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A chakra is one of the eight energy centers placed at various points along the spine of any living vertebrate. Each chakra functions as the center of energy for various parts of our consciousness and spiritual, emotional experience.  Some regularly cleanse their chakras to purge any negative energy, which is a necessary step in achieving an enlightened outlook. The first step to taking care of your chakra health is understanding each chakra‚Äôs location and purpose.

Root Chakra

In human beings, the root chakra is posited at the base of the spine, and is related to the survival instinct and body consciousness.

Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra is located in the groin area, and is associated with creativity, emotions and sexuality – as well as for gratification of pleasures. 

Power Chakra

The power chakra is located at the solar plexus, and is associated with our own personal power, ego and will. 

Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is located, obviously, at the heart, and is associated with love, compassion, and self-acceptance. 

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is located at the throat, and rules communication, speech, and creativity. 

Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra is located between the eyebrows and is associated with sight of all kinds, including both physical and psychic vision. 

Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is associated with knowledge, wisdom, and higher awareness. 

Alta Major Center

The eighth chakra, or alta major center, is located at the base of the skull, where the skull connects with the spinal cord. This is the most powerful chakra of all, associated with the final ascendant of the entity to God consciousness, or enlightenment.

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