyance, intuition and imagination. Its element is light and its colour is indigo.

7. Crown chakra – Sahasrara

 The seventh chakra is the crown chakra. This chakra is located at the top of the head and is associated with knowledge, understanding and transcendent consciousness. Its element is thought and is represented by the colour violet.

This was just an introduction to the Chakra system

So here we have them. The seven beautiful spinning wheels of life energy located within our bodies. Later on we will see more in details what each chakra represents.

For example we will see that Chakras can be in any stage between opened to closed, excessive or deficient. And since chakras are bridges between the physical and energetically aspects of our lives, if one or several of our chakras are blocked, we may experience physical and emotional manifestations as a result of this energetic blockage.

These manifestations can take any form from physical illness to psychological struggles. If a chakra is blocked in a closed state, then it is unable to generate or receive energy on that particular plane. On the contrary, when a chakra is blocked in a state of excessive openness then it will tend to channel all the energies through that particular place. In other words, a closed chakra is chronic avoidance of certain energies, while an excessive open chakra would be chronic fixation. In those cases, the chakras need healing by uncovering and removing whatever is blocking them.

Stay tuned!

The Chakras are a complex yet so beautiful system to explore and work with. Over the next couple of weeks we will go deeper in our understanding of these ever spinning wheels of life energy.

Is there something in particular you guys would like to learn or share about the chakras ? Let me know in the comment section below. 

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