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Understanding the Chakras Wisdom, Crystals and Essential Oils

All of us our seeking the same thing. We share the desire to fulfill the highest, tRuest expression of ourselves as human beings. ~Oprah

What is a Chakra

There are seven major energy centers in the body known as 'Chakras'. Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel”. Our seven main chakras are connected to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness, so it's important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely.

There are many ways to go about balancing the chakras but two of the most accessible, effective and relaxing practices are aromatherapy and crystal therapy. When paired correctly, crystals and essential oils can create potent combinations that help to release blocked energy and restore the body to full charge.

What is a Gemstone or a Crystal?

Many authors & teachers use the terms “crystals & gemstones” interchangeably, myself included. Gemstones are rare pieces of minerals that are found in the ground, and often cut and polished to be used in jewelry and other decorative work. Crystals are pure substances whose atoms, molecules, or ion are arranged in an ordered pattern. A gem can be a crystal, while a crystal cannot be a gem. Crystals like rose quartz, amethyst, citrine, agate, tiger eye etc. are used by mystics for energy healing. Stronger, pure gemstones are also used in gem therapy by individuals for achievement of personal well-being as well as material and spiritual objectives in life.

People have always been fascinated by crystals. Since prehistoric hunters and gatherers first discovered quartz shining in a riverbed or flint glistening on a hillside, men and women have sought to incorporate crystals into their lives—both as objects of beauty, and as tools for the body, mind, and spirit.

Simply put, crystals have resonance, which means they will vibrate in response to other frequencies in the area, like our bodies, essential oils or other crystals. Essential oils are crystalline structures that carry light. They are electromagnetic, as we are ourselves. They are thought to travel through the space between cells, where the molecules of emotion may also travel. The vibrational energy from the crystal helps to enhance the benefits of the essential oils and helps to balance the body.

You will find that a long list of features and benefits can be assigned to every crystal—which makes choosing a stone for your own needs a lot less daunting. The following properties apply to every crystal on earth:

• All crystals can help you balance your body, mind, and spirit.

• All crystals can receive and store energy.

• Crystals can reflect, refract, and magnify energy.

• Crystals can transform energy.

• Crystals can balance and harmonize energy.

• Crystals can organize energy.

What in an Essential Oil?

They are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, flowers, bark, rind, and leaves of plants. Think of them as the plant's medicine cabinet. They keep the plan healthy by protecting the plans against environmental threats. We can also use these essential oils for ourselves and experience powerful health benefits!

The oils are extracted from the plant and distilled making them highly concentrated (1 drop of peppermint = 28 cups of peppermint tea). They have been used historically for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

Essential oils support the body in many ways. The particles in oils are so small they can penetrate the wall of every cell in the body, when applied topically or inhaled. Every essential oil has its own unique qualities that balance you physically, emotionally and spiritually. To benefit from their associated properties simply breathe in the scent deeply or place a couple of drops of pure, high quality oil on the pulse points or soles of the feet.

choosing essential oils

Quality really does matter when it comes to essential oils.

It is important when choosing an essential oil to think about purity and the highest of standards when it comes to the oil.

Keeping in mind the importance of selecting an oil company that considers not just the quality of the plants but also the positive impact on the globe. Cō-Impact Sourcing means that dōTERRA sources its oils from all over the world so that each oil is derived from its indigenous environment. When they are grown and harvested in the proper altitude, climate, seasons, and soil, you end up with a far superior product.

Another point to consider when choosing essential oils is the testing that is performed to ensure the highest of quality. Choosing an oil that is CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade (CPTG) is key. This is really important because every oil has been tested to show zero fillers, synthetics, dyes, pesticides, or contaminants of any kind. They are just pure, unadulterated oils grown by experienced farmers in their indigenous lands

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“Health is the greatest gift.” Buddha

A global movement

One more reason to be mindful when choosing essential oils is to consider how the company makes a positive impact in the world.

dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation: This is dōTERRA’s non-profit organization committed to improving lives through partnering with organizations that offer hope to millions around the world. Healing Hands seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, help those live lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. dōTERRA covers for all overhead and administrative costs of the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to those receiving aid.

Cō-Impact Sourcing: In addition to supplying the highest quality essential oils dōTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to dōTERRA’s oil production.

Energy

Chakras are invisible to the naked eye and yet interconnect our physical and spiritual selves. Each of the seven chakras is tied directly to a specific region and nerve center of the body.

It is believed that each of the chakras absorbs and filters the energy that we emit through our thoughts and actions as well as through the thoughts and actions of all those that we come into contact with. When one of the chakras is out of balance as a result of negative energy flowing through it, it begins to spin too slowly or too fast. When a chakra is not balanced, it can effect that physical region of the body and also effect very specific aspects of our spiritual and emotional selves.

