What are Chakras and How to Balance Them

Chakras are defined as energy centers of the body. Each chakra is connected to different organs, energy sources and emotions. If you are struggling with a specific emotion or health in a certain area or body system, alternative practitioners recommend focusing on healing that specific chakra. Meditation has been used to “tap into” chakras and promote wellness and rejuvenation.


Chakras can also be defined as a part of the human energy field. It is believed the be part of subconscious or spiritual part of the human essence or auras. The concept of spiritual auras is taught in various different religions. In Christianity, the aura is referred to as a soul. In New Age beliefs, the aura is taught as a colored illumination that reveals the subconscious state of the human it belongs to. In other belief systems, auras are referred to as chakras, which are defined as emotional/spiritual centers in the body.  


There are seven chakras:


The Crown Chakra- Located just above the crown of the head and is associated with metaphysical consciousness.


The Third Eye Chakra- Located in the center of the brain and is associated with wisdom, intelligence and conscious awareness of both the physical and metaphysical realms. It is physically connected to the pineal gland.  


The Throat Chakra- Located in the throat and is associated with communicating and speaking ones truth. It is physically connected to the thyroid and hypothalamus.


The Heart Chakra- Located in the chest and represents love and acceptance of self and others. It is physically connected to the heart and circulatory system.


The Solar Plexus Chakra- Located in the abdomen and represents personal dominance and willpower. It is physically connected to the organs: pancreas, liver and stomach.


The Sacral Chakra- Located at the base of the spine and pelvic area just above the coccyx. It represents both positive and negative strong emotions and sexual expression. It is physically connected to the  bladder and male and female reproductive organs.


The Root Chakra- Located at the base of the pelvic in the perineum area and represents safety, survival instincts and a feeling of security or lack thereof. Associated with the organs: colon and kidneys.


Keeping your chakras balanced cleansed and at peace is an important part of living a healthy life.

Below is a list of simple ways to balance your chakras.

1-      Meditate.  Whether you meditate through prayer, transcendental meditation, or Hindu ritual, spending time in a calm mental state is beneficial to finding peace and serenity. Meditating at least three times a week can help you keep your aura pure.


2-      Spend time in Nature.  Sitting in the sunshine, feeling the wind blow, walking around barefoot and listening to the rain are great ways to connect to your spiritual inner being.    


3-      Reduce your chemical and electromagnetic exposure.  Toxins, chemicals and unnatural electronic vibes can disrupt your natural harmony. Keeping your exposure to these environmental factors low will help you reduce the stress on your spiritual aura. Instead of turning a lamp on, open the shades. Turn your phone off when not in use and be vigilant of all foods and drinks you ingest.


4-      Utilize the Elements. Humans are automatically drawn to the elements because we require them to survive.  In the current age, we have gotten away from most exposure to the elements thanks to modern conveniences. We no longer use candles as primary sources of light or spend as much time in soil gardening due to the conveniences of grocery stores. Spending time in the elements is a wonderful way to connect to your inner being.


5-      Eliminate Negative Sources. Whether it be negative people or situations, try to avoid as many harmful influences as possible. Dark energy can come in many forms and it is important to protect your aura with positive thoughts and influences.

Balancing your chakra is just like personal hygiene such as showering, it must be done daily in order to be the most effective. Take care of yourself in your mind, body and spirit. You are worth it.





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