Subtle Anatomy.

7 Chakras

 

1) MULADHARA CHAKRA

  • LOCATION: in the area of the perineum, between anus and sex, outside the physical body (but rooted at the tip of the spine).
  • CORRESPONDING ELEMENT: Earth
  • FUNCTION IN THE BODY: source of vitality, undifferentiated force, battery of being.
  • SPECIAL FUNCTION: seat of the Kundalini energy in the body.
  • KEY WORDS: life, potential energy, rigidity, adaptation.
  • OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: heaviness, inert force, patience, laziness, stability, slowness.

2) SVADHISHTHANA CHAKRA

  • LOCATION: Three finger breadths above the genitals, outside the physical body.
  • CORRESPONDING ELEMENT: Water
  • FUNCTION IN THE BODY: coordinates the instincts (hunger, thirst, sex, sleep), gives sensitivity, imagination, fantasy, creativity.
  • SPECIAL FUNCTION: vitalizes the physical body, energy, sexuality, social conformism (mimesis).
  • OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: seduction, passion, jealousy, desire and possession.

3) MANIPURA CHAKRA

  • LOCATION: around navel, outside the physical body.
  • CORRESPONDING ELEMENT: Fire
  • FUNCTION IN THE BODY: will-power, dynamism, ambition, ego, externalizing of energy.
  • SPECIAL FUNCTION: sensitivity to astral influences, astral vision.
  • KEYWORDS: control, passion, expansion.
  • OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: inner fire, energy of the sun, leadership, hypnotic influence, vanity, pride.

 4) ANAHATA CHAKRA

  • LOCATION: in the middle of the chest, at the height of the nipples, outside the physical body.
  • CORRESPONDING ELEMENT: Air
  • FUNCTION IN THE BODY: love, higher aesthetic and fine intellectual feelings.
  • SPECIAL FUNCTION: empathy, understanding subtle vibrations, awareness of others’ feelings.
  • KEYWORDS: sympathy, harmony, affectivity, devotion, surrender.
  • OTHER CHARACTERISTIC: emotional warmth, self control, enthusiasm, sincerity, generosity.

5) VISHUDDHA CHAKRA

  • LOCATION: just above the pit of the throat, outside the physical body.
  • CORRESPONDING ELEMENT: Ether ( Akasha )
  • FUNCTION IN THE BODY: intuitive intelligence, highest aesthetic and symbolic vision, spiritual intuition, knowledge.
  • SPECIAL FUNCTION: ethereal (or etheric) and astral hearing.
  • KEYWORDS: elevation, sublime experiences, inspiration, aesthetic revelations, space time.
  • OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: delicacy, relish, divine charm, kindness, purity.

6) AJNA CHAKRA

  • LOCATION: in the middle of the forehead, outside the physical body.
  • CORRESPONDING FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE: Mind
  • FUNCTION IN THE BEING: deep insight, peculiar mental power, paranormal capacities of mind.
  • SPECIAL FUNCTION: clairvoyance (in the true meaning of the concept).
  • KEYWORDS: command center, telepathy, hypnosis, extraordinary powers.
  • OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: brilliance, spiritual will, Microcosmic expansion.

7) SAHASRARA

  • LOCATION: at the top of the head, above the physical body.
  • CORRESPONDING FORCE: Spirit or Pure Consciousness
  • FUNCTION IN THE BEING: source of genuine wisdom, contact with the Supreme.
  • SPECIAL FUNCTION: not properly said a chakra but an autonomous center that sums up all the others; full continuity of consciousness.
  • KEYWORDS: enlightenment, touch with the Eternal, ultimate knowledge, cosmic consciousness, the Absolute.
  • OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: perfection and refinement of all capacities, pure spirituality, bliss, divine manifestation, saintly nature, spiritual immortality, Liberation.

8 chakras

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