THE ROOT CHAKRA

The root chakra is the first chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life. The root chakra enhances spirituality, integrates the emotional, physical, mental & etheric bodies, grounds the physical body energy to the earth and fortifies the will to live in a calm and balanced nature.

LOCATION: Base of the spine

REPRESENTS: Grounds us into the physical world, Survival/self-preservation

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: Spine, Legs, Feet, Colon, Adrenal Glands (Fight or Flight Reaction)

BODILY FUNCTIONS: Cell production, Digestive system

PHYSICAL ELEMENT: Earth

COLOR: Red

AFFIRMATION: I am

Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: If the chakra is balanced, you’ll feel grounded, at-ease, healthy, happy, affectionate and whole. You will have abundant health and energy, comfortable in your own body, a sense of security and safety, overall happiness in your career and generally satisfied with life.

Excessive: When this chakra is overactive you might feel nervousness, have dominate behaviors, aggression, angry, paranoid, hoarding, addiction to adrenaline causing activities, and/or crave unhealthy foods. There is a sense of greediness, attachment to materialistic things, indiscriminate, egotistical and nervous behaviors.

Deficient: When this chakra is under active there is a sense of neglecting the self, poor boundaries, depression, lethargy, chronic disorganization, fear of change, and feeling as though you do not belong. Often there are feelings of anxiety, feeling unloved, weak, uninterested, and/or abandoned.

ESSENTIAL OILS & GEMSTONES FOR THE ROOT CHAKRA

Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the base of the spine.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Cedarwood strengthens ones connection with the divine & brings all bodies into balance.

Balance Blend is a blend of trees and roots that strengthen the connection with the lower body and the earth. It grounds the emotional, physical, mental bodies and provides a stable, connected and strong inner spirit. This blend includes spruce, ho wood, frankincense, blue tansy, blue chamomile, and osmanthus.

Anchor Blend offers a a steady, calm, present and courageous outlook by reminding you that uncertainty is a symptom of fear. This blends encourages you to be present and aware while encouraging you to step onto the path with faith and courage. This blends includes lavender, cedar wood, frankincense, cinnamon, sandalwood, black pepper, and patchouli.

Cypress aids in transition, transformation and renewal while helping to release the need to control and to feel more trusting of life.

Vetiver is nourishing, restoring and connecting as it helps to feel centered, grounded, present and fully aware.

Black Tourmaline activates grounding between the first chakra and the center of the earth. Carry this one in your pocket, purse or on your body. Hematite has very strong grounding energy; you can feel that just by holding the stone in your hand. It also has a cooling and calming effect, as well as helps develop concentration and focus.

The energy you bring, positive or negative, dictates your perceptions, receptions and radiations. ~ T.F. hodge

SACRAL CHAKRA

The sacral chakra is the second chakra. It is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Its element is water and as such, its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility. The function of the sacral chakra is directed by the principle of creativity.

LOCATION: lower abdomen centered between the pelvis and the navel center

REPRESENTS: life vitality, self gratification, passion

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: sacral vertebra, reproductive organs

BODILY FUNCTIONS: Circulation, Urinary Function, Reproduction

PHYSICAL ELEMENT: Water

COLOR: Orange

AFFIRMATION: I feel

Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: Feelings of creativity, playfulness, and sensual and sexual pleasure, feelings of wellness, plenty, pleasure, and joy, feeling of fully connected and attuned to their physical and emotional centers. Comfortable within your own body and aware of their emotions. Sexual and non-sexual relationships are healthy, and they are based on trust and mutual respect. A person with a balanced sacral chakra has a passion for life that is expressed in everything they do.

Excessive: When this chakra is overactive there is an excessive sex drive, compulsive behaviors, and tension or frustration. Often the person is overly emotional, hypersensitive, and emotionally dependent. An overactive sacral chakra can result in lustful, arrogant, or conceited behavior, and an aggressive desire to control others.

Deficient: When this chakra is under active you may feel unemotional, guarded, have a denial of pleasure, lack of desire or passion, feelings of sexual repression and self-deprivation, difficulties with 1:1 relationships and reciprocity. A person with an insufficient sacral chakra feels out of touch of their body and emotions. An underdeveloped sacral chakra can manifest as distrust, resentment, fear, apathy, pessimism, and anti-social conduct. It can also show up as continually worrying about what others think and always following the crowd.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE SACRAL CHAKRA

Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the low abdomen.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Clary Sage: Assists in opening creative channels and clearing up creative blocks. Clary sage is a great choice for helping change perceptions and see their limiting belief system. This is a great choice also for the third eye chakra in it support of visioning and imagining new possibilities. For the sacral chakra this oil helps the creative side and brings in a sense of hope and lightens the emotions.

Patchouli: Helps individuals appreciate the magnificence of the physical body. This oils helps with releasing judgments and issues related to the body and helps with body image and general body dislike. Patchouli brings a sense of connection to the physical body and helps with confidence. Additionally, patchouli is an excellent choice for becoming physically expressive and becoming fully present in their own body.

