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Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra

Sanskrit name - Sahasrara
Location - Top of head
Colour - Violet
Element - All 

Properties

The seventh chakra is the crown. It’s the centre of our deep inner peace and harmony. It is the link between the consciousness and the Universe, the supernatural and spirituality. The crown chakra is associated with the highest levels of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.

A balanced crown chakra

When your crown chakra is perfectly balanced you will feel eternal happiness and at one with the Universe. You will be able to receive guidance from higher powers. Your faith and the connection to spiritual aspects in your life will be strong and you will be in tune with the things that inspire you the most.

A unbalanced crown chakra

Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

The emotional feelings of unbalanced crown chakra include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety (O)
  • Chronic fatigue (B)
  • Depression (O)
  • Detachment from reality (O)
  • Insanity (B)
  • Isolation/Loneliness (B)
  • Lack of empathy
  • Lack of will (O)
  • Low self-esteem (B)
  • Mental confusion (O)
  • Mental disorders (B)
  • Paranoia (B)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Spiritual disconnection
  • Spiritual exhaustion (O)
  • Trouble making decisions (O)

The physical symptoms of an unbalanced crown chakra are:

  • Breathing disorders,
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting spells (O)
  • Headaches (O)
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Nightmares
  • Weak immune system

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How to balance the crown chakra

It’s important to know that in order to have a balanced crown chakra all the other chakras have to be balanced too. Work from the root chakra up to the throat chakra balancing them all in order before starting work on balancing the crown chakra.

MeditationMeditation

Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

  • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
  • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
  • Take two or three deep breaths.
  • Now visualize a luminescent violet white light coming from the crown of your head.
  • Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body and your spirit.
  • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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CrystalsCrystals

Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

Place the crystal over the crown chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the crown chakra. Generally speaking, use white stones.

    • Apophyllite
    • Celestite
    • Citrine
    • Clear Tourmaline
    • Golden Beryl
    • Kunzite
    • Lepidolite
    • Moldavite
    • Muscovite
    • Purple Jasper
    • Purple Sapphire
    • Quartz
    • Red Serpentine
    • Selenite

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    HeadphonesBinaural Beats

    Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the crown chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

    Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your crown chakra feels out of balance.

    NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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    Massage

    Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. A Head massage stimulates the crown energy flow and can help open the crown chakra.

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    Aromatherapy

    Scents such as jasmine, lavender, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood, and rose help cleanse the crown chakra. We recommend this crown chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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    Yoga

    Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing.

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    Colour

    Wear violet clothing and surround yourself with violet colours and objects.

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    Food & Drink

    Foods such as white mushrooms, white radish, beetroot, eggplant (aubergine) and artichoke are good for balancing the crown chakra. A herbal tea containing herbs to stimulate the crown chakra is also beneficial.

    Man walkingActivities

    Light is associated with the crown chakra so getting out in the sunlight is a great activity for balancing the crown chakra. Clear your surroundings and reduce the clutter in your life. A clear external environment frees your mind and helps with the healing of the crown chakra. Pray to whoever you believe in. This does not have to be religious but it could be to a spirit guide, your ancestors, the Universe or your soul. Listen to messages from your spirit guides.

    Speech bubbleAffirmations

    These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a different way. Talk directly to the crown chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

    • I trust my intuition
    • I love and accept myself
    • I am at peace
    • I live in the present moment
    • I am part of the Divine
    • I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences
    • I am grateful for all the goodness in my life
    • I know that all is well in my world
    • I am connected
    • I listen to the Universe

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    Solar Plexus Chakra

    Solar Plexus Chakra

    Sanskrit name - Manipura
    Location - Behind belly button
    Colour - Yellow
    Element - Fire

    Properties

    The third chakra is the solar plexus or sometimes the navel chakra. It’s the centre of our self-esteem, willpower and metabolism. It regulates energy associated with vitality, identity, intention and action. It helps keep the balance between confidence and conceit, bold and foolhardy and self-respect and narcissism.

