Are Your Chakras Out Of Alignment? - Deb Sheppard

Are Your Chakras Out Of Alignment?

I have attached my Tibetan Singing Bowl Chakra Meditation just for you! It’s a Balancing Act for our Chakra’s right now.

These swirling wheels of energy that correspond with our nerve centers in our bodies are spinning wildly right now.  Do you feel it?  I’m sure do. I am working to keep my energy in alignment each day so I thought I would share some information and tips on how to get into and keep in balance.

The word chakra translates to “wheel” and you have seven main chakras or energy centers in your body.  You may have heard the word chakra or have seen the picture of someone doing yoga with the circle of colors that lineup with your spine up to the top of your head.   It is important that all of your energy centers stay open, aligned and fluid.  If there is a blockage, energy flows are restricted.  Much like a drain, if there is something blocking a bathtub drain it won’t drain correctly and water will stagnate.  This is the same with the energy in your body.  If it is blocked it will not move and will back up and stagnate.  The good thing is it is easy to fix.  You can learn to balance your chakras.  Here are some very simple and easy to apply ways to balance your chakra system.  

Root Chakra

Root Chakra

 The root is the color red and moves the slowest of all the chakras.  It represents our foundation.  On the human body it sits at the base of the spine and gives us the feeling of being grounded.  When this chakra is open, we feel confident in ourselves with the ability to handle challenges and stand on our own two feet.  When it’s blocked, we feel threatened, as if we’re standing on unstable ground.

Some of the ways to see if this chakra is out of balance, you may notice health concerns from the bottom of your spine to your feet.  If you are falling or tripping and emotionally feel afraid that you will not be able to manage things that are unexpected in life.

If you feel that you are in survival mode, this is a clue that this chakra requires some attention.   If your root chakra is out of balance the rest of your chakras will follow. 

The element of the first chakra is Earth. Get outside and connect with Mother Earth, this is the best way to begin to stabilize this chakra.  Walk outside with bare feet if you can.  Wear red clothing. 

Wear my Hematite bracelet close to your body or on your wrist as this will help “ground” you and decrease anxiety.  Use the mantra “I am grounded therefore, I am safe”. Eat beets, red berries, watermelon or red spices like paprika.  

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Sacral Chakra

This is the second chakra and is located in the lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel.  It is the color orange and relates to our emotions and the emotions of others.  It supports our creativity and sexual energy, our sense of abundance, well-being, and pleasure when it’s in balance.  

When this chakra is blocked it could feel a lack of control in your life.

The element is water and the stone to help with the balance is the Tiger’s Eye.   Go swimming or be near water, sit near a water feature which can help with the healing of this chakra.  Turn on your television to a water fall or water feature, listen to water on a meditation app.   Paint or play a musical instrument,  color a mandala to bring in the creative energy.  Use mandarin or orange oil in a diffuser. 

Wear the tigers eye Transformation Mala from my mala collection. 

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Solar Plexus Chakra

This is the third chakra and it is located in the upper abdomen in the stomach area.  It is the color yellow.  This chakra speaks to your ability to be confident and in control of your life. Do you remember a time when you had butterflies in your stomach or felt an unsteady feeling in your gut?  The third chakra controls our self-worth, confidence and self-esteem.  The element is fire and the stone for this chakra is Amber. 

If this chakra is closed, you may feel overwhelming amounts of shame and self-doubt.  I have not listened to my gut feeling and regretted it. 

Wear yellow! This goes for all the chakras. By wearing the color of the chakras and by being in touch with the element of the chakra you can help to balance it.  Wear a fluorite Mala (Release) as it is the same vibration as your third eye.  Get out in the sun and under the blue skies.  Connecting with the element of light will help to balance this chakra.  

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Heart Chakra

This is the fourth chakra and of course it’s where your heart is located, we will put our hand over our hearts when we feel love or sadness in life.  This chakra can influence our ability to give and receive love-from others and ourselves. When this chakra is blocked you will have difficulty opening up to people and sharing your experiences,  I work with so many clients on their heart chakra because most of us are not good at receiving or asking for help, this in itself can create a block.   We need to receive as much as we give to allow this chakra to be open to wonderful things the universe wants to provide.

