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The Chakras

“There are seven power centers in your body, called chakras.

The state of each chakra reflects the health of a particular area of your body.

It also reflects your psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being.”

~ Caroline Myss

DISCOVER THE CHAKRAS

So… breaking this concept down really simply.

Imagine that inside your physical body, you have 7 x energetic areas that are like spinning wheels of energy.

All of the major chakras (or energy centers) are situated in a vertical line from the base of the spine to the the top of the head, making a core line for the flow of vital energy.

When there is a blockage in energy or if it is not flowing optimally; you will experience different levels of ‘dis-ease’ in your life – whether that be physical, emotional or spiritual.

We believe that it is important to understand what each chakra represents, what physical body parts and emotions each Chakra is linked to, the function and how to know if your Chakra is blocked or congested. With awareness and easy tips, you can work on ensuring your energy can flow freely.


OPEN YOUR MIND

 

This may all sound a little crazy if you are new to the world of Chakras, we know. But when you begin to observe your body with more presence and attention, you will begin to physically feel where you are currently blocked. But until this happens, guess what?

When you trust your intuition and just look at the chakra symbols / colours or our jewellery, you will be drawn to the chakra that needs your attention in this moment. Open your mind and give it a shot. View the Chakras as our teachers and they can gently lead us to deeper realisations.

And remember, exploring spirituality and Chakras is enjoyable. Take yourself lightly, remove the pressure. You do not need to behave in a certain way or have studied a Chakra course to connect with (and understand) your Chakras.

We can promise you, the more you relax, the more you will enjoy this exploration into this magical world of energy.

 


INTUITIVE GUIDANCE

 

Let’s connect with our intuition and see where we wander.

Close your eyes, clear your mind.

Take three deep breaths and relax. Gently open your eyes.

Which Mandala below stands out the most? Now… CLICK ON IT to learn more.

 

Base (Root) Chakra / Muladhara

SURVIVAL ~ STABILITY ~ INSTINCT ~ GROUNDING ~ PHYSICAL VITALITY

 

COLOUR : Red

LOCATION : Base of the spine

BODY : Base of the spine, legs, feet, bones, groin, endocrine glands (ovaries and testes), rectum and immune system.

FUNCTION : Muladhara is your foundation for emotional and mental health. Survival, stability and feeling as though you have the right to exist in a physical form. Connecting to the pulse of the earth and her beautiful energies is vital in terms of feeling safe, strong, secure and clear in your life.

If unbalanced, you may be : Affected by survival issues such as stability, money, sex, food and success. Feeling the constant need to control / obsess, depleted energy, disconnection with yourself, lack of trust and on-going suffering. You may experience abandonment fears, a lack of family bonding and generally feel unsafe and unsupported.

STIMULANTS (How to balance this Chakra) : Bring the colour RED forcefully into your life. Spend time in nature, walk barefoot and sit. Eat red foods. Enjoy regular physical exercise and restful sleep.

Crystals to assist in rebalancing this Chakra : Uncut Emerald, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Red Jasper, Bloodstone, Smokey Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Onyx and Hematite.

Affirmation to repeat to yourself : “I AM …”

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Sacral Chakra / Svadhisthana

RELATIONSHIPS ~ CREATIVITY ~ VITALITY ~ PLEASURE ~ SEXUALITY

 

COLOUR : Orange

LOCATION : Below the navel / lower abdomen

BODY : Lower abdomen to navel, adrenal glands, sexual organs, large intestine, appendix, bladder and hip area.

FUNCTION : The ability to relate to everything outside of you. This includes the ability to connect with others, the universe, nature and material possessions. Realise that no relationship that you develop (big or small) is without spiritual value.

If unbalanced, you may be experiencing : Issues surrounding relationships, sex, money, abundance and a sense of our boundaries. Inability to experience enjoyment, lack of connection, fear of loss of control (or being controlled) lack of trust, blame, guilt and feeling emotionally paralysed.

STIMULANTS (How to balance this Chakra) : Bring the colour ORANGE forcefully into your life. Exercise, enjoy a hot aromatic bath and ponder over what brings you JOY. Spend time with friends, get creative – paint, craft, decorate, build, dance or sing. Practice being present.

Crystals to assist in rebalancing this Chakra : Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Tiger’s Eye and Citrine. Also, Moonstone and Aquamarine.

Affirmation to repeat to yourself : “I FEEL …”

 

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Solar Plexus Chakra / Manipura

SELF ESTEEM ~ POSITIVITY ~ CONFIDENCE ~ EMPOWERED ~ ENERGETIC

 

COLOUR : Yellow

LOCATION : Centre of the waist

BODY : Abdomen, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen and the middle of the spine.

FUNCTION : Your relationship with yourself and your seat of power. How you relate to yourself from which arises genuine self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence. Accept responsibility for the person you have become and be proud of YOU.

If unbalanced : You may experience envy, jealousy, nervousness, introversion, stress, lack of self-worth, self-doubt, lack of self-confidence, excessive humility and the fear of standing in your own power. Sensitivity to rejection, fear of looking foolish and physical appearance anxieties.

Crystals to assist in rebalancing this Chakra : Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Tiger’s Eye and Citrine. Also, Moonstone and Aquamarine.

