Chakras are energy vortexes within the body. The main 7 chakras start at the crown, on the top of the head and run all the way down your spine to the coccyx, the root chakra. When these vortexes are open and any blockage is removed, chakras are balanced and aligned, our vital energy can run smoothly through the body making us feel vibrant and alive.
Meditation on each chakra helps to open it, we can use crystals to help dispel any blockage. The way to do it is to lie down comfortably on your back and put appropriate crystals on each chakra, then starting from the base or root chakra and going up, try to concentrate on the energy you feel coming out of the crystal, let the crystal absorb any negativity in the chakra and help the chakra vortex stabilise. Do this for each chakra until you get to the crown chakra.
Many ask how would I know if a stone or a crystal is appropriate to a certain chakra? The easiest way is to go by colours and one useful color scheme is the rainbow. The seven chakras are associated with the colours of the rainbow as follows:
- base chakra - red,
- navel chakra - orange,
- solar plexus chakra - yellow,
- heart chakra - green,
- throat chakra - blue,
- third eye chakra - indigo,
- crown chakra - violet.
There are various crystals or stones associated with every chakra.
Sometimes during meditation one can feel blockages between the chakras on what is known as the path of Sushumna, which is the path where energy travels up and down the 7 chakras. For example one can feel a blockage between the solar plexus and the heart chakras, or between the heart and the throat chakras.
One way to help with this is to use crystals that incorporate the two colours of the chakras above and below the blockage. For example in the first case a yellow green apatite, and in the second case a blue green tourmaline placed where the blockage is felt would help.
Clear Quartz in all its formations is an excellent conductor of energies. Clear Quartz can be used to enhance the energy of other crystals and stones. Place clear quartz near any other crystal or stone to amplify its effects. Multi-coloured stones relate to a combination of different chakras, and hence can be useful to create a combined effect.
It is important to cleanse your crystals frequently by rinsing them under running water, lighting incense around them (sage is recommended), or burying them in clean soil.
For a diagram and list of chakra stones visit http://www.astrocrystals.com/chakras.shtml
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