How to Balance and Heal Your Chakras

Chakra locations chart

Find out how to balance and heal your chakras - it is a wonderful holistic way to look after your mental, physical and spiritual health.

What is a Chakra?

Chakra translates as 'rotating wheel' in Sanskrit, which is how each Chakra is viewed holistically – a spinning, sparkling, moving wheel of energy, specific to each chakra location.

Typically, a chakra is sensed energetically by scanning the body with your hands held just slightly above the person.

It is possible to drain the body of unhealthy, negative energy through the chakras and also to send positive, healing energy through them into the body.

They are located from the top of the body, at the skull, right down to the end of the spine.

There are seven main chakras, but it is believed by many holistic practitioners that there are up to an additional twenty two. We will be taking a look at the seven primary locations here and how to balance and heal your chakras.

Locating The Chakras

Root Chakra

Keyword: Grounding
Located at the base of the spine at the perineum. When this chakra is not open and balanced the following problems can occur:

  • Lower back pain
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Weight problems, specifically obesity
  • Overly fearful
  • Addictive behaviour

To balance: Any red or black crystal, such as garnet, obsidian, ruby or bloodstone.

healing crystals

Sacral Chakra

Keyword: Self
Located at the sacrum in the lower abdomen. When this chakra is not open and balanced the following problems can occur:

  • Gynaecological and/or fertility problems
  • Kidney disorders
  • Lower back pain
  • Cold, guarded behaviour
  • Low self-esteem

To balance: Any orange or yellow crystal, such as calcite, amber or citrine.

Solar Plexus Chakra

Keyword: Inner knowledge
Located at the solar plexus, at the base of the sternum. When this chakra is not open and balanced the following problems can occur:

  • Digestive system problems
  • Liver disorders
  • Ulcers
  • Quick to anger
  • Emotionally out of control

To balance: Any yellow coloured stone, such as calcite, topaz or citrine.

Heart Chakra

Keyword: Love and compassion
Located just behind the heart. When this chakra is not open and balanced the following problems can occur:

  • Heart and lung problems
  • Breast conditions
  • Immune system disorders
  • Weariness
  • Emotionally cold, lack of love

To balance: Any green or pink crystal, such as rose quartz, watermelon tourmaline, jade or emerald.

Throat Chakra

Keyword: Expression
Located at the throat. When this chakra is not open and balanced the following problems can occur:

  • Laryngitis
  • Sore throat
  • Mouth, teeth and gum problems
  • Weariness
  • Lack of creativity
  • Anxiety

To balance: Any dark blue coloured stone such as sugalite, blue agate or blue sapphire.

Brow Chakra

Keyword: Vision – of any kind
Located at the Third Eye, which is situated between the eyebrows and a little above them. When this chakra is not open and balanced the following problems can occur:

  • Dyslexia
  • Deafness
  • Chronic insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Exhaustion
  • Frustration

To balance: Any indigo coloured stones such as sodalite, sapphire or lapis lazuli.

purple crystals

Crown Chakra

Keyword: Total Fulfillment
Located at the top of the head, just slightly to the back of the skull, at the fontanelle. When this chakra is not open and balanced the following problems can occur:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatism
  • Depression
  • Boredom

To balance: Any violet or clear coloured stones such as diamond, selenite, clear quartz or purple ameythyst.

Heal Your Chakras with Crystals

Treating with crystals is a truly effective and simple way to clear, balance and heal each chakra, as the energy exchanged between a crystal and a chakra is powerful.

A wonderful self-treatment to try is to lie down, making sure you are comfortable and warm, with an appropriate crystal placed at each chakra. Please remember that the crystals or stones do not have to be large or expensive!

Relax into the treatment visualizing and feeling all the chakras energizing and healing.

This treatment can take anywhere between ten minutes and two hours or more, completely depending on each individual's needs. Many people feel the stones icy cold on each chakra, which then turn warm gradually as the treatment continues. Others feel heat, then cold and some can feel a slight buzzing or vibration.

On the other hand, a person may feel nothing, but rest assure healing is taking place. Trust your instinct and intuition as to how long your treatment should be.

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