By Diana: The chakras are energy centers in the human body… Open chakras where the energy flows unobstructed helps us to maintain good health, keeps our spiritual selves, our emotional selves, our bodies and organs running smoothly. When there is an energy imbalance due to spiritual imbalance, emotional upset or physical illness, the life force energy and chakras become blocked. We can become spiritually, emotionally and/or physically unwell.
As well, negative thinking, fear, anger, frustration can keep one’s energies from running smoothly and can wreak havoc within ourselves.
As energy is drawn into and channelled throughout the body, clear and balanced chakras will ensure that the energies flow harmoniously throughout the body. There are seven major chakra centers in the body.
The Seven Major Chakras
The first (root) chakra is located at the perineum, between the anus and the genitals. Physically linked to bones, teeth, nails, waste organs, blood, building of cells. Blockages here might make us feel that our lives are out of control, feelings of isolation, and the inability to heal physical ailments. Some of the crystals that help to balance this chakra are hematite, red jasper and garnet. The colour to use to balance this chakra is red.
The second (navel) chakra is located just below the belly button. Physically linked to reproductive system, kidneys, bladder, body fluids. Blockages here may relate to problems with creativity, fertility issues, problems with reproductive organs, sexual dysfunction, and urinary tract infection. Some of the crystals that help to balance this chakra are orange calcite and clear quartz. The colour to use to balance this chakra is orange.
The third (solar plexus) chakra is located just below the rib cage. Physically linked to lower back, abdomen, digestive system, stomach, liver. Blockages here may relate to feelings of low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, stomach problems, and eating disorders. Some of the crystals that help to balance this chakra are orange calcite, citrine and clear quartz. The colour to use to balance this chakra is yellow.
The fourth (heart) chakra located in center of chest. Physically linked to heart, lungs, arms, hands. Blockages here may relate to heart problems, lung diseases, poor circulation, emotional withdrawal, depression. Some of the crystals that help to balance this chakra are rose quartz, jade and emerald. The colors to use to balance this chakra are green and pink.
The 5th (throat) chakra located at the throat. Physically linked to neck, throat, jaw, ears, voice, upper lungs, shoulders. Blockages here might relate to sore throats, problems with the voice, thyroid problems, the inability to express one’s self. Some of the crystals that help to balance this chakra are lapis lazuli, blue kyanite and turquoise. The colour to use to balance the throat chakra is blue.
The 6th (third eye) chakra located just above the center of the brow. Physically linked to face, sinuses, also relates to physic abilities and intuition. Blockages here might relate to headaches, the inability to think clearly, feeling that you can’t trust your gut instincts. Some of the crystals that help to balance this chakra are amethyst, moonstone and lapis lazuli. The colour to use to balance the 3rd eye chakra is purple.
The 7th (crown) located at the top of the head. Physically linked to the brain It is our link to the universal consciousness and our spirituality. Blockages here may relate to migraines and headaches, feelings of disconnectedness or of being spiritually alienated. Some of the crystals that help to balance this chakra are clear quartz and amethyst. The color to use to balance the crown chakra is violet.
You can place crystals that have the energy that will help balance a particular chakra on the chakra itself, wear the crystals in the form of jewelry close to the chakra you wish to balance, wear clothing in the colour that will help balance the chakra you need, you can incorporate the energies of crystals and colours in any number of different ways! Get creative and find what works for you!
Love and Light,