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Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra

Sanskrit name - Sahasrara
Location - Top of head
Colour - Violet
Element - All 

Properties

The seventh chakra is the crown. It’s the centre of our deep inner peace and harmony. It is the link between the consciousness and the Universe, the supernatural and spirituality. The crown chakra is associated with the highest levels of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.

A balanced crown chakra

When your crown chakra is perfectly balanced you will feel eternal happiness and at one with the Universe. You will be able to receive guidance from higher powers. Your faith and the connection to spiritual aspects in your life will be strong and you will be in tune with the things that inspire you the most.

A unbalanced crown chakra

Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

The emotional feelings of unbalanced crown chakra include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety (O)
  • Chronic fatigue (B)
  • Depression (O)
  • Detachment from reality (O)
  • Insanity (B)
  • Isolation/Loneliness (B)
  • Lack of empathy
  • Lack of will (O)
  • Low self-esteem (B)
  • Mental confusion (O)
  • Mental disorders (B)
  • Paranoia (B)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Spiritual disconnection
  • Spiritual exhaustion (O)
  • Trouble making decisions (O)

The physical symptoms of an unbalanced crown chakra are:

  • Breathing disorders,
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting spells (O)
  • Headaches (O)
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Nightmares
  • Weak immune system

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How to balance the crown chakra

It’s important to know that in order to have a balanced crown chakra all the other chakras have to be balanced too. Work from the root chakra up to the throat chakra balancing them all in order before starting work on balancing the crown chakra.

MeditationMeditation

Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

  • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
  • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
  • Take two or three deep breaths.
  • Now visualize a luminescent violet white light coming from the crown of your head.
  • Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body and your spirit.
  • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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CrystalsCrystals

Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

Place the crystal over the crown chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the crown chakra. Generally speaking, use white stones.

    • Apophyllite
    • Celestite
    • Citrine
    • Clear Tourmaline
    • Golden Beryl
    • Kunzite
    • Lepidolite
    • Moldavite
    • Muscovite
    • Purple Jasper
    • Purple Sapphire
    • Quartz
    • Red Serpentine
    • Selenite

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    HeadphonesBinaural Beats

    Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the crown chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

    Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your crown chakra feels out of balance.

    NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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    Massage

    Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. A Head massage stimulates the crown energy flow and can help open the crown chakra.

    More on Massage

    Aromatherapy

    Scents such as jasmine, lavender, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood, and rose help cleanse the crown chakra. We recommend this crown chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

    More on Aromatherapy

    Yoga

    Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing.

    More on Yoga

    Colour

    Wear violet clothing and surround yourself with violet colours and objects.

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    Food & Drink

    Foods such as white mushrooms, white radish, beetroot, eggplant (aubergine) and artichoke are good for balancing the crown chakra. A herbal tea containing herbs to stimulate the crown chakra is also beneficial.

    Man walkingActivities

    Light is associated with the crown chakra so getting out in the sunlight is a great activity for balancing the crown chakra. Clear your surroundings and reduce the clutter in your life. A clear external environment frees your mind and helps with the healing of the crown chakra. Pray to whoever you believe in. This does not have to be religious but it could be to a spirit guide, your ancestors, the Universe or your soul. Listen to messages from your spirit guides.

    Speech bubbleAffirmations

    These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a different way. Talk directly to the crown chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

    • I trust my intuition
    • I love and accept myself
    • I am at peace
    • I live in the present moment
    • I am part of the Divine
    • I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences
    • I am grateful for all the goodness in my life
    • I know that all is well in my world
    • I am connected
    • I listen to the Universe

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    Third Eye Chakra

    Third Eye Chakra

    Sanskrit name - Ajna
    Location - Between eyebrows
    Colour - Indigo
    Element - N/A

    Properties

    The sixth chakra is the third eye or sometimes the brow chakra. It’s the centre of our intuition and wisdom. It is the connection between the higher self of the crown chakra and the rest of the chakras below it. It is connected with the imagination, dreaming and spiritual awareness.

    A balanced third eye chakra

    When your third eye is perfectly balanced you will have a clear mind and be intuitive. You will be able to focus on ideas and be more observant. A balanced third eye allows you to see the truth of things. It is also possible that psychic powers could start emerging.

