The universe is made up of matter and matter is basically a composition of components that contain massive energy and our bodies are no exception. Before contemporary technology and science was conceived, it had already been discovered that all living elements carried a life force in them manoeuvred by energy. The centres of the energy that strode inside of us were named the ‘7 chakras’ in the ancient cultures.
“Chakras are both transmitters and receptors, meaning the frequency at which you emit energy will match the frequency of what you receive in your life,” Lyons says. “When they are balanced, they are operating at the highest frequency and will attract people, abundance, and opportunities that you have labelled as high frequency.” On the flip side, ”if your chakras are not flowing”,sound healer and Reiki Master Susy Schieffelin of The Copper Vessel says, “the imbalance can show up as physical, emotional, or spiritual symptoms that even affect circumstances outside of yourself.”
TYPES OF CHAKRAS-
1. The Root Chakra – Muladhara
The first chakra of our body is the Root chakra. This chakra is placed at the very origin of your spine, near your tailbone. This chakra’s role is to engage all of your energy with the Earth, which is called grounding. When you think of your root chakra, think of your day to day survival here on earth. This energy operates a sense of security, survival, and instinct.
Associated Color: Red
When this chakra is out of balance we feel exhausted, hopeless, ungrounded, uneasy, and lonely.
2. The Sacral Chakra – Svadhishana
The 2nd chakra of our body is the sacral chakra.it is located right below the belly button. This chakra is all about your individuality as a human and what you do with it. This chakra legislates the basic emotional and sexual necessities as well as creativity and confidence.
Associated Colour: Orange
When this chakra is out of balance we feel emotionally imbalanced, isolated, and might struggle with addictions and dependence.
3. The Solar Plexus – Manipura
The 3rd chakra in our body is the Solar Plexus. It is located in the centre of the belly button. This chakra is where your self-confidence, individuality, and personal strength are born.
Associated Color: Yellow
When this chakra is out of balance we experience fears, eating disorders, anxiety, and loss of control.
4. The Heart Chakra – Anahata
The 4th chakra is the heart. This chakra is where your love, compassion, and kindness are entrusted. This includes love for others and love for yourself, which is why this chakra is also associated with health healing.
Associated Color: Green
When this chakra is out of balance we feel disconnected, disastrous, and denied.
5. The Throat Chakra – Vishuddha
The 5th chakra is the throat chakra. The centre of the chakra is right in between your collar bone. This chakra gives a voice to your subjective realities. It regulates our sense of security, leadership, expression, and fluid communication.
Associated Color: Blue
When this chakra is out of balance, we feel anxious, paralyzed, and insecure.
6. The Third Eye Chakra – Ajna
The 6th chakra of our body is the third eye chakra. The third eye’s centre is in between your eyebrows. This chakra opens up your mind to knowledge beyond the substantial world and the 5 senses. Extrasensory perception, intuition or psychic energy, all come from the third eye.
There is a small pine cone-shaped gland in your mind that takes in light.This gland is credible for enabling you to feel awake in the daytime and sleepy at night.
Associated Color: Indigo
When this chakra is out of balance, you may feel imbalanced and critical, unable to access our intuition, and have trouble sleeping.
7. The Crown chakra– Sahaswara
The 7th chakra of our body is the Crown chakra. The crown chakra’s centre is at the top of your head; this chakra is pure consciousness energy.. It is associated with our consciousness, inner wisdom, vision, and spirituality.
Associated Color: Violet
When this chakra is out of balance, we feel pessimistic, disastrous, confused, and disconnected.
HOW TO BALANCE THE CHAKRAS?
1. Practice visualization
One easy way to liberate your chakras and epitomize your ideal reality is by visualizing the person you want to be and what you want your life to look like. As you picture this rendition of your life, it starts to create an emotional response which alters the vibration of your chakras to match the vibration of your future self, thus manifesting that reality into the physical world.
2. Bring balance to all areas of your life
If your life feels out of whack, so will your chakras. That’s why Lyons suggests analyzing your energetic structures in different areas of life such as eating, relationships, and money. Once you’ve identified what areas need some stability, make small adjustments to bring those areas more into proportion.
3. Adopt a daily practice
Getting your chakras rolling harmoniously is not a one and done. It requires a daily commitment to keep them in check. To do this, Lyons recommends perpetrating a daily ritual that comprises practices that boost your mind, body, and soul. It doesn’t have to take up too much time either. Even just a few minutes of visualization, journaling, stretching, or meditation will make you and your chakras feel more rooted.
4. Check-in with your chakras
Another thing Lyons recommends incorporating into your daily chakra balancing ritual: a chakra diagnostic if you will. To do this, get into a comfortable state and take a few deep breaths. As you do this, analyze what areas of your body where possibly the breath isn’t flowing. This will tell you which chakra might need some extra love. For example, if you find that it’s hard to get the breath past your throat, that might signal that your throat chakra is blocked.
5. Try sound healing
Instead of a regular bath opt for a sound bath. “Different sound frequencies correlate with each chakra,” Schieffelin says. “The vibrations from these sounds can help clear energy blockages and support a healthy energy flow within your chakras.” Find a local sound healer or treat yourself to a gong or a singing bowl and give it a try.
6. Practice chakra-balancing chants
You can practice chants and use sound to open up the energy flow in your body. “Chanting is like sound healing from the inside,” Schieffelin says. “The vibrations of your voice work to clear blockages throughout all of your energy centres.”
7. Do a chakra colour meditation
Each chakra is linked with a certain colour. The root chakra is red. The sacral chakra is orange, and the solar plexus is yellow. So another way to counteract a blocked chakra is by meditating on each chakra and imagining its colour radiating from its centre.
In our everyday vigour, we are subjected to a number of activities, sources of stress and mandates that result in instabilities in our energy level. Some may feel sifting, others fulfilling or nourishing. Likewise, past events and experiences often leave a long-lasting effect on how we feel, consequently affecting how we manage our energy day-to-day. Hence, it is significant for us to look after ourselves and keep our chakras levelled so as to maintain a harmonious flow of energy through our bodies.