How Many Chakra Are There?

How Many Chakra Are There?

As a non-materialistic goal of human life, there's been so much talk about "peace", along with the techniques to find it. If you're looking for ways to connect with your divine self, chakra is a great option to go for. It is the source of pure happiness and divine energies. People often wonder about how many chakra are there and how vast this concept is.

The human body has 114 chakras and 72,000 nadis that represent divine energy and the network of energy flow. However, 12 of them are addressed as the major chakras. Among them, 7 main chakras reside inside the body, and 5 outside the body. They are energy centers of the body that represent the movements of ‘energy circulation.’

If you open your chakras and take care of them through meditation or “Reiki,” it leads you to a mental state of well-being and spiritual evolution. Don’t worry if all these together are making you a little confused. This article will help you to understand the whole concept of chakras.

How Many Chakra Are There

It isn’t easy to comprehend at first, as there are 114 chakras and more than 72,000 nadis representing this divine energy of the network. But we direct our attention towards the most notable and essential chakras. We consider 12 of them to be the most important ones; among them, 7 chakras are located in the human body, and the other 5 are outside the human body.

There are seven main chakras inside our bodies: root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, and the crown chakra. And the 5 other chakras outside the body are earthstar chakra, soul star chakra, universal chakra, galactic Chakra, and divine Gateway Chakra.

7 Main Chakras And Their Significance

In the specific anatomical areas of the human body, these 7 chakras are located. When people wonder how many chakras are there, they actually refer to these main 7 chakras. Let’s have a look at the functions and significance of these chakras!

1. Root Chakra  

Root chakra or ‘Muladhara’ is the first chakra of the human body. ‘Mula’ means root and source, and ‘dhara’ means foundation. The responsibility of this chakra is to keep us calm, feel us secured and ground us. The significance of this chakra are: 

Location: In the base of the spine 

Responsibility: makes us stable and controls financial independence, money, and food 

Color: Red 

Hymn: “LAM”- I Am 

Element: Earth 

Age of development: 1-8 years old 

How to open this chakra: Warrior yoga pose 

Stones: Red Jasper, Brown Jasper, Hematite, Smoky quartz, Cuprite, Mahogany, Obsidian, Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Bloodstone, Garnet

This chakra alone is dominant. If this chakra is blocked, we might not be able to balance our life, and it gets difficult to survive.

2. Sacral Chakra  

Sacral chakra or Swadhisthana is the 2nd chakra of the human body. The responsibility of sacral chakra is to transform your sexual energy into physical happiness. The significances of this chakra are:

● Location: 1-2 inches above the pubic bone, under the naval area, over the genital organ

Responsibility: opens the energy of passion, physical happiness, and fulfillment

Color: Orange 

Hymn: “VAM”- I Feel 

Element: Water 

Age of development: 8-15 years 

How to open this chakra: Bound Angle Yoga 

Stones: Carnelian, Obsidian, Unakite, Snoflkae, Orange calcite, Red Jasper, Sunstone, Citrine

It helps you to see happiness beyond worldly life. This chakra gives you the freedom to express your desires and wishes.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra  

The solar plexus or ‘Manipura’ is the third chakra of the human body. This chakra helps us to have control over our emotions. It guides us to find harmony and confidence as well. The significances of this chakra are:

Location: stomach area, upper abdomen side, in between heart and sacral chakra     

Responsibility: Self-confidence, ambitions, and self-esteem 

Color: Yellow 

Hymn: “RAM”-I Do 

Element: Fire 

Age of development: 15-20 years 

How to open this chakra: Boat yoga pose 

Stones: Amber, Citrine, Calcite, Tiger eye, Yellow Topaz, Agate, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Tourmaline, Lemon Quartz, Sunstone

If your solar chakra gets blocked, you might start to feel self-doubt and shame on yourself. It helps you to feel confident and clear.

4. Heart Chakra  

The heart chakra is also known as ‘Anahata,’ which means ‘unstruck '. This chakra represents love and healing. The significances of the heart chakra are:

Location: in the center of our chest 

Responsibility: guides our heart 

Color: Green 

Hymn: “YAM”- I Love 

Element: Air 

Age of development: 20-25 years 

How to open this chakra: Camel pose yoga 

Stones: Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine, Emerald, Rhodonite, Green Jade, Amazonite, Malachite, Prehnite, Rhodochrosite, Green Tourmaline, Chrysoprase, Green Calcite, Kunzite, Green Moldavite, Moss Agate, Peridot

It helps us get better in our relationships by experiencing true love, trust, forgiveness, and compassion. It combines our survival and liberal instincts and enlightens our true selves.

5. Throat Chakra  

The throat chakra or ‘Vishuddha’ chakra is also known as the communication chakra. The responsibility of this chakra is to help us express our true feelings and create a bond between people. The significances of this chakra are:

● Location: Throat    

Responsibility: Communication, truth, and expression 

Color: Turquoise 

Hymn: “HAM”- I speak 

Element: Sound/Music 

Age of development: 30-35 years 

How to open this chakra: Fish pose yoga 

Stones: Aquamarine, Amazonite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Apatite, Chrysocolla, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Kyanite, Azurite, Larimar, Blue Calcite, Celesite

It opens the energy of speaking what is in our minds and listening to others. If it is blocked, we might not express our feelings correctly.

6. Third Eye Chakra  

The sixth chakra inside the human body is the third eye chakra or ‘Ajna’. This chakra goes beyond our physical abilities, powers and focuses on wisdom. The significances of this chakra are:

Location: center of our forehead and right between the eyebrows

Responsibility: Awareness, imagination, and wisdom 

Color: indigo 

Hymn: “OM” or “AUM” – I see 

Element: light 

Age of development: 35-43 years 

How to open this chakra: Child’s pose yoga 

Stones: Amethyst, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Sodalite, Citrine, Black Obsidian, Lolite, Clear Quartz, Moonstone, Lepidolite, Purple Fluorite, Black Tourmaline, Turquoise, Kyanite

It helps us to visualize the situation beyond physical dimensions and have clear thoughts. If it gets blocked, you will not be able to imagine or think clearly.

7. Crown Chakra  

The seventh and last chakra inside the human body is crown chakra or ‘Sahasrara’ chakra. It represents enlightenment, the way to connect with divine consciousness and to venture onto our higher self. The significances of this chakra are:

● Locaton: on the top of our head    

Responsibility: spirituality 

Color: violet 

Hymn: “AH” – I understand 

Element: Divine consciousness 

Age of development: 45-50 years 

How to open this chakra: Headstand yoga pose 

Stones: Clear quartz, Amethyst, Selenite Lepidolite, Sugilite, Labradorite, White Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Fluorite, Charoite, Moonstone, White Calcite

It helps us to be ecstatic beyond all reasons. If this chakra gets blocked you may face difficulties to find peace in your life.

How to open your Chakras

In order to bring balance, happiness, and purification to your life, you need to open your chakras. Unlocking your chakras requires grounding activities such as yoga, walking, and house cleaning. There are several methods of opening your chakras. Such as:


Hopefully, this article helps you find how many chakra are there and how they guide us to find our goals. When all the chakras and nadis are in balance, we manifest our true divine selves. 

We have to constantly work on our chakras to make sure they are functioning correctly. We wish you all the luck finding the chakra that works the best for you!

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