Coaches, Align Your Chakras

As coaches, we know a lot of different things. In fitness, you know all about the physical body and how to make it move and as a mindset/life coach, you know how to help mindset. What if I told you there is one more piece to the puzzle: The Energetic Body. Without getting to into detail let’s split the body up into 3 different components: Physical, Emotional, and Energetic. Part of the energetic body is chakras. It is important to align your chakras to create balance in all three parts of our body mentioned earlier.

What is the Energetic Body?

The energetic body is composed of what we don’t see (unless you can see auras or have a rare ability to see the flow of energy). You can feel this body even if you don’t know it. Have you experienced joy and then all of a sudden someone walks in the room and it feels lifeless? That is just one example of the energetic body at work.

We can get deeper into the energetic body another time, but one of the main components of this body is your Chakras. There are many chakras but there are 7 main ones (this can be debatable but for our sake, we will use the seven).

What are Chakras?

If you are a yoga instructor, Reiki Practitioner, or a healer then you may be more familiar with the Chakras. For those of you who are not, the chakras are vortices of energy. They are basically spinning wheels of energy that help keep your mind, body, and spirit aligned. Each Chakra has its own frequency and function. Reiki and Yoga are practices that help balance these energy systems; and food also plays a huge part. I will go into the importance of each Chakra with a brief description of what they are and do below.

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1st Chakra: Muladhara- Root Chakra

This chakra is associated with the color red and is located at the perineum in the male body and the cervix in the female body. It is associated with the secretary organs, genitals, bladder, colon/large intestine, kidneys, arterial blood, left chamber of the heart, adrenal cortex/ adrenal glands, skeletal system, circulatory system, and muscular system.

The qualities of the root chakra are around survival, courage, stability, basic needs, safety, sexuality, family love, and instinct.

In regards to your coaching practice, if this chakra is out of balance then it can lead to a scarcity mindset, lack of confidence, and not listening to your intuition. This can lead to burn out, overwhelm, stress, decreased finances, and overall decrease in values of your services. This is because your work-life balance is messed up leading to decreased energy. This chakra is the first step into reclaiming your vitality in your business.

Ways to Balance this Chakra

Affirmation– “I am Safe”

Foods– eating red foods and earthy foods (more wholefoods if you can)

Yoga Poses– Tree pose, Yoga Squat, Corpse Pose, Child’s Pose

Meditation– Focus on your breath in a comfortable seated position. Focus on the color red in your legs and allow it to spread through your body. Feel free to use any of the essential oils or crystals below

Crystals– Garnet, red jasper, black tourmaline, black obsidian

Essential Oils– Sandalwood, cedar, clove, frankincense, rosemary

Actions: Use any of the above or go out in the woods or dig your feet in the dirt/sand. I like to lay in the grass sometimes in corpse pose.

Root Chakra When Balanced

In your business, the root chakra adds a layer of trust and stability. Everything will work out the way it is suppose to. You are safe and it doesn’t throw you too much off if something doesn’t go as planned. Your basic needs are being met.

Primarily, I see this chakra out of balance in coaches due to finances or a fear that their needs won’t be met. This is perfectly normal. The only down side is the lack of confidence you have shows which ends up creating the prophecy you made of having no clients. Use the above techniques and anything else that brings out your confidence and makes you feel stable. Try it 3 days in a row.

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2nd Chakra: Svadhisthana- Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is associated with the color orange and is located about three inches under the belly button, under the pubic bone. It is associated with the ovaries, genitals, bladder, kidney, womb, bowel, lower intestine, reproductive system, urinary system, adrenal glands, ovary/testicle glands.

The qualities around the sacral chakra are creativity, sexuality, sensuality, procreation, emotions, sensations, flexibility, expression, relationships, connections, pleasure, and movement.

In regards to your coaching practice, if this chakra is out of balance, you may be experiencing a lack of creativity, connection, flexibility, and expression. Your relationship with your clients may feel off and you could be experiencing extra moodiness. We are in the business of people, if you are not connecting with them, then your practice will take a hit.

Ways to Balance this Chakra

Affirmation– “I am creative”

Foods– eating orange foods, flax seeds, coconuts, honey, lentils, beans, and almonds

Yoga Poses– Low lunge, Frog Pose, Goddess Pose, Pigeon Pose

Meditation– Focus on your breath in a comfortable seated position. Focus on the color orange in your pelvis and allow it to spread through your body. Feel free to use any of the essential oils or crystals below

Crystals– Copper, orange aventurine, tiger’s eye, carnelian, amber, sunstone

Essential Oils– Clary sage, chamomile, ylang-ylang, patchouli, rose, eucalyptus

Actions: Get moving and express yourself. Whether it is dancing, doing yoga, or painting. You can even journal your feelings. These actions help stimulate your creativity and share your emotions. Emotional releases help like chanting, screaming, humming, crying, and singing.

Sacral Chakra When Balanced

When your Sacral Chakra is balanced you have increased emotional regulations. You are able to express and communicate with those around you, including directly to your business. For instance, clients are comfortable communicating with you because they feel a connection. Content and ideas flow effortlessly for you due to your flow of creativity. If anything else calls out to you other than the above, feel free to use that as well. Your intuition says a lot. On the chance that your root chakra is blocked, it will directly impact your sacral chakra. They are directly linked, more so than the other chakras.

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3rd Chakra: Manipura- Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow and located 2-3 inches above the belly button. It is associated with the stomach, upper abdomen, metabolism, upper intestines, upper back, spine, liver, gall bladder, digestive system, endocrine system, pancreas, outer adrenal glands, and gastric glands.

This gland is the center of your vitality. Its qualities are confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, self-control, will power, calmness, initiative, willingness, and discipline.

