The word Kundalini means the divine power which is in an inactive form in the base of the spine or Muladhara chakra. This energy, when cultivated and awakened goes to the upside through the body and activate all chakras one by one. There are 7 chakras found in our body as our main energy junctions.
The chakras are as follows:
Muladhara (Rot Chakra), Swadhisthana (The Sacral Chakra), Manipura (Solar Plexus Chakra), Anahata (Heart Chakra), Vishuddha (Throat Chakra), Ajna (Third Eye) and Sahasrara (Crown Chakra).
The chakras symbols and meaning are:
Muladhara = I am, Swadhisthana = I feel, Manipura = I do, Anahata = I love, Vishuddha = I speak, Ajna = I see and Sahasrara = I understand.
Muladhara is the 1st chakra located in root and basis of Existence. Mula means root and Adhara mean the basis. It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the color red.
Muladhara is located near the coccygeal plexus beneath the sacrumit, or superficial activation point, is located between the perineum and the coccyx or the pelvic bone. Because of its location and connection with the act of excretion, it is associated with the anus. Muladhara is said to be the base from which the three main psychic channels or nadis emerge: the Ida, Pingala and Sushumna. It is also believed that Muladhara is a subtle abode of the Hindu God Ganapati. In the highest revered prayer for Ganapati, the Ganapati Atharvashirsha, it is mentioned that "one who worships Lord Ganapati would easily grasp the concept and realize Brahman. The seed mantra syllable is लं (lam).
Swadhisthana is the 2nd Chakra and its meaning is "Swa" means self and "adhishthana" means established, so "where your being is established". This chakra is blocked by fear especially the fear of death. Svadhisthana is located two finger-widths above the Muladhara chakra. Svadhisthana contains unconscious desires, especially sexual desire. It is said that to raise the kundalini shakti (energy of consciousness) above Svadhisthana is difficult. Many saints have had to face sexual temptations associated with this chakra.
One who meditates on Svadhisthana is believed to obtain the following siddhis: freedom from enemies, the status of a lord among yogis, eloquence and clarity ("words flowing like nectar in well-reasoned discourse"), loss of fear of water, awareness of astral entities and the ability to taste anything desired for oneself or others. The seed mantra syllable is वं (vam).
Manipura (Solar Plexus Chakra) is 3rd primary chakra located above the navel and it is an important chakra for humans. Manipura literally means "resplendent gem", the mani (gem) was found in Vedic stories as a property of Naag and Naagin (Male and Female Snake).
Manipura directly indicates the yogi's transformation because it is the home of Fire and vital wind Samana Vayu which controls govern digestion and metabolism. The seed mantra (Beej mantra) is the syllable 'ram' रं. Within the Bindu, or dot, above this mantra resides the deity Rudra (Mahadev Shiva).
The Divinities of this Chakra are lord Vishnu and Devi Lakshmi. Vishnu is preservative of humans and Laxmi is the Devi of material and spiritual prosperity. One who activates the Manipura, always be happy and focusing on Karma. This chakra helps to remove all the doubts of destiny because of one who is enamored with Karma knows the role of destiny in life.
Anahata literally means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten". Anahata Nad refers to the Vedic concept of unstruck sound (the sound of the celestial realm). Anahata indicates balance, peace and serenity. In Vedic Sanskrit Anahata means "sound produced without touching two parts" and at the same time, it means "pure" or "clean".
The heart chakra (Anahata) is located in the central channel of the spine near the heart, some people have doubts that Anahata is located on the left side of the chest which is heart position, but its actual position is the center of our chest.
The Beej mantra/seed syllable is the dark-grey mantra "yam" यं. One who activates Heart Chakra always feels love, compassion, devotion and surrounded by lovely persons. You will focus on the harmonious relationship, forgiveness, trust and unconditional love. The perfect power of this chakra is when it is balanced in terms of love for self and others.
Vishuddha or Vishuddhi, or throat chakra is the fifth primary chakra in our body. Vishuddha is positioned at the throat region above the collarbone in the center of the throat (Larynx). The Beeja Mantra of Vishuddha is the syllable हं haṃ. This Chakra reigns all the energies connected with the throat mainly vocal. When this Chakra is fully balanced, your communication skills are enhanced.
The Vishuddhi Chakra is the starting point of Udana Prana. The Vishuddhi Chakra helps us to have a clear, accurate and apparent vision and vocals. When the yogi's Vishuddhi is activated, he becomes a great leader, a good speaker and a great persona.
This chakra helps us to aware of the food and breath we take every day. The food, water and air are the main responsible elements of making our body fit and healthy. The colour of the Vishuddhi Chakra is voilet, the colour of wisdom and spirituality.
Ajna (Sanskrit: आज्ञा]), guru chakra or third-eye chakra, is the sixth primary chakra in the body according to Hindu tradition. By the regular practice of meditation, focusing on the third eye, a yogi can achieve the state of wisdom. By reaching to this chakra, a yogi can be in illusion for a long time because before reaching the wisdom (I see), one can be distracted.
The Ajna chakra is located in the center of the forehead between the eyebrows (called the third eye). It is not a part of the physical body but considered to be the part of Pranic system.
The seed syllable (beej mantra) of Ajna is "Om" ॐ or ओम which is a well-known mantra (supreme sound of the universe) in Vedic meditation. A person can see the actual things behind the visible things after the activation of Ajna Chakra. Ajna activation makes a person very clear in vision and imagination of something
Sahasrara (Sanskrit: सहस्रार, Sahasrāra, English: "thousand-petaled"), or crown chakra is generally considered the seventh primary chakra in the human body. Crown Chakra is pure consciousness and means "I understand". By reaching this chakra, a yogi understands everything and never confused in life.
Crown Chakra is the symbol of higher-level Awareness of consciousness, Realization, unlimited peace and liberation from limiting patterns. The seed syllable (beej mantra) of Crown Chakra is "Om" ॐ or ओम which is a well-known mantra (supreme sound of the universe) in Vedic meditation.
Crown Chakra is a connection to supreme power and it is long-lasting happiness and freedom which is achieved by only some great gurus on earth. This chakra is far from sorrow, fear of anything such as death, Agyan (lack of knowledge) and other bad habits of humans. Because this chakra has limitless power so it is the hardest chakra to awaken or activate.