~Chakra Balancing ~ nourishing for the soul

The chakra system is an energy system we can use for personal growth. Ayurvedic tradition recognizes seven main chakras, which are junctions between consciousness (mind) and matter (body) and which link the various aspects of what makes us human: our physical, energetic, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual selves. When we focus on the chakras, we can connect to these aspects and move toward balance, health, and well-being. 

Chakras are our subtle energy system. They are the unseen expression of you in energy. When I say energy, I mean your vibration and your energetic output. We are energetic and electric beings that send  signals and frequencies out on a second-to-second basis. There are 7 main Chakras, starting from the base of your spine to the top of your head:

Even though some people have a hard time with the concept of chakras, it is a commonly used system. Have you ever been heartbroken? What does that mean? Is your heart actually broken? Of course not. But when you experience an emotional hardship in connection to a relationship or friendship, you feel a pain in the heart area. Instead of feeling a broken heart, you are actually experiencing the energy of the heart chakra.

The chakra system is located in the core of our being, in a channel that encompasses the spine and includes the tailbone to the crown of the head, as well as the nerve bundles associated with each individual chakra. This channel is called the sushumna nadi and the energy that flows through the chakras is called kundalini.

Energy flows up the sushumna nadi from the first chakra at the sacrum up the spine and out the seventh chakra at the crown of the head. This ascending current is the flow of energy that takes us from the physical level of being, through our mind and emotions, and connects us to the larger universe. The ascending flow is about finding a deeper meaning and purpose to your life.

Kundalini energy also flows into the seventh chakra at the crown of the head and moves down the sushumna nadi to the first chakra. This descending or manifesting current of energy moves us from the world of mind and spirit and helps us manifest ideas into the physical world. Anytime you help manifest something in your life, you are using the manifesting flow.  To make that initial thought a reality. This is using the manifesting descending flow of energy in the chakras.

When working with chakras, think of health as being on a continuum. Depending on your diet, exercise, stress levels, emotional states, and many other factors, you are either moving toward greater health or away from it. It is similar with chakras. "Closed" or "imbalanced" qualities of the chakras are on one end of a health continuum and "open" or "balanced" qualities are on the other end. Depending on your lifestyle, you are either moving toward greater awareness and balance within the chakras or away from it.

Each chakra relates to a different aspect of life and by focusing on that chakra you can become more aware of those issues in yourself and then work with them to achieve greater health and happiness.

Tips on balancing:

wear red

go outside, and breathe in the fresh air for a while

take off your shoes and walk barefoot in the grass.

Imagine roots growing out of your feet and deep into the earth.

Absorb energy from your roots, much like a tree absorbs nutrients from the soil

stomp your feet and feel the energy running down your body and into the earth

wear red gemstones, such as garnet or red jasper

meditate on the symbol

This chakra is all about connection to the earth and being grounded. We are electric and energetic beings, so it’s no wonder that we need to send our “grounder” down into the earth – much like a lightning rod always needs grounding. If we are not grounded and we experience emotional turmoil, we can “blow up” energetically, much like a building would that got hit by lightning if it had no grounding device.

Affirmations: I connect. I am whole. I am fully supported in all ways.

Root Chakra     
Colour:  Red

This is the first chakra, and is located at the base of your spine. If this chakra is under-active you may feel like you don’t belong. You will feel like you are not supported in your relationships. Your family life may be difficult. You will struggle with money and financial issues, and you will have little to no connection with the

 earth. Focus on the first chakra whenever you are stressed, traveling, juggling too many things, feeling overwhelmed, or just need a sense of security or groundedness.
 

This chakra is located just below the belly button. This chakra’s energy expresses how we act and experience intimate relationships, our creativity

Sacral Chakra
Colour: Orange

and our sexuality. If it’s closed, you’ll feel that you cant get intimate with

 anyone. You’ll have problems with creativity, and will experience little to no sex drive. You might want to self-destruct and willingly engage in abusive situations.

When this chakra is open and balanced, all these areas in your life thrive. You experience beautiful and intimate relationships.You can express yourself sexually. You will feel comfortable expressing

your sexuality and you will have an appetite for creativity. You will feel at peace in your body.

Tips on balancing:

Wear orange

Eat an orange. Cut the orange open and smell it. The citrus smell connects your with your sexuality because it is the “fruit” of you. There is a reason why they call it “bearing fruit”

Breathe deep into your tummy

wear orange gemstones, such as sunstone, orange calcite and orange kyanite

meditate on the symbol above

Affirmations:  I create. I am comfortable in my own skin.  I am passionate. I am healthy.

This chakra is located right below the sternum. This is your power centre and also referred to as your “personal sun”.

Solar Plexus Chakra
Colour:  Yellow

When people say that you brighten up the room, you may have a strong solar plexus chakra. When your power is used properly, you exude peacefulness and generosity. It is a force to make the world a better place.Unfortunately, people abuse their power and use it in unhealthy ways.

 

Tips on balancing:

wear yellow

sit in the sun for 20 minutes. Let the sunlight funnel into this chakra and imagine it dissolving any dark, stagnant energy, emotions and ill feelings.

carry yellow gemstones like citrine, topaz or amber

meditate on the symbol

Affirmations: I manifest. I use my power in healthy ways.I am powerful.

This can be destructive for yourself and everyone around you. If this chakra is under-active you are easily controlled and have a hard time saying what you want. You have little to no self esteem and have self-confidence issues.

 

Tips on balancing:

wear green or pink

every time you look at yourself in the mirror, tell yourself “I love you”. (Mirror work is extremely powerful and effective!!)

