The Seven Chakras and How to Balance Them
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new.”
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Eastern medicine has long understood our energetic chakra system as an essential aspect of our emotional, physical, and spiritual well being. At s.a.n.c.t.u.a.r.y™, we continue to build the bridge between science and spirituality.
While eastern and western medicine are beginning to compliment each other more and more, many people still consider the seven chakras to be somewhat of a “new-age mystery”. For those who are seeking balance, inner-peace, and ascension, however, the chakras—vortices of energy and the part of our existence that is energy, from a quantum physics standpoint—is the key that opens the door to higher consciousness and overall mind/body/spirit holistic health.
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“Chakra” is derived from an ancient Sanskrit word that describes each of the seven points of energy within the body; it can be literally translated to mean “wheel of spinning energy” in Hindi. But what does this mean? Chakras are life-force energy centers that vibrate at a frequency unique to each and every one of us. We—the authentic we—are energy in a human form. Chakras are our energetic anatomy system that, when recharged—much like a battery, keep you vibrant, healthy, connected, and alive. But when our energy centers are depleted, we experience physical, emotional, and spiritual ramifications. Many states of dis-ease—such as heart disease, cancer, chronic pain, adrenal fatigue, depression, anxiety, unprocessed grief, and trauma (just to name a few)—are manifestations of the imbalanced state of our chakra system.
Balancing and healing these central points of energy hold a great level of importance to maintaining harmonic holistic health. This is an area we focus on at s.a.n.c.t.u.a.r.y™ because what we invest in energetically is what is received in return. That which you invest your energy in positively will return an energy that supports health and well-being. That which you invest in that drains you will deplete your energy; this causes your chakra system to be “out of tune”, leading to physical, emotional, and spiritual dis-ease.
Listen to how Caroline Myss, Medical Intuitive—five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition—explains the influence our chakra system has on the life we experience.
Where are These Wheels of Life-force Energy?
Each chakra is located at a specific point in the body and can be represented by a name, symbol, and color. Along with these representations, each chakra also serves an integral role to the physical and spiritual body. The locations of the seven chakras reach from the base of the spine all the way to the crown of the head, following a vertical line through the core of the body.
The seven chakras include—going from the base of the spine to the crown of the head—the Root chakra, the Sacral chakra, the Solar Plexus chakra, the Heart chakra, the Throat chakra, the Third Eye chakra, and the Crown chakra. Because the chakras find their roots in sacred, spiritual traditions from India, each may also, sometimes, be referred to by a Sanskrit name.
The Root chakra—sometimes referred to by its Sanskrit name, Muladhara—can be found at the base of the spine (more specifically, the tailbone area). This central point of energy is represented by the color red, a color often associated with power, strength, and passion. The Root chakra represents a person’s core foundation and his or her ability to feel “grounded”.
The Sacral chakra contributes to a person’s social ability to connect with and accept others, as well as new experiences. This chakra may also be referred to by its Sanskrit name, Svadhishthana, and can be found in the lower abdomen, just below the naval. The Sacral chakra is represented by the color orange, which is often associated with encouragement, attraction, and stimulation.
The Solar Plexus chakra, located in the stomach, is represented by the color yellow, a color commonly associated with joy, happiness, and energy. Also referred to by its Sanskrit name, Manipura, the Solar Plexus chakra represents a person’s confidence and control.
The Heart chakra, also called by its Sanskrit name of Anahata, represents—not surprisingly—a person’s ability to love. This chakra is, of course, located at the center of the chest by the heart. It is represented by the color green, which is often connected with fertility, harmony, and safety.
The Throat chakra represents communication, which matches its physiological correlation with the voice. This chakra is—as would be expected—located in the throat. It can be represented by the color blue, which is often associated with wisdom, truth, and confidence. The Throat chakra may also be referred to by its Sanskrit name, Vishuddha.
The Third Eye chakra is located in between the eyes and represents the ability to focus and “see the bigger picture”. It may also be called by its Sanskrit name, Ajna. The Third Eye chakra is represented by the color indigo, a color typically connected with spirituality, self-mastery, and intuition.
Finally, the Crown chakra represents a person’s ability to be “fully connected spiritually”. This chakra can be found at the very top of the head and is represented by the color violet, which is associated with dignity, peace, and extravagance. The Crown chakra may also be referred to by its Sanskrit name, Sahasrara.
How Can You Balance and Heal Your Seven Chakras?
Many things can affect and unbalance the chakras, which is why it is so important to heal them frequently. Each chakra is influenced by different issues present in a person’s life.
- The Root chakra may be influenced by issues of survival through money and food.
- The Sacral chakra may be affected by issues with feelings of abundance, well-being, or sexuality.
- The Solar Plexus chakra could be impacted by a person’s self-worth and self-confidence.
- The Heart chakra may be affected by issues with love or inner peace.
- The Throat chakra can be influenced by communication and self-expression.
- The Third Eye chakra may be impacted by a person’s intuition, imagination, or ability to make sound decisions.
- The Crown chakra could be affected by a person’s inner and outer beauty, along with their ability to connect with spirituality or bliss.
At s.a.n.c.t.u.a.r.y™ we offer modalities such as Soul Energy™ Balancing & Antigravity Tuning™—as well as sound/vibration therapies, aromatherapy, brainwave entrainment, and quartz crystal therapies—to facilitate your unique harmonic chakra state. We also sell Chakra Teas in our s.a.n.c.t.u.a.r.y™ Shoppe, courtesy of Buddha Teas. These teas are crafted from herbs and crystals that resonate with each chakra, providing essential stimulation and balance through a flavorful tea. For example, the Crown chakra tea is infused with lavender to enhance meditation and wisdom, coupled with the power of amethysts to provide peace and balance for your seventh chakra.
We are so happy to be able to offer these curated teas to you through our s.a.n.c.t.u.a.r.y™ Shoppe, as each one of them is designed to make a balancing difference in your spiritual and physical health through their direct benefits to the chakras. If you’re interested in embracing positive change through a 21st-century healing experience—or if you’re interested in purchasing Chakra Teas, take the first step and book an appointment at our waterfront facility today!