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Chakras | Types

Muladhara:

Sanskrit name means "root" or "support". The Root Chakra is concerned with physical needs and basic human survival. It has the lowest vibrational rate of all chakras resonating to the colour red, it has four petals of the lotus flower and its seed mantra is "lam". The root chakra is located at the base of the spine, between the anus and genitals. It is the seat of Kundalini.

Swadisthana:

The Sanskrit name meaning "sweetness" and its associations are indeed what makes life sweet, pleasure, sexuality, nurture, movement and change. The sacral chakra leads us to basic existence to help us embrace what makes life worth living. It is orange in colour with six petals its seed mantra is "vam". This chakra vibrates from the pubic bone, between the navel and the genitals.

Manipura:

The Sanskrit name meaning is "lustrous gem" It resonates to yellow like the sun and consists of ten petal, seed mantra "ram". It is situated a little above the navel. The solar plexus relates to our connection with others, but without the root charkas reliance on the tribe or the sacral chakras emphasis on relationships. Its about the power of being an individual, to be unique, while celebrating our continuing connection with all humanity and beyond.

Anahata:

The Sanskrit name for the heart chakra means "sound made of two things striking" or "unstuck" describing the coexistence of body and spirit. It is located in the heart space it is green in colour, with the seed mantra "yam". This chakra is concerned with forgiveness, compassion and unconditional love. We thus begin to develop true self-acceptance.

Vishuddi:

The Sanskrit name for the throat chakra means "purification". Developing the throat chakra means choosing words that bring value to communication. The colour is blue, with sixteen petals with the seed mantra "ham".

Ajna:

The Sanskrit name means "to perceive" or "to know". Our physical eyes are the tools with which we perceive tangibles, while the "third eye", above and between the eyebrows offers us the ability to see and understand all things on many levels, spiritual, psychological and emotional. It is indigo in colour with two petals, and the seed mantra "OM".

Sahasrara: The Sanskrit name is meaning "thousandfold". Developing the other chakras were the stepping stones leading us toward this ultimate state of enlightenment, self-realisation, fulfilment and divine self. The crown chakra located at the crown is violet in colour, although some prefer the idea of the shinning white light it represents the thousand petalled lotus. There is no seed mantra.

Charkras - psychological & spiritual meanings

Muladhara:

Mastering the root chakra helps you understand the importance of a fit, healthy body as you travel upward through higher and higher levels of consciousness. The colour represents genitals, blood, legs and muscles. If the chakra is too open (spins too fast) the individual engages in bullying and overly materialistic self-centred behaviours. If blocked (chakra spins sluggishly or not at all) the individual is emotionally needy, low self esteem and self destructive fearful behaviour. If balanced (chakra maintains equilibrium and spins at correct vibrational speed) it demonstrates self-mastery, high physical energy, grounded healthy disposition.

Swadisthana:

Represents our creative energy and is associated with the functions of our reproductive organs. The colour represents kidneys, intestines, and lower abdomen. If too open (chakra spins too fast) the individual is emotionally unbalanced, manipulative and sexually motivated. If blocked (chakra spins sluggishly or not at all) the individual is over sensitive, self-critical and feels guilty for no reason. If balanced (chakra maintains equilibrium and sins in the correct vibrational speed) the individual is trusting, expressive, attuned to his/her own feelings and is creative.

Manipura:

Represents the will and if stimulated positively will shake off fears of rejection, criticism, and standing apart from the group. It relates to the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and stomach. If too open (chakra spins too fast) the individual will be angry, controlling, workaholic, judgemental and superior. If blocked (chakra spins sluggishly or not at all) the person is overly concerned with what others think, fearful of being alone, insecure, needs constant reassurance. If balanced (chakra maintains equilibrium and spins at correct vibrational speed) the individual, respects self and others, has personal power, spontaneous, uninhibited.

Anahata:

Represents mastering the heart chakra that enables us to enhance our emotional development and recognise the potency of that powerful energy we call "love". It relates to the heart, shoulders and lower lungs. If too open (chakra spins too fast) the individual is possessive, loves conditionally, withholds emotionally, and is overly dramatic. If blocked (chakra spins sluggishly or not at all) the individual fears rejection, loves too much, feels unworthy to receive love. Self-pitying. If balanced (chakra maintains equilibrium and spins at correct vibrational speed) The individual is compassionate, loves unconditionally, nurturing desires spiritual experience.

Vishuddi:

Represents the first of the higher centres associated with communication, self-expression and creativity through sound. Mastering the throat chakra helps us grasp the importance of purifying ourselves by honestly recognising how we feel and having the confidence to communicate these emotions to others. It relates to the throat, base of the skull, and upper lungs. If too open (chakra spins too fast) the individual is too talkative, dogmatic, self righteous, arrogant. If blocked (chakra spins sluggishly or not at all) the individual holds back self-expression, is unreliable ,and holds inconsistent views. If balanced (chakra maintains equilibrium and spins at correct vibrational speed) the individual is a good communicator contented, finds it easy to meditate and is artistically inspired.

Ajna:

Is the connection with the higher functions of consciousness, the third eye chakra is a psychic tool reminding us that everything we see, smell, touch, or taste started as an inner vision or "insight". Mastering the third eye chakra will help you to keep your mind focused on related issues, including the awareness of the benefits to be gained from transcending the purely physical world and opening yourself up to intuitive insight. It represents the skeleton, eyes, and sinuses. If too open (chakra spins too fast) the individual is highly logical, dogmatic, authoritarian and arrogant. If blocked (chakra spins sluggishly or not at all) the individual is undisciplined, fears success, tendency towards schizophrenia, sets sights too low. If balanced (chakra maintains equilibrium and spins at correct vibrational speed) the individual is charismatic, highly intuitive, not attached to material things, and may experience unusual phenomena.

Sahasrara:

When we awaken the crown chakra we open to the possibilities of infinity, divine wisdom and unity. The violet colour relates to the brain, scalp, and crown of the head. If too open (chakra spins too fast) the individual is psychotic or manic depressive, confused sexual expression, rustrated, sense of unrealised power. If blocked (chakra spins sluggishly or not at all) the individual is constantly exhausted, cannot make decisions, with no sense of belonging. If balanced (chakra maintains equilibrium and spins at correct vibrational speed) the individual has a magnetic personality, achieves "miracles" in life, is transcendent and at peace with oneself and the universe.