Human Body and all Chakras
The human body is the denser layer of a multi-dimensional hierarchy in the continuation of creative forces. The human form is linked into multiple aspects of itself, each section expressing a range of frequencies or vibrations, within a network of zones of energy, spheres within spheres.
A person can collect energy from several different levels of vibrations–including color–that are utilized in various parts of the body. The physical body is a series of separate, yet related systems of energy. Throughout our body we have main energy centers, which are connected to major organs or glands that govern other body parts. Each of these main energy centers are referred to as chakra–chakra is a Sanskrit word which means wheel. A Chakra is the interface point between the physical and non-physical form. The Chakra wheels of light are structural blueprints, serving a conduits for the compliment energy information held in the Higher Self or Cosmic Forces. They lie along a linear pathway between the Crown Chakra, located at the top of the cranium, and the Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine. A chakra is a wheel-like spinning vortex that whirls in a circular motion forming a vacuum in the center that draws in anything it encounters on its particular vibratory level.
Each chakra is associated with a certain part of the body and a certain organ which it provides with the energy it needs to function. Additionally, just as every organ in the human body has its equivalent on the mental and spiritual level, so too every chakra corresponds to a specific aspect of human behavior and development. Our circular spirals of energy differ in size and activity from person to person. They vibrate at different levels relative to the awareness of the individual and their ability to integrate the characteristics of each into their life. The lower chakras are associated with fundamental emotions and needs, for the energy here vibrates at a lower frequency and is therefore denser in nature. The finer energies of the upper chakras corresponds to our higher mental and spiritual aspirations and faculties.
The chakras are formed at the junction of three connected energy shafts that ascend the spine, one on each side of the central channel, the Shushumna. The two lesser channels of energy – the Pingala on the right and Ida on the left – run parallel to the spinal cord. Chakras both take up and collect prana (life force energy) and transform and pass on energy. Our material bodies could not exist without them for they serve as gateways for the flow of energy and life into our physical bodies.
The chakra descriptions will give an understanding of the chakras and will teach how to enhance the connection to the mind, body and spirit. Chakras 1 through 3 relate to our mental perceptions of the physical world and astral world. Chakras 5 through 7 relate to activities and experiences in the physical world. Chakra 4 is the equalizer that connects the mind and body and is the place from which our soul emanates. Each chakra resonates to a specific sound and color vibration.
It is said that our body contains hundred of chakras that are the key to the operation of our being. These “spinning wheels” draw-in coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras also radiate an energy of vibration.
Actually we have 72 Chakras on the body and 22 which we can work with our inner self, including the 7 primary Chakras.
The seven major chakras attached to the physical body are described. Thereare also other chakras that some yogis, spiritualists and psychics acknowledge. Two chakras that exist outside of the physical body are the Earth Star chakra (12 – 18 inches below the feet) and the Soul Star chakra (6 – 24 inches above the head).
The Earth Star chakra grounds us to Mother Nature. The Soul Star chakra is accessed through the Stellar Gateway, which exists in the etheric body, directly above the head. Two other chakras are the Hand chakra, located in the palm of the hands and Foot chakra, located in the arch of the feet. They are smaller in size relative to the major chakras. Both chakras can open and shut at will or when the body needs to give or receive energy.
It is also believed that we have seven main chakra centers and that each main center is connected to our being on several different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. On the physical level each chakra governs a main organ or gland, which is then connected to other body parts that resonate the same frequency.
Every organ, gland and body system is connected to a chakra and each chakra is connected to a color vibrational frequency.
The seven main chakra centers are aligned along the spinal column. If there are disturbances on any level, this shows in the chakra’s vitality level. Also each of the seven main chakras is their own intelligence center. This means that each chakra is not only associated with our physical health but also controls aspects connected to our emotional, mental and belief system.
Each Chakra acts a transformer within the body. The purpose is to bring into the system a higher frequency of vibration, from the subtle portions of the Matrix Grid, into the thicker frequencies for purification and healing of negative energies. There are seven endocrine glands, each with a vibration and color, and one is assigned to each of the seven primary Chakras.
Only the Root – Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra are able to access and receive energies from the Higher Self. Any other Chakra can receive these energies only after they have been filtered through one of these three Chakras.
Muladhara (Sanskrit: मूलाधार, English: “root support”) or root chakra is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the color red. This center is located at the base of the spine in the coccygeal region. It is said to relate to the gonads and the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight-or-flight response when survival is under threat.
Organs :Suprarenal glands, prostate. Kidneys, bladder, spine
Symbol is Square
Sense is smell
It is connected with Earth
The seed syllable is Lam (pronounced lum), the deity is Ganesh,[ and the Shakti is Dakini. The associated animal is the elephant.
