Learn the Art of Chakra Balancing and Embrace Happiness

Last Update on October 26, 2023 : Published on February 12, 2020

The concept of chakras originated from spiritual traditions in the Eastern region of the world. In today’s time, the role of these chakras in facilitating psychological, physical, spiritual, and energetic well-being has been highlighted in Western traditions as well. Recently, researchers have focused on identifying ways to balance chakras of life which can lead to the epitome of happiness and well-being.

So, let us learn this art of chakra balancing and welcome happiness in our lives. To begin with, let us first understand what chakras are.

What are Chakras?

Chakras are like the energy centers located in specific regions in our body. They carry information regarding the emotions you hold and are manifestations of how your surroundings affect you. There are seven chakras in a human body, each having its importance and area of focus. Each of these chakras is discussed in the next section.

Types of Chakras and Their Meanings:

There are seven types of chakras, each located in different areas of the body. These seven chakras are related to seven different roles that contribute to happiness. Here is a brief overview of the same:

Types of Chakras

1. The Root Chakra (Muladhara)

  • Location of the Root Chakra: Tailbone
  • Color of the Root Chakra: Red
  • Also known as: Basic Chakra
  • Importance of the Root Chakra: Basic needs of food, shelter, and security
  • Effects of an unbalanced Root Chakra: Feeling of uneasiness and experiencing irrational fears; selfish behavior arises
  • Outcomes of a balanced Root Chakra: Aids in feeling a connection between oneself and the material world
  • Ways of balancing the Root Chakra: Consume red color food items, have a proper sleep and exercise
  • Area of happiness from the Root Chakra: Secure and safe

the Root Chakra

2. The Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana)

  • Location of the Sacral Chakra: Naval (lower abdomen)
  • Color of the Sacral Chakra: Orange
  • Also known as: Spleen Chakra
  • Importance of the Sacral Chakra: Emotions, sensuality, intimacy and work-life
  • Effects of an unbalanced Sacral Chakra: Leads to a lack of zest and energy of life; dominating behavior arises
  • Outcomes of a balanced Sacral Chakra: Feeling a sense of well-being and harmony with self and those around
  • Ways of balancing the Sacral Chakra: Take aromatherapy and massage sessions; do painting or practice any other form of artistic expression
  • Area of happiness from the Sacral Chakra: Professional work performance and sexual life

the Sacral Chakra

3. The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

  • Location of the Solar Plexus Chakra: Stomach area
  • Color of the Solar Plexus Chakra: Yellow
  • Importance of the Solar Plexus Chakra: Confidence, power and controlled
  • Effects of an Unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra: Feeling out of control, down, inability to handle criticism, low self-worth; arrogant behavior arises
  • Outcomes of a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra: Healthy sense of self-confidence
  • Ways of balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra: Try and walk outside in the open area and breath fresh air; doing powerlifting and full-body yoga stands are also recommended
  • Area of happiness from the root chakra: Power and respect

the Solar Plexus Chakra

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4. The Heart Chakra (Anahata)

  • Location of the Heart Chakra: Chest
  • Color of the Heart Chakra: Green
  • Importance of the Heart Chakra: Kindness, love, and joy
  • Effects of an unbalanced Heart Chakra: Feeling of anger, loneliness, the constant need for validation; jealous behavior arises
  • Outcomes of a balanced Heart Chakra: Allows to emote love without fear of betrayal, colors life with compassion and beauty
  • Ways of balancing the Heart Chakra: Spend more time with your loved ones, focus on the positive aspects of your relationship with others
  • Area of happiness from the Heart Chakra: Love

the Heart Chakra

5. The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

  • Location of the Throat Chakra: Throat
  • Color of the Throat Chakra: Blue
  • Importance of the Throat Chakra: Communication and interaction with people
  • Effects of an unbalanced Throat Chakra: Difficulty in communicating smoothly, lack of willpower and feeling scared to express oneself
  • Outcomes of a balanced Heart Chakra: Feeling good and positive while talking and expressing oneself
  • Ways of balancing the Throat Chakra: Eating blue food like blueberries and engaging in meaningful conversation is suggested
  • Area of happiness from the Throat Chakra: Communication

the Throat Chakra

6. The Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

  • Location of the Third Eye Chakra: Between two eyes
  • Color of the Third Eye Chakra: Indigo
  • Also known as Brow Chakra
  • Importance of the Third Eye Chakra: Intuition, creativity, and imagination
  • Effects of an unbalanced Third Eye Chakra: Feeling of confusion, inability to live outside one’s own head,
  • Outcomes of a balanced Third Eye Chakra: Awareness of the purpose of life, enhance focus and spiritual connection
  • Ways of balancing the Third Eye Chakra: Cultivate silence, nurture your creativity, practice meditation
  • Area of happiness from the Third Eye Chakra: Awareness

the Third Eye Chakra

7. The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

  • Location of the Crown Chakra: Atop of our heads
  • Color of the Crown Chakra: Violet
  • Importance of the Crown Chakra: Connects us to our higher self and universal life force
  • Effects of an unbalanced Crown Chakra: Leads to cyclic thoughts which do not cease, chronic fatigue, depression and mental fog
  • Outcomes of a balanced Crown Chakra: Feeling of connection with God and overcomes the feeling of loneliness
  • Ways of balancing the Crown Chakra: Focus on your dreams and ambitions, chant OM
  • Area of happiness from the Crown Chakra: Spirituality and belongingness

the Crown Chakra

Balancing Chakras:

