It can be easy to be kind to others but often we forget to be kind to ourselves! We all know that we should to take time out for ourselves, exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet; but being kind to yourself should include being kind to mind, body and soul. When our emotions are out of balance, the energy centres or 'chakras' in our body become blocked. This can cause illness, aches, pains or manifest negative emotions in the body making us feel anxious, restless and chaotic. So, how do you stop this from happening? Simple....change your frequency!
It is so important to be aware of your 7 chakras or centres; identifying and understanding them will allow you to realise which of your energy centres need realignment. For example, if you want to follow the path of love meditate on the heart chakra (in the centre of your chest) every day. As the imbalance starts to become more aligned, energy will flow more openly to this chakra. Like the title says... energy flows where attention goes!
Our stunning range of jewellery from Violet Gray is designed in Australia with self-care and chakras at its heart. They act as tactile and personal reminders for the positive focus, changes and beliefs that you as the wearer intend to bring into your life. They also include a story card explaining the position and function of the chakra as well as describing how you may feel if it is unbalanced and how to turn this around.
Crown Chakra: Located at the top of your head, this chakra is all about wisdom, spirituality and inspiration. If unbalanced it can lead to not being able to see a purpose in life, self-doubt and an inability to see the bigger picture. To restore balance, surround yourself with the colour violet, focus on your dreams and let go of anything that is holding you back.
Third Eye: Positioned in the centre of your forehead, between your eyes, this chakra focuses on dreams, imagination and intuition. It influences the parts of your mind that control intelligence, dreams, memories and spirituality. If you find that you're constantly overthinking things and struggling to make your dreams a reality this could mean your third eye is unbalanced. Allow yourself to daydream, follow your gut and invite the colour purple into your life.
Throat Chakra: Located in the centre of the throat, this Chakra is linked to our creativity and ability to communicate. It is the gate to a truthful existence, and the communication center of the body that handles incoming and outgoing messages. Through the Throat we voice our opinions, beliefs and truths, express the self and try to make sense of this world. Speech can inspire others and add to the flow of mutual influence. A balanced Throat Chakra enables you to express yourself truthfully without fearing others, and to listen with empathy. It encourages sharing and focuses you on your goals.
Heart Chakra: As we mentioned at the start, the heart chakra is all about love, passion and unity. If unbalanced you may feel cold and indifferent, unable to forgive or a fear of loneliness. To restore balance invite the colours green and pink into your life, dance, take nature walks and spend quality time with loved ones.
Solar Plexus: This s the energy centre for self-esteem, positivity and confidence. Situated in your stomach, this is the chakra for you if you are feeling stressed, anxious or doubting yourself. Invite the colour yellow forcefully into your life, embrace yourself and be proud of YOU!
The Base Chakra: The Base or Root chakra roots the body and soul to the earth and draws its energy from the ground. It is your main power station and it is connected to your physical vitality and endurance. A balanced Base Chakra promotes a sense of security and stability creating a balanced existence. It can eliminate anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares.
All of these pieces can also make a beautiful and thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one. More often than not we know our friends better than they know themselves, so choose a necklace or bracelet that will lift them and help them on their journey. Each piece is made to stand the test of time and arrives beautifully packaged so you know that they will be cherished for a lifetime. If you're unsure which chakra to choose, our simplicity range is ideal, with a positive focus linked to each necklace.