You may have heard the term in a conversation.

You may have heard it in your favorite song.

The word, Chakra, means “Wheel of Light” in Sanskrit. Just imagine little colorful wheels lined up and down the center of the body and circling in motion. There are seven points in the center of the human body that releases energy and that’s where the chakras are located. Chakras, in other terms, are energy portals in the body.
You have them. I have them. WE ALL have them.

When I first heard the word “Chakra”, I thought it could be a dope name for a soulful singer 😉
It was also an intriguing enough word for me to research Chakras more because I kept reading and hearing about it from my energy-working friends. After much research, I continued to study the importance of the seven chakras and their connection to our spiritual, physical, and intellectual wellbeing. I’ve been fascinated ever since as an advocate for balanced energy centers.

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When the chakras are clean and balanced, they enhance our spiritual, intellectual, and emotional wellbeing. When they are imbalanced and blocked, your ability to function in those areas are limited. Each chakra is the color of the rainbow from the Root Chakra (red) to the Crown Chakra (Purple).

Root Chakra Affirmations:

  • I feel deeply rooted
  • I am connected to my body
  • I feel safe and secure
  • I make healthy choices that are right for me
  • I am grateful
  • I nurture my body with water, good nutrition, and exercise
  • I love my life and the people in it

People who live up the Root Chakra are many of us who are “survivalists” in the sense. We work to keep a roof over our heads, pay bills, and to maintain other essentials needed to sustain a productive life. We live in our own world and enjoy every bit of it. Free-spirited individuals also live up to this chakra. Because they are deeply connected to who they are, they do not value the opinions of others.

Signs of blockage:

  • Physically-Fatigue/Constipation/back pain
  • Emotionally- Unsafe/Uncertain/lack of confidence/No drive/lack of concentration/anxiety

Unblock methods:

Yoga: Yoga poses are linked to chakra balancing. To open and elevate your Root Chakra, one to try is the Upward Facing Dog pictured below.

  • Healing Crystals– Carrying healing crystals that help your root chakra are Garnet, Red Jasper, and bloodstone.

Garnet- A  stone you’ll need to regain your balance, feel safe and protected, and if you want to harness your inner strength.

Red Jasper- A stone known to stimulate energy. It also brings problems to light before they fester, stabilizes the aura, and calms emotions.

Bloodstone-This stone increases creativity, dispels confusion, calms the mind, and assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances

  • Essential Oils- Using essential oils that aligns with the healing properties of root chakra balancing are just as vital. The top 3 to use are Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Cinnamon.


Ylang Ylang– Ylang Ylang produces a calming and sedative effect which is perfect for removing fear and nervousness.
Patchouli– Patchouli is known to effectively attract personal growth.
Cinnamon– Known as an anti-depressant, Cinnamon essential oil helps keep you centered, grounded, and optimistic.

Sacral Chakra Affirmations:

  • I honor my body
  • I embrace my sexuality
  • I am radiant
  • I give myself permission to release my sensuality
  • I weave creativity in my life


People who live up to the Sacral Chakra are deeply rooted in their sexuality. They find enlightenment in the proper way of lovemaking and believes that an orgasm is a part of emotional healing.

Signs of blockage:

  • Physically-painful period/infertility
  • Emotionally- Creative block/low sex drive/lack of sensuality

Unblock methods:

Yoga: As mentioned earlier, yoga is linked to chakra balancing and since your sacral chakra is the center of pleasure and intimacy, you’ll want to try yoga that makes for better love-making. Go here to see the top yoga poses for better sex.

Healing Crystals- The healing crystals recommended to have are Carnelian, Citrine, and Zincite.

Carnelian-This crystal is excellent for restoring vitality, creativity, and motivation.

Citrine-This crystal is awesome for its powering ability to raise self-esteem, self-confidence, and enhances creativity and self-expression.

Zincite- A stone that resonates with the lower chakras, it reenergizes the entire body while stimulating creativity and fertility.


  • Essential oils: The top essential oils to use are Lemongrass and orange.

