Mapping the Chakras for Beginners

The chakra system is a map of 7 energy centers in the body that create an energy system. Each chakra is considered a major junction point between the body and the consciousness. Each chakra is located in various parts of the body and associated with different energy vibrations. These energies need to flow through the body properly because when one or more is blocked it can lead to emotional or physical illness.

The 7 chakras are envisioned as wheels of life force or points of energy initiation. Each one is associated with the body’s major neural networks and hormone systems. It is good to understand where the chakras are located and what each represents. This is a beginner’s guide to the 7 chakras.

Root Chakra, or Base Chakra, is located at the base of the spine. It is associated with basic survival, security, independence, and the color red. Imbalances lead to feeling tired, ungrounded, depression, and low back pain.

Sacral Chakra, or Spleen Chakra, is located in the lower abdomen, below the navel. Associated with emotions, sexuality, pleasure, being social, creative expression, and the color orange. Imbalance leads to emotional distress, allergies, drug and alcohol use, allergies, blocked creativity, and sexual problems.

Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the stomach area in the upper abdomen. Associated with one’s sense of personal power, confidence, humor, intellect, self-control, and the color yellow. Imbalance leads to digestive problems, diabetes, constipation, and life frustration.

Heart Chakra is located above in the center of the chest the heart. It is associated with the ability to love, joy, compassion, peacefulness, and the color green. Imbalances lead to breathing and heart problems, and a sense of alienation from others.

Throat Chakra is located in the area of the throat. Associated with trust, communication, relationships, and the color blue. Imbalance leads to hormone and thyroid imbalances, mood swings, and communication problems.
Third Eye Chakra, or Brow Chakra, is located on the forehead between the eyes. Associated with imagination, intuition, physical abilities, making decisions and the color indigo. Imbalances lead to life imbalance, sleep problems, learning difficulties, and a sense of distrust and doubt.

Crown Chakra is located just above the top of the head. It is associated with feeling spiritually connected, the ability to unify, and the color violet. Imbalance leads to headaches, a lack of coordination, and some mental illnesses.

Regular meditation, yoga, and massage will help keep your chakra energies flowing properly. You will feel calmer, focused, confident, connected to others, vital, and happy in life.