How To Balance Cakras Using Yoga


Hello there, I hope you are having a fantastic day. Now I'm not a yoga teacher but I am very interested in yoga and I absolutely love to learn so I wanted to combine it with something I also find very intriguing; chakras. More specifically how to use different yoga poses to balance your chakras. There are tons of poses to help each chakra, I have chosen the ones I like best and if you want to, make it a routine that goes through all of them - otherwise if you are out of balance with one or some of them, use these poses to gain alignment. If you have never heard of chakra before, we have 7 main chakras;

The root chakra at the base of our spine with the color red - keyword: to be

The sacral chakra just below the belly button with the color orange - keyword: to feel 

Solar plexus in our upper stomach area with the color yellow - keyword: to act

The heart chakra in our chest with the color green - keyword: to love

The throat chakra located in the throat with the color blue - keyword: to express

The third eye chakra between our eyebrows with the color indigo - keyword: to perceive

The crown chakra at the top of our head with the color purple/violet - keyword: to know

Hold the poses for a few minutes or until you feel relief while taking deep breaths maybe even close your eyes. Let's get into the poses: 


Our root chakra represents our ability to be grounded. If you are having trouble with feeling insecure, frustration, anger, irritation or have any worries about basic needs like money, home or food  it indicates that your root chakra is out of balance. Yoga poses that are great for the root chakra are: 
- Child's pose
- Mountain pose
- Eagle pose 
- Half lotus pose 

Use the affirmations: I am grounded. I am secure. I am here. 


Our sacral chakra represents our sexual and sensual energy, pure emotions and our creativity. If you are having trouble with trust, stress, anxiety, shame, regret, guilt or vulnerability it indicates that your sacral chakra is out of balance. Yoga poses that are great for the root chakra are: 
- Bow pose
- Pigeon pose
- Goddess pose
- Low lunge

Use the affirmations: I am creative. I am sensual. I love the pleasures of life. 


Solar plexus represent our gut instinct, compassion, self love and self respect. If you are having trouble with feeling powerless, self conscious, shame, fear or worthless it indicates that your solar plexus is out of balance. Yoga poses that are great for solar plexus are: 
- Cat/cow pose (breathe in on cat and breathe out going into cow)
- Boat pose 
- Sun saltutaion
- Mountain pose

Use the affirmations: I am compassion. I am powerful. I am worthy. 


The heart chakra represents our love, our healing and our humanity. It represents our truth, our gratitude, our forgiveness and our empathy. If you are having trouble with jealousy, bitterness, anger, rejection or fear it insicates that your heart chakra is out of balance. Yoga poses that are great for the heart chakra are: 
- Upward facing dog
- Worrior 1 
- Worrior 2
- Camel pose

Use the affirmations: I am love. I am healing. I am grateful. 


The throat chakra represents our communication, truth and our ability to manifest our dreams and goals and to speak up. If you are having trouble with speaking up for yourself, feeling hurt, sad or fear being judged by others it indicates that your throat chakra is out of balance. Yoga poses that are great for the throat chakra are: 
- Plow pose 
- (Supported) shoulder stand
- Bridge pose
- Circuling the neck

Use the affirmations: I am truth. I am communication. I am guided. 


The third eye chakra represents our inner vision, intuition, spiritual wisdom and our understanding. If you are having trouble with trusting yourself and your intuition, feel moody and reject your spiritual being it indicates that your throat chakra is out of balance. Yoga poses that are grat for the third eye chakra are: 
- Easy pose
- Child's pose 
- Cat/cow pose (breathe in on cat and breathe out going into cow)
- Shoulder stand

Use the affirmations: I am understanding. I am intuitive. I am wisdom. 


The crown chakra represents our ability to live in the now, being one with everything around us and our consciousness. If you are having trouble with confusion, who you are, human fear or the ego takes over it indicates that your crown chakra is out of balance. Yoga poses that are great for the crown chakra are: 
- Shavasana (also called corpse pose)
- Tree pose
- Easy pose
- Head stand

Use the affirmations: I am light. I am balance. I am aware. 

Thank you so much for reading and I hope this can help you align your chakras! 

Soluuna