Have you ever taken a yoga class or are you completely into mindfulness? Then you must have heard of the term chakras. But what exactly is a chakra? Is this a whimsical buzzword or can we really do something with it? The answer can be found in this blog.

What are chakras?

The word chakra comes from Sanskrit and means wheel. People who believe in chakras assume that everything is energy and the body consists of different energy points. These points are called the chakras. Officially, there are 114, but many spiritual currents only focus on 7. The energy points are located along the spine and each has its own color and energy. When you pay attention to your chakras, you are busy with your body as well as your mind and soul. As a result, a chakra meditation fits perfectly into a holistic lifestyle.

Where can you find them?

The first chakra is located at the beginning of your spine and is located between the anus and your genitals. This is the Muladhara Chakra, also called Root Chakra. Characteristics that fit the Muladhara Chakra are: stability, ambition and self-sufficiency. An imbalance can make you feel unstable, anxious, insecure and frustrated. The second chakra stands for sexuality, desires, self-worth and creativity. You will find the chakra, also called Swadhishthana or Sacral Chakra, just below your belly button.

Between your belly button and the bottom of your rib cage you will find the Manipura chakra, also called the solar plexus. Here emotions such as ego, anger and aggression are linked. If it is well balanced, you can feel energetic, confident and productive. An imbalance can manifest itself in physical problems. Think of difficult digestion or even liver problems and diabetes. Mental problems that can occur with an imbalance include depression and anger problems. The Anahata Chakra (heart) is located in the heart area as the name suggests. Emotions such as love, attachment, compassion, trust and passion are linked to Anahata.

The Vishudda Chakra (throat) is the fifth chakra and is connected to the thyroid gland. He stands for inspiration, expression, communication and can cause embarrassment and a sense of weakness in the event of an imbalance. Between the eyebrows is the Ajna Chakra. It’s also your third eye. The third eye is often used as a focal point in meditations. By focusing on this, you can destroy karma from past lives. This frees you from past negativity. Finally, the Sahastrara Chakra. You’ll find these on the crown of your head. It is said that this is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, and energy.