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Base Chakra

Muladhara.  Foundation. Colour: Red. Sense: Smell.  Supports the whole chakra system.  It is important that this chakra is balanced, with today's busy lifestyles, the base chakra can accumulate toxins and pollution which can leave us feeling unhealthy and run down.  The base chakra, coupled with the sacral chakra is responsible for elimination through the large intestine and the lymphatic system. It is responsible for a flight or fly or disengage and collapse.   Being bullied or open to excessive criticism can close this chakra.


Physical Location: Coccyx or pubis.  

Tatva:  Earth 

Frequency 194.18 Hz.  Earth day

Sound vibration: Lam

Connected to the legs, feet, bones, large intestine, spine and nervous system.

Endocrine: Adrenals.

Mantra.  Har/Hari.  The creative aspect of infinity/flow of creative action.

Essential Oils: Black pepper, sandalwood, rosemary, marjoram, juniper and rosewood.

Crystals. Bloodstone, haematite, red jasper, tourmaline, black obsidian and jet.


Balanced:  Courage and a strong will, ground and balanced behaviours.  Confident and caring.

Unbalanced/blocked: Overpowering, negative emotions, insecure, vulnerable, critical of others. Constipation. 


Sacral Chakra

Svadisthana, Sweetness.  Colour: Orange. Sense: Taste.

Influences the ebb and flow of life.  This chakra is associated with the moon and tides, our creative aspect and we go with the flow.  Past life traumas are held here.  


Physical location: between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae and below the naval.

Tatva: Water

Frequency: 210.42 Hz Synodic Moon.

Connected to the bladder, kidneys, circulatory and lymphatic system. 

Sound vibration: Vam.

Endocrine Reproductive Organs.

Mantra Har/Hari

Essential oils:  Ylang Ylang, clary sage, palma rosa, bergamot and geranium.

Crystals: Moonstone, tigers eye, carnelian, citrine, smokey quartz.


Balanced: Sociable and friendly.  Balanced attitude towards sexual function. Passionate and creative.

Unbalanced/blocked: hurtful and negative behaviours, feelings of guilt and manipulative thoughts.  Lack of genuine expression.


Solar Plexus - The wheel of the spiritual warrior.

Manipura, city of gems.  Colour: Yellow. Sense: Sight.

The solar plexus is linked to the sacral and heart chakra.  It is our happy or sunshine centre, we hold our fear in this chakra.  It is connected to our will power and when it is balanced we use it to empower others when it i is blocked we use our will power or ego to have power over others, interfering with their freedom of thought and manipulating choices.


Physical location: Between the 2nd thoracic and 1st lumbar vertebrae and between the navel and ribcage.


Tatva: Fire.

Sound vibration: Ram.

Frequency: 126.22 Hz.  Sun.

Connected to the gall bladder, liver, stomach and nervous system.

Endocrine Pancreas, the islets of Langerhans which secrete insulin.

 Mantra Har/Hari.  The mantra balances the lower triangle of chakras, providing a solid base of support for the upper chakras.  A tree needs a good root base in order to flourish. 

Essential Oils: Lemon, clary sage, sandalwood, patchouli, lemongrass, may chang, petitgrain.

Crystals: Fools gold, amber, yellow jasper, sunstone.

Balanced:  Willpower, developing new skills, happiness, considerate, inner confidence. 

Unbalanced/blocked: Conforming to be recognised, mood swings, depression and lethargy, poor digestion, anger, greed and shame.


Heart Chakra - The anchor between the upper and lower triangle of chakras.

Anahata, unstuck. Colour: Pink/Green. Sense: Touch.

The heart chakra is all about love and the heart.  How I care about myself is a reflection of how I care for others.  When balanced the magnetic field of the heart is far-reaching and when we are stressed it is very shallow.  We are designed to engage with other humans and have social contact, but this cannot happen if the heart centre is blocked or unbalanced, leading to loneliness and depression. 


Physical location: 1st thoracic and breast bone.

Tatva: Air

Sound vibration: Yam

Frequency:  136.10 Hz Earth year/mid-OM.

Connected to the heart lungs, circulatory and respiratory system.  Hands and arms.  

Endocrine: Thymus.  Immune system. 

Mantra: Sat. Kar-Tar.   Sat - Truth.  Kar-Tar (manifest, walker of the truth)

Essential Oils: Rose, neroli, jasmine, geranium and frankincense.

