Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means wheel and refers to energy points in your body. Chakras are like spinning disks of energy that should stay open and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.

Chakra in turn links to Prana, a universal energy that flows in currents in and around the body, a life force that unites us all.

Our deep exploration of ancient chakra symbols, and the source of energy and inspiration they represent, has profoundly impacted how we relate to the world and our daily life practices.

From Base Chakra to Crown Chakra, discover the meanings and enlightening powers behind each of these ancient symbols.

Our friend Hannah takes us through some yoga poses that help to open our chakras so the energy can flow with ease...

Base chakra

Muladhara is the energetic field found at the base of our spine.

It is here that we have all of our memories stored and is our source for feeling grounded within ourselves.

This chakra allows us to tap into your strength and security, providing you with a solid foundation for life.

Sacral chakra

Svadhisthana houses emotions, passions and pleasures, it is the source of creative energy.

When this chakra is open it expands your creative potential.

By honoring your body and expressing yourself creatively, you’re keeping the energy wheels turning.

Solar Plexus chakra

Manipura is the hub of personal power.

It is from here that our sense of purpose and personal identity originates.

When this chakra is activated you are empowered by transformative energy, reinforcing a deeper self confidence.

Heart charka

Anahata is the centre of love and our emotional field, where the physical and spiritual meet.

When this chakra is open you are able to experience the power of love, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude.

As the heart chakra flows openly we embrace life and love unconditionally.

Throat chakra

Vishuddha is key to our communication with others.

When this chakra is open you’re able to consciously listen as well as speak your inner truth, encouraging deeper connection.

Third Eye chakra


Ajna sits between the eyebrows and is our centre of intuition and foresight.

When this chakra is open we unleash our innate wisdom, cutting through any illusions and allowing you to move forward with a clear picture.

Crown chakra

Sahasrara sits at the very top of our head as the centre of enlightenment and spiritual connection.

When it is aligned, this chakra allows you to reach your highest potential and to see the bigger picture, connected as part of one giant universe.