The Major Chakras, Crystals and Gemstones

Chakras are like the power stations of our body, bringing it to life, and keeping it healthy. Each chakra is associated with different parts of us and they need to spin totally in balance for us to feel good. There are 7 chakras that follow your midline from the base of the spine to the crown.

1. Red - is the BASE, situated at the base of the spine. It is like the roots of a tree that bury themselves in the very heart of the Earth.

2. Orange - is the SACRAL, situated about two inches below the navel. A mix of red and yellow, the Earth and the Sun. This is a mixture that benefits both mind (the Sun) and body (the Earth).

3. Yellow - is the SOLAR PLEXUS, situated at the upper stomach (about four fingers width above the navel). It works to influence your mental attitude, enabling you to be good natured, contented and happy in whatever you choose to do.

4. Green - is the HEART, situated in the middle of chest. The colour of growth and renewal. Green is a good balance between mind and body, it brings serenity and calmness both to you and those you come in contact with.

5. Blue - is the THROAT, situated near bottom of the throat. Blue is a very strong, healing colour. It brings calm, peace and a love of both freedom and togetherness.

6. Purple - is the BROW, or THIRD EYE, situated in the middle of the forehead (or slightly lower/between eyebrows). This deeply spiritual colour is linked to the Pineal Gland in the brain which is said to be a sensory organ. It enables the individual to see, hear, write and work with Spirit Guides.

7. Violet/White/Silver/Gold - is the CROWN chakra, situated at the top of the head. This is linked to the Pituitary Gland that secretes hormones to other glands of the body. It also symbolises purity of mind and body and is the strongest link to the spirit world.

Chakras and Crystals

The Chakras work well with crystals. By holding and receiving the energy of the crystals, you can open, close or balance your Chakras. Here is a list of some of the crystals to which each Chakra best relates:

1. Base - Garnet, Bloodstone, Ruby, Red Jasper, Black Tourmaline, Smokey Quartz, Obsidian.
2. Sacral - Gold Topaz, Coral, Orange Calcite, Amber, Citrine, Carnelian, Peach Aventurine. Moonstone
3. Solar plexus- Amber, Gold, Gold Calcite, Citrine Gold Tigers Eye.
4. Heart - Chryoprase, Emerald, Rose Quartz, Kunzite, Green & Pink Tourmaline, Green Jade, Green Adventurine.
5. Throat- Blue Topaz, Celestite, Turquoise Chrysocolla Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Kyanite Blue lace Agate
6. Brow - Quartz Crystal, Azurite, Lapis Lazuli Amethyst, Sapphire and Sodalite.
7. Crown - Purple Flourite, Quartz Crystal, Selenite, Diamond, Alexandrite, Amethyst.


At al Covo we use the following gemstones for use on the chakras:

1. BASE - Hematite: Helps with courage, stability, natural instincts, grounding & patience
2. SACRAL - Carnelian: Helps passion, endurance, creativity, strength & vitality
3. SOLAR PLEXUS - Citrine: Helps with warmth, confidence, humour, laughter & inner glow
4. HEART - Aventurine: Love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding & relationships
5. THROAT - Sodalite: Promotes communication, flow of sound & self-expression
6. BROW - Amethyst: Helps intuition, concentration, self knowledge & insight
7. CROWN - Clear Quartz: Helps to promote positive thoughts & overall balance

Gemstones most useful for restoring natural Ayurvedic Dosha Profiles:

Pitta - Clear Quartz – placed on crown chakra
Vata – Amethyst – placed on brow chakra
Kapha – Citrine – placed on solar plexus chakra
I hope this information is of use to you and I hope to treat you soon!

We offer Chakra Energy Balancing Treatments, Hot Stone Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Shirodhara, Reflexology, Meditations and Reiki treatments to help you on your way. Our range of tantra treatments (such as OSHO Meditationsprostate massage and tantric massage) and tantra training courses (such as the Diploma in Male Tantra and tantric rituals and practice training) are all designed around chakra awareness too.

Namaste! Steve x