CHAKRAS...


What They Are & the Importance of Them Being Balanced


We are not just physical bodies - remarkable though that is - for around us is a pulsating electromagnetic energy field that is described either as a rainbow-like aura or as a luminous light body. This "subtle-energy" field interacts with our physical body by flowing through concentrated spirals of energy known as Chakras, a Sanskrit word meaning "wheels of light."

There are seven major Chakras (plus a number of small ones) that interact with the body's ductless endocrine glands and lymphatic system by feeding in good energy and disposing of unwanted energy. It is vitally important for our general health and the prevention of illness or "disease" that we balance and nourish our Chakras in the correct way.

There are various ways to balance & nourish you energy system, Sacred Stones being one of the very effective ones. The more energy we let flow, the healthier we are. Illness in our system is caused by an imbalance of energy or a blocking of the flow of energy. It also distorts our perceptions and dampens our feelings and thus interferes with a smooth experience of full life. Adding Sacred Stones to your everyday rituals can help to keep the energy flowing in your Chakras.

CHAKRA BALANCING STONES

Chakras are fundamental to an understanding of holistic healing. The same way our body has organs, our chakras are the organs of our luminous energy field.

Learning the qualities of the Seven Major Chakras & their location, will assist you to consciously focus on the Chakras you need to bring into balance.

Below you will find some basic Chakra Information and a list of Sacred Stones that vibrate energetically at the same frequency as the corresponding Chakras. Use this information as a guide to get tuned in to which chakras. This will give you an idea of some of the symptoms that appear when you are in need of realignment, balancing or re-energizing and what it looks and feels like when they are open and spinning in the right direction. Remember to always let your intuition be your best guide, your higher self knows exactly what you need.

 1st Chakra - The Root or Base Charka

Location: Between the anus & genitals, opening downward  

Colour: Red    Element: Earth/Fire

The first Chakra is related to the quantity of physical energy and will to live in the physical reality. It is the location of the first manifestation of life force in the physical world. Energetically this Chakra channels Earth energy upward through the feet and legs to process and stabilize it. Grounding us is its main function, when we are grounded we are at one with life.

If your Root Chakra is not strong you may feel unhappy with your body size or shape, or may have feelings that you are not in control of your life and will lack physical power. On the other hand, if your Root Chakra is is over-active, you may explode angrily at the slightest provocation.

When the life force is fully functioning through this center, the person has a powerful will to live in physical reality. Physical potency combined with the will to live, gives the individual "presence" of power and vitality.

Root Chakra Stones
Agate (Moss), Apache Tears, Sanda Rosa Azeztulite, Bloodstone, Calcite (clear), Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Cinnabar, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Elestial Quartz, Epidote, Fluorite, Fulgurite, Gaspeite, Hematite, Hematite Magnets, Jasper (Picture), Unakite,
Jet (grounding), Kyanite, Labradorite, Lepidolite, Marcasite, Master Shamanite,
Mystic Merlinite, Moldavite, Rainbow Moonstone, Nebula Stone, Nirvana Quartz, Obsidian (Black), Obsidian (Snowflake), Onyx, Opal (Common - Brown & Black), Petrified Wood, Ruby, Rhodonite, Rutilated Quartz, Seraphinite, Shaman Stone,
Shiva Lingham, Smoky Quartz, Staurolite, Tektite, Tiger Eye, Tourmaline (Black), Tourmalined Quartz, Vesuvianite, Zircon, Zoisite (with Ruby)

2nd Chakra - Sacral/Sexual/Creative Chakra

Location: Upper part of the sacrum below the navel

Colour: Orange    Element: Fire

The second Chakra is related to quality and quantity of sexual energy and love that a person is able to have.

When this center is blocked, what ever sexual force or potency you have will be weak and disappointing. You will probably not have much sexual drive, tend to avoid sex and disclaim its importance and pleasure, resulting in under-nourishment in that area.

The mutual letting go into deep communion through giving and receiving, is one of the main ways humanity has of deeply letting go of the ego "separateness" and experiencing unity. When done with love and respect for the uniqueness of your mate, it is the holy experience culminating from teh deep primordial evolutionary urges of mating on the physical level and the deep spiritual yearnings of uniting with Divinity.

