The 7 Chakras – A Beginners Guide To Your Energy System

What on Earth is a Chakra?

In many spiritual and healing disciplines, and in the world of complementary medicine the words Chakra pops up quite a bit. That’s fine if you know it they meana; not so great, and I must say pretty confusing, if you don’t. Here’s our simple summary of the 7 Chakras that covers what a Chakra is, and what the Chakra System is all about?

The 7 Chakras are the energy centers in our body in which energy flows through.

The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. Literally translated from the Hindi it means ‘Wheel of spinning Energy’. A chakra is like a whirling, vortex like, powerhouse of energy. Within our bodies you have seven of these major energy centres and many more minor ones.

You can think of chakras as invisible, rechargeable batteries.

They are charged and recharged through contact with the stream of cosmic energy in the atmosphere in much the same way that your home is connected to a central power source within a city – the only difference is that this cosmic energy source is free.

Imagine this, a vertical power current rather like a fluorescent tube that runs up and down the spine, from the top of the head to the base of the spine. Think of this as your main source of energy. The seven major chakras are in the centre of the body and are aligned with this vertical “power line. ”

Chakras connect your  spiritual bodies to your physical one.

They regulate the flow of energy throughout the electrical network (meridians) that runs through the physical body. The body’s electrical system resembles the wiring in a house. It allows electrical current to be sent to every part, and is ready for use when needed.

Sometimes chakras become blocked because of stress, emotional or physical problems. If the body’s ‘energy system’ can not flow freely it is likely that problems will occur. The consequence of irregular energy flow may result in physical illness and discomfort or a sense of being mentally and emotionally out of balance.


The 7 chakra systemThis image shows where the main chakras in are located in your body. You can read a brief, yet full explanation for each chakra below.

Chakra 7 – The Crown

It’s colour is violet and is located at the top of your head. It is associate with the cerebral cortex, central nervous system and the pituitary gland It is concerned with information, understanding, acceptance and bliss. It is said to be your own place of connection to God, the Chakra of Divine purpose and personal destiny. Blockage can manifest as psychological problems

Chakra 6 – The Third Eye (or Brow Chakra)

It’s colour is Indigo (a combination of red and blue). It is located at the centre of your forehead at eye level or slightly above. This Chakra is used to question the spiritual nature of our life. It is the Chakra of question, perception and knowing. It is concerned with inner vision, intuition and wisdom. Your dreams for this life and recollections of other lifetimes are held in this Chakra. Blockage may manifest as problems like lack of foresight, mental rigidity, ‘selective’ memory and depression.

Chakra 5. The Throat

It’s colour is blue or turquoise and is located within the throat. It is the Chakra of communication, creativity, self-expression and judgement. It is associated with your Neck, shoulders, arms, hands, thyroid and parathyroid glands. It is concerned with the senses of inner and outer hearing, the synthesising of ideas, healing, transformation and purification. Blockage can show up as creative blocks, dishonesty or general problems in communicating ones needs to others.

Chakra 4 – The Heart

It’s colour is green and it is located within your heart. It is the centre of love, compassion, harmony and peace. The Asians say that this is the house of the soul. This Chakra is Associate with your lungs, heart, arms hands and thymus gland. We fall in love through our heart Chakra, then that feeling of unconditional love moves to the emotional centre commonly known as the solar plexus. After that it moves into the sexual centre or Base Chakra where strong feelings of attraction can be released. When these energies move into the Base Chakra we may have the desire to marry and settle down. Blockage can show itself as immune system , lung and heart problems, or manifest as inhumanity, lack of compassion or unprincipled behaviour.

Chakra 3 – The Solar Plexus

It’s colour is yellow and is located a few inches above the navel in the solar plexus area. This chakra is concerned with your digestive system, muscles, pancreas and adrenals. It is the seat of your emotional life. Feelings of personal power, laughter, joy and anger are associated with this centre. Your sensitivity, ambition and ability to achieve are stored here. Blockage may manifest as anger, frustration, lack of direction or a sense of victimisation.

