Chakras are defined as the energetic focal points of the human body.
These points are otherwise considered to be the 7 energy centers of the body.
In Hinduism, the human body is believed to be the manifestation of the spirit, which is the center of the essential being.
In layman’s terms, your physical self synergizes with your soul to create a full being that operates around the 7 energy centers.
If your chakras are in balance that you will exist in harmony and enjoy a full human experience
And if any of your chakras are out of balance, the, you will need healing.
Chakra healing is a holistic approach to healing one or more of the 7 energy centers. It is thought to be an effective way to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. And meditation is believed to be the most effective method for chakra healing.
In actuality, chakra healing is a meditative visualization that merges flowers and mantras as physical entities in the body as a way of healing.
Imagine yourself under stress, the visualize yourself meditating, envision a flower, rose, it soft petals, it deep red color,its sensual smell, how it calms you, that’s what chakra healing embodies.
you can even view it as a realignment of the 7 energy centers to enhance the feeling of the overall well being.
Keep in mind that if one chakra goes for long without healing, it, in turn, affects the others.
Yet, before we explore, what chakra healing is, you must first understand what the 7 chakras are and what it means to heal each one.
Identifying The 7 Chakras
The 7 key chakras include;
I know it sounds strange, but let’s explore each one and what it does. We’ll also share how to HEAL each chakra.
The Muladhara is considered as the root chakra.
It is considered to be the foundation as it is the lowest part of the body amongst the 7 chakras. It is in fact called the first chakra.
The Muladhara chakra symbolizes a four petal lotus with a centered yellow square to represent the earth. The Muladhara is located at the base of the spine, also known as the perineum.
This root chakra bears the distinctive color red.
It is regarded as a strong, stabilizing and supportive center of your body energy.
The root chakra is charged with keeping all the other centers safely connected provided it functions properly and effectively.
At the pelvic floor, the Muladhara chakra reassures your sense of security and survival.
Your root chakra is connected to all that involves your survival including your basic needs such as water, food, after and emotions such as letting go of fears.
Muladhara chakra Healing
Muladhara chakra healing is essential to resume proper daily life. The healing of Muladhara focuses on your essential everyday life circumstances.
- Addressing ailments such as blockages, anxiety disorders, and fears
- Physical healing such as digestive system problems or pains such as lower back or leg pain
The Svadhishthana is the second lowest chakra. It is located below your navel are and above the pubic bone.
The Svadhishthana, also known as the sacral chakra, is responsible for your sexual and creative/creation energies. Even its color, Orange, and its element, water, match its meaning.
At its peak,
The sacral chakra enhances friendliness, passion, and feeling of wellness, abundance, pleasure, and joy. And in turn, it encourages expressing creativity and sexuality at the most, to keep your energies going.
Svadhishthana healing addresses issues of emotional instability and the feeling of creative blockage.
In general, the sacral chakra healing focuses on;
- Sexual dysfunction
- Depression and addiction
- Fear of change
Manipura is the third chakra, also known as the solar plexus chakra. your manipura chakra is located at the navel area towards the rib cage.
This chakra is represented with an upward pointing triangle with fire amid a ten petal lotus.
The Manipura embodies your source of power, ruling and self-esteem. And it is yellow in color.
A balanced and positive Manipura chakra, in turn, prompts individual willpower, personal power, and commitment.
And due to its location, it mandates metabolic, digestive and gut activities.
The healing of Manipura chakra healing focuses on building your self-worth.
Typically, the healing addresses issues such as;
- Low self-esteem
- Anger issues
- Poor or inhibited decision making
- Pain and ailments such as digestive mishaps, related to the above issues
The Anahata is the heart chakra.
And as the name suggests, it is located at the heart.
Your Anahata chakra is associated with the meeting point between your physical and spiritual self. Physically, it holds the heart and thymus glands that control the endocrine and lymphatic systems, the lungs and the breasts. Spiritually, it reflects your close feelings.
The Anahata chakra affects spiritual awareness, thanksgiving, forgiveness and selfless service.
The chakra is associated with the color green and pink.
At its ultra balance, the chakra encourages love and compassion.
In millennial words, we call it “good vibes and positivity”.
Anahata healing involves addressing issues such as;
- Grudges and jealousy
- Self-hatred and hatred for others
- Fear of betrayal
- Negative energy and vibes
Vishuddha chakra is the fifth chakra, located in the throat.
The Vishuddha chakra is all about speaking your inner truth. In fact, of the already mentioned ones, this is the first chakra that is manifested through physical acts.
The throat chakra is embodied through 16 petals covered with 16 Sanskrit vowels. And it is represented through the color blue.
Physically, the throat chakra combines the thyroid, parathyroid, jaw, neck, mouth, tongue, and larynx.
And when in balance, it allows you to listen, speak and express yourself clearly.
This fifth chakra healing deals with;
- Difficulty paying attention
- Fear of judgment and the ultimate conforming
- Peer pressure
Physically, Vishuddha healing addresses issues with the sore throat or neck and shoulder tension associated with the communication.
Ajna chakra is considered to be the third eye.
Yet, it is, in fact, the sixth chakra – physically located between your eyebrows.
The Ajna chakra is represented with the color Indigo and embodies the subtle center of energy.
Consider the Ajna your third eye!
