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    Chakra Healing Foods: A Complete Guide (w/ Chart)

    In this post, discover healing foods for each of your body’s chakras, plus save and print a handy chakra foods chart to keep with you whenever you want to connect with any of your chakras through food.

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    Chakra Healing

    When you think of the effects that food has on your body, it’s likely that you immediately think of the physical impacts; through conscious food choices, you can incorporate food into your diet that might help you lose or gain weight and/or muscle.

    But your food choices don’t just affect your physical self; they have a profound impact on your mental, emotional, and spiritual self as well. In fact, your mind, body, and spirit are all affected every single day by your food intake in ways that you may not even see.

    That’s why intentionally choosing food that works with your internal energy is so important: because the effects extend beyond your physical self and digestive system and have an impact on your entire well-being.

    Below, you’ll find a list of healing foods for each of your body’s energy centers along with a handy chart you can print or save to your phone. If you want to connect with a particular chakra, incorporate foods into your snacks and meals that correspond with that chakra. Be intentional with this practice. For instance, if you’re connecting with your root chakra and have added sweet potatoes to one of your meals, set the intention to connect with your root chakra before you start eating. As you eat, remain mindful of the energy in and around your root chakra. You might also internally recite some root chakra affirmations as you’re eating. (You can find links to affirmations for each of your body’s energy centers in the sections below.)

    I’ve added some links in the box below if you want to learn more about your chakra system and the seven main chakras. For an overview on all the chakras, you can check out my post on the chakra colors and meanings here.

    And if you want to learn more about opening, activating, and healing your body’s energy centers, be sure to check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle. The bundle comes with a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. (All items can be purchased individually as well!)

    Discover More About Chakras

    Discover more about chakras using the links below, plus get journal prompts and affirmations for each of your body’s main energy centers! And for deeper insight into chakras as well as guidance on profound chakra healing, check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, which includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. You can also discover more in my online shop.

    Chakra Healing Foods

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    Root Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Root Chakra Foods
    • Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots
    • Red fruits such as apples, strawberries, and cherries
    • Protein-rich foods such as beans and nut butters

    Want to learn more about root chakra healing? Discover 14 practices to heal your root chakra here. For even more root chakra healing, get root chakra affirmations here and root chakra journal prompts here.

    Sacral Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Sacral Chakra Foods
    • Spices such as cinnamon
    • Orange produce such as mangoes, oranges, and carrots
    • Honey

    Looking to heal your sacral chakra? Get 14 powerful practices for healing the sacral chakra here. Plus get sacral chakra affirmations here and journal prompts here!

    Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Solar Plexus Chakra Foods
    • Complex carbs such as oatmeal and quinoa
    • Yellow produce such as bananas, pineapple, and squash
    • Ginger, turmeric, cumin, fennel

    Want more solar plexus chakra healing practices? Check out these solar plexus chakra affirmations and journal prompts.

    Heart Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Heart Chakra Foods
    • Heart-healthy leafy green vegetables
    • Green tea
    • Basil, thyme, cilantro

    If you want more heart chakra healing practices, check out these heart chakra affirmations and journal prompts!

    Throat Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Throat Chakra Foods
    • Herbal teas with honey and/or lemon
    • Fruit smoothies
    • Cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew

    For deeper throat chakra healing, check out these throat chakra affirmations and journal prompts.

    Third Eye Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Third Eye Chakra Foods
    • Dark blue/purple fruits such as blueberries/blackberries
    • Brain-boosting antioxidants such as dark chocolate.
    • Grape juice

    To open, activate, and connect with your third eye chakra, check out these 40 third eye chakra affirmations and 30 journal prompts.

    Crown Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Crown Chakra Foods
    • Purified water
    • Detox and fasting (if safe for you – please follow guidance of medical professionals)

    (Why aren’t there more food choices for your crown chakra? Because food is a material thing of this earth, while the crown chakra is connected with your highest, divine self. To connect with your crown chakra, focus less on what foods to eat and more on your divine self: the truest part of you that’s untouched by human experiences.)

    Do you want to create a deeper connection to your crown chakra? Get started with these crown chakra affirmations and journal prompts.


    For more on chakra healing, plus positive affirmations, manifestation tools, and more, be sure to follow me on Pinterest! And for a daily dose of self-love and empowering beliefs, connect with me on Instagram.


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    Sacral Chakra Healing: Open & Balance the Sacral Chakra

    In this post, discover 14 powerful sacral chakra healing practices that will help you to open and balance your sacral chakra, your body’s energy center for creativity, passion, prosperity, joy, and sensuality. Plus, download 35 affirmations and 30 journal prompts for the sacral chakra below!

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    What is the Sacral Chakra?

    Located in your lower abdomen, your sacral chakra is your energy center for creativity, joy, prosperity, passion, openness, and playfulness. An open and balanced sacral chakra means you embrace your creativity, have high self-esteem, and are able to relax and have fun, releasing work to engage in play. Pleasure is a word often associated with the sacral chakra, as having an open sacral chakra means you find delight in all of life’s pleasures.

    This is also the energy center for sensuality and sexuality. When energy is flowing freely through this chakra, you’re more likely to have a strong, positive relationship with your body. You honor your desires and have healthy intimate relationships with others.

    The sacral chakra is about more than creativity and high self-esteem, though. When this energy center is balanced, you feel more open, adaptable, compassionate, and forgiving. You’re honest with yourself and others, and you’re able to let go of grudges that don’t serve your well-being. Because you have a strong and healthy relationship with yourself, you know that holding onto negative emotions such as anger, resentment, and bitterness only harms you in the long run, so you’re able to let these things go in order to take care of your mind, body, and spirit.

    In this post, we’ll look deeper into the sacral chakra and discuss 14 powerful practices for opening, balancing, and healing your second energy center. First, here are some of the key attributes of the sacral chakra:

    • Sanskrit Name: Svadhishthana (Sva = “self”; shthana = “place”)
    • Location: Lower abdomen (below your navel)
    • Color: Orange
    • Body Parts: Womb, Bladder, Lower Back, Reproductive Organs
    • Symbol: Six-petaled lotus with a moon crescent in the center
    • Element: Water
    • Mantra: VAM
    • Affirmation: I feel
    • Balanced Attributes: Creative, Joyful, Playful, Prosperous, Stable, Sexual, Sensual, Passionate, Open, Energetic, Honest, Forgiving
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Creativity, Unstable, Insecure, Anxious, Scattered, Lazy, Fearful, Disconnected, Depressed, Unmotivated, Negative, Lack of Sensuality
    • Fundamental Need: Emotional flow, desire, sexuality

    Sacral Chakra Healing

    If you live in a culture that prioritizes work over play, sacral chakra healing can be an especially important and profound self-care practice. It’s also important if you grew up with a negative relationship your own body, or if you’re not fully comfortable in your sensuality and sexuality.

    So how does sacral chakra healing really work? First, it’s important to understand your chakra system and the energy within your body. While you often only hear about the seven main chakras, there are actually 114 chakras throughout your body. (And some believe there to be more!) These chakras are connected by energy channels called nadis. You can think of nadis kind of like roads that vehicles travel upon. Energy travels through these energy channels to get to each of your chakras.

    In a perfect system, your energy is flowing freely all the time. Unfortunately, energy often becomes stuck inside this system, causing your chakras to become either overactive or underactive. Ignoring these blockages won’t make them go away. To get energy moving again, you need to engage in healing practices to help stimulate your life force (prana).

    The type of healing you need will depend on the level of blockage you’re experiencing. For instance, if you’re experiencing some writer’s block or feeling excess negativity within, but this isn’t normal for you, meditation and gentle movement through yoga may help to get the energy flowing again. But if your blockage goes deeper, you may need to engage in profound inner child healing practices in order to get to the source of the blockage so that you can work with it, release it, and stimulate the free flow of energy within.

    Below, you’ll find 14 powerful healing practices to open, balance, and activate your sacral chakra. You can use any of these practices as part of your daily routine, or you can choose a few when you feel like your sacral chakra is blocked and imbalanced. I’ve also linked to several other posts that provide further understanding into the healing practices on this list.

    And for deeper insight into chakras as well as guidance on profound chakra healing, check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, which includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. You can also discover more in my online shop.

    Get Creative

    How often do you make space in your life for creativity?

    Actually, let me rephrase that.

    How often do you make space in your life for creativity that has absolutely no end goal? It’s not meant to be productive. It’s not meant to be good. And it’s definitely not meant to be perfect. It’s just pure, unrestricted, joyful creativity.

    This is the type of creativity you feel when you’re in a total flow state. And there’s a good chance it’s not the type of creative outlet you’re best at. For instance, I’m a writer. I’m writing blog posts and articles every single day, and I also often work on fiction stories in my spare time. But even then, I have a very hard time letting go of my inner perfectionist. So when I’m working with my sacral chakra, I never turn to writing to stimulate my creativity. Rather, I often do something that I’m not very objectively good at, like painting. I embrace the fun and play of it all, and I let go and allow my inner creative to guide me wherever she wants to go.

    Embracing your creative flow is one of the most beneficial practices you can do when working with your sacral chakra. Do something you feel good about that isn’t related to your job and that you don’t feel the need to be perfect when doing. Let it be both messy and beautiful!

    Spend Time In Water

    The sacral chakra’s associated element is water, and there are several powerful ways you can use water to connect with this energy center. My personal favorite practice is to take a luxurious bubble bath. When your sacral chakra is open and balanced, you have a positive relationship with your body and embrace your own divine sensuality. A warm bubble bath is the perfect way to honor your body. I also love to pair this practice with aromatherapy and crystal healing, which you’ll read more about below. Turn off the lights, place your sacral chakra healing crystals around the tub, and use cinnamon-scented candles or essential oils to set the mood for profound sacral chakra healing.

    (Not a bath person? Get some ideas for shower meditations here.)

    Of course, you can also find water all over nature, which is one of our greatest teachers and healers of all. Oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams all offer opportunities to connect with your sacral chakra. If you’re not too keen on getting in the water, that’s okay! Even sitting near the water while meditating, journaling, or simply sitting in silence can offer meaningful healing.

