Energizing Your Chakras
Everything that exists in the universe is made up of energy. Every atom has electrons, sub-atomic particles containing an electrical charge, which orbit around the atom’s nucleus. Every atom has energy. True, some atoms have more energy than others; some have more electrons orbiting their nucleus than others, and some are moving faster than others. The energy in a piece of wood is moving very slow compared to the energy in a pan of boiling water, but both contain the same kind of energy.
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it simply changes form (conservation of energy). To be more precise, it states that in a closed system (our universe, for the purposes of our discussion) energy is conserved. In other words, all the energy that ever existed, that was present at the beginning, still exists.
In spiritual terms, Universal Energy is the Energy of the Creator. It is the energy that created life and the Universe. It originates from Nothingness to Oneness and to Yin and Yang. It is the most subtle energy found in all the living creatures. Since human beings, animals, plants, and microorganisms are part of the living creatures, they all need Universal Energy. In scientific terms, Universal Energy is the creative force of life that interconnects all the dimensions of the Universe. It travels faster than light and it is beyond space and time. Therefore, it cannot be measure by any physical means. One can only experience it through applying the Universal Energy method and see the result of UE applications in daily practice. Any external or internal forces affecting our bodies make us ill, such as changes in weather. Many people tend to suffer from common cold, influenza and even stroke.This is partly because the human body unable to adapt to these sudden changes.
Illness also can be attributed to three major factors, like the “body’” the “mind” and the “spirit” Our health is affected by many factors like age, posture, diet, stress, emotional depression, infection, accident etc. With the study of universal energy enables us to tap in more effective way.
With our chakras opened, the universal energy will be channeled into our bodies through the chakras during meditation or adjustment process. This energy energizes and repairs cells in our bodies, and hence improves our metabolism and our immune systems. Our organs will function normally and thus our health improved.
Chakras are energy centers in the Human Body. The chakras are “wheels” of energy as they appear in the form of wheels of light floating slightly off of the physical body which control the body organs.The chakras can be likened to the organs of the physical body.Only, these are like spiritual or energetic “organs.”
Upon energizing these energy centers, we not only heal ourselves but also strengthen these centers. Chakras are structures of spinning light. They are located within the light body and their purpose is to create a gateway into higher or lower dimensions of consciousness. The light body is made up of many dimensions of light but to incarnate higher consciousness (spirit) into this light body a certain type of vortex needs to be created. These vortexes are the chakras and each one is a gateway to a certain aspect of higher consciousness. As discussed earlier the highest dimensions do not contain light but only pure consciousness. From this consciousness the dimensions of light are created. The higher dimensions of consciousness are the source of the dimensions of light. Now for an individual consciousness from the very high dimensions to explore through the dimensions of light, astrality and physicality it must do so through some kind of structure. The chakras are the main gateways through which consciousness incarnates into the light body.
The spinning light of the chakras form a vortex or dimensional gateway through which consciousness enters the light body. If the chakra stops spinning the aspect of consciousness that it opens to will be blocked. For instance if the Heart Chakra stops spinning, the aspect of love will be blocked. If all the other chakras continue to spin it will feel like a loss of a part of oneself (the loving part) while the rest of the person is still there as it was. However, when one chakra is blocked or not spinning properly all the others will be effected as well. The longer the Heart Chakra is not spinning the more the entire light body will be affected. Other chakras and structures of light are bound to break down and cause problems.
So the chakras are essentially structures of spinning light which form gateways into higher dimensions of consciousness or lower dimensions of material forces.
Chakra means wheel of light in Sanskrit. The Chakras are the seven power points in the human body that circulate energy or the life force also known as prana. They are vertically aligned in the center of the body close to the spine. Chakras are centres within our body’s physical, and etheric energy fields. They are the portals or gates through which Life Force flows in and out of our being. These vital energy centers are sensitive to energy and often become clogged with residues from physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual disturbances and traumas.
If the Chakra are unbalanced – not properly aligned or blocked – it can affect physical and mental health. The spiritual development is also connected with the good health of the Chakra.
Crown Chakra – The seventh chakra is the Sahasrara charka, manifesting as thousand violet lotus petals on the crown of the head.
Located above the head. This chakra links the individual with the universal. Located above the head, this chakra links individual and universal. The Crown chakra is associated with the pineal gland, brain and central nervous system.
The Crown Chakra can be visualized as a violet ball of energy overlapping the top of the head and connects us with the higher reality or universal truth. A blockage here could manifest as spiritual blocks, rigid beliefs, purposelessness and karmic or repetitive patterns to problems. Energizing this chakra can release a lot of stress away from you and fill all your chakras with energy from head to toe. Chant OM and visualize a powerful violet ball of light on the top of your head until it feels right.
The crown chakra is the body’s primary co-ordination center. It ensures a connection to universal sources of energy and with the world as a whole. A balanced crown chakra allows for expanded awareness on an emotional level.