    A unbalanced third eye chakra

    Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

    The emotional feelings of unbalanced third eye chakra include:

    • Addictions such as alcohol, drugs & food.
    • Confusion (B)
    • Daydreaming (O)
    • Delusions (O)
    • Depression (B)
    • Hallucinations (O)
    • Lack of concentration
    • Lack of passion, no goals in life (B)
    • Selective memory (B)
    • Solid and inflexible thoughts
    • Stubbornness (B)

    The physical symptoms of an unbalanced third eye chakra are:

    • Blindness
    • Brain tumours
    • Deafness
    • Difficulty sleeping or staying awake (B)
    • Headaches (B)
    • Poor eyesight (B)
    • Strokes

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    How to balance the third eye chakra

    In order to balance the third eye, you first have to make sure to take care of your physical body. The chakras in the physical body include root, sacral, solar plexus, heart and throat. If any of these are out of balance then it’s not going to be possible to completely clear the third eye chakra.

    MeditationMeditation

    Deep meditation is needed to balance the third eye chakra.

    • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
    • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
    • Take two or three deep breaths.
    • Now focus on the area between your eyebrows. Imagine the energy rising up from the base of your body, the root chakra through the chakras to your third eye.
    • Imagine a ball of indigo energy radiating outwards through the whole body from the third eye.
    • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

    Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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    CrystalsCrystals

    Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

    Place the crystal over the third eye chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

    The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the third eye chakra. Generally speaking, use indigo stones.

    • Amethyst
    • Apophyllite
    • Azurite
    • Blue Obsidian
    • Garnet
    • Kunzite
    • Kyanite
    • Labradorite
    • Lepidolite
    • Moldavite
    • Sapphire
    • Shungite
    • Sodalite

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    HeadphonesBinaural Beats

    Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the third eye chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

    Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your third eye chakra feels out of balance.

    NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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    Massage

    Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the third eye chakra.

    More on Massage

    Aromatherapy

    Scents such as frankincense, sandalwood, juniper, clary sage, patchouli and vetiver help cleanse the third eye chakra. We recommend this third eye chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

    More on Aromatherapy

    Yoga

    Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the third eye energy flowing.

    More on Yoga

    Dreams

    Make note of your dreams. Spend some time every morning to reflect on your dreams. The third eye can help you interpret your dreams. The more you pay attention to your dreams the more your third eye will open you to the lessons and messages that are conveyed within your dreams.

    Colour

    Wear indigo clothing and surround yourself with indigo colours and objects.

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    Food & Drink

    Fruit and vegetables that are good for the third eye include prunes, gigs, raisins, dates, blackberries, blueberries, eggplant (aubergine) purple kale, purple carrots and purple potatoes. Drink a herbal tea that contains third eye chakra cleansing herbs.

    Man walkingActivities

    Light is associated with the third eye chakra so getting out in the sunlight is a great activity for balancing the third eye chakra. Start a private journal to reflect on your thoughts and feelings from the day. Star gazing helps to open the mind and expand your train of thought.

    Speech bubbleAffirmations

    These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a different way. Talk directly to the third eye chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

    • I trust my intuition
    • I see with clarity
    • My mind and heart are in perfect balance
    • It is safe for me to see the truth
    • I create my own reality
    • I connect with the wisdom of the universe

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    Heart Chakra

    Heart Chakra

    Sanskrit name - Anahata
    Location - Center of the chest
    Colour - Green
    Element - Air

    Properties

    The fourth chakra is the heart chakra. It controls the unconditional love for yourself and others. The energy from the heart chakra will allow you to have joy, self-acceptance, trust, compassion and openness.

    A balanced heart chakra

    When your heart chakra is perfectly balanced you will feel open, receptive, forgiving, accepting, generous, kind and connected to both yourself and other people. You will be able to trust life.

    A unbalanced heart chakra

    Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms. If you’ve ever had emotional abuse as a child or grown-up with unhealthy beliefs surrounding love and trust this will certainly cause the heart chakra to become unbalanced.

