Chakra Balancing Meditations

The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. There are many throughout the body, however there are 7 main ones. Each chakra is typically associated with one or several crystal stones. There are also numerous sound frequencies and foods which resonate the chakras.
Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness, so it's important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely.

Root Chakra

Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money and food.
Colour red
Root chakra stones: Bloodstone, Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Fire Agate, Black Tourmaline
Being in Nature, stomping feet or sitting on ground, imagining the colour red at base of the spine, eating red fruits and vegetables are some ways to balance this Chakra. Since this chakra is all about grounding you to the earth, root vegetables are a good choice. Beets, rutabagas, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips are just a few of the many options for root veggies.
Keynote: C
Frequency: 256 Hz.
Vowel: Uh
Bija: Lam
Element: Earth
Shabd Sound: Thunder/Earthquake
Energy: Grounding
Essential Oil- Use patchouli for an enhanced sense of grounding and stability.

Sacral Chakra

Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
Location: Lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel and two inches in.
Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality.
Colour orange
Sacral chakra stones: Citrine, Carnelian, Moonstone, Coral

How to balance Sacral Chakra:
Hip-opening yoga postures, Dancing, exercise and Balance your other chakras. A severe imbalance in one chakra almost always means imbalances in other chakras as well.
This chakra’s element is water, so pure water is the best thing you can ingest to clear and heal this chakra. Liquids in general are a good bet, especially transparent liquids like teas and broths, so be sure to keep hydrated if your second chakra is imbalanced. The color of this chakra is orange, so orange foods, especially carrots, oranges, and orange juice, can be healing. Luscious, juicy fruits can also help to charge this chakra, so have some melon, mango, or strawberries for a sacral chakra boost. Focusing on the colour orange also works.
Keynote: D
Frequency: 288 Hz
Vowel: Ooo
Element: Water
Shabd Sound: Ocean
Energy: Life Energy
Essential oil- Ylang Ylang and sandalwood

Solar Plexus Chakra

Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.
Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Colour yellow
Solar Plexus chakra stones: Malachite, Calcite, Citrine, Topaz
The chakra colour associated with Solar Plexus is yellow, which means that bananas, sunflower seeds, yellow peppers and cheeses are good solar plexus chakra healing food. Spices for the solar plexus chakra are ginger, chamomile, mint, and cumin.
Meditation can help as well. A simple exercise is to simply envision a brilliant yellow sunflower over your solar plexus chakra or just imagine the colour yellow. Aromatherapy can also be helpful for this chakra healing. It can be used while meditating or doing yoga, or by itself at any time. Citrusy essential oils like orange and grapefruit are good for healing the solar plexus chakra. Since the solar plexus chakra is associated with the sun and fire, simply getting outside can help. Meditating or doing yoga outdoors on sunny days will maximize your healing practice, but simply going outside for a walk or doing a little sunbathing will help open it as well.
Keynote: E
Vowel: Oh
Frequency: 320 Hz.
Element: Fire
Shabd Sound: Roaring Fire
Essential Oil: Use cinnamon to help heat up this power center, or peppermint to cool it down

Heart Chakra

Our ability to love.
Location: Center of chest just above the heart.
Emotional issues: Love, joy and inner peace.
Colour green
Heart chakra stones: Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Calcite, Green Tourmaline
Its color is green, so green vegetables, especially leafy and cruciferous ones like kale, lettuces, spinach, chard, bok choy, collard greens, broccoli, etc., really ramp up the energy of this chakra and help to heal it. The fourth chakra is also about balance, and green veggies are neither yin nor yang in Chinese medicine, so they maintain the equilibrium that is essential to the health of this chakra. The best way to receive love is to give love so give hugs and kisses. Other ways you can give love such as:
Smile at everyone you see daily, even if you don’t feel like smiling. Forgive and move on. Life is too short to hold grudges. Give friends, family and co-workers positive affirmations and feedback. Try to go one day without criticizing anyone or anything, including yourself.
Focusing on the colour green in your imagination is also beneficial.
Keynote: F
Frequency: 341. 3 Hz.
Vowel: Ah
Element: Air
Shabd Sound: Wind
Energy: Compassion, Love
Essential Oil: The scent of rose is related to our heart, and enhances romance and love. It is also helpful for alleviating depression and insomnia.

Throat Chakra

Our ability to communicate.
Location: Throat.
Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth.
Colour blue
Throat chakra stones: Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine
Speaking and living your truth is healing for this chakra, as are blue foods, particularly blueberries, which encourage expression. Fruits work to balance this chakra, especially fruit that grows on trees like apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and plums.
Singing, drinking water, Yoga, thinking of the colour blue and message are great for balancing this chakra. Deep breathing, fasting, journaling, screaming, laughing and yawning are also helpful.
Keynote: G
Frequency: 384 Hz.
Vowel: Eye
Element: Ether
Shabd Sound: Crickets
Energy: Communication, Creation
Essential Oil: Use eucalyptus to help clear sinuses and cure a sore throat or coughing, allowing this passageway to become free and clear for self-expression.

