Chakra-balancing is very popular at the moment because it helps us to slow down and to feel serene in a world that is continually getting faster.
An imbalance in the Chakras means that some Chakras are under active and others are over-active.
A lot of people who have just discovered Chakra-balancing misguidedly think that it means opening up the Chakras. But like everything else in this world, the magic word is balance. Not too little, and not too much.
Because the Chakras transmit and receive energy: which converts into spiritual, emotional and then physical energy too little or too much could interfere with the way a person thinks, acts and also feels.
For example, too much energy coming through the Heart Chakra could make a person too soft: meaning that a person with a generous nature could easily be taken advantage of. But, having too little flow of energy through the Heart Chakra could make a person mean and heartless.
The Sanskrit word chakra simply means wheel and they are seven circular vortexes of energy (sometimes pictured as lotus flowers). They are the focal points of your life force or prana and their individual states are vital to your holistic well-being. There are seven major ones and hundreds of minor ones scattered all over the body.
The seven major chakras are part of the subtle energy system and have a vital part to play in healing and health. They are basically subtle energy transformers and are located on a physical level all along the spinal column and interconnected with the endocrine glands and nervous system.
These seven major subtle energy centers of consciousness can be thought of as locations where the soul links to the material body. Each chakra is related to a specific state of consciousness, and work in harmony with one another.
When the chakra system is working in balance with each other, you experience vitality, health and the feeling of connectedness of body, mind, and spirit.
But, if any of your chakras happens to be blocked or is wide open then that means that their energy is not flowing harmoniously through them. This then will cause an imbalance that will show itself in all parts of your life. That is why many people practice chakra-balancing.
The chakras are perceived by clairvoyants (psychics) as rotating, pulsating wheels of different colors.
The chakra energies rhythmically throb through the core of these wheels. They take in prana or life force then disperse it through the nadis to the blood, nervous system, and the endocrine glands. (Nadis are not nerves but rather channels for the movement of consciousness. The correct meaning of the Sanskrit word nadi is movement).
These chakra centers are always in motion, but the speed at which they rotate depends to some degree upon the state of health of the person. Traditional Indian medicine has made use of the chakras for thousands of years. And they are used for analyzing a person’s state of being: by treating disorders on the mental, emotional, and physical levels.
The major chakras are the energy ecosystem of your body. Each relates to a different part of your life such as love, wealth, health, creativity and communication.
All the elements of an ecosystem work together and define the strength of the whole. Just like how the wildlife and plant life in a rainforest rely on each other to produce a balanced environment, your seven Chakras work together to create a balanced life for you.
Think of this if people are energetic beings of endless abilities, why do they come across so many trials in so many sections of their lives? Why do their finances, career, relationships get out of order every now and then.
Could it be that the chakra controlling this certain part of their life is out of balance?
The chakras take in energy that comes from your emotional state, thoughts, and outside environment. Your body is influenced by the class of energy that is distributed through the chakras.
For example, if you have a negative emotional state, you will be permeating negative energy through your chakras and into your body if this continues for some time then it can produce ill health in your body.
Your chakras also take in energy from other people’s negative emotions, or even the place that you live in: if it is untidy and unpleasant this will create a harmful energy which your chakras will absorb.
You will find that making sure that your chakras are in balance will greatly improve your health and well-being on the spiritual, mental and the physical level.
The good thing is anyone can discover how to do chakra-balancing and encounter an on-going feeling of security every day of their lives.
The first five major chakras are in line with the spine, while the sixth is situated between the eyebrows and the seventh just above the crown of the head. These seven chakras vibrate to the frequency of one of the colours in the colour spectrum.
Chakra-Balancing, the seven chakras are:
(1) The Root Chakra, Sanskrit name, Muladhara meaning: root support.
This chakra is situated at the genitals on the front of the body, and the base of the spine, the coccyx or tailbone of the back.
Its energizing color is red.
Ruling planet Saturn.
foods, proteins, meats.
Associated with the ovaries and testes, large intestines, adrenals; patience, truth physical survival, responsibility, ambition earthly energy.
Common illness: bowel troubles, obesity arthritis, bad eating habits.
(2) The Sacral Chakra, Sanskrit name Swadhistha: meaning sweetness.
This chakra is situated in the lower abdomen, between the root chakra and the navel.
The chakra is rooted in the spinal column at the first lumbar vertebra.
Its energizing colour is orange.
ruling planet Mars.
Associated with the urinary system, prostate, ovaries testicles, womb, and circulatory system; relationships, creativity, sexuality and fertility.
Common Illnesses: bladder/uterine difficulties, frigidity, impotence, lower back pain.
(3) The Solar Plexus Chakra, Sanskrit name Manipura meaning lustrous jewel.
This chakra is situated just above the navel below the center breast bone. Its spinal location is at the eighth thoracic vertebra.
Its energizing color is yellow.
Ruling planet Sun.
Associated with the liver, digestive system, muscles, pancreas, and adrenal glands; personal power, self-esteem, confidence, gut feelings and intuition.
Common illnesses: liver, stomach disorders, and diabetes
(4) The Heart Chakra, Sanskrit name Anahata meaning unstuck.
This chakra is situated between the breasts, in the centre of the breastbone; at the back its location is the first thoracic vertebra between and below the shoulder blades.
Its energizing colour is green.
Ruling planet Venus, foods vegetables.
Associated with the thymus gland, the heart, lungs, arms, and hands; emotional power, compassion, love, values and morals.
Common illnesses: heart/lung diseases.
