“Chakras, energy and gemstones….oh my!”

“Chakras, energy and gemstones….oh my!”

Chakras are the seven main energy centres found down the mid-line of the body. Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown. Picture a rainbow of vibrant colourful energy circling about each carrying a healing purpose, when balanced of course! It is said that they are directly linked to corresponding parts of the body and organ systems. The seven Chakras begin at the very base of your spine, at the Root.

Chakra system Blog from I Am Blessed Mala Beads

The Root Chakra, Muladhara, when balanced sets the foundation for all other Chakras. Being that it is closest to the earth it relies heavily on connection and grounding. This is also the centre of survival, and in physiological terms represents “fight or flight”. The root is associated with the colour Red. Centering and calming of the nervous system can help everything else fall into place. This can happen with the use of sound or energy healing, forest bathing, or connecting to the earth by meditating outside. If you are a visual or auditory person meditation or mantras such as “LAM”, and envisioning the colour red nesting at the base of the spine are used to connect with the earth’s source energy.

Root Chakra from I Am Blessed Mala Bead

Some of our favorite gemstones connected to the Root Chakra include Red Carnelian, Jasper, Smoky Quartz and Hematite. Carnelian is often associated with strength and courage; Jasper ignites a calming connected effect with the earth; Smoky Quartz is soothing, and hematite directly affects the root by transferring negative energy to positive. Keep in mind that not all gemstones are for everyone and some can almost be too grounding. Trust your intuition; A good place to start is by checking out the I Am Blessed mala bead section of our website. We suggest having a read on the I AM ROOTED mala, for instance, which contains Jasper and Aventurine assisting with inner growth and connection.

 “I Am Rooted” Mala Necklace. Click on the image for more info.

“I Am Rooted” Mala Necklace. Click on the image for more info.

If you would like to try a grounding exercise right now, imagine roots that extend way down into the earth’s centre from the base of your spine or through your feet. Close your eyes, or soften your gaze. Focus on your breath. Allow it to slow. Do this for several breaths until you feel that the pull of the earth supports you. See at the base of your spine a vibrant, red ball of energy. Focus on this energy and repeat to yourself “I am rooted”. Repeat this as many times as needed, set a timer, or until your intuition pipes up. If you are feeling disconnected from yourself this is a great tool to unpack anytime you feel called to reign everything back in.

It is important to simply find what works for you, have fun with it and don’t forget to check out the I AM Blessed website for more information on certain malas, bracelets and their healing properties as we continue to follow the chakras, their associated gemstones, and other tools to assist in healing, whatever that looks like for you.

-Danes