(This is a article I made for my online coven members to help them have a better understand and to open and activate their chakra. This should help you.)
Chakras are the energy centers in our body in which energy flows through. If these energy centers are blocked, they can lead to mental or even physical problems. The name chakra derives from the Sanskrit word for "wheel" or "turning", but in the yogic context a better translation of the word is 'vortex or whirlpool'. Chakras are part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels, called nadiis. Nadiis are channels in the subtle body through which the life force, or vital energy moves.
Knowing the chakra's name, function, location, body organs/parts, Sanskrit name, color, number, key phases, vibration sounds, oil(s), herb(s), crystal(s), and stimulants may help you and give you different ways to activate and enhance your chakras.
If you plan to do chakra meditations, lets say you want to open the crown chakra, you think of the location of the chakra and say the word AUM or OM slowly, calmly and repetitively. I recommend selecting at least one or two things that represent the chakra you choose so you don't think so much but only the chakra. Some people don't want to do one chakras at a time and that's okay, there is nothing wrong with that. You can lie down and place each of the chakra's herb, crystal, or oil on their location while having a nice and calming mediation. Or you could just sit upright and just focus and visualize or think all of your chakras. There is so many ways to open and enhance your chakras and I am trying show people different ways to do it so they can find one where they feel is best.
Also, if you don't know what chakra to start with, try to look out for things you are low in, for instance, security. If you feel insecure a lot, with yourself or your surroundings, this could mean your Root Chakra is under active. And also, watch out for over active chakra as well- they are just as bad as under active.
Anyways, lets move on to the main 7 chakras.
Root Chakra :
Function: Survival, security, grounding in the physical world, will to live
Location: The base of the spine
Body organs/parts: Circulatory system, skeletal system, rectum, descending colon, bladder, hips, legs and feet
Sanskrit Name: Muladhara
Key Phase: I am
Vibration sound: LAM
Oil(s): Vetiver, Sandalwood, Clove, Juniper, Cedar, Lavender
Herb(s): Raspberry Leaf, Cloves, Ginseng, Dandelion Root
Crystal(s): Black Obsidian, Red Jasper, Garnet, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Ruby, Bloodstone
Stimulants: Physical exercise and restful sleeps, gardening, pottery and clay. Red food & drink. Red gemstones, red clothing, bathing in red, etc. Using red oils such as ylang ylang or sandalwood essential oils Sacral Chakra :
Function: Desires, pleasures, sexuality
Location: Reproductive or sex organs
Body organs/parts: Abdominal area, reproductive organs, urogenital system, kidneys, spleen, large intestine
Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana
Key Phase: I feel
Vibration sound: VAM
Oil(s): Angelica, Bay Laurel, Lemongrass, Melissa, Orange
Herb(s): Calendula, Burdock, Fennel, Gardenia, Coriander
Crystal(s): Blood Coral, Carnelian
Stimulants: Massage, embracing sensation (such as different food tastes), Orange food and drink, Orange gemstones and orange clothing, using orange oils such as melissa or orange essential oils. Solar Plexus Chakra :
Function: Personal will, personal power, energy, strength, confidence
Location: Below the chest or the diaphragm
Body organs/parts: Stomach, liver, gall bladder, small intestine
Sanskrit Name: Manipura
Key Phase: I will
Vibration sound: RAM
Oil(s): Rosemary, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Ginger, Bergamot
Herb(s): Rosemary, Marshmallow root, Lemon Balm, bergamot
Crystal(s): Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Amber, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Calcite, Gold, Topaz
Stimulants: Taking classes, reading informative books, doing mind puzzles, Sunshine, Yellow food & drink, Yellow gemstones and yellow clothing. Using yellow oils such as lemon or rosemary essential oils.
Heart Chakra :
Character: Center of emotions, universal love, empathy, peace, harmony, trust, spiritual development, compassion, giving and receiving
Location: At the breast of the chest
Body organs/parts: Heart, lungs, respiratory system, immune system, upper back, arms, hands
Sanskrit Name: Anahata
Key Phase: I love or I accept
Vibration sound: YAM
Oil(s): Pine, Cedarwood, Rose petals, Rosewood, Cardamon, goldenrod
Herb(s): Hawthorn berries, Lavender, Rose petals, Jasmine, Hyssop
Crystal(s): Jade, Rose Quartz, Emerald
Stimulants: Nature walks, time spent with family or friends, Green food & drink, Green gemstones and green clothing. Using green oils such as eucalyptus or pine essential oils. Throat Chakra :
Character: Self-expression, communication, creativity, sense of responsibility, divine communication
Location: The throat region
Body organs/parts: Mouth, teeth, tongue, jaw, throat, neck, vocal cords
Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha
Key Phase: I speak
Vibration sound: HAM
Oil(s): Sage, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Mint, Chamomile
Herb(s): Lemon verbena, Chamomile, Licorice root, Sage, Red Clover blossoms
Crystal(s): Sodalite, Blue Turquoise, Sapphire, Blue Calcite, Blue Kyanite
Stimulants: Singing, poetry, meaningful conversations, blue food & drink, blue gemstones and blue clothing. Using blue oils such as chamomile or geranium essential oils.
Third Eye Chakra :
Character: Visualization, psychic Sight, inspiration, spiritual awakening, wisdom, imagination
Location: Between the eyes (the temple)
Body organs/parts: Skull, eyes, all the sense organs, the brain, nervous system.
Sanskrit Name: Ajna
Key Phase: I see
Vibration sound: SHAM
Oil(s): Camphor, Star Anise, Frankincense, Myrrh, patchouli
Herb(s): Jasmine, Spearmint, Eyebright, Star Anise, Passionflower
Crystal(s): Charoite, Danburite, Tanzanite, Satyaloka Quartz, Herderite, Petalite, Tibetan Tektite, Scolecite, Natrolite, Phenacite.
Stimulants: Star gazing, mediation, indigo food & drink, indigo gemstones and indigo clothing. Using indigo oils such as patchouli or frankincense essential oils.
Crown Chakra :
Character: Consciousness of oneness, spiritual awareness, extended consciousness, universal connection, enlightenment
Location: Slightly above the top of the head
Body organs/parts: Spinal cord, brain stem, pain center of brain, nerves
Sanskrit Name: Sahaswara
Key Phase: I know
Vibration sound: AUM or OM
Oil(s): Lavender, jasmine, lotus, magnolia
Herb(s): Lavender, Frankincense, Nutmeg, Rose
Crystal(s): Quartz, White Topaz, Amethyst, Labradorite
Stimulants: Focusing on dreams, writing down ones visions and inventions, violet food & drink, violet gemstones and violet clothing. Using violet oils such as lavender or jasmine essential oils