What are Chakras?
Chakras are the 7 main energetic centers in our body, starting at the base of the spine, up to the crown of the head. All crystals are connected to specific chakras, and they are believed to bring that specific area of your body into balance. Each chakra corresponds to a specific area of our physical body, as well as our psychological, emotional and spiritual states of being. It is important to keep our chakras aligned, balanced and open for “Prana”, or vital energy, to move through us so we can stay vibrant, healthy and alive.
The first, or root chakra, starts at the base of the spine in the tailbone area and encompasses the bladder and the lower colon. It connects us to the Earth, helps us feel safe in this world and helps us fulfill our basic needs. It is represented by the color red, and crystals that are red, black, brown and earthy.
Flower Agate, Aventurine (orange), Red Carnelian, Garnet, Jasper (Outback), Labradorite, Black Onyx, River Stone, Ruby, Smokey Quartz, Black Tourmaline
The second, or sacral chakra, corresponds to the area between the pubic bone and the belly button, and encompasses the sexual organs, kidneys and part of the digestive system.
It connects us to our creativity, passion and sexuality. It is represented by the color orange and crystals that contain this color.
Botswana Agate, Aventurine (orange), Sunstone
The third chakra, or solar plexus, corresponds to the area between the navel and the heart. It connects us our personal will + power and relates to emotional issues of self-worth + self-esteem. It is represented by the color yellow and crystals that contain this color.
Amber, Honey Calcite, Yellow Citrine, Golden Selenite, Yellow Opal
The fourth, or heart chakra, is a bridge between our physical body, mind, emotions and spirit, placed right between the 3 lower chakras [of matter] and upper 3 chakras [of spirit]. It connects us to unconditional love, compassion, faith, forgiveness and inner peace. It is represented by the color green + pink and crystals that contain these colors, and some white ones as well.
Amazonite, Aventurine (Pink + Green), Aquamarine, Chrysoprase, Rhodochrosite, Peridot, Rose Quartz
The fifth, or throat chakra, is located in the area of the throat: thyroid, jaw, mouth, tongue. It connects us to our ability to communicate, express + speak our truth, and our openness to give + receive. It is represented by the color blue and crystals that contain this color.
The sixth chakra, or third eye, is located between our eyebrows. It connects us to our intuition, imagination, psychic abilities and internal wisdom. It is represented by the color purple/indigo and crystals that contain purple/indigo and some white/clear.
Amethyst, Apatite, Aurelite 23, White Chalcedony, Dumortierite, Rainbow Fluorite, Herkimer Diamond, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Sapphire (Blue), Tanzanite
The seventh, or crown chakra, is located at the crown of the head. It connects us to our higher selves and the spiritual world. It is represented by the color magenta/pink and crystals that contain these colors, and some white and clear ones as well.
Amethyst, Aurelite 23, White Chalcedony, Herkimer Diamond, Magnesite, Moonstone, Crystal Quartz, Selenite, Sugilite