Auras for more info).Chakras are “wheels of light” – vortices of energy that spin in the human aura at various positions along the physical body. The chakras take in energy from the environment and the higher realms and filter it into your mental, emotional, and physical energy bodies. (See articles on
Each chakra is responsible for filtering energy in a different way that facilitates growth, well-being, and stability. The chart below contains an overview of chakras, the colors that are associated with each in meditation, and their basic functions.
The Meaning of Chakras
The first chakra, or root is a funnel of light that opens downward from the tailbone, or base of the spine. The root chakra grounds us (like a lightning rod) so emotionally and spiritually charged energies can run through us safely and into the ground.
If you are an empathic person visualize this chakra spinning frequently because you need to make sure that the emotions you pick up from others run safely out of your system.
The root chakra is associated with the adrenal glands and the immune system, kidneys, and spinal column.
The second chakra, or sacral chakra is a funnel of light that opens outward from the lower abdomen. The second chakra dictates how we relate to power symbols…sex, money, and control.
If we are balanced in the second chakra we can enjoy these things without letting them control us. A closed fifth chakra and an active second chakra often lead to addictive behaviors.
The second chakra is associated with the reproductive organs.
The third chakra, or solar plexus is a funnel of light that opens outward from an area just above the navel. The solar plexus chakra gives us a sense of personal power and self-esteem.
This is why we cross our hands in front of our stomach when another is being angry…we want to protect the center of our self-worth, power, and self-esteem!
The third chakra is associated with the pancreas, stomach, liver, gallbladder, & digestive system.
The fourth chakra, or heart is a funnel of light that opens outward from the heart. The heart chakra gives us the ability to love ourselves and love others. An open heart can give and receive love.
The heart chakra is associated with the thymus, heart, blood, and circulatory system.
The fifth chakra, or throat is a funnel of light that opens outward from the throat.
The throat chakra gives us the ability to speak our truth and express our authentic selves out in the world via our work, hobbies, or interests.
The fifth chakra is associated with the thyroid gland, throat, the lungs, and vocal cords.
The sixth chakra, or third eye is a funnel of light that opens outward from the center of the forehead, above the eyebrows.
The third eye gives us psychic or intuitive vision and allows us to see the goodness and purpose in all situations.
The sixth chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, the lower brain, ears, nose, and nervous system.
The seventh chakra, or crown is a funnel of light that opens up and outward at the top of the head. It connects us with our soul and higher spiritual truth.
The seventh chakra is associated with the pineal gland and upper brain.
Use these affirmations to cleanse and strengthen your corresponding energy centers. If you’d like a guided chakra meditation check out my CD/MP3, “Sunrise/Sunset” which will help you rev up your chakras in the morning and release the day before bedtime.
I am rooted, safe and secure in this world.
I am creative.
I enjoy earthly pleasures but do not depend on them for my worth or joy.
I am lovingly powerful.
I am worthy of all good no matter who does or doesn’t approve of me.
I love myself myself. I am vulnerable.
I am free to love.
I am free to speak my loving truth.
I am free to express my heart through words and actions.
I trust my perfect intuition.
I am Bliss. I am Love. I Am One.
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