Chakras are swirling vortexes of energy located within each of us. Visualizing chakra colors during mediation, using crystals associated with the chakras, practicing focused yoga asanas, and eating certain foods are just some of the ways you can tap into this energy. Instead of relying on external forces to bring peace and harmony to our lives, we can turn to our own chakra centers and the colors, sounds, and scents that surround us.


Crown

The seventh chakra, the crown (Sahasrara), is associated with awakening our spirituality. This chakra is our highest energy center and brings inner wisdom and spiritual growth. A balanced seventh chakra connects us to the highest state of enlightenment and cosmic consciousness. Learn more.


Third Eye

The sixth chakra, the third eye chakra (Ajna), is associated with sight and seeing. This chakra relates to energies of intuition and psychic abilities. A balanced sixth chakra awakens our intuitive powers and ability to visualize the future. Learn more.


Throat

The fifth chakra, the throat chakra (Visuddha), is associated with mantra and speech. This chakra relates to our creative self-expression, ability to communicate, and speak honestly. A balanced fifth chakra gives us the ability to express ourselves. Learn more.


Heart

The fourth chakra, the heart chakra (Anahata), is located at our heart center and is where we process and store emotional experiences. This chakra relates to our sense of selflessness, love, and devotion. Learn more.


Solar Plexus

The third chakra, the solar plexus chakra (Manipura), means bright and shining gem. It is associated with our sense of confidence and empowerment. This chakra relates to our ability to follow through and realize our goals. Learn more.

 


Sacral

The second chakra, the sacral chakra (Svadisthana), is associated with emotions, sexuality, and creativity. This chakra relates to grace and acceptance and our feelings of self-worth, relationships with others, and creativity. Learn more.


Root

The first chakra, the root chakra (Muladhara), is associated with our most basic survival instincts: food, shelter, health, and security. This chakra relates to our connection to the earth, physical world, and ground beneath our feet. Learn more.

Om Chakra Mantra T-Shirt

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Resources

The local resources listed here are some my personal favorites in the Hudson Valley, check them out:

Debra Sheafe
A gifted healer for your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being

Happy Buddha Yoga
Yoga for Every~Body

Kelly Kamm
Yoga classes infused with art, music, and poetry

Milkweed
A wonderful community resource for art, energy, and action

Spirit Heart
Lynne Newman is an amazing healer and spiritual guide