Chakras are part of the subtle body (which is energy), not the physical body (which is mass), and are connected by energy channels called Nadi. Chakras are energy centers that pull in life force energy from the universe, they are cone-like in shape, vary in colour and emanate out from the body.

There are 7 main chakras, namely:

Root / Base Chakra which is associated with your instincts for survival and feelings of groundedness, as well as career, money mindset and a sense of belonging. The Root Chakra is red and is situated at the base of your spine.

Sacral Chakra which is associated with sexuality, pleasure, creativity and emotions. The Sacral Chakra is orange and is situated in the area below your navel.

Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with your personal power, will and autonomy, and your ability to channel. The Solar Plexus Chakra is yellow and is situated in the area slightly above your navel.

Heart Chakra connects us with our emotional self, bringing harmony, forgiveness, sincerity and love; it deals with love, relationships and self-acceptance. The Heart Chakra is green and is situated within the area of your heart.

Throat Chakra is associated with the expression of self, reinforcing communication, speech and healing. The Throat Chakra is blue and is situated in your throat area.

Third Eye Chakra is associated with intuition, sense of purpose and direction in life. The Third Eye Chakra is indigo and is situated in the middle of your forehead, slightly above your eyebrows.

Crown Chakra connects us with our higher consciousness. The Crown Chakra is violet and is situated at the top of your head.

Why are Chakras important?

The time has come where chakras can no longer be trivialized, we know they exist and we know that they impact our lives physically, mentally and spiritually. It is thus imperative that we learn all we can about chakras. Energy healing modalities are based on the chakras, and the laws of attraction and manifestation are directly related to the chakras. With this in mind, I am sure you can appreciate the importance of knowing exactly how the chakras affect you.

For more information on how to recognise blocked Chakras and then clear and unblock your Chakras see my post on Blocked Chakras or download the FREE meditation to clear your chakras