What are Chakras?
Chakras are the body’s energy centers. The term chakra is Sanskrit for “Wheels of Light”. The body has seven main chakras and they each have their own color and relation to a specific aspect of bodies and beings:
1st Chakra: (Stability and Security) – Color is red and is located between the genitals and anus. This chakra is termed your “root chakra.”
2nd Chakra: (Creativity) – Color is orange and located between your navel and pubic bone. This chakra is termed your “sexual chakra.”
3rd Chakra: (Desire) – Color is green and located just above your navel. This chakra is termed your “solar plexus chakra.”
4th Chakra: (Compassion) – Color is yellow and located in the middle of your chest. This chakra is termed your “heart chakra.”
5th Chakra: (Intention to Create) – Color is blue and is located in the center of your throat.
This chakra is termed your “throat chakra.”
6th Chakra: (Intuition) – Color is deep indigo blue and located on your forehead between your eyebrows. This chakra is termed your “third eye chakra.”
7th Chakra: (Spirit Connection) – Color is white violet and is located at the crown of your head. This chakra is termed your “crown chakra.”
What Do I Feel When They are Out of Balance?
When your chakras are out of balance, you may feel like you are in a rut, as if your life were put on hold, but you don’t know why. You may feel less than optimal, less energetic, less healthy. The chakra that may be out of balance can reflect itself in your life in areas of your body where it is located.
For example, if you are a person who gets frequent sore throats, it may be that your throat chakra is not in balance, or not functioning at its highest potential. Applying healing techniques directly related to the throat chakra would be beneficial. (Note: It is not recommended that you only rely on balancing chakras to alleviate a medical condition, it is always advised to check with your medical practitioner for chronic conditions.)
Why Do I Need to Balance My Chakras?
When your chakras are balance, you may feel mentally clearer, more energetic, more creative, healthier. The body is a wonderful healer if you give it the best tools to work with. Balancing chakras is one way to give it those tools. Think of when you are hungry, you body can’t make it’s own food, but need help from you. Give your body the what it needs to start the healing process by giving it the “food” of your chakras in balance.
How Can I Balance My Chakras?
There are many therapies ranging from Reiki, massage, meditation, essential oils, sound and vibration therapy for chakra balancing.
The author is a Reiki master and craniosacral therapist, specializing in healing modalities using sound and vibrational therapy. For more information on healing modalities for chakra balancing, please visit my blog at: Vibrational Therapy for Chakra Balancing, vibrational therapy products: http://www.GetYourVibesUp.com.