How to Balance Your Chakras
Do you feel that something is wrong with your body, but can’t quite point out what it is? If you’re feeling a sort of “imbalance” and your energy levels seem to be unstable, you may want to try to balance your chakras.
You can think of chakras as a wheel of energy that flows within a network in our body. When our energy flows harmoniously throughout the chakra system we feel relaxed, full of vitality and at one with ourselves.
However, if there is an imbalance in one or more of our chakras the opposite happens- we feel tired, gloomy and there is a sense of uneasiness. This disturbance in chakra flow is brought by things that we encounter on a daily basis such as stress and negative emotions.
In this post, we’ll teach you different methods on how to balance your chakras. Most of these methods are easy to do and require minimal time and money.
The 7 Chakra Points in Our Bodies
Before we head to these chakra healing methods, you must first understand the different chakra points and their location.
It‘s located at the base of our spine somewhere in the tailbone area. This represents our feeling of being grounded and serves as the foundation of the chakra network. It’s affected by most survival issues such as food, money, and finances.
This chakra point is located in the lower abdomen. The exact location is two inches underneath the navel and another two inches inside it. This represents our feeling of connectedness which brings about our ability to gain new experiences and accept others in our lives. It affects issues of sexuality, pleasure and our sense of abundance.
Solar Plexus Chakra
It’s located on the upper abdomen in our stomach. Confidence and our sense of control in our lives are generated in this chakra point. It tackles many of the issues that are centered at the “self” such as our self-esteem and sense of worth.
Found on the center of our chest and just above the heart, this is the chakra that contains our ability to love. It represents our inner peace, joy, and love.
As the name implies, it’s located in our throat and gives us the ability to communicate. Among its basic functions is self-expression, communicating with our outside world and perceiving what is true.
Third Eye Chakra
Also known as the Brow Chakra, it can be found in the forehead just between our eyes. It deals with our ability to think and everything that is within the capacity of our minds such as making decisions, wisdom, intuition, and imagination.
This chakra point is located at the very top of our head and represents our connection to spirituality. The Crown Chakra is all about our connection to the spirit wherein we can feel pure bliss and unlock our outer and inner beauty.
3 Types of Chakra Healing Techniques
The chakra balancing methods employed by many chakra healers fall into one of these categories:
- Healing Through Physical Activity – This method balances your chakra by exposing the body to different activities that will adjust the flow of energy in your body. One of the most popular exercises for chakra healing is yoga.
- Introspection and Meditation – Our thoughts are very powerful and they influence the quality of our lives. Hence, we must reinforce positive beliefs and limit or remove our negative beliefs. By meditating we can realign our chakras back to its harmonious state.
- Chakra Transmission – Balance can be also be achieved by transmitting, through a person or object such as chakra stones, to the area that needs attention.
8 Ways to Balance Your Chakras
Aside from being a popular workout, Yoga is also one way of activating and healing your chakras through movement. While it can make you strong, flexible and even lose weight, Yoga is also a great method to achieve balance and wellness.
Yoga has different poses that specifically targets the different chakra points to activate them and release whatever is blocking the chakra network. Among the poses that can help you re-balance your chakras are the crow pose, the camel pose, the Guru Pranam, and more. If you want to know more about this chakra healing method, visit a Yoga instructor and ask for their advice.
We all know that massages can be therapeutic to our body, but they too can bring balance to our chakras. A message has many benefits including deep relaxation, relieving stress from the body, better blood circulation and removing some of our uncomfortable emotions and busy thoughts.
Nowadays, there are tons of spas that offer chakra balancing massage services which can help you in your quest to regain balance. You can also avail the services of professional energy healers who have a background on this kind of work. There are also some self-massage techniques that you can do to aid in healing your chakras. Most of these techniques you can even research online.
Modern day living has many challenges including stress and a lot of technological distractions. Many of our day to day activities can even result in our confidence being blown away out of the window. That is why it’s important to remind ourselves through affirmation that how we view ourselves is more important than how other people view us.
Affirming to ourselves that we are powerful, that we are in control and that we are all right is one way to allow the natural flow of energy in our chakras. On the other hand, doubts, insecurities and other negative thoughts can stunt our growth and stop us from reaching our true potential. When you wake up each morning, have some positive affirmations (i.e.” I am blessed and driven to succeed”) to shoo away the negative and ultimately find some balance in your day.
Often, we are caught in our routines of day to day living that we don’t feel the moment. By introspection or meditation, we can bring ourselves to the state of being fully aware of everything that is happening in our lives. Through meditation, we can reflect on the state of our lives, review our past and even plot our future.
There are two approaches to chakra meditation which are 1) focusing on the level of cause and 2) focusing on the level of effects. For best results of healing your chakra, it’s best to attend a well-being alignment session wherein a guide can help you to find your center and balance.
- Color Therapy
Our chakras resemble the different colors of the rainbow- red (root), orange (sacral), yellow (solar plexus), green (heart), blue (throat), indigo (third-eye), and violet (crown). Each color reflects a frequency or vibration based on yogic traditions and the different schools of thought of traditional healing.
Balancing our chakra through color therapy can begin in as simple as exposing our body to a new set of colors in our food, homes, clothes and other things that we often interact with. By analyzing which chakra point is an imbalance, we can increase the visibility of its color counterpart in our daily lives. Wearing color glasses which attracts the color vibrations that our bodies need is also a great alternative.
- Music Therapy
Speaking of frequencies, our chakras also vibrates not only through visuals but also through audio perceptions. Different kinds of music and tones also have their equivalent healing frequencies which target a specific chakra point. That is why we often feel more relaxed or more aware depending on the music that we hear.
There are tons of frequencies that energy healers used for balancing one’s chakra such as the Solfeggio, which is composed of ancient 6-tone scale and is used in sacred music. Another popular type of music is the Isochronic Chakra Suite which has different elements t like Tibetan singing bowls which is centered to entrain our brainwaves.
- Chakra Stones
Commonly known as healing crystals, these stones have different colors and vibrations which can be paired with the different chakra points. While most crystals interact only with a specific chakra, there are also stones which can be utilized to repair multiple chakras such as the quartz.
Chakra stones can also work along with color therapy, so long as you select the right crystals for your need. This healing method simply requires wearing the chakra stone as an accessory. These crystals can also be used during healing massage sessions where they are rubbed to the chakra point that needs to be mend.
- Essential Oils
Because they can help cure physical ailments while promoting spiritual growth, essential oils are also great for chakra healing. They can be used in a number of ways such as rubbing it on the chakra area or to their corresponding body part. They can also be used in aromatherapy by adding them to a diffuser. Some of the essential oils can also be ingested in capsule form.
Essential oils can also be mixed with olive oil and coconut oil before applying them during a massage session. You can also rub this mixture on or before a yoga session. For example, using cinnamon can help heat up the solar plexus chakra, while the scent of rose can strengthen the heart chakra and alleviate insomnia and depression.
Chakra healing is a fantastic method that can be used to better one’s quality of life. By focusing on our chakras, we can find stabilize the energy flowing in our body and ultimately find ourselves centered and more aware. By combining these eight tools one can achieve the best results when it comes to balancing your chakras.