The Heart chakra controls love, joy and inner peace, it is the color green or pink.  The element is Air and the stone to help balance the heart is Rose Quartz (see the Heart Healing Mala).  

Take deep breaths, go out into the open air and exercise by expanding your chest.  We need to be reminded to take deep breaths.  Open a window to feel a breeze or go outside to feel a breeze.  The element of wind can open your heart chakra.  I have my Apple Watch set to remind me to get up and breath.  Our normal breathing does not expand our chest the way we need to open up our heart chakra.  Eat green foods like spinach, green apples, honeydew melon.  Light a green candle or look at pictures of green forests or green in nature. 

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Throat Chakra

This is the fifth chakra and is located of course in the throat, it is the color blue or turquoise.  This chakra rules over our communication both speaking and listening and when this chakra is balanced, we can express ourselves clearly from our heart.  If this chakra is blocked, you may have trouble expressing to others how you truly feel, and you may also have extreme feelings of guilt, you may feel you aren’t being heard or constantly need to repeat the same things over and over, which leaves you feeling frustrated and ignored.  This chakra also shares the element of truth. 

Listen to sound, music, water, a baby’s laughter.  Look at the blue sky or burn a blue candle. Go outside or to a private area where you can vocalize as loud or as soft as you like.  Foods you can enjoy for balancing your throat chakra are blueberries, grapes, black currants, eggplant or plums.

Use aquamarine to heal and balance or get the Expressive Mala which will help you balance.

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Third Eye Chakra

This is the sixth chakra and is located on the forehead between our eyes.  This chakra controls our ability to see the big picture and connect to our intuition.  Think of it as the eye of the soul.  Visions and intuitive hits are common for the individual with an open third-eye chakra.

However, the other lower chakras require balance for the third eye to work at it’s best.  If you don’t trust your gut, if you feel not heard or ungrounded then this chakra will be challenged.

The chakra controls intuition, imagination, and wisdom.   The is color purple and the element is light.  Get outside into the sun.  Wear purple or indigo or you can burn a purple candle.  Eat foods high in omega 3’s like nuts or chocolate.  Drink green tea.  Wear amethyst (one of my favorite stones) which is on the Spiritual Connection or Empower with Lapis Lazuli Mala.   Use the mantra “I see clearly” during meditation with your mala. 

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Crown Chakra

This chakra is the seventh chakra and it sits at the crown of the head and represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually. When you fully open your crown chakra-something that can be difficult for most, you are able to access a higher consciousness.  While our root chakra connects us to mother earth, our crown chakra is our gateway to enlightenment and the spiritual realm.

It controls inner and outer beauty and spiritual connection.  The color is violet or white and the stone is clear quartz.  To help open this chakra practicing your spiritual beliefs are essential.  Make this a routine practice.  There is no right or wrong way to practice, just embrace what you believe and make it part of your daily life.  Wear the color violet or burn a violet candle.  I recommend you create a space that is violet, eat white or violet colored foods like onions, white potatoes, plums, grapes, figs, or raisins as this will address an imbalance.

All chakras go into and out of balance from time to time as they can become unbalanced from what happens in our day to day lives. The foods we eat, the conditions of our homes, our job or the people in our life can affect how we can become unbalanced.  Paying attention to our bodies and what we say and think can block or unblock our energy.

When we understand that there is something beyond us, something bigger than just what happens in our daily lives, we can grow and love with a greater capacity.  

More easy things to do to balance your chakras:

Listen to or read positive things.  Have fresh flowers or plants in your environment.  Choose the color of clothing you wear with purpose to balance your chakras.  Find things to laugh about or watch comedy.  Hand write a letter to a friend or family member.  Get out-doors, this will do wonders for all of your chakras.  Cook your favorite meal.  Dance!  Drink water and exercise.  Adopt a shelter animal and spoil it rotten. Get off social media or the news for a while because this will help lessen your stress.  Wear a Chakra Balance Mala

 The key to chakras is to pay attention and to keep them balanced an aligned. Understanding your emotions and your body can help you identify where your chakra energy is blocked to maintain the balance. 

Here is my chakra mediation I created with singing bowls to help balance all your chakras, give it a try.

Singing Bowl Meditation

Namasté

Deb Sheppard