The Chakras & Chakra Spiritual Jewelry
Chakra spiritual jewelry is specifically designed to work with the chakra system in the human body and or to provide visual aid for those seeking to focus on an area of spiritual mediation or insight through visualization. Chakra jewelry also serves as a reminder to those who wear it to stay balanced and centered during times of stress or conflict. Chakra spiritual jewelry is meant to enhance, balance and in some cases heal the seven chakra points for spiritual, mental, and emotional growth as well as physical health and well-being. Before we discuss the various forms chakra spiritual jewelry takes, and how it can be used for the mentioned purposes, let us first provide a brief explanation of the chakras.
The Chakras are the seven points within the human body that are considered central areas or energy points that balance the rest of the body, the mind and the spirit. Spiritually speaking, they are also considered to be the various states or elevations of consciousness. The theory of Chakra points was originated in India by a yogi around 600 BC and were bought to the Western world in the 1920’s. The English word Chakra comes from the Sanskrit for Wheel or Circle, which has major significance in Buddhist and Hindu religions as a symbol of universal unity and completeness. While Western culture was introduced to the idea of Chakra early in the 20th century, the philosophy did not take strong hold until much later. In the last twenty years or so, the New Age movement has gained new insight and understanding into this ancient philosophy and the key role the chakras play in balancing the body and mind and spirit. The ideal mental, physical and spiritual state has all seven chakras open and in perfect balance, thus if any are “blocked” or unbalanced, the rest of the body, mind and spirit may suffer as a result. The 7 names of the chakras in their English translations along with their Sanskrit or Hindu names are as follows: Crown (Sahasrara), Third Eye (Ajna or Bindu), Throat (Vishuddha), Heart (Anahata), Solar Plexus (Manipura or Nabhi), Naval (Swadhisthana or Sacral), Root (Muladhara).
Chakra jewelry can be made of many substances, crystals, gems, mustika pearls, stones, rocks, and the like. They can be purchased separately as bindi’s, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, navel rings, ankle bracelets, arm cuffs and toe rings. Alternatively chakra jewelry sets abound. These chakra jewelry sets often offer a pearl, stone, gem or crystal in each piece that corresponds to one of the seven chakras. Chakra jewelry sets are a great way to address each and every chakra in the body efficiently and beautifully. If chakra jewelry sets are something you are waiting to purchase, another alternative is chakra spiritual necklaces. These come in a wide variety of settings using an equally wide variety of materials. Chakra spiritual necklaces are by far one of the most popular chakra jewelry types, even surpassing chakra jewelry sets in interest and desire. Chakra symbols are often incorporated within chakra spiritual necklaces and chakra jewelry sets. Chakra symbols are simply the visual representation of each individual chakra or a depiction of the dharma Wheel of Life or the Mandala. The chakra symbols are quite beautiful and each has its own purpose and intricate meaning in regard to the 7 chakras. The lotus flower, with varying amounts of petals is the most common symbols offered on chakra spiritual jewelry, as this is the lotus flower is the main symbol of the Crown chakra.
In addition to purchasing chakra spiritual necklaces and chakra jewelry sets you may also make your own with crystals, stones, rocks, gems and mustika pearls. All of these items make wonderful choices to create your own personalized wearable chakra jewelry. Mustika pearls have the benefit of having a large variety of colors to choose from as well as having their creation within the elements of fire, Earth, air, water, spirit and light. Each of these elements can be chosen to correspond with the chakra’s elemental symbol and symbolic color. They are also very beautiful and come in a variety of shapes and sizes suited to making necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings or whatever other form your creativity takes you.