Major and Minor Chakras

chakras and microcosmic orbit

diagram © 2000 Kevin Farrow

As the above diagram illustrates, there is not just one but at least four distinct series of centers of processing of subtle energy. This are often confused, especially in a lot of New Age material which does not distinguish between the Tantric chakras and the Taoist centers of circulation of energy. The secondary (Taoist) centers are much more easily accessed than the primary (Tantric) chakras, and would seem to pertain to the etheric principle. For practical notes on working with these energies, see Some notes on Working with Chakra Energies and Energy Balancing The following table lists all the chakras that are described on this site.

key:

Primary Major Chakras

Tan Teins

Secondary Major Chakras

Tertiary (Minor) Chakras

classification uncertain


Tan Teins


Note - many of these pages are still incomplete.

rear chakras
(governor channel)
ascending
central chakras
(inner being)
front chakras
(descending channel)
Sahasrara
 
 
Guru
 
 
Crown
 
Ajna

Upper Tan Tein

upper forehead
Indu
Manas
Brow
  Talu/Lalana/Palate
Vishuddha
Throat
Thymic
Anahata

Hrit

Heart
inside elbows
palms of hands   -   fingers
Middle Tan Tien
Solar Plexus
Manipura

Lower Tan Tien

Navel
Sea of Ch'i
Svadhisthana
Pubic     genitals
Muladhara
 
 
Perineum
 
knees
  behind knees
   
feet & big toe
 
beneath feet
(atavistic)



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page uploaded 25 May 1999, last modified 24 November 2005