Geometry of Chakras


Geometry of Chakras

You may be familiar with the chakra symbols and realised they have some geometrical shapes. Do you know that the geometry of the chakras have a deeper meaning behind each shape?

The geometry of the chakras is the geometry of the Universe. The geometry of the chakras represents the way you can align and raise your Kundalini energy from the bottom of your spine to the top of your head to reach a universal consciousness to unable you reach your full potential in your physical form.

The geometry of the universe is presented through the chakras. Each chakra has a particular geometrical shape that represents a journey through your physical energy centres and the way they converge with each other.

With the only aim of the Kundalini energy rising from your root chakra to your crown chakra for you to connect with the universal wisdom and reach your full potential.


Energy channels in the body called Nadis

In the Ayurvedic tradition, the energy in the body travels through 72000 channels called Nadis.

These Nadis are distributed throughout the whole body. But there are 3 main channels of energy, Ida carries energy from the left side of the body, Pingala carries energy from the right side of the body. Shusumna channel where the Kundalini energy rises.

The energy from Ida and Pingala travel along the spine in a spiral kind of way. At the point where the energy of Ida and Pingala converge is known as chakra.

So you can understand chakras as energy centres in your body. These centres have constant energy flowing through them. The word chakra in the sanskrit language means wheel or vortex. 

The free flow of energy through the main channels Ida and Pingala can make your chakras flourish.

Your chakras will be active and in balance. When your chakras are in balance and the energy flows freely through them. The Sushumna channel can get activated and the Kundalini energy flow. 

The Kundalini energy lies dormant at the bottom of the spine. When Ida, and Pingala have energy flowing free, it gives the opportunity to awaken the Shusumna Nadi. Once the Kundalini energy flows to Shushumna, a new connection the higher Consciousness can be achieved.


What are the chakras?

Now, you can have a better idea of why chakras are the energy centres in your body. Chakras always have energy flowing through them. But you can imagine them as healthy when the right amount of energy flows through your chakras.

When too little or too much energy passes through your chakras, they can come out of balance. 

All living things have a chakra system. In humans, the chakra system consists of 114 chakras, from them 7 are the significant chakras and that more people are familiar with. 

The seven chakras we are going to talk about are: 

  1. The Root chakra
  2. The Sacral chakra
  3. The Solar plexus chakra
  4. The Heart chakra
  5. The Throat chakra
  6. The Third eye chakra
  7. The Crown chakra

Each chakra has a particular symbol that characterise it.

This symbol is known as Yantra. The geometry of each chakra has a meaning that can help you understand where the power of a chakra comes from.

Human beings follow a spiritual evolutionary path. The chakras are the way for this evolution to take place. The chakras are the portal for you to have harmony, good health, happy relationships  and live a more fulfilling life that unfolds effortless.


What is the geometry of chakras?

The geometry of chakras relates to the worshipping of the Divine Feminine or the Great Mother. 

The different geometric symbols that represent each chakra have a particular meaning.

The geometry of chakras starts at the centre of the image where the first dot or Bindu is draw. This Bindu is the centre of the Universe. The point of connection between your consciousness and the universal consciousness.

You will find the common geometrical shapes in the chakra symbols. These common geometrical shapes are circles, triangles, squares, hexagons and lotus petals. They are all surrounded by a square with T.

Here are what each geometrical shape in a chakra symbol means:

  • Triangle pointing downwards – represents the Divine feminine. 
  • Triangle pointing upwards – represents Shiva, masculine energy.
  • Hexagrams – represent the union of feminine and masculine energy. 
  • Lotus petals – represent purity and transcendence. 
  • Circles – represent manifestation.
  • Square surrounding other geometrical shapes – represent the cardinal points.  

The main colours used to make these geometrical shapes in the chakra symbols are white, red, and black.


The geometry of the Root chakra

The root chakra also known as Mooladhara chakra in Sanskrit is the first chakra located at the base of your spine. The colour of the root chakra is red and its element is Earth. 

