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A Guide on the 7 Chakras (Align the Mind & Body)


"Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body."
– Irene Claremont de Castillejo


Most of us have heard or are curious about chakras due to the recent mindful movement. However, there are still some of us who have not heard about them at all or are not educated about what chakras are.


What are chakras?

The chakras are the energy centers of the body that keep the mind, body, and spirit in balance with each other. The word “chakra” means wheel in Sanskrit, deriving from the ancient Indian culture. Put simply, when the energies of the body are in balance, the chakras are open, allowing us to function as our highest selves. Similarly, when the body is out of balance, the chakras are closed and we become erratic, stressed, and out of tune with ourselves.

Are chakras real?

The existence of chakras has been debated for decades, much of this debate was sparked due to our inability to see or touch chakras, as they are metaphysical. However, a study conducted by Konstantin Korotkov, a professor at the University of The St. Petersburg Federal University of Informational Technologies, Optics, and Mechanics in Russia, created device called GVC, a technology that measures bio-energy through a metaphysical analysis. The machine sends electrical currents through the finger tips, which are connected to the main energy points in the body (or chakras) and express themselves as light photons. The glow from the energy is captured by a CCD camera and transferred to a computer. Each energy point glows at a different level depending on its frequency. For example, if we are examining someone’s heart chakra and the energy field around it is weak, then that person needs to give it more attention by increasing its frequency. Although this information has recently surfaced more, the GVC isn’t new and is modeled after an ancient Chinese system of energy meridians for measuring the bio-energy of all living organisms and the environment.


“Go with the wind, you know, like a sailboat. I think that’s really important when it comes to peace… inner peace especially. You can’t help anyone else if you don’t have it together for yourself.”
– Jhene Aiko


How do you align your chakras?

The chakras fall out of balance due to various reasons, most of which stem from negative energy and a lack of love for the self and humanity. Each chakra has unique properties and is affected by different factors, thus there is a need for total body awareness in order to pin point where the blockage is coming from. Total body awareness can be accomplished through meditation. (see. 7 Reasons Why Everyone Needs to Meditate).


Before one embarks on the journey to alignment and spiritual elevation, it is essential to learn the basics about chakras and their many characteristics. To help get you started on this journey, below is a short guide on the 7 chakras, which includes each chakra’s location, quality, malfunction, and a list of affirmations to help realign each chakra during meditation.


First chakra – Base or Root

Location: Base of spine
Qualities: Stability, loyalty, tenacity, opulence, patience
Malfunctions: Instability, anxiety, materialism, financial insecurity, low self-esteem
Description: The root chakra is the grounding energy of the body, its the feeling of safety and security. Someone with a balanced root chakra will be emotionally stable most of the time and will not spend a lot of time worrying about different events in their life, such as finances, work, or career challenges.

Affirmations during meditation: 
1. I am safe
2. The universe always protects me
3. I can center myself with ease
4. I am grounded, confident, and full of life



Second chakra – Sacral Chakra

Location: Lower abdomen
Qualities: Happiness, creativity, adaptability, pleasure, sexuality
Malfunctions: Over indulgence in sex, sex addiction, struggles with intimacy, frigidity, erectile dysfunction
Description: The sacral chakra is exactly what it sounds like; sacred. This is the sexual energy that expresses itself through your sensuality in and outside of the bedroom. This chakra is also responsible for creative expression and if blocked, will stunt one’s creative vision.

Affirmations during meditation:
1. I am a creative being
2. My sexuality is vibrant
3. I am desirable in every way
4. I love and admire my body
5. I am in a constant state of peace



Third chakra – Solar plexus Chakra

Location: Above naval
Qualities: Self-confidence, drive, ambition, power, strong will, leadership, mental clarity
Malfunctions: Insecurity, bad temper, irresponsible, feelings of victimization, low self-esteem, diabetes
Description: The solar plexus chakra is the energy center of the spiritual body for will power and the self image. The solar plexus is your core, your inner strength and ambition. Those who have an active third chakra will find challenges appealing and grow from life’s struggles.

Affirmations during meditation:
1. I am limitless in power
2. I am worthy
3. I am confident
4. I release judgment of others and myself
5. I use my divine power and energy for good



Fourth chakra – Heart Chakra

Location: Center of chest
Qualities: Self-love, love, trust, healing, compassion, charity
Malfunctions: Selfishness, heartbreak, insecurity, self hate
Description: The heart chakra is the energy point for self love and compassion for humanity.  

Affirmations during meditation:
1. I am filled with love and light
2. I love freely without attachment
3. I love myself, therefore I can love others
4. By loving myself, I help heal the planet 
5. I 


Fifth chakra – Throat Chakra

Location: Throat
Qualities: Communication, truth, honesty, self-expression
Malfunctions: Inability to express emotions, weak morality, dishonesty, social anxiety
Description: The throat chakra is the vessel for self expression and communication. A free flowing throat chakra allows thoughts to become verbalized effortlessly and clearly. If the throat chakra is blocked, self expression will be difficult, communication will be hindered, and the need to dominant conversations will be present.

Affirmations during meditation:
1. I communicate with ease
2. I am able to clearly state my needs
3. I speak through confidence, love, and compassion
4. I express myself honestly and with love
5. I express my true self through every word I speak


Sixth chakra – Third Eye Chakra


Location: Brow
Qualities: Psychic abilities, vision, insight, dreams, intuition
Malfunctions: Sleep deprivation, hallucinations, vision problems, nightmares
Description: The third eye chakra is the connection to the pure, cosmic energy that is always present in our bodies. The third eye chakra is the energy source for psychic abilities and seeing “beyond”. When the third eye chakra is open, our natural divine energy is able to express itself through our perception and manifests itself in our reality.

Affirmations during meditation:
1. I see everything clearly
2. I live life in my highest mind and self
3. I think the best of myself at all times
4. I am connected with the universe
5. I am confident for the future


Seventh chakra – Crown Chakra

Location: Crown of skull
Qualities: Unity, awareness, intelligence, higher understanding, limitlessness
Malfunctions: Arrogance, ego, depression, confusion
Description: The crown chakra is the energy source for divine energy and the universe. Like the third eye chakra, the crown chakra is the epicenter for cosmic energy and the higher self; the opening of the crown chakra is an indication that one has reached total spiritual enlightenment and total body awareness.

Affirmations during meditation:
1. I am an extension of the universe
2. I am filled with cosmic energy and light
3. I surrender my trust to the universe
4. Everything is in divine order
5. I am always connected to my higher self


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  • Jameela on

    Hey new to this what are the first things I need to know about chakras

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