Chakra Balance

by Ron & Sue Windred on September 13, 2011


A chakra balance has almost become a life essential these days, just as many now consider a regular massage in a similar vein. This also seems to be becoming more evident from the number of requests we have been getting lately about how to go about doing this.

I am assuming that you have an understanding of chakras and the role they play in maintaining your status quo. But just in case you don’t, we will give them a quick visit.

Chakras are the energy centres of your body and are an integral part of your subtle body, i.e. your bio-magnetic or energy field. They are seen as spinning vortexes of subtle energy or light. The word Chakra comes from Sanskrit and means ‘wheel,’ with chakras so named because clairvoyants and yogis perceive them as whirling disks of light. This system of subtle energy channels and centres is the basis for the meridians and energy points used in acupuncture, yogic practice and energy healing.

There are seven main chakras and these are located along your spine. These centres connect the energy of your physical body with that of your subtle body and each of these is associated with a particular colour. These are located as follows:

o   The Base Chakra, red, located at the base of the spine in the area of the genitals.

o   The Sacral Chakra, orange, located just below the area of your navel.

o   The Solar Plexus Chakra, yellow, located just below your sternum in the area of your solar plexus.

o   The Heart Chakra, green, with an alternative of pink, located over your heart.

o   The Throat Chakra, blue, located at the area of your throat.

o   The Third Eye Chakra, indigo, located in the centre of your forehead about 2cm above your eyebrows.

o   The Crown Chakra, violet or clear/white, located at the top of your head.

When the chakras are functioning properly your body’s physical and energetic systems are in balance and harmony. Malfunction of your chakras can lead to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual disturbance and imbalance. The role of crystal chakra balancing is to heal these disturbances by the interaction between the vibrations of the crystals and your body’s bio-magnetic or energy field.

So here is the how to:

You will need a crystal for each of the 7 chakras. These can be tumble stones, small rough specimens, or polished rounds, or my favourite, cabochons. You will need to select a crystal for each colour group. That is to say, any stone of matching colour to each of the chakras will suffice, and here I would suggest that your favourite stone of each colour is probably your best choice. Simply understood, colours vibrate at similar rates to your chakras.

My usual choice is a Hematite for the Base, Carnelian for the Sacral, Citrine for the Solar Plexus, Green Aventurine or Rose Quartz for the Heart, Blue Lace Agate for the Throat, Amethyst for the Third Eye and Clear Quartz for the Crown. Or you could use, Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Orange Calcite, Yellow Calcite, Aquamarine, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli and Selenite. But, remember any vibrational or colour match will do the job. Great results can also be obtained just using Clear Quartz for all chakras.

Sometimes it is easier to obtain a Chakra balance pack to use. A very popular pack with beginners is one comprised of crackle quartz in the appropriate colours. Tumble stone packs are also available, as are packs of rounded stones.Chakra Crystals

Before you start, you will need to cleanse your crystals. If you know your stones and they are all suitable to wash or run under water, then do so. Or you may smudge them, or you may blow your sacred breath on them to cleanse them. This is done by holding them in your cupped hands and reverently blowing your breath (prana or life force) over them. Or you could sit them out in the morning sun for a couple of hours.

Now that you have selected your stones you will need to find a quiet location with a massage table, or a bed, or where you can lay comfortably on the floor, and where you won’t be disturbed for 20 minutes or so.

Laying in total silence is ideal, however if you find this uncomfortable, put on some new age or meditative music, played on a low volume.

Position yourself comfortably on your back and place the stones in their proper order upon each of the chakras, starting from the base chakra. The crown stone will need to be placed on the surface at the end of your head. If you have a willing assistant you may find it easier to have them place the crystals for you.

All you need to do now is to lay back and enjoy the experience. 20 minutes is ideal, but anywhere between 10 and 40 minutes is OK. Do not be concerned if you fall asleep, it is not uncommon. If time is important, you could use a quiet timer device to alert you, or arrange to be gently aroused at the required time.

When your time is up, gently bring your awareness back to the present. It may be helpful to take a couple of deep breaths and to wiggle your toes and fingers. Remove the stones in reverse order and gently get up. It is a good idea to have a drink of water at this stage, as this too soothes and smooths and sets your new settings.

All things being equal, your chakras should now be balanced and operating perfectly and in harmony with your physicality. You should be feeling invigorated and comfortable within yourself and ready to move forward with grace into your life. But just before you do there are a few things to do.

Return the space you have just been using to its normal status and put things away. Before you put your stones away you should cleanse them, so they are ready for next time.

You may prefer to use the services of a professional crystal healer and there are many good reasons for doing this. You can just lay back and enjoy, receiving all of the benefits without having to engage in the preparation and execution of your balance. Plus, a competent healer should be able to add a lot more to the session, using their skill and understanding to recognise areas that need extra attention and rounding out your total experience.

We carry out crystal chakra balances at our Healing Centre ‘Akasha Keep.’ For an appointment with us please call 07 54279618 or email us.

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© 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.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim September 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

Thanks for the video and information. You may wish to also indicate for those who have been attuned to Reiki I or beyond that holding each stone in one’s dominate palm for a brief time will also cleanse the stones before use.

On a more personal matter, I was wondering if you have ever used the chakra balancing exercise, with the stones, while performing a Reiki self-healing (or for that matter, healing another person)? Would this bring an intensification of the Ki into the session?



Ron & Sue September 15, 2011 at 6:38 am

Hello Jim,

Yes, we regularly do Crystal Healing and Reiki together and receive wonderful feedback from our clients. We didn’t mention Reiki for cleansing even though it is most effective because not everyone is attuned to Reiki.

Ron and Sue


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