What Are the 12 Chakras

What Is A Chakra

Chakras are ‘energy centers’ within the human body, they help to regulate all on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. It is said Chakras correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body, which affect our emotional and physical well being. 

Also, Chakras are various focal points used in a variety of ancient meditation practices. All the chakras are interconnected and a natural energy flow travels between them.

Blockages in our chakras occur commonly when people feel stress, experience bad diet, trauma and so forth. Under this circumstance, people will experience physical, emotional and spiritual disturbances due to the fact that our body’s natural energy flow is disturbed by those blockages.

How Many Chakras Are There?

In total, there said to be 114 chakras in the human body. Among these 114 chakras, there are 7 main chakras, 21 minor chakras, and 86 micro chakras.

The major 7 chakras are located along the spine and they each represent a different area of physical and spiritual energy.

  • Root Chakra – Located at the base of the spine. Governs our safety, security, and sense of groundless.
  • Sacral Chakra – Located in the lower belly near the sexual organs. Responsible for creativity, pleasure, passion, sexuality, and emotions.
  • Solar Plexus Chakra – Located in the upper abdomen above the belly button. The center of our personal power, strength, courage, and resilience.
  • Heart Chakra – Located in the center of the chest. Governs our ability to love and be loved, feel compassion, empathy, gratitude, and joy, and forgive others.
  • Throat Chakra – Located in the center of the throat. Responsible for communication and self-expression.
  • Third Eye Chakra – Located between the eyebrows. Center of our intuition, vision, and imagination.
  • Crown Chakra – Located above the top of the head. Governs spiritual connection and enlightenment.

Each of these 7 major chakras holds a specific energetic vibration and they are said to be associated with physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual facets of our health. If all seven of these chakras are balanced and in harmony, we will experience a greater sense of well-being and vitality.

What are the 12 Chakras System?

The 12 chakras system is an ancient spiritual belief that explains how our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health interlinks within our universe. Each chakra holds a key to greater understanding and deepens our connection with ourselves and others.

The 12 chakras are connected to the energy that channels from above your head, down the spine, and into the Earth. It is a way to understand the energies of the subtle body and how they relate to our well being. The 12 Chakras include the seven major chakras and 5 minor chakras:

  1. Earth Star Chakra
  2. Root Chakra
  3. Sacral Chakra
  4. Solar Plexus Chakra
  5. Heart Chakra
  6. Throat Chakra
  7. Third Eye Chakra
  8. Crown Chakra
  9. Soul Star Chakra
  10. Universal Chakra
  11. Galactic Chakra
  12. Divine Gateway Chakra

The Function, Location, Crystal and Color of the 12 Chakras Explained

Each chakra of the 12 chakras is associated with a particular location, color, function, and vibrational frequency. Through understanding the 12 chakra system and learning the way they interact with us, we can find balance in our physical health and discover powerful energy outside of our bodies.

1. Earth Star Chakra

Function: It is a Chakra that grounds you and connects you to Mother Earth. 

Location: Located about 12 inches below your feet, this energy point provides oneness with humanity and Earth’s life force. 

Colors: Copper

Crystals: Red/Brown Jasper, & Nuummite

2. Root Chakra

Function: It grounds us to help us stay centered, secure, safe, active, and energized. And it allows the flow of energy from Mother Earth into your other chakras. So, without the Root Chakra in alignment, the rest of your chakras will remain imbalanced as well. 

Location: One of the primary energy points found within our bodies at the base of the spine, in the pelvic area.

Colors: Red, Rust, Brown

Crystals: Black Obsidian, Tiger’s Eye, Black Tourmaline, Shungite, Black Onyx, Ruby, & Garnet

3. Sacral Chakra

Function: The Sacral Chakra rules over sexuality, passion, creativity, relationships, and connecting with others. An imbalance may cause a lack of creativity, passion or sex life, or even infertility. 

