So what are the Chakras? Chakras are centres of spinning energy. In sanskrit it literally means "Wheel". They govern us physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and energetically. The Chakras have different levels of activity. When they are open and working together at balanced, equal levels, they are considered to be operating normally. Ideally, all Chakras would contribute to our health and well being. Not just the heart as some people may think. If all the Chakras are working together as one, our instincts would work together with our feelings and thinking. However, this is usually not the case. Some Chakras are not open enough, and to compensate, other chakras are over-active. What everyone should strive for is a fully functional Chakra System.

There are many many thoughts, beliefs, and techniques to balance the Chakras. When an over-active Chakra is discovered, it is likely that another Chakra on the opposite end of the spectrum is under-active. For example... Someone with an over-active Brow or Crown Chakra is likely to have a Root Chakra that is either under-funtioning or not functioning at all. The ideal route to take in the recalibration, in this case, is to activate the Root Chakra. You will notice that the over-active Crown , Brow, or whichever, will start to calm down and fall back into alignment. This is only the tip of the iceburg. If you have any questions you can contact us at info@ybcreations.com.

The Root Chakra, also called Muladhara, is located at the base of the spine. Its main function is survival, grounding, food, shelter, safety, comfort and belonging. You can tell if your root chakra is closed if you often feel stuck and sluggish; you experience unrelenting stress because of a belief that you must rely on external circumstances; you may have persistent financial problems and find yourself in a less-than-ideal career.

Physically it governs the base of spine, legs, feet, rectum, coccygeal plexus, large intestine, and anus.

Right: To Have

Issues: Survival, Stability, and Security.

Themes: Survival, earth, grounding, matter, body, physical plane, home family roots, discipline, foundation, stillness,

Goals: Stability, grounding, prosperity, right livelihood, physical health.

Imbalance:

-Physical- Obesity, hemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, anorexia, knee troubles, bone disorders, frequent illness in general.

-Emotional- Insecure, frequent fears, unstable, self-indulgent, self-centered, needy, possessive, grief (can’t let go), depression (stuck, can’t move), inability to focus, “spaciness,” inability to be still.

Stimulating Stones
  • Garnet
  • Ruby
  • Onyx
  • Obsidian

Stimulating Foods
  • Potatoes
  • Parsnips
  • Beets
  • Eggs
  • Meats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Horseradish
  • Cayenne Pepper
Element
  • Earth

Located in the lower abdomen, below the navel and just above the gentals, the Sacral Chakra, also called Swadhisthana, is a power center directly related to sexuality, creativity, and emotions. The Egyptians thought it to be the most important of the Chakras and the key to a long lasting life. It is everyone's connection to procreation and bringing new life.

When it is open and operating correctly, your feelings flow freely, and are expressed without you being over-emotional. You are open to intimacy and you can be passionate and lively. You have no problems dealing with your sexuality. If you tend to be stiff and unemotional, the Sacral Chakra isn’t performing up to snub. You might not be open to people in general. If your Sacral Chakra is weak, you struggle with a healthy self-image; you experience difficulty allowing yourself to become emotionally and sexually intimate; you move from one relationship to another, desperately trying to find “the one” yet lacking the sense that you are worthy of love. Most notably, your libido is very low. If this chakra is over-active, you tend to be emotional all the time. You’ll feel emotionally attached to people and you can be very sexual.

Physically it govens sexual organs, lower back, pelvis/hips, kidney, bladder, and prostate.

Right: To feel

Issue(s): Sensuality, sexuality, and emotions

Themes: Fluidity, change, movement, desire, polarity, embrace duality, intimacy, socializing

Goals: Pleasure, emotional comfort, and connectedness, merging

Imbalance:

-Physical- Stiffness, sexual dysfunction (physical), kidney or bladder problems, diabetes

-Emotional- Isolation, emotional instability or numbness, anxiety, fear, emotional attachment, sexual dysfunction (emotional)

Stimulating Stones
  • Coral
  • Carnelian

Stimulating Foods
  • Melon
  • Strawberry
  • Mango
  • Coconut
  • Nuts (almonds and walnuts)
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Caraway
  • Sesame

 

Element
  • Water

Located above the naval and 2 inches below the breastbone, Solar Plexus Chakra balance is important to maintain for the well being of all of your chakras because it is the mediator. It is the chakra that ensures that the collective Chakra System operates correctly. It is the seat of your ego, willpower, passions and ambition

This chakra is about asserting yourself in a group. When it is open, you feel in control and you have self esteem. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is over-active you are probably very aggressive. If your solar plexus chakra is imbalanced or under-active, you will find it difficult to take action on your dreams due to a sense of powerlessness and low self-esteem; you have very low self-worth, feel like a victim and often suffer from stomach issues and anxiety.

Physically governs almost all of your body's organs such as the Solar Plexus, liver, gallbladder, spleen, stomach, small intestine, adrenals, mid spine, and pancreas.

Right: To do, To act

Issue(s): Personal Power

Themes: Authority, aggression, transformation, warrior, fire, warmth, ease, humor, control, metabolism, energy, power, will

Goals: Confidence, accomplishments, will, purpose

Imbalance:

-Physical- Ulcers, digestive problems, jaundice, hepatitis, hypoglycemia, gall stones, eating disorders, chronic fatigue.

-Emotional- Powerlessness, greed, doubt, indecision, anger, lack of motivation, no willpower, need to control, timidity, enmeshment, low self esteem, submissive, dishonoring self

Stimulating Stones
  • Citrine
  • Topaz
  • Amber

Stimulating Foods
  • Granola
  • Flax Seed
  • Whole Grain Pastas and Bread
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Ginger
  • Mint
  • Cumin
  • Fennel

 

Element
  • Fire

The Heart Chakra, also called Anahata, is located in the center of the chest right next to your physical heart. It is related to love, but not just the love for others, but self-love and self-acceptance. It is also the mediator in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity.

