Chakra Awareness Guide: 7 Main Energy Centers

Chakra Awareness Guide: 7 Main Energy Centers

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C7: CROWN CHAKRA (Sahasrara)

Location: Top of the head

Color: Violet

Element: Thought/Will

Functions: Vitalize the upper brain (cerebrum)

Glands/Organs: Pineal gland, cerebrum cortex, central nervous system, right eye.

Gems/Minerals: Amethyst, alexandrito, diamond, sugilite, purple flourite, quartz crystal, selenite

Foods: Fruits & Vegetables

Qualities & Lessons: Unification of the Higher Self with the human personality. Oneness with the Infinite. Spiritual will, inspiration, unity, divine wisdom and understanding. Idealism. selfless service. Perception beyond space and timing. Continually of consciousness.

Negative Qualities: Lack of inspiration, confusion, depression, alienation, hesitation to serve, senility.


Location: Center of the forehead between the eyebrows

Color: Indigo (Dark Blue)

Element: Light

Functions: Vitalize the lower brain (cerebellum) and central nervous system. Vision.

Glands/Organ: Pituitary gland (some say the pineal gland), left eye, nose, ears.

Gems/Minerals: Lapis Lazul, azurite, sodalite, quartz crystal, sapphire, indicolite tourmaline.

Foods: Blue/purple fruits and vegetables.

Qualities/Lessons: Soul realization, intuition, insight, imagination. Clairvoyance, concentration, peace of mind. Wisdom devotion, perception beyond duality.

Negative Qualities: Lack of concentration, fear, cynicism, tension. Headaches, eye problems, bad dreams. Overly detached from the world.

C5: THROAT CHAKRA (Vishuddha)

Location: Throat area

Color: Sky Blue

Element: Akasha/other

Glands/Organs: Thyroid, parathyroid, hypothalamus, throat, mouth

Gems/Minerals: Turquoise, chrysocolla, celestite, blue topaz, sodalite, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, azurite, kyonite.

Foods: Blue/Purple fruits and vegetables

Qualities/Lessons: Power of the spoken word. True communication. Creative expression in speech, writing, and the arts. Integration, peace, truth, knowledge, wisdom, loyalty, honesty, reliability, gentleness and kindness.

Negative Qualities: Communication and/or speech problems. Knowledge used unwisely, ignorance, lack of discernment. Depression, thyroid problems.

C4: HEART CHAKRA (Anahata)

Location: Center of the chest

Color: Green (secondary color is pink)

Element: Air

Functions: Anchors the life-force  from the Higher Self. Energizes the blood and physical body with the life-force. Blood circulation

Glands/Organs: Heart, thymus gland, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs.

Gems/Minerals: Emerald green and pink tourmaline, malachite, green jade, green aventurine, chyrosprase, kunzite, rose quartz, ruby

Foods: Green fruits and vegetables.

Qualities/Lessons: Divine/unconditional love. Forgiveness, compassion, understanding, balance, group consciousness, oneness with life. Acceptance, peace, openness, harmony, contentment.

Negative Qualities: Repression of love, emotional instability, out of balance. Heart problems

C3: SOLAR PLEXUS (Manipura)

Location: Above the navel, below the chest

Color: Yellow

Element: Fire

Functions: Vitalizes the sympathetic nervous system. Digestive processes, metabolism, emotions.

Glands/Organs: Pancreas, adrenals, stomach, liver, gallbladder, nervous system, muscles.

Gems/Minerals: Citrine, gold topaz, amber, tiger eye, gold calcite, gold

Foods: Starches. Yellow fruits and vegetables.

Qualities/Lessons: Will, personal power, authority, energy, mastery of desire, self control. Radiance, warmth, awakening, transformation, humor, laughter, immortality.

Negative Qualities: Taking in more than one can assimilate and utilize


Location: Lower abdomen to navel area

Color: Orange

Element: Water

Functions: Procreation, assimilation of food, physical force and vitality, sexuality.

Glands/Organs: Ovaries, testicles, prostate, genitals, spleen, womb, and bladder.

Gems/Minerals: Carnelian, coral, gold calcite, amber, citrine, gold topaz, peach aventurine

Foods: Liquids, Orange fruits and vegetables.

Qualities/Lessons: Giving and receiving, emotions, desire, pleasure, sexual/passionate love, change, movement, assimilation of new ideas. Health, family, tolerance, surrender. Working harmoniously and creatively with others.

Negative Qualities: Over-indulgence in food or sex. Sexual difficulties. Confusion, purposelessness. Jealousy, envy, desire to possess. Impotent, uterine and/or bladder problems.

C1: ROOT or BASE CHAKRA (Muladhara)

Location: Base of the spine (coccyx)

Color: Red (Secondary color is black)

Element: Earth

Functions: Gives vitality to the physical body. Life-force, survival, self-preservation, instincts

Glands/Organs: Adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, legs, and bones

Gems/Minerals: Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline, obsidian, smokey quartz

Foods: Protein (meat and dairy products not recommended) Red fruits and vegetables.

Qualities/Lessons: Matters relating to the material world, success. The physical body, mastery of the body. Grounding individually, stability, security, stillness, health, courage patience.

Negative Qualities: Self-centered, insecurity, violence, greed, anger. Overly concerned with one’s physical survival. Tension in the spine, constipation.

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