The 7 basic Chakras

Are there areas of your life that always seem to be out of balance?

Do you feel like you can’t ever express yourself, or that you are’t confident enough? This could be because one of your chakras is blocked. Luckily, once you get it back into alignment your life can become more harmonious.

Working with chakras can be very personal. I do a lot of work privately before carrying my crystals and essential oils with me while focusing on balancing chakras. Clearing all of your emotions privately is important so you are not pushing your energy onto others unknowingly.

Starting from the bottom.

I’m going to start with your root chakra. It’s element is earth and this chakra is what keeps you grounded. It is the foundation of the chakra system located at the base of the spine. It corresponds with the pelvis and is represented by the color red. This chakra is all about security and safety, If you feel that your basic needs (food, home, etc.) are not being met this chakra could have a blockage.

If the root chakra needs to be aligned there are a few things you can do. The first is to do some balancing with crystals that are associated with this particular chakra. You can place them directly on the chakra, meditate with them, or simply carry them with you throughout the day.

Another way you can balance your root chakra is with essential oils. A good way to utilize eo’s is thru diffusing, esspecially thru meditation, applying topically either to the chakra or just to recieve the aromatic benefits, or applying to essential oil jewelry.

Crystals that align your root chakra:

Essential oils that align your root chakra:

  • Cinnamon
  • Cedarwood
  • Sandalwood
Some of my personal chakra crystals.

 Balancing Emotions

The second chakra, your sacral chakra, is the chakra of emotions and sensuality. This chakra is represented by the color orange and the element of water. It is placed about three inches below your belly button and often associated with ovaries or testicles or at your lumbar. It also affect your lymphatic system.

If you’re having problems balancing your emotions or expressing yourself sexually, your sacral chakra is most likely out of alignment. This chakra allows us to feel the world around us thru our senses. It’s important for it to be balanced for your personal well-being.

Crystals that align your sacral chakra:

Essential oils that align your sacral chakra:

  • Clary Sage (I apply this right at my sacral)
  • Wild Orange
  • Ylang Ylang

Assert Yourself

The third chakra in the 7 basic chakra system is your solar plexus. This chakra is located in the upper part of your body at your diaphram. It is the color yellow and it’s element is fire. Your solar plexus is all about your sense of self, your will power, personal opinions, self-confidence, and self discipline. If this chakra is off, whether too open or blocked, the symptoms can range from energetic, emotional, or even physical.

The solar plexus is about taking energy and turning it into fuel, whether spiritual or physical. If you are looking to take control in your life, aligning the solar plexus is important. It is also related to your digestive system, specifically your pancreas and metabolism. If you are having digestive issues working with this chakra can be beneficial.

Crystals to align your solar plexus chakra:

Essential oils to align your solar plexus chakra:

  • Cedarwood
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemongrass


The heart of it all

Your heart chakra, the fourth chakra is the center of it all. This chakra is what connects your earthly self to your spiritual. It is located at the center of your chest and represented by the color green. It is also represented by the color pink at higher energy levels. The element of your heart is air.

The heart chakra is all about self love! It focuses on compassion and empathy, forgiveness, and ability to grieve. It is where your insights and awareness are integrated. If this chakra is out of balance your physical system can be affected in the form of your thymus gland, hormone production and immune system. If you have an imbalance you can be experiencing jealousy or codependancy.

Crystals to align your heart chakra:

Essential oils to align your heart chakra:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Thyme
Express yourself

the fifth chakra is the throat chakra. It is associated with the mouth, ears, neck, shoulders, and thyroid. This chakra is represented by the color blue. If it is blocked you could have a problem expressing yourself or being heard. It can also cause physical problems such as sore throat, headaches, mouth/teeth issues, and TMJ.

Other issues when the throat chakra is not aligned can be emotional. This issues can come across as fear of speaking, social anxiety/shyness, or stubbornness.  Focusing on your neck and shoulders can help unblock this chakra.

Crystals to align your throat chakra:

Essential oils to align your throat chakra:

  • Spearamint
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint
Third Eye

Your third eye chakra, or brow chakra, is placed right between your eyebrows. It is either blue or translucent purple. This chakra is associated with the penial gland which regulates sleep and wake times. The third eye is what you will work with is you are looking to awaken your intuition and psychic abilities.

The third eye goes beyond the physical realms into the metaphysical (which literally means beyond physical). You will be surprised what can happen in your life when your third eye is open. A block in this chakra would mean a feeling of being stuck, not being able to establish and obtain a vision, or rejection of spirituality all together.

Crystals to align your third eye chakra:

Essential oils to align your third eye chakra:

  • Frankincense
  • Chamomile
  • Sandalwood

Straighten your crown.

Your crown chakra is located at the top of your head. This chakra is the connection to your higher self and the universe. It is represented by the color white and is associated with the pituitary gland and regulates the endocrine system.  It has a connection to the root chakra as they are both chakra system extremities.

The crown chakra is where a blockage of limiting beliefs would happen. An overactive crown can make you feel disconnected to your body. Make sure you’re working with this chakra to prevent becoming close minded or obsessed with spiritual matters.

Crystals to align your crown chakra:

Essential oils to align your crown chakra:

  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Myrrh


My name is Ashley Rose (a.Rose).  I grew up in a small town in Washington with a love for people, nature, animals and a passion for art. I have a strong connection to my spiritual side, but not any religion in particular. I also have a connection to nature (being a Taurus and an Earth sign that totally makes sense!) and truly believe getting lost in the woods can clear my mind better than anything else. is really a testament to the power of positivity, how it can manifest things in your life, and how it has manifested in my life in particular.




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