Chakra Balancing and Chakra Healing

This information has been collected from many books and Web sites, and from my own knowledge and experience

     

 Chakras are a part of our subtle energy body. From teachings of the Native American first Wheel of Life parallel the Hindu,Yogic and Ayurvedic Schools, to Tibetan, Egyptian, Peruvian, and Chinese Medicinal systems,, chakra wisdom. Since the wisdom is universal, these same teachings appear in diverse cultures throughout the world and in all times, in different ways. The teachings help us identify those cycles that we have completed and point us in the direction to complete the ones we still need to work on to give our lives new direction and meaning.

The Chakras are part of a complex system of energies that compose our subtle bodies. I say bodies, because, when understanding the Chakra system, we understand that there are multiple layers and ‘dimensions’ of our being which unfold, and interplay through the Chakra system. These various ‘dimensions’ of our being resonate at different frequencies. Each Chakra is an interdimensional gateway which accesses, and integrates our level of understanding, function, and evolution at every level of our being, from physical wellness and survival, to complete awakening as spiritual beings in a complex universe.

Chakra Healing and Balancing - The flow and strength of our chakra energy system have an impact on our overall mental, physical and emotional health. Some cultures identify more than seven, some less. Along with the primary, there are as many as 122 secondary chakras in your body.

 

    The word chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit, though these are not like any wheels we’ve ever seen. Chakra energy spins in a clockwise direction as it moves the energy of our body out to the aura field around us, and it spins counter clockwise to pull energy from our external world into our body. It is the vibrational frequency of our chakras that determines the direction our energy will flow as they either draw energy into our body or release it outward. Into the universe.

 

    When one (or more) of the chakra is blocked and the energy does not flow harmoniously through them, or it is wide open, it will result in imbalance that is manifested in all areas of our life.

Chakra healing is a method for balancing the Chakras within the body. It removes blockages and calms overactive Chakras. When in balance the Chakras enable smooth energy flow from root to crown. It connects you to the earth through the root and enlightenment through the crown.

        The role of the chakra system is to help regulate the human energy field, commonly known as the aura.  The aura is a dynamic, energetic matrix, which includes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being.

Every human being has seven major chakras and each one influences an aspect of our lives.  From our instincts, sexuality and personal power through to how we love, communicate, use our intuition and connect to our deepest source of spirituality.

It's not necessary, however, for our chakras to be perfectly, completely balanced, all at the same level of openness and activation. For most people, one or more chakras stand out as being stronger than the others. This is normal and not at all undesirable. 

       When you discover the power and the energy that resides within you, it is like coming home.

 

Chakra balancing, in concert with other techniques, often provides a great deal of emotional healing and spiritual healing there are also many techniques that you yourself can use for chakra balancing. Keep in mind that the way to make any energy-work method effective is to do it mindfully, with sacred intention to heal. In other words, it's the intention rather than the exact method that's important.

 

 

       

          N0. 1 – Muladhara (Base Chakra)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the chakra located at the bottom of your spine.

Muladhara is associated with the earth element and directly linked to your ability to dig in and feel firmly rooted in your life, this is where we draw our life force energy from.

When we do yoga, we are more focused on the muladhara than anything else because if you stabilize this, the rest is easy to create. The root chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life. It is related to our feeling of safety and security, whether it’s physical or regarding our bodily needs or metaphorical regarding housing and financial safety. To sum it up, the first chakra questions are around the idea of survival and safety. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the manifest world.

Sanskrit name: Muladhara - root support
Element: Earth
Color: Red
Shape: Square
Petals of the lotus: Four

characteristics:

Security, safety, Survival ,Basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.)

Physicality, physical identity and aspects of self, Grounding, support and foundation for living our lives

Affirmation for the Root Chakra: 

I am safe in the world around me. I belong in this world and am a part of mother-earth. I am at peace with my surroundings, with the people and the events that occur.

Color of the Root Chakra:

The root is associated with the color red. Picturing a red lotus flower at the base of your spine will begin to balance it. Lighting red candles while focusing on your root chakra can also have this effect.

Crystal Therapy for the Root Chakra:

Azurite, Bloodstone, Chrysocolla, Obsidian, Golden Yellow Topaz, Black Tourmaline, Carnelian, Citrine, Red Jasper, Smokey Quartz.

Nutrition for the Root Chakra: Red Foods, such as red apples, strawberries, red cabbage. Ginger, carrots, or beets, and foods that are high in protein, such as eggs, meat, beans, nuts.

