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What are chakras?

Chakras refer to various energy centers in your body that correspond to specific nerve bundles and internal organs. The seven major chakras run from the base of your spine to the top of your head. At Lotus Reiki, we'll reference chakras often during energy healing sessions.

The seven chakras are the main energy centers of the body. You’ve probably heard people talk about “blocked” chakras. This refers to the idea that when all of our chakras are open, energy can run through them freely, creating harmony between the physical body, mind, and spirit. When chakras are blocked, certain areas of our physical and emotional body feel disconnected.


Get to know your Chakras and their associated crystals


Root Chakra located at the base of the spine and is connected with the color red. It is associated with security, grounding, physical activity, confidence and identity. Root chakra crystals include: Smoky Quartz, Red Garnet, Hematite, Red Jasper and Black Onyx.

Sacral Chakra located in your lower abdomen and is associated with the color orange. It is linked with sexuality, creativity, passion and personal power. Sacral chakra crystals include: Amber, Carnelian, Goldstone, Orange Calcite and Tiger’s Eye.


Solar Plexus Chakra located behind the navel (your center of breath) and is associated with the color yellow. It controls courage, honor, compassion and responsibility with others. Solar Plexus chakra crystals include: Citrine, Yellow Jade, Rutilated Quartz and Pyrite.

Heart Chakra located in the center of the chest and is connected with the colors pink and green. It allows you to live from your heart and truly feel which is the fastest way to healing. Heart chakra crystals include: Amazonite, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Aventurine, Green Calcite and Rose Quartz.

Throat Chakra located above your collar bone and is connect with the color blue. It promotes truth, communication, honest living and self-expression. Throat chakra crystals include: Angelite, Kyanite, Sodalite, Apatite and Aquamarine.

Third Eye Chakra located above your eye brows and is connected with the color purple. It aids with intuition, guidance, self-realization and self mastery. Third Eye chakra crystals include: Amethyst, Fluorite, Iolite, Charoite and Angelite.

Crown Chakra located at the top of your head and is connected with the colors white and violet. It facilitates the energy distribution throughout the body and is connected with spirituality, meditation and deep thought. Crown chakra crystals include: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Lepidolite, Blue Lace Agate.

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