Sacral Chakra Stones
Apache Tears, Sanda Rosa Azeztulite, Calcite (clear), Carnelian, Cinnabar, Citrine,
Clear Quartz, Elestial Quartz, Epidote, Fluorite, Fulgurite, Hematite Magnets, Unakite,
Jet (purification), Kyanite, Labradorite, Lepidolite, Marcasite, Master Shamanite,
Mystic Merlinite, Moldavite, Rainbow Moonstone, Nebula Stone, Nirvana Quartz,
Opal (Common - Brown & Black), Opal (Fire), Rutilated Quartz, Seraphinite,
Shaman Stone, Shiva Lingham, Sunstone, Tektite, Tiger Eye, Tourmalined Quartz, Vesuvianite, Zircon

3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus Charka

Location: Between the navel and the sternum

Colour: Yellow    Element: Fire/Water

The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the great pleasure that comes from deeply knowing ones' unique and connected place within the universe and with ones intention towards one's physical health.

If this center is closed, you will likely block your feelings, perhaps not feeling anything. You may not be connected to your own uniqueness and your greater purpose. Many times this center also serves as a block between the heart and sexuality. The Solar Plexus Chakra is very important with regards to human connectedness. We must never underestimate how deeply physical a being we each are.

If this center is open, this persons self-acceptance will manifest on the physical level as physical health and a strong love toward your body and an intent on keeping it healthy . Overall health...mental, emotional, and spiritual requires all centers to be open and balanced.

Solar Plexus Chakra Stones
Amber, Sanda Rosa Azeztulite, Calcite (clear), Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Elestial Quartz, Epidote, Fluorite, Fulgurite, Gaspeite, Hematite Magnets,
Jasper (Ocean), Unakite, Jet (purification), Kyanite, Labradorite, Golden Labradorite, Lepidolite, Malachite, Marcasite, Master Shamanite, Mystic Merlinite, Moldavite, Rainbow Moonstone, Nirvana Quartz, Onyx, Opal (Blue Owyhee), Peridot, Prehnite, Pietersite, Pyrite, Rhodocrosite, Rutilated Quartz, Seraphinite, Shaman Stone,
Shiva Lingham, Spinel, Sunstone, Tektite, Tiger Eye, Topaz (Golden), Tourmalined Quartz, Vesuvianite, Zircon

4th Chakra - Heart Charka

Location: At the center of chest on the sternum

Colour: Green/Pink    Element: Water/Earth/Air

The Heart Charka is the center through which we love. Through it flows the energy of connectedness with all life.The more open this center becomes, the greater capacity to love an ever widening circle of life.

When this center is functioning we love ourselves, our children, our mates, our families, our pets, our friends, our neighbors, our countrymen, our fellow human beings and all our fellow creatures upon this earth. When this Chakra is open, you can see the whole individual his fellow man and woman. He can see the uniqueness and inner beauty and light in each individual, as well as the negative or undeveloped aspects.

In the negative state (closed) you may have trouble loving, loving in the sense of giving love without expecting anything in return.

Heart Chakra Stones
Agate (Moss), Alexanderite, Amazonite, Apache Tears, Green Apatite, Aquamarine,
Green Aventurine, Golden Azeztulite, Sanda Rosa Azeztulite, Calcite (clear), Calcite (Green), Chrysoprase,  Chrysocolla, Clear Quartz, Danburite, Diamond, Elestial Quartz, Emerald, Epidote, Fluorite, Fulgurite, Gaspeite, Hematite Magnets, Jade (Green),
Jasper (Ocean), Unakite, Jet (purification), Kyanite, Labradorite, Lepidolite, Malachite, Master Shamanite, Mystic Merlinite, Moldavite, Rainbow Moonstone, Nebula Stone, Nirvana Quartz, Opal (Common - Pink), Peridot, Prehnite, Rose Quartz, Rhodocrosite, Rosophia, Rhodonite, Rutilated Quartz, Seraphinite, Shaman Stone, Shiva Lingham, Staurolite, Tanzanite, Tektite, Topaz (Golden), Tourmaline (Watermelon),
Tourmalined Quartz, Vesuvianite, Zircon, Zoisite (with Ruby)

5th Chakra - The Throat Charka

Location: Between the collar bone and the larynx in the neck

Colour: Turquoise    Element: Air
/Water

The Throat Chakra is associated with taking responsibility for one's personal needs. As a person matures, the fulfillment of their needs rests more and more upon themselves. Maturity is reached and this Chakra functions when one ceases to others for one's lacks in life and goes out to create what one needs and desires. This center shows what the state of the person is with respect to receiving whatever is coming toward them.

