Want more energy? Balance your chakras to improve your energy flow.

What are Chakras?

The chakra system is a template for the flow of subtle energy that runs through all life and through the human energy system. It is like a ladder that takes us from the physical realm of substance up through the workings of the higher mind and spirit and into the realm of divine consciousness.

The subtle energy is the force field surrounding all living things. In the human body, this force field is the aura, and the seven layers of energy referred to as subtle bodies. These control our physical well-being, emotional stability, and mental clarity. They reflect our spiritual state and mirror how we feel about ourselves and life in general.

A chakra resembles a large cone and acts like a vortex drawing energy in. The outer lip catches the accumulated stress of the day. The body of the cone is all our ideas and attitudes about life. The seeds of our destiny are at the very tip where the chakra meets the energetic spine. These seeds cannot be opened until we have worked on removing our negativity and self-limiting beliefs. These beliefs and negativity block our energy.

Chakra energy and function.

When something in life happens that blocks the flow of life energy, the chakras slow down, and energy becomes sluggish and even stagnant. It this is a brief occurrence, the chakra will resume the natural flow. If the block is more permanent, the chakra will need stimulation to become active again. Our health and well-being are subject to our chakras being active and balanced. To find out more about the Chakra system, download my ebook or read my other posts on the individual chakras listed at the bottom of this post.

Root Chakra: linked to survival.

Physical energy, the adrenals, activating the fight or flight function of the kidneys.

Emotional energy, aggression, anger, violence, and jealousy, when the energy is not flowing here, we tend to show these negative emotions because we do not feel secure in life.

Mental energy, attitudes of separation, exclusivity, territory, belonging, your right to your own space.

Getting the Root energy flowing: Spend time in nature, walk barefoot in the sand, on the grass, or dirt. Eat healthy red foods, beets, tomatoes, berries, apples, and wear and accessorise with red accents. Try some of these activities, yoga, movement of any kind using legs and feet, any activity that is grounding, physical, and requires presence.

Sacral Chakra: linked to our ability to enjoy life, have pleasure in physical ways.

Physical energy, the ovaries and testes, the organs that control reproduction and sexual development.

Emotional energy, feeling good, deservedness, feeling bad, envious, and not caring for our bodies.

Mental energy, attitudes of having enough, knowing you deserve the life you say you want, enjoyment and wellbeing and good health.

Getting the Sacral energy flowing: Spend time near water, swimming or paddling. Eat healthy orange foods, carrots, oranges, melons and mangoes, wear and accessorise with accents of orange and surround your space with these tones. Try some of these activities, yoga, dance, swimming, and walking.

Solar Plexus Chakra: linked to our self-worth, freedom of choice and how we see ourselves.

Physical energy, the pancreas, the organ that processes sugar. It controls the digestion of food.

Emotional energy, self-confidence, power, clear choices for ourselves.                 

Mental energy, attitudes of knowing your worth and personal power, coming from a affirmed sense of selfhood.

Getting the solar plexus energy flowing: Sit in the sunlight, or enjoy sitting around a fire pit or candles indoors. Eat healthy yellow foods like bananas, ginger, turmeric, pineapple, sweetcorn, and wear yellow clothing and jewellery. Try these activities, sports, competitive programs, qi gong, hiking and cycling.

Heart Chakra: linked to giving and receiving love in our lives.

Physical energy, Thymus gland, building a strong immunity from pain and disease.

Emotional energy, being capable of love and compassion for self and others.

Mental energy, attitudes of happiness, joy and delight, embracing life.

Getting the heart energy flowing: Deep breathing, being in the open air, opening windows to let air circulate in your home or car. Eat green foods, broccoli, avocado, kale and spinach. Wear and accessorise with accents of green. Try these activities, yoga, massage, healing touch, walking, and dancing.

Throat Chakra: linked to creativity and self-expression, truth, and our ability to communicate clearly.

Physical energy, Thyroid gland, controlling metabolism and effects physical and mental development.

Emotional energy, releasing feeling through expression, including crying, shouting, laughing, and saying when you are not happy.

Mental energy, speaking the truth, not gossiping, sensing that expressing your truth is your key to individuality.

Getting the throat energy flowing: Sit outside in a clear space with a clear blue sky. Eat blue foods, blueberries, currants, dragon fruit, and kelp. Wear and accessorise with accents or various blue tones. Try these activities, alexander technique, yoga, osteopathic alignment of the spine, craniosacral therapy, expressive theatre and dance, qi gong, and tai chi.

