Crystal Chakra Healing
Our whole universe is made up of energy and our bodies are no exception. Each one of us have thousands of chakras, located all over our body. Traditionally, the 7 main Chakras run from the base of our spine right up to the crown of our head. The word chakra is a Sanskrit word which means wheel of light, each one of these wheels of pure energy represent a different rainbow colour – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and finally violet. Each of the chakras are associated with different parts of our physical and emotional body, so when we are exposed to low vibrational energies, stressful periods in our lives, fears or doubts, our chakras can become blocked or slowed, which then leads to physical and emotional problems within our lives. In balancing each chakra, you can let go of negative energy, therefore allowing them to flow easily, which then brings higher vibrational energies, situations and people into your life.
While we cannot avoid coming into contact with negative energies or stressful situations, thankfully there are plenty of ways to cleanse, energize and balance each chakra. One of the most effective ways to do this is by using crystals. Crystals have been used for thousands of years to heal and bring balance to the body. They work through resonance and high vibrational frequencies, each crystal has its own unique power to harmonize and cleanse individual chakras, bringing them back into alignment, which leads to profound effects on our health and lives.
The Seven Chakra’s explained:
The Root Chakra (Muladhara)
In Sanskrit the word Muladhara breaks down into two words, Mula means “Root” and Adhara translates to “support” or “base”, this chakra is located at the base of our spine in the tailbone area. This centre holds our basic needs for survival, security, trust and safety, it gives us the feeling of being grounded to the physical world. When this chakra is open we possess the energy to succeed, we feel confident that we are safe in the world and that our needs will be met, if this chakra is blocked an individual may become fearful, anxious, threatened, as if we are standing on unstable ground.
The Root Chakra body parts include the feet, legs, knees, hips, lower back and large intestine. The colour of this chakra is red and the main crystal colours used are red, brown or black, such as red jasper, black tourmaline, bloodstone or smoky quartz.
Root Chakra Affirmation: I am connected to all that is around me.
The Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana)
The word Svadhishthana in Sanskrit means “sweetness”, the Sacral Chakra is located in the lower abdomen and womb. This chakra governs pleasure, desire, self-awareness, creativity, and self-worth, it gives us our ability to relate to others in an open friendly way. When this chakra is balanced we have the ability to flow with our emotions freely, to feel and reach out to others in a healthy way. If this chakra is blocked or restricted a person may feel manipulative, emotionally explosive or have feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness.
The Sacral Chakra body parts include the sexual organs, kidneys, bladder, circulatory system and sacral nerve plexus. The colour of this chakra is orange and the crystal colours used are generally orange, such as carnelian, tigers eye, orange calcite or sunstone.
Sacral Chakra Affirmation: I have the capacity to feel, to learn and experience the world through my senses.
The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
In Sanskrit the world Manipura means “Lustrous gem”, the Solar Plexus Chakra sits in the area above your belly button and below your breastbone. This third chakra is the centre of your personal power, the place of ego, impulses, anger and strength. When in balance, we are confident, have high self-esteem, are cheerful and outgoing, however when this chakra is out of balance we feel confused, worried about what others think and feel that others are controlling our life.
The Solar Plexus Chakra body parts include the digestive system, stomach, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. The colour of this chakra is yellow and the crystal colours used are mainly yellow, such as yellow citrine, honey calcite and yellow jasper.
Solar Plexus Affirmation: I can do whatever I set my mind to, I am strong and powerful.
The Heart Chakra (Anahata)
The Sanskrit translation for the word Anahata is “Unstuck”, the Heart Chakra is located in the centre of the chest. This chakra is the centre for love, compassion, forgiveness and spirituality. This chakra influences our ability to give and receive love, it is also the chakra that connects the body, mind and spirit. When this chakra is out of balance you may feel unworthy of love, afraid of getting hurt, indecisive and paranoid, when these blockages have been shifted, we feel compassionate, loved and cared for, we have a desire to nurture not only ourselves but also those around us.
The Heart Chakra body parts include heart, lungs, shoulders and upper back. The colour of this chakra is green and the main crystal colours used are green or pink, such as rose quartz, green adventurine, green calcite and malachite.
Heart Chakra Affirmation: I have the willingness and ability to forgive, to let go of resentment and heal myself emotionally.
The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
The fifth chakra, the Throat Chakra when translated means “purification”, this chakra is located in the hollow just under the throat in the middle of your collarbone. This chakra is responsible for communication, expressing yourself clearly and affectively and creativity. When the throat chakra is blocked our personal expression is limited, we are often timid and quiet we find it difficult to live in the present moment. Once these blockages are cleared our throat energy flows freely again and we feel confident in who we are and can finally communicate in healthy way to those around us.
The Throat Chakra body parts include the throat, neck, teeth, jaw and thyroid. The colour of this chakra is light blue and the crystal colours that can be used are blue, such as Sodalite, Larimar and Blue Lace Agate.
Throat Chakra Affirmation: I communicate effectively with everyone in my life.
The Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
The Third Eye Chakra when translated is called “command”, it is located in the centre of your forehead, above the eyes. When this chakra is activated, it assists in purification of negative tendencies, allows for higher intuition, and governs a spiritual awakening, it can bring a clearer understanding and make it easier to tune into your higher self. When this chakra is out of balance you may feel stuck, disconnected, afraid of success, depleted or not able see a clear path or direction in your life.
The Third Eye Chakra body parts include the eyes, face, nose and pituitary gland. The colour of this chakra is Indigo and the crystals commonly used to balance, are Lapis Lazuli, Sugilite, Amethyst and Selenite.
Third Eye Affirmation: I invite sacred transformation.
The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
The Crown Chakra is the final and seventh chakra, its Sanskrit name is Sahasrara and when translated means “thousand-petalled”. This chakra is located at the very top of the head, and is the centre of spirituality, enlightenment and pure awareness. When the crown chakra is unbalanced, there can be a constant sense of frustration, a lack of joy for life and a feeling of loss and hopelessness. Once this chakra is balanced and the energy is flowing again, it can bring an ability to open up to the Divine, a higher understanding and clarity, a knowing in one’s life, and a feeling of peace and calmness that you haven’t been able to experience before.
The Crown Chakra body parts are the skull, brain and cerebellum. The colour of this chakra is violet and the crystals commonly used are Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Moonstone and Selenite.
Crown Chakra Affirmation: I live my life through my higher self.
What to expect in a treatment:
I offer Crystal Chakra Clearing along with the healing modalities I provide. The client stays fully clothed, lying down on my treatment table. Once the client is comfortable, I use a crystal pendulum to check the client’s chakras, when I have determined which chakras need attention, I lay a cover over my client, and then place specific crystals on the chakra points and other areas on and around the body, they usually stay there for the duration of the healing treatment I am offering. Once I have almost completed the treatment, I remove the crystals, check the client’s chakras again and if required I will do an extra targeted healing on any areas that require additional attention.
What are the benefits of using crystals:
Using crystals to clear and balance your chakras adds an extra level of healing to any treatment I offer. It is a simple yet, powerful way to direct specific energy into areas of the body, that require a shift in their vibrational energy. Balancing the chakras is not only beneficial to your well-being, it is also a way to bring about deeper healing, wisdom and spiritual awakening to the individual.
Other benefits include:
Better control over your emotions.
Improves spiritual connection.
Feel more confident in your life.
Ability to let go and change negative patterns.
View the world differently.
A new level of self-awareness and clarity.
Greater ability to heal physically, mentally and spiritually.
A feeling of peace and a sense of wellbeing.
You have a positive flow to your life, things come easily to you.