Keeping your chakras aligned and balanced is important for your overall health and wellbeing. A common and popular way to do this is by wearing a chakra bracelet.
Not only are chakra bracelets beautiful to look at, they also help to keep the chakras open, removing blockages and allowing energy to flow freely throughout the body.
If you’ve been curious about things like the benefits of chakra bracelets, what each colored stone represents and how to activate a chakra bracelet, below you’ll find the answers to all of your questions.
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What Is a Chakra Bracelet?
A chakra bracelet is a bracelet made of colored gemstones, with each gemstone representing one of the 7 major chakras in the body.
“Chakra” is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel” or “disc” and refers to the wheels of energy that are located throughout the body.
When each of your chakras are balanced and aligned, energy is able to freely move through the body. When one or more of your chakras are blocked it can cause physical, mental and/or emotional imbalances in the body.
There are various ways to align and balance the chakras, including:
Most common are the traditional chakra bracelets that feature colorful stones that represent the 7 chakras. However, you can also get chakra bracelets for anxiety and other issues that can be caused by blocked chakras.
Chakra Bracelet Meaning
Chakra bracelets are made from colored gemstones with each stone representing one of the 7 chakras.
Red – Root Chakra – “Muladhara”
The root chakra is associated with grounding, stability, security and safety. Feeling disconnected, insecure, unstable or anxious can be signs that your root chakra is blocked.
Orange – Sacral Chakra – “Svadhisthana”
The sacral chakra is associated with emotions, relationships, self-worth and creativity. Feeling depressed, low self-esteem, jealousy, insecurity or shyness can be signs that your sacral chakra is blocked.
Yellow – Solar Plexus – “Manipura”
The sacral chakra is associated with willpower, energy, metabolism, effectiveness and social identity. Feeling lethargic, problems with digestion, feeling weak, lacking willpower and feelings of low self-esteem or worthlessness can be signs that your sacral chakra is blocked.
Green – Heart Chakra – “Anahata”
The heart chakra is associated with love, compassion, empathy, trust, hope, balance and forgiveness. Feeling a lack of empathy or compassion for others, lacking trust, being overly critical or demanding can be signs that your heart chakra is blocked.
Blue – Throat Chakra – “Vishuddha”
The throat chakra is associated with communication, self-expression and speaking truth. Feeling unable to accurately express yourself, difficulty communicating your feelings, fear of speaking to others or feeling unable to find your voice can be signs that your throat chakra is blocked.
Indigo – Third Eye – “Ajna”
The third eye chakra is associated with intuition, wisdom, inspiration and perception. Feeling uninspired, stuck in a rut, lacking clarity and ignoring your intuition can be signs that your throat chakra is blocked.
Violet – Crown Chakra – “Sahasrara”
The crown chakra is associated with peace, divinity, spirituality and connection to the universe. Feeling uneasy, disconnected, cynical and pessimistic can be signs that your crown chakra is blocked.
Can You Wear More Than One Chakra Bracelet?
Yes, you can wear more than one chakra bracelet. In fact, you can wear as many as you’d like.
There are no negative side effects to wearing more than one chakra bracelet. However, wearing more than one will not increase the benefits, so if that is your reason for wanting to wear additional chakra bracelets, there is no need.
If you’re like me and just love the look of chakra bracelets and want to wear a stack, then go right ahead!
On Which Wrist Should You Wear a Chakra Bracelet?
You should always wear your chakra bracelet on your left wrist. The left side of the body is the “yin” side, which represents feminine energy. This feminine energy is more open, receptive and receiving.
In addition, while the right side of the body is the “giving” side, the left side is the “receiving” side, which makes the left wrist more open to receiving the healing benefits of a chakra bracelet.
How to Activate a Chakra Bracelet
Chakra bracelets are made from crystals which is what gives them their healing ability. Like all crystals, the crystals in your chakra bracelet should be cleansed and activated before you start wearing your bracelet.
Crystals have a unique vibrational energy and can absorb the energy that it has been exposed to. To ensure that the crystals in your bracelet are at their natural vibrational state, it’s important to cleanse them.
Once they are cleansed, you can activate your bracelet which is essentially connecting with the energy of your bracelet in a conscious, intentional way.
There are a variety of ways you can cleanse the crystals in your bracelet, including:
- Placing your bracelet in the light of a full moon for at least 4 hours.
- Run your bracelet under running water, making sure each stone is fully covered in water.
- Smudge sage around your bracelet.
To activate your chakra bracelet:
- Hold the bracelet in your hand, close your eyes and speak your intention aloud. For example, if you are currently stuck in a rut and feel that your third eye chakra is blocked, you can repeat the following affirmation – “I open myself up to new opportunities and experiences.”
Why You Should Wear a Chakra Bracelet
It’s common to have one or more blocked chakras, which stops you from feeling your best, emotionally, mentally and physically.
There are various techniques which can be used to unblock your chakras, however, unblocking your chakras should not be viewed as a “one and done” thing.
All of the experiences you go through in life, large and small can impact your chakras, potentially blocking or misaligning a chakra that was previously clear.
A chakra bracelet can be worn daily and requires little effort aside from cleansing and activating, which makes it an excellent tool in helping to keep your chakras balanced, allowing energy to flow freely through your body.