Chakra Balancing

What are Chakras?

The belief in chakras originated in India and are applied in Ayurvedic Medicine. It is believed that Chakras are the major centers which our energy flows through. They are circles of energy which balance, store and distribute the energies of life all throughout the body.

When our chakras are not aligned or are out of balance this can cause our physical health, mental health, and spiritual selves to suffer. There are seven major chakras; the first one starts at the base of the spine and move upwards to the top of the head or crown. Each chakra corresponds to specific glands and organs of your being. Below each chakra is explained in more detail.

Chakras can become blocked or imbalanced. If one of them is blocked or not functioning optimally then you may feel more emotional or feeling a bit “off” than you normally would.  See the signs of imbalance for each chakra to understand what area is in need of balance and how to rebalance those chakras.

Chakrasfrontback2all1. ROOT – located at the base of the spine this chakra is associated with the lower digestive system, including the large intestines and kidneys. This chakra’s health is vital in feeling grounded and secure. Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, ginger, carrots, beets, and red maca root aid in balancing this power center.

Imbalances:

  • worried about basic needs
  • instability
  • mistrust with the process of life and other people
  • you don’t feel safe
  • you feel disconnected with the earth

Ways to Rebalance: 

  • go for a walk outside
  • sit on the ground
  • stand barefoot in soil
  • garden
  • practice yoga

2. SACRAL – beneath the naval, the sacral chakra is associated with reproductive system and the bladder. This chakra holds our sexual and creative energy, and is aided by orange foods like carrots. Lemons and oranges rich in vitamin C, and cleansing agents like cayenne and ginger help the bladder, while energizing camu camu berry stimulates creativity.

Imbalances:

  • jealousy
  • anger
  • lack of creativity
  • trouble experiencing sensuality
  • difficulty enjoying yourself

Ways to Rebalance:

  • connect with your creative side
  • eat orange foods
  • dance, sing, walk, write, play….

3. SOLAR PLEXUS – the solar plexus is associated with the upper digestive system, including stomach, kidneys, and liver. The most commonly unbalanced chakra, here is help willpower, identity, and self esteem.  Cayenne, lemon, and ginger cleanse, while nutritious bee pollen is rich in amino acids, B-complex, and folic acid.

Imbalances:

  • trouble making decisions
  • lack of confidence
  • depression
  • anger
  • sense of purposelessness

Ways to Rebalance:

  • laugh!
  • watch funny movies or videos
  • eat yellow foods
  • surround yourself with the color yellow

4. HEART – centered in the heart and respiratory system, this chakra holds our compassion and love, and has the ability through its full expression to aid in the balance of other chakras. Greens such as hemp, kale, spinach, cucumber, and celery help this chakra flourish.

Imbalances:

  • selfishness
  • lack of compassion for self or others
  • heart or skin problems

Ways to Rebalance:

  • love yourself
  • eat healthier
  • sleep more
  • exercise more

5. THROAT – the throat chakra includes the mouth, ears, nose, and tongue, and is responsible for our senses as well as our ability to communicate thoughts and feelings. Blue foods such a blueberries aid this chakra while ginger and lemon soothe the throat and a dash of cayenne purges the sinuses.

Imbalances:

  • trouble communicating
  • speaking too much and not listening
  • lying
  • soft voice

Ways to Rebalance:

  • sing
  • speak your truth
  • warm tea

6. THIRD EYE – the third eye, center of intuition, includes the pineal and pituitary glands as well as the brain. The third eye controls perception and sleep. Blueberries hearken the violet of the third eye, while spirulina clears and decalcifies the pineal gland.

Imbalances:

  • lack of self-knowledge
  • not trusting your intuition
  • fear of success

Ways to Rebalance:

  • trust your intuition

7. CROWN – located at the top of the head, here is where all life is said to enter the body. Complete foods such as chia gel embody this chakra, while the antioxidants in blueberries clean the entire body. The fresh hydration of cucumber helps elevate this highest chakra.

Imbalances:

  •  lack of happiness in life
  • depression
  • feeling lost
  • wanting to escape
  • loneliness

Ways to Rebalance:

  • connect with your spirituality
  • join a support or study group
  • take guided meditation classes

 

I hope the tips have proved to be helpful in understanding your chakras and ways to keep them balanced. Just remember we are human beings and not perfect so feeling unbalanced sometimes is normal!

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