Balancing chakras with tea
Date Posted:3 June 2018
Chakra healing focusses on balancing the main energy centres in the body. When we have blockages in an energy centre, we can experience illness along with emotional imbalance. By correcting the flow of energy through the body, we open ourselves beyond basic health, to our emotional and spiritual well-being.
The word chakra translates to wheel or disk and refers to the wheel of energy, the prana (life force) within us. There are seven chakras located at the base of the spine, the pubic bone, in between the navel and the sternum, at the heart, the throat, in between the eyebrows and at the crown of the head.
Types of chakras
The first chakra known as The Muladhara (the root chakra) is located at the base of the spine and represents stability. When this chakra is as it should be, we feel safe and secure. The colour associated is red and dandelion, hibiscus and cinnamon bark can assist this chakra.
The second chakra, The Svadhisthana (sacral chakra) is located at the pubic bone and is associated with creativity and sexuality. Calendula and fennel seed tea can be used to balance this orange chakra.
The third chakra, The Manipura (solar plexus chakra) is located in between the navel and the sternum and is representative of our personal power. This chakra is yellow and helpful herbs include marshmallow, ginger, and turmeric.
The fourth chakra, Anahata (heart chakra), is the connection between the spirit and the mind. It sits midway between the lower and upper chakras, in the centre of the heart. The heart chakra connects our emotions with our mind and spirit and serves as a resoviour for love. The heart chakra is green. Blockages in this chakra can affect your ability to give and receive love, both to others and towards yourself. Hawthorn berries and rose petals can help open the heart chakra.
The fifth chakra, Vishuddah, is located in the throat. The blue throat chakra can affect our ability to express the truth. Red clover flowers, sage, and peppermint leaf can be used in times of a blocked throat chakra.
The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra. Dark blue in colour, Ajna is our intuition and is situated between the eyebrows. Focussing on the third eye chakra will help you to listen and trust your instincts. Eyebright and rosemary leaf may help you get in touch with your third eye chakra.
The seventh and final chakra is The Sahaswara (crown chakra). This deep purple chakra sits at the crown of the head, connecting us to our higher self and to the divine. Lavender, Gotu Kola, and tulsi leaf tea can be used to enhance and guide our spirituality.
If you are wondering how to unblock chakras, you can practice meditation focusing on the blocked chakra. Healing stones and herbal tinctures can also assist in clearing a blocked chakra. Some natural health practitioners may also be able to assist in healing chakras.
For opening chakras for beginners, healing chakra tea can assist. A combination of herbs to balance charkas can help to strengthen chakra frequencies. Using a blend of all seven chakras is a nice way for beginners to get in touch with their energy points. When you feel that one chakra is needing attention over the others, you may single out herbs specific to that chakra. SpiritualiTea herbal blends are created with each chakra in mind, addressing specific needs of individual chakra. On the other hand, Organic Merchant Certified Organic Chakra Tea is a herbal blend of 7 organic herbs, with primary indications for each chakra, whilst also being caffeine and sugar free. Both tea blends are made with organic ingredients only, with Organic Merchant Certified Organic Chakra Tea also being certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO) standards.