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Balance Your Chakras: How to Create Flow in your Energy Centres

The Chakra System

Chakra balancing aims to align and harmonise the body's energy centres, known as chakras. Originating from ancient Indian spiritual traditions, chakras are believed to be swirling vortexes of energy located along the body's central axis. Sometime our Chakras can have depleted, excess or stuck energy, disrupting the flow of the whole system. Balancing your chakras can help to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being, as well as facilitate spiritual growth.

Before we dive into what causes chakra imbalance, as well as ways to balance your Chakras or clear stuck energy, it is important that we first know what each of the Chakras are.

The Seven Chakras

According to the yogic and Ayurvedic traditions, there are seven main chakras, each associated with specific aspects of our being. Let's start from the base of the spine and move our way upwards.

The Root Chakra
Root Chakra

Sanskrit: Muladhara

Seed Sound: Lam

Located at the base of the spine, the root chakra represents stability, security, and a connection to the physical world.

The Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra

Sanskrit: Svadhishthana

Seed Sound: Vam

Positioned in the lower abdomen, the sacral chakra governs creativity, sexuality, and emotional balance.

The Solar Plexus Chakra
Solar Plexus Chakra

Sanskrit: Manipura

Seed Sound: Yam

Situated above the navel, the solar plexus chakra is associated with personal power, confidence, and self-esteem.

The Heart Chakra
Heart Chakra

Sanskrit: Anahata

Seed Sound: Ram

Located in the center of the chest, the heart chakra represents love, compassion, and emotional healing.

The Throat Chakra
Throat Chakra

Sanskrit: Vishuddha

Seed Sound: Ham

Situated in the throat area, the throat chakra governs self-expression, communication, and authenticity.

The Third Eye Chakra
Third Eye Chakra

Sanskrit: Ajna

Seed Sound: Om

Positioned in the middle of the forehead, the third eye chakra is associated with intuition, insight, and spiritual awareness.

The Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra

Sanskrit: Sahasrara

Seed Sound: Silence

Located at the top of the head, the crown chakra represents unity, transcendence, and spiritual connection.

What can cause our Chakras to become out of balance?

Our chakras can become imbalanced due to various factors, so let's explore some of the many reasons below.

Emotions and Mental States

Our thoughts, emotions, and mental state play a significant role in chakra imbalance. Negative emotions such as fear, anger, stress, and grief can create blockages or excessive energy in specific chakras. For example, prolonged stress or emotional trauma can affect the stability of the root chakra, while a lack of self-expression or suppressed emotions can impact the throat chakra.

Physical Condition

Physical ailments, injuries, or unhealthy lifestyle choices can disrupt the flow of energy in our chakras. Poor diet, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep, and substance abuse can all contribute to imbalances. Additionally, physical trauma or chronic pain in a particular area of the body can affect the associated chakra.

Our Environment

Our surroundings and the energy we encounter in our environment can influence our chakras. Negative or toxic environments, such as chaotic workplaces or unhealthy relationships, can impact our energy centers. Additionally, exposure to electromagnetic radiation or pollutants can affect the overall energetic balance.

Spiritual Connection

Our spiritual development and connection to a higher consciousness can affect the state of our chakras. A lack of spiritual practice, disconnection from our purpose, or feelings of disconnection from something greater than ourselves can lead to imbalances.

Past Trauma and Karmic Influences

Unresolved past traumas, whether from childhood or previous lifetimes, can create energetic imbalances in our chakras. Karmic influences and unresolved patterns from either your current life or past lives can also contribute to chakra imbalances in the present.

Imbalanced Lifestyle

Leading an imbalanced lifestyle that neglects self-care, relaxation, and personal growth can affect the chakras. Overworking, excessive materialism, and neglecting our emotional and spiritual needs can disrupt the flow of energy and contribute to imbalances.

It's important to note that chakra imbalances are interconnected, and an imbalance in one chakra can affect the others. Achieving and maintaining balance requires a holistic approach that addresses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our being. Chakra balancing is a continued process that we weave into our lifestyle and way of being, rather than a one time fix!

How to Balance your Chakras

Chakra balancing aims to remove blockages, excesses, or deficiencies in the chakras, allowing for a harmonious flow of energy throughout the body. When a chakra is imbalanced, it can manifest as physical ailments, emotional disturbances, or mental unrest. By restoring balance to the chakras, individuals and practitioners seek to enhance overall well-being.

Several methods can be employed to balance the chakras, so let's explore some of these below.


Meditation plays a central role in chakra balancing. Focusing on each chakra individually or as a whole, visualise the chakra spinning, cleansing, and restoring its optimal energy flow. This practice helps cultivate self-awareness and promotes energetic alignment.

Energy Healing

Various energy healing modalities, such as Reiki, acupuncture, or crystal healing, can be used to address imbalances in the chakras. Practitioners channel healing energy into the body, clearing blockages and revitalising the chakras.

Sound Therapy

Sound has a profound effect on our energy system. Techniques like chanting mantras, playing singing bowls, or listening to specific frequencies can help attune and balance the chakras. Each chakra is associated with a specific sound or mantra, and resonating with these vibrations can restore equilibrium.

Yoga and Movement

Practicing yoga asanas (postures) and engaging in mindful movement can stimulate and balance the chakras. Certain poses target specific chakras, helping to release stagnant energy and encourage a free flow throughout the body.

Aromatherapy and Flower Essences

Using essential oils, flower essences or burning incense can influence the chakras' energetic state. Different scents and plants correspond to specific chakras and can be utilized to restore balance and promote healing.


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