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The energy flow in the chakras
The energy flow in the chakras

The purpose of this website is to provide useful information about the energy flow in the human chakra system. Chakras are energy centers in our bodies that influence our health on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. If one of the chakras is blocked or out of balance it will have a negative impact on our overall health and manifest in a disturbance (disease) in our bodies.

Although the knowledge about chakras is thousands of years old they merely find consideration in western medicine. The most popular chakra system originates in Hinduism and was first mentioned about 600 B.C. in ancient Vedic texts, the Yoga Upanishads. In the Upanishads the chakras are described as psychic centers of consciousness in our body that influence our overall well-being.
There do exist other ancient chakra systems, i.e. in Tibetan Buddhism and in North American Shamanism, that differ slidely from the Hindu chakra system. As the latter is the most popular one in the Western World, it will be the main subject of this website.

According to the Hindu chakra system, there are seven main chakras and several minor chakras in the human body. All seven main chakras are alligned at the Nadi Sushuma (=central energy channel) that runs through our spinal cord. Nadis are considered to be channels in both the physical and the subtle human body, through which life force energy (=Prana) flows. This knowledge of the Nadis is applied by many eastern health sciences like TCM or Ayurveda. With regard to TCM the nadis comprise equivalents to the meridians, the energy channels that are worked on over i.e. Acupuncture or Shiatsu to restore the flow of Prana and support the healing process.

The way we experience life impacts the flow of energies through the nadis and the chakras. In order to remain healthy, they must remain open and unblocked. Painful life experiences can cause blockages in the nadis and chakras and will ultimately lead to health problems if not dissolved propperly.

At the bottom opening of the central channel is the first chakra located – the Root Chakra. Its energy vortex is pointing downwards towards the earth. Above the root chakra is the second, the Sacral Chakra located. The energy vortices of the sacral chakra point towards the front and towards the rear of the body, like the next five chakras up to the sixth chakra, which is called Third Eye Chakra. The two energy flow directions of the 2nd to 6th chakra correlate with future to present (front) and present to past (rear) influences. At the top opening of the central channel is the 7th chakra located – the Crown Chakra, with its energy vortex pointing upwards towards the sky. The root and the crown chakra are complement to each other, whereas the root chakra grounds us on earth and the crown chakra connects us with higher dimensions.

The chakra system is communicating with the body by governing biological processes in the endocrine and nervous systems, as well as the organs. Each chakra is paired with an endocrine gland and its relevant processes. If a chakra is unbalanced it will manifest this unbalance in the related gland or organs and disturb necessary biolical processes for our well-being.

Please enjoy and explore the world of the chakras!

Namaste

The Chakra Colors

The chakra colors and their meanings

The goal of this post is to inform about the relations of colors and frequencies to the chakra system. It aims to show what colors are, what psychological effects they have on us and how they relate to the chakras.

Chakras are energy centers in the human body that regulate our physical and emotional health. The existence of these energy centers, that are aligned with the spinal column, has been known for thousands of years in many ancient civilizations. The most well known and usually referred to chakra system in the western world has its origin in the Hindu tradition. The Sanskrit word “chakra” literally translates into wheel. When open and active, all chakras vibrate on their own specific frequency and resonate with the different colors of light.

Light itself is a vibration, a wave that is characterized by a wavelength and a frequency. As all light waves move at the same speed, the number of wave crests passing by a given point in a given time period depends on the wavelength.The shorter the wavelength, the higher the frequency. Light as we know it seems to be of white color, although it actually contains all colors of the rainbow. When white light gets in touch with objects we see those in colors, depending on which of the light frequencies are absorbed, reflected or transmitted (ie. in glass).

