For this month's blog as winter is taking hold I thought I would write about the Chakra system and why it is important to keep it clear and flowing. Winter is a time when the cycles in nature are ending and there is a clearing away of the old. As we are part of nature and profoundly affected by the changing seasons, it stands to reason that winter is a perfect time to clear away old stagnant or blocked energy to make way for the new. Although it is important to check your chakra system throughout the year, winter is a time where an energy overhaul would be beneficial to start the new year off in a positive light.
What are Chakra's?
Chakra's can be thought of as energy points within our bodies helping the flow of Chi/energy. In Sanskrit the word Chakra means 'wheel' and Chakra's when clear and healthy will appear as spinning wheels of light. As we go through life we will all experience different events, some negative and some positive. Each event will have thoughts and feelings/emotions attached to them which will produce energy, this energy will be channelled through the different Chakra points. Depending on the type of event and the emotion connected to it different Chakra centres will be affected. For example; if you experience the loss of a dear friend,relative, or partner then the sadness connected to this event could have an impact on your heart Chakra. If you do not allow yourself to grieve and push away your true feelings then it can cause a blockage with this Chakra which can in time become a physical or mental health issue. Blocked Chakra's can become dull, develop dark spots, or even stop spinning completely. This is because the block stops the flow of energy causing the energy to become stagnant. If you have a block in one or more of your Chakra's you will find you may suffer from illnesses, tire easily, be over/under emotional, develop addictive behaviours etc... depending on which Chakra is blocked and what has caused the blockage.
Within the human body we have 7 central Chakra's each with its own unique frequency, colour, and meaning associated with it. There are also many lesser Chakra's within the body, and more present in our aura (an energy field surrounding the human body). Some people are working with their full 12 Chakra system, but today I will just give a brief explanation of the main Chakra's present within the body.
Below will be a brief explanation of each Chraka.
Root: Location- Base of Spine, colour RED, associated with Safety, Security, Survival, Material comforts, Crystals: Hermatite, Garnet, Red Jasper, Ruby, Bloodstone, Mental and physical aliments of an unbalanced root chakra: lack self-esteem, fear loss, be insecure, feel unsafe, Selfish, Egotistic, Materialistic, Dominant, lower back pain, foot/leg problems, immune system problems, a balanced root Chakra will allow you to feel grounded, safe, secure, and able to manifest what you want into your life.
Sacral: Location-Just below the Naval. colour ORANGE, associated with Relationships, Emotions, Sexuality, Procreation, Sensitivity, Crystals: Amber, Carelian, Citrine, Mental and Physical aliments of an unbalanced Sacral: mistrusting others, suppression of emotions, resentfulness, sexual guilt, aggression, manipulating others, self-serving, sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunction, hip/pelvic/lower back problems, a balanced Sacral Chakra will mean you are creative, intuitive, friendly, in touch with your feelings.
Solar Plexus: Location- Just above the belly button, colour YELLOW, associated with will power, vitality, confidence, personal power, Crystals: Golden Topaz, Citrine, Golden Calcite, Mental and Physical ailments of an unbalanced Solar Plexus: low confidence, feel unworthy, self-conscious, insecure, anxious, confused, workaholic, resent authority, feel superior/inferior, digestive problems, liver dysfunction, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach problems, colon diseases, with a balanced Solar Plexus you will have a strong sense of self, be confident, joyful, relaxed.
Heart Chakra: Location-centre of chest, Colour: GREEN and PINK, associated with unconditional love, compassion, giving, Crystals: Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Watermelon Tormaline, Mental and Physical ailments of an unbalanced Heart Chakra: indecisive, paranoid, feel unlovable/unloved, afraid of letting go, fear rejection, possessive, mood swings, demanding, over critical, over react to criticism, asthma, heart disease, problems with breasts, lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder issues, arm and wrist pain, balanced you will feel compassion for others, have balanced emotions, be able to love unconditionally.
Throat Chakra: Location-base of neck, Colour:PALE BLUE, associated with communication and expressing your inner truth, Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate, Mental and Physical ailments of an unbalanced throat chakra: difficult to speak your truth, inconsistent, unreliable, manipulative, over talk, self righteous, arrogant, forces own opinion on others, thyroid issues, sore throats, laryngitis, ear infections, ulcers, facial problems, neck and shoulder problems, a balanced Throat Chakra will mean that you live in the present moment, can talk freely and lovingly, channels divine energy.
Third Eye Chakra: Location-in the centre of the forehead between the eyebrows, Colour: INDIGO, associated with intuition, understanding, wisdom, Crystals: Amethyst, Fluorite, Sugilite, Mental and Physical ailments of an unbalanced third eye: over sensitivity, being afraid of success, undisciplined, egotistical, dogmatic, talks down to others, headaches, blurred vision, sinus issues, eyestrain, seizures, hearing loss, hormone function, balanced you will not be materialistic, but you will be intuitive, visionary, telepathic, and understand self-mastery.
Crown Chakra: Location-Top of the head, Colour: WHITE/VIOLET, associated with spirituality, divine guidance, cosmic consciousness, inspiration, Crystals: Selenite, Apophilite, Clear Quartz, Mental and Physical ailments of an unbalanced crown chakra: depression, indecisiveness, uncreative, frustrated, migraines, powerless, sensitivity to light/sound/environment, inability to learn, when balanced there is a sense of belonging, co-creator in your life, open to source energy.
Why is it important to keep your Chakra's clear and balanced?
As the above descriptions show, blocked or slow moving chakra's can produce numerous ailments that can hold you back and cause many problems within the body and mind. Therefore, keeping your chakra's clear helps you to become healthier and more able to feel positive and ready for anything. With healthy clear chakra's you will not feel as overwhelmed by life's issues, emotions will become more manageable, and physical ailments will begin to clear.
There are a number of ways you can help to open and clear chakra's, meditation and yoga are good and can be very helpful if the blockages are not deep seated or the chakra isn't completely stagnant. However, sometimes when there has been little movement in a chakra for a long time or when the blockage has been carried over several lifetimes a deeper clearing is needed. Spiritual hypnotherapy can be a very good way of opening up and clearing the stagnant and blocked chakra's by gaining access to your higher-self and guides to establish which chakra's are out of alignment and what needs to be done to bring them back into a natural flow. Once the deep clearing has occurred then regular yoga and mediation can help to keep the energy flowing again.
As we sometimes take on physical aliments as a way of learning and clearing Karma (Eastern philosophy where the intent and actions of an individual will have a knock on effect for that individual in their future) even with balanced chakra's some symptoms may remain, but under hypnosis the higher-self can be asked if there is anything that can be done about the Karmic contracts and sometimes they can be removed and released. Getting in touch with your inner knowing through hypnosis will help you gain a greater insight into yourself and where you tend to focus your energy.
This month I am offering a special 20% discount on all Chakra Clearings during the month of December. Why not start the new year with clear and flowing chakra's and see how it can positively impact your life. Helping you bring your mind, body, and soul back into perfect balance.