Guide to the 7 Chakras and their meanings
What comes into your mind, when you hear the word Chakra?
Probably you think, it has to do with India, Yoga, some points inside the body or something like this. Most people have no idea what the Chakras mean or how important they are for our physical and mental well-being.
In this journey into your Chakras, you will learn about the very special effect and influence of each Chakra on you and your life and you will get tools to balance, unblock or enhance each one of the Chakras.
A few minutes a day only will help you feel peaceful, confident, strong and happy.
The history of the Chakras
Dating back 1000 to 1500 BC the Chakras are mentioned in the sacred books of the Vedas, the ancient spiritual heritage from India. The Chakras are considered to be energy centers located in our body and connected to our physical and mental being.
Lately the Chakras became commonly known through Yoga, Reiki, the New Age philosophies and many more esoteric and alternative knowledge.
Why are the Chakras so important?
Here, we summarized it for you:
The Sanskrit word Chakra means “wheel” and relates to certain energy centers in your body. As the word “wheel” already says, these centers are spirals, wheels of energy and should always be moving and being aligned to each other. They influence our nervous system, our organs, and our spiritual body and their interaction creates our emotional and physical health.
There are all in all 114 chakras, but most common are the seven main chakras that are located along your spine from the tail bone up to the top of your head.
In our UChakra Journey we will refer to these seven main Chakras, their meaning and influence on you and your emotions.
Each Chakra is connected to a special meaning, a number, a name, a color, a specific area in the body and a certain character and emotion.
While reading or listening to the UChakra meditations, you will probably relate to each Chakra in a different way. You might be drawn to one or two of them more than to others. This is totally normal, because your feelings and mood are always changing. Actually, you are a different person each day.
As the Chakras are all energetic centers of your body that correspond to your emotional well-being, you will probably resonate with each one different every time you meditate on them. If you are always drawn to one special Chakra, that is a sure sign that its special meaning and influence is important and necessary for you as there might be a continuous problem with this special chakra. Other blockages or imbalance of the Chakras may also occur every now and then.
By using the UChakra meditations regularly, you will balance all Chakras and you will feel this balance on your health and mood, your physical and mental well-being.
Root Chakra | मूलाधार | Muladhara
The First Chakra
Name in Sanskrit: Muladhara
Meaning: Feeling of stability, grounding and security
Location: The base of the spine
Related organs: Kidneys, legs and colon
Yoga pose: Tree Pose, Mountain or Warrior and any balancing poses
Crystals: Red Jasper, Onyx, Hematite
Sacral Chakra | स्वाधिष्ठान | Svadhisthana
The Second Chakra
Name in Sanskrit: Svadhisthana
Meaning: Creative energy and pleasures
Location: Under the belly button
Related organs: Reproductive organs, prostate and bladder.
Yoga pose: Bridge, Pigeon or Lizard pose
Crystals: Carnelian, Tiger's eye, Sunstone
Solar Plexus Chakra | मणिपूर | Manipura
The third Chakra
Name in Sanskrit: Manipura
Meaning: Courage and confidence
Location: Between the Navel and the ribs
Related organs: Pancreas, liver and stomach.
Yoga pose: Boat or Triangle pose
Crystals: Citrine, Pyrite, Amber
Heart Chakra | अनाहत | Anahata
The Fourth Chakra
Name in Sanskrit: Anahata
Meaning: Love, compassion and empathy
Location: The heart area
Meaning: Love, compassion and empathy
Related organs: Heart, circulatory system, arms and hands.
Yoga pose: Camel Pose or Wheel, Cow Face pose and Humble Warrior
Crystals: Rose quartz, Jade, Malachite
Throat Chakra | विशुद्ध | Vishuddha
The Fifth Chakra
Name in Sanskrit: Vishuddha
Meaning: Verbal communication und expression
Location: The throat area
Related organs: Thyroid, hypothalamus, throat and mouth.
Crystals: Lapis lazuli, Aquamarine, Kyanite
Third eye Chakra | आज्ञा | Ajna or Agya
The Sixt Chakra
Name in Sanskrit: Ajna
Meaning: Intuition, imagination
Location: between the eye brows
Related organs: Pituitary gland, nose, ears and t pineal gland.
Yoga pose: Forward Fold or Folded Eagle
Crystals: Amethyst, purple Fluorite, Labradorite
Crown Chakra | सहस्रार | Sahasrara
The Seventh Chakra
Name in Sanskrit: Sahasrara
Meaning: Spirituality and life’s purpose
Location: Above the top of the head
Color: light purple
Related organs: brain and the whole body
Yoga pose: Savasana or Corpse Pose
Crystals: Selenite, clear Quartz, Lepidolite