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Chakras: Sanskrit for "Wheels of Light". 

Chakras are recognized by Eastern medicine as spinning vortices of pure energy centers in the physical body, and also referred to as "lotuses". Located along the center of the spine, when open and clear, they draw energy or "chi" in to flow freely through them on a vibrational level. It is believed that balancing one's chakras is beneficial to well being, and as a way of uniting the individual soul with the universal soul. This is achieved through the use of color, gemstones/crystals, scents/oils/candles, and yoga techniques. Each chakra has its own purpose, associations and connections as described below:


The Root Chakra 

Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded. 

Element: earth
Color: red
Sense: smell
Mantra (chant): LAM

Location: feet to pubic bone

Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency

Governs: bones, teeth, nails, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity

Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders

Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive

Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well

Yoga Poses that Balance the Root Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose, Side-Angle Pose, Warrior Pose, Standing Forward Bend & Bridge Pose.

Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz

Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh

Red Agate, Bloodstone (Red Jasper), Hematite, Garnet, Ruby, Pyrite, Mahogany Obsidian, Red Carnelian, Copper, Strawberry Quartz


Rose quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Pink Topaz, Pink Coral, Pink Danburite, Kunzite, Pink Calcite, Pink Sapphire', Strawberry Quartz, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite.

The Sacral Chakra 

Represents our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.

Element: water
Colors: orange
Sense: taste
Mantra: VAM

Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus

Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships

Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system

Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems

Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality

Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour

Yoga Poses that Balance the Sacral Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend, Sitting Wide Forward Bend, and Bound Angle Pose.

Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline

Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood


Agate, Amber, Orange Coral, Orange Topaz, Carnelian, Cinnabar, Orange Spinel, Orange Garnet, Orange Agate, Orange Jasper, Orange Zircon, Sunstone, Coral (all shades), Peach Calcite, Rose quartz, Peach Onyx


The Solar Plexus Chakra

Represents our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.

Element: fire
Colors: yellow
Sense: sight, form and color
Mantra: RAM

Location: situated at the level of the belly button corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus

Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego

Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach

Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure

Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility

Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus

Postures that Balance the Solar Plexus Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation, Warrior Pose, bends like Bow, twists like Half Twist, and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose.

Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline

Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender, Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary

Golden/Yellow Topaz, Amber, Citrine, Golden Beryl, Rutilated Quartz, Yellow Chalcedony, Yellow Apatite


 The Heart Chakra

Represents our ability to love.

Element: air
Colous: green or pink
Sense: touch
Mantra: YAM

Location: situated on the chest in the region of the heart

Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul

Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands

Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, pneumonia

Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety

Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing

Yoga Poses that Balance the Heart Chakra: Chest openers like Camel, Cobra Pose, Fish Pose. Breathing exercises like Deep Breathing and Alternate Nostril Breathing.

Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Peridot, Adventurine, Prehnite, Green Chalcedony

Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram

RECOMMENDED OLIVE GREEN CRYSTALS:  Olivine, Peridot, Jade, Aventurine, Serpentine, Green Garnet, Prehnite, Green Apatite, Green Vesuvianite, Chrome Diopside, Chrysoberyl

RECOMMENDED LIGHT GREEN CRYSTALS: Hiddenite, Green Calcite, Aquamarine, Green Smithsonite

RECOMMENDED GREEN CRYSTALS:  Jade, Malachite, Olivine, Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Green Smithsonite, Aquamarine, Green Apatite, Hiddenite, Green Calcite, Green Garnet

The Throat Chakra

Represents our ability to communicate.

Element: sound or wind
Colors: blue & turquoise
Sense: hearing
Mantra: HAM

Location: situated on the level of the throat

Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one's own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression

Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums

Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems

Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction

Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression

Yoga Poses that Balance the Throat Chakra: Fish Pose, Lion Pose and neck stretches/ shoulder openers like Supported Shoulder Stand, Camel, Bridge Pose, and Plow Pose.

Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise

Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink

Aquamarine, Boulder Opal, Black Opal, Turquoise, Chrysocolla, Apatite, Amazonite, Indicolite Tourmaline.

Blue Turquoise, Blue Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Blue Topaz, Blue Lace Agate, Celestite, Kyanite, Sodalite, Blue Calcite, Rainbow Moonstone, Chalcedony


The Third Eye Chakra

Represents our ability to focus on and see the big picture.

Element: light
Colors: indigo
Sense: extra sensory perception
Mantra: AUM or OM

Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)

Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization

Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system

Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions

Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration

Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus

Poses that Balance the Third Eye Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal, and Seated Yoga, Child's Pose and palming the eyes and eye sockets.

Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz

Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine


Azurite, Blue Sapphire, Lapis lazuli, Tanzanite, Sodalite


The Crown Chakra

Represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.

Element: thought
Colors: violet/white
Sense: empathy, unity
Mantra: silence

Location: crown of the head

Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness

Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland

Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound

Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism

Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily

Poses that Balance The Crown Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like the Tree and Eagle Poses. 

Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite

Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus


Amethyst, Sugilite', Charoite, Purple Flourite, Lepidolite, Tanzanite, Purple Apatite


The 8th & 9th Chakras

 We have the ability to mirror, and therefore recognize ourselves. Clear reflects all the color rays. Represents transparency and reflection

What we see in others, is what is in ourselves. It holds the energy of purification and cleansing.

CLEAR, WHITESILVER and GOLD are the energy colors of the 8th & 9th chakras.


Clear Agate, Diamond, White Moonstone, White Opal, Clear Quartz, Clear Zircon, Herkimer Diamond, Clear Calcite, White Coral, Clear Topaz, Selenite, Clear Danburite, Clear Zircon.

Amber, Golden Tiger Eye, Golden Topaz, Citrine, Honey Calcite, Yellow Beryl, Pyrite, Gold, Rutilated Quartz.