A Short Guide to Understanding Chakras and Opening Them

You have probably heard of chakras in the context of physical and mental wellbeing. The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘cakra’, which literally translates to ‘wheel.’

Chakras are the energy centers of our body. Many ancient traditions have studied the chakras and their effects on our lives. Just like blood flows through your veins, the energy flows through your chakras. Since everything in the world is made up of energy, you interact with the universe’s energy through your chakras.

There are seven major chakras and these are associated with specific organs and glands in your body. When your chakras are aligned and balanced, there is an unobstructed flow of energy.

However, sometimes the chakras may fall out of balance. When this happens, you start experiencing problems physically, mentally, and emotionally. Your chakras aren’t something you can see or touch, but you can feel their effects.

Balancing your chakras is key to holistic energy healing. When all the chakras are aligned, you are able to stay in touch with your inner self and the universe. The energy flows freely as your chakras are the primary connection to your life-force energy.


In my book The Twelve Codes of Consciousness, I share visions and attunements that help people like you connect with your higher consciousness. Each vision is a transformational journey that will help you to achieve your highest energy vibration, as it harmonizes your mind, body, and soul. As you move up through chakras your consciousness will expand beyond the physical realm.

How Do You Know Your Chakras Are Imbalanced?

When your chakras have fallen out of balance, you will experience a few telltale signs. Once you notice these signs, you can regenerate your chakras to avoid losing energy.

1. Feeling negative emotion

If you feel that your thoughts are becoming excessively negative, it might be a sign of chakra imbalance. You might be focusing on the worst possible scenarios and feeling pessimistic about your life. Some of the emotions you could be feeling are anger, envy, hatred, disgust, sadness, and fear.

2.  You fall sick often

As I alluded to earlier, your chakras are invisible but their effects can be felt. When your chakras are unaligned, physical ailments become more common and more difficult to recover from.

The physical symptoms may include anxiety, chronic fatigue, body aches, digestive issues, etc.

3. Stress

Stress becomes a major problem when your chakras are imbalanced. Instead of fully enjoying life and living in the present moment, you begin to worry about the future. The constant stream of inexplicable problems stresses you out and your sleep may also be affected.

4. Disconnect with life and the universe

When your chakras are in alignment and the energy flows freely, you feel connected with your inner self as well as to the universe. However, when your chakras are imbalanced, you feel distant and disconnected from the higher realms of consciousness and your spiritual essence.

5. Low self-esteem and confidence

One of the worst things you can experience when your chakras are blocked is losing your self-esteem and confidence. You no longer believe in your capabilities that are a gift from the Divine. There’s a feeling of failure like nothing is going right in life, and that you have no power over your circumstances.

Imbalanced chakras can become chronic. They can cause distress, both physical and mental and prevent you from your higher self. But the good news is, you can regain balance over your chakras. Spiritual healing is not a quick and easy process, though. You can try out the chakra balancing tips presented in the next section, or if you think you’re unable to unblock your chakras on your own, you can seek the help of a spiritual guide.

To book a healing session with me, please email me  a@portlandmindbodysoul.com


How to Unblock and Balance Your Chakras

There are several ways for you to unblock and balance your chakras. We are going to focus on visualization, one of the easiest and fun ways to realign your chakra’s. You can use this technique when you have limited time. The most effective way to keep your chakras in balance and enjoy the full benefits is to have a pro-active relationship with your life-force energy. This  Energy Protection technique teaches you to physically manipulate your seven primary energy centers on a daily basis, putting you in command of your life-force and well-being.  In the next blog we will share an introduction to using Energy Protection to physically balance your chakras.


Anna’s Medicine Chest

You can learn more about the chakras and their composition in Anna’s Medicine Chest. If you have recently been experiencing signs of a chakra imbalance, you can join my Energy Protection Workshop where I will share the master energy techniques that empower you to take command of your life-force energy. You learn how to cleanse and balance your chakras and how to read the energy. I will help you create a daily practice, which takes minutes, that will empower you to identify and regenerate blocked chakras so you can enjoy your full energetic and spiritual potential.


Visualizations & Affirmations for the Seven Chakras

By following the visualizations and mantras below, you can balance each chakra and reactivate your energy.

With regular practice, you will feel a shift in your mental state as well as your physical wellbeing. One of the best and fun ways to balance your chakras is with visualization. You will find seven visualizations associated with each chakra below


Root Chakra

The root chakra is all about grounding and balance; it is about being close to the Earth. It is where you can connect with your ancestors.

Location: Base of the spine

Color: Red

How to bring it back to balance:

  • Do something physically rejuvenating like dancing
  • Drumming or listening to music with an emphasis on the drums.
  • Go for a walk in nature

Visualization: Imagine the color red flowing into your root chakra, filling it with powerful energy.


Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra relates to the basic relationship needs and creativity in our life.

Location: In the lower abdomen

Color: Orange

How to bring it back to balance:

  • Lay down your feelings and emotions in a diary
  • Show gratitude to your loved ones past and present.
  • Approach life with curiosity as a co-creator.

Visualization: As you breathe in and out, imagine the color orange becoming filling you to capacity with its energy.


Solar Plexus Chakra

It corresponds to your self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth.

Location: In the mid-body, three or four inches above the naval

Color: Yellow

How to bring it back to balance:

  • Evaluate your short-term and long-term goals
  • Practice deep relaxation techniques and get in touch with your personal power.
  • Spend time in the sun

Visualization: Sitting with your eyes closed, visualize the color yellow filling up your aura.


Heart Chakra

The yogic tradition calls it the “seat of the soul.” The physical and the spiritual intersect here.

Location: In the center of the chest

Color: Green

How to bring it back to balance:

  • Perform breathing exercises
  • Focus on what you love
  • Nourish yourself with green leafy vegetables

Visualization: Imagine a soft green color where your heart is as you become connected to your spiritual self again.


Throat Chakra

Throat chakra corresponds to a healthy expression of our authentic voice and speaking our truth.

Location: Base of the throat, below the adam’s apple

Color: Sky blue

How to bring it back to balance:

  • Try singing, chanting or humming
  • Drink a soothing herbal tea for the throat
  • Relax and connect with your inner truth

Visualization: Picture a the color of a celestial blue sky entering your throat and opening your throat chakra.


Third Eye Chakra

The third-eye chakra is the core of your wisdom, intuition, and insight.

Location: Between and just above  the eyebrows

Color: Indigo

How to bring it back to balance:

  • Use guided visualizations
  • Realize your true dreams
  • Trust your intuition

Visualization: Envision an indigo-colored ball right between your eyes and with every inhalation, let it grow larger.


Crown Chakra

The seventh chakra–the crown chakra–connects us to our higher selves and brings us peace and knowledge.

Location: The crown of the head

Color: Violet Pastels

How to bring it back to balance:

  • Notice the beauty in the universe
  • Remember you are a being of light
  • Meditate – Lie down and connect with your higher self

Visualization: Envision the color of lavender flowing through the crown of your head, filling your mind with wisdom and knowledge.

Most of all enjoy the time you spend with yourself. While it takes time and a dedicated effort to balance your chakras, once you experience the benefits your will be hooked. Make sure that you regularly check in with your chakra system.

Sometimes, the problem may run deeper and in such a case, the guidance of an experienced healer can help you restore the balance in your chakras.

To book a complimentary session with Anna, please send an email to a@portlandmindbodysoul.com

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