What is the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third-Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra?
You have seven chakras from the base of your spine to the top of your head.
|Chakra No.||English Name||Common Sanskrit Name||Correct Sanskrit Name|
|1||Root Chakra||Muladhara Chakra||Mūlādhāra Cakra|
|2||Sacral Chakra||Swadhisthana Chakra||Svādhiṣṭhāna Cakra|
|3||Solar Plexus Chakra||Manipura Chakra||Maṇipūra Cakra|
|4||Heart Chakra||Anahata Chakra||Anāhata Cakra|
|5||Throat Chakra||Vishuddha Chakra||Viśuddha Cakra|
|6||Third-Eye Chakra||Ajna Chakra||Ājñā Cakra|
|7||Crown Chakra||Sahasrara Chakra||Sahasrāra Cakra|
Chakras are energy centers along your spine that align with your body’s physical and spiritual systems. They are models of how the energy in your body is connected. Theories of chakras are diverse but all agree that the chakras are energy centers of the subtle body.1Clark p. 72-74
Each chakra is responsible for a variety of bodily functions and emotions.2Nicolai Bachman (2004): The Language Of Yoga, p. 23
Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel.
There is one symbol per chakra. The simplicity of this art makes it great as art for your own home or as a gift for someone else.
This chakra art wallpaper includes:
You can place it on your altar or use to do a meditation by focusing on one chakra at a time.
These 7 chakra designs include:
Looking for a creative, stylish way to decorate your yoga studio or your yoga space at home?
This chakra art wallpaper includes:
Use these chakra icons to create designs in Canva, for Instagram highlights or to create useful documents for your yoga students.
How to pronnounce the Sanskrit names of the 7 chakras:
Every chakra is associated with a location in your body, a colour, a bīja mantra, a shape and a function.
Please note: The colours of the chakra vary from source to source, it’s not consistent. I included the colours most associated with each chakra. If you concentration on a chakra you realize another colour, then that is the truth for you.5Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1993) Kundalini Tantra, p. 74
The 1st chakra is called Mūlādhāra Cakra in Sanskrit. It is the foundation for all the other chakras.6Eliot, p. 44
The 2nd chakra is called Svādhiṣṭhāna Cakra in Sanskrit. It has a correlation to the moon. Just like the moon affects the tides, it also affects this second chakra.16Eliot p. 44
The 3rd chakra is called Maṇipūra Cakra in Sanskrit. It is associated with ambition and the will and ability to rule.23Saraswati p. 517
The 4th chakra is called Anāhata Cakra in Sanskrit. It is the centre of unconditional love. 33Saraswati p. 518
Visualize a blue lotus or a blue hexagon, formed by two interlacing triangles, with a tiny, bright flame burning at the centre. Imagine it to be steady and unflickering like a flame in a windless place. 40Saraswati p. 518
Anaemia, hypertension, palpitations, tuberculosis, asthma and bronchitis.41Saraswati p. 518
The 5th Chakra is called Viśuddha Cakra in Sanskrit. It is the centre of purification.42Saraswati p. 518
Visualize a large white drop of nectar. 49Saraswati p. 519
Disorders of vocal cords, the region of the larynx, and the thyroid and parathyroid glands. 50Saraswati p. 518
The 6th Chakra is called Ājñā Cakra in Sanskrit. It is the seat of the witness that watches and observes the constant flow of reality.51Eliot p. 44
Visualise a tiny point of light or an om symbol at the eyebrow centre.58Saraswati p. 520
The 7th Chakra is called Sahasrāra Cakra in Sanskrit. It is not really a chakra but the abode of highest consciousness. It transcends all the elements, colors, and sounds. 59Saraswati p. 52060Eliot p. 45