Balance Your Chakras – Balance Your Life
July 20th, 2017
Balance Your Chakras – Balance Your Life
by Miranda Murray
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it simply changes form. To block the natural flow of energy can result in disaster, the same can be said within your body and soul. Translating to “wheel,” Chakras (shock-raz) embody the flow of energy, thoughts and feelings, desires, and physical reactions within you. The cascade of energy within the body can actually be detected through medical devices such as the Electrocardiograph (EKG,) viewing the nerve centers in the body from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Achieving balance within your 7 main Chakras will bring peace, happiness and sublime to your life. Have an imbalanced Chakra and you can experience anxiety, depression, disorder, stress and fear, among the possibility of physical symptoms.
Each Chakra is associated with its own color – the 7 main colors of the light spectrum. Have you ever discovered your “aura?” Each color of the light spectrum processes an electromagnetic wave that can effect your aura. Your aura can change with your mood…and you can change your aura by balancing your Chakras…Still with me? Along with incorporating certain colors when it’s needed, there are other ways to help balance your energy flow. From the foods you eat, to the sounds you hear, to the jewelry you can wear. Take note of any negative thoughts or feelings you may have…and learn how to counteract it within your Chakras. For fun, find your aura here!
The Root Chakra – Muladhara
Located at the base of the spine, in the tailbone, the Root Chakra is responsible for our survival instincts and sense of security. When it is in balance we feel secure, stable, healthy, and energetic. When it is out of balance we can feel alienated, angry, lethargic. An imbalance in the root chakra can also leave us with physical symptoms like lower back pain, sciatica, and constipation.
|Positive Affirmations||I AM.
I am safe. I am secure. I am grounded. I belong in this world. I have all that I need. I am where I need to be. I am at peace with my surroundings, with the people and events that occur. I trust more and fear less.
|Visualizations||See a red lotus flower at the base of your spine, opening up – allow the energy to flow through your body.|
|Crystal Therapy||Hematite, Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Carnelian, Jasper, Red Jasper, Smokey Quartz|
|Nutrition||Apples, raspberries, tomatoes, strawberries, cherries, pomegranate, radish, beets, watermelon|
|Aromatherapy||Patchouli, Cedarwood, Ginger, Rosewood, Cloves, Black Pepper|
|Sound therapy & Mantra||Thunder – “LAM”|
|Healing with Nature||The root chakra’s element is Earth. Simply being outside and sitting on the grass under a tree to absorb earthly energies.|
The Sacral Chakra – Svadhishthana
Located in the lower abdomen area, below the belly button. The sacral chakra is linked with your feelings, emotions, creativity and, most of all, your sexuality. When it is in balance, we feel graceful, creative, flexible and sexually fulfilled. When it’s out of balance, we feel irritable, shy, inept, and lack intimacy. Physically, we can also experience lower back pain, low sex drive, or urinary, digestive and menstrual problems.
|Positive Affirmations||I FEEL.
I acknowledge my uniqueness. I am a sensual and creative being. I attract only whole and nurturing relationships into my life. My senses are alive and connected. I embrace life with passion and feel abundant joy. I am radiantly beautiful, healthy and strong.
|Visualizations||A swirling vortex of orange energy just below your navel.|
|Crystal Therapy||Red and brown aventurine, red garnet, red jasper, carnelian.|
|Nutrition||Almonds, papaya, melon, passion fruit, pumpkin, orange, mandarins, mangoes, walnuts|
|Aromatherapy||Orange, Tangerine, Neroli, Jasmine, Rosewood, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Bergamot and Geranium|
|Sound Therapy & Mantra||Ocean/Rain/Waterfall – “VAM”|
|Healing with Nature||The sacral’s element is water – spend time by the ocean, lake or river. Go swimming. Drink more water.|
The Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura
The solar plexus chakra is in your stomach, under your ribs. It connects our ego, will, and personal power. When it is in balance, we feel harmonious, protected, and comfortable with ourselves and others. When it’s out of balance, we can encounter depression, fear and confusion. We can also experience stomach pain, arthritis and even diabetes.
|Positive Affirmations||I DO.
I do enough. I am more than enough. I accept myself and stand confidently with my power. I respect differences and express my identity without imposing my will upon others. I am in harmony with all I see. I live with integrity.
|Visualizations||A ball of fire rising from your solar plexus up your spine and through your torso to the sun.|
|Crystal Therapy||Topaz, Citrine, Yellow zircon, Amber, Tiger’s eye|
|Nutrition||Corn, pineapples, squash, banana, millet, quinoa, ginger and turmeric|
|Aromatherapy||Lemongrass, Fennel, Coriander, Lime, Myrrh, Frankincense, Juniper, Lemon|
|Sound Therapy & Mantras||Roaring fire & “RAM”|
|Healing with Nature||The solar plexus’ element is fire – sit, dance or laugh by a fire. Take a walk in the sun at high noon.|
The Heart Chakra – Anahata
The heart chakra is located in the chest, right above your heart. It is responsible for our feelings of trust, love and compassion. In balance, we feel forgiveness, sincerity and love. When it is out of balance we can feel jealousy, anger, abandonment, loneliness and bitterness. We can also experience heart conditions, asthma, or shallow breathing.
|Positive Affirmations||I LOVE.
