Chakras are like little wheels of energy within the body that energy flows through - in Sanskrit "chakra" translates to the word "wheel". There are 7 main chakras in our bodies and each chakra is associated to a particular colour, in a specific location.
What are the 7 main chakras?
Base of spine
Red, brown, grey or black
Centre of chest, above the heart
Green or pink
Sky blue or light blue
Forehead, between the eyes
Indigo or purple
Top of the head
Violet, white or gold
What are the musical notes of the chakras?
The base chakra
The 1st chakra in your body is the base chakra (aka root chakra). If this is out of whack, you may feel a bit spacey or unbalanced, that your feet aren't firmly planted on the ground.
What happens when the base chakra is unbalanced
Physical symptoms can include digestive problems eg IBS or IBD, pain in your legs or lower back, exhaustion, inability to focus or that you’re constantly in fight or flight mode. You may suffer from inexplicable fear, anxiety or ODC. You may also feel insecure, nervous or lacking in confidence.
Suggested crystals for the base chakra
- Red Jasper
- Black Tourmaline
- Petrified Wood
- Smokey Quartz
The sacral chakra
The 2nd chakra in your body is the sacral chakra. The sacral chakra influences emotions, confidence, creativity, motivation and sexuality.
What happens when the sacral chakra is unbalanced
Physical symptoms can include fertility issues, lower back pain, kidney issues, addictions, arthritis or loss of libido. You may also find you are not able to cope with change.
Suggested crystals for the sacral chakra
- Orange Calcite
- Golden Tiger Eye
- Bumble Bee Jasper
- Cherry Blossom Agate
The solar plexus chakra
The 3rd chakra in your body is the solar plexus chakra. When this chakra is out of balance, you may find you have issues with digestion, have low self-esteem or feel like you have lost control of your life.
What happens when the solar plexus chakra is unbalanced
Physical symptoms can include chronic fatigue, diabetes or issues with blood pressure. You may suffer from depression or anxiety, lack self-confidence, are overly aggressive or feel powerless.
Suggested crystals for the solar plexus chakra
- Golden Tiger Eye
- Yellow Calcite
- Golden Rutilated Quartz
- Yellow Aventurine
- Desert Rose Selenite
The heart chakra
The 4th chakra in your body is the heart chakra. The heart chakra is associated with love and our ability to show compassion and forgiveness.
What happens when the heart chakra is unbalanced
Physical symptoms can include a struggling immune system, asthma, shoulder problems, pain in the arms or wrists or bad circulation. You may find you are overly jealous, distrustful, judgmental or selfish, or that you are fearful of being alone, abandoned or betrayed.
Suggested crystals for the heart chakra
- Green Aventurine
- Rose Quartz
- Ruby in Fuchsite
- Pink Mangano Calcite
- Pink Tourmaline
- Pink Opal
The throat chakra
The 5th chakra in your body is the throat chakra. If this chakra is out of alignment, you may be unable to express yourself clearly, feel powerless or out of control.
What happens when the throat chakra is unbalanced
Physical symptoms can include thyroid issues, headaches, ear or throat infections, pain in the shoulders, neck or jaw, or even mouth ulcers. You may suffer from social anxiety, verbal diarrhoea, or the complete opposite - be frozen and unable to speak in public.
Suggested crystals for the throat chakra
- Blue Lace Agate
- Blue Calcite
- Blue Kyanite
- Caribbean Calcite
The third eye chakra
The 6th chakra in your body is the third eye chakra (aka brow chakra). The third eye chakra influences your intuitive abilities, sense of direction and imagination.
What happens when the third eye chakra is unbalanced
Physical symptoms can include sinus issues, migraines or eye strain, sciatica, high blood pressure or even clumsiness. You may find you are unable to let go of the past, suffer from insomnia or are unable to make decisions.
Suggested crystals for the third eye chakra
- Lapis Lazuli
- K2 Jasper
The crown chakra
The 7th chakra in your body is the crown chakra. The crown chakra is associated with spirituality, mindfulness and your connection to your higher consciousness.
What happens when the crown chakra is unbalanced
Physical symptoms can include epilepsy, lightheadedness or dizziness, unexplained fatigue, depression, migraines, sensitivity to light or sounds, learning issues or aggression. You may also find you are indecisive, materialistic, critical, disconnected spiritually, unable to connect to your higher self or that you're flighty and off with the fairies!
Suggested crystals for the crown chakra
- Clear Quartz