As a trainer of yoga teachers, I find chakra therapy to be a powerful tool in personal transformation and use this writing exercise during my trainings. The chakra system is a complex energetic system, and chakra balancing is one path that can lead you to spiritual growth.
On a more tangible level, when you discover and become aware of your unique chakra system, you can balance these energetic systems not only to reach higher consciousness, but also to achieve more peace and balance in your everyday life.
The subject can be dense at times, and it's one that you can study for a long time if you'd like to understand it better. However, I find that simply asking a few questions relating to each chakra can provide great insight on where there may be an imbalance in your chakras, and therefore in your life. Record your answers to the questions for each chakra, and you'll go a long way toward balancing your mind, body and life.
1. Muladhara Chakra
The first chakra is where the Kundalini energy lies dormant. Muladhara is the most physical chakra and the energy therefore is grounded and rooted. When this chakra is out of balance, greediness and the desire to hoard appear. When this chakra is in balance, feelings of security, calmness and connectedness to the earth are present.