Having Problems Losing Weight? Maybe your 2nd and 3rd Chakras are out of Alignment? You just never know…
Gemstones and Chakra go hand in hand. As they have for thousands of years. Even the Egyptians believed in Chakras and Gemstone’s Healing Powers!
P.S. Amazon has some great Chakra Gemstones here! :)
But Do they Really Work?
What are the Chakras? Is it just a Lore? What Gemstones can you use? Do they Heal? Let’s find out…
The word Chakra actually means “Wheel” in Sanskrit. And that Wheel, or Circle is what Chakra is all about. Chakra is Momentum, Movement and Spinning Energy Fields. Everything in the World Orbits. The Universe is in Constant Circular Motion. Those Energies are Present in Everything and Everybody. Right down to the Smallest Atoms. The Earth is nothing but a Mass of Protons, Neutrons and Electrons. Endless Spinning Motion and Energy.
Are you Dizzy yet?
Feel the Vibration
Chakra is the Vibration of Life. We have it. Minerals, Crystals and Gemstones have it. Everything has it. We just need to learn how to Cultivate that Power!
You can actually feel these Energies and Heat Radiate out of your Body right now. Have you ever held your Hands over someone else’s Hands and actually felt a Transfer of Energy? It’s Electrifying! Those Energy Fields are our Auras (think Halos).
Not only do we have Energy Fields all around us, but we have them inside of us as well. It’s like a Yin/Yang of Opposite Balancing Forces. Positive and Negative Flowing in and out of our Bodies. It affects our Psychological, Emotional and Spiritual State of Minds.
That’s where Gemstones come into play. They help Rebalance our Bodies, Mind and Soul. They help give us Energy. They take our Inner Strength and give us Peace and Happiness when all is Aligned. It’s like Acupuncture for our Brains. It’s Rejuvenating!
We could all use a little Balance and Perspective in our Lives. Controlling and Manipulating Energy is what it’s all about…
Take a look at the Diagram below. It shows the 7 Major Chakras Present in the Body. You will get very familiar with these.
The 7 Major Chakras
- First Chakra - Base of the Spine – Base/Root Chakra
- Second Chakra - Just below the Navel – Sacral Chakra
- Third Chakra - Base of the Rib Cage – Solar Plexus Chakra
- Fourth Chakra - Behind the Heart – Heart Chakra
- Fifth Chakra - Throat – Throat Chakra
- Sixth Chakra - Brow – Third Eye Chakra
- Seventh Chakra - Crown of Head – Crown Chakra
These Chakras are like a Blueprint of our Bodies and Lives. They show us things like: Who we are. How we feel. What we do. How we love. What we say. What we know.
So let’s take a closer look at each Chakra, What it means, what it does, and which Gemstones or Crystals you should use!
1) First Chakra
The First Chakra is the Color of Red! The Element is Earth! The sense associated with this Chakra is Smell! The 1st Chakra is at the Base of our Spine. It’s called the Root Chakra (or Base Chakra) and sits at the base of the Spine (in front of the Tail Bone). It’s our Foundation. Everything starts with the Base. The Parts of the Body affected by our Base Chakra are: Feet, Legs, Hips, Bones, Joints, Sacrum, Lower Intestine and our Digestive System.
The Base Chakra influences several aspects of our lives, from Sexuality, Lust, Obsession, to Safety, Survival, and Security. It grounds us to our Family and Friends. It fills us with Basic Needs. It Propels us forward in life. It keeps us Healthy and Content.
You know you’re out of Balance when you have Lower Back Pain, Varicose Veins, Water Retention and Insecurities.
Gemstones and Minerals to use for balancing our Base Chakra are: Ruby, Cinnabar, Bloodstone, Garnet, Red Jasper, Brecciated Jasper, Hematite (Haematite), Black Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian, Red Calcite, Falcon’s Eye, Zircon, Mookaite, Black Banded Agate, Jet, Black Opal and Petrified Wood. Some of the Base Gems are shown below.
