Exploring Chakra Symbols and Meanings
Chakra Symbols and
Their Correspondence to the Whole Human
The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel. Chakra symbols represent the circular centers of energy, and they correspond to the nerve plexuses and organs in the physical nervous system. By focusing on these energy centers, and understanding the function of each, we can balance our energies, augment areas in our lives, and even facilitate healing.
By referring to the chakra diagram below, you can see how chakras resonate with certain aspects of the human makeup which describes the attributes for each energy center. This study should get a clearer picture of what each chakra symbol represents and how each affects us differently.
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The information given on this page is a basic summary. Chakra practitioners spend years learning about the healing arts relating to these intricate energy centers. If you wish to learn more about this unique realm of the human make-up, the author encourages you to begin an avid independent study. If you’re interested in chakras, don’t miss my page on Chakra Animal Symbols here!
Chakra Symbols, Chakra Meanings and Correspondences
As we dive more deeply into the meaning of chakra symbols, it’s probably a good idea to identify each of the seven common chakras. Below listed are the seven chakra symbols, and their meanings for each.
Common Name: Root Chakra
Located: Base of spine
Details and Governance: The root chakra governs the body’s organs of excretion and the adrenals, it also influences the sense of smell. Emotionally, this chakra is the seat survival, and rules the primal instinct. Its element is earth, its color is red, and its mantra is lam. Connect with this chakra to access your primal life-force.
Common Name: Sacram/Sacral Chakra
Details and Governance: The sacral chakra governs the body’s reproductive organs and gonads, it also influences the sense of taste. In terms of chakra symbols, the swadhisthana is the seat self-acceptance, raw emotion, and sexual energy. Its element is water, its color is orange, and its mantra is vam. Connect with this chakra to access your creativity.
Common Name: Solar Plexus Chakra
Details and Governance: The solar plexus chakra governs the pancreas and abdominal organs, it also influences the sense of sight. Emotionally, this chakra is the seat self-will, mental acuity and sense of identity. Its element is fire, its color is yellow, and its mantra is ram. Connect with this chakra to access your subconscious emotion, ego, and willpower.
Common Name: Heart Chakra
Located: Heart Area
Details and Governance: The heart chakra governs the body’s lungs and thymus, it also influences the sense of touch. Emotionally, this chakra is the seat compassion, love and healing. Its element is air, its color is green, and its mantra is yam. Connect with this chakra to access love.
Common Name: Throat Chakra
Located: Laryngeal Plexus
Details and Governance: The throat chakra governs the body’s thyroid, it also influences the sense of hearing. Emotionally, this chakra is the seat self-expression, and speech. Its element is ether, its color is blue, and its mantra is ham. Connect with this chakra to access creative expression and communication.
Common Name: Third-Eye Chakra
Located: Between the eyebrows, forehead
Details and Governance: The third-eye chakra governs the body’s pituitary gland, it also influences the sixth sense – the higher mind. Emotionally, this chakra is the seat intuition and extra-sensory perception. Its element is time, its color is indigo, and its mantra is Aum. Connect with this chakra to access your primordial, super-natural power.
Common Name: Crown Chakra
Located: Top/crown of head, brain
Details and Governance: In terms of chakra symbols, the crown chakra governs the body’s pineal gland, and its influence is beyond the sensory realm. Emotionally, this chakra is the seat of divinity, peace, and enlightenment. Its element is space, its color is violet, and its mantra is silence. Connect with this chakra to access all-knowing, eternal bliss and liberation from all things corporeal/material.
Conclusion About Chakra Symbols and Their Meaning
I hope these brief insights into chakra symbols and their meanings is helpful to you. Ultimately, chakra symbols are a brilliant way to get more deeply in touch with our bodies, our minds, and how we can relate to others and our world. In other words, the more you dive into chakra meanings, the more connected you will become. As always, thanks for reading!
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