January’s special offer is a reiki and crystal therapy treatment which has been very popular with my clients. The treatment includes a chakra balancing session and lots of clients have asked me to explain what the chakras are?
The word ‘chakra’ is Sanskrit for ‘wheel’’.
Chakras are vibrating wheels of energy that connect our subtle energy field to our physical body. There are 7 major, 21 minor and numerous miniscule chakras.
The 7 major chakras run from the base of the spine, to the top of the head and they are closely related to the endocrine system. When these seven main chakras are balanced well, an even flow of energy runs through the system creating a feeling of well-being.
The seven major chakras are:
Base chakra –This chakra is situated at the base of the spine and is linked with the adrenal glands. This chakra is about survival, security and procreation and resonates with the colour red. It connects us to mother earth and keeps us grounded
Sacral chakra – This chakra is located just below the tummy button and resonates with the colour orange. This chakra is linked to the pelvic girdle, reproductive organs, ovaries, prostate gland, kidneys and bladder.
Solar plexus – This chakra is situated just above the tummy button and below the rib cage and it resonates with the colour yellow. This is the emotional centre and creates both spiritual and physical energy. This chakra is linked to the lower back, abdomen, gall bladder, digestive system, stomach, liver and spleen.
Heart chakra – This chakra is located at the heart centre and resonates with the colour green, pink or gold. It is linked to the physical heart, upper back, thymus, circulation and skin. This chakra links the three lower chakras to the three higher chakras. It is about unconditional love, connection and acceptance.
Throat chakra – This chakra is the communication centre and it is located in the throat. It resonates with colour silver or sky blue and it is associated with the neck, throat, jaw, ears, voice, trachea, bronchial tubes, upper lungs, oesophagus and arms.
Brow chakra – This chakra is located between the eye brows and connects us to our intuition. It resonates with the colour violet and indigo and is linked to the face, eyes, nose, sinuses, cerebellum central nervous system and pituitary gland.
Crown chakra – This chakra is situated on the top of the head and resonates with the colours indigo, violet, gold and white. This is our connection to the universe.
The ultimate goal of chakra work is balance. By encouraging the even flow of energy throughout each of our chakras we connect with both the earth and sky. Distributing the energy evenly leads to inner peace and harmony within us.
Chakras go in and out of balance all the time because today’s modern world is fast paced, stressful and constantly changing. From the way we eat, work and sleep the world can be quite a challenging place.
Negative thought patterns, environmental pollutants, trauma, bad dietary habits, addictive substances, stress and poor breathing techniques all interfere with the natural flow of energy throughout the body.
Using crystals, colour therapy, essential oils and even relaxation can help to rebalance the chakra system but keeping a healthy mindset and diet will maintain equilibrium.
I use chakra crystals in many of the treatments I offer including reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy, Indian head massage and facials. Crystals compliment these therapies by helping to support the even flow of energy in and around the body.
You can also purchase chakra balancing crystals and CDs from my on-line shop. Click on these links for more information.
Chakra balance crystal set – includes 7 tumbled chakra crystals and information sheet.
Chakra balance CD – includes 7 tumbled crystal set.
This is very basic information about chakras but I hope it gives you an idea what they are about.
Till the next time.