Chakras are vortexes of energy located in seven different points on the spinal column, and are linked with various organs and glands within the body. These energy centers are responsible for distributing the life energy, which is also known as Qi or Praana and regulate bodily processes, including organ function, the immune system and emotions. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel and the chakras are usually depicted as spinning, colored wheels of energy.
CROWN Chakra – Cosmic Energy
Located at the “soft spot” at the top of the head. Pineal gland, Color is violet to white. Note is B. Sound Mantra: MMM (completes OM that was begun in sixth chakra), Gemstones – amethyst, clear & Keywords – Expansiveness, Gentleness, Calmness, Harmony. Goal – to experience oneness with the eternal now.
BROW Chakra – Energy
Located at the “third eye” on the forehead. Pituitary gland, Color is Indigo, Gemstones – sapphire, sodalite, lapis lazuli. Note is A. Sound Mantra: OOO, Keywords: Wisdom, Intuition. Goal – To balance thoughts & feelings with intuition.
THROAT Chakra – Ether
Located at the throat. Affects whole Glandular System, Color is Blue. Note is G. Sound mantra: HAM, Gemstones- turquoise, aquamarine, topaz, amazonite, blue agate. Keywords – Inspiration, Creativity. Goal – To establish the kingdom of peace & share it with others.
HEART Chakra – Air
Located in the chest. Heart, Respiration, Thymus, Color is Green, Note is F. Sound mantra: YAM, Gemstones – emerald, peridot, tourmaline, jade, malachite, aventurine, bloodstone, fluorite, unikite, rose quartz, coral. Keywords – Love, Balance, Growth, Healing. Goal – To use Love for personal & societal change.
SOLAR PLEXUS Chakra – Fire
Located beneath ribs. Digestive System, Adrenals, Color is Yellow. Note is E. Sound: mantra: RAM, Gemstones – citrine, amber, gold tiger’s eye, yellow jade. Keywords – personal power, happiness, joy. Goal – Control over body, mind, and life affairs.
SACRAL Chakra – Water
Located in pelvic area. Sexual organs, sex drive, Pancreas, Color is Orange. Note is D. Sound Mantra: VAM, Gemstones – carnelian, agate. Keywords – Optimism, Self-confidence, Courage. Goal – To do one’s duties without attachment to results.
ROOT Chakra – Earth
Located at base of spine. Elimination, Color is Red. Note is C. Sound mantra: LAM, Gemstones – garnet, ruby, jasper, red tiger’s eye, smoky quartz, hematite, obsidian, agate. Keywords- Life, Strength, Power. Goal – Mastery of the body so it may be used as a tool for spirit.