Ylang Ylang: A powerful remedy for releasing emotional trauma from the past. This oil is a great choice for any emotional healing and helps with releasing bottled up emotions like anger, sadness and resentment. Ylang ylang is playful, healing and brings about emotional connection.

Bergamot: Relieves feelings of despair, self-judgment, and low self-esteem. This beautiful oil helps with self-acceptance and self-love--both so important in our interpersonal relationships. Bergamot is a wonderful option for those seeing optimism, hope and feelings of being good enough as it reawakens the soul and offers courage to share with others the inner self.

Wild Orange: This oil addresses a wide variety of emotional issues. By inspiring abundance, creativity, fun, spontaneity, and playfulness will orange brings out the the joy in our lives. Wild orange also assists in our natural creative sense and inspires limitless solutions to our lives. The playful and creative aspect to this oil is perfect for the sacral chakra.

gemstone for the sacral chakra

Carnelian is known as an artist's stone. Carnelian crystal is a warm, vibrant stone that boosts confidence and the power of true expression. This stone empowers your self-confidence in all aspects of your life – from relationships and professional pursuits to personal projects. Carnelian is the ultimate sacral chakra stone for its fiery orange energy. The inspiring stone opens you to the infinite world of creative passion. Carnelian helps increase physical energy, personal power, creativity, flow and compassion. Carry this stone in your pocket or wear on your body.

THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

The solar plexus chakra is our third chakra. The energy of this chakra is to radiate your power in the world. Characterized by the expression of will, personal power, and mental abilities, the energy of the third chakra or is mobilized when we assert ourselves in the world. This is the energy center where we make decisions, take action, have a strong sense of self, and exude confidence. The fire in our spirit is evident in this chakra.

LOCATION: above the navel center

REPRESENTS: our will power, motivation, get up and go, our action, vitality, and our sense of personal power

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: Pancreas, liver, spleen, stomach, lower back muscles

BODILY FUNCTIONS: Metabolism, Digestion

PHYSICAL ELEMENT: Fire

COLOR: Yellow

AFFIRMATION: I do

Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: When you feel self-confident, have a strong sense of purpose, and are self-motivated, your third chakra is open and healthy. The third chakra is all about the perception of who you are and your relationship with yourself. This fiery chakra is the center of your self-esteem, your willpower, self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality when balanced and open.

Excessive: When this chakra is overactive there is excessive anger issues, stubbornness, desire for control, perfectionism, and being overly critical. A person with an overactive third chakra can also display arrogance, selfishness and the desire to manipulate others.

Deficient:A deficient third-chakra imbalance may express itself through shyness, difficulty setting boundaries, and a reluctance to share our gifts and talents with others. Additionally, someone with a weaker third chakra may have trouble making decisions, following through with actions, and may be seen as weak and unable to show up in life with confidence.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the belly.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Cinnamon: Assists individuals in dealing with jealousy or the need to control. This essential oil encourages one to let go of control and be free. It also dispels fear of rejection and brings out confidence. Cinnamon is a great choice for helping those develop body acceptance, feeling accepted and have healthy intimacy.

Coriander: Helps individuals move from doing things for the acceptance of others to honoring and living from the True Self. Coriander teaches that there is something unique within each individual and to live with the connection of what one's spirit urges and directs. This oil is a great choice to bring out integrity, inner guidance and the True Self.

Ginger: A powerful oil for empowerment. This oil is a great choice for anyone looking to be fully present in life and to be committed to one's path. Ginger empowers individuals to take responsibility for their life circumstances and to embody a warrior type spirit. This strong and spicy oil is perfect for those seeking to be empowered, committed, capable, purposeful and accountable.

Clove: Assists individuals in letting go of patterns that being a push-over and encourages courage to stand up for one's self. This oil reignites the inner fire and encourages one to be independent, proactive and to live with one's integrity. This hot oil is a perfect choice for those who perceive themselves as powerless of life's circumstances and to find within themselves the capability that exists within.

Peppermint: This oil brings buoyancy to the heart and the soul. This invigorating oil reminds individuals that life can be happy and to not be controlled by fear. Peppermint is a great choice when faced with emotional pain as it gives one a chance to take a breath and can the optimism that exists within. Peppermint is the perfect oil for optimism.

GEMSTONE FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

The Citrine crystal stone meaning harnesses the energy of the sun to bring sunshine and light to all areas of your life. It is not called light maker for nothing, as it projects light into our lives, it chases away the negativity from our lives and dispels anger. Ever ready to bring good vibes and grace to the table, this sunny stone has an instant effect on the health and wealth of your body, mind, and soul. Citrine works wonders when it comes to warming the physical body and bringing uplifting moods. Because of its association with the solar plexus chakra, the Citrine crystal meaning is effective in increasing your personal power and self-confidence. Citrine’s bright and happy energy fills your spirit with positivity and the highest vibrations, clearing any blockages or imbalances in your solar plexus chakra with its sunny energy. This makes a Citrine crystal ideal for happiness, confidence, manifestation, and wealth.

