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Chakras are energy meridians throughout the body. There are 7 main chakras that are each associated to different parts of the body. When these energy centers are open, we feel like the best version of ourselves. However, when they are blocked or there’s a problem with them, there are both physical and mental symptoms that we will suffer. Each of the 7 chakras houses both emotional and mental strengths.
If you’ve ever heard of the mind-body connection, chakras are a great example of how that concept works. In the mind-body connection, things that affect the mind also affect the body, and things that affect the body also affect the mind. In chakras, an emotional weakness corresponds to a body ailment or physical dysfunction, while at the same time a physical ailment also corresponds to an emotional weakness. That being said, it’s no surprise that problems within a charka can have some serious consequences for both our physical and emotional wellbeing. Let’s take a look at each of the major chakras within the body.
The routes of using essential oils are the same for all of the chakras – you can use any of the essential oils listed for the chakra, create a blend, and use it in one of the following ways: Inhale from diffuser, personal inhaler, or straight from the bottle. Dilute to 1% in carrier oil of choice and anoint the throat area by gently massaging in a clockwise direction with intention.
Location: Base of the spine at the tailbone
Physical symptoms: arthritis, knee pain, sciatica, eating disorders, leg problems, feet, rectal, tailbone problems, problems with the immune system, male reproductive system, and prostate gland.
Emotional symptoms: basic survival needs feel threatened
Essential oils: angelica, benzoin, cedarwood, frankincense, myrrh oakmoss, patchouli, spikenard, vetiver
Locatiararon: 2 inches below the navel
Physical Symptoms: sexual and reproductive issues, urinary and kidney dysfunction, hip, pelvic, or low back pain
Emotional Symptoms: Inability to commit to relationships, inability to express emotion, inability to have fun, fear of betrayal
Essential Oils: bergamot, cardamom, clary sage, neroli, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Physical symptoms: digestive trouble, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gall bladder problems, diseases of the colon
Emotional Symptoms: low self-esteem, feeling powerless, inner critic comes out, fear of rejection or criticism, obsession with physical appearances
Balance: self-respect, self-compassion, feel in control, assertive, and confident
Essential Oils: black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, coriander, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemongrass, mandarin, peppermint, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, vetiver, ylang ylang
Location: the heart
Physical Symptoms: asthma, heart disease, lung disease, breast issues, lymphatic system problems, upper back and shoulder pain, arm and wrist pain
Emotional Symptoms: over-loving to the point of suffocation, jealousy, abandonment, anger, bitterness, fear of loneliness
Essential Oils: bergamot, cypress, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, Melissa, neroli, orange, rose, sandalwood, tangerine, ylang ylang
Location: the throat
Physical Symptoms: thyroid problems, sore throat, laryngitis, TMJ, ear infections, ulcers, facial problems, neck and shoulder pain
Emotional Symptoms: Difficulty communicating, fear of no power or choice, no will power, feel out of control
Essential Oils: basil, bergamot, Roman chamomile, cypress, peppermint, spearmint
Location: between the eyebrows at the center of the forehead
Color: Royal blue
Physical Symptoms: headaches, blurred vision, sinus issues, eye strain, seizures, hearing loss, hormone dysfunctionEmotional Symptoms: moodiness, volatility, inability to look at your own fears, inability to learn from others, exaggerated or over-active imagination
Essential Oils: angelica root, bay laurel, clary sage, cypress, elemi, frankincense, helichrysum, juniper, marjoram, patchouli, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver
Location: top of head
Physical Symptoms: depression, inability to learn, sensitivity to light, sound, and the environment
Emotional Symptoms: rigid thoughts, confusion, analysis paralysis, fear of alienation
Essential Oils: cedarwood, frankincense, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, neroli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, spikenard, vetiver
Now that we’ve looked at each chakra separately, we want to leave you with a diffuser blend that you can use to support all of the chakras. This is a good blend to use to support openness in all seven chakras, and remember, you can add other oils based on the chakra(s) you need to work on.
Chakra Support Diffuser Blend:
1 part Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
2 parts Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
1 part Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
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