Chakra 2 – The Sacral (or Navel Chakra)

It’s colour is orange and it is located between the base of your spine and your navel. It is associated with your lower abdomen, kidneys, bladder, circulatory system and your reproductive organs and glands. It is concerned with emotion. This chakra represents desire, pleasure, sexuality, procreation and creativity. Blockage may manifests as emotional problems, compulsive or obsessive behaviour and sexual guilt.

1. the Base (or Root Chakra)

It’s colour is red and it is located at the perineum, base of your spine. It is the Chakra closest to the earth. It’s function is concerned with earthly grounding and physical survival. This Chakra is associated with your legs, feet, bones, large intestine and adrenal glands. It controls your fight or flight response. Blockage may manifest as paranoia, fear, procrastination and defensiveness.


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  1. Hi Maya,

    I found this article great but I have objection on one thing and that is use of the word ‘Asian’.

    Chakras and all yoga is the soul of Indian philosophy and originated from India only.
    Later on Buddists also inheritated the same.

    So by using the word ‘Asian’ are you not snatching the credit from the right inventor who is India.

    • Hi Dhananjay. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am glad you like the article. In response to your concern about the word Asian in the context of the heart chakra and “The Asians say that this is the house of the soul.” I totally agree that Yoga originated in India, and at the beginning of the article it clearly stated that “The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. Literally translated from the Hindi it means ‘Wheel of spinning Energy’. Thereby acknowledging that the original philosophy has its roots in India and yoga. ~ Maya

    • Everything is originated from egypt….

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  3. Thank you so much for the article, it was truly informative. I am new to the concept of Chakra and desire to know more about. Could you suggest so useful tools, books, dvd’s, etc? Thank You and God Bless!!!

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  6. if it’s true, every single chakra of mine is messed up haha

  7. I am on chakra 5. This is awesome! All my chakras are off! So I will continue this new journey of meditation and hope for great results.

  8. I am developed an interest in auras and chakras and I found this article very informative. I took a chakra quiz and found out I have a few blockages. So I will be starting from the beginning to learn, understand and improve my chakras. Looking forward to more great articles. Thank you.

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  11. hello ma’am , i started concentrating on my root chakra last month. but from last week i started having headache and i cant concentrate on base chakra

  12. Los chakras son nuestros centros de enrgía vital a los que deberíamos prestar más atención. El correcto funcionamiento de cada uno de ellos tiene un impacto en nosotros y en nuetsras vidas. Un chakra determinado que esté bloqueado de alguna manera generará problemas de todo tipo. Cuidar celosamente nuestros centros de energía es algo que podemos hacer de maneras muy simples como con la meditación, la visualización dirigida, la nutrición adecuada, el ejercicio físico, el correcto uso del pensamiento y la palabra, el cultivo y mantenimiento de una vibración alta de manera habitual, etc. Muchas gracias. Mi web

  13. I have been seeing someone who claims to be a spiritual advisor specializing in Chakra. After a few meetings she is now telling me I have been cursed and needs a large monetary sacrifice. I have felt my life has been out of balance for some time and was hoping to become in sync with my mind, body & spirit. Is this normal practice for chakra healing?

  14. Hi Maya,

    Thank you so much for such a great article. It is very informative.

    I just wanted to mention to people talking about the origins of the chakra concept and who gets the credit. When the creator is one then where is this concept of ownership coming from. This is not patented or IP registered by so called the creator. The concept of invoking the chakras within one’s self is a gift to the whole mankind and its the right of every one to experience it. There is no region or color atatched to it.

    Please keep writing such great articles.

    Best Regards,

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  17. Great post! Thanks for sharing. I think it’s a very informative article for some starting on their personal development/spiritual journey. Most people only think about feeding or nurturing their physical body, or mental body. We also have an emotional body a spiritual body and an energetic body. The chakras being part of the energetic body at the core. When we balance our chakras we help to balance the rest of ourselves. There are many techniques to balance them, from acupuncture, chi-gong, tai-chi, yoga, sound therapy, color therapy and others. You can also play Path to Enlightenment, a free mobile game that while playing takes you to the lessons of each chakra and helps you balance them…in addition, the background music also helps to balance them. Check it out. Best!

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