Chakras

Swadhisthana Chakra

Swadhisthana Chakra

Do you need to catch up on what the chakras are and how they work? Head over to An Introduction to the Chakras to read the basics.

 

Now, we’re going to explore the qualities of Swadhisthana — the sacral chakra. It is the second chakra and the name roughly translates from Sanskrit to English as ‘dwelling place of the self’.

 

Mooladhara Chakra

Mooladhara Chakra

Mooladhara, the Root Chakra, is a powerful source of strength and steadiness. It is associated with security, money, possessions and reproduction.

 

Although Mooladhara is the first chakra, it’s important to note that if you're just starting to incorporate chakra work into your practice, you should begin with Ajna — the sixth chakra.

 

This will allow you to develop your ability to witness, observe and process any intense emotions that might arise before you start creating profound shifts through intensive work with the other chakras.

 

Ready? Read on to demystify the qualities of the root chakra!

Ajna Chakra

Ajna Chakra

If you read An Introduction to the Chakras you’ll know that the chakras are seven energy centers situated at certain points in the body. These centres are like transport hubs for your energy — they receive, restore and direct energy through the 72,000 nadis (energy channels) that run through you.  

Here we look in more detail at Ajna, the Third Eye Chakra. It’s actually the sixth of the seven chakras. But it’s useful to study Ajna first, because it allows you develop the transformative and regulatory ability to observe and process emotions.  

This means that when you go deeper into the other chakras you will be ready to manage any deep emotional shifts that may arise.