Recently, there has been more and more talk about chakras and chakra healing. You can go anywhere from 5 Below to the Dollar Tree and find items with the word “chakra” written on them. Well What the heck ARE chakras and why do people care about them?
What are Chakras?
“Chakra” is a word or phrase that comes from the Sanskrit language and is a part of Indian spirituality. A chakra is basically a spinning disc of energy. When working with chakras, there are traditionally 7 main ones and hundreds of others through out the body. Working with chakras is similar to working with life force energy, chi or ki. The 7 main chakras can be found along the center of your body with the first one starting at the base of the tailbone and the seventh being at the crown of the head. All of the chakras are associated with colors, planets, elements, actions, bodily functions and so on. Once you get more familiar with the chakras, it becomes easy to notice which areas of your personal life need to be adjusted and how to make those adjustments. I have found studying the chakras to be a life changing decision!
I first became introduced to chakras 4 years ago. I was working on a spiritual partnership with someone and they asked me about problem areas I was having in my life. I was instantly prescribed to work with my Solar Plexus Chakra. I found that funny because I was very averse to the color yellow; I thought only narcissists liked that color. Well 4 years later, I am a very different person than who I was before. I am much more determined, focused and confident! Working with my chakras has been very successful in that I have discovered a new way to understand how my body and emotions communicate with me. Hopefully this information can be just as impactful for you.
Below, find a chart of the 7 main chakras and information on what they are like whey they are balanced/imbalanced, a reflection journal question, an affirmation, crystals to work with the energy of that chakra, corresponding foods and plants and an action item.
Feel free to print this chart out for your own personal use!
|Chakra||Balance | Imbalance||Healing|
crown of head
|Spiritually Sound, Conscious, Divinely Connected
Paranoid, Spiritually Ungrounded, Aloneness
|Reflection What are my daily spiritual practices?
Affirmation I AM ONE WITH ALL
Crystal Amethyst, Apophylite
Food/Flora Alkaline Water, Lavender
between eyes on forehead
|Ability to See Clearly, Vivid Imagination, Able to Meditate
Daydreams Too Much, Delusional, Nightmares
|Reflection What am I actively choosing not to see in my life?
Affirmation I CLEARLY SEE
Crystal Lapis Lazuli, Larimar
Food/Flora Olives, Fennel
Do Memorize the interior of your entire house so you can see it in your mind’s eye.
center of neck
|Strong Communication Skills, Honest
Dishonesty, Inability to Speak Up
|Reflection How can I communicate more sincerely?
Affirmation I CLEARLY SPEAK
Crystal Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite
Food/Flora Blueberries, Water, Kelp
Do Speak and live your truth
center of the chest
|Loving, Compassionate, Forgiving
Jealous, Envious, Hateful, Resentful
|Reflection How can I share love and care with myself and others today?
Affirmation I LOVE
Crystal Green Aventurine, Emerald
Food/Flora Green leafy vegetables, Rose
Do Once a day, have a 20 second hug or hug 4 people
between chest and navel
|Driven, Passionate, Resourceful
Laziness, Short Temper, Needs Constant Outside Reassurance
|Reflection How do I show up and stand up for myself?
Affirmation I DO
Crystal Citrine, Pyrite
Food/Flora Lemon, Lemongrass, Grains
Do Create a task list and complete all tasks
|Creative, Emotionally Intelligent, Joyful
Sexually Repressed, Overly Emotional, Depression
|Reflection How can I infuse my life with more pleasure?
Affirmation I FEEL
Crystal Carnelian, Sunstone
Food/Flora Orange, Yams
Do Hip-opening yoga
base of spine
|Grounded, Stable, Accomplished
Unstable, Greedy, Dissociative
|Reflection What can I: see, taste, touch, smell, fell, hear around me?
Affirmation I AM
Crystal Garnet, Black Tourmaline
Food/Flora Cinnamon, Protein, Black Pepper
Do Place bare feet on or in the ground
Chakra Check-In Reading
If you want to know which chakras of yours need healing, I highly advise you book a Chakra Check-In Reading with me today! I use this oracle to determine which of your chakras need the most attention and from there, we discuss certain healing techniques you can add to your daily practice. You also gain access to the private blog posts on each chakra which are full of valuable information on healing your inner self!
Do you have any tips that you use to heal your own chakras? Share below in the comments.