Chakras are spinning forces of energy in our bodies that serve as our life force, so it makes sense that the term comes from the Sanskrit word for “wheel.” Seven main chakras in the body run in a line from the base of the spine to the top of your head. They connect your physical body and your spiritual energies.
Balancing your chakras should be a regular part of your spiritual self-care routine. It’s believed that our chakras energize the physical body, thus influencing physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. When the chakras are in balance, so is the health of your body and mind. However, life experiences — particularly negative ones — can raise self-defense mechanisms in one chakra or several depending on the circumstance. This leads to the suppression of energy flowing through the chakras that can be described as “blocked,” which creates an imbalance.
Learning what your different chakras are and what they represent can be difficult enough to wrap your head around, let alone figuring out how to balance them. Not to worry; the process is easier than you think — especially with the following tips.
What Is Chakra Balancing?
Chakra balancing is vital because it affects all areas of your life. You’ll know when you have unbalanced chakras if you feel absent physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Perhaps you’re dealing with a recurring issue in your life, illness, negative pattern, physical or mental stress, addiction, poor sleep or health habits, grief, or even karma. Even if only one of your chakras is not balanced, it can throw off the others. Balancing your chakras ensures that you feel harmonious as a person in mind, body, and soul, too.
How To Balance Chakras
When it comes to balancing your chakras, practice makes perfect. If you find one technique doesn’t seem to be working, simply move on to the next. You may also find that some work better for one chakra than another — and that’s ok. There’s no one-size-fits-all way to balance your chakras.
Institute a Daily Ritual
Balancing all of your chakras at once is not a one-time deal. It takes a daily commitment to keep them humming harmoniously. Come up with a daily ritual that forces you to connect with your mind, body, and soul. It doesn’t have to take up a big chunk of your time. Activities such as journaling, visualization, meditation, chanting, and yoga can help you feel more balanced.
Work With Crystals
Crystals embody some of the highest vibrational frequencies on the planet, so it’s no surprise that they can lift the vibration of our chakras, balance them, and prompt them to operate at an optimal level. Choose a crystal that corresponds with the chakra you want to work with. For example, place a rose quartz or green aventurine directly in the middle of your chest — aka your heart chakra. Find a quiet, distraction-free place and make sure you’re comfortable. Breathe deeply in and out throughout the session — it can last for as little or long as you like but aim for at least ten minutes.
Chakra Bathing Ritual
Taking a soak in the tub with essential oils, herbs, and vibrational gemstones can help you balance your chakra while scoring some skin-loving benefits in the process. For the best results, treat yourself to a balancing bathing ritual at least once a week. Before getting started, take a few moments to focus on each of your chakras. Concentrate and try to tune into which chakra(s) feel unbalanced.
Benefits of Chakra Balancing
You don’t need to be on the deep end to benefit from chakra balancing. It’s an effective tool to help you live your best life no matter what’s going on in your life, big or small.
From grieving the loss of a loved one, starting a new job, getting a divorce, or even pre-date jitters, stress doesn’t differentiate between good and bad. Balancing your chakras is an effective way to relieve anxiety, jitters, and restlessness.
Chakra balancing is effective for those with low self-esteem and/or physical or emotional instability as it can help stabilize your well-being.
When you balance your chakras, negative and emotional energy is released, making it easier to reconnect with those you’ve been out of touch with — even yourself.
When your chakras are balanced, you’ll experience a higher state of consciousness, which will make it easier to live the life you want to live. You’ll be healthier in mind and body, making you feel more secure, grounded, and confident.
Interested In Balancing Your Chakras?
Even if you know how to align chakras doesn’t mean you’ll master these techniques right away. You may even be struggling to figure out which specific chakras are unbalanced. In that case, you could benefit from a one-on-one session with one of our Psychic Center spiritual advisors. Regular chats can ensure that you’ll always be mentally, physically, and emotionally on top of your game.