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Root Chakra:

Sandalwood, Cedar, Rosewood, Ginger, Cloves, Black pepper, Rosemary. 

Healing the Root Chakra with Nature:. Simply getting out and experiencing the sounds and smells of Mother Nature will have a positive effect on this chakra. Sitting on the grass, under a tree is an ideal spot to sit and allow yourself to absorb these earthly energies!

Sound Therapy for the Root Chakra: The root vibrates in harmony to “C” Note. Additionally chanting “LAM” will have a positive effect on this chakra!

Chakra Balancing with Tibetan Singing Bowls and Solfeggio Harmonics:  

 

 

 

 

 

#2 Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     This is the second chakra which is located somewhere around 3 fingers beneath your navel, in the lower abdomen. In Sanskrit, Svadhisthana is often translated as dwelling in a place of the self and it is closely related to the root center. However, the energy here is different from that of the root chakra.  This chakra is also extremely important and vital for your well-being. Its color is orange. Associated with the water element, it’s characterized by movement and flow in our emotions and thoughts. It supports personal expansion and the formation of identity through relating to others and to the world. The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations, the center of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.  On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand it is rejected. No wonder we have so many issues with our passion center, the wellspring of feelings, enjoyment, and sensuality. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues.

 

     Your entire sexual impulse is originated here The sexual and life-force energy are derived from this chakra It’s also connected with your most powerful emotions . Personally, you’ll discover you have unlimited creative power; you’ll learn how to cultivate a healthy relationship to pleasure; and you’ll gain insight into your default reactions and deepest emotions. With others, you’ll learn how to express yourself more skillfully and how to begin setting healthy boundaries.

Due to stress in any layer of the body (physical, mental, emotional and energetic) you can slow down, stagnate or go completely into overdrive. If you've had a very unpleasant sexual experience in your younger years that caused you great emotional and/or mental stress, it may still be affecting your life on some level. Strong emotions sometimes get stuck in our system on a vibrational level. 

 

Element: Water
Color: Orange
Shape: Circle with crescent
Petals of the lotus: Six

Mental exercises to strengthen Svadhisthana Chakra:  Practice your sacred truth and honor others.   Allow yourself to have a beginners mind, non-judgment, acceptance, patience and trust the process.  

Affirmation for the Sacral Chakra:

I live life passionately, with good health and vitality. I am unafraid to be myself. I am confident and am achieving my dreams!

The Navel Chakra is associated with the color orange! – The vibration of the color orange can help this chakra come back into alignment. Lighting orange candles, or picturing a bright orange (or anything orange) while focusing on your naval chakra, will begin to balance it.

Crystal Therapy for the Sacral Chakra:

Hematite, Orange Carnelian, Amber, Orange Calcite, Citrine, Blue Jasper, Red Jasper, Topaz.

Nutrition for the Sacral Chakra:

Almonds, Cinnamon, Strawberries, Melon, Coconut, Oranges, Mandarins, Water

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Sacral Chakra:

Jasmine, Rose, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage.

Balancing the Sacral Chakra with Nature:

The Svadisthana’s element is Water. Sitting by water whether it be a lake, river or ocean and absorbing the energy will help with its proper alignment.

Sound Therapy for the Sacral Chakra:

The note “D” is what the Naval chakra vibrates to; BA being chanted to in “D” will begin to balance this chakra!

Chakra Balancing with Tibetan Singing Bowls and Solfeggio Harmonics:

 

 

 

N0. 3 – Manipura (Solar Plexus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

     This third chakra is responsible for your self-esteem and for your personal power. It is colored yellow and there are a number of other associated characteristics with it: 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 your third chakra is out of balance, you can suffer from low self-esteem, have difficulty making decisions, and may have anger or control issues. The element is fire and the color is yellow, bright like the sun.

 

Sanskrit name: Manipura (jeweled city)
Element: Fire
Color: Yellow
Shape: Triangle (downward-pointing)

Petals of the lotus: Ten

Affirmation for the Solar plexus:

I am confident in all that I do. I am successful and release my creative energy into this Reality, effortlessly. I effectively manifest the deep desires of my soul. I am capable. My needs are important.  I can solve any problem that comes up. I respect myself.  I stand up for myself and what I believe in.

Color of the Solar plexus:

The Manipura is associated with the color yellow. Picturing a beautiful yellow sunflower where the chakra is located can have an instant effect. Yellow Candles or surrounding yourself with pictures of yellow things can begin to bring this chakra into balance. You will feel a warm glowing from the Manipura when this begins to happen!