    The emotional feelings of unbalanced heart chakra include:

    • Anger (B)
    • Antisocial Personality Disorder
    • Fear (B)
    • Loneliness (B)
    • Resentment (B)
    • Bitter (B)
    • Social isolation (B)

    The physical symptoms of an unbalanced heart chakra are:

    • Asthma
    • Bronchial infections (B)
    • Cancer
    • Chest pains (B)
    • Heart conditions
    • High cholesterol
    • Lung or breathing difficulties (B)
    • Lymphatic system complaints (water retention, edemas)
    • Tension
    • Thoracic Spine
    • Weakened immune system (B)

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    How to balance the heart chakra

    MeditationMeditation

    Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

    • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
    • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
    • Take two or three deep breaths.
    • Now visualize a ball green light coming from the center of your chest. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
    • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

    Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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    CrystalsCrystals

    Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

    Place the crystal over the root chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

    The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the heart chakra. Generally speaking, use pink or green stones.

      • Amazonite
      • Apolphyllite
      • Aventurine
      • Chrysocolla
      • Green Jasper
      • Green Quartz
      • Green Saphhire
      • Green Tourmaline
      • Jade
      • Kunzite
      • Labradorite
      • Lepidolite
      • Malachite
      • Moss Agate
      • Peridot
      • Pink Tourmaline
      • Rhodonite
      • Rose Quartz

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      HeadphonesBinaural Beats

      Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the root chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

      Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your heart chakra feels out of balance.

      NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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      Massage

      Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the heart chakra. Massage will bring relief to stress. It can loosen phlegm and assist respiration. It also stimulates circulation.

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      Aromatherapy

      Scents such as Jasmine, lavender, orris root and marjoram can cleanse the heart chakra. We recommend this heart chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

      More on Aromatherapy

      Yoga

      Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the heart chakra energy flowing.

      More on Yoga

      Colour

      Wear green clothing and surround yourself with green colours and objects. Plants are a great way to add green to any room.

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      Food & Drink

      Green foods are best for the heart chakra. Try eating things like broccoli, spinach, zucchini (courgette), peas, beas and cabbage. Drink a herbal tea that contains heart chakra cleansing herbs.

      Man walkingActivities

      Activities that you love to do will help cleanse the heart chakra. Take time out to listen to music, paint, sing or dance. Practising any sort of art form will help release negative energies and get the energy flow through you again.

      Avoid negative people and surround yourself with positive ones. Learn to forgive others.

      Speech bubbleAffirmations

      These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a different way. Talk directly to the heart chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

      • I am wanted and loved
      • I open my heart to receive unconditional love
      • I love myself
      • I forgive myself
      • My heart is open to love
      • I deeply and completely love myself

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      Solar Plexus Chakra

      Solar Plexus Chakra

      Sanskrit name - Manipura
      Location - Behind belly button
      Colour - Yellow
      Element - Fire

      Properties

      The third chakra is the solar plexus or sometimes the navel chakra. It’s the centre of our self-esteem, willpower and metabolism. It regulates energy associated with vitality, identity, intention and action. It helps keep the balance between confidence and conceit, bold and foolhardy and self-respect and narcissism.

      A balanced solar plexus chakra

      When your solar plexus chakra is perfectly balanced you will have unlimited energy and feel impulsive and outgoing. You will feel balanced, have lots of confidence and have great social skills. You feel comfortable in your own skin and have the understanding that you have the power of choice.

      A unbalanced solar plexus chakra

      Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

      The emotional feelings of unbalanced solar plexus chakra include:

      • Anger
      • Anxiety
      • Insecure
      • Low Confidence (B)
      • Low self-esteem (B)
      • Unassertive

      The physical symptoms of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra are:

      • Addiction
      • Arthritis
      • Diabetes
      • Excessive weight around the stomach (pot belly)
      • Fatigue
      • Frequent gas and constipation
      • Gall bladder and liver problems
      • Hypertension
      • IBS
      • Issues with the digestive track
      • Overweight and obesity

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      How to balance the solar plexus chakra

      MeditationMeditation

      Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

      • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
      • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
      • Take two or three deep breaths.
      • Now visualize a ball of yellow light coming from just above you naval chakra region. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
      • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

      Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

      More on meditation

      CrystalsCrystals

      Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

      Place the crystal over the solar plexus chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

      The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the solar plexus chakra. Generally speaking, use yellow stones.

