Sunday, February 3, 2008

Balancing Your Chakras

What is Chakras?
This is said to be our energy center. They are the openings for life energy to flow in and out of our aura.
This energy is associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.

Seven Areas of Charkas
1.) The Root
Color - red
Physical Location - base of the spine
Purposes - kinesthetic feelings, movement
Spiritual Lesson - material world lessons
Physical Dysfunctions- lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors, depression, immune related disorders
Mental and Emotional Issues - survival, self esteem, social order, security, family
Information Stored Inside Root Chakra - familial beliefs, superstitions, loyalty, instincts, physical pleasure or pain, touch
Area of Body Governed - spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum, immune system

2.) The Sacral

Color - orange
Physical Location - lower abdomen to the navel
Purposes - emotional connection
Spiritual Lesson - creativity, manifestation honoring relationships, learning to "let go"
Physical Dysfunctions- low back pain, sciatica, ob/gyn problems, pelvic pain, libido, urinary problems
Mental and Emotional Issues - blame, guilt, money, sex, power, control, creativity, morality
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)
Area of Body Governed - sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine

3.) The Solar Plexus
Color - yellow
Physical Location - solar plexus
Purposes - mental understanding of emotional life
Spiritual Lesson - acceptance of your place in the life stream (self-love)
Physical Dysfunctions- stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases
Mental and Emotional Issues - self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - personal power, personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), knowing
Area of Body Governed - upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach

4.) The Heart
Color - green, pink
Physical Location - center of chest
Purposes - emotional empowerment
Spiritual Lesson - forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, trust, compassion
Physical Disfunctions- heart conditions, asthma, lung & breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia, upper back, shoulder problems
Mental and Emotional Issues - love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosity
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - connections or "heart strings" to those whom we love
Area of Body Governed - heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands

5.) The Throat
Color - blue
Physical Location - throat, neck region
Purposes - learning to take responsibility for one's own needs
Spiritual Lesson - confession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit
Physical Dysfunctions- sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, TMJ
Mental and Emotional Issues - personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority
Information Stored Inside Throat Chakra - self-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, smell
Area of Body Governed - throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperchalemus

6.) The Third Eye
Color - indigo
Physical Location - center of the forehead
Purposes - action of ideas, insight, mind development
Spiritual Lesson - understanding, reality check point, detachment, open mind
Physical Dysfunctions- brain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic, depression
Mental and Emotional Issues - fear of truth, discipline, judgement, evaluation, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - seeing clear picture (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, mental facilities, intellect
Area of Body Governed - brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glands

7.) The Crown
Color - violet, white
Physical Location - top of head
Purposes - intuitive knowing, connection to one's spirituality, integration of the whole
Spiritual Lesson - spirituality, living in the NOW
Physical Disfunctions- mystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion not associated with physical ailments, sensitivity to light, sound, environment
Mental and Emotional Issues - discovery of the divine, lack of purpose, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, ability to see the bigger picture in the life stream, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics
Information Stored Inside Crown Chakra - duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)
Area of Body Governed - top center of the head, midline above the ears

Chakras thrive on energy, prayer and also food.

Feeding Your Root Chakra
Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, etc. Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter. Spices: horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper

Feeding Your Sacral Center
Sweet fruits: melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut, etc. Honey Nuts: almonds, walnuts, etc. Spices: cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds
Feeding Your Solar Plexus Chakra
Granola and Grains: pastas, breads, cereal, rices, flax seed, sunflower seeds, etc. Dairy: milk, cheeses, yogurt . Spices: ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel
Feeding Your Heart Chakra
Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc.
Air vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash, etc. Liquids: green teas
Spices: basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley
Feeding Your Throat Chakra
Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas
Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi
Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc.
Spices: salt, lemon grass
Feeding Your Third Eye Chakra
Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, black berries, raspberries, etc.
Liquids: red wines and grape juice
Spices: lavender, poppy seed, mugwort
Feeding Your Crown Chakra
Air: fasting / detoxing
Incense and Smudging Herbs: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper
Incense and smudging herbs are not to be eaten but are ritually inhaled through the nostrils or can be smoked through a ceremony pipe for purification purposes.

Keeping your Chakras aligned is important in your body functioning on an energetic level. When you have one or more out of balance, the other Chakras are working overtime and that is not good. Has your body ever felt tight or cluttered?
You may need to Unblock your Chakra to feel refreshed, Release tension and fatigue,Get back your energy after being "stuck in a rut", Feel more spiritual and "in line" with the world

Balancing Your Chakras Using a colored bath:
Sitting or laying down, inhale 3 times through your nose, release through your mouth. Picture white light (of God or the Uninverse) swirling around you in a counter clock wise motion. See the light start at your feet, going to the top of your head.

Next you will use the 7 colors associated with each Chakra as explained in the 7 areas of Chakras above.

Above your head, picture a purple light swirling around in a counter clockwise motion, then clock wise. If it feels 'stuck' keeping trying...picture the light moving from your head down to your toes and then back up again.
Next colors to use are:
light blue
pink or green

At first, you may have trouble seeing the moving light, don't give up. This just means you are out of balance. This meditation should begin to bring in healing colors and light into your spiritual being to help you to cope and deal with different aspects of your life in a more meaningful way.

Remember to eat the foods that feed your Chakras.

Another way to balance your Chakras is by using Binaural Beat CD recordings.The binaural beats will automatically begin affecting your brainwaves by aligning and balancing. All of your seven Chakra points are touched.

Chakra Quix


Ajayprabhu said...

Read "PANTJALI YOGDARSHAN" who discoverd all charkas if you want detail insights in human body,mind and soul.

islandwench said...

Nice in-depth article! I particularly liked the food suggestions. Reading through it, I noticed that people I know with problems in certain chakras seem to dislike and avoid the food recommended. My teenage daughter, for instance, dislikes most of the foods recommended for the throat chakra and is constantly getting mouth ulcers and swollen nodes. A teenage problem perhaps, but I'll definitely sneak in more of these foods for her. And whilst I'm at it, I'll work on eating more blue foods myself ...

AC Associates said...

Hi ajay,
Thanks for visiting here. You always give me something more...I'll look into that. It's very interesting.

Hello Islandwench,
Thank you...I'm glad you liked it.
It's it amazing how our mind body and soul are connected. It just fasinates me.
This journey is also self improvement for me too. I'm learning so much.
Let me know when you sneak some foods to your daughter if it helps