Updated: Aug 2, 2018
Have you felt like something is blocking you from feeling a certain way you want to feel, like creative, abundant and successful? You want to feel like ideas are bubbling up and like you're inspired, but you're confused, drawing a blank, and your mood is off. Or you're experiencing tension and anxiety, but you don't know the root reason why. It's very likely one or more of your chakras are out of balance.
There are 7 chakras, or vital energy centers in each area of our body, and these are the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown. Each is vital to our health: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.
The seven chakra symbols of the core body and what they represent:
Base or Root Chakra (last bone in spinal cord *coccyx*)
Sacral Chakra (ovaries/prostate)
Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area)
Heart Chakra (heart area)
Throat Chakra (throat and neck area)
Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pineal gland or third eye)
Crown Chakra (Top of head)
They are not detectable or recognized by most Western medicine. Balancing your chakras will manage your mood and physical body in a proactive and natural way, in such a way that modern medicine doesn't address. This is how you can picture your energy centers looking like in your body:
Each chakra has its own attributes, and when they are out of balance, you will feel off in mental, emotional, spiritual and physical ways. So it's important to be aware, and balance them in order to reach peace and healing in yourself. You can achieve this by using aromatherapy using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
I was fortunate to attend a class this past weekend taught by Per Thompsen on my doTERRA leadership team, where we learned just how to do this. I took copious notes and am sharing what I learned with you!
The format of the class was as follows: we learned about what each chakra is, what it looks like in and out of balance, and what essential oil to use to heal them into balance. I've added the link to my shop page if you want to try using this for yourself. If you sign up for a wholesale membership, you'll have Costco-like discount of 25% off the retail prices. Just search for each single oil on the shop page.
What was also interesting to learn, was that if you are resisting a current emotion, the specific oil associated for that feeling will smell really bad to you. For most people, Per said the geranium was hard to smell and enjoy, and sure enough it smelled like paint to a lot of us! It actually made me angry at first, which showed me the emotion that it is working through.
I'm sure you can imagine that after applying all these oils to our chakras we were buzzing and feeling light :) It was nice to all be led in a Theta healing meditation at the end.
Let me know how your experience is when you try this for yourself!
Out of Balance = -
In Balance = +
As this is the base, it holds the body's survival including food, shelter and protection. It involves the material world, permanence, strength of character, patience, endurance and safety. Physically affects our immune system, our energy, basic impulses, instincts, endurance and fight or flight reactions.
Apply 2 drops to: Bottoms of feet
- Ungrounded, scattered, out of balance; influences adrenal glands, legs, bones, colon, kidneys and spinal column
+ Stability, perseverance, inner strength, healthy, alive, free, optimistic, happy
The second chakra deals with our sexuality, and foundation of the emotional body, as it influences our ability to feel emotions, sensations and atmospheres, and controls our ability to let go of our emotions. Physically influences the lower abdomen, spleen, liver, bladder, kidneys, sexual organs, reproduction and fertility.
Oil: Wild Orange
Apply 2 drops to: Pelvic area below navel
- Scarcity, over serious, workaholism, hoarding, envy, addictions/excess; bladder infections, impotence or frigidity and problems with the reproductive organs and fertility
+ Abundant, playful, spontaneous, enjoying life, healthy, open, friendly
Involves personal power, energy and self-control, emotional issues and issues of self-acceptance. This chakra physically influences muscles, stomach, digestion, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, metabolism and the nervous system.
Apply 2 drops to: Area right above navel
- Hopelessness, shame, victim, fear of change, judgmental attitude, aloofness; ulcers, digestive problems or liver and pancreas complaints; anger
+ Self-acceptance, integrity, hopeful, feeling good enough, prosperity, balance
It influences forgiveness, compassion, empathy. Includes lungs, thymus, circulation, the endocrine and immune systems
Apply 2 drops to: Heart area
- Fear of abandonment, distrusting, grief, unforgiving; circulatory, lung or heart problems; suspicious, emotionally unstable, causes us to repress things
+ Healing, humanitarian, at peace, balanced, unconditional love, success, rebirth, tolerant, open, strong bond to mom & dad
Includes communication, dreaming, artistic expression, good judgment, self belief, wisdom, truthfulness, out of body experiences and clairaudience. Physically it influences the mouth, teeth, throat, thyroid gland and the immune system.
Apply 2 drops to: Throat
- Poor communication, tension, fear of self-disclosure. Sore throats, communication problems, earaches or infections, chronic colds, thyroid problems, speech difficulties, chronic tiredness and depression
+ Open communication, relaxed, expressive
This chakra physically influences the eyes, vision, nose, central nervous system, brain and pituitary gland. It involves your abilities in awareness, intuition, imagination, to visualize, to concentrate, have insight, enlightenment.
Oil: Clary Sage
Apply 2 drops to: Brow area in between eyes
- Confusion, fear of death, negative influences in the physical can be seen in the form of visual and sinus problems, headaches and nightmares, lack of clarity or over analyzing circumstances.
+ Open, imaginative, spiritual connectedness, feel in control of our lives and have the courage to do what we want, empowered
This chakra physically influences the cerebral cortex, cerebrum, central nervous system, glands and the pineal gland, pituitary gland and hormones related to them.
Apply 2 drops to: Top of head
- Lack of spiritual will, lack of inspiration, guided by ego and not highest self, apathy and problems with the understanding and retention of knowledge. Physical problems like headaches, worry, anxiety, immune disorders, metal and cognitive problems.
+ Enlightened, protected, inspired, awakened, guided, connected to the 'fatherly' love of the divine