        • Amber
        • Bronzite
        • Citrine
        • Golden Beryl
        • Jasper
        • Malachite
        • Rhodochrosite
        • Smithsonite
        • Tiger’s Eye
        • Yellow Jade
        • Yellow Tourmaline

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        HeadphonesBinaural Beats

        Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the solar plexus chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

        Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your solar plexus chakra feels out of balance.

        NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

        More on Binaural Beats

        Massage

        Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the solar plexus chakra.

        Massaging in a clockwise pattern over around the belly button area activates your solar plexus chakra. Use essential oils to enhance the massage.

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        Aromatherapy

        Scents such as lemon, chamomile, bergamot, cedarwood, white lotus and rosemary can cleanse the solar plexus chakra. We recommend this solar plexus chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

        More on Aromatherapy

        Yoga

        Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the solar plexus energy flowing.

        More on Yoga

        Colour

        Wear yellow clothing and surround yourself with yellow colours and objects.

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        Food & Drink

        Yellow foods are best for the solar plexus. Try eating bananas, mango and corn. Drink a herbal tea that contains solar plexus chakra cleansing herbs.

        Man walkingActivities

        Activities that practice self-love is best for healing the solar plexus. Take some spa treatments or a nice warm bath. Going for walks and doing simple exercises everyday help release endorphins which is a hormone that gives us a feeling of pleasure. If you can do this outside. The solar plexus is a fire element and the sun is a perfect source for this. More vigorous exercise such as boxing, dancing, singing will help express any anger you have. Socialise with positive-minded people. Just smile.

        Speech bubbleAffirmations

        These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the solar plexus chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

        • I love the person I am
        • I am worthy of love and kindness
        • I am strong and courageous
        • I am confident
        • I am not intimidated by what others think of me
        • I am honest in my relationships with other people
        • I take charge of my life

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        Sacral Chakra

        Sacral Chakra

        Sanskrit name - Swadhisthana
        Location - Below navel
        Colour - Orange
        Element - Water

        Properties

        The second chakra is the sacral. It’s the centre of our emotional body, sexual energy and creativity. The orange of the sacral chakra is warming and produces energy that is connected with passion, pleasure, sensuality and creativity.

        A balanced sacral chakra

        When your sacral chakra is perfectly balanced you will feel joyful and content with life and you will feel creative. You sex life will be healthy and balanced, you feel capable and confident and will belong to a pleasant social circle. Your relationship with your partner is healthy and quiet. We also have an acceptance of our own body.

        A unbalanced sacral chakra

        Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

        The emotional feelings of unbalanced sacral chakra include:

        • Addiction (O)
        • Aggressive behaviour (O)
        • Decreased sex drive (B)
        • Guilt (B)
        • Impulsive behaviour (O)
        • Lack of body confidence (B)
        • Lack of creativity (B)
        • Mood swings (O)
        • Obsessive jealousy (O)
        • Sexual obsessions (O)

        The physical symptoms of an unbalanced sacral chakra are:

        • Impotence (B)
        • Infertility (B)
        • Kidney problems (B)
        • Lower back pain (B)
        • Menstrual issues (B)
        • Stomach disorders (B)

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        How to balance the sacral chakra

        MeditationMeditation

        Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

        • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
        • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
        • Take two or three deep breaths.
        • Now visualize a ball of orange light coming from the your sacral region. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
        • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

        Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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        CrystalsCrystals

        Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

        Place the crystal over the sacral chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

        The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the sacral chakra. Generally speaking, use orange stones.

        • Amber
        • Citrine
        • Golden Topaz
        • Moonstone
        • Orange Carnelian
        • Red Jasper
        • Tiger’s Eye

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        HeadphonesBinaural Beats

        Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the sacral chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

        Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your sacral chakra feels out of balance.

        NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

        More on Binaural Beats

        Massage

        Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the sacral chakra.

        Massaging the sacrum area activates your sacral chakra. Rub some oil, starting at your public bone, up to your navel.

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        Aromatherapy

        Scents such as ginger, orange, jasmine, neroli, rosewood and bergamot help cleanse the sacral chakra. We recommend this sacral chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

        More on Aromatherapy

        Yoga

        Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing. Concentrate on forward bends and twist poses that a good for the sacral chakra.