The root chakra has a geometrical symbol represented by a downward pointing triangle, surrounded by a square. These triangle and square are contained within a circle, which in turn is surrounded by four lotus petals.

What can the geometry of the root chakra tell you?

  • The downward-pointing triangle in the middle of the chakra represents the Divine feminine and the connection between the matter with the ground. Your connection with the physical existence on this planet.
  • The square represents the four cardinal points that connect you with the Earth. 
  • The circle is the manifestation of your physical power.
  • The four lotus petals represent the purity and transcendence of human consciousness.

The root chakra geometry represents your connection with the ground, with the Earth. The root chakra is the base of our vital force and where the Kundalini energy lies dormant waiting to rise through the chakras.

The root chakra is the highest chakra you can find in any animals. In humans the root chakra is the lowest chakra, it represents the physicality and the first stage towards a spiritual evolution. 


The geometry of the Sacral chakra

The sacral chakra is the second chakra. It is known as Swadhistana in Sanskrit, it’s located below the navel in the genital area. The water element governs the sacral chakra.

The sacral chakra is the centre of your creative energy, your relationship with others and your sexuality. 

The sacral chakra is represented geometrically by 3 circles, one inside of the other and 6 lotus petals surrounded them all. The three circles represent the manifestation of your creative energy.

The positioning of the three circles creates another shape, that of a crescent moon. This crescent moon represents constant change.

The moon governs the feminine energy and the water element. The water element gives you the fluidity, movement and aliveness. The energy from the sacral chakra as governed by the moon obeys the phases of the moon. 

The six petals surrounding the circles represent the six elements that you need to purify in order to achieve transcendence. These six behaviours you need to purify are anger, jealousy, cruelty, hatred, pride and desire.

This transcendence relates to the cycles of birth, death and rebirth represented by the circles.


The geometry of the Solar plexus chakra

The solar plexus chakra known as Manipura in Sanskrit is the third chakra. 

The solar plexus chakra is located above the navel. The fire element governs the solar plexus, with fire the qualities of power, determination and activity are related.

The geometry of the solar plexus chakra consists of an inverted triangle, surrounded by a circle with ten petals around it.

The inverted triangle concentrates the energy of the three lower chakras: root chakra, sacral chakra and solar plexus. This inverted triangle is the feminine energy of the Kundalini energy rising through the spine, starting from the root chakra. 

The triangle is surrounded by a circle that represents the manifestation of your inner power and determination.

The ten lotus petals represents the pranas and apanas present in the body.


The geometry of the Heart chakra

The heart chakra is the fourth chakra. In Sanskrit it is known as Anahata chakra. The heart chakra is located at the heart region. The element of the heart chakra is air. 

The geometry of the heart chakra consists of two interlaced triangles forming an hexagram, surrounded by a circle and twelve petals around it. These two interlaced triangles symbolise the union between Shiva and Shakti.

The triangle pointing downward represents the creativity (Shakti), and the triangle pointing upwards represents the consciousness (Shiva). 

The circle surrounding the hexagram is the manifestation of the union of the male and female energies as well as the union between the lower chakras and the higher chakras. The union between the physical and the spiritual. 

The twelve petals of the lotus symbolise twelve divine qualities of the heart chakra once it is purified in order to achieve trascendence. These qualities are love, harmony, bliss, peace, empathy, purity, understanding, compassion, unity, kindness and forgiveness. 


The geometry of the Throat chakra

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra also known as Vishuddi in Sanskrit. The throat chakra as it names refers, it’s located at the throat and thyroid area. It’s element is ether or Aakash.

The throat chakra is in charge of your self-expression and communication of your truth.

The geometry of the throat chakra consists of a small circle engolfed in a downpointing triangle. This triangle is surrounded by a circle,  which have sixteen petals around it. 

The pointing triangle is the feminine energy of Kundalini moving upward. It is the energy gaining knowledge as it raises through the chakras to reach the expression of your higher self.

The circles represents the levels of purification that need to be achieved for you to transcend. The elements of the lower chakras earth, water, fire and air get converted to their pure essence. This in itself is the symbol of purifying your mind.

