Meditation is very valuable to calm your mind and focus on what is really important. Meditation originally comes from Buddhism but is becoming increasingly popular. Mindfulness meditations are a great way to reduce stress and increase concentration.
What is mindfulness meditation?
Mindfulness means living in the here-and-now. The goal is to become aware of your surroundings and focus on what is really important right now. By focusing on the here-and-now, you help your head settle down and organize your thoughts. Mindfulness living involves focusing your attention on what you are doing in the moment. When you are driving in the car, you focus your attention on driving and not on the TO-DO list in your head.
When you eat, focus your attention on the food itself and don’t let busy conversations, your social media or the news distract you. In the same way, you give your conversation partner your full attention so that you consciously and fully experience each contact with others. In our busy and hurried lives, we sometimes forget how important this is.
To get into a mindfulness mindset, it can help to take a moment to meditate on a regular basis, and ideally daily. It doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Mindfulness meditations can be performed at any time during the day. For example, during your lunch break, you can take a walk through the park focusing your gaze on that experience: the rustling of the leaves in the trees, the flowers in the grass, the twittering of the birds.
As you sit at your desk, you can close your eyes for a moment and let your mind settle down. You can also take a moment of peace before bed and close your eyes for a moment while sitting on the edge of your bed. You see, mindfulness exercises can be done at any time of the day and anywhere.
The benefits of mindfulness meditations
- Reducing Stress
- Improve mental health
- Better regulate anxiety
- Increase self-awareness
- Increase concentration
- Improve memory
- Promote compassion and gentleness
- Dealing better with addictions
- Improved sleep
- Better pain control
- Better blood pressure values
- Always and everywhere applicable
By becoming more aware of the world around you and focusing on the here-and-now, your mind comes to rest. Life can be very stressful, and your brain is exposed to an abundance of stimuli on a daily basis. To process that large amount of stimuli and bring your head back to rest, it’s good to schedule a daily mediation moment in your day. Mindfulness meditations are a great way to reduce stress symptoms and shift your focus to what really matters.
Chakra stones can be very valuable in this regard because they help you to unwind and find your focus better while meditating.
What are Chakras?
In our body you will find seven major energy centers known as Chakras. Chakra is a word that comes from Sanskrit and means “wheel. In order to be in balance, the seven points in our body must constantly move or flow. Each of those 7 energy points has different properties that belong to a certain area in the body.
1° Chakra | Root Chakra
- Location: The First Chakra, also called the Root Chakra, is located at the level of the legs and pelvis.
- Color: Red and dark colors
- Significance: Physical identity, stability and grounding
- Gemstones: red jasper, tiger’s eye, hematite, labradorite, garnet
A blocked Root Chakra can manifest as physical discomfort such as constipation, arthritis, urinary problems or bowel problems. Emotionally, you may feel insecure about your finances, basic needs, and general well-being.
2° Chakra | Sacral Chakra
- Location: The second Chakra, also called the Sacral Chakra, is located in the lower abdomen, just below the navel, near the sacrum.
- Color: Orange, red-brown
- Significance: sexuality and intimacy, emotions and creativity
- Gemstones: carnelean, orange calcite, peach aventurine
A blocked Sacral Chakra can manifest as urinary infections, lower back pain, and sexual problems such as impotence and decreased libido. Emotionally, the Sacral Chakra is connected to your feelings of self-worth.
3° Chakra | Solar Plexus Chakra
- Location: The third Chakra, also called the Navel Chakra or Solar Plexus Chakra, is located at the level of the navel.
- Color: Yellow
- Meaning: wisdom & strength, self-confidence & self-esteem
- Gemstones: citrine, orange and yellow calcite, yellow jasper, yellow agate, tiger’s eye
Blockages in the Solar Plexus Chakra often manifest as digestive problems such as stomach ulcers, acid regurgitation, eating disorders and indigestion. Emotionally, the solar plexus chakra represents personal power, self-esteem and self-confidence
4° Chakra | Heart Chakra
- Location: The fourth Chakra, also called the Heart Chakra, is located near the heart region.
- Color: Green and pink
- Meaning: Love and compassion
- Gems: green aventurine, malachite, jade, emerald, moss agate, rose quartz
Blockages in the Heart Chakra often manifest as heart problems, asthma and weight problems. Emotionally, a disrupted Heart Chakra leads to loneliness and insecurity, and connection with others is often problematic.
5° Chakra | Throat Chakra
- Location: The fifth Chakra, also called the Throat Chakra, is located in the area of the cervical vertebrae and larynx.
- Color: (light)Blue
- Significance: Communication
- Gemstones: angelite, larimar, lapis lazuli, indigolite
A blocked Throat Chakra manifests mainly in communication problems. This causes voice, mouth and/or throat problems. Emotionally, you often see the inability to express oneself or just dominating conversations, speaking without thinking or gossiping.
6° Chakra | Third Eye Chakra
- Location: The Sixth Chakra, also called the Forehead Chakra, or Third Eye Chakra, is located on the forehead between the eyes.
