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Chakra Stones

Chakra stones are representations of the seven energy hot-spots in your body. They are vertically arranged and if they are not aligned, it can lead to an unbalanced circulation of energy.

 

Body Placement

Stone

Representation

Head

Amethyst

Links personal to the universe

Between eyes

Iolite

Psychic power and knowledge

Throat

Apatite

Creativity and representation

Heart

Peridot

Love

Solar plexus

Citrine

Sense of self

Genitals

Camelian

Sexuality

Base of spine

Garnet

Instincts

 

Chakra stones promote healing and have respective spiritual properties. By keeping them aligned and balanced, it will promote a strong bond between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being.

The word chakra originates from the word “wheel” in Sanskrit, which is one of India’s official languages and also the liturgical language for Buddhism and Hinduism. The wheel is symbolic of the circle of life.

You can use chakra stones to relieve stress by meditating with them. Follow these steps to conduct your own meditation session with the seven stones:

1. Take time out of your day to be along, without interruptions. Pick a quiet place to conduct your session.
2. Take your shoes off and put on comfortable clothing. Lie down on the floor, or anywhere you may find comfortable.
3. Put the garnet stone just above your hips.
4. Put the camelian stone approximately two inches below your belly button.
5. Put the citrine stone on your rib cage area.
6. Put the peridot stone in the center of your chest, on top of your heart.
7. Put the apatite stone on your neck.
8. Put the amethyst in the middle of your forehead.
9. Close your eyes. Take three deep breaths. Inhale through your nose and exhale out of your mouth.
10. Imagine silver tree roots looping carefully around your ankles and weaving through your feet into Mother Earth; this grounds you.
11. Lie quietly for 20 minutes in this position.Try to keep your mind clear. If thoughts come, allow them to pass without reaction.
12. When your session is complete, pick up the stones in reversed order, starting with the amethyst.
13. Place your stone collection into a salt bath for one hour. This means placing them gently in a bowl of tepid water that has one teaspoon of kosher or sea salt in it. After an hour, rinse with water. This ensures that the stones remain cleansed.

Amanda Cupido is a second-year journalism student at Ryerson University. She hosts a community show with Rogers TV in Toronto and is an avid contributor to The Eyeopener, Ryerson's independent weekly paper. To see some of her articles visit http://theeyeopener.com/search?searchterm=amanda+cupido. Amanda is also a member of the Positive Living Team!



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