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 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 Heart Charka

The heart charka is all about giving and receiving love. It’s about opening up to forgiveness and freeing yourself from guilt and shame. This charka focuses on kindness, acceptance and compassion for yourself and those around you. The heart charka is incredibly expansive.The energy it carries pushes through to the ends of the universe. If you are struggling with finding forgiveness for yourself or someone who has hurt you or if you are finding it challenging to find compassion for others this charka is the one to focus on. Sit or lay in savasana for meditation and start by placing your left hand on heart centre and right hand on top. Repeat this mantra to yourself and imagine your whole heart centre filling with green light and expanding across your chest and down your arms into the palms of your hands and out to the corners of the universe. Send this light to anyone in need or to anywhere in the world that is experiencing suffering. This energy is so powerful and can surpass time and space. This is pure loving energy, that can be sent to all areas of your life here and beyond.

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Colour: Green.

Element: Air.

Purpose: All about giving and receiving love. Finding forgiveness and a way to release shame.

Location: Chest.

Sound: YAM.

Crystals: Malachite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite.

Foods: Green foods such as leafy greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chlorella, spirulina, peas etc.

Essential oils: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang.

Yoga: Supported Fish pose, Cat/Cow pose, Sphinx Pose. Yoga poses that focus on opening up the heart- centre.

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 Sacral Charka

The sacral charka is all about connecting back to our sensuality. It’s about living life with creative passion and deep desire. When we are balanced in this charka, we feel a healthy sense of confidence in who we are. We are deeply connected to our emotions and find a way to honour ourselves and that beautiful creative flow of energy. We can find ourselves out of balance when we feel we have lost our passion for life and adventure. If you find you are struggling connecting to what fuels that “fire” in your belly this charka is a great one to focus on. Lying down on your back or sitting in a seated meditation posture start by rubbing your hands together to create heat and place your hands on your lower belly. Repeating this mantra in your mind. Imagine with every mindful breath you breathe in fire and every exhale the flames grow larger. Inhaling expand your belly out and exhaling release the belly back down. Imagine your hands are sending healing energy in the colour of orange to this charka. Stay in meditation as long as is needed.

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Colour: Orange.

Element: Water.

Purpose: Pleasure, emotions, passion, sensuality, creativity.

Location: Lower Belly.

Sound: VAM.

Crystals: Carnelian, Sunstone, Aragonite Star Cluster.

Foods: Hydrating foods such as topical fruits, and oranges food such as aprociots, oranges, bell peppers, yams and carrots.

Essential oils: Clary sage, Rosewood, Patchouli.

Yoga postures: Belly down on bolsters, Baddha Konasona, Supta Kapotasana, Supported bridge.