Demystifying equine chakras

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A baseline understanding of equine chakras can give you a window into your horse’s behavior, wellness and relationships with others.

There are seven main equine chakras. They exist in the auric field while also penetrating the physical body. The chakras themselves are wheel-shaped and have different colors associated with them. Each was given a name in the Hindu tradition.

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First Chakra, or Root Chakra – Survival: Located on the hind end. The color is red. The Root Chakra represents survival, instinct and security, as well as the horse’s connection to the herd (horse and non-horse members).

The first chakra governs the immune system, hind legs and feet. It is also home to the female sexual organs.

Second Chakra, or Sacral Chakra Power: Associated with the color orange. It represents sexual energy, creativity, birth, one-on-one relationships, emotion and power.

The male sexual and female reproductive organs sit in this chakra. The second chakra also governs the hips, sacrum, teats, lower vertebrae and lower intestine.

Third Chakra, or Solar Plexus – Self-Esteem: The color for this chakra is yellow. This chakra is related to self-esteem, control and the “gut instinct”.

The third chakra sits mid-back on the horse and governs the stomach, liver, kidney, pancreas, spleen, adrenals, digestive system, filtering organs and glands.

Fourth Chakra, or Heart Chakra – Unconditional Love: Associated with the color green. In both horses and humans, this chakra is connected to devotion, compassion and universal or unconditional love.

This chakra sits on the withers going down through the chest, and houses the heart and lungs.

Fifth Chakra, or Throat Chakra – Expression: This chakra’s color is blue. It represents self-expression, creativity or spiritual expression.

The fifth chakra is associated with the throat, thyroid and other glands, teeth, gums, parathyroid, trachea, hypothalamus, esophagus and the vertebrae of the neck.

Sixth Chakra, or Third Eye – Intuition: Associated with the color indigo (deep purplish blue). This chakra is all about intuition.

The sixth chakra governs the pineal and pituitary glands, the brain, eyes, ears, nose and nervous system. It is concerned with neurological disorders, learning disabilities, tumors, strokes and seizures.

Seventh Chakra, or Crown Chakra – Connection to the Divine: This chakra is white, and sits on the top of the head.  It’s about connection to the Divine or One Mind. This chakra governs the muscular/skeletal system.