Mother Earth, as caring as she is, has given us countless gifts, which have helped us grow and have helped us build. The gifts are so priceless, that without them, we could’ve practically never invented any machines that eventually made our lives easier and more convenient. One of these precious gifts, are the natural elements that take birth in the lap of mother Earth herself. They are the hosting bodies to the energies that bring us peace, solace and courage to keep going. These hosting bodies, emerge in the form crystals – raw, uncut, pure crystals. Having a crystal has numerous benefits. But even apart from these benefits, a crystal is simply the most elegant and beautiful piece to look at!
Crystals of various types hold the capacity to embody different kinds of energies, and are used to release us from our emotional pains through alternate healing. Alternate therapy healers often define crystals as both receivers and transmitters of energy. Healers say that crystals have a very unique way of connecting with us and our Chakras. More often than not, alternate therapy patients often testify positively regarding the personal connection that one makes while using a particular crystal for healing. Believers in alternate healing, have always even had the practice of wearing crystals, decorating their homes with crystals or simply having one with them at all times. To be honest, who wouldn’t? Crystals are just too beautiful!
Alternate healing therapists combine crystal healing with Chakra healing, to form a wholesome healing process. Chakras are like our sacred gate-keepers. They are the major energy centres in our body that are responsible for circulating energy within our body and also to tap them in and out of our body. Chakras are our divine guidance system. They guide our emotions and our thoughts towards particular things or people.
There are 7 Chakras within our bodies that are associated with colours and crystals.
Location: It is associated with the base of the spine, the pelvic floor and the first 3 vertebrae.
Your Root Chakra is sturdy, stabilizing and supportive by characteristic. It is what defines your primary needs or basic necessities to survive – such as food, water, shelter, safety as well as emotional needs. When these needs are met, you’d worry less won’t you?
Crystal: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Hematite, Tiger’s Eye.
Location: Above the pubic bone and below the navel.
The Sacral Chakra controls our sexual and creative energies. Associated with the colour orange and the element of water, when the Sacral Chakra is aligned, you’re most likely going to feel passionate, creative, pleasurable and successful.
Crystals: Carnelian, Citrine, Coral, Moonstone.
Location: From The navel to the rib-cage.
The third Chakra is the source of your power and sets the bar for your self-esteem. It is the balancing Chakra that focuses on your individual will-power and commitment towards events and people. Physically, it governs all things that are metabolic, digestive and stomach-related in nature.
Crystals: Citrine, Yellow Topaz, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Sapphire.
Location: The centre of the chest. Encapsulating the heart, the thymus gland, the lung and the breasts.
As the central Chakra, it awakens, spiritual awareness, forgiveness and service. Associated with the colour green and pink, when this Chakra is aligned, you feel love and compassion flowing freely throughout your being. This Chakra also assists in strengthening heart imbalances, especially irregular heart problems and weaknesses.
Crystals: Rose Quartz, Ruby, Green Calcite, Green Tourmaline, Jade.
Location: Throat and neck, including the thyroid, parathyroid, jaw, mouth, tongue and larynx.
The Throat Chakra is responsible for your inner-truth to come out in a balanced manner. This Chakra, one of the 3 spiritual chakras, guides your communicative behaviour with the outside world. When this Chakra is aligned, you will be able to listen, speak and express yourself clearly.
Crystals: Aquamarine, Lapis, Turquoise.
Location: Located between the eyebrows the third eye rues the eyes, pituitary glands, head and lower part of the brain.
The Third Eye Chakra governs intuition and the ability to recognize it and tap into it. This chakra is responsible for all things between you and the outside world, serving as a bridge between the two, allowing you to cut through any illusions and drama to empower you to see the clearer picture.
Crystals: Amethyst, Black Obsidian, Fluorite.
Location: The crown of the head.
Known as the "thousand petal lotus" chakra, it is the centre of enlightenment and the spiritual connection to our higher selves, others, and ultimately, the divine. When aligned, the realisation that occurs within you is said to be along the lines of pure awareness, consciousness and unbiasedness.
Crystals: Clear quartz, Selenite