From the base of the spine to the tip of the head there are found 7 major and 3 minor energy centres or Chakras. Our emotions, physical bodies and thoughts all interact with each other through these chakras. Each chakra relates to a colour of the rainbow and to an area of human life and being. When the Chakras are all balanced and in harmony, we are holistically healthy and full of vitality.
Called the Muladhara
Meaning = The foundation
Associated colour = RED
Location = Base of the Spine.
Relates to: Grounding, Survival, Instinct.
Related Crystals: Obsidian, Bloodstone, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Red Jasper
Essential Oils to use: Patchouli, Vetiver, Myrrh, Benzoin, Violet Leaf
Work on this chakra if you feel 'spaced out' and ungrounded to reconnect you with the earth and develop and maintain a connection with nature.
Also known as the Hara Chakra
Associated colour = ORANGE
Location = Just below the navel
Relates to: Sexuality and Creativity.
Related Crystals: Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Topaz, Citrine
Essential Oils to use: Jasmin, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Cardamon, Ginger
Work on this chakra will encourage us to open to and accept our sexual selves and our need for pleasure and nurturing. They can also help to unleash blocked creativity.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Also called the Manipura Chakra
Associated colour = YELLOW
Location = Below the chest
Relates to: Personal power, Individual Will, Divine Will.
Related Crystals: Malachite, Jasper, Tiger's Eye, Citrine, Yellow Tourmaline
Essential Oils to use: Juniper, Vetiver, Geranium
Work on this chakra will boost confidence and self-esteem, and help focus our intentions.
called the Anahata Chakra
Associated colour = GREEN
Location = Centre of the chest
Relates to: Unconditional love on all levels, links the lower 3 chakras to the more spiritual higher chakras.
Related Crystals: Rose Quartz, Green Quartz, Aventurine, Red Calcite, Peridot, Ruby
Essential Oils to use: Rose Otto, Rose Absolute, Melissa, Neroli, Ylang Ylang
Work on this chakra will encourage the flow of love in your life.
called the Vishuddha Chakra
Associated color = BLUE
Location = Throat
Relates to: Expression and communication. Links all other Chakras allowing us to express our creativity, will, intent and the truth in our hearts.
Related Crystals: Amethyst, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, Amer, Blue Tourmaline
Essential Oils to use: Roman Chamomile, Angelica, Rosewood, Thyme
Work in this chakra will improve the flow of communication and support you in reconnecting to your own true voice when using chants or mantras.
Also known as the Third Eye Chakra
Called the Ajna Chakra
Associated colour = INDIGO
Location = At the 'Third Eye' in the cente of the brow
Relates to: Wisdom, Intuition and Insight.
Related Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Purple Fluorite, Diamond, Moldavite
Essential Oils to use: Helichrysum, Rosemary, Basil, Juniper, Thyme
Work on this chakra will help you reconnect with and trust your inner guidance.
called the Sahasrana chakra
Associated colour = VIOLET/WHITE
Location = Top of the head
Relates to: Higher Self, Spiritual Centre.
Related Crystals: Moldavite, Quartz, Purple Jasper, Clear Tourmaline
Essential Oils to use: Lavender, Rosewood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood
Work on this chakra will help us connect to our spiritual or higher self.
In addition to the 7 major Chakras here are 3 more Chakras:
Higher Crown Chakra
Associated Colour = WHITE
Location = Above the Crown Chakra
Related Crystals: Petalite, Selenite, Apophyllite
Higher Heart Chakra
Associated Colour = PINK
Location = Between the Heart and Throat Chakras
Related Crystals: Dioptase, Kunzite
Associated Colour = BLACK/BROWN
Location = Between the feet
Related Crystals: Hematite, Rhodonite, Boji Stone, Brown Jasper