Meditation enables you to train your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. Understanding the core point of energy in your body, which is the chakras, can make a big difference to your overall meditation experience. At InBalance yoga and Wellness center in Orem Utah, we can help you hone your bodily sensations and connect your physical and mental health, where you are guaranteed to feel the difference in your overall well-being. You will be taught the means and methods of using meditation to balance your well-being with your chakras. So take a deep breath, relax, clear your mind, and read on.
Before we begin, we must understand the basics of chakra. Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means a disk/wheel/ cycle. With this in mind, it is believed that the “chakra” functions to spin our energy and helps regulate parts of our body, influencing our mind, body, and soul, keeping our balance in check. This brings us to the seven chakras that ultimately guides us to maintain our overall physique, mentally and physically.
Are you experiencing an increased level of anxiety? Having doubts about yourself and have difficulty with your concentration? Or do you always find yourself feeling unsafe? Sometimes, physical symptoms include a panic attack (like having trouble breathing, chest pain, and increased heart rate). If you do, your first chakra might be blocked and needs to be re-aligned with your body again. What is the first chakra?
- The first chakra is “Muladhara,” or also known as Root Chakra, located at the bottom of your spine.
Root Chakra is the foundation and represents the stability of your life and your grounding relationship and security with mother earth. Its energy functions include our basic survival instincts for water, food, and shelter. On the other hand, you are most likely struggling with this point of chakra whenever you don’t feel secure.
- The second chakra is “Svadhishthana” or also known as Sacral Chakra located below our navel
The balance of Sacral Chakra is one of the core energy in our body that helps us improve our relationship with others. This chakra is linked to our sexuality, creativity, and passion. Its vibrational energy encourages us with our ability to interact with others and helps us exude confidence within ourselves. So whenever you feel uninspired, extremely bored, have low libido, afraid of change, or have alow self-esteem, you may experience unbalanced Sacral Chakra. Some Physical symptoms include low energy or addictive behavior such as your addiction to shopping, gambling, and even your addiction to social media.
- The third chakra is “Manipura” or also known as Solar Plexus Chakra located at the top of your abdomen
Have you ever felt so assured and so sure about yourself? Oozing with confidence and know your direction? If so, you are on the right track of a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra. This Chakra energy lets you have a clear vision of what you want and who you are, regardless of what people think and what they have to say. Physical symptoms of this unbalanced chakra are digestive cramps, short-term memory, or bloating.
- The fourth chakra is “Anahata” or also known as Heart Chakra located above your heart
The heart chakra is linked to empathy or your emotional attachment with others. Because of this, unbalance heart chakra results in having struggles with your relationship with other people or how you relate with them, having a lack of trust, and often feeling impatient.
- The fifth Chakras is “Vishuddha” or also known as Throat chakra located in the middle of your throat
This chakra is your inner voice, enabling you to be true to yourself and to others, commonly linked as being blunt about your thoughts and not afraid to stand by your ground. When this is blocked, you usually find yourself struggling to say the right words, fearful of being misunderstood, and stuck in the sense of feeling that people don’t know the ‘real’ you. However, if your throat chakra is open, you will find it easy to speak your thoughts and communicate with clarity.
- The sixth chakra is “Ajna” or also known as Third Eye Chakra is located at the center of your brow
This type of chakra is the second powerful energy of all the seven chakras. It is linked to your intuition and helps you have a bigger picture of your life. This enables you to have the ability to have an accurate gut feeling to help you act accordingly. But when blocked, it can result in paranoia, lack of faith, and sometimes being indecisive.
- The last chakra is “Sahasrara” or also known as Crown Chakra is located at the top of your head
Finally, the highest chakra is the crown chakra. This links to your spiritual connectivity and your ability to project yourself to the world regardless of your limitations. This is where your Physical body meets your highest state of consciousness. This enables you to see the light in every struggle, be grateful, and bliss in every circumstance. But an unbalanced crown chakra may result in a state of depression or lack of faith in oneself.
Meditation helps you awaken your senses and help you see a clear vision of your decisions and environment. It also helps your body, mind, and soul to relax and teaches you to respond with calmness rather than by impulse. And now that you understand the seven chakras and its energy functions, you can now focus on a specific area of your body for improvement. And because Chakras are prone to misalignment, identifying where the blockage is can help your meditation open the chakras so you can get back up again for a healthier you. Once you have unblocked your chakras with the help of meditation, you may now be able to fully reap the benefits of your overall wellness, focusing on one chakra to the other. Some benefits involve stress reduction, less anxiety, enhanced self-awareness, improves sleep, helps you control mental or physical pain, and a lot more proven scientific benefits.
Meditation is not only limited to mindful meditation but can also be in a moving meditation such as yoga. It helps you connect with your physical being to your spiritual state through various postures that influence your breathing, mind, and soul, allowing you to release the tensions of your chakras. Yoga is your best option as it helps you refocus. Still, it also keeps your body in tune, increasing your flexibility, strength, and balance while keeping you relaxed, resulting in a peaceful body and mind. And with the aid of the seven chakras in your meditation, you can fully make the most of its power, allowing you to be free from anxieties, worry, stress, and other distractions. However, opening or unblocking your seven chakras may be difficult, especially for beginners. That is why the InBalance yoga and Wellness center in Orem, Utah, is equipped with professionals to help you let go of the negative energy and fill your body with positivity. With regular yoga meditation, you can maintain a healthy balanced life and help you re-align your chakras to help with your overall body physique and bring out the best in you.