Having balanced chakras is vital for good health. When chakras are balanced one is able to perform at one’s optimal. Various techniques to maintain balanced chakras are available including sound healing, crystal therapy, essential oil therapy, energy healing, yoga and meditation. Using love-based energies one is able to transform fear-based imbalances to that of love.

1st Chakra: Muladhara (Red)

Maintaining a good sense of security and stability is key to avoid scattered energies and a sense of insecurity affecting one’s confidence. Activities including gardening, hiking and earth sitting can also prove to enhance this chakra.

2nd Chakra: Svadhishthana (Orange)

Being comfortable about sexuality is good to especially maintain expansive creativity. When this chakra is in imbalance sexual dysfunctions can occur. The sensation of guilt also harbours in this area. Sexual and creative expressions are useful to balance this chakra.

3rd Chakra: Manipura (Yellow)

This chakra governs self-esteem therefore when this is in balance courage naturally resides. When in imbalance one lacks confidence in one’s undertakings. Being exposed to sunshine, sunbathing and practising healthy boundaries are useful to harmonise this chakra.

4th Chakra: Anahata (Green)

Anahata is about self-love. When this chakra is in balance one is able to expand outwards with love. In contrast, when in imbalance one can experience grief and/or depression. Allowing self-time and pampering oneself can prove to be beneficial to balance this chakra.

5th Chakra: Vishuddha (Blue)

The Vishuddha governs communication and leadership. When in imbalance this can make a person shy and withdrawn. Singing and having meaningful conversations can be beneficial for a healthy Vishuddha.

6th Chakra: Ajna (Purple)

Ajna is about intuition and seeing without illusions. When this is closed or in imbalance a person can experience a lack in directions. Letting go of pre-conceived notions and dreaming of possibilities can help maintaining a balanced Ajna.

7th Chakra: Sahasrara (Violet)

As one keeps balancing one’s Sahasrara one is able to intensify one’s connection with the divine. On the other hand, cynicism can be experienced should this be in imbalance. Cloud watching, stargazing and meditation can be beneficial for a balanced Sahasrara.

Understanding that the chakras (energy centres), mind, body and soul are all interlinked it is therefore vital to maintain healthy chakras to lead a loving and healthy life.