1 – First: Root/Base Chakra

Name Muladhara Chakra: “Foundation”. Root Center, Base Chakra, Coccyx Center, Root Support.
Location Base of trunk. Between anus & genitals, connected to coccyx, opens downward.
Symbol/Yantra 4 red-orange petals, chrome–gold inside.
Basic Principles
Survival. Physical will to be. Grounding, feeling love of universe, security. “I rejoice in my physical existence.”
Connects us with the physical world, transfers cosmic energies to physical and earthly levels, lets earthly energy stream into our subtle system. The memory center. Creates a consciousness of time through the power of memory, enabling travel through time through memory.
Primal vital energy, primal trust, relating to Earth and the material world, stability, the power to succeed.
Ruling Planet Mars (solar, masculine)
Astrological Sign Aries. Aries/Mars, Taurus, Scorpio/Pluto, Capricorn/Saturn (in Ayurvedic teachings: the Sun).
Understanding Linear
Element Earth
Sounds Lower C (do). 261.2 cycles per second. LAM (said powerfully). Strongly rhythmic (stomping beat). Monotonous, emphatic rhythms: ancient music of primitive tribes. Sounds of nature. U (“ooh”).
Color Fiery red, also black. If red, tinged with blue, helps permeate vital with spiritual energy. Healthy chakra glows fiery red.
Deity Brahma, Ganesh. Shakti: Dakini.
Animal Elephant
Plants, Aromas Cedar (serenity, feeling security), clove (dissolves dammed up energies in root chakra, liberating self from old social patterns).
Gemstones Agate (seriousness, firmness, equanimity, dissolves negative emotions, protects inner self, stimulates esteem for own body). Bloodstone (blood jasper: cleansing, energizing of creative, feeling security within natural life cycle). Carnelian. Garnet (drive, willpower, self-confidence: helps heal diseases of genitals). Hematite (strength, energy). Red Jasper. Obsidian (awakening dormant unmanifested potential). Black Onyx. Red coral (encourages flexibility, remaining rooted within Self while flowing along with life). Rhodonite. Ruby (harmonic synthesis between physical and spiritual love). Smokey Quartz. Black Tourmaline. Red & Black stones. Clear Quartz. All here help strengthen blood system in some way.
Nature Experience Dawn, sunset, fresh soil.
Age Child 1 — 7 acts from here, acquires language skills, relationships, cultural ways.
Sensory Function Smell
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, Hormones Everything solid, spine, bones, teeth, nails, legs, anus, rectum, colon, intestines, prostrate gland, blood, cell multiplication. Glands: suprarenal. Hormones: adrenaline, noradrenalin. Organ of cognition: nose. Organ of action: feet.
Body Issues: Proper Functioning Ground spiritual forces in body, gain ability to work lovingly on physical plane. Primal vital energy, primal trust, relating to earth and the material world, stability, the power to succeed, health, courage, patience, security.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy Violent behavior based on insecurity. A fearful person may strike out blindly like a cornered animal.
Body Issues: Insufficient Functioning Physical condition weak, lacking physical and emotional stamina. Worry, uncertainty. Life is a burden. If higher chakras developed to detriment of the lower, sense not belong on earth; feel fearful, anxious, angry and frustrated. Blocked: feel fearful, anxious, angry & frustrated.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioning Thoughts and actions revolve around material possessions and security, or sensual indulgences and thrills. If challenged, easily irritated or upset.
Body Issues: Physical Problems Constipation and overweight (inability to let go, desire to maintain possessions). Anorexia (if sacral and solar plexus also blocked). Obesity, hemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, degenerative arthritis, knee problems.
Sleep Mode On stomach, 10-12 hours.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body) Female: left. Male: right.
Yogic Discipline Hatha Yoga (unfolding of awareness through cleansing, stimulating physical body through exercise), Kundalini Yoga.

