Maybe you’ve heard about chakras before, but today you will learn how to balance your chakras with herbal tea.
Herbal teas have plenty of benefits for body and mind. If you take a closer look at each type of tea, you will be quite surprised to find out how they can help and nourish your body. You will find at the end of this post an easy way to include teas to balance your chakras, into your daily routine.
Taking a few steps back, let’s first find out some more about chakras.
What are the Chakras
Everything that surrounds us is made of energy, including our bodies. Chakras are the focal point of energy in our bodies and the word itself means “wheel” in Sanskrit.
Our body has 7 chakras and they start from the base of the spine up to the top of the head. When the chakras are aligned and balanced, our body is healthy and each part receives enough energy.
When the chakras are out of balance, they reflect on the health of the mind and body. Each of the 7 chakras is responsible for specific physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances.
Each chakra has a specific location in your body and they each have different symbols. They can be out of balance by being overly active or underactive and this will trigger a series of symptoms, both on a mental and body level. You will find below details about each of them.
The 7 chakras are:
1. The Root Chakra
2. The Sacral Chakra
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra
4. The Heart Chakra
5. The Throat Chakra
6. The 3rd Eye Chakra
7. The Crown Chakra
1. The Root Chakra – Muladhara
The color associated with this chakra is red and the location is at the base of the spine.
Root Chakra represents the foundation and the feeling of being grounded.
Mantra: I am
When the root chakra is balanced, you feel at peace.
Imbalances: too much energy causes anxiety, digestive problems, lower back problems, hip pain, weak immune system, not enough energy causes lack of concentration
2. The Sacral Chakra – Svadhishana
The color of this chakra is orange and it is located right below the belly button.
It is associated with the connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
Mantra: I feel
When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, you welcome the feelings of pleasure, creativity, friendliness, and flow.
Imbalances: addiction, obesity, eating disorders, reproductive issues, hormonal imbalance, restlessness, depression, low sex drive, lack of passion and creativity.
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura
The color for solar plexus chakra is yellow and it is located in the center of the belly button.
It represents the ability to be confident and in control of our lives, our emotions and thoughts.
Mantra: I do
When the solar plexus chakra is balanced, you feel a sense of wisdom, decisiveness and personal power.
Imbalances: anger, need to control, lack of compassion and empathy, low self-esteem, feeling insecure, digestive issues, internal organs imbalances (pancreas, liver, kidneys)
4. The Heart Chakra – Anahata
The color associated is green and it is located right over the heart.
Heart Chakra is focused on expressing love, compassion, forgiveness.
Mantra: I love
When the heart chakra is balanced, you are able to feel love for yourself and for others.
Imbalances: fast heart rate, palpitations, heartburn and interpersonal relationship issues, jealousy, codependency, or being closed down, withdrawn, excessive isolation, being recluse, antisocial, holding grudges, not being to forgive.
5. The Throat Chakra – Vishuddha
This chakra has the color blue associated and it is located at the base of the throat.
It is responsible for our self-expression, speech and communication.
Mantra: I speak
Balancing the Throat chakra will make you feel like you can speak clearly with love, kindness and truth.
Imbalances: talking with a louder voice and interrupting others, throat pain, frequent infections, cavities, mouth ulcers, thyroid, laryngitis, codependency, difficulties thinking before speaking
6. The 3rd Eye Chakra – Ajna
The color of the 3rd eye chakra is indigo and it is located between your eyebrows.
3rd eye chakra is responsible for our ability to focus and see the big picture, our intuition.
Mantra: I see
Balancing the third eye chakra will make you feel like you are open to an intuitive sensibility and inner perception.
Imbalances: disconnected from spiritual experiences, lack of clarity, lack of imagination, weakness in the ears or eyes, headaches, sinus problems
7. The Crown Chakra – Sahasrara
The Crown chakra has associated the color violet and it is located at the top of your head.
This is the highest chakra and it represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
Mantra: I understand
Balancing the Crown chakra will make you feel a deeper level of consciousness, awareness, connection to Source Energy, wisdom and enlightenment.
Imbalances: feeling disconnected spiritually and out of touch with your divinity, lack of direction or purpose, nervous system disorders, migraines.
Balance Your Chakras with Herbal Tea
Strongly connected to chakras are various herbs, which can easily influence, improve and balance them.
Here are some examples of teas which correspond to each chakra:
1. The Root Chakra : dandelion root, sage, ginger, elderflower
2. The Sacral Chakra : Calendula, hibiscus
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra : rosemary, fennel, cinnamon
4. The Heart Chakra : hawthorn berry, rose petals, jasmine
5. The Throat Chakra : red clover, lemon balm, eucalyptus
6. The 3rd Eye Chakra : mint, lemon, jasmine
7. The Crown Chakra : lavender, lotus root
Chakra Healing with Tea – Weekly plan
There are 7 days in a week, so we can plan to take care of one chakra every day of the week, to keep them balanced.
1. Monday – The Root Chakra
Grate or finely chop one teaspoon of fresh ginger root. Pour hot water on it and enjoy! I will have a strong ginger taste.
2. Tuesday – The Sacral Chakra
Use one teaspoon of dried Calendula flowers in a tea strainer, pour hot water, cover the mug and let it steep for 15 minutes.
3. Wednesday – The Solar Plexus Chakra
You can make this tea with fresh or dried rosemary. Use one teaspoon of finely chopped rosemary and let it steep covered for 5-10 minutes, depending on how you like the taste.
4. Thursday – The Heart Chakra
You can prepare either a jasmine green tea, and then you follow the green tea steeping instructions, or jasmine buds and leave them to steep for 4-5 minutes. If you prefer black tea, you can also find jasmine golden buds black tea as an alternative.
5. Friday – The Throat Chakra
Red Clover tea
Use one tablespoon of dried red clover and let it steep for 10-15 minutes. You can let it steep for longer but the water will cool down.
6. Saturday – The 3rd Eye Chakra
For this tea you can also use fresh or dried mint leaves, since they are both full of benefits and flavour. Let them steep for 10 minutes and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea!
You can also try my Chocolate Refresh Tea Recipe which combines both mint and jasmine
7. Sunday – The Crown Chakra
Use one teaspoon of dried lavender and let it steep covered for about 5 minutes. You can check how you like the taste and adjust the steeping time.
You can learn how to get in touch with your chakras with simple exercises which will help you tune in to your body. In this article “The Complete Guide to the 7 chakras for beginners” you will find a detailed introduction on how to do that and more information about the chakras.
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