This chakra rules your eyes, head, pituitary glands, and even the lower brain.
The third eye governs your intuition.
A gateway between yourself and the outside world.
If unbalanced, Ajna chakra healing focuses on;
- Enhancing intuition
- Trusting your inner self
- Grasping new skills and information
- Openness and extrovert
Physically Ajna chakra healing focuses on curing headaches, dizziness, and brain related ailments related to intuition and judgment.
The last but not list is the Sahasrara chakra. Located at the topmost area of your body.
This seventh chakra is sometimes referred to as the crown chakra
The Sahasrara chakra is located at the crown of your head and is represented with the color violet.
Embodied with a thousand petal lotus, this chakra represents the center of spirituality and enlightenment. In balance, the Sahasrara connects you to your higher self and others. Thus, accounting for awareness and consciousness.
Sahasrara healing alleviates issues such as;
- Feelings of isolation
- Spiritual disconnection
Methods of Chakra Healing
A focus of cause and effect is always the best way to address chakra healing.
Chakra healing can be address through a series of methods.
The most common methods for healing your chakras are listed below;
Chakra meditation calls for the cause of the imbalance to be addressed and resolved. Thus, practicing meditation accentuates your feelings of awareness to identify the causes. And the next step involves addressing the causes.
This step in meditation eases your feeling or ailments concerning the issue of imbalance.
Mantra, otherwise known as affirmations, is an excellent method for chakra healing.
Mantras can be defined as the utterances or repetitive spiritual sayings that have both positive psychological and spiritual powers.
Depending on your imbalance, mantra practice is very effective. Typically, is about believing in yourself and always reiterating that.
Each chakra can be addressed with its mantra.
And you can make your mantras depending on your beliefs.
Its basically you reiterating positivity to your inner self.
Words as simple “you are beautiful”are enough.
Yoga Chakra Healing
Yoga seeks to heal both the body, mind, and soul. Thus, it is no surprise that it is also a part of chakra healing.
Effectively combining your breathing, visualizations, mudras/gestures, bandhas/postures, and mantras/affirmations induce spiritual healing.
Yoga incorporates the physicality of movement, vision and even sounds (such as those produced with mantras) to heal both the body and spirit.
Yes, you read right. Massage balances the chakras.
Massaging for chakra healing also incorporates the use of essential oils.
Although some oils are designated for certain mantras.
Other such as rosemary and sage are universal and can be applied to tackle healing of any of the 7 chakras.
The key is to know which physical part goes with which chakra;
Massaging the gluteal region at the pelvic area, legs, and feet to encourage the flow of Prana energy
Massaging iliopsoas muscles at the hip area to release tension and energy flow
Applying essential oils in a clockwise direction on your abdomen
Massaging the upper back, shoulder joint, and arm areas
Massaging the front, back, and base of the neck
Massaging the jaw and temple muscles as well as the nasal sinuses
Massaging the scalp, pulling the hair and cervical traction to stimulate the cranial crevices.
Color vibration is mood enhancing and chakra healing. Exposure to a myriad of color vibration enhances your physical state, emotions, and moods. You can do this in a variety of ways.
- Colorful home décor and wall paintings
- Sampling different foods
- Clothing and fashion sense
- Arts and crafts such as painting or even working on a coloring book
- Engaging in artistic activities including visiting art exhibitions and festivals
Beyond, chakra healing, music is universally thought as a great tool for healing and mood enhancement.
In chakra healing, the sounds and frequencies provide healing.
These include self or earthy generated sounds such as;
- Isochronic chakra techniques such as Tibetan singing bowls and solfeggio frequencies
- Mantra humming in yoga, such as OM, is also highly therapeutic and healing
Chakra stones are also known as healing stones or crystals.
These healing stones are made with specific colors and vibrations – each corresponding to the specific chakra.
Some healing stones such as the clear quartz, however, can be used to treat multiple chakras.
Essential oils bear great significance as can be used for massage healing and used to maintain your balance through therapeutic means such as burning as incense.
Each chakra bears it’s significant and recommended essential oils;
- Blue chamomile
- Manila Elemi
- Gotu kola parsley
Diet And Food
Even food and diet impact chakra healing.
Ensure each meal is balanced is a great way to start.
Additionally, focusing on healthier food with energy yielding results is also a great idea.
Incorporate ideal foods in your diets such as;
Visit Your Energy Healer
And if you are struggling, a visit to a professional energy healer is not a bad idea.
Professional energy healers, just like other healers, examine and identify the causes and blockages to your chakra imbalance. And after careful examination, they can prescribe the ideal method or treatment for chakra healing.
Most importantly, for successful chakra healing and optimal balance, the key is to cut off negativity and unblock chakras.
Address what’s bothering you,
Cut off negative ties and vibes,
In the journey to spiritual healing, emotional blockages and baggage are the number one hindrance to healing.
Unbeknownst to you, they may even contribute to physical ailments and pain.
Furthermore, emotional blockage and baggage directly affect both mind, soul and spirit. Consequently, you should consider the quest to addressing them imminent and essential.
Thus, before embarking on the life altering and healing journey, it is always best to address lingering issues.
So remember, emotional healing and unblocking is always the first stage to chakra healing.
And learning how to heal and maintain chakra balance may just be the greatest gift to the human body, soul, and mind.
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