Muladhara is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality. Physically, Muladhara governs sexuality, mentally it governs stability, emotionally it governs sensuality, and spiritually it governs a sense of security. Gravitation drawing into a point trust, survival, self-preservation
root support, desire to be in the physical world.
Gem is Coral
Planet is Mars
Spiral pair is crown chakra 1/7
Excessive: overly possessive fearful parent
Deficient: homeless; ungrounded; victim This chakra is where the three main nadi separate and begin their upward movement. Dormant Kundalini rests here, wrapped three and a half times around the black Svayambhu linga, the lowest of three obstructions to her full rising (also known as knots or granthis).It is the seat of the red bindu, the female drop (which in Tibetan vajrayana is located at the navel chakra).[
The seat of physical vitality and the fundamental urge to survive. It regulates those mechanism which keep the physical body alive. It is the chakra whose main aspect is innocence
Svadhishthana (Sanskrit: स्वाधिष्ठान, English: “one’s own base”) or sacral chakra is symbolized by a white lotus within which is a crescent moon, with six vermilion, or orange petals.
The seed mantra is Vam, and the presiding deity is Brahma, with the Shakti being Rakini (or Chakini).
Symbol is up-turned crescent
It is connected with Water
The animal associated is the crocodile of Varuna.
This chakra is located in the sacrum and is considered to correspond to the testes or the ovaries that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle. Svadhishthana is also considered to be related to, more generally, the genitourinary system and the adrenals. The key issues involving Svadhishthana are relationships, sexuality, empathy, pleasure, well-being, connection, delight, emotions, feeling, polarity, change, violence, addictions, basic emotional needs and pleasure.
Physically, Svadhishthana governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm.
Organs :Gonads and reproductive organs, legs
Gem is Amethyst
Planet is Mercury
Sense is taste
Spiral pair is third eye 2/6
Excessive: manipulative, controlling, lustful, addictive
Deficient: co-dependent, martyr, submissive, doesn’t feel anything,shut down
This energy is the center for creating relationships of all kinds. It is where we develop an inward sense of self and an outward awareness of others, ego, sexuality, and family and defined as we work with this energy.
The feelings of other people are directly perceived through mastery of this chakra’s energy.
Manipura (Sanskrit: मणिपूर, English: “jewel city”) or solar plexus/navel chakra is symbolized by a downward pointing triangle with ten petals, along with the color yellow.
The seed syllable is Ram, and the presiding deity is Braddha Rudra, with Lakini as the Shakti.
Manipura is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans, which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body. The color that corresponds to Manipura is yellow.
Symbol is a descending triangle.
Is connected with Fire
Pancreas, stomach, liver, gall-bladder
Gem is Emerald Planet is Jupiter
Sense is sight
Spiral pair is throat chakra 3/5
Excessive: egotistical, self-absorbed; ambitious self-driven warrior, desire to take control
Deficient: poor self-worth; sensitive servant; feels disliked; martyr; needing to “do” all the time
Key issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, will, joy,
Motivation, self-esteem transformation, identification , mastery, will over your own light ,power in relationship with others, vitality, energy, standing steady in your own self, desire to express individuality ,fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex. Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth.
Corresponding deity for material element of this chakra is Agni.
Anahata (Sanskrit: अनाहत, English: “unstruck”) or heart chakra is symbolized by a circular flower with twelve green petals called the heart mind. Within it is a yantra of two intersecting triangles, forming a hexagram, symbolizing a union of the male and female.
The seed mantra is Yam, the presiding deity is Ishana Rudra Shiva, and the Shakti is Kakini.
Anahata is related to the thymus, located in the chest. The thymus is an element of the immune system as well as being part of the endocrine system. It is the site of maturation of the T cells responsible for fending off disease and may be adversely affected by stress.
Anahata is related to the colours green or pink.
Symbol is intertwined descending and ascending triangles
Is connected with Air
Thymus, heart, liver, lungs, blood circulation
Gem is Ruby
Planet is Venus
Sense is touch
Spiral pair is the center 4/4
Excessive: inappropriate emotional expression; poor emotional boundaries
Deficient: ruthless, no heart, can’t feel emotions
Key issues involving Anahata involve complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love, equilibrium, rejection and well-being. Physically Anahata governs circulation, emotionally it governs unconditional love for the self and others, mentally it governs passion, and spiritually it governs devotion.
Vishuddha (Sanskrit: विशुद्ध, IAST: Viśuddha, English: “especially pure”), or Vishuddhi, or throat chakra is depicted as a silver crescent within a white circle, with 16 light or pale blue, or turquoise petals. The seed mantra is Ham, and the residing deity is Panchavaktra shiva, with 5 heads and 4 arms, and the Shakti is Shakini. Vishuddha may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation.
