You've probably heard of chakras, which are our body's energy centers.
Chakra is a term that originates from the ancient Indian script language of Sanskrit, and it translates to "wheel" or "circle."
7 major chakras run along the back of the spine. They originate at the sacrum (below the lumbar spine) and stretch to the top of your head.
If you are new to the world of chakras, check out our easy, step-by-step 7 Chakras Guide For Beginners.
Other chakra systems, such as the 12-chakra system, include 5 additional chakras (also known as transpersonal and subpersonal), which are located outside of the physical body.
Having said that, some people believe that the human body has about 114 unique chakras!
If you know nothing or very little about chakras at this point, it's enough to remember that humans have an incredibly complex energy system.
All chakras have to be balanced, allowing the energy to flow freely across the 72,000 energetic channels of the body called nadis.
Don't worry if all of this seems a little confusing.
I'll explain all of the chakra number details in this article.
What Are The Chakra Numbers?
The majority of teachings identify seven major chakras:
- Root Chakra (Muladhara)
- Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)
- Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
- Heart Chakra (Anahata)
- Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
- Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
- Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
All of these seven chakra symbols are designed in a circular pattern, which may remind you of the geometric shape known as a mandala.
Mandalas depict complete cosmic harmony and help us to recognize our place in the Universe.
Chakra symbols are, in fact, mandala lotuses.
Each chakra lotus has a distinct number of petals, which represent the vibrational frequency of that chakra:
- There are 4 petals in the Root Chakra symbol.
- There are 6 petals in the Sacral Chakra symbol.
- There are 10 petals in the Solar Plexus Chakra symbol.
- There are 12 petals in the Heart Chakra symbol.
- There are 16 petals in the Throat Chakra symbol.
- There are 2 petals in the Third Eye Chakra symbol.
- There are 1,000 petals in the Crown Chakra symbol.
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Other Chakra Systems
All right, it looks like 7-chakra is the most common system.
Does that imply that other chakra systems are not as good as this one?
Well, there are many various chakra systems, but there is no way of telling if one is superior to the other.
There are 3 chakras, which commonly appear in all kinds of chakra systems:
- The first one is the crown chakra, located above the head.
- The second one is the heart chakra, which governs the heart area.
- The third chakra is the sacral chakra. It is located below the navel, and it governs a person's sexuality and emotions.
Let's have a look at some of these chakra systems in more detail.
The concept of a 12-chakra system is regarded to be rather new. To this day, there is no uniform understanding of the 12-chakra system, as much as one may enjoy simplicity in learning about the chakras.
The majority of what we know about the 12 chakras comes from the insights of modern therapists and spiritual workers.
The 12-chakra system includes 7 primary chakras and 5 outer chakras (transpersonal and subpersonal):
- Earth Star Chakra
- Root Chakra
- Sacral Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra
- Heart Chakra
- Throat Chakra
- Third Eye Chakra
- Crown Chakra
- Soul Star Chakra
- Universal Chakra
- Galactic Chakra
- Divine Gateway Chakra
The 12-chakra system expresses the idea of our interconnectedness with the rest of the Universe as it allows us to tap into powerful energies that exist outside of the human body.
Let's discuss the meaning behind each of these outer chakras:
★ Earth Star Chakra (Vasundhara) ★
Earth Star Chakra symbolizes the bond and connection of each human being to Mother Earth.
It is a subpersonal chakra located 12 to 18 inches below the soles of your feet (some people may sense it closer, at around 6-7 inches below the feet).
This chakra helps you to connect with Gaia in such a manner that your bad energies are absorbed by her and she returns her good energy to you, allowing you to achieve balance and tranquility.
You can read more about Earth Star Chakra in this article on our blog.
★ Soul Star Chakra (Sutara) ★
The Soul Star chakra is the 8th chakra and the first energy source located outside the physical body, positioned above the crown chakra.
Sutara, which means "Holy Star" in Sanskrit, is the primary channel by which divine energy travels to the rest of the chakra system.
It is your soul's archive, and it is connected with the essence of your light body.
If you are interested in learning more about this chakra, check out this article on our blog.
