There are 7 main energy centers in the body, known as chakras. Each chakra is located throughout our body so that it correlates to specific body ailment and physical dysfunctions; each energy center also houses our mental and emotional strengths. When we have a physical issue, it creates weaknesses in our emotional behavior. When we release the stale energy from the body, it can undo any tightness, stiffness, or malfunction of that area.
The clearing of the energy can also balance our emotional state of mind. The Chakra Mind-Body Balance is a two-way street: if there are certain fears and emotions we are holding on to, we experience physical restrictions, too.
If you have achiness or stiffness, or certain re-occurring emotions and fears, read along and you may find out which chakra is affected or blocked.
1st or Root Chakra
Sits at the base of your spine, at your tailbone. The areas associated are from the feet to your coccyx.
Physical imbalances in the root chakra include problems in the legs, feet, rectum, tailbone, immune system, male reproductive parts and prostrate gland. Those with imbalances here may experience issues of degenerative arthritis, knee pain, sciatica and constipation.
Emotional imbalances include feelings affecting our basic survival needs: money, shelter and food; your ability to provide for life’s necessities.
When this chakra is balanced, you feel supported, a sense of connection and safety to the physical world, and grounded.
The lesson of this chakra is self-preservation; with an easy ability to manifest support.
Remedy: Use the Red Light Matrix oil anywhere from the feet to the tailbone to bring balance to this chakra. It can be rubbed directly onto the body, or used as a bath oil. (mornings only, as this oil is stimulating and may affect your sleep)
2nd or Sacral Chakra
Located two inches below your navel. It affects your whole hip and lower back area.
Physical imbalances include sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunctions, hip, pelvic and low back pain.
Emotional imbalances include our commitment to relationships. Our ability to express our emotions. Our ability to have fun, play based on desires, creativity, pleasure, sexuality. Fears of impotence, betrayal, addictions.
When this chakra is balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, we are committed. We are passionate, sexual and outgoing.
The lesson of this chakra is to honor others.
Remedy: The Orange Light Matrix oil rubbed right around the body from navel to pubic bone, or used as a bath oil (morning and evening), will help restore balance in this area
3rd or Solar Plexus Chakra
Located three inches above your navel. This area affected is the solar plexus and middle back.
Physical imbalances include digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gallbladder issues, colon diseases.
Emotional imbalances include issues of personal power and self-esteem, our inner critic comes out. Fears of rejection, criticism, physical appearances. This is the stress area in the body.
When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive, confident.
The lesson of this chakra is self-acceptance, and reclaiming your personal power.
Remedy: To bring balance to this chakra, rub the Yellow Light Matrix oil around the middle of your body twice a day, or use as a bath oil.
4th or Heart Chakra
Located at the heart. The area affected is the chest and upper back.
Physical imbalances include asthma, heart and lung issues, issues with breasts, lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder problems, arm and wrist pain.
Emotional imbalances include issues of the heart; rejection, jealousy, abandonment, bitterness. Fear of loneliness. Not believing you deserve love or that love is reliable
When this chakra is balanced we feel joy, gratitude, love and compassion, forgiveness flows freely, trust is gained.
The lesson of this chakra is I Love.
Remedy: To heal the heart and bring balance to this chakra use the Green Light Matrix Oil twice a day; right around the heart, chest and upper back area, or in your bath.
5th or Throat Chakra
Located at the throat. The area affected is the throat and neck
Physical imbalances include thyroid issues, glands, sore throats, laryngitis, incessant coughing, TMJ, ear infections, neck and shoulder pain.
Emotional imbalances include issues of self-expression through communication, both spoken or written. Fear of no power or choice. No willpower or being out of control.
When this chakra is balanced, we have free flowing of words, expression, communication. We are honest and truthful yet firm. We are good listeners.
The lesson of this chakra is to speak up and let your voice be heard.
Remedy: Rub the Blue Light Matrix Oil around your throat and neck area to invite balance. This oil is also known as the physical rescue remedy and can be used to speed up any healing process. Use it 2 or 3 times a day.
6th or Third Eye Chakra
Located in the middle of the eyebrows, in the center of the forehead.
Physical imbalances include headaches, blurred vision, sinus issues, eyestrain, seizures, hearing loss, hormone function.
Emotional imbalances include issues with moodiness, loneliness, volatility, introversion, introspection and judgmental. An inability to look at one’s own fears, and to learn from others. Day-dream often and live in a world with exaggerated imagination.
When this chakra is balanced we feel clear, focused, and can determine between truth and illusion. We trust our intuition and are open to receiving wisdom and insight.
The lesson of this chakra is to see the big picture.
Remedy: Use the Indigo Light Matrix oil in your bath, or rub it around your face and hairline twice a day. It can be used instead of a night cream, and is brilliant for easing sinus conjestion.
7th or Crown Chakra
Located at the top of the head.
Physical imbalances include depression and grief, sensitivity to light, sound, environmental noise.
Emotional imbalances include issues with self-knowledge and greater power. Imbalances arise from rigid thoughts on religion and spirituality, constant confusion, carry prejudices, “analysis paralysis.” Fear of alienation.
When this chakra is balanced, we live in the present moment. We have an unshakeable trust in our inner guidance.
The lesson of this chakra is to live mindfully.
Remedy: Rub the Violet Light Matrix oil around your hairline and onto the forehead – or as a bath oil. Best used twice a day
If you are aware of more than one chakra being imbalanced or blocked. This is because when one is blocked, the other chakras begin to compensate and either become overactive or under-active.
Remember we are human, so we always have issues to work through, be gentle with yourself, and use the supportive oils and/or our chakra candles to guide and help you through the process.
Should you require more hands on support and nurturing, please do choose a therapist from our therapists list, we have a wonderful team waiting to support you.
Penni du Plessis