The colors of the visible light have wavelengths ranging from 700nm for (infra) red to 480nm (ultra) violet light. The chakra colors correspondent with those frequencies ranging from 400 to 700 Thz.

chakra colors and light
The chakra colors and visible light

Chakra colors and chakra frequencies

Chakra Color Wavelength (interval) Frequency (interval)
Root Chakra Red 700-625nm 405-480THz
Sacral Chakra Orange 625-590nm 480-510THz
Solar Plexus Chakra Yellow 590-565nm 510-530THz
Heart Chakra Green (Pink) 565-520nm 530-580THz
Throat Chakra Blue 520-450nm 580-630THz
Third Eye Chakra IndigoViolet 450-400nm 630-680THz
Crown Chakra Purple (White) 400+nm 680+THz

Red resembles the longest wavelength with the lowest frequency. It is the color of our first primary chakra, the root chakra. The root chakra comprises the energetically densest of all chakras as it vibrates on the lowest frequency and grounds our physical bodies into matter. On the other end of the color spectrum we find violet which has a much shorter wavelength and therefore higher frequency. This is the color resonating with the crown chakra, the chakra that connects us with the Divine. (The crown chakra further resonates with white, which is not a color itself but the sum of all colors). In other words, they higher the chakra the higher its inherent frequency. The more we develop all our chakras the higher we will ultimately rise our overall frequency.

By looking at the chakra colors one gets a very good indication for their main aspects and issues. Although the color interpretations may vary a bit from culture to culture lets have a look at their most common meanings. The positive attributes of the colors are states of mind that correlate with balanced respective chakras, whereas the negative attributes correlate with a respective chakra difficiency/overactivity.

Color + attributes – attributes
Red Physical courage; strength; energy; basic survival; 'fight or flight'; stimulation; passion Defiance; aggression; strain; anger
Orange Physical comfort; food; security; sensuality; passion; abundance; fun Deprivation; frustration; frivolity; immaturity
Yellow Optimism; confidence; self-esteem; extraversion; emotional strength; friendliness Irrationality; fear; emotional fragility; depression; anxiety; jealousy
Green Harmony; balance; refreshment; universal love; rest; restoration; environmental awareness; equilibrium; peace Boredom; stagnation; blandness; enervation
Pink Nurture; unconditional love; warmth; sexuality Over-emotional; emotional neediness; unrealistic expectations; naive; immature; lack of will power and self worth
Blue Intelligence; communication; trust; serenity; logic; reflection; calm Coldness; lack of emotion; unfriendliness
Violet Spiritual awareness; vision; authenticity; truth; quality Introversion; decadence; suppression; inferiority
Purple Spirituality; creativity; inventive; psychic; intuitive; humanitarian; altruistic; mystery Impractical; cynical; aloof; arrogant; corrupt
White Purity; wisdom; wholeness; completion; innocence Sterility; coldness; barriers; unfriendliness; elitism

 

Chakra Stones and Chakra Crystals

All things in the universe are forms of vibrating energy, including inorganic solid matter like stones. This knowledge about the real nature of all things, although just recently proven by science, was already executed thousands of years ago by several civilizations like the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians or Greeks. They all seemed to know about the frequencies of specific rocks and crystals and used them in their jewellery, in their rituals or as burial objects. From the 11th century through the renaissance precious- and semi-precious stones were even used in the treatment of several medical diseases. Although nowadays not recognized in modern medical therapies, their healing properties find more and more appreciation and application in holistic healing methods like Reiki or crystal healing.

For the ease of reading all minerals covered will be referred to as stones. Some stones actually qualify for rocks, like Unakite or Lapis Lazuli, although most of them are of crystalline substance and therefore considered to be crystals.

Many stones have piezoelectric properties, even “organic stones” like amber and jet. With their unique nature and own frequency stones can be used to harmonize the energy system of the human body and support the healing of the chakras. As a general rule of thumb we can say that the colors of the stone resonate with the chakra colors and can be used according to those. There are some master stones though which can be used for balancing all chakras, like Quartz. Quartz crystals exist in almost all colors; have strong piezoelectric qualities and high amplification properties.

In the following some chakra healing stones that have an activating and balancing chakras are presented:

Root chakra stones

Black Obsidian is formed from molten lave that cooled very quickly. It helps to release negativity and has very strong grounding qualities. In many cultures black obisidian has been used by shamans to get in touch with the spirit world.

