Root Chakra Mūlādhāra in sanskrit. Root chakra—Mūlādhāra is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, safety, as well as your emotional needs of interconnection, and being fearless. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe. It is the most important Chakra as this is the Fundamental (or Mool) Chakra. The Root Chakra is associated with the physical body that includes the adrenal glands, colon, kidneys, skeleton/bones, muscles, and arterial blood that flows through the left chamber of the heart, carrying oxygen and nutrients to our body tissue. ️ The Root Chakra provides the links between our energetic system and the physical world and is our base for our life force energy. It gives us the motivation to eat, sleep and procreate. When it comes to our psychological and spiritual nature, it helps us develop our personal integrity, self-esteem and sense of belonging. When these energies are stuck, stagnant, imbalanced, or blocked, our vitality and zest for life are also compromised. This can happen when our sense of belonging in the world is threatened in some way, or is experienced as traumatic, leaving us feeling a deep sense of insecurity. ️ Imbalance in life force energy in the Root Chakra can leave us feeling restless or experiencing a lack of energy, which may be expressed as anxiety, worry, panic, depression, frustration, resentment, anger/rage, or having no interest in the world or in our own survival. ️ Mūlādhāra is also the most dense of the seven chakras. The main color of this chakra is red. Red is the color of the life force. It is the color of blood and the first color we come into contact when we are born. ️ The Bīja Mantra (Seed Mantra) of the Mūlādhāra Chakra is LĀM, the sound of spiritual awakening. It releases tensions and removes blockages in this Chakra and activates its energy. And so the process of awakening the dormant powers within us and raising them into consciousness begins. Beautiful and healing experiences together with happy moments emerge from the past giving us strength and inspiration to continue on our path. But together with the pleasant experiences, we can also go through painful feelings in the Mūlādhāra Chakra. Buried hurts, unprocessed emotional traumas, and disappointments that were deeply etched into our consciousness come to the surface so they can finally be healed and resolved. ️ For as long as we live we will be confronted with problems. The ignorant take them merely as a nuisance and misfortune, but the wise regard them as valuable and beneficial experiences. When we learn from them and begin to work on ourselves we progress in our spiritual development. If we do not do this we remain stuck in the suffering and continue to replay the painful lessons. ️Quick Reference For Root Chakra
Sanskrit name: Muladhara – root support
Mūla = Root, Origin, Essence
Ādhāra = Basis, Foundation
Physical Location: Coccyx, first three vertebrae at the base of the spine
Organs/regions: bladder, colon/large intestine, skeleton, foot, leg, teeth, arterial blood flow to left chamber of heart
Developmental stage: womb to 12-months
Balanced/flowing energy: When this chakra is open/energy flowing, we feel safe, at home in the world, and fearless.
Imbalanced: Root Chakra is blocked by fear and various forms of trauma. sluggish, eating disorder.
Psychological symptoms of blockage include: anxiety disorders, fear, panic attacks, worry, overthinking, depression, nightmares, emotionally disconnected, disconnected from the body, anger/rage.
Physical symptoms of blockage include: lethargic and physically drained, problems in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, or with lower back, left arm, leg, or feet issues, Inflammation, cramps. In men, prostate problems may occur. Eating disorders may also be a sign of a root chakra imbalance.
Root Chakra governs our physical energies—giving us a sense of safety and security with other people, ourselves, and trusting in life. Without balancing it, no matter how hard we try, higher chakras can not be healed / unblocked/ flow until Root chakra—Mūlādhāra is flowing.
Element: Earth (Earth is our mother, our body is formed from her elements. She supports and nourishes us)
Mantra seed syllable: LAM
Color: Red Our various mental states and emotions are related to specific Chakra color frequencies. Red is dense frequency.
Bodhisattva: Red Tara embodying compassion
Amitaba: magnetizing the red fire element, the aggregates of discernment, pure perception, profound awareness of the shunyata of all phenomenons
Square with 4 Lotus Petals. See Featured Image Mandala of this post
The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. The 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment. The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations. The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.
The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
The main challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to "loose control". And we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings. As if this was not enough, we also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand it is rejected. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues.
The sacral chakra is also your centre of creativity. Passion is the fuel of creative energy. Everything you create, a poem, a drawing, or a website, originates from the energy of second chakra. It is also where your fertility originates. After all, conceiving a child is a creative process. A person with an open Svadhisthana Chakra is passionate, present in her body, sensual, creative, and connected to her feeling.