The color associated with the crown chakra is Violet. Violet is the ray of spiritual mastery. It is a blend of red (matter) and blue (spirit) and is associated with transformation. When working with the stones:
- Darker tones are associated with sorrow
- Deep purple symbolizes high spiritual attainment
- Pale Lilac means cosmic consciousness and love for humanity
- Bluish purple stands for transcendant idealism
Third Eye Chakra – The sixth chakra is the Ajna chakra, manifesting as an indigo wheel of light over the brow, in the center of the forehead. Located between the eyes, this chakra is intelligence and psychic power. Third eye chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, eyes, nose, ears and skeletal system.The brow chakra is directly related to your senses of sight and hearing. It has to do with perception. It is the seat of understanding that affects how we see the world we live in and how we make sense of what is being perceived.
The Third Eye Chakra can be seen as an indigo ball of light in the center of the forehead. It rules over our intuition, higher awareness and psychic or magickal power. A blockage here could express as mental dullness, problems with sight and migraines. Balance it by repeating the mantra SHAM and visualize the chakra shining like with a powerful indigo blue light.
Balancing this chakra can help remove confusion or indecision and increase the ability to see clearly and make important distinctions.The color associated with the third eye chakra is Indigo. Indigo is the symbol of spiritual attainment, self-mastery and wisdom. It aids in the opening of the third eye (inner and outer vision) and opens the doors to the subconscious, so that negative elements can be eliminated and higher elements can be attained.
Throat Chakra – The fifth chakra is the Vishuddha chakra, manifesting as a light blue wheel of light over the throat. Located at the throat, this chakra is associated with creativity, self-expression and the search for truth. The Throat chakra is associated with thyroid gland, upper lungs and respiratory system.The throat chakra brings out your inner truth.The Throat Chakra is like a blue ball of energy in the throat region ruling over self-expression. When blocked it could manifest as difficulties in explaining oneself or speaking your truth as well as thyroid issues in the long term. Energize this chakra by repeatedly chanting HAM until it looks and feels like a clear and bright turquoise blue ball of light.The throat chakra allows us to communicate our thoughts and feelings. It is directly connected to the ability to express inner creativity. Both teaching and learning are affected by the balance of the throat chakra.
The color associated with the throat chakra is Blue. Blue is the symbol of inspiration, devotion, infinity and religious goals. It produces calm and peace. The throat chakra is the focusing point of the spoken word, and the expression of feelings via communication.
Heart Chakra – The fourth chakra is the Anahata chakra, manifesting as a bright, deep green wheel of light directly over the heart, in the center of the chest. Located at the heart. This is the higher consciousness and love. Located near the center of the breastbone or sternum, this chakra represents higher consciousness and love. The Heart chakra is associated with the heart, thymus gland, lower lung and circulatory system.
The Heart Chakra is in the center of the chest and seen as a green ball of light helping us give and receive love and happiness. If not in balance it could manifest as s an inability to love or accept love fully leading to heart diseases. or asthma at later stages. To bring it back to balance chant YAM and visualize this chakra shining clearly like a beautiful emerald in the center of your chest. The heart chakra acts as the balance point for all the chakras. It governs our relationships and how we interact with other people. A balanced heart chakra is expressed in acceptance of self and others, personal values and ethics, following one’s unique direction in life.
The color associated with the heart chakra is Green. Green symbolizes harmony, creativity, health, abundance and nature. It is the combining of yellow (soul) and blue (spirit). Green, nature’s color, offers new energy and revitalizes tired nerves.
Solar Plexus Chakra – The third chakra is the Manipura chakra, manifesting as a bright yellow wheel of light in the abdominal area.Located at the solar plexus. This is the sense of identity. Located midway between the rib cage and the navel, this is the sense of identity. The Solar plexus chakra is associated with the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, spleen, digestive system and nervous system. The Solar Chakra is in the stomach region near the diaphragm and is visualized as a bright yellow ball of energy ruling over our self esteem, overall energy levels and positive attitude. A lack of balance here would reflect as poor self image and a weak disposition as well as lack of confidence. Energize this chakra by chanting RAM and visualize it shining like a radiant sun inside you. The solar plexus chakra is associated with the fire element because fire provides warmth and comfort, but also can cause fear and terror. This chakra spans a wide emotional area. The solar plexus chakra allows one to really know oneself.
The color associated with the solar plexus chakra is Yellow. Yellow is the symbol of the mind, intellect, high intelligence and wisdom. It is a positive magnetic vibration that acts as an equalizer for irritable conditions of the nervous system. The solar plexus is the organizing brain of the nervous system and as such, is an important power center that should be kept in a perfect equilibrium.
Sacral Chakra – The second chakra is the Swadhistana chakra, manifesting itself as an orange wheel of light in the area between the genitals and the navel.Located at the genitals. This is the chakra that monitors sexuality and reproduction. Sacral hara chakra is associated with reproductive organs, stomach and colon.
