Chakras have played a role in Eastern traditions for centuries, and people all over the world believe in the power of positive energy flow and balance. To some, the idea that an invisible network of energy corresponds with our nerve centers to keep our mind, body, and spirit healthy is almost outside the realm of understanding. So what are chakras, anyway? And how do they work? We’ve put together a guide that breaks down the basics.
The Sanskrit word chakra can be translated as ‘disc’, and most practicing Eastern traditions think of these as whirling wheels of light located throughout the body. There are seven chakras situated along the spine from its base to the crown of the head. It is taught that they each vibrate at their own frequency and respond to a specific light wave, which presents itself as a color. Because every chakra is located in a place where there are bundles of nerves and major organs, they are in prime positions of energy where consciousness and matter entwine.
Keeping your chakras ‘open’ so that energy can flow smoothly is the goal.
When your chakras are blocked or unbalanced, it can lead to illness or emotional instability. You will feel the healthiest, inside and out, when you keep your chakras open.
The key to keeping your chakras open is awareness. You can achieve this through meditation, yoga, or visualization. Starting your day off with some simple affirmations is an easy and effective way for a novice to begin the journey toward balance. Find a quiet place and focus your thoughts on the location and color of each chakra. Then speak (out loud or silently to yourself) the following declarations:
Violet – Crown Chakra of Enlightenment
“I am complete and at one with the Divine.”
Indigo – Third Eye Chakra of Vision
“I see the connection with my highest truth.”
Blue – Throat Chakra of Communication
“I speak my truth freely and positively.“
Green – Heart Chakra of Love
“I love the world and myself effortlessly.“
Yellow – Solar Plexus Chakra of Courage and Will
“I am powerful and radiant in everything I do.“
Orange – Sacral Chakra of Passion
“I live creatively and passionately, today, tomorrow, and yesterday.“
Red – Root Chakra of Physical Wellbeing
“I am peacefully grounded in an abundant life.“
The skilled makers of Uma Enterprises workshop in Jaipur specifically placed every stone in the Chakra Stone Necklace and Earrings to reflect the seven energy centers of the body. It was created in collaboration with our buyer and designer to replicate the natural curve of the spine, and each chakra’s place along its length. Semi-precious stones were carefully selected to resonate with each vibrant energy center. They are set in a delicate pendant of sterling silver that hangs just above the heart chakra.
Even those who are new to the idea of chakras can attest to the power of positive thinking and taking the time for daily affirmation. Wearing a beautiful reminder of strength and balance is an easy way to stay grounded and live an abundant life.