2) Second Chakra
The Second Chakra is the Color of Orange! The Element is Water! The sense associated with this Chakra is Taste! The 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra) is located just below the Navel. The parts of the body affected by our Sacral Chakra are: Sacral Nerve, Plexus, Lower Back, Pelvis, Abdomen, Bladder, and Reproductive Organs.
The Sacral Chakra influences several aspects of our lives from our Emotions to our Movements, Passions, Desires, Attractions, Feelings, Pleasure, Sexuality, Relationships, Fertility, Creativity, Confidence, Enthusiasm, Joy, Energy, and our Connection to individuals. The Sacral Chakra is everything we love to do!
You know you’re out of Balance when you have Intestinal Disorders, Lack of Confidence, Eating Disorders and Kidney Infections.
Gemstones and Minerals to use for balancing our Sacral Chakra are: Carnelian, Coral, Amber, Orange Calcite, Copper, Pink Banded Agate, Moonstone, Pearl, Gray Banded Agate, Uanadinite, Chiastolite, Crocoite, Sardonyx, Picasso Marble and Halite. Some of the Sacral Gems are shown below.
3) Third Chakra
The Third Chakra is the Color of Yellow! The Element is Fire! The sense associated with this Chakra is Sight! The 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra) is located at the Base of the Rib Cage. The parts of the body affected by the Solar Plexus Chakra are: Stomach, Digestive Organs, Adrenal Glands, Liver, Kidney, Spleen, Pancreas, Middle Back, and the Solar Nerve Plexus.
You know you’re out of Balance when you have Lack of Concentration, Failing Memories, Insomnia and Eating Disorders.
The Solar Plexus Chakra influences several aspects of our lives like our Power, Confidence, Energy, Self-Esteem, Will, Ego, Taking Action, Emotions, Making Things Happen, and our Metabolic System.
Gemstones and Minerals to use for balancing our Solar Plexus Chakra are: Citrine, Amber, Imperial Topaz, Gold, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Jasper, Hessonite, Anhydrite, Ametrine, Beryl, Schalenblende, Heliodor, Sulfur, and Golden Calcite. Some of the Solar Plexus Gems are shown below.
4) Fourth Chakra
The Fourth Chakra is the Color of Green! The Element is Air! The sense associated with this Chakra is Touch! The 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) is located just behind the Heart. It is our Middle Chakra and links both sides of the Chakras together, the Earthly Chakras (3 Below the Heart) and the Spiritual Chakras (3 above the Heart). The parts of the body affected by our Heart Chakra are: Thymus Gland, Cardiac, Nerve Plexus, Heart, Lungs, Shoulders, Arms, Breasts, Circulatory System, and our Immune System.
You know you’re out of Balance when you have Heart Disease, Lung Disorders, Asthma and Emotional Confusion.
The Heart Chakra influences several aspects of our lives like Love, Compassion, Empathy, Kindness, Balance, Peace, Power, Tenderness, Self Love, Trust, Safety, Relationships and Adventure.
Gemstones and Minerals to use for Balancing our Heart Chakra are: Malachite, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Garnet, Ruby, Green Moss Agate, Amazonite, Green Tourmaline, Chrysocolla, Emerald, Jade, Peridot, Unakite, Morganite, Rhodochrosite, and Larimar. Some of the Heart Gems are shown below.
5) Fifth Chakra
The Fifth Chakra is the Color of Blue! The Element is Sound! The sense associated with this Chakra is Hearing! The 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) is located just behind the Throat (at the back of the Neck). The parts of the body affected by our Throat Chakra are: Throat, Trachea, Neck, Thyroid Glands, Pharyngeal, Nerve Plexus, Mouth, and our Respiratory System.
You know you’re out of Balance when you have Rashes, Heart Attacks, a Bad Back, Lack of Concentration and Digestive Problems.
The Throat Chakra influences several aspects of our lives like Speaking, Voice, Writing, Drawing, Painting, Communication, Truth, Listening, Hearing, Impulses, Metaphorical, Thinking, Independence, Self Expression, Will, Creativity, Expressions, Responsibility, Freedom, Leadership and Security. The Throat Chakra is our link to the Truth!
