You may have heard of chakras in yoga or come across them in Eastern religions or new-age practices like crystal healing. But what are chakras? We have put together some definitions and a chakra chart to help you out!
What is a chakra?
Chakras are areas of energy in the body that run from the base of your spine to the top of your head. There are seven basic chakras, each with a corresponding color and symbols. The Sanskrit word chakra (pronounced “CHOCK-rah”) means wheel, which refers to the spinning energy in each of the seven chakras.
What is the meaning of each of the seven chakras? Try our handy Chakra Chart!
Each chakra has its own symbolism and each affects different aspects of your being: physical, mental, and spiritual. You can work on balancing and activating your chakras through a variety of different activities, reflections, and meditations. Here is a quick chakra chart to guide you through the chakra meanings.
7th chakra: CROWN
everything is connected
mantras: i am awake • i am aware • i am connected to the divine
6th chakra: THIRD EYE
free your mind
mantras: i am limitless • i am focused • my mind is steady
vishuddha “especially pure”
mantras: i communicate • i listen to the sound of my breath • my song rises
mantras: i am loved • i am compassionate • i practice loving kindness
manipura “lustrous gem”
mantras: i am powerful • i am glowing • i am motivated
svadhishthana “one’s abode”
happiness is inside
mantras: i am sensual • i trust • i am open to feeling joyous
muladhara “root support”
mantras: i am grounded • i have everything i need • i am at peace
The energy of chakras is a fascinating system of self-exploration that ties in well with yoga, aromatherapy, crystals, meditation, and sound therapy. Each chakra has its own symbol, color, element, food, and even day of the week! We have a summary of the chakras that you can read more about in How to Activate Your Chakras >>
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