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How to Balance Your Chakras with Crystals


Thanks to guest blogger, Ana Blanche, jewelry enthusiast and founder of Fabbeat.com – a store that educates about the healing powers of natural crystals and offers a selection of handmade chakra balancing items, meditation malas and more. She’s also offering  a 10% discount on her products for the readers of Chakra Blog.

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Natural Stone Tree of Life Charm Bracelet

Crystals are used by many to help the body balance its vital strength. But can you really balance your chakra with crystals? The answer is yes, and in this post, we will tell you how these crystals work.

Crystals and Chakras

Healing crystals and stones in chakra bracelets and necklaces are not just pieces of jewelry. Even if a person just wears them as an eye candy, these crystals do much, much more. The patterns of healing crystals and stones work to help cleanse, align and balance your energy centers.

Crystals and Chakras go hand in hand when talking about our body. Our body has seven chakras or energy centers. Chakras play vital roles and maintain a constant flow of strength in the body. They are also linked to each other and work in sync to strike an overall body energy balance.

Here are the 7 Chakras, with their colors and features:

  1. Root Chakra (Red) – this chakra is about how we feel safe and secure, and controls our basic needs as human beings.
  2. Sacral Chakra (Orange) – this chakra is linked with being creative. It is also our sexual center.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow) – this chakra stands for our sense of power and self-esteem. This is the area between your belly button and breastbone.
  4. Heart Chakra (Green) – the heart chakra is about love and kindness. It also unites the upper and lower chakras. It also shows how we relate to ourselves and others.
  5. Throat Chakra (Blue) – this chakra is connected to our ability to speak the truth, and how creative we are in expressing ourselves. It helps unlock our deepest feelings.
  6. Third Eye Chakra (Indigo) – also known as the “Ajna.” This chakra relates to our intuition and helps us listen to our gut instinct.
  7.  Crown Chakra (Violet) – the crown chakra stands for our conscious self, spiritual health and how we connect with the universe. It helps us feel aware and gives us a sense of love and light.

But what if there’s an imbalance in your chakras? Here’s where healing crystals come in. Like the chakras, they stand for certain colors and support your energy centers.

How to Balance Your Chakras with Crystals

Chakras need to be open and aligned for energy balance. If your powers are not balanced, you’ll find it hard to keep them open. One way to do this is to balance your chakras with crystals.

Chakra crystals help open, balance, or support the energy of the chakras. This is based on the belief that such stones or crystals have a natural healing frequency.

In short, energy is harnessed and channeled through the crystal. It then resonates with the vibration of the chakra you’re focusing on. And the easiest way to utilize this healing energy is by wearing jewelry containing natural stones. Stones used in a particular healing piece may vary as each crystal has its own properties and resonates the most with a specific chakra.

List of Healing Crystals

Here’s a list of commonly used stones and crystals that heal our chakras:

  • Root Chakra: Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Fire Agate, Bloodstone, Black Tourmaline
  • Sacral Chakra: Moonstone, Coral, Citrine, Carnelian
  • Solar Plexus Chakra: Topaz, Malachite, Calcite
  • Heart Chakra: Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Tourmaline, Green Calcite
  • Throat Chakra: Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine
  • Third Eye Chakra: Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian, Amethyst
  • Crown Chakra: Selenite, Diamond, Clear Quartz

First, you can check the set of crystals that are related to your chakras. Bear in mind that the chakras can be linked to many crystals and you will need to find out which one works best for you.

You may also use your intuition to choose your healing crystal. Observe the glow of the crystals and see which ones are most suitable. You may also feel the energy of the crystal by placing it in your hand. You will feel a tingling or heating sensation.

Benefits of Chakra Crystals

Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 6.04.37 PM.pngWearing a bracelet, such as the one shown here – the Chakra Healing Amethyst Buddha Bracelet, is beneficial for your body and mind in many ways. For instance, in this bracelet, the Amethyst meaning is to purify, heal, and protect; Tigers Eye is included to maintain harmony and balance and help to relieve fear and anxiety; Lapis Lazuli to stimulate the desire for knowledge and truth, etc. Wearing this bracelet, you’ll notice:

  • It balances our energy centers and grounds us.
  • It calms us and relieves anxiety.
  • It clears our thoughts.
  • We feel more stable and secure.
  • It cleanses our body and mind of negative energy. It also removes blockages to promote the smooth flow of positive energy.
  • It helps us focus on things that really matter in our life.
  • It helps us seek enlightenment and awakens our spirit.

