An Explanation of Chakras: Part 2

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Welcome back tea enthusiasts! Last time with me, we took a look at the seven chakras and what their respective roles were within the body. Stemming from the Ayurvedic system of medicine that originated in India, the chakras exist in the body as gates of sorts that regulate our physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual wellbeing. When the chakras are open and aligned, energy can flow through the body, resulting in an overall greater sense of vitality.

Visitors to our website may have noticed our line of chakra teas, signature blends that capture the essence of each chakra. These seven different teas have been crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring they represent their respective chakra to the fullest extent. In addition to herbal reinforcement of the chakras, each of our teas has been infused with the essence of precious gemstones. The infusion of each of the chakra teas is accomplished by placing the gemstones within the herbs for a full 24 hours prior to packaging.

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Root Chakra Tea

The first chakra, known as the root chakra, is the chakra of stability. Located in the base of the spine, this chakra is meant to provide a feeling of safety, as well as help connect you to the Earth.

Our organic root chakra tea therefore starts with both dandelion root and astragalus root, establishing a strong foundation for the other herbs to follow. Building further upon this base are raspberry leaf, and hibiscus flower, strong flavors that give the tea a focus meant to strengthen your sense of certainty throughout the day.

The herbs of this blend have been infused with the essence of garnet. Known as the “cinnamon stone,” garnet has earned a reputation as a gem of regeneration and vitality, providing stability and order in place of chaos. This added security makes garnet the perfect companion to aid the opening of the root chakra.

Sacral Chakra Tea

The sacral chakra is the second amongst the seven, and serves to channel creativity, sexuality, and balance through the relinquishing of control. This chakra most heavily affects the way in which we form relationships and interact with others. Fortifying the sacral chakra allows a person a greater mastery of the emotional yin and yang.

Known as the flower of creativity, we employ the use of calendula in our sacral chakra tea to symbolize the creative stimulation an open second chakra can bring. Also among the blend of herbs are damiana (which supports a healthy sex drive) burdock root, dong quai, and ginger. The herbs of this blend have been strengthened with the essence of moonstone. An iridescent, often white gemstone known to offer protection and healing, moonstone adds a sense of calm in the face of emotional instability, rounding out the ways this tea supplements the sacral chakra.

Solar Plexus Chakra Tea

The solar plexus chakra is located above the navel, serves as the center of our emotional well being, and affects the perception of one’s self. Typically represented by the color yellow, this chakra also affects our will and self-control.

Starting with rosemary, we also add marshmallow leaf to our solar plexus chakra tea to empower the third chakra through the stabilization of breath, helping you to keep calm and connected to your center. We also throw in lemongrass, ginger, and orange peel to balance the tea and add a sprig of citrus zest. The yellow gemstone citrine lends its essence to this blend, bringing good fortune and success to those looking to open the solar plexus chakra.

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4th Chakra Tea

Also known as the heart chakra, the 4th chakra is often considered the most important of the chakras. This perceived significance is due to the 4th chakra acting as the bridge between the physical and spiritual chakras. Residing in the center of the chest, the 4th chakra is the chakra of love.

Our 4th chakra tea finds its foundation with hawthorn leaves and berries, thought to encourage trust in following one’s heart, as well as raise confidence. The hawthorn ingredients find balance and provide a soothing combination with lavender, jasmine, and hyssop as well, allowing the 4th chakra to find tranquility. The herbs of our 4th chakra tea have been granted the essence of rose quartz crystal, also known as the stone of the heart. Together, the heart chakra and stone of the heart enhance feelings of compassion, tenderness, and healing.

5th Chakra Tea

Located in the throat, the 5th chakra designates the center of “voice and truth,” as well as our ability to communicate. The chakra directly deals with the manifestation of thought and feeling into voice, playing a crucial role in self-expression. A blocked 5th chakra can result in difficulty with communication, as well as with finding truth.

The organic licorice root and cinnamon bark in our 5th chakra tea blend are thought to help unlock deep emotions within the body, allowing the 5th chakra to flow freely. Further helping to strengthen the 5th chakra are organic marshmallow leaf, fennel seed, and wild cherry bark. Other herbs that support the 5th chakra include red clover, which is thought to release feelings people often have a tough time articulating. If you find yourself having trouble getting your point across, you may want to try a cup of 5th chakra tea to restore a proper flow of energy.

Speaking up for what you believe requires courage, which is why we have infused the herbs of this blend with the essence of aquamarine. With a dazzling hue ranging from sea green to vibrant blue, aquamarine is known as a stone of courage and inner peace, making it the perfect addition to open the 5th chakra.

Third Eye Chakra Tea

The third eye chakra rests in-between the eyebrows in the middle of the forehead. The center of intuition, an open third eye chakra enhances focus, knowledge, and a deft understanding of the “bigger picture.” An improperly aligned third eye chakra may result in self-doubt, self-deception, and poor decision-making.

Herbs that reinforce the third eye chakra include eyebright, which helps the individual to see light and dark as part of the collective whole. Spearmint also supports this chakra, enhancing the connection between body and mind. Also useful to the third eye chakra through their spiritually rejuvenating properties are juniper, mugwort, poppy, rosemary, and lavender. A source of hope and mental clarity, the third eye chakra tea has been infused with the essence of sapphire. Most famous for its blue form, the sapphire gem actually exists in a multitude of colors, making it the perfect supplement to the chakra of creative expression.

Crown Chakra Tea

Associated with wisdom, enlightenment, and transcendence, the crown chakra serves to connect us to the divine, or the energy of the universe. An open crown chakra instills a person with the ability to experience a closer connection to divinity and even feel a sense of cosmic love, creating a better connection with the elements all around us. Blocking the crown chakra can result in feelings of depression, aimlessness, and disillusionment.

The lavender flower proves excellent at opening the crown chakra, bringing you back into alignment with the wisdom of the divine and enhancing meditation. The additional benefit of lavender is its ability to aid all of the chakras, helping the body to achieve proper alignment. Our crown chakra tea uses the lavender flower, as well as nutmeg seed and rose petals, both of which serve to complement the flavor and divine properties. Adding to the spiritual properties of this blend is the essence of amethyst, a purple gemstone known to provide calm, peace, patience, and balance. Whether dealing with the physical, emotional, or spiritual planes, amethyst can bring greater prosperity to the crown chakra.

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Of utmost importance when trying to open the seven chakras is the ability to recognize when one part of the body is out of balance with the rest. The chakras are like bridges on a long road. When the bridges are well maintained, travelers are free to come and go as they please. However, when even a single bridge goes down, it can hinder the entire journey of many travelers, making the majority of the path unreachable. When a person knows the chakras that have been poorly affected, they can more acutely choose herbs or correct habits to reopen said chakras. Like the chakras, life has a flow. Using the flow to your advantage will always yield better results than fighting against the current.

About The Author

Joe Clark is a firm believer that anything strange is worth trying at least once. Western medicine’s lack of interest in the remarkable properties of tea and herbs stands out in that respect and has sparked his interest in all that tea can be. As he embarks on a pilgrimage to drink every tea he can get his hands on (especially those with funny names), he’ll write articles for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

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An Explanation of Chakras: Part 2 | Our second post discusses how herbs and stones affect the chakras and can help you to realign when you find yourself out of balance. These useful tools can help you to balance chakras and restore your spiritual energy.