Our bodies are made up of several energy centres named chakras. These chakras rotate in a clockwise motion, spinning energy and balancing everything from health to emotion. When these chakras spin with either too much or too little efficiency however, our moods and our health can become unwell. The good thing is that with meditation and some work on each individual chakra, we can rebalance our energy centres to create better health.
Each individual chakra has a job it’s designed to do, and each has various colours, scents and crystals it relates to. Below is a quick rundown of the seven most important chakras and how to look after them. (There are more chakras dotted around but these are the main ones a beginner wants to concentrate on!)
1)The Root chakra is found around the pelvis area. It develops between the ages of 0-5 and is of a red colour. It relates to the earth element, and focusing in on the root chakra by visualizing a clockwise ball of red energy spinning can help with grounding emotions.
2)The Sacral chakra is found just below the belly button and can be visualised as a clockwise ball of orange energy spinning. This energy develops during the ages of 3-8 years, and represents sexuality and how secure we feel within our own bodies. Tune into this chakra for rebalancing when insecurities arise and for aiding with relationship issues.
3)The Solar Plexus chakra can be found around the rib area and is a yellow ball of spinning energy which develops between the ages of 8 and 12. Tune in and rebalance this chakra for help with both physical and spiritual eyesight, and use the citrine crystal to aid with this. To rebalance, use the scents of bergamot and ylang-ylang.
4)The Heart chakra develops between the ages of 12 and 15, and a well balanced chakra at this point allows us to tune into the touching/feeling sensations with more ease. Sandalwood and honeysuckle scents help to balance the heart chakra, as do jade and rose crystals. It’s predominant colour is green.
5)The Throat chakra is found around the throat area and relates to our ability to express ourselves. It develops around the ages of 15-21 and its energy is blue. Visualise this chakra during meditation to improve hearing and expression. Lavender and white musk can help with rebalancing, as does the crystal lapis lazuli.
6)The brow chakra is of an indigo colour. It relates to our ability to connect with our spiritual side. Amethyst in crystal form and floral scents can help with tuning into this ball of energy. A good, balanced throat chakra can help with connecting with spirit guides.
7)The crown chakra is of a violet and is linked to our soul. By tuning into this chakra, visualising it’s colourful energy spinning, we are tuning into our higher selves, our intuition, and our connection to God. Diamonds and celestine can help with tuning in, as can rosemary and amber.
To access all or any of these chakras, find a quiet space, imagine your protective block around you, and slowly work up your body, visualizing your chakras spinning. I like to imagine breathing in their colour, sending it to the correct energy points and then breathing it out into the universe. Doing it this way allows me to feel my energy connecting to source and nature without giving it away!
If you have any questions about using your chakras for good health or anything else, do please ask and I’ll do what I can to help X