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Chakra Guide

Chakra Guide

Root “I am”

Muladhara – Sense of Belonging

Color Association: Red

Element: Earth

Location: Base of Spine; Perineum Area

Mantra: Lam

Meditation: Stand firm with legs in a wide stance until you feel grounded (your superman pose), then sit cross legged with left foot up, hands upright on each knee with them gently touching, index finger and thumb form a gentle okay sign, palm facing upwards to the sky

Stones: Red Jasper, Black Tourmaline, Gold Tiger’s Eye, Bloodstone, Hematite, Garnet, Onyx, Smoky Quartz

Scents: Cedar, Sage, Patchouli, Geranium, Vetiver

Foods: Protein, root veggies, mushrooms, quinoa, almonds, tomato, strawberries, raspberries, beets

When Balanced: Grounded, energetic, optimistic, happy, secure

When Over-active: Egotistical, selfish, materialistic, dominating, greedy, hostile

When Under-active: Lack of energy and vitality, well being aligns with external circumstance, procrastination, insecurity, low self-esteem

Physical Manifestations: Eating disorders, adrenal fatigue, foot/leg issues, immune disorders, bowel issues, weight gain/loss

Sacral (Naval) Chakra “I feel”

Svadhisthana – Primal Energy

Color Association: Orange

Element: Water

Location: Lower Abdomen, Navel Region, Pelvic/Hip Area

Mantra: Vam

Meditation: Sit on knees, back straight, hands on lap with palms facing up, left hand sits under with hand, make a circle with the thumbs gently touching

Stones: Orange Calcite, Carnelian, Vanadinite, Citrine, Moonstone, Coral

Scents: Gardenia, Fennel, Coriander, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine

Foods: Fats & Oils, fish, seeds, nuts, omega-3 fatty acids, mandarins, mango, carrot, squash, yams, cantaloupe, apricots, peaches

Balanced: creative, friendly, secure with self, joy in intimacy, balanced sense of pleasure

Over-active: Aggressive, views others as sex objects, volatile emotions, manipulative

Under-active: Resentful, shy, fearful, carries sexual guilt, buries emotions, untrusting, difficulty opening up in relationships, rarely have time or the desire to engage in sex, doesn’t see self as desirable

Physical manifestations: Fertility issues, menstrual issues, issues with reproductive/sex organs

Solar Plexus “I do”

Manipura – Personal Power

Color Association: Yellow

Element: Fire

Location: Upper Abdomen where the ribs split

Mantra: Ram

Meditation: Sit on knees, back straight, hands in front of stomach region, right thumb on top of left, straighten fingers and point them away from the body

Stones: Amber, malachite, yellow jasper, citrine

Scents: Sandalwood, Saffron, Cinnamon & Ginger, Lemon, Bergamotte

Foods: Complex carbs, fiber, whole grains, legumes, bananas, sweet corn, pineapple, lemons, yellow peppers

Balanced: Joyful, good self-esteem, relaxed, multi-skilled, ambitious, action oriented, adequate willpower

Over-active: workaholic, resents authority, superiority/inferiority complex, over intellectualizes

Under-active: see self as powerless, shames self, embarrassed easily by others opinions, feels like a victim, powerless to circumstances and others, struggles with self-worth, low energy

Physical manifestations: Frequent stomach pains, anxieties experienced in the stomach

Heart “I love”

Anahata – Love & Self-Acceptance

Color Association: Green

Element: Air

Location: Center of the Chest

Mantra: Yam

Meditation: Seated with legs crossed with left foot up, thumb and index finger touch gently, place right hand in front of heart with free fingers pointing up and palm facing out (okay sign), left hand is placed on knee with palm facing up

Stones: Rose Quartz, Green Tourmaline, Amazonite, Watermelon Tourmaline, Jade, Green Calcite, Rhodonite

Scents: Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood

Foods: Broccoli, kale, cabbage, leafy greens, sprouts, garlic, ginger, spinach, kiwi, limes, avocado

Balanced: Unconditional love, emotionally balanced, empathetic, compassionate, strong sense of belonging

Over-active: Highly critical, possessiveness, demanding, extreme highs and lows

Under-active: Paranoia, feels unloved/unloveable, self-pity, emotionally guarded, clingy/needy in relationships, unable to let things go when they don’t work out the way you wanted, sabotages relationships with anger/distrust

Physical manifestations: Heart disorders, chest pain, asthmatic conditions, allergies, circulation problems

Throat Chakra “I speak”

Vishuddha – Self Expression

Color Association: Blue

Element: Sound

Location: Base of Throat, Neck

Mantra: Ham

Meditation: Sit on knees, lace fingers inside hands, thumbs up with tips touching, hold high in upper chest area

Stones: Blue lace agate, Blue kyanite, Blue calcite, Angelite, Turquoise, Celestite, Aquamarine, Chrysocolla

Scents: Frankincense, Cloves, Chamomile, Peppermint

Foods: Sea Plants, Water/Earth Based plants, Ethnic flavors/food, blueberries, blackberries

Balanced: Good speaker, artistic, centered, present in life, honesty, integrity, truthful

Over-active: self-righteous, excessive talker, arrogant, opinionated

Under-active: Inconsistent, cowardly, afraid to speak up and voice opinions to others, often the quiet one in professional and social settings

Physical manifestations: sore throat, swollen glands, sinus problems, disorders of the throat, mouth, teeth & gums, thyroid gland issues

Third Eye “I see”

Ajna – Intuition

Color Association: Indigo

Element: Light

Location: In between the eyebrows on the center of the forehead

Mantra: Om

Meditation: Sitting with legs crossed, left foot up, middle fingers point out with tips touching, fingers bent in with the knuckles touching, thumbs point towards you and touch at the top, hands placed in lower chest region

Stones: Lapis lazuli, sodalite, fluorite, snowflake obsidian, azurite, black obsidian, petrified wood

Scents: Sandalwood, rosewood, star anise, cinnamon, sage

Foods: caffeine, tea, chocolate, spices, eggplant, grapes, purple kale, figs, plums

Balanced: Charismatic, total vision, lives life joyfully, master of self, intuitive, sense of purpose & direction in life

Over-active: Egotistical, arrogant, manipulative, dogmatic, demeaning, and patronizing to others

Under-active: undisciplined, meek, fears success, highly sensitive, no sense of purpose, active imagination however spends too much of their day in analytical mode

Physical manifestations: upper frontal sinuses, eyes & ears, outer layer of the brain, headaches, tensions in brow area

Crown “I understand”

Sahasrara – Connection to the Divine

Color Association: Violet

Element: Thought

Location: Top of the Head

Mantra: Om

Meditation: Sit with the legs crossed, left foot up, fingers folded/clasped in, pinkies pointed up & touching, right thumb tops left thumb, hands in upper abdominal region

Stones: owlet, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Selenite, Chalcopynite

Scents: Lotus, myrrh, nutmeg, frankincense, lavender

Foods: Not food oriented, preparation with sunlight, love, air, fasting

Balanced: open to the divine and no fear of death

Under-active: loneliness, insignificance, define self by what one has, strong attachment to possessions and relationships, stuck in unfulfilling/unrewarding career, disconnected, melancholy

Physical manifestations: central nervous system, deep brain functions, migraines and tension headaches