The word Chakra in Sanskrit translates to wheel or disc. Chakras are Entry Gates of the Aura.They are centres of activity that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy. They are responsible for the person's physical, mental, and spiritual functions. They absorb and transmit energies to and from the universe, nature, celestial entities, from people even from things. There are seven chakras within the body, running from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness.
The chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the Vedas. Evidence of chakras, spelled cakra, is also found in the Shri Jabala Darshana Upanishad, the Cudamini Upanishad, the Yoga-Shikka Upanishad and the Shandilya Upanishad.
The colors of the chakras are related to the seven basic energy centers in the body. Each Chakra also has healing crystals and gemstones of co-ordinated Chakra colors, which can be used in crystal healing. Chakra color healing has a profound effect physically, emotionally and spiritually; if our Chakras are blocked or drained, then our body, spirit and mind can not function properly. Clearing and balancing our Chakras with Chakra colors, crystals and Chakra sounds, breath and positive affirmation can easily and effectively, bring us back into a vibrant and healthy balance.
(First Chakra) The Root chakra is located at the genitals on the front of the body, and the base of the spine, the coccyx or tailbone of the back. The center is the sexual / genital area, the gateway of birth and the reproductive organs. The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Gemstones that will aid the Root chakra include red jasper, lodestone, ruby, garnet, smokey quartz, obsidian, hematite and onyx.
(Second Chakra) The Sacral chakra is frontally located in the lower abdomen, between the root chakra and the navel. The chakra is rooted in the spinal column at the first lumbar vertebra, and it corresponds to the ovaries in women ant spleen in men. Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Gemstones that will aid the Sacral chakra include carnelian, coral, orange jasper, orange jade.
(Third Chakra) The Solar Plexus chakra is located just above the navel below the center breast bone. It’s spinal location is at the eighth thoracic vertebra. This chakra corresponds to the adrenals, pancreas, and stomach. Yellow is the color of Solar plexus chakra. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The Solar Plexus chakra is representative of vitality and will. When this chakra is open, it acts to empower a person and help them find their personal strength. It will help turn dreams and goals into reality. Gemstones that will aid the Solar Plexus chakra include amber, topaz, citrine, yellow calcite, yellow jade, yellow tourmaline, yellow jasper ,yellow sapphire.
(Fourth Chakra) The Heart chakra is located between the breasts, in the center of the breastbone; at the back its location is the first thoracic vertebra between and below the shoulder blades. This chakra corresponds with the Thymus, Heart, and Circulation. Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Gemstones that will aid the Heart chakra include green jade, green agate, emerald, tourmaline, aventurine, malachite, rose quartz, and rhodonite.
(Fifth Chakra) The Throat chakra is located in the front at the base of the neck, at the hollow of the collarbone, with its spiral rooted in the third cervical vertebras at the back, the spine at the base of the skull. This chakra corresponds to the Thyroid, Lungs, Ears, Nose and Throat. The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The Throat Chakra is connected with speech and hearing, and encourages spiritual communication. Gemstones that will aid the Throat chakra include turquoise, aquamarine, iolite, blue agete, lapis, sodalite, quartz.
(Sixth Chakra) The Third eye chakra is frontally just above and between the physical eyes, and at the first cervical vertebra of the spine at the back. This chakra corresponds to the eyes and pituitary gland. Indigo is the symbol of spiritual attainment, self-mastery and wisdom. It aids in the opening of the third eye (inner and outer vision) and opens the doors to the subconscious, so that negative elements can be eliminated and higher elements can be attained. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Gemstones amethyst, lapis, moonstone and augilite will aid the Third eye chakra.
(Seventh Chakra) The Crown chakra physical front and back location is at the top of the head, slightly to the back. This chakra corresponds to the pineal and pituitary gland. Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. When stimulated and clear, it enables one to see the truth concerning illusory ideals, materialistic pursuits and self-limiting concepts. It further allows one to experience continuous self-awareness and conscious detachment from personal emotions. Gemstones that will aid the Crown chakra include amethyst, citrine, clear quartz, diamond, labradorite, rutile quartz , tanzanite , white agate and white sapphire.