    Mirror Work

    Mirror work can be a beneficial practice for your entire chakra system as a whole, but I especially like it for sacral chakra healing because it can help build self-esteem and connect you to your body, which are all important aspects of the sacral chakra. What does mirror work entail exactly? First, stand in front of a mirror and look yourself in the eyes. If possible, try to use a mirror that shows at least half your body. Bring a gentle smile to your lips. As you’re looking yourself in the eyes, start complimenting yourself. Affirm all the things you love about yourself, both inside and out. If you’re complimenting your arms, you can gently brush your fingertips against your arms in loving reverence. The same goes for your face, chest, legs, and all the rest of your divine being. If you’re feeling super confident, you can even start dancing in front of the mirror. Your dancing can be fun and joyful or sultry and sensual; do what feels most comfortable to you! When you’re about done, look yourself in the eyes and tell yourself I love you. Repeat this practice as often as you want.

    Uplifting Affirmations

    Positive affirmations are a powerful way to lift your vibrations and align yourself with the energy you want to attract. For sacral chakra healing, focus on words that affirm your joy, creativity, passion, prosperity, openness, sensuality, and sexuality. Use these affirmations throughout your day.

    Below, you can find some sacral chakra affirmations to get you started. For more, check out my post, 35 Sacral Chakra Affirmations to Live a Passionate Life.

    • I am open to the flow of creativity.
    • I am creative, passionate, and inspired. 
    • I feel joyful, energetic, and alive.
    • I am pure, positive energy.
    • My emotions flow freely in a balanced and healthy way. 
    • I allow the flow of positive energy to effortlessly move through me.
    • I live a creative, vibrant, passionate life.
    • I am vibrating pure joy, abundance, and prosperity.
    • Endless prosperity flows to and through me.
    • I am cultivating a beautiful life free of stress, worries, or fear.
    • I deserve absolute and unconditional bliss.
    • Unconditional joy is my birthright.
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    Dance

    When your sacral chakra is blocked, you may feel withdrawn, tense, negative, and/or fearful. Dancing is one of the best ways to allow energy to flow freely throughout your body as you release any tension you may be holding onto within. Does the idea of dancing in front of people feel too overwhelming? That’s okay! This practice can often be most beneficial when you’re completely alone. If you’re at home or somewhere safe, play some music that resonates with you. It can be fast and upbeat or slow and sensual. You can set the mood by turning off lights, lighting candles, and/or changing into clothes that make you feel your best. Then, all you have to do is simply dance. Let loose, knowing you are completely safe. You can move in any way that feels right to you, but I do recommend connecting to your hips and lower abdomen from time to time in order to stimulate the energy in and around your sacral chakra.

    Meditation

    There are several ways you can use meditation to connect with your sacral chakra and guide you toward profound healing. One sacral chakra healing practice is to envision a bright orange glowing orb in your lower abdomen. As you breathe in, see the orb getting bigger. As you breathe out, see it growing brighter. You can also recite some uplifting affirmations as you do this.

    You might also choose to envision living a day in the life as your truest, most authentic self with an open and balanced sacral chakra. How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? What do you do during the day? How do you speak to yourself and others? How do you incorporate play, fun, creativity, and joy into your day? How do you feel about your body? See all the details play out in your visualization, and feel the positive feelings of having an open sacral chakra.

    Write a Letter to Your Inner Child

    When you were a child, was using your imagination encouraged or discouraged? Did you engage in creative activities? Did you find creativity to be fun, or were you often preoccupied with being perfect? Did anyone ever say anything to discourage your creativity? Were you forced to grow up too fast? Take some time to sit and write a letter to your inner child. Affirm to this part of you that it’s safe to be creative. Encourage them to play more and to do things that bring them joy. Tell your inner child everything he or she needs to hear regarding play, fun, creativity, and joy. Build up their self-esteem. Was there something you always wished an adult would tell you? Tell it to yourself now.

    Journaling

    Journaling is one of my personal favorite practices for connecting with all of my chakras. If you can, I recommend making journaling a sacred time in which you’re not interrupted. If you have a quiet spot in your home, set some time aside to go there so you can connect with your inner self. You might even choose to surround yourself with crystals, essential oils, and other healing tools.

    To work with the sacral chakra, you can use journal prompts that are dedicated to connecting with the sacral chakra. To get started, you can check out my post, 30 Journal Prompts to Open and Heal the Sacral Chakra. Another powerful journaling practice is to write down sacral chakra affirmations, feeling the uplifting and positive emotions of the words as you write them. You can even make your journaling a time to get creative. Do you have an awesome idea for a movie, book, or TV show? Write down the story in your journal! (Just make sure to release your inner perfectionist during this time.)

    Visualization

    Visualization can be a powerful tool in connecting to your inner self, healing your energy, and manifesting the life you desire. One reason it can be especially powerful for sacral chakra healing is that it allows you to engage with your imagination. If you haven’t used your imagination much since you were a child, this can be an especially profound healing method for you. There are several ways you can use visualization to connect with the sacral chakra. You can use any of the exercises outlined in the Meditation section above, or you can simply allow your imagination to take over your visualization and see where it leads. Since water is the element connected to the sacral chakra, you might also visualize yourself playing beneath a waterfall or floating in a river. Imagine that the water is rinsing away all negative and blocked energy and healing your life force within.

    Yoga

    Yoga is a profound healing practice for all of your chakras, but I especially love it for working with the sacral chakra because it allows you to connect with your body in a personal and powerful way. For sacral chakra healing, make sure to incorporate hip-opening poses into your practice. During your practice, breathe into your lower abdomen and focus on connecting with your sacral chakra. Let this practice be a sacred time in which you honor your body and treat it with respect and reverence.

    Here are some poses (asanas) you can incorporate into your practice when working with the sacral chakra:

    • Pigeon
    • Butterly
    • Cobra
    • Frog
    • Goddess squat

    Aromatherapy

    Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural plant extracts for therapeutic healing. This is one of my favorite underutilized healing practices, and it’s super easy to incorporate into your daily routine. For sacral chakra healing, use citrusy and/or spicy scents such as Orange, Tangerine, Cinnamon, Bergamot, Neroli, Cypress, Cardamom. For more information on how to use essential oils to heal the chakras, check out my post, A Guide to Essential Oils for Chakra Healing.

    Color Therapy

    In chakra healing, color therapy is the practice of surrounding yourself with the corresponding color of the chakra you want to open, activate, and/or heal. For sacral chakra healing, that means immersing yourself in all things orange. You can eat orange food, write in orange pen, wear orange clothing, and surround yourself in orange items. One of my favorite color therapy practices is to write empowering affirmations on colored post-it notes. So for sacral chakra healing, you might write uplifting sacral chakra affirmations on orange post-its.

    One of the most important things to remember here is to be intentional with this practice. Choose your items with the intention of healing your sacral chakra. You might find it helpful to play an affirmation game with your color therapy practice. For instance, if you decide to wear a piece of jewelry that has an orange gemstone, say an uplifting sacral chakra affirmation every time you touch or see this item. You can also decide that anytime you see an orange item while you’re out and about during the day, you’ll internally say a sacral chakra affirmation or express gratitude for an aspect of yourself related to the sacral chakra.

    Food

    Food can have a profound influence on your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self. While we often think of food as primarily affecting the body, it also affects the mind and spirit as well. For sacral chakra healing, add your favorite spices (such as cinnamon) to drinks and meals. Add orange produce such as carrots, mangoes, and oranges to your snacks or meals. You can also add sweet, antioxidant-filled honey to your tea, yogurt, or toast. (Or however you best like to savor it.)

    Crystals & Gemstones

    Each chakra is linked to powerful crystals that help you to connect to your energy centers and stimulate the effortless flow within. For sacral chakra healing, you can use crystals that stimulate creativity and passion, such as Orange Calcite, Jasper, Carnelian, Red Tiger’s Eye, Coral, and Fire Opal. Use these crystals in meditation, as jewelry, in crystal grids, in a sacred space, or keep them with you throughout the day. For more on how to cleanse, program, and use crystals, you can read my post on all things crystal related here. And for more on chakra healing crystals, click here.


    What practices have served you in opening, balancing, and healing your sacral chakra? Leave your questions and tips in the comment box below! And for more more chakra resources, plus uplifting affirmations and self-love encouragement, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!


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    Root Chakra Healing: Open & Balance the Root Chakra

    In this post, discover 14 powerful root chakra healing practices that will help you to open and balance your root chakra, allowing you to feel stable and secure, no matter what’s going on in your external world. Plus, download 35 affirmations and 30 journal prompts for the root chakra below!

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    What is the Root Chakra?

    Located at the base of your spine, the root chakra is your body’s energy center for stability, safety, strength, security, groundedness, and inner peace. Your root chakra acts as your foundation. This is where you build your strength, power, and steadiness so that the flow of energy can easily move freely throughout your entire body.

    A good metaphor is to think of your root chakra like the roots of a tree. With strong roots, you’ll remain stable, firm, and supported, no matter which way the wind blows. And that’s truly what your root chakra does for you; with an open and balanced root chakra, you’ll remain grounded, centered, and calm, no matter what’s going on in your external world.

    Does this mean everything’s perfect all the time? Absolutely not. A balanced root chakra signifies that you feel firm in your place in life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have hopes and dreams for something more. However, because you feel so solid and steady, you’re not desperate or distressed as you wait for your dreams to manifest. Rather, you’re able to let go, trust, and ground yourself to the present moment, knowing that all is truly going to be okay.

    In this post, we’ll dive deep into root chakra healing and discuss 14 powerful practices for opening, balancing, and healing the root chakra. First, here are some of the key attributes of the root chakra:

    • Sanskrit Name: Muladhara (Mula: “root”; Adhara: “support” or “base”)
    • Location: Base of spine
    • Color: Red
    • Body Parts: Legs, Colon, Kidneys, Prostate, Bladder, Tailbone
    • Symbol: Four-petaled lotus with a square in the middle
    • Element: Earth
    • Mantra: LAM
    • Affirmation: I am
    • Balanced Attributes: Secure, Grounded, Strong, Centered, Stable, Steady, Safe, Peaceful, Supported, All Basic Needs Are Met
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Insecure, Anxious, Depressed, Scattered, Disconnected, Restless, Fearful, Cynical, Neglected, Worried
    • Fundamental Need: Survival

    Root Chakra Healing

    Even though each of your body’s energy centers has its own distinct role, it’s important to remember that all of your chakras, along with your life force (prana) and energy channels (nadis) act as one whole system. When one is blocked, it affects the rest of your chakra system, causing other energy centers to become underactive or overactive.

