Chakra points are energy spots in the Human body. In Sanskrit, ‘chakra’ means ‘wheel’, and the exact definition of chakra is “wheel of spinning energy”, a whirling vortex like the powerhouse of energy. There are total of 114 chakras in the human body and through these chakras, the energies flow. However, the seven main chakra points are more popular among yoga practitioners, and each of these seven chakras has its own distinct quality.
Chakra is vital because even a block at one point can cause illness. One must understand and analyze the function of Seven Chakras and the necessary steps that can be taken to keep the energy flowing. Each point of the seven chakras is governed by “spiritual laws” and “principles of consciousness” which can be used for building a positive life.
7 Chakras in Human Body
1. The Base/Root Chakra – Muladhara Chakra
Muladhara chakra or Root Chakra is located on the base of your spine in the tailbone area (Perineum). Muladhara is associated with the Earth element which makes one very active personality.
- Colour: Red
- Association: It’s associated with earth and is related to earthly grounding and surviving physically.
- Purpose: It controls fight response and financial independence
- Blockage implication: Depression, fear, procrastination, cold feet, paranoia, defensiveness
2. Sacral Chakra – Swadhishthana Chakra
Swadhisthana Chakra or Sacral Chakra is located between the base of your spine and navel. Swadhishthana Chakra is represented by the water element and issues around sexuality on an emotional level, the right to feel and to desire.
- Colour: Orange
- Association: Circulatory System, lower abdomen, bladder, reproductive organs, and glands, kidneys
- Purpose: It displays desire, sexuality, pleasure, creativity, and procreation
- Blockage implication: Eating disorder, sexual guilt, compulsive behavior, emotional problems, impotency
3. Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura Chakra
Few inches above the navel in the upper abdomen, Manipura Chakra or Solar Plexus Chakra is located.
- Colour: Yellow
- Association: Digestive system, muscles, pancreas, adrenals
- Purpose: It represents emotional stability and a feeling of confidence. The chakra also coordinates for joy, laughter, aggression, and power.
- Blockage implication: Anger, Feeling of revenge, lack of direction, frustration, nervousness, ulcer, constipation.
4. Heart Chakra – Anahata Chakra
Anahata or Heart Chakra is one of the most important and center of the 7 chakras. Anahata chakra is located on your Chest and it is where “Soul” resides.
- Colour: Green
- Association: Compassion, love, joy, harmony, inner peace.
- Purpose: The chakra point is considered as the “heart of the soul.” People derive a feeling of love through Heart Chakra, and the feeling of unconditional love proceeds to solar plexus chakra. Even after that, it passes to a sexual spot where the feelings are released.
- Blockage implication: Heart problems, Stoic, Lung problems, weak immune system, heart cancer, breast cancer, blood pressure, passivity, inhumanity
5. Throat Chakra – Vishuddha Chakra
Vishuddha Chakra or Throat Chakra is located on Throat. When your Vishuddha Chakra is active, you become more expressive and experience growth on the creative side as well.
- Colour: Blue or Turquoise
- Association: Communication, creativity, self-expression, truth, judgment.
- Purpose: Senses of outer and inner hearing, self-healing, innovation, transformation, purification
- Blockage implication: Writer’s block, creativity block, fever, communication problems, infection, thyroid imbalances, neck problems, hormonal disorders such as PMS, mood swings, menopause, and bloating.
6. Third Eye or Brow Chakra – Ajna Chakra
Ajna Chakra or Third Eye or Brow Chakra is probably the most popular Chakra of all 7 Chakras, especially in the West. Yoga philosophy says Ajna Chakra or Third Eye is associated with Knowledge and Wisdom.
Ajna Chakra is located on the Center of the forehead at the eye level or between the eyebrows.
- Colour: Indigo (a combination of red and blue)
- Association: Question, perception, knowing, inner vision, intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think, decision making
- Purpose: The chakra is for finding answers to the spiritual aspect of human life on earth and beyond
- Blockage implication: Can lead to problems like lack of foresight, thyroid imbalances, mental rigidity, ‘selective’ memory, depression, fevers, flu, infections, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and sleeping disorders.
7. Crown Chakra – Sahasrara Chakra
Sahasrara Chakra or Crown Chakra is the ultimate of all 7 Chakras. Sahasrara or Crown chakra is located on the top of your head (Coordinated with the cerebral cortex, central nervous system, and pituitary gland).
- Colour: Violet
- Association: Information, understanding, acceptance, bliss, inner and outer beauty.
- Purpose: The chakra is considered to be the point of connection with God and is used for divine purposes and spiritual destiny.
- Blockage Implication: This can lead to psychological problems like headaches, mental illness, neuralgia, senility, photosensitivity, coordination problems, epilepsy, varicose veins, and blood vessel problems.