MULADHARA (ROOT) CHAKRA - connected with of Stability & Support
The Sanskrit word mula means ‘root’ or ‘foundation’. This Chakra is the base of our chakra system. Muladhara, meaning root or support, is governed by the Earth element.
Muladhara is located near the tail bone. It is associated with our connection with the earth, emotional/mental health, stability, survival, physical strength and vitality. Also it denotes the blood of life, sexuality, the spine, the pelvis, rectum, legs, bones, feet, immune system and nervous system.
SWADHISTHANA (SACRAL) CHAKRA - connected with Identity & Creativity
The Sanskrit word swa means ‘one’s own’ and adisthana means ‘residence’. This Chakra is the ‘residence of the self’ (ego on the physical level).
In this Chakra, the body (material) and the soul (spiritual) come into a perfect harmony. One can bring the purified mundane desires into a harmony with one’s higher feelings.
MANIPURA (SOLAR PLEXUS) CHAKRA - connected with Personal Power
Located in the upper abdomen, it represents personal strength, self-esteem and self-control. It is associated with yellow colour, ulcers, diabetes, digestive problems, Mani means ‘jewel’ and pura means ‘city’. This Chakra can be considered the City of Jewels. It is associated with the solar plexus and the pancreas.
Located at the naval, Manipura Chakra contains prana the Life Force which is distributed to the other parts of the body. In other words, it transforms life energies to bodily functions, like the thoughts, expressions and feelings into actions. It is the place where we attract positive or negative vibes from others.
ANAHATA (HEART) CHAKRA - connected with Unconditional Love
The Sanskrit word anahata means ‘unhurt’. This Chakra located in the middle other Chakras, associated with love (for one’s self and others).
In Anahata, we tend to refer to our own ‘self’. It makes your heart strong to display talents of leadership and independence. It is also associated with our ability to gain insight into the nature of other beings. It is the Chakra wherein we feel the warmth and cold energy coming from others.
VISHUDDHA (THROAT) CHAKRA - connected with Wisdom & Expression
Shuddhi in Sanskrit means ‘to purify’. VI is a suffix giving emphasize in a sense of completeness. Vishuddhi means ‘completely purified’.
It is the Chakra whose purity elevates us to our higher sense of being because the energy moves upwards through it. Located at the throat, this Chakra relates to wisdom, thought, speech, communication, expression and eloquence.
AJNA (THIRD EYE) CHAKRA - connected with Intuition & Perception
Ajna in Sanskrit means ‘command’. It is the guiding Chakras for the rest.
Located between the eyebrows, it is associated with the mental world, out-of-the-body and other spiritual experiences. It is the gateway to other realms of one’s being. It connects you to your higher self. It is intimately associated with intuition, focus, concentration, insight and philosophy and science. Those having intuitive thinking and deductive reasoning to expand the known towards the unknown have this Chakra work at the optimal level. It is this place wherein our past life experiences are stored. The present and future are based on those experiences.
SAHASRARA (CROWN) CHAKRA - connected with Enlightenment
Sahasrara means ‘one thousand’. This Chakra is the last possessing an unlimited magnitude and essence. It is purely associated with your highest self, liberation, wisdom, completeness, oneness, surrender to the Divine, miracles, going beyond the laws of nature, the unconscious and subconscious sides of the mind, pituitary, pineal, nervous system and the brain.
It is this Chakra which is the ultimate goal of every meditator, sadhak or yogi. When this Chakra is opened, one’s past karmas are burnt to ashes and rebirth in the world of illusions does not take place. This Chakra acts as the ultimate light which paves a way for us to reach the Brahman, the Divine behind every atom of the creation.
How These 7 Chakras in Our Body Work:
These chakras absorb the cosmic energy frequencies and distribute it throughout your body, supplying it to all vital organs in the body. Chakras act as the valves that control the flow of energy.
They govern major aspects of your life such as health, feelings, expressions and spirituality. It is important to keep all the Chakras active so that they continue to absorb the cosmic energy and supply it to all the organs in your body. If these Chakras get blocked meaning the free flowing of prana or energy gets stopped. And as a result, your body tends to attract negative energy.
The proper functioning of the Chakras is intricately associated with your mind and thoughts, emotions and perceptions. So, when your thoughts tend towards fear or negativity, there will be disturbances in the energy flow or Chakras, inviting emotional disorders and physical ailments related to the Chakra. This is how the Chakras affect you based on the mind-body-spirit connection.
Therefore, balanced Chakras are the gates to the holistic health and wellbeing at physical (body), emotional (mind) and spiritual (spirit) level.