Chakras Explained – What are Chakras?
Chakras explained: what are they and what do they do?
First chakra: base
Second chakra: sacral
The sacral chakra is located around the groin area, above the pubic bone and below the navel. It is our creativity and sexual center and links to the gonads. When this chakra balances, we become creative, expressive and consequently open to the world.
Third chakra: chi/Qi/solar plexus
The third chakra is located in the area above the navel and just below the solar plexus. On a physical level it maps with the pancreas. It governs digestion, power issues, self-esteem and willpower. With an open third chakra, giving us confidence, self-loving and therefore reliability.
Fourth chakra: heart
This chakra is located in the center of the chest. It’s at the middle of the seven chakras and is important in our emotional and spiritual development. It is our source of love. When this chakra is open and balanced, we experience love, kindness. Further more it creates compassion for others but also for ourselves.
Fifth chakra: throat
Located in the area of the throat, the fifth chakra is the source of authentic verbal expression. It governs the ability to speak our highest truth. It is our communication center and connected to personal integrity. Because when this chakra balances, we are able to communicate with clarity. Our communication has integrity, and we generate the ability to listen well.
Sixth chakra: third eye
The third eye is located between the eyebrows and is therefore the center of our intuition. This chakra governs our thought, psychic abilities and spiritual contemplation. Most of all, it is important for enlightenment. So, when this chakra is open, you can see and understand.
Seventh chakra: crown
Located on the top of the head, this chakra is associated with the entire endocrine and nervous system. Therefore it is the chakra of enlightenment and spiritual connection. So, wh hen fully open, we feel gratitude, guided and connected to the universe.