The chakras are energy centres in our bodies that energy flows through. There are seven main chakras many more lesser chakras.

chakras-310119_1280Energy healers believe that when energy is blocked in any of these seven areas, emotional or physical illness is more likely. This is a quick guide to where each chakra is located, its special job, and how you can keep the energy balanced and flowing through them.

  1. Root Chakra(also known as Base Chakra)
    Colour Association: Red
    Location: Base of the spine
    Represents: Survival, standing up for yourself, financial independence, security
    Imbalance may be related to: Fatigue, low back pain, depression, cold hands and feet, feeling insecure and unsupported, hip, foot and leg problems
    Healing: Exercise and restful sleep, red food and drink, red accessories and clothing, essential oils: (ylang ylang or sandalwood), Reflexology.

Crystals: Red and deep red/brown stones e.g. Garnet, red jasper, ruby

  1. Sacral Chakra(also known as belly or spleen Chakra)
    Colour Association: Orange
    Location: Lower abdomen below the navel
    Represents: Feelings, ability to be social, pleasure, sexuality, well-being, sense of taste
    Imbalance may be related to: Alcohol and drug abuse, depression, allergies, yeast infections, urinary problems, sexual problems, fertility problems, menstrual problems,
    Healing: Massage or Reflexology, orange food and drink, orange accessories and & clothing, essential oils:  orange, clary sage,

Crystals: Carnelian, Orange calcite, sunstone, peach aventurine

  1. Solar Plexus Chakra
    Colour Association: Yellow
    Location: Upper abdomen, stomach area
    Represents: Personal power, self-confidence, self-control, humour, intellect
    Imbalance may be related to: Digestive problems, diabetes, constipation, memory loss
    Healing: Learning, doing puzzles, detoxing, yellow food and drink, yellow accessories and clothing,

Crystals: Citrine, lemon quartz, lemon chrysoprase, yellow jasper

  1. Heart Chakra
    Colour Association: Green, sometimes pink or with pink included
    Location: Centre of the chest, above the heart
    Represents: Ability to love, joy, inner peace
    Imbalance may be related to: Heart and breathing issues, asthma, breast problems, high blood pressure, muscle tension, sadness, lack of self love or self-acceptance
    Healing: Family time, spending time with nature, green food and drink, green accessories and & clothing

Crystals: Green Aventurine, rose quartz, fuchsite, tree jasper, ruby in fuchsite, rhodonite

  1. Throat Chakra
    Colour Association: Blue
    Location: Throat
    Represents: Communication, relationships, trust, loyalty
    Imbalance may be related to: Thyroid problems, hormonal issues, fever, menopause, mood swings, sore throats, inability to speak your truth, holding on to things that need to be said, neuralgia
    Healing: Chanting, mantras or poetry, writing letters or writing down thoughts and worries, singing, conversations, blue food and drink, blue accessories and clothing,

Crystals: Sodalite, blue lace agate, angelite, sapphire

  1. Third Eye Chakra(also known as Brow Chakra)
    Colour Association: Indigo, deep purple or deep bluey purple (Or any shade of purple if using white for the crown chakra)
    Location: Forehead, between the eyes
    Represents: Intuition, imagination, ability to make decisions, psychic abilities
    Imbalance may be related to: Sleeping disorders, inability to read motives or situations, lack of clear thought
    Healing: Watch the stars or the night sky, meditation, indigo food and drink, indigo accessories and clothing,  essential oils (patchouli)

Crystals: (dark) Amethyst, purple fluorite, Charoite,  Azurite, Iolite

  1. Crown Chakra
    Colour Association: Violet, white, silver
    Location: Top of the head (slightly above)
    Represents: Ability to connect spiritually, knowingness, spirituality, connection to your God/s, angels, all that is or universal power.
    Imbalance may be related to: Headaches, mental illness, senility, lack of coordination, rashes
    Healing: Focus on dreams, writing down inventions, violet food and drink, violet accessories and clothing, lavender flowers and oil,  angel or oracle cards, prayer

Crystals: Clear quartz, snow quartz, apophyllite, light amethyst, tanzanite, Sugilite

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