by Ron & Sue Windred on April 1, 2014

This is written to provide a very simple and basic explanation of our energy systems –providing just enough information to be able to understand their purpose and role in our life and their connection to crystal healing.

– First and foremost we are working on the premise that we are energy beings; we are spiritual beings or souls having a human experience. We comprise of an energy field – an electro-magnetic field that completely surrounds and penetrates our body, called our aura. Without this energy field we would not exist. It’s not so much that we are a body first that owns this field, rather that we are this energy and because of this we have a body. It stretches out for several feet around us and we call it an aura. Close against the skin is the etheric, which is the blue print for our body and being. The aura draws in life force energy or prana or chi and feeds it through the etheric into our chakras or energy centres – these feed energy via our meridians, an energetic network paralleling our nervous system, and work with our organs, glands and nervous system to energise us and keep us healthily functioning. Life force energy also interacts with water and minerals in our system to create replace and sustain life.

Our energy field needs to be well grounded to function correctly. Modern footwear and buildings insulate us from the earth. Just like electrical systems we need to be properly earthed to function optimally and healthfully. To help achieve this go bare foot at least 30 mins a day outside on natural ground, or use an earthing mat.   

Barefoot Healing Earthing


Breathe while holding a crystal or two. This is a fantastic energy recharge and brings in oxygen too. The average person can only survive 2 minutes without air and the life force or prana it contains.

Chakras are major centres or focal points of power. They affect all our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual functioning and wellbeing. 


Our essential chakra system overlays our major organs:

  • Earth Star Chakra – just below our feet. Primary connection to our physical source. Grounding.
  • Base Chakra – over our reproductive organs. Connected to survival, physicality and security.
  • Sacral Chakra – roughly in the area of our navel or digestive system. Related to gut instinct and emotions, sexual energy.
  • Solar Plexus Chakra – bottom of the sternum. Lungs and breathing, nervous and digestive systems. Seat of the ego.
  • Heart Chakra – over the heart. Life force and prana. Centre for love, higher consciousness and self expression.
  • Throat Chakra – at the throat. Verbal and non verbal communication. Personal responsibility.
  • Third Eye Chakra – Brow, between the eyes. Psychic ability. Intuition.
  • Crown Chakra – just above the top of the head. Brain.  Primary connection to our spiritual source. Integration point. Point of acceptance or denial.

Crystals brought into our energy field, or placed in the area of our chakras interact with our energy field to restore balance and harmony, triggering the body’s self healing mechanisms to function.

Crystals to use to balance your chakras include:

  • Earth Star Chakra, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Petrified Wood, Pyrite, Smokey Quartz, any brown stones.
  • Base Chakra, Black Obsidian, Garnet, Red Calcite, Red Jasper, any red stones.
  • Sacral Chakra, Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Sunstone, any orange stones. 
  • Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine, Moonstone, Rutilated Quartz, Tiger Eye, any yellow stones.
  • Heart Chakra, Aventurine, Jade, Rose Quartz, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Rhodochrosite, any pink or green stones.
  • Throat Chakra, Angelite, Aqua Aura Quartz, Blue Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, any light blue stones.
  • Third Eye Chakra, Amethyst, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Sugilite, any indigo or purple stones.
  • Crown Chakra, Apophyllite, Clear Quartz, Danburite, Selenite, any clear or white stones.
© Written by Ron and Sue Windred

Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties outlined in this website are for inspiration and reference. These alleged properties are gathered from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. In no way are they meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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Vatsala Shukla April 2, 2014 at 5:07 am

Succinct and clear for readers who may be curious about the Ayurvedic Chakra System, Sue and Ron. I’d like to share one quick technique that I use to energize and balance my Chakras first thing in the morning. When I go for the morning walk with my pet, we stop in the garden and while Coco rolls in the grass, I face the sun and visualize the rays enter my body through my Third Eye and stream through my Chakras and then disappear into the ground below carrying any negativity or impediment for a few minutes while chanting the Surya Mantra. I find it helps to ground one and make the challenges of the day easier.


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