We receive so many requests asking for help on choosing just the right stone for a person or situation, so we've created this series that will help you make the right choice.
Today we're focusing on the Chakra system.
In Sanskrit the word "chakra" translates to "wheel." In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda this term refers to wheels of energy that run throughout the body. Chakras are spinning vortexes of nerves, organs, and an energy—not seen by the human eye—but which can be seen, felt, and sensed through our intuition.
This invisible life force housed in our Chakras is called "Chi" or "Prana," and it helps to keep us vibrant, healthy, and alive. There are 7 Chakras that span the length of the spine. When a Chakra is out of balance, gemstones can help open them up.
HOW DO GEMSTONES INTERACT WITH THE BODY?
Each Chakra is associated with a place on the body—a specific set of physical and emotional energies and a specific color. The vibration of a particular color associated with certain gemstones are thought to help realign or unblock an out of whack Chakra.
You can choose a stone based on a blockage you physically feel in that location—such as chest congestion, or you can choose a stone based on an emotional, energetic block that you are aware of based on a feeling you are struggling with. You can also choose a stone based on the color you are drawn too, which can help you understand which Chakra may be calling out for help.
HERE'S AN OVERVIEW OF CHAKRAS & SUPPORTIVE STONES