I'm happy to announce that I've just finished adding the new nine-page Aromatherapy & the Chakras section to AromaWeb's Article Archive.
The word chakra means "wheel" in Sanskrit, a sacred and holy language of Hinduism and Buddhism. Chakra is pronounced shock + ra with a "ra" sound as in oakra.
Chakras are invisible to the naked eye and interconnect our physical and spiritual selves. Each of the seven chakras is tied directly to a specific region and nerve center of the body.
It is believed that each of the chakras absorbs and filters the energy that we emit through our thoughts and actions as well as through the thoughts and actions of all those that we come into contact with. When one of the chakras is out of balance as a result of negative energy flowing through it, it begins to spin too slowly or too fast. When a chakra is not balanced, it can effect that physical region of the body and also effect very specific aspects of our spiritual and emotional selves.
Massage, reflection, meditation and energy work using essential oils can help restore specific balance to each of the chakras. Look to AromaWeb's new Aromatherapy & the Chakras section for information on the essential oils associated with each chakra.
to the Chakras
Read this informative background and introduction to
the seven principle chakras.
the Chakras Using Essential Oils
This article includes details on how you can use essential
oils and aromatherapy to help keep your chakras balanced.
Root Chakra centers upon our core needs for
survival, security and livelihood. When the Root Chakra
is unbalanced, you will feel ungrounded, confused and
lack the ability to move forward. Without a balanced
Root Chakra, it is impossible to fully balance the other
Sacral Chakra influences personal creativity
ranging from artistic expression to creative problem
solving. Healthy sexual desire and expression is also
controlled by the Sacral Chakra, though communicating
sexual desires is also directly affected by the Throat
Solar Plexus Chakra strongly influences your
identity and sense of self worth. Imbalances can take
on polar opposites ranging from low self-esteem all
the way to arrogant, selfish behavior. Read
Heart Chakra strongly influences the ability
to give and receive love in a healthy way. The Heart
Chakra also influences our ability to cope with the
sadness of betrayals of a loved one or losing a loved
one due to breakup, abandonment or death. Read
Throat Chakra strongly influences our ability
to effectively communicate our thoughts, opinions, desires
and feelings - and just as importantly, our ability
to hear, listen and understand those in our daily lives.
The Throat Chakra not only influences what we hear and
say through verbal communication, but it also influences
body language and written communication methods. Read
Third Eye (Brow) Chakra influences the areas
of our mind that control our common sense, wisdom, intelligence,
memory retention, dreams, spirituality and intuition.
Crown Chakra influences our deeper understanding
of ourselves beyond the physical or material. Read