Chakras

The Seven Chakras of a human body

Chakras are energy centres in spine which are not physical in nature. They belong to Astral body.

The following seven primary chakras are commonly described:

1. Muladhara (Sanskrit: मूलाधार, Mūlādhāra) Base or Root Chakra (ovaries/prostate) First center- Four petaled lotus

2. Swadhisthana (Sanskrit: स्वाधिष्ठान, Svādhiṣṭhāna) Sacral Chakra (last bone in spinal cord, the coccyx) Second center- Six Petaled Lotus

3. Manipura (Sanskrit: मणिपूर, Maṇipūra) Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area) Third center- Ten petaled Lotus

4. Anahata (Sanskrit: अनाहत, Anāhata) Heart Chakra (heart area) Fourth center – Twelve petaled Lotus

5. Vishuddha (Sanskrit: विशुद्ध, Viśuddha) Throat Chakra (throat and neck area) Fifth center- Sixteen petaled Lotus

6. Ajna (Sanskrit: आज्ञा, Ājñā) Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pineal gland or third eye) Sixth center – Two petaled Lotus

7. Sahasrara (Sanskrit: सहस्रार, Sahasrāra) Crown Chakra (Top of the head; ‘Soft spot’ of a newborn) Seventh center- Thousand petaled Lotus

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