    That’s why root chakra healing is one of the most profound self-care practices you can do for your mind, body, and spirit. As your foundation, it’s important to maintain an open and balanced root chakra in order to keep your entire chakra system in balance. I like to think of it like this: your root chakra represents your basic needs, like warmth, rest, and security. If one of these basic needs isn’t being met, it would be hard to to cultivate a deeper relationship with your other chakras and feelings of creativity, passion, love, and intuition.

    But when you take the time to create a solid and stable foundation, you give these other aspects of your being a chance to thrive.

    Below, you’ll find 14 powerful root chakra healing practices to open, balance, and activate this important energy center. You can use these practices as part of your daily routine, or pick some to do when you’re feeling imbalanced and misaligned. I’ve also linked to several other posts that provide further understanding into the healing practices on this list.

    And for deeper insight into chakras as well as guidance on profound chakra healing, check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, which includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. You can also discover more in my online shop.

    Ensure Basic Needs Are Being Met

    The root chakra acts as your foundation, and at your most basic level, before anything else, you have physiological and safety needs that need to be met in order to have a solid and stable foundation. These needs include food, water, warmth, rest, security, and safety. While the rest of the practices on this list are powerful on their own, nothing can bring you long-term healing if your basic needs aren’t being met.

    Unfortunately, depending on your life situation, this isn’t always easy. What do you do if food isn’t always readily available? What if you don’t feel safe and secure in your environment? What if your busy schedule doesn’t allow for rest? There’s no easy, one-size-fits-all answer here. So this is the best advice I can give you: don’t be afraid to ask for and accept help from others.

    And also don’t be afraid to ask for help from the Universe. For most of my life, I wasn’t someone who would talk to a higher power. It wasn’t until recent years that I began sitting down and handing over my worries to the Universe. I don’t say this to make you feel good; I say this because it’s my authentic truth: every single time I’ve actually paused and spoken to the Universe, my requests have always been answered. Sometimes, in minutes. Sometimes, hours. Sometimes, days. But never, ever am I ignored.

    Meditation

    Meditation is a powerful practice for healing all of your chakras, but there’s something especially powerful when it comes to root chakra healing. Meditating in the morning can be especially profound because it allows you to get grounded, centered, and stable as you start your day. Use meditation to connect with your foundation and to breathe calm, strength, and peace into every cell of your body.

    A simple breathing meditation can be effective in root chakra healing. You might also choose to connect with your root chakra by envisioning it as a bright red glowing orb at the base of your spine. As you breathe in, see the orb getting bigger. As you breathe out, see it growing brighter. You can also recite some grounding affirmations as you do this (see below).

    Grounding Affirmations

    The use of positive affirmations can be a powerful healing practice that supports your total well-being: mind, body, and spirit. For root chakra healing, focus on affirmations specifically dedicated to helping you feel grounded, stable, secure, calm, strong, peaceful, and centered. You can recite affirmations as you wake up in the morning, during meditation, as you commute to work, in your journal, as you wind down for the evening, and any time you need to take a step back and allow a wave of calm to wash over you.

    I’ve written some of my favorite root chakra affirmations below. Also be sure to check out my post, 35 Root Chakra Affirmations to Remain Strong, Steady, and Grounded.

    • I am safe and secure.
    • I am rooted in this present moment.
    • I am strong, steady, and grounded.
    • I have access to all the resources I need to survive and thrive.
    • I am equipped with all the tools I need to succeed.
    • Everything I need comes to me at exactly the right place and time.
    • I vibrate powerful, abundant, peaceful energy and attract this same energy in return.
    • Deep inner peace is my natural state.
    • Even when the world around me feels chaotic, I remain rooted firmly to the ground.
    • All my needs are always met.
    • I have everything I need.
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    Connect to the Earth

    The root chakra is associated with the earth, and one of the most powerful healing activities you can perform is to immerse yourself in nature and let your bare feet touch the ground. You might also find a quiet spot to sit outside where you can journal, meditate, or just simply be. If you’re a gardener, you might choose to go outside and work in your garden, allowing your bare hands to dig into the earth. Nature is one of the greatest healers in the universe. When you take the time to connect with the earth, you connect with your roots, your foundation, and the truest, most authentic part of you.

    Breathing Exercises

    It isn’t always possible to stop what you’re doing to meditate in the middle of the day, but a breathing exercise is a more than suitable replacement that can help you to regain your feelings of calm, balance, and inner peace. Alternative nostril breathing is one of my favorite breathing practices, as this simple yet profound practice is known to calm the mind, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote overall well-being.

    Here’s another simple breathing exercise to help you feel centered and grounded:

    Inhale deeply to a count of four. Pause for a brief moment when you reach the end of your breath. Then exhale for a count of five. Pause at the end of your exhale. Then repeat the cycle. Do this as many times as needed to calm your mind and ground you to the present moment.

    Gratitude

    As you go about your day, notice all the things that contribute to your open and balanced root chakra. These things might include the locks on your doors that keep you safe; the money in your bank account; the food in your kitchen; the blankets that keep you warm; your strong, healthy body; access to clean water; and more. As you notice everything in your life that allows you to have a solid foundation, say a little thank you for each thing. These can often be the things we take for granted, so acknowledging all the positive aspects of your life with sincere appreciation can be a powerful reminder of your abundance.

    And don’t forget to express gratitude for your own inner qualities and talents. For instance, you might express gratitude for your ability to stay grounded and calm in all situations. You can also express gratitude for your inner strength and resilience. All of these things contribute to a balanced, open, and healed root chakra.

    Journaling

    Journaling is a profound practice to get in touch with your inner self, gently probe your thoughts and beliefs, explore your feelings, and connect with your body’s energy centers. For journaling specifically focused on root chakra healing, you can take a variety of approaches. You can center your practice on writing root chakra affirmations, do the gratitude practice in the section above in written form, or answer journal prompts that pertain to the root chakra. For root chakra journal prompts, check out my post, 30 Journal Prompts to Open and Heal the Root Chakra.

    When you sit down to journal, first set the intention to connect with your root chakra. Seal this intention with a few deep, grounding breaths. Choose to write with honesty and authenticity, and release any judgment or self-criticism that may come up. It’s important that you make this time a judgment-free zone. The path to healing is paved in radical honesty and acceptance.

    Visualization

    Visualization exercises can be beneficial for root chakra healing in a number of ways. One way to visualize is to follow the practice outlined in the Meditation section: connect with your root chakra by visualizing a bright red glowing orb at the base of your spine. As you breathe in, see the orb getting bigger. As you breathe out, see it growing brighter.

    You can also practice visualization by envisioning your highest self with an open and balanced root chakra. What does a day in your life look like when your root chakra is completely balanced? How do you feel? How do you carry yourself? Visualize some unexpected obstacles appearing during your day, and see yourself reacting to these obstacles with a sense of calm, stability, and steadiness. After your visualization, see if you can align with that balanced and centered version of yourself as you continue through your day.

    Yoga

    Almost any well-rounded yoga practice will support total body chakra healing, as yoga supports the free flow of energy (prana) throughout your body and can clear any blockages that may exist in your energy channels (nadis). Approach your yoga practice with an open and authentic heart.

    For root chakra healing poses (asanas), check out the list below. During your practice, focus on connecting with your root chakra. Breathe into that spot at the base of your spine, and when your feet are on the floor, focus on setting up a strong and stable foundation for your body (as well as connecting to the earth).

    • Mountain Pose
    • Downward Dog
    • Tree Pose
    • Lunge Pose
    • Warrior II

    Aromatherapy

    Sense of smell can be one of the most underutilized senses for restoring balance to your internal energy, as scent has the ability to both soothe and revitalize. For root chakra healing, use earth-scented essential oils, such as Cedarwood, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Basil, Patchouli, Black Pepper, Geranium. For more information on how to use essential oils to heal the chakras, check out my post, A Guide to Essential Oils for Chakra Healing.

    Color Therapy

    Color therapy is the act of immersing yourself in the color associated with that chakra. For root chakra healing, this means immersing yourself in all things red. For instance, you can eat red food, wear red clothes, light red candles, write with red pen, and surround your space with red items. I often hear the question, “Does color therapy really work?” I wholeheartedly believe your success with color therapy is entirely tied to your intentions and belief. When you approach this practice, first set the intention to connect with your root chakra. You might decide that every time you see a certain red item, you’ll recite a grounding root chakra affirmation. You might also spend some time visualizing a bright red orb at the base of your spine. At the heart of it, don’t simply surround yourself with the color red just for the sake of it; do so with intention. Decide that you are going to cultivate a sense of groundedness, stability, and strength throughout your day.

    I also like to combine color therapy with other root chakra healing practices, such as aromatherapy and journaling.

    Food

    While we often think of food as affecting our physical selves, it also profoundly affects our mental, emotional, and spiritual selves as well. Just as eating too much junk food can be linked to anxiety, stress, and negative overall well-being, eating the right types of food can help you to feel calm, stable, and secure.

    For root chakra healing foods, focus on root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots. You might also choose red fruits such as apples, cherries, and strawberries. Finally, as your root chakra is associated with strength, make sure you get in enough protein, which you can find in beans and nut butters.

    Crystals & Gemstones

    Each chakra has powerful crystals associated with it, and these crystals can be used in various ways to balance and heal the energy within. For root chakra healing, use grounding crystals such as Hematite, Obsidian, Onyx, and Red Jasper. (You can find a list of grounding crystals and stones here.)

    So how exactly do you use crystals for root chakra healing? After cleansing and programming your crystals, you can meditate with them, wear crystals as jewelry, keep them in your pocket throughout the day, create crystal grids, or keep them in a prominent spot nearby where you can easily see them. Whenever you see or hold your chosen crystal, set the intention to ground yourself to the present moment and feel a sense of security and stability, no matter what’s happening in your external world. You might also choose to recite a root chakra affirmation, such as “I am grounded,” or “All my needs are always met.”

    Here’s a few more posts to help you get started with using crystals and gemstones to heal the chakras:

    Connect to Your Highest Self

    What does this mean? Who is your highest self?

    Your highest self is your truest, most authentic self. This part of you is untouched by external circumstances, appearances, and experiences. It is eternal and unchanging. This essence exists beyond your body and physical appearances.

    If you stripped everything else away, this part of you would remain: the real and true you.

    Your highest self is also the person you are when all of your chakras are open and balanced and energy is flowing freely throughout your body. And this all starts with your foundation: your root chakra.

