Did you know that your phalanges – that’s a fancy word for your fingers and toes — correspond to your chakras (at least the first five)?
Just like everything else in nature, we are symmetrical and harmoniously beautiful. Our hands and feet correspond to our bodily chakras in this way:
Pinky Finger/Toe – First Chakra, Tailbone, Legs & Feet, Earth
Ring Finger/Toe – Second Chakra, Pelvis & Genitals, Water
Middle Finger/Toe – Third Chakra, Solar Plexus, Fire
Pointer Finger/Toe – Fourth Chakra, Heart, Air
Thumb/Big Toe – Fifth Chakra, Throat, Sound
If you’re a yoga practitioner, you can pay particular attention to what you are doing with your fingers or toes in your practice – especially if you are focusing on opening or becoming more consciously aware of the energy of a particular chakra.
Or if you’re a ring-addict like me, you can play with the rings and symbols you wear on each finger so they have significance regarding the chakra to which they are associated.
In this photo of the rings on my left hand – I put a simple ring on my pinky finger (first chakra) to remind me to stay simple like the first chakra, as I tend to get way overly-complicated (that is, live too much to my upper chakras).
On my ring finger, I have a garnet ring to ground me, as I tend to be overly watery and second chakra. Garnet is a great business/first chakra stone.
On my middle finger, I have a balancing symbol to keep my fire in check. I also tend to be very fiery. I like the balanced yin-yang look of the ring and that it is balancing right in the middle (balance point) of my hand.
On my pointer finger, I have a musical symbol so “my heart will sing.”
And on my thumb, I have an “om mani padme hum” – lotus rising out of the mud ring because it was a squeeze ring that was adjustable and could therefore fit over my big thumb knuckle (some decisions are ultimately just practical).
The point is this. Your body is a beautiful, coordinated, symmetrical system, and there are endless ways you can celebrate your chakras. Everything that brings you more awareness of your energy center is a boon. So, next time you’re counting on your fingers or your toes, think about your chakras.