THE 7 CHAKRAS
The root Chakra is located at the base of your spine in the tail bone area. It is our survival center, our foundation and when healthy leaves us feeling secure, grounded and stable. A blocked Root Chakra can prevent us from advancing in life leaving us feeling stuck. The lack of balance prevents the release of restricting emotions (insecurities, fear, guilt, etc.) that hold us back. If we cannot release what is holding us back (our ability to let go) than we cannot move forward.
Keywords: Survival, Security, Support, Stability, Sexuality, Individuality, Courage, Grounding, Self Healing, Self Nurturing, Earthly Purpose, Reality.
Some Common Health Issues: Constipation, inability to concentrate, Anxiety, Adrenal Fatigue, Obesity, Knee Issues, Binge Eating, ADD, Sciatica, Hemorrhoids, Frequent Illness.
Crystals for the Root Chakra:
Black Jasper – used for grounding , increase awareness and to remain present Smoky Quartz – dissipates negativity, protective and grounding, balances energies of mind and body Brecciated Jasper – very grounding and promotes feelings of tranquility and wholeness.
Your sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in. This is the center of our creativity, desire, sexuality, and abundance. It’s this chakra that has the ability to store instantly usable energy, ready for you to draw upon when needed. It facilitates the flow of creative and artistic energies which allow you to feel inspired, making everything you do easier, and life seems to flow. It brings peace, calmness, opportunity and happiness to your life. Your self confidence is boosted making it easier to control your emotions.
Keywords: connection to other people, creativity, sex, relationships, confidence, well being, emotional balance, relaxation, fertility, abundance.
Some Common Health Issues: Kidney Infections, Emotional instability, Chronic lower-back pain, Urinary tract infections, lack of confidence, Sexual impotence, Infertility, PMS.
Crystals for the Sacral Chakra:
Orange Calcite: energy amplifier and healer, helps reduce stress related symptoms, promotes creativity Carnelian: boosts personal power/ self-esteem, dispels negativity, enhances courage and compassion Gray Banded Agate: enhances the release of usable energy in sacral chakra, good for digestion.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
Our Solar Plexus is located in our upper abdomen, just below the breast bone and is where we “digest” our life experiences and also transform them into learning for our higher purpose. It is the center of your personal power, ambition, emotion and is where feelings and sense of touch are processed. This area is where our “gut” feeling comes from and your instinctively yes/no response. Stress has a huge impact on this Chakra and when it is not balanced we often feel drained. The idea of trying to do too much, running around (like a headless chicken), multitasking, trying to be in too many places at one time makes a person unfocused and exhausted. This also has the same effect when we have ideas/thoughts but never put these into action. A balanced third Chakra allows us to feel centered, have self esteem, self respect, be less sensitive to criticism and therefore, can care for yourself and others.
Keywords: Bravery, strength, confidence, self-esteem, nurturing, emotions, trust, responsible for decisions, empowerment, manifestation, surrender.
Some Common Health Issues: Digestive Disorders, eating disorders, stress-related skin conditions, eye issues, bleeding gums, anger, control, worry, resentment, low – self esteem, addictions, general fatigue, ulcers, bloating, gallstones, arthritis, muscle pain.
Crystals for the Solar Plexus Chakra:
Citrine brings abundance on all levels, “feel better stone” , helps control unwanted emotions Lepidolite: releases worries/obsessions, good for panic attacks/mood swings, a very calming stone Golden Tiger Eye: increases energy levels, willpower and releases anxiety that steals energy.
Our Heart Chakra is located in the center of our chest, just above the heart. It represents love, inner peace, joy, compassion and your connection to everyone. When this chakra is balanced we have healthy relationships with other people, yourself and with life. You can enjoy yours/others success and happiness without fear or jealousy. The Heart Chakra encourages openness, which others will reflect back to you, like a mirror.
The heart chakra is the connection between the lower three chakras and the higher three. When we come across situations that make us fearful it is because of congestion in the heart chakra which pushes this down into your solar plexus giving you that “sinking” feeling in your gut.
Often our mind affects our heart chakra with negative chatter and worries which takes away from what our “heart” wants. When we shift our focus to our heart we open ourselves up to attracting compassion and love.