Crystals: Watermelon tourmaline, aventurine, jade, moss agate, peridot ukanite and rhodochrosite.

Balanced: Acceptance, humility, compassion, unconditional love and kindness, boundaries, forgiveness.

Unbalanced/blocked: Heart and lung problems, giving your attention to those who do not want it or deserve it. Dependence on others giving you love and affection.  Greed and loneliness.


Throat Chakra.

Vishuddha - pure. Colour: Blue.  Sense: Hearing.

The communication centre.  This is our voice, the vibration of the word.  When we are grieving for a person or a situation this is the first chakra to become blocked or unbalanced.  When this chakra is balanced our words have clarity and carry force, we set our boundaries with the softness of tone. We are able to express ourselves and be understood.  Singing and chanting are excellent ways of clearing and balancing this chakra.  


Physical location: Cervical vertebrae at the bottom of the skull and in the hollow of the collar bone.

Tatva: Ether.

Sound Vibration: Ham.

Frequency: 141.27 Hz. Mercury.

Connected to metabolism, body weight and blood calcium levels.

Endocrine Thyroid and Parathyroid.  

Mantra: Sa Ta Na Ma.  Sa - Infinity.  Ta- Life.  Na-Death.  Ma- Rebirth. The cycle of creation.

Essential Oils: Chamomile, clary sage and black pepper.

Crystals: Malachite, sodalite, blue lace agate, lapiz lazuli, turquoise and labradorite. 

Balanced: Good communication, always speaking the truth, kindness and compassion with the word.

Unbalanced/blocked: Fear of judgements, speaking bluntly, unable to listen and interrupting, frustration, cunning and insecurity.


Third Eye Chakra.  

Ajna - Command. Colour: Indigo.  The all-seeing eye.  

Ida and Pingala meet at this centre and gives us our connection to divine spiritual energy.  The third eye gives us a sense of our subtle world, the non-physical or our gut feeling.  Lack of personal discipline can close this chakra.  


Physical location: Sphenoid or between the eyebrows.

Sound: Aum/Om

Frequency: 221.23 Hz. Venus.

Connects with the ears, nose and throat.

Endocrine Pituitary gland/master gland. 

Mantra: Sat Nam.  Truth is my name.

Essential Oils: Chamomile, jasmine, neroli, rosewood, basil and lemon.

Crystals: Lapis lazuli, fluorite, celistite.

Balanced:  Intuitive, realistic goals and understanding of your direction in life. Inner sight and clarity when concentrating.

Unbalanced/blocked: Confusion, depression, fatigue, rigid thoughts and rejection of spirituality.


Crown Chakra

Sahasrara - formless.  Colour Violet. The thousand petal lotus.

The crown chakra is the centre of pure consciousness, it governs the process and actions of the body.  It is our link to the divine energy, how we receive our downloads, that light bulb moment when suddenly all becomes clear.  


Physical location: Top of the head.

Sound: nng - sending forth or Om.

Frequency: 172.06 Hz.  Platonic year.

Connects with the brain and coordination.

Endocrine Pineal gland, produces melatonin.

Mantra: Wahe Guru.  The mantra of ecstasy elevates the spirit.

Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang, Rose, Lavender, palmarosa, juniper. 

Crystals:  Amethyst, lemon quartz, selenite, clear quartz.

Balanced: Respecting and loving life, free from negative attachment, understanding your place in the universe, accepting that all is as it should be. Bliss and peace.

Unbalanced/blocked. Frustration, antisocial, disconnected from the world around you. depression.


More about chakras and frequency.


Earthstar chakra is situated between the feet.  68.05 Hz and is the low Om tuning fork.  It is physically connected to the nerve ending in your feet.  The earth star is your connection from the stars to the earth, it is your first step towards enlightenment, it is the anchor that keeps us from spending excessive time with our thoughts allowing us to appreciate nature.  


The soul purpose chakra is situated about a hand above your head.  272.20 Hz and is the high Om tuning fork.  Relating to your inner knowledge and when we sit quietly we can tap into this inner knowledge and receive guidance at a deep level.

It is known as an additional chakra along with the Causal, star gateway and soul star chakra and transcends our intentions to the universe.  

the lotus flower reiki

7 rainbow coloured spheres for the chakra system
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