In humans the major Chakras are in a vertical line down centre of body, and in animals a more triangular placement. Different traditions describe different numbers of Chakras – some 7, some 8 and even some 12. The ones we deal with in Reiki are the 7 main and the minor ones in hands and feet.
Chakras are energy centres for physical rejuvenation, they are data recording centres. They are the bridge between physical and non-physical, located in etheric body – one layer away from physical body. Each Chakra regulates the organs and systems in the area of the body it is near.
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1. Muladhara-Chakra (Root Chakra)
Location: The base of the spine
Physical Association: Adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column, back, hips, legs and feet
Spiritual Aspects: Stability, security, grounding, courage and physical and emotional survival
When The Chakra Point Is Blocked: Anxious, fearful, angry and frustrated
Associated Color: Red (the secondary color is black)
Gems & Crystals That Work With This Chakra: Cornelian, Garnet, Ruby, Cuprite, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Onyx, Agate, Black Obsidian, Hematite, Fire Agate, Ametrine, Blood Stone and Nephrite.
2. Svadhisthana-Chakra (Sacral or Spleen Chakra)
Location: Lower abdomen to navel
Physical Association: Genital area, reproductive organs, bladder, bowel and lower intestine
Spiritual Aspects: Creativity, harmony, emotional balance, passion, sexuality, freedom and expression of emotions
When The Chakra Point Is Blocked: Stiff lower back, restlessness, confusion and sexual blockages
Associated Color: Orange
Gems & Crystals That Work With This Chakra: Amber, Moonstone, Cornelian, Citrine, Golden Topaz, Golden Beryl, Aragonite, Orange Calcite, Selenite, Zircon and Sunstone.
3. Manipura-Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Location: Below the ribs to above the navel
Physical Association: Stomach, pancreas and liver
Spiritual Aspects: Personal power, strength, sense of self worth, transformation, courage and laughter
When The Chakra Point Is Blocked: Expression of anger, fear and hate
Associated Color: Golden Yellow
Gems & Crystals That Work With This Chakra: Citrine, Golden Topaz, Green-Yellow Tourmaline, Tigers Eye, Heliodor, Rutilated Quartz, Amber, Sunstone, Malachite, Peridot and Emerald.
4. Anahata-Chakra (Heart Chakra)
Location: Center of the chest
Physical Association: Heart, lungs and thymus gland
Spiritual Aspects: Unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion
When The Chakra Point Is Blocked: Emotional instability
Associated Color: Green (the secondary color is pink)
Gems & Crystals That Work With This Chakra: Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Rubellite, Rhodochrosite, Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Morganite, Kunzite, Green Aventurine, Ruby, Hiddenite, Grossular Garnet, Green Jade, Nephrite, Kunzite, Prehnite, Chrysoprase, Rhodonite, Moldavite, Prasolite, Watermelon Tourmaline and other natural green gems.
5. Vishuddha-Chakra (Throat Chakra)
Location: Throat area
Physical Association: Mouth, throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands
Spiritual Aspects: communication, truthfulness, expression of will power and creativity
When The Chakra Point Is Blocked: Headaches, tension within the neck and shoulder muscles, colds, thyroid or hearing problems
Associated Color: Sky Blue
Gems & Crystals That Work With This Chakra: Apophyllite, Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Topaz, Blue Tourmaline, Celestite, Indicolite, Blue Turquoise, Chrysocolla, Amazonite, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Sodalite, Iolite, Kyanite and Zircon.
6. Ajna-Chakra (Brow or Third Eye Chakra)
Location: Center of the forehead
Physical Association: Pituitary gland, pineal gland, skull, eyes, brain and nervous system
Spiritual Aspects: Coordination, balance, mental clarity, clairvoyance, intuition, wisdom
When The Chakra Point Is Blocked: Blindness, headaches, nightmares, eyestrain or blurred vision
Associated Color: Indigo
Gems & Crystals That Work With This Chakra: Azurite, Sugilite, Amethyst, Celestite, Tanzanite, Blue Tourmaline, Sapphire, Lavender Quartz, Purple Fluorite, Charoite, Sodalite, Lapis and Iolite.
7. Sahasrara-Chakra (Crown Chakra)
Location: Top of the head
Physical Association: Pineal gland, top of spinal cord and brain stem
Spiritual Aspects: Spirituality and life force energy
When The Chakra Point Is Blocked: Depression, alienation, confusion, inability to learn or comprehend
Associated Color: Violet or White
Gems & Crystals That Work With This Chakra: Sugilite, Ametrine, Clear Quartz Crystal, Amethyst, Howlite, Moonstone, Lavender Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Diamond and White Topaz