The Chakras

The chakras are part of the energetic system of our bodies. There are Seven Main Chakras in our body and many others within and outside of us. They connect us to the earth and to the universe. Each is at the vertical midline of our body and rules over parts of us and our lives. When there is a blockage, misalignment or other issue, it may appear in the physical body as illness among other things.

Below is a reference guide that can help you both learn more about Chakras and their correspondences.

The Root Chakra

Location:  Base of the Spine  

Archangel:  Auriel

Frequency:  194.18 Hz

Color:  Red

Note:  C

Crystals:  Hematite, Bloodstone, Garnet, Red Jasper

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The base (root) chakra houses survival and self-preservation.  This chakra is connected to the adrenal glands, which are responsible for our fight or flight response.  Other parts of the body connected to this chakra are bones, legs, feet and the eliminatory system.  

 

When this chakra is balanced, one experiences a sense of safety and security.  One feels empowered and operates very effectively in the world. When unbalanced, one may have stress, phobias and/or anxiety, a fear of abandonment and live in scarcity, even while being very successful and affluent.  Anger and manipulation are often seen in people with an unbalanced root chakra. Physical symptoms may include weight problems, constipation, joint problems and arthritis.

 

To balance this chakra:

  • Meditate with the mantra I AM SAFE

  • Meditate using any of the above crystals

  • Connect with the earth by walking barefoot

  • Find ways to reduce stress

 
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SACRAL CHAKRA

Location:  Lower Abdomen

Archangel:  Gabriel

Frequency:  210.42 Hz

Color:  Orange

Note:  D

Crystals:  Carnelian, Moonstone, Jade, Labradorite

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The sacral chakra houses desire, sexuality, creativity and pleasure.  This chakra is connected to the reproductive organs. Other parts of the body connected to this chakra are kidneys, bladder and excretory system.  

 

When this chakra is balanced, one experiences assertiveness, creativity and confidence.  One experiences healthy and successful intimate relationships. When unbalanced, one may become needy and codependent, and feel restricted in life in general.    Obsessions, compulsions and other disorders may be experienced by those with an unbalanced sacral chakra. Physical symptoms may include impotence, frigidity, joint problems, low back pain and/or kidney trouble.

 

To balance this chakra:

  • Meditate with the mantra I CREATE

  • Meditate using any of the above crystals

  • Connect with the water by swimming or taking a bath

  • Find things that give you pleasure

 
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SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

Location:  Solar Plexus (under the rib cage)

Archangel:  Michael

Frequency:  126.22

Color:  Yellow

Note:  E

Crystals:  Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Amber, Topaz

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The solar plexus chakra houses personal power and will.  This chakra is connected to the adrenal glands. Other parts of the body connected to this chakra are pancreas, gallbladder and digestive system.  

 

When this chakra is balanced, one experiences a clear life purpose.  One lives an authentic life complete with fulfillment and peace. One experiences a healthy sense of self worth and can make decisions clearly and with confidence.  When unbalanced, one may experience a lack of direction, self esteem issues and a desire for conflict. Status and fame are very important to a person with an unbalanced solar plexus chakra.   Physical symptoms may include chronic fatigue, digestive issues, liver problems, obesity and hypertension.

 

To balance this chakra:

  • Meditate with the mantra I AM WILL

  • Meditate using any of the above crystals

  • Journal and discuss who you ‘really’ are

  • Do something that only you want to do and enjoy it

 
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HEART CHAKRA

Location:  Center of the Chest 

Archangel:  Raphael

Frequency:  136.10 Hz

Color:  Green/Pink

Note:  F

Crystals:  Green Aventurine, Jade, Apophyllite, Rose Quartz

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The heart chakra houses love and compassion.  This chakra is the bridge between the lower and higher chakras.  This chakra is connected to the thymus gland. Other parts of the body connected to this chakra are heart, lungs, circulatory and respiratory systems.  

 

When this chakra is balanced, one experiences a healthy balance of love, compassion and generosity.  One lives a life of gratitude, connectedness and celebration. When unbalanced, one may experience a sense of distrust and deep loneliness.  One may also experience depression, anxiety, jealousy, possessiveness and/or insecurity. Physical symptoms may include breathing problems, heart disease and high blood pressure.

 

To balance this chakra:

  • Meditate with the mantra I AM LOVE

  • Meditate using any of the above crystals

  • Journal and discuss who your true feelings

  • During your normal activities look for beauty

 
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THROAT CHAKRA

Location:  Throat

Archangel:  Gabriel

Frequency:  141.27 Hz

Color:  Blue

Note:  G

Crystals:  Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite, Aquamarine and Celestite

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The throat chakra houses communication and sound.  This chakra is connected to the thyroid gland. Other parts of the body connected to this chakra are throat, ears and mouth and sensory system.  

 

When this chakra is balanced, one experiences clear and concise communication with oneself and others.  One also experiences wisdom, conscious presence, patience and solid spiritual practices. When unbalanced, one may experience a lack of discipline, tension, impatience and lack of devotion.  One may also experience feelings of despair, unhappiness and instability. Physical symptoms may include chronic sore throats, laryngitis, thyroid problems and hearing issues.

 

To balance this chakra:

  • Meditate with the mantra I AM SOUND

  • Meditate using any of the above crystals

  • Explore a new spiritual practice (or dust off an existing one)

  • Connect your soul to your favorite music (and sing along)

 
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THIRD EYE CHAKRA

Location:  Between the Eyebrows

Archangel:  Tzaphkiel

Frequency:  221.23

Color:  Indigo/Purple

Note:  A

Crystals:  Lapis, Kyanite, Sodalite, Star Sapphire

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The third eye chakra houses intuition and knowingness.  This chakra is connected to the pineal gland. Other parts of the body connected to this chakra are eyes neurological system.  

 

When this chakra is balanced, one experiences clear perception.  One lives life openly and with a confidence and strength of spiritual security.  When unbalanced, one may experience confusion, trouble with hearing, smell or sight.  One may also feel spaced out, have trouble moving on from the past and trouble differentiating other’s feelings from one’s own.  Physical symptoms may include headaches, nightmares and vision troubles.

 

To balance this chakra:

  • Meditate with the mantra I AM THOUGHT

  • Meditate using any of the above crystals

  • Keep a dream journal

  • Connect with the universe through stargazing

 
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CROWN CHAKRA

Location:  Crown of the Head

Archangel:  Metatron

Frequency:  172.06

Color:  Violet/Light

Note:  B

Crystals:  Amethyst, Quartz, Selenite, Elestial

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The crown chakra houses one’s connection to the Divine.  This chakra is connected to cellular and genetic levels of one’s being.  Other parts of the body connected to this chakra are pituitary gland and cerebral cortex.  This chakra is also connected to cosmic unity (the concept that we are all one)

 

When this chakra is balanced, one experiences good health and a clear connection to the Divine and one’s higher self.  One accepts his/herself as part of the universe. When unbalanced, one may experience depression, confusion and alienation.  One may express sickness and troubles and me or mine. One can also experience awkwardness, physical unbalance and sensitivity to light and sound.

 

To balance this chakra:

  • Meditate with the mantra I AM LIGHT

  • Meditate using any of the above crystals

  • Explore new forms of prayer, including labyrinth

  • Retreat into nature and spend some time in silence