Sahasrara

  • Name Meaning: “Thousand-Petalled”
  • Sanskrit Name: सहस्रार (Sahasrāra)
  • Also Known As: Crown Chakra
  • Associated Gland: Pituitary Gland
  • Associated Biological System: Endocrine System
  • Associated Sense: Soul
  • Associated Element: Spirit
  • Associated Colour: Violet
  • Petals: 1000
  • Kabbalah Sefirah Equivalent: כתר (Keter: “Crown”)

Ajna

  • Name Meaning: “Perceive”
  • Sanskrit Name: आज्ञा (Ājñā)
  • Also Known As: Third Eye Chakra
  • Associated Gland: Pineal Gland
  • Associated Sense: Thought
  • Associated Element: Consciousness
  • Associated Colour: Indigo
  • Petals: 2
  • Kabbalah Sefirot Equivalents: חקמה (Chokhmah: “Wisdom”) and בינה (Binah: “Understanding”)

Vishuddha

  • Name Meaning: “Especially Pure”
  • Sanskrit Name: विशुद्ध (Viśuddha)
  • Also Known As: Throat Chakra
  • Associated Gland: Thyroid Gland
  • Associated Biological System: Nervous System
  • Associated Sense: Hearing
  • Associated Element: Æther
  • Associated Colour: Sky Blue
  • Petals: 16
  • Kabbalah Sefirot Equivalents: חסד (Chesed: “Loving Kindness”) and גבורה (Gevurah: “Discipline”)

Anahata

  • Name Meaning: “Unstruck”
  • Sanskrit Name: अनाहत (Anāhata)
  • Also Known As: Heart Chakra
  • Associated Gland: Thymus Gland
  • Associated Biological Systems: Cardiovascular System, Integumentary System, Lymphatic System and Respiratory System
  • Associated Sense: Touch
  • Associated Element: Air
  • Associated Colours: Green and Pink
  • Petals: 12
  • Kabbalah Sefirah Equivalent: תפארת (Tiferet: “Beauty”)

Manipura

  • Name Meaning: “Resplendent Gem”
  • Sanskrit Name: मणिपूर (Maṇipūra)
  • Also Known As: Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Associated Gland: Pancreas
  • Associated Biological Systems: Digestive System and Muscular System
  • Associated Nerve Plexus: Solar Plexus
  • Associated Sense: Sight
  • Associated Element: Fire
  • Associated Colour: Yellow
  • Petals: 10
  • Kabbalah Sefirot Equivalents: נצח (Netzach: “Eternity”) and הוד (Hod: “Splendour”)

Svadhishthana

  • Name Meaning: “Self Established”
  • Sanskrit Name: स्वाधिष्ठान (Svādhiṣṭhāna)
  • Also Known As: Sacral Chakra
  • Associated Glands: Ovaries and Testes
  • Associated Biological Systems: Reproductive System and Urinary System
  • Associated Nerve Plexus: Sacral Plexus
  • Associated Sense: Taste
  • Associated Element: Water
  • Associated Colour: Orange
  • Petals: 6
  • Kabbalah Sefirah Equivalent: יסוד (Yesod: “Foundation”)

Muladhara

  • Name Meaning: “Root Basis”
  • Sanskrit Name: मूलाधार (Mūlādhāra)
  • Also Known As: Root Chakra
  • Associated Glands: Adrenals
  • Associated Biological System: Skeletal System
  • Associated Nerve Plexus: Coccygeal Plexus
  • Associated Sense: Smell
  • Associated Element: Earth
  • Associated Colour: Red
  • Petals: 4
  • Kabbalah Sefirah Equivalent: מלכות (Malkuth: “Kingship”)