Balancing Chakras to Soothe Migraines
The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel. The chakras are the seven primary distribution points for the energy in the body that run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. They are also called the psychic centers of consciousness. Migraines may be a side effect of a blocked chakra or unbalanced chakras. Migraine can be eased, and possibly cured, without the aid of the prescription drugs by clearing and balancing the migraineurs chakras.
Each chakra is the energy focal point for a different part of the body or body system and affects the energy flow of both physical energy and emotions. The two chakras most concerned with migraines are, naturally, in the head.
Ajna, Sanskrit for command, is the sixth of the seven primary chakras. It is also known as the brow chakra or the third eye. It is in the center of the forehead between the eyes. This chakra is linked to psychic ability as well as the more mundane pineal and pituitary glands. Migraines are considered, by some, to be a sign of a weak or blocked Ajna chakra. When balanced the Ajna chakra is a deep indigo color.
Sahasrara, or the thousand-petalled lotus, is the seventh of the primary chakras. It is also known as the crown chakra since this chakra is on top of the head and includes the entire crown area. This chakra works with the root to balance energy throughout the body. Stress, fatigue, sleep problems and migraines are all associated with an unbalanced crown chakra. When balanced the Sahasrara is violet.
Meditation, visualization, and color therapy are all excellent ways to balance the chakras of the head. Many people find crystals and semiprecious stones helpful in focusing and balancing their chakras.