Chakra-Meditation-for-Balance-and-Healing

chakra-meditation-for-healing-and-balance

A chakra meditation can be a great way to restore balance and healing in your body.

Just mediataion alone can acheive this however, as you begin to understand the chakras and  the emotional and physical attributes of each chakra and techniques to connect and feel the energies in your chakras your wellbeing will rise to the next level.

So lets begin…

What are the Chakras?

The 7 main chakras are energy centres that are placed in nerve plexus’ through the centre of the body.

There is a colour associated with each individual chakra

These energy centres are associated with different physical and emotional attributes  and aberrance’s if not in balance in the body and mind.

When all the chakras are in balance and harmony ,physical and emotional wellbeing is attained.

The chakras are an integrated  energy system that work as a whole.

Each chakra has unique symptoms  that indicate under-or over-activity.

Chakra Meditation

Why chakra meditation?

Learning to sense the energies of each chakra  and how to balance these chakras gives  us the capacity to reclaim and maintain both physical and emotional wellbeing.

You will begin to recognise over time the signs and symptoms of each individual chakra ..what it means.. and connect to the cause of the imbalance and correct the imbalance through your meditative practise and physical and emotional healing.

As you practise chakra meditation you will become more sensitive to the subtle energies flowing ( or not) through these major centres.

Which comes first the chicken or the egg?

Life is complex . We are all individuals with our own unique experiences, stresses and past conditioning and  these facets of our lives have an impact on how well all of our chakras are functioning at any given time.

It is important to know that just mediation alone will not “fix” all of your problems or balance all of your chakras

Although meditation and chakra balancing  as part of an holistic physical mental, and spiritual practise will increase and maintain your whole wellbeing exponentially.

Life events, sadness, anger ,grief, trauma, poor eating habits, lack of sleep, and stress ALL have a huge impact on how well our chakras are functioning.

But through chakra mediation we can discern through practise , to feel and  pinpoint  the health of our chakras and connect to what may have caused the imbalance.

Meditation in and of itself will certainly improve the stress- response ( see  my previous post) and your well- being.
It will also allow your higher consciousness to alert you of the cause of your dis-stress

And most certainly  becoming aware of which chakra is out of balance and using the colour associated with it to balance the chakra will begin to create ease in your body.

What are the 7 Chakras?

root-chakra1. Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Colour :RED

Element: Earth

This chakra is at the base of the spine .

Also called the root chakra

The root chakra os associated with survival and belonging.

Your connection to the earth ( and all that inhabits the her)

It is your centre of  survival . The primal energy of survival is  the fight, flight, or freeze response and  is initiated from  the root chakra.  and  your basic needs for survival -Food ,clothing shelter, rest and sleep.

Organs and body parts  associated with the root chakra :-

Adrenals – fight, flight freeze response

Bladder, colon/large intestine, skeleton, foot, leg, teeth and arterial blood flow to the  left chamber of heart.

The Root chakra can become blocked by fear and various forms of trauma, eating disorders and sedentary life style.

Psychological symptoms associated with blockage of the root chakra include:-

Anxiety disorders, fear, panic attacks, worry, overthinking, depression, nightmares,  being emotionally disconnected, disconnected from the body, feeling insure and alone and  also anger and rage.

The journey to heal trauma  and emotional wounds are  held in  the Root chakra

Physical Symptoms

Physical symptoms of blockage include: lethargy and feeling physically drained, problems in the colon,  bladder, constipation problems or with lower back, left arm ( heart meridian), leg, or feet issues, Inflammation&  cramps

In men, prostate problems may occur.

Eating disorders may also be a sign of a root chakra imbalance.( This relaltes to the earth and nourishment- as this is where all our sustenance comes from)

If we are not ” Earthed”  it is because we have unhealed trauma issues

sacral-chakra2. Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

Color: Orange

Element:Water

This chakra is situated  Just below the navel.

It correlates to the emotional body

The sacral chakra is associated with creativity ,pleasure and enjoyment, intimacy and connection -including sexual.

And also imagination and passion.

 

Organs and body parts  associated with the sacral Chakra:-

Ovaries ,testicles and  lymphatic systems ( emotionally, this equates to the flow of joy)-The ovaries and testicles are the organs of creation of life

It is also associated with our very real need to channel our passions and desires into a creative life.

Psychological symptoms associated with the Sacral Chakra

Family dynamics is most often a source of the trouble when it comes to this particular chakra- How we were treated by our respective parents is what we attract in our relationships.

We do this not as punishment but in order to heal our childhood conditioning.
It is important to heal the past conditioning in order to create what you truly want.

This can be done through inner child work psychotherapy, gestalt work and many other modalities that are empathetically, client focused.

