This cuff-style faux stack bracelet represents Manipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra, and Sahasrara, the Crown Chakra. Manipura, meaning “Jeweled City” in Sanskrit, is associated with the element fire. Leo, Aries, and Gemini tend to reside in this chakra. The sets of ten yellow jade beads represent the 10-petaled lotus flower of the third chakra. Upon balance of the first two chakras, we experience pratyahara, allowing us to direct our focus inward and direct our energy toward specific goals through dharana, deep concentration. An imbalance of Manipura could manifest as dominating competitive, compulsive, and stubborn. Contrastingly, under stimulation of the third chakra could result in feeling introverted, passive, submissive, or lacking self-confidence. We seek a balance of the solar plexus chakra in order to fulfill life’s purpose, dharma. Tapas, creating internal heat through exercise or breath is an easy way to stimulate Manipura, while dharana, deep concentration, helps to calm an overstimulated third chakra.
Sahasrara, the seventh chakra can be associated with the color violet, silver, or white and the element aether. Aquarius and Gemini end to reside in this chakra. An imbalance in Sahasrara can manifest as a heightened ego and false sense of spirituality. Only when we find balance in all of the chakras can we experience balance of the crown chakra, resulting in Samadhi, oneness with the spiritual and energetic world. In a body with a balanced seventh chakra the divisions in our walls, skin and clothes no longer limit us. We accept these lines as an illusion created by our mind and eyes. The realization that we are connected at a very deep, fundamental level gives us a sensation of peaceful bliss.