How to Test & Balance the Seven Chakras

Healing and cleansing your chakras can sound like an illusive practice, but it is an effective way to bring balance to your energy body and establish harmony and power in your life.

To provide more structure and intention to this healing practice, there are multiple ways to test each chakra and observe if it is in balance or not. With the chakra in mind, and intention set on harmony and balance, you can transform your health, wealth and happiness

To get familiar with your chakra system and how to test which chakras need balancing, I’ve answered some questions and provided useful methods to help you heal your energy body.

How to Identify Your Strong and Weak Chakras

Innate energy to maintain vital activity is always flowing through our bodies. The body has seven central channels for this bioenergy which are called "chakras." Chakra in Sanskrit means "wheel" or "circle." This is because life energy in the human body collects into whirling circular, wheel-like forms, centered on the location of each of the seven chakras.

The chakras are located along the spine, all the way up to the crown of the head. However, they don't exist in anatomically specific locations because they are a part of the realm of energy. The chakras are like a central utility pole with electric wires spreading out to different locations from the inner wall of the spine.

The seven chakras control the flow of meridians, channels of energy in our bodies. Regulating our autonomic nervous system, heartbeat, breathing, blood sugar, digestion, and saliva secretion, they are intimately connected with every part of our bodies. Our lives can be enriched if we manage our seven chakras, keeping them healthy.

Using a Pendulum

Using a crystal pendulum, or crafting a pendulum out of a string tied to a heavier object, grab a friend and give this interactive and enlightening exercise a go.

In this partner exercise, the person performing the test holds the pendulum so that it points to the Jang-Shim, a major acupoint on the palm of the hand.

Hold the pendulum still about 1 cm above the testee's Jang-Shim point. Hold energetic space for the testee to sense and connect with their energy body. The person being tested focuses on the chakra they want to check, imagining that specific chakra in their mind.

If the pendulum rotates freely in a circle over the testee's palm, it means that the chakra is healthy and balanced. If it moves side to side, it means that the chakra is imbalanced. If it does not move or moves very little, it means the chakra is experiencing a blockage of energy. And if the pendulum makes big circles outside of the palm, it means that the chakra is overactive.

Repeat this with all 7 chakras and then the testee and the tester can switch roles.

Take note of the outcome of each chakra so you remember what to work on and so that you can measure progress in the future.

Muscle Test with Chakra Energy Cards

Chakra Energy Cards

This test of indirect strength is directly related to the energy body when the mind’s attention is placed on each chakra.

Muscle testing using chakra energy cards is another great way to find out how balanced your chakras are.

The person being tested touches the tips of their right index finger and thumb, forming a circle, and squeezes firmly.

In the left hand, the testee places one of each chakra card (one at a time) and mentally focuses on the relevant chakra. Then the tester checks the extent of the testee’s energy by attempting to separate the two fingers.

If the circle is very strong and difficult to break (separate the fingers), it means that the testee's chakra is balanced. However, if the fingers forming the circle are weak and easily separated, there is room for improvement in that chakra.

Once you've identified the strength of your chakras through one of these tests, you can adjust your chakra energy balance using a variety of methods. These include aromatherapy with Chakra Oil, visualization meditation, and the Chakra Healing method which consists of a variety of intentional movements and vocalized sounds. I'll suggest more effective methods in my next blog post, so stay tuned!