Chakra meaning: The word chakra is originally Sanskrit, meaning 'wheel' or 'turning'. It refers to our main energy centres and how they affect our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Each chakra has its own colour, element and purpose.
Your body is an energy system, and each part has its own function. While your heart keeps the blood flowing and your lungs keep you breathing, your energy system keeps your whole body working properly.
Your chakras need energy to flow through them in order to keep your spiritual body healthy. Imbalances in your energy system can cause psychological and physical symptoms, so it's important to keep your chakras in balance.
One of the ways you can heal your chakra system is through crystal realignment. You simply lay down and place a crystal of the corresponding colour on the chakra point, then sit back and relax as your energy blends with the healing frequency of the crystal.
A crystal's healing properties work on a spiritual level. They help clear your mind and restore your energy. Check out the chart below that illustrates the colour associations with each chakra point, plus examples of crystals that work well for alignments.
*You may be aware of the major seven chakras, the main energy centres of the body in the Indian and Buddhist traditions. But in fact, there are over a hundred chakra points, and at MCC we focus on ten.
Earth Star Chakra"I release"
➵ hematite, obsidian, tourmaline
Located under your legs this chakra is like a subconscious database that keeps karmic DNA and past life records. Any imbalances in this chakra can make you feel extremely ungrounded and even wobbly on your feet. By keeping this chakra healthy, you'll be able to stand tall and proud of who you are.
Root Chakra"I am powerful"
➵ red jasper, carnelian, sunstone
This chakra is the energy foundation, on your lower body, and is considered to connect all the other chakras to the earth. Imbalances in the root chakra can lead to fear, anxiety, rage, and insecurity. A balanced root chakra helps you feel more confident and passionate about life.
Sacral Chakra"I am confident"
➵ tigers eye, smokey quartz,
Located near your belly button the sacral chakra is considered to be a very sensitive chakra as those with a blocked sacral chakra can suffer from low self-esteem. A healthy sacral chakra makes all the difference when you are dealing with other people, as this chakra governs confidence, as well as tolerance.
Solar Plexus Chakra"I am unique"
➵ orange calcite, citrine, pyrite
Located in the middle of your ribcage the solar plexus chakra is your intuition chakra. Have you ever a feeling in the pit of your stomach? That's your intuitive centre grabbing your attention. It is also a major energy meridian and if it is not energetically aligned it can lead to major self-doubt and anxiety.
Heart Chakra"I am worthy of love"
➵ aventurine, amazonite, fuchsite
The heart chakra is considered to be the life force of the chakra system. Just as your heart pumps blood around your body, this chakra connects the lower chakras, with the higher ones. The difference is that lower chakras govern our raw human emotions and physical body, whereas the high chakras inspire us mentally through our spiritual body. If we suffer a heartbreak this will most likely create an imbalance in our heart chakra, and that will affect all the chakras. The key to healing from emotional loss is opening your heart again, letting new energy in.
Higher Heart chakra"I attract love"
➵ rose quartz, rhodonite, pink opal
The higher heart chakra is associated with compassion, unconditional love and peace and is located 5cm above your heart. The higher heart chakra is where you gain creative inspiration and appreciate beauty. If you are planning to redecorate your home or change your personal appearance energetically align your higher heart for maximum inspiration.
Throat chakra"I speak my truth"
➵ angelite, kyanite and blue calcite
Located on your throat, this chakra influences how we communicate and express ourselves. When this chakra is out of balance you will notice you cannot communicate properly, perhaps you get tongue-tied, or you cannot find the words to say what you mean.Third-eye chakra"I see the truth'
➵ sodalite, lapis lazuli, chrysocolla
The third eye chakra is located on your forehead, between your eyes, and is a very powerful energy centre that controls your mental functions, imagination and psychic / telepathic abilities. Inbalances in this chakra can lead to mental anxiety, overthinking and paranoia. Keeping this chakra healthy promotes good mental function, wisdom and insight.
Crown chakra"I am connected"
➵ amethyst, lepidolite and thulite
Located at the very top of your head, this chakra connects you to the awesome power of the universe and your higher self. It is believed that an infinite amount of wisdom and data filter through your crown chakra all the time. Some refer to this chakra as an antenna that connects all living things within the energy matrix of the universe. Keeping this chakra healthy is vital for receiving spiritual guidance from ancestral spirits.
Soul Star chakra"I learn"
➵ quartz, selenite, apophyllite
Located about 10cm higher than the crown chakra, this is a very mysterious chakra that governs your soul's journey, which is buried very deep in your subconscious. This chakra is never considered to be particularly unbalanced, as it is almost like the opening of our chakra system, but we can energise our higher chakras with the soul star chakra which can help to develop your spiritual practices, like crystal work or psychic reading.
You can also use your pendulum to check the energy flow at each point. Energy should flow into the body in a clockwise motion, if your pendulum turns in an anti-clockwise direction, this is a sign of blocked energy.
Find out more about using your pendulum here