The tradition of tantra yoga explains seven important subtle energy centers in the body positioned along the spine. Each and every chakra is connected with a set of organs and systems that correspond with the parts in our body where a lot of energy flows. When this energy gets blocked or disproportionate, it can present as physical, mental as well as emotional problems. Gemstones and crystals have been used to assist balance, enhance and unblock the seven chakra energy centers and you can find these similar stones used in mala beads.
As you read through this list of primary chakra characteristics, note anything that resonates with the challenges, intentions and personality.
- Chakra (Muladhara)
This chakra is related to all the survival needs as well as your sense of security. The root chakra’s balanced qualities are expressed as stability, groundedness, mental and physical well-being and prosperity. Imbalanced traits of this chakra state as troubled feelings, insecurity and clinging tendencies. Pick one of the root chakra malas to balance this chakra.
- Chakra (Svadhisthana)
This chakra handles the needs as well as desires, both sexually and emotionally. The sacral chakra’s balanced qualities are shown as contentment, sensuality, sexuality and creativity. Imbalanced qualities of this chakra convey lack of sensation, sexual dysfunction and unbalanced emotions. Pick one of the sacral chakra malas to balance this chakra.
- Chakra (Manipura)
This chakra relates with your self-esteem, willfulness, personal power and energy. The solar plexus chakra’s balanced traits are shown as willpower, self-esteem, ambition, dynamic action and confidence. Imbalanced qualities of this chakra express as low self-esteem, lack of vision and fatigue. Select one of the solar plexus chakra malas to balance this chakra.
- Chakra (Anahata)
This chakra relates to the skill of being open and able to love yourself and others. The heart chakra’s balanced characteristics are expressed as love for yourself and others, compassion, kindness as well as open-heartedness. Imbalanced traits of this chakra express as isolation, depression, seclusion and cynicism. Select one of the heart chakra malas to balance this chakra.
- Chakra (Vishuddha)
This chakra is where the cleansing as well as harmonizing of all opposites takes place. The throat chakra’s balanced qualities are shown as open communication, expression and truth. Imbalanced traits of this chakra state as dishonesty, isolation and poor communication. Select one of the throat chakra malas to balance this chakra.
- Chakra (Ajna)
This chakra manages all higher mental activities together with emotional, intellectual and mental intelligence and insight. The third eye chakra’s balanced qualities are shown as strong levels of intuition, intellect and intention. Imbalanced traits of this chakra show as confusion, dishonesty, distraction and lack of direction. Select one of the third eye chakra malas to balance this chakra.
- Chakra (Sahasrara)
This chakra lets you experience the unity of all things as well as to have the realization that everything is interwoven and linked. The crown chakra’s balanced characteristics are shown as connection with the divine, capacity to perceive, analyze and understand information, open-mindedness, wisdom and self-mastery. Imbalanced traits of this chakra express as negativity, separation, poor short-term memory, duality, poor coordination and hallucinations. Pick one of the crown chakra malas to balance this chakra.