There are literally thousands of ways you can “heal” and “balance” your chakras. Meditation and visualization are both very popular choices, sound is another good method, sight is yet another (using yantras or mandalas), and smell works really well too – it’s called aromatherapy.
Yoga is another very popular way to work on your chakras, and I could go on as the list is too long to recite.
But do each of these modalities work equally well? The answer is yes, and no. Or the proverbial, “it depends.”
First of all, I think it’s important to realize that each healing modality is actually more closely associated with each one of the chakras. This means that one method may work better for a particular chakra than another. Let me explain.
The 6th and 7th chakras balance well with visualization and meditation and pure energy work, because they are in the higher frequency realm. The seventh chakra isn’t even truly “physical” – it’s our spiritual connection to everything.
It resides off the body, above the crown of our head. The sixth chakra is at the third eye – in the middle of the forehead – and it is the least “physical” of the sixth bodily-related chakras.
A Quick Intro to Your Chakras
Think of your six bodily chakras stacked up like a sort of pyramid – with the lowest one, your first chakra creating the wide and heavy base of the pyramid, and the highest one in your body, your sixth chakra, representing the highest tip of the pyramid.
It’s light and airy and easily mutable, while the first chakra is dense and heavy and more difficult to change (in fact, the first chakra represents and strengthens stability, so it’s very nature is the opposite of change).
Each chakra also relates to a sense and an element, like this:
- First chakra = smell/earth
- Second chakra = taste/water
- Third chakra = sight/fire
- Fourth chakra = touch/air
- Fifth chakra = hearing/sound
- Sixth chakra = “sixth sense”/light
- Seventh chakra is off the body and unrelated to the sensory world, so it has no associations, except to pure consciousness.