Chakra is a Sanskrit word that denotes circular movements or the moving wheel, not the centre because centre means static. So Chakras are dynamic which create an energy field around it. It is like a cyclone of consciousness and is an etheric counterpart if an important nerve centre or gland, the human being has been created as a pattern of energy flows, flowing through the spine, body, limbs. These are the points of psychic energy at which the physical and astral body connect. In developing your psychic awareness, it is important to know and balance the energies of these chakras.
First chakra is located in the Anus, and when the energy is at the first chakra level, the person is concerned with basic questions of security and survival. This is the platform of self and self reverse or survival and self destruction. It also holds subconscious patterns. Being the seat of Kundalini, it is also root of all growth and awareness of the divinity of man.
Second chakra is located in sex organs, sexuality, sensuality creativity and in the arena of projection and withdrawal. It gives you a certain integration, that is why there is so much hankering for sex. It is not a place to make your abode, it is not a place to stop forever, and the bliss that is waiting for you on the higher integrations of other centres will be missed. And in comparison to that bliss, happiness and joy, the beauty of sex is nothing, it only gives you the momentary glimpse.
At the third chakra level, located at the naval point, energy focuses on identity, power, judgement, positive, negative and neutral views of life. Here the positive and negative meet, positive and negative and neutral views of life. Here the positive and negative meet, positive and negative electricity, their meeting is higher than life and death, because the electric energy PRANA the bioplasm or bio-energy, is deeper than life and death. It exists before life and after death. This meeting of bio-energy at the naval NABHI gives you even a higher experience of being one, integrated, a unity.
Fourth chakra is the heart centre full of kindness and compassion. At this centre the PRAKRITI and PURUSHA the sexual and spiritual, worldly and other worldly meetings of heavens and earth. It gives you the highest and the most refined experience ordinarily available -the experience of LOVE.
The fifth chakra is in the throat, where you experience another integration ,more subtle and more superior, centre of giving and receiving. A newly born child receives from throat centre. First life enters into him. He receives but cannot give. His love is passive. And if you ask for love, then you remain juvenile, you remain childish. Unless you mature, that you can love, you have become a grown up.
The sixth chakras at the brow is called third eye. We master our own minds and pierce the veil of illusion. Our awareness here is focus itself. When this chakra is in balance, we have meditative mind, the ability to know the unknown.
The seventh chakra is located at the top of the head, and here one experiences the infinity of self, the arena of elevation and command. When balance there is no activity of mind and no knowledge, nothing to be known, knowledge, knower, and known become unified and liberated. The Yogi becomes realized, one with the cosmic principles that govern the entire universe within the body, this is seat of self-luminescent soul or essence of being.
Eighth chakra is located in the AURA, the magnetic field generated by a human being that surrounds up to nine feet in every direction. The quality of aura reveals the personality in the projection of power or the depression of defeat.