Chakras are often mentioned in the context of well-being, meditation, and both physical and mental health.
Many assume that only those with a deep knowledge or extensive training in spiritual practices possess the necessary skills to work with chakras.
Yet the philosophy behind chakras is quite simple and there are many small ways in which you can apply it in your daily life, starting today. We will show you how in this article and how to balance your chakras.
How Do We Define Chakras?
The literal translation of chakra is “wheel”. More specifically, chakras can be defined as “the seven wheels of energy” that are located in several areas of your spinal column, from the base of your spine to the top of your head.
The seven chakras are thought to influence our bodily parts and our psychological and spiritual processes, thus playing a major role in our overall health and well-being.
When each chakra releases the right amount of energy to each area of our body, our well-being is optimal. It is when one or more chakras move too quickly or too slowly that worrying and uncomfortable health issues arise. In some cases, a chakra may even become blocked.
Being aware of how chakras work and how they affect our body, psyche, and spirit, allows us to take the necessary steps to balance them and improve our overall physical and mental health.
This can be done in different ways, like introducing new habits or exercises, practising certain forms of yoga and meditation, or changing our diet by removing unhealthy food and including new beneficial foods and beverages, like the organic teas from our BeBetter Chakra Range.
How to Balance Your Root Chakra
The first chakra, also known as Root chakra or Muladhara, is located at the base of your spine.
It is the foundational chakra and it affects our groundedness, security, and sense of being firmly anchored in reality.
When our Root chakra is properly balanced we feel confident, accomplished, and capable of facing new challenges and meeting new opportunities.
When our root chakra is overactive we may experience uncomfortable emotions like panic, anxiety, and nightmares, as well as physical symptoms like unexplained body aches. In contrast, when our root chakra is underactive, we find it difficult to concentrate and to be in the moment.
Some effective steps that we can take to cleanse and balance our root chakra include showering, dancing, focusing on your feet while walking, and mentally visualizing a red light at the bottom of your spine.
Yoga poses that can help us balance our root chakra include the bridge pose, the fierce warrior pose, and sun salutations.
Enjoying our Root Chakra Organic Tea is another great way to balance your first chakra. It’s a soothing, oriental spice blend containing Ginger, Cinnamon, and Cacao Peel. Earthy and full-bodied with a natural comforting sweetness that will help you improve your feeling of groundedness and inner security.
Check out our specialized article on the root chakra to learn more about it and how to achieve the right balance.
How to Balance Your Sacral Chakra
The Second Chakra, also known as Sacral Chakra or Svadishana, is located in the middle of our abdomen.
This chakra is directly linked to our imagination, creativity, and ability to express ourselves artistically. It is also related to our sexuality, pleasure, and enjoyment.
When our Sacral chakra is balanced, we are able to express ourselves creatively and to enjoy the pleasures of life (like sex, good food, and art) without exceeding.
When our sacral chakra is overactive we are at a higher risk of developing addictions. In contrast, we will probably experience boredom, resistance to change, and low sexual drive in the event of an underactive sacral chakra
An unbalanced sacral chakra can also lead to problems in our urinary tract.
Some effective steps that we can take to cleanse and balance our sacral chakra include increasing our consumption of seeds, nuts, pumpkin, carrots, and sweet potato, as well as writing daily about our feelings in a diary and focusing on the color orange.
Yoga poses that can help us balance our sacral chakra include the Goddess pose, the reverse warrior pose, and the reclined bound angle pose.You can also help balance your second chakra by drinking our Sacral Chakra Organic Tea. This is a sophisticated Rooibos herbal blend that contains decadent Cacao Peel and real Bourbon Vanilla to delight your senses and create a unique tea tasting experience. It will help you fully express your emotional and creative side as well as your ability to connect to others.
Find out more about the sacral chakra in our dedicated Solaris blog article.
How to Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra
The Third Chakra, also known as Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura, is located at the top of your abdomen.
This chakra affects many important psychological and spiritual aspects like our self-esteem, confidence, determination, and identity.
When our Solar plexus chakra is balanced we experience a strong feeling of independence. We feel empowered and we also experience a sense of wisdom.
When our solar plexus chakra is overactive we are more usually prone to anger and may also experience problems like lack of empathy and solidarity. In contrast, an underactive third chakra might leave us vulnerable, needy, and with a poor self-image.
An unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra may negatively affect our digestive system, as well as damage or kidney and liver.
What steps can we take to improve the balance of our solar plexus chakra? Engaging in personal development activities, acting from a place of inner knowing and not what others tell us, trusting our intuition, and experiencing new things.
Several Yoga poses are effective in balancing our solar plexus chakra. These include the reverse plank pose, the reverse half lord of the fishes pose, and the boat pose.
Our Solar Plexus Chakra Organic Tea can also help you cleanse your third chakra. It is a stimulating combination of whole leaf Black Tea and authentic Indian Chai Spice that inspires motivation and activity.
We also published an in-depth article on the solar plexus chakra. Check it out if you want to expand your knowledge on this topic.
How to Balance Your Heart Chakra
The Fourth Chakra, also known as Heart Chakra or Anahata, is located above our heart.
