The chakra system was developed in the East. In Sanskrit, the word 'Chakra' means wheel. Chakras are believed to be wheels or vortexes of energy that relate to the seven major centres of the body where vital energy flows through and intersects. When all seven centres are clear and balanced, a person is thought to be able to reach their optimal wellbeing, physically and emotionally. Crystals and stones relate to the Chakras according to their colour. Placing an appropriate stone on the chakra whilst meditating, energises it, helps to remove blockages, making alignment possible.
5th Chakra - Location: Throat
Function: Communication, Voice
Colour: Blue, Light Blue/Green
Stones: Azurite, Celestite, Chalcedony, Blue Lace Agate, Sapphire, Blue Topaz, Turqoise, Kyanite, Chrysocolla, Amazonite, Aquamarine, Larimar.
4th Chakra - Location: Heart
Function: Compassion, Balance, Unconditional Love, Healing
Colour: Green and Pink
Stones: Green Tourmaline, Prehnite, Variscite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Peridot, Malachite, Epidot, Aventurine, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Diopside, Dioptase, Emerald, Kunzite, Mother of Pearl, Moonstone, Green Garnet, Bloodstone.
2nd Chakra - Location: Navel, Sacral
Function: Sexuality, Desire
Colour: Yellow/Orange, Orange, Orange/Red
Stones: Carnelian, Red Garnet, Tangerine Quartz, Rubellite, Red Jasper, Orange Calcite, Unakite, Morganite, Sphene - Titanite, Amber, Yellow Topaz.
1st Chakra - Location: Base of Spine
Function: Grounding, Stability, Security
Colour: Red, Black
Stones: Red Garnet, Red Spinel, Ruby, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Bloodstone, Fire Opal, Pyrite, Jet, Hematite, Schorl Tourmaline, Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Morion Quartz.
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