This root chakra is connected to the earth element. Location at the base of the spine, it relates to the feet, legs and pelvic floor. Muladhara has to do with how we relate to the material world. Its color is red and its bija mantra is " Lam." When our body's energy is balanced around this chakra, we feel grounded and safe.
The second chakra is connected to the water element. Location in the pelvic basin, it relates to the reproductive organs and sexuality. Its color is orange and its bija mantra is “Vam.” When our body energy is balanced around this chakra, there is a healthy relationship to intimacy and sex.
The third chakra is connected to the element of fire. It is located at the abdominal region and relates to our digestive system. Manipura has to do with our gut intuition, confidence and self-system. Its color is yellow and it is connected to the mantra “Ram.” When our body energy is balanced around this chakra, we have a strong, positive role within society.
The fourth chakra is connected with the element of air. It is located in the heart region, and it relates to our emotional state. It color is green and it is connected to the mantra “Yam.” When our body’s energy is balanced around this chakra, we have a great capacity for love and compassion.
The fifth chakra is connected with the element of ether. Location in the throat region, it is our communication center. Its color is blue and it is connected to the mantra “Ham.” When our body’s energy is balances around this chakra, we are able to freely express our feelings and truth to the world.
The sixth chakra is also connected to ether. It is located at the third eye at the front of the brain. It is where we have the ability to transform through the use of intuition, dreams, visualization and imagination. Its color is purple and it is connected with the well-known mantra “Om.” When our body’s energy is balanced around this chakra, we are calm, centered and connected to our higher guiding force.
The seventh chakra transcends all of the elements, colors and sounds. It is located at the crown of the head, the part of the head that is soft when we are newborns. When it is balanced, we are connected to the source of all life. Through the practice of asana, chanting the biji mantras and the use of visualization technique we can cultivate balance throughout all seven chakra and our whole body’s energy field.