Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chakra Therapy

What are Chakras?
Chakras or spinning energy centers exits on our physical and energetic bodies.  We each have seven major wheel-like structures located in the center of our bodies running along side the spine.  The word "Chakra" actually means "Wheel" or "Vortex" in Sanskrit.  The concept of Chakras originated as early as 2500 BCE in India, and has been a widely accepted part of Auravedic Medicine, Hinduism, and Buddhist Cultures for thousands of years. While often books on this subject are found in the New Age section of a book store, this concept is far from New.  The seven major chakras are connected to, and a part of, the physical body. All are located on the torso and head. Each chakra transmits and receives life-force energy often called "chi", "qi" or "prana".
When If someone is in a state in ill physical or emotional health, the chakras may not be functioning properly. One or more may be out of alignment or stagnant. In this state, life force energy is blocked and is unable to flow in and out freely and the physical body may suffer. This is a similar energetic concept used in Acupuncture, Reiki and all forms of energetic medicine. Stress, being unable to express emotions, becoming overly emotional, experiencing an altered reality, disconnected from higher power, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, exposure to toxicity, etc. can cause the Chakra system to close down.

What can a chakra balancing and clearing session change? 
 Everything!  Chakra balancing can change every aspect of your life. When in balance, you will be physically more healthy and vibrant, emotionally and mentally clear, and feel spiritually connected.  Each chakra corresponds to a different organ, emotion and bodily function. Each one is also associated with a specific note, sound, color, and scent.  If you are just feeling "out of it", imbalanced, sick, tired or just not functioning at your optimal health, its possible that your chakras need to be realigned and balanced.  Chakra clearing allows you to optimize the power of your chakras so that they are all large, unblocked and vibrant in color.  Chakra Therapy is important because it keeps energy flowing freely throughout your body and keeps you in optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Below you will find information on each of the seven major chakras including their color, position, function and associations.

Base (Root) Chakra

Color:  Red
Position:  Base of the spine at the perineum
Main Functions:  Survival, security, primal energy.
Positive Issues:  Courage strength, will power and self confidence.
Negative Issues:  Physical security like finances, home, safety, possessions.
Related Organs/Body Parts:  Kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, hips and legs.  Sciatica & chronic Low Back Pain
Essential Oil:  Rosemary or Clove
Crystal:  Garnet
Tea: Ginger, Valerian, Lime Blossom or Elderberry
Affirmation:  "I feel that my body is connected to the power of the Earth"

Sacral Chakra

Color:  Orange
Position:  Midway between the naval and base of the spine
Main Functions:  Relationships, sexuality, intimacy.
Positive Issues:  Creativity, independence, sociability, joyous.
Negative Issues:  Cravings for physical pleasures like foods, sex, addictions to drugs, alcohol or other substances, withdrawn, over-dependant.
Related Organs/Body Parts:  Uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries and testes.
Essential Oil: Sandalwood or Black Pepper
Crystal:  Aventurine
Tea:  Yarrow, Parsley or Nettle
Affirmation:  "I take pleasure in life will all of my senses"

Solar Plexus Chakra

Color:  Yellow
Position:  Directly behind the navel
Main Functions:  Desire, vitality, inner strength, self-control.
Positive Issues:  Confident, alert, optimistic and good humored.
Negative Issues:  Fear of being or desire to be powerful, fear of authority figures, desires to control others and situations, fear of being controlled, sarcastic, pessimistic.
Related Organs/Body Parts:  Liver, spleen, stomach and small intestines.
Essential Oil:  Lavender or Chamomile
Crystal:  Amber, Tigers Eye or Citrine
Tea:  Cardamon, Anise, fennel, or Chamomile
Affirmation:  "I trust in my own feelings and decisions"

