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21 Jan 2020

Chakras: Check in with yours...


When all of our chakras are equally balanced, life is good and we feel physically healthy and emotionally well. But when one or more of our chakras is out of kilter, then we can struggle. Possibly with psychological problems, emotional difficulties and illness.

Why not check in with each of your chakras, and get them fully balanced?

Root Chakra – Muladhara – Base of the Spine

Colour: Red.

Organs: Large Intestine, Immune System and Reproductive Organs.

Attributes: Emotionally stable, feeling safe, good survival instincts. Grounds us in reality.

Balancing Crystals: Hematite or Red Jasper are perfect, they are grounding stones that reconnect us with Earth, whilst promoting endurance and resolve.

Balancing Oils: Essential oils that are connected to the Earth through their smell and essence work well, think Cedarwood or Patchouli.

Balancing Foods: Vegetables that have been grown in the ground, protein rich foods and a little spice from paprika or horseradish.

Aligning Yoga Pose: Mountain pose, Bridge pose and Warrior One.

Sacral Chakra – Svadisthana – Just below the Navel

Colour: Orange.

Organs: Immune System, Adrenal Glands, Spleen, Abdomen, Metabolism.

Attributes: Sexuality, Relationships, Creativity, Frustrations, Pain/Pleasure and Vitality.

Balancing Crystals: Amber, Red Jasper, Carnelian and other read/orange crystals that provide joyful balance in life.

Balancing Oils: Sensual oils like Rose, Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang.

Balancing Foods: Sweet fruits, honey alongside vanilla and cinnamon.

Aligning Yoga Pose: Cow pose, Triangle pose and Child’s pose.

Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura – Between the Navel and Sternum

Colour: Yellow.

Organs: The Digestive System – Stomach, Liver, Large Intestine and Pancreas.

Attributes: Willpower, Fear/Anxiety, Identity, Sense of Humour and Self-Control.

Balancing Crystals: Citrine, Yellow Calcite and Tigers Eye would all work well to harmonise and fuel inner-power.

Balancing Oils: Oils that fire up the system like Juniper and Sage.

Balancing Foods: Detoxifying foods are perfect. Easily digestible foods like grains and seeds. Warm spices like ginger and cumin.

Aligning Yoga Pose: Camel, Cobra and Cow poses.

Heart Chakra – Anahata – Centre of the Chest

Colour: Green.

Organs: Thymus Gland, Heart and Lungs.

Attributes: Compassion, Unconditional Love and Self-Worth.

Balancing Crystals: Green crystals like Jade, Jasper and Peridot and also Rose Quartz. Provide protection and a nurturing love of ourselves and others.

Balancing Oils: Essential oils that are associated with cherishing and love – Melissa, Rose and Neroli.

Balancing Foods: Along with the colour – all green foods, vegetables and leafy greens, and earthy spices and green/herbal tea.

Aligning Yoga Pose: The Eagle and Cow poses.

Throat Chakra – Vishuddha – Between the Collar Bone and Larynx

Colour: Blue.

Organs: Throat, Mouth and Thyroid Gland.

Attributes: Communication – articulate and express feelings, Listening and Purification.

Balancing Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Blue Tourmaline, all of which will assist in your truth telling!

Balancing Oils: Soothing oils like Camomile and Lavender.

Balancing Foods: Fruits grown on a tree, fresh fruit juices, lemongrass and herbal teas – calming and comforting foods.

Aligning Yoga Pose: Cat-Cow with Lions Breath, Plow pose and Fish pose.

Third Eye Chakra – Ajna – Centre of the Brow

Colour: Indigo

Organs: Pituitary Gland (hormones), Pineal Glands (regulates sleeping & walking), Lower Brain Function, Central Nervous System.

Attributes: Psychic Vision, Intuition, an Open-Mind, Self-Knowledge, strong Self-Image and Gratitude.

Balancing Crystals: Those that enhance psychic intuition: Amethyst, Sodalite, Lazulite, Azurite and Tanzanite.

Balancing Oils: Frankincense, Cypress, Basil and Angelic Root.

Balancing Foods: Think deeply coloured food and drink: red wine, blueberries, grapes, blackberries, as well as brain foods like oily fish, nuts and seeds.

Aligning Yoga Pose: Downward-Facing Dog, Supported Shoulder Stand, Big Toe and Hero.

Crown Chakra – Sahasrara – Top of the Head

Colour: Violet and sometimes White.

Organs: Head, Brain, Ears, Eyes, Skin and Muscular & Skeletal Systems.

Attributes: Spiritual Connection, Divine Guidance, Inner-Balance, Purpose and Identity.

Balancing Crystals: On the purple side of things – Amethyst, for activating the crown – Amber and Diamonds. But for balancing across all chakras – Clear Quartz.

Balancing Oils: Lotus, Angelica, Linden and Rosewood used as essential oils on pulse points during mediation.

Balancing Foods: Purple foods like blackcurrants and aubergine, and also light meals like broths and soups along with plenty of water.

Aligning Yoga Pose: Half Lotus pose, Tree pose, Corpse pose and Rabbit pose.

Written by: I4C_Blog_Admin