2 – Second: Sacral Chakra

Name Svadishthana Chakra: “Dwelling place of the self”. Sacral Chakra or Cross Center (sometimes referred to as Spleen Center, which is actually a secondary center or the 3rd chakra).
Location Upper part of sacrum, approximately at upper limit of pubic hair, opens forward.
Symbol/Yantra 6-petaled lotus. Circle with crescent.
Basic Principles
Sensation. Creative reproduction of being—sensation. Acquire power of love; love everyone and loved by everyone. “I rejoice in my desires and my pleasures”. Reason. Home of intellect, logic, analysis.
Often considered real seat of Shakti, female aspect of God. Water. Physical level: decontaminating functions of kidneys and bladder, digestive focus – analyzes food ingested, separating useful and transforming for use. Higher level: liberated, free-flowing feelings enabling one to see life ever-primordial and new, acceptance & integration of our feelings.
Primal feelings, flowing with life, sensuality, eroticism, creativity, awe and enthusiasm.
Ruling Planet Mercury
Astrological Sign Gemini. Cancer/Moon, Libra/Venus, Scorpio/Pluto.
Understanding Circular
Element Water (fertilizes, purifies, dissolves blockages)
Sounds D (re). 292.1 cycles per second. VAM. Flowing music (folk dances, dance music); birdsong, sound of running water, splashing of small indoor or outdoor fountain. short “o”, as in “November”. This sound sets off circular movement: sound start expresses emotional amazement and at sound end, when approaches a “u”, awakens emotional depth, leads to circular unity where Yin/Yang interact to form harmonious whole.
Color Orange-Red. According to Ayurveda, is inner color of water. Encourages self-esteem, increases joy from sensual pleasures. Also blood red.
Deity Vishnu. Shakti: Rakini.
Animal Crocodile
Plants, Aromas Ylang-ylang oil (feel safe, encourages to entrust to flow of feeling; dammed up feelings dissolved and carried away), sandalwood (integrate spiritual energies on all levels of thinking, feeling, acting). These two are considered either very spiritual (high level consciousness) or aphrodisiacs (low level consciousness).
Gemstones Amber. Carnelian (grounding energies into physical, brings into contact with beauty and creative energy of earth, helps live fully in present, stimulates concentration, brings back awe at miracles of Creation). Garnet (utilization of creative energy). Red Jasper. Moonstone (opens to own emotional richness, connects with sensitive, receptive, dreamlike part of self, accepting this and integrating. Takes away fear of emotions, harmonizing effect. Cleansing of blocked lymph glands, ensures female balanced hormone level). Ruby (creative energy developed to highest aspect of self). Red and Orange stones. Clear Quartz.
Nature Experience Moonlight (especially when full, brightens feelings, makes receptive to message of soul as revealed through dreams, imagination); clear water: if combine two, very beneficial.
Age 8 — 14
Sensory Function Taste
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, Hormones Genitals. Pelvic area, reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, all liquids, such as blood, lymphatic fluid, digestive secretions, sperm. Liver/digestive: analyzes food ingested, separating useful and transforming for use. Higher level: acceptance and integration of our feelings. Reproductive glands, ovaries, prostrate gland, testicles. Estrogens, testosterone. Organ of cognition: tongue. Organ of action: hands.
Body Issues: Proper Functioning Purifies, starts things flowing. Natural flow of life and feelings. Creative life energy flowing through body, soul, mind. Utilization of creative forces in all aspects being. Emotionally gratified. Creative reproduction of being: sensation, sexuality, family, fantasy. Primal feelings, flowing with life, sensuality, eroticism, creativity, awe and enthusiasm.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy Here people fall from path of light and truth: lower vital sex forces try to lower consciousness of seekers but if can bring down purity from hearth chakra, ok.
Body Issues: Insufficient Functioning Usually traced back to childhood: parents suppress sexuality, transfer it. During puberty, you suppress sexual feelings, result in lack of self-esteem, emotional paralysis, sexual coldness: life seems dreary and not worth living.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioning Often originates during puberty with rules imposed by society, parents; negation or excessive fantasies or sex as drug. Lose sense of wonder at miracles of life. Restless, confused.
Body Issues: Physical Problems Impotence, frigidity. Affected by cycles of moon/emotions. Envy, jealousy.
Sleep Mode Prenatal position, 8 — 10 hours
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body) Female: right. Male: left.
Occupations When educated: logic, analysis. Pundits, pragmatists.
Yogic Discipline Tantra Yoga (sees nature as play between female and male energies, Shiva/Shakti, who bring forth visible world in never-ending dance of Creation).