The Sacral Chakra is in the sexual centre or pelvic region and is seen as an orange ball of light. It rules our fertility and the power to create, enjoy and celebrate life. When out of balance it can result in sexual difficulties as well as dullness or depression, as if not enjoying the essence of life. Bring yourself back in balance by imagining this chakra become a vibrant orange, throbbing with excitement and passion. Chant the mantra VAM to give it power until it feels better.
The color associated with the sacral hara chakra is Orange. Orange symbolizes energy. It is a combination of red (for personality) and yellow (for wisdom). Orange integrates these to help us overcome anger and develop self control.
Root Chakra – The first chakra is the Muladhara chakra, located at the base of the spine. It manifests as a red wheel of light between the genitals and anus. This is the animal or base nature. Located at the base of the spine and groin area, this is the animal or base nature. It is also taste and smell. The Root chakra is associated with adrenals, kidneys, muscles and arterial blood.The Root Chakra is visualized as a red ball of light at the tailbone region and rules our basic existence and survival. An imbalanced root chakra can manifest as loose motions or constipation, phobias, fluctuating life path, and financial instability. To balance this chakra ground yourself by visualizing roots growing from your tailbone region going to earth, keeping your safe and stable in the material world. Imagine any negative energy being released into earth where it will be transformed and recycled into positive energy. Repeatedly chant the mantra LAM and imagine the red ball of light becoming clear, shiny and powerful.The Root Chakra links us to the physical world, solidity and support – especially to the physical body. It is the foundation of energy.
The Base or Root Chakra manifests strongly in the motivation to ensure personal survival by way of food, rest, and sexual expression. Spiritually, the base chakra has to do with protection of individual integrity. It is an energy center that provides a solid ground from which to establish our equilibrium in order to ascend to higher awareness. The color associated with the root chakra is Red. Red symbolizes life, vitality, strength and the physical nature of man. In nature, red represents heat, fire and anger. Rose-red is the color of universal harmony.
Chakras are an integral part of the spiritual body. To maintain spiritual health, it is important to know their locations, colors and functions. When you focus on balancing these spiritual energies, you can bring a sense of harmony to your mind, body and emotions. The chakras are “wheels” of energy which control the body organs. A chakra may be a wheel or a vortex, but it operates like a ball of energy interpenetrating the physical body. The chakras themselves are not physical; you can’t see them on an X-ray. They are aspects of consciousness, and they interact with the physical and energetic body through two major vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system. Each of the seven chakras is associated with one of the nine endocrine glands, and also with a particular group of nerves, called a plexus, making them important elements in healing. Thus, each chakra corresponds with particular parts of the body and particular functions within the body controlled by that plexus or that endocrine gland, which is they key to understanding how chakra healing methods work.
The chakras represent not only particular parts of your physical body, but also particular parts of your consciousness.
Once you have scanned and removed all diseased and blocked energies, it is time to fill the energy chakras with new energy. After you remove all diseased energy by scanning, feeling, sweeping and flicking the diseased energies.
So after you have removed the diseased and stuck energy, go back and sit down on your stool. Your stool is behind the person’s head. Put both your hands on the person’s crown, the top of their head. If the person is not physically there and you are doing a distant healing, then imagine them there lying in front of you
Imagine them lying there in front of you and bring your hands and fingers together and imagine yourself placing both hands close together on their crown. Your will start with the energizing the crown chakra and continuing further with the other Chakras.The energy of our chakras influences our physical processes via inhibition and stimulation.
Remember, chakras are like wheels whose job is not only to keep energy moving, but also to constrict or close as a defense against negative energy. In order to compensate for a constricted, under active chakra, another chakra will become overactive, sending out your low-frequency vibes at a greater rate, which then requires further balancing in the chakra healing process.
Upon energizing these energy centers, we not only heal ourselves but also strengthen these centers.
Stand with your feet hip width apart and your knees slightly bent.
Breathe through your mouth and into your belly, allowing it to expand.
Increase the energy by breathing in as if you are sipping through straw.
As you inhale rock the hips back, creating an arch in the back. As you exhale, tuck the tail bone under, flattening the back. Allow your pelvis to rotate freely, keeping the knees bent.
Add the PC pump. As you inhale squeeze the pelvic floor muscles pulling them upwards as if holding in your urine. As you exhale let your pelvic floor relax.
Put all the steps together. As you inhale imagine you are breathing the energy up from your root through each chakra up to your heart. Practice this until you feel the energy pulsing from your root to your heart. You can play with speeding up and slowing down your respiratory rate until the first four chakras are connected and flowing with energy.
Once you have mastered connecting the root and heart center then try moving the energy from your heart to your crown. Practice until you can feel the energy flowing easily from your root to your crown. Imagine a rainbow colored bridge of light connecting flowing from your root to your crown, connecting the Earth to the Sky.
