About the Chakras

The chakras are energy centres of spiritual power that are transfer points for our thoughts, feelings and specific functions of our organs. The word chakra is a Sanskrit word that means wheel, and signifies movement. There are seven major chakras that are connected with different areas of the body, stages of life and a wide range of physical and spiritual functions. The chakras govern different elements that manifest in the functionality and results that we see in our material world, as follows:

The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine; it is the energy centre that is our connection to the earth, stability and grounding. This chakra helps us feel connected to our roots. It is the centre of our survival, relationship with money, physical health and belonging; it represents our most primal survival instincts.

When the Root Chakra is balanced you have a sense of belonging, and you are safe in the knowledge that you are meant to be whom and where you are in your life.

The symbol for the Root Chakra is a lotus with four petals. The parts that make up the Root Chakra can either correspond to the number of petals, or it can be half of that which is two for ease of practice when starting to work with this concept.

The Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is located just below your navel. It is the centre of sensuality, relationships and desires. It rules our instinct and gut feelings as well as our emotions. It is the centre of balance that regulates our ability to give and receive. As with the Root Chakra, the Sacral Chakra is also connected to our survival instincts but extends past ourselves to include the survival needs of others in our family.

When the Sacral Chakra is balanced you express your feelings and emotions with ease, you experience a sense of pleasure and wellbeing, and are comfortable with your own sexuality and desires. You express your emotions easily.

The symbol for the Sacral Chakra is a lotus with six petals. The parts that make up the Sacral Chakra correspond to the number of petals, or it can be half of that which is three for ease of practice when starting to work with this concept.

The Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the area above your navel. It is your centre of personal power and self-esteem. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the midway point between our spiritual and earthly aspects. It is associated with the ego and value of self and it is ruled by the conscious mind.

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced you have a good level of confidence and are self-empowered. You are consciously creating your own reality and are good at manifesting what you desire. You have a good relationship with self and others and you trust your intuition and act upon your gut instincts.

The symbol for the Solar Plexus Chakra is a lotus with ten petals. The parts that make up the Solar Plexus Chakra correspond to the number of petals, or it can be half of that which is five for ease of practice when starting to work with this concept.

The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is located in the centre of your chest. The Heart Chakra is the place that unconditional love and acceptance resides for both self and others. It is your centre of compassion, empathy and tolerance.

When the Heart Chakra is balanced you have compassion and consideration for all life. You are not ruled by your ego and can give and receive love unconditionally. You are fulfilled and living an abundant life.

The symbol for the Heart Chakra is a lotus with twelve petals. The parts that make up the Heart Chakra correspond to the number of petals, or it can be half of that which is six for ease of practice when starting to work with this concept.

The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is located in the throat region. The Throat Chakra is your centre of communication and expression, allowing you to be creative and speak your truth; it is about listening as well as speaking.

When the Throat Chakra is balanced you are comfortable in expressing yourself through your words and communicating without fear of judgement or criticism.

The symbol for the Throat Chakra is a lotus with sixteen petals. The parts that make up the Throat Chakra correspond to the number of petals, or it can be half of that which is eight for ease of practice when starting to work with this concept.

The Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra is located in the centre of the forehead between the eyes. The Third Eye Chakra is your centre of intuition, insight and wisdom. It is the place of imagination, enlightenment and knowing, allowing us to see past limitations and gain an understanding and connection to the universe.

When the Third Eye Chakra is balanced you trust your insight and intuition and expand your awareness and consciousness to encompass all that is.

The symbol for the Third Eye Chakra is a lotus with two large petals comprising of forty-eight smaller petals per large petal. The parts that make up the Third Eye Chakra is two, or if you are a beginner you can halve the number to one part for ease of practice when starting to work with this concept.

The Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head. The Crown Chakra is our connection to the infinite source, the divine. It is our gateway to pure consciousness, and the meaning of this chakra is unique to each individual.

When the Crown Chakra is balanced we are living in harmony and unity with the entire universe, we are connected and living in peace being at one with the divine.

The symbol for the Crown Chakra is a thousand petal lotus. The parts that make up the Crown Chakra are infinite, therefore left to each individual to determine. If you are a beginner I recommend starting with one or two parts, and if you are experienced in working with the chakras you can have as many parts as you feel make up your ideal flow.

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