This bracelet helps to balance the Root Chakra, Muladhara, corresponding with our survival instincts: the need for shelter, food, water, and financial security. When these needs are not met, the adrenal glands become stimulated, causing the release of adrenaline and cortisol. This causes stress and anxiety. Under-stimulation causes depression. Balance Muladhara Chakra in order to achieve a sense of security and contentment in order to rise through the chakras to a state of higher consciousness.
The gold accents represent the third chakra, located between the navel and the solar plexus. 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.