Introduction to The Tantra Chakra System

Chakra is a very important element when you learning and experiencing tantra. Today I want share with you my knowledge about 7 Chakras, what is Chakas, Locations and the Chakra symbols.

Tantra is a practice that cultivates awareness of our oneness with existence through sexual awakening. This happens through the opening of the chakras or energy centres in the body. Typically in sexual encounter, we send our sexual energy outwards. We may experience deep bliss for a while, but generally this does not last. With Tantric awareness, our sexual vitality starts to move up our bodies like a snake that uncoils, from the root or base of the body all the way up through the crown. Sexual energy moves from the first chakra up. This process is often known at the Uncoiling of the Snake (sexual energy or kundalini).

What is Chakra?

The chakra is an energetic center within the auric and physical body of human. Chakras are also referred to as ‘acupoint’, and serve as the nonphysical highway through which cosmic energy travels, connecting this energy with the physical body. This cosmical energy is what we call Life Force or Prana. Although there are over 100 chakras total in the body (according to the tantric texts – and there is still debate about the exact number), there are only seven that are considered major. These seven align with specific, vertically stacked key points along the central line from of the human body, and are the main centers that yogis and energy workers tend to focus in on.

the symbol of 7 chakras

Sound of 7 Chakras

 

First Chakra: Root

The study of the chakras begins with the root chakra, named Muladhara in Sanskrit.

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front. This energy center holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety and sexual expression. The root chakra is the foundation of energy, related with earth mother will provide us with the ability to be rooted into the earth plane and all our needs.

First Chakra: Root
First Chakra: Root

The energy to succeed in the material world comes from the first chakra therefore always that we find ourselves dealing with new business, new projects the root chakra will give us that boost we need in order to feel focus in our goals, the other way around, if this chakra is blocked we may feel fearful, Restlessness, Lack of energy, insecure and frustrated.
Root chakra body parts include the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs.

The color for this chakra is red which is the color of the anger but also the vitality, life, strength and the physical nature of men. Rose-red is the color of Universal Harmony.

The gemstones are Garnet, Rose Quartz, Bloodstone, Ruby, Obsidian, and Black Tourmaline.

The note for this chakra is C and the mantra is lam or e as in red. Chanting these mantras in the key of D while focusing our attention on this area of our body can enable us to more consciously access the first chakra.

The astrological sign associated with the root chakra is Taurus. The symbol for Taurus is the bull. Like our root chakra, the bull is a symbol of masculine power and fertility.

The first chakra is actually the basis of both our masculine and feminine energy. It represents our masculine will and male sexual organs as well as the feminine energy of the Goddess Kundalini. Therefore, a man can learn to integrate his feminine power and a woman can learn to integrate her masculine power through the clearing and opening of this chakra. Said this, Male sexual organs are located primarily in his first chakra reason why male sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as physical, animal instinct, in order to have a sexual energy more emotional we have to balance it with the energy of the second chakra; Both chakras are associated with sexual energy.

There are four spokes, or petals. Four is the number of the square and foundations. The square is related to being honest, or giving a square deal, the four energies of earthearth, air, fire, and water, and the four directions. Four walls, four legs, or four wheels represent a strong foundation.

 

Second Chakra: Sacral

Learn about Chakra could helps you understand tantra and tantric massage. Invited by Chole from Sky Tantra massage, today I’m writing this article to introduce the the second chakra.

Second Chakra Sacral
Second Chakra Sacral

The second chakra is often referred to as the belly or sacral; The Sanskrit name for the 2nd chakra is Svadhisthana.

It is located two inches below the navel and is rooted into the spine. This energy center is associated with the basic needs for sexuality, procreation, creativity, intuition, and self-worth. This chakra is also governs sensual aspects of our lives, friendliness, creativity, and emotions. It governs peoples sense of self-worth, their confidence in their own creativity, and their ability to relate to others in an open and friendly way.

Its influenced by how emotions were expressed or repressed in the family during childhood or inherited emotional patterns.

The emotion associated with the second chakra is passion.

Proper balance in this chakra means the ability to flow with emotions freely and to feel and reach out to others sexually or not. If this chakra is blocked a person may feel fear of pleasure, Being out of touch with ones feelings, emotionally explosive, manipulative, obsessed with thoughts of sex, resistance to change or may lack energy.