Everyday we stimulate our chakra centers in one way or another, for example, through the different thoughts we have or physically through our senses. Daily we energize our centers, consciously or unconsciously, through various methods. Following is a list of common ways we charge our chakra centers:
Thought is an energy form. Science has proven a positive thought allows our energy to flow freely and unrestricted. Whereas, negative thoughts decrease energy within our body. Every thought (whether mental or emotional) is connected to a chakra. For example, a passionate thought is a red energy stimulant, but an angry thought decreases one’s positive red energy flow. This means that continual angry thoughts will lower your root chakra’s energy.Hindu beliefs in Chakras say that every thought, whether positive or negative, is connected to one of these key centers in our body. Some thoughts serve to charge the body of energy while others truly drain us. To really charge your body and gain the most benefit from your line of thinking, you will want to focus on positive thoughts and make every effort to stave off negative thoughts. Negative thoughts include those that are sad, angry, or stressed in nature, as well as that create other negative feelings for you. It is believed that each of the chakras absorbs and filters the energy that we emit through our thoughts and actions as well as through the thoughts and actions of all those that we come into contact with.When our chakras are open and vibrant we are abundantly rich in the vital life force, known in Sanskrit as “Prana”. We feel grounded, inspired, energized, loving, kind, grateful, intuitive, and connected to source. When energy becomes stagnant in one or more of these vortex wheels, we are prone to experience emotional congestion fueled by fear, limiting beliefs, and lack of self-love – thus opening ourselves to emotional, instinctual, and spiritual blocks of pain
This is our most important energy source. Through light all the seven color energies flow from the sun’s rays to the earth. People, animals, plants, minerals, water and our chakras receive energy from the sun’s light. The most visible and present source of energy in everyone’s life is the sun, and the sun works to recharge your Chakras centers just as it provides energy to other living things. As you may know, light is a spectrum of colors, so spending time in the sun each and every day recharges all of your centers of every color. You should make an effort to spend at least a few minutes outdoors basking in the sun’s rays and relaxing each and every day to fully enjoy the recharge that the sun can provide to you and your energy centers.
Ancients viewed Sun as the visual representation of the Divine on the earth. Some ancient texts identify Sun as the energetic and creative aspect of Siva and Vishnu, referred to as, “Surya Narayana (Sun God)”. Prashnopnishad (1:5) says, “Aditya ha vai Prano”, “Sun indeed is that Prana (the cosmic energy)”. In Vedic astrology Sun represents will power, fame, vitality, courage, power and authority.
Recovering from a major medical condition, I designed a practice routine of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara) and activation of chakras (energy centers in the body) with energizing visualizations and affirmations of powerful thoughts and feelings. It’s a practice I have come to love and still continue to practice it regularly for a vigorous and energetic start of the day.
(If you are not able to enjoy the sun for a few hours daily, add a quality full spectrum light bulb to a light source in your work area or in a lamp at home.)
When the sun’s rays bless all plant life, it gives the plant life/energy. Once the plant absorbs energy, the color energy that remains is the energy of that fruit, vegetable or flower.
Colored Foods. It is believed that each of the Chakras centers of the body is a different color, and it is also believed that when you eat foods of a certain color, they recharge the center of the body that relates to that same color. If you want to achieve a true sense of balance and harmony, you will want to make an effort to keep your centers in balance by eating foods of a variety of colors. This essentially pertains to healthy, natural foods rather than processed foods, as the natural foods are closer to nature.
Without this energy our body could not assimilate the nutritional value of the food. Balance your chakras daily by eating foods that contain each of the seven color energies (that’s why the doctor always said to eat a plate of different colored foods… for the color value)
Visualization is a very important aspect of meditation, or any spiritual practice in general. Visualization can be used as a form of self reflection, as a creative way to manifest your dreams, and a powerful tool for transforming negative energy into positive. When you visualize you bring yourself into a deeper state of awareness where you open up and have access to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is very receptive to visual images, and your imagination can be used as a powerful tool to reprogram your subconscious mind and heal any physical, mental or emotional issues that are affecting your life.
Creative visualization, or guided visualization is a powerful and effective method you can use for opening, clearing, activating or balancing the energy of each chakra center. You can use creative visualization when working with your chakra for any purpose and in any way you choose. Each chakra represents a different aspect of your physical being, and you can meditate on the physical location and color of each chakra by using creative visualization for better results.
Meditation. Since thought is an energy form you can stimulate your chakra centers through meditation, visualization or breathing energy into your various chakra centers. By adding the color intention adds additional power from a chakra’s vibration.
- Take a deep breath; inhale through the mouth and exhale through the nose.
- Visualize a beautiful golden glowing ball floating above the top of your head. See it float down and blend with the violet chakra of the head. See the golden violet rays spreading to the various systems, energizing the nervous system and the right eyes.
- Say to yourself silently, “I am divinely protected, guided and at peace.”
- Now imagine the golden ball gently separate from the violet chakra and float down to merge with the brow chakra. Watch it blend with the beautiful indigo wheel of the brow chakra. Visualize the golden indigo rays energizing the pituitary, hypothalamus, nose, the left eye and ears and repeat to yourself mentally, “I am open to new ideas, people and situations and follow my gut feelings.”
