For the last two thousand years, and several thousand years before, crystals have been used in collusion with energetic cleansing and physical rehabilitation. Knowledge carried from the survivors of the destruction of Atlantis to the people of the America’s, Egypt, and Greece helped keep this custom in practice. In fact, the word “crystal” is Greek in origin from the word “krustallos” meaning ice. Some crystal names such as Amethyst are also Greek in origin meaning preventing drunkenness as it was believed that wine drank from an Amethyst Crystal Cup would hinder intoxication. It is believed that the inhabitants of Ancient Atlantis used crystals and the energy gathered by crystals to power their homes, vehicles, and even entire cities until a major catastrophe occurred destroying the city entirely. Nowadays however, the use of crystals and the knowledge of their energies are shared amongst certain Christian denominations and are highly regarded amongst various spiritualists and ancestral reconstructionists.
To better help cleanse and purify the soul various crystals as well as certain yogic and tantric exercise can be meditated upon every day for each specific chakra.
The Root Chakra
The area between the tail bone and the genitals is known as the Root Chakra. When the energy in this Chakra lacks individuals may be left feeling disconnected and lonely. In turn this may manifest into feelings of low self esteem. Crystals such as Hematite, Black Obsidian, and Garnet help to balance the Root Chakra and to keep it aligned. However, exercise and various outdoor activities is one of the most powerful ways to properly balance a Root Chakra such as gardening, tai-chi, walking or hiking, and yoga.
The Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra is located between the belly button and the sex organs and governs feelings of sexuality, creativity, and even sense of taste. If the Sacral Chakra is unbalanced it will be noticed by a creative block, sexual disinterest, and a fear of pleasure. Or if the Sacral Chakra is overworked it may be noticed as problems such as sexual and substance addiction. Crystals pertaining to the Sacral Chakra include Orange Calcite, Carnelian, and Blue-Green Fluorite Crystals. If crystals are not available however, than yoga exercises such as a Wide Angled Seated Forward Bend and Bound Angle Pose may prove beneficial.
The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra can be found between the Solar Plexus and the navel and is responsible for emanating energy into light for every individual’s unique path in this world. An unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra can be noticed by a lack in bravery or confidence or an overly focused drive for material status. To balance the Solar Plexus Chakra meditating upon Citrine and Yellow Jasper Crystals will prove useful. Physical alternatives such as gentle stretching and supported back bends will prove beneficial as will relaxing in a cool restorative bath.
The Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra governs a person’s ability to love others and is located in the center of the entire Chakra system connecting basic needs with higher spiritual desires. Crystals that pertain to the Heart Chakra include Jade, Malachite, and Aventurine. However, in case a physical remedy is necessary than yoga exercises such as the Cobra Pose, Bow Pose, and Bridge Pose will help to rebalance the Heart Chakra.
The Throat Chakra
Located at the base of the throat the Throat Chakra governs our abilities to communicate honestly and forcefully. An individual with a well balanced Throat Chakra is not only an eloquent speaker but a great listener too. An over and underactive Throat Chakra can be identified by a lack of concentration while speaking which may lead to stuttering. Blue Calcite and Blue Turquoise Crystals work great for balancing the Throat Chakra but meditational exercises such as striving for purity in diet and lifestyle, drinking water regularly, listening to calming music, and stretching the throat via the Supported Shoulder Stand will make a tremendous difference.
The Third Eye or Brow Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra, or Brow Chakra, is located between both eyebrows and serves as a “perception center” governing the imaginative and the intuitive. When the Third Eye Chakra is misaligned than issues such headaches may occur as well as a lack of concentration and nightmares. However, to rebalance the Third Eye Chakra crystals such as Azurite and Lapis Lazuli can be meditated upon. Exercises such as Yoga’s Corpse Pose can also be beneficial and may help to develop the Third Eye Chakra to be in greater spiritual harmony.
The Crown Chakra
Finally, the Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head and acts as a portal to infinite wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, and rebirth into a state of serenity. Signs of an unbalanced Crown Chakra include apathy, spiritual disconnection, and even delusions of grandeur. To restore a Crown Chakra the best options are exercises such as Yoga and meditation. Rebalancing the previous six Chakras will also help keep the Crown Chakra in strong working order. Crystals that can be meditated upon for the Crown Chakra are White Calcite, White Topaz, and Amethyst.
Where to Find Crystals
Crystals can be found in almost every town at New Age, Metaphysical and Alternative Healing stores. However, depending upon your location crystals and various gems can also be dug and mined for free. All that is needed is permission to access the sites from the site owners that the gems and crystals are located at as well as bringing your own tools and equipment for the dig of course. Be sure to bring tools such as shovels, a pick ax, buckets and water for wiping dirt and debris away.
Crystal meditation has the benefit of calming and relaxing an individual’s energy, soul, and peace of mind. If crystals are not available than basic meditational practices in collusion with yogic exercises will also center and balance a person’s current state of mind into a blissful experience. Spiritually and emotionally crystal meditation as well as general mediation is vital as everyday may be an uphill battle which may indeed take its toll on the physical body. Taking the time each day to center and balance the seven chakras may increase longevity through cleansing and purifying the soul.
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