Physical problems may include, kidney weakness, stiff lower back, constipation, and muscle spasms. Belly body parts include sexual organs (women), kidneys, bladder, and large intestine.

The main color used with this chakra is orange because of its vibrational energy.

The element water thus the association with the liquids of the body. Water flows, moves and changes. A balanced 2nd chakra allows us to do that also.

The gemstones are Carnelian Agate, Orange Calcite, Amber and Tigers Eye.

 

Third Chakra: Solar Plexus

The third chakra is referred to as the Solar Plexus, his Sanskrit name Manipura.

It is located two inches below the breastbone in the center behind the stomach.

Third Chakra: Solar Plexus
Third Chakra: Solar Plexus

The third chakra is the center of personal power, the place of ego , of passions, impulses, anger and strength. It is also the center for astral travel and astral influences, receptivity of spirit guides and for psychic development. Rules the Mental portion of our consciousness and governs thinking, the power of control that is gained by our minds. The third chakra is the Power Chakra. Due to The projections of our ego and our vital energies are both influenced by this chakra because it rules how well we can maintain our sense of Self when in a power struggle with another. The battle between egos is difficult to win if we are children and our opponent is our parent. Therefore, this chakra holds the secrets of the many power struggles that we fought and lost with our parents, and other authority figures, as a child.

When is out of balance you may feel powerless, lack confidence, be confused, worry about what others think, feel that others are controlling your life. Our sense of powerlessness causes excessive worrying, hypochondriac pain, irritability, and procrastination. We are overly sensitive, cry easily, feel fatigue, and are often anxious and/or depressed.
Our bodies respond to the constant tension by developing ulcers, jaundice, hepatitis, diabetes, hypoglycemia, and gallstones,digestive difficulties, nervous exhaustion, and food allergies.

When balanced, we have a strong sense of personal power and self-motivation. you may feel cheerful, outgoing, have self-respect, expressive, enjoy taking on new challenges.

The body parts for this chakra include the stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and small intestine.

The note for this chakra is D and the mantra is ram or aum.
Astrology sign related to the solar plexus is Leo which is ruled by the sun, the ego system that we embody within this lifetime.

The color of this chakra is yellow to gold which represents intellectual thinking.

The gemstones are Citrine, Topaz, and Yellow Calcite.

Fourth Chakra: Heart

The fourth chakra is referred to as the heart chakra. The fourth chakra sanskrit name is Anahata.

Fourth Chakra: Heart
Fourth Chakra: Heart

It is located on the chest, behind the breast bone in front and on the spine between the shoulder blades in back. This Chakra is the center for love, compassion and spirituality. Our ability to love ourselves and others is affected directly by the heart chakra, how clean it is and how is his functionality will determinate our ability to give and to receive love. This is also the chakra connecting body and mind with spirit. Each one of us, life in general , is full of good and not so good experiences which, some how, will leave us sweet or bitter taste. Deep heart hurts can result in aura obstructions called heart scars. When these scars are released, they raise a lot of old pain, but free the heart for healing and new growth.

When this chakra is out of balance you may feel sorry for yourself, anti-social, intolerant, critical and judgmental, loneliness and isolation, paranoid, indecisive, afraid of letting go, afraid of getting hurt, or unworthy of love. Physical illnesses include heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia, and difficult in breathing, immune deficiency

When this chakra is balanced you may feel compassionate, friendly, empathetic, desire to nurture others and see the good in everyone, sincerity and happiness .

Body parts for the fourth chakra include heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, and upper back.

The main colors used are pink and green.

The notes of the heart chakra is F and the mantra Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung

Element of ether, which is the element of air in its most Spiritualized form.

The gemstones are Rose Quartz, Kunzite, and Watermelon tourmaline.

Fifth chakra: Throat

The fifth chakra is referred to as the Throat. The sanskrit for this chakra is Vishuddha

It is located in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck and is the energy center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought , speech, and writing. The throat chakra is our voice center. It is through our spoken word that we express ourselves to others. The healthfulness of this chakra is signified by how openly and honestly a person expresses himself or herself.

