This is an introduction to the chakras.
There is an article on each of the 7 main chakras as well as an general introduction
The chakras are energy points in our subtle bodies that are like portals for vital universal energy. The energy flows in and out of us in rotating patterns from set points in the body. There are seven major points and several other minor points known as chakras. The energy must be allowed to flow easily
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1 – The Root Chakra
The root chakra, Muladhara by its Sanskrit name is located at the base of the spinal column. at the area of the perineum between the anus and the genitals.
This is one of the most important chakras as it is the one that gives us stability. It is also the
2 – The Sacral Chakra
The second chakra, the sacral chakra or Swadisthana in Sanskrit is located some three inches (8 centimeters) below the navel around the area of the pubic bone. The energy from this chakra comes out in the form of a vortex from both the front of the body as described but
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3 – The Solar Plexus Chakra
The third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, Manipura in Sanskrit is positioned just above the navel. As with the all but the root and the crown, the energy flows out from this chakra in the form of a vortex from both the front and the back of the body.
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4 – The Heart Chakra
The fourth chakra, the heart chakra is known as Anahatta in ancient Sanskrit. It is located right in the center of the chest. Its energy flows out of the front of the chest and to a lesser extent also out of the back at a point directly behind.
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5 – The Throat Chakra
The fifth chakra is the throat chakra and is called Vishudda in ancient Sanskrit. It is positioned the the center of the throat. The energy from this chakra flows out of the front, just under the chin and also a little less intensely from back of the neck.
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The sixth chakra is the third eye chakra and in the Sanskrit language is referred to as Alna. It can be found right in the center of the forehead, just between and slightly above the eyes at the level of the eyebrows. It also has a corresponding point at the back of the head
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The Crown chakra, the seventh is the uppermost of the principal chakras and in ancient Sanskrit is called Sahasrara. It is located right on top of the head in the center… at the ‘crown’ of the head.
This chakra connects us with our spirituality and providing a mystic union can help us toward achieving enlightenment.
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