Locations and Functions of
Taken from The Pocket Guide to Chakras by Joy
1st (Base Chakra) at the tailbone energy at
the center is governed by whether or not you received unconditional love and
affection as a child. When your
first chakra is strong, you will be grounded and comfortable in your body, the
world will feel like your home, and you will be competent at handling practical
2nd Chakra, below navel This relates to
sexuality, sociability, friendliness and desire, not just sexual desire, but the
desire for anything friends, love, material possessions, power, God.
The energy at this chakra fires up those desires and gives you the
enthusiasm to reach out and achieve your goals.
It is also the center of physical strength.
3rd Chakra at the solar plexus, above the navel
This is the center of your special gift, your inner sun, and how it shines
out in the world. All the digestive
organs (except the large intestine) are located here, so it governs the
digestion. It also relates to
self-esteem and self-worth. This is
the center of gut-level intuition.
4th Chakra (heart) at the center of the chest -
This chakra governs your ability to give and receive unconditional love and
affection. When you experience
loss, your heart will remain open if you allow yourself to feel all your
emotions, including sorrow and anger. But
if you try to protect yourself from pain by putting up walls, your heart energy
will close down.
5th Chakra (throat) at the base of the neck
This is your center of communication, creativity, and opening to spirituality.
Speech and singing originate from here. Writing and teaching are also
associated with this chakra.
6th Chakra (third eye) at the center of the
forehead This is about your openness to metaphysical knowledge.
It relates to your higher intuition, from which all things are known.
7th Chakra (crown) at the top of the head
From here you feel your openness to Spirit.
When it is open you will experience a fullness in your meditations.
1ST Chakra Genitals, bladder, anus
2nd Chakra ovaries, large intestine, uterus,
3rd Chakra Adrenals, Isles of Langerhans
(insulin), stomach, spleen, liver, gall bladder, small intestine, kidneys,
4th Chakra Thymus: heart and lungs
5th Chakra Thyroid, parathyroid
6th Chakra Pituitary, brain
7th Chakra Pineal, brain