Energy is able to freely flow through our energetic system when our chakras are clear and balanced. Having balanced chakras impacts our aura, basically our energetic field. A balanced aura allows us to attract positive energy.
According to the law of attraction, when we hold positive energy, we attract positive results. This leads to an overall greater sense of wellness.
Over 70,000 chakras?
Our body actually has over 70,000 chakras. Each time our meridians cross, that junction is called a chakra.
There are seven main chakras that make up our energetic system. The seven main chakras are located at the endocrine glands.
Clear your chakras regularly.
There are many ways to clear our chakras. We can eat foods associated with the colors of each of the chakras. We can also practice yoga where particular poses help to open up certain energy centers.
Just like maintaining a clean home and work environment, chakras need to be maintained regularly too.
Each day of the week, focus on balancing one chakra at a time. By the end of the week, notice how you feel once when you have a more balanced chakra system!
Remember, setting your intention matters.
Before doing any of the activities, set your intention. For example, you might set the intention to balance your root chakra and to build your sense of security.
Day 1: Root Chakra
Impacts: Career, money mindset and a sense of belonging
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. It is associated with our sense of security. An imbalanced root chakra can lead to fatigue and anxiety.
When balanced, the root chakra supports our ability to handle conflicts with a calm and constructive mind.
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3 ways to clear the root chakra:
Going for a walk in nature will help you gain a sense of grounding.
Surround yourself with earthy smells, such as cedar, clove, or patchouli essential oils.
Wear red, the color associated with the root chakra, to enhance your connection to the Earth.
Bonus: Light a Patchouli scented candle for grounding and stability.
Day 2: Sacral Chakra
Impacts: Sensuality, intimacy, creativity
The second chakra is the sacral chakra and is associated with creativity. It's our pleasure center and the human emotional drive. The sacral chakra is located below the naval.
A balanced sacral chakra supports the ability to experience pleasure. It also helps nurture a sense of abundance and well-being. An imbalanced sacral chakra can lead to difficulties in relationships, jobs and health.
3 ways to clear the sacral chakra:
Surround yourself with aphrodisiac smells, such as ylang ylang and sandalwood essential oils.
Take on creative activities: designing, painting, scrapbooking, writing, playing, doing crossword puzzles.
Wear orange, the color associated with the sacral chakra, to boost positive vibrations and emotions.
Bonus: Light a Sandalwood scented candle as an aphrodisiac.
Day 3: Solar Plexus Chakra
Impacts: Personal power
The the solar plexus chakra is associated with our inner strength and willpower. It is located at the stomach area and represents our ability to be confident and in control of our life.
When balanced, it supports a greater sense of self-confidence and courage. An imbalanced solar plexus chakra can lead to feeling inadequate and constantly second guessing decisions.
3 ways to clear the solar plexus chakra:
Surround yourself with mood boosting smells, such as cinnamon or peppermint essential oils.
Challenge yourself to boost your confidence. Step out of your comfort zone by changing up your daily routine.
Wear yellow, the color associated with the solar plexus chakra. This helps to brighten up your mood and raise your vibrations to attract wealth.
Day 4: Heart Chakra
Impacts: Love, relationships, self-acceptance
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra. It is associated with love, compassion, and forgiveness.
When balanced, the energy produced by the heart chakra allows us to have meaningful relationships. We feel more empathy, passion, and care for others. Symptoms of a closed heart chakra include jealousy, anger, bitterness, and resentment.
3 ways to clear the heart chakra:
Perform an act of kindness every day for a week. Notice how it makes you feel!
Wear green, the color associated with the heart chakra, to enhance the heart's vitality to give and receive love.
Day 5: Throat Chakra
Impacts: Communication, authenticity
The throat chakra is associated with communication and authenticity. When balanced, the energy from the throat chakra allows for open communication and honest self-expression. When imbalanced, we may struggle to communicate our true thoughts and feelings.
3 ways to clear the throat chakra:
Singing, even if it’s only you in the shower, is great therapy for opening the throat chakra. You may wish to add eucalyptus essential oils to your shower.
Pause to take a moment to organize your thoughts. Be comfortable with your own ideas and opinions.
Wear blue, the color associated with the throat chakra, to open up your communication channel.
Day 6: Third Eye Chakra
Impacts: Intuitive abilities and senses
The sixth chakra is the the third eye chakra. It is associated with intuition and wisdom. When balanced, we tend to make accurate intuitive decisions and evaluations about our career, family and the intentions of other people.
We have a clear sense of direction in everything that we do. When imbalanced, we may be indecisive and lack confidence in our choices.
3 ways to clear the third eye chakra:
Visualization exercises: Close your eyes and allow yourself to daydream about doing what makes you happy. You may wish to apply lavender essential oil to help calm your mind.
Keep a dream journal next to your bed. As soon as you’re awake, jot down the key images you saw in your dreams. Look up the meanings of the images to help you tap into your intuition!
Wear indigo, the color associated with the third eye chakra, to open up your intuitive channel.
Bonus: Light a lavender scented candle to calm the mind.
Day 7: Crown Chakra
Impacts: Spirituality, enlightenment
The seventh chakra, or the crown chakra, is associated with enlightenment and divine consciousness. When balanced, we feel connected to a higher power, be it God, the Universe or our higher self.
We feel immense gratitude for the universal love and appreciation towards our self and others. When imbalanced, we may feel alone and despondent.
3 ways to clear the crown chakra:
Walking outdoors helps to stimulate the pineal gland and open the crown chakra.
Surround yourself with spiritually charged essential oils like frankincense.
Yoga, meditation and spiritual studies help move you forward on the path to enlightenment.
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