The story about chakras …
The seven chakra symbols of the core body and what they represent.
- Base or Root Chakra (last bone in spinal cord *coccyx*)
- Sacral Chakra (ovaries/prostate)
- Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area)
- Heart Chakra (heart area)
- Throat Chakra (throat and neck area)
- Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pineal gland or third eye)
- Crown Chakra (Top of head)
The crown is purple, the spirituality, the highest energy and the shortest link to the universe. A list of all chakras is well explained here. But I like the pictures and explanations so I will repeat it 🙂
Asanas, Sounds, Colors, and Gems
While silence is the most powerful and important way to opening the seventh chakra, there are some other practices that support this chakra.
Inverted yoga asanas such as headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) and down dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) can help stimulate the seventh chakra, as well as any posture that brings the crown of the head to the floor such as fish pose (Matsyasana).
The color for the crown chakra is violet or white and the mantra sound is the universal sound of OM. Gems you can wear or have in your environment to help open and align the seventh chakra are amethyst, selenite, and sugilite.
1. ROOT or BASE CHAKRA (Muladhara)– Zodiac signs Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus.
The 4th Ray of “Harmony through Conflict” governs the base chakra or root. This chakra symbol represents the most earth-centered energy. It stands for our inherited beliefs through our formative years. Self-preservation, personal survival and our identification with the physical world centers in this bottom most of the main seven chakras.
2. SACRAL/NAVAL CHAKRA (Svadhisthana) – Zodiac signs Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio
The 7th Ray of “Ceremonial Magic” rules this chakra symbol. The second from the bottom of the seven chakras is about our relationships, creativity, sexuality, control and money.
3. SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA (Manipura) – Zodiac signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
The 6th Ray of “Devotion” governs this chakra. This chakra symbol connects us with the energy to take action and is the seat of self-esteem and expressing our personal power. Our relationship to the world around us, and our beliefs about our place within it come from this the third of the seven chakras.
4. HEART CHAKRA (Anahata) – Zodiac signs Aquarius, Gemini and Libra
The 2nd Ray of “Love-Wisdom” rules this chakra symbol. It’s at this chakra that we start to see the possibilities of the internal and external world…the world of spirit and of form. The heart chakra is the integration point for the seven chakras of the body, because it holds the sacred spark of the divine and the intuition of the Mother.
5. THROAT CHAKRA(Vissudha) – No Zodiac signs
The 3rd Ray of “Active intelligence,” is associated with the fifth of the seven chakras. This chakra symbol is all about choice, willpower and the right to speak and be heard. Speaking our peace is our God given right of choice. Having said this, not all we say gives us peace. Some of what we say dis-empowers us…some empowers. What we say is caused by unloving or loving imprints from our past again.
6. THIRD EYE(Ajna) – No Zodiac signs
This chakra is governed by the 5th ray of “Concrete Knowledge.” Our intuition and our ability to see with vision comes from here. It’s the center of divine wisdom, the spiritual eye that seeks to see and know the truth in all things. From the sixth of the seven chakra symbols we close our physical eyes and look at the world from all aspects of self. Our intuition becomes our guide.
7. CROWN CHAKRA (Sahasrara) – No Zodiac sign
The 1st Ray of “Will and Power” is associated with this chakra symbol. This chakra is located at the top of the head and spins very quickly as a 1000 petal lotus…our direct connection to God. Guidance comes directly to us from the divine and is received through this chakra.
Source of the image: zen30.bigcartel.com.
Source of Featured image: calleenwilder.com.