Here's What It Actually Means To Get Your Chakras Balanced

If you've ever stepped into a yoga studio, looked at a wellness influencer's Instagram, or had a friend that was just a little too into crystals, you've probably heard a thing or two about chakras. Chakras serve as the "energy centers" of your body, with seven main chakras along the length of your spine carrying the most energetic weight, (via Healthline). These chakras are known as the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root chakras, running in order down your spine from the top of the head to the lower back.

The chakras are thought of as spinning wheels of energy that align with major organs with each having a different impact on your state of mind, physical body, and spiritual wellness, per Healthline. The root chakra, located at the bottom of the spine, helps with foundational stability when it is balanced, while the crown chakra holds the energy that connects you spiritually to yourself and the world around you.

It's easy to understand each main chakra's purpose, but keeping the chakras balanced poses a bit more of a challenge. Once you learn a bit about the balancing process, however, it becomes easier to keep them balanced and maintain your energy.

You can change your energy with balanced chakras

According to Well+Good, there are several practices you can carry out to promote the good health of your chakras. 

Balance is the driving force behind the health of your chakras, so you'll want to stay on top of things like diet and budget in order to create a sense of overall balance in your life. In order to check in with your chakras and try to decipher which may need some realignment, you can practice breathing exercises and take note of any areas where your breath does feel smoothly flowing. Once you've achieved a sense of balance and identified where improvement may be needed, you can begin to really address any issues your chakras are experiencing.

A great way to start balancing your chakras is through visualization. Visualization, which is similar to manifestation, is the act of mentally concepting the person you want to become. When you can envision the future you want for yourself, the vibrations of your chakras begin to align with the energy of your future self rather than your current self.

There are tools to promote balanced chakras

While you're on the way to the transformation you are visualizing and aligning your energy with, there are daily steps you can take to promote chakra health. You can use tools to help you on your journey, and the best tool for your chakras will be crystals.

You can choose a crystal to work in correspondence with your chakras, such as citrine for the solar plexus chakra, located in your stomach and related to self confidence (via Healthline), or amethyst for your third eye chakra and intuition.

If you've seen a visual representation of the chakras, you likely already know that each main chakra is associated with is own color. You can do a color meditation for your chakras by envisioning its color radiating as light from your body, (via Well+Good).

Once you feel grounded in your practices, you can begin working with sound healing for your chakras. You'll need to use tools such as a gong or singing bowl, or enlist the help of a professional healer, and you'll discover that each chakra has a different frequency which can allow for balance and healing.

With these steps, you'll find yourself achieving a higher vibrational energy and feelings of balance. Once you're balanced, you can do anything.