Did you know that when you balance your chakras you are also boosting your immunity?
Very recently, I was visiting a friend, Mindy Nielson, who is a Certified Foot Zone Practitioner and Instructor. She taught me simple ways to understand chakras and specific ways you can be sure to keep your body centered and balanced to stay healthy!
With the month of September’s focus being “ways to boost your immunity,” I’ve got all the ins and outs on how to balance your chakras to keep your immune system in tip-top shape.
Chakras are “wheels of energy” that are related to the nerve centers in the body. These energy centers help regulate all the body’s processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions. If a chakra is not performing correctly, this could cause our physical health, mental health and spiritual selves to suffer.
Although there are hundreds of chakras in our body, I will discuss the seven major ones.
There are seven main chakras that are positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, color, and governs specific functions. Memory is energetically coded in your chakras and an imprint of every important and/or emotionally significant event is recorded in your chakra energy.
Deepak Chopra said, “Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness and well-being in our lives and in the world.”
To achieve balance in all areas of your life, your chakras need to be cleared and balanced, in alignment and spinning just right. When they are balanced and open, they can help boost your immune system.
There are many ways to work on chakra balancing, from yoga and meditation to using affirmations, crystals, and essential oils.
Essential oils are often used to help align and balance the chakras, and that’s what I’ll be focusing on. Based on the individual properties of each essential oil, we can find the chakra healing properties in them to assist in targeting, stimulating, and aligning each individual chakra.
Here’s a simple guide to get your started using essential oils to balance your chakras:
ROOT CHAKRA connects you with Earth and is the energy center related to stability, sensuality, and survival. It absorbs negative energy and provides protection. A couple of my favorite oils to balance the Root chakra is Cedarwood and Clove essential oils. Cedarwood, with its earthy and woody aroma, evokes a feeling of great strength, relaxation, and grounding. Clove adds some spice and gives us energy and helps us be true to ourselves. Other oils that are also connected to the Root Chakra are Black Pepper and Vetiver.
SACRAL CHAKRA is the energy center with our ability to accept and connect with others and with new experiences. It leads us up from basic existence to embrace higher levels of being and helps us tap into our creative life force energy. This chakra is all about your identity as a human and what you do with it. Sandalwood assists us in quieting our minds so that we may hear the subtle voice of the Spirit. It assists with all kinds of prayer, meditation, and spiritual worship. Ylang Ylang is a powerful remedy for the heart. It allows emotional healing to flow naturally, nurturing the heart through the process. Place 1-3 drops over the heart. Inhale regularly throughout the day. Other essential oils that help you connect to the Sacral chakra are: Neroli, Rose, Jasmine, Bergamot and Clary Sage.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA is the energy center of personal power, expansiveness, and growth. Helping our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives by increasing our personal power. For this chakra, Lemongrass and Spearmint is my go-to. Add them to your diffuser or simply put a drop in the palm of your hand and breathe in the aroma. Lemongrass oil, with its smoky and citrus aroma, helps to motivate us to find clarity and to maintain a positive attitude. Spearmint, with its minty and fresh aroma, will spice up your confidence by evoking a positive mood during your day. Other essential oils for the Solar plexus chakra include Bergamot, Lavender, Rosemary, Fennel, Chamomile, Lime, Myrrh, Coriander and Juniper Berry.
HEART CHAKRA is the center of compassion and devotion, representing our ability to give and receive love. You can nurture this important chakra by using oils such as Marjoram and Rose. Marjoram teaches us that truth is the basis for all human relationships and assists an individual in increasing their warmth and trust in social situations. Rose holds a higher frequency than any other oil on the planet. It is a powerful healer of the heart. Place one drop over the heart or inhale as needed. I’d also recommend Yarrow Pom, Bergamot, and Jasmine.
THROAT CHAKRA is the energy center of communication and self-expression by dispelling negative energy and improving confidence and leadership. It provides a voice for honest expression. On a physical level, it’s the throat, but on an energetic level, this chakra allows you to speak your deepest truth with clarity and conviction. Strengthen and tune it with essentials oils like Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Clary Sage, and Roman Chamomile.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA is the center of connection and balance of our spiritual wisdom and intuition, helping our ability to understand and see the bigger picture. It opens your mind to information beyond the material world and the five senses; you might think of it as your “sixth sense.” Try breathing in Jasmine or Peppermint to balance this chakra. Other essential oil for the sixth chakra are Spearmint, Myrrh, Rosemary, Patchouli, Basil, and Lavender.
CROWN CHAKRA is the energy center of spiritual awareness and pure consciousness and connects you to the entire universe. Achieving a balanced Crown chakra helps align all the other chakras and should be a goal for everyone. We derive happiness, good health, and wisdom from the journey of seeking this balance. To empower your Crown chakra, try Rose or Black Spruce to create feelings of harmony and balance. They are both great sources for stress relief and can help you through difficult situations. Other essential oils for the Crown chakra are Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Jasmine and Neroli.
Essential oils are a great tool to fully experience all the energy that the chakras provide us with. Every oil brings a different characteristic for the chakra and one by one they help us achieve the balance and alignment we need to be our best self.
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