How Your Fingers & Toes Relate To Your Chakras


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)?

They do!

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

silver rings on each fingerIf 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.



  • Victor
    February 17, 2012

    Is there any benefit to our chakras by massaging or gently perssing on our fingers and/or toes?

    Be well!

  • Vicki
    February 18, 2012

    This particular post is about the more general concept of how your fingers and toes are related to your body’s seven main chakras, but there are also minor chakras in your feet and hands. You can look up reflexology to learn about how different areas of the body (which are related to the different chakras) can be affected by pressure and massage.

  • mark
    October 20, 2012

    would it benifit our chakras by wearing the relative colour crystal rings

  • Vicki
    November 10, 2012

    Hi Mark, Yes, wearing the crystals that most relate to the chakra associated with each finger can be beneficial. I, personally, prefer to counter balance chakra energies in this way. For instance, I wear garnet rings on both my ring fingers (left and right) because I want to bring first chakra stability and business prosperity into my creative second chakra (represented by the ring finger). Hope this helps! Blessings, Vicki

  • Cristy White
    April 16, 2014

    I have heard through a naturopathic practitioner that having a ring on my thumb wiill ccause a blockage in energy pathways, thus throwing my polarity and ability to stay healthy all out of whack. Are you familiar with this concept?

  • Vicki
    April 19, 2014

    Hi Cristy,

    I’m sorry, but I’m not familiar with that concept. I haven’t really experienced it in my body, and I wear a silver ring on every finger.

    As a hypnotherapist, I know that when someone of authority tells us something, it sometimes doesn’t matter if it is literally “true” or not, because our subconscious mind takes it as truth, because it’s coming from someone who should know.

    I suggest you do some energy healing with a thumb ring and without one several times and pay attention to how you feel doing it each way. Be your own authority.

    I think we all have individual energy fields and we react different to metals and stones. I have some friends who love hematite, but it really makes me feel icky.

    Hope this helps! Love and blessings, Vicki

  • bobby
    December 30, 2014

    As per my knowledge, you should never wear any ring on the thumb as then it starts attracting all sorts of negative energies and make you behave differently in the long run.

  • Vicki
    December 31, 2014

    Hi Bobby, I’m not sure where you learned that, but I can only say that from my experience, I have been wearing thumb rings for the last few years while my live has been growing and expanding positively. Love and blessings, Vicki

  • Beth
    April 29, 2015

    This is totally conflicting to what I’ve been taught:
    The fingers that correspond to the chakras are:-

    Little finger = Heart chakra.
    Ring finger = Third Eye chakra.
    Middle finger = Solar Plexus chakra.
    First finger = Throat chakra.
    Thumb = Sacral / Sexual chakra.
    Heel of Palm / Wrist junction = Root chakra.
    Center of Palm = Crown chakra.

  • Richard
    December 12, 2015

    Beth (comment above) you got it right.
    Vicki you have the fingers and chakras mixed up.

  • Elizabeth
    January 6, 2018

    Friends, according to Paramahansa Yogananda’s mini-book, HOW YOU CAN TALK WITH GOD,

    thumb= Earth (hence its thickness)
    pointer= water
    middle finger = fire (hence its length)
    ring finger = air
    pinky= ether

    Om Shanti

  • Jimmy De Weerdt
    November 28, 2018

    Hey, can you help me?
    In my meditation whit fingertips touching, My pinky tips always open automatically? When focus I can hold them together, but when I start focusing on breathing, they always separate. Do you think there’s any meaning to this?

    Grts Jim ?

  • Vicki
    July 25, 2020

    Only you and your body knows the meaning, Jimmy, but the pinky is root chakra. So is your root a little weak?

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