All Natural Now began in San Luis Obispo, California, and we expanded into Sedona, Arizona in 2016. We had many of our products purchased by and placed into Crystal Magic which is a very beautiful store just outside of Downtown Sedona. We met and spoke to so many people about our company, our principals and beliefs and of course essential oils and their uses. We were asked by a few of our friends who were into Energy work as well as Yoga, if we had any blends available for the Chakras. At that time we did not have any, but of course we had the oils needed in order to formulate some amazing blends that will help to clear and open the Chakras.
Over the next few months we had an educational experience speaking with Energy workers and practitioners of Yoga, who taught us about Energy work & the Chakras. They informed us of what they would be looking for in a blend that they could sell in their studios and would also assist them in their rituals. We worked on it for a good while and came up with blends that not only satisfied our new friends but in some cases impressed them and their clients.
We have made these blends available for all on our website and we wanted to share some of the information we received from them, with you. To all of of our friends in Sedona we respect and appreciate the joy and magic that you have brought into our lives and also thank you for the education on the Chakras and energy healing as well. Namaste
The Chakras: An Introduction
In Sanskrit the word Chakra means “wheel” or “circle”. There are seven main chakras in the body that represent our vital energy centers. You cannot see them or touch them – it is where your energy (prana) flows.
The NADIS refer to the channels through which, in traditional Indian medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the subtle body are said to flow.
The word Nadi actually translates to “flow”.
Just as the negative and positive forces of electricity flow through complex circuits, in the same way, prana (energy) flows through every part of our body via these Nadis.
There are 3 of these Nadis:
The Sushumna is the central channel that runs vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head. There are two channels that cross along the central channel.
The Ida terminates in the LEFT nostril and is cooling, feminine, and calming. It has lunar energy and is associated with introverted qualities in the right hemisphere of the brain.
The Pingala terminates in the RIGHT nostril and is heating, masculine, and energizing. It has solar energy and is associated with extroverted qualities in the left hemisphere of the brain.
The Nadis are constantly seeking balance.
If the channels are blocked, it messes up the whole system!
Where these channels intersect are the Chakras.
Each is thought to govern a unique emotional and spiritual state.
How energy flows through these centers greatly affects us.
Balanced chakras allow energy to flow freely, promoting health, vitality, and harmony.
But life experiences such as illness, trauma, and stress can cause imbalances which block the flow of energy.
These imbalances produce a wide array of ailments & disturbances and can result in chronic illness, disease, and habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, & behaving.
Fortunately, chakras can be cleared, rebalanced, and energized through yoga, Pranayama, meditation, and essential oils, & aromatherapy.
The 7 Main Chakras and Balancing them with Essential Oils & Yoga Practices
Muladhara, the Root Chakra, is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and corresponds to the color red. It is the very foundation of our being and our identity. It relates to the principle of gravity, connecting us to our bodies, to the physical world around us, and to the ground below. Its essence is that of a rock, self-sufficient and unto itself. Your fight or flight response is initiated from this chakra – it is your survival center.
The Muladhara governs our family ties and feelings of survival, belonging, and guardedness.
Our earliest memories are stored here, including whether or not our basic needs were met.
When it is blocked or out of balance you can become needy, have low self-esteem, or have self-destructive behaviors.
When it is in balance you feel strong and confident; you can stand on your own two feet and take care of yourself. Your foundation is secure.
CYPRESS OIL helps to create a sense of stability and security. It is purifying, soothing, invigorating, strengthening and centering. It calms the nervous system and eases stress; helping with anxiety, perfectionism & rigidity, and forcing or controlling tendencies.
It is said to bridge the subtle and physical worlds to bring the mind into balance with the spirit.
The root chakra is associated with the element of EARTH and directly linked to your ability to dig in and feel firmly rooted in your life.
Apply Root Chakra Blend to the soles of your feet.
Asanas that cultivate a sense of earthiness, radiance, and stability to keep you rooted & grounded:
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Flow from Virabadrasana II (Warrior II), to Parsvakonasana (Side Angle Pose), and through Viparita Virabadrasana (Reverse Warrior)
Vrksasana (Tree Pose)
Svadhisthana, the Sacral Chakra, is symbolized by a lotus with six petals and corresponds to the color orange. Key issues involved are relationships, emotional needs, pleasure; and on the down side, violence & addictions. Physically this chakra governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm.
The Svadhisthana corresponds with your reproductive and sexual organs, and represents fluidity, creativity, and fertility.
You can take a literal interpretation of this, or associate this chakra with whether or not you feel deserving of a pleasurable, abundant, and creative life.
When it’s out of balance you can feel emotionally unstable, guilty, or be hard on yourself.
When it’s in balance you feel creative, positive, and receptive to change – like the ocean and its tides, you go with the flow.
YLANG YLANG OIL is known for its charming and romantic scent and is a natural aphrodisiac. It can help release feelings of tension and irritation, allowing emotional healing to flow naturally and bring joy back into the heart. It heightens sensitivity, self confidence and a sense of creativity. It develops the inner feminine and is balancing, purifying and calming.
