Chakras are centers located inside our bodies in which energy flows through. Having blockages in our chakras can often lead to illness. That is why it is important to know the function of each of our chakras to ensure an optimal health. When your chakras are aligned, balanced and cleansed, you feel energized and centered.
They are Seven Chakras, each one is associated with a color, symbol and purpose.
If we start from the base of our spine, the Seven Chakras are the following :
1-ROOT CHAKRA or BASE CHAKRA
Color : Red.
Symbol : Four red petals, square with a down-facing triangle.
Location : Base of the spine.
Meaning : It is the chakra of stability, security. It represents our basic needs to feel safe and grounded. The Root Chakra can be blocked by Fear.
Color : Orange.
Symbol : Six petals, circle containing a crescent moon.
Location : Above the pubic bone, lower abdomen.
Meaning : It is the chakra of creativity and sexual energy. It represents our ability to give birth. It also represents our ability to relate with others. The Sacral Chakra can be bloked by Guilt.
3-SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
Color : Yellow.
Symbol : Ten petals, circle containing down-facing triangle.
Location : Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
Meaning : It is the chakra of your personal power, responsible for your personal and professional success. It represents your will, self-esteem and confidence. It reminds us that we are in control of our lives. The Solar Plexus Chakra can be blocked by shame.
Color : Green.
Symbol : Twelve-petaled lotus, circle containing two intersecting triangles.
Location : center chest.
Meaning : It is the chakra of Love, Compassion and Peace. It represents our relationships with others and our ability to love. The Heart Chakra can be blocked by grief.
Color : Blue.
Symbol : Sixteen petals, circle containing a down-facing triangle containing a circle.
Location : Throat.
Meaning : It is the chakra of the voice of our body. It represents our communication with others and our creativity. It represents our ability to express our feelings, our ideas and say the truth. The Throat Chakra can be blocked by lies.
6- Brow Chakra / Third Eye Chakra
Color : Indigo.
Symbol : Two large petals, circle containing a down-facing triangle.
Location : Between the eyebrows.
Meaning : It is the chakra of Inner vision and Knowledge . It represents our ability to make the right decisions, our intelligence and intuition. The Brow Chakra can be blocked by illusions.
7- Crown Chakra
Color : White Or Violet.
Symbol : Thousand-petalled lotus.
Location : Top Of The Head.
Meaning : It is the chakra of Spirituality, Acceptance and Bliss. It represents our ability to connect fully with the divine. The Crown Chakra can be blocked by earthly attachment.