This chakra affects our ability to love both ourselves and others. It is directly linked to our empathy and our sense of compassion.
When our Heart chakra is balanced, we experience a deep connection to others. We are more willing to offer our genuine help and understanding to our fellow human beings, as well as being better at interpreting our own feelings.
When our heart chakra is overactive we tend to make damaging choices that put the interests of others above our own. In contrast, we will feel alone, isolated, and incapable of connecting to others when our heart chakra is underactive.
An unbalanced Heart Chakra may also lead to high blood pressure and puts pressure on our immune system
There are simple steps we can take in our daily life to help balance our heart chakra. These include reciting positive love affirmations, increasing the presence of the colour green or pink in our daily lives, and eating more leafy greens, broccoli, and green apples.
Yoga poses that have a positive impact on our heart chakra include the bow pose, the bridge pose, the upward facing dog pose, and the wheel pose.
Another great way to cleanse this chakra is trying our Heart Chakra Organic Tea. This uplifting herbal tea blend with Chamomile, Lemon Verbena, Fennel, and Rose is soothing, comforting & promotes a gentle feeling of ease and content.
Other interesting information and tips on the heart chakra can be found in our dedicated article.
How to Balance Your Throat Chakra
The Fifth Chakra, also known as Throat Chakra or Vishudda, is located in the middle of our throat.
The Throat chakra is linked to our ability to communicate our thoughts, emotions, and inner states to the outside world. It affects our sincerity, genuineness, and honesty.
When our throat chakra is balanced we are able to communicate our needs, opinions, and views to others in a clear, direct, and appropriate way.
This chakra may become overactive when we feel that our presence and voice are not being considered or respected by the outer world, which can lead us to interrupt others or to raise our voice. Yet some of us may react to the same situation by censoring our inner voice and ending up becoming shy, reserved, or excessively compliant with other people’s views, opinions, and emotions. In this latter scenario, our throat chakra is underactive.
An unbalanced Throat Chakra may also lead to a feeling of discomfort in our throat as well as to pain in our neck.
Some easy steps that we can take to cleanse and balance our throat chakra include neck stretches, focusing our breath, increasing the presence of the color blue in our life, and keeping a journal to regularly express emotions and remain in touch with our inner life.
Yoga poses that have a positive impact on our throat chakra include the cat and cow pose, the fish pose, the cobra pose and the bow pose.
Our Throat Chakra Organic Tea can also help you cleanse your fifth chakra by helping you remove mild irritation of the throat. It is a refined herbal blend, with citrus top notes, containing Lemongrass, Hibiscus & Ginger and it has a soothing and energising effect.
Don’t forget to check out our article on the throat chakra to learn more about this chakra.
How to Balance Your Third Eye Chakra
The Sixth Chakra, also known as Third Eye Chakra or Ajna, is located between our eyebrows.
It affects our perception, our intuition, and the way we see both our outer and inner world. It is linked to our ability to understand the bigger picture.
When our Third Eye chakra is balanced we feel in tune with the world and we are able to effectively process the information that we receive from all seven senses.
An overactive third eye chakra is quite rare but it can occur. In this event, we will feel alienated from the material world and from the human experience. In contrast, when our third eye chakra is underactive, we are often unable to resort to our intuition to make sense of the surrounding world. In this case we say that our third eyes is "closed".
An unbalanced Third Eye Chakra can also cause insomnia and difficulty in learning new things.
Some actions that we can take to balance our third eye chakra include meditation, aromatherapy, improving the quality of our sleep, and increasing our consumption of blueberries, cabbage, and eggplants.
Yoga poses and practices that have a positive impact on our third eye chakra include alternate nostril breathing, wide-legged forward fold, and child’s pose.
Our Third Eye Chakra Organic Tea is a soothing, cleansing, and caffeine-free herbal blend with Peppermint, Nettle and Fennel that can help you cleanse and balance your Third Eye chakra.
On our blog, we dedicated an entire article entirely dedicated to the third eye chakra. Check it out for more information.
How to Balance Your Crown Chakra
The Seventh Chakra, also known as Crown Chakra or Sahawara, is located at the top of your head.
The Crown chakra is the most mysterious of all chakras. It’s related to our consciousness energy and is essential in attaining inner peace and a life we are deeply satisfied with.
Crown chakra balance is not easy to achieve and it translates into a deep feeling of joy, glory, and fulfillment. We are in tune with the universe and its true beauty. Achieving such a balance is the final goal of our spiritual journey.
There is no such thing as an overactive crown chakra while an underactive crown chakra simply means being human. Depending on your current stage in your spiritual path, you may be closer or less close to achieving crown chakra balance.
Pursuing your spiritual development through a number of practices like yoga and meditation is the most effective way to move closer to balancing the crown chakra.
Our Crown Chakra Organic Tea can be a good addition to your practices aimed at balancing the crown chakra. It is based on an authentic Indian Chai recipe blended with our premium, first, flush Green Tea. It is vibrant and invigorating, while at the same time purifying and calming.
If you want to know more about the crown chakra, you can check this other article from our blog.