A Beginners Guide to the 7 chakras

A Beginners Guide to the 7 chakras

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A few years back my sister started a journey learning about Chakras.  Cynical Nykia, rolled her eyes and said, “There goes Maunzel being all DEEP and stuff”.  However, 2017 was a year of examination into spiritual and emotional balance.  I started some research of my own to gain some understanding.  The information resignated with me.  Now that I was ready to jump in with both feet, I reached out to Maunzel for a complete introduction. 

She begin to explain that chakras are the centers of spiritual power in the human body, usually considered to be seven in number. The seven refers to the different vortex points of the energy in the body.  Chakras are involved in our day to day movements.  Just like your schedule, it is essential create balance so no one point is over or under active.

There are a number of ways to create balance. You may use color, sound, yoga, and crystals.  It is believed that the ills you may experience are signs of imbalance. In order to identify which chakra is under or over acting, you will need to know the emotions that governs the points in your energetic body. Since I am very learning about the powers of plants, I decided to provide information about balancing chakras with herbs.

As you continue to read, please remember to read responsibly. I am not an expert. I am sharing information that may interest others

Healing the Chakras:

Root Chakra

This chakra is responsible for making us feel grounded both emotionally and physically.

Imbalances: Issues can occur in the legs, feet, rectum and with the immune system. Depression, anger or feelings of being all over the place can also occur.

Herbs: Dandelion root tea, sage, ginger and elderflowers.

 Sacral Chakra

 This chakra is responsible for our creativity and sexual energy. It is also a powerful place of manifestation.

Imbalances: Eating disorders, urinary tract infections, reproductive issues, anxiety, phobias and fevers.

Herbs: Calendula flowers and hibiscus tea.

Solar Plexus Chakra

This chakra is responsible for our emotions, thoughts and self control.

Imbalances: We may feel low in self-esteem, depressed or anxious. Issues can also occur in the digestive system, liver or kidneys.

Herbs: Rosemary- culinary or as a tea, fennel root or essential oil and cinnamon.

Heart Chakra

This chakra is responsible for expressing love, compassion and forgiveness.

Imbalances: Feeling disconnected from others, issues with loving others or yourself, lacking empathy, poor circulation, inability to heal and a lack of motivation.

Herbs: Hawthorn Berry- consume as a tea. Essential oil of rose can also help, as well as surrounding yourself with flowers such as roses, jasmine or peonies.

 Throat Chakra

This chakra is responsible for our self-expression, speech and communication.

Imbalances: Issues with the thyroid, laryngitis, codependency, unable to speak your truth or your thoughts, lack of confidence or difficulties thinking before speaking.

Herbs: Red clover blossom- drink as a tea or elixir. Lemon Balm and Eucalyptus essential oils can also be effective as well as lemon grass.

Third Eye Chakra

This chakra is responsible for our intuition and the seat of consciousness, the pineal gland.

Imbalances: Issues with connecting to your intuition, lack of imagination, weakness in the ears or eyes, headaches, migraines, insomnia, night terrors or nightmares.

Herbs: Mint- consume as a tea or chopped fresh in food. Eyebright herb can also help, as can lemon or jasmine essential oil.

 Crown Chakra

 This chakra is responsible for connecting us to Universal or Source Energy. It is also responsible for wisdom and enlightenment.

Imbalances: Feeling disconnected spirituality or out of touch with your divinity, lack of direction or purpose, depression or nervous system disorders, migraines, ADD, learning difficulties and mental illnesses.

Herbs: Lavender- consume as a tea or in cooking (make sure it’s culinary). The essential oil of lavender is also beneficial. Lotus root and petals can also be effective.

I hope this information will help start you on your way to learning more about chakras.