Last updated on November 15th, 2020 at 10:10 pm
Now that people are getting more and more into spirituality, they are looking for different ways to heal themselves. Chakra healing it’s an excellent way to grow closer to yourself and heal physical + emotion ailments.
Soooo, what are “chakras” anyway?
They are energy centers within your body that manifest in you physically, spiritually, and mentally. The 7 different (main) chakra are: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye (brow), and crown.
Many people use crystals to heal their chakras. Or meditation, eating certain foods, yoga, and other techniques. I like to think of the 7 chakras similar to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Starting from the bottom and working your way up.
Here’s a beginner’s guide to chakras, where they are located, how to tell if they’re unbalanced, and different ways to heal them.
Color: red and black
Location: base of spine
Focus: basic needs, belonging, security, and survival
Unbalanced: restless, tired, anxiety, insecure, eating disorders, fearful, under/overweight, spacey, depressed, financially unstable, lower back problems, hip problems, financial problems.
Healing: grounding yourself by walking in the grass barefoot, meditation, running, eating red foods, yoga, gardening, eating balanced foods, getting enough sleep, focusing on your breath.
Crystals to use: black tourmaline, red jasper
Essential oils: cedarwood and juniper
Mantras: “I love my body.” “I am grounded.” “I am financially secure.” “I am abundant.”
Balance and in alignment: grounded, secure, healthy eating habits, stable, trustful, present, financial stability.
Location: lower abdomen near navel
Focus: emotions, sexuality, sensuality, reproductive system, and creativity.
Unbalanced: hypersexuality, low libido, creative block, guilt, hormonal issues, emotionally unstable, poor boundaries, co-dependency, unhealthy relationship with mother, apathetic, overly sensitive, reproductive issues
Healing: dancing, creating art (drawing, painting, etc), nurturing your inner child, eating orange foods.
Crystals to use: orange calcite, moonstone
Essential oils: orange, ylang ylang
Mantra: “I have positive energy within me.” “I am comfortable in my body.” “I make space for new ideas and ways of living.” “I am divine feminine energy”
Balance and in alignment: gentle with yourself/others, compassionate, joyful, creative flow, expressive, healthy sex drive, able to experience pleasure.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Location: in the center of upper abdomen Focus: money, willpower, self-esteem, purpose
Unbalanced: low self-esteem, upper abdomen pain, digestive issues, lacking energy, shame, aggressive, no self-control, feeling lost, digestive issues
Healing: mediating with candles, yellow foods, (belly) laughing, practice setting boundaries, be intentional about taking care of yourself, time block to achieve goals
Crystals to use: yellow jasper, tiger’s eye
Essential oils: lemon, juniper Mantra: “I love and accept myself.” “I am worthy.” “I achieve what I set my mind to.”
Balance and in alignment: confident, boundaries with yourself/others, trust the process, disciplined, takes responsibility for decisions, empowered , mental wellness
Color: Green (or pink) Location: your heart
Focus: love, relationships, acceptance, forgiveness Unbalanced: jealous, fear of intimacy, judgmental, lack of empathy, lack of self-love, lonely, manipulative, selfish, fear of rejection, withdrawn, high/low blood pressure
Healing: eating green foods, dating yourself, practice belly breathing, cardio, forgiving yourself/others, self-acceptance, practicing gratitude
Crystals to use: jade, rose quartz
Essential oils: bergamot, rose
Mantra: “I welcome change into my life.” “I forgive those who’ve hurt.” “I am fully open to receiving love.”
Balance and in alignment: open to giving and receiving love, self-loving, nonjudgmental, trusting, accepting
Color: light blue
Location: your throat
Focus: self-expression, authenticity, communication
Unbalanced: unable to express yourself, throat problems, gossiping, not a good listener, overly shy, telling people’s business, excessive talking
Healing: expressing your feeling (even if it’s hard), eating blue foods, drink plenty of water, singing, practice listening (without interrupting people), write a letter, being silent
Crystals to use: lapis lazuli, aquamarine Essential oils: peppermint, frankincense
Mantra: “I am safe to express myself.” “I am a compassionate listener.” “I communicate with others confidently.”
Balance and in alignment: expressive, good listener, communicates clearly, true to who you are
Third Eye Chakra (Brow chakra)
Location: center of forehead slightly above eyebrows
Focus: intuition, wisdom, clarity
Unbalanced: headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, unimaginative, nightmares/terrible dreams, confusion
Healing: eating indigo foods, sun gazing, take a break from screens (tv, phone, tablet), yoga, aromatherapy, meditation
Crystals to use: sodalite, amethyst Essential oils: clary sage, sandalwood
Mantra: “I am true to myself.” “I trust my intuition and allow it to guide me.” “I have unlimited possibilities.”
Balance and in alignment: clarity, imaginative, vivid memory, trust intuition, vivid dreams, ability to sense energy
Location: Top of head
Focus: understanding, spirituality, consciousness
Unbalanced: closed minded, limited beliefs, ego in overdrive, spiritually detached
Healing: meditation, reiki, prayer, seek information, journaling, yoga, detoxing, fasting, and running
Crystals to use: clear quartz, selenite Essential oils: sandalwood, lavender
Mantra: “I am a reflection of God.” “The essence of who I am is love.” “I am connected to the most high.”
Balance and in alignment: Being at peace within, open-minded, connected with mind body and spirit, present, wise