7 CHAKRAS, A Beginners Guide for Healers and Empaths
You are an energetic being comprised of multiple layers and dimensions of vibration and energy! Your fabulous “you energy” is often referred to as your aura and its layers are interconnected at different points called the chakras. These occur in your physical and non-physical being, and there are many of them. Some even extending out within different layers of your aura! But for the purpose of this chat I’m going to discuss the more commonly known chakras located in your physical body.
I’ve created this Beginners Guide to Chakras to talk about the 7 most well known chakras. Below you will find detailed information alongside a graphic symbol that represents each one.
You can use this information to feel better in every day life yourself. Or as a guide / refresher when working with energy healing in your practice, with family or friends.
What are Chakras?
Derived from the Sanskrit word which translates as “wheel of light”, the physical chakras are concentrations of nerves and energy meridians located at specific points on your body. Each chakra has affinities to different spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects of your being.
There are 7 commonly referred to chakras in the body and often they are referred to by numbers starting at the root chakra as number 1 up to the crown as number 7.
Personally, as an energy healer I find that focusing on the crown chakra and working my way down to the root chakra has the great benefit of grounding the persons energy into the earth. However, you can work with chakras individually or in combinations and in any direction you like! The point is to become familiar with these energy centres on your body and how they feel to you, both individually and as a group.
Descending from the top of your head to the base of your spine:
- Crown Chakra – located at the top of your head extending up about 6 to 8 inches
- 3rd Eye Chakra – located between and slightly above your eyes on your forehead
- Throat Chakra – located at the base of your throat
- Heart Chakra – located in the centre of your chest
- Solar Plexus Chakra – located just below your sternum and above your belly button
- Sacral Chakra – over the sacrum (the triangular-shaped bone at the base of your spine)
- Root Chakra – located at the base of your spine
Chakras allow for the flow of energy in to and out of your system. Kind of like energetic doors or portals.
When there is an even amount of energy flowing through your energy centres it is often referred to as open or balanced chakras. You will feel energized, connected and full of life!
But when one or more of these chakra points is out of balance, you will likely feel tired, may have certain physical symptoms associated with that area and can feel a full host of negative emotions.
Caroline Myss’ take on chakras is that “Every thought and experience you’ve ever had in your life gets filtered through these chakra databases”. So you can imagine what a source of inner strength you have by understanding them! Your ability to manifest what you want and need in your life starts simply by identifing where you need help or support, then focusing healing on that chakra/s.
As you will see below, each one represents different aspects of your body, mind and soul. And chakras have many associations from different faiths and cultures including symbols, sounds, crystals and most commonly, specific colours.
When you are facing challenges, overwhelm or lack in different parts of your life or in your physical body, you can look to the chakras for help.
Chakras as a Lightworker, Healer and Empath
Once you have a basic understanding of your chakras, you can begin to work with these energy centres and focus on opening them and then healing any blockages.
Use your natural strengths and intuition for this. If you’re not sure what learning and healing modality suits you best, try my Self Care Assessment which can pinpoint that for you. You’ll find when you use the method that suits you best, healing happens simply and easily.
If you’re a visual person, check out my Chakra and Chakra Healing Pinterest board for inspiration, and of course tons of lovely images from people all over the world. And when you’re ready, try some meditations or energy work where you visualize each chakra bathed in the light of its corresponding colour.
If you learn by listening, I created a FREE guided chakra clearing meditation called the Liquid Light Chakra Clearing you can access.
And if you feel stuck or need some personal attention in your healing, I also offer 2 types of Chakra Balancing and Healing sessions.
So welcome to the wonderful world of your 7 chakras! I hope you enjoy this guide and have some fun experimenting and getting to know each chakra point on your body.
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Following are you 7 primary physical chakras with their locations and associated colours.
