Meaning of the name of the chakra: nectar of the crescent moon.
Location: The soma, a little known but none the less important chakra, is situated between the sixth and the seventh chakra, although some say it is just adjacent to the third eye.
Ruling Planet: Rahu.
Meaning of the name of the chakra: root, base
Location: base of the spine, in the area between the anus and the sexual organs, the perineum, the first three vertebrae.
Bija (seed): golden LAM
Characteristics: food and shelter
Tattva (element): earth.
Tattva colour: yellow
Tattva shape: square
Principle sense: smell
Sensing organ: the nose.
Workingorgan: The anus
Vayu (physical action/breath):Loka (space): bhuloka -the earth
Ruling planet: Mars (Solar, masculine).
Meaning of the name of the chakra: that which is itself, belongs to oneself, sacral
Location; lower belly, inner pelvic area, genital organs
Bija (seed); moon white VAM
Characteristics: Procreation, family, imagination. The earth element of Muladhara - the chakra dissolves in the water of Svadishthana - the chakra element. Imagination comes when the person begins to forge relationships with family and friends. The inspiration for creativity begins in the second chakra.
Tattva (element): water
Tattva colour: pale blue
Tattva shape: circle
Principle sense: taste
Sensing organ: the tongue
Working organ: the genital organs
Vayu (physical action/breath): apana vayu, the wind which expels the seeds of the male organ et the urine in both sexes and which pushes the unborn child to birth from the belly at its birth
Loka (space): Bhuvar Loka, Naga Loka, the astral plain.
Ruling planet: Mercury (lunar, feminine)
Meaning of the name of the chakra: City of jewels
Location; Solar plexus, epigastric plexus, navel.
Bija (seed); red or white RAM
Characteristics: vision, shape, ego, colour
Tattva (element): fire
Tattva colour: red
Tattva shape: triangle
Principle sense: sight
Sensing organ: the eyes
Working organ: the feet and legs
Vayu (physical action/breath): samana vayu the air which lives in the upper part of the abdomen in the navel area, and supports the digestive system. It helps the assimilation of blood and chemicals produced in the solar plexus. With the help of Saman Vayu, the rasa, or essence, food is produced, processed and transported throughout the body
Loka (space): sva loka or swarga loka (the celestial plain)
Ruling planet: The Sun (solar, masculine)
Meaning of the name of the chakra: unhurt, unstruck, unbeaten
Location; heart, between the breasts
Bija (seed); dark grey YAM
Characteristics: effectuates balance between the three chakras above it and the three chakras below
Tattva (element): air (without smell, shape or taste)
Tattva colour: colourless, some texts indicate a grey smoke and others a grey smoke
Tattva shape: hexagram
Principle sense: touch
Sensing organ: the skin
Working organ: the hands
Vayu (physical action/breath): the prana vayu, located in the chest area, is the air that we breathe, the central life force, rich in negative ions.
Loka (space): maha loka (the plain of balance and harmony).
Ruling planet: Venus (lunar, feminine)
Meaning of the name of the chakra: purity
Location; the throat area, carotid plexus
Bija (seed); white, gold, HAM
Characteristics: knowledge, expression of thoughts and feelings
Tattva (element): Akasha, sound
Tattva colour: purple smoke
Tattva shape: half moon
Principle sense: hearing
Sensing organ: the ears
Working organ: the throat and mouth (vocal chords)
Vayu (physical action/breath): Udana vayu, situated in the throat area. the upward moving breath to the head, contributing also to the production of sounds.
Loka (space):Ruling planet: Jana Loka- the human plain
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Meaning of the name of the chakra: authority, commandment and unlimited ability
Location; on the forehead, pituitary gland, pineal gland, third eye
Bija (seed) ; OM
Characteristics: superior mental consciousness, connection with the spiritual plane, clairvoyance, ESP.
Tattva (element): Mahat Tattva, accumulates all the other elements in their pure essence (tanmatra), total material energy. It is the shadow of pure consciousness where ideas become material matter.
Tattva colour: luminous, transparent, camphor white or blue tinged
Principle sense: extrasensory
Sensing organ: third eye, brain
Working organ: the pineal and pituitary glands
Vayu (physical action/breath): none
Loka (space): Tapa Loka, the plain of austerity or of penance (tapasia)
Ruling planet: Neptune (solar, masculine)
Meaning of the name of the chakra: 1000 petals and also known as Shunya, the void, nothingness, as well as Niralamba puri (the place of no support)
Location; the crown of the head. The Soma-chakra and KÃ¢meshvara-chakra are also in this area.
Bija (seed); OM
Characteristics: the sublime, grace, beauty, peace, oneness with all that is
Tattva (element): Adi Tattva or Ishvara Tattva, the pure light, the light of creation
Tattva colour: pure white/violet
Tattva shape: shapeless
Principle sense: stillness, higher self
Working organ: pineal gland
Vayu (physical action/breath): none
Loka (space): Satyam loka, the plain of truth and existence
Ruling planet: Uranus