Gemstones and Minerals to use for Balancing our Throat Chakra are: Blue Lace Agate, Apatite, Turquoise, Kyanite, Blue Agate, Angelite, Abalone, Hemimorphite, Aquamarine, Hawk’s Eye, Blue Chalcedony, Aqua Aura, Cobaltoan Calcite, Blue Quartz, Azurite, Blue Opal and Blue Fluorite. Some of the Throat Gems are shown below.
6) Sixth Chakra
The Sixth Chakra is the Color of Indigo! The Element is Light! The sense associated with this Chakra is ESP! The 6th Chakra (Third Eye or Brow Chakra) is located an inch above our Brow Line. The parts of the body affected by our Brow Chakra are: Pituitary Glands, Pineal Glands, Carotid Nerve and our Plexus.
You know you’re out of Balance when you have Eye Conditions, Mental Illness, Lack of Ambition and Headaches.
The Brow Chakra influences several aspects of our lives like our Intuition, Imagination, Perception, Dreams, Thinking, Wisdom, Psychic Vision, Inner Guidance, Clairvoyance, Mind, Ideas, Thoughts, and Clarity.
Gemstones and Minerals to use for Balancing our Brow Chakra are: Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Sapphire, Moldavite, Prehnite, Cavansite, Celestite, Dumortierite, Pietersite, Azurite, Fluorite, Star Sapphire, Tanzanite, Fire Agate, Apophyllite, and Rutile. Some of the Brow Gems are shown below.
7) Seventh Chakra
The Seventh Chakra is the Color of Violet! The Element is Thought! The sense associated with this Chakra are all of the Senses! The 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra – a.k.a. Thousand Petaled Lotus Chakra) is located at the Crown of the Head. The parts of the body affected by our Crown Chakra are: Brain, Nervous System, Pituitary Glands, Pineal Glands, and our Cerebral Cortex.
You know you’re out of Balance when you have Skin Conditions, Depression, Nervous System Disorders and Dementia.
The Crown Chakra influences several aspects of our lives from our Spirituality, Intelligence, Higher Power, Divinity, Thoughts, Consciousness, Wisdom, Enlightenment, Karma, Beingness, Connection, Imagination, Awareness, Optimism and Unity.
Gemstones and Minerals to use for Balancing our Crown Chakra are: Diamond, Amethyst, Charoite, Spirit Quartz, Sugilite, Alexandrite, Labradorite, White Calcite, Danburite, Herkimer Diamond, Howlite, Quartz Crystal, Magnesite, Petalite, Rutilated Quartz and Selenite. Some of the Crown Gems are shown below.
And your Gemstone collection wouldn’t be complete without a Master Crystal!
A Master Crystal (Pictured left), is a Gemstone that can be used in place of any Chakra, any Gem, and any Healing. Master Quartz Crystals are very Powerful to work with. They are Extremely Versatile and open up all sorts of Pathways to the Soul. Some people also use Master Crystals to Activate their other Chakra Gemstones!
Chakra Gemstones are Fascinating. A lot of people wear them in Jewelry, Rings and Pendants just to help keep the Body in Balance.
But the biggest key to Gemstone Healing is of course Meditation. Most people meditate with their Gems in a Nice Quiet Spot. They hold the Gems gently in their hands and Slowly Inhale and Exhale. Having Quiet Time and Personal Space for yourself can Help you Concentrate Deeper and Channel your Inner Chakras better.
Some people lay down and place the Chakra Gemstones and Crystals over their Body Parts so they can Transmit their Energy Forces and Vibrations in and out of their Bodies like Breath.
