Rebalancing The Chakras Without Crystals

Want to work on restoring balance to your chakras even more? Use this list as a quick reminder of some of the best ways to work on rebalancing specific chakras on a daily basis when access to crystals and stones is limited.

1st: Muladhara (Root Chakra)

  • Walk barefoot when possible
  • Engage in a variety of physical and athletic activities
  • Use essential oils of rosemary, sandalwood, frankincense, and myrrh
  • Eat a diet rich in root vegetables, protein, and hot spices
  • Follow through with your commitments
  • Practice yoga with a focus on grounding through your feet

2nd: Svadhishthana (Pelvic Chakra)

  • Use essential oils of orange, rose, jasmine, and hibiscus
  • Eat tropical fruits, honey, and spices like cinnamon and vanilla
  • Be open to all forms of self-expression; act on those that interest you
  • Dance in public
  • Learn to let go and go with the flow
  • Get a massage, take a bath, listen to soothing music (aka relax)

3rd: Manipura (Navel Chakra)

  • Use essential oils of chamomile, peppermint, and marjoram
  • Eat a diet rich in grains and dairy and spices like ginger, turmeric, and fennel
  • Face your fears – do something you’ve always wanted to but never have

4th: Anahata (Heart Chakra)

  • Take deep, soothing breaths
  • Use essential oils of rosewood, jasmine, poppy, and eucalyptus
  • Eat a diet rich in leafy green vegetables and spices like sage, cilantro, basil, thyme, and parsley
  • Drink green or herbal teas in the morning and at night
  • Collaborate openly with others
  • Recognize others in yourself

5th: Vishuddha (Throat Chakra)

  • Sing loudly, chant, read poetry aloud
  • Use essential oils of sage, lemongrass, geranium, and hyssop
  • Drink plenty of water, fresh fruit juices, and herbal tea
  • Use lemon with most meals
  • Refrain from eating dairy and using tobacco products
  • Eat tree grown fruits (apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries, etc.) on a daily basis
  • Express your opinions directly and proudly while remaining open to other points of view
  • Think before you speak
  • Stand up for yourself

6th: Ajna (Third Eye Chakra)

  • Use essential oils of lavender, Queen Anne’s lace, rosemary, spruce, and peppermint
  • Eat bush or vine grown fruits on a regular basis (blueberries, blackberries, grapes, raspberries, etc.)
  • Drink a serving of red wine or grape juice daily
  • Create art
  • Observe people without judgment – strive to learn from everyone

7th: Sahasrara (Crown Chakra)

  • Use essential oils of lotus, jasmine, sandalwood, star tulip, and St. John’s Wort
  • Fast and/or detox 3 to 4 times each year
  • Burn incense and “smudgesticks”
  • Pray
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