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Balancing Your Chakras

Posted Aug 25 2008 3:33pm 1 Comment


What is Chakras?

This is said to be our energy center. They are the openings for life energy to flow in and out of our aura.

This energy is associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.



Seven Areas of Charkas

1.) The Root

Color - red

Physical Location - base of the spine

Purposes - kinesthetic feelings, movement

Spiritual Lesson - material world lessons

Physical Dysfunctions - lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors, depression, immune related disorders

Mental and Emotional Issues - survival, self esteem, social order, security, family

Information Stored Inside Root Chakra - familial beliefs, superstitions, loyalty, instincts, physical pleasure or pain, touch

Area of Body Governed - spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum, immune system



2.) The Sacral


Color - orange

Physical Location - lower abdomen to the navel

Purposes - emotional connection

Spiritual Lesson - creativity, manifestation honoring relationships, learning to "let go"

Physical Dysfunctions - low back pain, sciatica, ob/gyn problems, pelvic pain, libido, urinary problems

Mental and Emotional Issues - blame, guilt, money, sex, power, control, creativity, morality

Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)

Area of Body Governed - sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine



3.) The Solar Plexus

Color - yellow

Physical Location - solar plexus

Purposes - mental understanding of emotional life

Spiritual Lesson - acceptance of your place in the life stream (self-love)

Physical Dysfunctions - stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases

Mental and Emotional Issues - self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness

Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - personal power, personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), knowing

Area of Body Governed - upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach



4.) The Heart

Color - green, pink

Physical Location - center of chest

Purposes - emotional empowerment

Spiritual Lesson - forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, trust, compassion

Physical Disfunctions - heart conditions, asthma, lung & breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia, upper back, shoulder problems

Mental and Emotional Issues - love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosity

Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - connections or "heart strings" to those whom we love

Area of Body Governed - heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands



5.) The Throat

Color - blue

Physical Location - throat, neck region

Purposes - learning to take responsibility for one's own needs

Spiritual Lesson - confession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit

Physical Dysfunctions - sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, TMJ

Mental and Emotional Issues - personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority

Information Stored Inside Throat Chakra - self-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, smell

Area of Body Governed - throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperchalemus



6.) The Third Eye

Color - indigo

Physical Location - center of the forehead

Purposes - action of ideas, insight, mind development

Spiritual Lesson - understanding, reality check point, detachment, open mind

Physical Dysfunctions - brain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic, depression

Mental and Emotional Issues - fear of truth, discipline, judgement, evaluation, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion

Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - seeing clear picture (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, mental facilities, intellect

Area of Body Governed - brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glands



7.) The Crown

Color - violet, white

Physical Location - top of head

Purposes - intuitive knowing, connection to one's spirituality, integration of the whole

Spiritual Lesson - spirituality, living in the NOW

Physical Disfunctions - mystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion not associated with physical ailments, sensitivity to light, sound, environment

Mental and Emotional Issues - discovery of the divine, lack of purpose, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, ability to see the bigger picture in the life stream, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics

Information Stored Inside Crown Chakra - duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)

Area of Body Governed - top center of the head, midline above the ears



Chakras thrive on energy, prayer and also food.



Feeding Your Root Chakra

Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, etc. Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter. Spices: horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper



Feeding Your Sacral Center

Sweet fruits: melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut, etc. Honey Nuts: almonds, walnuts, etc. Spices: cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds

Feeding Your Solar Plexus Chakra

Granola and Grains: pastas, breads, cereal, rices, flax seed, sunflower seeds, etc. Dairy: milk, cheeses, yogurt . Spices: ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel

Feeding Your Heart Chakra

Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc.

Air vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash, etc. Liquids: green teas

Spices: basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley

Feeding Your Throat Chakra

Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas

Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi

Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc.

Spices: salt, lemon grass

Feeding Your Third Eye Chakra

Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, black berries, raspberries, etc.

Liquids: red wines and grape juice

Spices: lavender, poppy seed, mugwort

Feeding Your Crown Chakra

Air: fasting / detoxing

Incense and Smudging Herbs: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper

Incense and smudging herbs are not to be eaten but are ritually inhaled through the nostrils or can be smoked through a ceremony pipe for purification purposes.





Keeping your Chakras aligned is important in your body functioning on an energetic level. When you have one or more out of balance, the other Chakras are working overtime and that is not good. Has your body ever felt tight or cluttered?

You may need to Unblock your Chakra to feel refreshed, Release tension and fatigue,Get back your energy after being "stuck in a rut", Feel more spiritual and "in line" with the world





Balancing Your Chakras Using a colored bath:

Sitting or laying down, inhale 3 times through your nose, release through your mouth. Picture white light (of God or the Uninverse) swirling around you in a counter clock wise motion. See the light start at your feet, going to the top of your head.



Next you will use the 7 colors associated with each Chakra as explained in the 7 areas of Chakras above.



Above your head, picture a purple light swirling around in a counter clockwise motion, then clock wise. If it feels 'stuck' keeping trying...picture the light moving from your head down to your toes and then back up again.

Next colors to use are:

indigo

light blue

pink or green

yellow

orange

red



At first, you may have trouble seeing the moving light, don't give up. This just means you are out of balance. This meditation should begin to bring in healing colors and light into your spiritual being to help you to cope and deal with different aspects of your life in a more meaningful way.



Remember to eat the foods that feed your Chakras.



Another way to balance your Chakras is by using Binaural Beat CD recordings .The binaural beats will automatically begin affecting your brainwaves by aligning and balancing. All of your seven Chakra points are touched.





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Another way to stimulate and refresh your chakras is with sound. During the year long Chakra Balancing course I took from Arlyn Kline, I discovered a relationship between the chakra colors and sound. I created a CD of healing soundscapes. This is not music, per se, but therapeutic sound. More about it here:

http://web.mac.com/tyreeford/Site/Ty_Ford_Chakra_Soundscapes.html

-Ty Ford 

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