Chakras are energetic centers in the body. There are seven main chakras in the body and many more secondary chakras that make up our bodies and energy systems. The chakras assist in moving prana, or the life force energy, throughout the body. Keeping the chakras clear and free from blockages allow for this vital energy to flow freely throughout the body. As the chakras become blocked the body has a harder time moving this energy, resulting in stagnation, dis-ease, and ailments.
Oftentimes, we require a bit of assistance to keep our chakras open, clear, and best able to move prana throughout the body. There are many forms of chakra support including: meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), yoga postures, essential oils, and more. Of course, our favorite way to keep the chakras open is through the use of gemstone essences.
Today we’re bringing you the inside scoop on our Chakra Gem Collection, featuring gemstone essences for each of the seven main chakras and a few other important chakras, as well.
Let’s bust through those blockages and return our chakras to their full, glorious potential!
The 7 Main Chakras
Intensifies Life Force Energy
The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, serves as the energetic foundation of the body. It is from this chakra that we develop a sense of groundedness and security. When this chakra becomes blocked, issues surrounding money, financial independence, and food tend to arise.
Being that the color associated with the root chakra is the color red, it comes as no surprise that the Ruby gemstone essence is the essence used to address imbalances at the root chakra. Ruby allows us to open to the infinite source of divine love, raising the vibration of the physical body and promoting the courage to express our highest potential. Ruby promotes an open root chakra so that energy can move up and throughout the body.
Associated with creativity, the female reproductive system, and the prostate
The sacral chakra, located in the lower abdomen, relates to our ability to form connections and accept others and new experiences. When experiencing a blockage of the sacral chakra one often struggles with finding a sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality, creativity, and accepting change.
The color associated with the sacral chakra is orange, making the carnelian gemstone perfect for a sacral chakra essence. Carnelian increases access to prana by clearing energy paths and promoting motivation and vitality. This gemstone essence stimulates and awakens creativity, while cultivating harmonious thoughts. In fact, orange carnelian enhances attunement with the inner self, further supporting abundance, well-being, sexuality, and embracing change.
Clears and expands; Promotes healthy kidney and digestion
The solar plexus chakra, located in the upper abdomen, is related to self-confidence and a sense of control over one’s life. As you might have guessed, when this chakra is out-of-whack one often struggles with self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
With the power of the yellow citrine essence, we can clear old thought patterns that lead to a lack of self-confidence. This gemstone essence serves as a bridge to the divine. Citrine is useful for intellectual communication and balancing the rational mind. It resonates with sovereignty, courage, confidence, and self esteem. The sunlight it represents is uplifting and helps us to recognize beauty and joy.
Love, understanding, compassion, forgiveness
The heart chakra, located at the center of the chest, is associated with our ability to love. It is also the center from which we are able to extend compassion and forgiveness. When experiencing a blockage of the heart chakra one can often expect to feel as though they are lacking love, joy, or inner peace.
If this is the case, reach for the emerald gemstone essence to re-activate the heart chakra and explore empathy, unconditional love, and the expansions of universal love energy. Emerald supports all forms of communication through the heart, as well as healing with love.
Associated with communication, authenticity, and the thyroid gland
The throat chakra, you guessed it - located at the throat, is linked to communication and self-expression. Blockages of the throat chakra hinder communication, self-expression, and honesty.
To embrace authenticity and speak your truth, harness the power of the blue sapphire gemstone essence. This essence opens and heals the throat chakra by addressing issues with communication and self expression. It relates to listening as well as speaking, mental discrimination, enlightened intuition and language mastery. Blue sapphire aligns energy with purpose and assists one in staying on their spiritual path.
Big picture visioning, intuition, and decision making
The third eye chakra, located between the eyebrows, is associated with one’s ability to focus, embrace intuition and inspiration, and see the big picture. Those experiencing a lack of imagination and inspiration, or finding themselves indecisive and unable to harness their intuition may have a blockage at the third eye chakra.
The powerful indigo gemstone essence addresses big picture visioning. It also enhances intent, focus, and clarity. Through the third eye chakra and the energy of the indigo essence, we receive intuitive commands to move forward, make decisions, and explore our visions.
Promotes serenity and spiritual connectedness
The crown chakra, located at the very top of the head, is associated with one’s ability to connect spiritually. As this chakra becomes blocked, it brings a lack of spiritual connectedness and pure bliss.
With the support of the amethyst gemstone essence, we are able to rid our lives of negative energy and cleanse our auras. This essence also opens the crown chakra to receive energy from higher chakras, spiritual insight, divine love, and mastery of thought and inspiration. As we regain clarity in the crown chakra, we begin to see the divine perfection in all things. The amethyst gemstone creates a truly visionary essence.
The Other Chakras
Shields and Protects; Promotes patience, compassion, and joy
Located between the heart and throat chakras, the thymus chakra promotes the processing of higher vibrational energies and helps with integrating prana into the physical and soul body systems. When this chakra is blocked, one often lacks the ability to experience higher spiritual connectedness and incorporation of higher vibrational energies.
The aquamarine essence opens the spiritual high heart, the thymus chakra, and quiets the mental body to become receptive to transmissions from higher realms. It has humanitarian qualities as well as serenity, peacefulness, balanced emotions and abounding patience.
Promotes peace and understanding; Linked to the heart, lungs, and Voice
The zeal point chakra, located at the back of the head at the base of the skull, is related to higher states of peace, compassion, and empathy, as well as supporting one’s authentic voice. As imbalances occur at the zeal point chakra, one often struggles with self-expression, inspiration, and experiencing peace.
The essence that addresses the zeal point chakra is Rhodolite, a variety of the garnet gemstone. Rhodolite is a stone of inspiration, encouraging contemplation and intuition in balance with action and intellect. Its gentle, supportive energy also assists with enhanced self-worth and can heal old wounds related to guilt or shame. With this essence you can own your gifts and share them with the world.
Express Your Life Purpose; Activation at the solar plexus and pituitary gland
The halo chakra, present as an aura around the crown chakra, represents the highest activation of the crown chakra. The halo chakra is a result of an abundance of energy and brilliance from the crown chakra. When fully activated, the halo chakra represents and understanding of higher divinity and wisdom.
The yellow sapphire gemstone essence brings in the gold light from the halo above the head. It resonates with cosmic truth and love for others. It speaks of the wise counselor who brings warmth, nourishment, empathy and inspiration. Gold is a master teacher, teaching through grace, so that one can express the soul's beauty in words, thoughts and communications. The yellow sapphire essence has been infused with the frequencies of wisdom, exaltation, and illumination.
Reverses Aging; Promote unity
The light body chakra exists as a gridwork of energy and sacred geometry that unites the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual beings. This is the chakra that unites your many beings with the infinite universe.
The white topaz gemstone essence feeds the light body, resonating with the source of universal energy. It rejuvenates the etheric body and aligns it with the physical body. White topaz essence also assists with travel to other realms. This gemstone essence is great for conscious connection and manifestation of wisdom.
Protects and Heals; Stomach, Pituitary Gland, Intestinal TractSimultaneously address imbalances within the entire chakra network using clear quartz gemstone essence. The rainbow essence of quartz brings in and radiates light. It attracts life force energy, while brightening and energizing the aura. It awakens the pure light of the soul, promotes mental balance, and facilitates positive thinking.