“When Your Energy vibrates at a frequency that is in direct alignment with what the universe has been attempting to deliver your entire life, you begin to live in the flow and true miracles start to happen.” Panache Desai
The chakra system, both an Eastern and Western tradition, originated in India approximately 4,000 years ago. The seven chakras are centers lined from the base of your spine to the top of your head and are located near vital organs. Chakras have positive and negative affects on your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
The first chakra is linked to smells and Earth. It is referred to as the root/base chakra. When this chakra is unbalanced you may have issues with stress and anxiety. You may also experience joint pain, obesity, constipation, anorexia, and a poor immune system. Try the following things to balance this chakra:
-Incorporate red foods into your daily diet
-Dance barefoot outside
-Use aromatherapy with nature based smells such as cedar, clove and myrrh
The second chakra is the sacral/naval chakra and is associated with tastes and water. When this chakra is unbalanced you may deal with jealousy, and struggle with power and control. You may also suffer from uterine or bladder problems, sexual difficulties, and lower back pain. To balance this chakra: Incorporate cleansing foods (orange ones are best).
-Be open minded during sex
-Make new friends
-Try warm baths with dried flowers and beautiful oils like sandalwood!
-Make time for yourself
-Praise yourself when you achieve your goals
The third, Solar Plexus chakra, is tied too sight and fire. When unbalanced you may deal with fear of rejection, criticism, blame, and being alone.You may also deal with liver disorders, diabetes, gallstones, hypoglycemia, and low energy. Try the following to balance this chakra:
-Visualize happy things
-Rid yourself of any negative people
Number four is the Heart Chakra; we pair this with touch and air. We need to learn to rid ourselves from bitterness and hatred to balance this chakra. High blood pressure, difficulty breathing, and tension in the shoulders are symptoms of an unbalanced heart chakra. Try these:
-Positive physical touch (Hugging, cuddling, and body massages)
-Deep, calm breathing
-Earthy, green foods.
-Set time aside to do something you love
-Be a gentle, loving spirit to those around you
-Try the essential oil rose
The Throat Chakra is number fifth and we associate it with hearing and sound. Health issues you may experience when this chakra is unbalanced: -Ear infections, weariness, thyroid problems, and esophagus problems. Try these to balance this chakra:
-Positive sounds like singing
-Words of affirmation
-Remember to speak up for yourself
-Always aim to be open and honest
The sixth Chakra is called Third Eye. This is where our “sixth sense” comes from. We also associate it with light. When this chakra is unbalanced issues such as headaches, eye problems, and pituitary gland problems occur. Try to balance these chakras by:
-Become open minded
-Trust your intuition
-Stick to positive imagery and vibes
-Try essential oils like jasmine and rosemary
Crown is our seventh chakra. Here we learn about our beliefs, our sense of a greater power, our morals and ambitions. There are no associations thus far but we do tie it to pure consciousness. When unbalanced you may suffer from depression, migraines and amnesia. Try these to find balance:
-Inspirational books, uplifting movies and songs
-Set out quiet time to reflect and replenish
-Eat dark blue/purple foods
Keeping your seven centers balanced is very important. We all have limits, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When we have unbalanced chakras and we continue to push ourselves we harm our mind and body. Remember that our mind and our body cannot function alone. When we give ourselves time to replenish and heal, we are able to live a happy, healthy life.