When this center is closed, a person may see the world as generally a hostile place, they may be cautious and have negative expectations about what is coming their way. Since a negative force field has been set up with negative expectations, negative is what will be attracted. The fear of failure is often associated with a block in this Chakra.

As the Throat Chakra is opened, more nourishment will be gradually attracted until you are able to receive so much that you will be able to keep your Throat Center open most of the time.

Throat Chakra Stones
Blue Lace Agate, Amazonite, Green Apatite, Aquamarine, Sanda Rosa Azeztulite, Calcite (clear), Blue Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Clear Quartz, Elestial Quartz, Epidote, Fluorite, Fulgurite, Hematite Magnets, Jasper (Ocean), Unakite, Jet (purification), Kyanite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Lepidolite, Master Shamanite, Mystic Merlinite, Moldavite, Rainbow Moonstone, Nebula Stone, Nirvana Quartz, Opal (Common - Blue), Opal (Blue Owyhee), Rutilated Quartz, Seraphinite, Shaman Stone, Shiva Lingham, Tanzanite, Tektite, Topaz (Blue), Tourmalined Quartz, Turquoise, Vesuvianite, Zircon

6th Chakra - The Third Eye/Brow Charka

Location: The center of the brow

Colour: Deep Blue/Indigo/White    Element: Air/Storm/Spirit

The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the capacity to visualize and understand mental concepts. This includes the person's concepts of reality and the universe or how you see the world and how you think the world is likely to respond to you.

If this center is clogged and weak, the person is usually blocked in their creative ideas simply because the amount of energy flowing through this center is small. This unbalanced center can produce strong ideas that are negative and a person may have confused mental concepts or images about reality. They may also have a rough time bringing ideas into fruition.

Third Eye Chakra Stones
Alexanderite, Amethyst, Blue Apatite, Green Apatite, Apophyllite, Golden Azeztulite, Sanda Rosa Azeztulite, Satyaloka Azeztulite, Azurite, Calcite (clear), Blue Chalcedony, Purple Chalcedony, Cinnabar, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Elestial Quartz, Epidote, Fluorite, Fulgurite, Hematite Magnets, Herkimer Diamonds, Iolite, Jasper (Picture), Unakite,
Jet (purification), Kyanite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Master Shamanite, Mystic Merlinite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone, Nebula Stone,
Nirvana Quartz, Obsidian (Snowflake), Onyx, Opal (Common - Blue),
Opal (Blue Owyhee), Petrified Wood, Petalite, Pietersite, Prophecy Stone,
Rutilated Quartz, Sapphire (Blue), Satya Mani Quartz, Selenite, Seraphinite,
Shaman Stone, Shiva Lingham, Sodalite, Staurolite, Tanzanite, Tektite, Topaz (Blue), Tourmalined Quartz, Vesuvianite, Zircon, Zoisite (with Ruby)

 7th Chakra - The Crown Charka

Location: Top of the head

Colour: Violet/Gold    Element: Storm/Spirit

The Crown Chakra is related to the person's connection to their spirituality and the integration of their whole being, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

If this center is closed, you are probably do not have an experiential connection to your spirituality. Likely you do not have that cosmic feeling and understanding of what people are talking about when they speak of their spiritual experiences.

If this center is open, you likely often experience spirituality in a very personal form, unique to you only. This spirituality is not one dictated by dogma or easily related to in words. It is rather a state of being, it goes beyond the physical world and creates in the individual a sense of wholeness, peace and faith, giving them a sense of purpose to their existence.

Crown Chakra Stones
Alexanderite, Amethyst, Apophyllite, Golden Azeztulite, Sanda Rosa Azeztulite, Satyaloka Azeztulite, Azurite, Calcite (clear), Purple Chalcedony, Clear Quartz, Danburite, Diamond, Elestial Quartz, Epidote, Fluorite, Fulgurite, Hematite Magnets, Herkimer Diamonds, Unakite, Jet (purification), Kyanite, Labradorite, Lemurian Seed Crystals, Lepidolite, Master Shamanite, Mystic Merlinite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone, Nebula Stone, Nirvana Quartz, Petalite, Prophecy Stone, Rutilated Quartz, Sapphire (Blue), Satya Mani Quartz, Selenite, Seraphinite, Shaman Stone, Shiva Lingham, Spinel, Staurolite, Tanzanite, Tektite, Topaz (white), Tourmalined Quartz, Vesuvianite, Zircon

Much of the information found on this page is from "The Chakra Bible" by Patricia Mercier and Hands of Light" by Barbara Ann Brennan. I highly recommend both books.