Chakras Explained

The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. If we could see chakras (as many seers and psychics, in fact, do) we would observe a wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating.
And each chakra rotates at a different speed.
One reason many people fall ill is because their chakras become out of alignment. They are ‘imbalanced’ or there are blockages, which restrict the free flow of the body’s energy.
There are seven major chakras (and dozens of minor ones). For simplicity, I intend to concentrate on these seven chakras. They are: –

  • First Chakra – base of the spine
  • Second Chakra – sacral
  • Third Chakra – solar plexus
  • Fourth Chakra – heart
  • Fifth Chakra – throat
  • Sixth Chakra – third eye (brow)
  • Seventh Chakra – crown

These chakras all play an extremely active role in all our crystal healing treatments.

As already mentioned, any ‘imbalances’ that exist within any chakra may have profound effects upon either our physical or physiological bodies. We can use our quartz crystals to re-balance all our chakra centres and once the chakra has been properly balanced, then our body will gradually return to normality.

First Chakra

The first chakra is at the bottom of the spine. This is where the kundalini is situated. This chakra is associated with the colour red. It is an important centre as it has so much effect on the rest of the body. I find personally that I can release much of the physical stress and tension of the nervous system by working on the base chakra with my quartz crystals.

Second Chakra

The second chakra is within an area bounded by the spleen and sexual centre. This chakra is associated with the colour orange. Usually, people suffering from sexual blockages need healing here.

Third Chakra

The third chakra is the solar plexus and is located just below the navel. This chakra is associated with the Colour yellow. There is often a substantial amount of physical energy and power within this chakra or emanating from it. This chakra is also the psychic store – house of mystical energy and is the energy center used by materialization mediums for producing ectoplasm and other psychic manifestations.

Fourth Chakra

The fourth chakra is the heart centre. It is in an area in the centre of the chest, between the two nipples. The colours associated with this chakra are green and pink. I use the heart chakra to help people suffering from emotional traumas and problems in their relationships. By using a piece of rose quartz, I can help release their inner emotional tension and trauma.

Fifth Chakra

The fifth chakra is the throat centre. It is in an area which corresponds to the centre of the throat. The colours associated with this chakra are blue or turquoise when people suffer from headaches (perhaps migraine) and tension within the neck and shoulder muscles. Often, the basic cause is that the throat chakra has become blocked.

Sixth Chakra

The sixth chakra is the third eye. This chakra is between the two brows on the forehead. The Colour most associated with this chakra is purple. When helping people to develop their own spiritual intuition,Usually amethyst, sodalite, lapis lazuli, or Sugilite are ideal stones with which to work.

Seventh Chakra

The seventh chakra is the crown centre. This chakra is on the top of the head. The colour associated with this chakra is white. During any crystal healing session this chakra needs to be open. It is the chakra through which you get the highest understanding and the highest knowledge.

To balance the chakras, I use the following technique. First, I have my patient lying down on their back. I then place two quartz crystals on the third eye chakra, points facing downwards. I put two quartz crystals on the palm, pointing upwards; two quartz crystals on the breast area, pointing upwards; and two quartz crystals placed on the top of the thighs, pointing upwards. If the patient lies quietly on his or her back for about 15 minutes, the chakras will quickly re-align themselves with little channeling needing to be done.

BaseRedGarnet, Jasper
SacralOrangeCarnelian, Orange Calcite
Solar PlexusYellowCitrine, Tiger Eye
HeartGreen/PinkAventurine, Bloodstone /Rose Quartz
ThroatBlue/TurquoiseBlue Lace Agate / Turquoise/Sodalite
BrowPurpleAmethyst, Fluorite
CrownWhiteClear/White Quartz, Howlite

We can use various layouts or each chakra also when using crystals as a method of healing. I have outlined these below and how for each crystal should be pointing. If your patient needs healing in any of the chakras, I suggest these layouts as well.

Base Chakra

Place four clear quartz crystals in alignment so that they form an outline of a square. I should place each crystal pointing ououtward rom each corner. Then place four dark tourmaline crystals in between each of the quartz crystals so that they are pointing outward and are shown as North, South, and East & West. In the middle, place a red stone. We can use this layoutt on and off the body. It can be placed to cover the whole area of the hips and base of spine. Or they can be place in between the legs close to the base of the spine. This layout is designed to help release the stress and encourage healing. It can support and enhance the natural functioning of this centre.

Sacral Chakra

Here are two layouts which can be used with each other to release stress, blocks and trauma as well as detoxify the whole system. This layout will stimulate this chakra and can be placed on the lower abdomen area. The first is a downward pointing triangle made up of three clear stones such as quartz, or rutilated quartz. Below this triangle are another three stones which form a downward pointing arc, slightly wider than the triangle. In this one, you may choose three stones of moonstone, rose quartz, lapis lazuli, aquamarine or amethyst.

Solar Plexus

This one will enhance energy flow throughout your body to enable your other chakras to be free flowing. You may arrange the following stones on the upper abdomen between the lower edge of the ribcage near the diaphragm and the navel. Make an upward-pointing triangle of three citrine crystals (or gems) with points facing outward. In the centre of this triangle place one of the following: Tiger Eye; Ruby; Garnet; Jasper or Iron Pyrite. The stone you place here will determine the quality of energy being balanced. For instance, Garnet and Ruby will energise while Jasper and Pyrite will ground and aid the digestion. Tiger Eye will ground and encourage practical social skills. Surrounding these four stones, make another triangle, with three garnets pointing downwards.

Heart Chakra

This one definite goes on the heart. This layout balances the heart chakra. Put a rose quartz at the centre of the chest. Make a cross with points outward around this along the axis of the body. The cross can be made with green tourmaline or clear or rose quartz. (If you are using tumbled stones, add some clear quartz crystal points to direct the energy flow out and away from the centre stone.) Midway in the first cross, place another four outward pointing smoky quartz crystals.

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is connected to the mind therefore it is important in all aspects of education, learning, understanding and knowledge. This one is to rebalance the throat chakra near the sternum. Close beneath this near the thymus gland, put a turquoise gem. Below this, on the breastbone, set a downward pointing clear quartz crystal. Finally on each side of the uppermost blue stone, place a crystal with double terminations of points at each end. (These can be any sort of stone if they are both the same type of stone)

Brow Chakra

This chakra is very sensitive, and you must place stones with caution so as not to block the Third Eye. Place your layout for the Brow Chakra accordingly. In the centre of the forehead, place either a Herkimer Diamond or a Lapis Lazuli. On each side of it, set a small fluorite crystal of any colour. These should be positioned approximately at the centre of the eyebrows. Another fluorite goes right above the first central stone. An optional blue or violet fluorite can be added near the top of the head by the crown.

The Crown Chakra

For this chakra, I like to use quartz crystals myself. I use one centrally at the top of the crown, then one on each side of this one, all pointing upward and outward away from the crown. This directs the excess energy away from the crown, and thus away from the person. It is ideal to rid oneself of extra – static electricity as the clear quartz will neutralize and thus balance the crown chakra.

After you have completed each of these steps in clearing the chakras and find that your patient has well balance chakras, you may wish to further enhance the session by first using a quartz wand side on to “pick up” any excess energy – good, bad or indifferent that is unbalanced. A quick “wipe-over” with a rose quartz or aventurine wand will also give the finishing touches whilst clearing the person’s aura also.

For those of you are attuned to Reiki/Seichim energies you can now use your special healing powers to further the healing experience.

Good luck and Bright Blessings


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