Chakra is a word from the Sanskrit language meaning wheel. These wheels are energy centers in the body that allow movement of energy. Each chakra is believed to be associated to a particular set of body parts. On addition to that, each of them is represented by a unique color and has specific gemstones. It is always advisable to have all the 7 chakras balanced because imbalance can lead to health problems.
Let’s have a look at each of the 7 chakras and their health responsibilities.
Root Chakra. This particular chakra is given the red color and is situated at the lower end of the spine. This is linked with the kidney, blood, muscles and lower part of the body. Among Its gemstones are the red jasper, ruby, bloodstones, smoky quartz among others and are responsible for the treatment of anemia and depression.
Sacral Chakra: The orange color is used to represent it. It is above the root chakra just in the lower abdomen. Some of the parts it is associated with include; the bladder, the reproductive organs and the stomach. This chakra’s gemstones are; orange carnelian, fire opal and the orange jasper. The stones are used to eliminate urinary problems, sexual problems and any lower back pain.
Solar Plexus chakra: The yellow color represents this chakra and is found in the upper abdomen just above the navel. The gemstones associated with the solar plexus include; the yellow zircon, citrine, golden calcite, topaz and amber. The health responsibilities are to treat diabetes, ulcers, adrenal dysfunction and constipation.
The heart chakra: This chakra is represented by green and located above the heart. Some of the gemstones associated with this chakra are; rose quartz malachite, jade, peridot, emerald, kunzite and aventurine. These gemstones are responsible for the well being of the nervous system and the heart.
The throat chakra: The color associated with this chakra is blue and is responsible for the lung and the respiratory system. The use is to treat internal bleeding, nervous system problems and throat blockages. The gemstones include; blue topaz, lapis lazuli, aquamarine and sapphire.
The third eye chakra: This chakra is located between the eyes and associates with the nose, eyes and ears. Indigo is the color used for the third eye and the stones are azurite, indigo and sapphire.
The last of the 7 chakras is the crown chakra situated on top of the head. It deals with the brain and central nervous system. Violet represents this chakra and the stones help treat insomnia and mental disorders.