CHAKRA(S): Sacral and Base
VIBRATION: Lingham - Number 1, Shiva Lingham - Number 6, Narmadeshvara Lingham - Number 8
CHARACTERISTICS: Spiritual, Creative, and Balancing
ELEMENT: Earth and Water
ATTRIBUTES: Lingam is a combination stone, created from chalcedony, agate, jasper, quartzite, and mineral impurities, and is known for its characteristic rounded tube-shaped smooth finish. Lingam Stones found in the Narmada River located in India, are polished and elliptically shaped as the result of natural river tumbling. Lingam Stones have distinctive banding of red, maroon, and brown color patterns of iron oxide and other mineral deposits. Lingam stones are also referred to as Banalinga, Banashivalingas, and Shiva Lingam. Some speculate Lingam stones are originally from the crash site debris field of a meteorite approximately 14 million years ago.
Lingams are view upon as a type of sacred stone symbolic of the powers of Shiva in the Hindu culture. These river stones represent divinity and have traditionally been used for rituals, in temples, and on altars. As a sacred river stone, Lingams are thought to have regenerative powers that resonate with energies representing creation, the flow of time, movement, and purification. Lingam Stones are wonderful support stones for those interested in offering their services to others and the community as a whole. Lingam resonates with the vibrations of gratitude and respect for the physical body and all of its innumerable life supportive, and self-healing processes. Lingam’s grounding vibrations allow one to connect with opportunities that come flowing, and sometimes tumbling, onto our path. Lingam stones with their banded markings remind us of time management accountability. Lingam Stones offer the opportunity to pause, appreciate and if necessary, evaluate how we spend the precious energetic resource of our time and attention.
HEALING: Lingam is a wonderful crystal tool for restoring balance and overall general well-being. Lingam may be used to balance the fluids of the body, seek relief from back pain, and help with spinal alignment. Lingam may also be used for reproductive health, menopausal symptoms, fertility issues, and for prostrate health.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USE
Lingam stones are wonderful crystal tools to be used in rituals for honoring the sacredness in life.
Lingams may be a helpful crystal support for maintaining healthy fertility levels and sexual well-being.
In crystal body layouts or healing grids, Shiva Lingam stones are also known as a stone for "Kundalini" energies and Tantric practices. Lingam stones are said to activate and channel the movement of the "Kundalini" energy up the spine awakening each chakra or energy center on the path towards the crown chakra. Firing up the feminine energies and arousing the male energies, Lingam stones are all about the creative energies. Lingam Stones merge the feminine with the masculine balancing the yin-yang polarities within ourselves and with others.
For Gaia Healing, Lingam may be placed in an area of disturbed Earth energy to create a sacred space for healing and to connect to the sacredness of all beings.