Apply Sacral Chakra Blend to the area just below the navel.
The sacral chakra is associated with the element of WATER; always flowing, never static.
Create a chakra bath or body scrub with essential oils.
Asanas that work on opening the hips & pelvis:
Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon Pose)
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
Utkata Konasana(Goddess Pose)
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” -Rumi
Manipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra, is also known as the power chakra. It is symbolized by a lotus with ten petals and it relates to the color yellow. The Manipura rules personal power, will, and autonomy. It is the center where personality & identity is formed and emotions, intuition, & psychic energies are integrated into the self.
The Manipura is the center of your self-esteem, your willpower, self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality.
It is all about who you are.
A person with an open and balanced Manipura values herself and her work, is confident in her ability to do something well, loves and accepts herself, is willing to express herself in a powerful way, knows that she has the freedom to choose to be herself and direct her own life.
When it is blocked, you lack courage, have low self-esteem, and feel stagnant with little or no vitality.
Balancing the Manipura allows us to feel cheerful, vital, strong & alive.
BERGAMOT OIL is associated with self-love & self-acceptance. It has nurturing, calming and refreshing properties. It releases pent-up emotions and helps soothe anxiety, tension & depression; relieving despair, self-criticism & self-judgment. It offers optimism and hope. Apply Solar Plexus Chakra Blend to the area just above the navel.
It corresponds to FIRE, so in the presence of fire; dance, sing and laugh.
Sit with friends around a bonfire and tell stories.
Get into the full light of the sun and take an invigorating walk.
Or simply meditate in the sun focusing on connecting with your personal power.
Asanas that are designed to strengthen the core and increase confidence and power:
Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I) with Yoga Mudra and bowing forward for Humble Warrior Pose
Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)
Navasana (Boat Pose)
Urdva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose) or Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
“The body achieves what the mind believes.” -unknown
Anahata, the Heart Chakra, is symbolized by a lotus flower with 12 petals and involves the issues of complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, equilibrium, rejection, and well-being. It relates to the color green and is the center from which feelings of love originate, and through which we emotionally relate to others. Anahata is thought of as the balance point between the three lower (physical) and three higher (spiritual) chakras. It is where we process and store emotional experiences.
When the Anahata is blocked, you become possessive and co-dependent, and you may form dysfunctional relationships.
You may also stay isolated for fear of rejection.
When you stimulate the heart chakra, you can heal past wounds by reopening your heart, learning to love unconditionally, and forming healthy relationships.
You awaken to the power within you through compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance.
TRUE LAVENDAR OIL calms and relaxes the mind & body to improve balance, energy, and overall well-being. It allows you to release fear and soothes & calms emotional anxiety so you feel safe expressing your true self. Apply Heart Chakra Blend to the sternum.
It corresponds to WIND and can be connected to by driving with the windows down in the car, or flying a kite on a breezy day. Or practice deep breathing during a heart-focused meditation.
Asanas that improve circulation and respiratory systems to make the work of the physical heart easier. Focus on reversing the chest collapsing of sitting in a chair, driving, cooking, etc by elongating the front of the torso and opening the collarbones.
Supported Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Supported Bridge Pose)
Sukasana with Anjali Mudra
Ustrasana (Camel) Pose
Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose – full or half pose)
Camatkarasana (Wild Thing)
“Love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
Vishuddha, the Throat Chakra, relates to communication and growth through self-expression. Its symbol is a lotus with 16 petals and is characterized by the color blue or turquoise. It is the center of transformation & change and governs self-expression & creativity. Here, emotions are transformed into audible expressions.
When the Vishuddha is blocked, you may feel like you can’t find your voice or your truth. You may also be overly talkative and not listen to others. When this chakra is open and stimulated, your voice moves through space to help you communicate your emotions in healthy ways. You also become better at listening to others and honoring their personal truths without judgement.
EUCALYPTUS OIL opens, cleanses, and eases lungs & airways. This oil improves breathing function and provides the body with rich antioxidants. It allows for a feeling of safeness to embrace life through the breath and be open to all experiences. Apply Throat Chakra Blend to the collarbones & under nostrils.
Vishuddha corresponds to SKY and ETHER. Take a walk on a sunny day, surrounded by the harmonies of the natural world. Sing songs, call an old friend, or write a letter to someone you love. Any Pranayama practice will benefit the Throat Chakra.
Virasana/Vajrasana with Bronchial Mudra
Simhasana (Lion Pose) – let you voice be heard! Roar!
Halasana (Plow Pose)
Sarvagasana (Shoulderstand) flushes ears, neck & throat with blood. It creates a flood of energy through your organs of communication (alternative: Bridge Pose)
“It takes two to speak the truth; one to speak, and another to hear.” -Henry David Thoreau
Ajna, the Third Eye Chakra, is symbolized by a lotus with two petals and is located between the brows. Represented by the color indigo, the Third Eye Chakra involves balancing the higher & lower selves, trusting inner guidance, and accessing intuition. It inspires your visionary process and fosters understanding, while minimizing the cloudiness of illusion and confusion.