3 – Third: Solar Plexus Chakra

Name Manipura Chakra: “The City of Gems”. Solar Plexus Chakra or Navel Center, Spleen, Stomach, Liver Chakra.
Location Two fingers above navel to sternum bone, opens forward/backward.
Symbol/Yantra 10-petaled lotus. Inverted triangle, red, in circle surrounded by 10 petals.
Basic Principles
Willpower. Shaping of being—power. Transforming, shaping, purifying. Conquer sorrow and suffering. Healing power. Positive use of personal power. “I am the source of my abundance.”
There is a main chakra with several secondary chakras. This is a complex chakra with many levels, positions and aspects. However, all relate to personal power. This is our power center – it absorbs solar energy which nurtures the ethereal body, thereby vitalizing and maintaining the physical body. The solar plexus chakra governs how we enter into active contact with people and the material world. Lower aspects: this area is the foundation of the personality and tends people to a social identity which seeks to conform. Higher aspects: It purifies the desires and wishes of the lower chakras. It consciously controls and uses creative energy. It allows the spiritual richness of the higher chakras to manifest in material world. It has a direct connection with the astral body (center of our wishes, desires, center of emotions).
The solar plexus chakra governs the unfolding of personality, working on feelings and experience, shaping one’s being, influence and power, strength and plenty, and wisdom that grows out of experience. If the inner eye and the crown are also open: it enables us to recognize that all visible matter consists of varying light vibrations; our wishes are fulfilled spontaneously as this open chakra is so closely connected to the energy of light in all things that attracts everything in search of light.
Ruling Planet Sun (solar, masculine)
Astrological Sign Leo/Sun, Sagittarius/Jupiter, Virgo/Mercury, Mars.
Understanding Triangular
Element Fire (light, warmth, energy, activity, purification)
Sounds E (mi). 329.1 cycles per second. RAM. Fiery rhythms, orchestral compositions; if hyperactive, any type relaxing music. Long “o” as in “good”. Produces circular movement directed toward outside, inclines toward “A” of heart chakra thus expansiveness, abundance, joy.
Color Yellow–amber (strengthens nerves, thoughts; stimulates contact and interaction with others: if too dreamy, helps us become actively involved with life, aids physical and spiritual digestion), golden yellow, orange, green.
Deity Rudra/Siva. Shakti: Lakini.
Animal Ram
Plants, Aromas Bergamot, lavender, rosemary.
Gemstones Amber (warmth & confidence; conveys new insights. Physical: cleanses, purifies organism, digestive system, endocrine, liver). Apatite. Yellow Calcite. Citrine (develops self discipline to live in higher awareness). Malachite (emotionally responsive). Peridot (strengthens, regulates body). Rutilated Quartz. Sulphur (physical radiance). Tiger Eye (supports inner and outer vision, sharpens mind, helps us recognizes own faults). Yellow Topaz (confidence in expressing creative power). Green Tourmaline (strengthen physical to utilize spiritual force). Clear Quartz. Yellow and yellow–green stones.
Nature Experience Sunlight (corresponds to light of chakra), field of rape in bloom, ripe wheat field, sunflower (natural mandala).
Age 14 — 21. Selfless service helps.
Sensory Function Sight, eyes.
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, Hormones Lower back, abdominal cavity, digestive tract, stomach, liver, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system/pancreas (liver), insulin (gall bladder). Organ of cognition: eyes. Organ of action: anus.
Body Issues: Proper Functioning Immortality, authority, name, fame. Visualizations useful. Helps us conquer sorrow & suffering: no matter what happens, we won’t feel sad or miserable. Healing power, power of transmutation – which is a blessing or curse, depending on how we use it. Enlightened, full of joy when open. Amount of light determines clearness of vision, quality of seeing. Through integrity, gradually transfers yellow light of intellectual understanding into gold light of wisdom and abundance. Harmoniously functioning: feeling inner peace, inner harmony with Self, life in general, our place in life. Can accept self completely, also respect feelings and character traits of others. No matter what happens, we won’t feel sad or miserable as we have true contentment, faith that what is occurring is for the best. Shaping of being: power, authority, name and fame, developing ego. Self control, warmth, humor, laughter.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy Misuse of personal power, recognition, even at expense of friends; can create suffering for others. Need to feel important and achieve outside material identification in world. Control others through anger. Walk with proud air, drunk with vanity. Concentrate on being fashionable. Maintains control of others through anger. Can create suffering for others.
Body Issues: Insufficient Functioning We directly perceive vibrations of other people and act accordingly through 3rd. If confronted with negative vibration, sudden contraction of 3rd chakra warns us; temporary protective measure, becomes superfluous when own inner light is strong enough to envelop body like protective sheath. Insufficient: makes feel dejected, discouraged; sees obstacles everywhere; free unfolding of personality strongly curtailed as child. As afraid, lose approval of authority, hold back expression of emotions, and smothering solar plexus.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioning When blocked, feel gloomy, unbalanced; project same sensations into world around so life either bright or dark. One-sided or malfunctioning: want to manipulate everything in accordance with own wishes, want to control your inner and outer worlds, to conquer and exercise power. Driven by inner restlessness and discontent. Probable experience of late acceptance during childhood, so unable to develop genuine sense of own worth, seek rewards can’t find in self or material world. Enormous urge to be active to cover up. Need inner serenity. Attitude of nothing is impossible lets you suppress manifestation of feeling as undesirable. Emotions stopped up. Occasional break throughs. Get highly upset easily; agitation, expression of anger swallowed.
Body Issues: Physical Problems digestive processes, metabolism, emotions, sympathetic nervous system.
Sleep Mode On back, 7-8 hours.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body) Female: left. Male: right.
Occupations Those performing at high levels mentally, physically.
Yogic Discipline Karma Yoga (Realization of God through dedicated service, work).

