The Chakras are Energy centres in our bodies.
I love tuning into them because they can give you a guide as to why you might be feeling off. For me personally, I like to use them when working with my clients as I can receive messages through them.
How you tune into the Chakras will be unique to you, there’s definitely no right or wrong way. The following is a guide on how each Chakra resonates with me
The Base Chakra sits at the base of the spine. For me, it’s all about Earth Energy - that grounding element.
It resonates with the colour red and when I’m doing Healings, I’m always shown the Base Chakra as my client’s connection to the Earth, as well as how they are moving through life.
It will tell me if my client is grounded by showing me their feet being on the ground making forward momentum in life easy. It will tell me if they are not grounded by showing me their feet being above the ground which means expending a lot of Energy getting nowhere. It will also tell me if they are too grounded by showing me their feet being stuck in the Earth, making movement very difficult.
When your Base Chakra is out of whack, whether it’s from over stimulation or under stimulation, you’ll notice a few things.
If you’re too grounded, you can feel exceptionally tired and stuck. Like everything is too hard and you can’t move. If you’re ungrounded, you’ll also feel tired, but in a much more bone-deep type of exhaustion.
Another thing that can happen when someone’s Base Chakra is out of whack, is that they tend to drop things a lot and usually they can’t finish a thought. They may have a question pop into their head, but they can only get half an answer. They might also come up with a great idea, but they can’t follow it through because they get distracted by something else. Sleep may be hard to come by too.
The best way to clear the Base Chakra is to simply get outside. Being out in nature really is the best thing for it!
You can go bare foot on the grass if that resonates with you, but personally I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary. Literally, all you have to do is be outside and just breathe in the air. Focus on the Energy of your breath going straight into the very base of your spine, into your Base Chakra and down into your legs.
The Base Chakra resonates with Crystals like Ruby, Garnet, Hematite, Petrified Wood and Black Tourmaline. All those Beautiful deep, dark, heavy type of Crystals.
It also resonates with oils like, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver and Valerian.
But like I always say, use whichever Crystal, oil or technique you are drawn to and whatever way resonates with you to clear your Base Chakra.
The Sacral Chakra sits approximately between your belly button and the top of your pelvis, and for me it connects with nurturing. Specifically nurturing yourself or others, as well as how you allow others to nurture you. Others being the people in your life and the people beyond life, like your Spirit Guides, your passed loved ones and the Universe. All of that Energy nurturing as well.
If you’re telling yourself you’re not worthy or you’re not deserving, there will most likely be something going on in the Sacral Chakra.
When we’re opening up to receiving, it’s often the Sacral Chakra which is the one we need to work on.
When I’m with a Client and they have experienced trauma in their life, particularly in childhood, the Sacral Chakra is where I will see it. For example, whenever I’m doing inner child work with a client it will often show up in the Sacral Chakra.
Personally, my favourite Crystal to clear the Sacral Chakra is Carnelian, but you can also use red Jasper, green Aventurine, Clear Quartz, orange Calcite, Selenite and Amber. Oils to use would be Orange, Jasmine & Ylang Ylang.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra sits between the bottom of our rib cage and the top of our bellybutton and it resonates with the colour yellow.
For me, the Solar Plexus Chakra is really significant for our momentum. It’s all about goal setting, determination and getting shit done.
It resonates strongly with Crystals like Citrine and Amber and with citrus oils like Lemon, Grapefruit and Chamomile.
When we’re too excited or in a panic about all the things we have to do, it can mean that our Solar Plexus Chakra is out of whack.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is linked to our gut feeling. That inner knowing when we just know we are right about something. It’s also linked to that get-up-and-go feeling, that drive to get something moving.
When I’m working with clients and I get to their Solar Plexus Chakra, the vision that will often be shown to me will be of an engine.
If this chakra needs help the engine will either have parts missing, or it’s not running well. It needs oil, there might be a part that’s stuck, or jammed or perhaps there’s a tube with something flowing from it. This will give me a good indication of what clearing needs to be done on that Chakra.
When I’m working with clients, particularly those who are business owners, their Solar Plexus Chakra will show me just how driven they are and so it will run at quite a high rate. They are used to getting things done and completing goals, so it needs to be balanced, otherwise it would be like having a race car that isn’t tuned properly.
Then there is the other extreme when someone is not quite sure about their goals, or what they want to do, so they might need some clearing on their Solar Plexus Chakra to help them find that drive and motivation.
To clear the Solar Plexus Chakra, it can be really helpful to do a Meditation where you pause and just try to concentrate and feel into the Energy of the Chakra. Really try and focus on it and see what comes up for you.
The Heart Chakra sits in the centre of our chest and its right in the middle of the seven Chakra sequence.
For me, the Heart Chakra is about listening to yourself and connects really strongly with Love for oneself & your feelings of worthiness to receive Love from others.
We really need that love for ourselves in every aspect of our lives. For our relationships with others, we need to love ourselves. For us to make progress and get things done in the world, we need to love ourselves.
