The list below gives the names of each Chakra, the body part it corresponds to, its color, and the mantra for that particular Chakra
- Muladhara -- base/root chakra -- red -- mantra: lam
- Svadisthana – sacral chakra -- orange -- mantra: vam
- Manipura -- solar plexus chakra -- yellow -- mantra: ram
- Anahata -- heart chakra -- green -- mantra: hum
- Vishuddha -- throat chakra--blue--mantra: hum
- Ajna -- third eye chakra -- indigo -- mantra: om
- Sahasrara -- crown chakra -- violet or white -- no mantra
The Seven Chakras
What are Chakras? The above-shown Chakra Chart shows the seven different Chakras and their locations in the physical body. Chakras are considered to be metaphysical and/or biophysical energy centers located along the spine at major branches of the human nervous system, beginning at the base of the spinal column, moving upward at seven different points to the top of the skull. They connect the mind, body and spiritual energies. They are sometimes referred to as spiraling wheels or vortexes, with each one relating to the others, as well as relating to the spine, central nervous system, organs, and glands.
Each Chakra resembles a colored wheel that spins in a clockwise direction and each Chakra is thought to spin at a different rate or frequency. The Chakras emit currents that carry a spectrum of light, color, and frequency, and although not observable, these energies have a powerful impact on our physical, psychological and spiritual well-being and mirror our evolutionary state.
These energies are at the quantum level holding trace memories from past lives and act as input centers for the cells of the human body. When the Chakras are activated and balanced, we stimulate the optimum release of powerful energies, giving rise to feelings of well-being, mental clarity, and enhanced intuition.
The concept of the Chakras is thought of and conceptualized differently according to varying cultures. Chakras are a common concept in traditional Oriental medicine and many disciplines of alternative medicine. Energy healing and Chakra balancing are some of the oldest methods of treatment of physical illness.
In these approaches, the healer uses universal energy that is directed into the body. The Chakras become balanced as a result of varying means; putting awareness on them through meditation, sound, imagery, crystals and light.
vital energy in the body. Our energy body (or aura) starts from inside the physical body and spreads outwards to envelop the body, creating an outline. Our energy is measurable and in certain instances can be seen changing through these healing modalities.
Trauma, physical and emotional injuries, limited belief systems, cultural conditioning, restrictive or bad habits, or even just a lack of attention, all contribute to Chakra energy blockage.
Illness and health problems occur because of obstruction to the flow of The Crown Chakra, shown at the head of the above Chakra Chart, also referred to as the thousand petal lotus, includes the counterparts of the six other Chakras, and is the Chakra that soaks up powerful energy from the supreme cosmic consciousness. Performing Chakra cleansing and balancing will help with optimum health, energy, and vitality. You are a divine being of great light, and within every human being lies the seeds of enlightenment.
Chakras are in the Linga sarira (astral body) Linga sarira is of 17 tattvas. These are five Gyanendriyas (ears, skin, eyes, tongue, and nose )five Karmendriyas (speech, hands, legs, genital and anus)five pranas (prana , apana, vyana , udana and samana) Manas( mind) and buddhi(intellect). These are corresponding centers in the spinal cord and the nerves –plexuses in the gross body. The chakra has control and function over a particular center in the gross body. These cannot be seen with the naked eyes. Some foolish doctors search for the chakra in the physical body.