The benefits of wearing a bracelet or a necklace with healing crystals are endless and it’s indeed a very powerful item to keep up with our hectic lives.

Fabbeat.com has a great selection of chakra balancing and chakra healing items. If you’d like to give their healing crystals a try, you can enjoy a 10% discount offered exclusively for the readers of Chakra Blog. Just use the code chakradiaries at the checkout.

Namaste!

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra DiariesChakra SecretsBalance the Chakras, Balance Your Lifeand The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org

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Help Yourself and Others with The Curious Mind Healing Technique


We know the STANDING ROCK protestors will need to continue their efforts through the cold winter since Energy Transfer Partners refuse to quit drilling. Do you feel they or others in the world are being treated unfairly and YOU WANT TO HELP? Look at your own emotions to practice this Healing Technique from Joseph Drumheller:the-curious-mind

Healing Technique – The Curious Mind

The following technique can be used on yourself and others, even if they are at a distance.

In over two decades in my walk as a healer, I’ve learned suppressed emotion from the past is one of the premier contributors to our suffering. Of the countless techniques effective in releasing suppressed emotion, none are as effective in their simplicity as The Curious Mind.

The Curious Mind naturally cultivates a certain level of necessary detachment between you and the emotion. All of a sudden it’s not your anger, hurt, or depression; it’s only an emotion you’re experiencing. In other words, your suppressed emotions are not you, they’re only something that’s happening to you. As you will experience, this creates a beneficial space between you and the emotion—a very helpful gap that enhances the release process.

Try This: Start with a clear-cut intention to heal a specific suppressed emotion completely. Sit or lie in a comfortable position and enter a deeply relaxed state. Next, feel the emotion in your body, as related to the area of life (or person) you’re trying to heal. It may be rage in your head (Crown Chakra), heaviness in your heart (Heart Chakra), tension in your stomach (Solar Plexus Chakra), etc. It should come readily. If it doesn’t, just pretend you can feel it (remember, the imagination is real, so pretending works). If you get bombarded with mind chatter or distracting thoughts, just let them come and go like watching clouds drifting by in the sky.

Next, simply pay attention to the emotion as you experience it. Be curious. Say to yourself, something like, “Oh, isn’t that interesting. I feel rage in my head, how curious.” As you focus on that experience, you’ll begin to feel a weakening, softening, or letting go of the emotion.

Now, here’s where everyone begins to differ, so you’ll need to develop you own method. You may feel the emotion as it begins to spin or swirl and move out of your body. It may start to dissolve or let go. It may create interesting sensations in your body like tingling, warmth, or deep peace. Whatever happens, keep your focus on what’s taking place. Don’t wallow in the emotion but stay with it, until it’s gone.

That’s it; the suppressed emotion is gone. If it returns, it will come back with less intensity and less frequency. Then go through the process again. It’s like lighting a log on a fire. Keep burning it, until it’s nothing but ash.

Many thanks to Joseph Drumheller for this great technique. Joseph is an award-winning author and energy healer from Washington State. He’s conducted over 2,000 sessions since 1991 and worked six years at a cancer treatment center in Bellingham, WA, honing his craft as a healer. His books include non-fiction, award-winning fiction, and now children’s books. See more at: www.josephdrumheller.com

With all the anger and divisiveness following the recent election, and many people needing peaceful resolution in their lives at this time, The Curious Mind can help us regain peace within ourselves first, then send it out to the world. DISTANT HEALING TECHNIQUES allow us to be of service from wherever we may be.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet

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What’s Love Got to Do with Chakras?


Unlock your heartIf your chakras are blocked or closed, your ability to give and receive love will also be blocked. Relationships will be rocky, and your ability to feel love and happiness will be locked away.

The participants in my Chakra Workshops keep journals which clearly show how a blocked chakra can also block love in your life. And my book, based on these journals, The Chakra Diaries, shows how using meditations and the other tools described, can lead to happier endings.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to remind you that everything is all about love. Life’s struggles (yes, even money issues) can be fixed with love. Every difficult relationship or situation can be remedied with love. Any chakra blockage may be healed and opened through love. The healing power of love can change things in an instant.