Descending from the top of your head to bottom of your spine:
- Crown Chakra – located at the top of your head extending up about 6 to 8 inches – White or purple
- 3rd Eye Chakra – located between and slightly above your eyes on your forehead – Indigo (dark blue) or purple
- Throat Chakra – located at the base of your throat – Blue
- Heart Chakra – located in the centre of your chest – Green
- Solar Plexus Chakra – located just below your sternum and above your belly button – Yellow
- Sacral Chakra – over the sacrum (the triangular-shaped bone at the base of your spine) – Orange
- Root Chakra – located at the base of your spine – Red
7. CROWN – Spirit
Location: The top of the head extending up 6 to 8 inches
Colour: White or purple
Crystals: Clear Quartz, Amethyst and high vibration crystals like halite, celestite, danburite and most crystals whose names end in in “ite”
Sound: Note of B, Solfeggio 963Hz
Spiritual: Enlightenment, awareness, connection to higher realms
Emotional: Being at peace with yourself and the universe
Mental: balanced between the spirit and earthly realms
Out of balance: Either disconnected from spirit or too connected to higher realms and not grounded in your body
Restore balance by: Meditating
6. THIRD EYE CHAKRA – Inner Vision
Location: Between and slightly above your eyes on your forehead
Colour: Indigo (dark blue) or purple
Crystals: Clear Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Sapphire, and
Sound: Note of A, Solfeggio 852Hz
Spiritual: Intuition, imagination
Emotional: Anxiety, depression
Mental: Being able to see the big picture
Out of balance: Inability to focus and make decisions, shortsightedness on the mental level, not trusting your gut
Restore balance by: Meditating, good uninterrupted sleep
5. THROAT CHAKRA – Communication
Crystals: Clear Quartz, Chrysocolla, Sodalite
Sound: Note of G, Solfeggio 741Hz
Spiritual: Expressing your highest truth
Emotional: Feelings, self-expression, truth
Mental: Freedom of expression
Out of balance: Inability to speak your truth, speaking excessively or without meaning, lying
Restore balance by: Singing, humming, toning
4. HEART CHAKRA – Love
Location: Centre of your chest
Colour: Green and/or Pink
Crystals: Clear Quartz, Peridot, Moss Agate, Rose Quartz
Sound: Note of F, Solfeggio 639Hz
Spiritual: The bridge between body and spirit
Emotional: Love, joy, open-heart and connection
Mental: Intact boundaries, sense of security
Out of balance: Sad, lonely, disconnected
Restore balance by: Self-love, emotionally heart-centered supportive exercise, heart opening yoga posees, trusting yourself
3. SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA – Confidence & Ego
Location: In the area between your belly button and just below your sternum (in the centre of your chest where your ribs meet)
Crystals: Clear Quartz, Yellow apatite, citrine, Tigers Eye Quartz
Sound: note of E, Solfeggio 528Hz
Spiritual: Personal power
Emotional: Positive self-worth and esteem
Mental: Confidence, in control of your life with ease
Out of balance: Sense of worthlessness, powerlessness, insecurity, anger, guilt
Restore balance by: Setting boundaries, deep breathing, trusting yourself
2. SACRAL CHAKRA Creativity & Pleasure
Location: over the sacrum (the triangular-shaped bone at the base of your spine)
Crystals: Clear Quartz, Carnelian, orange calcite
Sound: Note of D, Solfeggio 417Hz
Spiritual: Release and transformation
Emotional: Balanced emotions, at ease in your sexuality and relationships
Mental: Ideas flow easily with inspiration and creativity
Out of balance: Repressed emotions, uninspired, stuck, body shame, sexual issues
Restore balance by: Being creative, hip opening exercises like yoga and bellydancing, allowing yourself to feel and move through negative emotions
1. ROOT CHAKRA Survival & Groundedness
Location: perianal region (area at base of groin)
Crystals: Clear Quartz, Red Jasper, Garnet, Hematite, obsidian and most of the grounding crystals
Sound: Note of C, Solfeggio 396Hz
Spiritual: Safety and well-being
Emotional: Feeling safe and nurtured, courageous
Mental: Mentally stable
Out of balance: Depression, anger, tendency to isolate from self or others, prolonged flight or flight
Restore balance by: Get grounded, eat root veggies, walk barefoot
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