The Upper Chakras

 

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The Unstruck Anahata

The Heart Chakra is the center for unconditional love, compassion, empathy, forgiveness and tolerance. The Heart is the seat of the Soul.

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Heart chakra crystals & gemstones

  • moonstone
  • tourmaline
  • rose quartz
  • aventurine
  • emerald
  • green calcite
  • green tourmaline

Aromatherapy

Support heart chakra balance with the following:

yoga/physical exercises

  • Try swimming (breast stroke).
  • Do pushups.
  • Practice heart-opening techniques like hugging.
  • Suggested yoga poses: camel pose or eagle

Suggested Aromatherapy

Ingredients:

Directions:

Blend essential oils, then add to water in a spray mister bottle. Shake contents vigorously then mist self and airspace to encourage a soothed and accepting heart.

In my experience, vertiver soothes my heart center and always has. It is my personal recommendation to add vertiver to any heart chakra aromatherapy or essential oil blend or recipe.

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Vishuddha The Throat Chakra

Vishuddha means purification. It is associated with both spirit and sound. The throat chakra, known as the Vishuddha in sanskrit, fosters a communicative nature of self expression and a sense of calm clarity, while minimizing self-consciousness and timidity

Location throat/base of the neck
Sanskrit Name Vishuddha
Color blue
# of Petals 16
Element Sound (music)
Mantra Ham
Mind confidence
Emotion independence
Spirit sense of security

Color Therapy

The throat chakra is associated with the color light blue. Wear light blue to encourage peaceful and healthy self expression and to be open to receiving communications from others.

Gemstones

sapphire, aquamarine, red and brown aventurine, quartz crystal, angelite, blue lace agate, blue topaz, turquoise

Aromatherapy

Ingredients:

Directions:

Blend oils, then add to 1/4 cup water in a potpourri burner.

Relaxing Bath Blend:

Sit, soak and revitalize with this beautiful blend of tangerine, lavender and chamomile.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine dry ingredients, sprinkle with oils and mix until fully incorporated. Add desired amount to bath water.

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Ajna: The Summoning and Command Chakra

Ajna is the Chakra pop culture knows as the Third Eye. It is believed to facilitate spiritual communication such as visions and psychic powers and phenomena.

Tea for the Ajna Chakra

Gemstones

  • amethyst
  • azurite
  • lapis lazuli
  • sodalite
  • diamond

yoga/physical exercises

  • Do tai chi.
  • Practice creative visualization.
  • Create a dream board/poster to expand awareness.
  • Suggested yoga poses include: Low Lunge/Crescent (Anjaneyasana), Headstand (Sirasana), Child’s Pose (Balasana), Cobra (Bhujangasana), Eagle (Garudasana)

Suggested Aromatherapy

This aromatic blend can be used in several ways. Experiment with the recipe to find what works for you.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine ingredients and massage into temples or neck and shoulders. Dab onto pulse points as a personal essence.

Room Diffuser Blend or Body Mist

Ingredients:

Directions:

Blend oils, then add to 1/4 cup water in a candle lamp. Or add oils to a pad with plug in room diffuser. Breathe in this fruity-herbal aroma to create a fresh vision-expanding atmosphere

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Sahasrara: The Great Sound

The Sahasrara Chakra symbolizes detachment from illusion. This Chakra is the heart of metaphysics and in Hindu religion and philosophy, it is said to be the doorway to higher realms of consciousness. Again, this information is for reference purposes only and is not intended as spiritual or religious instruction.

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crown chakra crystals & gemstones

  • sapphire
  • green aventurine
  • quartz
  • diamond
  • clear calcite

yoga/physical exercises

  • Do tai chi.
  • Meditate.
  • Suggested yoga poses include: Tree Pose (Vrksasana), Lotus Pose (Padmasana)

Suggested Aromatherapy

  • Neroli
  • Frankincense
  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Ylang Ylang

Ingredients:

  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 5 drops Neroli
  • 4 drops Lavender

Directions:

Combine oils. This recipe can be worn as a personal essence or body oil prior to meditation. Re-apply as desired.

Ingredients:

  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop patchouli essential oil
  • 5 drops Frankincense oil
  • 1 ounce carrier oil

Directions:

Combine essential oils. Apply a few drops to the tips of fingers, and massage into temples for an aroma-enhanced meditation. For maximum benefits, apply one drop under the nose, too.

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