What is Chakra Healing?
Say goodbye to unnecessary negative energy and hello to everyday mental, physical and emotional wellbeing by aligning your chakra system. The chakra system consists of seven major energy centers and a multitude of minor chakras with varying degrees of importance. If you’re ready to grow and learn spiritually, you are in the right place. Each of the seven chakras have a vibrational frequency that is associated with a different color. When you pair certain crystals with chakras in the body, the gemstones work to amplify your healing intentions and restore balance by removing blockages.
Let’s try an exercise, clench both of your fist and place them next to each other (your thumbs should be facing you and the palm of your fist should be facing each other). Now, rub your left fingers against your right fingers in a washboard motion for 45 seconds (rub them back and forth, not up and down) Ok, now unclench your fist and face your palms toward each other a few inches apart. Do you feel that invisible ball of energy between your palms? Just as physics tell us the universe is made of subtle elements naked to the human eye, your body is made of subtle energy. Keeping the energetic pathways in your body cleansed and activated is very important for enhancing your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Ensuring these seven centers are aligned, balanced and cleansed is your prescription for chakra healing.
What are the Seven Chakra Centers?
Muladhara is most often called the base or the root chakra. It sits at the base of your spine and helps to keep us rooted in the physical world. Its realm includes the themes of safety, survival, strength and vitality. This chakra is usually associated with the color red. If your root chakra is weak, you may feel as though you have no control over your life. Red and black crystals, such as Red Jasper or Hematite are great to use to rebalance your root chakra. Once your root chakra is balanced, you will feel more grounded, solid and confident in yourself.
Svadhisthana, also known as the sacral or navel chakra, rules over the domain of connection, sexuality, creativity, and reproduction. It lies just below your belly button and is usually represented by the color orange. If you are constantly feeling lethargic, depressed, or frustrated, you may need to balance your sacral chakra. Carnelian, Tiger’s Eye or Sunstone are good crystals to use to balance this chakra center. Once this chakra is balanced, you will begin to feel excitement, inspiration and motivation again.
Manipura, also called the solar plexus, is generally associated with the color yellow or gold. This chakra is responsible for enabling us to live out our life’s purpose and is also connected to digestion. If you feel guilty, worthless or have low self-esteem, you may need to balance your solar plexus. Additionally, if you have digestion or liver problems, this chakra may need some alignment. Try using yellow gemstones such as Citrine, Yellow Jasper or Pyrite. Once your solar plexus chakra is balanced, you will begin to feel motivated, focused, and confident in your decisions.
Anahata, the heart chakra, is located in the center of your chest. This energy center is associated with pink or green or a combination of the two. If you feel unattached to the people you love or too attached to things resulting in you being overly emotional, you may need to work on your heart chakra. The heart chakra rules the emotions, love, and overall balance and fulfillment. Try meditating with Aventurine, Rose Quartz, or Rhodonite to balance your heart chakra and to open it to all types of love. Once your heart chakra is balanced, you will radiate love of all kinds and strengthen your heart.
Vishuddha, also known as the throat chakra, rules communication, expression and truth. The throat chakra is largely depicted as a shade of blue. If you feel as though you are unable to speak your truth or express yourself, your throat chakra may need to be balanced. When unbalanced, you are unable to articulate your thoughts and may engage in unnecessary arguments. You may use stones such as Aquamarine, Sodalite, or Blue Apatite to balance your throat chakra. Once this chakra is balanced, you will feel more confident and become a more effective communicator.
Ajna, also referred to as your third eye, is located between and slightly above your eyebrows. This energy center is visualized as indigo or slightly violet/purple and represents intuition, thought, the mind and perception. You may feel lack of clarity or trouble seeing truth in yourself or situations. Gemstones such as Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, or Opal will help reawaken inner wisdom, and self-knowledge. Once this chakra is balanced, you will be able to retain mental clarity and improve intuition.
Sahasrara, also known as the crown chakra, rules over spiritual development and enables access to higher consciousness. The chakra is depicted as purple, or violet. If you are having trouble thinking clearly under stress or feel like you’re going through life without a specific purpose or path, your crown chakra may need to be balanced. Crystals such as Clear Quartz, Selenite, or Moonstone are great for aligning this chakra center. Once you have balanced this chakra, doorways to spiritual enlightenment will open.