Keywords: love, safety, trust, relationships, commitment, forgiveness, compassion, hope , kindness, gentleness, heart centered purpose, joy.
Some Common Health Issues: Unloving and uncaring attitude, heart disease, asthma, chest/lung disorders, blood clot, Varicose vein, breast cancer, grief, bitterness, loneliness.
Crystals for the Heart Chakra:
Rose Quartz promotes love on all levels, good for depression, relationship healing, assists with helping to learn/heal from past mistakes Botswana Agate: releases sadness, depression and grief, restores hope Malachite: heals emotional abuse, helps to remove unnecessary worry, promotes emotional balance
The Throat Chakra is located in our throat and represents our ability to communicate verbally, physically (body language) and mentally (telepathically). Through this center we share how we feel, express our beliefs and also give voice to our inner being. Creative expression transforms negative feelings and keeps our energy flowing allowing our “inner self” to be seen and heard. When our throat Chakra is congested we can lose focus easily, lack concentration, always have to be doing something and not be able to relax.
Keywords: communication, expression, freedom, choice, willpower, faith, knowledge, ability to make decisions, leadership, active listening, speaking the truth, bridging head to heart.
Common Health Issues: skin rashes, fear of speaking your mind, lack of concentration, feelings of nervousness/anxiety, sore throat, allergies, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, ear infections, hearing loss, argumentative.
Crystals for the Throat Chakra:
Blue Lace Agate helps on all levels of communication and to express emotions without getting upset, gentle and calming, provides balance and emotional stability Kyanite: good for communication and mental awareness, releases energy blocks to bring reason, calmness and perseverance Turquoise: helps communication, especially with creative expression and public speaking, brings courage and emotional balance, enhances friendships
THIRD EYE CHAKRA
The Third Eye Chakra is located above our eyebrows in the center of our forehead and represents our ability to focus on and see the big picture. The sixth chakra reflects our intuition, inspiration, and physic abilities. The “ego” is also housed in the sixth and seventh chakras and having a balanced third and fourth chakra provides us with the strength to override the ego allowing us to follow our intuition. When the brow chakra is congested our mind can become unbalanced, negative ideas set in and our thoughts are scattered which clog up creative paths and form a fog that is difficult to see through. This effects our ability to think clearly, make decisions, and our awareness drops and we lose touch with our senses.
Keywords: mind, ideas, thoughts, dreams, openness to new ideas, honesty, psychic abilities, inner knowing, imagination, intuition, perspective, sixth sense.
Common Health Issues: Fever, headaches, eye issues, nightmares, depression, memory loss, mental confusion, feeling unimaginative, feeling drained, forehead acne, strokes.
Crystals for the Third Eye Chakra:
Lapis Lazuli boosts psychic abilities and natural gifts/skills, boosts mental endurance, dispels disorganization Solidate: good for mental performance and logic , eases mental unrest, confusion and fear Fluorite: mental enhancement, assists with decision making and clarity, releases brain fogginess.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of your head and represents our ability to be fully connected to the universal energy field or the divine. This connection provides us with direction, inspiration to go further and shows us the way. When it’s healthy it helps to distinguish between truth/illusion and allows you to detach yourself from your emotions and experience genuine self-awareness. When the crown chakra is out of balance , we feel unconnected, lost, wandering through life with no purpose or direction.
Keywords: spirituality, connection to the universe and/or the divine, awareness, trust in life, values, ethics, courage, fulfilment, selflessness, one with all.
Common Health Issues: Depression, Dementia, Skin conditions, anxiety, headache, confusion, memory loss, black and white reality, fainting, insomnia, rigid beliefs, violence, brain tumor.
Crystals for the Crown Chakra:
Amethyst releases emotions and soothes the mind so you can think clearly and logically, assists with focus, stone of peace and strength, provides protection , aids with connection to ones spirituality, promotes flow and moving forward in life, soothes and calms nerves White Calcite: aids memory, opens crown chakra, clears the mind, helps to see through fog/confusion Charoite: aids mind by supporting analysis and attention span, promotes “being in the moment” , seeing opportunities, intuition and moving forward in life.