Black Tourmaline is also known as Schorl and has the ability to release stress and to transform negativity into a positive mindset. It is further a very strong spiritual grounding stone that will also help to get rid of obsessive behavior patterns.

Red Garnet is the stone of regeneration, energizing and protection from evil. It is used to access past life memories during regression and helps to release negative karma. It is further considered to be a stone supporting manifestation as it grounds ones dreams into reality.

Jet is the stone of purification and protection. It was formed millions of years ago from driftwood that has fossilized into lignite coal. Jet, which is also known as black amber, is a protector against sickness and violence but also for finances and businesses. It further works as a purifier of incoming information and is used for psychic and past life work. Additionally, it is used for spiritual advancement and to assist in awakening the Kundalini energy.

Smoky Quartz is considered to be one of the most grounding and cleansing stones there is. Is has been used for thousands of years in many civilizations in rituals and tribal ceremonies and is able to protect and ground us on a physical but also spiritual level to this world. If further absorbs and transmutes negative energy and helps us to release it into the earth.


Sacral chakra stones

Amber is an “organic stone” as it was formed by fossilized resin and helps to balance our emotions, clear the mind and enhance creativity. Amber is further reputed to help cleansing the blood and to ease paint in joints and ligaments. It has strong piezoelectric properties and will show an electrical charge when rubbed.

Carnelian is considered a stabilising stone that stimulates creativity, gives courage and helps to overcome any kind of abuse. It further supports the transformation of negativity and to establish a life confirming attitude. Carnelian has a regulating effect on the kidneys and ensures good blood flow to the organs and tissues.

Coral is an “organic stone” which is formed by polyp-bearing marine animals that live in colonies. As it comes from the see it is strongly connected with the water element and emotions. Coral helps balancing the sacral and the root chakra and is considered to boost the healing of disorders involving blood and bones.

Orange Calcite enhances creativity and is helpful with emotional issues. It has strong cleansing properties and supports the release of old negative thinking patterns. Calcite further is a strong amplifier that increases memory and learning abilities, but also supports distant healing, i.e. Reiki.


Solar plexus chakra stones

Citrine is known as the “success stone” as it supports the manifestation of success and abundance. This solar plexus chakra stone enhances mental clarity, confidence and will power. Citrine will remove negative energy and can help to relieve depression, self-doubt or anger.

Yellow Jasper is considered to be a stability stone that nurtures and eases emotional stress. This solar plexus chakra stone has especially been used during shamanic rituals by many ancient civilizations as it is also regarded as a companion stone in the physical and spiritual realms. It will support strength, courage and vitality in many areas of life. On a physical level yellow jasper will help detoxify the liver, gallbladder and intestines.

Tiger Eye is a strong protection stone that brings luck and prosperity to the wearer. This chakra stone will enhance will power and self-confidence, but also the correct use of power considering one’s own and others’ needs. On a physical level the yellow tiger eye will help to align and strengthen the spinal column and release toxins.


Heart chakra stones

Green Aventurine brings friendship to one’s life. This heart chakra stone is considered to calm and balance and enhance happiness. It further strengthens imagination and creativity as well as mental clarity. Some consider it as a lucky stone especially in games of chance. On a physical level this stone will benefit the circulatory system in balancing the blood pressure, strengthen the immune system.

Jade is the stone of purity and serenity that signifies peace through strength. Jade has been used for thousands of years by many ancient civilizations and was valued for its healing and protection powers. It was considered to be the “dream stone” which supports the access to the spiritual world and to deeper knowledge. Green jade is the heart chakra stone to attract new love and increase trustworthiness and fidelity.

Malachite is a strong protection stone that conceals ones energy field from negative entities. This heart chakra stone encourages loyalty and faithfulness in all type of relationships. It helps to open your heart to others, but also helps in making the right choices as it embodies the power of synchronicity. Malachite is known as great healing stone as well, as is will help lower blood pressure. It further helps mothers to produce more milk when breast feeding.

Rose Quartz is known as the universal “love stone”. This stone especially connects us to the higher heart or thymus chakra as its frequency resonates with unconditional love, joy and healing. Rose quartz strengthens romantic relationships, but also inspires the love of beauty which may be manifested though art. When worn directly on the body rose quartz will not only resonate through the whole aura but throughout the whole room where it is located.

