Chakras – you’ve probably heard or read about them a lot these days. Look at the hashtag for ‘chakra’ or ‘chakras’ on Instagram and you’ll see over 2 million posts related to it.
But really though – what IS a chakra, and why is it important?
Chakras are basically energy centers of the energetic or subtle body. Though we can’t see them, they are often depicted as wheels or discs that are constantly spinning, each one a color of the rainbow. Together they form our human energetic field, sometimes called the rainbow body but more commonly known as the aura.
Although these are abstract concepts, we are actually experiencing the chakras at work daily through our thoughts, feelings and how we perceive life. Each chakra is also connected to organs in our physical body.
For example, the color red represents our first chakra often called the root or base chakra – located at the end of our spine – the tailbone. This chakra represents our connectedness to our physical body and the earth as well as feeling centered, grounded and at home. When this chakra is imbalanced, we can expect to feel the opposite: feeling spaced out or not present, not connected to our body; not feeling safe.
How can healing stones help with our chakras?
The purpose of learning about our chakras is to bring awareness to our own actions and behaviors. We want to achieve balance and harmony in our energetic body, for eventually it affects the physical body.
We can work with healing stones – stones that correlate to our chakras – to help bring us back into balance.
You can visit a crystal healer to help you with this or you can do it yourself by placing stones along your body to effect healing.
Here is an example of healing stones you can work with to help balance the 7 chakras of your body:
1st Chakra – Red – Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz
Place in between your crotch area or right in between your upper thighs.
2nd Chakra – Orange – Carnelian, Garnet
Place on your abdomen area below the belly button.
3rd Chakra – Yellow – Citrine, Pyrite, Tiger’s Eye
Place on your stomach area above the belly button.
4th Chakra – Green (or Pink) – Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz
Place on your heart.
5th Chakra – Blue – Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli
Place on your throat.
6th Chakra – Violet – Amethyst, Fluorite
Place on your forehead or third eye center.
7th Chakra – White – Quartz, Selenite
Place above your head.
This is just a basic rundown of the 7 Chakra system and the healing crystals & stones you can use to heal, balance and align your energetic body.