What is Chakra Balancing
Chakra Balancing is the practice through which the chakras are opened up and cleared, allowing the practitioner to see, feel and relate to the world with complete unaffected awareness. When the chakras are balanced in an individual, each moment will have a feeling of aliveness and complete well being which in turn drives them to reach their full potential.
Chakra Balancing has a positive impact on body, mind and spirit. It is practiced through meditation and visualization and by the use of colors, aromas and gemstones that affect each chakra.
Muladhara Chakra (Root Chakra)Color - Red
Aromatherapy - Cedar, Clove
Gemstones - Agate, Hematite, Blood Jasper, Garnet, Red Coral, Ruby
This Chakra connects us with the physical world and grounds us. An unbalanced or closed root chakra means our lives revolve too much around our material world and our possessions. When your root chakra is open, you have a connection with the earth and nature which gives us a spiritual grounding which is very important to lead a balanced life.
Svadhisthana Chakra (Sacral Chakra)Color - Orange
Aromatherapy - Ylang Ylang, Sandlewood
Gemstone - Carnelian, Moonstone
This Chakra controls the sexuality as well as symbolizing the male-female entities within all of us. An unbalanced or closed Svadhisthana chakra inhibits our creative forces and also prevents us from having fulfilling relationships. But when it is open, our creativity, love of life and people around us flows and our feelings become genuine and undistorted.
Manipura Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra)Color - Yellow
Aromatherapy - Lavender, Bergamot
Gemstones - Amber, Topaz, Citrine
The psychological aspect of this chakra has to do with one's relationship to society. It is about being who we are without having to elevate ourselves above anyone else, or vice versa. An unbalanced solar plexus chakra means that we perceive others not as they are but as we expect them to be. When our solar plexus is open and flowing, we have a clear picture of who we are and what our place is in the universe. We have an acceptance of ourselves and others.
Anahata Chakra (Heart Chakra)Color-Green
Gemstone-Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Kunzite, Emerald, Jade
As this chakra is the fourth in a total of seven, it is the center of the entire chakra system. It connects the lower physical and emotional centers with the higher spiritual and mental centers. An unbalanced heart chakra makes us constantly look for approval from others. It gives us a fear of rejection and also a fear of commitment which prevents us from truly fulfilling relationships. An open heart chakra means we can feel true compassion and love for everyone around us, including ourselves. We feel connected to all living things and can open ourselves for helping and healing others.
Vishuddhi Chakra (Throat Chakra)Color-Light Blue
Gemstone-Aquamarine, Turquoise, Chalcedony
The throat chakra is the center of expression and communication. An unbalanced or closed throat chakra prevents us from being able to communicate with our own mind and body as well as impedes our ability to effectively communicate with others. An open and functioning throat chakra means we can express ourselves and are capable of exposing our weaknesses and strengths honestly and openly.
Ajna Chakra (Third Eye Chakra)Color-Indigo
Gemstone-Lapis Lazuli, Indigo Blue Sapphire, Sodalite
This chakra connects us with our intuitive side and opens up our inner awareness to higher consciousness. An unbalanced third eye chakra means we are too focused on the conscious side of our mind and not on the subconscious or intuitive side and closed off to the higher meaning of people and things around us. An open third eye helps our visualization and meditative capabilities and combined with the heart chakra, can assist us in healing.
Sahasrara Chakra (Crown Chakra)Color-Violet
Gemstone-Amethyst, Rock Crystal
This chakra connects us to the universal energy and our higher conscious and allows us to bring in the positive energy around us and let it flow through the other chakras. During meditations, we visualize the energy force flowing through our crown chakra down through the root chakra and into the earth. An unbalanced crown chakra keeps us from reaching our full spiritual and physical potential and we are fearful of reaching for our goals. A fully open crown chakra allows us to find our true self, not the physical, but the spiritual and keeps us open to new possibilities and understanding.