(5) The Throat Chakra Sanskrit name Visudda meaning purification.
This chakra is situated in the front at the base of the neck, at the hollow of the collarbone, with its spiral rooted in the third cervical vertebras, the spine at the base of the skull.
Its energizing color is blue.
Ruling planet Mercury, foods fruits.
Associated with the throat, the neck and shoulders, thyroid and parathyroid glands; communication and expression, power of the will, and the intellect.
Common illnesses: thyroid disorders throat troubles, colds, stiff neck.
(6) The Brow or Third Eye Chakra Sanskrit name Ajna meaning to know/perceive.
This chakra is situated frontally just above and between the eyes, and at the first cervical vertebra of the spine at the back.
Its energizing color is Indigo.
Ruling planet Jupiter.
Foods have no effect on the Brow Chakra.
Associated with the pineal glands, the eyes, secretory functions of the pituitary glands, psychic perception, and power of the mind, and the intellect.
Common illnesses: vision trouble, eye problems, headaches, nightmares, insomnia.
(7) The Crown Chakra Sanskrit name Sahasrara meaning a thousand fold.
This chakra is situated physically at the top of the head, slightly to the back.
Its energizing colours are violet or white.
Ruling planet: no one planet rules the Crown Chakra.
When properly balanced the Crown Chakra simultaneously uses the positive energy of all the planets of each of the chakras.
Foods have no effect on the Crown Chakra.
Associated with the pineal and pituitary glands, cerebral cortex; controls every aspect of the body and mind. This is the connection with the Divine Source.
Common illnesses: confusion, depression, lack of understanding, alienation.
The energy your chakras produce is experienced by you as your feelings and thoughts. The colors represent the colors you must see in your mind’s eye in order to cleanse and balance the seven major chakra centers.
Now for some chakra-balancing:
First sit or lie down and make sure your back is straight. Now bring the index finger and the thumb of both hands together to recycle your body’s energy.
Take three deep breaths. In through the nose and out through the mouth try not to move your chest the only movement should be your ribs expanding as you breath in. So keep shoulders and chest still and just relax. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth all through the meditation.
(1) Root: Imagine a ball of vibrant white light flow into your body through the top of your head (crown chakra), and float the ball downwards through your body to the end of your spine (root chakra). Imagine your root chakra as a red ball. Now visualize the ball of white light uniting with the red ball until the two balls become one brilliant, glowing ball of red light.
Say the affirmation for the Root Chakra in your mind (“I have a wealth of strength and energy. I express my individuality in a Divine Perfect Way.”) Repeat it to yourself three times while still imagining the red ball of lights. Take three deep breaths. Your root chakra is now cleansed and balance!
(2) Sacral: now imagine the ball of white light moving upwards to the second chakra and merging with the orange colour of the second chakra and producing a vibrant orange ball. Say the affirmation for the sacral chakra three times in your mind
(“I have faith the infinite intelligence to give me everything I need for my evolution and growth”). Repeat it to yourself three times while still imagining the orange ball of lights. Take three deep breaths. Your sacral chakra is now cleansed and balance!
(3) Solar Plexus: now imagine the ball of white light moving upwards to the third chakra and merging with the yellow color of the solar plexus chakra and producing a vibrant yellow ball. Say the affirmation for the solar plexus chakra three times in your mind
(“there are no failures. Only learning I learn from everything I do”). Repeat it to yourself three times while still imagining the yellow ball of lights. Take three deep breaths. Your solar Plexus chakra is now cleansed and balance!
(4) Heart: now imagine the ball of white light moving upwards to the fourth chakra and merging with the green colour of the heart chakra and producing a vibrant green ball. Say the affirmation for the heart chakra three times in your mind
(“I am capable at all times to do that which is required of me to help myself and others”). Repeat it to yourself three times while still imagining the green ball of lights. Take three deep breaths. Your heart chakra is now cleansed and balance!
(5) Throat: now imagine the ball of white light moving upwards to the fourth chakra and merging with the blue color of the throat chakra and producing a vibrant blue ball. Say the affirmation for the throat chakra three times in your mind
(“I know that the healing power of the universe will help me achieve greater self-expression”). Repeat it to yourself three times while still imagining the blue ball of lights. Take three deep breaths. Your throat chakra is now cleansed and balance!
(6) Brow: now imagine the ball of white light moving upwards to the sixth chakra and merging with the indigo color of the brow chakra and producing a vibrant indigo ball. Say the affirmation for the brow chakra three times in your mind
(“I am open to new ideas and situations which will add to my happiness”). Repeat it to yourself three times while still imagining the indigo ball of lights. Take three deep breaths. Your brow chakra is now cleansed and balance!
(7) Crown: now imagine the ball of white light moving upward to the seventh chakra and merging with the violet color of the crown chakra and producing a vibrant violet ball. Say the affirmation for the crown chakra three times in your mind
(“I go beyond limiting beliefs and accept myself totally”). Repeat it to yourself three times while still imagining the violet ball of lights. Take three deep breaths. Your crown chakra is now cleansed and balance!
Remember to relax! Concentrate on the affirmation of each chakra. Repeat it to yourself three times. Accept it as your truth. Remember after each chakra visualization, take three breaths before going on to the other one. Three is the number of Trinity Energy.
Putting aside a few minutes each day for some chakra balancing meditation before you get out of bed in the morning is a great way to start the day, making you feel full of positivity energy.
Also doing some chakra balancing meditation before you go to sleep at night will make you feel serene which will then lead to a good night’s sleep. Good Luck!
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