Brow Chakra: linked to our wisdom, intuition, and ability to be focussed.

Physical energy, Pituitary gland, influences metabolism, growth and other hormones.

Emotional energy, giving yourself permission to experience your feelings. Choose the appropriate time to express them.

Mental energy, developing an understanding for your own limitations and those of others, cultivating gratitude.

Getting the brow energy flowing: Sit in stillness in the sunlight or relax in a window in the sun. Eat indigo foods, purple kale or broccoli, grapes, and blackberries. Wear and accessorise with indigo clothing and jewellery. Try any of these activities, yoga, tai chi, gi gong, bates eye exercises.

Crown Chakra: this is the centre of bliss, beauty, and spirituality. Allowing us the ability to connect with our source of being.

Physical energy, Pineal gland, produces melatonin, and regulates our body clock.

Emotional energy, wanting to cultivate bliss and surrender to what is.

Mental energy, developing holistic and universal principles of acceptance, respect, and knowing we never do anything without the help of a higher source.

Getting the Crown energy flowing: Connect with your wholeness through meditation or prayer. This chakra is nourished by spiritual practice, not food—practice self-reflection and curiosity. Wear and accessorise with the colour violet. The crown chakra needs stillness no physical exercise required.

If, after reading this, you feel one or more of your chakras are blocked, and you would like to book a chakra balancing or go deeper with energy healing, email Rosemary.

Root Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Crown Chakra

About Meditation and the Benefits

meditatingMeditation is good for personal development and feeling of calm and peace. Regular meditation has been known to greatly reduce depression.  If you haven’t done meditation before you need to build up slowly, and find a way of meditating which suits you personally. Feelings of emotional discomfort can accompany meditation; it may bring blocked issues to the forefront of your mind, which you may find a need to heal. The conscious mind is the tip of the iceberg, the unconscious mind lies beneath this, and beneath that lies the level of consciousness of which we are all joined, the universal consciousness.

There are different levels of the mind, caused by the different brainwaves explained below.

Beta (13- 40 cycles per second)
Beta is associated with our waking activity. During a day we experience all the brainwave patterns with a predominance of Beta.

Alpha (8-13 cycles per second)
The first pattern discovered in 1908 by an Austrian Psychiatrist named Hans Berger. Alpha pattern appears when in wakefulness where there is a relaxed and effortless alertness. Light meditation and day dreaming. It is recommended practicing your creative visualization and auto-suggestion technique in alpha state.

Theta (4-7 cycles per second)
Associated with creativity, dreams and Extra-sensory perception for the student the theta state is something to learn to go at will.

To obtain these different levels you have to quiet the mind by concentrating on a mantra or your breathing. The times you feel most resistant to meditating is the time your body will need it the most. Meditation puts you in contact with the things that are buried in the unconscious mind. The reason we bring our subconscious painful memories to the surface is because they are affecting our lives today. Just because we do not remember them does not mean they are not influencing our lives. Many of the beliefs upon which we run our lives rest on decisions we made as a child. Meditation can help you work through and overcome fears that stop us being our true selves. Meditation also helps you find that place within where you feel calm and peaceful at all times, even when life is tough. You will feel happier, be able to make changes when you want to, accept and be in the present and plan for you future.

Research – Benefits to the body

Improved Health
A study of health insurance statistics of 2000 people practising meditation consistently over a five year period revealed that their rate of hospitalisation was less than half of the other groups with comparable age, gender, profession, and insurance terms. Meditators also had fewer incidents of illness in 17 medical treatment categories. Some of the results were quite outstanding; 87% less admissions for cardiovascular disease, 55% less cancer, 87% less for diseases of the nervous system, 73% less for nose throat and lung problems. Psychosomatic Medicine 1987.

Lower Blood Pressure
At the Harvard Medical School Dr. Herbert Benson found that meditators develop what he calls the “relaxation response” to difficult or dangerous situations. This is a much healthier response than the very common “fight or flight” reaction. He also observed that during meditation the heart rate decreases on average by three beats a minute, and that the rate of breathing also decreases. The blood pressure of those who have hypertension is reduced during meditation. Dr.Benson found that all the traditional methods of meditation evoke this response. He also found that four basic elements are needed. They are in a quiet environment, an object for the attention to dwell on, a comfortable posture and, above all a non-discriminatory attitude towards meditation. This is exactly what the Buddha taught two thousand five hundred years ago.

