Balancing Your Chakras

Balancing Your ChakrasIf there was a way that you could naturally help heal yourself would you give it a try?

There are 7 points on our body where the energy flows. They are located down the center, from the top of the head to the base of the spine. We have the ability to target these “spiritual centers” to help ourselves heal both physically and mentally….they are called our chakras.

It is believed by many that if any of our chakras are blocked it could lead to illness because our energy can not freely flow. This guide will help you determine which, if any, of your chakras are blocked.

The Seven Chakras

  1. Root Chakra (Red) – This is the chakra that makes us feel grounded. It is located at the base of the spine (the tailbone.)
  2. Sacral Chakra (Orange) – This chakra helps us embrace new experiences and people that come into our lives. This chakra is located 2 inches in and below our navel in the lower abdomin.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow) – With this chakra we are given the ability to be in control of our lives with confidence. The location of the Solar Plexus is in the upper abdomin.
  4. Heart Chakra (Green) – This chakra allows us to love. Its location is at the center of the chest, just above the heart.
  5. Throat Chakra (Blue) – The throat chakra gives us the power to communicate. It is located in…yes, you guessed it…the throat.
  6. Third Eye Chakra (Purple) – This gives us the ability to focus and notice “the big picture”. The Third Eye is right between the eyes in the forehead.
  7. Crown Chakra (White) – This is our highes chakra allowing us to be and feel fully, spiritually connected.

Balancing your chakrasSymptoms Of Blocked Chakra

  1. Root Chakra – The feeling of being “out of it”, not feeling safe, very tired may even have digestive issues such as constipation
  2. Sacral Chakra – Lack of creative juices flowing, no sexual desire, uncomfortable menstrual cycle
  3. Solar Plexis Chakra – Lack of self confidence and self worth, nausea, low blood sugar levels and upset digestive system
  4. Heart Chakra – You no longer care as much for others, heart issues and may have high blood pressure
  5. Throat Chakra – Have a hard time speaking up for yourself or for what you believe in, sore throat, thyroid issues
  6. Third Eye Chakras – Feeling depresses, headaches, migraines
  7. Crown Chakra – The feeling of being “disconnected”, not able to sleep or sleep too much

What Blocks Our Chakras

You may be asking yourself what blocks our chakras? The most common blockers are stress, poor diet, lack of exercise and negative thoughts. By committing to positive changes in your lifestyle you will have the power to unblock your chakras.

How To Cleanse And Unblock Your Chakras

This is where it gets fun. Be prepared to get to know and trust yourelf even more. You can do this daily or weekly to feel the benefits happening to your body. Lets cleanse and balance our chakras!

First: Find a quiet spot to sit, stand or lay so that you can comfortably meditate. If you would like guidance on how to meditate click here. This meditation should help you feel grounded or “one” with the universe.

Second: Imagine each chakra opening as if it were a flower about to bloom. Stay with that thought until the “flower” is fully bloomed before moving onto the next chakra. (AssociateBalancing your chakras each chakra with its color.) Start with the Root Chakra and work your way up. This may take about 5 minutes or so. Be patient. The more you practice, the easier it will be to imagine.

Third: Now that all of your “flowers” are bloomed you must now imagine a stream of white light powerfully entering your body from the Root Chakra one by one up to the Crown Chakra. Envision the 7 streams of white light through your body. Let this light flow for as long as you feel it should. Until all of your chakras feel unblocked.

Fourth: Now you have to turn off the white lights. One at a time turn off the flow from the Crown Chakra down the the Root Chakra. Imagine the white lights shutting off one by one until you are “grounded” again.

Fifth: It is time to partially close all 7 chakras, not completely close because we don’t want to shut off our chakras but we can’t leave them 100% open either. Keeping them open can run the risk of running out of energy and people abusing your generosity.

To do this imagine that you are closing a door (just don’t shut it). Close it until you feel comfortable with how much open space is left. Do this for each chakra starting at the Crown Chakra and work your way down. This will of course be different for everyone. After doing this so often you will know where you feel comfortable with the ajar door.

Sixth and Final Step: Get rid of the negative energy from your chakras by visualizing a gust of wind taking all of the negative junk far away from you leaving you with a cleared, peaceful and energized state of being.

Start Today!

There is no better time then now to heal your body. I would love to hear how you feel after balancing your chakras. I promise that your health and wellness can improve!

Be happy! Stay healthy!

Rachel Grace

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16 comments

  1. Marisa says:

    Hi Rachel,

    What a great article. I think I sometimes have a blocked Third Eye Chakra caused by stress headaches. The only way I get rid of it is to lie flat on my bed (with no pillow) and force myself to relax. Now that I’ve read your article, I’ll definitely view this as some form of meditation.