4 – Fourth: Heart Chakra

Name Anahata Chakra: “The unstruck or soundless sound”. Heart Chakra, Heart Center.
Location Center of chest (breastbone), rib cage, lungs, thoracic cavity, opens forward/backward. Physical heart on left; spiritual heart on right; heart chakra in center. The Divine Heart embodies universal consciousness.
Symbol/Yantra 12-petaled lotus. Hexagon: shows how lower three and higher chakras permeate each other.
Basic Principles
Love. Devotion, oneness. Direct cognition. Self-abandon. “I am the source of unlimited love.” Energizes the body with life force, blood circulation. Unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, oneness with life, harmony, contentment. Bhakti yoga.
Center entire chakra system; connects 3 lower physical and emotional centers to 3 higher mental and spiritual centers. Ability to empathize, sympathize, attune and join with cosmic vibrations. Perceive beauty in all. Images, words and sounds transformed into feelings. Purpose to achieve perfect union through love. Completely open: center of true unconditional love which exists only for own sake and so cannot be possessed or lost. When working with all other chakras in harmony, transforms you into channel divine love. Heart Energies can change world around you and unite, reconcile, heal people in surroundings. Energy is self-generating and self-emanating. Inspire others as feel peace & calm in your presence.
Unfolding qualities of the heart, love, compassion, sharing, heartfelt empathy, selflessness, devotion, healing. Power unbelievable. Free access to both visible and invisible worlds. Time and space surrender. Can travel anyplace in the world in a few seconds in subtle body. Danger: if not get proper sanction other centers, or not cooperate, not let soul back in: must take permission of inner pilot.
Ruling Planet Venus (lunar, feminine)
Astrological Sign Leo/Sun, Libra/Venus, Saturn.
Understanding Circular, expanding in all directions. Meditate on breath and heartbeat.
Element Air (flexibility of heart). Formless, without smell or taste. Air is responsible for movement, this chakra is movement in all directions.
Sounds F (fa). 349.2 cycles per second. YAM (slowly and sweetly). Classical music, New Age music, sacred music. “Ahh” (direct awareness of heart, as in exclamation “Ah!”). Most open of all sounds, represents greatest possible richness of expression available to human voice; unbiased acceptance of all manifestation. A sound babies use to comment on their experiences. Art/music of this chakra is synchronized with rhythm of the heart, and thus with rhythm of cosmos.
Color Smokey Green (healing, sympathy, harmony). If light green in heart chakra, well-developed ability to heal (color of meadows, forest, receptive to reconciliation; regenerating). Pink (loosen tension in heart, bring back childlike feelings of happiness; stimulate creative activity). God (golden aura interwoven with pink—person lives in pure, selfless love of divine).
Deity Rudra Siva. Shakti: Kakini.
Animal Deer, antelope.
Plants, Aromas Rose oil (attar of roses: most harmonizing of all scents).
Gemstones Green aventurine. Green calcite. Pink calcite. Emerald (draws healing energies from cosmos to earth; regenerates, rejuvenates, refreshes; all-embracing love; challenges you to equal its brilliant light, shows you areas where not yet the case. Jade (peace, harmony, wisdom, fairness, modesty; brings relief if restless, lets sleep peacefully, relaxes heart, makes us calm). Kunzite (higher aspects; combines tender pink of higher love with violet of crown chakra to support union with divine; makes you straightforward and will always lead you back onto this path if you ever leave it). Moonstone (lower aspects; balances emotions). Opal (lower aspects; conscious intention of emotions). Rose Quartz (higher aspects, development of self love, heals wounds of heart caused by hardness, lack of consideration or carelessness; makes you receptive to beauties of creation). Rhodachrosite (lower planes: moves energy of heart or navel). Rhodonite. Green Tourmaline. Pink Tourmaline (leads out of narrow emotional structures, opens and expands heart; when edged in green unites expansive qualities pink with healing, vibrating green). Clear Quartz. Pink and green stones.
Nature Experience Untouched nature (quiet walk through unspoiled green countryside), blossoms (message of love, innocent joy, lets bloom in heart; pink flowers especially), pink sky with gossamer clouds.
Age 21 — 28. Bhakti or faith.
Sensory Function Feeling, touch (ability establish contact, willingness to be touched and in touch with all things). Ability to empathize.
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, Hormones Upper back, heart, rib cage and chest cavity, lower lungs, blood, circulatory system, skin, hands. Thymus gland. Thymus hormone. Organ of cognition: skin. Organ of action: genitals.
Body Issues: Proper Functioning If this chakra is open, all other chakras come into alignment with it. Compassion, ability to see and feel through eyes and hearts of other person without losing or betraying self. Perpetually happy; no longer any concern for worldly pleasures, honors, humiliations; desires cease to be a problem; live in harmony with internal/external worlds; energy, self-generating and self-emanating. Love, faith, devotion, duty. Inspire others to feel peace, calm in presence. Time and space surrender; can travel any place in the world; Divine Heart embodies universal consciousness. Helps redefine perception accompanying opening of third eye, for devotion of heart makes us receptive to subtler aspects of Creation. Higher capacities of the third eye develop concurrently with the unfolding of the heart chakra. For this reason, many spiritual disciples East and West concentrate on opening of heart chakra. Harmonious functioning: understand life in purest form: an everlasting expression of divine love and bliss.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy  
Body Issues: Insufficient Functioning Completely shut: coldness, indifference, “heartlessness”; to feel anything requires strong external stimulation; out of balance, suffer from depression. Vulnerable to injury, dependent on love, affection of others; when experiencing rejection, deeply hurt, especially since you had the courage to open self up. When this happens, feel like withdrawing into shell, are sad and depressed.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioning Want be there for others, give freely but without being connected with the source of love, without being conscious of it; expect recognition, reassurance for all the “love” you give, feel disappointed when efforts not appreciated. Feel powerful enough to give away some of your strength, incapable of accepting love others want to give you, unable to open self to receiving. Tenderness, softness make you feel embarrassed.
Body Issues: Physical Problems Asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, widened, overly expanded thorax (indicates inner armor and defense against all sorts of attack; pain).
Sleep Mode On left side, 5-6 hours.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body) Female: right. Male: left.
Occupations Guides, counselors, mentors, problem solvers.
Yogic Discipline Bhakti Yoga (realization of divine through devotion, love of God; devotees relate everything to God).

