The sacred Sanskrit word "Chakra" describes the powerful spinning vortices that reside within our astral body which can affect the person's energy field and life.
There are hundreds of Chakras within the human body, but traditional Yoga and holistic medicine tend to focus on 7 main ones.
When all seven chakras are open and balanced, an human being should experience a "Kundalini awakening" within the body. For people who has already felt it, they often describe it as a sensation of stillness and peace. I would say feeling grounded in their present state and connected to the ocean of infinite love.
How could I balance my 7 Chakras?
Working with your chakra is all about balance. Releasing excess of energy in your chakras is as important as stimulating them to (re) gain energy.
There are many ways to balance your chakras: through yoga, meditation, incorporating crystals in your life, using essentials oils, selecting special ingredients in your diet, ... The most important is to set up an intention each time your practice in order to allow true transformation and personal growth.
The Root Chakra | Muladhara
The Root Chakra represents the Earth element and carries on it the "child creator", 'Brahma' - the lord of Creation. The inverted triangle represents the coiled and unmanifested Kundalini energy.
This Chakra represents a secure connection with the Earth and Life. It means it would affect our stability at home, in our professional career, our identity and our ego. When this chakra is balanced and open, we live with a strong enthusiasm to discover life every day. The feelings you may have are innocence, security, social connection. At the opposite, if this chakra is unbalanced, you may experience guilt, insecurity, jealousy, instability. The colour associated to this chakra is dark red.
I am Here, I am confident, I am full of energy.
Which Yoga Poses to balance Muladhara Chakra?
- Tadasana (⛰ Mountain Pose)
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge)
- Savasana (Corpse)
- Anjaneyasana (Lunge)
- Malasana (Yogi squat)
We recommend to hold pose for at least 5 breaths.
What do we see outside?
When your root chakra is balanced, you should feel "grounded". You are fully present in the here and now. Your career is stable and in line with your soul personality and spiritual journey with an acceptance for relationships and family connections. You are stable within your "home", both spiritual and physical.
Which Stones to work with the Muladhara Chakra?
The root chakra is associated to dark red. Consequently, we will integrate crystals with red and/or dark colours. Black obsidian, Red Tiger Eye, Red jasper, Black Onyx, Blood stone are few examples.
You can work with the root chakras by integrating beauty tools from Ya Beauty Restorer Black Obsidian collection. These massaging tools can be used both for face and body: Comb, Gua-Sha, Facial Roller, Mushroom. This stone is suitable for any skin type and more specifically for blemish skins.
You can also use gemstones in many other ways:
- Wear them as jewellery
- Sleep with them under your pillow or next to your bed
- Hold them during meditation
- Keep them in your car, workplace, bag, your window ledge,...
The Sacral Chakra | Swadhishtana
Six petals emanate from the sacral Chakra which refers to the individual's personality and creativity. It is linked to the Water element which is represented by a half moon. The colour associated to this chakra is orange. It governs the passions, sexuality, desires and the vital breath that is 'Prana'. It is located in the the coccyx, at the same level of the pubic bone.
I am a fountain of ideas, I control my destiny
Which yoga poses to balance Swadhistana ?
- Viparita Virabhadrasana (Reverse Warrior)
- Mandukasana (🐸 Frog)
- Utkata Konasana (Goddess)
- Prasarita Padottasana C (Wide-legged standing forward fold with hand interlaced behind your back)
- Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)
What do we see outside ?
The Sacral Chakra represents creativity in all fields of intelligence, and a healthy chakra represents a person with clear intention. Usually, people with a balanced flow show friendliness to others, the sexual relationship are fully and passionate.
Which stones to work with your Swadhistana Chakra?
Carnelian, Orange, Calcite, Coral are stones you can associate to the Sacral Chakra.
The Power Chakra | Manipura
Often referred as the 'power house', the symbol of the Solar Plexus Chakra has 10 blues petals. The inverted triangle at the centre represents the fire element and shines like the Sun. For this reason, it is associated to the colour Yellow. The energy center is the navel and is also the point where the 'kundalini energy' passes. Manipura is associated with power, confidence and trust. When open, it represents a reliable, honest and virtuous individual.
I can move mountains, I am very organised.
Which yoga poses to balance Manipura ?
- Navasana (Boat pose)
- Parvritta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle)
- Dhanurasana (Bow pose)
- Yogi Bicycle to fire up your core
- Ardha Matseyndrasana (Seated twist)
We also recommend the Kapalabhati Pranayama, also called the 'breath of fire' before defining your intention and starting your yoga practice.
What do we see outside ?
Those with a balanced power Chakra will feel positive and secure in themselves allowing them to be independent and influential decisions makers. They build their life with inner strength. They will resonate with a strong presence and have capability to multi-task easily. When unbalanced, the power chakra can cause digestive disorders, weak core and muscle fatigue.
Which stones to work with your Manipura Chakra?
Tiger's Eye is a stone of energy. Incorporate the Ya Beauty Comb Gua-Sha Massage in your daily beauty routine to massage your face and body using to Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques.
Others crystals linked to the Solar Plexus Chakra: Yellow Jasper, Citrine, Amber.
The Heart Chakra | Anahata
Anahata has twelve deep red petals and a golden triangle in the centre. This chakra is associated with the element air and the colour green. It is located behind the heart, near the center of the chest. Anahata influences our emotions and your ability to love for life and all beings, including yourself.
I am loved. I give love.
How to open Anahata with my yoga practice?
