seven major chakras (and dozens of minor ones). For simplicity I intend
to concentrate upon these seven chakras. They are as follows:-
chakras all play an extremely active role in all our crystal healing
chakra is located at the bottom of the spine. This is where the
kundalini is situated. This chakra is associated with the colour
red. It is a very important centre as it has so much effect upon the
rest of the body.
represents our relationship with our physical bodies and with the
material world. It grounds us in physical existence. When balanced, its
energy helps us to blend the physical and spiritual, and to eliminate
that which is no longer needed for growth. We enjoy physical existence.
When unbalanced, we may be afraid of life, feel like victims, withdraw
from physical reality, or operate in our own interests only.
symptoms can include any difficulties with feet, legs, or lower back.
associated with the first chakra: black tourmaline, obsidion, smoky
The second chakra is located within an area bounded by the spleen and
sexual centre. This chakra is associated with the colour orange.
This chakra is most directly related to energy flow, as expressed in the
flow of blood, and especially with the energies of sexuality and
creativity. It is also deeply connected to the five physical senses.
it is unblocked people feel fully alive, energetic, spontaneous,
guilt-free. and in full appreciation of their bodies.
When it is
unbalanced reproductive organ diseases, joint stiffness, and various
blood disorders may result.
associated with the second chakra: bloodstone carnelian, garnet, ruby
The third chakra is the solar plexus and is located just below the
navel. This chakra is associated with the colour yellow. This
is the chakra of physical and material power, with an emphasis on
mastery in the physical realm, especially the ability to manifest one's
hopes and dreams. It relates to expressing one's unique individuality in
the physical world.
it is unblocked people feel self-confident, have a clear sense of
purpose, and pursue dreams which others would consider impossible.
Imbalances appear as lack of self-confidence, insecurity about money or
other physical things, and may also express itself in terms of being
aggressive or using one's power to dominate others.
symptoms are usually digestive.
associated with the third chakra: citrine, rutilated quartz,
pyrite, tiger eye
fourth chakra is the heart centre. It is located in
an area in the centre of the chest, between the two
nipples. The colours associated with this chakra are
green and pink.
relates to love and emotional well-being. When it is
unblocked we give love unconditionally and attract
to ourselves those people who give us an abundance
of love. When it is blocked we feel the lack of love
in our lives as keenly as those with third-chakra
blockages feel a lack of material security.
conditions are the most common physical symptoms.
associated with the fourth chakra: aventurine,
rose quartz, rhodonite, green tourmaline
fifth chakra is the throat centre. It is located in
an area which corresponds to the centre of the
throat. The colours associated with this chakra are
either blue or turquoise
governs communication and mental creativity. When it
is balanced we communicate easily and effectively
with others in both written and verbal form. This
includes being able to constructively express anger
and other emotions.
it is blocked communication is difficult to
impossible, and these may be the people who say,
"I'm just not creative.
my experience there can be more physical blockages
associated with the fifth chakra than with any
other. These can include excessive eating and
drinking (good ways to keep the throat busy while
preventing communication), and a range of
respiratory diseases. Teeth and gum disorders fall
into this category, as well.
for the fifth chakra: blue lace agate,
sixth chakra is the third eye. This chakra is
located between the two brows on the forehead.
The colour most associated with this chakra is
is the psychic center, and, when unblocked, the
source of intuition, esp, and other psychic
abilities. This chakra is particularly to the fears
of cultures which wish to believe only that which
they can experiences with the physical senses, and
blockages abound, including fear of the imagination,
of dreams, and one's "irrational"
symptoms of blockage may include persistent
headaches, insomnia, and anxiety.
associated with the sixth chakra: amethyst,
charoite, lapis, sodalite, sugalite
seventh chakra is the crown centre. This chakra is
located on the top of the head. The
colour associated with this chakra is white.
seventh chakra is our direct connection to spirit.
When it is balanced we understand our relationship
with the universe. We dissolve the illusion that we
are separate from other humans and other forms of
appreciate our uniqueness and our places as parts of
the whole. When it is blocked we compare ourselves
to others or to internal checklists (and usually
find ourselves wanting). We feel lonely, we are
afraid of death.
associated with the seventh chakra: clear
calcite, clear quartz.