Science now recognises that everything is energy. When a human heart stops beating, doctors use electricity to start it, electricity is energy. If we want to go further down the rabbit hole, quantum physics tells us that solid matter as we perceive it is actually made up of 99.99999% space.

The significance of this information is that everything is pure energy, including you! We’ve been taught to only perceive with our physical senses, and that’s not the whole truth, we are so much more that what we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, taste, smell and touch.Even though we can’t see the signals coming out of a radio, we can still hear the transmission! The same way our body send out and takes in energy that is not seen by the human senses. But we feel it.

In ancient Vedic traditions the chakras are concentrated energy centres of the body, which are responsible for taking in and emanating energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels.

What are Chakras?

Chakras are energy centres in the body, we have 7 main ones but there are many more. The work Chakra means ‘wheel’ or ‘disk’, you can imagine them as spinning fans, you can’t see them when spinning fast. 

When our chakras are out of balance we can feel a little “off” and not really know why. Ideally a regular practice of clearing and nurturing our chakras can keep them in balance. When your Chakras are balanced you feel at peace within yourself, you are better able to cope with stress without being overwhelmed and life flows effortlessly, like you are swimming down river with the current of life, instead of against it. They are also gateways to your Soul, our beautiful Earth and the Universe. Having clear energetic channels can help you manifest abundance in all areas of your life, including love, health, good relationships and money! I have been using these magical energy centres to manifest just about everything for more than 20 years… more on this another time!

Here are some signs of blocked energy at each chakra and how to balance:

Root Chakra (colour red)

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. Its related to survival, safety and security. Being depleted of root chakra energy feels like your constantly overwhelmed and in survival mode. You feel ungrounded because you are stuck in your head. On the other hand, if you have too much energy at the root we can become excessive in behaviours. Often unhealthy habits are caused by too much energy in the root chakra, feeling like we can never have enough, this can be because of self worth issues. Bring into balance by going out in nature, walk barefoot on grass, especially good in the morning dew, water is a conduit and strengthens our connection to the earth. If you’re close to a natural body of water place your feet into the water, my favourite is the beach. Affirmation: “I am safe and secure”

Sacral Chakra (colour orange)

The sacral chakra is located just below the belly button in the naval area. Creativity and pleasure are both found at this energetic level. When someone has too much energy in their sacral chakra, they struggle with being ruled by their emotions, often feeling despair and lack of direction. Too little energy in the sacral can cause lack of libido, lack of ideas and creativity. To balance the sacral chakra take a soothing bath with epsom salts, get in touch with your feelings with a therapist or journalling to better understand your emotions. Affirmation: “I am creative being”

Solar Plexus Chakra (colour yellow)

The solar plexus chakra is located at the abdomen and mid back. This chakra is often considered the power centre, where we hold our thoughts and feelings of self. When out of balance, self-esteem may be low, our inner critic is in overdrive and too much energy here can lead to an overinflated ego and narcissistic behaviour. When your solar plexus are balanced you feel motivated and organised, ready to achieve your goals. You can bring your solar plexus in balance by getting sunshine, practicing self acceptance and eating easy to digest foods. Affirmation: “I am worthy”

Heart Chakra (colour green or pink)

The heart chakra, when flowing with energy, feels filled with love, compassion and acceptance. When there is a blockage in the heart chakra, anger, jealousy and self-hatred can be issues or the opposite is sadness, grief or taking on other peoples emotions can be more prominent. Bring into balance by practicing self care and self love, get some fresh air and breathe in gratitude. Affirmation: “I am unconditional love, I am loved”

Throat Chakra (colour blue)

This chakra is the source of speaking your most authentic truth. When energy is blocked or low here, fear of not being accepted or of being judged, as well as inability to speak up and set personal boundaries. Bring into balance by expressing yourself. Affirmation: “I speak and honour my truth”

Third Eye Chakra (colour indigo)

Is located near the middle of head behind the forehead. When this chakra is open, you experience expanded imagination, clairvoyance and intuition. When there is a blockage at this level, there is lack of focus or clouded judgment, there can also be a tendency to have an over-active imagination. Bring into balance by respecting your thoughts and honour the messages you receive from your body. There is great wisdom here, we just need to pay attention. Affirmation: “I am a clear channel for wisdom and inner guidance”

Crown Chakra (colour violet)

The crown chakra connects you to the wider universal energy, when this area has a block, isolation or emotional distress can occur. This may present as lack of direction, feelings of disconnection, rigid thinking and confusion. when your crown is in balance your feel connected to the universe and have a strong sense of purpose. To balance your crown chakra practice meditation and gratitude. Keep a dream journal near your bed, there is great wisdom in our dreamtime. Affirmation: “I am an infinite cosmic being”

There are many short meditation videos available online which can help you clear your chakras at home. Other great ways are to go to a sound bath meditation or have an energy healing session with a qualified practitioner who can locate blocked or stuck energy and help you clear it before problems arise.

I’ll be posting some videos using the beautiful sounds of crystal bowls to help you clear each chakra, go to my Facebook page to look out for these. 

In health and wellbeing always

Leah xx

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