Your power to choose can never be taken from you. It can be neglected and it can be ignored. But if used, it can make all the difference.

Heart Chakra

The heart chakra colors our life with compassion, love, and beauty. Driven by the principles of transformation and integration, the fourth energy center is said to bridge earthly and spiritual aspirations.

LOCATION: low center of the chest

REPRESENTS self acceptance and loving

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: thymus and lymph glands, heart, rib cage, lungs, skin, arms, hands

BODILY FUNCTIONS: circulation, immune system

PHYSICAL ELEMENT: air

COLOR: Green

AFFIRMATION: I love

Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: When the heart chakra is open, you may feel being deeply connected, the harmonious exchange of energy with all that is around you, and the appreciation of beauty. When our heart chakra is open, waves of love and compassion flow within us, enabling us quickly to forgive, and accept others and yourself. Balancing the heart chakra allows us to release our emotional pain through unconditional love.

Excessive: If the heart chakra is overly open, it may be overly demanding, especially close family or partner. We might also have a need to fulfill other people’s perceived needs to the cost of one’s balance, which may result in the tendency to feel like a victim. A person with an excessive heart chakra may lose a sense of personal boundaries in a way that is detrimental for well-being. When our heart chakra is overactive, we get disconnected in our relationships and get controlled by emotions, experiencing immense feelings of happiness, jealousy, sadness, love, grief, anger, and possessiveness.

Deficient: When our heart chakra is underactive, we feel lack of compassion for self and others, lack of empathy and become cold-hearted, we can be emotionally inaccessible, or overly sensitive. An underactive here chakra makes us feel scared to love or be loved because of your fear of betrayal & hence we continue to hold on to bitterness, sorrow and grief and do not trust others, become judgmental, critical and intolerant.

ESSENTIAL OILS for HEART CHAKRA

Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the heart.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Lavender encourages a calm mind and specifically the insecurities that are felt when one risks their true feelings. Lavender addresses a deep fear of being heard and seen. Lavender is a great choice for those who seek to release the tension around their heart that stems from fear of expressing themselves. This oil encourages emotional honesty to give the experience of unconditional love, acceptance and peace of mind. This calming and expressive oil is a great choice to bring about a feeling of being loved, seen and heard.

Cypress aids in transition, transformation and renewal while helping to release the need to control and to feel more trusting of life. Cypress encourages a person to cast aside their worries and tension around the heart and learn to enjoy the thrill of being alive. This oil brings out feeling of trust, being flexible and emotionally adaptable through allow life to flow through you.

Laurel Leaf essential oil promotes a courageous heart as it opens the heart to goodness. It empowers you to target clear mind function, better gut instincts, body health and breathing, and a positive emotional state with less fear and anxiety. This confidence building essential oil is a perfect choice for a brave heart.

Whisper is a beautiful blend being out a kind, gentle spirit as it softens the heart. These oils work together to bring out a feminine energy in both men and women, and in doing this allows the person to let go of the tough exterior and allow gentleness and emotional connection to come forth. This helps to reduce feelings of hostility and anger. This blend includes patchouli, bergamot, sandalwood, rose, vanilla, jasmine, cinnamon, vetiver, labdanum, cocoa and ylang and ylang.

Lemon is a delightful oil engages the mind however it is also a great choice for those seeking genuine joy. This bright aroma immediately beings a lightness to the spirit and helps one have a natural playfulness and buoyancy in the heart.

Wild Orange oil addresses a wide variety of emotional issues. By inspiring abundance, creativity, fun, spontaneity, and playfulness will orange brings out the the joy in our lives. Wild orange also assists in our natural creative sense and inspires limitless solutions to our lives. Wild Orange is a great choice for an abundant heart full of love and compassion.

GEMSTONE FOR THE HEART CHAKRA

Rose Quartz is the stone of Unconditional Love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes.

Green Aventurine is the stone of opportunity. Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance and success. Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it, and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues.

THROAT CHAKRA

The Throat chakra is the fifth chakra. Located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The function of the Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication.

LOCATION: within the throat

REPRESENTS: self expression and communication

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: Thyroid, parathyroid, esophagus, neck, shoulders, arms, hands

BODILY FUNCTIONS: Hearing

PHYSICAL ELEMENT: Ether

COLOR: Blue or turquoise

AFFIRMATION: I speak

Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: The primary fear of the throat chakra is feeling as though we have no authority or power of choice within our lives. From a psychological perspective of the throat chakra, a balance fifth chakra we begin to face our truth and see beyond illusion, we vocalize our authentic self and are no longer lying to ourselves. We remain clear and direct in speaking our personal truth when we say “I am not happy” or “This is who I am!”. When balanced, we speak clearly and effectively. We live in truth and make choices easily and we also listen and and actively engage with others.

