The following information describes each chakra, its purpose, location and the duality of its function – spiritually and physically.
The heart and high heart chakras are the bridge between the physical and spiritual bodies. The first three chakras deal with the physical body, the upper chakras deal with the spiritual body.
The hands, knees and feet are the secondary chakras, equivalent to a back-up system.
FIRST – ROOT – PHYSICAL BODY
Location: At base of spine Element: Earth
Color: Red Kingdom: Mineral
Tone: C Gift: Intuition
Sense: Smell Power: I have
Stone: Bloodstone, Hematite Blocked by: Fear
Physical: ADRENAL GLANDS, lower digestive tract. Controls all solid parts (spinal column, bones, teeth, nails), anus rectum, colon, prostate gland, blood and building of cells. Foods: beets, cherries, red cabbage, red chili and peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon.
Functions/Qualities: Full acceptance of life on Earth – survival, power to achieve goals. Vitality, presence, confidence, grounding, satisfaction, material security, stability, stillness, courage, primal trust.
SECOND – SACRAL – SOCIAL WORLD & RELATIONSHIPS
Location: 1" below navel Element: Water
Color: Orange Kingdom: Plant
Tone: D Gift: Clairsentience
Sense: Taste Power: I feel
Stone: Carnelian, Moonstone Blocked by: Guilt
Physical: REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS, sexual glands. Controls pelvic area, potency, fluid functions, kidneys, bladder. Foods: apricots, carrots, oranges, peaches, pumpkin, tangerines, yams, sweet potatoes.
Functions/Qualities: Sexuality, sensuality, intimacy, desire, pleasure, awe, enthusiasm, procreation, relationships, union with nature, openness to others, personal creativity, primal feelings.
THIRD – SOLAR-PLEXUS – INTELLIGENCE, NEW THOUGHT
Location: at the solar-plexus Element: Fire
Color: Yellow Kingdom: Animal
Tone: E Gift: Intuition
Sense: Sight Power: I can
Stone: Tiger Eye, Citrine Blocked by: Shame
Physical: PANCREAS, upper digestive tract. Controls liver, digestive system, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system, lower back and muscles. Foods: bananas, corn, eggs, grapefruit, lemons, yellow peppers.
Function/Qualities: Personal power, social identity, self-image, influence, accomplishment, self-control, authority, energy will, peace, radiance, joy, inner harmony, strength, action, vitality, self-acceptance. It is the distribution point for psychic energies, also known as the belly-brain.
FOURTH – HEART – LOVE
Location: center of chest Element: Air
Color: Green Kingdom: Human
Tone: F Gift: Empathy
Sense: Touch Power: I love
Stone: Rose Quartz, Moldavite Blocked by: Grief
Physical: HEART, circulatory system. Controls lower lungs, rib cage, skin, hands upper back, and heart. Foods: avocado, green beans, broccoli, green chili and peppers, lettuce, okra, olives, peas, spinach, zucchini, cucumber.
Function/Qualities: Love, forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, harmony, understanding, transformation, warmth, sincerity, surrender.
FIFTH – THYMUS/HIGH HEART – COMPASSION & PEACE
Location: between heart & throat Element: Air
Color: Aquamarine Kingdom: Human
Tone: F Gift: Telepathy
Sense: Touch Power: I
Stone: Aquamarine, Turquoise Blocked by: Judgment
Physical: THYMUS gland, immune system. Foods: all blue and green foods.
Function/Qualities: Universal (unconditional) love, brotherhood, peacefulness, connectedness to all life.
SIXTH – THROAT – COMMUNICATION
Location: at the throat Element: Ethereal
Color: Blue Kingdom: Angels
Tone: G Gift: Clairaudience
Sense: Sound (truth) Power: I speak/listen
Stone: Lapis, Blue Lace Agate Blocked by: Lies/untruths
Physical: THYROID gland, throat, ears. Controls jaw, neck, throat, voice, airways, upper lungs, nape of neck, arms. Foods: asparagus, blueberries, plums, potatoes.
Function/Qualities: Communication, spontaneity, speaking and hearing truth, creative self-expression, inspiration, confidence, integrity, wisdom, freedom, independence, access to subtler levels of being.
SEVENTH- SECOND EYE – TRUTH
Location: at temples Element: Ethereal
Color: Magenta Kingdom: Archangels
Tone: A Gift: Insight
Sense: Light Power: I perceive
Stone: Blocked by: Illusion
Physical: N/A Foods: N/A
Functions/Qualities: Ability to see beyond the illusion to the truth of what is.
EIGHTH – THIRD EYE – VISUALIZATION
Location: middle of forehead Element: Ethereal
Color: Indigo Kingdom: Archangels
Tone: A Gift: Clairvoyance
Sense: Light Power: I see
Stone: Amethyst Blocked by: Illusion
Physical: PITUITARY gland, energy body. Controls endocrine system, left brain hemisphere, left eye, nose, ears, sinuses, and parts of nervous system. Foods: both blue and violet.
Function/Qualities: Wisdom, discernment, spiritual vision, intuition, insight, imagination, inner vision, idealism, concentration peace of mind, projection of will, manifestation.
NINTH – CROWN – KNOWING
Location: top of head Element: Ethereal
Color: Violet Kingdom: Creator
Tone: B Gift: Cosmic Consciousness
Sense: Thought Power: I know
Stone: Clear Quartz Blocked by: Earthly attachments
Physical: PINEAL gland, brain/mind. Control cerebrum, right brain hemisphere, right eye, central nervous system. Foods: beet tops, blackberries, eggplant, purple broccoli, purple grapes.
Function/Qualities: Higher Self, spirituality, perfection, divine wisdom and purpose, integration/unity with the Creator, universal consciousness, bliss, enlightenment.
Specific and unique to each person.
Hands: These are the chakras for healing energy and the seat of creativity.
Knees: Movement and stability is the purpose and function of these chakras.
Feet: These chakras keep you grounded and connected to the Earth.
Cords are requests for attention and a need for energy. They can also be painful and/or uncomfortable at best. We will plug our cords into others and they will plug into us. However, no one can plug into another without permission on some level.
Cords indicate that we are feeding on another's energy, or they are feeding on ours. As you look at the functions/qualities of each of the chakras it will give you an indication of what someone is wanting from you or what you want from them. When you visualize your chakras and see cords, you will know if it is from you or to you. If unsure, ask your angel/guides. Remember, whatever you want from another is a "red flag" that you are not giving it to yourself.
ALL CORDS MUST BE REMOVED and there is a specific way to accomplish that. Sometimes a cord will have hooks so before you remove any cord, check for the hooks and release them before you unplug it.
Pulling a cord is literally like pulling a plug from a socket. The difference is that when you pull the cord, while still holding it you say, "I lovingly release you to your own highest good", then hand the cord to your angel/guide. Once removed, just check for any tears or rips that may have occurred and repair as needed.
It's always a good practice to create the habit of checking and aligning your chakras each time you are in your Center. The more you stay in balance, the quicker you will recognize when you are not. Additionally, as you feel your body shifting as a result of your efforts you will trust and utilize the process to your highest and greatest good even more.