This is a follow-up post to http://beyond-within.com/bloglibrary/a-new-perspective-on-chakras/ and looks at each of the 7 chakras in the energy body, focusing on common problems and suggestions for basic healing.
The Root chakra is where the concepts of stability and security are processed, and so defines your comfort zone. By grounding through your Root chakra you can quickly vent overloading energy and regain a sense of space and calm with which to tackle your day, or an impending crisis.
Energy can stagnate at the Root chakra, causing you to feel bogged down in daily routine, trapped or suffocated by a situation, or “too busy” and resentful of the demands others place on you. You may come across as overbearing to others.
Too little energy at the Root, and you’ll find it hard to feel welcome or comfortable anywhere, you’ll struggle with routine and leave tasks piling up. You’ll seem flighty and unreliable to other people. Physical issues stemming from problems with this chakra can include problems with the feet, legs and hips.
Root Chakra Balancing Technique
It’s a good idea to have a quick chakra clearing exercise for the root chakra, for whenever you may need to get centred quickly. Sit or stand so your feet touch the ground fully. Focus on your breathing, as you exhale push overwhelming thoughts, overloading energy, worries and feelings of discomfort out of your body and into the ground.. as you breathe in pull in supportive, calm, capable Earth energy.
The Sacral chakra is where sexuality and raw emotion are processed, and is where the seat of instinct, the subconscious and our animalistic nature lies. This Fiery chakra is the primal source of creativity and what it means to be human.
Too much energy at the sacral chakra and you’ll be an emotional wreck, frustrated with many conflicting feelings and feeling “on edge” with pent-up, nervous energy.
A lack of energy in this chakra shows as an emotionless attitude, feelings of detachment, lack of creativity or enthusiasm and distaste towards sexuality. You’ll seem very uncaring and distant to those around you. Physical problems here manifest in the kidneys, reproductive organs and digestive system.
Sacral Chakra Balancing Technique
The Sacral/Navel chakra responds well to fiery energy, and this will cure most simple imbalances. Lie comfortably and focus on the rhythm of your breathing. Imagine creative and passionate energy all around you, flowing like liquid fire, creating connections between all things. As you breathe, suck in this pleasantly warm energy and feel it shoot to your Sacral chakra, burning away any creative blocks and regulating your energy there into a steady flow that you feel comfortable with. This is very physical, active energy so be ready to use it!
Solar Plexus Chakra (The Yellow One)
The SP chakra is all about the Ego, and your sense of power and identity. Self confidence, “presence” and charisma. I’ve likened the ego to an operating system before, so let’s continue with that.. Energy piling up here makes you an insufferable egotist needing to control and script every tiny aspect of your existence. Hello Internet Explorer!
A weak SP/yellow one turns you into a tasty snack for any passing New Age
Shark Guru.. you may think you’ve embraced spirituality by relinquishing your ego like that nice man Mr Tolle tells you to, but you’re actually surrendering to the passive model of Lightworker-hood that means the only real change you’ll affect in the World will be to make someone else richer. Well meaning, but needing a lot of guidance to function? Hello Linux!
Problems in the SP chakra manifest physically as unhealthy looking skin in cases of too much energy, and looking gaunt and frail when there is too little energy, and as stomach/digestion issues as a general rule.
Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing Technique
If you struggle to for recognition when you are part of a group, you can strengthen your SP chakra with a simple exercise. Imagine soft yellow light radiating from your SP, that creates a bubble of you-ness as it expands outward. Extend it to a distance you want to network within, and see it change to your favorite color, because this is meant to be about you taking the initiative and standing out in a sea of yellow, clamoring ego-energy.
The Heart Chakra
The Heart chakra is where we process energy we give to, and receive from, other people. Love energy is associated with the heart, but an overload of other energies normally processed through the navel (eg: anger, jealousy) can cause the heart to feel hardened, broken and cold. I’m pretty sure everyone knows what a broken heart feels like. Physical issues stemming from heart chakra problems can manifest as chest problems. Unstable energy in the heart chakra can cause a person to act clingy and needy, too little energy leaves them unable to connect with other people, effectively isolating them.
Heart Chakra Balancing Technique
Watery, emotional energy heals the heart; visualize water surrounding your heart chakra, flowing through it and healing as it goes, and carrying away any pain or dark energy as it passes out of your body.
The Throat Chakra
The Throat chakra processes conscious information and communication.This chakra resonates strongly with Air energy and energetic blocks here can choke off ideas and thought processes. This leads to mental confusion and creative/ideas issues such as Writer’s block, being misinterpreted by other people and misunderstanding them in turn.
If you have struggle with processing large volumes of energy at your throat, you’ll feel sensory overload and a general sense of overwhelm. You’ll be prone to OCD and behavioral tics.
Physical symptoms of blockages at the throat manifest as a feeling of choking, and problems with the throat and vocal cords.
Throat Chakra Balancing Technique
Air energy is a good quick fix for the throat chakra, relax and
imagine you are standing in a huge open field in the midst of a strong, cool wind. Pull this wind energy in through your throat chakra and see it as some kind of etheric housekeeper, efficiently blowing away blockages and sweeping crowding thoughts to one side, leaving only important things for your attention. In it’s wake is a sense of calm, peace and capably efficiency; you are confident in your ability to put yourself across well, interpret other people’s intent and organize your day so it flows calmly.
Third Eye Chakra
The Third eye, or Brow chakra is the energy center related to intuition, dreams and extra-sensory perception. An overactive third eye can make you feel as though you are out of touch with reality, and living in some sort of fantasy world that is totally incompatible with real life. You’ll feel as though you are central to some kind of divine plan, but you’ll be getting it all horrible wrong. Too much energy here sees the mind desperately looking for coincidence where there is none, in some kind of psychic paranoid fantasy. Examples can be found in many claims of channeled information that turns out to be utterly false.
Third eye weaknesses cause a lack of dreams, and lead to irritability, acting on instinct but getting it very wrong, feeling out of tune with your skill-sets, feeling stuck in a rut and making out-of-character bad judgement calls.
Third Eye Chakra Balancing Technique
Watery energy is good for the third eye and heals it gently. Imagine your Brow chakra as a pane of glass that you need to view life through, reach for watery energy and wash it against the glass until it is crystal clear. From this state you can try many different third eye exercises, depending on what you want to achieve and so I won’t be detailing all of these. Making a note of your dreams every morning is a good place to start.
Divine energy flows to us at the Crown chakra. Energy blocks here are often the cause of existential crises, feelings of being cut off spiritually, and lack of faith. Headaches and lack of motivation result from crown chakra problems. An over-active crown chakra can make a person so obsessed with spirituality that they become irrational and unable to function in daily life.
Crown Chakra Balancing Technique
My favorite meditation for the Crown chakra is to sit outside under the night sky and focus on the energy and feeling of starlight, as it fills the sky. It feels like patient, silvery, expansive energy to me.. it may feel different to you.. and by pulling it to your crown you can feel it heal and open this chakra. Just 20 minutes under a canopy of stars can reconnect you to the Universe, and reassure you of your place in creation.
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