What are Chakras?

What are Chakras?


Chakras (sha-kras) have long been believed to be the energy centers, or wheels, of spiritual foundation and inner attunement within all of us. These "wheels" of energy throughout our body are called the 7 chakras. They extend from the base of your spine to the top of your head. 

Each of the chakras correspond to a certain region in the body (see below) and radiate an energy that has a specific color (colors of rainbow) and quality. They are associated with the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of our lives. So many of us have energetic blocks or imbalances (manifestation of stress and anxiety, for example) that prevent us from accessing our full vitality. When these wheels of energy are aligned and balanced, energy can flow freely and unconstrained, allowing us to feel emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually balanced and whole. 

Yoga postures, breathing practices, and meditation are some helpful and active ways to promote balance in your chakras. These activities encourage the flow of energy and clarity of mind. There are also passive ways to help balance your chakras. It has been believed for millennia that gemstones and crystals have healing power. Each type of crystal or gemstone gives off its own unique frequency, thereby facilitating balance in the flow of life-energy throughout the chakras. Wearing jewelry with gemstones is just one way of encouraging emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being.


First Chakra: Root Chakra (Basic Instincts). Location: Base of spine. Gemstone: Red Jasper. Represents the energy center of instincts, balance of mind and body, survival and self-sufficiency. Affirmation: I am safe and secure, stable and grounded.

Second Chakra: Sacral Chakra (Sexuality and Creativity). Location: Lower abdomen. Gemstone: Orange Aventurine. Represents the energy centers of sexuality, sensuality, and emotions. Affirmation: I value and respect my body. I am passionate.

Third Chakra: Solar Plexus (Wisdom and Personal Power). Location: Upper abdomen. Gemstone: Yellow Amber. Represents personal power, choice, self esteem, motivation, and purpose. Affirmation: I am strong, brave, and powerful. 

Fourth Chakra: Heart Chakra (Love and Healing). Location: Center of chest. Gemstone: Green Aventurine. Represents love, harmony, acceptance, and trust. Affirmation: I am full of love and peace. I forgive myself and others.

Fifth Chakra: Throat Chakra (Communication). Location: Throat region. Gemstone: Angelite. Represents: expression, communication, and truth. Affirmation: I have integrity, speak my truth, and share my experience and insight with others. 

Sixth Chakra: Third Eye Chakra (Awareness). Location: Forehead. Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli. Represents insight, wisdom, higher mental activities. Affirmation: I am in touch with my inner guidance. I learn from my experiences and am open to the wisdom of others. 

Seventh Chakra: Crown Chakra (Spirituality). Location: Top of head. Gemstone: Amethyst. Represents mindfulness, inspiration, selflessness, and spirituality. Affirmation: I am at one with nature. I live in the present moment and breathe in peace and breathe out love. 

Keep your life-energy in balance and your affirmations close to heart and mind.

Eastern Drift's 925 Sterling Silver Chakra necklace serves as a constant reminder to help keep your attention on the free flow of your chakras, symbolizing the alignment of your chakras and the promotion of emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual well-being. A highly popular chakra necklace amongst yoga, chakra and spiritual healing communities! Feed your chakras and regain your vitality! 

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