Would you consider yourself to be healthy? Happy? Whole?
Well, what if I told you that you could experience all of those feelings almost immediately, through one simple exercise?
Would you believe me?
The truth is, ordinary people just like you and me, are already doing this one simple thing to achieve nothing short of miraculous results!
Want to know what it is?
It's blessing your body's Chakras (or energy centers)!
Now, whether this is all completely new to you or you've been clearing your chakras for years, keep reading because what I'm about to share with you will teach you how to notice an imbalanced chakra and then exactly how to get it completely realigned.
You see, when you're energetically in balance, you're open to limitless possibilities and potential, and it's easy to create the healthy, happy, and whole future you desire!
Before we get started... The word 'chakra' translates to circle or wheel and is often symbolized by a ball of colored light. Personally, I find it works best to balance my chakras and bless my energy centers while meditating and it's easy to picture a ball of glowing light for each.
By opening our Chakras, we allow for greater well-being. The goal is to align and open all our Chakras, creating a balance within our entire bodies.
There are 7 chakras that each serve a specific purpose. Some affect our physical well-being while others affect our mental properties. Understanding each one will get you much closer to achieving vibrant holistic health, and healing from the inside out.
Each Chakra has its own meaning and so it is important to know how and each one operates. There are simple physical activities you can do, as well as Chakra affirmations you can recite to balance that particular energy center. Balancing your Chakras can even be easy and enjoyable for beginners! No need to be a Reiki practitioner or expert meditator to feel the benefits of being balanced and whole.
#1 Root Chakra:
Grounds you to the earth and the physical world. It's located at the base of your spine, and is linked to feelings of fear and your survival / primal instincts, especially surrounding money and food. By opening the root chakra, you will be more physically aware and you will feel more safe and secure.
Symptoms of imbalance: You suffer from overwhelming feelings of lack, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, or adrenal gland or kidney problems.
Healing method: Walk barefoot, interact with nature, eat red colored foods, picture a red glowing ball of energy at the base of your spine. Feel yourself connected to the ground, as this will give you a greater sense of connection and safety. Then repeat this to yourself...
Chakra Affirmation: I am connected to the earth and open to the positive energy that flows through me.
#2 Sacral Chakra:
Deals with feelings of desire, specifically in the areas of relationships, sexuality, and intimacy. It's located in your lower abdomen below your belly button, and affects your reproductive organs.
Symptoms of imbalance: You attract partners who aren't a good fit for you, you worry about finding your perfect mate, you're over-emotional or withdrawn, or feel guilty about your sexual drive.
Healing method: Try something new, incorporate orange fruits and veggies, raw honey, and nuts into your diet, and use essential oils (scents like organ and rose) to unblock this Chakra. Another simple way to open your sacral Chakra is to dance and move your body! Then visualize an orange glowing ball of energy surrounding your lower abdomen, and repeat to yourself...
Chakra Affirmation: I feel passionate about my life and am confident in who I am.
#3 Solar Plexus Chakra:
Deals with feelings of inner strength, vitality, and self-control. It's located between your ribcage and your navel and is linked to your liver, pancreas, digestive system, and other organs in that region. When this Chakra is opened, your sense of self, willpower, and self-esteem is healthy and balanced.
Symptoms of imbalance: You struggle with emotional and power issues, feel unworthy and like a victim, have a hard time making decisions, and have low self-esteem.
Healing method: Move around, take a walk in the sunshine, sit in front of a campfire, eat yellow foods and grains (such as lemons, corn, and yellow pears), use ginger and chamomile essential oils, move the glowing ball up to your solar plexus and imagine it turning to a golden yellow color and growing in size as you repeat to yourself...
Chakra Affirmation: I can do anything I set my mind to and I am worthy of all that the Universe has to offer.
#4 Heart Chakra:
Covers feelings of love, compassion, acceptance, self-esteem, and forgiveness. It's located in the middle of your chest and helps the operation of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system.
This is one of your most important chakras as it needs to be open and in a state of gratitude, in order to receive from the Universe.
Symptoms of imbalance: You can act selfish, egotistical, jealous, angry, and are prone to confrontation and fighting.
Healing method: Focus on love, opening your heart to others, being open with your emotions, eating leafy greens, drinking green tea, and picturing a giant green ball of energy in your chest as you repeat...
Chakra Affirmation: I love my life and have compassion for all of the people in it.
#5 Throat Chakra:
Deals with communication, speech, self-expression, truth, and creativity. It houses your lungs and respiratory system. Opening this Chakra is very important especially when dealing with life experiences, as you'll want to feel comfortable expressing yourself and communicating effectively.
Symptoms of imbalance: You may experience feelings that nobody cares about what you have to say, feel like people are lying, being untrustworthy or unfaithful, have poor listening/speaking skills, inability to communicate or express yourself, thyroid issues, asthma or bronchitis.
Healing method: Sing, join a choir, drink juices and plenty of water, eat raw honey and more fruit, express yourself by talking it out or journaling, and picture a glowing ball of blue light in your neck and surrounding area as you repeat...
Chakra Affirmation: I express myself honestly and trust the Universe to bless this energy center for the greatest good.
#6 Third Eye Chakra:
Helps with intuition, insight, awareness, and perception. It's located between your eyes in the center of your forehead and affects your pituitary gland, eyes, ears, and nose. This is the chakra that searches for spirituality and the meaning of life.
Symptoms of imbalance: You feel unclear about your life's purpose, feel indecisive, easily confused, or being inconsiderate to others.
Healing method: Free your imagination to visualize the life you want, meditate, practice a new artistic craft, and picture an indigo colored glowing ball moving to the center of your forehead and say to yourself...
Chakra Affirmation: I know my life's purpose and I am open to gaining new wisdom.
#7 Crown Chakra:
Focuses on enlightenment, inspiration, trust, happiness, and connecting with source. It's located at the very top of your head and is your window to connect with spirituality and pure bliss. When this Chakra is open and balanced, it is a way for us to connect with ourselves and with source.
Symptoms of imbalance: Confusion, over-analyzing, loneliness, migraines, headaches, depression.
Healing method: Get outdoors and breathe the fresh air in deeply, feel the sun on your face, get inspired, do something that makes you feel happy and positive, visualize, and picture a beautiful purple or white glowing ball of energy, as you think...
Chakra Affirmation: I am open to the Universe and the divine that connects all people and all things.
If you recognize any of these symptoms in your life, begin spending a few minutes each day balancing and blessing your chakras for the greatest good. What's cool is that you can also work to send positive energy to other people to help balance their Chakras too.
Even if you don't notice anything right away, stick with it!
It doesn't take long for these energy centers to align, and when they do, you'll notice a BIG positive difference in the way you feel.
I highly recommend you practice these affirmations on a daily basis to energize your Chakras and boost your vibration!
Have you balanced your chakras? Let us know if you noticed a change in your mindset and body, and how it impacted your life, in the box below!
*The Mind Movies team has updated this post on August 7th, 2017 to include the latest information for our readers.