The Power of Chakras
Albert Einstein once said, “ Everything in life is vibration” and for thousands of years ancient civilizations have used the healing vibrations of crystals and stones to remove spiritual, physical and mental blockages. You may be wondering how this works. Both our bodies and quartz contain silicon-dioxide and it is believed that because of this cellular connection we are naturally more receptive to the energy vibrations of crystals and stones. Cellular connection or not, everything around us and in us is energy and contains energy. We absorb this through our energy fields called chakras.
Chakra is the Sanskrit word for “wheel.” Chakras are spinning wheels of energy connected to our glands and vital organs. They can become blocked which can manifest illness, aches and pains. For our bodies to function optimally, all seven chakras must be aligned or balanced allowing energy to flow smoothly through our bodies. The vibrations of crystals and stones can have an effect on the chakras helping to keep them balanced, opened and energy flowing smoothly.
So how do you know when your chakras are imbalanced? Chakras run up the body from the base of our spine to the top of our heads. and they correlate to specific body ailments and physical dysfunctions. They each have their own color, crystals/stones and essential oils that help to balance them.
Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tail bone. When imbalance it can physically manifests as lower back pain, issues with the lower part of the body, depression, and sciatic to name a few. The Root chakra’s colors are red, black and gray. Stones like hematite, red jasper, garnet and onyx help to balance and open this chakra.
Sacral Chakra is located below the abdomen. When imbalanced it can physically manifest as candid, depression, hip and pelvic pain to name a few. The Sacral chakra’s color is orange and stones like carnelia, amber and orange zincite help to balance and open this chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra is located above the naval, roughly three inches. When imbalanced it can physically manifest as digestive issues, fatigue, high blood pressure and nervousness to name a few. The Solar Plexus chakra color is yellow and stone like citrine, yellow sapphire, tiger’s eye help to balance and open this chakra.
Heart Chakra is located at the heat center. When imbalanced it can physically manifest as lymphatic system issues, heart issues, upper body illnesses, breathing disorders and muscular tension to name a few. The Heart chakra colors are green and pink and stones like aventurine, green tourmaline and rose quartz to help balance and open this chakra.
Throat Chakra is location at the throat. When imbalanced it can physically manifest as soar throat, neck and shoulder pain, mood swings and thyroid issues to name a few. The Throat chakra colors are a lighter shade of blue and stones like turquoise, blue lace agate and blue aventurine to help balance and open this chakra.
Third Eye Chakra is located between the eyes at the forehead. When imbalanced it can physically manifest as sleep disorder, depression, headaches, vision issues, and sinus issues to name a few. The Third Eye chakra colors are shades of dark blue and indigo. Stones like lapis lazuli, amethyst, flourite, and sodalite help to balance and open this chakra.
Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head and is the highest chakra that represents a connection with enlightenment and the spiritual world. When imbalanced it can physically manifest as sensitivities to light, sound and surrounding environment, headaches and depression to name a few. The Crown chakra color is purple, clear or white and stones like amethyst, moonstone and clear quartz help to balance and open this chakra.
Once you have identified your chakra imbalance and chosen your chakra stone, place it over, or near, it’s associated chakra. You can also hold it in your hand, wear it as jewelry, or keep it in your pocket.
To activate your chakra stones or crystals, relax and meditate on your intention(s) to the stone or crystal. You can do this by stating your intention(s) 11 times.
It is important to energetically cleanse your Chakra healing crystals and stones before and after you use them. You can do this one of many ways:
Rinse them with water and sea salt.
Bury them under the earth.
Set them out in the sun or full moon light.
Smudge them with sage.
If you would like to participate in a live chakra balancing workshop, head over to our events page and sign up!
Tara Raj, CPC, ACC, CNWC
Co-Owner & Creator of Earth’s Farmacy
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