Location:  located in the lower abdomen

Colors: Orange

Crystals: Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Amber, Fire Quartz, Tiger Eye, & Shiva Lingam

4. Solar Plexus Chakra

Function: A powerful energy center, the Solar Plexus Chakra is all about your relationship with Self. This energy is centered around your personal growth, healing, ambitions, and sense of worth. On the flip side, it can hold negative energy like fear, pain, and stress. A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra represents a healthy, confident relationship with Self and embracing our inner power. 

Location: located in your stomach area

Colors: Yellow

Crystals: Citrine, Pyrite, Sun Stone, Golden Rutile, & Libyan Desert Glass

5. Heart Chakra

Function: the Heart Chakra is all about your emotions. It’s where the physical meets the spiritual. An open Heart Chakra allows for emotional healing, love and compassion, and empathy. It is also noted that the heart is a sacred portal; a doorway to the realms of angels, Divine love, and gifts from our higher energy points. 

Location: located in our physical heart space

Colors: Pink & Green

Crystals: Rose Quartz, Malachite, Green Calcite, Green Aventurine, Jade, Rose Quartz, & Pink Opa

6. Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra, is the center of truth and communication. An open Throat Chakra allows for personal expression, to speak the truth of Divine Love, faith, listening, and creativity. 

Location:  located in our throat

Colors: Blue

Crystals: Sodalite, Aquamarine, Lapiz Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate, Angelite, & Blue Topaz

7. Third Eye Chakra

Function: Focused around intuition and psychic abilities, our Third Eye Chakra can open our hearing and senses, connect us to higher spiritual beings or dimensions, and open our subconscious mind.

Location: sits at the center of our forehead

Colors: Purple

Crystals: Amethyst, Labradorite, Celestite, Fluorite, Super Seven, Agate Druzy, Tiffany Stone, & Charoite

8. Crown Chakra

Function: Our Crown Chakra is what connects us to Source and other higher spiritual realms. When you awaken the Crown Chakra and find balance, anything is possible. It can turn dreams into reality, allowing for spiritual growth, and even enlightenment. 

Location: located at the crown of the head

Colors: White & Clear

Crystals: Clear Quartz, Herkimer Diamond, Selenite, Sugilite, & Optical Calcite

9. Soul Star Chakra

Function: The Soul Star Chakra is also known as ‘The Seat of the Soul’ or ‘Halo Chakra’.. It connects all 7 primary chakras inside of the body allowing Divine Energy to flow through us. Through this soul energy, we can access our higher consciousness, knowledge of the Universe, karmic patterns, lessons, and the Akashic records. Many of us won’t gain access to this energy point until we are ready to face our real truths. 

Location: this chakra can be found outside of your body, just above your head

Colors: Silver, (Ultraclear with Rainbow Sparkles touching it on and off)

Crystals: Lemurian Crystals, Silver, & Apophyllite

10. Universal Chakra

Function: Merging together the physical realm with the spiritual, the Universal Chakra can align your physical energy with the energy of the Universe. When activated, the Universal Chakra can provide divine healing, creativity, and balance. 

Colors: Gold, (White with golden rays)

Crystals:  Astrophyllite

11. Galactic Chakra

Function: With the cosmic energy of the Galactic Chakra activated, it allows you the ability to travel beyond space & time and peer into other dimensions. It is here that you can communicate with ascended masters and higher spiritual beings. 

Location: located above the Crown Chakra and is associated with cosmic consciousness and spiritual connection to the higher realms

Colors: Platinum (White with pink rays)

Crystals: Pink Tourmaline 

12. Divine Gateway Chakra

Function: Offering complete connection to Divine Source, the Divine Gateway Chakra can open portals to other worlds and realms. Once this chakra has been activated you can connect to the cosmos and beyond, obtain full ascension, and become one with Divinity. 

Location: locatedabove the Galactic Chakra in the outer reaches of the body’s aura

Colors: Diamond White Light

Crystals: (Gold, Pyrite,) Elestial Quartz, Herkimer Diamond, & Phenacite

Final Words

Apart from physical exercise, getting to know what are the 12 chakras is an great way to further achieve in your spiritual, emotional and physical journey, increase your vibration, and gain new perspectives. Just like how proper yoga wear will boost your workout performance, chakra knowledge will arm you through out your way for further progress. Hope you will enjoy your journey.

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