What are Chakras and How Can They Help You Heal?

What is a Chakra_

It was 2016 and I had been trying for 3 years to conceive my second child. I had difficulty conceiving my first child and was feeling the familiar strains of infertility creeping up on me: depression, anxiety, repressed feelings. I did NOT want to go down that road again. Infertility almost killed me. If you’ve ever experienced it, you know it affects you: body, mind, and soul. Thankfully, I discovered the power of chakra healing.

A Chakra is an energy centre in the body. You can visualize them like small spinning discs inside your body. Chakra is a sanskrit word that means wheel or disc. When the Chakras are unbalanced, they don’t function properly, causing energy to get blocked in your body which causes symptoms exactly like what I was dealing with: anxiety, depression, and a general sense that life wasn’t worth living. This doesn’t even begin to cover the physical symptoms you can experience when your Chakras are out of alignment!

There are seven Chakras in all. Here’s a quick rundown of each one.

Root Chakra (Muladhara)

The Root Chakra is located at the bottom of your spine where your tailbone is. When our basic survival needs aren’t being met, the Root Chakra can become blocked  .

Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

The Sacral Chakra is located approximately two inches below the belly button. When the Sacral Chakra is blocked, you are likely to feel uninspired and have low sex drive.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

From the centre of the belly button up to the breastbone is where you can find the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is the core of your personal power and when it is blocked, you may be quick to anger or have digestive issues.

Heart Chakra (Anahata)

The Heart Chakra is located over your heart and is responsible for self love as well as love for others so when it isn’t functioning properly, you may experience a loss of personal boundaries and even physical symptoms such as heartburn.

Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

When the Throat Chakra (located in the centre of your collar bone, over your thyroid) isn’t functioning properly, we have trouble speaking our truth with clarity. This can result in physical symptoms of a sore throat or cough.

Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

The Third Eye Chakra is located between the eyebrows and is responsible for sensory perception, intuition, and psychic energy. Symptoms of a blocked Third Eye Chakra include allergies, headaches, and a disconnection from spiritual experiences.

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

When the Crown Chakra is unbalanced, it is difficult for you experience happiness, wisdom, and good health. It is located at the top of your head and is your connection to universal energy.

How Chakras Help You Heal

When the Chakras aren’t balanced, they don’t function properly and you will experience a number of physical, emotional, and mental symptoms like what I experienced while dealing with infertility. The good news is Chakras can be balanced through Reiki treatments. Reiki helps clear energy blocks in the body so the Chakras can function optimally. Learn more about my Reiki treatments here.

Balance your Chakras with Crystals

To start balancing your Chakras with crystals download this pdf  here


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With a master’s degree in education and a background in Reiki, Josie Myers is an expert teacher, healer, and facilitator of the Emit Your Light Healing Circle. After making her own journey back from a dark depressive place, Josie understands the importance healing plays in allowing women to shine their inner light and truly live the life they desire. Josie credits Chakra healing with saving her life and she enjoys incorporating Chakra cards, Reiki, crystals, yoga, and journaling into her intuitive healing practice. Josie lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and son and her cat Russell.  

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