Updated: Oct 30, 2020
The 7 Chakras are spinning energy centers along the midline of the body. "Chakra" means "wheel" in sanskrit. For health and wellbeing, each of these chakras should be open and balanced, but many of us suffer from blocked or sometimes overactive chakras. Here are the chakra basics:
The Crown Chakra represents understanding, self-knowledge, and divine connection.
Location: Very top of head
Essential Oil: Frankincense
Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra represents intuition and foresight.
Location: Center of the forehead, between the eyebrows
Essential Oil: Sandalwood
The Throat Chakra represents communication and self expression.
Location: Base of the throat
Color: Sky Blue
Essential Oil: Lavender
The Heart Chakra represents love for yourself and for others.
Location: Center of the chest
Crystal: Rose Quartz
Essential Oil: Rose
Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra represents vitality, motivation, and willpower.
Location: Below the sternum
Color: Golden Yellow
Essential Oil: Bergamot
The Sacral Chakra represents creativity, the emotional body, and pleasure.
Location: Below the belly button, above the pubic bone
Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang
The root chakra represents grounding to the physical world and your sense of safety and security.
Location: Tail bone, base of spine
Crystal: Smokey Quartz
Essential Oil: Patchouli
If you think you may have some blockages or imbalances, check out this article for some reference points. There are many ways to heal and balance chakras, including the above crystals and essential oils, as well as sound baths, Reiki sessions, meditations, and eating or wearing something the color of the chakra in question.