I thought it would be right to explain a bit about the chakra system in “layman’s” terms, without all the jargon that makes some people run away from the knowledge the system can bring. In doing so I will also add in how crystals can help each chakra and how we can work with our chakra system.
There are 7 (some argue 8, I will talk about the 8th too) main/major chakras in the body. which run up our spine. Chakras do not exist is the physical sense of the word however energetically the chakras are very real. The word Chakra comes from the ancient Sanskrit for “wheel” or “turning” .
When we talk about chakras we generally talk about them from bottom up, that being the chakra at the base of the spine is called number 1, (Generally) So lets start talking about them.
- The BASE Chakra, This is located at the base of your spine, just under or in the region of your pubic bone. The colour for this chakra is Red, Brown, Black. The Base chakra is “in charge” of us feeling secure, having a foundation, it gives us our animal instincts and the mechanism of “Fight- or – Flight”. It is responsible for our Adrenal Glads and it also governs our sexuality too. Possible crystals for this chakra is Red Jasper, Bronzite, Tourmaline, Hematite, Mahogany Obsidian, Smokey Quartz and Fire Agate.
- The SACRAL Chakra, This chakra is located just below the naval and it’s colour is Orange. The Sacral Chakra governs our reproductive organs (The Ovaries and Testes), Sex hormones, it is the center of creativity and enthusiasm, the center for basic emotional needs and pleasures. Possible crystals are Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Sunstone, Tangerine Quartz and Orange Quartz
- The SOLAR PLEXUS Chakra. This chakra is in the region above your navel but below the diagram line, This is the “core” that a gym instructor speaks about, its also the core of you (Physically,Emotionally, Mentally and Spiritually (the PEMS)). The colour here is Yellow. As this is your core it governs one of the core systems of the physical body, your digestive system. It also governs the pancreas. Also Personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, expansiveness and growth. Possible crystals here would be Citrine, Yellow Calcite, Amber, Imperial Topaz, and Honey Calcite.
- The HEART Chakra. This is over the sternum of you rib cage and over your Heart. There are two colour here Pink and Green. Of course the heart chakra governs all things relating to the heart, to our emotions (not just outwards but inwards too) How we feel about ourselves. There are many crystals out on the market that are for the heart chakra but the most common and frequently recommended is Rose Quartz, Others include, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Pink Tourmaline, Manago Calcite, Emerald, Jade and Bloodstone.
- The Throat Chakra, This is in the dip of your throat (just by the adams apple). The Colour is sky blue. It governs communication in all its form writen, spoke, unspoke, media, arts. anyway you can think of communicating this is where it starts. possible crystals here would be Blue Lace agate, Aquamarine, Blue Quartz, Angleite and Larimar.
- The THIRD EYE Chakra- This is located in between the brows, the colour here is indigo, lilac. This chakra governs our perception, how we see things, how we hear things. It also governs the Pineal Glad. possible crystal here would be Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Amethyst and Purple Flourite.
- The CROWN Chakra- Located at the top of your head. the colour here is Violet or White/Clear. Now i have to admit Im still learning about the crown chakra and all i can comment about is its spiritual association and that it governs the Pituitary Glad, spiritual is connects us to the “Consciousness”. I know it does alot more than just this so i am sorry. Possible crystals here would be Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Opalite, Snow/Milky Quartz, Selenite, Sugilite, Flourite.
- The 8th Chakra is sometimes called the HIGHER HEART or the THYMUS Chakra. This is in the region between the heart and the throat, the colour is turquoise. Again I do not no much about this chakra. When I do I will share. Any Turquoise Crystal go here.
So how do you work with this information? You can select these crystals and place them in their positions and lie there for 5-10mins whilst the energies work. OR you can get a full body picture of yourself and place the crystals on the photo and intend the healing to happen whilst you are out and about.