Chakras are the driving force of our inner energy system. Chakras are situated in our subtle body also known as Aura. There are seven main energy centres associated with different parts of body and mind, and energy channels that link them. So, chakras are part of our inner spiritual body, described as whirling rainbow vortices of energy that empower the aura, the energy field around us.
There are many different ways to energise and balance chakras such as Meditation, pranayama, yoga, tai chi, Reiki, crystals and many more. Gems and crystals take their place in religious history throughout civilizations. Crystals were frequently used during the medieval period for their healing of particular ailments as well as for amulets of protection. Crystals are also used in healing and health therapies. They are also used for spiritual development. Let’s see chakra’s brief explanation and crystals associated with them.
Root or Base Chakra is located in the perineum. It can also heal through the thighs and minor related chakras in knees, ankles, and soles of the feet. It is also associated with the qualities of physical power, strength, immediate action, the physical self, self-preservation. Crystals associated with root chakra are Red Jasper, Blood Agate, Red Zircon, Red coral etc.
Sacral or Hara Chakra
Sacral or Hara Chakra is slightly below the navel. The key qualities of Sacral chakra are sexual desire, pleasure, self-esteem, self-image, independent judgment, connection with others through balanced emotions and ability to accept change. This is related to the functions of the abdomen, lower back, female reproductive system, hormones, kidneys and bladder. The crystals associated with Sacral chakra are Carnelian, orange calcite, orange selenite and peach aventurine.
Solar Plexus is located slightly above the navel. The bodily functions and organs related to solar plexus are digestion, liver, spleen, gall bladder, stomach and small intestine, middle back, autonomic nervous system and metabolism. The qualities of this chakra are self-confidence, intellectual power, decision making. To enhance these qualities and heal and balance these bodily functions one can use crystals like Amber, fire opal, amber calcite, citrine.
Heart Chakra is located in the centre of the chest. The qualities are compassion, social identity, appropriate roles for stages of life, self-love, healing powers. The heart chakra is also associated with palms, thymus, and upper chest. The colours related to heart chakras are green and pink. The crystals for healing, energising and balancing heart chakra are Rose quartz, rose aura quartz, pink topaz, emerald, green Agate.
Throat Chakra is located at the base of the throat and Adam’s apple. This signifies communication with the outer world and within self, creativity, ideas, speaking truth with kindness, leadership qualities. This is also associated with neck, voice mechanism, bronchial. The crystals associated with throat chakra are blue coral, blue Andean opal, blue quartz, blue Zircon.
Third Eye Chakra
Brow or Third Eye Chakra is located slightly above and in the middle of eyebrows in the forehead. This related to ears, sinuses, pituitary gland. The qualities of third eye chakra are imagination, clairvoyant and healing powers, ability to communicate with higher dimensions such as spirit guides, ascended masters etc. Lapis lazuli, blue Jasper, Lazulite, blue azulicite, Sodalite are helpful in enhancing the qualities of brow chakra.
Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head in the centre. This represents an integration of mind, body, and spirit. Higher wisdom, connection with higher dimensions, universal healing energy such as Reiki and meditation are related to it. Charoite, tanzanite aura, Tibetan quartz, Herderite crystals are related to the crown chakra.