    I’m going to try your guide to cleanse and unblock my 7 Chakras. Thanks for the helpful info! 🙂

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hi Marisa! First of all congratulate yourself for figuring out that you had a blocked Third Eye Chakra! I am sure you will feel so much better after trying this form of meditation the next time you feel a stress headache coming on. Thank you for commenting 🙂 Stay healthy!

  2. Robin says:

    Hi Rachel
    Very informative article. I think I might have several chakras that are unbalanced. I certainly am going to follow your advice on how to unblock them. Very cool stuff to read!
    Thanks!

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Good for you Robin! Just follow the steps and you will feel a sense of balance once you have finished. Make sure to continue to do this as you see fit (daily/weekly). Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment! Visit again soon!

  3. Sarah says:

    Rachel, do you need to be of a certain religious mindset in order to conform to the type of thinking when it comes to Chakras? How do they differ from meridians in the body? I’m new to this whole subject. Thanks! 🙂

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hi Sarah! Great questions! You do not need to be of a certain religious mindset to balance your chakras. Any being of any religion can meditate for a sense of calmness. From what I understand the difference between chakras and meridians is that chakras represent your spiritual energy within your body that channels the universes energy and meridians are the energy pathways in which the energy flows. I hope that makes sense! Thank you for your great questions 🙂

  4. Mike says:

    Hi Rachel – great article. Likewise – this is all new to me and very interesting. As a trainer, I’m looking to a more holistic approach to incorporate mind / body / spirit (without sounding too ‘woo-woo’) ;). Could this chakra cleansing be done while in savasana (corpse pose) in yoga?

    As I was reading about the color association, I thought it may take me some time to remember but realized it’s ROYGBV + white at the top :).

    Great clarification RE chakras and meridians in your last reply as well. I was wondering the same. How does this tie into ‘chi / qi’ in Chinese culture? Cheers!

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hi Mike!
      So first of all, yes you can do this while in corpse pose if that is how you are comfortable. Your mind being in the right place is really the key here.
      As far as chi/qi which I believe is also known as or very similar to Tai Chi differs in movements and postures from a yoga practice. I have not yet experienced practicing Tai Chi so I am not an expert in that area.
      I do however love how you can remember the chakra colors by ROYGBV + white on top. I will pass that great tip on!
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!

  5. Lauren says:

    I can see myself at various times in my life having different energy blockages. I have had other practitioners suggest that, along with following what you’ve suggested, to include some positive affirmation work as well. What do you think about that?

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hi Lauren, thank you for your comment. I LOVE positive affirmations. My belief is if you can train your brain to think positive it will guide you to act positive and in turn you will live a positive life. So yes I do believe including positive affirmations would be a huge benefit not only while cleansing your chakras but just in general as well!

  6. Enid says:

    I don’t know what I believe about chakras, but I do believe that stress and emotion can have a profound effect on the human body. The chemicals released in the human under stress are so bad for us.

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Yes, I do agree with stress playing a dangerous/unhealthy role in our bodies. My suggestion to you is to find any activity you enjoy doing that you find relaxes you (body and mind), continue to do that to relieve your body from stress blockages.

  7. Mira says:

    Very interesting article, Rachel! I’ve never heard of charkras, but when I read your article I find it very fascinating. It make me click on your article about meditation, witch I really want to try. Sometimes I have so much going on that I feel I just need a break, and I think meditation can help me to relax more. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hi Mira! Thank you so much for reading my posts. Sometimes meditation can feel a bit challenging but even just being able to take a few minutes to sit and clear the clutter in your head has so many benefits in itself! After you are comfortable with that you can always try clearing your chakras. Please visit again soon 🙂

  8. Helen Doyle says:

    Rachael, what I really like about ‘Balancing Your Chakras’ is the nice relaxed way you present the information. I felt quite soothed by the end of it.

    Now I really must go and visit my root chakra. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back and it is definitely giving me digestive issues and also I really like my morning, lunch and afternoon naps. (Now that sounds like being tired doesn’t it!)

    Most of my other chakras ae doing their job, at least partially. But a full chakra cleaning is in order.

    One of my biggest problems is turning my off ‘monkey brain’. I have trouble visualising and meditating. So another challenge. My good friend just copied a meditation/ visualisation cd that she has used for years. I will (I promise myself) listen to this during the week.

    Once I get comfortable with this I certainly will come back and do a cleansing. I have copied this comment to a folder along with your website post link. So now I have no excuse not to do this.

    Thank you for a very well written article.

    Ciao
    Helen

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hi Helen! Thank you so much for sharing your comment! I am sorry to hear about your pinched nerve. I hope that heals soon. As for the “monkey brain”, that is so common and why meditating can be so tricky. With practice though, you can manage ways to calm your mind. Try to focus on counting backwards or just listening intently to yourself breathe. Best of luck and best of health.

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