Excessive: An overactive throat chakra can bring about a dogmatic persona, arrogance, a gossiping nature, excessive talking and/or complaining, self-righteousness and even an inability to listen to others (listening is also an act of communication). An overactive throat chakra leads us to use our voice in negative ways; tendencies toward lying, gossiping, and interrupting all reflect over-activity, as do speaking inappropriately and spending too much time trying to make oneself heard.

Deficient: A deficiency of this energy center can make a person become timid, afraid to speak up, and insecure about communicating their wants and needs. An underactive throat chakra might result in a loss of words when it’s your moment to say something. Excessive shyness, secretiveness, and an imperceptible voice, as well as being unable to express oneself, are the result of an underactive throat chakra. A blocked or unbalanced throat chakra leads to a variety of physical ailments, including laryngitis, thyroid disease, dental problems, TMJ, and neck pain, in addition to excessive or compulsive eating.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE THROAT CHAKRA

Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the throat.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Lavender encourages a calm mind and specifically the insecurities that are felt when one risks their true feelings. Lavender addresses a deep fear of being heard and seen. Lavender is a great choice for those who seek to release the tension that stems from fear of expressing themselves. This oil encourages emotional honesty to give the experience of unconditional love, acceptance and peace of mind. This calming and expressive oil is a great choice to bring about a feeling of being loved, seen and heard.

Bergamot has a cleansing effect on stagnant feelings and limiting belief systems. Bergamot is an excellent choice for those who feel hopeless as it reawakens the soul to courage and optimism. Bergamot helps individuals to let go of self-judgment and return to loving themselves unconditionally. This essential oil brings out confidence, feelings of hope, knowing self-worth and self-acceptance.

Spearmint inspires clarity if thought and confident verbal expression. Individuals in need of spearmint tend to withhold their ideas, thoughts, and opinions by withholding their voice. Spearmint promotes confidence in expressing oneself verbally and clarity to express values and opinions. This is a great choice for those who struggle with communicating clearly and to bring about articulate speech and clarity.

Cassia is a wonderful, warm essential oil to bring out courage and self-asssurance. Cassia helps individuals see their innate gifts and talents and invites the person to let their light shine and live from their True Self. This essential oil oil a great choice for those who fear making a mistake to overcome that fear with courage, confidence, and authenticity.

Peppermint essential oil brings out the bouyant heart in all of us. This is a great choice for those who tend to be controlled by fear. Peppermint essential oil is especially helpful during times of disappointment and despair, thus using peppermint when we feel heavy hearted or pessimistic will encourage us to have strength to speak and live in from our truest Self. The aroma of peppermint aids individuals to take a breath and provides a short reprieve from fear by uplifting the spirit and allowing space to then speak with confidence.

Eucalyptus gives individuals courage to face issues around physical health, negative belief patterns and feeling of powerless. This essential oil encourages individuals to take full responsibility for their own health and to claim wholeness. By using this essential oil, the person is making a stand about their well-being and supports feelings of being liberated and encouraged.

GEMSTONE FOR THE THROAT CHAKRA

Sodalite unlocks your inner truth and enables self-expression. The calming and soothing energy of a Sodalite crystal also empowers you to be yourself. This calming crystal energy can clear away any unwanted feelings that prevent you from expressing yourself honestly and truthfully and being authentic to who you really are – not just with others, but also with yourself.

THIRD EYE CHAKRA

The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra. Located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, it is the center of intuition and foresight. The function of the third eye chakra is driven by the principle of openness and imagination.

LOCATION: center of the forehead

REPRESENTS: self reflection and knowing

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: pituitary gland, left brain hemisphere, left eye, nose, ears, sinuses, conscious mind

BODILY FUNCTIONS: endocrine system, neurological system, small muscle control

PHYSICAL ELEMENT: light

COLOR: indigo

AFFIRMATION: I see

Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: A balanced Sixth Chakra is having a spiritual awareness of movement and change, knowing that there is an appropriate time for endings as well as beginnings. It is having the ability to release old thought patterns and embrace the new. When you balance the third eye chakra, you experience clarity of thought and vision, you are imaginative, intuitive, and see the events in your life as symbolic and lessons to be learned. You will remember your dreams and contemplate their meanings. You are flexible in your opinions.

Excessive: When the third eye is excessively abuzz with energy, we experience headaches, hallucinations, nightmares, and difficulty concentrating. A person with excessive sixth chakra may lack concentration with the mind flitting here and there. There can be obsessiveness, nightmares, spending far too much time in self-evaluation with no results. Often times they can be narrow focused with a lack of mental flexibility. A person may be often religious but self-righteously so to the point of becoming tyrannical. They tend to be over analytical but missing main factors.

