Chakra Basics

EvColored Chakras With Descriptionsery crystal is associated with one or more of the chakras based mostly on the stone’s color, because each chakra is associated with a different color.

So, what is a chakra?

The Basics

According to Indian religious tradition, a chakra is a focus of energy that spins like a wheel. The chakras correspond to different parts of our physical body, as well  to points below our feet into the earth and above our heads up to the heavens. However, there are seven main chakras that are talked about most often. These seven chakras  influence our everyday lives.

If any of our chakras are out of balance — either overactive or underactive — we may experience spiritual, emotional, and/or physical problems. Crystals are wonderful tools to help keep our chakra energy in balance.

Below are some quick notes about each chakra — their location, their colors, and a few of the many crystals that can help balance the energy of that particular chakra. Click the links if you would like more details about a chakra and learn the possible signs of imbalance.

Root Chakra – Base of the spine
Color  – Red
Crystals – Apache Tear, Bloodstone, Hematite, Red Jasper

Sacral Chakra – Stomach, below the naval
Color – Orange
Crystal – Orange Calcite

Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach, above the naval
Color – Yellow
Crystals – Citrine

Heart Chakra – Middle of the chest
Colors – Green, Pink
Crystals – Bloodstone, Rose Quartz

Throat Chakra – Neck
Color – Blue
Crystals –  Angelite, Lapis Lazuli

Third Eye Chakra – Middle of the forehead
Color – Indigo
Crystals – Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli

Crown Chakra – Top of the head
Colors – Violet, White
Crystals – Amethyst, Clear Quartz

 

Crystals representing the seven major chakras
Crystals representing the seven major chakras. From top to bottom: crown chakra – amethyst (top left) and clear quartz (top right); third eye chakra – lapis lazuli; throat chakra – angelite; heart chakra – moss agate (left) and rose quartz (right); solar plexus chakra – citrine; sacral chakra – orange calcite; root chakra – red jasper (bottom left) and apache tear (bottom right). Photo by A.D. Joyce