    One of the most powerful chakra healing practices you can do is to spend a day walking in the shoes of your highest, most authentic self. For root chakra healing, set the intention to walk through a day as your highest self with an open, healed, and balanced root chakra. Start the day feeling grounded, secure, stable, strong, and supported. Keep this version of you in mind as you interact with others and also in the way you talk to yourself. Anytime you find yourself straying from your highest self, simply choose to realign.

    It may help to first journal about your highest self so you have a clear picture of who that person is before you start your day. No matter what, remember to refrain from self-criticism and judgment, and have compassion and love for all parts of you. Let this experience serve your highest good and support your growth.


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    What Are Nadis? Nadis and Chakra Healing, Yoga & More

    What are nadis? In this post, learn all about nadis, the energy channels through which your life force flows. Discover the relationship between nadis and chakras, and learn how to keep your nadis clear and open so you can align with your highest self.

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    Your Energy Centers

    It’s likely if you have a spiritual practice, meditate, and/or practice yoga, you’ve heard of chakras, your body’s energy centers through which your life force (or prana) flows. Chakra is a Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “disk” and is commonly defined as a wheel of energy in your body.

    Your body has seven main chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown. Each chakra has associated attributes and plays a distinct role in your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well-being. For instance, your root chakra (also known as your first chakra) is your body’s energy center for stability, security, groundedness, safety, and strength. As the lowest energy center in your body, it acts as your foundation. When your root chakra is open and balanced, you feel stable and secure. Without a balanced root chakra and stable foundation, it’s likely that your other energy centers will also become imbalanced.

    I won’t go into too much detail about chakras today, but if you’re interested in learning more, I’ve included links to some of my chakra blog posts below. I also encourage you to check out my Chakra Healing Bundle, which includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide.

    What I do want you to know about chakras today is this: even though each of your chakras plays a distinct role in your overall well-being, all of your chakras work together as one whole system. When one becomes imbalanced, it’s likely to affect the others. You can compare this to the physical organs inside your body: when one organ isn’t functioning correctly, this may negatively affect other parts of your body. All of your chakras play a significant role in keeping you in optimum health.

    While you often only hear about the seven main chakras, your body actually has 114 chakras, and some people believe there are even more. For instance, you have chakras in your hands, shoulders, and tongue, and there are even two chakras that reside outside your body.

    Finally, the last thing I want to note about chakras is that unlike your organs, your chakras aren’t an actual physical thing you can see in an x-ray. Rather, you experience them through feelings, sensations, and your own inner knowing.

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    What Are Nadis?

    So what are nadis, and how do they play a role in your chakra system?

    Nadis are the energy channels through which your life force flows; the word nadi is a Sanskrit word meaning “tube”, “channel”, or “flow.” (I’ve also seen it translated to “a flowing river.”) The points at which these nadis intersect are your chakras. You can think of it like a town with numerous roads and a building at each intersection. Your nadis are the roads, and your chakras are the buildings at each intersection. Cars, or your energy, are traveling up and down these roads to the buildings.

    When the system is working perfectly, these buildings are open 24/7, and the cars are continually moving in and out of them.

    This is the same as your energy centers: ideally, your chakras are always open so that energy can flow to and through them.

    While the buildings and chakras get all the attention, they only work when the system as a whole works: roads need to be made for cars to travel on, and nadis are needed for energy to travel through.

    Now, I do want to note that my road analogy isn’t a perfect comparison. Nadis are energy channels through which your life force flows, but they’are also intrinsically more than just a road to get to a chakra. If you’ve ever had an out-of-body experience, experienced an altered state of consciousness (often through meditation), or had a light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel experience, it may be attributed to energy escaping through the body through your nadis. Nadis are also correlated to spiritual development and what you might consider “spiritual powers” (such as sensing or seeing auras).

    Many estimate that you have between 21,000 to 72,000 nadis in your body, though some people believe there could be hundreds of thousands or even millions of nadis within each of us.

    Just like you have over a hundred chakras but seven have been singled out as your main chakras, you have thousands of nadis, but three are believed to be most important: the Sushumna Nadi, the Ida Nadi, and the Pingala Nadi.

    Sushumna Nadi

    The Sushumna Nadi is believed to be the most important of all the thousands of nadis that exist within your body. Running up the base of your spine to the crown of your head, this energy channel runs through all of your main chakras and is believed to be connected to your highest self. When it’s unblocked and energy can flow freely through it, you are aligned with your true, highest, most authentic self. You also become open to experiencing a profound spiritual awakening, feel a sense of deep inner wisdom, and know deep inner peace and true harmony within your mind, body, and spirit.

    Ida Nadi

    Your Ida Nadi is associated with your feminine energy and starts at the base of your spine (at your root chakra). It then runs through your core to your left nostril. It is associated with right-brain dominance and what you might describe as softer, darker energy. It is also associated with the moon.

    Pingala Nadi

    Your Pingala Nadi is associated with your masculine energy. It starts at the base of your spine (at your root chakra) and runs through your core to your right nostril. (The Ida Nadi and the Pingala Nadi flow upwards criss-crossing each other at your chakra points.) It’s associated with left-brain dominance and what you might describe as stronger, lighter energy. As the Ida Nadi is associated with the moon, the Pingala Nadi is associated with the sun.

    Unblocking Your Nadis

    A lot of attention is paid to opening, healing, and unblocking your chakras, but it’s just as important that your nadis remain open and unblocked. Again, to return to the road analogy, in order for cars to get to the intersections where the buildings are located, they need to be able to travel freely up and down the roads. If a road is blocked, this not only inhibits the cars to travel through that road, but it affects neighboring roads as well.

    If any of your energy channels become blocked, energy can no longer pass freely through it, inhibiting your energy from reaching your chakras. This can have negative effects on your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self.

    So how do you ensure your nadis remain clear for energy to easily pass through? Here are a few methods:

    Alternate Nostril Breathing

    Have you ever noticed that you may breathe easier through one nostril than the other? If not, you can try a quick test right now. Gently press any of the fingers on your right hand against the right side of your nose, closing the right nostril. Place the fingers of your left hand below your left nostril. Exhale through your nose, noticing whether you can feel the warm air of your exhale against your left fingers. Then try this with your right nostril.

    If you’re able to feel air moving easily through both nostrils, that’s a good sign! If not, one of your nadis may be experiencing blockages. Alternate nostril breathing, also known as Nadi Shodhana, is one method to clear your energy channels so energy can flow freely through them. There are several ways to do this, so I’ll explain the method I use below, then link to some articles that discuss a few other methods.

    1. You can start in your preferred meditation position, sitting cross-legged on the floor or on a chair with your feet planted on the ground. (Just not laying down.) Keep your spine straight and your head lifted.
    2. Lift your right hand. With this practice, you’re going to use three fingers: pinky, ring, and thumb. You can take your index and middle finger and fold them against your palm, so only the pinky, ring finger, and thumb are sticking up.
    3. You may want to take a few deep breaths first and spend a minute or two grounding yourself to this present moment. Take as much time as you need.
    4. With the right thumb of the right hand, close your right nostril. Inhale deeply through your left nostril.
    5. At the top of your inhale, pause. Lift your thumb from your right nostril and close your left nostril using your pinky and ring finger. Exhale fully through your right nostril.
    6. Then inhale through your right nostril, exhale through your left nostril.
    7. Inhale through your left nostril, exhale through your right nostril.
    8. Continue this pattern for several minutes, pausing at the top of each inhale and exhale. You can continue this practice for as long as you’d like.

    Since the Ida Nadi and Pingala Nadi both start at the base of your spine, criss-crossing each other and running through your left and right nostrils, respectively, it’s important to really follow your breath as you practice alternate nostril breathing. When your right nostril is closed, follow your breath from the base of your spine to your left nostril; when your left nostril is closed, follow your breath from the base of your spine to your right nostril.

    Here are a few articles that discuss alternate nostril breathing and various methods for completing this practice:

    Hatha Yoga

    Hatha yoga is the type of yoga the general public likely thinks of when they hear the word “yoga”: yoga that pairs poses, or asanas, with breathing techniques, or pranayama. When you’re looking at a course catalog for your local yoga studio, you can typically be certain that anything titled Hatha Yoga will move a little slower and may include breathing exercises, static postures, and possibly even a meditation to start or end the class.

    Ha is translated to mean sun, and tha is translated to mean moon. If you remember from the bulletpoints on the Ida Nadi and Pingala Nadi above, the Ida Nadi is associated with the moon, and the Pingala Nadi is associated with the sun. The practice of Hatha yoga aims to balance these two energies – moon and sun, feminine and masculine – to bring the Ida Nadi and Pingala Nadi into equilibrium. (Note: The literal meaning of the word “hatha” means “force,” “effort,” or “exertion.”)

    Positive Affirmations and Intentions

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “Where your attention goes, energy flows”? Your mindset plays a powerful role in the harmony of your mind, body, and spirit. For instance, if you easily become overwhelmed and have thoughts that correlate with stress and anxiety, this negative energy will manifest in physical, emotional, and spiritual turmoil. When you’re able to cultivate a mindset of inner peace and tranquility, your energy is able to flow more freely throughout your body. Note that this isn’t a call to engage in toxic positivity, which is just as dangerous as stress and anxiety. You should always honor all of your feelings, even those you deem as negative. But you don’t have to stay with those negative thoughts. As Paulo Coelho wrote, “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” Use positive affirmations that truly resonate with you, and set the intention each day to remain grounded, stable, and peaceful, no matter what occurs in your external world.

    Gentle Movement

    If the weather allows it, go on a calming walk outside somewhere you feel safe and breathe in the fresh air. Engage in gentle movement that feels good to you and doesn’t put too much stress on your body. If you’re able to jog without breathing too heavily, you can do this as well. But don’t feel limited to these options. For instance, I’ve exercised using a weighted hula hoop and found this to be extremely effective in stimulating the movement of energy throughout my body. (Plus, it’s fun!) Gentle movement stimulates the flow of energy within the body in a way that can be both nurturing and calming.

    Final Thoughts

    While chakras rightfully get a lot of attention when it comes to the total well-being of your mind, body, and spirit, it’s important not to forget the role your nadis play in your overall health. Your nadis also play an essential role in connecting to your highest self and experiencing spiritual growth. When these energy channels are open and clear, you are able to find alignment with your true self and maintain optimum health: spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally.


