The chakra symbols are located at the base of the web pages. Chakras are the energy centers of our physical body. The word Chakra comes from Sanskrit and means “spinning wheel”. There are seven major energy centers in our physical body and many minor chakras.
The first chakra is the Root Chakra or base chakra, located at the base of the spine. It governs survival, base instincts, the sex drive, and physical life. It is associated with the color red.
The second chakra is the Sacral Chakra or naval chakra, located below the navel. It governs the large bone of the pelvis between the hip bones. It is associated with your emotions, sensuality, intimacy, sexuality, and creativity. It is associated with the color orange.
The third chakra is called the Solar Plexus and is named for the complex network of nerves in the stomach. It may also be called the Power chakra , as it is the area governing personal power that connects you with your “gut feeling”. It is associated with the color yellow.
The fourth chakra is the Heart Chakra, located in the center of the chest near the heart. It is associated with love, compassion, unconditional love and happiness. It is associated with the color green.
The fifth chakra is the Throat Chakra, located above the collarbone. It governs the area of the throat and the ears. It is associated with communication and speaking one’s truth. It is associated with the color blue.
The sixth chakra is the Third Eye and is located in the forehead above the eyebrows. It governs the area of the pineal gland. The pineal gland has been believed since ancient times to be where ‘second sight’ or psychic sight is located. It is associated with the color indigo.
The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra and is located at the crown of the head, right above the top of the head. It is associated with the pituitary gland, spirituality, intelligence, and deep thought. It is associated with the color violet.
The eighth chakra is the Soul Star Chakra and is located above the Crown Chakra, a hand width above the head. It governs the ability to link the conscious mind with the Higher Self or soul. It is associated with spirituality, enlightenment and ascension.
The grounding chakra is the Earth Star Chakra, located below the feet. Although not in the physical body, it is important because it ensures that you are able to ground your excess energy into the earth.