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Chakra Balancing Home Practice
Below, you will find some helpful tips to keep your energy centers healthy, and to extend the benefits, following a chakra balancing session.
Additional and Local Resources to learn about the Chakra system and to maintain healthy balance:
Spirit of Yoga YTT Training in Tempe
Bhakti Yoga (Sacred Chanting to Music) in Gilbert at Gilbert Yoga
ChakraDance Valley-Wide with Emma Porter an amazing practice incorporating music and movement
Sanskrit Name: Muladhara
Root Sound: “LAM”
Affirmation: “I feel stable and grounded, knowing the truth, that I am provided for in every way, every day.”
The root chakra is located in the perineum, basically where your body connects with the earth, when sitting. This chakra controls the physical body in general, and is functioning well, with someone who is “grounded” and “down to earth.” The root chakra is the center which addresses the need to feel safe, at home, with a sense of belonging.
To support the root chakra, one might eat root vegetables, walk barefoot in the grass, wear red clothing, hug a tree, or smell sandalwood or cedarwood essential oil.
Sanscrit Name: Svadhisthana
Root Sound: “VAM”
Affirmation: “I feel my creativity flow freely, knowing the truth, that I live in abundance, in every way, every day.”
The sacral chakra is located at the base of the spine, and encompasses the reproductive organs, the large intestine, hip, and the bladder. Sensuality, sexual function, creativity, and relationships are controlled by this chakra. Someone who can “go with the flow” has a healthy sacral chakra.
To support the sacral chakra, place fresh, orange flowers, such as tiger lilies, in your home. Dance and sing, and visit an art museum. Swim under the moonlight.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
Sanskrit Name: Manipura
Root Sound: “RAM”
Affirmation: “I feel radiant and powerful, knowing the truth, that my inner light is brightening my life, in every way, every day.”
The solar plexus chakra is located just above the belly button, up to the sternum, and it represents the sense of self. A person whose solar plexus chakra is functioning well will be respected by others, and seen as having good self esteem, a person who is motivated, a “go-getter.”
To support the solar plexus chakra, practice good posture, sitting up straight, shoulders down, and holding your head level. Let the sunlight touch your skin, a little, each day. Look in the mirror when you say your affirmation.
Sanskrit Name: Anahata
Root Sound: “YAM”
Affirmation: “I feel a deep sense of belonging, knowing the truth, that I give love and receive love, in every way, every day.”
The heart chakra is in the center of the chest. In addition to the heart, this chakra controls the lungs, arms, and hands. Unconditional love and acceptance are the hallmarks of a healthy heart chakra, and it also aids in the healing of our physical and emotional states. Figures like the Dalhi Lama, Mother Theresa, and Ghandi, are examples of people with a “heart of gold”, whose heart chakras are open and glowing.
To support the heart chakra, focus on compassion. Volunteer at a homeless outreach, or at an animal shelter. Keep a gratitude journal, and write down 3 things you are grateful for, each day (no repeats!). Take the steps necessary to forgive anyone you hold anger or resentment towards, including yourself. Forgiveness is the #1 most effective way to heal your heart.
Sanskrit Name: Vishudha
Root Sound: “HAM”
Affirmation: “I feel free to express and accept truth, because I am attuned to the divine vibration of my life’s love song.”
The throat chakra includes the thyroid as well as the back of the neck, and allows for the free flow of expression, both in speaking truth as well as receiving it. Those with a balanced throat chakra are confident when saying “yes” and comfortable when saying “no.” A healthy throat chakra helps us to be good listeners and can even improve our singing capabilities, allowing us to have the “voice of an angel.”
To support the throat chakra, attend a Kirtan (devotional chanting gathering), and sing your heart out with ancient, sacred mantras. Take some time to marvel at the beauty of the blue sky. Practice listening to someone without thinking about what you are going to say next. Just be fully present to hearing what the person is saying. It’s surprising how challenging this can be! Also, doing Sat Kriya, a kundalini yoga exercise, can be very helpful. Sit on your heels, and clasp both hands together in front of you. Reach your arms up as high as you can, above your head, and make your pointer fingers touch. Now, say “Sat”, while pulling your belly in, followed directly by “Nam” while releasing your belly. “Sat” means “truth,” and “Nam” means name. You are declaring that truth is your identity. Continue this practice for three minutes, and then lie down on your back and completely rest for three minutes. Do this daily for a renewed confidence in speaking your truth.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA
Sanskrit Name: Ajna
Root Sound: “OM”
Affirmation: “I feel at one with all souls, knowing the truth, that each of us is endowed with divine guidance, in every way, every day.”
The third eye chakra is located in the middle of the eyebrows, about two inches into the skull. It is also known as the pineal gland. This chakra governs intuition and the ability to think clearly. Those with a healthy third eye chakra are known for having a “sixth sense” about things.
To support the third eye chakra, begin to ask your Source for direction. Right before you fall asleep at night, write down a question you are currently pondering. This can be simple or complex. Close your eyes, and ask Source to provide you with a clear answer, right when you wake up. When you awake, notice immediately what you are thinking or feeling. Is there a song playing in your mind? Is there an image that sticks out from your dream? Is there an emotion? Tune into what you are experiencing, and see how this relates to your question. Also, you can begin a simple daily meditation practice, focusing on your third eye, and toning the sound of “Om.”
Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara
Root Sound: Silence
Affirmation: “I feel connected with infinite possibility, knowing the truth, that I am an expression of Divinity, in every way, every day.”
The crown chakra is located on the top of the head, and is the portal to pure consciousness and spiritual insight. It assists with realization of a higher purpose, unity, and deep peace. People who “don’t sweat the small stuff” tend to have a healthy crown chakra.
To support the crown chakra, meditate on the idea of a thousand-petal pink lotus slowly unfolding in the warm sunlight, right above your head. Schedule 15 minutes two or three times a week to just sit in silence. Pray for, or send good energy, to loved ones. When you do so, focus on the gratitude you feel, for the gift of knowing each person. Ask for signs, as to your higher purpose(s).