Balancing Crown Charka

The crown charka is responsible for your connection to something beyond this human existence. It is where faith and trust reside. It is where we let go to the flow of life, “knowing” that we are exactly where we need to be. That everything is connected to a bigger picture we may not always see or understand but we know it exists. This is a powerful and very expansive charka. This charka can pull you out of this human experience and connect you to the universal energy. This is where we connect to our truth, God, divine energy and pure love. If you find yourself struggling with trusting the journey you are in, or you feel lost in this human experience this charka is a great one to work with.There are many ways to work with this charka, but the most obvious one is meditation. When working with this charka it is best to meditate in nature where you can connect to everything around you and become one with the earth’s energy. Guided meditation, a yoga nidra or a crystal meditation are a few great options.To stimulate this charka start by getting in to table top position and gently placing the top of your head on the mat and begin massaging the top of your head (make sure to be mindful to keep your neck safe) by rocking side to side and front and back you can say this mantra in your mind as you do this exercise. When you feel done with your massage you can come into a comfortable meditation position on your back in savasana and begin your guided meditation. Give yourself lots of time to transition when you come out of meditation.

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Colour: Violet.

Element: Thought/consciousness.

Purpose: Awareness and connection to divine source whatever that means for you.

Location: Top of the head.

Sound: Silence.

Crystals: Amethyst, Quartz Crystals, Fluorite.

Food: Not related to specific foods rather; Fresh are, Sunlight and nature. Practice non-attachment to specific foods to balance energetic system.

Yoga: Meditation, Supported child’s pose, Savasana.

 

Balancing Third eye charka

The third eye charka is responsible for guiding you in achieving your true vision. It’s focus is to bring you back to trusting your higher self, your intuition, and your inner guide. This is a deep connection to your true vision of the life you desire.This “knowing” or intuition is so important for helping guide you along your path to your true potential. If you feel like you are struggling seeing your truth, or trusting that inner guide then this charka could use some extra love and attention. Come into a wide‐legged child’s pose. Toes connected, knees wide, sit bones to the heels. Bringing your chest to the mat, allow the space between your eyebrows (third eye) to rest on stacked fists or a block. Putting gentle pressure on that area you can say this mantra in your mind, focusing on bringing the energy from the words into that space between your eyes. Relax here for as long as you need.

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Colour: Indigo.

Element: Light.

Purpose: Intuition, insight, guidance, wisdom.

Location: Between the eyes.

Sound: AUM.

Crystals: Lapis Lazuil, Soladite, Labradorite.

Food: Purple foods like figs, grapes, prunes, eggplant, purple cabbage, purple potato, etc.

Essential oils: Patchouli, Cedarwood, Lavender.

Yoga: Eagle pose thumbs on third eye, child’s pose with block under third eye, Tadasana with eyes up and slight back bend.

Balancing the Throat Charka

The throat charka is all about finding your inner voice and expressing it authentically. It’s about connecting with your creative expression and channeling it through whatever media, speaks to you. It’s honouring your feelings and emotions and not being afraid to ask for what you need or want. If you feel you are struggling with feeling heard and understood, struggling with expressing yourself in a way that feels best for you then this is a great charka to bring focus to. Finding a comfortable seat in meditation take a moment to rub your hands together to create some heat and then gently place your hands on your throat charka and repeat this mantra out loud. Connect to the vibrations that are released through your throat centre. Connect to the sounds each word makes. Repeat this as often as you’d like. When you are down release your hands to heart centre and bow head to heart taking a moment to honour your inner voice and all the beauty that comes from freedom of expression.

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Colour: Blue.

Element: Sound.

Purpose: Expressing your inner voice, communicating, speaking your truth, creative expression.

Location: Throat.

Sound: HAM.

Crystals: Blue lace agate, Blue kyanite, Turquoise.

Food: High water content foods like soups, stews, warm tea, and coconut water, Sea vegetable and fruit with high water content.

Essential oils: Bergamot, Tea Tree, Chamomile.

Yoga: Neck movements, Cross bolster pose, Camel pose and Lion’s breath.

Balancing the Solar Plexus Charka

The solar plexus charka is all about personal will, self control, self worth and feeling a sense of belonging. When we connected to this inner strength, we find balance and abundance. If you are struggling with stepping into your true potential and lack feelings of confidence this is a great charka to work with. Lying on your back or in a seated position and place your hands on your belly.Taking deep belly breaths connect this charka by imagine your sending bright yellow light into your belly centre through your hands. Take this visualization as you mindfully breathe into your belly and say the mantra in your mind or out loud. Do this for as long as feels good for you.

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Colour: Yellow.

Element: Fire.

Purpose: Personal self will, energy, strength, self worth, feeling of belonging.

Location: Upper belly, navel.

Sound: RAM.

Crystals: Orange Calcite, Citrine, Amber.

Foods: Warming properties, like ginger, cayenne, turmeric, cinnamon. Yellow foods like lemons, pineapple, bananas, yellow squash.

Essential oils: Fennel, Juniper, Lemongrass.

Yoga postures: Arha Matsyendrasana, Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, Side lying stretch over bolster. Poses that focus on twisting, and firing up the abdominal are

Balancing the Root Charka

The root chakra is about feeling secure and safe, having all our essential needs met. It’s about feeling protected, nourished, supported and grounded in your authentic truth. This chakra becomes out of balance when we feel a sense of “lack.” Worrying about money, or how we are going to support ourselves or our family can be leave us feeling far from grounded. If you are struggling with these feelings, this mantra is perfect for you. Find a comfortable seated position and imagine you have roots growing deep into the earth, repeating this mantra throughout your meditation practice. You can use prayer beads to guide you through this practice, or use ujjayi breath to help anchor you to the earth. Imagine on every inhale you are growing your branches upward and on every exhale your roots are growing deeper into the earth grounding you in every way you need.

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Colour: Red.

Element: Earth.

Purpose: Support, foundation, stability, safety, grounded,meeting your essential needs.

Location: Pelvis.

Sound: LAM.

Crystals: Red Jasper, Hematite, Black Tourmaline.

Foods: Root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, onions. Red foods such as strawberries, and tomatoes.

Essential oils: Ginger, Cypress, Sandalwood.

Yoga postures: Legs up the wall, Wide-legged forward fold with support, Tree pose. Poses that create a sense of grounding and stability.