Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means a wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, chakras can simply be defined as the concentrated energy centers of the body. They have the earnest responsibility of taking in, incorporating, and emanating energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels. Chakras provide energy that cannot be seen by the human eye but can be seen, felt, and sensed with intuition.
There are seven major chakras which are the main energy centers of the body. These chakras are in a specific location along your spine.
Let’s read about the 7 types of chakras:
1. Root chakra
The root chakra, or Muladhara, represents our foundation. It is located at the base of our spine. Root chakra provides us with a base or foundation for life, and it helps us feel grounded. Additionally, it helps us to be able to withstand challenges. Our root chakra is responsible for the sense of security and stability.
2. Sacral chakra
The Swadhisthana, or sacral chakra, is located just below the belly button. This chakra is related to sensuality and responsible for sexual and creative energy. The sacral chakra is also linked to how you relate to your emotions as well as the emotions of others.
3. Solar plexus chakra
The third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, speaks to the ability to be confident and in control of life. It is located in the stomach area. The solar plexus chakra is responsible for confidence and self-esteem, as well as helping you feel in control of your life.
4. Heart chakra
The fourth chakra which is the heart chakra, or Anahata, is associated with air. It is located near the heart, in the center of your chest. Simply put, the heart chakra is all about our ability to love and show compassion.
5. Throat chakra
Vishuddha or the throat chakra is located in the throat. It is the 5th chakra that has to do with our ability to communicate verbally.
6. Third eye chakra
The third eye chakra, or Ajna, is the 6th type of chakra that has to do with insight, intuition, awareness, and guidance. It is located between the eyes. This chakra is responsible for a strong gut instinct because the third eye is responsible for intuition. Besides, it’s also linked to imagination.
7. Crown chakra
The last and final type of chakra is the crown chakra or Sahasrara which is located at the top of the head. It represents the spiritual connection to oneself, others, and the universe. It also plays a role in your life’s purpose and represents union, bliss, the knowledge of being at one with all.
As we know what a chakra is and the types of chakras, you can meditate on the chakras for increased health of your energetic system. Anytime a chakra becomes blocked, it can imbalance you physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
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