A Beginners Guide to Chakras
Chakras are Energy Centres that connect your physical self to the non-physical aspects of your mind and spirit. They main chakras run down the centre of your spine, and each one corresponds to a colour and the energy types that connect between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of your being. The beneficial effects come from perfectly balancing the energies of these chakras. The usual way of promoting wellness is to place crystals of a similar colour on the corresponding chakra.
Located at the top of your head, the Crown Chakra vibrates white or violet and releases energy from your higher self, helping with knowledge, consciousness, accomplishment and spirituality. The best crystals for the Crown Chakra are, Amethyst, Apophyllite, Herkimer Diamond, Clear Quartz, White Calcite, White Topaz, Howlite, and Selenite.
Located right at the centre of your forehead, the Third Eye Chakra vibrates indigo and releases energy from your intuition and intellect, helping with self-awareness, meditation, confidence and spiritual awareness. The best crystals for the Third Eye Chakra are Lapis Lazuli, Azurite and Tanzanite.
Located at your throat, the Throat Chakra vibrates blue and releases energy to help you speak the truth to yourself and others, thereby promoting communication, expression, creativity and inspiration. The best crystals for the Throat Chakra are Sodalite, Blue Calcite, Blue Kyanite, Chrysocolla, Celestite, Angelite, Blue Turquoise, Amazonite, and Aquamarine.
Located at the centre of your chest, the Heart Chakra vibrates green and releases energy for compassion, helping with acceptance, emotional balance, sincerity and unconditional love. Best crystals for the Heart chakra are Rose Quartz, Cobalt Calcite, Pink Danburite, Lepidolite, Pink/Rubellite Tourmaline, Watermelon Tourmaline, Green Aventurine, Malachite, and Jade.
Located just below your sternum, or breast bone, the Solar Plexus Chakra vibrates yellow and amplifies energy of self-esteem and boundaries, emphasising personality, willpower, self-worth and determination. Best crystals for the Solar Plexus Chakra are Citrine, Amber, Yellow Jasper, Golden Calcite, and Gold Tigers Eye.
Located on your navel (“tummy button”), the Sacral Chakra vibrates orange and releases energy for prosperity and personal power, assisting with sociability, sexuality, creativity and desire. The best crystals for the Sacral Chakra are Orange Calcite, Vandinite, Carnelian, Turquoise, Fluorite, Copper and Topaz.
Located at the base of your spine, the Root Chakra vibrates red and releases energy from your community identity and tribal self, promoting comfort, security, stability, grounding, and physical energy. The best crystals for the Root Chakra are Hematite, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Red Zincite, Garnet, and Smoky Quartz.