A Beginner's Guide To The 7 Chakras - Deepstash
Root Chakra.
  • The Muladhara, or root chakra, represents our foundation.
  • On the human body, it sits at the base of the spine and gives us the feeling of being grounded.
  • When the root chakra is open, we feel confident in our ability to withstand challenges and stand on our own two feet.
  • Location: Base of spine, in tailbone area
  • What it controls: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food
  • Mantra: "I can't grow from an unsteady foundation."
  • Color: Red
  • Element: Earth
  • Stone: Hematite
  • Yoga pose: Warrior I
  • Solar Plexus Chakra When it develops: 1-7 years old.

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Sacral Chakra
  • The Swadhisthana, or sacral chakra, helps inform how we relate to our emotions and the emotions of others.
  • It also governs creativity and sexual energy. Those with a blocked sacral chakra could feel a lack of control in their lives.
  • Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel
  • What it controls: Your sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, and sexuality
  • Mantra: "I always honor others but not before myself."
  • Color: Orange
  • Element: Water
  • Stone: Tiger's Eye
  • Yoga pose: Bound Angle Pose
  • When it develops: 8-14 years old

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Solar Plexus Chakra
  • The third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, speaks to your ability to be confident and in control of your life.
  • Think back to the last time you had butterflies or felt a pit in the stomach: That's the Manipura chakra at work.
  • Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area
  • What it controls: Self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem
  • Mantra: "Self-love starts when I accept all parts of myself."
  • Color: Yellow
  • Element: Fire
  • Stone: Amber
  • Yoga pose: Boat Pose
  • When it develops: 15-21 years old

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Heart Chakra
  • The Anahata, or heart chakra, is the bridge between the lower chakras (associated with materiality) and the upper chakras (associated with spirituality).
  • As the name suggests, this chakra can influence our ability to give and receive love—from others and ourselves.
  • Location: Center of chest, just above the heart
  • What it controls: Love, joy, and inner peace
  • Mantra: "When I love myself, loving others comes easily."
  • Color: Green
  • Element: Air
  • Stone: Rose Quartz
  • Yoga pose: Camel Pose
  • When it develops: 21-28 years old

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Throat Chakra
  • The Vishuddha, or throat chakra, gives voice to the heart chakra and controls our ability to communicate our personal power.
  • When it's functioning at full capacity, it allows us to express ourselves truly and clearly.
  • Location: Throat
  • What it controls: Communication, self-expression, and truth
  • Mantra: "I speak my truth, always."
  • Color: Light Blue/Turquoise
  • Element: Sound/Music
  • Stone: Aquamarine
  • Yoga pose: Fish Pose
  • When it develops: 29-35 years old

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Third-Eye Chakra
  • As we move up the body, we're getting closer to communion with the divine. The Anja, or third-eye chakra, controls our ability to see the big picture and connect to intuition.
  • Think of it as the eye of the soul: It registers information beyond the surface level.
  • Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra)
  • What it controls: Intuition, imagination, and wisdom
  • Mantra: "I am open to exploring what cannot be seen."
  • Color: Dark Blue/Purple
  • Element: Light
  • Stone: Amethyst
  • Yoga pose: Child's Pose
  • When it develops: 36-42 years old

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Crown Chakra
  • The Sahasrara, or crown chakra, the highest chakra, sits at the crown of the head and represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
  • When you fully open your crown chakra—something very few people ever do!—you're able to access a higher consciousness.
  • Location: The very top of the head
  • What it controls: Inner and outer beauty, spiritual connection
  • Lesson: "I am a vessel for love and light."
  • Color: Violet/White
  • Element: Divine Consciousness
  • Stone: Clear quartz
  • Yoga pose: Headstand
  • When it develops: 43-49 years old

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