This is an explanation of the basics in energy healing. It is the basis of all spiritual healing and you should pay keen attention to the different chakras and what ailment/conditions they relate to. This method of energy healing and balancing will be used in most healing systems you use, for example, reiki, chios healing, etc. As you find your way through the various chapters, you will be introduced to many chakras and chakra points. In this chapter, we focus on the major chakra system, and begin our journey of healing.

Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel. The chakras are energy centers (wheels) which occur in the `subtle’ (ethereal) body of every person. Each of these chakras is spinning and each is connected to locations of the physical body which receive, regulate and disperse the universal energies we need in order to function. They are often depicted as small rotating vortices of energy which can be observed as spinning circles or cones. These cones draw in Pranic or Chi energy from the air around you and send it, as light energy, to the body centers. The frequency of the vibration of each chakra is associated with a color. These color associations are the basis upon which most crystal healing methods are founded. There are many chakras in the body, but the major ones are
the seven that run from the base of the spine to the top of the head.

Your chakras continue to operate throughout your life and they respond to your emotions, mental attitudes, physical and spiritual well being. As a result of your experiences, thoughts or an influx of energy, they may become too closed (restricting action, feelings or emotions) or too open (creating a floodgate of emotions). In this chapter, we will look at some of the simple ways to balance them with the use of crystals. It follows from this that all the chakras need to be working equally efficiently for you to have true spiritual, mental, emotional and physical good health.

Each of your seven major chakras within the body is indicated by a different color vibration. All seven collectively represent the colors of a rainbow/prism. The major chakras within the physical body are:


Chakra 1It is located at the base of the spine and is referred to as the `Chakra of earth’. It controls instinct, survival, pleasure and base sexuality.

In the physical body, it governs smell, the gonads and adrenal glands, the excretory system and all that is solid, such as bones, teeth, nails and hair.

Color: red

Indicative Chakra Illness
Illnesses linked to imbalances of the Base Chakra are anorexia, constant illness through exhaustion, low blood pressure, arthritis, constipation, hemorrhoids and obesity. It is also associated with mental lethargy. Regular exercise and avoiding over-indulgence helps to keep this chakra balanced.

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Powerful Garnet can cleanse the chakras of negative energies and re-energize them.  Use Garnet to balance the Sacral Chakra and sex drive, and to aid in the controlled rise of Kundalini energy.  Garnet inspires love and passion, devotion and loyalty.  A stone of commitment, Garnet encourages personal relationships of all kinds, and is a useful relationship tool both personally and in business


2ND SACRAL CHAKRA ( Svadhisthana )

Chakra 2Is at the pelvis area and is located just below your navel and is the `Chakra of water’. It controls creativity (including procreation), nurturing, sexuality and sensuality and change.
In the body it governs taste, ovaries and testicles, spinal column, womb, bladder and kidneys.

Color: orange

Indicative Chakra Illness
Illness linked to imbalances of the Sacral Chakra includes impotence, bladder and uterine disorders, frigidity and sexual dysfunction. Emotionally, it is linked to an unbalanced sex drive,  emotional instability and feelings of isolation.
As the `Chakra of water’, it is important to keep sufficient water flowing through your system. This Chakra suffers if insufficient fluids or excessive alcohol is consumed. The Sacral Chakra can also help you to improve the way you interact with people. Simply focus on balancing the Chakra to remove the barriers between you and others.

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Mahogany Obsidian

Mahogany Obsidian can help cleanse the second chakra of negative energies and residue from old wounds. Such fixations can block the flow of one’s creative energies or create problems in the full expression of one’s sexuality, so it is important work to make sure this chakra operates freely. Using Mahogany Obsidian in a body layout, between the first and second chakras, one can “draw out the poison” of unconscious memories of shame, humiliation or abuse, releasing them into the Light.



Chakra 3This chakra is located around the stomach area and is located below the breastbone and is known as the `Chakra of fire’. It controls interaction with your environment, the digestive process and the emotions. In the body, it governs the pancreas, the stomach, the liver, the diaphragm, digestive system, muscles and the nervous system.

Color: yellow

Indicative Chakra Illness
Illnesses linked to imbalances of the Solar Plexus Chakra include allergies, diabetes, hypoglycemia, stomach ulcers, gallstones and mental and nervous exhaustion. This Chakra teaches you that you must have the willpower of fire. Emotionally it is linked to being oversensitive to criticism, needing to be in control, low self-esteem. Healthy eating can help balance this chakra.

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Many stones help us to connect with Light, but Amber brings us to Warmth. The energies of Amber are very solar, and they have the quality of creating a comfortable sense of warmth, health and well-being in the wearer. Amber is recommended to be worn or carried by anyone recovering from illness or injury, because its warm and nurturing energies put us in touch with our own essential strength and security. It is excellent for convalescence, because it warms the inner being and activates the life force, as well as one’s emotional desire for wellness. It helps one to see the path to recovery and have the courage and confidence to follow it.



Chakra 4Is in the chest area and is located at the level of the heart on the spine and corresponds to the element air. This Chakra is the center of love and being, the source of harmony that balances the upper three Chakras and the lower three Chakras. In the body the Heart Chakra governs the sense of touch, the thymus gland, the heart, chest, blood and the circulatory system. The heart brings balance to the Chakras by acting as the meeting point of the upper and lower energy centers.