        More on Yoga

        Colour

        Wear orange clothing and surround yourself with orange colours and objects.

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        Food & Drink

        Ginger is the best for the sacral chakra. Cook more with ginger or drink ginger tea. Drink a herbal tea that contains sacral chakra cleansing herbs.

        Man walkingActivities

        Doing activities that you are interested in, something creative is best. Examples are drawing, photography, sewing or cooking. Do something spontaneous. It could be as easy as watching a movie you normally don’t watch, or going somewhere you don’t usually go.

        Be creative in the bedroom. Explore fetishes or sexual positions with your partner.

        Speech bubbleAffirmations

        These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the sacral chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

        • I enjoy pleasure in all areas of my life
        • I am a loveable and desirable person
        • I let go of past feelings that no longer serve me
        • I go with the flow
        • I am able to change with ease
        • I love myself exactly as I am right now

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        Root Chakra

        Root Chakra

        Sanskrit name - Muladhara
        Location - Base of the spine
        Colour - Red
        Element - Earth

        Properties

        The first chakra is the root. It is the foundation for all the other chakras. Based on the energy of the earth it gives you a feeling of safety, survival and grounding. It is the main foundation of our lives and gives us the security we need to feel safe. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter and letting go of fear and worry.

        A balanced root chakra

        When your root chakra is perfectly balanced you will have energy during the day. You will be able to get things done and make good plans for yourself. Life will be effortless and you will be satisfied with everything around you. You’ll have direction and purpose.

        A unbalanced root chakra

        Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

        The emotional feelings of unbalanced root chakra include:

        • Anger & frustration (O)
        • Anxiety disorders (B)
        • Apathy (B)
        • Fears (B)
        • Greed & selfishness (O)
        • Insecurity (B)
        • Lethargic (B)
        • Loss of meaning & purpose of life (B)
        • Negativity (B)
        • Nightmares (B)
        • The tendency to want to attract attention.(O)

        The physical symptoms of an unbalanced root chakra are:

        • Colon & bladder problems (B)
        • Eating disorders (O)
        • Leg or feet issues (B)
        • Lower back pain (B)
        • Prostate (in men) (B)

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        How to balance the root chakra

        MeditationMeditation

        Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

        • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
        • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
        • Take two or three deep breaths.
        • Now visualize a ball of red light coming from the base of your spine. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
        • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

        Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

        More on meditation

        CrystalsCrystals

        Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

        Place the crystal over the root chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

        The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the root chakra. Generally speaking, use red stones.

        • Azurite
        • Carnelian
        • Chrysocolla
        • Citrine
        • Golden Topaz
        • Hematite
        • Ruby
        • Fire Agate
        • Tiger’s Eye
        • Black Tourmaline
        • Smoky Quartz
        • Red Jasper
        • Obsidian

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        HeadphonesBinaural Beats

        Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the root chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

        Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your root chakra feels out of balance.

        NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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        Massage

        Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the root chakra.

        Massaging your lower back activates your Root Chakra. Rub some essential oil around your coccyx for a deep massage.

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        Aromatherapy

        Scents such as sandalwood, ginger, cayenne, patchouli, black pepper and cloves help cleanse the root chakra. We recommend this root chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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        Yoga

        Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing. Concentrate on forward bends and standing poses that a good for the root chakra.

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        Colour

        Wear red clothing and surround yourself with earth colours and objects that remind you of nature.

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        Food & Drink

        Eat plenty of grounding foods. Root vegetables are perfect for this such as sweet potatoes, beets and radish. Drink a herbal tea that contains root chakra cleansing herbs.

        Man walkingActivities

        Doing activities that are more grounding and earth-related can help balance your root chakra. Activities such as gardening, cooking, walking or even sit outside to connect with nature.

        Speech bubbleAffirmations

        These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the root chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

        • I am grounded
        • I am confident
        • I am worthy of respect
        • I am positive
        • I'm independent and strong
        • I love life

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        Blue Lace Agate

        Healing properties, spiritual properties, Blue Lace Agate stone benefits and powers, Blue Lace Agate meaning and uses explained.