Deficient: When this chakra is underactive, there is no imagination or visualization skill. A person may have difficulty changing their minds—they only see one side of a story which is their way. Generally, they cannot see the outcomes or ramifications of their actions. They don’t learn from their mistakes and are doomed to keep repeating them. People with underactive third eye chakras are undisciplined, weak-willed, and afraid of success, they are unable to set goals, or when set, their goals are very low. Visioning and dreaming is a challenge. When this chakra is deficient, we have a poor memory, experience eye problems, have difficulty recognizing patterns, and can't visualize well.

ESSENTIAL OILS TO SUPPORT THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA

Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll between the brow on forehead.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Cedarwood inspires feelings of belonging and assists in receiving the love and support of others. Cedarwood reminds us that we are not alone and that life is a shared experience. Cedarwood assists in opening awareness to individuals to the support system that is available to them, including those who have passed on. This essential oil helps to feel a sense of belonging, feeling supported and and emotionally connected.

Lemongrass is a powerful cleanser of energy and helps the individual let go of limiting thoughts and beliefs. Lemongrass clears negative energy from the brow chakra and spiritual eyes. It supports those to feel energy flowing freely and smoothly while assisting in spiritual cleansing. This one helps limits spiritual clarity, cleansing, non-attachment, simplicity, and releasing what is no longer needed.

Frankincense helps you to raise awareness and shine your bright inner light. This essential oil is a powerful oil for assisting in spiritual awakening and helps one to feel the love of the Divine. Frankincense also shields the body and soul from negative influences and assists the soul in spiritual evolution. Frankincense brings about feeling of enlightenment, wisdom, discernment, feeling spiritually open and connected.

Marjoram is a beautiful herbaceous essential oil that restores trust and openness while softening the heart and tending to past wounds. Marjoram kindles the fires of trust within the self and others. This oil is perfect for feeling emotionally connected and open to others, developing a soft heart and cultivating the ability to trust.

Deep Blue Blend is a blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, ylang ylang, helichrysum, blue tansy, blue chamomile, and Osmanthus. This blend encourages individuals to let go of resistance to pain while learning to accept and tolerate the challenges of life. This blend invites one to feel strengthened, soothed, serene and find healing. The Blue Tansy in this blend is particularly strong at bringing about feelings of inspiration, motivated, purposeful and insightful.

Arise is known as the blend of enlightening. The essential oils in this blend include lemon, grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus and Melissa. This oil reawakens intuition and insight. It encourages all parts of the mind, body and spirit to unite in wholeness. Arise Blend is powerful in helping someone feel integrated, intuitive, lifted, joyful, optimistic, actualized and enthusiastic. This powerful blend invites one to reclaim the wholeness and to not live beneath their potential.

GEMSTONE FOR THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA

Amethyst. This purple stone is said to be incredibly protective, healing, and purifying. It's claimed it can help rid the mind of negative thoughts and bring forth humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst stimulates the third eye crown as itt helps in enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic abilities. Also, its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments and creates a protective shield of light around the body. Amethyst helps in developing an ability to think more clearly and decision making. It works deeply on the emotional level to help in building the skill to recognize emotional patterns.

CROWN CHAKRA

The crown chakra is the seventh chakra. Located at the top of the head, it gives us access to higher states of consciousness as we open to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions. The function of the Crown chakra is driven by consciousness and gets us in touch with the universal.

LOCATION: top of the head

REPRESENTS: self knowledge, self will, and divine connection

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: pineal gland, pituitary gland, cerebral cortex, cerebrum, right eye, right brain hemisphere

BODILY FUNCTIONS: central nervous system, subconscious mind, large muscle control

PHYSICAL ELEMENT: thought

COLOR: violet

Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: A balanced crown chakra gives wisdom and self-awareness, allowing one to feel connected to others as part of the universe. When balanced, we are open minded, spiritual, aware and are often referred to by others as wise and diplomatic. A problem for one with a balanced crown chakra is a lack of tolerance for stupidity but not ignorance, which can and must be corrected.

Excessive: When a person has an excessive crown chakra they may be clinging to any belief from anyone claiming to be a wise person or shaman. This is based on their “pretty” words, not instinct or insight. The belief that we are far more wise and important than we are, and often these types will demand knowledge they are not intellectually equipped to handle or understand. Extreme actions in a desperate attempt to infer how wise or gifted they are, i.e., instead of a one day fast, one might do a five day fast. Instead of an hour of meditation, one might meditate five hours. Becoming addicted to rituals without fully understanding them or their function. Confusion.

Deficient: Common symptoms include depression, a sense of alienation or disconnection from life, and a lack of empathy. People who lack crown chakra energy lack of empathy toward spiritual beings, for example they feel "spiritual" people are fools for their beliefs. They have a tendency to focus on materialism and greed and can be closed minded to new concepts. Often they display rigidity in what they do believe. Sometimes when this energy center is deficient we can feel a sense of boredom with their life and the inability to find meaningful beliefs.

