CHAKRA INFORMATION

Our bodies are made up of  an electromagnetic energy sometimes known as the AURA, and the flow of this energy affects our wellbeing. The chakras are responsible for directing and distributing this energy throughout our body.

There are 7 major Chakras running from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, each chakra being responsible for distributing energy to different organs, nerves and muscles

Each chakra is said to spin at a different frequency. When each
Chakra spins at it's perfect freqncy the body radiates perfect health; emotions are centred and balanced and we enjoy a deep sense of peace.

However, if we lead an unhealthy lifestyle our chakras can fall out of frequancy or worse still, become blocked. This causes a disruption to our bodies energy flow and we either fall prey to illnesses, feel under par, or we lose our emotional equilibrium.

Crystals and other sources of viration can be used to activate, energise and rebalance our chakra centres.



The First Chakra: Base/Root Chakra.     Location: Behind the pubic bone.
Function: Our grounding energy centre, keeping our feet firmly on the ground and our mind focused on physical & creative matters.
Physically: It governs our reproductive organs and our sexual vitality.  
Symptoms of a blocked 1st Chakra might include problems in the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs.
ASSOCIATED COLOURS: Red, Brown & Black      ELEMENT: Earth.



The Second Chakra: Spleen.      Location: About one inch below the navel and about one inch inward towards the diaphram.
Function: Emotions, sexuality and desires. It controls our relationships and social interactions with others.
Physically: Works on our lower intestines and digestive system.
Symptoms of a blocked 2nd Chakra might be Kidney weakness, stiff lower back, constipation and muscle spasms.
ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Orange    ELEMENT: Water.




The Third Chakra: Solar Plexus.      Location: Central cavity of the lungs, just below the breastbone.
Function: Root of our emotional balance, personal power and metabolic energy. When we feel upset, angry or hurt we often feel this chakra. It's primal essence is that of the Will.  Physically: Works on the stomach and liver area.
Symptons of a blocked 3rd Chakra may include Digestive difficulties, Liver problems, Diabetes, Nervous exhaustion and Food Allergies.
ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Yellow      ELEMENT: Fire.




Fourth Chakra: Heart.     Location: 2-3 inches above the solar plexus in the centre of the chest.
Function: Love centre, it controls our unconditional feeloing and thoughts, associations, relations and Compassion.
Physically: It is responsible for the Heart, Circulatory and Respiratory systems.
Symptons of a blocked 4th chakra might include a heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia and difficulty in breathing.
ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Green & Pink     ELEMENT: Air.




Fifth Chakra: Throat.     Location: Midway point between the skull and the lower neck cavity.
Function:  As the name suggests this chakra works on our throat encouraging communication and creativity.
Physically: Works on our thymus and thyroid glands.
Symptons of a blocked 5th chakra might include Hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations and back pain.
ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Blue     ELEMENT: Sound.




Sixth Chakra: Third Eye/Brow.    Location: Central cavity of the brain, centered above the eyebrows.
Function: Known as the psychic energy cnetre, this chakra is highly active in mediums. It's basis is the intuition faculty and governs our senses. It is the link from which we perceive the higher zones and higher planes. It's essence is within the astral and dreaming worlds.
Symptons of a blocked 6th chakra might include Headaches, Blurred Vison, Blindness and Eyestrain.
ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Indigo    ELEMENT: Light.



Seventh Chakra: Crown.     Location: Top of the head.
Function: Knowledge, information, understanding. This chakra is our spiritual gateway and higher self. It's essence is that of blissfulness.
Physically: Responsible for our head and nervous system. Symptons of a blocked 7th chakra might include Migraine, Headaches & Depression.
ASSOCIATED COLOURS: Violet, White & Clear    ELEMENT: Thought.



HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHAKRAS ARE OUT OF BALANCE?

Most of us have one or more of our chakras out of balance at any given point in time.  In fact subtle differences may be the very reason for each of our individual personalities. However, more obvious imbalances or blockages can have a huge effect on both our physical and mental well-being.

PHYSICAL SIGNS: Sometimes the body itself will give us clues: a sore throat can be a indication that the 5th (Throat) chakra needs balancing; headaches can hint that we need to work on our 6th (Third Eye) chakra; constipation may nudge us into looking at our base.

BEHAVIOURAL CLUES: Alternatively you can draw from your behaviour. Are you often fearful, lacking in confidence and self-esteem? Work with your 3rd (solar plexus) chakra. Do you find you have sexual relationships but can’t connect on an emotional level? You may well need to focus on both the 1st (base) and 4th (heart) chakras. If you’re feeling too spacey and drifting away from the “real world” you may need to ground yourself with your 1st (base) chakra.

