Chakra Healing

The Root Chakra

Sanskrit name: Muladhara – root support
Location: At the perineum, between the genitals and the anus, base of spine
Color: Red
Mantra: Lam
Element: Earth

The root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey.

This is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above.

  • Feeling grounded, secure and safe
  • Feeling connected to our tribal consciousness and family
  • Healthy eating
  • Optimal weight
  • Feeling ungrounded, disconnected, insecure and unsafe
  • Experiencing anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares
  • Lower back, leg, or feet issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Having issues around tribal beliefs
  • Low vitality/energy levels

Meditation: Grounding Meditation

Yoga

  • Knee to chest (Apanasana)
  • Bridge pose (Setu Bandhasana)
  • Half Locust and Full Locust
  • Head to Knee (Janu Sirsasana)
  • Deep relaxation (Hatha Yoga)
  • Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana)
  • Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
  • Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
  • Forward Fold (Uttanasana)
  • Yogi Squat (Malasana)

Crystals
Ruby, garnet, black tourmaline, bloodstone, hematite, obsidian, onyx, red jasper, lodestone, smoky quartz, fire agate

Essential oils

Myrrh, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, spikenard

Food

  • Red foods or foods with a strong red pigment
  • Root vegetables
  • Food rich in protein
  • Spicy foods

Other practices

  • Exercise, dance and movement
  • Walk barefoot on the Earth
  • Get out in nature
  • Practice gratitude
  • Practice letting go
  • Create safety in your environment
  • Use the color Red: Wear it, eat red foods such as cherries, beets and apples
  • Chant ‘Om Lam’
  • Take time to draw and contemplate the root chakra yantra
  • Massage your feet with cold-pressed sesame oil
  • Practice using affirmations

The Sacral Chakra

Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana
Location: Lower abdomen, within and below the navel
Color: Orange
Mantra: VAM
Element: Water

The second chakra, Svadhisthana, is also known as the creativity and sexual chakra.
The energy of this chakra is feminine, passive, and lunar.

  • Feelings of wellness, abundance, pleasure, and joy
  • Freely expressing your wants and needs in relationships
  • Using creativity in a healthy way
  • Ability to accept change and go with the flow
  • Emotional instability, fear of change
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression, or addictions
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Complications with the bladder and kidneys
  • Other pelvic–lower abdominal issues
  • Fear of pleasure
  • Lack of creativity
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of desire
  • Insecurity

Meditation

  • Meditation with focus on the second chakra
  • Water meditation

Yoga Poses

  • Seated pelvic circles
  • Baddha konasana (butterfly pose) with forward fold
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)

Crystals
Unakite, Carnelian, Snowflake Obsidian, Orange Calcite, Red Jasper, Citrine and Sunstone. In general, stones with orange, golden or red-orange color

Essential oils
Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Neroli, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang

Foods

  • Orange foods high in carotenoids
  • Water and liquids such as herbal teas, juices

Other practices

  • Practice eft nostril breathing called Ida Nadi breathing
  • Maintain a healthy sexual life and honoring and respecting your body
  • Get in touch with your emotions
  • Practice emotional releases using breathing, massage
  • Chant VAM
  • Practice using affirmations
  • Tap into your creative side
  • Work with movement in the hips and lower abdomen

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Sanskrit name: Manipura
Location: Upper part of abdomen, just below diaphragm
Color: Yellow
Mantra: RAM
Element: Fire

This chakra governs our self esteem, ego and willpower. It is associated with our ability to work with our control and confidence.
The Manipura chakra also controls metabolism and digestion.
The energy of this chakra is masculine, active, and solar.

