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The Chakra System

The Third Eye Chakra

The sixth chakra might be the most popular chakra around! Located at the center of the forehead, it's usually associated with psychic experiences and enlightened masters are often described as having the third eye "open". Color: Purple Location: Center of the forehead Element: Light / Fire Development stage: 36 - 42 As I've stated before, all chakras are developing and absorbing experiences throughout your life, but there are core developmental stages that correlate with the human lifespan in which a chakra[...]

The Throat Chakra

Located at the center of the throat, this radiating ball of blue light is related to our power to express ourselves clearly. The Throat Chakra develops its strongest core energy at around the ages of 29-35. This is a phase during which you also experience what astrologers call a Saturn return. You may feel ready to envision and establish a new way of being and yet, feel held back as to how to express and manifest this new sense of self that has been bubbling up in our consciousness. Color: Blue Location: Thro[...]

The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra may be one of the most important chakras in the system because it acts as the center, or the source of energy that helps balance the rest. Think of this chakra as a water-well of energy that nourishes the whole chakra system. When that well is poisoned, then the system is unwell. Color: Green Location: Center of the chest; heart Element: Air Development Stage: 21 - 26 years old The Heart Chakra is like a well. When it is poisoned, the entire chakra system is unwell. Rising above the Solar Pl[...]

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach? That's the Solar Plexus chakra at work! Also known as the personal power chakra, the 3rd chakra's energy develops in our late teens and takes us into early adulthood. It's a great time for self-identification, managing contrast, and identifying where we belong among different social groups and settings - but do we know where our boundaries lie? Color: Yellow Location: Stomach; Upper Abdomen. Element: Fire Development Stage: 15-21 years old Who am I, and Who[...]

The Sacral Chakra

You'll read a lot about the Sacral Chakra being located below the navel, but it is actually located right on the sacrum. Why is this important? The sacrum is a triangular shield-like structure that fuses your hips to your vertebrae and stabilizes your pelvis - meaning that it is absolutely essential to your legs and the way that you walk, making the sacrum the "seat" of your relationships.  Color: Orange Location: Lower abdomen; the SacrumElement: Water Development Stage: 8-14 years old The Partnership Chakra[...]

The Root Chakra

Also known as the first chakra, or the red chakra, the Root Chakra develops early in life, during the time in which we learn how to eat, talk, walk, run, dance, and establish our first personal relationships. The way we engage in these actions and how we rely on them give us a sense of identity and grounding. Color: Red Location: Base of the spineElement: Earth Development Stage: 0 - 7 years old Setting the Stage Humans are at a very vulnerable point during the ages of 0-7. For better or for worse, we have n[...]

How Chakras Work

Understanding Our Chakras

What are Chakras? If you're reading this, you've probably heard someone talk about chakras at some point in your life! Chakras are known as energy points that exist between the physical body and the spiritual body. They are often depicted as points of light or wheels that may spin clockwise, or counterclockwise, or alternatively. The ways in which chakras are perceived and understood vary greatly among people, groups, and cultures, but there's a general understanding of chakras becoming unbalanced when the bo[...]