★ Universal Chakra ★
The Universal Chakra is the portal to the limitless flow of creation. When this chakra is open, you can experience perfect harmony with the universe.
This chakra allows you to use your light body, offering you unlimited access to the higher spiritual realms.
★ Galactic Chakra ★
Galactic Chakra allows you to travel beyond time and space. It offers you gifts of teleportation, instant manifestation, and bi-location.
Galactic Chakra enables you to connect with ascended masters and other light beings.
★ Divine Gateway Chakra ★
Divine Gateway Chakra is the doorway to other realms and planes of existence. It is your Divine Portal of Light that enables your direct connection with the Divine Source.
Your ascension journey is complete when this chakra is open, and you can experience total union with the Divinity.
Dr. Amit Ray, a scientist who investigated the importance of chakra systems, extended his understanding of ancient tantric philosophies by reading the centuries-old concepts. He then formed a theory of the 114-chakra system.
Dr. Amit Ray's study revealed that 114 chakras run as energy sources through a human being via the 72,000 energetic channels called nadis.
114 chakras discovered in this study can be divided into:
- 7 primary chakras
- 21 minor chakras
- 86 micro chakras
21 minor chakras spread throughout the entire body, and we can find them in our hands, legs, tongue, knees, elbows, shoulders, eyes, and nose.
Not all chakras are always active. Some of them are open, and some of them are asleep.
Now, let's get back to the most popular, 7-chakra system, and examine some of the functions, associations, and numbers for each of these energy centers:
1. Root Chakra Numbers
Root Chakra Overview:
- Chakra Number: 1
- Sanskrit Name: Muladhara
- Meaning: Root Support
- Element: Earth
- Color: Red
- Mantra: LAM लं
- Corresponding Sound Frequency: 396 Hz
- Affirmation: I Am
- Location: Perineum
- Symbol Petal Numbers: 4
2. Sacral Chakra Numbers
Sacral Chakra Overview:
- Chakra Number: 2
- Sanskrit Name: Svadhishthana
- Meaning: Sweetness
- Element: Water
- Color: Orange
- Mantra: VAM व
- Corresponding Sound Frequency: 417 Hz
- Affirmation: I Feel
- Location: Sacrum
- Symbol Petal Numbers: 6
3. Solar Plexus Chakra Numbers
Solar Plexus Chakra Overview:
- Chakra Number: 3
- Sanskrit Name: Manipura
- Meaning: Lustrous Gem
- Element: Fire
- Color: Yellow
- Mantra: RAM रं
- Corresponding Sound Frequency: 528 Hz
- Affirmation: I Do
- Location: Solar Plexus
- Symbol Petal Numbers: 10
4. Heart Chakra Numbers
Heart Chakra Overview:
- Chakra Number: 4
- Sanskrit Name: Anahata
- Meaning: Lustrous Gem
- Element: Air
- Color: Green
- Mantra: YAM यं
- Corresponding Sound Frequency: 639 Hz
- Affirmation: I Love
- Location: Chest
- Symbol Petal Numbers: 12
5. Throat Chakra Numbers
Throat Chakra Overview:
- Chakra Number: 5
- Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha
- Meaning: Purification
- Element: Sound / Ether
- Color: Light Blue
- Mantra: HAM हं
- Corresponding Sound Frequency: 741 Hz
- Affirmation: I Speak
- Location: Throat
- Symbol Petal Numbers: 16
6. Third Eye Chakra Numbers
Third Eye Chakra Overview:
- Chakra Number: 6
- Sanskrit Name: Ajna
- Meaning: Command Centre
- Element: Light
- Color: Dark Blue / Indigo
- Mantra: OM ॐ
- Corresponding Sound Frequency: 852 Hz
- Affirmation: I See
- Location: Forehead
- Symbol Petal Numbers: 2
7. Crown Chakra Numbers
Crown Chakra Overview:
- Chakra Number: 7
- Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara
- Meaning: Thousand Fold
- Element: Thought
- Color: Violet / White
- Mantra: OM ॐ
- Corresponding Sound Frequency: 963 Hz
- Affirmation: I Understand
- Location: Top of the Head
- Symbol Petal Numbers: 1,000