The animal designated to represent the Svadhishthana Chakra is the Crocodile. It symbolises laziness, insensitivity and the danger that slumbers in this Chakra.
The third chakra is the powerhouse of self-determination and motivation. Balancing our third chakra can helps us stoke the fire within to fuel our dreams, instead of seeing them go up in smoke. The third chakra is called Manipura, or The Solar Plexus Chakra.
The Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana)
Effects of a blocked Sacral Chakra: Feelings of boredom, listlessness, or a generalized lack of inspiration are common.
When the Muladhara Chakra is blocked and imbalanced, it can cause mental stress which is visible through one's physicality. The physical symptoms of a blocked Root Chakra are: Lethargy.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is a center of personal strength, learning and comprehension. It guides you through life by creating a strong sense of self, setting personal boundaries and building self esteem and willpower. The ability to bring change into your life and to the world is born within this Chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra
This chakra regulates our fears, sense of power, and gut feelings. When this chakra is out of balance we experience fears, eating disorders, anxiety, and loss of control.
For those who believe in chakras, the solar plexus chakra is the center of self-esteem and emotions like ego, anger, and aggression.
Ajna chakra (third eye chakra)
Out of balance – Lack inspiration and imagination, or overactive imagination, lack of intuitive guidance, feel brain fog or sense of disconnection.
Procrastination is basically a fear of work, and this resides in the 4-petalled Muladhara Chakra, located near the base end of the spinal column, which governs the skeletal system, pelvis, hip, legs and the excretory system.
The overactive third chakra gives rise to egotism, pride, selfishness and the desire for control. Manipura Chakra at a Glance: Location: Front of the spine at Navel or Solar Plexus.
The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
The crown chakra, Sahasrara, meaning “thousandfold” in Sanskrit, is located at the very top of the head and is associated with intelligence and bliss.
Study suggests that Tamsik chakra personality type may predispose to overeating behaviour and physical inactivity leading to obesity.
The Solar Plexus, or Manipura, refers to the third chakra. It spins in the area around the abdomen above the belly button up to the breastbone. Meaning “lustrous gem” in Sanskrit, the Manipura chakra provides a source of personal power and relates to self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation.
As we move from the root chakra, which defines the more rudimentary and base aspects of who we are, up to the crown chakra, which is infinitely more subtle and can be compared to self-actualization in Maslow's pyramid, we are tracking human growth and development.
The third eye chakra witnesses the “internal screen” where memory and fantasy, images and archetypes, intuition and imagination are displayed. From this, we create meaning and consciousness to everyday life.
The sacral chakra impacts our femininity, our sensitivities and mental moods. The solar plexus, whose colour is yellow, affects our masculine features and characteristics. The Heart Charka is the Centre of the Chakra System and processes our energy into feelings.
The solar plexus chakra is responsible for our ability to feel confident and in control of our lives. It is also associated with our personal power, self-esteem, and sense of purpose.
Location: The Ajna Chakra (pronounced as 'Agya Chakra') is located between the eyebrows. Also known as the Third Eye Chakra, it is often used as a focal point during asana practice to develop more concentration and awareness.
Our lower backs store most of our unexpressed anger. Many people develop severe and debilitating pain in the lumbar region of the back. Chronic stress activates the sympathetic nervous system that puts pressure on the spinal cord.
The 4th Chakra, or heart chakra, is considered the center of the emotions love and grief.
When the root chakra is imbalanced or blocked, you may feel anxious or fearful. This ungrounded feeling can make it difficult to fall asleep, and it can also show up in our dreams.
Possible symptoms of an imbalance of the heart chakra are jealousy, holding grudges, grief, hatred, feelings of unworthiness, fear of betrayal, and physically, heart problems. Gratitude practices are healing for the heart chakra.
The crown chakra deals with issues of inner and external beauty, bliss, and spirituality, and it is supposed to be balanced by both meditation and running or cardio styles of exercises.
The Sacral Chakra is the second of the seven chakras. It is located just below the navel, right in the center of your lower belly and in your back it is located in the lumbar spine and associated with the colour orange and the element, water.