I’m sure the words ‘chakra’ and ‘align your chakras’ might have floated past your ears (or eyes, because of social media) How about I help you take a deeper dive into this Vedic Science originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC?
Are Chakras real?
The Vedas (the ancient scripture which propagated Vedic Science) are the earliest literary records and the most ancient scripture of Hinduism. They have specific mention of ‘Chakras’. According to Fern Olivia, a yoga instructor “There are 7 chakras and each of them corresponds to specific organs as well as physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual states of well being. Within these chakras is ‘prana’ which are the ultimate healing energy centers”
What are Chakras?
The Sanskrit word ‘Chakra’ loosely translates to ‘Wheel’ or ‘disk’. Rightfully named so, they are spinning wheels of energy within us. We all have Major and Minor chakras constantly spinning within us fuelling the spirit of our souls: our well being on all levels. Yoga and Meditation is one of the sure-shot ways of harmonizing out chakra. The premise of using healing crystals to balance your chakras is that every crystal has the purpose of magnifying the energy center you’re focusing on. Every Major chakra has a chant associated with it. These chants are known as ‘Bij Mantra’. Reciting them out aloud during meditation is known to channel breathwork and calming energies.
Here’s a list of the 7 Major chakras and their primary properties:
1. MULADHARA (The Root Chakra)
Bij Mantra “Lam”
Located at the base of your spine, this chakra is linked to your basic foundational needs. It is related to survival and security. Its prime color is red and associated with the element ‘Earth’. The message of this chakra is simply ‘I exist’.
The crystal used to align your Root Chakra is Garnet :
Garnet is a cleansing chakra crystal that reenergizes the chakra, purifies and balances energy, and brings passion and serenity when you need it.
2. SVADHISTANA(The Sacral Chakra)
Bij Mantra “Vam”
Located in the lower abdomen, this chakra is linked to carnal energies and pleasure. It is related to your desires and passion. Its prime color is orange and is associated with the element ‘Water’. The message of this chakra is ‘I desire’.
The crystal used to align your Sacral Chakra is Carnelian:
Carnelian is a crystal which restores vitality and motivation, stimulates creativity and promotes positive life choices.
3. MANIPURA(The Solar Plexus Chakra)
Bij mantra “Ram”
Located in the upper abdomen, this chakra is linked to self-confidence. It is related to your power or influence over your world. Its prime color is yellow. Its natural element is fire. The message of this chakra is ‘I control’.
The crystal used to align your Solar Plexus Chakra is Citrine :
Citrine is a stone of personal manifestations and imagination. Agate: A stone of protection, physical strength,harmony and good luck, agate enhances creativity and strengthens intellect.
4. ANAHATA(The Heart Chakra)
Bij mantra “Yam”
Located pretty close to your heart, this chakra is linked to your emotions. It is related to love, compassion and empathy. Its prime color is green and natural element is air. The message of this chakra is “I love”.
The crystal used to align your Heart Chakra is Rose Quartz:
This chakra promotes compassion, empathy, and soothing calm feelings.
5. VISHUDDHA(The Throat Chakra)
Bij mantra “Ham”
Located at the center of your throat, this chakra is linked to the way you communicate your thoughts. It is related to speaking your truth. Its prime color is blue. The message of this chakra is “I express”.
The crystal used to align your Throat Chakra is Turquoise:
Turquoise is a stone of protection and strength that promotes leadership, communication, and mental relaxation.
6. AJNA(The Third Eye Chakra)
Bij Mantra “Om”
Located in between your eyebrows, this chakra is linked to our ability to look beneath the surface. It is related to your insight, intuition, and awareness. Its prime color is indigo. The message of this chakra is “I am the witness.
The crystal used to align your Third Eye Chakra is Lapis Lazuli:
This is a healing stone of power, wisdom, truth and good judgment. It is a chakra crystal to promote intuition.
7. SAHASRARA(The Crown Chakra)
Bij Mantra “Ah”
Located at the top of your head, this chakra leads the pathway to consciousness. It represents the silence between space and spiritual connection. Its prime color is violet. The message of this chakra is “I am that I am”.
The crystal used to align your Crown Chakra is Amethyst;
Amethyst is a healing crystal that represents royalty, spirituality, and creativity. It enhances the aura and boosts self-esteem, and it can be used to ease headaches and heal addictions.
Apart from just accentuating your outfit and glamourizing your look, healing crystal jewelry could have a calming purpose and aid spiritual aspirations. Stones are powerful amplifiers and may radiate or attract energy both in and out through their natural qualities, symbolic and cultural meanings, as well as the personal affinities you have with them.
I hope this article answered your questions about healing and chakras!
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