Sunday, September 2, 2012

Basic Guide to Chakras

There is a lot of talk about Chakras. What exactly are they? Here's a short intro Chakras and the gemstone that help to align them.

A Chakra can be thought of as an energy point within the body. Chakra Therapies have been used for thousand
s of years by the Chinese and Indian cultures to balance energy in the body. They maintain that imbalances at these points may result in emotional and physical upsets. They believe the body is entwined with the emotions and spirit. Upsets at critical periods of the life may manifest as physical complaints. While modern medicine is just now discovering the link between stress, our emotions and our health, gemstones have been used for thousands of years in moving and manipulating Chakra Energy, sometimes called Ch'i or Prana. It is believed by many Naturopaths that a Chakra responds to the energy produced by particular gemstones and are therefore thought to bring balance and align these energy points in the body.


7th - Crown Chakra
Gemstones: Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Opal, Moonstone
6th - 3rd Eye or Brow Chakra
Gemstones:Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Sodalite, Sugilite, Purple Fluorite, Dumortierite, Blue Aventurine, Charoite, Tanzanite, Dark Blue Kyanite
5th - Throat Chakra
Gemstones: Turquoise, Blue Lace Agate, Angelite, Blue Topaz, Blue Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli (light), Blue Chalcedony, Blue Calcite, Sapphire, Blue Opal, Aquamarine
4th - Heart Chakra
Love and Compassion
Gemstones:Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Malachite, Jade, Rhodochrosite, Pink Kunzite, Rhodonite, Pink Opal, Lepidolite
3rd - Navel Chakra
Will Power
Gemstones:Yellow Amber, Citrine, Golden Topaz, Yellow Calcite, Yellow Aragonite, Golden Tiger Eye, Rutilated Quartz
2nd - Sacral Chakra
Gemstones: Carnelian, Yellow/Golden Topaz, Tiger Eye, Orange Amber, Sunstone, Peach Aventurine, Malachite
1st - Root Chakra
Fear, Security, Survival
Gemstones: Black Tourmaline, Garnet, Hematite, Obsidian, Black Onyx, Dark Ruby, Smoky Quartz, Bloodstone
General Chakra
There are some gemstones that do not need cleansing, or that are said to be extremely effective in aligning all Chakras.
Kyanite - Besides being an exceptionally beautiful stone, Kyanite is said to effortlessly align all Chakras and never need cleansing.
Kunzite - Said to help pinpoint and move energy blockages.

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