To balance and heal this chakra, you need to develop discernment and healthy boundaries with negative people and attachments.

The Sacral chakra is related to how we feel inwardly and outward (  i.e all of  our feelings)

And  the enjoyment of life through the senses, whether it be sight sound smell taste, or touch,

Physical Symptoms

The Sacral chakra is associated with the Womb, genitals, kidney, bladder

Physical symptoms of imbalance include  sex organ problems:-

Endometriosis, PCOS, menstrual problems, venereal disease, bladder  and kidney problems ( The kidney energetically is called the “Life Gate” and if there has been sexual aberrations and abuse, this puts us into  conflict with sexuality and healthy sexual connection)

Traditionally in Chines medicine the kidneys are associated with “sexual indecision”

solar-plexus-chakra3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

Colour : Yellow

Element: Fire


This Chakra is located in the solar plexus below the sternum in the stomach area.

It is associated with with self-esteem, confidence and willpower.

 

Organs and body parts  associated with the solar plexus chakra :-Stomach, gall bladder, spleen, liver, pancreas. – as well as the skin as an organ,

Also the muscular system , and the face in general.

The physical sense associated with this chakra is the sense of sight.

Psychological symptoms associated with the Sacral Chakra

Anxiety ,social phobia, lack of ambition, issues that relate to self-confidence, lack of will-power, lack of action, victim mentality and  narcissism.

Again these issues often relate back to our attachments in early life and whether or not we were encouraged, nurtured, validated or enabled i.e kids that are not required to take personal responsibility and let off the hook.

Physical Symptoms

Indigestion, gall badder problems – stones or inflamation, liver problems ,bloating  hypoglycaemia, immune system problems ( spleen), skin issues- eczema, psoriasis, acne and other skin conditions.

.And problems with the eyes in general -infections, or eyesight problems ( which relate to the liver )

heart-chakra4. Heart Chakra (Anahata)

Colour: Green

Element: Air

Located in the centre of the chest ( not where your actual physical heart resides)

Anaharta is the centre of your deep bonds with other beings, sense of caring and compassion, empathy,  self-love, altruism, generosity, kindness, and respect.

It is the place where your spirit resides.

 

Organs and body parts  associated with the heart chakra :-

The Physical heart ,circulatory system and lungs

Psychological symptoms associated with the heartChakra:-

Holding onto Grudges, Heart- ache , emotionally broken hearted, emotionally hard -hearted and cutting off feelings, dwelling on  past relationships, withdrawing ,isolating one’s self,  being overly logical and lacking empathy, negativity and being overly critical.

Also over giving to the detriment of yourself and not feeling like you are able to receive.Or overly selfish and demanding.

Again these reactions are more than likely associated with being hurt neglected and /or abused  and feeling unloved in our early attachment years.

Physical symptoms associated with the heart chakra:-

High or low Blood pressure, problems breathing, infection in the lungs, bronchitis, heart conditions.

 

throat-chakra

5. Throat Chakra(Visshuddha)

Colour: Blue

Element: Ether (space or spirit) also called “Akasha”

Located in the middle of the throat area

Organs and body parts  associated with theThroat chakra :-

Throat, sinuses,  ears & neck

 

Psychological symptoms associated with the Throat Chakra

Habitual lying.

Difficulty communicating or feeling of insecurity when expressing oneself.

Nervousness.

Being afraid of conflict and  avoiding controversy.

Damage done to the throat chakra  can come from early childhood criticism, bullying at school, verbal abuse, and witnessing abuse as a child.

The Throat chakra is considered the bridge between the spiritual and mundane and the centre of expressed creativity.

 

Physical symptoms associated with the Throat Chakra

Laryngitis, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Otitis media (middle ear infection) hoarseness, sore throat, outer ear infections.

Also, ringing in the ears, neck pain, dizziness ( Related to the nerves in the neck), sinus problems and infections.
Great therapy for the throat chakra is to journal and write out you feelings. And also inner child work gestalt work and psychotherapy.

 

3rd-eye-chakra6. Third eye chakra(Ajna)

Colour:Indigo

Element: Light

Located just above and in the middle of the eyebrows.

The 3rd eye chakra relates to intuitive thinking and “knowing”, the inner realms and higher consciousness

Organs associated with the third eye chakra:-

Pineal Gland

 

Psychological symptoms associated with the Third eye Chakra

Losing touch with reality and living in a fantasy world,

Also, becoming psychotic, delusional thinking and paranoia, overly judgemental, anxiety, hallucinations, mental fog and cloudy thinking & skepticism.