The sixteen petals of the lotus represent the 16 vowels of the Sanskrit language. These petals represent the ability to communicate


The geometry of the Third eye chakra

The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra also known as Ajna chakra. The third eye chakra element is light and it’s located in between your eyebrows by the pineal gland. It reigns your intuition, inner wisdom, and psychic powers.

The geometry of the third eye chakra consists of an inverted triangle surrounded by a circle. The apexes of triangle touch the circumference of the circle. Connected to the circle there are two petals, one on the left side of the circle and the other one on the right side. 

The inverted triangle represents the connection of the rising Kundalini energy reaching towards the divine. 

The 2 petals of the lotus represent the Ida Nadi on the left side and the Pingala Nadi on the right side of the circle. 

Up to this point in the Kundalini energy rise the chakras are time bound, after the third chakra you are beyond time.


The geometry of the Crown chakra 

The crown chakra is the seventh chakra also known as Sahasrara in Sanskrit. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. The crown chakra is where your physical body and individual consciousness meet the universal consciousness.

The geometry of the crown chakra consist of a circle surrounded by a thousand petals lotus. Here is where the Kundalini energy merge with Shiva  to achieve liberation of human bondages.

The circle represent the purity that you have gone through the journey of the other six chakras. From this point you are ready to reach trascendence and merge with the infinite. 

The moon also represents the full moon and the awakening of the conscious mind.

The thousand petals lotus represent the connection with the Divine, with the Universe. 

Once you manged to this awaken all your chakras and reach the crown chakra you become one with the universe. You transcende the cycle of birth and rebirth and entry into a state of bliss known as Samadhi. 

Here you won’t have any more feelings, desires, or emotions in your mind.


Conclusion

Hopefully you got an idea of the geometry of each of the seven chakras. The chakras have a simple geometry of triangles, circles, hexagons and squares. But, the meaning behind is an ancient science that help us to understand better the qualities and powers of each chakra. 

Once you can understand this qualities the mystiscism of the chakras is no longer there and you begin to make sense of the way they work. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 7 chakra symbols?

The 7 chakra symbols are yantras or geometrical shapes that have a particular meaning for each chakra. Read more

What chakra is Om or Aum?

Aum is the mantra for the third eye chakra and for the crown chakra.

What are the 7 Chakra frequencies?

Root chakra frequency of 432 Hz. Musical note C.
Sacral chakra frequency 480 Hz. Musical note D.
Solar plexus frequency of 528 Hz. Musical note E.
Heart chakra frequency of 594 Hz. Musical note F.
Throat chakra frequency of 672 Hz. Musical note G.
Third eye chakra frequency 720 Hz. Musical note A.
Crown chakra frequency of 768 Hz. Musical note B.

What are the 7 mantras?

Root chakra mantra is LAM
Sacral chakra mantra is VAM
Solar plexus chakra mantra is RAM
Heart chakra mantra is YAM
Throat chakra mantra is HAM
Third eye chakra mantra is AUM
Crown chakra mantra is AUM

How many lotus petals are in each chakra?

The root chakra has 4 petals
Sacral chakra has 6 petals
Solar plexus chakra has 10 petals
Heart chakra mantra has 12 petals
Throat chakra mantra has 16 petals
Third eye chakra mantra has 2 petals
Crown chakra mantra has a thousand petals

Where is Kundalini located in body?

Kundalini is energy that lies dormant at the bottom of the spine. Once you clear the Ida and Pingala channels the Kundalini energy can rise through the Sushumna nadi. Then you can achieve a higher level of consciousness.

Maria Mendoza

Hi. I'm Maria. I am a yoga instructor. I've created this blog to share my knowledge and experience with people who are interested in yoga and those who want to make yoga a part of their life. Through my articles, you can learn how to begin Yoga and discover the meaning of Yoga. Learn about Asanas, Pranayamas, Mudras, Mantras and Bandhas. Start your Yoga practice today.

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