- See the golden ball separate from the brow chakra and slowly floating and descending into the glowing blue wheel of the throat chakra. Imagine the golden blue rays energizing the entire throat, upper lungs, digestive track, bronchial and upper stomach areas. Say to yourself, “I feel safe to express my feelings. I love, trust and respect my creative gifts.”
- Now imagine the golden ball all separate and descend into the glowing green wheel of the heart chakra. See the golden green ray flow into the thymus, heart, blood, lower lungs, upper liver and arms. Repeat to yourself, “Love is the purpose of my life. It is everywhere.”
- Now see the golden ball separate and enter the solar plexus chakra and blend with the yellow wheel there and spread the golden yellow rays into the entire digestive system, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, intestines and spleen. Repeat to yourself, “I trust my worthiness. I am worthy of the best in life.”
- Now imagine the golden ball separate from the solar plexus chakra and floating down to the sacral chakra, to the orange wheel found three fingers from the navel. Imagine the golden ball blending with the orange wheel and the golden orange rays pass into the entire reproductive system. Say to yourself, “What I do is enough, what I have is enough.”
- Now see the golden ball separate and floating down to the base chakra, the seat of Kundalini energy. See it blending with to the red colored wheel. The golden red rays are spreading into the entire excretory system and energizing the kidneys bladder, spine and lower limbs. Feel the warmth. Repeat, “I am safe and secure all the time. I love my feet, they show me the way. I love my legs they support me.”
- Continue breathing in through the nose, out through the nose. Feel totally at peace. Feel the centers all flowing with abundance of love. All disruptive emotions have flown away. You are calm, fully relaxed and grounded.
- Now imagine that all light is surrounding you. Feel your aura expanding and being protected with white light. No negative energy can harm you. You are fully protected.
- Now you are fully energized with Reiki. Imagine yourself in front of yourself. Pass Reiki to yourself. Heal yourself, your family members. Forgive yourself, your family members.
- Now with Reiki energize the 5 elements. Imagine the earth in your hands, thank the earth, energize the earth and bless the earth with Reiki. Imagine water in your hands, thank the water, energize the water and bless the water with Reiki energy. Now imagine the fire in your hands, thank the fire, energize the fire and bless the fire with Reiki. Now imagine the air in your hands, thank the air, energize the air and bless the air with Reiki energy. Imagine the space/sun/stars/moon/planets in your hands, thank the space and energize the space with Reiki energy.
- Your meditation is now over. Return slowly from your head, your ears, your torso, and your legs to the tips of your toes. Stretch your arms and legs slowly. Slowly open your eyes and become aware of the environment. You are fully charged and feel fine in every aspect.
Gemstones and minerals are also energy forms. For example, crystals contain a similar crystalline structure as the human body. Crystals amplify energy and can be programmed (e.g. computer chips and watches). Wearing gemstone jewelry or placing gemstones and minerals in your environment is a simple way to absorb the stone or mineral’s healing vibrations.
Gems and crystals come from within Mother earth. They are alive and intelligent, having the intelligence of nature within every cell of their beings. They are mined either by hand, machine, but grow in the earth and are removed from the earth to be used for many different purposes.
When gems, crystals, or rocks of any type are in the earth, they are exposed to earth energies including magnetic energy fields and electric energy fields. These energies come in a variety of ways including the inner workings of our planet, energy grids surrounding our planet, and from energies from the broader Universe, of which our planet Earth is a very active member.
For example, when lightening strikes the earth, it sends enormous amounts of energy into the earth, and the gems, crystals and rocks within it. Think of the molten lava pouring out of active volcanoes and the energy the heat and minerals within it and how it affects the energy of things within its range of influence.
All planets, including the Sun, the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto, Saturn, and all other planets, stars, and energies in the broadest Universe influence the energy of gems and crystals.
It’s important to remember that gems and crystals are alive. To remain alive and energized once removed from within Mother Earth, gems, crystals, and objects made from elements taken from the earth, need to be cleansed and energized on a regular basis.
Water is a conductor of energy and color is an energy. While lying in the colored water your body absorbs the vibration frequency from the color. Take the time to give back to your body and soul! While bathing, balance that chakra by thinking about what you would like to achieve from that specific energy and maybe add the correlating aromatherapy oil. Do not use chemical food coloring to dye your water.Each colour of the spectrum of light vibrates at a different frequency thereby giving you its own special qualities and influence. Colour has its own powerful language. Since our human development begins in a water environment (the womb and giver of life), imagine the strength and power when colour and water are combined!
Each colour helps us to balance our body’s energy with its own special attributes and power, which are known to affect our mood, energy level and general health. A Colour Bath is one easy way to help attain harmony and equilibrium in our lives.
Try experimenting with the seven different colours of the rainbow!
First fill the bathtub with water and then add the Colour Bath of your choice. Enjoy a relaxing or stimulating bath experience. Use Colour Energy’s 100% pure essential oils to enhance the balancing and stress reducing properties of a Colour Bath.
Colour Bath is a non-toxic organic combination of elements, water and natural glycerin. It contains no FD&C colour, perfume of oils.
