Chakra is a word in Sanskrit that means wheel. There are seven chakras or energy wheels in the body that generate and govern certain types of energy. Each chakra governs expressions of varying emotional and spiritual aspects. When these energy centers are aligned and expressing themselves in a balanced manner a person will enjoy mind, body and spiritual unity.
When a chakra is overactive or underactive, problems result. These may occur as sickness or in imbalances in relationships, work or other affairs. There are ways to heal the chakras or get them back into balance. This article will cover the ways in which essential oils can be used to aid in the healing of one or all of the energy centers in the body. I also recommend that you figure out a way to diffuse the oils or use them topically. Here’s one way with a lava stone bracelet for essential oils.
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The Seven Chakras Explained
The root is located at the bottom of the spine. It governs security or insecurity depending on its balance or imbalance. The sacral or second energy center sits in the pelvic region and governs sexual or creative expression when balanced. When imbalanced it is said to cause sexual dysfunction or fear of intimacy.
The solar plexus chakra is associated with confidence using one’s will. When it is imbalanced, arrogance or conceit are common. The heart center is where healthy individuals can give love. Imbalanced chakras make a person unable to receive love or be unconditional with it. The throat center is expressive when healthy and deceitful when not. The third eye will be intuitive when balanced or over-intellectual when not. The crown chakra will give off a sense of unity with spirituality or, when off balance, an unhealthy fear of death.
Essential oils can be mixed with carrier oils and applied to various parts of the body associated with the seven chakras. Use one ounce of carrier oil such as jojoba. Add 10 to 15 drops of your chosen oil and place it in a clean, dark glass bottle. You want one that has a pump top or one with an eye dropper.
Never apply essential oils directly to your skin. This can cause irritation or it can cause an allergic reaction. Always dilute your oil using an appropriate carrier oil first.
To use your prepared oil, sit in a peaceful setting. If you wish, get quiet and meditate on the quality you want to heal or enjoy more of. You will want to place two or three drops of the oil to your fingertips. Apply the oil to your chakra in a clockwise fashion.
Never apply it to sensitive areas or to areas where the skin is broken or irritated. Never place the drops near or in your eyes or your mucous membranes. In the event, your skin breaks out, always discontinue use. There are plenty of oils that will work to heal the various chakras. One may be better for you than another, so you may need to experiment until you find what suits your skin.
Inhale deeply after you have applied the oil. Focus on positive intentions for your chakra. For instance, when working on the root chakra, you may add the oil to your feet. Inhale, then imagine yourself feeling safe and secure. You may also want to picture the chakra spinning in a healthy way.
You can have peaceful music playing in the background if you want. Some people enjoy doing their essential oil healing right before meditating or before practicing yoga.
Look online to find a detailed list of the oils that are recommended for the chakra you wish to heal. For example, the root chakra heals well with Frankincense or Patchouli.