5 – Fifth: Throat Chakra

Name Vishuddha Chakra: “Pure”, “With Purity”. Neck or Throat Chakra, Communication Center.
Location Between inner collarbone and larynx; opening to the front. Connects to smaller secondary chakra with seat in neck, opening to back; viewed as one. Throat, neck, thyroid.
Symbol/Yantra 16-petaled lotus. Silver crescent within white circle.
Basic Principles
Creative. Resonance of being—creative. Divine love. Creativity: receive and offer direct messages from highest consciousness; ability to verbalize. “I speak the truth with love.” Capacity to offer divine message to world, receive direct message from highest, become mouthpiece for highest, become poet, singer, artist: all forms of art expressed through this center. Little risk here: mild center. Doesn’t interfere with other centers, and other centers leave it alone. Ability to verbalize, express truth through power of the spoken world.
Center of human capacity of expression, communication and inspiration. Links lower chakras with crown; bridge between thoughts and feelings, impulses and reactions; communicates contents of all chakras to external world. Ether is a basic element that forms lower chakras: earth, water, fire, air. medium of sound, spoken word, divine word of Creation; communicating element, mediator of information on all levels of being. Ether also defined as Akasha, the astral light where all events, thoughts, feelings since beginning of time are recorded. Throat chakra provides inner distance so you can reflect on thoughts, actions. inner hearing: perceive own inner voice, inspiration, develop unshakable confidence in personal higher guidance, become conscious of own real mission in life; recognize inner worlds are as real as material world; capable of absorbing, transmitting information from subtler spheres.
Communication, creative self-expression, openness, expansiveness, independence, inspiration, access to the subtle levels of being. Voice penetrates to heart of listener, pure sound affects listener by changing the space of their mind and being.
Ruling Planet Jupiter
Astrological Sign Gemini/Mercury, Mars, Taurus/Venus, Aquarius/Uranus.
Understanding Pure consciousness, beyond form. Evolves through chit (cosmic consciousness).
Element Ether (Akasha)
Sounds G (so). 392.0 cycles per second. HAM. Overtone music and song, sacral and meditative dance, New Age music, reverberating sound, echo effects. “eh” (sing from “ah”, heart, to “e”, mind, very, very slowly: “eh” emerges at a certain brief point: channels energies to outside. Requires most pressure of all chakra sounds, underlining the expression” of chakra.
Color Light blue of ether (calmness, expanse: open to spiritual inspiration). Smokey purple/blue.
Deity Panchavaktra Siva. Shakti: Shakini.
Animal Peacock, white elephant.
Plants, Aromas Sage (loosens tensions in throat chakra, lets us express in harmonious, energetic way, helping communicate inner message of soul). Eucalyptus (clears and widens 5th chakra: opens us to inner voice; gives creativity and naturalness to our communication).
Gemstones Blue Lace Agate. Amazonite (lower: perfecting personal experience). Aquamarine (higher: expressing universal truths; color of sea reflecting cloudless sky, soul reflecting expanse of spirit). Celestite. Chalcedony (white-blue: positive effects on thyroid gland; calming, blancing influence on mind and reduces irritability and hypersensitivity; opens door to inner inspiration, stimulates creative self-expression through speech, writing). Chrysocholla (lower: speaking one’s own truth). Blue Fluorite. Iolite. Lapis Lazuli. Larimar. Gem Silica (higher: conscious channeling higher realms). Sodalite. Blue Topaz. Turquoise (lower: clarity in communication; reunion blue of sky and green of earth; combines high ideals of spirit with primordial life energy of planet; helps express spiritual ideas, knowledge and integration with life on earth; absorbs positive energy, protects body and soul against negative influences). Clear Quartz. Blue, blue-green and blue-purple stones.
