Essential Oils and Chakras
Essential oils and chakras, this is something I get asked about frequently in the yoga community so I decided to write a blog post all about it. So for those of you that don’t know much about what the chakras are let’s start there!
At the inner core of each one of us spins seven wheel-like energy centers called chakras. Swirling intersections of vital life forces, each chakra reflects an aspect of consciousness essential to our lives. Together the seven chakras form a profound formula for wholeness that integrates mind, body and spirit. As a complete system, the chakras provide a powerful tool for both personal and planetary growth.
The first chakra is located at the base of our spine and the seventh chakra is located at the crown of your head. Let me give you a quick lesson in the chakras.
First Chakra: Root Chakra or Muladhara. Governs survival, feelings of safety and stability.
Second Chakra: Sacral Chakra or Swadhisthana. Governs emotions, sexuality, and abundance.
Third Chakra: Naval Chakra or Manipura. Governs personal power, will and self-esteem.
Fourth Chakra: Heart Chakra or Anahata. Governs love, and peace.
Fifth Chakra: Throat Chakra or Vissudha. Governs communication and creativity.
Sixth Chakra: Third Eye Chakra or Anja. Governs Clairvoyance, intuition, and imagination.
Seventh Chakra: Crown Chakra or Sahasarara. Governs Knowledge, understanding and transcendent consciousness.
Would you like to learn more about chakras and how they function within our bodies? I recorded a whole series on my podcast on this topic. Click HERE to start at the first episode.
There are different essential oils you can use to support each chakra. I made a simple little chart for you to download and save!
To use essential oils to support a specific chakra you can diffuse it, take a drop in your hands and breathe it in, or apply over the area of that specific chakra. I like to do this if I feel like I am struggling or stuck in a specific chakra, or if I am focusing my yoga practice or meditation on a specific chakra for the day.