Our body will tell the truth. Our mind will tell the lie.
— The Courage Practice


I used to think chakra energy was a little too woo for my blood. When experiencing health challenges in my twenties, I began to observe a strong, undeniable connection between the origin of my ill health and that of its chakra energy center.

Energy is our lifeblood of our bodies in every sense and system. Yet I had chosen to neglect a core element of my energy simply because I couldn’t understand it.

This valuable lesson led me deeper into studying chakra energy and its connection to my health and life contribution.

I now enjoy collaborating with others in exploring their own chakra energy and its wisdom and welcome such connection with you.

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  • Masculine Energy | The Color Red | Element of Earth

  • Location: Base of Tailbone | Sense: Smell

  • Sanskrit Name: Muladhara, “Root Support”

  • Food Type: Protein, Meats

  • Energy Focus: Physical Existence

  • Basic Right & Need: To Be | Safety, Belonging

  • Center of Stability, Security, Loyalty, Patience, Career Success, Prosperity, Tenacity, Survival, Grounding

  • Signs of Imbalance: Bowel, Blood & Bone Disorders, Obesity, Anorexia, Anxiety, Spaciness, Financial Challenges, Chronic Fear, Materialism, Instability

  • Affirmations: I am grounded, safe, and secure. I belong. I am divinely compensated for the work I love. I am stable, strong, and healthy. I am grounded in my purpose.



  • Feminine Energy | The Color Orange | Element of Water

  • Location: Pelvis & Sacrum | Sense: Taste

  • Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana, “One’s Own Place”

  • Food Type: Liquids

  • Energy Focus: Emotions, Intimacy

  • Basic Right & Need: To Feel | Variety

  • Center of Joy, Creativity, Adaptability, Sensuality, Fertility, Emotional Range, Sexuality, Sensation

  • Signs of Imbalance: Dehydration, Bladder Issues, Fear of Intimacy, Rigidity, Hip or Sacroiliac Challenges, Genital, Sexual, or Fertility Challenges

  • Affirmations: I am creative. I am adaptable. I love intimacy, sex, and all of life’s pleasures. I am playful, loving, and emotionally open.



  • Masculine Energy | The Color Yellow | Element of Fire

  • Location: Solar Plexus | Sense: Sight

  • Sanskrit Name: Manipura, “Lustrous Gem”

  • Food Type: Carbohydrates

  • Energy Focus: Power, Confidence, Identity

  • Basic Right & Need: To Act | Significance

  • Center of Power, Confidence, Charisma, Charm, Will, Humor, Leadership, Clarity, Energy, Vitality

  • Signs of Imbalance: Digestion Issues, Kidney & Liver Challenges, Timidity, Rage, Diabetes, Ulcers, Chronic Fatigue, Bullying, Low Self-Esteem, Social Isolation

  • Affirmations: I can do anything I desire. I am powerful and I use my power wisely. I think clearly. I laugh often. I am a leader.



  • Feminine Energy | The Color Green | Element of Air

  • Location: Center of Chest | Sense: Touch

  • Sanskrit Name": Anahata, “Unstruck Sound”

  • Food Type: Vegetables

  • Energy Focus: Love, Connection, Empathy

  • Basic Right & Need: To Love | To Love & Be Loved

  • Center of Love, Trust, Healing, Gratitude, Compassion, Connection, Forgiveness

  • Signs of Imbalance: Asthma, Allergies, Apnea, Heart or Lung Challenges, Breast Cancer, Immune Disorders, Thymus Issues, Anti-Social Behavior

  • Affirmations: I am deeply loving and loveable. I am compassionate and forgive easily. I am a source of healing in this world.



  • Masculine Energy | The Color Blue | Element of Sound

  • Location: Throat Center | Sense: Hearing

  • Sanskrit Name: Visuddha, “Purity”

  • Food Type: Fruit

  • Energy Focus: Authentic Expression, Life Purpose

  • Basic Right & Need: To Express | Express Truth

  • Center of Truth, Communication, Purpose, Expression, Artistry, Virtue, Mastery, Authenticity, Listening

  • Signs of Imbalance: Stiff Neck, Shoulders, Teeth or Gum Issues, Tonsillitis, TMJ, Thyroid or Hearing Problems, Lying, Stuttering, Mumbling, Mute, Tourette’s Syndrome, Lack of Purpose

  • Affirmation: I know my truth and I express it. I am driven by my deepest purpose. I listen well and lean in. I am a great communicator and share my authentic self with others. My inner purpose guides my expression.



  • Feminine Energy | The Color Indigo | Element of Light

  • Location: Center of Brow | Sense: Intuition

  • Sanskrit Name: Ajna, “Command”

  • Food Type: Food Presentation

  • Energy Focus: Clear Perspective & Psychic Abilities

  • Basic Right & Need: To Perceive | Higher Self Connection

  • Center of Vision, Intuition, Insight, Dreams, Equanimity, Perception, Clairvoyance, Inner Guidance

  • Signs of Imbalance: Hallucinations, Lack of Intuition, Sinus Issues, Common Colds, Influenza, Sleep Disorders, Vision Challenges, Migraines, Nightmares, Bi-Polar

  • Affirmations: I am intuitive and follow the nudges of my inner guidance. I always see the big picture. I actively follow my dreams and vision for the future.



  • Unified Energy | The Color White | Element of Consciousness

  • Location: Crown Above Head | Sense: None

  • Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara, “One Thousand Petalled”

  • Food Type: Fasting

  • Energy Focus: Connection to Spirit & Wisdom

  • Basic Right & Need: To Know | Oneness with the Divine

  • Center of Wisdom, Unity, Awareness, Intelligence, Understanding, Bliss, Miracles, Transcendence

  • Signs of Imbalance: Confusion, Apathy, Depression, Over Intellectualism, Alzheimer’s, Mental Illness, Stroke, Parkinson’s

  • Affirmations: I am intelligent. I am aware. I am one with Everything. I am a source of the Divine. I am conscious. I live in the now. I embody this present moment.

What shows up in our bodies shows up in our life.
We may not understand it but we are invited to listen and learn.
— The Courage Practice

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This compilation relied upon both self-study and references from The Complete Book of Chakra Healing by Cyndi Dale.