The 7 Chakras are thought of as hubs of swirling energy inside of your body. This is the most basic of all concepts, and it’s probably the one thing most people find hardest to believe. But science has shown us that this is not to be taken literally.
Even though the vagus nerve connects all of these points, and energy in the form of electricity travels through the vagus nerve, there are no “swirling orbs” inside of us, other than the ones we imagine during meditation. But through meditation and visualization, we can stimulate the vagus nerve, creating a physical change in the body, and activating our innate potential for psychological change. This, in turn, affects our behavior, and changes our daily habits without conscious effort.
"The Vagus Nerve connects all 7 chakra points together"
Each Chakra corresponds with a different physical area of the body and psychological state. It is important to know how these are related.
For more advanced meditative practices, frequencies of color and sound are used. Some experts even associate femininity or masculinity to the chakras, or different signs of the Zodiac. These aren’t necessary, but for some, it assists them in the practice, and helps them achieve greater results faster.
For now, just focus on the basics.
The 7 Chakras:
Chakra Point 1: ROOT
Physical Location: Base of the spine
Psychological association: Stability, Security, Feeling Grounded
Chakra Point 2: SACRAL
Physical Location: Just below the belly button
Psychological association: Intimacy, Passion, Sexuality
Chakra Point 3: SOLAR PLEXUS
Physical Location: The solar plexus
Psychological association: Self-control, Self-esteem, Confidence
Chakra Point 4: HEART
Physical Location: In the chest
Psychological association: Compassion, Empathy, Love
Chakra Point 5: THROAT
Physical Location: The throat
Psychological association: Self Expression, Truth
Chakra Point 6: 3rd EYE
Physical Location: Right in the middle of your forehead
Psychological association: Insight and Intuition
Chakra Point 7: CROWN
Physical Location: At the very top of your head
Psychological association: Wisdom, One-ness, Connection to All Things
Notice how a lot of the names of the Chakras correspond to their physical location? That should make it easier to memorize them.
But don’t feel like you HAVE to memorize them, and get stressed out and start making flash cards just yet. You’ll learn more by doing than by studying. For now, feel free to use the free copy of our chakra map to print and hang up on your wall.
Either way, the next steps in the process will help you memorize at least ONE chakra point easily, guaranteed.