    A balanced solar plexus chakra

    When your solar plexus chakra is perfectly balanced you will have unlimited energy and feel impulsive and outgoing. You will feel balanced, have lots of confidence and have great social skills. You feel comfortable in your own skin and have the understanding that you have the power of choice.

    A unbalanced solar plexus chakra

    Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

    The emotional feelings of unbalanced solar plexus chakra include:

    • Anger
    • Anxiety
    • Insecure
    • Low Confidence (B)
    • Low self-esteem (B)
    • Unassertive

    The physical symptoms of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra are:

    • Addiction
    • Arthritis
    • Diabetes
    • Excessive weight around the stomach (pot belly)
    • Fatigue
    • Frequent gas and constipation
    • Gall bladder and liver problems
    • Hypertension
    • IBS
    • Issues with the digestive track
    • Overweight and obesity

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    How to balance the solar plexus chakra

    MeditationMeditation

    Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

    • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
    • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
    • Take two or three deep breaths.
    • Now visualize a ball of yellow light coming from just above you naval chakra region. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
    • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

    Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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    CrystalsCrystals

    Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

    Place the crystal over the solar plexus chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

    The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the solar plexus chakra. Generally speaking, use yellow stones.

      • Amber
      • Bronzite
      • Citrine
      • Golden Beryl
      • Jasper
      • Malachite
      • Rhodochrosite
      • Smithsonite
      • Tiger’s Eye
      • Yellow Jade
      • Yellow Tourmaline

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      HeadphonesBinaural Beats

      Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the solar plexus chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

      Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your solar plexus chakra feels out of balance.

      NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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      Massage

      Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the solar plexus chakra.

      Massaging in a clockwise pattern over around the belly button area activates your solar plexus chakra. Use essential oils to enhance the massage.

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      Aromatherapy

      Scents such as lemon, chamomile, bergamot, cedarwood, white lotus and rosemary can cleanse the solar plexus chakra. We recommend this solar plexus chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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      Yoga

      Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the solar plexus energy flowing.

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      Colour

      Wear yellow clothing and surround yourself with yellow colours and objects.

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      Food & Drink

      Yellow foods are best for the solar plexus. Try eating bananas, mango and corn. Drink a herbal tea that contains solar plexus chakra cleansing herbs.

      Man walkingActivities

      Activities that practice self-love is best for healing the solar plexus. Take some spa treatments or a nice warm bath. Going for walks and doing simple exercises everyday help release endorphins which is a hormone that gives us a feeling of pleasure. If you can do this outside. The solar plexus is a fire element and the sun is a perfect source for this. More vigorous exercise such as boxing, dancing, singing will help express any anger you have. Socialise with positive-minded people. Just smile.

      Speech bubbleAffirmations

      These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the solar plexus chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

      • I love the person I am
      • I am worthy of love and kindness
      • I am strong and courageous
      • I am confident
      • I am not intimidated by what others think of me
      • I am honest in my relationships with other people
      • I take charge of my life

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      Fluorite

      Fluorite

      Healing properties, spiritual properties, Fluorite stone benefits and powers, Fluorite meaning and uses explained.

      Fluorite can be found in China, Brazil, India and Madagascar. It can give you the energy to become more motivated and have the ability to achieve your goals in life. Fluorite will strengthen your teeth and bones, and ease throat problems.

      Eye

      Appearance

      Purple, blue, green, yellow or pink

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      Birthstone

      This is not a traditional birthstone

      Healing properties of Fluorite

      Fluorite can assist with the healing of many conditions.

