Chakras 101: Basics for Beginners

Chakras 101: Basics for Beginners

Chakras is a word often associated with the New Age movement, suggesting the concept is modern and new. However, The Vedas, one of the oldest religious texts in history recorded the concept of a chakra system within the human body.

What are Chakras?

Simply stated your chakras are energy points in your body.

When translated from Sanskrit, chakra means "wheel." It is believed the human body has an energy circle that are connected to certain nerves. These energy points can be become blocked and unbalanced. When this happens humans can experience both physical and emotional symptoms.

The spiritual goal is to keep your chakras open so the energy can flow through your body, keep your energy balanced and you can attain a higher consciousness. In Hinduism, chakras are your life energy or Prana.

What are the Seven Chakras?

According to Hinduism, the body consists of seven chakras, which include your root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third-eye, and crown chakra.

The primary or physical chakras correspond with physical elements such as the earth, water, fire and air.

Your heart chakra connects your three physical energy points to your three spiritual energy points within your body. Your spiritual chakras include the Throat, Third-eye, and Crown.

seven chakras

Root Chakra: I am

Your root chakra is what grounds you. It is the chakra of stability. At the base of your spine, your root chakra is where you find grounding. It is one of the three physical chakras. This chakra is your basic em0tional and physical needs such as food, shelter, and the need to connect.


Sanskrit Name: Muladhara, meaning root or support

Color: Red

Chant: I am......

Vibration: 432 hz

Crystals for root chakra: black tourmaline, smoky quartz, obsidian, red jasper, bloodstone, hematite

Essential Oils: patchouli, sandalwood, veviter, myrrh

Sacral Chakra: I feel

The second physical chakra is the sacral chakra. You can find this chakra below your navel.

Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana, meaning "one's own home"

Color: Orange

Chant: I feel......

Vibration: 480 hz

Crystals for sacral chakra include: carnelian, moonstone, amber, sunstone

Essential Oils: ylang ylang, rosewood, sandalwood

Solar Plexus Chakra: I do

The third physical chakra Solar Plexus. This is in the center of your body, above your navel and at the base of your sternum.

Color: Yellow

Sanskrit Name: Manipura

Chant: I do....

Vibration: 528 hz

Crystals for solar plexus: yellow citrine, amber, tiger's eye, yellow topaz

Essential Oils: rosemary, lemon, lavender, chamomile

Heart Chakra: I love

Color: Green

Sanskrit Name: Anahata

Chant: I love...

Vibration: 594 hz

Crystals for heart chakra: rose quartz, green calcite, peridot, emerald

Essential Oils: rose, neroli, lavender, ylang ylang

Throat Chakra: I speak

Color: Blue

Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha

Chant: I speak...

Vibration: 672 hz

Crystals for throat chakra: sodalite, lapis lazuli, aquamarine

Essential Oils: rosemary, lavender, chamomile

Third Eye Chakra: 

Color: Indigo

Sanskrit Name: Ajna

Chant: I speak...

Vibration: 720 hz

Crystals for crown chakra: clear quartz, tanzanite, lapis lazuli, amethyst, fluorite

Essential Oils: sandalwood, frankincense, lavender

Crown Chakra: 

Color: Purple

Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara

Chant: I speak...

Vibration: 768 hz

Crystals for crown chakra: labradorite, amethyst, clear quartz, moonstone

Essential Oils: lotus, sandalwood, peppermint



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