ESSENTIAL OILS & GEMSTONES FOR THE CROWN CHAKRA

Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the spine.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Myrrh helps the individual feel safe in the world, to have a trust and feel secure. Myrrh assists in helping to let go of fear. As an incense and anointing oil, Myrrh can lead to rich and rewarding meditation (especially introspection). It is used to heal personal sorrow and to connect with the souls who has passed on. Myrrh contains a high content of sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds that have a direct effect on our emotions or limbic system. It is purifying, restorative, revitalizing, and uplifting

Roman Chamomile supports individuals in discovering and living their true life's purpose. Roman Chamomile is a great choice for assisting people to feel connected and supported by divine help's and guides. This essential oil calms any insecurities one might have regarding their spiritual path. Roman Chamomile helps people to feel guided, peaceful ,fulfilled, relaxed, spiritually connected and to have purpose.

Frankincense helps you to raise awareness and shine your bright inner light. This essential oil is a powerful oil for assisting in spiritual awakening and helps one to feel the love of the Divine. Frankincense also shields the body and soul from negative influences and assists the soul in spiritual evolution. Frankincense brings about feeling of enlightenment, wisdom, discernment, feeling spiritually open and connected.

Rosemary assists in the development of true knowledge. This essential oil teaches that one can be instructed form a far greater space of understanding than the human mind. Rosemary is a beautiful oil to aid in transitions and times of change with its ability to assist in trusting in a higher power. This oil supports mental clarity, knowledge, feelings of being teachable, enlightened, ability to adjust and be open to new experiences.

Serenity Blend is the perfect blend of oils to bring about feeling of tranquility. Serenity has a powerful effect on the mind and invites one to let go of feelings of stress, anxiousness and feeling overwhelmed. Serenity assists in quieting the mind, releasing agitation and inviting in a sense of calm. The essential oils included in this blend are lavender, cedar wood, Ho wood, ylang ylang, marjoram, roman chamomile, vetiver, vanilla and sandalwood. Serenity asks us to connect with ourselves and the discover the well of peace within. When we do this, we are naturally inclined to connect with others in the same way, bringing about true Oneness. Serenity brings out feelings of calm, tranquility, peacefulness, relaxed, compassionate and connection.

Align Blend calls the soul back to its center. Align blend reaches gently into the heart space to shift heart energies that are inhibiting progress and disrupting stillness and flow. While working with the heart, Align blend recalibrate and individuals inherent integrity and brings into awareness the costs of misalignment. This blend invites one to pause and practice self-awareness, which leads to a more conscious and clear mind. Align also facilitates the emergence of love, openness, and trust. This blend invites one to live in alignment and with congruency with self. Align includes bergamot, coriander, marjoram, peppermint, geranium, basil, rose and jasmine. This blend brings a sense of alignment, feelings of being centered, stillness, being open-minded and trusting.

GEMSTONE FOR THE CROWN CHAKRA

Clear Quartz. Quartz is the Master Healer, encompassing all positive energies and bringing health to all aspects of life. Choose clear quartz when you are seeking spiritual clarity. With this stone, you can open your Crown chakra to a world beyond your physical eyes. Clear Quartz Crystals amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. Clear quartz crystals are energy amplifiers. Whatever energy you bring, they will amplify whether it's clear and concise, muddled or confused, angry and disconnected, or joyful and enlightened. Having several clear quartz in your space is a great way to being a sense of clarity and peace to your surroundings.

All of us are seeking the same thing. We share the desire to fulfill the highest, truest expression of ourselves as human beings.

Balancing chakras with gemstones & essential oils

Through our Chakras, we transmit and receive physical, emotional, and spiritual energy. The chakras are manifested in one's physical state. The ideal is to have all chakra centers clear, balanced, and vitalized for optimal well-being. The chakra system goes back to ancient eastern masters. Each chakra is associated with a particular area of the body and a color of the spectrum. Stones are used at chakra centers for clearing, revitalizing, and healing.

The influence that aromatic plant essential oils have on the body, mind and spirit in the practice of aromatherapy can be adapted to promote balanced chakra functioning. The idea is to apply activating essential oils to energize sluggish chakra function or calming oils to quiet over-active ones. Balancing oils are good candidates for maintaining support of well-regulated chakras. A combination of both activating and calming oils will tend to have an overall balancing and supportive benefit to the chakras.

