The chakra system in the physical body makes up the auric field, or auric egg that surrounds us. The aura is made up of a group of electromagnetic fields of energy that are emitted from the chakras. This energy field surrounding the body is our life force. Some believe this energy to be our Chi. There are seven main energy centers within the auric field. Each of these wheels is connected to a different plane, or dimensional awareness that exists within everyone. Some of these fields of energy are more active than others; depending on the areas of life most stressed at a given time.
Chakra number 1 located at the base of the spine or coccyx. When doing chakra exercises, to feel the energy of this chakra, focus on the coccyx area. This base chakra is connected to the etheric body and affects everything to do with the physical body and its energy. This chakra receives energy through its connection to the earth, and supplies the body with pure physical energy. The color associated with this chakra is red, the color of blood.
Chakra number 2 the spleen or sacral chakra, located along the spinal column where the spleen is, just below the navel. The color associated with this chakra is orange. The spleen center's body in the energy field is the emotional body. This is a very powerful and active center, because so much of what we do and understand is affected by our emotions. When we get stuck emotionally at a certain age or stage, our memories are stored within the emotional body and sacral chakra.
Chakra number 3 the solar plexus chakra, located along the spinal column approximately one inch above the navel. The color associated with this chakra is yellow. Within the solar plexus, we experience anxiety and fear. Panic attacks or being gripped by fear, affect all three lower chakras but usually manifest through the solar plexus. Many people who live a fear-based life often experience stomach problems because the solar plexus chakra shuts down due to an overload of fear and anxiety. This chakra relates to the mental body.
Chakra number 4 the heart chakra, located on the spinal column directly behind the heart. This chakra is connected to the astral body. The color associated with this chakra is green. Unconditional love resides in the heart chakra. The lower chakras contain conditional experiences and conditional love. Most people have closed their heart chakra due to the pain and priority of survival. Ultimately, the fourth chakra, the heart, helps you to remember what it is like to be truly loved. The heart center pulls your lower centers into a close relationship with unconditional love, allowing you to explore that consciousness. This process aids you in discovering the higher purpose of each lower center. The chakra centers and the subtle energy bodies do not function separately, they work together to help us evolve and grow.