Reduced Anxiety
A study conducted at Stanford University reported a reduced level of anxiety among the participants who meditated. Journal of Clinical Psychology (1989)

Decreased Stress
A study of meditators showed a reduction in plasma cortisol, a stress hormone, during and after meditation. Hormones and Behaviour (1978)

Deep Rest
A scientific measure of deep rest is the amount of basal skin resistance and lower respiration rates. Experiments comparing meditation to resting with eyes closed have shown that meditation is significantly more effective. Similarly meditation also reduces the amount of lactate (a root cause of anxiety, panic attacks and high blood pressure). American Psychologist (1987)

Reversal of the Aging Process
A study group of long-term meditators (practising meditation for five years or more) were physiologically twelve years younger than their chronological age, as measured by reduction of blood pressure, and better near-point vision and auditory discrimination. Short-term meditators were physiologically five years younger than their chronological age. The study controlled for the effects of diet and exercise. International Journal of Neuroscience 1982.

Increased Perception and Memory
College students instructed in meditation displayed significant improvements in performance over a two-week period on a perceptual and short-term memory test involving the identification of familiar letter sequences presented rapidly. They were compared with subjects randomly assigned to a routine of twice-daily rest with eyes closed, and with subjects who made o change in their daily routine. Memory and Cognition (1982)

In a basic Energy Healing session you will be encouraged to relax and go to the Alpha level, where  the mind, body and spirit work together, the result is a balance of thought, awareness and well-being that is unmatched. It is in this state that healing can occur on multiple levels. This includes our seven chakras.

Please contact me to find out more information on meditation or to book a session.

Heart Chakra – Where is it and what does it relate to

Heart Chakra Symbol
Heart Chakra Symbol

Chakras exist on all levels of the human energy field, some as connections between the levels. If functioning well they act as anchors between these levels.
Light energy and love is always trying to get through the vortices.
When we get inspiration this is energy moving.
We should not let emotions, feelings within get suppressed. We should process these feelings and by feeling them, understand and let go.

Common problems are the chakras’ being blocked, excessive (over active) and deficient (under active).
Energy Healing can balance your chakras by channelling colour, light and love to them and restructuring if necessary.   If you would like to have a chakra balancing session  contact me

Each chakra has a different psychological aspect I will cover the Heart (Anahata) chakra located in the centre of the chest, heart, cardiac plexus here:-

The heart chakra spins at a medium fast speed, and is the beginning of the upper chakras and the colour is grass green. It is related to your relationships, love, people attachments and forgiveness or un-forgiveness. Your negative thoughts and fears around giving and receiving love and relationship attachments will unbalance or block this chakra

Issues – Love – Balance – Self-love – Relationships – Intimacy – Anima / animus – Devotion – Reaching out and taking in.

Developmental Phase – 4 to 7 years

Balanced Characteristics: – Compassionate – Loving – Empathetic – Self loving – Altruistic – Peaceful, balanced – Good immune system.

Traumas and Abuses – Rejection, abandonment, loss – Shaming, constant criticism – Abuses to any other chakra particularly the lower ones – Unacknowledged grief, including parents’ grief – Divorce, death of a loved one – Loveless, cold environment – Conditional love – Sexual or physical abuse – Betrayal.

Symptoms of Deficiency: – Antisocial, withdrawn, cold – Critical, judgemental, intolerant of self and others – Loneliness, isolation – Depression – Fear of intimacy, Fear of relationships – Lack of empathy – Narcissism.

Excessive Symptoms: – Co-dependency – Poor boundaries – Demanding – Clinging – Jealousy – Overly sacrificing.
You can have symptoms from excessive and deficiency depending on circumstances.

Glands and Parts of Body Chakra Effects: – Thymus – Lungs – Heart – Circulatory system – Arms – Hands

Physical Malfunctions – Disorders of the heart, lungs, thymus, breasts, arms – Shortness of breath – Sunken chest – Circulation problems – Asthma – Immune system deficiency – Tension between shoulder blades, pain in chest.

Healing Practices -Breathing exercises, pranayama(breath control) – Work with arms, reaching out, taking in – Journaling, self discovery – Psychotherapy: Examine assumptions about relationships – Emotional release of grief – Forgiveness when appropriate – Inner Child work – Co-dependency work – Self acceptance – Anima-animus integration(balance of masculine and feminine energies).

Affirmations
-I am worthy of love
-I am loving to myself and others
-There is an infinite supply of love
-I live in balance with others.

More information on each chakra see my previous posts

Root Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Crown Chakra

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