The chakras operate like valves that channel the electrical current of the Universal Life Force into the body. The traditional Hindu system names seven major chakras.
The positions of the seven chakras coincide approximately with the positions of the glands in the endocrine system. An emotional occurrence, usually from childhood, can cause one or more of the chakras to become dysfunctional, being too opened or blocked. Once you have identified which dysfunctions relate to you, you can use various methods to restore those chakra to equilibrium. Each chakra operates at a unique, optimal frequency which determines its characteristics. For a complete sense of well-being, remember to think of the chakra system in its entirety and how each one works in harmony with the others.
Chakras Location Glandular Connection Associated Body Part Physical Dysfunctions Emotional Dysfunctions
Crown (7th) Top of head Pineal Upper skull, cerebral cortex, skin Sensitivity to pollutants, chronic exhaustion, epilepsy, Alzheimer's Depression, obsessional thinking, confusion
Third Eye (6th) Above and between eyebrows Pituitary Eyes, base of skull Headaches, poor vision, neurological disturbances, glaucoma Nightmares, learning difficulties, hallucinations
Throat (5th) Centrally, at base of neck Thyroid, Parathyroid Mouth, throat, ears Sore throats, neck ache, thyroid problems, tinnitus, asthma Perfectionism, inability to express emotions, blocked creativity Heart (4th) Center of chest Thymus Heart and chest, lungs, circulation Shallow breathing, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer Fears about betrayal, co-dependent, melancholic
Solar Plexus (3rd) Between navel and base of sternum Pancreas Digestive system, muscles Stomach ulcers, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, allergies, diabetes Oversensitive to criticism, a need to be in control, low self-esteem
Sacral (2nd) Lower abdomen, between navel and genitals Ovaries, Testes Sex organs, bladder, prostate, womb Impotence, frigidity, bladder and prostate, lower back pain Unbalanced sex drive, emotional instability, feelings of isolation
Root (1st) Between anus and genitals Adrenals Bones, skeletal structure Osteoarthritis Mental lethargy, spaciness, incapable of inner stillness
There are many ways to balance your chakras. You may create an altar to represent the chakra that you are working on, to include the appropriate color, fragrances, crystals, and other relevant objects. There are physical exercises which can be performed for each chakra, with the exception of the Third Eye which responds to mental discipline. Crystals oscillate to a natural healing frequency and may be used for harmonizing and balancing the chakra. Meditation and guided visualizations can be very beneficial. Calming the mind automatically calms the body, helping to reduce stress and giving the physical self the opportunity to rebalance. These are but a few of the ways to bring balance to your chakras. Try several different ways until you find a favorite that is right for you.
Chakras Fragrances, Incense/Oils Crystals Main Issue Balanced Chakra
Crown (7th) Lavender, Frankincense, Rosewood Amethyst, Diamond, Clear quartz Spirituality Magnetic personality, achieves miracles in life, transcendent, at peace with self
Third Eye (6th) Hyacinth, Rose geranium, Violet Amethyst, Fluorite, Azurite Intuition, Wisdom Charismatic, highly intuitive, not attached to material things, may experience unusual phenomena
Throat (5th) Chamomile, Myrrh Lapis lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine Communication, Self-expression Good communicator, contented, finds it easy to meditate, artistically inspired
Heart (4th) Rose, Bergamot, Melissa Watermelon tourmaline, Rose quartz, Emerald Love and relationships Compassionate, loves unconditionally, nurturing, desires spiritual experience in lovemaking
Solar Plexus (3rd) Vetivert, Bergamot, Ylang ylang Aventurine quartz, Yellow citrine, Sunstone Personal power, Self will Respects self and others, has personal power, spontaneous, uninhibited
Sacral (2nd) Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood Citrine, Carnelian, Golden topaz Emotional balance/Sexuality Trusting, expressive, attuned to his/her own feelings, creative
Root (1st) Cedarwood, Myrrh, Patchouli Hermatite, Tiger's eye, Bloodstone Survival/ Physical needs Demonstrates self-mastery, high physical energy