Whatever their correlation to physical structures within the body, chakras are entirely non-physical. The mind, rather than sense organs, is the traditional tool for accessing, exploring and balancing the energy of each chakra.
The main features of each chakra are described here as in the original Vedic text, as they would be visualised by a meditator. Each chakra is symbolised by layers or imaginary, including a particular animal, and a god and a goddess whose form and attributes encapsulate the inherent qualities that arise when the chakra is functioning in a balanced way.
The 7th chakra are:
– Muladhara – This is the base chakra and it’s name means “foundation”
– Svadistana – The sacral chakra, whose name means ” sweetness”
– Manipura – The solar plexus chakra’s name means ” city of gems”
– Anahata – The name of the fourth, on heart, chakra means “unstruck”
– Vishuddha – This is the throat chakra, and it’s name means ” pure”
– Ajña – The blow chakra’s name means “command”
– Sahasrara – The “thousand – petalled” crown chakra is at the top of the head