Physical symptoms associated with theThird eye chakra 

Headaches, vision problems, seizures, inability to sleep, nausea ,forehead -sinus issues &  nightmares

 

crown-chakra7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Colour: Purple or Violet/ White

Element: Thought / cosmic energy ( However it is not really associated with any element)

Located at the very top of the head.

The Crown chakra is associated with oneness and collective consciousness and experience an the  ability to understand and learn new information easily.

When in balance we make logical decisions easily and may have a strong sense of humanitarianism.  We are open minded and thoughtful and are more connected to our spiritual nature.

We develop a trust in spirit  and the all pervading.

Organs associated with the Crown chakra

Pituitary Gland ( and possibly in conjunction with the pineal gland.

The pituitary gland  (known as the master gland and governs all of our endocrine functions), brain, hormonal system, nervous system & top of  the head.

Psychological symptoms associated with the Third eye Chakra

Lack of meaning in life or inspiration, feeling confused, difficulty understanding, Not knowing who one is(identity), apathy, learning difficulties, and denial of our spiritual nature.

Physical symptoms associated with the Crown chakra:-

Headaches, migraines, poor memory, poor coordination,
Also nervous system problems fatigue, weak vision sore throat or ear tingling.

How to do a Chakra Meditation:

Chakra Meditations  are quite simple really…

Find yourself a quite comfortable space.

Take 3 deep breaths and relax your mind and body

Focus on your breath.

Take you breath and breath into your body and down your spine and into the centre of the earth.

Breath from the Centre of the Earth through your root chakra and visualise the colour RED.

Pause and feel the energy in the chakra as you become familiar with it.

Continue to breath up your spine into your sacral chakra  and visualise the colour orange 

Pause and feel the energy in the chakra as you become familiar with it.

Continue to breath up your spine into your solar plexus chakra visualising the colour yellow

Pause and feel the energy in the chakra.

Then breath into your Heart Chakra visualising green, feel the energy of the heart chakra…

Really get to know the feeling of your heart as it has an intelligence all of its own ..it is where your spirit lives .It has quite a different feeling to your heart. Listen and hear anything it has to communicate with you.

Then continue breathing up your spine into your Throat chakra visualising blue

There are often blockages here, so spend some time infusing the colour into this chakra.

Continue to breath up into the third eye and visualising the colour indigo note any visions that may come to you.

Then breath into your crown chakra  visualising the colour Violet or white light

You may then take your breath from the crown chakra through the top of your head and into the heavens  Visualise white light pouring from the heavens all the way back through your crown chakra and down through all of the chakras and back into thcentre of the earth

Continue to breath for at least 10 minutes. Incease the time of this meditation incrementally over the coming weeks

NOTE your insights

Please ,Please, Please write down any visions, messages  or  higher thoughts and intuitive insights (that are not from you head) whilst you were meditating.

And do not judge them. In time they will make sense to you.

And do NOT worry if at 1st you get nothing…It all take practise and trust

Tune into your body /mind

DOWNLOAD THE  FREE PRINTABLE CHAKRA CHART HERE

AFFIRMATIONS FOR THE CHAKRAS

1) Root Chakra I am safe. I am one with Gaia.
2) Sacral Chakra I am a beautiful being
3)Solar Plexus Chakra I am free. I am strong.
4) Heart Chakra I am love.
5) Throat Chakra I am truth and integrity.
6) Third Eye Chakra I am that I am.
7) Crown Chakra We are all one. 

Chakra meditation is an amazing way for you to calm your self, restore balance and harmony in your body and become familiar with the subtle energies of the chakras.

The more we become aware and familiar with changes in the energies of the chakras the more we  will detect small disturbance before they become physical manifestations and dis-ease.

You can learn more about how to do a chakra meditation the right way here

I would love to hear of your experience with chakra meditation and any insights, visions or messages you receive 

Please leave your comments below.

The more we share these experiences with others and have them validated, the more we will trust our inner guidance.

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  1. I have been using this on and off every night for a period of time… for about 5 years now. It has.. it.. I… There’s no way I can express in words the amount of aid I’ve received from the 10 minutes of talking this provides. I guess I just did put it into words, lol…
    I’ve been attuned for Reiki, so the conscious focus on each chakra really helps me know when to move my hands to the next place. After all this time, I just watched this video again, and realized that every single word in the ending monologue that are supposed to be positive affirmations is true for me. The love I gave out WAS multiplied, and DID return to me tenfold. Thank you for allowing me to connect with this infinite power within myself. At age 17, after everything I’ve been through, I can say I am truly happy and always will be.

  2. Beautiful insight, I come from a very deep detachment from my root chakra, love the meditation! So now see the importance of this.

    • Thanks Ayl Lots of us with abuse in our background do. Yes! it is important to nurture this chakra- without the health and well being of the root chakra we never feel secure!

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