Chakras and Essential Oils!

Chakra literally translates to a wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head.  When you go to visualize each chakra - think of beams of light, like a star. Each one is a different color. Chakras correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Chakras are each thought to govern a unique emotional and spiritual state. How energy flows through these centers greatly affects us. Balanced chakras allow energy to flow freely, promoting health, vitality, and harmony. But life experiences such as illness, trauma, and stress can cause imbalances that block the flow of energy. These imbalances produce a wide array of ailments & disturbances and can result in chronic illness, disease, and habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, & behaving. Fortunately, chakras can be cleared, rebalanced, and energized through yoga, Pranayama (breathing), meditation, and essential oils. 

Essential Oils are liquids distilled from plants. They are very concentrated. To give you an example, in a 5 ml bottle of Rose there are over 22 lbs of petals. Each drop of Essential oil is able to move through your blood-brain barrier to reach every part of our bodies on a cellular level. This happens in less than 20 seconds of the Essential Oil touching your skin. In about 20 mins that Essential Oil has circulated through your entire body. Young Living has been researching essential oils for the past 40 years and the company has been around for almost 26 years. Essential oils have actually been used for thousands of years for their ability to aid in overall wellness, promote relaxation, support the skin, and so many other reasons. There is plenty of well-documented uses for their benefits by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Europeans, and Chinese. Young Living has a Seed-to-Seal Promise. This is the main reason we love Young Living. It means that each plant is naturally taken care of, each plant is hand weeded. There are never any pesticides, chemicals or weed killers.  Before we get started let's talk about activating your Essential Oils! Place 3 drops into the palm of your hand. Use the opposite hand to make 3 clockwise circles with your fingertips to activate the oil. Then cup your hands over your nose and take 3 deep breaths.  Now let's get back to those Chakras!

Root Chakra

  • It represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded. It is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. When this chakra is open, we feel safe and fearless. 

  • Location: Base of spine in tailbone area. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. 

  • Emotional connection: Survival issues such as financial independence, money and food. 

  • The color associated with this Chakra is Red. 

  • Essential Oils to pair – Sandalwood, Patchouli, Cypress, Elemi, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Vetiver, Carrot Seed, Cardamom, Clove, Ginger.

Sacral Chakra 

  • Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences. This chakra is the center of our creativity and sexuality and is responsible for our creative expression. 

  • Location:  Lower abdomen, above pubic bone, about two inches below the navel and two inches in. 

  • Emotional connection: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality. 

  • The color associated with this Chakra is Orange. 

  • Essential Oils to pair – Geranium, Jasmine, Melissa, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Tangerine, Rose, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

  • Our ability to communicate. This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. 

  • Location: Throat. Includes the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue. 

  • Emotional connection: Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth. 

  • The color associated with this Chakra is blue. 

  • Essential Oils to pair – Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Spearmint, Frankincense, Cypress, Geranium, Sandalwood, Tea Tree.

Third Eye Chakra

  • Our ability to focus on and see the big picture. This chakra is the center of intuition. We all have a sense of intuition but we may not listen to it or heed its warnings. Focusing on opening the sixth chakra will help you hone this ability. 

  • Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra). 

  • Emotional connection: Intuition, imagination, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions.

  • The color associated with this Chakra is Indigo. 

  • Essential Oils to pair – Frankincense, Cedarwood, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme, Lavender

Crown Chakra

  • The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.  This is the chakra of enlightenment and spiritual connection to our higher selves, others, and ultimately, to the divine. 

  • Location: The very top/crown of the head. 

  • Emotional connection: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality and pure bliss. 

  • The color associated with this Chakra is purple. 

  • Essential Oils to pair – Frankincense, Jasmine, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Lavender, Rose, Ravensara, Basil, Rosemary

How to Use Essential Oils to Balance the Chakras

There are many types of “tools” that help guide us to a deeper awareness of our higher consciousness. Essential oils are one, of many, that can facilitate activation of our higher selves. Essential Oils are much more than a beautiful scent. Essential oils are powerful gifts meant to be cherished. Chakra Balancing Roll-on

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