As everyone who has studied metaphysics knows, we all have seven major chakras, which are portals through which we channel and regulate energy coming into our physical, mental and emotional bodies. If these chakras are not kept clear and balanced, energy stops flowing, blockages occur, and we can eventually become physically ill.
It is very easy for one of more of our chakras to become unbalanced as we go about our daily lives. We are constantly interacting with our environment and the people we meet. The various challenges we face in our daily lives, no matter how seemingly minor they may appear, all have an effect on our thoughts and emotions, and ultimately on our chakra system.
We need to look after our chakras on a daily basis to keep them open and balanced and the energy flowing efficiently. We can do this in various ways. Yoga, for instance, is an excellent way to keep our chakras healthy, and other ways include the use of essential oils and crystals.
I like to go into nature and connect with Mother Earth. I do this by walking barefoot on the grass. ( I guess I am extremely lucky in that I live in New Zealand, where there are many opportunities to get right away from all the rush and bustle of life in the city and walk beside rivers, the sea and in the forest). But even if you live in a city, there are parks where you can walk on the grass and connect with the earth. This is vital for balancing the base chakra, which is the foundation on which all our other major chakras rest, and whose health ultimately affects that of the other chakras. If this chakra is not working properly, you can become ungrounded, and prone to taking on unwanted energies.
Walking under trees is a wonderful way of recharging one’s “batteries”. Trees are healers of the earth and impart a gentle energy and sense of peace to all who walk under them and respect them. I always feel like a new person after I have been walking in the forest, but any large solitary tree will radiate healing and peace to you if you are receptive. I was absolutely amazed when walking under the oak trees in Russell Square, London, at the peaceful dignified energy they gave out, even with all the hustle and bustle of London going on close by.
These are just a couple of simple things you can do to keep your energies in balance. I will be writing further articles on each individual chakra in the near future.