The 7 Chakras - Main Energy Centers
The chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the Vedas. The Vedas are the earliest Sanskrit literary records and the most ancient scriptures of Hinduism. These texts and ancient healing traditions tell us that there is a subtle, divine energy that is the foundation of all life, of the whole universe. This life force energy is called “prana”, “chi” or “ki”.
Chakras (Sanskrit: “wheel”) are energy centers in our body. We have many energy centers in our body, of which there are seven main ones that are located along the spine, through the neck and the top of the head. Each chakra corresponds to specific organs as well as physical, emotional, psychological, emotional and spiritual states of being and influences all areas of our life. Each of these potent energy centers has a unique vibrational frequency. At Seed of Life Healing each crystal bowl is tuned to one of the seven main chakras in our body.
It is believed, that unbalanced chakras - or blocked energy in and around the chakras - can lead to physical and emotional imbalances, distress and even disease. When the chakras are balanced and harmonised, our energy is free-flowing, allowing prana (Sanskrit: "breath", life force energy) to flow through them, keeping us healthy, happy, vibrant and energized.
To complement Seed of Life Healing's services of sound healing and chakra balancing, we have developed seven unique Hypercharged Chakra Oils - one oil for each chakra - to balance and harmonize your energy centers.
#1 Root Chakra (Muladhara)
The Root Chakra is located at the perineum (the point between the anus and the sex organs). It includes the first three vertebrae, the bladder and the colon. It is the ‘survival’ chakra that carries the energies of grounding, stability and security. It’s associated with our sense of home and belonging, our physical body and needs, survival and self-preservation.
Key themes: Grounding & Stability
Sanskrit meaning: Root Support
Gemstone: Red Jasper, Blood Stone, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Musical note: C
Bija Mantra: LAM
Gland: Reproductive glands
Affirmations: I am grounded - I am safe - I have all that I need
The Root Chakra may be out of balance, if you:
have lost your sense of home or belonging
are going through major transitions or changes that make you feel unsteady
become ungrounded easily
face constant financial issues
are often scatty, restless or overly anxious
often feel unsafe
always feel heavy, sluggish and lethargic
are overly fearful of any change in your life
are obsessive about routine
#2 Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana)
The Sacral Chakra is located between the pubic bone and navel. It encompasses the genital, reproductive and urinary systems. It is the centre of reproduction, creativity and our emotional body. This chakra is associated with intimacy, sexuality, sensuality, manifestation, control and relationships.
Key themes: Intimacy & Creativity
Sanskrit meaning: Sweetness / Self-established
Gemstone: Carnelian, Amber
Musical note: D
Bija Mantra/Sound: VAM
Gland: Gonad (reproductive glands)
Affirmations: I am sensual - I am creative - I am emotionally balanced
The Sacral Chakra may be out of balance, if you:
feel life is monotonous and dull
struggle to be creative
are experiencing any sexual issues or you struggle with intimacy
find it hard to feel or enjoy pleasure
experience strong PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
feel stiff and rigid (physically and emotionally)
find it difficult to feel or express your emotions
find yourself living in constant emotional drama or turmoil
experience frequent mood swings
are excessively over-sensitive
Intimacy & Creativity.
#3 Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located between the navel and the base of the sternum. It includes the stomach, liver, large intestine and the skin as a system. This chakra is the home of our personal power and the main storage center for prana (life-force energy). It is the centre of our fire and zest for life. It's about our courage, self-esteem, self-worth, willpower, inner strength, vitality, confidence, independence and freedom.
Key themes: Courage & Power
Sanskrit meaning: Golden Gem / City of Jewels
Gemstone: Tiger’s Eye, Citrine
Musical note: E
Bija Mantra: RAM
Planet: Mars and Sun
Gland: Adrenal glands, Pancreas
Affirmations: I am strong - I am courageous - I am worthy
The Solar Plexus Chakra may be out of balance, if you:
often have low/no energy
feel like your fire and zest for life has diminished
feel like there is no spontaneity in your life
often let other people walk all over you
fall into depression easily
have a lack of purpose or direction in life
find yourself often getting overly angry or aggressive
are overly controlling and easily become obsessive
The Hypercharged Solar Plexus Chakra Oil will help balance your Solar Plexus Chakra and promote Courage & Power.
