The 7 Chakras
The Chakras are the central energy centers within a person’s body. The word Chakra is the Sanskrit word for Wheel. Each Chakra spins like a wheel allowing energy to flow from the pelvic region where the Root Chakra is located through the top of the skull to the Crown Chakra. When in balance, the Chakras are open allowing energy to flow freely, but certain mental or physical conditions restrain the energy and cause a blockage in one or more of the Chakras. Clearing and balancing our Chakras can be done utilizing their corresponding colors, healing crystals, sounds, Yoga poses, meditation and breath work. We can easily and effectively bring ourselves back into a vibrant and harmonious state! The names and colors associated with the Chakras are Root: red, Sacral: orange, Solar Plexus: yellow, Heart: green/pink, Throat: blue, Third Eye: indigo, Crown: white/violet.
Root Chakra: Red Coral
Solar Plexus: Citrine
Heart: Green Aventurine
Third Eye: Lapis Lazuli
Onyx is a strength providing stone that is highly beneficial in difficult times involving physical stress or emotional stress. It centers our energy and aligns us with a higher power that gives us guidance and strength. Onyx wants us to be the master of our own destiny and it promotes the vigor, stamina and steadfast that we need on our journey. Onyx encourages us to learn from our past mistakes allowing us to develop confidence in our judgment and decision making abilities. An excellent stone for absorbing and transmuting negative energy, Onyx wants us to focus on the important things in life. It promotes self-discipline and self-control facilitating our ability to manifest our greatest desires.
Hematiteis extremely effective at keeping us grounded. When emotions run high or the stress of everyday life has you at your breaking point, use Hematite to balance these emotions and keep you grounded and focused on your goals. Hematite is a protective stone that eliminates negativity from our aura restoring harmony and balance. Hematite also stimulates our ability to concentrate and focus, enhancing our memory and organizing our thoughts. Promoting balance and harmony, Hematite helps us come to terms with our past mistakes and regrets. It persuades us to see them not as disasters, but as learning experiences and opportunities for growth.
The Crown Chakra is represented by a thousand petal lotus flower. It is the link between consciousness and the Universe and serves as the gateway to the highest level of awareness achieved through enlightenment. Once we escape the confines of our ego we are free to experience eternal happiness and realize our connection to the Soul of the Universe.