        Blue Lace Agate can be found in South Africa and Romania. This beautiful pale blue crystal can calm communications with others and protect you from the opinions of others. It also has the ability to heal certain parts of the body and aid several medical conditions.

        Blue Lace Agate

        Eye

        Appearance

        Pale blue with bands of white, grey or dark blue lines

        Birthday cake

        Birthstone

        This is not a traditional birthstone

        Healing properties of Blue Lace Agate

        Blue Lace Agate can assist with the healing of many conditions.

        Emotional:

        • Clarify your thoughts
        • Confidence to speak
        • Concentration
        • Letting go of old emotions
        • Baby blues for new mothers

        Physical symptoms:

        • Arthritis
        • Headaches
        • High blood pressure
        • Epilepsy
        • Nervous system
        • Skin disorders
        • Itching from insect bites
        • Sore throat
        • Swollen glands in neck
        • Gastritis
        • Hereditary bone deformity
        • Sleepwalking



        Spiritual properties of Blue Lace Agate

        Blue Lace Agate will assist you to communicate with your spirit guide and angels. Due to its power to heal previously unresolved issues, it encourages quiet contemplation that leads to spiritual growth and inner stability.

        How to use Blue Lace Agate

        • Meditate with it by either holding the crystal or placing it in the area of pain or organ on your body you wish to heal.
        • For headache release, place the Blue Lace Agate on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point.
        • For digestive issues and the relief of gastritis place the crystal on the abdomen.
        • To remove blockages in the nervous system and aid arthritis, add Blue Lace Agate to your bath for 15-20 minutes.
        • For all emotional issues place the Blue Lace Agate on the throat chakra (rest on the throat) or if this is difficult, hold the crystal while imagining the troublesome emotion or problem flowing into the earth beneath your feet and being replaced by soothing energy from the crystal.
        • Wear your crystal with a pendant, bracelet or pop them in your pocket.

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        How to cleanse Blue Lace Agate

        There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Blue Lace Agate
        .

        Water dropCleansing in saltwater

        Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

        Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

        Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

        Cleansing using the earth

        Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

        DotCleansing with visualisation

        Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

        How to re-energise Blue Lace Agate

        After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

        SunRe-energising in the sunlight

        Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

        Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

        Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

        Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

        Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

        Programming your Blue Lace Agate

        Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

        How to set your intentions

        Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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        Throat Chakra

        Throat Chakra

        Sanskrit name - Vishudda
        Location - Base of the neck
        Colour - Blue
        Element - Aether (the upper sky, it fills up the universe and the vacuum of space)
        Planet - Saturn

        Throat Chakra Symbol

        Properties

        The fifth chakra is the throat chakra. It is associated with communication. The energy from the throat chakra will allow you to express or communicate your personal truth.

        A balanced throat chakra

        When your throat chakra is perfectly balanced you will be able to speak your truth openly, understand your needs and desires and be able to communicate them clearly. You will understand when to speak and when to listen.

        An unbalanced throat chakra

        Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

        The emotional feelings of unbalanced throat chakra include:

        • Arrogance (O)
        • Creative block
        • Dishonesty (O)
        • Excessive talking (O)
        • Fear (B)
        • Gossiping (O)
        • Lack of confidence (B)
        • Manipulative behaviour (O)
        • Poor listening (O)
        • Shyness / Timidity (B)
        • Verbally aggressive (O)

        The physical symptoms of an unbalanced throat chakra are:

        • Asthma
        • Bronchitis
        • Cold & Flu
        • Ear infections
        • Headaches
        • Hearing problems
        • Mouth ulcers
        • Nasal passages
        • Neck/shoulder stiffness
        • Thyroid gland problems
        • Tinnitus
        • Tonsillitis
        • Throat infections
        • Throat pain
        • Toothache

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        How to balance the throat chakra

        MeditationMeditation

        Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

        • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
        • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
        • Take two or three deep breaths.
        • Now visualize a ball blue light coming from the base of your neck. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
        • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

        Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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        CrystalsCrystals

        Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

        Place the crystal over the throat chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

        The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the throat chakra. Generally speaking, use blue stones.

