Chakra Balancing

"The awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind."
~ Eckhart Tolle ~

What are Chakras?

The seven Chakras, meaning "wheel" in Sanskrit, are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. There are seven main chakras which align the spine starting from the base to the crown of the head.

To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is our vital life force which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

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Root Chakra

Root Chakra - Muladhara

The Muladhara, our root chakra, is the first chakra and lays the foundation for expansion in our lives. Located at the base of the spine, its energy is based on the earth element. The root or base chakra is associated with our feeling of safety, stability and grounding. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. When our root chakra is open and balanced, we feel safe and fearless.

Color Sanskrit Location Element Purpose
Red Muladhara Base of spine Earth Foundation

Lesson is Survival | the right to exist. deals with tasks related to the material and physical world. ability to stand up for oneself and security issues.

Issues | roots. grounding. nourishment. trust. health. home. family. prosperity. appropriate boundaries.

Balanced Characteristics | good health. vitality. well grounded. comfortable in body. sense of trust in the world. feeling of safety and security. ability to relax and be still.

Deficiency | disconnection from body. underweight. fearful and anxious. restless. depression. resentment. poor focus and discipline. financial difficulty. poor boundaries. chronic disorganization.

Excess | obesity and overeating. hoarding and material fixation. sluggish and tired. fear of change. addition to security. rigid boundaries. anger. greediness. impatience.

Physical Malfunctions | disorders of the bowel, bones, teeth. back pain. bladder problems. constipation. fatigue. issues with legs, feet, knees, base of spine, buttocks. eating disorders. frequent illness.

    Healing Practices & Tools

    Positive Affirmations

    “I am safe. I am secure. I am grounded."
    "I belong to this world. I have all that I need."
    "I am at peace with my surroundings."
    'I trust more and fear less."

    Activators & Stimulants | reconnect with body. physical activity. massage. restful sleep. being outdoors in nature. walking bare feet on the earth. eating red-colored foods like tomatoes, red peppers, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pomegranates, and root vegetables such as radish, parsnips, rainbow chard, beets and beans. wearing red clothing; using crystals, essential oils and sound therapies.

    Crystals | black onyx, hematite, smokey quartz, red jasper, tiger's eye.

    Essential Oils* | rosemary, patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood, ginger, clove.

    Sound Therapy | keynote C. frequency 256 Hz. thunder sounds.  

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    Sacral Chakra

    Sacral Chakra - Svadhisthana

    The Svadhisthana, our sacral chakra, is the second chakra and is directed by the principle of pleasure. Located below the navel at the center of the lower abdomen, its element is water and as such, it’s energy is characterized by flow and flexibility. It is associated with our emotional body, sensuality, and creative expression. 

     Color Sanskrit Location Element Purpose
    Orange Svadhisthana Below navel Water Connection 

    Lesson is Feelings | the right to feel. connected to our sensing abilities and issues related to feelings. ability to be social and intimacy issues.

    Issues | movement. sensation. emotions. sexuality. desire. need. pleasure.

    Balanced Characteristics | graceful movement. emotional intelligence. ability to experience pleasure. self-nurturance. ability to change. healthy boundaries.

    Deficiency | rigidity in body and attitudes. fear of sex. poor social skills. denial of pleasure. excessive boundaries. fear of change. lack of desire, passion. excitement.

    Excess | sexual addictions. pleasure addiction. excessively strong emotions, ruled by emotions (hysteria, bipolar mood swings, crisis junkies), oversensitive. poor boundaries. seductive manipulations. obsessive attachment.

    Physical Malfunctions | disorders of the reproductive organs, spleen, urinary system. menstrual difficulties. sexual dysfunction. low back pain. lack of flexibility. loss of appetite for food, sex, life.

      Healing Practices & Tools

      “I deserve pleasure in my life."
      "I attract only whole and nurturing relationships in my life."
      "I am radiantly beautiful, healthy and strong."
      "I embrace life with passion and feel abundant joy."

      Activators & Stimulants | movement therapy. emotional release. inner child work. being near bodies of water. drinking water. hot aromatic baths, water aerobics, massage. eating orange-colored foods like carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, melon, orange peppers, papaya, oranges, mandarins and apricots. wearing orange clothing; using crystals, essential oils and sound therapies.

      Crystals | moonstone, sunstone, red carnelian, orange calcite.

      Essential Oils* | wild orange, neroli, jasmine, rose, grapefruit, geranium.

      Sound Therapy | keynote D. frequency 288 Hz. ocean, rainfall, waterfall sounds.

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      Solar Plexus Chakra

      Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura

      The Manipura, our third chakra, is the third chakra is our source of personal power. Located on the upper part of the abdomen, where the diaphragm rests, its element is fire. Closely connected to the digestive system, its main function is to help transform matter into energy to fuel your body. Characterized by the expression of will, personal power, and mental abilities, the energy of our solar plexus chakra is mobilized when we assert ourselves in the world.

       Color Sanskrit Location Element Purpose
      Yellow Manipura Above navel Fire Transformation

      Lesson is Personal Power | the right to think. balance of intellect, self-confidence and ego power. ability to have self-control and a sense of humor.

      Issues | energy. activity. autonomy. individuation. will. self-esteem. proactivity. power.

      Balanced Characteristics | responsible and reliable. balanced, effective will. good self-esteem. balanced ego. warmth in personality. confidence. sense of humor. appropriate self-discipline. sense of one's personal power. able to meet challenges.

      Deficiency | low energy. weak will and easily manipulated. poor self-discipline and follow-through. low self-esteem. poor digestion. attraction to stimulants. victim mentality. passive, unreliable.

      Excess | overly aggressive, dominating, controlling. need to be right, have the last word. manipulative, power hungry. attraction to sedatives. stubbornness. competitive. arrogant. hyperactive.

