Base or Root Chakra - Garnet
Each Chakra is represented by a different colour, which relates to a different crystal. The Base Chakra, which we're exploring this week, is connected to the beautiful dark red Garnet.
Below is an edited extract from The Crystal Vaults, a wonderfully informative online resource for all things crystal and spirituality related - or to read more about Chakras in general, check out our blog here!
"The Base Chakra, or Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical energy and spiritual energy for the body.
When it is physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. You may experience lower back pain, or suffer with leg pain or immune system disorders.
When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. You may begin to doubt your beliefs, stop being loyal to long-term associates and organizations, or find yourself deriving little joy from physical pleasures.
Crystals with the red, brown, or black color rays - such as Garnet or Smoky Quartz - are helpful in restoring balance to the Base Chakra. The benefits of just a few minutes a day with one of these crystals resting between the legs for 5-10 minutes are substantial."