In some Indian (Dharmic) religions, a chakra is thought to be an energy point or node in the subtle body.
Chakras are believed to be part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such, are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels called nadi.
Nadi are believed to be channels in the subtle body through which the life force (prana) (non-physical) or vital energy (non-physical) moves.
Various scriptural texts and teachings present a different number of chakras.
It’s believed that there are many chakras in the subtle human body, according to the tantric texts, but there are seven chakras that are considered to be the most important ones.
7th Chakra (CROWN)
Crown Chakra – located at the top of the head. It’s function is understanding. Its inner state is: bliss. Its color is Violet and its planet is Uranus. Its stone is Amethyst. Its meditation is: I understand. Balancing this chakra is said to give vitality to the cerebrum and affects the development of psychic abilities. Energies: Air, Meditative, Intuition, Promotes thought.
6th Chakra (THIRDY EYE)
Third Eye Chakra – located in the center of the forehead above the eyebrows. Its function is seeing, intuiting. Its inner state is: I know. Its color is indigo and its planet is Jupiter. Its stone is: Iolite. Its meditation is: I see. Balancing this chakra helps psychic perception and balances the pineal gland. Energies: Air, Meditative, Intuition, Promotes thought.
5th Chakra (THROAT)
Throat Chakra – located in the throat. Its function is communication, creativity. Its inner state is synthesis of ideas into symbols. Its color is bright blue and its planets are Mercury and Neptune. Its stones are: Sodalite, Blue Lace, Agate, Lapis Lazuli. Meditation on: I speak. Balancing this chakra is important for the speech and communication areas of the brain. Energies: Water, Calming, Sooths, Relaxes.
4th Chakra (HEART)
Heart Chakra – located in the center of the chest. Its function is: love, its inner state is compassion, love, its color is green, and its planet is Venus. Its stones are: Green/Pink Stones – Peridot, Rose Quartz, Malachite. Meditation on: I love. Balancing this chakra is important for the circulatory system, heart and thymus. It also affects spiritual love, compassion and universal oneness. Energies: Water, Calming, Soothes, Relaxes.
3rd Chakra (SOLAR PLEXUS)
Solar Plexus Chakra – located in the are above the navel area. Its function is Will, power, its inner state is laughter, joy, anger, its color is yellow, and its planets are Mars and the Sun. Its stones are: Amber, Topaz and Citrine. Meditation on: I do. Balancing this chakra is associated with calming emotions and frustration, easing tension and helping to better utilize intuition. Energies: Fire, Energizing, Charging, Lends Energy.
2nd Chakra (SACRAL)
Nave/Sacral Chakra – located in the lower abdomen, genitals, womb, its function is desire, sexuality, pleasure, procreation. Its inner state is tears, its color is orange and its celestial body is the Moon. Its stones are: Coral and Carnelian. Meditation on: I feel. Balancing this chakra is associated with sexual vitality, physical power and fertility. Energies: Fire, Energizing, Charging.
1st Chakra (ROOT)
Root/Support Chakra – located at the base of the spine. Its function is survival and grounding, its inner state is stillness and stability, its color is red and its planets are Earth and Saturn. Its stones are: Garnet, Ruby, Onyx, Obsydian. Meditation on: I am. Balancing this chakra gives energy to the physical body, controls fear, increases overall health and helps in grounding. Energies: Earth, Grounding, Focusing, Centering.
Image explanation: Bananas stimulate The Second Chakra! 🙂
Additional info for Chakras: Wikipedia
Video source: Spirit Science