The subtle pranas move in the nervous system of the linga -sarira. Sthula pranas move in the nerves system of the gross physical body. The two courses are intimately connected. The chakras should exit there in a subtle state, as the gross matter is the result of the subtle matter. Without the subtle body, the gross body is impossible. The meaning of this sentence should be taken to be that one can feel and understand the sukhma chakras during the meditation only.Wherever there is an int- placing of several nerves arteries and veins, that center is ca- called plexuses. The physical gross plexuses that that are known to the vaidya Shastra are Hepatic, Cervical, Brachial, Coccygeal Lumber, Sacral etc, these are the subtle centers of vital energy. These are the center of consciousness. These subtle centers of the Sushumna Nadi have it corresponding center in the physical body at the heart (cardiac plexus).The centers in the sushumna Nadi are otherwise known as Lotuses or Chakras .A particular Tattva preponderates at every chakra. There is a presenting deity in each chakra. In every Chakra a certain animal is represented. It denotes that the center has the qualities.There are seven important chakras in the tantra system. These are Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Anja, and Sahasrara is the chief chakra. It is in the head. This seven chakra surrounding to the Lokas .From each Chakra a particular number of yoga nadis crop up. The chakra gives the appearance of a lotus with the nadis as the petals. The sound produced by the vibration of the yoga nadis is represented by the corresponding San- skirt letter.The chakra with their petals hangs downward when kundalini is at the Muladhara chakra. When it is awakened, they turn toward Brahmarandhra. They always face the side of kundalini.
Muladhara chakra is located at the base of the spinal column.It lies between the origin of the reproductory organ and the anus. It just below the Kanda and the junction where Ida Pingala and sushumna Nadi meets.Two finger above the anus and about two fingers below the genitals four fingers in width is the Adhara chakra as the other chakra is above this. Kundalini, which gives power and energy to all the chakra, lies at this chakra. He- once this which is the support of all is called Muladhara or Adhara chakra.
From this chakra four important which appear as petals of a lotus? The subtle vibrations that are made by each Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters (Vam, Sam, Sham, and Sam) the yoni that is in the center of this chakra is called The Kama and it is worshiped by Siddhas. Here Kundalini lies dormant. Ganesa De- Vata of his chakra .the seven underworlds;(Atala, Vitala , Sutal , Talatala , Rasatala , Mahatala , and Patala )Lokas are bellowed this chakra. This chakra corresponds with Bhu Loka or Bhu Ma-
ndala , physical plane.All the underworlds refer to some minor chakra in the limbs which are controlled by the Muladhara Chakra.That yogi who has penetrated this Chakra through the Prithvi Dharana has conquered by the Prithvi tattva. It is yellow in color. Lam is the Bija of the Muladhara chakra
Svadhisthana chakra is located within the sushumna Nadi at the root of the reproductory organs. This corresponds to Bhuva Loka. This has control over the lower abdomen kidney etc; in the physical body. Jala mandala (region of water – Apa tattva) is here .within this chakra there is a space like a crescent moon or the form of a conch or Kunda flower.The presiding deity is lord Brahma and Devata is goddess Lakshmi (Vam )the Bija of Varun- is in this Chakra. The color of the chakra is pure blood – like red or the blood of Sindura (vermilion). From this center six yoga Nadis emanate, which appear like the petals of the lotus. The vibrations that are produced by the nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letter (Bam, Bham, Mam, Yam, Ram, and Lam). He who concentrates at this chakra and meditates on the Dev data has no fear of water. He has perfect control over the water element. He gets many psychic powers.
The yogi who concentrates or meditates in this chakra he becomes the conqueror of death.
Manipura is the third chakra from the Muladhara. It is located within theShshumna Nadi, in the Navi Sthana (region of the naval). This has its corresponding center in the physical body and has control over the liver, stomach, etc; this is a very important center. From this chakra emanate ten yoga nadis which appear like the petals of a lotus. Then the vibration that is produced by the nadis is represented by the Sanskrit letter (Dam ,Dham , Nam , Tam , Tham , Dam , Dham , Nam , Pam, and pham). The chakra is the color of darks clouds, within there is a space triangular in form. It is the Agni mandala (reason of the fire –Agni tattva).The vijaskhara (Ram) the Bija of Agni is here. The presiding deity is Vishnu and goddess, Lakshmi. This chakra cor- responds to Svah or svarga Loka and to solar plexus in the physical body .The yogi who concentrates at this chakra gets petals siddhi can acquire hidden treasure and will be free from all diseases. He has no fear at all from again (fire) "even if he is known into the burning fire, he remains alive without fear of death" (Gheranda Samhita)
Anahata chakra is situated in the sushumna Nadi. It has control over the heart. It corresponds to Mahar Loka. The chakra is of deep red color. Within this chakra there is a hexagonal space of smoke or deep black color or the color of collyrum (used for the eyes ).This chakra is the center of vayu Mandal (reason of the vayu) . From here 15 yoga nadies emanates. The sound that is produced by each nadi is represented by the following Sanskrit letter(Kam, kham , Gam , Gham, Gnam , Cham , Chh-am , jam , Jham , Jnam , Tam , and Tham) the Bija kshara (Yam)
The Bija of vayu is here. The presiding deity is Isha (Rudra) and devata is Kakini. In the muladhara chakra there is Svambhu Linga and in Anahata chakra we have Bana Linga, Kalpa Vriksha, which gives all the desire things is here. Anahata sound, the so- und of shabda Brahmna is heard at this center.
