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4 Ways how to balance the chakras

4 Ways how to balance the chakras

balance the chakras

Learn about their location, how they impact our energy, their association with our body organs, physical illnesses, behaviours, emotions and our overall well-being and how to start balancing the Chakras using yoga, meditation, sound and connection with nature.
Energy is never created or destroyed; it simply transforms from one form to the other. Our Chakras hold swirling wheels of energy that correspond to massive nerve centres in our bodies. Each Chakra controls bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional and spiritual state of being.
Understanding how our Chakra’s influence us gives us a hint of why we show up in the way that we do. Knowing this we can then start engaging in practises in an intentional and focussed manner to re- direct and transform the energy to support us physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Science has started researching Chakras more deeply. Several studies are researching chakras from an anatomical, functional and psychological perspective. Psychologist, Richard Maxwell, in his research proposes a model of understanding the chakras through gap junctions, or the channels between the cytoplasm of two adjacent cells that allow communication via the passage of ions, molecules, and electrical impulses.
Simply put, it is energy movement in microscopic spaces between cells, they are rich and complex energy centres that oversee all aspects of our life. From our physical body to self- esteem, creativity and our relationships with the world. Apart from being energy transmitters and receivers, they also digest and process our life experiences.
Our Chakras carry past traumatic experiences and unresolved pain. Imbalances are the result of these experiences and can become chronic conditions, and usually explains why healing takes time. It is also important to understand that we are constantly moving through the world, and our body and energy is impacted by our life experiences every day. Balancing our chakras is definitely not a quick fix. A once off dose of processes is just not enough. We have to use techniques that keep us clean and balanced regularly. We need to cleanse and heal our bodies on a regular basis – Best is to have a daily routine to address each of Chakras for a well balance day.
Let’s journey through each of the 7 chakras and unpack where the energy centre of each chakra is located, what it is generally responsible for, how it relates to a particular body organ, what we present with when the chakra is not in balance and what we present with when we are in balance. Let’s also explore 4 ways to influence the balance.

Individual energy centres and how to balance the Chakras


Located at the base of the spine between the anus and genitals.
Organs that are influenced
This Chakra regulates the health of our teeth, the bones, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity.
Imbalance Physical Symptoms
Imbalance in the Root Chakra leads to tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, constipation, depression, immune-related disorders, obesity, and eating disorders.
Imbalance Associated Behaviours
When the Root Chakra is out of balance it is possible that you could experience and exhibit ungrounded fear, anger, low self-esteem, insecurity, obsession with comfort and obsessiveness.
Our Tendencies when balanced
When this chakra is balanced you will demonstrate traits like – feeling grounded and centred, sense of commitment and independence, energy and vitality, strength and stillness and an ability to digest food well.

Located at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
This Chakra deals with the individual’s emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships.
Organs that are influenced
It governs the sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, and autoimmune system.
Imbalance Physical Symptoms
An unbalanced Sacral Chakra leads to lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, and menstrual problems.
Imbalance Associated Behaviours
Behavioural traits demonstrated include: irritability, shyness, guilt, tendency to blame, sexual obsession, lack of creativity.
Our Tendencies when Balanced
When the Sacral Chakra is in balance you tend to experience and demonstrate compassion, friendliness, intuition, vitality, a sense of connection and belonging and a good sense of humour.

Located at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
This Chakra deals with a sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, and defines self-esteem in an individual.
Organs that are influenced
It governs the effective functioning of the upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, and the stomach.
Imbalance Physical Symptoms
An unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra may lead to diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumours, anorexia/bulimia, or low blood pressure.
Imbalance Associated Behaviours
We show up in the world as having a low self -esteem, timidness, depressed, fearful of rejection, judgemental, angry and hostile.

Our Tendencies when Balanced
When we balance the energy in this chakra then we show up as energetic, confident, intelligent, highly productive, focussed and having good digestion.

Located on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
This Chakra affects a person’s social identity and influences traits like trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, compassion, and issues of the soul.
Organs that are influenced
It governs the functioning of the heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, oesophagus, shoulders, arms, hands.
Imbalance Physical Symptoms
An imbalance can cause issues related to the thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, and lung diseases.
Imbalance Associated Behaviours
Unbalanced energy emanating from this region shows us up as having difficulty to love, lack of hope, compassion & confidence, feeling of despair, variations in our mood.
Our Tendencies when Balanced
When the energy in the Heart Chakra is balanced, we show up as complete and whole, compassionate, empathetic, friendly, optimistic, motivated and having an outgoing in nature.