Color: green

Indicative Chakra Illness
Illness linked to imbalances in the Heart Chakra includes shallow breathing, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer. Emotionally, it is linked to fears of betrayal, co-dependence and melancholy.

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Green Aventurine

Green Aventurine is a stone of optimism and zest for life. It helps one move forward with confidence into new situations, and even assists one in embracing such challenging issues as aging, illness and one’s own mortality. It brings with it a feeling of lightness, even humor, as it assists one in dealing with the ups and downs of life. In emotional life, it allows one to look at the bright side of difficult issues. In healing, it instills life force and aids in rebuilding depleted energy reserves.



Chakra 5is located at the throat area. It is also known as the `Chakra of Space’. It controls dreams, the voice and active power, the creation of spells and magic. It influences your communication issues. The Throat Chakra is about expression, finding and using your words. In the body it governs sound/hearing, the thyroid gland, the lungs and vocal and bronchial apparatus. It also governs the mouth, throat and ears.

Color: Light Blue

Indicative Chakra Illness
Illnesses linked to the Throat Chakra include ear, throat and thyroid conditions, asthma. Emotionally it is linked to perfectionism, the inability to express emotions and blocked creativity.

Try shouting and screaming your head off when you feel secure in the privacy of your own space. This releases a lot of pent-up negativity and encourages willingness to use your voice.

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Turquoise is great for working with the Throat Chakra, to foster honest and clear communication from the heart, and with Water and Air Elements. Enhancing intuition, Turquoise also enhances communication between the physical and spiritual realms. Use Turquoise to release old vows, express freely, and ease nerves when speaking in public. Turquoise is a protective stone, often being used for amulets. Turquoise is also a healing stone, providing strength and purification.



Chakra 6Is at the brow area and is located on the brow and controls psychic ability and mental process. In the body it governs the pituitary gland, the lower brain, the eyes, nose and nervous system. It is
associated with the sixth sense.

Color: indigo/dark blue

Indicative Chakra Illness
Illnesses linked to the Third Eye Chakra include stress, eye conditions, headaches, including migraines. Emotionally it is linked to nightmares, learning difficulties and hallucination. Nightmares
occur when the unconscious mind is stressed and unable to express a message in more positive ways. You can relieve this and other Third Eye Chakra conditions by having quality time for yourself, even if only short breaks when you’re overworked. Deep breathing, especially through the nose is a good way to help rebalance this Chakra.

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Blue Kyanite

Blue Kyanites have a high vibration and create very rapid transfers of energy. They open the psychic channels and activate the mind centers, accentuating one’s mental capacities and enhancing one’s ability to “download” information from higher sources. They can make telepathic communication between individuals easier, especially if both parties are using them. If one chooses to sleep with Blue Kyanite, the process of lucid dreaming will be greatly stimulated. Blue Kyanite can link the physical, astral and causal bodies, catalyzing full consciousness in waking, dreaming and dreamless sleep. One must work at this, but it is well worth it when the goal is achieved.


7th Crown chakra (Sahasrara)

Chakra 7Is located at the very top of the head and is the `Chakra of Thought’. It controls consciousness and all the processes and actions of the body and mind. It affects pineal gland, upper brain, influences your connection with Higher Spiritual aspects and God.
The Crown Chakra helps to combat these negative feelings by teaching you to appreciate life, the beauty around you in nature and culture and the value of the people you love. In the body it governs the pineal gland and upper brain.

Color: white/violet

Indicative Chakra Illness
Illnesses linked to the Crown Chakra include alienation, confusion, obsession- thinking and depression. It is associated with feelings of not knowing what your place is in the world and lacking confidence in your abilities. Exercise your Crown Chakra by letting your imagination and creativity roam free as much as possible.

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Calcite Iceland Spar

Optical Calcite is helpful for those in need of clarity, and those who are learning about Law of Attraction and manifestation. Like Clear Quartz, Optical Calcite can amplify intent, and can be programmed for a specific purpose. Optical Calcite can help one to see past errors and ways to correct them for benefit in the future. By clearing away stagnant energy blockages, Optical Calcite can bring higher energies into the chakra’s, encouraging spiritual development.

Expanding your Crystal collection

Undoubtedly as you spend more time healing with crystals, you will find that you prefer working with some crystals and not others. There are some universal crystals that are favored by most healers because of their properties and because they are readily available in most parts of the world.

Your Spirituality and Health…

Can Using Specific Crystals Aid Both?

Spirituality and health go hand in hand, and the use of healing crystals can assist you to achieve whatever your purpose may be. If you are on the spiritual path, you are likely to find that the current earth changes are challenging you to take the next step. Is your purpose that you would like to be able to develop your spiritual gifts and heal yourself? Want to discover how to use the metaphysical and healing properties of crystals to boost your innate gifts?

There are a great many crystals that will aid you spiritually, and most are easily acquired. As healing crystals have become more easily available more people are using them to improve their spirituality and health.

So it follows that spiritual methods that can make your life better have become more prevalent. The use of healing crystals has now become a major part of the natural healing practitioners life as they work so well.

~ Giri Dayakar Jagamohan

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