Chakra Balancing for Beginners
Updated: Jan 18
What are the 7 Chakras?
Chakra meaning in English: Chakra [Sanskrit] – wheel.
Have you heard of them, those delightful, spinning wheels of energy we all have but cannot see?
Do you know what the Chakras are or where the Chakras sit?
Are Chakras real?
These seven vortexes run along the length of your spinal column and play a vital role in your physical, emotional and mental health.
How do they play such role?
Chakras are responsible for your Ki (Qi or prana) - your life force energy!
That’s a mighty responsibility and it is OUR responsibility to maintain a balance in our Chakras. Like everything else, they need attention and care.
These energetic wheels can become blocked and result in a variety of physical, emotional and mental ailments. A blockage means that the energy is no longer flowing easily. This will result in either an overactive or underactive chakra.
Fortunately, Reiki is a very effective method to balance your chakras! I have also created an easy to follow, step-by-step video guidance to help you balance your Chakras!
Enjoy an intro FREEBIE to help get you started.
To help us understand the chakras, each has been assigned its own:
Chakra location and
Let’s dive right in:
1. The Root Chakra
Muladhara [Sanskrit] MULA “Root” DHARA “Support”
Location: The base of your spine, near your tailbone. This chakra extends to just below your belly button.
Purpose: To connect your energy to the earth (grounding)
When your Root Chakra is balanced: You feel a sense of accomplishment, feeling secure when thinking about finances and basic needs (survival instinct)
When it is unbalanced: Overactive - anxiety, lower back or hip pain, digestive issues
Underactive - daydreaming, unfocused (you may get comments of being ’space-y'/space cadet’
2. The Sacral Chakra Svadhishana [Sanskrit] “the place of the self”
Location: below the belly button and extends to the belly buttons center.
Purpose: creative & sexual energy, identity as a human
When your Sacral Chakra is balanced: you have a healthy sexual appetite, feel creative and have healthy relationships (appropriately stimulated emotional centers)
When it is unbalanced: Overactive – addiction, obesity
Underactive – depression, decreased sex drive, lack of creativity
3. The Solar Plexus Manipura [Sanskrit] “lustrous gem”
Location: starts in the center of the belly button and extends up to the breastbone
Purpose: Self-esteem, confidence
When your Solar Plexus is balanced: you experience wisdom, decisiveness, confidence
When it is unbalanced: Overactive - controlling, irritable, lack of compassion, digestive issues
Underactive - insecure, indecisive, lacking confidence
4. The Heart Chakra Anahata [Sanskrit] “unhurt”
Location: over your heart and it radiates down to your breastbone and up to your throat
Purpose: Health, love & healing, compassion
When your Heart Chakra is balanced: You feel appropriate love for yourself and others
When it is unbalanced: Overactive - lack of kindness for self, heart burn, relationship issues
Underactive - walls up in relationships, feeling out of touch with self
5. The Throat Chakra Vishuddha [Sanskrit] “very pure”
Purpose: your ‘voice’- speaking your truth, communication
Location: in your neck/throat
When your Throat Chakra is balanced you speak your truth and experience kindness
When it is unbalanced: Overactive - loud voice, speaking more than necessary in social situations, ‘foot in mouth’
Underactive - unable to express your truth, not speaking up when needed.
6. The Third Eye Chakra Anja [Sanskrit] “beyond wisdom”
Purpose: Intuition – 6th sense, imagination
Location: between your eyebrows. This chakra extends down to your mouth and up to the top of your head
When your Third Eye is balanced: you are in tune with the world, good intuition
When is it unbalanced: Overactive - this is UNLIKELY (you would be consumed with psychic information, tarot card readings and astrology, unable to connect with the real world)
Underactive: disconnected from spiritual practice, headaches, allergies.
7. The Crown Chakra Sahaswara [Sanskrit] “thousand petaled”
Colour: Violet / White
Location: the top of your head and extends down to between your eyes and upward and outward.
Purpose: connects you to the energy of the rest of the universe, awareness, intelligence
When your Crown Chakra is balanced: Nirvana – happiness, good health and wisdom
When it is unbalanced: Overactive: NOT POSSIBLE
Chakra balancing is exactly what is sounds like. Balancing those wheels of energy when they become unbalanced. This is important because an over or under active chakra disturbs the flow of our energy. Throwing us…you guessed it out of balance! Enjoy a FREEBIE to help get you started.