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    Chakra Colors and Meanings: A Beginner’s Guide

    In this post, learn the basics of the seven main chakras, including chakra colors, signs of balance and imbalance, and more! Plus download your free printable chakra chart and five positive affirmations for each chakra!

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    What is a Chakra?

    When you’re first learning about chakras, it can be a little confusing to understand what exactly they are, especially without proper guidance or explanations. Some guided meditations may jump in to describing these glowing orbs of colored light within you, which can often be more than a little disconcerting at first.

    So let’s simplify and break down what exactly a chakra is and why it’s important.

    Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disk.” A commonly accepted definition for the word chakra is a wheel of energy in your body. You might also think of it like a vortex of energy within you. What makes it confusing is that this vortex isn’t actually a physical thing like your bones or organs. You can’t see your chakras in an x–ray. Rather, you experience them through feelings, sensations, and your own inner knowing.

    So what exactly does a chakra do? Ideally, your life force, or prana, is flowing to and through your chakras at all times (through energy channels called nadis), which allows you to live in alignment with your highest self. Energy is meant to flow, and when your chakras are open, your life force energy can flow freely through your various energy centers. (You might hear the words chakras and energy centers used interchangeably.)

    But what happens when a chakra becomes blocked? When one of your chakras becomes blocked, which can happen for many reasons, your life force energy stagnates. This results in mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual blockages. For instance, grief and betrayal are both two experiences that may result in blockages in the heart chakra. As a result, you may experience feelings of loneliness, depression, distrust, and anger.

    In this post, we’re going to focus on the seven main chakras, but there are actually 114 chakras throughout your body, and some people believe there to be more. It’s important to keep in mind while each chakra has its own role and individual attributes, they act as one whole system. When one chakra is blocked or overactive, this affects the energy throughout your entire chakra system.

    Below, I’ll explain a little more about the chakra colors and offer a rundown on the attributes and meanings of each of your seven main chakras. If you’re interested in exploring more about chakras and want to begin your own powerful journey of chakra healing, you can check out my Chakra Healing Bundle, which contains a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. These healing resources are designed to help you begin a profound journey into aligning with your highest self, healing your soul, and cultivating unconditional self-love.

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    History of Chakra Colors

    You may be familiar with the idea that chakras each have a corresponding color connected to it. Here’s the list:

    • Root Chakra: Red
    • Sacral Chakra: Orange
    • Solar Plexus Chakra: Yellow
    • Heart Chakra: Green
    • Throat Chakra: Light Blue
    • Third Eye Chakra: Indigo (Also associated with blue and purple.)
    • Crown Chakra: Purple (Also associated with white and gold.)

    While these are the commonly accepted colors for the chakras, this is actually a fairly recent development in the history of chakras. In fact, most ancient traditions never associated chakras with specific colors. Instead, they were more likely to associate a chakra with a specific mantra or shape.

    So where did the idea of the chakra colors come from? In 1970, author Christopher Hills first wrote about the chakra colors in his book, Nuclear Evolution: Discovery of the Rainbow Body. Since this original publishing, the chakra colors I listed above have become widely accepted throughout the western world.

    So what does this mean? Are the chakra colors a lie?

    Here’s my answer: No, but it’s up to you to determine whether the chakra colors resonate with you.

    I know people who personally resonate with the chakra colors and who have used color therapy as a form of healing their chakras. Color therapy is the practice of surrounding yourself with the color of the chakra you want to open, activate, and/or heal. For instance, if you want to connect with your heart chakra, you might wear a green shirt, write in green pen, eat green vegetables, drink a green smoothie, and place green items around your work station.

    Additionally, many energy healers sense and can often see certain colors within and surrounding other people; these colors often associate with the designated chakra colors.

    But if you personally don’t resonate with the chakra colors? That’s okay. Maybe you’ve tried some chakra meditations that have you connecting with each chakra by perceiving it as a brightly colored orb in its designated color, but you don’t feel like this does anything for you. Like I said, that’s completely okay. You might choose instead to view it as a swirling vortex, a colorless ball of energy, or a bright white or golden light.

    You can also choose to focus less on the color and more on a different aspect of the chakra, such as its associated mantra. I’ve listed the mantras for each chakra in the next section.

    Whether or not you associate with the chakra colors, know that there’s no right or wrong path as long as you’re willing to do the deep inner work to connect with and heal your chakras.

    The 7 Main Chakras & Their Meanings

    Root Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Muladhara (Mula: “root”; Adhara: “support” or “base”)
    • Location: Base of spine
    • Color: Red
    • Body Parts: Legs, Colon, Kidneys, Prostate, Bladder, Tailbone
    • Symbol: Four-petaled lotus with a square in the middle
    • Element: Earth
    • Mantra: LAM
    • Affirmation: I am
    • Balanced Attributes: Secure, Grounded, Strong, Centered, Stable, Steady, Safe, Peaceful, Supported, All Basic Needs Are Met
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Insecure, Anxious, Depressed, Scattered, Disconnected, Restless, Fearful, Cynical, Neglected, Worried
    • Fundamental Need: Survival

    Sacral Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Svadhishthana (Sva = “self”; shthana = “place”)
    • Location: Lower abdomen (below your navel)
    • Color: Orange
    • Body Parts: Womb, Bladder, Lower Back, Reproductive Organs
    • Symbol: Six-petaled lotus with a moon crescent in the center
    • Element: Water
    • Mantra: VAM
    • Affirmation: I feel
    • Balanced Attributes: Creative, Joyful, Playful, Prosperous, Stable, Sexual, Sensual, Passionate, Open, Energetic, Honest, Forgiving
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Creativity, Unstable, Insecure, Anxious, Scattered, Lazy, Fearful, Disconnected, Depressed, Unmotivated, Negative, Lack of Sensuality
    • Fundamental Need: Emotional flow, desire, sexuality

    Solar Plexus Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Manipura (“City of Jewels”; sometimes translated as “Lustrous Gem”)
    • Location: A couple inches above the navel/Below the chest
    • Color: Yellow
    • Body Parts: Pancreas, Stomach, Liver, Gall Bladder
    • Symbol: Ten-petaled lotus with downward facing triangle in the center
    • Element: Fire
    • Mantra: RAM
    • Affirmation: I do
    • Balanced Attributes: Confident, Positive, Joyful, Empowered, Driven, Motivated, Collaborative, High Self-Esteem
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Confidence, Negative, Fearful, Low Energy, Indifferent, Unmotivated, Competitive, Low Self-Esteem
    • Fundamental Need: Self-worth

    Heart Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Anahata (“Unstruck”)
    • Location: Heart/Center of chest
    • Color: Green
    • Body Parts: Heart, Lungs, Shoulders, Arms, Ribs, Breasts, Diaphragm
    • Symbol: Twelve-petaled lotus with two intersecting triangles in the center
    • Element: Air
    • Mantra: YAM
    • Affirmation: I love
    • Balanced Attributes: Loving, Loveable, Peaceful, Compassionate, Empathetic, Trustful, Open-Hearted, Serene, Understanding, Kind
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Unloved, Unlovable, Lonely, Depressed, Indifferent, Judgmental, Distrustful, Self-Isolates, Spiteful, Selfish
    • Fundamental Need: Love

    Throat Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha (“Especially pure” or “Purest”)
    • Location: Throat/Center of Neck
    • Color: Light Blue
    • Body Parts: Throat, Thyroid, Teeth, Mouth, Jaw, Neck
    • Symbol: Sixteen-petaled lotus with a downward facing triangle inside a circle
    • Element: Ether (Sky/Space)
    • Mantra: HAM
    • Affirmation: I speak
    • Balanced Attributes: Communicative, Calm, Honest, Peaceful, Decisive, Expressive, Patient, Authentic, Centered, Good Listener
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Excessively Shy, Withdrawn, Dishonest, Loud, Indecisive, Inexpressive, Impatient, Disingenous, Moody, Insincere
    • Fundamental Need: Expression

    Third Eye Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Ajna (“Beyond wisdom.” Can also be translated as “Perceive” or “Command.”)
    • Location: Center of Forehead/Between Eyebrows
    • Color: Indigo (Also associated with purple.)
    • Body Parts: Brain, Eyes, Nervous System, Forehead
    • Symbol: Two-petaled lotus with inverted triangle in the center
    • Element: Light
    • Mantra: OM or SHAM
    • Affirmation: I see
    • Balanced Attributes: Intuitive, Imaginative, Insightful, Perceptive, Open-Minded, Sense of Clarity, Mentally Strong, Trusting
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Intuition, Confused, Unimaginative, Fearful, Unable to Focus, Close-Minded, Scattered, Distrusting
    • Fundamental Need: Insight and intuition

    Crown Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara (“Thousand-petaled”)
    • Location: Top of Head
    • Color: Violet (White is often associated with this chakra as well.)
    • Body Parts: Skull, Cerebral Cortex, Right Eye
    • Symbol: Thousand-petaled lotus with a divine circle in the center
    • Element: Thought/Consciousness
    • Mantra: OM (or silence)
    • Affirmation: I understand
    • Balanced Attributes: Spiritual, Enlightened, Trusting, Peaceful, Creative, Focused, Blissful, Present, Connected to Higher Power
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Cynical, Close-Minded, Lack of Faith, Frustrated with Life, Forgetful, Unfocused, Lonely, Scattered, Disconnected
    • Fundamental Need: Connection to the divine

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    A Guide to Essential Oils for Chakras

    Aromatherapy is a powerful practice for balancing and healing your energy within. Below, learn how to use essential oils for chakras, and discover which essential oils can help open, activate, and balance your body’s energy centers.

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    Aromatherapy

    When it comes to chakra healing, aromatherapy can be one of most underutilized and often underestimated practices for balancing and healing your energy within. Essential oils can be a powerful resource for revitalizing energy, soothing the spirit, and bringing harmony and tranquility to your body’s energy centers.

    So what exactly is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural plant extracts for therapeutic healing. It’s known as a holistic healing treatment that promotes the total well-being of your mind, body, and spirit.

    When we think of aromatherapy, we often think of essential oils, especially as they’ve become more and more popular over the past decade. Essential oils are natural products extracted from the flower, bark, leaves, or fruit of a plant.

    Aromatherapy is a profound practice for healing your energy within, but like all healing practices, intention is key. Whenever you begin a healing practice, do so with intention. For me, this means before I use my essential oils (or before I do another chakra-healing practice), I’ll take a deep breath and state my intention either internally or aloud.

