Chakras are the seven energy centers in the human body that receive, absorb, assimilate and distribute energy throughout our body. Chakras are life forces that, when balanced and in harmony, help tone our energies and facilitate spiritual, mental and physical well being. While there has been much written about chakras over the centuries, the key to understanding chakras is understanding ourselves and how to identify and become aware of the seven major energy centers in our bodies.
The Seven Chakras are located in vertical alignment from the base of our feet to the top of our head.
The First Chakra is the “Root” or “Base Chakra” also know as the Muladhara. The Root Chakra is Red in color and is located in the lower center of the energy body at the base of the spine. It’s energy is central material and tribal energy, and on a physical level to the spinal column, bones, teeth, colon prostate gland and nails. The Root Chakra is activated by chakra jewelry containing agate, red coral and garnet and rubies – stones worn to ease one out of “survival mode,” to create stability and activate one’s power to achieve goals and a full appreciation of life.
The Second Chakra is the “Sacral Chakra” or Swadhisthana. The Sacral Chakra is Orange in color, located just below the navel area and is related to pleasure, sexuality, relationships and fertility. The healing gemstones worn to activate the sixth chakra are carnelian, coral, moonstone and calcite crystals.
The Third Chakra is the “Solar Plexus Chakra” or Manipura is located just above the navel. The Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow and is activated by chakra jewelry that is yellow such as yellow topaz, citrine, tiger’s eye and yellow sapphires – stones that inspire power, create influence, joy, harmony and inner peace and strength. A well-balanced Solar Plexus Chakra brings harmony to the nervous system, lower back, muscles and the digestive system.
The Fourth Chakra is the “Heart Chakra” or Anahata. The Heart Chakra is associated with Green and is activated by green healing gemstones such as emeralds and green jade. The Heart chakra is responsible for energizing and toning the blood flow, heart rhythm, immune system, lungs, upper back and hands. Green chakra jewelry is worn to bring harmony, unconditional love and warmth to the wearer. The Heart chakra is a vital aspect of our system and is responsible for energy and well being.
The Fifth Chakra is “Throat Chaka” or Vissudha. The the Fifth Chakra and is Blue and located in the throat area and is physically connected with the thyroid and larynx. The Fifth Chakra is activated by blue chakra jewelry like aquamarine, blue sapphire and turquoise stones. Blue healing gemstones are connected to self expression, confidence and independence.
The Sixth Chakra is the central point of energy called the “Third Eye Chakra” or Ajna. The Third Eye Chakra is located the center of the forehead just between the eyebrows. When operating at full health and power, the third eye chakra facilitates insight, deep vision, concentration and peace of mind. The third Eye chakra’s color is Indigo and is activated by blue healing gemstones, including azurite, calcite, lapis lazuli and quartz.
The Seventh Chakra is the uppermost chakra called the “Crown Chakra” or Sahasrana. The Crown Chakra controls the brain and central nervous system. It’s color is Violet and is activated by the wearing chakra jewelry made of diamonds, amethyst and clear quarts – all stones that are identified with unity, wisdom, purpose, bliss and enlightenment.