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What are Chakras and why we hear about “chakra cleaning” and “ chakra balancing” so often?

Chakras are the centers, where each of us holds our own vital energy.

The chakras cannot be seen in the medicine not in MRI , but in eastern culture the chakras considered to be linked to the body center nervous system, organs and glands.

So knowing this--balancing your chakra can make a huge deference in person’s physical and mental health. One of the ways to balance one’s Chakras is using Reiki.

REIKI is defined as a modality that brings balance into our natural bio magnetic energy system. As REIKI practitioners, we check Chakras before and after the session either by ideomotor response, muscle testing, pendulum or just sensing their vibrations with our hands by holding them above the chakras centers. After each session we can see and feel how significant is the change!

Since Chakras-- are energy, like everything around us, they vibrate in their own frequency in order to keep the body in the state of balance.

Of course, when we are balanced and well we don’t notice it, but when we don’t feel that balance we cannot miss it! Depending on the unbalance, we can start felling negative emotions and thoughts first, and then (if the energy center is not restored) the physical feeling of discomfort follows. It can be either in the organs or glands that correspond to the blocked chakra.

As vortexes of energy, chakras are constantly taking in and out energy, protecting us and keeping energy flow constant. When the chakras are “open” and “clean” the Chi energy can flow freely through our energy body creating connection between the Earth energy and Cosmic Source of energy.

What would be our emotions when one of the chakras is “not balanced”?

Lets look at the Seven Major Chakras.

1) Root chakra.

It is our survival, security, our physical well-being, our health and our personal reliance. When we are balanced in our root chakra we are more grounded, centered and focused. We have the sense of stability in our lives because we have a strong foundation. We trust ourselves more, since this balance creates even and calm energy and we have this ability to cope with stresses better.

When we are unbalanced, we behave more greedy, selfish and self-centered. People who are lacking balance in the root chakra have this need to be important and win everything at any price. It looks like they are constantly proofing to themselves that they are worthy, important and needed.

Those people can have a lot of second guesses in their self-talk: “If only I could have done this”, “If only I have done that…” trying to find their mistakes. They are not so self-assured and doubt their own decisions often. Those people can find they being attached to particular objects and feel the need to gather material things. Those material elements compensate for the inner lack of confidence. They often project oversized confidence in order to hide the lack of it.

2) Sacral chakra.

This energy center is responsible for letting us to connect with others without loosing ourselves. So, when we are imbalanced, we are able to keep our own balance in any relationship even in very emotional ones.

Sacral chakra represents creativity, emotions, motivations and also known as a pleasure center.

When we are balanced in the Sacral Chakra--we are more creative, more down to Earth and more honest in our intimate relationships. We are able to be honest with ourselves and accept our own truth.

When we are unbalanced we tend to be more manipulative and oversensitive, hard on ourselves and really out of touch with reality. We are lacking “order” in our emotions; we find it hard to find motivation and our goals are chaotic.

3) Solar Plexus chakra.

The governed word for this chakra is wisdom. This is where we have our self-esteem, courage, personal power, self-respect and a sense of mental clarity.

This is the place of the soul.

Our soul has an infinite wisdom. When we are balanced we are optimistic, respectful, love and embrace spontaneity, soul fells fulfilled, we don’t think about what other think.

If we are lacking balance in this Chakra we often disrespectful to others, very dependent on other people opinion and lots of our energy is spend on pleasing other people expectations. We relay on others to reflect to us what we are, we often feel weak or depressed.

4) Heart chakra.

Governing phrase is “unconditional love”.

This is our compassion, forgiveness our unity and our ability for human love.

When balanced- we are more nurturing and compassioned and we love and except our self totally and completely. We love and except others and feel free from judgment.

When we are unbalanced we are very controlling. People can withhold emotions to control others and also have a big fear of rejection. People that have lack of balance in Hart chakra often live in space if a victim reality, they fell undeserving of love and they start to create drama. This is all about getting attention. They fell undeserving.

5) Throat chakra.

This is where we have our communication, self-expression and healing. This is all about being heard and being understood. People feel very powerful when they can speak their truth, they are more satisfied with life and are more positive.

If a person is unbalanced in the through chakra they tend to be overly chatty. They talk incisively, you realize that you cannot put words in the conversation with them, and they fill that whatever they have to say it is more important then anyone else’s opinion. Moreover, people with unbalance throat chakra tend to be not reliable and unpredictable.

6) Third eye chakra.

The governing word is perception. This chakra is for imagination, intuition, inner vision, psychic abilities and our way to our higher self.

When we are unbalanced we are domineering, too logical, delusional we have lack of imagination, we fear success and have self-sabotage.

7) Crown chakra.

This is the place of our Enlightenment. This is or spiritual connection. When we are “open” and “balanced”, we are open to receive guidance and inspirations. This is where our ability to healthy selflessness resides. So, when we are balanced we tend to feel inspired in general and are more charismatic. To be in balance in Crown chakra is an overall blissful state, since we are open to receive.

If there is an unbalanced: people are confused and frustrated, it is hard for them to make a decision, they are out of touch with their inner wisdom and their spiritual connection.

Keeping you Chakras strong.

There are so many ways you can restore your chakras!

I personally like Reiki the most, because it is so easy and natural. If you are a Reiki practitioner you may work on yourself by giving yourself Reiki in present time or in any past or future situations.

Another powerful tool to restore your Chakras is Hypnosis or Guided Meditation. In Hypnosis we can give direct or indirect suggestion to a person to balance Chakras.

For example, if there is a misbalance in the Root chakra the suggestion in hypnotic state may sound like: ”You ability to forgive your self and others grow each and every day. You are becoming more comfortable of giving and receiving unconditional love” .

In Guided Meditation, using the power of our imagination and visualization we can change the color and the clarity of the chakras just by concentrating on then and imagining them in pure health and balance.

Using the Law of Repetition and taking into consideration the Law of Delayed Action we can gradually restore our body energy system using our natural abilities for rejuvenation and healing.

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Image source "7 main chakra" by Gil Dekel, Vezixig. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

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