~~ Chakra Balancing & Gemstones ~~

CROWN CHAKRA

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The Sahasrara or CROWN CHAKRA colour is purple, then clear or white. Chakra stones Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Selenite & Diamond are beneficial.  The function of the Crown Chakra is driven by consciousness which connects us with the universal. The Crown Chakra is connected to the Ketheric Template layer of the aura. The Ketheric template is the “soul plane”, it reflects our past lives, and our goals for this life. The most commonly accepted location for the seventh chakra is at the top of the head or slightly above the head. It sits like a crown, radiating upwards, hence its name. The Crown Chakra is primarily associated to the pituitary gland, and secondarily to the pineal and the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland work in pair to regulate the endocrine system.  Because of its location, the Crown Chakra is closely associated with the brain and the whole nervous system. Note that energetically, the seventh chakra has a connection with the first chakra, as they are at the extremities of the chakra system.

THIRD EYE CHAKRA

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The Ajna or THIRD EYE CHAKRA colour is indigo. Rather than by its colour, it is characterized by the quality of its luminescence or soft radiance that reminds us of the moon light. Chakra stones Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite & Black Obsidian compliment this area.  The Sixth Chakra is connected to the Sixth layer of the aura, the Celestial layer. This layer is associated with the process of Enlightenment & the experience of spiritual ecstasy. It's your source of connection to unconditional love. The most commonly accepted location for the sixth chakra is between the eyebrows, slightly above the bridge of your nose.  It can also be described as being located behind the eyes in the middle of the head. The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the pineal gland in charge of regulating biorhythms, including sleep and wake times. It’s a gland located in the brain that is a center of attention because of its relationship with the perception and effect of light and altered or “mystical” states of consciousness. It’s positioned close to the optical nerves, and as such, is sensitive to visual stimulations and changes in lighting.

THROAT CHAKRA

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The Vishuddha or THROAT CHAKRA is most commonly represented with the colour blue turquoise or aquamarine blue. The auric colour of Throat Chakra energy can also be seen as a smoky purple or turquoise. Chakra stones Turquoise, Blue Lace Jasper & Aquamarine balance this chakra. The Fifth Chakra is connected to the Etheric Template. This fifth layer of the aura is a “template” for your physical body in the astral plane - such as when you experience “astral projection”.  Located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the passage for  energy between the lower body and the head. The function of the Throat Chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication. Another function of the Throat Chakra is to connect you to spirit. Because of its location, it’s often seen as the “bottleneck” of the movement of energy in the body.  It sits just before the upper chakras of the head. Opening the Throat Chakra can help align your vision with reality and release pressure that may affect the Heart Chakra that is located just below.

HEART CHAKRA

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The Anahata or the HEART CHAKRA colour is green and the secondary color is pink. Chakra stones Rose Quartz, Green Tourmaline, Jade & Green Calcite are beneficial. The fourth chakra is related to the element of air. As such, its energy is associated to the breath and its movements, as well as the idea of spaciousness and connection with all things. Because of its location, the heart chakra is associated to the cardiac system and the lungs.  These organs are interdependent and rely on air and breathing to function properly. The gland associated with the heart chakra is the thymus, which is in charge of regulating the immune system. The Heart Chakra  colours our life with compassion, love, and beauty. Driven by the principles of transformation and integration, the fourth energy center is said to bridge earthly and spiritual aspirations. 

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

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The Manipura or SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA colour is yellow. Chakra stones like Citrine, Yellow Sapphire, Calcite, Topaz & Malachite are used. The Manipura chakra is traditionally related to the element of fire, though some contemporary healing movements connect it to the element of air. It has a connection with the sun, heat, the energy of light, all forms of power. The most commonly accepted location for the third chakra is at the solar plexus level, between the navel and the lower part of the chest. That’s why it’s often referred to as the “solar plexus chakra.” Some traditions place it more loosely in the navel area. Closely connected to the digestive system, especially the gastric and hypogastric plexi, its main function is to help transform matter into energy to fuel your body. It governs metabolism and is commonly associated with the pancreas.

SACRAL CHAKRA

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The Swadhistana or SACRAL CHAKRA colour is orange. Chakra stones like Carnelian, Orange Zincite, Moonstone & Coral help to bring the system into balance. The sacral chakra is associated with the realm of emotions. It’s the center of our feelings and sensations. It’s particularly active in our sexuality and the expression of our sensual and sexual desires.  The most common location for the sacral chakra is about three inches below the navel, at the center of your lower belly. In the back, it’s located at the level of the lumbar vertebrae.

Other noteworthy locations described in different systems, expand its location to the genital area, especially at the level of ovaries for women and the testicles for men.  It is associated with the lymphatic system.

ROOT CHAKRA

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The first Chakra, the Muladhara or ROOT CHAKRA colour is rich vermilion red. Chakra stones Garnet, Onyx, Red Jasper, Bloodstone, Tiger's Eye, Hematite, Fire Agate & Black Tourmaline are beneficial. Its sanscrit name ”muladhara” signifies “base”, ‘foundation”, “root support”. The Root chakra is located at the genitals on the front of the body, and the base of the spine, the coccyx or tailbone of the back. The symbol of the Root Chakra is composed of a four-petaled lotus flower, often stylized as a circle with four petals with a downward-pointing triangle. The downward-pointing triangle is a symbol of spirit connecting with matter, grounding on the earth and our earthly existence, in our bodies. It’s seen as the center of our vital life force and is the seat where kundalini stays coiled, dormant, until it wakes up to distribute its energy through all the other chakras.  Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. The Root Chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growth and feeling safe exploring all aspects of life. It is related to our feeling of safety and security, whether physical regarding our bodily needs or metaphorical regarding housing and financial safety. The Root Chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the world. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life.