      Physical Malfunctions | eating disorders. digestive disorders, ulcers. hypoglycemia, diabetes. muscle spasms. chronic fatigue. hypertension. disorders of stomach, pancreas, gall bladder, liver.

        Healing Practices & Tools

        Positive Affirmations

        “I honor the power within me."
        "I accept myself and stand confidently in my power."
        "I am in harmony with all I see and live with integrity."
        "I am enough and I do more than enough."

        Activators & Stimulants | grounding and emotional releases. deep relaxation with massage, acupuncture, float tanks, sound lounge, breathing exercises. vigorous exercise like running or aerobics. martial arts. abdominal exercise such as sit-ups and plank. eating yellow-colored foods like corn, pineapple, squash, beans, yellow peppers, bananas, brown rice, quinoa, ginger, turmeric. wearing yellow clothing; using crystals, essential oils and sound therapies.

        Crystals | tiger's eye, citrine, topaz, amber.

        Essential Oils* | lemon, lime, lemongrass, frankincense, fennel, juniper berry.

        Sound Therapy | keynote E. frequency 320 Hz. roaring fire sounds.

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        Heart Chakra

        Heart Chakra - Anahata

        The Anahata, our heart chakra, is the fourth chakra and is our source of love, compassion, beauty and connection. Located at the heart center and with its energy associate with the element of air, it is at the middle of the traditional seven chakra system and unites the lower chakras of matter and the upper chakras of spirit. Driven by the principles of transformation and integration, this energy center is said to bridge earthly and spiritual aspirations.

        When the heart chakra is open, you may feel being deeply connected, the harmonious exchange of energy with all that is around you, and the appreciation of beauty. However, when there’s a blockage in the heart chakra, you may experience difficulties in your relating with others, such as excessive jealousy, codependency, or being closed down, withdrawn. 

         Color Sanskrit Location Element Purpose
        Green Anahata Heart Center Air Love & Balance

        Lesson is Relationships | the right to love. forgiveness, compassion. ability to have self-control. acceptance of oneself.

        Issues | love. balance. self-love. relationship. intimacy. devotion

        Balanced Characteristics | compassionate. loving. empathetic. self-loving. altruistic. peaceful, balanced. good immune system.

        Deficiency | antisocial, withdrawn, cold. critical, judgemental, intolerant of self or others. loneliness, isolation. depression. fear of intimacy, fear of relationships. lack of empathy. narcissism.

        Excess | co-dependency. poor boundaries. demanding. clinging. jealousy. anger. sadness. excessively emotional. overly sacrificing.

        Physical Malfunctions | disorders of the heart, lungs, thymus, breasts, arms. shortness of breath. sunken chest. circulation problems. asthma. immune system deficiency. tension between shoulder blades, pain in chest.

          Healing Practices & Tools

          Positive Affirmations

          "I am worthy of love."
          “I love myself. I am a being of compassion."
          "I release all fears, concerns or worries about giving or receiving love."
          "I live in balance with grace and gratitude."

          Activators & Stimulants | breathing exercises. work with arms, reaching out, taking in. journaling, self-discovery. psychotherapy with emotional release of grief, forgiveness, inner child work, self-acceptance, codependency work. nature walks. time spent with loved ones. eating green-colored foods like spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, peas, green peppers, leeks, zucchini, celery, green apples, pears, grapes, avocados, kiwi. wearing green clothing; using crystals, essential oils and sound therapies.

          Crystals | rose quartz, ruby, malachite, emerald, green tourmaline, peridot.

          Essential Oils* | ylang ylang, wild orange, rose, jasmine, eucalyptus, pine.

          Sound Therapy | keynote F. frequency 341.3 Hz. wind and air sounds.

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          Throat Chakra

          Throat Chakra - Vishudda

          The Vishuddha, our throat chakra, is the fifth chakra and is driven by the principle of expression and communication. Located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is related to the element of sound and is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The fifth chakra includes the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and the tongue. This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. 

           Color Sanskrit Location Element Purpose
          Blue Vishuddha Throat Sound Communication

          Lesson is Communication | the right to speak. learning to express oneself and one’s beliefs (truthful expression). ability to trust. loyalty. organization and planning.

          Issues | communication. creativity. listening. resonance. finding one's own voice.

          Balanced Characteristics | resonant voice. good listener. good sense of timing and rhythm. clear communication. lives creatively.

          Deficiency | fear of speaking. small, weak voice. difficulty putting feelings into words. introversion, shyness. tone deaf. poor rhythm.

          Excess | too much talking, talking as a defense. inability to listen, poor auditory comprehension. gossiping. dominating voice, interruptions.

          Physical Malfunctions | disorders of the throat, ears, voice, neck. thyroid issues. tightness of the jaw. toxicity.

            Healing Practices & Tools

            Positive Affirmations

            "I express who I am."
            "I am aligned with my highest truth."
            "I speak my thoughts clearly with grace and integrity."
            "I acknowledge the power of my word to create my own reality."

            Activators & Stimulants | loosen neck and shoulders. release voice. singing, chanting, toning. storytelling. journal writing. practice silence (excess). learn communication skills. letter writing. poetry. eating blue-colored foods like blueberries, currants, blackberries, blue grapes, mushrooms, dragonfruit, wheatgrass, barley, kelp. wearing blue clothing; using crystals, essential oils and sound therapies.

            Crystals | turquoise, lapis lazuli, blue agate, sapphire, blue topaz, aquamarine.

            Essential Oils* | peppermint, cypress, spearmint, rosemary, blue tansy.

            Sound Therapy | keynote G. frequency 384 Hz. singing of birds and crickets.

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            Third Eye Chakra

            Third Eye Chakra - Ajna

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            Crown Chakra

            Crown Chakra - Sahasrara


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