    Here are a couple examples of intentions:

    • I am opening and healing my heart chakra.
    • I am activating my third eye chakra.
    • I am promoting the free flow of energy within my body.
    • I am showing love and compassion to my mind, body, and spirit.

    Know that there are no wrong intentions as long as it feels true to you. Keep your chosen intention in mind as you begin your practice, and hold onto it as you continue through your day.

    If you want to learn more about opening, activating, and healing your body’s energy centers, be sure to check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle. The bundle comes with a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. (All items can be purchased individually as well!)

    Below, I list essential oils for each of the chakras and provide you with links to essential oils you can purchase today (as well as some beautiful accessories and diffusers). First, here are some suggested practices for how you can use essential oils to balance and heal your chakras.

    When using essential oils, please read labels and packaging instructions. Dilute as instructed. Practice safe storage. And choose brands that are free of synthetic chemicals. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare professional.

    How to Use Essential Oils for Chakras

    In a Diffuser

    Choose a location for your diffuser where it’ll be nearby throughout the day (or during your healing practice). Use an essential oil or a blend of oils associated with the chakra you want to heal. What I love most about using a diffuser for chakra healing is that I can combine this with other chakra healing practices. For instance, I can journal, meditate, do a creative activity, or work with crystals while my diffuser is going.

    Using an essential oil diffuser can be an especially powerful practice for the sacral chakra, which is associated with the element water, and the heart chakra, which is associated with the element air. However, all chakras can benefit from this practice, and using an essential oil diffuser can be a powerful way to bring peace and serenity to your energy within.

    Personal Fragrance

    If you’re out and about during the day, you may choose to use your essential oil as a personal fragrance in order to experience the healing aroma throughout the day. First, choose an essential oil associated with the chakra you want to work with. Make sure that the essential oil you choose is safe to apply to the skin. (Some essential oils, such as “hot” oils, should not be applied to skin. Different people may have different reactions to essential oils depending on skin sensitivity and allergies. Always follow usage directions, and consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions.)

    Once you’ve chosen an oil, you can apply it to your forehead, temples, neck, or chest. One option I love for this is using essential oil roll-on bottles, especially since most come pre-diluted (often with coconut oil) for safety. I’ve linked to some of my favorites at the bottom of this post!

    Add a Drop to Chakra’s Associated Physical Location

    If you want to heal your throat chakra, you might apply an essential oil to the throat and chest area. To open your third eye chakra, you can apply to your temple and forehead. And as your root chakra represents your foundation and connection to the earth, you could apply an essential oil for the root chakra to the soles of your feet. Just note that the same safety guidelines I wrote above apply here as well!

    Add a Drop to Your Water

    I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record here, but again, please follow all usage and safety instructions, and check to make sure your chosen essential oil is safe for internal use. When following proper safety precautions, ingesting a drop of your chosen essential oil (diluted in water or tea) can be a powerful way to transport the healing energy of the oil throughout the body.

    To learn more about how to activate, balance, and heal your chakras, be sure to check out the links below!

    Essential Oils for Chakras

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    Root Chakra

    • Cedarwood
    • Rosemary
    • Sandalwood
    • Basil
    • Patchouli
    • Black Pepper
    • Geranium

    Sacral Chakra

    • Orange
    • Tangerine
    • Cinnamon
    • Bergamot
    • Neroli
    • Cypress
    • Cardamom

    Solar Plexus Chakra

    • Lemon
    • Lemongrass
    • Coriander
    • Juniper
    • Lime
    • Rosemary
    • Pine

    Heart Chakra

    • Lavender
    • Rose
    • Jasmine
    • Geranium
    • Goldenrod
    • Cypress
    • Rosewood
    • Pine

    Throat Chakra

    • Basil
    • Cypress
    • Peppermint
    • Chamomile
    • Coriander
    • Juniper
    • Eucalyptus
    • Lavender

    Third Eye Chakra

    • Frankincense
    • Basil
    • Juniper
    • Rosemary
    • Lemon
    • Pine
    • Cedarwood
    • Sandalwood

    Crown Chakra

    • Frankincense
    • Sandalwood
    • Saffron
    • Jasmine
    • Cedarwood
    • Lavender
    • Lime

    Essential Oils and Accessories

    If you’re looking for essential oils, diffusers, books, and/or accessories, here are some of my top picks! Click on any of the items below to learn more about it. (A second window will open up to take you to Amazon.) The bracelets and necklace are specifically for using with essential oils so you can keep the healing aroma nearby throughout the day. The Cliganic USDA Organic Aromatherapy Essential Oils Set isn’t specifically marketed toward chakra healing, but I added it because it’s one of my favorites!


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    30 Journal Prompts to Open and Heal the Crown Chakra

    Discover 30 powerful crown chakra journal prompts for opening, activating, and healing your body’s energy center for spirituality, enlightenment, divine peace, and connection with a higher power. For more healing resources, check out 35 Crown Chakra Affirmations for Connecting to Your Highest Self. Plus, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for your free printable crown chakra journal prompts and affirmations!

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    Healing the Crown Chakra

    Growing up, I always believed in a higher power, but I wasn’t sure how to view this being that I saw as existing outside of myself.

    I hurriedly said the same prayer every night before going to bed because I believed it was what I was “supposed” to do. In the back of my mind, I even believed something bad might happen to me if I didn’t do it. I believed that God was an entity that valued perfection, and the more perfect I was, the more this being would love me.

    I think it was inevitable that as I got older, I’d begin to question the existence of this higher power. After all, it was exhausting trying to be perfect 24/7 just to earn the love of this invisible force that I had never built a true connection with.

    The journey between then and now has been long, with many ups and downs, but my belief in a higher power, and my connection with this power, has completely transformed.

    I tend to call this higher power the Universe, as that’s the name that feels most comfortable for me. I believe that the Universe loves me unconditionally, no matter how many mistakes I make, and no matter how flawed I may be. I am deeply loved, cherished, treasured, and adored. And whenever I’m hard on myself, I can close my eyes and feel this love all around me like a warm blanket draped around my shoulders, cloaking my entire being.

    And I also believe that the Universe isn’t something I solely find outside of myself. I believe that the love and energy of the Universe flows within me. So when I’m seeking answers, I don’t have to look out there; I simply look within, and the answers appear. These may not be the answers I want to hear, but they’re the answers I need, and I know that I’m always being guided toward my highest good.

    Your belief in a higher power may look slightly different from mine, and that’s okay. I don’t think one singular belief is the right belief. We all have our own truths, and our own journeys to reach these truths, and we all deserve to honor our truths without being judged or criticized.

    The crown chakra is your body’s energy center for spirituality, enlightenment, connection with a higher power, and connection with yourself. When this chakra is open and healed, you feel a deep sense of divine peace. You trust the Universe to guide you where you’re meant to be, and you trust yourself to follow your inner knowing. You also feel connected to your soul’s purpose, and you’re able to surrender control and honor your path.

    You deserve to feel the deep sense of clarity and peace that comes with an open and healed crown chakra. You deserve to know you are unconditionally loved, and you deserve to know this divine love exists within you.

    You are on the right path. The Universe is gently guiding you every step of the way. So take a deep breath and know that you are exactly where you’re meant to be, and all is really well.

    Discover More About Chakras

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    How to Use These Journal Prompts

    The journal prompts below are designed to help you gently explore your deeply set beliefs and how your past experiences have shaped who you are today. These journal prompts will help you to get in touch with your inner self, including your beliefs about spirituality and your connection to a higher power. They’ll also allow you explore who your highest, most authentic self looks like and how you can embody that person throughout the day.

    As you read through these journal prompts, you can choose whether you want to answer all of them or only the ones that resonate most with you. There is no right or wrong way to approach these prompts; your specific needs likely differ from another’s. If you do decide to only answer the ones that resonate most with you, I always recommend throwing in a few “extras” as you may discover something that you weren’t expecting about yourself.

    I encourage you to find a quiet spot where you can answer these questions without being interrupted. If you don’t have an ongoing journaling practice already, fifteen to twenty minutes of solitary journaling time is a good place to start. However, feel free to write for a longer or shorter amount of time. If you’re answering one prompt a day, then you may only need a few minutes for some of the prompts. If you decide to lump the prompts together and answer several at once, it could take longer.

    The most important part of this practice is to withhold self-criticism and self-judgment as you explore your own inner world. If uncomfortable truths arise, let it be. Have love for the person you once were, the person you are now, and the person you’re becoming. The fact that you’re here right now, showing up to do this work, is incredible. Instead of judging yourself, find immense gratitude for your courageous heart; it isn’t easy to pursue this type of self-growth, but it is always worth it.

    And, more than anything, know that you are always, always worthy of love. Unquestionably. Unconditionally. Always.

    Finally, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this page, where you can download your free printable crown chakra journal prompts and affirmations. These free resources are designed to support you in your journey of healing, self-discovery, and unconditional self-love.