Lemongrass– This oil is known to heighten awareness, improve positivity, and support clarity of a busy mind.
Orange- This oil is known to heighten your sensuality.


Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations:

  • I stand for justice, truth, and freedom
  •  I have a right to live in this world
  • I can do anything I set my mind to do
  • I stand courageous and empowered


People who live up to the Solar Plexus Chakra are those who invest in not only their own but others in their communities. People with “It takes a village” mentalities like community activists. These are special people who take the time to create programs &/or organizations for a better livelihood for strangers.

Signs of blockage:

  • Physically-Poor digestion/low blood sugar
  • Emotionally-Lack of willpower/low self-esteem/No confidence/lack of vitality

Unblock methods:

Yoga: A yoga pose to try for unblocking your solar plexus chakra is the Boat pose, pictured below.

Crystals– the perfect crystals to use to help unblock your solar plexus chakra are Citrine, Amber, Yellow Topaz.

Citrine- As mentioned earlier, this crystal is awesome for its powering ability to raise self-esteem, self-confidence, and enhances creativity and self-expression.

Amber- A grounding stone for high energy. It also clears depression and brings stability to your life.

Yellow Topaz- Recharges you spiritually and physically and also strengthens optimism. It helps you recognize your abilities and promotes the drive to achieve.

Essential oils:

The best essential oils to use for your solar plexus chakra are Grapefruit and Rosemary.

Grapefruit- Known as the “pick-me-up” oil, Grapefruit improves mood and lifts your energy.
Rosemary- This oil is known to help one connect with their inner strength, promote willpower and confidence.

Heart Chakra Affirmations:

  • I give love and accept love unconditionally
  • I forgive
  • I appreciate affection
  • I have compassion for others
  • I accept others for who they are
  • I value my life & the life of others


People who live up to the Heart Chakra are those who understand the principle of the universal love of the heart. They are those who find love in all humanity without restraint. People who live up to the heart chakra also make decisions based on matters of the heart. Romantic lovers are a huge factor when it comes to important life decisions. They want to stay connected to their lovers because they are a priority in their life.

Signs of blockages:

  • Physically: High Blood Pressure/heart disease
  • Emotionally: Fear of love & intimacy/Lack of empathy


Yoga: A great yoga pose to try for unblocking your heart chakra is the camel pose, pictured below.

Crystals: The perfect crystals to use for your heart chakra are Aventurine, Jade, Rose Quartz.

Aventurine- Aventurine is a comforter, a heart healer, and it balances male/female energy.

Jade- A stone that channels passion, it can be used to harmonize dysfunctional relationships.

Rose Quartz- This is the crystal of unconditional love


  • Essential Oils: The best essential oils to use for your heart chakra are Eucalyptus, Pine, and Cedarwood.

Eucalyptus- Promotes relaxation, clearer thinking, and relieves heaviness related to matters of the heart.

Pine- Restores the heart by removing emotional wounds from the past.

Cedarwood- This oil assists with alleviating depression, and helps us resonate with the true meaning of love.


Throat Chakra Affirmations:

  • I express myself with clarity
  • I speak with assertiveness
  • I speak up for myself
  • I write clearly


People who live up to the Throat chakra are awesome communicators; public speakers, lawyers, teachers, or anyone who stands for truth, whether it’s theirs or others. Despite the chakra being the Throat, verbal communication can translate into written form. Thus, making writers fall under this particular chakra, as well.

Signs of Blockage:

Physically- Sore throat/thyroid problems

Emotionally- Heart & mind is disconnected/Can’t express feelings/Lack of communication


Yoga:  A yoga pose to try for unblocking the throat chakra is a shoulderstand, pictured below.


Crystals: The best crystals to use for unblocking your throat chakra is the Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agati, and Turquoise.

Lapis Lazuli- The perfect crystal that aids in expressing your opinions while harmonizing conflict. 

Blue Lace Agate- A crystal for better communication, it helps those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths.

Turquoise- Helps release inhibitions and prohibition, allowing one to not be afraid to speak up.


Essential Oils: The top essential oils to use for the throat chakra are Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Geranium.