Heart Chakra

Color:  Green
Position:  Center of the chest.
Main Functions:  Release emotionally suppressed trauma. Soul/heart consciousness.  Expressing love in action.  Love, empathy.
Positive Issues: Compassion, generosity, harmony, balance, love, forgiveness.
Negative Issues: Codependency, dysfunctional relationship addictions,
obsessiveness, unable to forgive, indifference, jealousy, bitterness.
Related Organs/Body Parts:  Heart and breasts.
Essential Oil:  Rose or Jasmine
Crystal:  Emerald, Jade or Rose Quartz
Tea:  Melissa or Chicory
Affirmation:  " I send myself and others love and compassion"

Throat Chakra

Color:  Blue
Position:  Adam's apple area.
Main Functions:  Ability to verbalize.  Expressing the truth through power of words. Communication, speaking your truth.
Positive Issues:  Loyalty, inventive, caring, affectionate, speaking your truth, communication projects, trustworthy, calm.
Negative Issues:  Unfaithful, untrustworthy self-righteous, cold, obsessions about communicating.
Related Organs/Body Parts:  Throat and lungs.
Essential Oil:  Eucalyptus or Peppermint
Crystal:  Aquamarine or Topaz
Teas:  Clove, peppermint, or sage
Affirmation:  "I am open to the truth"

Third Eye (Brow) Chakra

Color:  Indigo
Position:  Center of forehead between eyes.
Main Functions:  Channeling intuition, balanced state of mind, devotion and divine perfection, clairvoyance.
Positive Issues:  Highly intuitive, faithful, clear sighted, integrity, orderly mind, the eye of your higher self, predicting the future.
Negative Issues:  Inability to trust intuition, scattered mind, inconsiderate, reluctance to see the future.
Related Organs/Body Parts:  Eyes, lower head and sinuses.
Essential Oil: Lemongrass
Crystal: Opal, Blue Sapphire or Tourmaline
Tea:  Bay Leaf or St John's Wort
Affirmation:  I open myself up to God"

Crown Chakra

Color:  Violet
Position:  Top or above the head.
Main Functions:  Personal identification with infinite.  Oneness with God.  Peace and Wisdom. Clair-cognizance and Divine guidance.
Positive Issues:  Reverence for life, self-sacrificing service, idealism, ability to see appropriate route for higher self, ability to be trusting in intuition coming from other plane.
Negative Issues:  No concern for others, feelings of superiority, lack of contact with reality, not trusting of intuition coming from other plane.
Related Organs/Body Parts:  Eyes, lower head and sinuses.
Essential Oil:  Frankincense or Rosewood
Crystals:  Clear Quartz, Amethyst or Diamond
Tea:  Lavender, Lemon Balm & Mugwort
Affirmation:  "I am present in this moment"

What is a Chakra Balancing Session like?
In most cases Chakra Balancing is done fully clothed lying on a massage table, however if it is being added to a physical massage, the therapist may keep you disrobed, but covered.  It is recommended that you  dress comfortably to avoid distraction. Your session will likely include a mixture of breathing exercises, meditation, and placing of hands.  It’s the practitioner’s aim to create a setting that is both soothing and relaxing, so often there will be soft music, candles and a pleasant aroma. Your treatment begin with a discussion/questionnaire to pin-point the areas of stress or emotional distress in your life. The practitioner will  explain how these are affecting your physical body, and the chakras within. Each person is given a chakra balancing treatment plan that is individualized to treat their specific physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

A variety of techniques may be used as part of your chakra balancing program - Reiki, color therapy, crystal therapy,  meditation, breath work, Aromatherapy, and/or guided imagery.  Sometimes a combination of several techniques is necessary.

Learn about scientific research being done about Energy Work here: http://www.reiki.org/reikinews/sciencemeasures.htm 


  1. It a really informative and great article on chakras. I do agree with you that these things really bound both our body and mind with each other.
    chakras therapy

  2. One study found that after just five minutes of 'caring and compassionate' thoughts, the levels of volunteers' immune systems had risen significantly, taking five hours to return to the levels before the experiment. Furthermore, the same study found that thoughts of 'anger and frustration' reduced the levels of the volunteers' immune systems for the same period. But the impact of your mind doesn't stop there.