Chakra Bracelets: Everything you need to know! - Darn Good Yarn

Chakra Bracelets: Everything you need to know!

Chakra healing bracelets have become the latest ‘it’ fashion trend, which isn’t surprising based on the beautiful artistry alone that goes into making many of the pieces. Yet, there’s much more than beautiful artistry behind a chakra bracelet. Are you curious about how to wear these bracelets for healing? Do you want to learn the benefits of wearing the 7 chakra colors on these bracelets? 

Understanding The Chakras 

The first step in buying a chakra diffuser bracelet is understanding its namesake - the chakras. Chakra system practices and beliefs date back to ancient India. They’ve since become a modern healing modality used across the world in fitness, psychology, energy-based practices, and holistic medicine. 

As with all concepts of wellness, humans often need tangible boosts to the senses to encourage the best practices for their chosen health modality. It’s basically a programming opportunity for the senses, physical body, mind, and spirit to remain in a tandem state of constant awareness concerning a shared need. This symbology is one of the primary purposes of wearing chakra healing bracelets, but it’s by no means the only function. 

Despite natural medicine practitioners and jewelry artisans having made chakra a household word, much of society still doesn’t fully understand the concept of chakra healing and how chakra jewelry is used as a representation, reminder, and conduit of those purposes and powers. 

Chakra jewelry is a tangible physical representation of the seven chakra energy wheels (centers) within the subtle body that overlays the physical body. The belief is that chakras are connection points between your physical and spiritual bodies that allow energy to flow freely and uninterrupted throughout you.

Chakra Lava Bead Diffuser Bracelet on a woman's wrist over a green leaf

Everything You Need To Know About The Representation Of Chakras In Your Bracelet 

Without at least a basic knowledge of the meanings and roles of the seven chakras, it will be impossible to learn how to wear and benefit from your bracelet. 

1. Base/Root Chakra - Muladhara

Located at the base of the spine in the perineum region, this chakra is closet to the earth and associated with survival, independence, security, assertiveness, destiny, vitality, and personality. Blockages and impaired energy can cause fatigue, low back pain, neuropathy, and depression. Red is the Muladhara color, which is a representation of the sleeping consciousness awakening. Onyx stones and red essential oils, such as sandalwood or ylang, are good representatives for root chakra. 

2. Sacral Chakra - Svadhishthana 

It’s located in the lower abdomen just underneath the navel. This chakra is an emotional ‘feelings’ center for both the negative qualities, such as anger, hatred, pride, envy, greed, and jealousy, that cause blockages and the positive qualities, such as faith and confidence, that bolster well-being and pleasure. Orange is the Svadhishthana color, which is representative of activity, creativity, and purity. Amber resin stones and red essential oils are appropriate. 

3. Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura 

Located behind the navel in the upper abdominal region, this chakra is the epicenter of vitality; clarity; and mental, physical, and spiritual wealth. It’s associated with your sense of self, personal power, growth and development, and human consciousness. Imbalances can impact an array of systems, including endocrine, digestive, cardiovascular, and memory. It’s color is yellow, which can be represented by lemon essential oils and tiger eye stones. 

4. Heart Chakra - Anahata 

Located just above the heart at the center of the chest, this chakra concerns the inner peace and harmony deriving from using the divine qualities of the heart, such as empathy, compassion, kindness, and unity. Imbalances cause air and circulatory issues, tension, despair, and emotional upheaval. It’s green color is significant to the world around us and how we relate and interact with it. An imperial stone and green essential oils, such as eucalyptus and pine, are good representatives. 

5. Throat Chakra - Vishuddhi

Located within the throat, this chakra is reflective of your inner truths and clarity of voice. It’s how you accomplish, whether that be trusting, loving, creating, calming, communicating, or learning. It’s also a place of purging impurities. Everything suppressed continues to exist until it’s released through resolution and wisdom. Imbalances cause mood, thought, and hormonal disruptions. It’s color is blue, which is represented by blue essential oils like chamomile and blue turquoise stones. 

6. Third Eye Chakra - Ajna

This chakra is located between the eyes on the forehead, and it’s also often called brow chakra. It’s your link to your subconscious mind and a center for clarity and wisdom. Here, egocentric intellect either concedes to a higher state of reason or diminishes into a state of confusion. It may be the most widely known chakra because of its association with intuition and psychic abilities. Imbalances have negative impacts on sleep, imagination, decision-making, and learning. It’s color is a combination of red and blue, which forms indigo. Represent it with patchouli essential oils and lapis lazuli stones. 

7. Crown Chakra - Sahasrara

Located at the top of the head, this chakra is reflective of an individualized spiritual connection with a power greater than yourself. You derive your ultimate sense of purpose, understanding, and connectivity from this chakra. Blockages cause a generalized lack of coordination, mental instability and illness, and headaches. It’s color is violet. Lavender essential oils and amethyst stones can represent this chakra. 

How To Use Chakra Healing Jewelry 

Each chakra center has its own vibrational frequency and corresponds to one of the seven main nerve ganglia emanating from the spinal column. As you can see above, each chakra center is also represented by its own unique color of stones and oils. 

Chakra healing bracelets can be made of an array of materials - beads, crystals, stones, and sandalwood. The important aspect of material selection is color. 

All seven colors should be represented on your bracelet if you’re programming your senses to be visually and physically aware of all your chakra centers. You can also select a single color to focus on one particular chakra. Each color brings awareness to keeping that particular chakra open and flowing freely.

Understanding the colors associated with each chakra also helps you pick the most beneficial essential oils for your chakra diffuser beads. Again, this is a color coordinated task. Most diffuser bracelets feature some type of porous lava rock to hold the essential oil. You’ll simply place a few drops of the essential oil of your choice, which is usually based on the specific chakra(s) you feel need boosting at the time, on the rock bead. It will absorb and hold the oil for several days to reach your senses and improve your chakra flow. 

What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Bracelets Based On Chakras? 

Now that you see how color and material selection is crucial to the authenticity of chakra bracelets, you can fully understand the benefits in wearing one to balance, open, and heal your flow of energy to a sustainable and harmonious state. Stress, anxiety, worries, conflict, and other everyday roadblocks in life can deplete and stifle the body’s energy network, and the consequence of such encounters is deteriorated health and well-being. 

By aligning the frequency, vibrations, and color scheme of the materials with each chakra, the bracelet has the power to influence the wearer’s energy, promote a positive mindset, and act as a constant reminder of the need to monitor and improve your chakras as your life is in action. 

Applying essentials oils to the diffuser beads offer an added boost to your senses via aromatherapy. Aromas have vibrations and energies in a similar vein to crystals and stones. For example, emotions are strongly connected to smells and can trigger either positive or negative feelings that impact your energy flow. The diffuser beads absorb the essential oil(s) and continually and subtly emit their odors for days. The result is balancing and healing effects on your chakras. 

In closing, wearing chakra jewelry is beyond a statement of style or fashion. It’s a portal to harness your own power of well-being and positive energy via mindfulness of your chakra’s needs. With these bracelets, you have a portable visual and olfactory reminder of your chakra with you at all times and in all situations you may face.