You might find yourself attracted to chakra jewelry because of the colors used or the way the gemstones catch the light. However, gemstone and crystal bracelets and necklaces contain more than simple aesthetic qualities. Jada Jo Jewelry looks to gemstones as one of the four pillars of the Jada Jo philosophy, which gives me the opportunity to incorporate them into each of my lines in various ways. Gemstone jewelry offers benefits to its wearer, from increasing energy to a chakra or to bringing inner peace.
Before understanding why chakra jewelry should be part of your daily jewelry choices, it helps to understand what chakras are—and what they do for your health and well-being. Many global cultures and yogic traditions teach that the body contains seven chakras, energy centers in your body that focus on certain emotions and keep energy flowing properly through your body. Keeping your chakras balanced, or aligned, helps balance your emotional and physical health. Learning about and paying attention to the imbalances in your chakras can help you feel centered, energized, and at peace.
The chakras start at the base of the spine and continue with an upward flow toward the crown of your head. Each chakra corresponds to a specific color, which in turn corresponds to certain gemstones—the basis of chakra jewelry.
Wearing chakra jewelry with thought and intention helps bring balance to your overall well being. Reflect on your state of mind and the joys and challenges you're currently facing when choosing your jewelry. Remember that the left side of your body, your emotional half, corresponds to your internal self. Choose gems that focus on what you want to change or heal internally. Your right side, the active half of your body, relates to the energy you release to the world around you.
I'm deliberately choosing my labradorite pieces right now, which I mentioned at the end of last year. The powerful talisman offers protection and a connection to my intuition. Though the stone appears gray or gray-green at first glance, in light it refracts in lovely peacock blues or even copper. I believe so strongly in the power of chakra stones that I store my gemstones in colored bins corresponding to the chakras, with each drawer houses gems aiding that chakra.
Don't fear making the wrong choices with your jewelry. It may take a bit of trial and error before you find a balance that works for you and increases your connection between your inner self and the world in which you live.