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Using Gemstones and Your Chakras

December 29, 2012

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The word chakra is Sanskrit for “wheel.” Each of our chakras is linked to a specific color, element, developmental stage, emotional state, mental state and physical state of being and part of the body. Using gemstones and crystals can aid bringing balance and well-being to you physically, mentally and emotionally. Chakras influence our physical bodies as well and our mental emotional and spiritual selves. Each chakra in interconnected and as part of a truly holistic system of health.

With the hustle and bustle of daily life, stress can build, causing blockages in our chakras which can lead to health issues that will manifest in physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual ways. We can be conscious and aware of when we are feeling unbalanced. If we can take positive actions to create greater inner harmony in our lives we can be empowered and improve our physical as well as mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Using gemstones and crystals in your daily life can aid in bringing health, balance and harmony to your chakra system. Keep them in your pocket, wear them, and use them in meditation. Pick gemstones you resonate with.

• Crown Chakra- It is the spiritual center of the physical- etheric body levels. This is where energy and information from the Universal Energy Source. The color violet or purple and is associated with the element thought. Gemstones: Clear Crystals, Amethyst, Purple Fluorite and Violet Tourmaline.
• Brow Chakra (third eye chakra)- Located just above and between your eyes (almost between your brows), is associated with the color indigo or dark blue and is associated with the element light. This chakra heals and supports your intuition, vision and perceptions of psychic and physical reality. Gemstones: Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Aventurine.
• Throat Chakra- Located at the lower front of your throat it is connected to the color light blue and associated with the element sound. It brings healing to the physical throat as well as support to your ability to clearly communicate your truths and needs, as well as self-expression. Gemstones: Blue Lace Agate, Turquoise, Amazonite, Moonstone and Blue Calcite.
• Heart Chakra- Located beneath the breastbone at the center of your chest is associated with the color green and linked to the element air. It’s where we hold our emotions, the physical heart, and compassion for oneself and for others. Gemstones: Green Aventurine, Jade, Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite.
• Solar Plexus –Located about two fingers above your belly button and is associated with the color yellow and with the element fire. It’s the space of perceptual feelings, mental energy, intellect and the mind and our place of power. Gemstones: Yellow Jasper, Citrine, Tiger Eye and Sunstone.
• Sacral Chakra- Located below the navel is associated with the color orange and with the element water. It is the seat of sexuality, fertility, sensuality, desire, passions of all types and creativity. Gemstones: Carnelian, Amber, Orange Agate.
• Root/Base Chakra- Located bellow your belly button, the root and seat of our life force energy, is associated with the color red as well as with the element earth. It is also connected with survival, our individual core identity and grounding to the earth. Gemstones: Red Jasper, Smokey Quartz, Garnet.

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