The Chakra – Beginner’s Guide

Through our chakras we connect to the world of energies and frequencies around us. Each chakra is attuned to receive and transmit a specific spectrum of frequencies, which we perceive as colors and energies, and re-interpret them with our emotions and rational mind.

You can find all the basic facts about the seven major chakras below. Take a look at our tutorials and exercises as well as the most common techniques for each chakra balancing – from root to the crown.

Each chakra has its own color, meanings and functions. Also, each chakra affects different parts of the physical body and our emotional and mental states. There are different symbols and even deeper meanings connected to each of the 7 main energy centers.

1. Root Chakra,
Manipura, Red

Root Chakra Symbol

The Root Chakra serves to draw energy from nature and Earth and transforms it into life energy …

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Root Chakra Symbol

Root Chakra Meaning

Also referred to as “the first chakra”“base chakra”, or “Muladhara” in Sanskrit, meaning ‘support’ or ‘pillar’ …

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Root Chakra Properties

  • Color: Red
  • Mantra: Lam
  • Element: Earth
  • Frequency: 256 Hz
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Animals: Elephant, Bull

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Root Chakra Location

Root chakra is located in the pelvic area at the base of your spine …

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2. Sacral Chakra,
Svadhishthana, Orange

Sacral Chakra Symbol

The Sacral Chakra is the center of sexual energy, sensual pleasures, creativeness and the joy of life …

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Sacral Chakra Symbol

Sacral Chakra Meaning

Also known as “the second chakra”, or “Svadhishthana”, which in Sanskrit translates to ‘sweetness’ …

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Sacral Chakra Properties

  • Color: Orange
  • Mantra: Vam
  • Element: Water
  • Frequency: 288 Hz
  • Planet: Venus
  • Animals: Fish, Crocodile

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Sacral Chakra Location

Sacral chakra is located above the spleen  and above the sexual organs …

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3. Solar Plexus Chakra,
Manipura, Yellow

Solar Plexus Chakra Symbol

The Solar Plexus Chakra is the center from which the power of life flows through the entire body …

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Solar Plexus Chakra Symbol
(YELLOW)

Solar Plexus Chakra Meaning

Also named “the third chakra”, or in Sanskrit “Manipura”, which means ‘lustrous gem’, and also ‘jewel city’ …

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Solar Plexus Chakra Properties

  • Color: Yellow
  • Mantra: Ram
  • Element: Fire
  • Frequency: 320 Hz
  • Planet: Mars
  • Animals: Ram

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Solar Plexus Chakra Location

Solar plexus chakra is located above the navel, in the stomach area …

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4. Heart Chakra,
Anahata, Green

Heart Chakra Symbol

The Heart Chakra is a link between lower and higher chakras where the earthly and celestial energies blend …

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Heart Chakra Symbol

Heart Chakra Meaning

The heart chakra is also named “the fourth chakra” and “Anahata”, which in Sanskrit translates to ‘unstruck’ …

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Heart Chakra Properties

  • Color: Green, Purple
  • Mantra: Yam
  • Element: Air
  • Frequency: 341.3 Hz
  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Animals: Antelope

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Heart Chakra Location

Heart chakra is located in the chest area in line with the heart …

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5. Throat Chakra,
Vishuddha, Blue

Throat Chakra Symbol

The Throat Chakra is the center for expression, keeping the balance between emotions and intellect …

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Throat Chakra Symbol

Throat Chakra Meaning

The Throat chakra is “the fifth chakra” and its Sanskrit name “Vishuddha” means ‘purification’ or ‘pure’.

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Throat Chakra Properties

  • Color: Light blue
  • Mantra: Ham
  • Element: Ether
  • Frequency: 384 Hz
  • Planet: Saturn
  • Animals: White elephant

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Throat Chakra Location

Throat chakra is located at the position of the throat and lower neck area …

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6. Third Eye Chakra,
Ajna, Indigo

Third Eye Chakra Symbol Image

The Third Eye Chakra is connected to sixth-sense perception, concentration and consciousness …

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Third Eye Chakra Symbol

Third Eye Chakra Meaning

Also known as “the sixth chakra” and “brow chakra” or by its Sanskrit name “Ajna”, meaning ‘knowledge’.

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Third Eye Chakra Properties

  • Color: Indigo
  • Mantra: Ksham
  • Element: All
  • Frequency: 426,7Hz
  • Planet: Uranus
  • Animals: /

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Third Eye Chakra Location

Third eye chakra is located on the forehead between the eyebrows …

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7. Crown Chakra,
Sahasrara, Violet

Crown Chakra Symbol Image

The crown chakra connects us to the celestial energies of the highest plane of existence, the true self …

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Crown Chakra Symbol
(VIOLET)

Crown Chakra Meaning

Known as “the seventh chakra”“crown lotus” or “Sahasrara” by its Sanskrit name, meaning ‘a thousand’.

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Crown Chakra Properties

  • Color: Violet, White
  • Mantra: Aum
  • Element: All
  • Frequency: 480 Hz
  • Planet: Neptune
  • Animals: Snake

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Crown Chakra Location

Crown chakra is located at the top of the skull, slightly above the head …

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