Crystal Therapy for the Solar plexus:

Malachite, Jasper, Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Yellow Tourmaline, Golden Beryl,  Rhodochrosite

Nutrition for the Solar plexus:

Bananas, granola, and grains such as bread, pasta, rice, flax, sunflower seeds. Dairy such as cheese and yogurt, and spices that include ginger, melissa, chamomile, turmeric,

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Solar plexus:

Rose, rosewood, sandalwood, chamomile, rosemary, myrrh, frankincense.

Healing the Solar plexus with Nature:

The Solar plexus’ Element is Fire. Taking a walk out in the sun is extremely beneficial. Sitting in front of a campfire, or fireplace can have an instant healing effect.

Sound Therapy for the Solar plexus:

The note “E” is what the Manipura vibrates to; Chanting RA, in “E” will begin to bring the chakra into balance!

Tibetan Singing Bowls with Solfeggio Harmonics:

 

 

 

 

N0. 4 – Anahata (Heart Chakra)

 

The location of the forth chakra is also obvious, it’ right at the heart. The most common association with this chakra is your decision-making ability – “follow your heart”. It is colored green and it has the following characteristics:

Make decisions based on your higher self

The center of your emotions for love and compassion

Psychic healing is originated from this chakra

from which love, joy, happiness, and compassion emanate from. It also allows us to feel sorrow, sadness, anger, and lust, all of which are feelings of the lower heart chakra – but essential in understanding ourselves in this World, so that we may overcome them and move to the Higher Heart, where Pure, Unconditional Love exists.

 

It is the chakra of yang, or positive energy, connecting the lower chakras to the higher ones and is very important in your spiritual healing and evolutionary development. When it is open fully, the Heart Chakra becomes what the Buddhists call Mahakaruna, A Channel for Universal Compassion – Our True Self. It is here where we invite this Infinite Love to flow through us, allowing it to heal ourselves and others. The lesson of the Heart is that we first must Love and Accept ourselves before we can Love Others.

When your heart chakra is in balance:

You will feel a great compassion for all living creatures, and will recognize their amazing intelligence! You will be kind, caring, understand, joyous and outgoing, feeling completely at ease with yourself and the people in your life. You will understand others and accept them for who they are; you will not judge or be critical of their actions. Spending time alone is something you do not mind, and you are not rushing into one relationship after another, in fact, you would rather wait for the “right” one to come to you – because you know it will come to you when the time is right.

Over-active Heart Chakra:

If your heart chakra is over-active you will be ruled by your emotions; sadness, anger, grief, despair, greediness and happiness will come over you with no or little control. You may be manipulative, over critical, and judgmental of yourself and others. Your love may have conditions, “I will only love you if you are this way….” and you are more likely than not a “people pleaser”, afraid that you will not be liked or accepted by others around you. You may find yourself in a relationship with a partner where you are always giving but not receiving, always forgiving, and “cleaning up” after them, whether it be emotionally, or physically. Co-dependency can result from this, and you may find it hard to let go, of any relationship, that no longer serves your Highest Good.

Under-active Heart Chakra:

When your heart chakra is under-active you will probably be very negative in your thinking and may find it very difficult to keep a positive outlook on life. You may feel unloved, unworthy and unappreciated, and this will manifest in the world around you, only confirming these “beliefs” about yourself. It is very likely that with an under-active chakra that you’re choosing the people you love, and the people you do not love. You have a hard time trusting others, and may have a difficult time “letting” them in, keeping yourself at a distance.

Sanskrit name: Anahata - unstuck
Element: Air
Color: Green
Shape: Crescent moon
Petals of the lotus: Twelve

Affirmation for the Heart Chakra:

Love is the answer to everything. I am an infinite being full of Divine Love, which I give freely and openly accept from others!

Color of the Heart Chakra:

The heart chakra is associated with the color green. Picturing the color green in the center of your chest will begin to balance it. Additionally, lighting green candles and having pictures of the green found in nature surrounding you will help your heart feel at ease, bringing balance.

Crystal Therapy for the Heart Chakra:

Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Aventurine, Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rhodochrosite, Chrysoprase

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Heart Chakra:

Angelica, Marjoram, Hyssop, Lavender, Neroli, Melissa, Rose, Chamomile, Ylang-ylang, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Rosemary, and Frankincense

Healing the Heart Chakra with Nature:

The Heart chakra’s element is air – sitting outside and feeling the breeze upon your skin, allowing your heart to feel it can be very beneficial. Because the color green is around us in the trees and in the grass, going out walking, or laying in the grass and allowing the heart to feel it, can begin to bring it into balance!

