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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][image_with_animation image_url="5532" alignment="center" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"][divider line_type="No Line"][vc_column_text] The chakras are spiraling electro-magnetic energy wheels that feed both positive and negative energy through the body. There are seven main chakras and many smaller ones that when balanced, work together to create harmony and positivity in our lives.  [/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line"][vc_column_text]

Why do I care?
Energy exists all around us and through our bodies. The chakras allow that universal energy (consciousness) to move from one frequency to another spiraling along the spine and throughout the body through the nadis (channels).¹ The blocked flow of positive energy or the flow of energy in the opposite direction as with imbalanced chakras can cause serious mental, physical, and emotional issues. Most of us hold our emotions and life traumas in the areas of the seven chakras. For instance, it's because of the third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, that you experience an upset stomach or butterflies in the belly when dealing with fear, anxiety, and introversion. With consistent fear or anxiety, severe stomach pains such as ulcers can occur.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line"][vc_column_text]
History of chakras
Chakras have been a popular part of the Hindu religion for over 5,000 years; however the idea of chakras has been been seen across a vast expanse of cultures- even cultures that had no knowledge of each other’s existence. In fact, archeologists found the remains of a woman buried approximately 20,000 years ago who was wearing a headdress with the chakras on it.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line"][vc_column_text]
Overview of the main chakras
Throughout the next seven months, we will be highlighting each chakra—delving deeper into their benefits, issues, and how to use them to create a balanced, harmonious life—but for now, here is an overview of the seven main chakras.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_text_separator title="#1: The Root Chakra" title_align="separator_align_center" color="custom" accent_color="#dd3333"][image_with_animation image_url="5523" alignment="center" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_blank" img_link="http://www.chakracreations.net/chakras"][divider line_type="No Line"][vc_column_text]

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Muladhara

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Survival, Self-preservation

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Body Location

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Base of spine

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Earth

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Gemstones

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Black Tourmaline

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Hematite

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Red Jasper

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Garnet

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Ruby

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Bloodstone

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Sanskrit Name

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Svadhisthana

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Sexuality, Self-gratification

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Body Location

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Between navel and genitals

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Element

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Water

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Gemstones

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Carnelian

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Rutilated Quartz

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Amber

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Citrine

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Manipura

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Power; Self-definition

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Below sternum & above navel

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Fire

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Gemstones

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Citrine

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Golden Calcite

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Golden Topaz

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Sanskrit Name

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Anahata

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Love, Self-acceptance

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Center of chest

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Air

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Gemstones

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Watermelon Tourmaline

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Rose Quartz

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Rhodonite

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Learn More

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Sanskrit Name

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Vishuddha

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Communication, Self-expression

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Center base of neck

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Sound

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Gemstones

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Sodalite Lapis

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Azurite

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Blue Lace Agate

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Kunzite

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Sanskrit Name

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Anja

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Intuition, Self-reflection

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Above/Between eyebrows

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Light

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Gemstones

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Amethyst

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Sugilite

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Fluorite

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Charoite

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Muladhara

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Survival, Self-preservation

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Base of spine

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Earth

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Gemstones

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Selenite

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Clear Quartz

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Apophilite

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Amethyst

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What do I do with them?
There are many techniques to encourage balance of your chakras including reflexology, kinesiology, aromatherapy, reiki, yoga, crystals, color therapy, and even eating certain specific foods. These techniques are explained in more detail in The Chakra Bible.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]
Need more of the chakras in your life? Check out the amazing chakra jewelry from Chakra Creations!
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Sources: The Chakra Bible & Chakra Creations
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