Some of you may be wondering what exactly a chakra even is. In Hindu, yogic and other belief systems, chakras are the seven energy points that run along the meridian of the body. Running from bottom to top of the body, they are the root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra and crown chakra. Each chakra coordinates with different, feelings, emotions, body parts and energies. Here is a quick breakdown of each chakra, the coordinating gemstone, mantra and meaning:
☾ The Crown Chakra ♥ Rainbow Moonstone ♥ Mantra: Silence, Meaning: Oneness
☾ The Third Eye Chakra ♥ Amethyst ♥ Mantra: OM, Meaning: Awareness of our Divinity
☾ The Throat Chakra ♥ Lapis ♥ Mantra: HAM, Meaning: Speech & Self Expression
☾ The Heart Chakra ♥ Emerald ♥ Mantra: YAM, Meaning: Compassion & Balance
☾ The Solar Plexus Chakra ♥ Citrine ♥ Mantra: RAM, Meaning: Will Power & Control
☾ The Sacral Chakra ♥ Carnelian ♥ Mantra: VAM, Meaning: Creativity & Emotion
☾ The Root Chakra ♥ Garnet ♥ Mantra: LAM, Meaning: Security & Grounding
I started using the chakras as a meditation focus at a young age and still do today. My knowledge about my chakras also helps when I have physical or emotional troubles–I can often times pinpoint where these feelings/troubles are coming from and focus on the coordinating chakra to help restore balance. Chakras are certainly not a replacement for times when medical attention is needed, but focusing and balancing my energy can go a long way for mild ailments or anxiety.
Check out a guide on where you need to focus for each chakra below.
The mantras are lam, vam, ram, yam, ham, om, and the crown chakra is silence. The a’s in the mantras are pronounced like the o in CD-ROM. The mantras are a great way to connect to your chakra energy. I love having the mantras on the inside of the ring as a reminder that I can use it as a tool throughout the day by simply saying the mantra under my breath a few times to center myself.
Cassie Uhl is a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.