Each human body has a number of energy centers located in its subtle within, which are power centers of energy reception and transmission. These seven wheel like force whorls are known as the 7 chakra coming from the Sanskrit origin of the term ‘Chakram’. It can be said that these 7 chakras are linked to the major nerve ganglia of our spinal cord and reflects not only the physical, but also the emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing of an individual.
Starting from the lower most, base chakra of Muladhar, it can be said that, located at the last bone of the spinal cord, or the area between the genitals and the anus, the Muladhar Chakra is commonly known as the Base or Root Chakra and is symbolized by a red lotus with four petals. Standing for instinct, survival and group identity, it is what grounds men and gives them the security of belonging to a group, their identity. The feeling that you experience when you hear your country’s national anthem, watch your country win a gold medal or witness the marriage of your best friend, are the workings of this chakra.
The second of the 7 chakras is that of Swadhisthana which is symbolized by an orange, six petalled lotus and is located above the Muladhar Chakra in the human sacrum. Known to become distinct since the age of 7, it stands physically for reproduction while mentally for relationships, partnership, making choices, basic emotional needs, and pleasure.
The third of the 7 chakra is the Manipura Chakra symbolized by a yellow lotus with 10 petals. After the group power and power of self and others given by the previous two chakras, the Manipura Chakra is all about power of self. That is, it stands for one’s personal power, his personality, individuality, self esteem and self respect and becomes distinct since the time of puberty in man. Located in the pancreas region of the body, it is physically linked to the entire metabolism and digestive system of man.
The green lotus with 12 petals symbolizes the fourth Anahata Chakra which is physically linked to the heart and the immune system of man. It can be called as the central powerhouse of the human energy system, the meeting point of body & spirit, earth & heaven, Eros & agape. Spiritually it is all about divine love and it stands for complex emotions such as unconditional love, compassion, trust, inspiration, hope, rejection, equilibrium and the like.
The Vishuddha Chakra is the fifth amongst the 7 chakras and stands for communication, expression, growth and maturity. Symbolized by a blue lotus with 16 petals, it is located at the throat beside the thyroid gland and is known as the power of will chakra.
The sixth of the 7 chakras is the Ajna Chakra given by a white or an indigo lotus with 2 petals. Located in the eyebrow region of the forehead, it is physically linked to the pineal gland governing sleep and wakefulness of an individual. Known as the Wisdom Chakra, it is all about detachment of the subjective perceptions and embarking on a spiritual path towards development of one’s conscious and sub conscious psychological realms for enabling him to distinguish between truth and illusion.
The seventh or the top most of the 7 chakras is the violet thousand petalled lotus of the Sahasrara Chakra. This spiritually enlightened chakra stands for the release of karma and realization of the full potential of man through meditation. It is through this Chakra that an individual gains knowledge about the ultimate and final universal truth and realizes the immortality and omnipotence of his soul enjoying divine joy and lasting peace.
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