Essential oils are the pure essence of the plant or flower. Every oil has a vibration that correlates to a color. Oils contain the healing properties of herbs, flowers or plants. Use only therapeutic quality oils (inexpensive oils may contain toxins). Also never apply oils directly on your skin (dilute with a carrier oil or in a bath). Each plant caries a vibration frequency that corresponds to one of the seven chakras. The vibration qualities of herbs will benefit the mind, body and spirit. Herbs can be used in a variety of ways and will assist in healing and stimulating the entire chakra system. Certain herbs have effects that will be beneficial for healing a specific chakra.
These herbs can be used to open, energize and activate the chakras and to balance the energy, to cleanse and release any negative energies, or to clear any energetic blocks so that more positive prana (chi) energy can flow through it.
The fresh leaves, flowers, bark, and roots of herbs can be used in their natural form or can be found in dried form and used in capsules, tablets, tinctures, essential oils, powders, creams, lotions, and salves. Using herbs when cooking and preparing foods is a healthy way to heal the body from the inside out. Fresh and dried herbs can also be brewed to make healing herbal teas or elixers. It is naturally more beneficial to use fresh, raw and organic herbs, leaves, and roots because the ‘live energy’ has a more healing effect. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to stimulate the senses and can be used for a variety of healing purposes.
Music & Dance
Music and sound in general have strong healing properties, but it is the human voice that carries the strongest healing power of any musical instrument.
Music affects us in a positive or negative way. Every musical note corresponds to a color and chakra center. Certain sounds can stimulate an emotional, mental, physical or spiritual response. E.g. Listening or dancing to primal music, such as the beating of drums, can energize your physical body and stimulate your root chakra.
Each chakra has a specific vibration, primordial sound and key musical note associated with it. Listening to these healing sound vibrations will assist in releasing any energy that is causing a block or imbalance in the chakras. We can open up a specific chakra by focusing our attention (with pure intention) on the chakra location and repeating the associated sound or mantra aloud. It is also beneficial to visualize the color associated with each chakra as you tune them with sound.
Toning & Sounds
A powerful technique to resonate and balance your chakras using vowel sounds. This is a good exercise to do every day, and is a great introduction to exploring the harmonics naturally present in the vowels.
Toning—the sustained, vibratory sounding of single tones, often vowel sounds, without the use of melody, rhythm or words—is quickly becoming a valuable tool for spiritually awakening people. Bypassing language entirely, toning allows us to express the heart and soul directly, quieting the over-active left brain.
The human voice is one of our finest tools for healing the body and spirit. Yet it weighs nothing, it costs nothing, and you don’t even have to carry it in your pocket.
Vowels carry the “information energy” of speech, whereas consonants act to break up the energy flow. In ancient Sanskrit, Hebrew, Chinese, etc, the vowel sounds are considered to be sacred. In other words, the vowel sounds carry the intention and focus.
Start by sitting comfortably in a chair or on a cushion on the floor.
Try to keep your spine as straight as possible, which allows the energy to flow in your body more freely – it may help to imagine your head is suspended from above by a fine cord, letting your body hang below it naturally.
Make these sounds in a gentle voice – don’t strain.
Focus your energy and intent for balancing and energizing each chakra before toning.
To find the correct pitch for a particular chakra, scan up and down feeling in your body for a resonance (apart from the throat where it will always resonate).
The pitch will change according to the person, mood, diet, activities, emotional states, etc on a daily basis. There is no set frequency.
Breathe in deeply, expanding your lower stomach as you inhale. I imagine the energy of each breath coming into my body through whichever chakra I am working on,this can help to focus your awareness. You may also wish to add a colour visualisation on each chakra.
“Toning” is using the voice specifically as a healing instrument. It’s not chanting or singing. In toning you create a drawn-out vowel sound or syllable. It’s just a sound, rather than a word. To do it, you pick a note and hold it for a while, letting the vibration of the sound resonate in your body.
Toning like this can help your body or your energy resonate at a healthy vibration, helping it get “back into tune.” Your voice also powerfully carries your intentions. When you set your intention for healing, toning delivers that healing energy with great effectiveness.
Using your voice to sound the chakra tones can help to restore balance and flow to the chakra system.
Beyond being good for your health, vocal toning the chakras is also very enjoyable. It creates a vibration deep within the body that is very soothing. At the same time, it brings greater awareness of the body, both its physical and subtle aspects.
We can vocally make sounds to vibrate at the same frequency as various organs in our body. Regular toning can help keep our body’s organs functioning properly. Noise pollution can be very disturbing to our environment. Surround yourself with sounds, which make you happy and productive.