    Crown Chakra Journal Prompts

    • What (or who) is God to me? What is my relationship with a higher power? 
    • How do I communicate with the Universe? How does the Universe communicate with me?
    • Did I have any childhood experiences that negatively affected my belief, attitude, or relationship toward God? Have I been able to heal from these experiences, or is there still healing to be done?
    • What evidence do I see in my life of the Universe always looking out for me? What are some visible and non-visible signs of the Universe’s love?
    • Describe your connection to other living beings: people, animals, plants, the earth, and the universe as a whole. What does it mean to be connected to all?
    • Can I retain my sense of individuality while still feeling connected to all? Is this important to me?
    • Even when I’m alone, how can I forge a sense of connection with not only myself, but other living beings and the Universe as a whole?
    • What does it mean to me to surrender to a higher power? Is this easy or hard for me?
    • What are three ways I can practice surrendering in my daily life?
    • Surrendering to a higher power can be difficult because it may feel like giving up personal control and losing a sense of personal power. However, in what ways does surrendering actually give me a greater sense of personal power?
    • Do I always feel worthy of the Universe’s love? Why or why not?
    • Write ten affirmations to affirm that you are worthy of unconditional love from the Universe (and from yourself). Repeat each affirmation twice.
    • What is my soul’s purpose? Do I feel connected to this purpose? Do I believe this purpose can change throughout my life, or do I have a singular all-encompassing purpose to lead me in my journey?
    • Who is my highest self? How does my highest self show up in the world?
    • How can I connect with my highest self in my daily life?
    • Do I consult my highest self in my actions and decisions? If not, how can I begin to include my highest self in my life’s journey?
    • What does spiritual enlightenment mean to me?
    • What is a time in my life when I had faith and trust in the Universe, and everything worked out perfectly?
    • What is a time in my life when my prayers weren’t answered (or it seemed as though they weren’t answered), and this actually worked out positively for me?
    • What are some examples of past experiences when the Universe gave me exactly what I needed at exactly the right time?
    • When do I feel most peaceful? What does divine peace feel like to me?How can I cultivate this feeling in my daily life?
    • How can I remain peaceful, focused, and trusting when my outer world feels chaotic and/or when I’m surrounded by the negative energy of others?
    • Reflect on this statement: “I am a spiritual being in a human body.” What does this mean to me?
    • List ten blessings in your life right now. How does each of these blessings support your highest good?
    • In what ways is my daily life a miracle? List all the miracles about this day and your life right now, exactly as it is.
    • Where is one place in this world where I feel most connected to a higher power? What makes this place so special? Even when I’m not physically in this place, how can I carry the feelings of being there with me throughout my daily life?
    • Write ten affirmations about your spirituality, spiritual enlightenment, and your ability to trust and surrender. Repeat each affirmation twice. (If you need help, check out these crown chakra affirmations here.)
    • What does my highest, most authentic self look like? Describe who this person is, including both their outward appearance and their inner world.
    • Why is it important to me to have an open and balanced crown chakra?
    • What does an ordinary day as my most trusting, peaceful, spiritually enlightened self look like? How do I carry myself throughout the day? How do I treat others and myself? Write about this day in detail.

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    30 Journal Prompts to Open the Third Eye Chakra

    Discover 30 powerful third eye chakra journal prompts for opening, activating, and healing your body’s energy center for intuition, inner wisdom, imagination, and mental strength. For more healing resources, check out 40 Third Eye Affirmations for Wisdom, Clarity, and Insight. Plus, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for your free printable third eye chakra journal prompts and affirmations!

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    Healing the Third Eye Chakra

    I remember when my inner knowing told me it was time to leave. I had a great job, a beautiful place to live, and people who loved me. But I was living in a town that didn’t belong to me and never truly felt like home. The decision to leave wasn’t the hard part; it was the follow-through that threatened to break my heart. How could I say goodbye to a life that felt so comfortable and to people who had always loved and supported me?

    But when it was time to go, I knew it. I took those first few steps of announcing that I’d be moving to a new state, and then something kind of magical happened:

    Within two weeks, I received a job offer to the first job I applied to in this new state, and my application was accepted to live in a perfect apartment in a highly coveted part of town, just minutes away from my sister’s family.

    When I made the decision to follow my inner knowing and took the first step, the Universe provided me with everything I needed to not just survive but to thrive.

    And that’s not the only time this has happened, either. Many times in my life, following my intuition, even when it didn’t make sense, has turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. One of the scariest decisions? When I quit my high-paying job to pursue my dream of writing, with no prospects or assurances of success. All I had to go off of was a gentle nudge that told me everything would be okay.

    And it was. More than okay, actually. Because when I made the decision and took the first step, the Universe delivered to me opportunities, experiences, and resources to support my journey. It was, undoubtedly, one of the best decisions of my life.

    Following your intuition is hard, and I’m definitely not here to claim that it’s easy. I also won’t tell you that you won’t have any fear when you take that first step. I don’t believe courage requires the absence of fear; I believe if means feeling the fear and doing it anyway.

    The third eye chakra is your body’s energy center for intuition, imagination, mental strength, inner wisdom, open-mindedness, and clarity. When this energy center is open and healed, you will experience a deep understanding of your life’s purpose and where you’re meant to go. This doesn’t mean that you see every single step of your path laid out in front of you; it means taking one step at a time, trusting that the next step will be revealed to you.

    You deserve to live the life of your dreams, and the truth is, your inner knowing already knows the way.

    Trust it. Believe it. Know that you possess infinite worth, and you are more capable than you can possibly imagine.

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    How to Use These Journal Prompts

    These third eye chakra journal prompts are designed to help you gently explore and connect with your inner self while gaining a better understanding of your relationship with your intuition, imagination, mental strength, open-mindedness, and more.

    You can choose to answer each prompt one at a time, or you can read through them and find the ones that resonate most with you. If you choose the latter, I do recommend answering a few of the prompts that you weren’t originally planning to work with. I find that once I start journaling, I encounter unexpected discoveries within myself. By including some extra prompts in your practice, you may make some unexpected discoveries within you.

    I also encourage you to have an open heart and open mind as you answer each prompt, which is especially important since the third eye chakra is the energy center of open-mindedness. It’s also important to release self-criticism and self-judgment during your journaling practice. Your intention is not to discern what you’ve been doing right or wrong and beat yourself up over it; your intention is to open and heal your third eye chakra, and that means practicing radical self-acceptance.

    The Universe brought you here for a reason, and it’s because you are loved, treasured, cherished, and adored. You are worthy of healing, and you are worthy of living a beautiful life. This is just a single step on your journey to discovering the infinite joy, love, peace, and abundance within yourself.

    Before you sit down to journal, I always recommend finding a quiet and safe space where you’re free from distractions. Quality truly reigns supreme over quantity here. Fifteen minutes of wholehearted journaling time will take you much further in your journey than an hour of distracted journaling while scrolling social media or watching TV. (I write this with so much love and compassion, because I know how hard it can be sometimes to carve out some quiet time for yourself. Just know that self-care isn’t selfish, and you are worthy of this time to yourself.)

    Finally, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this page, where you can download your free printable third eye chakra journal prompts and affirmations. These free resources are designed to support you in your journey of healing, self-discovery, and unconditional self-love.

    Third Eye Chakra Journal Prompts

    • Do I consider myself intuitive? Why or why not?
    • How do I most often experience my intuition? Does it come in the form of a gut feeling, a voice in my head, signs and synchronicities, or something different?
    • What are some past experiences in which I followed my intuition, and this led me to making the right choice?
    • Have I ever not followed my intuition and wished I had? What can I learn from these experiences?
    • Do I trust myself to make good decisions? Do I make decisions based on what’s logical or what feels right? Is there a healthy balance between the two?
    • Describe what your inner knowing is telling you about your life right now. Are there any next steps you feel you should take? How does it feel when you think about taking these steps?
    • If I could take a single step this week that leads me closer to my dreams, what does that step look like? What is my intuition telling me? Am I able to take that step?
    • What are some daily practices I can do to cultivate my relationship with my intuition? How will I make space for these practices in my life? (For instance, daily affirmations, working with a pendulum, meditation, etc.)
    • Fear is a normal experience when we take a leap and follow our inner knowing. Write at least ten affirmations about your strength, power, and courage to feel the fear and move forward anyway. Repeat each affirmation twice.
    • In what ways does fear try to protect me? How can I tell the difference between fear that is telling me something important and fear that is holding me back?
    • Do I consider myself imaginative? What does imagination mean to me?
    • Was imagination encouraged or discouraged growing up? What was my relationship with my imagination like when I was a kid?
    • Do I use my imagination more or less now than I did when I was a child? How can I embrace using my imagination more?
    • Using your imagination, write a detailed account of the most beautiful life you can imagine for yourself. Think big and don’t hold back!
    • Are there any areas of life in which I can be close-minded? What led me to having a closed mind regarding these people, beliefs, ideas, etc.? Would there be any benefit to allowing my mind to be more open?
    • In what areas of life am I very open-minded? How does having an open mind support my journey and my overall wellbeing?
    • Describe a time when you showed incredible mental strength. What thoughts, beliefs, and emotions allowed you to hold onto this mental strength, even when it was difficult?
    • What areas of my life do I feel I have a strong sense of clarity about? What am I unclear or confused about?
    • What would help me to gain more clarity regarding the areas of my life in which I’m unsure or unclear about? What do I need to gain a clearer vision of my path , and how can I give myself what I need?
    • How do I react to major life changes? Do I embrace change, or do I resist change?
    • What was the last major change in my life, and how did I react to this change? What positive lessons, opportunities, and experiences came from this change?
    • Describe a major life change that may be on your horizon. How does it make you feel? What are the benefits of this change, and what about the change makes you feel fear? Ultimately, is this the right step for you?
    • What does it mean to me to be spiritually aligned? Have I ever experienced spiritual alignment in my life?
    • What does it mean to me to surrender? How can I practice more surrender and trust in my daily life?
    • Do I feel safe surrendering, or do I have a difficult time letting go of control? Describe the ways in which letting go of control can be a really good thing for your overall wellbeing.
    • How has trusting my path led me to where I am right now, and why is my present-day experience a beautiful place to be?
    • In what ways do I possess deep inner wisdom? Do friends and family come to me for advice? What makes me a great person to talk to when another person is looking for guidance?
    • Write ten positive affirmations about your ability to follow your intuition and trust the path ahead of you. (If you need help, check out these third eye chakra affirmations here.)
    • Why is it important to me to have an open and balanced third eye chakra?
    • What does an ordinary day as my most intuitive, imaginative, mentally strong self look like? How do I carry myself throughout the day? How do I treat others and myself? Write about this day in detail.

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    30 Journal Prompts to Open and Heal the Throat Chakra

    Discover 30 powerful throat chakra journal prompts for opening, activating, and healing your body’s energy center for communication, authenticity, and peace. For more healing resources, check out 35 Throat Chakra Affirmations for Speaking Your Truth. Plus, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for your free printable throat chakra affirmations and journal prompts!

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    Healing the Throat Chakra

    Do you remember being in school and the teacher would ask a question, and you were sure you knew the right answer, but something prevented you from raising your hand? It was especially difficult if the question didn’t have a definitive right or wrong answer, like in English when you were asked for your interpretation of what the author of a book was trying to say.

    I think I know, you’d think. But I don’t want to sound stupid.

    These situations don’t only happen in school, though.

    It might happen at work, when you think someone’s doing their task the wrong way but you’re afraid to tell them. Or when you have an idea for how to improve something, but you’re terrified how your idea will be received.

    It can also happen in personal relationships. You’re talking to someone, and the opportunity is right there for you to tell them what’s been weighing on your mind, but you just . . . don’t.

