Aromatherapy for the Chakra SystemThe ancients created a profound system, the Chakras. While the original focus is primarily sought in transending our physical reality as the antidote for suffering, today it is common to balance and advance spiritually. The current challanges of our times can benefit greatly when we take time to quiet our bodies and minds and work to seek a deeper connection with the sacred; the self, spirit and natural world.
Integrating what we have lost and have yet to discover, within and around us, brings a wholeness and wellness that most can certainly enjoy and benefit from. About ten years ago I began exploring the Chakras but it wasn't until a few years later that I learned combining my Young Living essential oils with this practice that I found an even deeper sense of healing, wholeness, shifting, and connection. The aromatherapy benefits applied during any relaxing, focused, or meditative practice does facilitate the experience on perhaps more levels than we are aware. See Olfactory: Influence of Essential Oils on Both ind and Body
Initially, I used to diffuse my Young Living oils; which I found to enhance the overal experience. But using the oils topically I found created a much more interactive and nutruring dimension.
Chakras are spinning vortexes of energy, which both take in and emit life-force energy. There are eight main chakras down the centerline of the body, from the top of the head to the bottom of the torso. When all chakras are spinning evenly and in concert with one another, the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual systems of the body are in balance. Therapeutic-grade essential oils are excellent for balancing and blending the chakras.
The following is a basic reference for how to use essential oils for activating and balancing the energy centers—chakras—of the body.
First Earth: The Root (or Base) Chakra
Essential oils: Valor® essential oil, Abundance™ essential oil
Apply topically to the bottoms of the feet and sacrum.
The root (or base) chakra is the first and most important chakra for yoga or any kind of healing work. The key words here are courage, security, safety, grounding, and boundaries.
Second Water: The Sacral Chakra
Essential oils: Peace & Calming® essential oil, Harmony™ essential oil
Apply topically below the navel.
The sacral chakra is the center of your creativity, desire, emotion, sexuality, and intuition. This is where you learn how to give and receive pleasure.
Third Fire: The Solar Plexus Chakra
Essential oils: Harmony™ essential oil , En-R-Gee™ essential oil
Apply topically below the sternum and behind the stomach.
The solar plexus chakra is the center of personal power, ambition, intellect, astral force, desire, and emotions based on intellect and touch.
Fourth Air: The Heart Chakra
Essential oil: Joy™ essential oil
Apply topically to the center of the chest at heart level.
The heart chakra is the center of compassion, love, group consciousness, and spiritually associated with "oneness" with "all that is."
Fifth Ether: The Throat Chakra
Essential oils: Believe™ essential oil, Valor® essential oil
Apply topically to the posterior neck and the base of the occiput (the back part of the head or skull).
The throat chakra is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought, speech, and writing.
Sixth Light: Third Eye Chakra
Essential oils: Frankincense essential oil, Peppermint essential oil
Apply topically to the middle of the forehead and above the eyebrows.
The third eye chakra is the center of physic power, higher intuition, the energies of the spirit, magnetic forces, and light. This center is about Divine Thought, balanced intuition, and intellect.
Seventh Crown: The Crown Chakra
Essential oils: Frankincense essential oil, Lavender essential oil
Apply to the crown of the head.
The crown chakra is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought, and energy. The keyword is inspiration. This is the connecting link to your highest and finest self.Weaving the the knowledge of ancient and modern civilization provides us with a pathway, an evolutionary journey of consciousness. I have found using therapeutic-grade essential oils enhance my work with the Chakra vortices in the subtle body, on the physical body, the central nerve ganglia which emanates from the spinal column, and on the spiritual level. The awakening to these levels is most profound and complimentary.