I love myself. I am a being of compassion. I share this love to everyone. I live in balance, grace and gratitude. I release all fears, concerns and worries about giving and receiving love. I know forgiveness. I am one.
|Visualizations||A green rosebud in the center of your chest, slowly opening with every breath – filling empty spaces with love.|
|Crystal Therapy||Malachite, Jade, Green Tourmaline, Emerald, Chrysoprase, Peridot|
|Nutrition||spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, peas, zucchini, celery, green apples, pears, grapes, kiwi, avocado|
|Aromatherapy||Fresh air! Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Pine, Rosewood|
|Sound Therapy & Mantra||Wind/air blowing – “YAM”|
|Healing with Nature||The heart chakra’s element is air – open your bedroom window, drive with the windows down, go fly a kite.|
The Throat Chakra – Vishuddha
I bet you can guess where this chakra is located – in your throat. It is responsible for our self expression, reinforcing communication, speech and healing. When it’s in balance, we can express our truth without fear or worry about what others think. When it’s out of balance, we can feel indecision and out of control. Physically, we could also experience thyroid dysfunction, sore throat, stiff neck or teeth and gum problems.
|Positive Affirmations||I SPEAK.
I speak my thoughts clearly, with grace and integrity. I am aligned with my highest truth and communicate this with love and honor. I acknowledge the power of my word to create my own reality. I express who I am.
|Visualizations||Imagine tasting something light and sweet. Picture a smooth, transparent blue light flow into your body through deep inhales, opening up your throat and airways.|
|Crystal Therapy||Turquoise, Blue agate, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Sapphire, Blue Topaz, Aquamarine|
|Nutrition||Currants, blackberries, blue berries, dragon fruit, kelp, kombu, barley, wheatgrass, mushroom|
|Aromatherapy||Rosemary, Lime, Sage, Indian Champa, Cedarwood|
|Sound Therapy & Mantra||Singing of bird and crickets – “HAM”|
|Healing with Nature||The throat chakra’s element in Ether (Sky) and is related to communication – sing, talk to your friends, spend time in nature.|
The Third Eye Chakra – Ajna
Our third eye is located on the forehead, between the eyebrows. It regulates our intuition, thoughts and dreams. A balanced third eye chakra can promote an open, focused and deep spiritual connection, strong morale, and allow us to easily determine between truth and illusion. Having an unbalanced third eye can bring moodiness, distrust, judgement, imbalance and sleeplessness. We can also experience headaches, nightmares, or confusion.
|Positive Affirmations||I SEE.
I see the truth in all situations. I trust my intuition and inner wisdom and I follow them. My life is divinely guided and always taking me in the direction best for me. I accept my path. I am healing in body, mind and spirit.
|Visualizations||Picture a ball of indigo colored energy – it begins in your minds eye, between your eye brows. Imagine the energy grow through and around your head, increasing your ability to dream, visualize, and think without attachment or distraction.|
|Crystal Therapy||Lapis Lazuli, Indigo, Sodalite, Sapphire, Azurite, Celestite, Blue Aventurine|
|Nutrition||Figs, grapes, raisins, blackberries, prunes, eggplants, purple cabbage, purple potatoes|
|Aromatherapy||Geranium, Basil, Jasmine, Lavender, Rosemary|
|Sound Therapy & Mantra||Bells and chimes – “”KSHAM”|
|Healing with Nature||The third eye’s element is light – bask in sunlight or lie with an eye pillow over your eyes. Sharpen your intellect with puzzles or brainteasers.|
The Crown Chakra – Sahasrara
The crown chakra is at the top of our head and it connects us to our higher consciousness. When the Sahasrara is balanced, we feel spiritual and faithful, strong and trusting in our connection with living in the “now.” When it’s unbalanced, we can feel depressed, fear of alienation, and aimless. Physically, we can also experience exhaustion or sensitivity to light and sound.
|Positive Affirmations||I UNDERSTAND.
I understand the impermanent nature of reality. I accept and honor the spirit within me and all living things. I embrace the unity of all beings and release all attachment. I invite sacred transformation. I am complete.
|Visualizations||See a lotus flower, slowly opening up inside the top of your head, bringing consciousness and connection to higher energies.|
|Crystal Therapy||Amethyst, White Calcite, Selenite, Obsidian, Clear Quartz, Sugilite|
|Nutrition||This chakra is more spiritual than physical – balance it in a fasting state.|
|Aromatherapy||Sandalwood, Saffron, Lotus, Jasmine|
|Sound Therapy & Mantra||Silence – “OM”|
|Healing with Nature||The crown chakra is connected to all the elements – meditation will bring balance and healing.|
Ok, that was a lot of information! To begin to balance yourself, I would start by just saying the “positive affirmations” to yourself and notice how saying these things, and actually believing them (keyword,) can seem to immediately bring peace and calmness!
- I am.
- I feel.
- I do.
- I love.
- I speak.
- I see.
- I understand.
Which chakra do you need balancing?!
*I am not a doctor, nutritionist or scientist but I have spent years soaking up information I’ve gathered through various websites, by attending numerous informational meetings and working with nutritionists and fitness trainers.