️Quick Reference For Sacral Chakra Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana Element: Water Color: Orange Shape: Circle with crescent Petals of the lotus: Six Seed sound: VANG Vowel sound: Oo Rights: To feel, to want Endocrine gland: Ovaries, testicles Physical association: Womb, genitals, kidney, bladder Psychological function: Movement and connection Identity: Emotional Developmental stage: 6 months - 2 years Challenge: Guilt Plane: Astral plane Planets: Mercury, Jupiter, Moon Deity: Indra, Rakini, Vishnu Incense: Gardenia, damiana Herb: Fennel, corriander Sephira: Yesod Tarot Suit: Cups ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Article from Simona Sebastian. To read in more depth of the sacral chakra visit her website at: www.chakra-anatomy.com/sacral-chakra.html
Solar Plexus Chakra The Solar Plexus Chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus, is the core of our personality, our identity, of our ego. The third chakra is the center of willpower.
The third chakra is the center of your self-esteem, your willpower, self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality. The energy of this chakra allows you to transform inertia into action and movement. It allows you to meet challenges and move forward in your life.
The main challenge for the third chakra is to use your personal power in a balanced manner. What does that mean? It means consciously harnessing the energy of the solar plexus chakra. It means being proactive rather then reactive or inactive. Beings with excessive third chakra energy react to life circumstances, they have emotional outbursts and are often stressed out.
Beings with blocked or deficient third chakra are passive and inactive - allowing life to pass by while they do nothing. Strong third chakra reflects the ability to move forward in life with confidence and power. It reflects the ability to make conscious choices to choose and to act. The message of the third chakra is: You have the power to choose.
A woman with an open and balanced Manipura Chakra values herself and her work, is confident in her ability to do something well, loves and accepts herself, is willing to express herself in a powerful way, knows that she has the freedom to choose to be herself and direct her own life.
️Quick Reference For Solar Plexus Chakra
Sanskrit name: Manipura (jeweled city) Element: Fire Color: Yellow Shape: Triangle (downward-pointing) Petals of the lotus: Ten Seed sound: Ram Vowel sound: Ah Rights: To act Endocrine gland: Adrenals, pancreas Physical association: Digestive system, liver, gall bladder Psychological function: Will Identity: Ego identity Developmental stage: 18 - 42 months Challenge: Shame Plane: Celestial plane Planets: Sun and Mars Deity: Rudra, Lakini Mythological Animal: Ram Incense: Saffron, musk, sandalwood Herb: Cinnamon, ginger Sephira: Hod, Netzach Tarot Suit: Wands ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To read in more depth of the sacral chakra visit www.chakra-anatomy.com/sacral-chakra.html
Heart Chakra Anahatha
Anahata or heart chakra is the fourth primary chakra, according to Hindu Yogic, Shakta and Buddhist Tantric traditions. In Sanskrit, anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten". Anahata Nad refers to the Vedic concept of unstruck sound. Anahata is associated with balance, calmness, and serenity.
Anahata moves love through your life. It is the center of your deep bonds with other beings, your sense of caring and compassion, your feelings of self-love, altruism, generosity, kindness, and respect. Anahata is an integrating and unifying chakra - bringing to wholeness - as such, it is your healing center. Indeed, most spiritual traditions recognize love as the ultimate healing force. The energy of anahata allows us to recognize that we are part of something larger, that we are interconnected within an intricate web of relationships extending through life and the universe.
It means living your life with loving kindness and compassion towards others. It means that your heart is open to others and you inspire kindness and compassion in others. You create safe and supportive environment.
Most of the world's spiritual traditions recognize love as the unifying force, the energy that is the most fundamental part of the universe, and of ourselves. To open to love is to reach to the deepest places and connect with our true essence, our spirit, and our soul.
️Quick Reference For Heart Chakra
Sanskrit name: Anahata - unstruck Element: Air Color: Green Shape: Crescent moon Petals of the lotus: Twelve Seed sound: Lam Vowel sound: Ay Rights: To love Endocrine gland: Thymus Physical association: Heart, lungs, circulatory system, arms, hands Psychological function: Love Identity: Social identity Developmental stage: 3.5 to 7 years Challenge: Grief Plane: The plane of balance Planets: Venus (lunar, feminine), Sun Deity: Vishnu, Lakshmi, Krishna Mythological Animal: Antelope, dove, birds Sense organ: Skin Predominant sense: Touch Incense: Jasmin, lavender, rose Herb: Yarrow, meadowsweet, oris root Sephira: Tiphareth Tarot suite: Swords
The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra and it is the first of the higher or spiritual chakras on the "chakra ladder". This chakra is located in the region of neck and shoulders and its color is blue. The gift of this chakra is accepting your originality, to expressing your authentic voice and speaking your truth.
