What Are The 7 Chakras?
The 7 Chakras are different wheels, or energy centers in the human body. Without any Chakra blockages, energy flows smoothly throughout the body and allows for full balance of the mind, body, and spirit.
The 7 Chakras and What They Mean:
1. The Root Chakra
Root Chakra Color: Red
The Root Chakra is linked to your earth element, and is the foundation in which our body and energy centers are built on. The Root Chakra, or Muladhara, is all about grounding and connecting you closer to your roots of Mother Gaia.
Root Chakra Location: Base of Spine
Root Chakra Affirmation: "I am grounded, I trust my body, I feel safe and secure in my body"
2. The Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra Color: Orange
The Sacral Chakra, also known as the Svadhishthana Chakra, is associated with sensuality and creativity. When the Sacral Chakra is unblocked and activated, it allows pure enjoyment and balance of life!
Sacral Chakra Location: Lower Abdomen
Sacral Chakra Affirmation: "I am a sexual, creative being"
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra
Solar Plexus Chakra Color: Yellow
Solar Plexus Chakra, also known as the Manipura Chakra, is associated with our ego and feelings of self-worth and relationship to power. The Solar Plexus Chakra directly affects your confidence, energy, and activity levels.
Solar Plexus Chakra Location: Upper Abdomen
Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmation: "I am confident in who I am"
4. The Heart Chakra
Heart Chakra Color: Green
The Heart Chakra, or Anahata Chakra, is associated with our ability to love in all forms-- romantic, platonic, or the love for self. The openness of our Heart Chakra represents our level of compassion and empathy for ourselves and others.
Heart Chakra Location: Center of Chest
Heart Chakra Affirmation: "I am a vessel of both giving and receiving love"
5. The Throat Chakra
Throat Chakra Color: Light Blue
The Throat Chakra, or Vishudda Chakra, is associated with self-expression, communication, and speaking your truth.
Throat Chakra Location: Throat
Throat Chakra Affirmation: "I speak my truth"
6. The Third Eye Chakra
Third Eye Chakra Color: Dark Blue
Your Third Eye Chakra, or Anja, is linked to your intuition, awareness and spiritual connection. When we awaken our Third Eye Chakra, wisdom and universal connection flows easily through us. It allows us to tune in and trust our own energy.
Third Eye Chakra Location: Center of Forehead (between the eyes)
Third Eye Affirmation: "I am intuitive"
7. The Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra Color: Purple/White
The Crown Chakra, also known as the Sahasrara Chakra, is your direct connection to divinity and enlightenment. It supports communication to Spirit and understanding of the universe.
Crown Chakra Location: Peak of Head
Crown Chakra Affirmation: "I am one with the Cosmos"
How to Unblock Chakras
If you've been feeling unbalanced in any of your energy centers, there are many different ways to unblock each of your chakras. Using healing tools and activating those parts of your body is key to clear any stagnant energy in your body. We suggest stretching, yoga, and using crystals focused on parts you are trying to clear as well as being intentional about how you navigate the world.
How to unblock your Root Chakra:
- Walk around outside barefoot
- Practice root yoga poses
- Carry Hematite with you
How to unblock your Sacral Chakra:
- Speak positive affirmations in the mirror
- This Chakra is connected to the element of water, so indulging in a fresh glass of ice water does wonders
- Carry Carnelian with you
How to unblock your Solar Plexus Chakra:
- Speak self-esteem affirmations
- Drink Chamomile tea
- Carry Citrine with you
How to unblock your Heart Chakra:
- Write a list of everything you are grateful for
- Volunteer or donate to a good cause
- Carry Rose Quartz with you
How to unblock your Throat Chakra:
- Make an effort to communicate your truth openly, honestly, and with good intention
- Speak affirmations centered around your goals
- Carry Blue Apatite with you
How to unblock your Third Eye Chakra:
- Go outside and look at the stars
- Start a dream journal and write in it every morning
- Carry Labradorite with you
How to unblock your Crown Chakra:
- Meditate and focus on the energy of the universe
- Burn Palo Santo in your sacred spaces
- Carry Amethyst with you
If one of your Chakras feels unbalanced, you've come to the right place! Find the most magical crystals to unblock any of your energy centers here.