Together gemstones and essential oils bring a synergy to the body as a whole, including the mind and the spirit. Utilizing these tools, along with colors, foods, affirmations and more we can harmonize our entire being. By doing this, we can face life in the human experience with more awareness and resiliency to the stress of everyday existence.

self balancing your chakras

When you have a deeper understanding of yourself you can begin to look for ways to balance your chakras yourself. Begin by looking at the physical symptoms or issues you might have and how they relate to the energy centers. By identifying an area in the physical body in need, we can then address through the use of essential oils and gemstones. It is recommended to apply the essential oils and gemstones to the location in the body near the energy center in need, however because essential oils work systemically it is perfectly fine to apply anywhere. Using the aroma to adjust our brain's response to stress simply by inhaling the aroma can be a powerful influence.

By infusing the essential oils with the gemstones, the essential oils become amplified by the properties of the gemstones. Each blend is created with deliberate intention and in a specific order to allow the vibrational properties of each plant to fuse together with the highest good.

If you’re ready to get started just click the button below and choose the oils or starter kit that you are interested in. Once the order is complete I will get your welcome gift in the mail and reach out to you for your free wellness consultation. Together we can create a plan that helps you to be understand how you can create a more balanced life.

chakra test

Have you ever found yourself feeling “off” but couldn’t determine the precise cause? As you and others who’ve felt this way know, being inexplicably moody, sad, uncomfortable, or in pain is upsetting. The next time you find yourself feeling “off,” instead of just fighting through the pain and bearing uneasy emotions, consider the possibility of how misguided or lodged energies could be at play.

The energies that run through our bodies powerfully bind with our subconscious to maintain balance in our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. In order to stay balanced, the energy is directed through seven key centers of your body, or “chakras.” When energies are blocked, hindered, or altered in any way, it can cause chakras to become unbalanced, which often results in negative side effects that are difficult to explain. Take the quick, easy, and accurate chakra test to find out if your chakras are out of balance.

Chakra essential oil Blends

Root Chakra

Essential Oils: cypress, sandalwood, balance, vetiver and anchor, cedarwood.

Gemstones: Bloodstone, Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Fire Agate, Black Tourmaline

*Black Tourmaline: Used for spiritual grounding, this stone is good for cleansing and balancing.

Sacral Chakra

Essential Oils: clary sage, patchouli, bergamot, ylang and wild orange.

Gemstones: Citrine, Carnelian, Moonstone, Coral

*Orange carnelian: Used to cleanse, open and aid in creativity

Solar Plexus Chakra

Essential Oils:cinnamon, coriander, ginger, clove, and peppermint.

Gemstones: Malachite, Calcite, Citrine, Topaz

*Citrine: This “success stone” is used to cleanse and balance. Increases personal empowerment and confidence.

Heart Chakra

Essential Oils:lavender, cypress, lemon, orange, whisper, laurel leaf, and sandalwood.

Gemstones: Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Calcite, Green Tourmaline

*Rose Quartz : Used to open and heal. The seemingly universal rose quartz meaning calls it the stone of the heart. It’s good for aiding sleep and alleviating the physical ills associated with heart chakra imbalance. It’s also used to calm emotions, dispel negativity, and promote peace.

Throat Chakra

Essential Oils:bergamot, peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus cassia and lavender.

Gemstones: Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine, sodalite

*Sodalite: This stone has a strong vibration that will bring your attention to the qualities of idealism and truth. Its energy may stimulate you to live up to your own ideals and ideas, about the nature of truth.

Third Eye Chakra

Essential Oils: cedarwood, lemongrass, frankincense, marjoram, deep blue, Arise.

Gemstones: Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian

*Amethyst: Used to open, stimulate, and balance. Amethyst is a healing stone that offers wisdom, healing, and protection from harm.

Crown Chakra

Essential Oils: frankincense, myrrh, Roman chamomile, align, serenity and rosemary.

Gemstones: Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Diamond

*Clear Quartz: Amplifies energy, brings heightened spiritual awareness, opens chakras, expands consciousness, used to communicate with guides, encourages clarity

*gemstones chosen in my custom blends

About Me

Stacie believes that it is her life purpose to share the gift of Yoga with anyone who is willing to say yes. In addition to raising a family and being an advocate for those with disabilities, Stacie is founder of Embracing Spirit Yoga which specializes in bringing adaptive Yoga into community centers and rehabilitation clinics. Bringing her depth of compassion to the mat--or the chair--she offers students the opportunity to grow as an individual in all aspects of their life.

With over twelve years experience, Stacie Wyatt is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance--RYT200, Life Wellness Coach, Senior YogaFit Instructor, Mind/Body Personal trainer, Stress Reduction and Meditation Instructor, Pilates Instructor, and Barre Instructor. Stacie is also certified in Integrative Movement Therapy™and is also a believer in the power and application of essential oils for health and wellness.

Stacie brings her personal life experience of raising a daughter with a disability and over 12 years working in special education to her everyday Yoga classes.

In addition to teaching classes at a variety of local centers and health clubs, Stacie also continues to offer Yoga and Wellness coaching individually to those seeking private sessions.

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