Forgive yourself. Forgive anyone who has ever hurt your or caused you pain. If you don’t want to physically confront this person, write it out and burn it. This transmutes the negative energy. Practicing forgiveness is extremely releasing

If you have a relative who has a baby or a toddler, pay them a visit. Hold this child, and really connect with them. They have very powerful heart energy and it will sooth your heart chakra

gemstones: jade, pink quartz, peridot, green adventuine

meditate on the symbol

Affirmations: I love. I am loved. I am open to giving and receiving love. My heart is healed.

 I love myself.

This is the centre of your energetic system. It is located in the middle of your chest. Some people this energy centre the “seat of the soul”.

Heart Chakra
Colour: Green or Pink

It is extremely powerful and has many benefits for healing yourself and others, but unfortunately many people keep this place guarded because of emotional self-preservation. If you ever had your heart broken or experienced loss, or have a painful memory, there is a good chance your heart chakra may be under-active.

Throat Chakra
Colour: Blue

If this is open, you are comfortable speaking your mind. You never second-guess yourself. You feel like your voice matters and you have no trouble showing your creativity and explaining it.

If you stutter or are always unsure of yourself when you speak to someone, this is an indicator that this chakra is under-active. If you experience lots of sore throats or are always clearing your throat, this is also a sign of under activity and is your body’s natural way of trying to clear this energy spot. Lying is a good way to disrupt this energy centre.

Tips on balancing:

wear blue

sing

take a public speaking class

engage in healthy self-talk

wear blue gemstones, such as sodalite, blue kyanite or lapis lazuli

meditate on the symbol

Affirmations: I speak my truth. I express myself clearly and with ease. My voice matters.

Third Eye Chakra
Colour: Indigo blue or purple

This is your intuition. It is located in between your eyes. It represents your inner sight and your psychic ability. But it battles with your intellect

It is a pure sense of knowing and how you follow spiritual signs and direction. You want to have a balance between your intellect (decision making) and intuition (guidance and

direction). Psychics have their ability because they have learned to clear, balance and trust their third eye (intuition). Trust is a major issue with your third eye. People are naturally psychic and intuitive but because of the society we live in, we have learned to disregard our intuition and listen more to our intellect. It is trusting your inner knowing and that “gut” feeling. It’s there for a reason. When this chakra is cleared and strengthened, you will experience vivid dreams, lucid dreams, visions, clairvoyance, have a strong sense of inner knowing and experience states that are “out-of-body”. You will start to easily pick up on people’s thoughts, feelings, energies and hidden intentions. Clearing and using this chakra to the fullest of it’s ability will literally blow your mind!

Tips on balancing:

start wearing purple!

close your eyes and imagine you are looking out of your third eye. what do you see?

keep an amethyst crystal under your pillow at night

close your eyes and imagine a beam of light shining out of your forehead, into the unknown

trust your gut feelings and don’t disregard them! Trusting the first thing that comes into your head is the key here

Don’t doubt yourself

erase any fear, stigma or judgement about your first thoughts (your intuition)

keep a journal and write down everything and anything that pops up into your head. Free flow like this for a few minutes and keep building it up every day.

meditate on the symbol

Affirmations: My inner vision is clear. I am a highly psychic and intuitive being.

  My intuition can be trusted.

Crown Chakra
Colour Purple or White

This is the highest frequency chakra. It is located on top of your head. It is your connection to the divine, whatever that means to you.It doesn’t matter what you think your higher

power is, or what people, figures or things come to mind. There is no right or wrong answer – it is all individualistic.  When this chakra is closed, you do not believe in a higher power and don’t believe there is something divine that created you and loves you. You don’t feel support. You have trouble accepting help from people and are depressed and devastated about the thought of what happens after death.

When you are in tune with this chakra and it is balanced, you are vibrating at a higher frequency. Everyday tasks are a beautiful experience and you walk this earth enlightened about everything. You are excited to get up every morning. It is a wonderful feeling. You are open to messages and signs from the divine. Synchronicity and inspiration happens on a daily basis.

Tips on balancing:

give yourself a head massage

imagine a white light funneling down from the sky, down into your crown chakra, down through your root chakra and deep into the earth. This is a powerful meditation to create a state of energetic vertical alignment that balances your energy.

use clear quartz, herkimer diamond or amethyst to stimulate and clear this chakra

meditate on the symbol

Affirmations: I am connected with the divine. I am experiencing my divine nature. I am one with the universe. I am blessed.

When you start working on your chakras and keep them open and balanced, you will start seeing positive results manifest into your life. Like attracts like, and if you clear and balance your chakras, you subsequently raise your frequency – which in turn attracts like frequencies. Things will start happening. It is your right to have a life filled with abundance, joy and harmony and my wish is for everyone to experience this!

Chakra Balancing Treatment:

The Chakra balancing treatment  includes a little bit of the following : massage, reflexology, crystal placememts, guided meditation and energy work.

Treatments Prices

All treatments are focused on the Chakras.  A pendulum combined with energy work are used to determine the current balance of the Chakras.

 

50 Minute Treatment £40

Includes , guided meditation. chakra crystals, Reiki/energy work , Sage smudging

90 Minute Treatment £65

Includes treatments of  Reflexology, Guided Meditation. chakra crystals, Reiki/energy work Sage smudging, Foot, Face and Head Massage

Kirsty East

Mizan Practitioner,

Holistic Therapist and  Doula

 54 Blossom Street

York.

YO24 1AP

Tel: 07742933421