The Human Subtle Energy Centers..

Mooladhara

Muladhara or root chakra is represented as a yellow square, with 4 red petals. The seed syllable is Lam, the deity is Ganesh, and the Shakti is Dakini. The associated animal is the elephant Ganesha. This chakra is where the 3 channels are merged, then separate and begin their upward movement. Inside of this chakra is wrapped up the goddess kundalini three times around a black lingam.

It is the seat of the red bindu, the female drop (which in Tibetan vajrayana is located at the navel chakra).
is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality.

This center is located in the perineum, which is the region between the genital and the anus. Although no endocrine organ is placed here, it is said to relate to the gonads and the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight-or-flight response when survival is under threat.

There is a muscle located in this region that controls ejaculation in the sexual act of the human male. A parallel is charted between the sperm cell and the ovum where the genetic code lies coiled and the kundalini. Muladhara is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour red.

Begin with the Mooladhara chakra, located at the perineum, midway between your anus and genitals. Say "Om Mooladhara". Visualize its red color. Slowly repeat "Lang" (pronounced lung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.

Location:- Perineum ( midway between the genitals and the anus ).

Element:- Earth

Importance:- The base for awakening of kundalini, increases stability. 'Lam' Beej Mantra - 'Lam' Seed Mantra

Mantra:- Lang

 

Svadhistana

Swadhisthana, Svadisthana or adhishthana is symbolized by a white lotus within which is a crescent moon, with six vermillion, or orange petals. The seed mantra is Vam, and the presiding deity is Bramha, with the Shakti being Rakini ( or Chakini ). The animal associated is the crocodile of Varuna.

The Sacral Chakra is located in the sacrum (hence the name) and is considered to correspond to the testes or the ovaries that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle.

Svadisthana is also considered to be related to, more generally, the genitourinary system and the adrenals. The key issues involving Svadisthana are relationships, violence, addictions, basic emotional needs, and pleasure.

Physically, Svadisthana governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm.

The Swadhisthana chakra, located in the genital region or at the base of the spine. Say "Om Swadhisthana". Visualize its orange color. Say "Vang" (pronounced vung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.

Location:- Genital region

Element:- Water
Importance :- Increase self-control & sensitivity.

Mantra:- Vang

Manipura

Manipura or manipuraka is symbolised by a downward pointing triangle with ten petals. The seed syllable is Ram, and the presiding deity is Braddha Rudra, with Lakini as the Shakti.

Manipura is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans,[28] which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body.

The colour that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Key issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex.

Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth.

The Manipura chakra, located at the navel. Say "Om Sri Mani Padme Hum". Visualize its yellow color. Say "Rang" (pronounced rung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.

Location:- At the Navel

Element:- Fire

Importance:- Awakens intensity and passion, essential for sound health and physical power.

Mantra:- Rang

Anahata

Anahata, or Anahata-puri, or padma-sundara is symbolised by a circular flower with twelve vermillion, or green petals. (See also heartmind). Within it is a yantra of 2 intersecting triangles, forming a star of David, symbolising a union of the male and female. The seed mantra is Yam, the presiding deity is Ishana Rudra Shiva, and the Shakti is Kakini.

Anahata is related to the thymus, located in the chest. The thymus is an element of the immune system as well as being part of the endocrine system. It is the site of maturation of the T cells responsible for fending off disease and may be adversely affected by stress. . Anahata is related to the colours green or pink.

Key issues involving Anahata involve complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love, equilibrium, rejection and well-being. Physically Anahata governs circulation, emotionally it governs unconditional love for the self and others, mentally it governs passion, and spiritually it governs devotion.

The Anahata chakra, in the center of your chest, your spiritual heart. Say "Om Anahata". Visualize its green color. Say "Yang" (pronounced yung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.

Location:- Center of the Chest

Element:- Wind/Air

Importance:- Center of emotions, feelings, love and compassion.

Mantra:- Yang

Vishuddha

Vishuddha (also Vishuddhi) is depicted as a silver crescent within a white circle, with 16 light or pale blue, or turquoise petals. The seed mantra is Ham, and the residing deity is Panchavaktra shiva, with 5 heads and 4 arms, and the Shakti is Shakini.

Vishuddha may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation.

Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security.

The Vishuddhi chakra, located in your throat, at the Adam's apple or the epiglottis. Say "Om Vishuddhi". Visualize its blue color. Say "Hang" (pronounced hung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.

Location: At the Epiglottis (Adam?s apple in the throat)

Element:- Space

Importance:- Evokes surrender, opens up the mystical dimension.

Mantra:- Hang

Ajna

Ajna is symbolised by a lotus with two petals, and corresponds to the colors violet, indigo or deep blue. It is at this point that the 2 side nadis Ida and Pingala are said to terminate and merge with the central channel Sushumna, signifying the end of duality. The seed syllable for this chakra is the syllable OM, and the presiding deity is Ardhanarishvara, who is a half male, half female Shiva/Shakti. The Shakti goddess of Ajna is called Hakini.

Ajna (along with Bindu), is known as the third eye chakra and is linked to the pineal gland which may inform a model of its envisioning. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland that produces the hormone melatonin which regulates sleep and waking up.

Ajna's key issues involve balancing the higher & lower selves and trusting inner guidance. Ajna's inner aspect relates to the access of intuition. Mentally, Ajna deals with visual consciousness.

Emotionally, Ajna deals with clarity on an intuitive level. (Note: some opine that the pineal and pituitary glands should be exchanged in their relationship to the Crown and Brow chakras, based on the description in Arthur Avalon's book on kundalini called Serpent Power or empirical research.)

The Ajneya chakra, located between our eyebrows. Say "Om Ajneya". Visualize its indigo color, the color of the original Levi blue jeans prior to washing them. Say "AUM" in a 3-2-1 ratio. "A-A-A-O-O-M" for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.

Location:- Center of the eyebrow

Element:- Sun & Moon

Importance:- Center where the solar and lunar energies synchronize, essential for the flowering of awareness and concentration ? Increases memory.

Mantra:- Aum

Sahasrara

​​​​Sahasrara, which means 1000 petalled lotus, is generally considered to be the chakra of pure consciousness, within which there is neither object nor subject.

When the female kundalini Shakti energy rises to this point, it unites with the male Shiva energy, and a state of liberating samadhi is attained. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand multi-coloured petals, it is located either at the crown of the head, or above the crown of the head.

Sahasrara is represented by the colour white and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body.

Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. According to author Gary Osborn, the thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness and is the 'Bridal Chamber' mentioned in the Gnostic scriptures.

Sahasrara's inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with "beingness".

The Sahasrara chakra, located at the center of the top of your head. Say "Om Sahasrara". Visualize its violet color, pastel purple. Say "Ogum Satyam Om" for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.

Location:- Crown of the Head

Element:- Thought

Importance:- Flowering of this Chakra lead to a state of complete union with the cosmic consciousness or englightenment.

Mantra:- Aum Satyam Aum

The Illuminated Chakras by Anodea Judith

 

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