For those who struggle with understanding how and why it’s important to keep your chakras in balance, fear not: You aren’t alone! In this busy, frantic world of ours, it’s easy to neglect your natural health and allow any of the 7 chakras to become either excessive or deficient in their imbalance. Luckily, there are key steps you can take to get your chakras balanced, healthy, and where they should be.
To start, it’s important to give a brief overview of what chakras are and why they are so crucial to feeling balanced, energized, and healthy. For the beginners out there, a chakra is basically an energy center in the body that harmonizes with a specific organ system or set of nerves. There are 7 major chakras in the human body that travel down the spine: The root/Muladhara (at the base of the spine), sacral/Svadhisthana (lower belly), solar plexus/Manipura (stomach), heart/Anahata (chest), throat/Vishuddha (unsurprisingly, throat!), third eye/Ajna (between the eyes), and crown/Sahasrara (top of the head) chakras.
Keeping those 7 chakras balanced is crucial, as an imbalance in any of them can lead to physical, mental, and emotional problems, including stress, depression, aches, stiffness, insecurity, illness, and more. Let’s dive a little deeper into what causes these imbalances and how to remedy them!