Chakra Gemstone Bracelets With Lava Rock
I had my mind on making some of these for a while as had accumulated a few lava stones over the years and tadaa was very happy when one of my gemstone supplies put together a chakra collection to use with them. Since then and now these bracelets elsewhere have become incredibly popular, so I am very pleased that ‘finally’ I have gotten around to making my very own.
What’s So Special About Them?
Firstly apart from being rather fetching to the eye they are practical, strung on elastic they comfortably stretch over the hand and I have even made a few in different sizes, just incase, but normally one size fits most.
Secondly they contain lava stones. Why are these so important? The reason apart from their own individual healing properties is that they are porous and as such will take in liquids or vapours that come in to contact with.
The information I have seen given is to apply neat essential oils to them. I wouldn’t recommend this apart from lavender as most essential oils shouldn’t be worn neat on the skin, which inevitably they will come in to contact with.
I would recommend the following:
- Either dab them with an essential oil mix, ie oil with a carrier base oil, or a couple of oils in a carrier base oil, whichever is your favourite
- Suspend them above a cone or joss stick they will take in the glorious smell
- Place them in a box with something containing your favourite smell, scented handkerchief or joss sticks, candles etc, the list of fun is endless
This way when you are using the bracelet you get the added benefit of the wonderful aroma.
I put my personal chakra bracelet with this beautiful candle above called Black Orchid made by @intentionkandles (found on instagram). This particular candle infused it with the graceful yet opulent notes of orchids, jasmine & amber, tweaking it with refreshing notes for a slight lift of bergamot, simply heavenly!
Next, below this photo we move on to lava stone and it’s benefits.
This bracelet really is packed with goodness, much like a superfood!
Lava Rock (Volcanic Rock, Basalt)
Volcanic Stone (lava rock or basalt) is a rock formed from magma erupted from a volcano. In other words, it differs from other igneous rock by being of volcanic origin.
Since basalt is formed from molten lava, and molten lava was once rock that is heated so much it was liquid, you can only imagine the strength, fire and power contained within basalt! Basalt is also known as lava rock.
Basalt is a stone of strength and courage, it allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. If you are going through a lot of shifts in your life then basalt would be a helpful stone for you. Basalt helps to diminish the negative aspects of one’s character and allow us one to see where modification of your character can be helpful.
Some of the metaphysical and healing properties*:
- Brings physical and mental strength and courage
- Raises energy levels
- Increases Libido
- Enhances Creativity
- Brings Stability
- Helps with anger management
- Considered to be a fertility stone for women
- Provides radiation shelding
- Considered to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and disinfectant
- Cleanses Negativity
– Crown chakra
– Root chakra
This is perfect being in a chakra bracelet as it links both top and bottom chakras, the most prominent ones.
Next I move on to the chakra stones used within this bracelet, they are as follows:
Root Chakra – Red Sea Bamboo
Best for – Stress relief, stimulates intuition, peace & emotional healing
Sacral Chakra – Orange Agate
Best used for: Harmonizing polar opposite energies, self-confidence, protection while traveling (particularly traffic accidents). Pairs well with dancers, dentists, and environmentalists. Provides emotional support for educators and recreational workers.
Solar Plexus Chakra – Honey Jade
Best used for: Emotional balance, radiates divine unconditional love. Dispels negativity from the 3rd chakra (solar plexus). Sacred stones assisting one in access to the spiritual worlds.
Heart Chakra – Aventurine
Best used for: Boosting leadership qualities, embracing change, and enhancing motivation for creativity.
Throat Chakra – Magnesite Turquoise
Best used for: Exhaustion, depression, anxiety attacks, aids respiratory system ailments
3rd Eye Chakra – Sodalite
Best used for: Logic, rationality and efficiency. Stimulates thought, healing breaches in communication, aids truth.
Crown Chakra – Amethyst
Best used for: Protection against fear and feelings of guilt, instilling calmness, and pleasant dreams
You can find out at a brief glance about chakras on my page here: Chakras
But I will cover a bit about them below.
What is a chakra?
The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.
The Importance of the Main Chakras in the Body
These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Think of something as simple as your bathtub drain. If you allow too much hair to go into the drain, the bathtub will back up with water, stagnate and eventually bacteria and mold will grow. So is too with our bodies and the chakras. A bathtub is simple; it’s physical so the fix is easy.
Keeping a chakra open is a bit more of a challenge, but not so difficult when you have awareness. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area will help bring the others back into balance. Take for example, a wife, who has recently lost her husband. She develops acute bronchitis, which remains in the chest, and then gets chest pains each time she coughs. The whole heart chakra is affected in this case. If she realizes the connection between the loss and the bronchitis, healing will occur much faster if she honors the grieving process and treats that as well as the physical ailment.
The Chakras of Matter
The first three chakras, starting at the base of the spine are chakras of matter. They are more physical in nature.
First Chakra: The Muladhara is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. When this chakra is open, we feel safe and fearless.
Second Chakra: The Svadhisthana chakra is our creativity and sexual center. It is located above the pubic bone, below the navel, and is responsible for our creative expression.
Third Chakra: The Manipura chakra means lustrous gem and it’s the area from the navel to the breastbone. The third chakra is our source of personal power.
The Fourth Chakra: The Connection Between Matter and Spirit
Located at the heart center, the fourth chakra, anahata is at the middle of the seven and unites the lower chakras of matter and the upper chakras of spirit. The fourth is also spiritual but serves as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The heart chakra is our source of love and connection.
When we work through our physical chakras, or the first three, we can open the spiritual chakras more fully.
The Chakras of Spirit
Fifth Chakra: The Vishuddha chakra is the fifth chakra, located in the area of the throat. This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. The fifth chakra includes the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue.
Sixth Chakra: The Ajna chakra is located in between the eyebrows. It is also referred to as the “third eye” chakra. Ajna is our center of intuition. We all have a sense of intuition but we may not listen to it or heed its warnings. Focus on opening the sixth chakra will help you hone this ability.
Seventh Chakra: The Sahaswara chakra or the “thousand petal lotus” chakra is located at the crown of the head. This is the chakra of enlightenment and spiritual connection to our higher selves, others, and ultimately, to the divine. It is located at the crown of the head.
As you can see the chakras are vitally important to each and every centre of our mind, body, spirit and soul. Keeping them balanced is something we should be constantly aware of. By wearing the bracelet, you get this gentle reminder, as well as something infused with your favorite scent which in itself can be balancing and something pretty to the eye.
How To Use Your Bracelet
Now that you know how to infuse your bracelet, about chakras and how your bracelet relates to each area, my advice is to use it firstly as a reminder, but also as a physical element during meditation.
I take mine off, hold them in one hand, placing my fingers on the root (red bead) chakra and meditate on that point, moving my fingers up as I go through each centre.
Or if you feel a need to just work on one and are short of time, use the colour of the stone as a visualisation tool.
Either way, have fun and enjoy your beautiful chakra bracelet and feel your spirits lifted!
Blessings, Justine xx
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