Is it really necessary to routinely check in to see if our chakras are cleared, energized and balanced? Absolutely!

Chakra hygiene is a necessary practice to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. If any one of these energy centers is out of balance, we will feel the effects and may experience the symptoms that are listed below.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means spinning wheel. We have 7 main chakras in our body and many minor chakras in between. For now, we’ll focus mainly on the main 7. Each chakra has an area within the body that it corresponds with as well as the emotions, thoughts and spiritual connections associated with that chakra. After identifying the chakra or chakras that are out of balance, we can then see which physical and non-physical areas of our lives that are requiring some TLC. Often I find that when one chakra is out of whack, the others that are next to it also become overloaded and begin to wobble and fall out of their rhythm.

Here’s a brief rundown on where each chakra is and what its correspondences are:
Root ~ hips down to the feet, associated with family, foundation and social relationships
Sacral ~ hips, reproductive area, sexuality, creativity, fertility, passion
Solar plexus ~ stomach area, emotions, gut feelings, willpower, empathy
Heart ~ heart, lungs, chest, unconditional love for self and others
Throat ~ throat area, neck, communication, creative expression, truth
Third eye ~ center of the forehead, intuition, clairvoyance
Crown ~ above the head, divine knowing, higher realms of communication

It might be time to balance your chakras if:

  • You’re frequently under the weather
  • Feeling restlessness day and night
  • Experiencing emotional outbursts
  • Lack of focus and concentration
  • Short-tempered
  • Headaches
  • Feeling lethargic
  • Your relationships are a bit rocky
  • Feeling stagnant

Chakra Healing ~ Clearing ~ Balancing ~ Give these suggestions a try ~

  • Schedule a Reiki Session
  • Toning the Sanskrit words/names for each chakra
  • LAM ~ 1 (Root)
  • VAM ~ 2 (Sacral)
  • RAM ~ 3 (Solar plexus)
  • YAM ~  4 (Heart)
  • HAM ~  5 (Throat)
  • OM ~ 6 (Third eye)
  • OM ~ 7 (Crown)
  • Aromatherapy ~ use a chakra spray or put a few drops of oil in a diffuser
  • Sage/smudge ~ get rid of the ick ~ a spiritual cleansing
  • Spend time out in nature
  • Balance your chakras with a pendulum by holding your pendulum in front of each chakra until it spins in a smooth rotation
  • Meditation ~ any meditation
  • Increase water intake
  • Crystal layout ~ place a crystal on the corresponding chakra
  • Epsom/sea salt bath
  • Take some deep, cleansing breaths and really expand the lungs as you do so
  • Crystal Bowl meditation/sound therapy ~ drumming, rattling, tuning forks
As you can see, there are many things to do to balance out your energy centers and now you are well aware how to recognize the signs and symptoms that are a result of your chakras being out of alignment. Some people prefer to have a regular routine to ensure they don’t fall out of alignment and other prefer to wait until their bodies begin to speak to them that’s it’s time to balance and clear. The choice is yours, but once you start and keep to a regular routine, you’ll know right away when to tend to your chakras.
Here’s to happy and healthy chakras!
Blessings and Light,
Laurie