Watermelon Tourmaline is sometimes referred to as the “gateway to the inner self” as it encourages a calm, centered state of mind. It is a beautiful but rare stone with pyroelectric properties, which naturally occurs in the three colors green, pink and white. It is considered to be an effective activator for the heart and higher heart chakra that will help to attract love but also balances the male and female energies within us.


Throat chakra stones

In general, all blue stones will be beneficial for the throat chakra.

Sodalite has a strong vibration and is connected with the qualities of idealism, self-discipline and truth. When working with the throat chakra, Sodalite is very beneficial for effective communication and public speaking. When working with the third eye chakra, Sodalite further assists in the development of intuition and psychic abilities. In general, this chakra stone will help us not only connecting with the higher truth but also to live and to speak out of it.

Blue Kyanite is also known as the “stone of alignment” as it helps aligning all the chakras without conscious efforts. It is a very high vibrational crystal that repels negative energies and doesn’t need to be cleaned. The vibration of a Blue Kyanite will further open the throat chakra and enhance personal communication skills and the ability to speak the soul’s real truth.

Angelite is a strong general communication stone that especially helps to get in contact with higher beings like guides or angels, as it name already indicates. Its energy is very soothing to the emotions and facilitate relieve of stress and inner peace. As Angelite aids communicating with the spirit world it help in overcoming feelings like grief or guilt with regard to persons passing. .

Turquoise is probably the oldest stone used in man’s history. For ages this stone has been regarded as a token for wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. As a stone of purification it dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic smog from the environment. When put on the throat chakra it will help releasing old vows and patterns and support the true soul’s expression. Turquoise can also be used on the third eye chakra where it will enhance the communication with the spirit world.


Third eye chakra stones

Lapiz Lazuli is a universal symbol for wisdom and truth and has been used since the origin of mankind. It is a powerful stone that activates the higher mind and enhances intellectual abilities.

Labradorite is considered to be a stone of magic used by many shamans and healers to gain wisdom from the unseen world. It is excellent for the awakening of one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities and further one of the strongest protections stones under the minerals.

Azurite has since the times of Atlantis been regarded a powerful psychic stone that helps on the way to enlightenment. This third eye chakra stone stimulates the intellect, awakens psychic and intuitive abilities and aids with the remembering of dreams and even past life regression. Used on the third eye this stone will help cleansing the subconscious of emotionally charged thoughts or negative feelings, and restoring a higher and clearer mental state.


Crown chakra stones

Amethyst is the premier spiritual stone that connects the physical with the spiritual realm. With its very high frequency amethyst purifies the aura of any negative energy, while creating a protecting shield of light. This beautiful chakra crystal will not only stimulate the crown but also the third eye chakra supporting cognitive perception as well as facilitating the development of intuitive and psychic ability.

Herkimer Diamonds are a type of clear quartz and regarded as “ascension stones”. As all quartz crystals they have a very high vibration and pyroelectric properties. A Herkimer diamond though has even stronger amplifying qualities resulting from its inherent crystalline form that has two terminations. When using it while working with the crown or third eye chakra it will help the soul to connect with higher guidance and to raise its own energy. This powerful stone works also very well together with other chakra stones as it will amplify the energy of even tiny crystals.

Selenite is a stone of very high vibration and facilitates spiritual growth as it cleanses the crown chakra and enables the energy to rise even higher up to the etheric chakras, i.e. the soul star chakra. Selenite is also a very effective stone for the third eye charka as it helps us to connect to higher realms and to develop psychic abilities. Used on the higher chakras this stone will help us breaking through the illusion of reality and see who we really are.

White Topaz, also known as Clear or Silver Topaz, is also a stone used throughout the ages and even mentioned in biblical texts. As one of the crown chakra stones, White Topaz will support spiritual development and guidance from the spirit world. This high energetic crystal caries the vibration of truth and facilitates mental clarity and memory. It will support manifestations, especially when they are aligned with the higher truth and the good of all.