Chakras and Gemstones
How does the Gemstones affect the Chakras
Chakras are a common concept in several disciplines of alternative medicine
and traditional Oriental medicine. A chakra is a centre of energy which has
several functions. In addition to being 'representative' of a particular organ
or group of organs, a chakra also controls our being on different levels and it
links these two representative states.
Chakras are energy vortices in the body that transmit the life force
throughout the body. This life force is called Prana by Indian Ayurveda doctors
and Ch'i by the Chinese Doctors. Certain gemstones are considered in tune with
these Chakras and can be used to cleanse the Chakra and bring balance.
The body has seven basic body chakras and a number of minor chakras. These
are listed in the table below ranked from the lowest to the highest:
More Info on Chakras can be found at:
How To Use this Chart:
If you suffer from an overactive chakra, look for gemstones under the column
"subdue" to help you subdue that chakra and bring it back in balance.
If your problem is an underactive chakra (too little of the qualities), then
look for gemstones under the column "open" to get help.
For example, an overactive (too much) Navel Chakra or Manipura might mean a
person dominates everyone around him, causing him personal problems. To
subdue/correct the Navel Chakra, the column under Subdues suggests the
beneficial gemstones as: Amber, Moonstone, and Peridot.
On the other hand, a closed (i.e., underactive) Navel Chakra or Manipura
might mean a lack of will power or self-control. To open this Chakra, the
gemstones listed under the column "Open" are: Citrine, Calcite, and Topaz.
Table: How Gemstones Affect
associated with the Chakra
|Gemstones that help Subdue the Chakra
||Gemstones that help Open the Chakra
||The Root Chakra, Muladhara
||The Sexual Chakra, Sacral chakra, Svadhisthana
||The Personality Chakra, Navel Chakra, Manipura
Desire & Power
||The Heart Chakra, Anahata
||The Expressive Chakra, Throat Chakra, Vishuddh
||The Knowledge Chakra,
The third eye, Ajna
||The Crown Chakra, Sahasrara
Therapeutic Power of Gemstones
Guide to Gem Caring