What are the chakras?
The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel. The chakras are wheel-like spinning energy centers in the subtle body. The 7 main chakras are aligned along the spinal column. It is believed that blocked energy in the chakras leads to imbalance and illness (physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual) so it’s important to keep this energy flowing freely by practicing yoga, meditation, and eating a healthy diet. Each of the chakras are associated with different colors, shapes, body parts and glands, senses, states of mind and emotion, elements, mantras, and much more.
If the chakras could speak, here’s who they might be quoting…
Muladhara (root) chakra
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Svadhisthana (sacral) chakra
Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.
Irene Claremont de Castillejo
Manipura (solar plexus) chakra
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Anahata (heart) chakra
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Vishuddha (throat) chakra
If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
Ajna (third eye) chakra
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Sahasrara (crown) chakra
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.