Aromatheraphy and Chakras
Aromatheraphy and Chakras
Ancient Indian wisdom tells us that Chakras are energy centres within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, emotions, organ functions and immune system.
People who practice meditation and mindfulness will be more aware of their body and its chakra locations. With practice, they achieve balance in all areas of their life through balancing of chakras.
There are 7 chakras throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, colour and manages specific functions.
Meditation, breathing techniques, good food habits will bring the balance of chakras. One can also chant Chakra Mantras and there are different ones for different Chakra balance. These are:
Root Chakra: Laahm
Sacral Chakra: Vaahm
Solar Plexus Chakra: Raahm
Heart Chakra: Yaahm
Throat Chakra: Haahm
Third eye Chakra: Ohmm
Crown Chakra: Contemplative silence.
Essential oils can help you achieve that balance and this is what we want to discuss today.
1 – Base - Root Chakra - MuladharaEssential Oils you can use: Patchouli, Ginger, Vetiver, Cypress
2 – Groin - Sacral Chakra - SvadhishthanaEssential Oils you can use: Cedar, Sage, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli
3 - Solar Plexus- Solar Plexus Chakra - ManipuraEssential Oils you can use: Sandalwood, lavender, Fennel, Ginger, Pine
4 – Heart - Hearth Chakra - AnahataEssential Oils you can use: Rose, Rosewood, Lavender, Sandalwood, Jasmine
5 – throat - Throat Chakra - VishuddhaEssential Oils you can use: Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile, Lavender
6 - third eye - Third Eye Chakra - Ajna Essential Oils you can use: Sandalwood, Basil, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary
7 – crown - Crown Chakra - SahasraraEssential Oils you can use: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh
First Chakra — Root Chakra - Muladhara
Aromatherapy Oil to be used : Patchouli, Ginger, Vetiver, Cypress Essential Oil (Tip: Also stimulates the second chakra - Sacral Chakra)
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is represented by the colour red and physical element of Earth. It is a symbol of physical world, survival and self-preservation. Its balance brings stability, prosperity, physical health, a sense of safety and security, and being present in the moment.
You can use oils like Patchouli, Ginger, Vetiver, Cypress to balance the root chakra. They make you content and relaxed, giving rise to having a large energy within you, so you can get things done. This can help you reach your goals, overcome fatigue and feeling down.
Second Chakra — Sacral Chakra - SvadhishthanaAromatherapy Oil to be used : Cedar, Sage, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Neroli Essential Oil - Also stimulates the fourth chakra (Heart Chakra)
The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen below the navel centre. It is represented by the colour orange and the physical element of water. It is associated with vitality, self-gratification, and passion.
A balanced sacral chakra gives you emotional intelligence, sexual satisfaction, passion and the ability to embrace change.
You can use essential oils of Cedar, Sage, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli to balance this. This will help you with pure love and lightness of being, driving away sorrows and bringing a peaceful, stable calm. It can also help to foster hope and lead you away from fear. Neroli specially helps you to love yourself.
Third Chakra — Solar Plexus Chakra - ManipuraAromatherapy Oil to be used : Sandalwood, Pine, lavender, Fennel, Ginger (Also stimulates the fourth chakra -Heart Chakra)
The 3rd chakra is located above the naval centre, and is represented by the colour yellow and fire. It represents willpower, motivation and vitality. It is associated with following organs- pancreas, liver, spleen, stomach, lower back muscles, the metabolism and digestion.
A balance of this chakra increases confidence, warmth, self-discipline, reliability, and a positive sense of self.
Sandalwood, Pine, lavender, Fennel, Ginger essential oil are good for restoration of emotions that have become jaded. We hope this oil releases you from old wounds, bringing the ability to experience your emotions in real time, which allows you to bring growth and inner peace to your future relationships.
Fourth Chakra — Heart Chakra- AnahataAromatherapy Oil to be used : Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Rosewood or Rose Essential Oil
The fourth chakra, called the heart chakra is located in the low center of the chest and associated with the colour green and the element of air.
It is related with the lymph glands, heart, rib cage, lungs, skin, arms, hands, circulation and the immune system.
Since it represents self-acceptance and love, a balanced heart chakra will bring you self-love, contentment, compassion, acceptance and peacefulness.
You can use few wonderful oil like Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Rosewood or Rose Essential Oil. They will encourage free emotions, harmony and the capacity to express your emotions. The aroma will also help to release constricted feelings stored in the chest, internalized grief, melancholy, and repressed emotions.
Fifth Chakra — Throat Chakra - VishuddhaAromatherapy Oil to be used : Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile, Lavender Essential Oil
The fifth chakra is in the throat and is represented by blue or turquoise color and physical element of ether. The throat chakra is associated with self-expression and communication, and is connected with thyroid, esophagus, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and hearing.
A balanced throat chakra will develop clear communication, good listening skills and good sense of time.
Try Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile, Lavender Essential Oil which will help you to share your gifts with the world. These oils heal feelings of being overly delicate, withdrawn, or fearful. These oils should help you communicate more effectively.
Six Chakra — Third Eye Chakra - AjnaAromatherapy Oil to be used : Sandalwood, Basil, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary , Sandalwood Essential Oil
The third eye chakra is located in the centre of the forehead. It is represented by indigo and light. It means self-reflection and knowledge. It is associated with the pituitary gland, left brain hemisphere, left eye, nose, ears, sinuses, conscious mind, the endocrine system and neurological system.
A balanced third eye chakra will help you to have strong intuition, good memory, ease remembering dreams, ability to visualize and a guiding vision for life.
Sandalwood, Basil, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary Essential Oil have an therapeutic scent that are highly effective when meditating. Used by healers and spiritual leaders worldwide, these oils bring an inner awareness and higher consciousness.
Sandalwood helps break down illusions, helping you align with your most authentic self.
Seventh Chakra — Crown Chakra - SahasraraAromatherapy Oil to be used : Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lime Essential Oil
The seventh, crown chakra is in top portion of the head. It is represented by the colour violet, and physical element of thought.
It is associated with self-knowledge, self-will, and divine connection and also with the pineal gland, pituitary gland, cerebral cortex, cerebrum, the right eye, the right brain hemisphere, central nervous system, the subconscious mind, and large muscle control.
People with balanced crown chakra will have wisdom, intelligence, ability to analyse, spiritual connection and open mindedness.
Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lime Essential Oil can be used for detaching, enhancing your perception of the truth inside any situation.
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