He who meditates on this chakra has full control over Vayu Tattva. He gets Bhuchari Siddhi, Khechari siddhi, Kaya siddhi, etc; (flaying in air entering the body of another). He gets cosmic love and all other divine stattvic qualities.
Vihuddha chakra is situated within the sushumna Nadi. At the base of the throat Kantha mula sthana. This corresponds to Ja- nar loka. It is the center of Akasa Tattvas (ether element). The Tattvas is of pure.Above this, all other Chakras belong to Manas tattva. The presiding deity is Sadasiva (Iswara linga), the goddess is Shakini. From this center emanate 16 yoga nadis which appear like the petals of a lotus. The vibrations that are produced by the nadis are represented by the 16 Sanskrit vowels. Akasha Mandala (the region of ether) is round in shape like the full moon.The Bija of Akash tattva (ham) is in the center. It is of white color. This chakra corresponds to Laryngeal plexus in the physical body.
The concentration on the Tattva of this chakra is called Akash Dharana. He who practices this Dharana will not perish even in pralaya. He attains the highest success. He gets the full Knowledge of the four Vedas by meditating on this chakra, the present, and the future).
Ajna chakra is situated within the sushumna nadi and its corresponding center in the physical body is the space between the two eyebrows. This is known as Trikuti. The presiding deity, paramsiva (sambhhu), is in the form of Hamas. There is goddess Hakini (sakti). Pranava (aum) is the Bija khyara for this chakra This is the seat of the mind. There are two petals (yoga nadis) on each side of the lotus and the vibration of these nadis is represented by the Sanskrit letter (Ham, and Ksham). This is the granthi sthana (Rudra granthi). The chakra is pure white color or like that of the full moon (on the purnima day). Bindu nada and Sakti are in his chakra. This chakra corresponds to Tapo loka. The corresponding center in the physical body is at the Cavernous plexus.
He who concentrates in this chakra destroys all the Karmas of the past lives.The benefited that are derived by the meditation on is chakra cannot be described in words. Who meditate on this chakra he acquire all the 8 major and 32 minor siddhi.
Sahasrara chakra is the abode of lord Siva. This corresponds to satya loka. This is situated at the crown of the head. When kundalini is united with lord Siva at the sahasrara chakra, the yogi enjoys the supreme bliss (parama ananda). When kundalini is taken to this center, the yogi attains the super conscious state and the highest state of knowledge. He becomes a full-blown jnani .The word sahasrara padma denotes that this padma has 1000 petals. That is one thousand yoga nadis emanates from this center. There are different opinions about the exact number of petals. It is quite sufficient if you know that innumerable, nadis proceed from this center. As the case as other chakras, the vibration that is made by the yoga nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letter, all the fifty letters of the Sanskrit alphabet are repeated here again and again on all yoga nadis .This is a suskhma center. The corresponding center in the physical body is in the brain.
The term "shat chakra" referee only to the chief center six chakra above all these we have Sahasrara chakra. This is the chief of all the chakra. All the chakra have their intimate connection with this center. Hence this is not included as one among that shat chakra. This is situated above all the chakra.