Working With the Chakra System

“Chakra” is the Sanskrit word that means “Wheel”. Chakras are spinning energy centers located along the spine. They are storehouses and transmitters of universal energy. The Chakras are where we exchange our energy with the outside world.

Each of the major chakras is associated with a gland, a major nerve plexus, color, and governs the area of the physical body in which it is found. By influencing the endocrine system and its hormones, the chakras affect the functioning and structure of the tissues of the body, including the organs.

The chakras are also associated with various aspects of our experience on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels. When the Chakras are balanced and aligned many positive benefits can be felt. When the Chakras are out of alignment is when you may feel pain, discomfort, and dis-ease.

Chakra Balancing with Color

Since each chakra is associated with a color, working with and wearing crystal gemstones associated with the corresponding chakra color can be beneficial when aligning your chakras.

Crown Chakra~

VIOLET OR WHITE

Spiritual connection, mastery, awareness, learning, understanding, and self-knowledge, lessons, feelings of distraction.

Selenite, Clear Quartz, Moonstone, Fluorite, Amethyst, Labradorite, Celestite

If you’ve suffered from a traumatic experience or experience feeling disconnected from source, this may manifest as nervous system disorders, psychotic behaviors, depression & dementia.

Feeling connected to source gives you a deep understanding of your life.  Your personality becomes more magnetic and you are generally more optimistic about the outlook of your life.

Sound / Chant:  OM or AUM

System: Pituitary & eyes

Scent:  Sandalwood, Myrrh & Mugwort

Mantra:  My imagination is open and I use it for inspiration

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Third Eye Chakra ~

INDIGO BLUE

Imagination, dreams, intuition, clarity, integrity, lessons, feelings

Lapis lazuli, Iolite, Sapphire, Sodalite

If your 3rd Eye Chakra is unbalanced, you may experience personality disorders, negative thinking patters, loss of learning ability, lack of ambition, mental illness, eye problems or headaches

Having a balanced 3rd Eye Chakra absorbs and processes new information.  You won’t be as attached to material possessions and instead learn from them.  You’ll have heightened intuition, have new insights and see the deeper meanings of relationships and situations.

Sound / Chant:  Ham

Body System: Thyroid

Scent:  Lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus

Mantra: I speak my truth with compassion and loving kindness for the highest good of all.

Throat Chakra~

SKY BLUE

Communication, self-expression, manifesting power

Blue Lace Agate, Agnelite, Turquoise, Amazonite, Kyanite, Blue Tiger’s Eye (Hawk’s Eye), Blue Topaz

If your Throat Chakra is unbalanced, you may experience feelings of nervousness, anxiety, fear of speaking your mind, poor communication skills, lack of concentration, digestive issues or back pain.

Having a balanced Throat Chakra strengthens your leadership skills, improves communication and encourages clear speech.

Sound / Chant:  Ham

Body System: Thyroid, neck, shoulder, arm, mouth

Scent:  Frankincense, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, Neroli

Mantra:  I communicate with ease and grace.

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Heart Chakra~

GREEN & PINK

Love, compassion, forgiveness, empathy, intimacy, relationships

Rose quartz, Green Aventurine, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Amazonite, Malachite, Unakite

An unbalanced Heart Chakra makes you unable to forgive yourself and others.  It may also manifest as early signs of aging and heart disease.  You may have difficulty feeling compassion and empathy for others.

By having a balanced Heart Chakra, it is easier to be forgiving of yourself and others.

Sound / Chant:  Ram

Body System: Thymus, heart & lungs

Scent:  Rose, Marjoram & Vanilla

Mantra:  I have faith in the awakened heart of humanity

Solar Plexus Chakra~

YELLOW

Personal power, emotional control, will, identity, trust, courage, responsibility & commitment

Citrine, Tiger’s eye, Amber, Yellow Calcite, Topaz

An unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra will manifest itself as control issues with yourself and others, digestive and eating disorders, insecure and judgemental patterns.

By balancing your Solar Plexus Chakra, you will have greater self-control, take responsibility for your actions, inner strength, self-confidence, greater leadership skills, balanced use of power, emotional control.

Sound / Chant:  Ram

Body System: Stomach and reproductive organs

Scent:  Ylang ylang, jasmine, cinnamon, sandalwood

Mantra:  I am a creative being experiencing a pleasurable life in a healthy way

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Sacral Chakra~

ORANGE

Personal power, emotional control, will, identity, trust, courage, responsibility & commitment

Citrine, Peach Moonstone, Orange Aventurine, Orange Calcite, Sunstone, Amber, Pyrite

An unbalanced Sacral Chakra will manifest itself as control issues with yourself and others, digestive and eating disorders, insecure and judgemental patterns.

By balancing your Sacral Chakra, you will have greater self-control, take responsibility for your actions, inner strength, self-confidence, greater leadership skills, balanced use of power, emotional control.

Sound / Chant:  Vam

Body System: Stomach and reproductive organs

Scent:  Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Rose, Jasmine

Mantra:  I am a creative being experiencing a pleasurable life in a healthy way

Root Chakra~

RED

Survival, security, basic instincts, trust belonging, connection to Earth

Smokey Quartz, Red Jasper, Red Tiger’s Eye, Obsidian, Jet, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone

An unbalanced Root chakra will make you feel insecure and unsafe in your body and emotional relationships.

By balancing your Root Chakra, you will feel safe and connected.

Sound / Chant: Lam

Body System: Spine, feet, blood, teeth, skeletal

Scent: Rosewood, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Black pepper, Cedar, Cloves, Ginger

Mantra:  I trust in the process of life and life supports me.

I am grounded and fully present in my current situation.

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