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Healing is wholeness. It encompasses our whole essence — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. All healing comes from within and can be initiated from an outside source, which serves to set the healing process in motion. This outside source can appear in many forms, including; Sound, Sense of Touch, and Sense of Sight. No matter which source you use in your own healing, it is all Energy.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. A chakra is like a vortex: a constantly revolving wheel of energy. These vortexes connect the subtle bodies and act as transducers for life-force energy.
The chakras distribute the life force through the physical and subtle bodies. They are the source of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.
Traditionally, there are seven major chakras associated with the physical body. They are aligned with the spine and located in the base of the spine, the lower abdomen (sacral), the solar plexus, the heart, the throat, the centre of the forehead (third eye), and the crown of the head.
When our chakras are blocked, or not in balance, the free flow of energy is impeded, leading to physical, emotional, mental or spiritual dis-ease. When the chakras are unblocked and free-flowing, however, we enjoy optimum health.
Each chakra is associated with specific colours and crystals, and governs different aspects of human emotion and behaviour. Using gemstones with the chakras can have a great healing effect. Wearing 7 chakra jewellery is an excellent way of balancing your chakras and bringing them into alignment. Or you can wear healing jewellery that targets specific chakras on their own.
The first primary chakra is the base chakra, also known as the root chakra.
The base chakra is located at the base of the spine. The colours associated with the base chakra are red, representing passion for life, or black, signifying stability or grounding.
Governed by the adrenal glands, the base chakra looks after our bones, teeth, nails, spinal column, anus, rectum, colon, prostate gland, blood and cell building.
The base chakra controls our “grounding” to the earth and is associated with all our survival instincts and self-preservation. Relates also to the physical body, individuality, stability and security.
Base Chakra Gemstones
Base Chakra gemstones are mostly red and black, including: Anyolite, Black Agate, Black Kyanite, Black Onyx, Black Sapphire, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Brecciated Jasper, Bronzite, Carnelian, Copper, Dalmation Jasper, Fire Agate, Garnet, Hematite, Larvikite, Lava Stone, Leopard Skin Jasper, Magnetite, Mookaite, Obsidian, Red Calcite, Red Coral, Red Jasper, Red Tiger Eye, Ruby, Rutilated Quartz, Sardonyx, Smokey Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian and Zircon.
The second primary chakra is the sacral chakra.
The sacral chakra is located at about three inches below the navel. The colour associated with the sacral chakra is orange, representing creativity and wisdom.
Governed by the gonads, the sacral chakra looks after our pelvic girdle, reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder and all body liquids.
The sacral chakra is associated with our relationships with others, our ability in giving and receiving, sexual / passionate love, and our creativity.
Sacral Chakra Gemstones
Sacral Chakra gemstones are mostly orange, including: Amber, Brecciated Jasper, Bronzite, Carnelian, Copper, Orange Chalcedony, Citrine, Goldstone, Orange Aventurine, Orange Calcite, Orange Coral, Orange Jasper, Orange Sunstone, Rutilated Quartz, Tiger Eye and Topaz.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The third primary chakra is the solar plexus chakra.
The solar plexus chakra is located just below the ribs. The colour associated with the solar plexus chakra is yellow, representing analytical thought and intellectual activity.
Governed by the pancreas, the solar plexus chakra looks after our lower back, abdomen, digestive system, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder and nervous system.
The solar plexus chakra is our emotional centre. It aids in control of the “digestion of life”, thus the power and control over our lives.
Solar Plexus Chakra gemstones
Solar Plexus Chakra gemstones are mostly yellow, including: Amber, Ametrine, Yellow Apatite, Aragonite, Golden Beryl, Yellow Calcite, Citrine, Yellow Chalcedony, Yellow Jade, Yellow Jasper, Mookaite, Moonstone, Peridot, Yellow Prehnite, Rutilated Quartz, Yellow Sapphire, Smokey Quartz, Sunstone, Tiger Eye, Yellow Topaz and Yellow Tourmaline.
The fourth primary chakra is the heart chakra.
The heart chakra is located at the centre of the chest, at heart level. The colours associated with the heart chakra are green, representing healing and balance, or pink, signifying unconditional love and compassion.
Governed by the thymus gland, the heart chakra looks after our heart, upper back, lower lungs, blood, circulatory system and the skin.
The heart chakra is about unconditional love, connection, acceptance, transformation and powerful healing. It is the centre of compassion, love, group consciousness and spirituality associated with a “oneness” with “all that is”. It balances and bridges between the lower three chakras and the upper three chakras.