- Color: Indigo or dark blue
- Meaning: awareness, intuition and imagination
- Gemstones: lapis lazuli, sodalite, opalite, howlite, gray agate, golden rutile
Blockages in the Third Eye Chakra often lead to headaches, vision or hearing problems, or difficulty concentrating. Emotionally, the connection to your intuition is disrupted as well as your connection to reality.
7° Chakra | Crown Chakra
- Location: The seventh Chakra, also called the Crown Chakra, is located in the area of the crown.
- Color: Violet – white – transparent
- Significance: spirituality and enlightenment
- Gemstones: amethyst, crystal quartz, opalite
The Crown Chakra is linked to all the other chakras and therefore affects not only our brain, but also the nervous system and all other organs. It is the Chakra of enlightenment and represents spirituality and the meaning of life. A blocked Crown Chakra manifests in stubbornness, narrow-mindedness and skepticism.
Chakras and Health
In order to keep our bodies in balance and not become sick, depressed, anxious, sad, etc., we must ensure that the Chakras do not become blocked and that the energy can flow properly through the body. During mindfulness meditation, you place the corresponding chakra stones on the body’s energy points.
What are Chakra Stones?
Chakra Stones are gemstones that match the colors and properties of the seven chakras. With chakra stones it is important that the color and meaning of the stone corresponds to the qualities of the chakra. This way you can rebalance the energy points.
Chakra meditation is a fine meditation method where you use chakra stones during your mindifulness meditations. Chakra stones help you focus better and release your thoughts.
Other stones for Chakra mindfulness meditations
Orgon Selenite Obelisk
Selenite has a de-stressing and calming effect. Placing an orgone selenite obelisk next to you while meditating helps to release stressful thoughts and tensions so your mind can relax better. Selenite helps dispel heavy thoughts, allowing you to get into the right meditative mindset faster.
Orgon stands for life energy ( also called Chi, Ether or Prana ). It consists of a combination of crystals, resin and metals. Orgon selenite helps to better balance the space around you. In this regard, orgone enhances the power of selenite and helps convert negative into positive energy. It cleanses the chakras and harmonizes the Chi in and around us.
Crystal Quartz or Rhinestone
Crystal quartz is a highly energetic stone that brings positive and vitalizing energy. The stone has healing & cleansing properties that purifies the body and balances the seven chakras. Because of this, crystal quartz can provide good support for all forms of healing as well as meditation.
Mindfulness Meditations with Chakra Stones
In our shop you will find Chakra sets for Mindfulness Meditations for which gemstones with healing and spiritual properties were selected.
Chakra meditation stones – large
Beautiful chakra meditation set with 7 chakra stones – palm stones
Mindfulness Meditation Box with chakra stones
How do you cleanse and purify gemstones?
Before you can use gemstones for mindfulness meditations, it is important to first cleanse and purify them of outside energy. You do this by briefly holding the stones under cold running water. Please note that some stones such as selenite and calcite are very sensitive to water. So don’t let them soak in the water.
You can also cleanse your stones by placing them in the light of the full moon for a night. Always do this behind glass and not outside. Different weather influences (sun, rain, temperature) can change the color of your gemstones. There are other techniques for cleaning your gems, but these are the simplest.
Now your stones are cleansed and pure and you can harness the energy for your own healing.
How do you do chakra meditation exercises?
Chakra stones can be used to focus attention on one of the Chakras while meditating. You do this by taking the stone in your palm that corresponds to the relevant Chakra. If you have a blockage in one of the energy points, the stone can help you clear that blockage. To do this, take the stone in your hand and speak the following affirmation: “Give me the strength to…”
You can also place the chakra stones next to you while meditating. The energy of the gemstones will enhance the purpose of your mindfulness meditations.
Orgon Selenite can help you turn negative thoughts into positive ones which will help you get into a meditative mindset faster. Place an Orgon Selenite obelisk next to you while meditating. The energy of the stone will balance your Chakras.
Crystal Quartz has a cleansing and healing energy and helps to balance the 7 Chakras.
We have put together a beautiful mindfulness meditation box with chakra stones, a selenite obelisk and a moon of crystal quartz. You will also find loose chakra stones in a gift bag in our shop.
Meditating can be done anytime and anywhere
Meditating doesn’t always have to be in a specific place at a specific time. Mindfulness meditations can be practiced anywhere, at home, at work, on the train or on a walk.
Some examples for inspiration: You can put your meditation stones on your nightstand. Before sleeping, you can pass the stones through your hands one by one. You can use this moment to speak an affirmation or to quiet your mind after a busy day.
Leave the car on the driveway a little more often and walk to work. Pick a scenic route if possible and take in the scenery you see along the way. Leave your smartphone closed a little more often and peer out the window of the train. Play with the meditation stones in your pocket and look at the houses, trees, cars you see around you. Live in the moment.
You can also meditate at work. By placing your meditation stones on your desk next to you, you can use their power and energy while working. You can pass the stones through your hands while you reflect or while you take a short meditation break. In doing so, close your eyes for a few minutes and let your head settle down.
You can also turn your gaze outward and shift your focus to a piece of nature you see outside: a tree, a bird, the clouds in the sky…. Try to focus your attention fully on the object you have chosen, concentrate on your breathing and feel your head and body relax. Your colleagues don’t even have to realize it….
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