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Learning about chakras

Updated on January 7, 2012

Major chakras

What are chakras?

Chakra (prounounced sha-kra) is a sanskrit word meaning "wheel". They are energy centers that push life energy (called "ki" or "chi") throughout the body and they receive energy constantly.
If you have negative thoughts/feelings then your chakras are dark and can't receive sufficient energy. What this means is that you are left feeling tired and sluggish. If you do the opposite and fill yourself with love and positive thoughts then you will be left feeling more energised and balanced as the energy will flow smoothly and your chakras with be bright and colourful.
Each of the major 7 chakras which I will talk about have a different function. I will start from the bottom and work my way up. The bottom 3 chakras are to do with more material things such as money, relationships etc. The top 4 are more to do with spiritual issues.

Root chakra

Sanskrit: Muladhara

The root chakra is located at the base of your spine and is a bright ruby red colour. This chakra is responsible for thoughts and feelings with:

Finances - So money, your savings, accounts etc.
Career - Making enough money and being in the right job.
Home life - Keeping your home tidy, rearranging items (feng-shui) and even thoughts about buying a new home.
Possessions - So your furniture, vehicles, jewelry etc.
Needs - Having enough food to eat, clothes to keep you warm etc.

Sacral charka

Sanskrit: Svadisthana

The sacral chakra is located between the navel and base of the spine and is an orange colour. This chakra is responsible for thoughts and feelings with:

Cravings - Foods, drinks etc
Addictions - drugs, alcohol etc
Your body - Weight, excersise, sleep habits etc

Solar Plexis chakra

Sanskrit: Manipura

The solar plexis chakra is located right behind the navel and is a bright yellow colour. This chakra is responsible for thoughts and feelings such as:

Power - Either the fear or desire to be powerful or obsessions with power.
Control - Fear of being controlled or losing control.

Heart chakra

Sanskrit: Anahata

The heart chakra is located in the center of your chest and it is green in colour. This is the first of hte upper chakras that relate to spirituality. This chakra is responsible for thoughts and feelings with:

Relationships - With parents, othe family members, friends etc
Love - Love for oneself, romantic, platonic etc
People - Codependancy, obsessoin about anothe person etc.
Forgiveness - Of oneself, another person etc.

Throat chakra

Sanskrit: Visuddha

The throat chakra is located of course in your throat and it is sky blue in colour. This chakra is responsible for thoughts and feelings with:

Speaking truth - To yourself, those close to you, co-workers etc
Communication - Speaking, singing, teaching etc

Brow/Third Eye chakra

Sanskrit: Anja

The brow or third eye chakra is located right between your eyes and it is indigo blue in colour. This chakra is responsible for thoughts and feelings with:

The future - Your desire or reluctance to see what is ahead for you
The past - Whether it be your past in this life or a previoius life
Belief in spirits - Your desire/fear to see spirits

Crown chakra

Sanskrit: Sahasrara

The crown chakra is located near the inside of the top of your head and it is purple in colour. This chakra is responsible for thoughts and feelings with:

God - Our belief, how close/not so close we feel etc
Religion/Spirituality - positive/negative experiences
Divine guidance - Feelings about recieving guidance
Trust - Willingness/unwillingness to receive info without knowing how it's been recieved.

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    • Macourt60 profile image


      5 years ago from Florida

      Very nice article.

    • BabyCheetah profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Melbourne

      Thank you so much, I'm glad it was a good read for you :)

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      7 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      It's a long time since I read anything about the Chakras so this hub was very enjoyable and interesting. It really brought back a lot of the information I had forgotten. Excellent hub.

    • BabyCheetah profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Melbourne

      Oh yes it is quite popular nowadays. I'm still learning though. Thank you for your wonderful comment on my hub :)

    • yshashikant profile image


      7 years ago from Mumbai

      Its really good to know that even people outside of my country(India, the place where i belong) believe in this thing. I hope you have found all of the chakra's in your world too. Thanks for a wonderful hub.


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