Heart Chakra Gemstones
Heart Chakra gemstones are mostly green and pink, including: Amazonite, Anyolite, Charoite, Chrysoprase, Diopside, Emerald, Fuchsite, Garnet, Gold, Green Apatite, Green Aventurine, Green Calcite, Green Fluorite, Green Jasper, Green Kyanite, Green Onyx, Green Sapphire, Green Tourmaline, Jade, Kambaba Jasper, Kunzite, Leopard Skin Jasper, Malachite, Mookaite, Moss Agate, Peridot, Pink Fluorite, Pink Opal, Pink Rhodonite, Pink Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, Prehnite, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Rutilated Quartz, Seraphinite, Strawberry Quartz, Sugilite, Watermelon Tourmaline, Turquoise and Unakite.
The fifth primary chakra is the throat chakra.
The throat chakra is located at the throat. The colour associated with the throat chakra is blue, representing knowledge of, and oneness with, divine guidance.
Governed by the thyroid gland, the throat chakra looks after our neck, throat and jaw, vocal chords, respiratory system, alimentary canal and arms.
The throat chakra is our communication centre, thus giving us our ability to verbally express ourselves and to be able to have open, clear communication of feelings and thoughts. Ability to release. It is the gateway to the Higher Consciousness and the gateway through which the emotions contained in the heart pass, to become balanced and harmonised.
Throat Chakra Gemstones
Throat Chakra gemstones are mostly blue, including: Amazonite, Amber, Angelite, Blue Apatite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Calcite, Blue Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Blue Fluorite, Blue Goldstone, Blue Kyanite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Rutilated Quartz, Blue Sapphire, Sodalite, Blue Tiger Eye, Blue Topaz, Blue Tourmaline and Turquoise.
Third Eye Chakra
The sixth primary chakra is the third eye chakra, also known as the brow chakra.
The third eye chakra is located between and approximately one finger space above the brow. The colour associated with the third eye chakra is indigo, representing the search and attainment of spiritual purpose.
Governed by the pituitary gland, the third eye chakra looks after our face, left eye, ears, nose, sinuses, cerebellum (lower brain) and central nervous system.
The third eye chakra is involved with our intuition and our inner seeing, our higher consciousness, emotional and spiritual love centre.
Third Eye Chakra Gemstones
Third Eye Chakra gemstones are mostly indigo, including: Amethyst, Angelite, Azurite, Blue Aventurine, Blue Calcite, Charoite, Gold, Purple Fluorite, Iolite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Opalite, Pearl, Rutilated Quartz, Sapphire, Sodalite, Sugilite, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz, Tourmaline Quartz and Turquoise.
The seventh primary chakra is the crown chakra.
The crown chakra is located at the crown of the head. The colours associated with the crown chakra are violet, representing enlightenment, or white, signifying purity, perfection and bliss.
Governed by the pineal gland, the crown chakra looks after our cerebrum (upper brain) and right eye.
The crown chakra is the centre of an individual’s spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thoughts and energy – our very essence. It allows for the inward flow of wisdom from the ethers and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness. When stimulated and clear, it enables one to see the truth concerning illusory ideals, materialistic pursuits and self-limiting concepts. It further allows one to experience continuous self-awareness and conscious detachment from personal emotions.
Crown Chakra Gemstones
Crown Chakra gemstones are mostly clear or violet, including: Amethyst, Ametrine, Angelite, Botswana Agate, Charoite, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Gold, Labradorite, Leopard Skin Jasper, Lepidolite, Magnesite, Rutilated Quartz, Selenite, Sugilite, Tanzanite, White Agate and White Sapphire.
Chakra Balancing Treatment
You can do this simple chakra balancing treatment on yourself or on someone else. Either use seven different crystals - one representing each of the seven primary chakras or, if you know that a particular chakra needs balancing, simply place your chosen chakra stone on the chakra that is out of alignment. Ensure that your chakra crystals are thoroughly cleansed and small enough to be placed on your body.
If you are working with someone else, carry out the treatment with the receiver lying either on their front or back, whichever is the most comfortable.
Firstly, ensure that you are both relaxed. Position yourself at the receiver's feet and centre yourself, taking a few deep breaths and releasing any negativity. Slowly and gently, place the seven chakra stones you have chosen on each of the seven primary chakras on your partner's body. Leave the crystals in place for between 15-20 minutes, to allow the energies to become integrated into the chakras.
Remove the crystals slowly, starting at the crown and working downwards to the base. Gently rub your partner's feet to help ground and balance them.
Ask your partner to open their eyes gently, when they are ready. If necessary, give them a grounding stone (Bloodstone, Dalmation Jasper, Petrified Wood, Tiger Eye, Unakite) to hold for a while and offer them a glass of water.