Nature Experience Blue sky (light, transparent blue of cloudless sky: lie on ground and relax), reflections of sky in water (widening and liberating effect on feelings; soft sound of waves make one aware of hidden emotions; mind, feeling augment each other). Gentle waves.
Age 28 — 35
Sensory Function Hearing. Perceive own inner voice, enter into contact with own inner spirit, receive its inspiration.
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, Hormones Lungs, bronchial, esophagus, vocal chords, throat, nape of neck, jaw, jowls. Thyroid gland, parathyroid gland. Thyroxin. organ of cognition: ears. Organ of action: mouth.
Body Issues: Proper Functioning Poets, singers. Understand cosmic laws, God and life. Calmness, serenity, purity. Communicating, transmitting. Find own individual expression of perfection on all levels of being. Completely open: express feelings, thoughts and inner knowing freely, without fear. Inner honesty towards self, others, express by upright posture. You can fully express self or remain silent. Voice full, melodious. Faced with difficulties, one remains true to self and says “no.” Others’ opinions do not sway you. Free of prejudices, possessing great inner spaciousness, open to reality of subtle dimensions. Capable of communicating directly with life from other spheres of being and pass on knowledge without fear. Ability to compose poetry, interpret scriptures. Makes one youthful and a good teacher of spiritual science. Cosmic laws of God and life understood and lived. Calmness, serenity, purity, melodious voice and good command of speech.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy  
Body Issues: Insufficient Functioning Certain stiffness will set in as space behind self-built walls becomes small and restrictive. Are shy, quiet, withdrawn, and talk only of trivialities of external life. Stuttering frequent.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioning Blocked: communication mind/body blocked: 1. Find it difficult to reflect about your feelings, so you express unresolved emotions in thoughtless actions. 2. Shut self inside intellect, deny emotions and right to live; only feelings are those passed through own filter of self-judgment, and do not contradict judgment of people around you. Unconscious feelings of guilt and own fears prevent us from seeing true Self. As a rule, do not have access to subtle dimensions of being and lack openness, inner expression, and independence prerequisite for seeing.
Body Issues: Physical Problems Sore or stiff neck, colds, thyroid, hearing problems. Blocked: language either blatant and coarse or cool and businesslike. May stutter. Place self under pressure, raise shoulders/bring down neck.
Sleep Mode Alternating on right and left side. 4 — 5 hours.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body) Female: left. Male: right.
Occupations Selfless souls. Exceptional artists and mystical poets.
Yogic Discipline Mantra Yoga (meditative sounds, phrases invoking various aspects of Divine, either silently recited or out loud; through repetition, thoughts and feelings are gradually transformed, connecting devotees to cosmic power of mantra. Not TM, which is different.

