All About Chakras: How to Balance Your Chakras
There are seven main chakras running along your spine. They begin at the base of your spine and extend to the crown of your head. Chakra originates from Sanskrit (spelled “cakra” in Sanskrit) and it means wheel. Chakra refers to the energy points in your body. Some people believe you have at least 114 different chakras in your body. They are connected to your life energy and if they are out of balance can have a negative impact on your life and well-being.
Let’s take a look at the 7 main chakras and how to balance your chakras through different calming chakra exercises.
The 7 chakras: From Root Chakra to Crown Chakra
The 7 main chakras are the root chakra, the sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, and crown chakra. The root chakra, otherwise known as the Muladhara is located at the bottom of the spine. It provides a base or foundation for life. It helps you feel grounded and withstand challenges. This chakra is responsible for security and stability. The crown chakra otherwise known as Sahasrara is found at the top of the head. It represents your spiritual connection to yourself, others, and the universe. It also is linked to having a role in your life’s purpose. The other 5 chakras are found in between running along your spin and all have their own unique purpose.
Chakra balance: How to Balance your Chakras
A chakra imbalance can impact almost all areas of your life. Chakras are both transmitters and receptors. When they are balanced they are operating a high frequency and when they are out of balance they operate at a low frequency. When they are not flowing the imbalance can show itself in physical, emotional, or spiritual symptoms. Below are a few exercises you can do to re-balance your chakras.
1. Follow a Daily Practice
If you are feeling your life is a bit out of balance and you want to align your chakras you can try committing to a daily ritual or practice to bring more alignment to your mind, body, and soul. It doesn’t have to be super time-consuming. You can benefit from even just 10 minutes of journaling, stretching, or meditating so you feel more calm and grounded.
2. Find a Sound Healer
Sound therapy is another way to bring your chakras into balance. Sound vibrations created by sound bowls, gongs, tuning forks, etc. can help release stuck energy and clear your chakras so you once again feel balanced and replenished. It is almost like an energetic massage. The sound frequencies can help slow the brain waves down so the body is able to go into a self-healing process.
3. Try Chakra Opening Meditations
Meditation can be a great way to calm your mind and body. There are meditation practices both online and also in healing centers that can help open your chakras and send energy to the particular chakra that needs to be more in balance.
Giving one or a few of these practices a try if you are feeling ungrounded or a bit chaotic, is a great way to bring more balance to your everyday life.