Eucalyptus- As mentioned in the Heart Chakra, it also promotes clearer thinking and freedom to express oneself for the Throat chakra.

Peppermint- This popular oil stimulates certain parts of the brain, which allows for increased concentration, revitalization, and helps with loss of memory. It also encourages self-acceptance, vibrancy, and vitality.

Geranium- Creates a feeling of security.

Third Eye Chakra Affirmations:

  •  I trust my intuition
  • I am connected to the wisdom of The Universe
  • I am in touch with my inner guidance
  • I am aware
  • I observe deeply


People who live up to the Third Eye Chakra are highly evolved people that have a special ability to see what others cannot see. These abilities can manifest as visions, auras, and can receive messages spiritually. Sometimes, we “have a feeling” about things. That is our special psychic ability coming through, trying to show us what we feel or see coming our way.
Signs of blockages:

Physically: Headaches/Depression

Emotionally: Poor intuition


Yoga: A yoga pose for unblocking the third eye chakra is the Downward Facing Dog, pictured below.

Crystals: The top crystals to use are Amethyst, sodalite, and Lapis Lazuli.

Amethyst- A powerful crystal that guards against psychic attacks and promotes a higher state of consciousness.

Sodalite- This special crystal unites logic with intuition and opens spiritual perception, bringing information from the higher mind down to the physical level.

Lapis Lazuli- This crystal not only helps you express yourself. It also stimulates and enhances psychic abilities. 


Essential oils: The perfect oils to use for the third eye chakra are Lavender and frankincense.


Lavender– aids in calmness and peace during meditation or sleep and also reaches a higher state of consciousness.

Frankincense– Uplifts the spirit



Crown Chakra Affirmations:

  • I am open to abundance and greatness
  • I am a believer
  • I trust
  •  follow my intuition
  • My spiritual insight is clear
  • My energy is a priority
  • I am liberated
  • I am open-minded
  • My thoughts are clear
  • I release all negative attachment from the past
  • I am wise


People who fall under the Crown Chakra are also highly-evolved people with the gift of being leaders of themselves, as well as others. These people lead with love and understanding for others. They hold a certain authority without invoking fear in others. They call for peace and are an inspiration to others. Energy healers, light workers, and spiritual strategists are the epitomes of people with a highly-balanced Crown Chakra. Go get you one and make them your best friend 🙂


Signs of blockages:

Physically- Poor sleep

Emotionally- Bodily disconnect/unable to meditate


Yoga: The yoga pose for unblocking the crown chakra is a supported headstand, pictured below


Crystals: The best crystals to use for unblocking your crown chakra are Clear Quartz, Amethyst, and Moldavite.

Clear Quartz- The most powerful healing crystal and energy amplifier, the clear quartz attunes you to your spiritual purpose.

Amethyst- As mentioned earlier, this beautiful crystal promotes a higher state of consciousness. 

Moldavite- This unique crystal accelerates spiritual growth.


Essential oils: The top essential oils to use for the crown chakra are  Lavender and Jasmine.


Lavender- As explained in the Throat Chakra, aids in calmness and peace during meditation or sleep and also reaches a higher state of consciousness.

Jasmine- uplifts our emotional state by decreasing anxiety and depression and also keeps us emotionally balanced and grounded.

Disclaimer: If you have a medical issue, please consult with your physician before any exercise. If you are a yoga beginner, please remember to do basic stretches before practicing. 

How do we balance our chakras with healing crystals?


  • Find a quiet spot
  • Ask for guidance from your Higher Source (God, The Universe, Ancestors) Whichever you pray to.
  • Take a healing crystal that supports the chakra you want to clear and place it in front of you. If all your chakras need clearing place a crystal that supports each chakra and place them around you. You can also lay on your back and place the crystal in their corresponding chakra positions.
  • Clear your mind and don’t talk
  • visualize removing all blockages from your chakra(s); unwanted energy or bad habits/thoughts from your body.
  • Say your affirmation out loud
  • Stay in your desired position for 5 minutes after saying your affirmation