  • What is Chakra Balancing: The art of balancing chakras focuses on opening the blocked chakras and attain harmony between them.
  • Why is Chakra Balancing Important? An individual’s energy is located in seven different centers, across the body. In order to attain happiness and well-being, these energy centers have to be balanced.
  • How to Balance Chakras: There are four main sources to attain this balance viz.,
  1. Chakra Balancing Stones
  2. Chakra Balancing Essential Oils
  3. Chakra Balancing Yoga Poses
  4. Chakra Balancing Exercises

How to Balance Chakras in Our Body?


Chakra Balancing Stones

Chakra Balancing Essential Oils

Chakra Balancing Yoga Poses

Chakra Balancing Exercises

Root Chakra

Red Carnelian, Red Carnelian, Bloodstone, Black Tourmaline

Ylang-Ylang, Rosemary, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Myrrh

Tree (Vrksasana)
Eagle (Garudasana)
Mountain (Tadasana)
Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Simply taking a shower can help cleanse and balance the root chakra.

Concentrate on your breath and every footfall. With every step take note of the sensation you feel each time your foot touches the ground.

Take a few seconds or even a few minutes to visualize a radiant, red ball of energy at the base of your spine.

Sacral Chakra

Sandalwood, Patchouli, Orange, Rose, Ylang-ylang

Patchouli, Ylang-Ylang, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Orange

Open-angle pose (Upavistha Konasana)

Cow face pose (Gomukhasana)

One-legged king pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

Reclining bound angle pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Taking a bath or a shower can also contribute to balancing your chakra while providing the relaxation needed to keep your emotions flowing

Solar Plexus Chakra

Citrine, Tiger’s eye, Yellow tourmaline, Yellow jasper

Chamomile, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Rosemary

Full Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana)


Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana)


Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadvajasana I)


Warrior 1 and 2 (Virabhadrasana I and Virabhadrasana II)

Be assertive

Exert your will in a way that leads to the expected results somewhat effortlessly

Have harmonious relationships with your surrounding

Heart Chakra

Rose quartz, Green calcite, Green tourmaline, Jade

Rose, Geranium, neroli, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Bergamot

Cobra (Bhujangasana)


Cow Face (Gomukhasana)


Eagle (Garudasana)


Camel (Ustrasana)

Acknowledging different parts of yourself that are at play in our daily life; some easy to recognize, some may be hiding in our shadow with guilt and shame or anger

Honoring and accepting the different aspects of our personality

Learning how to provide self-love

Throat Chakra

Amethyst, Moldavite, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian

Myrrh, Roman or German, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Nutmeg

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Hero (Virasana)

Big Toe (Padangusthasana)

Exercise your intuition; it’s the main function of the third eye
Rest under the moonlight and reflect; the moonlight resembles the quality of light of your intuitive center
Nurture silence to hear the wisdom of the third eye; listen, the 3rd eye’s sound is more like a whisper

Crown Chakra

Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Diamond


Rose, Cedarwood, Myrrh

Plow (Halasana)Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana)


Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana)


Lotus (Padmasana)

Repeat a mantra or affirmation that resonates with the crown chakra. The best mantra for the crown chakra is OM


Turn off the TV, radio, and computer so that you may be open to hearing the universe around you


Take nature walks or mountain hikes to reconnect

Features of a Balanced Chakra System:

In order to identify whether a chakra system is balanced or not, the following checkpoints are important to consider:

  • The chakras are in a state of homeostasis, that is, neither the upper or the lower chakras is over-emphasized
  • The energy between chakras tend to flow vertically through each chakra, without any blocking
  • The chakras exchange energy with cosmos freely and horizontally
  • All the chakras are in sync in terms of spinning and being active
  • The opening of chakras is in line with the need for your development

Characteristics of a Balanced Chakra Person:

There are certain characteristics unique to the individual who is likely to a balanced chakra system such as:

  • Having knowledge about one’s emotions without letting them overwhelm
  • In touch with their own body and sexuality
  • Feeling well-grounded, confident and secure
  • A healthy body that in turn supports his/her fulfillment of the purpose of life
  • In touch with intuition such that there is an intellect balanced with wisdom
  • Able to express, listen, speak and create truth
  • In touch with nature; showing compassion, love and maintain healthy relationships

beliefs that limit energy of your chakras

Once you learn the art of balancing chakras and start practicing the same, an alignment between them will be attained, followed by happiness.

So go get those essential oils, stones, a yoga mat and start balancing chakras of your body!!!

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About The Author

Anjali Singh
Anjali Singh

Anjali Singh is a content curator in the field of Mental Health. She is currently done Ph.D. in Psychology. Her aim is to light up the world with positive vibes through her words, her idea of life is ‘Grow through what you go through’. Apart from this, she is a big-time pet lover.


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