        • Rainbow Fluorite
        • Celestite
        • Blue Calcite
        • Turquoise
        • Blue Aventurine
        • Aquamarine
        • Azurite
        • Angelite
        • Blue Topaz
        • Lepidolite

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        HeadphonesBinaural Beats

        Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the throat chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

        Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your throat chakra feels out of balance.

        NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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        Massage

        Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the throat chakra.

        Self-massage your collarbone then use your hands to stroke up your throat towards your chin. Use essential oils to enhance the massage.

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        Aromatherapy

        Essential oils such as peppermint, chamomile, lavender, cypress, white lotus, jasmine and bergamot can cleanse the throat chakra. We recommend this throat chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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        Yoga

        Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing. Concentrate on poses that a good for the throat chakra.

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        Colour

        Wear blue clothing and surround yourself in blue colours and objects. Spend time staring at the blue sky.

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        Food & Drink

        Fruit and vegetables that are best for the throat chakra are blue grapes, currants, grapefruit, lemons, blueberries, blackberries, plums, pears, figs, peaches, apricots and kiwifruit. Drink a herbal tea that contains throat chakra cleansing herbs.

        Man walkingActivities

        Activities such as singing and listening to music help balance the throat chakra. Avoid loud, heavy music as it has a negative feeling. Sing along to the radio in the shower or in the car and do it unashamedly. Spend some quiet time. Allow your inner voice to emerge. On the other hand, laughing or screaming into a pillow will also get rid of stagnant energy.

        Speech bubbleAffirmations

        These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the throat chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

        • I’m not afraid to speak my mind
        • I’m a good listener
        • I’m the speaker and seeker of truth
        • I’m free of fear and anxiety
        • I feel comfortable speaking my mind
        • I communicate confidently and with ease

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        Nasal Polyps

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        Nasal Polyps

        How to cure nasal polyps the natural way. Complementary therapies for nasal polyps relief.

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        Any of the advice on our site should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. You should always consult a doctor regarding your medical condition.

        MeditationMeditation

        Tension from stress is a big cause of headaches. Meditation can help you focus and be aware of what is making you stressed and bring a calmness which in return will reduce the headaches. All it takes is 5-10 minutes of quiet time ideally every day to see improvements.

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        CrystalsCrystals for headaches

        Crystals work by absorbing the negative energies that cause headaches and migraines. One of the most powerful crystal to use for headaches is Selenite. It can quickly unblock stagnant energy. If you suffer from migraines then Lapis Lazuli is a stronger crystal to use.

        For headache relief, place your crystal on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point. If you have more than one crystal lay the others around your head.

        Try different crystals to see which one works best for you. And remember when you feel a headache coming on take someone time out and lie down with some crystals.

        Any of the following crystals work well for headaches and migraines.

        • Angelite
        • Aquamarine
        • Citrine
        • Hematite
        • Moonstone
        • Quartz
        • Rose Quartz
        • Selenite

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        HeadphonesBinaural Beats for nasal polyps

        Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to reduce nasal polyps and open airways. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

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        Massage for headaches

        A head massage can instantly relieve tension, stress and promote relaxation. The massage has a relaxing effect on the muscles in your neck which reduces the intensity, duration and frequency of tension headaches.

        If you are not comfortable with someone else doing the massage then it is possible to self-massage your head for tension headaches.

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        Aromatherapy for headaches

        Essential oils trigger responses in the body that relieve tension, anxiety and create relaxation. These are all things that can cause headaches and migraines.

        Scents such as peppermint, lavender, lemon, roman chamomile and rosemary can all help relief the tensions of headaches.

        Use the oil in a diffuser or in an inhaler. Another way is to run a facecloth in cold water. Rinse it out. Then add a few drops of essential oil and place over your forehead. Or place over the back of your neck with warm water instead.

        Tea Tree oil will reduce itching, inflammation and infection caused by nasal polyps.

        3-5 drops of Tea Tree oil to one ounce of carrier oil (almond or caster oil). With clean cotton swab dab the solution in nasal passages.

        Add Tea Tree oil to a diffuser.

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        Yoga for headaches

        Yoga poses are a great way to boost your physical & mental wellbeing. Gentle, healing yoga practices can be done when you have a headache or migraine for relief. Live most of these therapies they are best practised daily to avoid regular pain.

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