The word Chakra is a Sanskrit term meaning spinning wheel of light and signifies a series of wheel-like vortices of energy which exist above the surface of the body and connect through the spine to the glandular centers.
There are seven major chakras associated with the body. Another one exists above the head for divine connection and the chakra below the feet for connection to the earth. There are also at least 70,000 mini chakras called Nadiis throughout the body.
The effect of a balanced flow of energy to the chakras is a sense of well-being and peacefulness, allowing the body to vibrate more quickly and align to the cosmic forces. See the chart below for more detailed information on the Chakra Energy System.
Stones and crystals allow us to use two of the most fundamental healing characteristics - energy & colour - to balance our Chakras. We are naturally attracted to the stones which are in alignment with our needs at the time. All matter embodies energy and can be thought of as a complex series of frequencies which vary according to the composition and density of the material.
In the case of stones, a sympathetic vibration can be established with the body to allow attunement, and the subsequent expression of Source energy. When healing and balancing the chakras, an appropriate stone is placed on the chakra - on the front or back of the body, whichever is more comfortable. Leave for 15 minutes. Stones can be placed on all the chakras at once, or above the head and below the feet to perform certain tasks.
| Base of
|Red/Black||Gonads||Physical activity, stability, survival, grounding, will, security.|
|Below the navel|| Orange/
|Pancreas||Feelings, sensations, creativity, healing, sexuality and reproduction, desire, emotion, intuition.|
|Yellow||Adrenals||Personal power, will, intellect, ambition, protective.|
| Center of
|Thymus||Love, compassion, healing, universal consciousness, emotional balance.|
| Middle of
|Blue||Thyroid||Communication and self-expression, divine guidance.|
| THIRD EYE
|Indigo||Pituitary||Visualization, perception and clairvoyance, spiritual awareness, psychic power, intuition, light.|
| Top of
|Pineal||Liberation, cosmic consciousness, enlightenment, energy, perfection.|
|Black||n/a||Connection to the Earth, feelings of Presence|
|n/a||Divine connection, spiritual inflow|
|Chakras||Appropriate Stones or Crystals|
|Root/base||Hematite, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Red Zincite, Garnet, Smokey Quartz|
|Spleen/Sacral||Orange Calcite, Vanadinite, Carnelian, Blue-Green Turquoise, Blue-green Fluorite|
|Solar Plexus||Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Gold Calcite - tumbled|
|Heart||Rose Quartz, Pink/Rubellite Tourmaline, Watermelon Tourmaline, Green Aventurine, Malachite, Jade|
|Throat||Sodalite, Blue Calcite, Blue Kyanite, Angelite, Blue Turquoise|
|Third Eye||Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Sugilite|
|Crown||Amethyst, White Calcite, White Topaz|
|Ground||Hematite, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline|
|Transpersonal||Clear Quartz, Apophyllite|