The 7 basic Chakras

What are chakras anyway??

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 closed, or blocked off. 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 of the chakra system.

I’m going to start with your root chakra. This chakra is represented by the color red. It is the foundation of your chakra system Your root chakra is located at the base of the spine and corresponds with the pelvis.  The element of the root chakra is earth. It is what keeps you grounded. This chakra is all about security and safety, If you feel that your basic needs (food, home, etc.) are not being met your root chakra may be closed up, or blocked.

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So How do you tell if your root chakra is out of balance?

There are a couple of things you can do if you can’t tell that your root chakra is not open, one of the most important things is being honest with yourself. Do you feel grounded? Do you truly feel like you have everything that you need and you’re in a safe environment? If you’re still struggling, using a pendulum, hold it over you hand and ask yourself those questions. You may also want to journal about your feelings. Let your subconscious take over and tell you what you need to know.

Do some balancing

If you find your root chakra needs to be aligned, do some balancing with crystals that are associated with this particular chakra like red jasper, snowflake obsidian, or hematite. 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 oils is thru diffusing, especially thru meditation, applying topically either to the chakra or just to receive the aromatic benefits, or applying to essential oil jewelry. I would suggest cinnamon, cedarwood, or sandalwood.

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 Balancing Emotions

If your finding your having a hard time being creative, or opening up in the bedroom you may want to balance your sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is the second chakra in your chakra system and it is all about emotions and sensuality. It is represented by the color orange and has the element of water. Your sacral chakra is about three inches below your belly button.  It resonates  with ovaries/testicles or at your lumbar. It also affects your lymphatic system. This chakra allows us to feel the world around us thru our senses.

Crystals that resonate with your sacral chakra:

Any orange crystals that you can find will resonate with your sacral chakra. I would recommend carnelian, orange aventurine,  or tangerine quartz

Essential oils that aliign your sacral chakra:

These would be Clary Sage, Wild Orange, or Ylang Ylang. You can also use most citrus oils.

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, you can feel everything from energetic, emotional, or even physical ailments.

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:


Yellow Jasper

Tiger’s Eye

Essential oils to align your solar plexus chakra:





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 pink at higher energy levels or green at lower 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. If this chakra is out of balance your physical system can be affected, or you can be experiencing jealousy or codependency. To align your heart chakra use  Rose QuartzEmerald, or Jasper crystals or, Eucalyptus, Lavender, or Thyme essential oils.

Express yourself

The fifth chakra is the throat chakra. It is represented by the color blue. If it is blocked you could have a problem speaking your truth. It can also cause physical problems such as sore throat or headaches. Throat chakra issues can also come across as emotional. is not aligned can be emotional as fear of speaking, social anxiety/shyness, or stubbornness.  Focusing on your neck and shoulders can help unblock this chakra.

You can use, Blue CalciteBlue Lace Agate, or Lapis Lazuli along with the essential oils Spearamint,Tea Tree, and 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:

Lapis Lazuli


Clear Quartz

Essential oils to align your third eye chakra:




third eye elixir

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 are AmethystHowliteLabradorite.

Essential oils to align your crown chakra would be Frankincense, Lavender, or Myrrh.

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My name is Ashley Rose (a.Rose).  I have made it my life goal to teach women how to bring out their inner child, become in tune with the feminine goddess they are, and learn to love themselves unconditionally. I teach about holistic tools and mindset to assist on that beautiful journey. For any questions or comments email me at:




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