In Eastern philosophy, it is thought that humans have spinning discs or vortexes of energy, called chakras which are located within the body. There are seven main chakras which are located along the spine, also called the Kundalini channel. A blockage of one of your chakras can lead to physical or mental health problems, like anxiety. Four of the seven chakras in particular can prevent anxiety if they are kept in optimum health and alignment. The Third Eye, Throat, Solar Plexus and Base/Root Chakra.
Located in the centre of your forehead, this chakra is a seat of your intuition. If blocked, you will feel a sense of loosing your intuition and can suffer from anxiety due to a lack of clear direction in your life. Your anxiety can then begin to spiral out of control because you lose a sense of self perspective over your life and become obsessed with the things that give you anxiety. To cure a blockage within this chakra, you can practice meditation which will give you a sense of perspective while also helping you to tap into your intuition. You can also experience a chakra healing bath, specifically focused on the 3rd eye at LivingReiki Therapies.
The ancient Sanskrit name of this chakra is Visuddha. The throat chakra is located in the throat area and goes down to the base of the neck and out to the collar bones. It also bridges the heart and the mind so it is an excellent chakra to keep in balance and harmony. The colour that is associated with this chakra is blue and its symbol is the crescent. Since speech arises from the throat chakra, this area is the centre of communication. This means that it is not only important for speech but for listening to others, since that is an important part of communication. When this chakra is unblocked, you can speak gracefully about your feelings as well as being able to listen to the advice of others. A blockage of this chakra will result in feelings of shyness, stubbornness, inhibited creativity and social anxiety. You might even have physical symptoms like sore throats or difficulty in hearing (blocked ears). To unblock this chakra you can treat the physical symptoms or the spiritual symptoms. You can treat the physical symptoms by singing which can help clear your throat chakra or by simply drinking water. If you are suffering from a cold of other upper respiratory illness that might be the cause of your blockage. You can also clear this chakra by using a chakra healing bath that is specifically focused on the throat chakra at LivingReiki Therapies.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Located under your rib cage, in the same area of your diaphragm, this chakra controls fear and anxiety. It's deeply connected to your digestive system, and when blocked can affect your appetite. You will lose your ability to deal with fear and anxiety because you lose your sense of control. Left unchecked, this can sometimes lead to eating disorders. Skull shining breathing can help unblock this chakra. To do this type of breathing, sit on the floor with your legs crossed. Exhale sharply by squeezing your ab muscles, then inhale passively. Again, you can utilise the Crystal Bowl Healing Sessions that we offer at LivingReiki Therapies to help re-align and balance this chakra.
At the root of your spine, the very bottom, is the tailbone. This is where your root chakra is located. It helps you to feel grounded and rooted and is the most physical of the seven chakras. If it's blocked you will more than likely experience anxiety because you are no longer grounded. You may even feel like your feet don't touch the ground when you walk. To unblock this chakra pay particular attention to the root chakra in order to free energy along the spine. You can also practice stomping your feet on the ground which is a very simple yet highly effective treatment to force you to feel more grounded. As with the other chakras, you can also try a sound bath healing session by focusing on the root chakra or why not combine a full sound bath healing session by allowing me to balance and re-align your entire chakra and auric field with the vibrations of crystal singing bowls.