CHAKRAS OF THE BODY

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The word ‘chakra’ is derived from Sanskrit and means ‘a wheel’ or ‘circle’.  There are seven major chakras.  These chakras are powerhouses of energy which work with the physical body to energise and activate it.  Each chakra radiates one of the spectral colours.  In Indian philosophy the major chakras are symbolised as lotus flowers, each bearing a specific number of petals.

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The Base Chakra.   The Sanskrit name given to this chakra is Muladhara, mula meaning ‘root’ and adhara meaning ‘base’ or ‘support’.  The chakra is situated at the base of the spine and is usually depicted with four petals radiating its dominant colour, red.  It is associated with the element earth and the sense of smell.  The base chakra has a very close connection with the physical body, providing it with vitality and strength.  To work with this chakra you can do a meditation with the colour red.  You can make your own coloured red base chakra drawing to work with as you are guided.  You can also connect to the crystals, hematite and red jasper.

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Additional information to connect with the base chakra using crystals.

Hematite:-  Helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry.  It is known as the “Stress Stone”.  Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations.  Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.  It is helpful to think of hematite as an anchor, it’s energy is supergrounding.  As soon as you hold it, it starts to make your system feel more grounded, centred and anchored in your body.  Caution:-  Natural Hematite may contain a very slight magnetic charge.  Please check with your doctor before working with this crystal if you wear a pacemaker.  Do not wear hematite for long periods or use where inflammation is present.

Red Jasper:-  Historically red jasper was known as a stone of vibrancy and endurance, a talisman of warriors and a promoter of justice, protection and life.  Today, red jasper is still known as the stone of endurance, a gentle but vital, stimulator of chi, or life force, bringing physical strength and energy, stamina, focus and determination.  Red Jasper activates the Base Chakra and stimulates the rise of the kundalini energy throughout the chakras, cleansing and strengthening the aura.  A valuable stone of protection.  It carries a strong spiritual grounding vibration, and creates a strong connection to the earth.  Because red jasper is strongly tied to the root chakra, red jasper can also be used as a chakra stone, and therefore combined with other stones that represent the power of your other chakras.

There is a shamanic live drumming session which you can watch on my facebook page:  Holistic and Shamanic Therapies.  The intention for the journey is to find your gateway flower.  To receive guidance in ways on how to connect to, respect and honour your gateway flower.

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The Sacral Chakra.  In Sanskrit the name for this chakra is Svadisthana, meaning ‘abode of the vital force’.  It is situated just below the navel and is shown with six petals radiating its dominant colour, orange.  It is connected to the element water and the sense of taste.  The sacral chakra is the source of vitality for the etheric body.  To work with this chakra you can do a meditation with the colour orange.  You can make your own coloured orange sacral chakra drawing to work with as you are guided.  You can also connect to the crystal, Carnelian.

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Additional information to connect with the sacral chakra using the crystal, Carnelian.

Carnelian:-  A stabilising stone.  Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity.  Carnelian in its beautiful shades of orange, stimulates the Sacral Chakra, or Second Chakra.  Carnelian is used to open and balance the Sacral Chakra.  Carnelian also aids with emotional balance.  Carnelian amulets and talismans were worn by ancient warriors to gain courage and power.  Hold a carnelian stone or wear carnelian gemstone jewellery while meditating.  Carry a carnelian crystal in your pocket or place a tumbled stone for healing on your sacral chakra.

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The Solar Plexus Chakra.  The Sanskrit name given to this centre is Manipura, which means ‘the jewel of the navel’.  It is situated just above the navel and is symbolised by 10 petals radiating its dominant colour yellow.  It is associated with the element fire and the sense of taste.  This chakra is linked with the emotional or astral body.  To work with this chakra you can do a meditation with the colour yellow.  Also you can make your own coloured yellow solar plexus chakra drawing to work with as you are guided.  You can also wear a yellow coloured item of clothing.  You can also connect to the crystal, Citrine.

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Additional information to connect with the solar plexus chakra using a crystal.

Citrine:-  The spiritual meaning of citrine is its yellow hues symbolizing the spiritual qualities of joy, abundance and transmutation.  Citrine also has other properties, including to relieve fear and anxiety.  The citrine crystal stone meaning harnesses the energy of the sun to bring sunshine and light to all areas of your life.  Because of its association with the solar plexus chakra, the citrine crystal meaning is effective in increasing your personal power and self-confidence.  Citrine’s bright and happy energy fills your spirit with positivity and the highest vibrations clearing any blockages or imbalances in your solar plexus chakra with its sunny energy.  Citrine is useful in meditation as it is a calming stone.  Wearing citrine jewellery can be very powerful.  You can also carry a citrine crystal with you and receive all its many benefits.

Please visit my facebook page:  Holistic and Shamanic Therapies to watch the live shamanic drumming session with the intention for the journey is to meet your spirit teacher and for your spirit teacher to share knowledge with you that you need to know now.

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The Heart Chakra.  The Sanskrit name for this chakra is Anahata, which means ‘the unstruct or unbeaten sound’.  It is situated near the thoracic vertebra and is depicted with 12 petals which radiates its dominant colour, green.  It is identified with the element of air and the sense of touch.  It is linked to the mental body.  To work with this chakra you can wear an item of green clothing.  You can also do a meditation with the colour green.  Also you could do a green heart chakra drawing to work with as you are guided.  It is possible to connect to a crystal of rose quartz to work with the heart chakra.

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Additional information to connect with the Heart Chakra, using the crystal, Rose Quartz.

Rose Quartz:- is called the Heart Stone.  The fair and lovely Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love.  It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort.  It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura.  Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfilment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.  Rose Quartz is a wonderful sleep crystal for adults and children, providing beautiful dreams as well as preventing nightmares or night terrors.  It also helps children to not be afraid of the dark.  A very simple way to use rose quartz is to place it near the bed or under the heart (underneath the mattress) to improve heal and open the heart.  Wear Rose Quartz especially over the heart.  Place on the heart.

Please visit my facebook page:  Holistic and Shamanic Therapies to watch the live shamanic drumming session with the intention for the journey to journey to your heart.  To receive healing of the heart and guidance in ways of working on the heart.  Tears are healing, let go, all is as it should be.

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The Throat Chakra.  In Sanskrit this centre is known as Visshudha, which means ‘to purify’.  It is located at the first cervical vertebra and is shown as a blue – 16 petalled lotus.  It is related to the element of ether and to the sense of hearing.  This chakra is connected to the higher mental body.  To work with this chakra, you can wear a blue item of clothing.  Also you can do a meditation with the colour blue.  You can make your own coloured blue throat chakra drawing to work with as you are guided.  It is also possible to connect to the crystal, blue lace agate to work with the throat chakra.

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Additional information to connect with the Throat Chakra, using the crystal, Blue Lace Agate.

Blue Lace Agate:-  is a stone of communication helping those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths.  Blue Lace Agate, with its blue crystal energy will open and clear the Throat Chakra.  The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed.  Wear blue lace agate as a pendant or a necklace and it can help heal your neck and throat problems and other respiratory conditions that you are suffering from.  Place a blue lace agate tumbled stone in your hand when you need to take a breather and just de-stress.  Carry it around with you if you want peace and happiness in your life.  Blue Lace Agate is great for activating and healing the Throat Chakra.  It enhances verbal communication and expression.