The Chakras

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. 


Base Chakra

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.

Sacral Chakra

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.

Heart Chakra

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.

Throat Chakra

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.

Brow Chakra

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. 

Crown Chakra

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.

Minor Chakras

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

Earth Chakra

Associated Colour = BLACK/BROWN

Location = Between the feet

Related Crystals: Hematite, Rhodonite, Boji Stone, Brown Jasper