      Emotional:

      • Anxiety
      • Clear thinking
      • Communication
      • Confidence
      • Confusion
      • Decision making
      • Focus & Concentration
      • Motivation
      • Negative energy from relationships
      • Nightmares
      • Self-esteem
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Stress
      • Tension

      Physical symptoms:

      • Arthritis
      • Bloating
      • Constipation
      • Digestive problems
      • Dizziness
      • Fungal infections
      • Ganglia
      • Gout
      • Hypertension
      • Insomnia
      • Mobility problems
      • Osteoporosis
      • Rheumatism
      • Shingles
      • Spinal injuries
      • Strengthens bones & teeth
      • Stomach pains
      • Throat problems
      • Tiredness & Fatigue
      • Vertigo
      • Weight gain
      • Weight loss



      Spiritual properties of Fluorite

      The Fluorite will surround you spiritually to let your mind go without being disturbed. If you are learning to meditate then it will help you clear your mind of any ‘chatter’ making it easier to let go.

      Fluorite will help promote psychic wholeness and spiritual development. It also a wonderful crystal for aura cleansing.

      How to use Fluorite

      • Wear your crystal with a pendant or bracelet.
      • Place your crystal in your handbag.
      • Pop them in your pocket.
      • Have them in your wallet.
      • Tuck them in your bra.
      • Hold them while meditating or sit quietly and take some nice deep breaths.
      • Place your crystal underneath your pillow while you sleep.
      • Have your crystal with you on your desk while you work.

      For peaceful dreams place a Fluorite under your pillow to rid of nightmares and bad dreams. It will heal while you sleep and promote a better night sleep.

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      How to cleanse Fluorite

      There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Fluorite.

      Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

      Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

      Cleansing using the earth

      Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

      DotCleansing with visualisation

      Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

      How to re-energise Fluorite

      After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

      SunRe-energising in the sunlight

      Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

      Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

      Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

      Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

      Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

      Programing your Fluorite crystal

      Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

      How to set your intentions

      Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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      Amethyst

      Amethyst

      Healing properties, spiritual properties, Amethyst stone benefits and powers, Amethyst meaning and uses explained.

      Known as the sobriety stone, the Amethyst is a good all-rounder. The Amethyst brings peace, calm, and inner strength. A beautiful stone that will aid restful sleep and sweet dreams. Amethysts can work with you to help any depression that has built up in the past, heal sadness and grief. It will gently dissolve anger, fear and anxiety.

      Eye

      Appearance

      Varies from light purple to deep purple, often appear as stripes.

      Birthday cake

      Birthstone

      February

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      Healing properties of Amethyst

      Amethyst can assist with the healing of many conditions.

      Emotional:

      • Addictions
      • Anger
      • Anxiety
      • Clarify your thoughts
      • Depression
      • Stress
      • Feeling overwhelmed
      • Grief
      • Homesickness
      • Money issues
      • Nightmares
      • Protection when travelling
      • Psychic attacks

      Physical symptoms:

      • Arthritis
      • Circulatory system issues
      • Fatigue
      • Fertility issues
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Headaches & Migraines
      • Immune system deficiencies
      • Insomnia
      • Pain relief
      • Tinnitus



      Spiritual properties of Amethyst

      Amethyst is excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It can also be used to open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance. It's great at opening your communication with the angels.

      How to use Amethyst

      • Meditate with it by either holding the crystal or placing it in the area of pain or organ on your body you wish to heal. If you have a large Amethyst place it beside you while you meditate so that the energy can aid your relaxation.
      • For headache release, place the Amethyst on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point.
      • Place your crystal on your desk while you work to help you think clearly.
      • Place your Amethyst beside your bed to help with restful sleep, insomnia and peaceful dreams.
      • Wear your Amethyst throughout the day for protection and keeping your energy close. Wearing an Amethyst will also assist you in overcoming addictive habits such as smoking, drinking or drug addictions. Wear your crystal with a pendant, bracelet or pop them in your pocket.

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      How to cleanse Amethyst

      There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Amethyst.

      Water dropCleansing in saltwater

      Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

      Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

      Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

      Cleansing using the earth

      Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

      DotCleansing with visualisation

      Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

      How to re-energise Amethyst

      After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

      Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

      Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

      Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

      NOTE Sunlight can cause Amethyst to fade.

      Programing your Amethyst crystal

      Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

      How to set your intentions

      Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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