Here are some *lengthy* notes from my Grimoire, or Book of Shadows:
Chakras are believed to be the seven main energy points in your body that represent an aspect of your life. When these Chakras are balanced you will feel a sense of happiness, that you are awakened and intuned with things around you, or maybe you will just feel light, like a feather. When left unbalanced, you may feel depressed or burdened. Keeping your Chakras balanced also allows you to have more energy and to enjoy life better.
The first Chakra is typically the Root Chakra, or Muladhara. It is located at the base of the spine, or in the adrenal gland. This Chakra is used for grounding, and represents safety, strength, and your physical need. Stones that represent this Chakra are Garnet, Hematite, Red Jasper, Brecciated Jasper, Snowflake Obsidian, and Bloodstone. This Chakra glows red, and requires mostly red stones, and stones that help with grounding and absorbing/cleansing negative energy. Ways to balance this Chakra are foot massages, pedicures, walks, taking care of your physical needs.
The second Chakra is the Sacral Chakra, or Svadisthana. It is located just below the navel, or the kidneys. This Chakra is used for emotional balance and it stimulates creativity. Stones that represent this Chakra are Carnelian, Orange Sapphire, Orange Citrine, and Moonstone. This Chakra glows orange, and requires mostly orange stones, and stones that help with grounding, cleansing, focusing, and stimulation. Ways to balance this Chakra are luxury baths, romance yourself and others, splurging and relaxing.
The third Chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra, or Manipura. It is located at the base of your sternum, or at the center of your chest/below your lungs. This Chakra is used for personal growth and self image. Stones that represent this Chakra are Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Citrine, Yellow Topaz, and Yellow Jasper. This Chakra glows yellow, and requires mostly yellow stones and stones that help with protection, focusing, promoting self love, and inner awakening. Ways to balance this Chakra are establishing a positive self image, personalise self gifts, make time to do things that make you happy.
The fourth Chakra is the Heart Chakra, or Anahata. It is located at the center of your chest, or between your breasts, over your heart. This Chakra is used for compassion, love, and empathy. Stones that represent this Chakra are Peridot, Jade, Rose Quartz, Malachite, Green Opal, and Aventurine. This Chakra glows green, and requires mostly green stones and stones that help with promoting love, self love, friendship, purification, cleansing, empathy, and wealth. Ways to balance this Chakra are free time up for hobbies and loved ones, accomplish a goal or dream, express love and sympathy to a loved one.
The fifth Chakra is the Throat Chakra, or Vishuddha. It is located in the throat. This Chakra is used for self-expression and communication. Stones that represent this Chakra are Aquamarine, Angelite, Turquoise, Blue Agate, and Blue Lace Agate. This Chakra glows blue, and requires mostly blue stones and stones that help with clearing your mind, grounding, communication, travel, and serenity. Was to balance this Chakra are singing, communicating with a loved one, positive mantras, teas, and foods.
The sixth Chakra is the Third Eye Chakra, or Anja. It is located between your eyes, or your brow. This Chakra is used for intuition, insight, and spiritual communication. Stones that represent this Chakra are Blue Sapphire, Sodalite, and Lapis Lazuli. This Chakra glows Indigo, and requires mostly indigo stones and stones that help with peace of mind, learning, seeing beyond this realm, and insight. Ways to balance this Chakra are trusting your instincts, take a nap, read a book, look at art, meditate, daydream.
The seventh Chakra is the Crown Chakra, or Sahasrana.It is located at the very top of your head. This Chakra is used for wisdom, awakening, and unity of your body, mind, and spirit. Stones that represent this Chakra are Amethyst, White Calcite, Fluorite, Clear Quartz, and Selenite. This Chakra glows violet, and requires most violet/purple stones or white/clear stones and stones that help with clarity of mind, body, and spirit, spiritual awakeness, wisdom, astral travel, cleansing, energy, and aura stimulation. Ways the balance this Chakra are pray/make offerings, partake in religious/spiritual activities, give back to others/the community, and donate.