If you’ve been exploring energy healing, you may have come across something about chakras, or chakra healing. Like other energy healing practices, chakra healing may help you balance your body’s energy, feel more balanced, or even boost your physical wellness. But if you’re not sure what the chakras are or what they can be used for, you’re in the right place. This article will explore each of the 7 chakras, what they mean, and what they have to do with energy healing. We’ll even give you some tips for how you can use chakra healing in your own life. 

What is Chakra Healing?

The chakras are known to energy healing enthusiasts as the body’s energy centers. They run from the tailbone to the crown of your head, in front of your spine. While you can’t see them, they make up a key part of the human body’s energy field. Chakras have been used for thousands of years as a means of balancing the body’s energy for physical, emotional, and physical well-being. 

Here is a quick description of each chakra. As you read, see if you can tune into each one. Use this as an opportunity to mentally check in with each chakra, sense its location, and feel its energy. The descriptions will help you learn what feelings spring from each one. Be mindful of those feelings and where they come from. Consider what feels free or easy about each emotion, and what feels more difficult for you right now.

What are the 7 Chakras?

Root Chakra – Muladhara 

The first of the chakras, the root chakra, lies at the perineum, or the tip of your tailbone. It’s related to grounding, survival, primal energy, and security. 

Chakra healing here may help you feel strong and safe. Close your eyes and imagine the strength that lies here.

Color: Red 

Sound: Lam

Sacral Chakra – Svadhisthana

This second chakra is connected with sexuality, pleasure, creativity, and relationships. It lies at the sacrum, and may overlap the root chakra. If you’re a creative person, check in with this chakra often to make sure it doesn’t feel blocked. 

Healing this chakra may help you feel creativity flowing freely! 

Color: Orange

Sound: Vam

Solar Plexus – Manipura

Located near the stomach, this third chakra has to do with inner strength, self-control, vitality, and assertiveness. A healthy solar plexus may help you set boundaries and voice your needs. 

Chakra healing of the solar plexus may help you reclaim your power and act on behalf of what you want. If you feel like you have “guts” or “moxy,” you may be strong here.

Color: Yellow

Sound: Ram

Heart Chakra – Anahata

Of course, the heart chakra is in the center of your chest. It’s associated with love, compassion, forgiveness, and self-esteem. Balance in the heart chakra is related to a feeling of being centered. 

Chakra healing of the heart may help you feel a sense of love without emotional pain. It may help you to feel more open to giving and receiving affection, trusting others, and feeling joy and gratitude.

Color: Green

Sound: Yam

Throat Chakra – Visuddha

It makes sense that this fifth chakra is connected with expression, communication, and speech. When balanced, you may feel more free to be truthful, express your feelings in words, as well as listening to others do the same. Blockages or traumatic life events may energetically “strangle” your voice and leave you feeling incapable or unworthy of that expression. 

Chakra healing may help you regain the ability and desire to ring out your own truth.

Color: Blue

Sound: Ham

Third Eye, or Brow Chakra – Ajna

This is the sixth chakra, located between the eyebrows. It’s associated with intuition, vision, insight, and psychic awareness or ESP. If it is blocked, or you’ve been traumatized, you may find yourself overly vigilant in trying to see every possible bad outcome, or perceive every threat. Your visual field may narrow or be hyper-focused on one thing at a time. 

Chakra healing in this area could help you be more relaxed, helping intuition and perception come to you, rather than stressing about looking for it. 

Color: Indigo

Sound: Om

Crown Chakra – Sahasrara

Located above the crown of your head, this seventh chakra is your connection point with higher consciousness, higher power, or inspiration. This is your most spiritual chakra. If you feel disconnected from others, from your higher power, or from the universe, there could be something blocking this. 

Healing the crown chakra can help you reestablish your sense of connectedness and spirituality.

Color: Violet

Sound: Ah

Chakra Healing Exercise

Based on principles of energy healing, this chakra healing exercise can help you check in with your entire chakra system. 