Starting with Chakra 1, they are: O as in home, U as in cool, A as in father, A as in hay, E as in feet, mm, and nng as in ring. Just silence can also be used for the seventh chakra. Use whatever works best for you.
|Number||Common English Name||Location||Chakra Tones: Vowels*||Chakra Tones: Bijas||Note||Color||Relates to|
|1||Root Chakra||Base of spine||uh (as in “up”)||Lam||do||Red||Survival|
|2||Sacral Chakra||Low abdomen||ooo (as in “too”)||Vam||re||Orange||Life energy, creativity|
|3||Solar Plexus Chakra||Upper abdomen between navel & sternum||oh (as in “so”)||Ram||mi||Yellow||Personal power, self-esteem|
|4||Heart Chakra||Center of chest||ah (as in “saw”)||Yam||fa||Green||Unconditional love, healing|
|5||Throat chakra||Base of throat||i (as in “fly”))||Ham||sol||Light blue||Communication, self-expression|
|6||Brow chakra, Third Eye||Forehead, between and slightly above eyebrows||Aye (as in “play”)||Sham||la||Indigo||Insight, intellect|
|7||Crown Chakra||Top of head||eee (as in “see”)||Om||ti||White or violet||Transcendence, pure consciousness|
Let me repeat that you don’t have to have a “great” voice or read music to do work with the chakra tones. Whatever your voice is, is perfect–especially for you! It makes so much sense to use the vibrations of your own voice–what medicine could be more perfectly suited to you?
You don’t have to be loud or strain your voice. Do whatever feels right to you, but nice and soft is just fine.
You can use the concept of vocal toning in many ways. (When my daughter was an infant, she cried non-stop whenever we took her somewhere in the car. Out of desperation, my husband and I started toning one day. Worked like a charm to quiet our fussy baby!) Here are three possibilities:
Color does affect one’s feelings, moods, and emotions.Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes. The color we see is the part of the visible spectrum that is reflected back by a certain object.We know that when all colors join the result is white light. Therefore working with White Light brings about completeness, oneness, union of all complementary parts.
- Color is one of the languages of the soul, just look at inspired or meditative paintings.
- They influence our mood and emotions.
- They have their impact on our sense of well-being or un-easiness.
- Using and avoiding certain colors is a way of self-expression; it sheds light on our personality.
- Colors affect our way of perception (light colors make a space look big, a high ceiling looks less high when painted in a dark color, etc.)
- Colors have a symbolic meaning which is immediately recognized by our subconsciousness. It must be said that not all colors mean the same to all persons and all cultures.
- They influence the flow and amount of energy in our bodies.
- Colors tell something about biological attraction and sexual availability.
By shining of light through various color filters directly onto the body, the vibration of the color will be absorbed through your skin effecting the designated area.
Light is energy and each colour has its own wavelength. Using a light box with a filter of the required colour, is a very effective way of applying colour to the body.
You may have heard about S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the light box on the right, can also be used for treating S.A.D. The light produced is full spectrum light and is the closest you can get to natural daylight.
Charge water by filling a colored glass with water or by placing a colored filter in front of a glass of water and let the sun’s rays kiss the water with color energy. Make sure the glass is not leaded and of a clean color hue.
A simple way of applying colour to the body is to use solarized water.
When exposed to sunlight, water in a coloured container absorbs the vibrational energy of that particular colour. This can then be drunk by sipping the water or used for bathing a particular part of the body.
To solarize or energize water is quite simple. You will need:
A clean plain glass
Coloured light filter
Pure still mineral or spring water
Muslin or some other cotton fabric (kitchen towel will do)
Attach the chosen colour filter to the glass using the elastic band. Fill the receptacle with the pure still mineral or spring water and cover the top with the muslin or similar.
Place on a window sill.
A clean glass receptacle of the desired colour can also be used providing the colour is strong
Depending upon how strong the sun is, in summer the process of light absorption should only take a couple of hours but in winter it may be necessary to leave the glass on the window sill all day.
The water can be kept in a refrigerator and will last up to 5 days.
Oils can also be energized using a similar method, then the oils can be use for massage, but DO NOT drink them!
Solarized water can be sipped or used to even bathe affected areas – or both. Sip, do not gulp! And remember that the red, orange and yellow are inclined to be stimulating, so do not drink these too late in the day as it may keep you awake at night.
The blue, indigo and violet are calming, so it is best to drink these in the latter half of the day.
Is the use of color through the eyes. Via our eyes color stimulates our pituitary gland, which in turn releases hormones connected to the correlating organ of the same frequency. Remember the old saying “looking at life through rose colored glasses”?the use of color through the eyes. Our eye color stimulates our pituitary gland, which in turn releases hormones connected to the correlating organ of the same frequency.Therapeutic eye glasses that are manufactured with various colored filters can be simply worn whenever you need a boost of a certain color or chakra energy. Make sure the color eyeglasses are 100% UVA & UVB coated if wearing outdoors and again the exact color tint of the lens is very, very important. Note: Unless the color glass manufacturer or distributor is aware of color therapy, chances are their colored lenses are not made for healing purposes.
Use colors consciously in your home or work environment to give you more positive and productive energy. Paint a room or add different colored pillows, artwork, carpets, etc.Harmonious relationships in a refreshing environment are a paramount consideration for Chakra balancing decorations and principles. People aspire to success, wealth and prosperity and they want to ensure that their environment and habitat reflects their needs and desires. A means of chakra balancing means to reenergize your chakra colors in order to maintain harmony in your body, using the different chakra principle decorations throughout the house.