6 – Sixth: Third Eye Chakra

6 Third Eye Chakra

Name Ajna Chakra: “Command Center”, Authority, Command, Unlimited Power. Brow Chakra, Third Eye, Eye of Wisdom, Inner Eye Chakra or Command Chakra.
Location One finger above the nose, in between eyebrows; approximately 2 fingers deep in head, opens forward. Pituitary gland.
Symbol/Yantra 96-petaled lotus. White circle with two luminous petals that are actually 48 petals each.
Basic Principles
Knowledge of being—intuitive. Clear seeing and intuitive sight. Divine sight. Psychic and occult powers are endless. Seeing and becoming go together. Clairvoyance, intuitive knowledge. “Inner wisdom is always available to me.” Realization, austerity, penance, clairvoyance, intuition. Reveals Divine within and reflects divinity within others. See light around head, aura. Ida (lunar current), pingala (solar current) and sushumna meet here: Three Rivers; negative and positive equalized.
Very few people have completely opened their third eye. Even when incomplete, it can function very harmoniously. Active mind, advanced intellectual skills, scientific research, philosophical truths. Visualization, intuition. As it develops, thoughts become based on direct inner awareness of reality. Clairvoyance, sharpened sensitivity, insight into other dimensions reality (during sleep and meditation at first). Directly perceive energies at work beneath surface of things, see as part of natural order. See subtle planes of reality and the large variety of life forms there. Destroys dark past, hastens golden future, manifests present in supremely fulfilling way. Psychic and occult powers endless. We become one with the thing we are experiencing: seeing and becoming go together. Future can be brought into today. Problem: future very bright, enormity of it puzzles and frightens the seeker; power becomes enemy and destroys.
Functions of recognition, intuition, development of the inner senses, mental powers, projecting one’s will, manifestation.
Ruling Planet Saturn (solar, male)
Astrological Sign Mercury, Sagittarius/Jupiter, Aquarius/Uranus, Pisces/Neptune.
Understanding He becomes sat (true): embodies sat-chit-ananda (being-consciousness-bliss).
Element Mind (manas). All other elements present in purified form.
Sounds A (la). 440.0 cycles per second; sets off upward movement, represents power of inspiration. AUM (“m” 3x as long as “au” focuses attention on 3rd eye; “ee” (as in “easy”). Eastern and western classical music (Bach), the sounds of cosmic spheres, New Age music.
Color Transparent indigo (inner calmness, clarity, depth: strengthens, helps senses, opens to subtle levels perception; is actually intuition and holistic cognition). Also yellow (rational, intellectual thought) and violet (extrasensory perception). Indigo: cleaning subconscious to channel intuition. Purple: balanced state of mind: sees divine perfection in all things.
Deity Ardhanarishvara. Shakti: Hakini.
Animal Swan
Plants, Aromas Mint (dissolves blockages, helps rid oneself of old confinement through patterns; clears and brighten mind, stimulates concentration). Jasmine (mind opened to images and visions carry messages of deeper truth; sharpen senses, combine energies of 3rd eye with heart).
Gemstones Moss Agate. Amethyst (higher): surrender mind to highest part self). Azurite (lower). Charoite. Fluorite (higher). Kyanite. Lapis Lazuli (lower: golden inclusions of pyrite, like stars in sky; feeling of security within cosmos to soul; leads mind inward, strengthens its energies, makes it receptive to higher principles, joy at miracles of life, universe). Iolite. Moonstone. Tourmalinated Quartz. Sapphire (transparent indigo-blue opens mind to cosmic knowledge, eternal truths; purify, transform; builds bridge finite/infinite, clarity to souls in search of truth on spiritual path). Sodalite (lower: dark blue: purifies mind, enables think more deeply; helps dissolve obsolete patterns of thought, give trust, energy to stick to opinions, apply knowledge to life). Sugilite (higher). Clear Quartz. Clear, white, purple stones.
Nature Experience Nighttime sky.
Sensory Function All senses including extrasensory perception.
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, Hormones Cerebellum, ears, nose, sinuses, eyes, part of the nervous system, face. Pituitary gland (hypophysis). Vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone of the hypophysis).
Body Issues: Proper Functioning Clairvoyance. Intuitive knowledge available for help in making decisions. Reveals Divine within and reflects divinity within others. See light around head. Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna meet here: negative and positive equalized. Can destroy dark past, hasten golden future. Clear seeing and intuitive sight. Recognizing, conscious perception of being. Seat of higher mental powers, intellectual capacity to distinguish, memory and will. Physic plane: highest center of command of central nervous system. Seat of attunement of consciousness; can manifest and dematerialize matter, create new realities and dissolve old ones at physical level. With open heart center, can send out healing energies.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy  
Body Issues: Insufficient Functioning If blocked considerably, see only reality and accept only external visible world; dominated by material desires, physical needs, unreal emotions; spiritual reflection is a waste of time. Extreme: thinking muddled and confused, completely determined by unresolved emotional patterns.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioning Top-heaviness: over-emphasis of mental; life determined by reason, intellect, rational mind; lack holistic way of seeing things, ability to integrate all experience into single cosmic law of balance. Intellectual arrogance; reject spiritual insight as unscientific and unrealistic. May attempt to influence humans and events by force of mind, to demonstrate power, satisfy needs; indicates solar plexus out of balance and heart and crown chakra only developed to a slight degree. When base chakra is disturbed and others are not functioning harmoniously, have access to subtler levels but not grasp true meaning of images and information. Due to unresolved emotional patterns, get mixed up with imagination. Subjective images become so strong, one considers them the only truth, projects onto external world, loses touch with reality.
Body Issues: Physical Problems Blindness, headaches, nightmares, eye strain, blurred vision. Easily lose one’s head in demanding situations; forgetful, impaired vision.
Sleep Mode Deep and half-awake sleep, about 4 hours.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body) Female: right. Male: left.
Occupations Sensitives, clairvoyants.
Yogic Discipline Jnana yoga (path of knowledge: ability distinguish real/unreal, eternal/transitory; focus exclusive on Absolute). Mandalas and Yantra Yoga (Pictorial symbols depicting geometrical forms representing divine in all aspects; aid to visualization).