  • First, sit or lie down and relax. Starting at your tailbone, focus on relaxing each part of your spine into a supported position. 
  • Focus on one chakra at a time, moving from your tailbone to the crown of your head.
  • As you focus on each chakra, imagine the color associated with it as a bright light on that part of your body.
  • You might try chanting the sound associated with each chakra as you focus on it. Sound vibrations can be a powerful way to heal your chakras! If that feels uncomfortable, think of the sound instead, or listen to a recording of someone else (you can search for these on YouTube).
  • As you move up from one chakra to the next, consider areas that feel cluttered, overwhelmed, or blocked. Also, think about areas where you’re doing well — places that feel more clear and flowing. 
  • Does energy seem to flow freely from your root chakra all the way to your crown? What about flowing in the other direction, from crown to root? 
  • Where you feel any sense of discomfort or blockage, lay a gentle hand on the area, or simply focus there, and tune in further. Mentally ask any energy that doesn’t belong there to flow away. 
  • Invite areas with more positive energy to support areas that may have less. 
  • If you’re familiar with muscle testing, you might try testing each chakra as you pass through the body, asking if there are any associated imbalances or trapped emotions that are hindering your chakra energy healing.
  • Think of imbalances flowing from the root chakra, all the way up and out your crown. Let them go!

man laying down doing a chakra healing exercise

How do you feel after this chakra healing exercise?

Use this simple chakra healing exercise as a chance to meditate and check in with how you’re feeling mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Through chakra healing and tuning into each one, you may be able to identify areas where you’re struggling, or where you feel you’re not functioning at your peak. 

After checking in with chakras, consider using energy healing — specifically the Emotion Code® and the Body Code™ — to identify and release any trapped emotions that could be blocking or hampering chakra function. From our experience, we believe most people have several trapped emotions, and these may disturb the energy flow throughout the body. By releasing them, chakra healing can be easier to access and accomplish! Releasing trapped emotions can result in feeling lighter, happier, or more balanced – right away.

Chakra healing is one of the most fundamental practices in energy healing. Quick chakra healing exercises done daily can help facilitate your body’s energy flow and improve your wellness on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level.

How You Could Benefit From Chakra Energy Healing

Chakra energy healing is designed to align your body and mind and leave you in a place of improved wellness and harmony. Discover all the benefits that chakra healing benefits can bring you!

  1. Chakra Energy Healing Targets Specific Chakras
    When you work with energy practitioners, they will work specifically with one of your seven chakras. Whether the chakra is the Third Eye or the Root, a chakra worker can help identify your chakra imbalance and focus on that specific chakra.
  2. Chakra Energy Healing is Natural
    Holistic health practitioners work with your body to restore its natural energy and rhythm. By listening to your body and helping it get back in tune and by helping your energy flow correctly, your body can function better.
  3. Chakra Healing Works With Other Practices
    Energy practitioners work in conjunction with several other practices. These include massage, yoga, meditation, Reiki, the Emotion Code, the Body Code, and more. An understanding of the chakras can amplify the healing abilities of other modalities.
  4. Chakra Energy Healing May Have Physical Results
    Chakras are balls of energy, so you can’t see them on a medical scan — but when you align your chakras, there may be physical results. Aligning your chakras can benefit your endocrine system, as well as the nervous system.
  5. Chakra Energy Healing May Have Mental Benefits
    For individuals suffering from mental issues and the stresses of daily life, chakra energy healers can have amazing results. By aligning your energy and creating positivity flowing through your body, your mental state may improve. The mind and body are inseparably connected, and well-being in one often leads to well-being in the other.
  6. Chakra Energy Healing May Be Individualized
    Chakras can be opened, closed, assessed, aligned, and balanced. You and your body are unique and holistic health practitioners can help your body with the specific type of chakra healing you desire.
  7. Chakra Energy Healing May Help You Connect To The World Around You
    For many in the modern world, there is a feeling of disconnection. Chakras are each associated with different senses and elements. Feelings of disconnection can be addressed through chakra energy healing. As your energy aligns, you may find that you feel more connected to your own senses or the elements of the world around you.
  8. Chakra Energy Healing Can Work In Conjunction With Crystals
    For those who harness the powers of crystals, chakra energy healing and crystals can work together. Certain crystals can be used to enhance the process. Contact local chakra energy healers for more information on how crystals can be used in conjunction with energy healing.
  9. Chakra Energy Healing Can Be Integrated at Home
    Unlike many Western medicine practices, chakra energy healing can be continued at home, after a visit with an energy practitioner. Energy healers can teach meditations and mantras that can be used at home to help keep your chakra energy aligned and balanced.
  10. Chakra Energy Healing is Not Exclusive
    Any and all are welcome to experience the benefits and joys of energy healing. There are no prerequisites or requirements to see holistic health practitioners, only a wanting heart and an open mind.

We hope you enjoyed this chakra healing and balancing exercise! Want to work with a Certified Energy Healing Practitioner for more help clearing any stagnant energy from your chakras? Visit with a Body Code practitioner today!