The human body has seven chakras, animals have an eighth chakra.
The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. if we were able to see the chakras, and many Reiki teachers and psychics do we would see a spinning wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating.
The root chakra which is at the crotch or newest part of the body rotates at the slowest speed. s located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front. This center holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety.
The next is the sacral chakra is just below the naval at the spine. It is center holds the basic needs for sexuality, creativity, intuition, and self-worth. This chakra is also about friendliness, creativity, and emotions. It governs peoples sense of self-worth, their confidence in their own creativity, and their ability to relate to others in an open and friendly way. It is the next brightest and fastest rooting chakra.
The Third or Solar Plexus chakra is the centre of personal power and is just behind the stomach and two inches below the breastbone. It is center holds the basic needs for sexuality, creativity, intuition, and self-worth. This chakra is also about friendliness, creativity, and emotions. It governs peoples sense of self-worth, their confidence in their own creativity, and their ability to relate to others in an open and friendly way.
The fourth Chakra is the Heart. It is located behind the breast bone in front and on the spine between the shoulder blades in back. This is the center for love, compassion and spirituality. This center directs one¹s ability to love themselves and others, to give and to receive love. This is also the chakra connecting body and mind with spirit.
The Fifth Chakra is the throat. It is located in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck and is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought , speech, and writing. The possibility for change, transformation and healing are located here.
The Sixth Chakra is the Third Eye – It is located above the physical eyes on the center of the forehead. This is the center for psychic ability, higher intuition and the energies of spirit and light. It also assists in the purification of negative tendencies and in the elimination of selfish attitudes.
The seventh Chakra is the Crown Chakra, it rotates at the highest speed, especially for those who work a lot with the mind and intellectual pursuits. It is located just behind the top of the skull. It is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. It allows for the inward flow of wisdom, and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness. This is also the center of connectedness with the Goddess (God), the place where life animates the physical body.