Friday, April 3, 2009

Chakra Balancing And The Tools Of Chakra Therapy


Chakra Balancing And

The Tools Of Chakra Therapy

By Anne-Marie Laureaut

Hindu teachings tell us that the chakras are the important energy centers which are present in every human being. Our chakras are the places at which energy flows through our body. The proper flow of this energy is vital to maintaining our physical, mental and emotional health. You can't actually see your chakras, but you can see their physical manifestation; major components of our endocrine systems.

Our chakras are responsible for controlling the flow of energy into and out of our bodies. We depend on this constant flow of energy both internally and between our bodies and our environment. To keep in good health, our chakras must be in a balanced state.

Our seven primary chakras each correspond to a particular part of our endocrine system. Everything we experience is intimately related to our chakras.

Stress of all types: whether physical, emotional or mental can cause our chakras to be out of balance with each other. This causes a loss of energy or even physical illness! This is a very clear sign that something is wrong with our chakras.

Chakra balancing must be done regularly to maintain good health, just as regular maintenance is important to the proper functioning of a machine.

Importance of Chakra Balancing There are many different ways to balance your chakras; others are always being developed to help people reach a state of perfect balance in their chakras. This is the goal of those who want to have a more healthy, happy and productive life.

For starters, you have to understand that each individual chakra has its own frequency vibration that corresponds to naturally-occurring frequencies that are present in the environment. It is through these unique frequencies that each individual chakra receives and/or transmits energy referred to as chi, qi, or prana.

When we are experiencing physical illness, our chakras are not non-functioning, but are out of balance with each other. The resulting imbalance in energy flow can create all manner of problems, including exacerbating our state of ill health. Other factors which can cause a imbalance in our chakras are stress, poor diet and lack of exercise.

Though they may be out of synch and not function at their best from time to time, their balance can be restored.

Tools of Chakra Balancing: The most commonly used ways of restoring chakra balance are light, sound, crystals and gems, aromatherapy and color.

Colors: Commonly used colors and their corresponding chakras are red (the root chakra), orange (the sacral chakra), yellow (the solar plexus chakra), green and turquoise (the heart chakra), blue (the throat chakra), violet (the crown chakra) and white for any of the seven primary chakras.

Crystals and Gems: For millennia, laying gens, crystals and stones on the body at the location of the chakras has been used to restore chakra balance., Each chakra corresponds to a different color; so laying a stone of this color on the bodily area which corresponds to it can help to reach the proper balance, which in turn helps the body to heal.

Gems and crystals reflect light in their colors; the play of light through these gems can restore balance to the chakras by putting this light into the body at the appropriate points.

Light: The use of light therapy employs light on the eyes, acupuncture meridian points, and the body's reflex zones to deliver the correct frequency to restore health. Since light emits detectable and invisible light frequencies at the same time, they also have the same specific frequency and resonance required by the body's chakra system. Due to the wide spectrum of light, they are considered as more effective in achieving the necessary balance of the body's chakras system.

Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy uses essential oils, massage oils which are scented as well as scented bath soaps to help the body heal and to restore proper chakra balance. Essential oils can return mental and emotional stability to a person who is out of balance. Aromatherapy is also effective in relieving stress, promoting relaxation and can also assist in alleviating depression and helping one to reach a meditative state.

Sound: Sound therapy creates chakra-resonant frequencies and produces a sensation of well being using tuning forks, soft music, Tibetan singing bowls and other means. Sound has natural soothing and chakra balancing properties and appeals to emotional response as well. A soothing, beautiful sound fosters relaxation and balance while a harsh one causes an anxious state. Sound can speed up healing and promote a higher state of consciousness.

It once was that chakra balancing was a lengthy and difficult process. Now, thanks to innovations in audio technology such as subliminal sound, binaural frequencies and self-hypnosis recordings, chakra balancing is a much simpler thing than it was even a few decades ago.

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