Chakras

What is Chakra?

In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” translates to “disk” and is representative of the fact that chakras are like spinning disks of energy that circulate through the body. Basically Chakras are important points in the body through which energy flows. There are 7 chakras in our human body 

Why is it important?

Imagine feeling languished or feeling like something is blocking you yet you don’t know what it is and how to overcome that feeling. One of the ways could be understanding your chakras better and helping regulate energy flow in your chakras. 

What are the 7 Chakras?

  • Sahasrara chakra - Crown Chakra
  • Ajna chakra - Third Eye Chakra 
  • Vishuddha chakra - Throat Chakra 
  • Anahata chakra - Heart Chakra 
  • Manipura chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra 
  • Svadhishthana chakra - Sacral Chakra 
  • Muladhara chakra - Root Chakra

The 7 chakras and crystals associated with each

  • Muladhara chakra - Root Chakra
    • Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine near the tailbone and often associated with the color red. When one feels insecure about well being or finances, one could face health issues like constipation or arthritis signifying a blocked root chakra. 
    • Red colored crystals like Bloodstone, Garnet, Brown Jasper, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Hematite, Cuprite, Mahogany Obsidian, Tourmaline, and Rhodonite are often used to help unblock the root chakra.
  • Svadhishthana chakra - Sacral Chakra 
    • Sacral Chakra is located near the belly button just above the pubic bone and is often associated with Orange color. This chakra is usually connected to our feelings of self worth around sexuality, pleasure and creativity. 
    • Orange colored healing crystals such as Carnelian, Unakite, Snowflake Obsidian, Orange Calcite, Red Jasper, Citrine and Sunstone can often be used to help unblock the Sacral Chakra
  • Manipura chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra 
    • Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the abdomen near the stomach area as is often associated with the color yellow. This chakra is related to your emotions of self confidence and self esteem. Issues such as indigestion, heartburns, ulcers could be implying a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra. 
    • Crystals that are yellow in color such as Citrine, Amber, Calcite, Tigers Eye, Pyrite, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Topaz, Agate, Yellow Tourmaline, Lemon Quartz, and Sunstone help bring determination and self confidence and thus used widely to unblock the Solar Plexus Chakra. 
  • Anahata chakra - Heart Chakra 
    • The heart chakra is located in the center of the chest and is often associated with the color green. This chakra is related to your ability to love and feel compassion. Health issues such as asthma, heart problems and weight issues could imply that the Heart Chakra is blocked. 
    • Healing crystals such as Rose Quartz, Emerald, Green Aventurine, Rhodonite, Amazonite, Green Jade, Malachite are often believed to help unblock the heart chakra. 
  • Vishuddha chakra - Throat Chakra 
    • This chakra as its name suggests is located at the throat and often associated with the color blue. This chakra is directly related to your ability to communicate verbally. Any problems in the area whether in the throat, teeth or gums could imply a blocked throat chakra. Sometimes dominating conversations, gossiping, speaking without thinking, and having trouble speaking your mind are also caused by a blocked throat chakra. When your throat chakra is in alignment, you will speak and listen with confidence, feel compassion and be true to your words.
    • Healing crystals such as Lapis Lazuli, Amazonite, Blue Apatite, Blue Kyanite, Blue Lace Agate, Turquoise, and Angelite are believed to help unblock the throat chakra and assist in your verbal communications. 
  • Ajna chakra - Third Eye Chakra 
    • Located between the eye and the forehead, this chakra is commonly referred to as Third Eye Chakra or the Brow Chakra. This chakra is often associated with the color indigo. Issues such as headache, sinus, concentration, or sight can indicate a blockage at the Third Eye Chakra. When this chakra is unblocked one feel more aligned with one’s intuition. 
    • Crystals such as Amethyst Ametrine, Lepidolite, Labradorite, and Lapis Lazuli are often used to help unblock the Third Eye Chakra. 
  • Sahasrara chakra - Crown Chakra
    • Located at the very top of the head, this chakra is often associated with the color violet or white. This chakra is usually connected to intelligence and awareness. The crown chakra is linked to every other chakra in the body.  A blocked crown chakra may cause one to seem narrow-minded, skeptical, or stubborn. When this chakra is unblocked, all the other chakras open and bring the person bliss and enlightenment.
    • Healing Crystals such as Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Selenite, Lepidolite, Howlite, Labradorite, Sugilite, White Agate, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Charoite, and White Calcite are associated with this chakra and can help unblock them.



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