Updated: Jul 8, 2020
WHAT ARE CHAKRAS?
Chakras are coloured energy centres located throughout the body, guiding the flow of energy and vitality. The major chakras are located along the spine, each of which corresponds to a major nerve plexus, key emotions and a spiritual life lesson. Chakras help guide us with important lessons that life's challenges offer us, and to find meaning in them to restore balance with wisdom and self mastery.
Blocked chakras, which slow down the flow of energy, may cause a person to get angry for no reason, be afraid, unsure of themselves, lack self-confidence, be unhappy without a direct understood reason or have a negative outlook on life.
There are many ways to help balance your chakras especially with meditation and visualisation. Another way is by utilising essential oils, either by applying them onto the specific chakra areas, diffusing them near yourself or inhaling the aroma from the bottle. Below are the seven main Chakras with ways to unblock them utilising visualization, a yoga pose and Young Living essential oils special blends.
Note: Please do not apply undiluted oils directly on skin and never ingest them.
BLOCKED BY FEAR
Located at the base of your spine, the Root Chakra is the first and most important for yoga. This chakra is the centre of courage, security, safety, grounding and boundaries. Correlates to issues relating to: Finances, physical safety, career, needs, home and possessions. It's important to keep this Chakra clear to help with cash flow and home life.
ESSENTIAL OILS KEY
HOW TO USE
Apply 1- 2 drops mixed with 10ml carrier oil topically to the bottom of each foot and the sacrum.
POSE - CHILD'S POSE
Child's Pose is a very grounding and comforting posture. Start and end your practice with 1- 2 minutes of Child's Pose, placing the essential oil on your feet beforehand.
BLOCKED BY GUILT
Located between the belly button and the base of the spine, the Sacral Chakra is the centre of creativity, desire, emotion, sexuality and intuition, and where one learns how to give and receive pleasure.
Correlates to issues relating to:
Bad habits, inability to change and boredom.
HOW TO USE
Apply 2- 4 drops blended with a carrier oil topically below the navel.
YOGA POSE - PIGEON POSE
Pigeon Pose opens up the hips, pelvis and lower abdominal areas. Lift the chest upwards and hold, then lean over the front thigh and hold for up to a minute or more. Repeat each side.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
BLOCKED BY SHAME
Located directly behind the belly button, the Solar Plexus Chakra is the centre of personal power, ambition, touch, desire and fiery emotions. Correlates to issues relating to: Power, control, self-worth, identity and confidence.
ESSENTIAL OILS FEELINGS KIT
HOW TO USE
Apply 2- 4 drops blended with a carrier oil topically around the navel
POSE - BOAT POSE
Boat Pose focuses energy on the abdomen and builds core strength. Start with your legs bent and work up to holding straight legs for as long as possible.