Unlock Your Inner Power: What Are Chakras and How to Balance Them

March 05, 2023

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Have you ever felt like you’ve reached a mental, physical, and emotional plateau?

That no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to take the next step to achieve your goals? You’re not alone (in fact, that’s why we created our Intention Kits)

Everyone has moments of stagnation and self-doubt. The good news is that there is a way to unlock your inner power and find balance and harmony in your life through the practice of balancing your chakras.

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Chakras are energy centers located throughout your body. Each chakra is associated with different aspects of your physical and mental wellbeing, and when they are balanced, you can experience a sense of harmony and peace. 

In this blog, we’ll explore what chakras are, how to balance them, and how to access their power to transform your life!

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What Are Chakras?🤔

Chakras are energy centers located in your body that are responsible for the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of your being. The term “chakra” is derived from the Sanskrit word cakra, which means “wheel”. 

This is because these energy centers are thought to be like spinning wheels of energy within your body.

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The chakra system originated in Kemet over 10,000 years ago and has been practiced by many cultures ever since. In Kemet, the chakras were called the “Sefech Ba Ra” the “Seven Souls of Ra”.

India, giving way to the modern term chakra, began using this system roughly 5,000 years ago. 

While each culture has their own variances in location or quantity of chakras, they all center around the belief that they can be blocked, overactive or in balance.

In addition, it is believed that one must unlock one in order to progress to another and so on. 

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The 7 Main Chakras✨

There are seven main chakras in the body, located in the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown. 

❤️The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, is associated with survival and a feeling of being grounded. 

🧡The sacral chakra, located in the lower abdomen, is associated with pleasure, creativity, and sexuality. 

💛The solar plexus chakra, located in the belly area, is associated with personal power and confidence. 

💚The heart chakra, located in the chest area, is associated with love and compassion. 

💙The throat chakra, located in the throat area, is associated with expression and communication. 

💜The third eye chakra, located in the forehead area, is associated with intuition and insight. 

💗The crown chakra, located at the top of the head, is associated with spirituality and connection to the divine.

 women meditating with chakras around her

 

How to Unblock and Balance Your Chakras😌

There are many ways to unblock and balance your chakras. The first step is to become aware of your chakras and their associated energies. Meditation is one of the best ways to do this. 

You can sit in a comfortable position and focus on your breath. As you breathe, become aware of the different chakras in your body and the energy they possess.

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You can also visualize the chakras as spinning wheels of energy and imagine them becoming balanced and harmonious.

Once you have become aware of your chakras, you can begin to work on unblocking and balancing them. You can do this through additional meditation, affirmations, visualization, and energy work.

You can also use essential oils, crystals, and foods to help you balance your chakras.

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Benefits of Balancing Your Chakras🪄

When you balance your chakras, you can experience many benefits in your life. You may find that you have more energy, clarity of thought, and motivation.

You may also experience improved physical health, greater self-awareness, and increased creativity.

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Balancing your chakras can also help you to better understand and express your emotions.

You may find that you are able to connect more deeply with others and the world around you, experience greater insight, and process past traumas more easily.

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Meditation Practices to Balance Your Chakras💪

Meditation is one of the best ways to balance your chakras. As described above, simply sit in a comfortable position and focus on your breath. 

As you breathe, focus your attention on the chakra you wish to unblock and balance.

Feel the energy it holds and try to visualize the chakra opening like a lotus flower or shining bright like a ray of sun. 

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As you hold this image in your mind’s eye, hold your hand over the chakra area of your body and feel yourself infusing your chakra with harmony and balance. Do this as often as you can. 

You can also use mantras and affirmations to help you focus on each chakra and bring it into balance.

women meditating with hand over heart chakra

 

 

Essential Oils to Balance Your Chakras✨

Essential oils can be used to help balance your chakras. For example…

🪄Patchouli essential oil can be used to balance the root chakra.

🪄Orange essential oil can be used to balance the sacral chakra.

🪄Clary sage essential oil can be used to balance the solar plexus chakra.

🪄Bergamot essential oil can be used to balance the heart chakra.

🪄Cypress essential oil can be used to balance the sacral chakra.

🪄Frankincense essential oil can be used to balance the third eye chakra.

🪄Lavender essential oil can be used to balance the crown chakra.

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To use essential oils to balance your chakras, you can add a few drops of oil to a diffuser, add a few drops to your bathwater, or mix a few drops of oil with a carrier oil and apply it to your body. 

You can also purchase an Intention Kit by Nefertem Natural Skincare which was carefully cultivated to support individual chakras using essential oils, crystals, and skincare.

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Crystals to Balance Your Chakras🔮

Crystals can also be used to balance your chakras. For example…

🪄Red jasper can be used to balance the root chakra.

🪄Carnelian can be used to balance the sacral chakra.

🪄Citrine can be used to balance the solar plexus chakra.

🪄Jade or rose quartz can be used to balance the heart chakra.

🪄Turquoise can be used to balance the throat chakra.

🪄Lapis lazuli can be used to balance the third eye chakra.

🪄Amethyst can be used to balance the crown chakra.

person holding chakra crystals in her palm

To use crystals to balance your chakras, you can hold a crystal in each hand and focus on the energy of the crystal.

You can also place a crystal on each chakra and focus on the energy of the crystal. You can also wear crystals as jewelry or keep them in your pocket to keep their energy close to you.

 

Foods to Balance Your Chakras🍽️

Certain foods can be used to help balance your chakras. For example…

🪄Root vegetables such as potatoes, beets, and carrots can be used to balance the root chakra.

🪄Citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons can be used to balance the sacral chakra.

🪄Protein-rich foods such as eggs, nuts, and legumes can be used to balance the solar plexus chakra.

🪄Leafy greens such as spinach and kale can be used to balance the heart chakra.

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🪄Berries such as black berries or blueberries can be used to balance the throat chakra.

🪄Dark chocolate can be used to balance the third eye chakra.

🪄Grains such as quinoa and oats can be used to balance the crown chakra.

Eating these foods can help to balance your chakras and bring about a sense of harmony and wellbeing.

However, it is important to listen to your body and only eat foods that make you feel good.

 women smiling while eating healthy

 

Healing Begins with YOU!🤗

Balancing your chakras can be a powerful tool for unlocking your inner power and creating greater harmony and balance in your life.

By becoming aware of your chakras and their associated energies, you can begin to unblock and balance them. 

women balancing her chakras

There are many practices that you can use to balance your chakras, such as meditation, affirmations, visualization, energy work, essential oils, crystals, and foods.

Remember that all healing begins and ends with you so if you’re truly ready to change, focus your intention on making that change! 

When your chakras are balanced, you can experience many benefits in your life, such as increased energy, clarity of thought, balance, self-awareness, and creativity.

So, why not take the time to explore the power of your chakras and unlock your inner power today?

 

 women looking free and happy in a field

 

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Our 100% natural skincare products are designed to nourish and protect your skin while helping you to be mindful as you approach your day. 

Our products can help you balance your chakras, find peace in your daily life, and have glowing, radiant skin just by being intentional with your skincare. 

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Learn more about the power of our Intention Kits and grab one to help you unblock your chakras today!

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