Chakra colors and points refer to the art of tuning in with nature and helps people grasp the helpful energy of wisdom, power and wealth.
It is important to first know what feeling you want to achieve for each room such as for a home office where you might want a feeling of success, focus and/or creativity. As we all know, the bedroom is where we go to sleep, the kitchen is where we eat, the living room is where we unwind though sometimes we use to entertain, the office is where we work, and the bathroom is where we well…
Therefore, all rooms are to create different emotions because they have different functions. Color coordination is “key” in bringing all of this together. The most recommended color for the kitchen is yellow. A living room with light lavender walls is a great color those who are stressed or have anxiety because this particular color will calm an individual’s nerves. However, it is said that the best color to have as a couch is brown; therefore, warm earthly colors will also be a great choice. You want a warm and inviting wall color that makes it easy to incorporate color in this room since it is usually the largest room in the home with the most items.
If you wish not to have colored walls in your bedroom, “skin colored” walls are recommended such as nude, cream, ivory, tan and beige. Earthy tones give more options for the main item in your room which is the bed.
If you are expecting or already have children, the children’s bedroom walls should never be pink or purple. A children’s room should have a good balance of both the ying and the yang because it is an active room during the day and a quiet room at night. If you have a girl and she loves pink, just accessorize the room with a light version of that color. Feng Shui advises to avoid busy wallpaper, ultra bright or neon colors for the wall. Those colors could over stimulate a child; consequently, affecting his or her nervous system which will be disruptive to his or her sleep.If you stick to a neutral or nature wall color, please avoid the colors black, yellow, red, all white and dark brown for your bedding. Colors you could choose for the bathroom is green which is associated with wood and blue falls under the element water which can cause an imbalance. Green was a perfect choice for the bedroom because it is quiet (Yin); however, the bathroom needs calm but active (Yang) as we wouldn’t want you falling asleep while brushing your teeth. The colors that are associated with the earth element are recommended, such as pale sand, tan and terracotta. These are colors you also expect to see in spas because they represent nourishment. Sunshine yellow is also a fantastic choice because it stimulates health and healing. The Office is a place where you want to feel energetic, smart, focused and in some cases creative. Bright color walls will create energy for this room; however, to avoid being unbalanced or drained, be sure the color is not too loud and more of a toned down version. If the room is small, a pale yellow, cream, off white or white are great colors because they will make the room feel open and airy. Moreover, these colors are effective in activating the mind. White and cream colors are exceptional for home offices because they represent the metal element which supports mental clarity, according to the Feng Shui chart. Some people paint their walls a pale purple which is acceptable in this practice because it creates a feeling of self-worth and is known to manifest prosperity and wealth. The color is also connected to the element wood which indicates this being a great color for late spring.
Each person has a chakra that is activated when placed in the balance. It causes potential energy cycle in its upward momentum and is transferred to the next chakra. Finally, the Sahasrara chakra leads beyond the physical body. Human and spiritual challenges of the negative thoughts are causing the change of energy channels. The same negative traits possess the self in various ways. In all religions, it is to control and get rid of those negative traits. Depending on the chakras, the appropriate color balance can be in the form of clothing on the body to promote balance and prevent disease. In this section, the characteristics of the chakras in balance and imbalance are addressed. What we wear will influence our mood, mind and energy level. Light penetrates through our clothing amplifying the color energy we are wearing. The more vibrant the clothing the better the energy transfer.Clothing and fashion become two inseparable issues, which have forced many people to keep track of the last performances designers. A small group of people can buy daily and keep communities taste a variety of designs. But, it’s also a passion for excellence in the world of fashion and pursuit of the latest news and blind imitation of such fashions. Style coverage allows us to judge others and reflect the mentality and character of our community. This obligation repels and attracts a lot to us and greatly impacts on our behavior.Good wear can also supplement this issue. Clothing can be a sign of good ethics and behavior. The wrong choice of clothing can also lead people to mental and physical degradation and destruction. Chakras, the seven energy centers of the body, each with frequency are certain colors. The basis of moral and behavioral characteristics makes the person. The balance of the chakra and physical and mental health of colors can be used.
Art & Color
Art and color can be used as an outlet to either express or stimulate. Surround yourself with the colors, which are suitable for what you need to accomplish in that area. Use calming colors in your bedroom and mentally stimulating colors in your work space.
Some of the benefits of energizing the chakras are improved health, sexual vitality, mental clarity, expanded creativity and inner peace. Do this practice daily to maintain and enhance your physical, emotional and spiritual health. It is also a great practice to do prior to making love and can also be incorporated it into your love making. As sexual energy moves from the root to the crown you connect to the mystical realms and discover that you are not your thoughts, body, feelings or beliefs. You are the Divine in human form, celebrating the ability to experience pleasure, bliss and Unity Consciousness.