Balancing the Chakras

Deeper Understanding and Healing Your Chakras

This collection of articles is intended for anyone who has an interest in delving deeper into the complex subject of the chakras, aura, and the human energy field,. Learn chakra basics, evaluate the health of your chakras, try exercises and applications, and explore energy-based therapies that intended to balance the chakra system. This index of chakra articles will help you find what you are looking for. Also, take my chakra quiz to determine out how much you already know about this fascinating subject and what you need to learn more about.

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Chakra Basics

Six Chakras representing the plexuses of the human body, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, c1850.
Chakra Balancing Chart. Print Collector/Getty Images / Getty Images

Learn what chakras are, how they function, and why the health of your chakras is important to your overall well-being.

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Healing Your Chakras

There are a variety of techniques you can use to evaluate and align your chakras through energy healing, working with chakra balancing tools, and self-awareness. 

  • Spring Clean Your Chakras - You might be surprised to learn that your housekeeping habits in the home environment is a reflection of how open or stuck your chakras might be.
  • Assessing the Chakra System - This article answers a reader question about what chakras look like and my personal process of viewing and analyzing the state of a person's chakras.
  • Foods that Fuel Your Chakras - Are you feeding your chakras with the nutrients they need?
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Primary Chakras

There are seven primary chakras. Depending on the culture, an eighth primary chakra is also taught. The human energy field or aura house the individual chakras. There are multiple secondary chakras in human bodies as well as chakras in animals. There are also planetary chakras. 

  1. Root Chakra - The first energy center is found at the base of the spine. This activity of this chakra creates our sense of security and general well-being.
  2. Sacral Chakra - The energetic state of our second chakra is very important. It determines the sexual disposition and appetite for men and women.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra - This is the energy center that regulates our personal power, vitality, and confidence. How balanced is your Solar Plexus chakra?
  4. Heart Chakra - The fourth chakra is known as the heart chakra. Located in the center of the chest, it is the center of our moral existence.
  5. Throat Chakra - This power spot is located in the throat area. Its state determines how we express our thoughts creatively.
  6. Third Eye or Brow Chakra - The fourth chakra is known as the heart chakra. Located in the center of the chest, it is the center of our moral existence.
  7. Crown Chakra - The seventh chakra is located ​on top of the head. It is called the crown chakra because of it's highly spiritual nature. It is also known as Shasrara.
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Beyond the Primary Chakras

Some information about the lesser known chakras..

  • Earth Star Chakra - Learn the purpose of this deeply rooted chakra.
  • Chakras in Your Hands and Feet - Archived chat about the forgotten chakras.
  • Planetary Chakras - Planetary rulerships of the chakras for astrology buffs.
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Chakra Meditations and Exercises

Collection of meditations and exercises you can use to bring balance to your chakras and nourish your energy body.

  • Root Chakra Meditation - Are you ready to energetically connect with your root chakra? This short guided meditation will help get you there.
  • Balancing Chakra Bath - This meditative bath incorporates visualizing colors and chakras.
  • Chakracises - Here are some simple exercises that you can do at home on your own to help navigate your chakras toward wellness.
  • Focusing on the Sun - This meditation gives warmth and energy to your solar plexus chakra.
  • Chakra Zen Incantations - Incantations based on the breath-awareness teachings from Eric Maisel's book entitled Ten Zen Seconds.
  • Breakthrough - Guided Meditation - A favorite chakra meditation that will make your heart soar.
  • White Light Visualization - Visualize pure white light coursing freely like a liquid down through each of the seven main spiritual chakras.
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Crystals and Gemstones Aligning with Colors of Your Chakras

Many gemstones and crystals are aligned with one or more chakras. A good rule of thumb in choosing what gemstone to use is to use color coding. For example pink and green stones are usually aligned with the heart chakra. Purple and violet stones such as amethyst, sugilite, and fluorites are aligned with the brow or third eye chakra.

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Chakra Art and Jewelry

Artwork that depicts the chakras is not only beautiful but can also ignite a healing path. It is also inspiring to explore how artists interpret what chakras look like. 

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Chakra Balancing Therapies

Many energy-based and other types of healing therapies involve clearing and balancing the chakras and auri field in general. Listed here are a few. 

  • Chios Energy Healing - Comprehensive energy healing system which employs powerful and effective aura and chakra healing techniques,
  • Crystal Therapy - Using crystals for healing and chakra balancing.
  • Massage Therapy - Chakra balancing complements massage techniques.
  • Pranic Healing - Chi energies are then projected through the Pranic practitioner’s palm chakras to cleanse, energize, and revitalize the problematic area.
  • Reiki Healing - Chakras are not specifically a part of a Reiki practitioner's training they do benefit from its healing methodology.
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Yoga and Your Chakras

  • Yoga Poses Help Your Solar Plexus - Your third chakra handles the energy of your personal power, self-esteem and personality. Your third chakra is the place where you learn to create boundaries for yourself.
  • The Eight Human Talents - Various yoga poses and meditation exercises are given in each chapter of this book by Yogi Gurmukj that are specific to each chakra.
  • An Introduction To Chakras & Dantians - Find out about the relationship between the chakras of Hindu yoga systems and the dantians of Taoist yoga systems.