The chakras are our energy centers that align from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. When one or more of the chakras are blocked or unbalanced, we experience mental and physical discomfort. There are many ways to heal our chakras, from yoga and meditation to aromatherapy and reiki. Find the method that feels right to you and integrate it into your daily life.
If you’re unsure where to begin, try working on your root chakra, the first of the seven chakras. This chakra can become out of balance if you feel unsafe in your surroundings or lack a sense of grounding. Blocked root chakra symptoms can manifest as physical pain in the lower abdomen and bladder or colon problems.
To balance your root chakra, try reconnecting to the earth by walking barefoot outside or sitting in nature. Performing a simple gratitude practice or a metta (loving-kindness) meditation can also strengthen your root chakra.
Another way to balance your chakras is through the use of your voice. Each chakra has its own Bija mantra, a Sanskrit word you can chant or affirm to help rebalance it. You can also sing a traditional chant, like ‘Om’ while focusing on the chakra you want to heal.
Chakra healing is a spiritual practice based on the idea that there are centers of energy in the body that control different aspects of our life. When these are blocked or unbalanced, we can experience both mental and physical symptoms. The good news is that there are several ways to heal our chakras. These include yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and the use of crystals. Some of these methods can be done daily while others are used less frequently.
One of the easiest ways to heal your chakras is through aromatherapy. Choose an essential oil that corresponds with a particular chakra and inhale it regularly. You can do this by using a diffuser or adding the oil to your bath. Some people also purchase candles that correspond with the chakra they are trying to balance.
Another popular method of chakra healing is through color therapy. Each chakra is associated with a specific color. If you are looking to heal your heart chakra, try wearing green or surrounding yourself with objects in this color. You can also buy crystals that are associated with the chakra you are focusing on and hold them in your hand or place them around your home.
The most common sign that your chakras need healing is an overall feeling of being out of balance. It is possible that more than one chakra may be out of balance, so it is important to address the ones that are causing the most trouble.
If you’ve practiced yoga, meditated, or had an energy healing session, you may have heard the word ‘chakra’. These seven energy centers are known to regulate emotions and impact your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Keeping your chakras open is the key to achieving balance and happiness in life. Blocked chakras can lead to negative thinking, a lack of motivation, and low self-esteem among many other symptoms.
The root chakra is located at the base of your spine, and it creates a foundation for all the chakras that lie above it. If this chakra is imbalanced, you may experience anxiety, fear, nightmares, digestive issues, and physical problems such as low back or foot pain.
This chakra is responsible for your self-esteem, confidence, and sense of purpose in life. It is also linked to your sexual desires and the ability to express emotions. A blocked solar plexus can cause impulsive reactions, such as anger or aggression. To heal this chakra, try a grounding meditation or yoga practice like this energizing solar plexus yoga.
This chakra is the bridge between the upper and lower chakras, as well as the source of love and compassion in our lives. It is responsible for your connection to the universe and conscious awareness of all that is. To heal this chakra, you can recite affirmations of love and practice acts of kindness towards yourself and others. You can also practice a daily practice of gratitude and moments of silence to unblock this chakra.
The chakras are seven energy centers that run along the spine from the base of the pelvis to the top of the head. If one of the chakras becomes blocked, you may experience physical and emotional symptoms. Various methods for chakra healing can help unblock these energy centers and balance them, including yoga, meditation, reiki, color therapy, and spending time in nature.
In the first stage of chakra healing, it is important to find a technique that works best for you. You can start by focusing on the root chakra, which is responsible for feelings of safety and grounding. You can also work on the sacral chakra, which is associated with feelings of pleasure and self-esteem. The solar plexus chakra is located above the stomach and can be unbalanced by eating disorders, digestive problems, and lack of self-confidence.
When it comes to the throat chakra, blockages can manifest as trouble speaking your truth or feeling comfortable listening to others. A healthy throat chakra is essential to good communication and can be brought back into balance by meditating or simply expressing yourself through writing.
Another method for balancing the chakras is through color therapy, which does by wearing clothes or surrounding yourself with objects in the corresponding colors. For example, green is the color of the heart chakra. You can also try a guided meditation or reiki to bring the chakras into balance.
After healing, you may feel better in some ways and worse in others. You’ll probably find that you can calm yourself when overtaken by emotion and integrate emotions back into your life in healthy ways, instead of feeling overwhelmed by them. Emotional healing can be a challenging process but is worth it, as it helps you grow into more compassion for yourself and other people.
You’ll likely also feel better in your physical body, whether through a change in diet, exercise, or other therapies, such as massage or acupuncture. Your body will start to heal itself from the inside out, releasing the toxins that have accumulated over time, which can cause pain syndromes like headaches, joint inflammation, and a general feeling of being unwell.
The healing phase usually lasts a few weeks, and it’s common to experience strong emotional or physical reactions during this time. After a few weeks, however, these reactions tend to subside and become less intense as the healing process continues.
A natural part of the healing process is what’s known as a ‘healing crisis’. It is a temporary worsening of symptoms that occur as your body releases energy blockages, or residual feelings or beliefs that are no longer serving you. This is normal but can be misinterpreted as a sign of deteriorating health when it is a positive indicator of progress in your healing journey. When this happens, it’s best to take extra care of yourself, drink lots of water, rest, and practice self-compassion.
Ideally, your chakras are balanced and all of the energies they govern are free-flowing. This means you feel more calm, centered, and connected to your body as well as others. In addition, if you had any physical symptoms like headache or back pain before, these should be relieved.
However, it is important to understand that your chakras are a complex network of energy centers. As such, healing them requires more than just a single session.
It is important to communicate with your practitioner about any sensations or experiences you experience after your session. They are there to help you navigate the energetic activity that has happened in your field—the systems for your physical body, emotions, and mind. You stirred up and released this material because you were ready to evolve, shift, and heal.
After a chakra healing session, it’s helpful to spend time in nature, specifically around water. It can help you to heal your root chakra. It’s also beneficial to eat earthy red-colored foods, such as tomatoes, radishes, watermelons, and peppers, and to wear or carry grounding stones, like ruby and tiger’s eye.
In addition, practicing yoga and reiki can help you to heal the heart chakra. Some yoga poses that are good for this include Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose), and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose). It’s also beneficial to eat heart-healthy foods, such as green vegetables, avocados, and green apples. And to wear or hold rose quartz and other heart-healing crystals.
Sri Yogi Anand is an ordained Yogi, Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation and Spiritual Master. He is a Software engineer, musician, writer, orator, and founder of Adwait Yoga School.
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