~ Chakra Balancing ~
At the central core of our body spin seven main wheel-like energy centers called Chakras. Chakras have the ability to receive, assimilate and transmit energy. Each Chakra is a vortex, spinning life-force energy into or out of the body.The word Chakra is from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel of light”. There are 7 major Chakras connected to and a part of the physical body. All are located on the head and torso. Each Chakra transmits and receives life-force energy often called “Chi”, “Prana”, or “Universal Intelligence”. There are also many minor Chakras, most of which are located at the joints of the physical body. When we are unbalanced, the Chakras may be distorted, out of alignment or even stagnant. When this happens, life force energy cannot flow in and out freely and the physical body may suffer; stress, inability to express emotions, over emotional expression, beliefs incongruent with truth, disconnection from a higher power, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, exposure to toxicity, etc. can cause the Chakra System to close down. We have seven main Chakra Centers and each main center is connected to our being on several different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. On the physical level each Chakra governs a main organ or gland, which is then connected to other body parts that resonate at the same frequency. Every organ, gland and body system is connected to a Chakra and each Chakra is connected to a color vibrational frequency. Each Chakra resonates with a particular frequency of vibration and is an integral part of Energy Medicine.When one part of a chakra center is out of sync it may eventually effect its other parts and possibly its neighboring chakra. When a chakra center is out of balance it generally means that it is over-active or under-active, or possibly congested or blocked. If this happens it is usually felt on a mental, emotional or physical level. To help balance the Chakras–whether on an emotional, intellectual, physical or spiritual level–we need to bring in the Chakra (color) vibration, which resonates at the same frequency. Chakras are balanced by inviting them back to their natural state of vibration & frequency using color, light, sound, aroma, touch, etc. By stimulating the senses in a favorable way, the Nervous System and therefore, the Chakras are balanced. The physical body is a unit made of many different integral parts that are designed to be self-correcting. The body’s job is to maintain balance and the free-flow of energy. Chakra Balancing heals both the body and spirit. When you have the balanced Chakra the individual accepts other energies whether the situation is imbalanced or balanced. A healthy Chakra is one that is spinning rapidly in a clockwise direction, with no blocks to stop the flow of the Chi or Prana (Universal Energy or Life Force) that we need to live.
*All Chakras are inter-related, although they rule over different characteristics and functions. If one Chakra is unbalanced, it could be due to the Chakra below or above it being unbalanced. They work individually and cooperatively at the same time. Therefore, it is important when balancing and clearing the Chakras that they be treated simultaneously, that is to say, in the same session.
7 Chakra System
1. Base/Root Chakra
The First Chakra is located at the base of the spine, and includes the lower back, legs and feet. Its color vibration is black or red. The mother earth energy from the center of the planet is absorbed through the feet, which is a grounding energy. It allows us to feel safe and protected on the planet, and balances our basic materialistic needs connected to survival, such as food, sex, and money. The base chakra is the home of the Kundalini (snake or coil)energy. As this energy is awakened through increased awareness, it rises up the spinal cord through the chakras till it reaches the top of the head. At this point, it is said one will experience a powerful enlightenment.
2. Sacral Chakra
The Second Chakra is located above the pubic bone and includes the pelvic area, genitals and reproductive organs. Also the gallbladder, spleen, kidneys and pancreas are governed by this chakra. Its color vibration is orange. It rules the balance of passion, sexual energy, creativity in any form, and fertilization. Sensuality and pleasure, inspiration and concentration are centered in this chakra.
3. Solar Plexus
The Third Chakra is located two inches above the navel, and includes the digestive organs and the liver. Its color is yellow to brownish yellow. It balances the appetite, and sense of self worth, and the right to prosperity. It is the seat of self confidence and self control. When in balance, the desire for power and authority is kept in check. The solar plexus stores many types of emotional trauma, as well.
4. Heart Chakra
The Fourth Chakra is located in the sternum at the breast bone. It includes the heart, lungs, middle and upper back, blood circulation and vibrates to pink and green. It is the center of attitudes toward love. This includes self love, love for the family, friends, community and ultimately love of the Universe. It balances compassion, understanding and forgiveness. An open and healthy heart chakra is vital to allow the flow of energy from the lower three chakras up to the higher three.
5. Throat Chakra
The Fifth Chakra is located at the throat, at the Adam’s Apple. It includes the throat, neck, mouth, ears, and thyroid gland. Its colors are light blue, dark blue, and turquoise. It is the center of communication, self expression, creativity and sincerity. It allows us to speak our truth with self confidence, and find inner peace in order to be relaxed and calm.
6. Third Eye
The Sixth Chakra is located at the forehead between and slightly above the eyebrows. It includes the eyes, the head, the brain stem, and pituitary and pineal glands. Its colors are indigo, purple and violet. An open third eye allows intuition to flow freely to one’s awareness. It will enhance insight, visions, concentration and the ability to see auras and chakras, and the connection to one’s divine guidance and higher self.
7. Crown Chakra
The Seventh Chakra is located at the top of the head, and its color can be pure white or gold. It includes the brain and the head. It allows the energy of the higher dimensions and the Source to fill the body and soul. It enhances feelings of Divinity, oneness, and unity. The purest of healing energies flows through an open crown chakra, and spreads to the heart and hands in order to heal others. It teaches the lessons of living only in the present moment, which contains one’s power.