ALL ABOUT CHAKRAS 

SCENTS OF SOUL

The Sanskrit word "Chakra" literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible healing energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

The Importance of the Main Chakras in the Body

These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy flows are restricted. 

Keeping a chakra open is a bit of a challenge, but not so difficult when you have awareness. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area through chakra meditation will help bring the others back into balance. Take for example, a wife, who has recently lost her husband. She develops acute bronchitis, which remains in the chest, and then gets chest pains each time she coughs. The whole heart chakra is affected in this case. If she realizes the connection between the loss and the bronchitis, healing will occur much faster if she honors the grieving process and treats that as well as the physical ailment.

Awareness to which of your chakras are out of balance is key to aligning them. Our bodies are in constant flux between balance and imbalance. Unless you experience an apparent problem in one area of the body, imbalances can be difficult to detect. That being said, it’s good to bring pure awareness to your body/mind and start understanding its signals and clues so that you can align your chakras.

For example, frequent constipation can indicate a blockage in the first chakra. A recurring sore throat leaves clues to a blocked fifth chakra. Frequent headaches around the area of the forehead may mean your sixth chakra is blocked.

Why Should You Balance Your Chakras?

When you experience blockages or imbalance in your chakras, your mind, body, and spirit begin to suffer. Chakra balancing is the process of restoring harmonious and balanced flow of prana(energy) throughout the body. When your chakras are well balanced, it brings feelings of wellbeing, relaxation, stability, and embodiment of yourself.

Practicing daily awareness of your chakra balances allows energy to flow more smoothly, improving your mood and energy. These Essential Oil blends combine the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and the energetic properties of gemstones to aid you in opening and balancing your chakras.

 
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ROOT

Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.”

 

This is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above. Imagine that you’re laying the foundation for a house in which you’re going to live for a long time. A solid foundation embedded in firm soil will provide the stability you need to create a home filled with joy for years to come.

The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day. 

How do you know your Root Chakra is Imbalanced?:

UNDERACTIVE ROOT CHAKRA:

  • Feel Disconnected

  • Disorganized

  • Lack of Focus

  • Feelings of Fear, Anxiousness, or Restlessness

  • Lack of Stamina

  • Trouble Obtaining Financial Security

OVERACTIVE ROOT CHAKRA:

  • Anger and Annoyance Towards People and Events in Your Life.

  • Greediness

  • Dependent on Others’ Security

  • Rigid Boundaries

  • Difficulty Accepting Change

  • Materialistic

  • Impulsiveness

How to balance your Root Chakra?:

Chakra balancing is the process of restoring the harmonious and balanced flow of prana or energy throughout the body. Your chakras are in constant fluctuation. Practicing chakra balancing and aligning is a regular and sometimes daily activity to explore. But how do you balance your root chakra?

CONNECT WITH THE EARTH ELEMENT

When balancing your first chakra, it is important to connect directly with Mother Earth. Spend time outside, walk unpaved paths, plant a garden, or keep plants inside your home. These are all ways to form a personal connection with the earth to support a more grounded and sustainable energy flow.

 

YOGA & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The root chakra plays an important role in your physicality. Physical activity supports root chakra balancing. Yoga can be particularly helpful in balancing your root chakra. Below are specific movements to help ground and connect you with the energy of your first chakra:

  • Mountain Pose | Tadasana

  • Warrior One Pose | Virabhadrasana 1

  • Bridge Pose | Setu Bhandasana

  • Corpse Pose | Savasana

THE COLOR RED MEDITATION

Try this simple but effective root chakra meditation:

  1. Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles as you close your eyes and breathe deeply. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.​
  2. Focus your attention on the location of your root chakra, right below the tailbone.

  3. Since the root chakra is tied to the color of red, imagine a red glow at the base of your spine. Slowly expand this red glow, making the whole area warm and relaxed. Rest in this sensation for 3-5 minutes.

  4. When you are ready, slowly open your eyes. You may follow with positive affirmations.

 

AFFIRMATIONS

 

Say these words while using your "Find Your Ground" Energy Mist, Roll-On, Shower Steamers, Candles or Foaming Hand Soap.

"I am grounded and centered

I am safe and secure

I have all of my basic needs

I am financially stable"

CRYSTALS/GEMSTONES:

Each chakra is improved and charged by different stones. The root chakra is highly influenced by the following stones:

  • Bloodstone

  • Red Jasper

  • Red Fire Agate

  • Hemalite

When balancing your root chakra, meditate with one of these stones or even carry the stone with you to let the energetic properties help restore balance to the chakra. Our "FIND YOUR GROUND" blend has a Bloodstone rollerball to aid in balancing your root chakra.

AROMATHERAPY

 

Help balance you Root Chakra by using "Find Your Ground" Energy Mist, Roll-On, Shower Steamers, Candles or Foaming Hand Soap.