Third Eye Chakra

Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra).
Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions.
Colour indigo
Third eye chakra stones: Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian
Both the third eye and crown chakras are more spirit than earth, so their nourishment really comes from sources other than food, including love and a strong connection to the divine. Eating light meals while engaging in a spirit-boosting activity like meditation can energize your third eye and your crown chakra. Getting lots of Vitamin D, routine sunshine each day (even cloudy daylight is better than no exposure to the natural rhythm of day and night,) healthy fats in the diet (coconut oil!) antioxidants (even red wine and tea/coffee and chocolate!) and fish oil are all fabulous ways to boost brain health. Solitude, releasing competition, trusting your intuition, focusing on the colour indigo and meditation are also balancers of this Chakra.
Keynote: A
Frequency: 426.7 Hz.
Vowel: Aye
Element: All
Shabd Sound: Bells/Space
Energy: Insight, Wisdom
Essential Oil: Lavender oil is incredibly calming and great for reaching a higher state of consciousness.

Crown Chakra

The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
Location: The very top of the head.
Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality and pure bliss.
Colour purple
Crown chakra stones: Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Diamond
Again, Both the third eye and crown chakras are more spirit than earth, so their nourishment really comes from sources other than food, including love and a strong connection to the divine. Eating light meals while engaging in a spirit-boosting activity like meditation can energize your third eye and your crown chakra. Focusing on the colour purple is another option.
Meditation, prayer, checking your Ego at the door, helping others and choosing Love are great balancing techniques.
Keynote: B
Frequency: 480 Hz.
Vowel: Eee
Element: All
Shabd Sound: Om
Energy: Transcendence
Essential oil: Frankincense is one of the most spiritually-charged oils.

How Do Healing Stones Work?

Chakra stones are used to activate, balance, or amplify the energy of the chakras. Crystal healing is based on the belief that stones or crystals have a natural healing frequency that can be activated to contribute to moving or balancing energy around them. In the case of chakra stones, the vibrational signature of each crystal corresponds or resonates with specific energy centers.

You may use intention and intuition to activate the healing power of the stones. Active imagination or visualizations could help in accessing the space in which you can use stones or crystals in combination with chakra healing.

Energy is channeled and magnified through the crystal. It then affects or enters in resonance with the vibration or frequency of the chakra you’re focusing on.

How To Choose The Right Chakra Stone?

First, you can check the set of stones typically associated with each chakra. Note that the chakras can have several stones and you will need to determine which one works best for you and in which circumstance.

You may also use your intuition or intuitive perception to pick your healing stone. For that, use the intuitive sense or senses that are most developed for you. You may look at stones and see which ones are most appropriate because of their glow. You may feel the energy of the stone by hovering over it with your hand and feeling a tingling or heating sensation. Or you may just know which one to choose when you need it.

Chakra Stone Jewelry

If you’re wearing a healing stone as jewelry, you may consider a stone that supports your overall energy or fits a specific intention. The crystal could have a physical healing purpose, reflect emotional or spiritual aspirations – or you may just be attracted to a color that resonates with you that day. Remember that the stone power is increased by the clarity of your intention. So make sure you choose carefully.

Our recommendation is to use a type of string or mounting piece that does not interfere with the stone healing power. Neutral materials, such as thin ropes, leather, or pure metals, such as silver or gold are good options.

Wearing chakra stone jewelry around your neck or as bracelet is a statement both for yourself and for others. Stones are powerful amplifiers and may radiate or attract energy both in and out through their natural qualities, symbolic and cultural meanings, as well as the personal affinities you have with them.

Using Stones For Healing The Chakras

There are many ways to use chakra stones for healing. Once you’ve chosen the stone you want to use, place it near or on the chakra location on the body. A laying down position is easier for working with crystals. However, you may use a stone while you’re standing or sitting by simply holding it in your hands or wearing it as jewelry on a pendent, in your pocket to keep it close to your body.

Focus on activating the resonance between the stone and your chakras with the power of your intention, meditation, or simply relax knowing you have the support of your chakra stone to harmonize frequencies.

Don’t forget to cleanse or recharge your stones before and after using them. For that, there are many methods including leaving them under water or salt water for a little while (use caution with salt water as some crystals are sensitive to it), leaving them under the sun or the moon light for the day or the night, smudging them with sage, burying them in the soil for an extended period of time for more intense regeneration.