According to Hinduism and tantric or yogic traditions, the body has seven energy points known as chakras. Chakras are where a person’s life force or prana flows. Normal balance of energy is important to keep the body healthy. Any disruption of energy flow in the body could develop into health problems.
The location of each chakra correlates to specific body disorders and physical dysfunction. When there’s an imbalance of energy in certain parts of the body, a person may develop stiffness, tightness, and discomfort on the affected area. To establish the harmonious balance of energies in our body, a yogi will re-balance the chakras, removing any blockage that’s disrupting the prana to flow freely.
The Seven Chakras
In Sanskrit, chakra means “wheel” or “disk.” Chakra serves as channels where energy flows. All living creatures have chakras.
- Root chakra
- Sacral chakra
- Solar plexus chakra
- Heart chakra
- Throat chakra
- Third eye chakra
- Crown chakra
Benefits of Chakra Balancing
How does chakra balancing help you achieve better physical, mental, and emotional health? Chakra imbalances may manifest in many ways, including mild to severe health problems. By balancing your chakras, the body achieves a harmonious flow of energy, preventing any energy flow disruption that could lead to physical and mental problems.
Improve Cognitive Functions and Mental Alertness
When you spend many hours doing mental work, it overstimulates the chakra that’s associated with the normal functions of the brain. When there’s too much energy coursing in this chakra, you become anxious, nervous, jittery, or hyperactive. When the chakra is re-balanced, the excess energy is re-distributed to other chakras. This results in better cognitive function and a clear, focused mind.
Spiritual and Personal Growth
It’s quite possible to achieve inner peace, as well as personal and spiritual growth, by re-balancing one’s chakras! High frequencies of energy could cause the chakras to become overstimulated. In other cases, the energy flow is sluggish or slow. By re-balancing the chakra, the energy flow goes back to normal and this could result in inner peace within oneself. When the energy flow is blocked or sluggish,it could result in distortion of the structure of the chakras.
Deeper Pleasure in Life
When the flow of energy from the chakras is balanced, you achieve a deeper sense of peace. This will lead you to experience deeper pleasures from simple things. You will have better relationships with others, you’ll be able to realize your self-worth, and you’re bound to become more confident about yourself!
A Stronger Connection to the Source
According to Hinduism and tantric or yogic traditions, there is an omnipresent entity that guides humanity and oversees the natural order of things. When your chakras are balanced, you send yourself closer to the Source, establishing stronger connection to this powerful being.
How to Balance Your Chakras
There are many methods that will help you achieve well-balanced chakras. You can do this through meditation, using aromatherapy, crystals, affirmations, yoga, or even visualizations. Such techniques could also help repair damaged structure of the chakras or re-distribute flows of energy from one chakra into another.