 
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SACRAL

The second chakra, Svadhisthana, is also known as the creativity and sexual chakra. It is located above the pubic bone and below the navel, and encompasses the genital region and the hypogastric plexus. The word svadhisthana can be translated as “the dwelling place of the self,” and the element of the second chakra is water, which equals cohesiveness. A balanced second chakra leads to feelings of wellness, abundance, pleasure, and joy. When this chakra is out of balance, a person may experience emotional instability, fear of change, sexual dysfunction, depression, or addictions.

You can open this chakra with creative expression and by honoring your body. The energy of this chakra is feminine, passive, and lunar. 

Besides being open to creativity in your daily life, you can balance the second chakra by maintaining a healthy sexual life and honoring and respecting your body. Get in touch with your emotions and see if there are any feelings you’re holding onto. Make a commitment to process those emotions in a healthy way.

How do you know your Sacral Chakra is Imbalanced?:

UNDERACTIVE SACRAL CHAKRA:

  • Fear of Pleasure

  • Lack of Creativity

  • Feel Fatigued

  • Lack of Desire

  • Not Authentic to Yourself

  • Insecurity

  • Detachment

OVERACTIVE SACRAL CHAKRA:

  • Emotional Overreactions

  • Dramatic​

  • Aggressive

  • Anxiety

  • Excessive Emotional Attachment

  • Codependency

  • Addictive Personality

How to balance your Sacral Chakra?:

Chakra balancing is the process of restoring the harmonious and balanced flow of prana or energy throughout the body. Your chakras are in constant fluctuation. Practicing chakra balancing and aligning is a regular and sometimes daily activity to explore. But how do you balance your sacral chakra?

CONNECT WITH THE WATER ELEMENT

The sacral chakra is highly influenced by the element of water. Getting outside and relaxing near or in open water can help open and restore balance to your second chakra. Lakes, rivers, streams, or the ocean are all useful. Wade or dangle your feet in the water to allow your sacral energy to flow. A warm bath or shower can also help aid in balancing your sacral chakra.

 

YOGA & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Below are specific yoga movements to connect you to the energy of the sacral chakra:

  • Open-Angle Pose | Upavistha Konasana

  • Frog Pose | Bhekasana

  • Pigeon Pose | Kapotasna

  • Goddess Pose | Utkata Konasana

THE COLOR ORANGE MEDITATION

Below is a simple meditation technique to aid in balancing your sacral chakra.

  1. Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles as you close your eyes and breathe deeply. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.​
  2. Focus your attention on the location of your sacral chakra: your abdomen, a few inches below your navel.

  3. Since the sacral chakra is tied to the color of orange, imagine an orange glow below your navel, slowly expanding to the pelvic region and making the whole area warm and relaxed. Rest in this sensation for 3-5 minutes.
  4. When you are ready, slowly open your eyes. You may follow with positive affirmations.

 

AFFIRMATIONS

 

Say these words while using your "Awaken Your Passion" Energy Mist, Roll-On,Shower Steamers, Candles or Foaming Hand Soap.

"I am creative and inspired

I love by body

I am in touch with my feelings

I am passionate and desired"

CRYSTALS/GEMSTONES:

Each chakra is improved and charged by different stones. The sacral chakra is highly influenced by the following stones:

  • Carnelian

  • Orange Calcite

  • Moonstone

  • Sunstone

When balancing your sacral chakra, meditate with one of these stones or even carry the stone with you to let the energetic properties help restore balance to the chakra. Our "AWAKEN YOUR PASSION" blend has a Carnelian rollerball to aid in balancing your sacral chakra.

AROMATHERAPY

 

Help balance your Sacral Chakra by using "Awaken Your Passion" Energy Mist, Roll-On, Shower Steamers, Candles or Foaming Hand Soap.

 
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SOLAR PLEXUS

The third chakra is called Manipura, which means “lustrous gem.” Manipura is the original Sanskrit name for the Solar Plexus chakra. Located around the navel in the area of the solar plexus and up to the breastbone, it is a source of personal power and governs self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation. The Manipura chakra also controls metabolism and digestion.

When you feel self-confident, have a strong sense of purpose, and are self-motivated, your third chakra is open and healthy. If you're experiencing chakra imbalance, you can suffer from low self-esteem, have difficulty making decisions, and may have anger or control issues. This means that your solar chakra is blocked and therefore cannot achieve its full potential.

When you have clear goals, desires, and intentions, you can move forward to achieve them. Each small step you take while honoring the larger intention helps to strengthen your third chakra. A person with strong fire within has that inner drive to propel them forward toward their goals.

How do you know your Solar Plexus Chakra is Imbalanced?:

UNDERACTIVE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA:

  • Lack of Confidence

  • Low Self-Esteem