  • Feeling self-confident
  • Having a strong sense of purpose, being self-motivated
  • Feeling responsible and reliable
  • Healthy self-esteem
  • Spontaneity
  • Playfulness
  • Sense of humor
  • Low self-esteem, having difficulty making decisions
  • Having anger or control issues
  • Improper processing of nutrients
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Eating disorders

Meditation

Meditation with focus on the third chakra

Yoga Poses

  • Dhanurasana (bow pose)
    Kapalabhati pranayama or breath of fire.
  • High Lunge Twist with Anjali mudra (prayer pose)
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana (revolved triangle pose)
  • Vajroli Mudra
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)

Crystals

Citrine, Amber, Calcite, Tigers Eye, Pyrite, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Topaz, Agate, Yellow Tourmaline, Lemon Quartz, and Sunstone

Essential oils

Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Rosemary & Sandalwood

Foods

  • Starches
  • Yellow foods – banana, pineapple, mango, lemon, ginger, turmeric, yellow peppers, yellow squash, apricots and corn

Other practices

  • Practice Bhastrika Breath
  • Practice using affirmations
  • Chant RAM
  • Physical Workouts
  • Wear yellow and incorporate yellow accents into your home

The Heart Chakra

Sanskrit name: Anahata
Location: Centre of the chest
Color: Green
Mantra: YUM
Element: Air

In Sanskrit, “anahata” means unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten. It serves as our center of love for oneself and others, compassion, empathy and forgiveness.

  • Flowing with love and compassion
  • Accepting others and yourself
  • Feeling surrounded by love, compassion, and joy and connected to the world around you
  • Feeling open to all experiences in life
  • Feeling grief, anger, jealousy, fear of betrayal, and hatred toward yourself and others
  • Feeling emotionally drained
  • Being overly defensive
  • Having a fear of intimacy
  • Finding it difficult to trust others

Meditation

  • Meditation with focus on the heart chakra
  • Loving kindness meditation

Yoga Poses

  • Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
  • High Lunge (with thumbs hooked overhead)
  • Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)
  • Natarajasana (Dancers Pose)
  • Wild Thing Pose (Camatkarasana)
  • Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

Crystals

Rose Quartz, Emerald, Green Aventurine, Rhodonite, Amazonite, Green Jade, Malachite, Rhodochrosite, Prehnite, Chrysoprase, Green Tourmaline, Green Calcite, Kunzite, Green Moldavite, Moss Agate, and Peridot

Essential oils

Frankincense, Geranium, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang

Foods

Vegetables: Broccoli, kale, lettuce, green peppers, spinach, pak choi, cucumber, celery, green apples, avocados, limes and green herbs.

Other practices

  • Take any opportunity you can to foster love and loving feelings
  • Chant YUM and OM MANI PADME HUM
  • Practice heart-opening affirmations
  • Practice gratitude

The Throat Chakra

Sanskrit name: Vishuddha
Location: Throat
Color: Blue
Mantra: HUM (HAM)
Element: Ether

This chakra is associated with your voice. It relates to your ability to speak your truth, express ideas clearly, truthfully, and gracefully, and become harmoniously attuned to both inner and outer vibrations.

  • Strong, confident speech
  • Good listening ability
  • Free expression of self
  • Great overall communication skills
  • Healthy self-confidence
  • Authenticity
  • Adjust well to change
  • Open-minded – able to listen to other points of view
  • Accepting of self and others, non-judgmental
  • Strong creative expression
  • Healthy thyroid
  • Good dental health
  • Poor communication
  • Inability to express your thoughts, and secrecy
  • Chronic throat conditions
  • Thyroid imbalances
  • Dental health issues
  • Neck and shoulder pain
    Inability to give voice to self
    Controlling behaviors
  • Judgmental of self and others
  • Habitual lying
  • Negation of self and others
  • Shy/timid
  • Excessive talking
  • Doesn’t listen to others

Meditation

Meditation with focus on the throat chakra

Yoga Poses

  • Plow Pose (Halasana)
  • Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana)
  • Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
  • Cat-Cow With Lion’s Breath
  • Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
  • Head Rolls and Neck Stretches
  • Supported Shoulder Stand | Salamba Sarvangasana

Crystals

Lapis Lazuli, Blue Apatite, Blue Kyanite, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Sodalite, Blue Quartz, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Calcite, Aquamarine, Turquoise

Essential oils

Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cypress, Juniper, Peppermint and Sandalwood

Foods

  • Fruits: Blueberries, blackberries, kelp, dragon fruit, apples, peaches, pears, apricots,….
  • Water and warm herbal teas