The main challenge for the fifth chakra is doubt and negative thinking. When you gain and verify your knowledge through meditation and direct experience, then doubt and negativity are removed. It is the way of standing up for what you believe, saying no when you need to, and being open and honest in what you say.
The fifth chakra is linked directly to your personal integrity and a sense of honor. As a communication center, it not only allows you to express who you are and what you stand for, but also allows you to listen deeply to another. A person with an open Visuddha chakra is a good listener, she enables another person to have the experience of being heard - one of the most profound human needs.
️Quick Reference For Throat Chakra Sanskrit name: Visuddha Element: Akasha Color: Blue Shape: Crescent Petals of the lotus: Sixteen Seed sound: Ham Vowel sound: Eee Rights: To speak Endocrine gland: Thyroid and Parathyroid gland Physical association: Throat, ears, mouth, shoulders, and neck Psychological function: Communication Identity: Creative identity Developmental stage: 7 -12 years Challenge: Lies Plane: Human plane, where the dark night of soul ends Planets: Mercury Deity: Sadasiva, Sakini Mythological Animal: Elephant, bull, lion Incense: Frankincense Herb: Chamomile Sephira: Geburah, Chesed ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Visit: https://www.chakra-anatomy.com/throat-chakra.html for more on the throat chakra.
Third Eye Chakra
Ajna guru chakra or third-eye chakra, is the sixth primary chakra in the body according to Hindu tradition. It is supposedly a part of the brain which can be made more powerful through meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices just as a muscle is.
The Third Eye Chakra transcends time. It is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose. The gift of this chakra is seeing - both inner and outer worlds. The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self reflection. Through the gift of seeing we can internalize the outer world and with symbolic language we can externalize the inner world.
The "way of the third eye" is seeing everything as it is from a point of "witness" or "observer", or from simply being mindful - moment by moment.
It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white. It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives.
️Quick Reference For Third Eye Chakra
Sanskrit name: Ajna - To perceive, to command Element: All elements combined, light Color: Indigo Shape: Five pointed star Petals of the lotus: Two Seed sound: Aum (Om) Vowel sound: Mmmm Rights: To see Endocrine gland: Pituitary gland Physical association: Eyes, base of skull, brow Psychological function: Intuition, imagination Identity: Archetypal identity Developmental stage: Adolescence Challenge: Illusion Plane: Plane of austerity, home of the blessed Planets: Saturn, moon Deity: Hakini Shakti, Shiva Mythological Animal: Hawk Sense organ: Mind Predominant sense: Neutral Incense: Mugwort Herb: Almond blossom Sephira: Binah, Chokmah ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Visit blog from Chakra Anatomy at: https://www.chakra-anatomy.com/third-eye-chakra.html
The energy of this chakra allows us to experience mystical oneness with everyone and everything in nature. There is no intellectual knowing at the level of seventh chakra, but there is serenity, joy, and deep peace about life. The "way of the crown chakra" is the way of going beyond the limits of your own ego. It is the way of transcending the ego and knowing that all of creation is interconnected at a fundamental level.
According to Tantric philosophy, the seventh chakra is both a receiver and giver of energy and consciousness. It receives energy to sustain life and it gives back the personal energy to unite with the collective pool of consciousness.
It is the place where time and timelessness intersect and where death and eternal life meet. The thousand petal chakra embraces an attitude of gratitude for one's life. When we realize that everything is interconnected and that we are part of the larger scheme of life, we begin to live with gratitude, faith and trust, rather than filled with fear and anxiety.
The challenge of this chakra is to liberate the spirit - open to the divine - and at the same time stay firmly rooted deep in the ground.
️Quick Reference For Crown Chakra
Sanskrit name: Sahasrara - thousand petal Element: No element, or thought Color: Violet or white Shape: Round scullcap Petals of the lotus: One thousand Seed sound: Ah Vowel sound: Ngngng Rights: To know and to learn Endocrine gland: Pineal gland Physical association: Central nervous system, cerebral cortex Psychological function: Awareness, understanding Identity: Universal identity Developmental stage: Throughout life Challenge: Attachment Plane: Truth, reality Planets: Uramis Deity: The guru within Mythological Animal: Eagle Incense: Myrrh Herb: Gotu Kola Sephira: Kether _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Visit blog from Chakra Anatomy at: https://www.chakra-anatomy.com/third-eye-chakra.html