How can we balance the Chakras…
As I believe I need to balance my chakras as I guess there’s no harm in doing so.
What would be the easiest way to do so? There is of course meditation but as I am a very restless soul I find it very hard to sit still and try to focus.
Another option could be to do a yoga sequence based on poses that can help to open up the different chakras while focusing on their location and colour.
Muladhara Chakra – Tree Pose – Vrksasana
Visualize your Root Chakra as a bright red light shining out from the end of your tailbone
This chakra gives us a feeling of being grounded and it is responsible for your sense of security and survival. If this is blocked we may suffer from anxiety disorders, fears and nightmares.
Location: Base of the spine
Yoga poses for balancing: Grounding poses such as Tree Pose, Warrior I and II
Swadhisthana Chakra – Goddess Pose – Deviasana
Visualise your Sacral Chakra as an orange glowing light and be aware of your reproductive organs
This chakra is responsible for our sexual and creative energies. Honour your body and express yourself creatively to keep this wheel turning. If it’s blocked you will feel uninspired or feel emotionally unstable.
Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel
Yoga poses: Pigeon Pose, Warrior II, Goddess Pose
Manipura Chakra – Boat Pose – Navasana
Visualize your Solar Plexus Chakra as a shining yellow light and focus on engaging your core
When you feel butterflies in your stomach, that is the Manipura chakra working. If it’s blocked you might doubt yourself.
Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area
Yoga poses: Boat Pose, Warrior III, Twisting poses like Revolved Triangle Pose
Anahata Chakra – Camel Pose – Ustrasana
Visualize your Heart Chakra radiating green light filled with love, compassion, and kindness
The heart chakra influences your ability to give and receive love from others and ourselves.
Location: Center of chest, just above the heart
Yoga Poses: Back-bends, Reverse plank, Upside Dog, Camel Pose
Vishuddha Chakra – Supported Shoulderstand – Salamba Sarvangasana
Visualize your Throat Chakra in a shining blue light near your throat as it removes any doubt you may have regarding your truth
Relates to communication and your ability to understand and speak your inner truth “purely”, when out of balance you find difficulty in expressing yourself and your needs, desires and opinions.
Colour: Light blue / Turquoise
Yoga Poses: Fish Pose, Plough Pose, Supported Shoulderstand
Ajna Chakra – Easy Pose – Sukasana
Visualize your Third Eye Chakra in a shining Indigo light
When this chakra is functioning we can feel our intuitions and sometimes have hits of visions.
Location: Forehead between the eyes
Yoga Poses: Child Pose, Dolphin Pose, Eagle Pose, Easy Pose
Sahasrara – Corpse Pose – Savasana
Visualize your Crown Chakra in a shining white light rising out from the top of you head and showering you with golden white light around you
If this chakra is open we are fully connected to our spirituality and consciousness.
Location: The very top of the head
Colour: Violet / White
Element: Divine Consciousness
Yoga Poses: Headstand, Treepose, Savasana