Have you heard the word “chakra” and wondered what it means? In essence, it means wheel, and governs the 7 centers of life energy. If one or more chakra is blocked, energy does not flow freely, making you feel sluggish, lackluster, and depressed. Meditation can help release and clear the blockage.
Here is a description of the 7 chakras, where they are located, and the color associated with each.
1st Chakra (root)
The first chakra is the root, located at the base of the spine. It is stimulated by the color red and rotates at the slowest speed of all chakras. It concerns survival and safety, and when out of balance you may feel fearful, anxious and insecure.
2nd Chakra (sacral)
The second chakra is located about 2 inches below the navel and is stimulated by the color orange. It concerns sexuality, creativity, intuition and self worth. When out of balance you may feel emotionally blocked, explosive, and lacking energy.
3rd Chakra (solar plexus)
The third chakra is located by the solar plexus (2 inches below breast bone) and is governed by the color yellow. The third chakra relates to personal power, ego, passion, anger, and strength. When it is out of balance or blocked, you may show lack of confidence and depression.
4th Chakra (heart)
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra. The color green is associated with the heart chakra, which is located behind breast bone in front of the spine, between the shoulder blades. The heart chakra governs love, compassion, spirituality. When out of balance or blocked, you may feel self pity, paranoia and insecure.
5th Chakra (throat)
The fifth chakra is the throat chakra, and associates with the color blue. It is located in the V of the collar bone and relates to communication, sound and creativity. When blocked, you feel shut down, quiet and unable to express yourself.
6th Chakra (third eye)
The 6th chakra is the third eye chakra, located in the middle of the brow, above your eyes. The color indigo represents the third eye chakra and is for higher intuition. When out of balance, you lack assertiveness and are afraid of success.
7th Chakra (crown)
The 7th chakra is the crown chakra, located just behind the top of the skull. Violet is the color that associates with the crown chakra and relates to the inward flow of wisdom. When blocked, the feeling most prevalent area lack of joy and intense frustration.