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Chakras and Kundalini Explained (7 Chakras in Brief)

In order to understand the concept of chakras, we need to look at the subtle body. It is believed that along with the physical body, we all have a subtle body, which is comprised of energy in a similar way how the physical is composed of matters. And these energies are connected with the cosmos or the universal consciousness.

Although there are many chakras, there are 7 dominant chakras, which are the expressions of the various aspects of our life.

“Chakra One: Located at the base of the spine, is associated with survival. Its element is earth.

Chakra Two: Located in the lower abdomen is associated with emotions and sexuality. Its element is water.

Chakra Three: Located in the solar plexus, is associated with personal power, will, and self-esteem. Its element is fire.

Chakra Four: Located over the sternum, is associated with love. Its element is air.

Chakra Five: Located in the throat, is associated with communication and creativity. Its element is sound.16

Chakra Six: Located in the center of the forehead, is associated with clairvoyance, intuition and imagination. Its element is light.

Chakra Seven: Located at the top of the head, is associated with knowledge, understanding and transcendent consciousness. Its element is thought.”

Excerpt From: Anodea Judith. “Wheels of Life.” iBooks.