Symbol is a circle within a descending triangle
Color is Light Blue
It is connected with Ether
Gem is Sapphire
Planet is Saturn
Sense is Hearing
Spiral pair is solar chakra 5/3
Excessive: willful, controlling, judgmental, hurtful speech
Deficient: lacking faith, unable to creatively express, silent child
Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security. The center for communication, self-expression and creativity. This is where the inner voice of one’s truth is expressed. It is the chakra of diplomacy, of pure relationships with others, and of playful detachment. Speaking with a knowledge of our interconnectivity through Spirit reflects mastery of this energy.
In Tibetan buddhism, this chakra is red, with 16 upward pointing petals. It plays an important role in Dream Yoga, the art of lucid dreaming.
Corresponding deity for material element of this chakra is Dyaus.
Ajna (Sanskrit: आज्ञा, English: “command”) or third-eye chakra is symbolised by a lotus with two petals, and corresponds to the colours violet, indigo or deep blue, though it is traditionally described as white. It is at this point that the two side nadi Ida (yoga) and Pingala are said to terminate and merge with the central channel Sushumna, signifying the end of duality, the characteristic of being dual (e.g. light and dark, or male and female). The seed syllable for this chakra is the syllable OM, and the presiding deity is Ardhanarishvara, who is a half male, half female Shiva/Shakti. The Shakti goddess of Ajna is called Hakini.
Symbol is a descending triangle within a circle
It is connected with the Light
Pituitary gland, spine, lower brain, left eye, nose and the ears
Gem is Diamond Planet is Sun
Sense isSixth sense, higher mind
Spiral pair is sacral chakra 6/2
Excessive: overly intellectual; overly analytical
Deficient: unclear thought; deluded
Ajna (along with Bindu), is known as the third eye chakra and is linked to the pineal gland which may inform a model of its envisioning. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland that produces the hormone melatonin which regulates sleep and waking up, and is also postulated to be the production site of the psychedelic dimethyltryptamine, the only known hallucinogen endogenous to the human body. Ajna’s key issues involve balancing the higher and lower selves and trusting inner guidance. Ajna’s inner aspect relates to the access of intuition, knowingness, perception, self mastery, wisdom, imagination
Mentally, Ajna deals with visual consciousness.
Emotionally, Ajna deals with clarity on an intuitive level.
The seat of intuition and direct spiritual vision; it is here that we visualize things through our “third eye” of intuitive knowledge. The opening of the third-eye corresponds with spiritual awakening. It is the chakra of forgiveness and compassion.
Sahasrara (Sanskrit: सहस्रार, English: “thousand-petaled”) or crown chakra is generally considered to be the state of pure consciousness, within which there is neither object nor subject. When the Kundalini energy rises to this point, it unites with the male Shiva energy and Consciousness, and a state of liberating samadhi is attained. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand multi-coloured petals, it is located either at the crown of the head, or above the crown of the head. Sahasrara is represented by the colour white and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body.
It is connected with the Spirit
Unification of colors
Upper brain and right eye
Gem is Pearl Planet is Pluto
Spiral pair is root chakra 7/1
Excessive: cult leader, ego maniac
Deficient: no spiritual inspiration/aspiration
Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. According to Gary Osborn, the thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness and is the ‘Bridal Chamber’ mentioned in the Gnostic scriptures. Sahasrara’s inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, intelligence, bliss of Divine Wisdom, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with “beingness.”
In Tibetan Buddhism, the point at the crown of the head is represented by a white circle, with 33 downward pointing petals. It is of primary importance in the performance of phowa, or consciousness projection after death, in order to obtain rebirth in a Pure Land. Within this state is contained the White drop, or Bodhicitta, which is the essence of masculine energy.
Corresponding deity for material element of this state is Dhruva.
This chakra represents the highest level of consciousness and enlightenment. It is the connective center to spirit. This center integrates all the chakras with their respective qualities. Mastering the lower vibrational aspects of our being we reside in the full awareness that we are spiritual beings living a human existence.
Many body functions are stimulated or retarded by light and the different colors of light and thus affect our chakra system.
The openness and flow of energy through our chakras determines our state of health and balance. Knowledge of our more subtle energy system empowers us to maintain balance and harmony on the physical, mental and spiritual level. All meditation and yoga systems seek to balance out the energy of the chakras by purifying the lower energies and guiding them upwards. Through the use of grounding, creating “internal space,” and living consciously with an awareness of how we acquire and spend our energy we become capable of balancing our life force with our mental, physical and spiritual selves.
Balancing the free flowing energy of the chakras is the key to health and healing on emotional, physical and spiritual levels.