Muladhara or Base Chakra - is located at the base of the spine and is red in color. It is represented in Hindu teachings as a square and has a correlation to the elemental earth.
Psycological interpretations connect this Chakra to aspects of safety, security and career. The ability to provide for life's necessities.
When we sit for meditation this chakra is connected squarely with the earth. It is the foundation of our being. The Nadis for this chakra connect down the legs and into the feet. Muladhara has four Nadis or petals.
Svadhisthana or Sexual Chakra - is located in the pelvic area of the body and is orange in color. It corresponds to the element water. Often referred to as the pleasure center, this chakra is the energetic symbol of sexuality, relationships and intamacy. It has six Nadis or petals.
Through this Chakra we are all born into world. It is from our mother's wombs that we all emerge into this physical world.
Manipura or Will Chakra - is located in the abdomen-stomach area and is yellow in color. It corresponds to the element of fire. This Chakra is related to feelings of trust, fear, intimidation, self-respect, and care of others. It is the chakra that rules self-worth, family and personal will. It has 10 nadis or petals.
Anahata or Heart - is located at the center of the chest at the heart level. It is turquoise in color. It is the element air. It governs abundance and prosperity. It has 12 petals or nadis.
Vissudha or Throat - is located at the throat near the Adam's apple and is sky-blue in color. It governs aspects of communication and is representative of the element ether. This Chakra is also representative of will through the power of the spoken word.
Ajna or Third Eye - is located just above the eyes in the center of the head. It represents the ability to perceive truth and perform self-evaluation. When awakened one's intuition will be greatly enhanced. It has two petals or nadis.
Sahasrara or Crown - is located at the top of the head. It is representative of the light source entering the energetic body or auric field. (This field will be discussed later in this text.) As the light source enters through the crown it is filtered throughout the other Chakras.