DIVINATION: Pendulums, Dowsing Rods
Method One: Standing Position  - Pendulums
Stand in front of, or directly behind the person you are working with. Place the pendulum directly over their crown chakra [top of head]. The pendulum should swing in one of three ways: back and forth - side to side - or in circles.
Next place the pendulum in front of the third eye [forehead]. If the chakra is balanced the pendulum will swing in the opposite direction of the crown chakra - or the circles will be reversed.  Continue with each chakra down the line - throat, solar plexus, spleen, and root. If a chakra is balanced the pendulum will continue to reverse polarities. If it is out of balance the pendulum will swing in the wrong direction - or not at all.

Method Two: Laying Down Position - Pendulums & Rods
Sit to the side of the person you are working with. Take your pendulum/rods and determine you YES/NO response.
Hold the pendulum/rods a few inches above each chakra in turn and ask if they are balanced.  If the answer is NO you may also wish to ask if it is blocked.


WHAT DO I USE TO BALANCE MY CHAKRAS?
Chakras are stimulated by energy vibrations, the same as thoses found to resonate within crystals, which can thus be used as in a similar fashion to tuning forks, realligning your bodies vibrations.


SO, WHAT CRYSTALS CAN BE USED ON EACH CHAKRA?
The colour of a stone is the key to it's healing qualities. Each colour of a stone works best on a specific chakra.  Listed below are some of the stones that may be used on each Chakra.

1st: Red Jasper, Garnet, Onyx, Rubies, Apache Tear, Red Tiger's Eye, Smokey Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline & Hematite.
2nd: Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Tiger Eye, Moonstone.
3rd: Citrine, Amber, Topaz, Yellow Calcite, Yellow Jasper.
4th: Rose quartz, Aventurine, Rhodonite, Unakite, Jade & Malachite.
5th: Aquamarine, Turquoise, Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite & Lapis Lazuli.
6th: Sapphire, Turquoise, Amethyst, Flourite, Zunzite, Labradorite, Sugilite & Sodalite.
7th: Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Moonstone, Zircon & Diamond.


To purchase individual chakra stones click here

To purchase ready made chakra sets click here

For more information on the meanings and uses of stones click here:  A to Z of Stones

HOW DO I USE MY CRYSTALS?
First you need to CLEAN, CLEANSE, BOND & PROGRAMME your crystal. When this is done place the crystal close to your chakra. This will help balance the energy vibrations between the gem and your body. This can be done in the following ways:
*  Lie down and place the appropriate crystal directly on top of the relevant chakra.
*  Hold the crystal in your hand beside the chakra.
*  Wearing your crystal in a peice of jewellery that sits close to the chakra.
*  Place your crystal in a small pouch and pin this to your clothing in the desired location.

WHAT CAN I USE TO UNBLOCK A CHAKRA?
Sometimes a Chakra can become blocked. Crystals can once again be used, however, for a more radical approach  Tibetan Singing Bowls, Bells or Tingsha can be used to kick start the chakra into action.

SUMMARY

CHAKRA
LOCATION
COLOUR
FUNCTION
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS
1ST
(Base/Root)
Base of Spine
Red, Brown
& Black
Our grounding energy centre. Covers sexual vitality & reproductive organs
Problems in the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs
2ND
(Sacral)
Below the Navel
Orange
Relationships and social interactions with others. Lower Intestines & Digestive system.
Kidney weakness, stiff lower back, constipation and muscle spasms.
3RD
(Slar Plexus)
Just below breastbone
Yellow
Emotional balance. Physically; stomach and liver area
Digestive & liver problems, diabetes, nervous exhaustion and food allergies
4TH
(Heart)
Centre of the Chest
Green & Pink
Love Centre, controls unconditional feeling and thoughts. Responsible for the heart, circulatory and respiratory systems.
Heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia and difficulty breathing.
5TH
(Throat)
Neck; above the collar bone
Blue
Encourages communication. Responsible for thymus and thyroid glands.
Hyperthyroid, skin irritations, sore throat, inflammations and back pain.
6TH
(Third Eye)
Centred above the eyebrows
Indigo
The psychic energy centre this chakra governs our senses.
Headaches, blurred vision, blindness and eyestrain.
7TH
(Crown)
Top of the Head
Violet, Clear
or White
Spiritual gateway. Our higher self. Responsible for our head and nervous system.
Migraine, Headaches & Depression


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