The Heart Chakra is about love, kindness, and affection. When it is open, you are compassionate and friendly, and you work at harmonious relationships. When your Heart chakra is under-active you are very cold and distant. If it is over-active, you might experience feelings of hatred, bitterness, anger, jealousy, grief, self-centeredness, fear of being lonely.

Physically, it governs the thymus gland, heart, blood, circulatory system, lungs, shoulders, arm and hands, ribs/breasts, immune and endocrine systems.

Right: To love and be loved

Issue(s): Love, compassion, balance

Themes: Giving, receiving, openness, acceptance, allowing, breath, equilibrium, affinity, peace

Goals: Compassion, grace, acceptance

Imbalance:

-Physical- Cardiovascular problems, respiratory problems, arthritis, hypertension, stroke

-Emotional- Sadness, passivity, loneliness, co-dependence, insensitivity, emotionally closed


Stimulating Stones
  • Jade
  • Peridot
  • Rose Quartz
  • Malachite

Stimulating Foods
  • Green Tea
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Squash and Broccoli Soup

 

Element
  • Air

The Throat Chakra, also called Vishudda, is located at the base of the throat. The Throat Chakra is paramount if you want to improve your self-expression, communication, and independence.

Being that the Throat Chakra is about self-expression and communication, when it is open, you have no problems expressing yourself, and you might be doing so as an artist. When this chakra is performing at a low level, you tend to not speak much, and you probably are introverted and shy. Not speaking the truth may block this chakra. If you are known as the ‘quiet one’ and if you are frustrated because you don’t feel that other people hear what you have to say, your throat chakra is blocked. If this chakra is over-active, you tend to speak too much, usually to domineer and keep people at a distance. Lack of self expression, judgment, lack of faith, challenged to make decisions, and dishonesty and all further signs of a Throat Chakra that is out of balance.

Physically, it governs the thyroid gland, vocal cords, neck vertebrae, jaw, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hypothalamus, and laryngeal plexus

Right: To speak

Issue(s): Creativity, Communication

Themes: Resonance, harmony, vibration, sound, rhythm, connection, singing, chanting, writing, public speaking

Goals: Full expression of self to create harmony inside and out

Imbalance:

-Physical- Head cold, flu, sinusitis, sore throat/hoarseness, stiff neck, thyroid problems

-Emotional- Poor communication, can’t speak up, creative stagnation, can’t resonate/out of sync with others.

Stimulating Stones
  • Aqua Aura
  • Blue Lace
  • Sodalite
  • Agate
  • Lapis Lazuli

Stimulating Foods
  • Water (with lemon or lime)
  • Fruit Juices
  • Herbal Teas
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Lemongrass

 

Element
  • Ether

The Third Eye Chakra, also called the Brow Chakra, also called Ajna, is located in the center of the forehead above the eyebrows. The Third Eye Chakra is important to balance on absolutely every level of existence. If you wish to improve your inner vision, intuition, clairvoyance, insight, perception, imagination, concentration, peace of mind, projection of will, and manifestation, this chakra has to have balance. Your Third Eye Chakra is closed if you struggle with finding meaning in life and often ask yourself, “Why am I here? Why was I even born?”

Physically, it governs the pituitary & pineal gland, lower brain, nervous system, ears, nose and the left eye - the eye of personality.

Right: To see

Issue(s): Intuition, perception

Themes: Light, darkness, color, sight, foresight, insight, beauty, pattern, dreams, memory, imagination, visualization, clairvoyance

Goals: Imagination, psychic perception

Imbalance:

-Physical- Headache, muddled thinking

-Emotional- Difficulty focusing in life or on specific tasks, unhealthy detachment, intellectual stagnation, schizophrenia. Nightmares, hallucinations

Stimulating Stones
  • Amethyst
  • Clear Quartz
  • Lolite

Stimulating Foods
  • Blueberries
  • Red Grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Red Wine
  • Grape Juice
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Lavender
  • Mugwort
 
Element
  • Time/Light

The Crown Chakra, also called Sahasrara, is located on top of the head. The Crown Chakra must have balance if one wishes to have a higher connection in life. If one desires integration, unity with the divine, wisdom and purpose, universal consciousness, understanding, and enlightenment, it's not going to happen if the crown chakra is out of sorts. If this chakra is under-active or blocked, you will experience loneliness, insignificance and meaninglessness. You may feel a strong attachment to material possessions and achievements (and define yourself according to them) and a disconnect from the spiritual side of life.

Physically, it governs the skeletal system, muscular system, skin, the upper brain, the right eye, and the pineal gland.

Right: To know

Issue(s): Liberation, understanding

Themes: Consciousness, awareness, learning, intelligence, divinity, God/Goddess, spirit, the void, the cosmos, trust in universe.

Goals: Wisdom, spiritual connection, enlightenment, cosmic consciousness, universal love, bliss

Imbalance:

-Physical- Cerebral tumors, cranial pressure

-Emotional- Confusion, apathy, over thinking, psychosis, insanity, worry, closed-mindedness, depression, spiritually lost

Stimulating Stones
  • Clear Quartz
  • Amethyst
Stimulating Foods
  • Herbal Teas for Detoxing
Element
  • Space

*** Additionally, burning smudging herbs like sage, frankincense, juniper, myrrh, and copal will help you keep this chakra balanced.***

 

 

 

 

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Balance Your Heart Chakra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Your Throat Chakra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Your Brow Chakra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Your Crown Chakra

 

 

 

 

 

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