Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that literally translates to ‘wheel’ – the life force, or prana, that is spinning and rotating throughout the body. It is essentially our life force that ignites us all.

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...

FIRST CHAKRA - MULADHARA
Strength & grounding / Base
Our Base Chakra is the energetic field found at the base of the spine. It is here that we have all of our memories stored and is our source for feeling grounded. This chakra allows us to tap into the strength and security we felt as children, facing life firmly stood on our own two feet.

SECOND CHAKRA - SAWDHISTHANA
Creativity / Sacral
Our Sacral Chakra is the source of our energy, creativity and fertility. When this chakra is open it expands the creative potential of our minds. We can see life in a positive light and are able to cope with anything that comes our way.

THIRD CHAKRA - MANIPURA
Clarity & willpower / Solar Plexus
Our Solar Plexus Chakra is the hub of our personal power. It is from here that our sense of purpose and personal identity originate. When this chakra is activated we radiate our power into the world.

FOURTH CHAKRA - ANAHATA
Love / Heart
Our Heart Chakra is the centre of our love and emotional field. When this chakra is awakened we are able to experience the power of love, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. As the heart chakra flows openly we embrace life and love unconditionally.

FIFTH CHAKRA - VISHUDDHA
Communication / Throat
Our Throat Chakra is key to our communication with others. When this chakra is open we feel that our voice is heard and also helps us be good listeners.

SIXTH CHAKRA - AJNA
Wisdom eye / Third Eye
Our Third Eye Chakra sits between the eyebrows and is our center of intuition and foresight. When this chakra is open we unleash our innate wisdom, this allows us to move forward in life making clear decisions and deal more smoothly with life’s challenges.

SEVENTH CHAKRA - SAHASRARA
Spirit / Crown
Our Crown Chakra sits at the very top of our head. It is our spiritual connection with the universe and opening this chakra allows us to reach our highest potential. Being able to see the bigger picture helps us to feel free in any situation.