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Chakra colors and their meanings

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body illustration with the chakrasWhat is a chakra?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word and it means “wheel”, “circle” or “disk”. The chakras are energy centers in our body like a “whirligig” in which the prana energy flows through. They are placed along the sushumna nadi, along the spine.
If one of our chakras is blocked, the prana cannot flow as it should, and this can lead to physical or emotional imbalance and eventually to illnesses.
The symbol of the chakras is the lotus. Each chakra has a different number of petals, color, and functionality.

Each chakra has a bija or seed mantra.
Muladhara= Lam
Svadhishthana= Vam
Manipura= Ram
Anahata= Yam
Vishuddha= Ham
Ajna= Om

 The chakra colors and their meanings

chakras and their names illustrated on the body

 

 

Muladhara chakraMuladhara chakra

 

Symbol: A lotus with 4 petals
Location: At the base of the spine and its corresponding point is the perineum.
Color: Red
Muladhara chakra is also called the “root chakra” and it’s the base of the three nadis(ida, pingala, sushumna) through where the prana flows upwards to reach all the other chakras.
Muladhara chakra it’s associated with the sense of smell and it’s related to stability, security and the basic human needs.

 

 

Svadhishthana chakra

Svadhishthana

Symbol: A lotus with 6 petals
Location: In the sacrum above muladhara chakra, behind the genitals. Its corresponding point is the pubic bone.
Color: Orange
Svadhishthana chakra is also called “sacral chakra” and it’s associated with the sense of taste. It’s related to the physical and emotional desires and it’s also connected to the creativity.

Manipura chakra

Manipura

 

Symbol: A lotus with 10 petals.
Location: On the spine above the navel.
Color: Yellow
Manipura chakra is also called “solar plexus chakra” and it’s associated with the fire, that radiates energy and vitality. It’s related to the personal power and it’s the center of dynamism and self-esteem.

Anahata chakra

Anahata

Symbol: A lotus with 12 petals.
Location: On the spine where the heart is and the corresponding point is between the breasts.
Color: Green
Anahata chakra is also called “heart chakra” and it’s the center of love, harmony, peace, and empathy. It’s associated with the capacity to take decisions by listening to your heart, to your true self.

 

 

Vishuddha chakraVishuddha

 

Symbol: A lotus with 16 petals.
Location: On the neck behind the throat.
Color: Light purple-blue
Vishuddha chakra is also called “throat chakra” and it’s associated with the communication. It’s related to correct perception, and the development/personal growth.

 

 

Ajna chakra

Ajna

Symbol: A lotus with 2 petals.
Location: On the pineal gland and its corresponding point is between the eyebrows.
Color: Transparent indigo purple-blue
Ajna chakra is also called “third-eye chakra” and it’s the center of the intuition.
The two petals represent the pingala and ida nadi and it’s where the three nadis(ida, pingala, sushumna) meet again.

 

 

Sahasrara chakraSahasrara

 

Symbol: A lotus with one thousand petals.
Location: On the top of the head.
Color: Violet
Sahasrara chakra is also called “crown chakra” and it’s the state of ultimate consciousness.


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