The Ajna Chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony.
It allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being.
The Ajna is associated with your intuition, or sixth sense, and governs how the rest of the chakras function.
When it is functioning well, you have insight and you trust your inner wisdom to face life’s challenges and choices.
When it is blocked, you feel close-minded, too attached to logic, untrusting, and cynical. Working on this chakra opens your mind to the bigger picture and different perspectives, it promotes your ability to think clearly, and it helps you receive the wisdom that cannot be seen or heard by ordinary senses.
ORANGE OIL promotes a sense of quiet confidence by calming the body & mind, while focusing attention. It relieves tension and doubt while increasing intuition, self-assurance & creativity. It also promotes balance while eliminating feelings of obsessiveness and fearfulness. Apply Third Eye Chakra Blend to the Third Eye, the space between the eyebrows.
Ajna corresponds to LIGHT.
Some suggested exercises are: sitting in stillness in nature, light therapy, exercises for the eyes or lying quietly with an eye pillow, and completing puzzles or brain-training exercises.
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose) with Mudra of the Inner Self
Childs Pose: Head melts to earth, heart surrenders to truth, arms stretched out in acceptance
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Down Dog)
“Balance is not something you can find. It’s something you create.” -Anonymous
Sahasrara, the Crown Chakra, is the chakra of pure consciousness. Symbolized by a lotus with 1,000 petals, it is located at the crown of the head – hovering just above it. Represented by the color purple or violet, the Crown Chakra is associated with inner wisdom, deep under-standing, and great knowledge. This is a timeless place of all-knowing and pure being. It represents union with the Divine.
From the Eight Limbs of Yoga, the Niyama Ishvara Pranidhana translates to Surrender to the Divine. This requires internal listening, setting your intention, and chanting &/or visualization to create the space to receive.
When the Crown Chakra is closed, you think happiness can only come from the outside. When it is open, it helps you to understand who you are: beyond the physical body. Working on this chakra helps you free yourself to reach your highest potential and state of being.
FRANKINCENSE OIL provides an uplifting, centering effect that promotes relaxation & tranquility. It slows down and deepens the breath when meditating. It calms the mind, reduces anxiety, and cultivates inner peace.
Apply Crown Chakra Blend to your places of tension.
Sahasrara is connected with all elements and with THOUGHT.
Meditative and spiritual practices, conscious breathing, prayer, and chanting are all encouraging to the crown chakra.
Asanas for relaxation and meditation:
Sukasana or Padmasana (Lotus) Pose, hands to heart and belly for Dirgha Breath or holding the Gyan Mudra
Recite or chant the Asatoma Invocation* or AUM (OM)
“What would happen if you let everything to be exactly as it is?” –Adyashanti
*Asatoma Invocation: Asatoma sadgamaya, tamasoma jyotir gamaya, mrityorma amritam gamaya. (May this practice lead us from the unreal to the real, from darkness to light, from time-bound consciousness to the timeless state of being.)
Root Chakra: Among the essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Root Chakra are corn, clematis, rosemary, ylang-ylang, myrrh, frankincense, benzoin, patchouli and sandalwood.
Sacral Chakra: Among the essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Second Chakra are all citrus oils, such as neroli, melissa, and orange. Also rose, hibiscus, jasmine, Indian Paintbrush, and lady’s slipper.
Solar Plexus Chakra: Among the essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Third Chakra are yarrow, chamomile, peppermint, lemon juniper, vetivert, petigrain and marjoram.
Heart Chakra: Among the essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Fourth Chakra are holly, poppy, rose, eucalyptus and pine, bergamot, melissa, jasmine or rosewood.
Throat Chakra: Among the essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Fifth Chakra are cosmos, trumpet vine, larch, blue chamomile, sage, lemongrass, geranium or hyssop.
Third Eye Chakra: Among the essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Sixth Chakra are wild oat, Queen Anne’s Lace, madia, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, spruce, frankincense, patchouli, elemi or clary sage.
Crown Chakra: Among the essential oils and flower essences used to balance the Seventh Chakra are lotus, angelica, star tulip, frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, jasmine, benzoin, neroli, lavender, angelica or St. John’s Wort.
How to Use Essential Oils for Chakra Balancing
The simplest and most direct way is to rub a drop or two, blended with your carrier oil, onto the skin above the Chakra you wish to treat.
Another way, is to rub the oils into your palms, then wave your hands through your aura, rather than placing the oil directly on the skin. This will disperse any negative energy which has collected in your aura. Swirl your hands first in a clockwise motion, to break up and dispel unwanted energies, then go clockwise, to rebalance your aura.
You can also treat your environment, by using an oil diffuser. This is a small ceramic piece, with a shallow bowl shape at the top, and a hollow area underneath, where you place a small candle. Place a little water, plus a few drops of essential oil in the shallow bowl, and light a candle underneath; as the candle warms the bowl, the oil will begin to burn off, and diffuse into the air.
Essential oils are generally safe, but do not ingest them, and use caution on your skin. It is possible to develop allergies. Essential oil treatments are also not recommended for pregnant women or children.