7 – Seventh: Crown Chakra

7 Crown Chakra

Name Sahasrara Chakra: “Thousand-Petaled”. Crown Chakra, Vortex Center of 1000-petaled lotus.
Location Center of top of head, touching head and extending into aura above it, 4 finger breadths above.
Symbol/Yantra 1000-petaled lotus (actually 972 petals, others say 1008 petals).
Basic Principles
Pure being. Spiritual. Illumination, godliness. “I am That”. When seventh unfolds, any blockages remaining in other 6 chakras dissolve and their energies begin vibrating at highest possible frequencies. Benefits of union: no activity of mind, no knower/known. Knower and known become unified and liberated. Do not interfere in anything, do not bother anyone, do not want be bothered by anyone; oneness with God. “My being enhances the beauty and radiance of All-That-Is.” Union. Space between the two hemispheres. Yogi IS Satchidananda: is his own real self.
Seat of highest human perfection; often represented as hovering above head. Just as all colors, spectrum is united in colorless light. Highest chakra, unites in itself all energies of lower center.
Highest recognition of perfection through inner contemplation, union with the Universal Being, universal consciousness. The silent one: do not interfere in anything. Personal identification with God. Center of quintessential consciousness where integration of all polarities are experienced. Neutralizes all sounds and all colors, integrates all cognitive and conative functions, embraces static and dynamic energies of various centers into an all-pervasive unity. The last chakra to be developed in a human being.
Ruling Planet Ketu—the “shadow” planet; the descending lunar node.
Astrological Sign Capricorn/Saturn, Pisces/Neptune.
Element Satchitananda. Abode of bliss.
Sounds B (ti). 493.0 cycles per second. silence. AUM (A: heart U: throat M: crown). “m” opens crown chakra: endless humming vibration without limit or structure; represents unity and purity, unformed, unlimited consciousness containing all matter in its latent form.
Color Violet, white (all colors of spectrum; integrating different levels in unity), gold, clear. Chakra glows in all colors, predominant is violet; out blossom 960 petals, second blossom 12 petals glowing in white light interspersed with gold.
Deity Guru within. Shakti: Mahashakti.
Plants, Aromas Olibanum (classical incense burnt in religious ceremonies): revitalizes mind and soul, purifies atmosphere; religious convictions deepen), lotus (grows in mud): symbol of beauty and spiritual completeness; while enlightened person lives in mud of material world, this does not affect his true Self in union with God.
Gemstones Amethyst (red fire of activity and blue light of receptiveness, silence, space. Transmits vivid calmness which dissolves fear and disharmony while providing us with trust in and devotion to energies of universe). Clear Calcite. Diamond. Clear Fluorite. White Howlite. Moonstone. Clear Quartz (guides to wholeness, brings clearness and light to mind, soul, stimulates spiritual cognition, dissolves congestions, provides energy). Selenite. Clear, white and purple stones.
Nature Experience Mountaintops
Sensory Function Cosmic consciousness
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, Hormones Cerebrum, cranium. Pineal gland (epiphysis). Serotonin (entaramine).
Body Issues: Proper Functioning Satchitananda (truth, being, bliss). Integration of all polarities. Transcending. As seventh opens, more and more moments occur when division between inner being and outer life recedes. Consciousness completely calm and open, experience real Self as part of omnipresent pure Being which contains all matter. Just as all colors of the spectrum unite in colorless light, the highest chakra unites in itself all energies of the lower centers.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy  
Body Issues: Insufficient Functioning Without opening: feel separated from abundance and wholeness; not completely free of fear.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioning Prefers outer inaction, sometimes seen as lazy when entering a state of bliss. Lack of interest in world.
Body Issues: Physical Problems Depression, alienation, confusion, boredom, apathy, inability to learn or comprehend.
Sleep Mode Half-awake sleep only.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body) Female: left. Male: right.
Occupations Liberated ones abide in communion with the Self.
Yogic Discipline