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Chakra Basics

Chakra Basics

In this article you will learn some basic ways that you can use your metaphysical spiritual supplies, ritual supplies and metaphysical crystals that relate to the healthy functioning of your Chakra Energy Centers.

Most everyone has heard the term “Chakra”, but what, exactly are the Chakras?  The word “chakra” originated in India and also parts of Asia.  Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning spinning wheel.  Chakras are spinning wheels of energy within the human body.

The different chakras are responsible for various human functions which we will discuss briefly later in this article.  Basically, what chakras do is to channel the life force energies into different areas of human functioning.  Chakras can become unbalanced or blocked causing our necessary life force energies to have a much harder time working.  Unbalanced or blocked chakras can lead to disease and illness.

Life problems, traumas, negative experience and emotions can also affect our chakras and begin causing unbalance and blockages, or even cause the chakras to close.

Now we will take a brief look at the seven main chakras that we need to become familiar with and learn to take care of.

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ROOT CHAKRA

Color:  Red 

Musical Note: C

Crystal/Stone: Agate, Bloodstone, Hematite, Red Garnet, Ruby

Aroma: Cedar, Clove, Pepper, Vetiver

 Located at the base of the spine, the entrance point for root chakra is the perineum for men and the vagina for women.

The Root Chakra is associated with physical survival, fight or flight response, and instinctual animalistic sexual desires.

The root chakra grounds our energy into the physical world and is responsible for us being able to be alive in the physical world.

Blockages can cause health problems related to the uterus, prostate, kidneys, bladder, lower intestines/bowels, lower backbone and nerves.

SACRAL CHAKRA

Color:  Orange

Musical Note: D

Crystal/Stone: Carnelian, Coral, Gold Calcite, Moonstone

Aroma: Damiana, Gardenia, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang

Located about 2 inches below the naval.

This chakra is associated with sexual desires stemming from a loving perspective, creativity, pleasure, well being, abundance, social communication and gut intuition.

Negative emotions, emotional trauma can cause unbalance and blockage.

Health problems resulting from blockage can be connected to sexual organs, pancreas, liver, spleen, and lower back.

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

Color:  Yellow

Musical Note: E

Crystal/Stone: Amber, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Yellow Sapphire

Aroma: Bergamot, Carnation, Lavender, Rosemary

Located at the base of the sternum.

This chakra is associated with intellect, self-esteem, personal power, self confidence, self-worth, and intellectual communication.

Emotional distress in love and interpersonal relationships, submissiveness can cause blockages in this chakra.

Health problems resulting from blockages can include heart, stomach, liver, upper digestive tract and lung problems.

HEART CHAKRA

Color:  Green

Musical Note: F

Crystal/Stone: Emerald, Green Jade, Kunzite, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline

Aroma: Marjoram, Orris Root, Rose Oil, Yarrow

Located in the center of the chest.

This chakra is associated with giving and receiving love, joy, connectedness, unconditional love and peace.

Strong negative emotions such as hate can cause blockages to the heart chakra.

Health problems resulting from blockages can include upper spine, shoulders, lungs and heart problems.

THROAT CHAKRA

Color: Blue

Musical Note: G

Crystal/Stone: Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Chalcedony, Turquoise

Aroma: Benzoin, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Sage

Located at the root of the tongue.

This chakra is associated with truth, will power, self-discipline, control, and manifestation.

Holding back what we need to express or say, or over-expressing ourselves dramatically causes blockages.

Health problems resulting from blockages can include ears, throat, mouth, neck, and thyroid glands.

THIRD EYE CHAKRA

Color: Indigo

Musical Note: A

Crystal/Stone: Azurite, Calcite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Quartz

Aroma: Jasmine, Mint, Mugwort, Star Anise

Located between the eye brows above the bridge of the nose.

This chakra is associated with psychic abilities, clairvoyance, wisdom, imagination, intuition.

Misuse of psychic abilities and manipulation of others causes blockages.

Health problems resulting from blockages can include problems with head and eyes.

CROWN CHAKRA

Color: Violet

Musical Note: B

Crystal/Stone: Alexandrite, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Selenite

Aroma: Lotus, Olibanum, Rose, Spruce

Located at the top of the head on the inside.

This chakra is associated with spirituality, inspiration, insight, beauty and connection to higher powers or the divine.

Lack of spiritual belief system, lack of spiritual practice, negative thinking, spiritual crisis causes blockages.

Health problems resulting from blockages can include headaches, neck pain and tension, brain related illnesses.

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Daily practice of a chakra meditation/visualization is a simple metaphysical spiritual tool for maintaining proper balance and functioning of your chakras.  There are many guided chakra meditations available on CD.  Find one that you are comfortable with and take some time daily to relax and enjoy!

Using corresponding crystals, candle colors and aromas during your meditation is also helpful to balancing your chakras.

This article is but just a very brief and basic look at the seven main chakras.  We recommend you do further research to gain a full understanding of the role our chakras play in our very being.

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