Chakra - The Energy
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning "wheel".
A chakra is like a
vortex: a constantly revolving wheel of energy.
connect the subtle bodies and act as transducers for life-force energy. The
chakras distribute the life force through the physical and subtle bodies.
They are the source of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.
Traditionally, there are seven major chakras associated with the
physical body. They are aligned with the spine and located in the base of
the spine, the lower abdomen (sacral), the solar plexus, the heart, the throat,
the centre of the forehead (third eye), and the crown of the head.
chakras are blocked, or not in balance, the free flow of energy is impeded,
leading to physical, emotional, mental or spiritual dis-ease. When the
chakras are unblocked and free-flowing, however, we enjoy optimum health.
Each chakra is associated with specific colours and crystals and governs
different aspects of human emotion and behaviour. Using gemstones with the
chakras can have a great healing effect.
In Hindu and tantric/yogic, Chakras are energy points
or knots in the subtle body. They are located at the physical
counterparts of the major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves.
Chakras are part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such
are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels,
called nadiis. Nadiis are channels in the subtle body through which the
life force (prana), or vital energy moves. Various scriptural texts and
teachings present a different number of chakras. There are many chakras
in the subtle human body according to the tantric texts, but there are 7
chakras that are considered to be the most important ones.
Their name derives from the Sanskrit word for
"wheel" or "turning", but in the yogic context a better translation of
the word is 'vortex or whirlpool'. The concept of chakra features in
tantric and yogic traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism.
How to Get Your Own
The package we recommend includes an
assortment of 7 Chakra Stones, taken from a selection of 8
Clear Quartz, Tourmaline Quartz, Aventurine, Hematite, Red Jasper, Mookaite Jasper
and Blood Marble. All presented in a
drawstring bag, and includes a fact sheet and Chakra description
The package is available
Amethyst as a healing stone contains sobering and calming qualities
which allow this stone to be commonly associated with peace. Amethyst is known
to calm and protect the mind. It soothes those who have engaged in constant
rigorous mental activity. It has been deemed "nature's tranquilizer" by many
healers because of its effectiveness in relaxing not only the mind but also the
nervous system. Those who wear amethyst jewellery and who have been recommended
to wear this stone for healing purposes have done so because of its tranquil
qualities and its ability reduce negativity and alleviate anxiety.
Because Clear Quartz has the prismatic ability to vibrate its energy at
all of the colour frequencies, it not only harmonizes all of the chakras, but
can teach us how to vibrate our seven chakra centres simultaneously while
maintaining perfect alignment with the light. Clear Quartz is particularly
useful for stimulating the Crown Chakra. The Crown Chakra is located at the top
of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It
controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the
fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us
to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and
truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our
place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks,
knowing they are an essential part of life.
Tourmaline Quartz combines the properties of Tourmaline and Clear Quartz
Crystal. Tourmaline purifies one’s own energies and protects from
negativity, while Quartz amplifies energies focused through it. This
combination makes Tourmaline Quartz a powerful shield-stone that, depending on
the desired intent of the wearer, can amplify and return negative energy, like a
mirror spell, or can convert the negative energy into positive energy for the
wearer. Tourmaline Quartz detoxifies the entire body and is used to treat
disorders of the digestive tract.
Like most green crystals they are heart chakra stones and will help in
the area of love relationships as well. One application where you may use any of
the varieties, is to meditate with them, as this may boost your ability to
handle life changes. As they contain quartz this will amplify the energy of the
inclusion within them during meditation. These green stones have a lovely energy
that has the capacity to aid you in releasing anxiety... so using them is a good
way to relieve your stress. These crystals are known to also be stones that aid
your prosperity. They are known as a stone of luck and will help you to manifest
money if that is what you want.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Hematite is used to improve relationships. If you need your personal
relationship to be better, carry a hematite with you always. The name comes from
the Greek word for blood. It has been used as an amulet against bleeding, and so
is known as the "blood stone". When arranged like the petals of a flower, it is
referred to as the "iron rose". Native American folklore states that war paint
made from hematite will make one invincible in battle. Scientists of the Mars
Exploration Rover Project believe that deposits of hematite on Mars may help
prove whether large amounts of liquid water ever flowed on Mars' surface. They
say that where water was, life may have had a chance to thrive as well. Hematite
is good for increasing intuition. Hematite stimulates iron absorption in the
small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body. It can be in
direct contact with the skin, but results in inflammation for some people, so
test it carefully on yourself before use.
1st / 2nd Chakra
protection gemstone, red jasper is known to protect against hazards of the
night. Red jasper is very lucky for actors. Jasper is one of the oldest known
gemstones. It is mentioned in the Bible several times. Jasper is a strong
securing gemstone. It is a stability gemstone. It is a powerful protection
against things that are not good for you and it eases emotional stresses, making
it a wonderful gemstone to have in your home. Jasper gives one the courage to
speak out and have personal independence. It also protects from fears in the
night. Red jasper is thought to help balance the energy in the body. All jaspers
help balance the emotional energy in the body.
Mookaite is an Australian jasper that combines the lighter colours of
yellow and red jasper. It encourages the desire for new experiences and helps to
keep a balance between external activities and the internal response to these.
It imparts a deep calm while encouraging versatility. In Australia, Mookaite was
and still is considered to be a healing stone that bestows strength. It is said
to shield the wearer from difficult situations and to connect us to loved ones
who have passed away. It is believed to bring us into the "here and now," aiding
with problem assessment and decision making. Meditation with Mookaite jasper
increases your flexibility and your ability to see several solutions to any
problem. Mookaite is often used to treat glandular or stomach disorders,
hernias, ruptures and water retention, and yoga enthusiasts use it to balance
and open the first, second and third chakras.
This mineral is used to provide both clarity and states of "suspension
in both meditation and tantric activities. Provides for strength of self-control
and mastery of thought. It enhances the powers of serenity. Marble can provide
the "good common sense" in matters of the home, heart and one's constitution.
Allows for total recall of dreams as well as, provides protection, stability and
structure both in the physical and emotional mind. Used very often in the fields
of Naturopathy and Homeopathy for its balancing qualities. Ruin Marble provides
the additional power of connecting with intellectual states of mind and