    I think most of us have experienced this type of situation in some capacity at least once (or a million times) in our lives. I know I have. I was impossibly shy when I was younger, terrified to talk to teachers and classmates alike. And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had a tendency of staying in the background, keeping my mouth closed even when I’ve wanted to speak.

    Learning how to open and heal my throat chakra has been one of my longest self-growth journeys. I spent my life wanting to write, yet for years, I let myself believe that I had nothing important to say.

    So when I finally gathered the courage to start my blog and put myself out there on my social media accounts, to say I was terrified would be an understatement.

    But I felt the fear, and I took that first step anyway.

    Believing that your words and your truth matter is one of the key aspects of healing your throat chakra. When your throat chakra is open and balanced, you’re able to speak clearly and concisely. You’re calm, peaceful, and patient, and you’re as good of a listener as you are a speaker. Additionally, you stay true to yourself and hold yourself with both integrity and authenticity.

    However, if your throat chakra is either underactive or overactive, you may experience deficiencies in these areas. When underactive, you may be excessively shy, withdrawn, and have difficulty expressing yourself. And if overactive, you may be gossipy and have a tendency to interrupt others when they speak.

    You have a limitless amount of potential to offer this world, and having an open and healed throat chakra is key to stepping into your purpose and offering your insights, beliefs, words, and voice to the greater universe.

    And your insights are badly needed.

    Because you have a unique history and perspective, nobody else can think like you. Nobody else can offer what you have to offer.

    So it’s time to release the belief that your words don’t matter and step into the life that’s waiting for you.

    Because you deserve to be heard. You deserve to be seen. You deserve to know that you matter.

    Discover more about chakras using the links below, plus get journal prompts and affirmations for each of your body’s main energy centers! And for deeper insight into chakras as well as guidance on profound chakra healing, check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, which includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. You can also discover more in my online shop.

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    How to Use These Journal Prompts

    The 30 throat chakra journal prompts below are designed to help you examine your beliefs while getting in touch with your truest, most authentic self. Specifically, these journal prompts center around important concepts like authenticity, guiding principles, communication, and creative expression.

    There’s no right or wrong way to approach these journal prompts. You can read through them and only choose to work with the ones that resonate most with you, or you can choose to answer one at a time. I do always recommend, though, that if you choose to answer just some of the questions, you throw in a few “extra” ones as well. I think that often, once we start writing, we’re surprised by what unexpected discoveries might come up.

    When you sit down to do your journaling practice, make sure you have some time to yourself where you won’t be interrupted or distracted. I recommend at least 15 to 20 minutes (you can potentially answer a few different questions in that time period), but the best amount of time is truly what works best for you. I tend to journal for 30 minutes first thing in the morning after I wake up, and that’s always proven successful for me.

    And most importantly, set the intention to make your journaling time a judgment-free zone. Give yourself unconditional self-love and compassion as you respond to the prompts. The path to healing is paved not in judgment but acceptance. Accept every part of yourself and your story just as it is, and give yourself some extra love and gratitude for showing up today and putting in this work.

    Finally, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this page, where you can download your free printable throat chakra affirmations and journal prompts. Use these free resources to serve and support you in your healing journey.

    Throat Chakra Journal Prompts

    • How do I communicate in one-on-one conversations? How much do I listen, and how much do I speak? Is this ratio balanced?
    • How do I communicate in big group settings? Do I tend to sit back and listen, or do I speak freely? How much do I listen compared to how much I speak?
    • Why is it important to me to be a patient and attentive listener?
    • Why is important to me that my voice is heard when I speak?
    • How do I feel when others are distracted or not listening when I speak?
    • How can I clearly and effectively communicate so that I have the undivided attention of those I’m speaking to?
    • What method(s) of communication do I feel most comfortable with? What method(s) of communication do I feel least comfortable with?
    • Write 10 to 15 positive affirmations that affirm your ability to speak clearly and confidently as well as why your voice matters. Repeat each affirmation twice.
    • Write an open letter to somebody in your life: a current or past partner, friend, relative, boss, coworker, or even an acquaintance. What have you always wanted to say to this person but never found the courage or the right words?
    • In what situations do I hold back from speaking my truth? Are there any situations in which I withdraw, even when I have something to say?
    • How can I cultivate more confidence in situations where I’m called to speak my truth?
    • Write about a time when you spoke your truth and felt heard, respected, and listened to. How did this make you feel?
    • In what ways can words be powerful? What are some examples of times when words held immense power in my life?
    • Reflect on this statement: “My words and my voice matter.” List all the ways in which this is true.
    • What are the guiding principles and truths that I carry with me throughout my life? 
    • What does authenticity mean to me?
    • How do I live my authentic truth in my daily life?
    • What does it mean to me to carry myself with integrity?
    • Are there any situations in which I feel like I fake or force myself to be someone or something I’m not? How do I feel when I do this? 
    • How do I feel when someone is being inauthentic with me? How can I avoid doing the same to others?
    • How do I feel about gossip? How does it make me feel when I gossip about another person, or when I hear that someone has gossiped about me?
    • When I hear others gossiping, how can I respond in a clear, calm, and effective way?
    • Do I express myself creatively? What outlets and practices do I use for creative expression?
    • How can I open myself up to more opportunities for creative expression?
    • Why is it important to me to remain centered and patient throughout my daily life?
    • Are there any situations where I tend to lose patience? How does this make me feel?
    • How can I cultivate more calm and patience when I begin to feel myself growing impatient with internal and external circumstances?
    • How do I make decisions? Do I tend to be more decisive or indecisive? How can I become more confident in my decision-making?
    • Why is it important to me to have an open and balanced throat chakra?
    • What does an ordinary day as my most communicative, patient, authentic self look like? How do I carry myself throughout the day? How do I treat others and myself? Write about this day in detail.

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    35 Crown Chakra Affirmations for Spiritual Connection

    Discover 35 powerful crown chakra affirmations to open and heal your body’s energy center for spiritual connection, enlightenment, peace, and connection with your highest self. And be sure to check out the links to my chakra series below, where I go in-depth on how to open, activate, balance, and heal your body’s seven main energy centers. Plus, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for your free printable crown chakra affirmations and journal prompts!

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    What is the Crown Chakra?

    Located at the top of your head, your crown chakra is your body’s energy center for spiritual connection, enlightenment, inner wisdom, and connecting with your highest self. When your crown chakra is open and energy is flowing freely in and out of this energy center, you feel peaceful, trusting, and connected to your soul’s purpose. You’re able to release control of what you think your path is supposed to look like and instead surrender to the loving will of a higher power. When you surrender, you know that this isn’t just for your highest good, but for the highest good for all.

    Connection is key to this energy center. An open crown chakra allows you to feel connected to yourself, to a higher power, to your purpose and truth, and to a greater good that extends far beyond your physical body. This connection produces a feeling of divine peace in your mind, body, and spirit. You feel a deep sense of clarity, and this allows you to remain focused and trusting as you step forward on your path.

    When your crown chakra is blocked, you may experience symptoms that correlate with it either being underactive or overactive. An underactive crown chakra means you may feel isolated, close-minded, and cynical. You may also feel like you lack purpose and faith. If your crown chakra is overactive, you may feel like your entire identity is wrapped up in spirituality, thus causing you to lose touch with other parts of yourself. You may also feel critical of other people’s spiritual beliefs, especially if they don’t align with your own.

    If you feel like something is missing from your life, it may be that you’re experiencing blockages to your crown chakra, leaving you to feel unsure of your purpose and possibly even a little lost. That’s why opening, activating, and healing your crown chakra is so important: not only to foster a deeper spiritual connection, but to create a deeper connection to yourself.

    Below are 35 powerful crown chakra affirmations for connecting to your soul’s purpose, connecting to your highest self, and trusting the path in front of you. These affirmations are designed to gently and lovingly help you to surrender, let go, and trust your own inner divinity. They’re also meant to nurture a sense of divine inner peace, calm, and tranquility.

    To learn more about how to open, activate, and heal your crown chakra, as well as the rest of your body’s main spiritual energy centers, check out the links to my chakra series below! I’ve included powerful affirmations for opening and healing each of your body’s chakras, as well as journal prompts to help you get in touch with your inner self.

    And for more tips on how to use affirmations to get the most out of them, be sure to check out my post, How to Use Affirmations (So They Actually Work).

    I hope these crown chakra affirmations support your spiritual journey and allow you to connect with your soul’s purpose and truth.

    Discover more about chakras using the links below, plus get journal prompts and affirmations for each of your body’s main energy centers! And for deeper insight into chakras as well as guidance on profound chakra healing, check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, which includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. You can also discover more in my online shop.

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    Crown Chakra Affirmations

    • I am a spiritual being in a human body.
    • I honor the sacred divinity that exists within me.
    • I am pure, beautiful, radiant light.
    • My body is a beautiful home for my radiant soul.
    • I am divinely protected, inspired, and guided by the Universe.
    • I am deeply and unconditionally loved by the Universe.
    • I am worthy of unconditional love from divine energy.
    • I am connected to a limitless source of creativity, abundance, health, happiness, and love.
    • I surrender to the loving will of the Universe.
    • I am my highest, most authentic self.
    • My highest self guides my actions and decisions.
    • I am aligned with my soul’s purpose and truth
    • I am always divinely and lovingly guided.
    • I know deep inner peace.
    • Eternal peace flows to and through me.
    • I release the need to control my life and surrender to a higher power.
    • I trust my intuition and listen to the wisdom of the universe.
    • I am always gently held and lovingly guided by this Universe.
    • I am loved, cherished, and adored by this Universe.
    • Pure white light flows through me and heals my body, mind, and spirit.
    • I am aligned with the highest frequency of love.
    • I am clear about what I want and take inspired action to achieve my dreams.
    • I release doubt and welcome faith.
    • Every day, I feel more connected to my spirit.
    • I openly accept spiritual guidance from a higher power.
    • I bravely let go and allow the Universe to reveal its beautiful plan for me.
    • I trust that the Universe gives me exactly what I need at exactly the right time.
    • I am eternally connected to the divine source of the Universe.
    • Even when the world is immersed in darkness, I walk forward in faith, love, and light.
    • The light and energy of the Universe flows within me.
    • I have unshakeable faith in my divine path.
    • I’m Source Energy in a human body, and I can do anything.
    • I surrender to my highest good.
    • I surrender to the highest good for all.
    • I am love. I am light. I am connected to all.

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