An introduction to the chakra system

Chakras are the energy centres of the body.  There are 7 chakras, starting at the base of your spine and finishing at the top of your head.  

As you will learn below, each chakra governs different aspects of your life and can be open or closed, balanced or imbalanced. Becoming aware of your chakras health can give you great insight into beliefs that you hold about yourself and the world. It can also lead you to the realisation of why you continue to repeat negative life patterns and just give you some much needed positive energy! 

Below is an introduction to the chakra system, as you read about each one see if anything interesting jumps out at you or experiment by feeling into the area of your body where your chakras are…you might be surprised what you find!     

chakra systemCHAKRA 1: Also known as the Root Chakra, is the colour red and is located at the base of the spine.  The root chakra represents your right to be here, survival (Eg. money and food), and feeling grounded in life.  

CHAKRA 2: The Sacral Chakra, is the colour orange and is located in the area just below the belly button.  The sacral chakra governs our sexuality and reproductive organs and is where our beliefs in abundance (or lack of) live.  Individuation and creative expression, as well as magnetism and sexuality is also the energy of this chakra.  

CHAKRA 3: The Solar Plexus Chakra, is the colour yellow and is located in the stomach area.  The Solar plexus is all about confidence, self-esteem, self worth, personal boundaries and how much control we feel we have in our lives.  That gut feeling that something is wrong (or so soooo right!), that is coming from your Solar Plexus, so listen up!

CHAKRA 4: The Heart Chakra, is the colour green and is located in the heart area.  The Heart Chakra is all about love and your ability to give and receive it.  This chakra often holds a lot of pain from past hurts and experiences.  The energy of the heart is all about compassion, forgiveness, self love and your relationship and connection with everyone and everything.

CHAKRA 5: The Throat Chakra, is the colour blue and is located in the throat.  This powerful chakra represents our ability to communicate our thoughts, feelings and truth clearly and effectively. 

CHAKRA 6:  The Third Eye Chakra, is the colour indigo and is located above the eyes in the middle of the forehead.  This is where your intuition, wisdom, decision making and psychic abilities are drawn from.

CHAKRA 7: The Crown Chakra, is the colour purple and is located at the top of your head.  This chakra connects you spiritually to your soul or inner self.  Having a strong and open Crown Chakra can lead you to bliss and your life’s purpose.

BEGINNER YOGI TIP: Working with your chakras and learning how to regularly cleanse each one can be life changing.  Beginner Yogi uses the Guided Chakra Cleanse Meditation for Busy People by Belinda Davidson.

If you are interested in learning more about Belinda Davidson and her teachings please click here.

Now that you have been introduced to your chakras, are you able to identify which of yours are balanced and which aren’t?  If you have specific questions in relation to chakras, head on over to Beginner Yogi’s facebook page and ask away!

Resources: Some of the above information on the chakra energy system where taken from Belinda Davidson & The School of the Modern Mystic teachings. Click here to find out more.