7 Chakras: The Importance & Functions
According to mindbodygreen.com, "The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness, so it's important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely."
According to Chakras.info, The 7 Chakras are as follows:
The Crown Chakra: SPIRITUAL
Functions: Wisdom, transcendence, universality
The Third Eye: PERCEPTION
Functions: Extrasensory perception, intuition, inspiration
The Throat Chakra: EXPRESSION
Function: Personal truth, etheric, expression
The Heart Chakra: LOVE
Functions: Compassion, love, integration
The Solar Plexus Chakra: POWER
Functions: Will, social self, power
The Sacral Chakra: SEX
Functions: Emotions, creativity, sexuality
The Root Chakra: SURVIVAL
Functions: Safety, grounding, right to live
According to the Chopra Center, "The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive."
The Chopra Center goes on to say, "These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow."