Whether you’re doing physical activity like exercise or taking a big chunk of time laying in the bath, it’s important to spend time relieving your stress from your day. However, despite the importance of these activities, perhaps we need something a little more deeply to have a big impact on us. Looking into the energies in your body can do this for you. Ultimately, feeling stressed out or anxious can have a huge impact on your inner balance, pushing you over the edge more often than not.
Energy balance is essential to keeping your mind, body and soul on the same line, keeping you feeling relaxed. If you’re not shifting any of that stress, you can seriously feel the effects both physically and mentally. When researching energy online, you have probably come across people mentioning the word ‘chakra’ or ‘their chakras’ feeling off-balance. Ever wondered what they’ve talked about? Let’s have a look into what chakras are and why they’re so important to keep balanced.
What are chakras?
The concept of chakras being present in your body comes from thousands and thousands of years during ancient meditation practices. Mainly focused in India, the word ‘chakra’ itself is from Sanskrit (the language of Hinduism) and roughly translates to ‘disk’ or ‘wheel’, referring to the spiritual energy points that exist in the body. These points of energy or centres within the body are intricately connected to your organs and nervous system, directly affecting both your mind and body. There are seven total chakras in the body and these are known as the Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral and Root. Being aware of the energies of these seven areas is essential for reducing your stress levels and maintaining a focused state of mind.
Why is it important for chakras to be balanced?
If you’re finding yourself feeling stressed out and anxious, it may be because the energy in your body is imbalanced. Balanced chakras are meant to represent your life energy, gi or prana (everybody has different names for it) and flow freely, openly and entirely clear that are in the body. When they’re this open, you can feel like you’re on top of the world and you’re health and wellbeing could get a big boost. However, when this energy is blocked, you can inadvertently develop anxiety, stress or fatigue.
How can I tell if my chakras are imbalanced?
While we all get those days where we’re not feeling up to things or especially tired, there’s no doubt that chakras play a big part the majority of the time. Even so, it’s possible to match up what is wrong with the correct chakra that needs to be balanced, like ungrounded feelings or a bit of pain in your feet or legs being matched root chakra in your lower body. However, if it is starting to feel a bit more complicated, seeing a therapist may be the right path to go down.
How do essential oils help?
Essential oils can have an incredible impact on your body, mind, soul and mood, and, when used, can help you achieve homeostasis. They can also be adapted and used in order to support your chakras. Similarly to other aromatherapeutic practices, there are a variety of ways to use essential oils, such as massages or diffusers or even pulse point rollerballs, which can have a great effect on your chakras.