The Chakra System and Chakra Balancing

The chakra system holds your body’s energy (or prana) and your actions can help keep it in balance.  

The Sanskrit word chakra translates to a wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras that align along the spine, starting from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. The spheres run along the spine, but extend through and past the front, back, and both sides of your body. Chakras are a spinning vortex of energy that is not seen by the human eye but can be seen, felt, and sensed with intuition. This invisible healing energy, called prana, is a vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

What’sHeld in a Chakra?

Chakras store the energy of thoughts, feelings, memories, experiences, and actions. They influence and direct our present and future mindset, behavior, emotional health, and actions. The life force in each chakra can be processed, transmuted and released so that we consciously manifest what we want to call in, rather than experience more of the same. Chakra healing is the intentional practice of connecting with our stored energy, so we may understand how our past is influencing the present and the future. Prana informs us, and influences our actions and behaviors, determining our health, career opportunities, relationships, and more. The subtle body depicts how our inner reality creates our outer reality.

The Importance of the Main Chakras in the Body

These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our
seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy flows are restricted.  

Think of something as simple as your bathtub drain. If you allow too much hair to go into the drain, the bathtub will back up with water, stagnate, and eventually bacteria and mold will grow. So it is too with our bodies and the chakras. A bathtub is simple; it’s physical so the fix is easy. Keeping a chakra open is a bit more of a challenge, but not so difficult when you have awareness. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area through chakra meditation will help bring the others back into balance.

Chakra Balancing

Chakra balancing is a process of clearing blockages and bringing the chakras to flow at a healthy rate. The health of your chakras and energy field determine how you feel and experience your life’s situations. This work allows us to tend to our consciousness and learn the lessons that we are here to learn before they manifest in the form of illness or loss.  

Balanced chakras allow for physical and emotional well-being. A change in energy patterns helps in numerous ways as demonstrated in this image.

If you are interested in chakra balancing book an energy healing and tell your practictioner that you'd like to incorporate chakra balancing into your healing.