C7: CROWN CHAKRA (Sahasrara)
Location: Top of the head
Functions: Vitalize the upper brain (cerebrum)
Glands/Organs: Pineal gland, cerebrum cortex, central nervous system, right eye.
Gems/Minerals: Amethyst, alexandrito, diamond, sugilite, purple flourite, quartz crystal, selenite
Foods: Fruits & Vegetables
Qualities & Lessons: Unification of the Higher Self with the human personality. Oneness with the Infinite. Spiritual will, inspiration, unity, divine wisdom and understanding. Idealism. selfless service. Perception beyond space and timing. Continually of consciousness.
Negative Qualities: Lack of inspiration, confusion, depression, alienation, hesitation to serve, senility.
C6: BROW CHAKRA or THIRD EYE (Ajna)
Location: Center of the forehead between the eyebrows
Color: Indigo (Dark Blue)
Functions: Vitalize the lower brain (cerebellum) and central nervous system. Vision.
Glands/Organ: Pituitary gland (some say the pineal gland), left eye, nose, ears.
Gems/Minerals: Lapis Lazul, azurite, sodalite, quartz crystal, sapphire, indicolite tourmaline.
Foods: Blue/purple fruits and vegetables.
Qualities/Lessons: Soul realization, intuition, insight, imagination. Clairvoyance, concentration, peace of mind. Wisdom devotion, perception beyond duality.
Negative Qualities: Lack of concentration, fear, cynicism, tension. Headaches, eye problems, bad dreams. Overly detached from the world.
C5: THROAT CHAKRA (Vishuddha)
Location: Throat area
Color: Sky Blue
Glands/Organs: Thyroid, parathyroid, hypothalamus, throat, mouth
Gems/Minerals: Turquoise, chrysocolla, celestite, blue topaz, sodalite, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, azurite, kyonite.
Foods: Blue/Purple fruits and vegetables
Qualities/Lessons: Power of the spoken word. True communication. Creative expression in speech, writing, and the arts. Integration, peace, truth, knowledge, wisdom, loyalty, honesty, reliability, gentleness and kindness.
Negative Qualities: Communication and/or speech problems. Knowledge used unwisely, ignorance, lack of discernment. Depression, thyroid problems.
C4: HEART CHAKRA (Anahata)
Location: Center of the chest
Color: Green (secondary color is pink)
Functions: Anchors the life-force from the Higher Self. Energizes the blood and physical body with the life-force. Blood circulation
Glands/Organs: Heart, thymus gland, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs.
Gems/Minerals: Emerald green and pink tourmaline, malachite, green jade, green aventurine, chyrosprase, kunzite, rose quartz, ruby
Foods: Green fruits and vegetables.
Qualities/Lessons: Divine/unconditional love. Forgiveness, compassion, understanding, balance, group consciousness, oneness with life. Acceptance, peace, openness, harmony, contentment.
Negative Qualities: Repression of love, emotional instability, out of balance. Heart problems
C3: SOLAR PLEXUS (Manipura)
Location: Above the navel, below the chest
Functions: Vitalizes the sympathetic nervous system. Digestive processes, metabolism, emotions.
Glands/Organs: Pancreas, adrenals, stomach, liver, gallbladder, nervous system, muscles.
Gems/Minerals: Citrine, gold topaz, amber, tiger eye, gold calcite, gold
Foods: Starches. Yellow fruits and vegetables.
Qualities/Lessons: Will, personal power, authority, energy, mastery of desire, self control. Radiance, warmth, awakening, transformation, humor, laughter, immortality.
Negative Qualities: Taking in more than one can assimilate and utilize
C2: NAVEL CHAKRA or SACRAL PLEXUS (Swadhisthana)
Location: Lower abdomen to navel area
Functions: Procreation, assimilation of food, physical force and vitality, sexuality.
Glands/Organs: Ovaries, testicles, prostate, genitals, spleen, womb, and bladder.
Gems/Minerals: Carnelian, coral, gold calcite, amber, citrine, gold topaz, peach aventurine
Foods: Liquids, Orange fruits and vegetables.
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.
Negative Qualities: Over-indulgence in food or sex. Sexual difficulties. Confusion, purposelessness. Jealousy, envy, desire to possess. Impotent, uterine and/or bladder problems.
C1: ROOT or BASE CHAKRA (Muladhara)
Location: Base of the spine (coccyx)
Color: Red (Secondary color is black)
Functions: Gives vitality to the physical body. Life-force, survival, self-preservation, instincts
Glands/Organs: Adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, legs, and bones
Gems/Minerals: Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline, obsidian, smokey quartz
Foods: Protein (meat and dairy products not recommended) Red fruits and vegetables.
Qualities/Lessons: Matters relating to the material world, success. The physical body, mastery of the body. Grounding individually, stability, security, stillness, health, courage patience.
Negative Qualities: Self-centered, insecurity, violence, greed, anger. Overly concerned with one’s physical survival. Tension in the spine, constipation.