Rainbow Chakra Waist Beads
Materials: Amethyst, Lapis Luzi, Turquoise, Aventurine, Tigers Eye, Citrine, Red jasper, glass beads and wire cord.
This waist bead will aid in balancing your day and keeping all of your chakras in check!
Waist beads help aid in weight loss and the stones help heal your energy.
The chakras are energy vortices or spirals that exist within the etheric body. A vortex is a swirling mass, that draws energy into its center. Each Chakra is associated to specific parts of your body, personality, and emotion. Spiritual healing and color therapy are common use to balance Chakras.
Root Chakra is Red and located at the base of your spine.
Associated problems: constipation, diarrhea, piles, colitis, Crohn’s disease, cold fingers and toes, a frequency of urination, hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney stones, impotence, hip problems, legs, and feet. PINK can also be used here when a more gentle energy is required.
Sacral Chakra is Orange and located in the lower abdomen.
Associated problems: pre-menstrual syndrome, problems with menstrual flow, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, testicular disease, prostate disease.
Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow and located below the ribs.
Associated problems: diabetes, pancreatitis, liver disease, peptic ulcer, Coeliac’s disease, and gall stones.
Heart Chakra is Green and located in your Heart.
Associated problems: heart diseases, diseases of the Immune system eg.AIDS and ME; other problems related to the immune system, allergies, cancer of the breast.
Throat Chakra is Blue and located in your throat.
Associated problems: Thyroid problems; asthma; bronchitis; hearing problems; tinnitus – may also be connected to problems with the brow chakra; problems of the upper digestive tract; mouth ulcers, sore throats, tonsillitis.
Brown chakra or third eye is Indigo and located in the center of the forehead.
Associated problems: tension headache, migraine, visual defects, short-sightedness, long-sightedness, glaucoma, cataracts, sinus problems, ear problems.
Crown Chakra is Violet and located at the top of the head.
Associated problems: depression, Parkinson’s disease, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, seniledementia, Alzheimer’s, many mental disorders, confusion, and dizziness.
What are waist beads?
Waist beads are a traditional African accessory that consist of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. They come in different colors and shapes and may also include decorative stones, crystals, or charms.
Waist beads have been worn for centuries by women in many West African cultures. In more recent years they’ve gained popularity among women in the West. They’re also referred to as belly beads, waistline beads, or beaded waist chains.
In Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and other West African countries, waist beads are a symbol of femininity, fertility, sensuality, and spiritual well-being. Today, in both Africa and the United States, women use waist beads for aesthetic and practical purposes.
We’ll cover the many reasons why waist beads remain such a popular accessory for women around the globe and how you can find the beads for your body.
Why do people wear them?
Waist beads are commonly used to gauge changes in weight. Rather than step on a scale, people can use waist beads to stay aware of any weight gain or loss in the abdomen.
Waist beads don’t stretch. If you were to gain weight, the beads will sit higher on the waist or feel tight. Conversely, if you were to lose weight, the beads will feel loose and fall further down to the hips.
Unlike the numbers on a scale, waist beads are more compatible with body positivity. Women of all sizes and shapes can comfortably wear waist beads to adorn their body.
There are even adjustable waist beads available if you don’t want the beads to fit differently based on your weight or changes like bloating.
In parts of the world where waist beads are a cultural tradition, the beads are often associated with womanhood, maturity, and growth.
In Ghana, babies are traditionally adorned with waist beads during their naming ceremonies. Only girls, however, continue to wear the beads as they grow older.
In many West African traditions, mothers tie a pair of waist beads onto daughters during their first menstruation to symbolize their passage into womanhood.
Outgrowing a pair of waist beads may also mark the transition into a new stage of life. The beads a girl wears during puberty will differ from the beads she wears after her first child, for example.
Intimacy and fertility
Many women around the world use waist beads in intimate settings to enhance their sensuality. Waist beads may also be closely associated with fertility. Some women wear specific beads during sex when they’re trying to conceive.
Among the Ashante and Krobo cultures in Ghana, larger beads or bells are added to a woman’s waist beads once she’s fertile so she makes noise when she walks to alert potential suitors nearby.
In other cultures, waist beads are worn under clothing for only the wearer and her chosen partners to see, similarly to a special set of lingerie.
Special waist beads are also available for pregnant women. They’re thought to provide protection for the mother and growing baby.
Heritage and pride
While women of all races and ethnicities wear waist beads, this accessory has unmistakably African origins. Waist beads are a popular way for black women in the diaspora to connect to their ancestors and celebrate their heritage and cultural practices.
Today, the usage of waist beads by black and brown women in the West has evolved into a cultural tradition of its very own, one that reflects the diasporic experience.
Many women in the diaspora don’t have direct knowledge of their West African lineage due to the transatlantic slave trade. Reclaiming waist beads also means black women can reclaim the opportunity to walk in their ancestors’ footsteps. The beads are a constant physical reminder that heritage is never as far away as you may think, and it’s up for personal interpretation.
Waist beads can help a person become more aware of their stomach and posture. The beads fit quite differently depending on how one is sitting and breathing. They can serve as a reminder to sit up straight, engage your stomach muscles, relax your back, and breathe properly.