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Chakra Symbolism

Explore the chakra resources below to learn how these energy centers are connected to nearly every aspect of life. An understanding of the chakras can help to optimize health, balance your energies and assist in overcoming challenges in life. These resources include a number of ways to work with the chakras: sounds and mantras; symbols and visualization; essential oils; organs associated with the chakras; Eastern deities connected to the chakras and chakra artwork.  

Chakra Symbols

Explore the meaning of the ancient Hindu symbols associated with each of the seven major chakras. Discover keys to understanding the meaning and function of each chakra. 

Chakra Flowers

Chakra flowers offer unique symbolic meaning for each of the seven major chakras. Flowers are among the oldest spiritual symbols, expanding the meaning and significance of each chakra. 

Chakra Names

Chakra names reveal the roles of the chakras in the body and on psychological, spiritual and emotional levels. Includes English and Sanskrit chakra names as well as brief descriptions.

Chakra Art

Chakra art serves as depictions of the the unseen forces that govern the energy and strength of the seven major chakras. Chakra art is a reminder of the power of the body and spirit.

Chakras and Deities

Chakras and deities pair together the functions of the chakras and the personifications of energy of chakra. The seven major chakras are associated with one or more Hindu deities.

Chakras and Organs

Each of the organs in the human body are associated with one or more of the seven major chakras or energy centers. Chakras and organs give keys to creating optimal health.

Chakras and Instruments

Chakras and musical instruments can be paired for each chakra. Certain groups of musical instruments produce sounds useful for balancing each of the seven major chakras. 

Chakra Resources

Chakra Sounds

Learn the sounds associated with each chakra and how to strengthen your chakras through sound. Includes toning, bija seed syllables and mantras. Features videos with chakra sounds.

Chakra Definitions

The chakras have importance in both spirituality and health. The centers of energy in the body also relate to psychology and emotional balance. An overview of the seven major chakras.

Essential Oils and Chakras

Chakras and Essential Oils

Chakras and essential oils pair well to help to calm and balance emotions and the mind. Essential oils operate on many levels: physical, emotional and spiritual.

Chakra Stones & Meaning

Chakra stones and meanings have an ancient history. There are specific chakra stones and meanings for each the seven major chakras. Learn more in Chakra Stones.

Chakras and Musical Notes

Chakras and musical notes have been paired in a number of ways. A simple system is to assign sequential notes from the C Major scale to each of the chakras. Learn about other systems.

Chakra Mantras

Chakra mantras are one of the most direct ways to work with spiritual energy in the body. Mantras including the sounds associated with each chakra easier to repeat for greater effect. 

Chakra Transformation

Chakra are energy centers for transformation. Learn more about tools, experiences and how to work with the kundalini energy and chakra transformation in this article.

Chakra Vowel Sounds

Chakra vowel sounds are at the core of the universal sounds of creation. These sounds can be chanted on a single tone or sung using a simple melody for easier repetition.

Individual Chakras

Root Chakra Meaning

The root chakra is associated with survival instincts for food, shelter, safety, comfort and belonging. The root chakra is also connected with your history and ancestral energy.

Root Chakra Affirmations

Root chakra affirmations are a powerful way to create safety and security in your world. Learn to ground yourself and gain healing release with affirmations. 

Root Chakra Stones

Chakra stones can be used as part of meditation and spiritual practices. Some stones hold positive energy or absorb negative energy and are used for protection in many cultures. 

Root Chakra Essential Oils

Find essential oils that assist in issues connected with safety, security and establishing a strong foundation for in the root chakra. Learn more about Root Chakra Essential Oils.

Sacral Chakra Meaning

Sacral chakra meaning is focused on relationships. This includes one’s relationship with oneself as well as others. The sacral chakra name Svadhishthana, means “one’s own place.”

Solar Plexus Chakra Meaning

The solar plexus chakra is located at the naval, center of intuition (a gut feeling). This chakra is connected to both service and desires.

Heart Chakra Meaning

The heart chakra is focused on connection to others as well as to your own higher self. The name “Anahata” means “unstruck, unhurt.”

Throat Chakra Definitions and Symbol

Throat Chakra Meaning

The throat chakra is the center of power and self-expression. This chakra is the focus for speaking, singing and chanting. Learn more!

Third Eye Meaning

The third eye is the source of psychic vision, visualization and spiritual intuition. The third eye is connected to prophecy and dream interpretation. Learn more about the third eye.

Crown Chakra Meaning

The seventh chakra is the crown chakra, the seat of enlightenment, known in Sanskrit as the Sahasrara chakra. Sahasrara means “thousand-petaled.”