Sound Therapy for the Heart Chakra:

The Heart Chakra resonates to the note “B”, chanting YAM in this note will begin to balance it!

 

 

N0. 5 – Vishuddha (Throat Chakra)

 

The location is obvious and the color is turquoise or blue. The best way to describe this chakra is the following:

It is purifying your body, Your Creativity and Self-Expression are located here. It rules your communication

is the center that governs our speech and creative expression in the world. Its balance will determine how honest you are, and how well you can express yourself with the people around you. It is through this chakra that we speak our choices and through this, we discover that our choices, no matter how small or unimportant that they may seem, have consequences. It is located at the base of the throat, in the V that is formed in the center of the collarbone.

Known as the center of purification, this is where energy becomes transformed into our manifestations in the physical world. Depending on how clear or muddied this chakra is will determine our successes or failures in life. Feelings of guilt will easily “clog” the vishuddha, so it is important that we clear it out by speaking our internal truth.

Irritation towards others and voicing of that irritation will cause an imbalance within all of our chakras. We must begin to change the way we view people, focusing on their positive aspects rather than the negative, or what’s “wrong” with them. We must learn to appreciate people for what they bring to our reality, rather than what they lack, or do wrong.

If your throat chakra is in balance:

You will have no problem expressing yourself in the world! You will be very creative, helpful, and may be good at offering people sound advice when it is asked for. You know what you want out of life and you are not afraid to ask for it, and what you ask for always seems to come to you with no, or little effort on your part! You are not afraid to express your weaknesses and people respect you for this. You are truly free when you can speak your truth.

Over-active Throat Chakra:

If your throat chakra is over-active you more than likely be over-opinionated, perhaps very critical of others and how they are performing in life. You may be verbally abusive to those around you and may find yourself yelling a lot when not necessary. You won’t allow others to “talk back” or voice their opinions about certain situations, it will be your way or no way.

Under-active Throat Chakra:

When under-active, you will be unable to express yourself and will often be misinterpreted or misunderstood by others. You will probably be “wishy-washy” or considered “flaky” or unreliable by the people in your life. Telling the truth and being honest with yourself is something you probably have a difficult time with, and giving mixed messages is likely something that has gotten you into trouble before. You won’t have a voice of your own and until you find balance within the throat chakra, your life will remain the same.

Healing the Vishuddhi:

Sanskrit name: Vishuddha
Element: Akasha (Air) Aether/Spirit/Life
Color: Blue
Shape: Crescent
Petals of the lotus: Sixteen

Positive Affirmation:

I speak freely and with confidence. It is now safe for me to express my feelings and to create the life I desire. Everything I do is an expression of Love.

Color of the Throat Chakra:

The vishuddha is associated with the color sky blue. Sitting outside under a beautiful blue sky with the sun shining down on you will begin to balance this chakra. Additionally, lighting candles that are this color, picturing or surrounding yourself with this color will greatly benefit you if there is an imbalance. It is the color of truth, loyalty, and wisdom.

Crystal Therapy for the Throat Chakra:

Lapis Lazuli, blue calcite, blue kyanite, aquamarine, turquoise, sodalite, amazonite, chrysocolla, blue argonite, larimar, aqua aura crystal, Tanzanian, blue tourmaline, celestial aura quartz, blue halite, blue lace agate, hemimorphite.

Nutrition for the Throat Chakra:

High-quality foods that are good for your body, such as soups, sauces, or juices that lubricate the mouth and throat are excellent for the 3rd chakra. Most fruits are high in water content and are an excellent choice when wanting to balance the 5th chakra. Juicing fruits with veggies is also a good way of getting the nutrition necessary to help with this as well.

Aromatherapy for the Throat Chakra: 

Rose, frankincense, sandalwood, jasmine, neroli, ylang ylang.

Healing with Nature:

The vishuddhi’s element is Ether. Meditating out in nature, anywhere, while allowing your throat chakra to be open to all that is, will begin to balance it. It is through the throat chakra that we can begin to receive messages from the Universe.

Balancing the Throat Chakra with Nature:

The vishuddha’s element is ether. Allowing yourself to experience a sunny, blue sky will begin to balance it. Embracing your spirituality will allow your throat to become balanced.

Sound Therapy:

Chanting “HAM” in the note B will begin to balance the throat chakra.