STIMULANTS (How to balance this Chakra) : Bring the colour YELLOW forcefully into your life. Breathe, grant yourself time and space to relax. Spend time in the sunshine, practice gratitude, meditate, receive a deep massage (abdominal) and do something brave.

Affirmation to repeat to yourself : “I CAN …”

 

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Heart Chakra / Anahata

BALANCE ~ LOVE ~ JOY ~ PASSION ~ UNITY ~ HARMONY ~ COMPASSION

 

COLOUR : Green (and Pink)

LOCATION : Centre of your chest

BODY : Centre of your chest, heart and circulatory system, ribs / breasts, lungs, shoulders, arms, hands, diaphragm and thymus gland.

FUNCTION : Experience perfect union through LOVE. Emotional energy – love – is necessary for all levels of existence and profoundly affects physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth.

If unbalanced, you may experience : The inability to feel, coldness, indifference, heartlessness, incapable of real intimacy, passivity, requires constant reassurance and recognition. Inability to forgive, self-centredness and fear of loneliness.

STIMULANTS (How to balance this Chakra) :Bring the colour GREEN (and PINK) forcefully into your life. Nature walks, dancing and listening to ‘love music’. Feel intensely; spend time with loved ones and practice loving the unlovable in others and yourself daily.

Crystals to assist in rebalancing this Chakra : Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine, Watermelon Tourmaline, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Emerald and Peridot.

Affirmation to repeat to yourself : “I AM LOVE …”

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Throat Chakra / Vishuddha

SELF + SOUL EXPRESSION ~ COMMUNCATION ~ CONFIDENCE ~ WILLPOWER

 

COLOUR : Blue

LOCATION : Throat area

BODY : Throat, thyroid, parathyroid, trachea, mouth, teeth, gums, jaw, neck vertebrae and oesophagus.

FUNCTION : To give us the ability to communicate in a true sense. It also fulfils the function of self-expression and the ability to speak our own (real) truth. It’s essence is faith – faith in our fears or faith in the divine, the choice is yours.

If unbalanced, you may experience : Vulnerability, fear of open spaces, fear of boundlessness and an absence of flow. Blocked or forced expression, mood swings, judgement, criticism, suppression, hormonal disorders and self-pity. An unbalance will effect your choice and strength of will; a lack in faith, knowledge and capacity to make decisions.

STIMULANTS (How to balance this Chakra) : Bring the colour BLUE (sky or bright) forcefully into your life. Use your words; sing, speak, lecture, act, chant, write and journal. Express yourself! Engage in meaningful conversations. Say what you mean and listen in silence.

Crystals to assist in rebalancing this Chakra : Turquoise, Chrysocolla, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Topaz, Amber, Blue Tourmaline and Amethyst.

Affirmation to repeat to yourself : “I WILL …”

 

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Third Eye (Brow) Chakra / Ajna

INTUITION ~ IMAGINATION ~ CLAIRVOYANCE ~ DREAMING ~ ORIGINAL THOUGHT

 

COLOUR : Indigo

LOCATION : Centre of forehead, between the eyes

BODY : Brain, nervous system, nose, ears, eyes, pineal gland and pituitary gland.

FUNCTION : To obtain a conscious perception of being. It is the seat of our higher mental powers and higher clairvoyance. The Brow or Third Eye chakra influences the areas of our mind that control common sense, wisdom, intelligence, memory retention, dreams, spirituality and intuition. Search for the difference between truth and illusion, the two forces present in each moment. Trust what you cannot see, it is more truthful than what you can.

If unbalanced, you may experience : Feeling ungrounded, tendency to think too much and constant over analysis. Mood swings, lack of vision, vague / muddled thoughts and the inability to make decisions. Feelings of inadequacy, difficulty with being open to others ideas and an inability to learn from experience.

STIMULANTS (How to balance this Chakra) : Bring the colour PURPLE forcefully into your life. Daydream, stargaze, let go of limited thinking, follow your intuition and turn inwards. Surrender, practice the art of surrendering.

Crystals to assist in rebalancing this Chakra : Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Blue Obsidian, Apophyllite and Herkimer Diamond.

Affirmation to repeat to yourself : “I KNOW …”

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Crown Chakra / Sahasrara

CONNECTIVITY ~ WISDOM ~ INSPIRATION ~ PURITY ~ SPIRITUALITY

 

COLOUR : White / Violet

LOCATION : Top of head

BODY : Muscular system, skeletal system and skin.

FUNCTION : To enable unity with our own divinity as well as the greater divinity; the source of all things – GOD (or a higher intelligence). The aim is to experience a heightened state of consciousness and a clearer awareness.

If unbalanced, you may experience : Limited consciousness or spiritual awareness, despair, lack of purpose and a sense of life being meaningless. Fear of death, disconnection, narcissism, closed-mindedness, mental illness, lack of coordination and energy disorders. An inability to trust life and see a larger pattern; issues surrounding values, ethics and courage.

STIMULANTS (How to balance this Chakra) : Bring the colour VIOLET / WHITE forcefully into your life. Practice open-eyed meditation; ask for a connection with GOD. Focus on your dreams; write down your visions and LET GO of anything that limits you.

Crystals to assist in rebalancing this Chakra : Amethyst, Quartz, Moonstone, Fluorite, Charoite and Sugilite.

Affirmation to repeat to yourself : “I AM THAT I AM …”

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