It is located at the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
This chakra deals with personality traits like communication, creativity, faith, truthfulness, self-awareness, and expression.

Organs that are influenced
It governs the throat, the thyroid, and parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck and shoulders, arms, hands, oesophagus, mouth, teeth, and gums.
Imbalance Physical Symptoms
An unbalanced Throat Chakra could cause thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, gum or tooth problems, laryngitis, and hearing problems.
Imbalance Associated Behaviours
Imbalanced energy here could show you up as having shaken faith, indecisiveness, weak will power, lack of expressiveness, lack of creativity, prone to addictions
Our Tendencies when Balanced
When you are in balance with the Throat Chakra you experience increased creativity and expressiveness, effective communication skills, contentment, good listening skills.

Located between the eyebrows.
The Third Eye Chakra deals with self-awareness, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, implementation of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, and intuitive reasoning.
Organs that are influenced
It governs the functions of the brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, and the neurological system.
Imbalance Physical Symptoms
Any imbalance could lead to headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, or spinal dysfunctions.
Imbalance Associated Behaviours
When the energy in this chakra is not in balance our behaviours typically demonstrate poor judgement, confusion, fear of truth, indiscipline, inability to concentrate and addictive behaviours.
Our Tendencies when Balanced
When we are in balance with the Third Eye Chakra, we experience clarity in thought, healthy creative minds, strong intuitive power, improved concentration and focus.
Location: Crown of the head
The Crown Chakra influences intuitive knowledge, connection to spirituality, integration of mind-body-spirit, and conscious awareness.
Organs that are influenced
It governs the centre of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, and the pineal gland.
Imbalance Physical Symptoms
An imbalance in the Crown Chakra causes chronic exhaustion and sensitivity to light and sound.
Imbalance Associated Behaviours
When the Crown Chakra energy is out of balance, we demonstrate behaviours that indicate lack of purpose, identity crisis, disbelief in and spiritual practices or devotion, sense of fear, lack of faith and hope, uninspired and materialistic in nature.
Our Tendencies when Balanced
A balanced Crown Chakra brings in us a sense of connection and oneness with the universe, open-mindedness, intelligence, thoughtfulness, receptive to new thoughts and ideas and an overall grounded and harmonious personality.


You may try one or a combination of these techniques to bring out the best in you.
(Disclaimer: This does not replace any medical treatment and is not intended to be any form of medical advice.)

  1. Yoga: Gentle, mindful movement that is co-ordinated with specific breathing patterns enables subtle energy to flow through the specific chakras. This energy is called Prana, which is a subtle life force energy that is almost like breath but much more subtle. The Prana that is invigorated during yoga movement, the actual physical posture and the breathing pattern that is used, enables blocked energy to be cleared from the Chakra and replaces it with new energy. The Chakra is able to come back into its natural rhythm.
  2. Meditation: This is a process of effortless relaxation that we experience in a space of silence that comes from within us. In this silence and through a gentle awareness being placed on particular chakras, energy is enlivened in that area releasing trapped energy and replacing with new energy that vibrates at a higher frequency.
  3. Sound therapy: Each Chakra resonates at a different frequency and there are specific sounds that are associated with each chakra. The Root Chakra is LAM, The Sacral Chakra is VAM, The Solar Plexus Chakra is RAM, The Heart Chakra is YAM, Throat Chakra is HAM, Third Eye Chakra is AUM and the Crown Chakra is Silence.
    These sounds resonate with each of the Chakras as it is chanted or heard through music or singing sound bowls, thereby energizing that particular chakra with the optimal frequency for its optimal functioning.
  4. Connecting with nature: Nature resonates at a particular frequency and rhythm. This same frequency and rhythm resides within us. When our chakras are out of balance, the rhythm and resonance is broken. Spending time in nature, connecting with all the elements; Fire, Water, Earth, Air & Ether and imbibing them into your Chakras creates balance.
    Start you own routine to get your Chakras back into shape or why not give yourself the opportunity to experience a Chakra Balancing program. Click the link below to access a 9- hour workshop that is spread over 3 days and will be hosted live and in person in Plettenberg Bay by Teresa Summer – International Yoga and Wellness Practitioner. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION