We all have Chakras: special centers in our bodies that absorb and emit different energies depending on how we nourish them. Each of the seven Chakras in our bodies serve different aspects of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing in different ways.
If you are feeling out of balance — experiencing things like pain or stiffness, lethargy, digestive problems, or just a general sense of feeling “off” — it could be because your Chakras are out of balance. Each chakra is associated with the autonomic nervous system with it’s own associated color, frequency, purpose, and consciousness.
Here are some ways you can keep your Chakras aligned and open so you can feel more whole and connected.
The root chakra — located at the base of the spine — is anatomically the closest to earth and, thus, is associated with earth. Its color is red and it is related to survival, security, and feeling comfortable in your skin.
To nurture your root chakra, do activities that help you stay connected to earth. Walk barefoot in the grass; eat foods that grow from the earth; practice yogic exercises that strengthen your hips and lower back; wear the color red.
Honoring the root chakra helps you feel more connected, grounded, and safe.
This orange colored chakra is located in the area of the lower abdomen, sacrum, hips, and sexual organs. It is connected to the element of water and is associated with emotions, creativity, sexuality, and sensuality.
To clear and balance your sacral chakra, honor its element of water by swimming, taking a bath, and drinking plenty of water. Wear the color orange, dance, and perform yogic exercises that stretch and strengthen your hips.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The main focus of this chakra is your relationship with yourself. With a yellow color, this chakra is located in the lower belly and back and its element is fire. If you are feeling particularly compulsive or controlling, it could be because your solar plexus chakra is out of alignment.
To nurture it, honor its element and color by having a campfire or lighting candles, and wearing yellow. Walk outside and let the sunshine dance on your face and skin. Do core-strengthening exercises and practice detoxifying twists.
Our heart chakra — as you probably know — is associated with all forms of love:
- Love of self
- Love of others
- Love of creatures
Its element is air and it is located in the chest, heart, shoulders, arms, hands, and upper back. If you’re feeling disconnected from yourself or others or are lacking compassion for yourself or others, your heart chakra may need some attention.
Go outside and breathe in deep breaths of fresh air. Connect with compassion for yourself and let it spread to compassion for others. Wear purple or green and focus on accepting the beauty of all things. Emanate love to things outside of yourself and open yourself to receiving love, as well.
Located in the throat, our throat chakras are associated with communication. The color for the throat chakra is blue and it’s not just about communication; it’s about honest, open communication inward and outward as well as awareness of when to not speak at all.
If you’re having trouble communicating, try some chanting or singing exercises. You can also drink soothing drinks like tea and practice meditation to quiet the mind.
Third Eye Chakra
Located between the eyebrows, this indigo-colored chakra is our energy center for intuition, awareness, guidance, and insight. It is how we access our highest inner wisdom without interference from outside stimulation. If you’re feeling foggy, uninspired, or lost, focus on your third eye chakra.
Stay quiet, allow the messages from your third eye to flow to you without judgment. Keep a journal of your dreams — write them down as soon as you wake up — and practice balancing yoga poses with your eyes closed.
At the top of our heads is the crown chakra, which is associated with our universal consciousness and connection. It is where the Light of All that Is enters and leaves us and connects us to the universe. Its color is violet.
If you’re experiencing more drama in your life than usual, a sense of disconnection, or an increased inability to view other peoples’ perspectives, your crown chakra might need some extra attention.
Nurture this chakra by wearing the color purple and pausing, taking time to meditate, and getting involved with activities that give to others. Keep a gratitude journal that helps you reconnect with everything that is beautiful around you so you can remember how important you are as a part of the greater whole.
Keeping our minds, bodies, and spirits healthy is an important part of being the balance. If you’re experiencing general imbalance or not quite sure what is off, reach out to me today and we can talk about different steps you can take to start getting back on track.