Guide to Chakras
What are Chakras?
The foundation of the chakra system consists of seven major chakras, or focal points of energy that run along your spinal column. Chakras are energy centers that exist within each of us, represented by different colors that connect your physical self and your energy self. In other words, they connect your body to the energy of your mind and spirit. Imbalances in the chakras may correspond to physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual issues.
What role do crystals play in balancing Chakras?Crystals of specific colors are used to help balance and tune their corresponding Chakra energy. The crystals vibrational energy helps tune your bodies energy to the right level.
How can Chakra energy help me?
Let's get started with tapping into the powerful healing properties of your crystals. Find a quiet moment and a comfortable place to sit or lie down, whichever is more comfortable for you. Kick off your shoes, turn your phone to silent, and if you wish, stream calming background music or embrace silence, as it is equally powerful. Drink plenty of water, before and after.
Take a crystal and gently roll it between your palms several times to activate it. Place it on the area of its color-matched chakra as depicted. Breathe deeply, and very simply imagine the crystal radiating its beautiful color into the area it is touching, the color spreading and growing more vibrant with each breath you take. Take as long or as little time you need, and let your intuition guide you.
Largely responsible for how safe and secure you feel. Imbalances lead to sexual disturbances and feelings of being stuck, anger, impotence, frustration, and an inability to let go. The fight-or-flight response is constantly switched on.
Physical: chronic lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, constipation, knee problems, depression, immune-related disorders, weight problems
Emotional/Mental: ability to provide for life’s necessities (food, shelter, clothing, and love), ability to stand up for yourself
Energy Blockages: fear of being alive, guilt, unsafe, disconnected from mother Earth
The source of prosperity, personal power, and creativity, most closely connected with sexual and reproductive activities, and acceptance of oneself as a powerful sexual being. Imbalances lead to infertility and blocked creativity. Emotional “hooks” from other people make themselves felt, particularly from previous sexual encounters.
Physical: chronic lower back pain, sciatica, gynecological problems, pelvic pain, impotence, uterine/bladder/kidney problems
Emotional/Mental: guilt and blame, money, sex, power and control, creativity, ethics, honor in relationships
Energy Blockages: sexual abuse or trauma, rape, gender issues
Corresponds with your personality, self-esteem, sense of worth, and boundaries. Imbalances lead to lack of empathy or, if the chakra is too open, taking on other people’s feelings and problems, and becoming overwhelmed by personal emotions.
Physical: arthritis, ulcers, diabetes, indigestion, anorexia or bulimia, fatigue or insomnia
Emotional/Mental: trust, fear, intimidation, self-respect, sensitivity to criticism, personal honor, chronic anxiety
Energy Blockages: repressed anger, lack of empathy, susceptible to emotional “hooks”, issues of control especially in areas related to power
Related to compassion, kindness, unconditional love, and forgiveness. Brings you in touch with your Higher Self in relation to the world and the universe. Imbalances lead to feelings of jealousy, and enormous resistance to change.
Physical: congestive heart failure, heart attack, heart disease, asthma/allergies, lung cancer, lung disease, breast cancer, high blood pressure
Emotional/Mental: love and hatred, resentment, grief, loneliness, forgiveness, compassion, hope, trust
Energy Blockages: repressed heartache, grief
Corresponds to speaking your truth, having an authentic voice, self-expression, and open communication. Imbalances lead to anger issues or constant irritation. If too open, other people draw energy, causing depletion at the immune levels.
Physical: raspy or sore throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, TMJ, stiff neck, thyroid problems
Emotional/Mental: strength of will, personal expression, following one’s dream, addiction, judgement, criticism
Energy Blockages: difficulty expressing yourself, suppressing creative talents
Third Eye Chakra
Corresponds to intuition, intellect, mental connection, or “sixth sense”. Imbalances allow bombardment by other people’s thoughts or irrational intuitions from other people who invade mental space and affect thoughts.
Physical: stroke, neurological disturbances, learning disabilities, seizures, headaches, blurred vision
Emotional/Mental: feelings of adequacy, openness to the ideas of others, ability to learn from experience, emotional intelligence, self-evaluation
Energy Blockages: lack of trust in your intuition
Corresponds with your spiritual communication and awareness, connecting you with your higher self, tapping into your purest expression of love, wisdom, and power. Imbalances manifest in attempts to control others.
Physical: energetic disorders, depression, chronic exhaustion not linked to physical disorder, extreme sensitivity to light/sound/other environmental factors, apathy
Emotional/Mental: values, ethics, courage, selflessness, spirituality, devotion, inspiration
Energy Blockages: disconnected from the Divine/Universe/God/Goddess, unable to let go of anxiety and fear.
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