The 7 Chakras - Main Energy Centres

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 centres in our body. We have many energy centres 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 centres 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 clearing, we have developed seven unique hypercharged Chakra Oils - one oil for each chakra - to balance and harmonize your energy centres.

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#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

Color: Red 

Gemstone: Red Jasper, Blood Stone, Ruby, Smoky Quartz

Musical note: C

Bija Mantra: LAM

Planet: Saturn

Gland: Reproductive glands

Element: Earth

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

The hypercharged Root Chakra Oil will help balance your Root Chakra and increase feelings of Grounding & Stability.

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#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

Color: Orange

Gemstone: Carnelian, Amber

Musical note: D

Bija Mantra/Sound: VAM

Planet: Moon

Gland: Gonad (reproductive glands)

Element: Water

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

The hypercharged Sacral Chakra Oil will help balance your Sacral Chakra, increase your creativity, promote Intimacy & Sensuality.

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#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: Power & Courage

Sanskrit meaning: Golden Gem / City of Jewels

Color: Yellow

Gemstone: Tiger’s Eye, Citrine

Musical note: E

Bija Mantra: RAM

Planet: Mars and Sun

Gland: Adrenal glands, Pancreas

Element: Fire

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.

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#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

Planet: Venus

Gland: Thymus

Element: Air

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.

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#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

Color: Turquoise-blue

Gemstone: Aquamarine, Aventurine, Amazonite, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli

Musical note: G

Bija Mantra/Sound: HAM

Planet: Mercury

Gland: Thyroid

Element: Ether

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.

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#6 Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

The 3rd 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

Gemstone: Amethyst

Musical note: A

Bija Mantra/Sound: OM

Planet: Neptune

Gland: Pineal gland

Affirmations: I trust my intuition - I see the truth & my true path - I only attract good people, things & events

 

The 3rd 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 3rd Eye Chakra Oil will help balance your 3rd Eye Chakra and promote Intuition & Awareness.

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#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

Planet: Uranus 

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

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