Other practices

  • Start journaling your thoughts
  • Vocalize, sing, hum & chant
  • Allow yourself to share your feelings, thoughts and ideas
  • Lie on your back and consciously relax your jaw, neck and throat
  • Express yourself through creative activities
  • Get a neck massage

The Third Eye Chakra

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Sanskrit name: Ajna
Location: Between and just above the eyebrows
Color: Indigo
Mantra: AUM (OM)
Element: Light

A spiritual chakra, which means “beyond wisdom,” Ajna leads you to an inner knowledge that will guide you if you let it. The third-eye chakra is associated with higher knowledge, intuition, and what you might think of as your sixth sense.

  • Seeing life with clarity and with strong intuition, insight, self-awareness and emotional balance
  • Ability to remember dreams
  • Having good vision
  • Having headaches, migraines, dizziness
  • Having memory issues
  • Insomnia or nightmares
  • Lack of faith in your purpose
  • Feeling pointless
  • Indecisiveness
  • Finding your work or life insignificant
  • Paranoia
  • Lacking focus and decisiveness
  • Having vision problems and sinus issues

Meditation
Focus your meditation on your third eye

Yoga Poses

  • Child’s Pose (Balasana)
  • Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana)
  • Candle Gazing (Trataka)
  • Head-to-Knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana)
  • Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
  • Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana)
  • Bowing Yoga Mudra (Balasana)
  • Couch Pose (Paryankasana)

Crystals
Celestite, Amethyst, Labradorite, Fluorite, Obsidian, Sodalite, Kunzite, Apophyllite

Essential oils
Pure Angelica, Bay Laurel, Clary Sage, Cypress, Juniper, Sweet Marjoram and Sandalwood

Foods

  • Foods that support the brain such as nuts and seeds
  • Purple foods like grapes, eggplant, purple kale, blueberries, purple sweet potatoes and blackberries…

Other practices

  • Pay attention to your dreams
  • Practice breathwork
  • Practice using affirmations
  • Get out into the sunlight
  • Explore your limiting beliefs
  • Hum or chant the sound “OM”
  • Reflect on all that you think and do
  • Try star-gazing and moon-gazing
  • Wear indigo

The Crown Chakra

Sanskrit name: Sahaswara
Location: Centre point at crown of head
Color: Dark purple, violet / white
Mantra: AUM (OM)
Element: Cosmic energy (thought)

Sahaswara is our source of enlightenment and spiritual connection to all that is. It is a connection to our higher selves, to every being on the planet, and ultimately the divine energy that creates everything in the universe.

  • Feelings of serenity, joy, and deep peace about life
  • Feeling of belonging and interconnectedness with all of life
  • Ability to appreciate the beauty of existence
  • Ability to see the bigger picture of life and live more in the present moment
  • Feeling a sense of expansiveness and serenity
  • Chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
  • Rigid thoughts and egotism
  • Analysis paralysis
  • Constant fear of alienation
  • Chronic tension headaches
  • Lack of care and compassion towards others
  • Insomnia; Nightmares/night terror
  • Boredom with life
  • Spiritual disconnection
  • Lack of purpose and direction

Yoga Poses

  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Sirsasana (Headstand)
  • Sasangasana (Rabbit Stand)
  • Savasana (Corpse Pose)
  • Makarasana (Crocodile Pose)
  • Ardha Ustrasana (Half Camel Pose)
  • Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)
  • Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Crystals
Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Selenite, Lepidolite, Howlite, Labradorite, Sugilite, White Agate, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Charoite, and White Calcite

Essential oils
Pure Frankincense, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Spikenard, Sandalwood and Vetiver

Foods

  • Fasting or juicing is often suggested for balancing the crown chakra.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids aiding to detoxify the body

Other practices

  • Practice meditation, prayer, and daily silence
  • Practice Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) and Kapalabhati ( the skull shining breath)
  • Energy Work
  • Educate yourself
  • Hum or chant the sound “OM”
  • Commit yourself to your own spiritual practice
  • Be open to guidance
  • Do a crown chakra visualization
  • Wear and surround yourself with the color violet