After asking a question about the Manipura Chakra Tezz explained to me that it's important to distiguish the concept of the chakra as a region from the Kundalini entering area.

Given that the locations of the Chakra Jagarana correspond to locations on the spine, is there a list of which vertebrae are co-located with which Chakra at Susumna Nadi?

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Yes, there is a discussion in the book 'The Serpent Power' by Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon).

It is to be noted that, just as there are five centres (Cakras) hereinafter described, the vertebral column itself is divided into five regions, which commencing from the lowest, are the coccygeal, consisting of four imperfect vertebrae, often united together into one bone called the coccyx; the sacral region, consisting of five vertebrae united together to form a single bone, the sacrum; the lumbar region, or region of the loins, consisting of five vertebrae; the dorsal region, or region of the back, consisting of twelve vertebrae; and the cervical region, or the region of the neck, consisting of seven vertebrae. As exhibited by segments, the cord shows different characteristics in different regions. Roughly speaking, these correspond to the regions assigned to the governing control of the Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata and Visuddha centres or Cakras or Lotuses (Padma).

The Serpent Power by Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe) Chapter V, The Centres or Lotuses (Cakra, Padma)

  • I understand the chakra region to cover multiple vertebrae but does the Chakra Jagarana also cover the space of multiple vertebrae? Most images of chakra's seem to contain smaller chakra's than a whole big region like the thorax.
    – Christian
    Sep 13, 2016 at 17:30

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