The Chakra System (Lesson Two)
CHAKRA: ROOT or BASE CHAKRA
LOCATION : Base of the spine
COLOR : Red
ELEMENT : Earth
FUNCTIONS : Gives vitality to the physical body
GLANDS/ORGANS : Adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, legs bones.
GEMS/MINERALS: Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, red jasper, black
tourmaline, obsidian, smoky quartz.
FOODS: Proteins, Red fruits and vegetables.
ASSOCIATED AROMAS: Cedar, Clove
SENSORY FUNCTION: Smell
QUALITIES/LESSONS: Matters relating to the material world,
success. The physical body, mastery of the body. Grounding,
individuality, stability, security, stillness, health, courage,
CHAKRA: NAVEL CHAKRA
LOCATION: Lower abdomen to navel area
COLOR : Orange
ELEMENT : Water
FUNCTIONS: Procreation, assimilation of food, physical force
and vitality, sexuality.
GLANDS/ORGANS: Ovaries, testicles, prostrate gland, genitals,
spleen, womb, bladder.
GEMS/MINERALS: Carnelian, coral, gold calcite, amber, citrine,
FOODS: Liquids. Orange fruits and vegetables.
ASSOCIATED AROMAS: Ylang/Ylang, Sandalwood
SENSORY FUNCTION: taste
QUALITIES/LESSONS: Giving and receiving, emotions, desire,
pleasure, sexual/passionate love, change, movement, assimilation
of new ideas. Health, family tolerance, surrender. Working
harmoniously and creatively with others.
CHAKRA: SOLAR PLEXUS
LOCATION: below the breastbone and behind the stomach.
COLOR: Golden Yellow.
FUNCTIONS: It is the center of personal power, ambition,
intellect, astral force, desire, and emotions based on intellect
GLANDS/ORGANS: Pancreas, liver, digestive tract, stomach,
liver, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system.
GEMS/MINERALS: Tiger's Eye, Amber, Yellow Topaz, Citrine.
FOODS: Complex Carbohydrates, Grains.
ASSOCIATED AROMAS: Lavendar, Rosemary, Bergamot.
SENSORY FUNCTION: Sight.
QUALITIES/LESSONS: Transforming, Shaping, Purifying, Shaping
of Being, Mental Energy.
CHAKRA: HEART CHAKRA
LOCATION: Center of chest, at level of heart.
COLOR: Green (secondary color is pink).
FUNCTIONS: It is the center which vitalizes the heart, thymus,
circulatory system, blood, cellular structure, and involuntary
GLANDS/ORGANS: Heart, ribs, chest cavity, lower lungs, blood,
circulatory system, skin, hands, thymus.
GEMS/MINERALS: Kunzite, emerald, green jade, rose quartz,
FOODS: Green vegetables, dark leafy greens.
ASSOCIATED AROMAS: Rose oil.
SENSORY FUNCTION: Touch.
QUALITIES/LESSONS: The center of compassion, love, group
consciousness, and spirituality associated with a "oneness"
with "all that is." It provides for a desegregation
between the loving energy of the heart and the analytical
energy of the intellect.
CHAKRA: THROAT CHAKRA
LOCATION: Neck, throat area above collar bone.
ELEMENT: The higher expression of all signs.
FUNCTIONS: Communication center, acting to provide the energy
for, and the understanding of, both verbal and mental
GLANDS/ORGANS: Thyroid gland, throat and jaw areas, alimentary
canal, lungs, vocal cords, and the breath.
GEMS/MINERALS: Aquamarine, turquoise, chalcedony
ASSOCIATED AROMAS: Sage, eucalyptus.
SENSORY FUNCTION: Hearing.
QUALITIES/LESSONS: Open, clear communication of feelings
and thoughts. Creativity, speaking up, releasing, healing.
CHAKRA: THIRD EYE (BROW CHAKRA)
LOCATION: Between and about one finger-breadth above the
ELEMENT: The higher expression of all signs.
FUNCTIONS: The center of psychic power, higher intuition,
the energies of the spirit, magnetic forces, and light.
Clairvoyance, healing addictions.
GLANDS/ORGANS: Pituitary gland, cerebellum, ears, nose,
sinuses, eyes, central nervous system.
GEMS/MINERALS: Lapis lazuli, indigo, sapphire, sodalite.
FOODS: green foods
ASSOCIATED AROMAS: Mint, jasmine.
SENSORY FUNCTION: all, inc. ESP.
QUALITIES/LESSONS: Higher consciousness, emotional and spiritual
love center, spiritual inner sight, clairvoyance.
When balanced, the thoughts and brain function in a unified
field. Insight ensues and its practical application becomes
a daily occurrence. It also assists in the purification
CHAKRA: CROWN CHAKRA
LOCATION: Crown of head.
ELEMENT: The higher expression of all elements.
FUNCTION: The center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic
thought and energy. It is the center which vitalizes the
cerebrum, the right eye, and the pineal gland.
GLANDS/ORGANS: Pineal gland, cerebrum.
GEMS/MINERALS: Amethyst, quartz crystal.
FOODS: Sun, juice, fasting.
ASSOCIATED AROMAS: Olibanum, lotus.
SENSORY FUNCTION: none
QUALITIES/LESSONS: It allows the flow of wisdom and brings
the gift of cosmic consciousness. When clear, it enables
one to see the truth concerning ideals, materialistic pursuits,
self-limiting concepts, pride, and vanity; it further allows
one to experience continuous self-awareness and conscious
detachment from personal emotions. Compassion, seeing self
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Understanding the First Chakra-Base Chakra