Fifth chakra: Throat
Fifth chakra: Throat

The possibility for change, transformation and healing are located here.

A challenge to the throat chakra is for us to express ourselves in the most truthful manner. Falsehoods and half-truths energetically pollute the throat chakra. This behavior violates both our bodies and spirits. Repressing our anger or displeasure by ignoring our feelings through evasive sweet talk, or silence reason why we say that is where anger is stored and finally let go of.

When this chakra is out of balance you may want to hold back, feel timid, be quiet, feel weak, or cannot express your thoughts. Physical illnesses or ailments include, hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations, and back pain.

When this chakra is balanced you may feel balanced, centered, musically or artistically inspired, and may be a good speaker.

Body parts for the fifth chakra are throat, vocal cords, neck, teeth, ears, and thyroid gland.

The main color used is light blue.

The troth note is G and the mantra Ham

The gemstones are Aquamarine and Azurite.

Sixth Chakra Third Eye

The sixth chakra is referred to as the Third Eye or place of shamanic seeing.. It is located above the physical eyes on the center of the forehead. The sanskrit name for the sixth chakra is Ajna..

Sixth Chakra Third Eye
Sixth Chakra Third Eye

This is the center for psychic ability, higher intuition, the energies of spirit and light. It also assists in the purification of negative tendencies and in the elimination of selfish attitudes. Our mental calculations and thinking processes are functions of the third eye chakra, Our ability to separate reality from fantasy or delusion is connected to the healthfulness of this chakra. It is through a receptive brow chakra that auric hues and other visual images are intuited clairvoyantly.

Through the power of the sixth chakra, you can receive guidance, channel, and tune into your Higher Self. When this chakra is not balanced you may feel non-assertive, afraid of success, or go the opposite way and be egotistical.

Physical symptoms may include headaches, blurred vision, blindness, and eyestrain. When this chakra is balanced and open you are your own master with no fear of death, are not attached to material things, may experience telepathy, astral travel, and past lives.

Sixth chakra body parts include the eyes, face, brain, lymphatic and endocrine system. The main colors are purple, indigo Blue and dark blue.

The note for this Chakra is B and the mantra aim or e

The gemstones are Amethyst, Sodalite, and Lapis Lazuli.

Seventh Chakra Crown

The seventh chakra is referred to as the Crown. Sanskrit name for the crown chakra is Sahasrara.

Seventh Chakra Crown
Seventh Chakra Crown

It is located just behind the top of the skull. It is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. This chakra is often depicted as a lotus flower with its petals open to represent spiritual awakening. The crown chakra could also be considered the bottomless well from which intuitive knowledge is drawn.

It allows for the inward flow of wisdom, and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness. This is also the center of connectedness with the Goddess (God), the place where life animates the physical body. The silver cord that connects the aura bodies extends from the crown. The soul comes into the body through the crown at birth and leaves from the crown at death.

When this chakra is unbalanced there may be a constant sense of frustration, no spark of joy, and destructive feelings. Illnesses may include migraine headaches and depression.

Balanced energy in this chakra may include the ability to open up to the Divine and total access to the unconscious and subconscious. The main colors for the crown are white and purple.

The gemstones are Clear Quartz Crystal, Oregon Opal, and Amethyst.

The seventh chakra note is B and AUM his mantra

seven Chakra and you

We shall very clearly state that TMG neither endorse nor reject either of them, as we feel that all of these Chakra systems have their distinct origins, objectives, and reasons for being, and it is up to each individual to decide what is best for him or her, or what serves your purposes.

(Editor’s note: Personally, I find it quite satisfying and useful to do a grounding meditation on the “secondary” chakras, and I do it quite often.)

References:

Book: https://books.google.com/books?id=VN3rDQAAQBAJ

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra

First Chakra: http://skytantricmassage.com/tantric-massage/first-chakra-root/

Second Chakra: http://www.besttantricmassage.com/second-chakra-sacral/

Third Chakra: http://erotictantralondon.com/tantric-massage/third-chakra-solar-plexus/

Forth Chakra http://www.extatictantricmassage.com/fourth-chakra-heart/

What is Chakra: http://www.chopra.com/articles/what-is-a-chakra