Gemstones play an essential role in unblocking and illuminating the chakras of our body. In this blog, we will discuss what chakras are and which gemstones can help you “free” those chakras from blockage and negativity. Read till the end to find your suitable stone. In case of any queries, you can get in touch with us on our contact page.
What are Chakras?
Chakras are focal points of energy reserves stored along our body’s spine, from the base tail bone to the head. The word “chakra” in Sanskrit translates to ‘wheel’ or ‘disk.’ These chakra wheels or disks of energy aren’t visible to the naked eye but can be experienced intuitively. This energy is then funneled through our thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, experiences, and actions. Our mind, body, and the chakras, share a very intricate relationship, forming an inseparable nexus.
Chakras respond in various ways to different trigger points. These trigger points can be a particular color, light, or a specific property of crystals. Gemstones have the power to stimulate particular chakra points, and depending on your astrological birth sign, your state of mind, or where you are at in your life presently.
Gemstones for the Chakras
Gemstones have been used in healing for thousands of years. They carry concentrations of cosmic forces and radiate healing energies that can change your life in unimaginable ways. It is said that gemstones, when placed in the energy field of an individual, can pass on its vibrational frequency from the gemstone to the individual, creating balance and harmony.
Each type of gemstone plays a unique role and purpose. Rose quartz, for instance, is used to heal a broken heart, as it signifies love. The stone helps soothe pain, and by aligning its frequency with the gentle energy of your body, can combat emotional wounds or promote self-love.
Similarly, each chakra is typically paired with certain specific gemstones. For those of you who might be wondering if chakras exist, there is some evidence that chakras can be felt intuitively. There is no scientific consensus about whether or not Chakras exist since “chakras” are felt intuitively and cannot be detected using any tool or equipment. However,
if evidence is what you seek, the search should begin from within.
The 7 Chakras
Chakras are a vital concept in yoga or ‘yuj’, an ancient Indian practice of ‘union’ of the mind with the body for a healthy self. While connecting mind and body, Chakras enable us to integrate with nature, our surroundings, and our consciousness in the universe.
In totality, 7 chakras in the human body should be in balance to achieve robust cognitive, physical, and emotional states. To balance these 7 chakras, 7 unique gemstones are used.
The Crown Chakra
The crown chakra situated on the head signifies the divine cosmic and our universal consciousness. The Crown chakra is primarily associated with the pituitary gland. Due to its location, it’s closely associated with the brain and the whole nervous system. To align or heal your crown chakra i.e., to move from materialistic needs to connect with the universal whole, awakening your higher consciousness and slowly shifting into a state of spiritual peace, you need to wear the white translucent quartz. This gemstone is a master healing stone that can resolve certain issues in your life by providing emotional, mental, and physical stability.
The Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra, placed on your forehead, represents the sixth sense, wisdom, and intuition. To enhance these senses, yogis advise investing in an Amethyst stone as it is associated with developing clarity during uncertain times. This gemstone comes in different violet hues and is also known to protect people from insomnia, cell degeneration, stress, and anxiety.
The Throat Chakra
The throat chakra, which sits on your throat, represents your ability to speak the truth, understand words, sounds, and noises, hence developing your communication abilities. When out of balance, one has difficulty staying true to themselves, expressing needs, desires, and opinions with themselves and others. Thus, it is advised wearing an amethyst ring or placing an amethyst figurine at home and work.
The Heart Chakra
The heart chakra, located at the center of the chest, at the heart level, is symbolized with a circle of 12 petals wheel that associates the body with compassion, joy, and love, and essential elements. This green wheel circle is best paired with a green Aventurine, as it hones relationships, maximizes emotional healing, and boosts self-esteem.
The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra is found in the abdominal region and represents transformation and personal power. To enhance this chakra, it is advised to wear an Amber/Tiger Eye gemstone, as it promotes mental clarity and resolves issues pertaining to clouded judgments and emotions.
The Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra is located just above the pubic bone and signifies the driving forces of enjoyment and pleasure in your life. It is represented with a circle having 6 petals and a moon crescent inside. It is an embodied representation of your relationships, pleasures, and intimacy. This gemstone shields an individual from negativity, stress, and tension. It also helps in getting rid of negative thoughts and promotes inner centering.
The Root Chakra
The root chakra, located at the bottom of your spine in the color red, is described as the most instinctual chakra, as it depicts the primal energy for survival. To unblock this chakra or enhance your root, you can wear or invest in a Red Agate Gemstone, a primal stone that stimulates other points of energy in your body.
At Zona Brazil, we take into consideration how the various gemstones we incorporate in our sculptures could impact your life. These traditions, credos, and practices discussed above are not stories to sell you these gemstones. In fact, these facts represent millennia of human conversations, debates, and hypothesizing on how we can improve the quality of our life and the role gemstones play towards that end. We hope to be able to free you from your convictions and grow alongside us as we dive deep into the science or signs of gemstones. For any queries on gemstones for chakras, feel free to get in touch with us.