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Seven Chakras and their influence on human body.

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

According to ancient Indian scriptures, the seven sacred chakras are considered as an integral spiritual part of a human body and are responsible to maintain the flow of energies. The word 'chakra' comes from the Sanskrit root 'dhav,' which means 'to spin.' Therefore, the word 'chakra' refers to something with a whirring, spinning quality or simply refers as the "Wheel of Life". In addition to their spiritual and therapeutic applications, the chakras are also connected to our physical wellbeing. The chakras are seven primary energy centers that are located along an imaginary channel along the body's length. Each chakra is located at the base of the spine. Each chakra is also associated with a sense organ, which is why there are seven chakras in total. The three major functions of the chakras are to connect us to our spiritual nature, to purify our bodies and to calm our minds.


These seven chakras are in the form of a lotus, with each having different shapes, colors, mantras, planets/celestial bodies and elements. Each petal of these spiritual lotuses has their own mantra assigned to it. These mantras are pronounced to activate chakras. The importance of sound and vibrations is emphasised in the Vedic scriptures.

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Every human, in every stage of life, will always have choices, and with each choice we make, we create a new timeline that defines our journey to our future. The chakras are located in regions associated with our ego and are deeply connected with our nature. These connections between our physicality and our spiritual nature can help us understand ourselves better and choose which behaviours best suit us.


Let us take some deep breaths and dive into some deep chakra learning.


1. Muladhara - Root Chakra

Muladhar Chakra is located at the "Perineum" of a human body. The chakra is made up of "4 petals" and is "Red" in colour. This chakra vibrate on the mantra "Lam". The celestial bodies that it represent are "Earth and Saturn". The element associated with this chakra is the "Earth" element.


2. Swadhisthana - Sacral Chakra

Swadhisthan Chakra is located at the "Sacrum" of a human body. The chakra is made up of "6 petals" and is "Orange" in colour. This chakra vibrate on the mantra "Vam". The celestial body that it represent is "Moon". The element associated with this chakra is the "Light" element.


3. Manipura - Solar Plexus or Navel Chakra

Manipur Chakra is located at the "Navel" of a human body. The chakra is made up of "10 petals" and is "Yellow" in colour. This chakra vibrate on the mantra "Ram". The celestial bodies that it represent are "Mars and Sun". The element associated with this chakra is the "Fire" element.


4. Anahata - Heart Chakra

Anahat Chakra is located at the "Chest" of a human body. The chakra is made up of "12 petals" and is "Green" in colour. This chakra vibrate on the mantra "Yam". The celestial body that it represent is "Venus". The element associated with this chakra is the "Air" element.


5. Vishuddhi - Throat Chakra

Vishuddhi or Vishuddha Chakra is located at the "Throat" of a human body. The chakra is made up of "16 petals" and is "Light Blue" in colour. This chakra vibrate on the mantra "Ham". The celestial body that it represent is "Mercury". The element associated with this chakra is the "Sound" element.


6. Agya - Third Eye Chakra

Agya or Ajna Chakra is located at the "Forehead" of a human body. The chakra is made up of "2 petals" and is "Indigo" in colour. This chakra vibrate on the mantra "Om". The celestial bodies that it represent are "Jupiter and Neptune". The element associated with this chakra is the "Light" element.


7. Sahastrara - Crown Chakra

Sahastrar or Sahasrara Chakra is located at the "Top of Head" of a human body. The chakra is made up of "1000 petals" and is "Violet and White" in colour. This chakra vibrate on the mantra "Om". The celestial body that it represent is "Uranus". The element associated with this chakra is the "Thought" element.


The Chakra Meditation should only be practiced under the supervision of a trained professional. This meditation is performed to balance the energies of your body. These energies are responsible for most of the physical and mental issues in a human body. In Indian tradition, it is believed that the Mother Goddess of Energy, "Maa Adi Shakti", is sleeping in Muladhara Chakra, which means your thoughts and abilities are clearly struck in the materialistic world and have no great vision towards life. Maa Adi Shakti is sleeping in Muladhara Chakra in the form of a snake around "Shivlinga" with two and a half rounds. This signifies the endless cycle of life and death. In every birth, Maa Adi Shakti should meditate to match the energies of Shiva. This meditation is known as Kundalini Sadhna. Kundali Sadhna is a Chakra Meditation in which one practises meditation to balance all seven chakras in order to reach Shahastrara, where Shiva awaits his Adi Shakti. This signifies the end of the birth and death cycle and becoming one with the infinite.


It is said that with each jump of energy from one chakra to another, you grow more and more in life, leaving behind the impurities and materialistic things. You will feel a continuous flow of energy throughout the day. You will start to materialise important things that you need to live a healthy and happy life. Forgiveness, acceptance, and unconditional love will become your automatic behaviour and you will start projecting a positive life, and hence you will finally stop existing and start living your life on your terms. You will have total control over your life.


So, where should you start? If you are from Lucknow, then you should join Pracheen Yoga - the Best Meditation Centre in Lucknow to practice Chakra Meditation with trained professionals. Or, if you live anywhere outside Lucknow or unable to visit our studio, then we have the Best Online Meditation Classes that you can consider.

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