Tibetan Singing Bowls with Solfeggio Harmonics:

 

 

N0. 6 – Ajna (Third Eye Chakra)

 

This one is also called Brow Chakra and its color is blue or sometimes white. It’s located between your eyes, in the exact center of your forehead one finger above your brows. Some characteristics are:

It’s responsible for your psychic powers

Your Intuition is located here

It’s the Gateway for environmental energy to enter in

It’s associated with your Pineal Gland

this is where we connect to the mental plane of our existence. Our ideas, dreams, goals, values and our “self” image all begin here!

 

It is by our thoughts that we are able to express ourselves in the world, and it is from our thoughts that we are able to make our dreams a reality!

In developing our inner perception through meditation we begin to understand that all events in our life happen for a reason and we see everything for what it is, not as we think it is. We begin to understand that we are the Dream Weaver in this intricately designed web of reality!

The third eye is our gateway into higher realms of consciousness. When one becomes enlightened you understand fully, without a doubt that we are truly all One and that our idea of separation from one another is nothing more than an illusion.

When your Ajna is in balance:

With the alignment of your other chakras, you will begin opening up to Universal Knowledge and truly understand that you are the Creator of your Reality! You will experience Higher states of consciousness, allowing you to astral travel, have out of body experiences and receive messages from your Spirit Guides, Angels, and other Enlightened Beings. You will be very intuitive, have a great memory, and will be able to learn without a problem.

Over-active Ajna:

If you have an over-active third eye you may experience stress accompanied by frequent headaches that happen in the forehead or temples. You may become delusional and create circumstances in your mind that are not really happening (a mental disease). An individual with over-activity in this chakra may also tend to be judgmental, unsympathetic or over-intellectual in their thinking.

Under-active Ajna: 

If your third eye is under-active you will probably have difficulty in understanding the spiritual side of the world and the connection between your inner and outer reality. You may lack empathy for the people in your life, lack common sense, or intuition. Memory and learning can be affected if the third eye is not balanced.

Healing the Ajna:

There are many ways one can begin to balance their Chakras, below you will find several useful methods and a video that includes sound, color and positive affirmations that pertain to the Ajna!

Sanskrit name: Ajna - To perceive, to command
Element: All elements combined, light
Color: Indigo

Shape:Five pointed star
Petals of the lotus: Two

Positive Affirmation while Focusing on the 3rd Eye:

 I can see and think clearly, I see that all is well in my world. I see all of the solutions to situations in my life and make positive changes now! I am the creator of my reality and my dreams are coming true. I am one with the vibration of the Infinite potential of the Universe. 

Color of the Third Eye:

The third eye chakra is associated with the color indigo. Simply lighting this color of candle and relaxing while focusing on this chakra can bring it into balance. Also wearing indigo colored clothing or surrounding yourself with this color of flower can bring harmony within the chakra.

Crystal Therapy for the Third Eye:

Purple fluorite, sugilite, lapis lazuli, amethyst, aquamarine, clear quartz, iolite, azurite, Angelite, sodalite, aqua aura crystal, blue aventurine, dumortierite, axinite, chiastolite, blue aragonite, cacoxenite, lazulite, merlinite, Ulexite, blue tourmaline, phenacite, stilbite.

Nutrition for the Third Eye:

Brain foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, and vegetables are all great choices when it comes to nourishing our third eye. Dark chocolate (which contains caffeine) not only helps with our mental clarity, it also can also help us feel more relaxed and help lower high blood pressure! We should always intuitively eat, as our body knows what it needs. Certain berries, (blueberries and strawberries) are shown to have a positive influence with memory and our ability to learn! Berries contain powerful antioxidants that help us in our cognitive thinking and reasoning.

Aromatherapy for the Third Eye:

Angelic root, bay laurel, clary sage, cypress, elemi, frankincense, helichrysum, juniper, marjoram, patchouli, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver

Healing the Third Eye with Nature:

The Ajna’s element is light. Sitting out in the sunshine with a blue sky can not only balance your third eye, but the throat chakra as well. You will be able to feel the sun radiate through if you focus your attention on the spot just above your eye brows!

