Chakra is Sanskrit for the word wheel or disc. Chakras are energy vortices that spin as glowing wheels of light within every sentient being. Humans have seven (primary) chakras that correspond with areas of the body, starting at the base of the spine, all the way up to the top of the head. Chakras can be overactive or deficient, blocked or out of balance. Selecting a gemstone Mala according to the corresponding chakra may assist one’s vibration at that relevant frequency.
The 4th Chakra is Anahata, which means “unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten”. It is the Heart Chakra, located in the middle of the chest and opens outward. This Chakra is your relationship to air and connection with others. The Heart Chakra is associated with the colors green and pink and symbolically means “I love”, representing empathy and transformation. When in balance, the heart is open and radiates joy and friendliness with a great sense of empathy. Gemstones for the 4th Chaka are jade, green aventurine, moss agate, rose quartz, watermelon tourmaline, etc. This mala is combined with deep brown colors, emanating grounding energy from the 1st Chakra, the root, connecting one’s self to Mother Earth and to a sense of security.
(Please note: There will be variation between every individual piece of the same style, due to the nature of it being hand-created, and due to the availability and imperfections found in stones and fabric – but both these aspects lend character to each piece.)