Do you get chronically sick in one body part?  If your body could talk to you, what would it say?  The chakras, also known as energy centers, are the body’s language of health. A chakra ideally has balanced energy, but when it is blocked or over-activated, people feel stressed or sick.  Reiki heals you by clearing blockages in each of the seven main chakras.  Read on to see which chakra resonates with you today.

The Root Chakra

Color: Red
Associated body parts: Bones, spinal column, legs and feet.
Purpose: The root chakra roots us in the physical world and represents our physical existence. It is connected to your overall sense of stability, safety and groundedness in the physical world.
Physical symptoms: Problems in the root chakra result in problems in the feet, legs, and lower back.
Emotional symptoms: When this chakra is imbalanced, one might feel unsafe in finances and family matters.  The person may be feel helpless, afraid of life or victimized.
To balance the Root Chakra:  Send Reiki to the base of your spine, legs and feet.  Spend time in nature, going barefoot on the grass or hugging a tree.  Wear red, brown or black to connect to Mother Earth.  Think abundance!

The Sacral Chakra

Color: Orange
Associated body part: Reproductive system
Purpose: The second chakra energizes our emotions, sexuality, and creativity. It also governs our ability to create and recreate.
Physical symptoms: Problems in the sacral chakra may result in reproductive issues, mood problems, addictive issues and eating disorders.
Emotional symptoms: A balanced sacral chakra results in a feeling vitality, spontaneity and readiness. When this chakra is imbalanced, one may overindulge in food or sex and may be repressing strong feelings that need to be released.
To balance the Sacral Chakra:  Send Reiki to your abdomen and lower back.  Dance and get creative to release stress and strong emotions.  Spend time near a body of water.  Balance work with relaxation.  Connect to the child in you, and see life as an adventure.

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Color: Yellow
Associated body part: Stomach
Purpose: The third connects to personal power, confidence and self-esteem.
Physical symptoms: Problems in the solar plexus chakra may result in digestive disorders.
Emotional symptoms: When the solar plexus chakra is balanced, it results in a feeling of strong will power, and helps transform hopes and aspirations into reality. When this chakra is imbalanced, one might feel insecure about physical and financial matters.  Imbalances here also result in unhealthy relationships and being dependent on others for validation.
To balance the Solar Plexus Chakra:  Send Reiki to your stomach area and middle back.  Find something to laugh about.  Think positive!  Exercise and focus on developing the core muscles.

The Heart Chakra

Color: Green
Associated body part: Heart and arms
Purpose: The fourth chakra is the center of emotional well-being, and is concerned with our ability to give and receive.
Physical symptoms: Problems in the heart chakra may result in heart problems or disease.
Emotional symptoms: A balanced heart chakra results in the ability to generously give and receive unconditional love and compassion. When this chakra is imbalanced, one might feel unable to love, or might live in fear, anger, sadness, and disconnectedness.
To balance the Heart Chakra:  Send Reiki to your chest and upper back.  Practice breathing techniques to strengthen your lung capacity.  Express gratitude for all that you are blessed with, even for the smallest of your blessings.   Love yourself completely and unconditionally, exactly as you are now.

The Throat Chakra

Color: Blue
Associate body part: Throat and vocal cords
Purpose: The fifth chakra is the center of communication and creativity that is aligned to one’s life purpose.
Physical symptoms: Problems in the throat chakra may result in respiratory disorders, throat problems, or overindulgence in food and alcohol.
Emotional symptoms: A balanced throat chakra results in the ability to speak and listen in the spirit of truth, as well as express our emotions in a healthy, productive manner. When this chakra is imbalanced, communication suffers; one experiences symptoms of anger, hostility and resentment from being unable to express themselves. One might also dominate others in conversation in a need to over-express themselves.
To balance the Throat Chakra:  Send Reiki to your throat and neck area.  Choose carefully the words you speak.  Unload an issue with a trusted friend or coach, but don’t forget to also speak of your blessings and dreams.  Sing an uplifting song in the shower!  Chant a mantra or prayer aloud.

The Third Eye Chakra

Color: Indigo
Associated body part: Brain
Purpose: The sixth chakra is concerned with our intuition and psychic abilities.
Physical symptoms: Problems in the third eye chakra may result in headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
Emotional symptoms: When the third eye chakra is balanced, it results in strong visualization and manifestation, strong intuition and a sense of self-trust. When this chakra is imbalanced, there is self-doubt, anxiety, and lack of imagination.
To balance the Third Eye Chakra:  Send Reiki to your forehead, face, ears and back of the head.  Be aware of thoughts that are not life-giving to you. Use meditation to clear your mind and keep your focus on your intentions.  Softly gaze at a flower or a burning candle.

The Crown Chakra

Color: Violet
Associated body part: Nervous System
Purpose: The seventh chakra is concerned with our spiritual existence and connection to the universe.
Physical symptoms: Problems in the crown chakra may result persistent migraines, brain problems or disorders, low self-esteem, and depression.
Emotional symptoms: A balanced crown chakra results in a sense of inner peace, connectedness, and oneness in universal existence. It results in higher levels of spirituality and intuition. When this chakra is imbalanced, one may feel lonely and anxious, and feel lost or missing in purpose.
To balance the Crown Chakra:  Send Reiki to the top of your head. Visualize a beam of light connecting the top of your head to the heavens, reminding you of your true nature.  See this light flowing to the rest of your body.  Contemplate on your inner being – that you are a spiritual being in a physical body.  You are made of love, light and divine power.

Reiki can clear and heal blockages in your chakras, which provides overall energetic balance and may even prevent physical disease from manifesting in the body.