Balancing the Chakras
There are a number of ways to balance the chakras in order to harness their power and live a life that is more in harmony with the world around you. If you are feeling stuck in a particular area of your life, try balancing your chakras and see what a difference it can make in your life.
The chakras are powerful energy centers in the body, associated with different areas of the body and different kinds of power.
The easiest way to balance the chakras is through focusing on the one’s you wish to balance, or working on the full set of 7. You can focus mentally though meditation, picturing each colored swirl.
Each chakra has a visual representation called a mandala, which means universe. Meditating on the mandala will focus your energies. So too will chanting the mantra for each of the chakras, either silently or aloud, as part of your meditation or yoga, as we will discuss in a moment.
Touching the chakra also works well. You can rest your hand on the area, front or back. Or if you wish to magnify the energy of the chakra, lay a chakra stone upon it.
Massage, either self-massage or massage done by a professional or a partner, also uses the power of touch to balance and open each chakra. You can reach all of your chakras easily from the front, and most of them from the back. If you want to reach your solar plexus and heart chakras from the back, either do it in the shower when your hands are slippery with water and soap, or rub them vigorously with your towel when you are drying off.
Massage can be done on its own, or with aromatherapy, that is, using special botanical oils to balance the chakras. There are a range of fragrant oils to choose from, to uplift, center, and surround yourself with wonderful scents.
All yogas are good exercise, but Kundalini yoga offers a range of ways to stimulate chakra energy and move it up and down the body to harness its power to create profound changes in your life. It uses a range of poses, or asanas, in sets designed to accomplish certain goals, such as losing weight or improving intuition.
Many of the poses drive the energy up the chakras to balance them and transform any areas in which you find yourself stuck. You will also chant a range of mantras, some of them related to the chakras. The most well-known mantra is OM, which is related to the third eye and crown chakras.
Use any and all of these methods to balance your chakras and see what a difference it can make to your health and energy levels.