#4 Heart Chakra (Anahata)
The Heart Chakra is located in the middle of the chest, next to the heart. It includes the blood circulatory system, immune system and lungs. This chakra connects the three lower physical-emotional main chakras to the three higher mental-spiritual main chakras; it is the bridge between body and spirit. This is the chakra of love, compassion and empathy and is associated with kindness, self-acceptance and generosity.
Key themes: Love & Compassion
Sanskrit meaning: Unhurt
Color: Emerald green
Gemstone: Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Jade
Musical note: F
Bija Mantra/Sound: YAM
Affirmations: I am love - I am kind & compassionate - I listen to & follow my heart
The Heart Chakra may be out of balance, if you:
are often very hard on yourself
find it difficult to let go of the past or forgive past hurts from others
cannot truly connect with others
are overly critical and judgemental
have become cynical and bitter about life
act in a way you know is hurtful for the other person
lack joy in your life
are constantly trying to please other people
are often jealous and possessive and needy in your relationships
your relationships end up being very co-dependent
The Hypercharged Heart Chakra Oil will help balance your Heart Chakra and promote
Love & Compassion.
#5 Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
The Throat Chakra is located at the base of the throat and includes the neck, jaw, mouth and tongue. This chakra is about communication, self-expression and speaking our highest truth. It is associated with expressing and receiving - expressing in the form of communicating what one wants and feels, or an artistic expression.
Key themes: Communication & Self-Expression
Sanskrit meaning: Clarified / Purified
Gemstone: Aquamarine, Aventurine, Amazonite, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli
Musical note: G
Bija Mantra/Sound: HAM
Affirmations: I speak my truth - I am heard - I am ready to express myself
The Throat Chakra may be out of balance, if you:
find it challenging to say and express what you're truly feeling
struggle to clearly communicate your needs
find it hard to stick up for yourself and for others
are excessively shy and have a fear of speaking
talk too much, like to gossip or complain a lot
find it difficult to listen to others
feel like you wear a mask and pretend to be someone you're not
find it hard to say 'No'
The Hypercharged Throat Chakra Oil will help balance your Throat Chakra and promote
Communication & Self-Expression.
#6 Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
The Third Eye Chakra is located between the eyebrows and includes the forehead and temples. This chakra is the center of our intuition and awareness. It is associated with self-reflection, visualisation, extra sensory perception, clairvoyance and sixth sense.
Key themes: Intuition & Awareness
Sanskrit meaning: Knowledge
Color: Indigo blue
Musical note: A
Bija Mantra/Sound: OM
Gland: Pineal gland
Affirmations: I trust my intuition - I see the truth & my true path - I only attract good people, things & events
The Third Eye Chakra may be out of balance, if you:
feel like you have lost your intuition
are oblivious of what is really going on around you
find it difficult to see the bigger picture of your life
struggle to see solutions or new ways of doing things in your life
find it hard to imagine your life being different
find it difficult to get clarity around what you want
live in a total fantasy world, but can't manifest any of your visions
have difficulties concentrating or sleeping
feel like you have lost touch with reality
The Hypercharged Third Eye Chakra Oil will help balance your Third Eye Chakra and promote Intuition & Awareness.
#7 Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head and includes the brain and the entire nervous system. It represents enlightenment and spiritual connection to our higher self, others and God. It is associated with spirituality, consciousness, understanding, self-knowledge, cosmic awareness and integration with the source energy. It is our portal to the divine.
Key themes: Spirituality & Consciousness
Sanskrit meaning: Thousand petal lotus / Infinity
Color: Violet or White
Gemstone: Clear Crystal Quartz, Selenite
Musical note: B
Bija Mantra: OM
Gland: Pituitary gland
Affirmations: I am one with the divine - The universe guides me to my greater good - I am connected to the source energy
The Crown Chakra may be out of balance, if you:
feel isolated and alone and can easily fall into depression
find it difficult to meditate or pray
have lost your connection to the source energy
feel uninspired in life
are overly concerned with material concerns
find it challenging to integrate your spiritual beliefs into your daily life
are excessively concerned about your physical looks and appearance
feel dissociated from your physical body and don't look after your physical needs (e.g. eating poorly, neglecting your comfort)
The Hypercharged Crown Chakra Oil will help balance your Crown Chakra and promote
Spirituality & Consciousness.