Chakra, in Sanskrit means revolving wheel or vortex of energy. Though there are many, most people focus on the main seven. Each chakra is connected with a endocrine glandular system in the body. These energy points help balance and regulate the glands, your overall health; mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional. Each chakra has a related color and a musical note. Color energy, sound and gemstones can help to restore balance to the energy wheels.
If you want to know how you are doing, use the chart below to check for imbalances in your chakras.
|Chakra||Location||Endocrine (hormone) Gland||Imbalance||Healing Color||Healing Gemstones we currently use in jewelry|
|1st: Root: Survival||Lower hips, genital||Adrenals||Blocked by fear.|
Area for addictions and compulsions; sexual (physical, behavioral, emotional), nervous system, urinary tract, rectal, circulatory, skin, reproductive, headaches, family dysfunctions, child abuse, addictions/abuse of alcohol, hard drugs, sex, gambling, cutting, overeating, cravings for red meat and milk products.
|Red, black, brown, or earthy tones||Garnet, coral, fire agate, lava, hematite, tiger’s eye|
|2nd: Sacral: Creativity/ Pleasure||Abdomen||Ovaries/gonads||Blocked by guilt.|
“Itis” issues, appendix, kidneys, woman issues, issues from stored or stuck energy (including taking on other’s energy), creative blocks.
|3rd: Solar Plexus: Discernment/ Willpower||Solar plexus||Pancreas||Blocked by shame.|
Digestive/metabolic disorders, weight issues, feelings of confusion or craziness. Liver indicates anger with men or male self, spleen indicate female anger and defense issues or faulty use of female power, stomach indicates swallowing others feelings or opinions, gallbladder = resentment, pancreas.
|Yellow||Citrine, yellow jasper, yellow jade|
|4th: Heart: Love/ Healing||Center of chest||Heart||Blocked by grief.|
Heart or circulatory disease or disorder, blood pressure, lung problems, sleep disorders, relationship problems. Together with the 3rd chakra, there are coherency and caretaking issues. Addictions include abuse of chocolate, sugar and wine; love addiction (must always be “in love”), and inability to let go of a finished relationship.
|Emerald, green aventurine, rose quartz|
|5th: Throat: Expression/ Truth||The center of the neck||Thyroid||Blocked by lies.|
Any disorder of the throat area and mouth, thyroid, larynx, tonsils, thymus; inability to say yes or no, victimization from non-assertion, issues of over or under responsibility. Addictions result from oral fixations- must always be eating, talking, or have something in mouth. Compulsive munching on crunchy or salty foods.
|Blue||Turquoise, lapis lazuli|
|6th: 3rd Eye: Insight||Between the eyebrows||Pituitary||Blocked by illusion.|
Glandular or endocrine, hormonal imbalances, growth or development issues, difficulty in planning for the future, eyesight issues, headaches in the brow indicate problems with the third eye, either from over or under use, adolescent issues. Addictions- over or under eating, binging or purging, anorexia, bulimia, or other body distortions.
|Indigo/ Purplish blue||Amethyst|
|7th: Crown: Divinity||In the crown of the head (where baby spot is)||Pineal||Blocked by ego attachment.|
Immune system disorders, caner, bone disorder, nervous system disorders. Imbalance of any kind. Any problems relating to the pineal gland. Addictions involve overcommitment to a religious or spiritual group, over or under eating, compulsive use of prayer or meditation.
White and purple
The imbalance information listed is from the book “A Handbook for Chakra Healing: Spiritual Practice, for Health, Harmony, and Inner Peace” by Kalashatra Govinda.