HERE’S HOW BALANCED CHAKRAS CAN IMPROVE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
ROOT CHAKRA – When you feel grounded and safe, you feel like you belong and are able to be a more responsible partner.
SACRAL CHAKRA – When balanced, your creativity and sexuality are free-flowing, and you are able to be a more romantic partner.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA – With your personal power chakra balanced and your self-love in place, you will feel the confidence necessary to find and win your soul mate.
HEART CHAKRA – Love and compassion, the keynotes of a balanced Heart Chakra, will help you retain your relationships, through better or worse.
THROAT CHAKRA – With the ability to speak your truth about your needs and wants, your relationships will be more harmonious and fulfilling.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA – As you increase your intuition, you will have a closer bond, not only to your higher self, but to your loved ones.
CROWN CHAKRA – As you channel the divine love of the universe, you will be better able to act from a place of love in all areas of your life.

In The Chakra Diaries, 10 people in a chakra workshop journal about their lives, troubles and relationship problems, and how they regain their balance, their joy, through THE HEALING POWER OF LOVE.

Here’s to love!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life and The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org

Nourish Your Solar Plexus Chakra


Yellow tomatoBlessings go out to the people affected by today’s earthquake in Napa… I hope they all recover and get their electricity back on as soon as possible. After  two weeks without electricity since Hurricane Isele hit our area of the Big Island of Hawaii and knocked many trees down on power lines, we’re still enjoying our solar oven, forgoing the oven and microwave for the power of the sun… I love sun-baked veggies and grains.

Nourishing the Solar Plexus Chakra is all about stoking your digestive fire with vital energy found in complex carbohydrates, especially those that vibrate with the color yellow.

Whole grains support the Solar Plexus Chakra with complex carbs – high energy food without the sugar rush/crash. Look for brown rice, steel cut oatmeal, millet, quinoa, amaranth, polenta and buckwheat. Make a whole pot of grain (these last 3 days in the fridge) and serve 1/2 cup per meal instead of eating simple carbs like flour products and sugary, processed foods.

The Solar Plexus is also nourished by yellow food, like tomatoes and squashes, and fruit that contain enzymes to make your digestion even more powerful… like pineapple and papayas, which contain bromelain and papain.

In addition to following THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET, add these activities to your day to power up your self-confidence, your personal power, your get-up-and-go… all attributes of a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra:

First thing in the morning, practice “Saturation Praise,” telling yourself everything good about yourself and the day ahead of you.

Take a walk after meals to facilitate digestion and build up your bone and muscle strength. And, of course, do some spinal twists in your yoga routine.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Energy Diet, The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life

www.theChakras.org

 

 

Solar Pexus Chakra Balancing with Diet and Exercise


SunWith the Arctic Freeze covering much of the United States this week, I’d like to shed some light on the Solar Plexus Chakra and the foods and activities that can warm and feed your energy and health in that area.

Located right above the navel, the third chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, is the focal point of your identity and self-esteem, also known as your power center. It is associated with the digestive organs and metabolism, processing energy and giving you the zest you need to get through your busy day. It vibrates with the energy of the color yellow.

You may recognize some of these emotional or mental health issues commonly associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra – poor self-image, indecision, fear and anger, powerlessness, greed, stubbornness, apathy and compulsive behavior.

Physical health issues include digestive disorders, food allergies, diabetes, ulcers, liver problems like hepatitis or jaundice, gallstones, and adrenal fatigue.

What do you crave? Addictive behavior associated with the Solar Plexus include cravings for caffeine, sugar and carbohydrates.

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced, you’ll feel energetic, cheerful, willing to persevere and finish your projects, confident in your instincts and abilities, purposeful and organized.yellow peppers

Foods, especially those that share colors with the chakras, carry vibrations that can activate or balance your chakras.

Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Foods:

oatsIf you want to balance your Sacral Chakra, and reduce cravings that lead to overeating, replace processed carbohydrates that tend to be addictive… most are loaded with just the right amount of sugar, oil and salt to make sure you can’t eat just one, like potato chips or fries. Processed foods also contain GMOs which have been shown to cause inflammation of the stomach lining and poor digestion. Instead, focus on filling, nutritious, gluten-free whole grain dishes and snacks that will fuel your muscles and brain with energy. I like to start my winter day with a steaming bowl of oatmeal with a touch of local honey.

Replace your slice of bread with a half cup of brown rice, oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth, teff, polenta, or buckwheat – experiment with the flavors and textures of the various whole grains, and cooking them together.pineapple

As each chakra is associated with an endocrine gland, the Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the pancreas, so eat to keep your blood sugar and insulin in the normal range and avoid the current epidemic of diabetes. The pancreas is connected to all your digestive organs, so don’t overload them with toxins like alcohol, trans fats, artificial flavors and sweeteners, or pesticided foods. Include yellow foods that provide enzymes for good digestion, like papayas and pineapples, in addition to corn, squash, beans, peppers and poultry, and spices like ginger and tumeric.

Squash & Millet Satisfies your Sweet Tooth

The overconsumption of simple sugars as opposed to complex carbohydrates such as whole grains can cause chaotic blood sugar Solar Plexus Squashlevels, leading to hypoglycemia and even Type 2 Diabetes. A perfect dish to replace white potatoes or white rice (which quickly turn to sugar in your blood stream) is millet. It has a cheerful yellow color and is the perfect complement to sweet winter squashes to satisfy your cravings for sweets without spiking your blood sugar.

Millet is so easy to make – like most grains, simply rinse, add 2 parts water to one part grain, add a pinch of sea salt, bring to a boil, then simmer for 25 minutes. It’s especially tasty and appetizing when served with baked Acorn squash.

Sacral Chakra Healing Activities: Power Yoga is especially suited to the Solar Plexus Chakra. I also like to include the Spinal Twist, the Bow, the Boat and the Camel when I concentrate on balancing the Sacral Chakra.

While the Root Chakra is all about grounding to Mother Earth, and the Sacral Chakra is about reaching out to others in physical movement like dance and swimming, the Solar Plexus Chakra is all about personal strength. Other recommended exercise includes speed walking, hiking or jogging, aerobics or spin classes, and strength building routines like circuit training.

Enter to Win A Personalized Chakra Diet Plan

Just go to my website, TheChakras.org, to sign up to win a free personalized Chakra Diet Plan. All entries will also get a free preview of my upcoming book, THE CHAKRA DIET. You’ll learn how to eat your way into balance, to increase your energy and reach your optimal weight using chakra healing foods. Entries must be received by February 15, 2014, so enter today.

Namaste!

Becca Chopra, author of Chakra Secrets, The Chakra Diaries and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life

www.thechakras.org

CRYSTAL HEALING FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA


sunriseWant to feel more self-confident and powerful in achieving your goals? Then you’ll want to strengthen your Solar Plexus or 3rd Chakra. I like to visualize the yellow light of the sun streaming into my navel or solar plexus area and feel this golden spotlight invigorating my life and my emotional and physical strength. You can also turn to the golden light of a crystal, and breath the energy emanating from the crystal into your solar plexus chakra.

HOW DO CRYSTALS ASSIST IN BALANCING THE CHAKRAS?

Crystal healing works because the stones interact with your body’s own natural subtle energies. Each crystal holds a vibration, much like chakras hold a vibration of color and energy. Crystals used to heal each chakra usually vibrate with the same color associated with that chakra. Edgar Cayce recommended illuminating a clear quartz crystal with the color of the chakra you wanted to heal, then to gaze on that crystal as you sang a mantra associated with that chakra (R A M for the Solar Plexus Chakra) or repeated an appropriate affirmation. Even a photograph of the crystal holds the vibration, so feel free to print this out and use it in lieu of the real thing.

Solar Plexus Chakra crystal

Gaze at the photo here while toning R A M and notice how you feel greater confidence, self-esteem and vitality.

AFFIRMATION FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA:

I feel the fire in my belly producing more power in my life.”

For photos, sound mantras and affirmations associated with all seven of the major chakras, see my new Kindle book, BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS, BALANCE YOUR LIFE.

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Namaste!
Becca Chopra

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