Place the Gemstones here:
- First Chakra - Place between your Knees
- Second Chakra - Place below your Navel
- Third Chakra - Place between your Navel and Rib Cage
- Fourth Chakra - Place in the middle of your Chest
- Fifth Chakra - Place on your Throat
- Sixth Chakra - Place on your Forehead
- Seventh Chakra - Place on the floor above your Head
Do note that placing ALL the Chakras across your Body at the same time will Intensify the Force and Energy you Feel. This is a Very Powerful way of Receiving Thoughts, Feelings and Sensations.
Another way many Activate their Chakras (some want to Spell it Shakra) is through Exercise. Yoga is used quite regularly in Chakra Healing. It helps Center the Body and gets the Energy Fields Flowing in the Proper Directions.
Best Yoga Exercises and Poses
Yoga Poses help Relax, Restore, Renew and Realign our Spiraling Energies.
Some people even use Chakra Gemstones as Elixirs. They place the Gemstones in Water, let it sit for a bit (like overnight), remove the Stones and then Drink the Water. The Water tastes different depending on which Gemstone you put in the Glass. Just be careful, some Gemstones are NOT meant to be used as Elixirs (like Halite). You could do yourself some harm. I would Recommend doing a Detailed Search on Gemstones before you Decide to Mix yourself a Drink! Because homemade Tonics certainly get Straight to the Point!
To find out if you need Aligning, check to see which way your Chakras are Spinning! Dowsing Pendulums are perfect for this. And Gemstone Crystal Pendulums with Master Crystals are even better.
Hold a Dowsing Pendulum (Pictured Left) over your Chakra Zones and watch which way the Pendulum Swings. If it swings in a Clockwise Circle Pattern that means that Chakra is Aligned. If the Pendulum spirals Counterclockwise, you’re out of balance!
So how do you choose the right Gemstone? How do you pick them? Most people will go by Sight. They’ll pick a Color and Shape that Strikes their Fancy. What ever looks ideal and calls to you, go for it! I would suggest checking out Gem Shows or Trade Shows and sorting through all the different Polished Gems and Crystals. There’s an Endless Assortment of Gems for you to Admire.
Take your time picking out the right stone. Touch them. Feel them. See if you get any Vibrations from them. Some Gemstones are more Powerful than others. Many people also claim that you don’t pick the Gemstones…
The Gemstones Pick You!
Some even take a Dowsing Rod or Master Crystal with them and Wave it over the Stones to pick up Vibes. You have to Feel the Energy and let it Guide you. Instinct will show you the right stones to use.
Chakra’s Healing Abilities have not only been linked to Yin/Yang, but have been used along with Color Therapy, Aromatherapy, Massage, Kinesiology, Reflexology, Tantras, Taoism and much more. The Incas used them. The Mayans used them. Why not you?
Even the Earth and Planets are said to have Chakras. Everything uses this Life Force. The 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra) actually falls over Mount Shasta in California.
Chakras are a Process of Self Development. They help you get in Tune with yourself and your Energies. It opens us up to a new way of thinking. Chakras help us Gain Control over our Emotions like: Anger, Defensiveness, Resentment, Sadness, Jealousy and Hysteria.
And Chakras don’t stop with just these 7 Major Chakra zones, they go much further than that. There are also 21 Minor Chakras.
21 Minor Chakras
Alta Major Chakras
There is even a Alta Major Chakra which is located at the Back of the Skull. This Chakra stands for Distant Memories and Past-Life Visions. (Reincarnation anyone?)
So if you’ve been thinking that a Gemstone is just another stone… Think again! Gems and Crystals help Focus our Thoughts and Centers our Energy. They Transmit Vibrations through our Bodies and help to Realign our Spinning Forces. They Increase Circulation by the Power of their Light and Electricity. “It’s alive!”
Chakras change the way we Feel, Think and Act.
But the Real Question is:
Do they Work?
Do they Heal? Will placing a Malachite Gemstone above your Heart really give you Inner Peace, Love and Compassion?
Maybe, Maybe not! But what have you got to lose? I Believe that Meditation, Relaxation, Exercise and Concentration can help us all. And if a Gemstone can bring it all into Focus and Help one Achieve a Higher Awareness, then I’m all for it.
Let the Healing Begin!
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