Working with clients, the Heart Chakra will talk to me about relationships, but usually it’s actually about the person’s relationship with themselves.
The Heart Chakra resonates with the colour green and we tend to really feel the Energy of this Chakra when we’re with people who are not really our people. Sometimes, this can even happen with our own families.
The Heart Chakra can often feel drained when we’re in situations that affect our Energy. For example, you’re an introvert and you have to spend a lot of time with a large group of people at a function. Or, if you’re an extrovert and you can’t find anyone to have a coffee with.
So, being aware of how to reboot the Energy in your Heart Chakra after it has been drained is really important.
Some really great Crystals for the Heart Chakra are, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Clear Quartz, Rutilated Quartz and Jade. But if you have a connection to a particular crystal, for whatever reason, then that will be the Crystal for you to use.
Oils to use for the Heart Chakra are Lavender, Chamomile (particularly for kids), Rose, Rose Geranium, Geranium, Neroli and Cajeput.
Another great way to clear the Heart Chakra is to make sure you give yourself some time to just stop and be in your own space. Meditation and being still is a great way to do this. Going for a walk on your own is also another great way, or even simply having a bath. It’s really important to get that balance back into your Heart Chakra.
The Throat Chakra sits in the middle of the neck and is all about communication. It’s not just about talking & being heard, but also listening & understanding what is actually being said.
A lot of the time it can be unbalanced if we haven’t been speaking up for ourselves, or we’ve been telling someone the same thing over and over again and they are just not getting the gist of what we’re trying to say. Time to change your approach!
It can also be unbalanced when we’re reading something and we find we have to read the same paragraph over and over again before it sinks in.
The Throat Chakra resonates with the colour of light blue and when I’m working with a client, I can usually feel my throat tighten instantly if their Throat Chakra is out of alignment.
I find if someone is in a bit of a manic state, or they’ve experienced a big shock, or they’re going through grief, then their ability to communicate will be totally off and this will be because of Energetic chaos in their Throat Chakra.
For clearing the Throat Chakra, Peppermint, Blue Chamomile and Eucalyptus Oils are Awesome.
Singing and chanting are also Brilliant ways to clear the Throat Chakra. Singing out loud really raises its vibe and chanting lets the vibration radiate out from it.
Another thing to be aware of when your Throat Chakra is out of whack, is the muscles in your jaw. Try to let go of any tension and relax your face and mouth. When you’re doing this, let yourself feel that release. Be conscious of the physicality of the Energy in your Throat Chakra.
Crystals for clearing the Throat Chakra are Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite or Selenite. Aquamarine and Turquoise Crystals are particularly good for releasing any emotions which may also be associated with the Throat Chakra.
Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra sits approximately in the middle of your forehead. For some people it can sit in between the eyebrows and for others it can sit up a little higher. It’s different for everybody.
It resonates with the colour of deep blue and when I’m tuning into a client’s Third Eye Chakra during a Healing, it always talks to me about creativity.
Creativity may not be something you have heard of it being associated with. Instead, you may have heard that it’s linked to intuition, seeing and insight. These are all absolutely true as well, but for me personally, when I work with it, I pick up on what people are able to see beyond what is there in front of them. It will show me the various ways they can express themselves. I like to refer to these as your Creative Superpowers!
Whenever I see the Third Eye Chakra blocked on a client, it’s because they are lacking creativity and from my perspective, creativity is what Heals and clears that particular Chakra.
To clear and unblock the Third Eye Chakra, I like to use White Sage Smudging as well as Amethyst, Clear Quartz & Selenite Crystals. Patchouli, Blue Chamomile and Lavender Oils also work well too.
I personally feel the Third Eye Chakra really helps us pick up the messages and guidance which are coming from Spirit, our passed loved ones, our Angels and Guides.
Your Spiritual connection – whatever you believe in – links in here at the Crown Chakra.
How a client connects with their Guidance is unique. I love to see the different skill sets people have with regard to their own connections!
The more open & flowing the Energy is here, the easier it is to understand the Messages that come through. Maintaining that clear link to Spirit can be tricky if we are overthinking. It’s like a fogginess that interrupts the connection so confusion & doubt may take over, making simple decisions feel tricky.
Being consistent with your Energetic self-care; walking, meditating, using oracle cards, regular Healing/Reading sessions all will contribute to keeping your mind clear & giving you a sense of clarity at the Crown chakra.
Crystals to enhance this Energy centre are Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Tiger Eye & Moon Stone. Essential oils to consider would be Frankincense, Lavender & Neroli.
Most of us will have a dominant Chakra, that one Energy centre we use the most. It’s really important we try and make sure that particular Chakra is balanced, as it will help in maintaining the balance & alignment of all your Energy. You may notice when your most dominant Chakra is not feeling right it is very hard to work on the others.
When our Chakras are balanced, everything feels lighter and brighter and basically, we can just do life in a much more calm and productive way.
Love & Abundance