How necessary is chakra balancing? Very! When your chakras are out of balance, you will experience many adverse effects, as outlined in the following sections. Poorly balanced chakras can influence how we feel mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. At Luna Bohemia metaphysical supply store in Miami, we provide the tools you need to perform this necessary self-check and offer advice as to how best to align your energy centers.
What Is Chakra Balancing
The word ‘chakra’ comes from Sanskrit for ‘spinning wheel.’ In the body, there are seven primary chakras, but there are several lesser chakras as well. Each chakra is associated with a part of the body and affects specific states of mind, emotions, or spiritual rhythms in our beings. By examining our chakras, we can determine which ones need a bit more care. Often, when one has fallen out of balance, the others located near that chakra are also a little unstable.
The Chakras And Their Correspondences
The following is a basic description of the seven primary chakras, where in the body they can be found, and some of the spiritual and emotional associations each one possesses.
- Associated with the lower half of the body, the root chakra rules over familial relations, your sense of groundedness, and your relationships with others.
- Located in the hips and reproductive organs, the sacral chakra reigns over sexual matters, such as virility, artistry, and intense emotion.
- Solar Plexus:
- Located in the stomach, the solar plexus controls your emotions, empathy, determination, and intuition.
- Centered on your lungs, breast, and heart, the heart chakra has domain over all things related to genuine love, whether of others or yourself.
- Based in the throat and neck, the throat chakra allows for productive conversation, artistic expression, and authenticity.
- Third Eye:
- Centered on your forehead, the third eye chakra facilitates spiritual insight and discernment.
- Placed above the center of the head, the crown chakra eases transcendental insight and allows for spiritual correspondence.
To find out more about these chakras (and the many others not mentioned here), visit your local metaphysical supply store.
How Do You Know Your Chakras Need Balancing?
When one or more of your chakras requires balancing, you may notice any of the following:
- Frequent illness
- A sense of nagging restlessness
- Emotional instability resulting in outbursts
- An inability to maintain your focus, a lack of concentration
- A tendency toward irritability
- Feeling apathetic or lackadaisical
- Strain on your relationships
- A struggle with forward motion, stagnancy
Practices To Help You Balance Your Chakras
There are many ways we can bring our chakras back into alignment once we recognize that they are imbalanced. Here are several spiritual practices to help you.
- Reiki sessions can be helpful.
- Meditating on the chakra’s Sanskrit name:
- Lam: the root chakra
- Vam: the sacral chakra
- Ram: the solar plexus chakra
- Yam: the heart chakra
- Ham: the throat chakra
- Om: the third eye chakra
- Om: the crown chakra
- Aromatherapy can also be helpful. There are sprays made for this purpose, but you can also use an essential oil diffuser.
- Perform a cleansing ritual. Smudging or saging can clear any chakra blockages.
- Bond with mother nature.
- A pendulum can also be helpful: hold it near the affected chakra until its spinning becomes consistent.
- Meditate, meditate, meditate.
- Be sure to stay hydrated.
- Bathe in Epsom or sea salts.
- Breathing exercises can help to ground your chakras as well.
- Sound therapy is also useful. Use a crystal bowl or any rhythmic instruments.
Now you are conscious of the manifestations of imbalanced chakras, and you know how to remove those blockages. It can be helpful for some to develop a scheduled chakra balancing ritual to ensure that their chakras stay in alignment, but it is just as well if you prefer to simply perceive the signs of your being for guidance on when to perform a cleansing. There is much more still to learn, now that you know the basics. If you are ready to take the next step on your journey to spiritual knowledge, Luna Bohemia’s metaphysical supply store in Miami is here to help. We offer insights on every faith, as well as supplies for your path, including classes. We also provide private divination readings. Call or visit us today to continue your divine education!