Sound Therapy for the Third Eye:

The Seed Sound for this chakra is “Eem” and it resonates to note “A

Tibetan Singing Bowls with Solfeggio Harmonics:

 

 

 

N0. 7 – Sahasrara (Crown Chakra)

 

This is the final chakra that closes our energetic orbit. It is located in the center and at the top of your head. The color is purple or bright white and: It’s associated with your Higher Consciousness

It lets us understand that One is All and All is One

It is responsible for your Enlightenment

It is attuned your sense of deeper understanding and knowing

An interesting fact is that the earth itself has her energetic system and the seven chakras, exactly like our bodies. The Crown Chakra is associated with Tibet, the roof of our world. It’s no coincidence why the consciousness of Tibetans is much higher from the rest of the world. Their Mind is more purified and enlightened compared to many other nations in the world.

for “the lotus flower of 1000 petals”. It’s located at the top of our head, and it is our connection to The Divine, Our Father, just as the root chakra is our connection to Our Mother Earth. It is thought that the Archangel Metatron has govern over our Crown Chakra,  bridging the gap between the Divine and Humanity.

It is this gateway that connects us both to the physical and non-physical realm of our existence, and it is here that we find Our Divinity and become Enlightened. From this place, we realize that we are truly connected to All-There-Is, and in this knowing comes a Great Compassion for all life, Eternal Bliss, and Infinite Wisdom.

We become aware that our life is but an extension of our own consciousness; that we are the dreamer, dreaming the dream. We understand that all manifestations (good and bad) are a result of our thought patterns that become subconscious beliefs – and in knowing this, we can begin to change the dream.

When your Sahasrara is in balance:

You will have a great intuitive knowledge and will be very wise. You will be aware of your spiritual self and be selflessly devoted to the well-being of others because you see them as a part of you, rather than as separate.

If your crown chakra is over-active:

 

You probably will not be able to control your encounters with other realms of existence. You may be considered “far out”  and will have trouble grounding yourself, making it hard for people to take you seriously. Because of an over-activity in this chakra, you may possess a god-complex and consider yourself better than others in the world around you.

If your crown chakra is under-active:

You will probably feel like you lack a purpose in life. You may think that it is all meaningless, and in this thinking, will develop a mental “disease”. You may feel unloved, or angry at God, and blame life circumstance on something that is outside of you. Co-ordination difficulties, clumsiness, or poor balance may result from an underactive crown chakra. New ideas or newer, positive outlooks on life will be hard for you grasp – if you accept them at all. You will probably lack spiritual exploration and have no desire to discover your inner self. You may also be excessively afraid of dying.

Healing The Sahasrara:

There are many ways one can begin to balance their Chakras, below you will find several useful methods and a video that includes sound, color and positive affirmations that pertain to the Sahasrara!

Sanskrit name: Sahasrara - thousand petal
Element: No element, or thought
Color: Violet or white
Shape: Round skullcap
Petals of the lotus: One thousand

Affirmation while focusing on the Crown:

I trust my inner knowing to guide me through life. All people in my life are here to teach me something about myself so that I can grow. I trust that everything happens for a reason and that what I do makes a difference. I am balanced between Heaven and Earth and all areas of my life are in balance too.

Color of the Sahasrara:

The Crown chakra is associated with the color violet (or white, which is made up of all colors in the spectrum). Lighting these color of candles while focusing your attention on the top of your head will start to bring balance to it! Wearing the color violet and surrounding yourself with flowers of this color will greatly help it begin to vibrate in harmony.

Crystal Therapy for Sahasrara:

Amethyst, celestite, obsidian, selenite, blue sapphire, peacock ore, clear quartz, apophyllite quartz, spirit quartz, moldavite, danburite, goshenite, petalite, fuchsite, stilbite, sugilite, cacoxenite, cavansite, phenacite.

Nutrition for the Sahasrara:

Choosing pure foods, that are grown in nature and absorb sunlight are great foods to help purify the crown chakra. Instead of going for sweets, choose dried fruits, such as dates, that are dried out by the sun. Start a gentle detox, drink plenty of water and avoid food with additives, generally found in processed, packaged food.

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Sahasrara:

Cedarwood, Elemi, Frankincense, Galbanum, Gurjum, Helicrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver

Experiencing Nature with the Sahasrara:

The Sahasrara’s element is inner-light, or thought, and is considered the most subtle element from which the Cosmos were created. It is Divine, it shines through creation, connecting all and is everywhere in Nature. Sitting or meditating outside and allowing yourself to feel this great energy that is in everything, will help awaken the deepest part of your being.

Sound Therapy for the Sahasrara:

The seed sound of the Crown Chakra is “OM” – believed to be the creating sound of the Universe. It resonates in “B” note. Chanting OM in “B” will allow it to vibrate properly.

Tibetan Singing Bowls with Solfeggi