- Ustrasana (🐪 Camel Pose)
- Camatkarasana (Wild thing)
- Natarajasana (Lord of The Danse pose)
- Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward facing dog)
- Viparita Trikonasa (Reverse triangle)
What do we see outside?
When you feel good inside, your will naturally radiate outside. You live your life, giving to others and receiving from the Universe. You are a compassionate person, loving nature, music, others and yourself. An unbalanced Heart Chakra will lead to unbalanced emotions. Your love for others will be conditional, your self-esteem will be low.
Which crystal are associated with Manipura?
You can incorporate Ya Beauty Green Aventurine beauty tools into your daily skincare ritual. Facial Roller, both manual or electric (6000 vibrations per minute for an effortless facial massage) and Gua Sha will allow you to balance your heart Chakra. On the top of that, Green Aventurine is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and could be particularly helpful for skin issues like psoriasis, acne. Nevertheless, do not perform Gua Sha on active breakout.
Please read "The power of stones" to find out more about the properties of our crystals.
You can also use Ya Beauty Pink Quartz massaging tools as rose quartz is known as the stone of love and self-acceptance. It's a perfect and polyvalent crystals to balance our emotions.
Green Jade, Ryolite, Green Moss Agate are also perfect to work in balancing Manipura chakra.
The Throat Chakra | Vishuddha
Vishaddha chakra counts sixteen petals and sixteen vowels that represent 'Shiva' and 'Shakti'. The Throat Chakra is associated with the element 'ether' and the colour blue. This chakra is located at the base of the neck, in the front. Symbolically, you can manifest an inability to voice opinions, to express yourself freely and vocally.
I express myself freely. I am open and empowered.
How my yoga practice can help to balance Vishaddha?
- Matsyasana (🐠 Fish Pose)
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge)
- Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel)
- Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulder Stand)
- Bitilasana & Marjarasana (🐄 Cow & 🐈 Cat)
What is the Outer beauty associated to the Throat Chakra?
Connecting with the Throat Chakra, you will connect with the Universe and communicate easily. A balanced Vishaddha chakra allows to respect silence when needed. At the opposite, you will feel isolated and lonely.
Physically, an unbalanced throat chakra may cause thyroid issues, breathing issues and nose problems. It affects directly the throat and can cause colds and loss of voice. On the other side, a balanced Throat Chakra allows people to radiate beauty and their beautiful voice is heard.
Which Crystals to open Vishaddha?
Ya Beauty has selected Gua Sha Massage in Blue Jasper to open the Throat Chakra. It also has anti-stress property. Released anxiety will help to exprime yourself and your emotions around you.
It exists other ways to incorporate stones into your life :
- Wearing jewellery in Lapis Lazuli, Blue Topaz
- Using Blue Lace Agate during your meditation sessions.
The Third Eye Chakra | Ajna
Anja is represented by two petals : the sun on the right and the moon on the left. Also, an inverted triangle is at the center and refers to the Creative Manifestation. The colour of this chakra is purple/indigo and is located between the eyebrows.
Ajna refers to wisdom and connection to other, allowing you to achieve your higher self. When the third Eye is balanced, you will trust your intuition, seeing the big picture and will be able to understand 'Universal messages'. Ego and vanity can block the third eye from opening and consequently express your self-identity.
How yoga practice can help you to open Ajna?
- Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III)
- Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide legs forward fold)
- Balasana (Child pose)
- Garudasana (Eagle pose)
- Vrksasana (Tree pose)
I also recommend to practice Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. Also called alternate nostril breathing, it will help to focus your mind leading to a better concentration.
What do we see outside ?
With a balanced Ajna chakra, you will live in awareness with people and the World surrounding you. You will be able to see 'beyond sight'. Your choices will be made following your intuition. At the opposite, if your throat chakra is not open, you will live 'in your own world'. You may potentially feel lost and unable to bring yourself into the present.
Which crystals I can incorporate into my life to open Ajna Chakra?
Ya Beauty has selected skincare massaging tools in Amethyst to open the Third Eye Chakra. In greek, Amethos means 'not intoxicated'. The eye mask is perfect during your meditation practice.
You can also choose a wear Moonstone, Sodalite or Lapis Lazuli.
The Crown Chakra | Sahasrara
Sahasrara Chakra is the thousand petal flower, but when in its entire state, it represents an infinite number of petals for the 'Infinite Love'. It is characterised by the colour of dark purple. This chakra, located at the crown of the head, represents the connection to the universal intelligence, the source of energy. The moon controls the Sahasrara chakra.
I am at peace
How to balance the Crown Chakra with Yoga Asanas?
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
- Shirshasana (Headstand or Tripod Handstand)
- Savasana (Corpse pose)
- Parivrtta Baddha Ardha Chandrasana (Revolved bound Half Moon 🌙)
- Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I with Eagle Arms)
What's the outer beauty of an open Sahasrara chakra?
You will have a strong sense of the present and trust in the Universe. You will be able to extend your hand to help a stranger or a neighbour in need. Your intuition is accelerated and you are incredibly wise.
When the Crown Chakra is unbalanced, you may lose your purpose in life and be in a state of constant worry.
Which Crystals will help to open the Crown Chakra?
White Jade is the stone we have selected to open the Crown Chakra. Our collection of beauty massaging tool will help to incorporate White Jade in our daily routine and find your inner harmony.
You can also choose Clear Quartz, Amethyst and Diamond.
What is the Infinite Chakra ?
Also called Black chakra, this chakra shows the balance between white and black. It helps us connect to everything we dreamed of becoming and more. All our past and future thoughts are an illusionary experience, as both paradigms can only exist in the present.