For some reason, I felt called to write this blog post this week so here it is my first blog post on how to work with your chakras. Learning about and working with my chakras over the last few years through my ‘Master Reiki Practitioner’ and ‘Advanced Crystal Healing Therapy’ certification courses has enabled me to heal so much within and keep myself balanced in day to day life too. When our chakras become blocked this can manifest into a physical symptom, trigger, or inner work that needs to be done. So that’s why this week I’m sharing with you some great ways to work with and balance your chakras.
Chakras for those who don’t know are energy centres that we all have within our body/aura field. It is believed that life forces called either ‘chi’ or ‘prana’ flow in and out of us via each of the chakras. There are seven major chakras in total and depending on what texts you look at it’s reported we even have up to 144 major and minor chakras! Each of the chakras are linked to particular areas of life. If a chakra is blocked or out of balance then the life energy in that area will also be affected. Balanced, open, and strong chakras create balance, flow, and ease in life this is why it’s important to tune in and check in with your chakras regularly.
The first chakra is the Root/Base – this is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. If this chakra is balanced and open we feel fearless and safe. It is located at the bottom of the spine, grounds us, and is red in colour. The second chakra is the Sacral – this is the chakra associated with emotionality, sensuality, and creativity. It is located approx 3 inches below the navel. It is directed by the principle of pleasure and is orange in colour. The third chakra is the Solar Plexus – this is the chakra associated with our will, mental capabilities and overall personal power. It is located between the navel and the chest and is connected with the digestive system, metabolism and the pancreas and is yellow in colour. The fourth chakra is the Heart – this is the chakra associated with love, compassion, integration and connection. It is located at the centre of the chest and is connected to the cardiac system, lungs and the thymus which is responsible for immunity and is green in colour. The fifth chakra is the Throat – this is the chakra associated with expression and communication. It is located in the centre of the throat and is connected to the mouth, jaw, pharynx, palate and also the shoulders and thyroid gland and is turquoise or aquamarine in colour. The sixth chakra is the Third Eye – this is the chakra associated with foresight, intuition and imagination. It is located in the centre of the eyebrows just above the bridge of the nose and is purple in colour. Finally, the seventh chakra is the Crown – this is the chakra associated with our higher self and the higher state of consciousness. It is located just at the top of the head and is connected to the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland which regulates the endocrine system and is deep purple in colour.
“If a chakra is blocked or out of balance then the life energy in that area will also be affected. Balanced, open, and strong chakras create balance, flow, and ease in life this is why it’s important to tune in and check in with your chakras regularly.”
So now you know about the seven main chakras let’s dive into how you can balance them. The best way I’ve always found is to tune into your chakras regularly to see how they feel. For example, if something has triggered you I always say tune into where on your body it hurts – where do you feel the pain? You should be able to associate it to a chakra by taking a few deep breaths and sensing on your body where the pain resides. That’s the quickest and easiest way to know if one of your chakras is out of balance, also are any physical symptoms showing up for example any issues sexually or with you womb could indicate an imbalance in the root/base chakra, a persistent cough or having to clear your throat could mean you’re not speaking up and need to balance the throat chakra.
I’ve found meditation to the best way to work with my chakras whether I freestyle my own intuitively or I listen to guided ones on YouTube (you can find some great ones on there that talk you through it). Either way, meditation is a simple and fast solution to clearing out any unwanted energy (EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique/tapping does this too) and balance the chakra so you can feel balanced and aligned again. I would suggest doing these every now and again as you intuitively feel you need to.
Crystals are a great way to work with your chakras whether that’s holding one relating to the chakra you’re meditating on, or your lie down and place relating crystals on your chakra points and meditate. All you need to do is choose a crystal that’s colour matches the chakra and set your intention for the meditation!
You could also go and work with someone who does Reiki for an all-round balance and spiritual MOT, or even qualify in it like I did and do it at home on yourself and loved ones. Reiki is a great energetic practice to work on balancing the chakras and crystals can be used during this too.
You can also use colours to balance your chakras too, whether that’s painting with them, eating fruit or foods of those colours, wearing those colours or meditating with those colours. Connecting to the colours is super important and can be done in many ways. What colour do you feel most drawn to at the moment?
I hope this blog post has really served you and given you some great tips on how you can work with and balance your chakras. Queen, I can’t believe there are only 5 days to go until my NEW #1 bestselling book Positively Wealthy is released! Positively Wealthy is a 33-day guide to manifesting sustainable wealth and abundance in all areas of your life. Make sure to pre-order your copy before it launches to get a FREE 90-minute Manifestation Masterclass worth £33 absolutely FREE on wealth and finding fulfillment in the now. You can find out more information on the book and how to pre-order here. As always please do let me know your thoughts on this blog post in the comments section down below. I hope you have a safe and nurturing week whatever you’re up to and I’m sending you all lots of love xx