In regards to your coaching practice, if this chakra is out of balance your vitality will be low, fear will be high, and self-esteem will be low. Additionally, you will be a bit higher strung than usual, anxious, maybe falling into self-destructive behaviors/addictions, and your initiative may dissipate. In result, your clients will feel your anxiousness and see it. When they see this they may lose confidence in you as their coach.

Ways to Balance this Chakra

Affirmation– “I am Worthy”

Foods– eating yellow foods, cauliflower, and potatoes (more wholefoods if you can)

Yoga Poses– Bridge Pose, Camel Pose, Cobra pose, Child’s Pose

Meditation– Focus on your breath in a comfortable seated position. Focus on the color yellow above your belly button and allow it to spread through your body. Feel free to use any of the essential oils or crystals below

Crystals– Citrine, amber, tiger’s eye, lemon quartz, yellow sapphire

Essential Oils– Sandalwood, orange, lemongrass, ginger, saffron, lemon, grapefruit

Actions: Use any of the above or take some rest days to reset and become aware of your emotions, accept them, and allow them to flow.

Solar Plexus Chakra When Balanced

When your Solar Plexus is balanced you will feel empowered and confident. You will most times have your discipline and will-power to achieve your dreams. Most Importantly, you will have a sense of calm and be more present with your clients and those around you. The Solar Plexus allows you to move forward in life with balance. Therefore, you will be emotionally, energetically, and physically balanced. In result, this gives you increased vitality.

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4th Chakra: Anahata- Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is found behind the center of the chest and is green. It’s associated with the heart, lungs, arms, hands, immune system, respiratory system, and thymus gland.

In addition, this chakra is based around your consciousness and spirituality. It is your ability to love unconditionally. The qualities associated with this chakra include: peace, bliss, kindness, harmony, empathy, clarity, purity, love, forgiveness. It is commonly known as the seat of your soul due to these qualities.

In regards to your coaching practice, when this chakra is out of balance it can lead to feelings of jealousy, unease, and apathy. Compassion and holding space is a big component of coaching and healing. If you keep complaining, your clients will no longer want to come to you. When I was in a bad headspace this happened to me. However, once I shifted to being more kind, loving, and supporting to those around me then the clients came.

Ways to Balance this Chakra

Affirmation– “I am loving to others and myself”

Foods– eating green foods (more wholefoods if you can)

Yoga Poses– Bridge Pose, Camel Pose, Bow Pose, Cobra Pose

Meditation– Focus on your breath in a comfortable seated position. Focus on the color green in the middle of your chest and allow it to spread through your body. Feel free to use any of the essential oils or crystals below.

Also, a loving-kindness meditation

Crystals– Jade, peridot, rose quartz, emerald, malachite

Essential Oils– Jasmine, rose, marjoram, chamomile, lavender

Actions: Use any of the above or even start a gratitude journal.

Heart Chakra When Balanced

The Heart Chakra allows us to be loving and kind. This will radiate within us as peace, kindness, harmony, and support. Often times, I see coaches get jealous of other coaches and falling into the scarcity mindset. They end up tarnishing other coaches’ reputations and spreading rumors. When balanced, coaches and healers will support their competition which in turn creates more referrals. Not everyone is good for a specific client and that is where this network comes in. The coaches are kind to everyone even if they are no longer potential leads. This will create a happy person who has been given value and then refers more clients your way. This creates a circle of abundance in result of being kind and loving.

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5th Chakra: Vishuddha- Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is all about communication. It also communicates with your other chakras in some theories. This Chakra is all about speaking your truth and transforming your thoughts into sound. Therefore, it is associated with your throat, vocal cords, neck, ears, mouth, teeth, tongue, gums, jaw, thyroid, parathyroid, nervous system, and respiratory system.

In addition, the qualities associated with this chakra include: purification, communication, self-expression, speaking your truth, accepting your originality, expressing your authenticity, and listening to others.

In regards to your coaching practice, this chakra goes into multiple facets of your business. Your authenticity can be shown in your marketing, the way you express yourself in conversations, how you communicate with your clients and within your business, and how well you truly listen to your clients. When you are authentic and speak your truth, you attract the clients that are aligned with you and your target audience. In contrast, you will feel like you aren’t being heard and you won’t be expressing what you need to express, communication with your clients will be off and they may not be aligned with you, your marketing messages are not targeting your ideal client, and your authenticity isn’t showing.

Ways to Balance this Chakra

Affirmation– “I speak my truth”

Foods– eating blue foods, apples, and drinking teas (more wholefoods if you can)

Yoga Poses– fish Pose, Camel Pose, Wheel Pose, Shoulder stand

Meditation– Focus on your breath in a comfortable seated position. Focus on the color blue in your throat and allow it to spread through your body. Feel free to use any of the essential oils or crystals below.

Crystals– Aquamarine, lapis lazuli, apatite, blue-lace agate

Essential Oils– Jasmine, frankincense, cypress, chamomile, lavender

Actions: Use any of the above, start an expressive journal, talk more about how you feel, and allow your self expression to flow. Humming and chanting is very helpful since it uses your throat to create vibrations and sound.

Throat Chakra When Balanced

As mentioned earlier, you will embrace your authentic self and the message within you and will attract your ideal client. Your communication with them will flow and you will express yourself freely without doing harm. A lot of what we do and say is an example for our clients, and that is why the throat chakra has some significance in being balanced for your marketing and for the way you interact with those around you.

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6th Chakra: Ajna- Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra is associated with clarity and psychic powers. It is basically an internal knowing of answers. Some organ and endocrine systems involved with this chakra include the pineal glands, pituitary gland, eyes, and brain. The pineal glad is often known to stimulate those visions or hallucinations in spiritual awakening. It’s a pretty cool thing.

Some other qualities associated with this chakra include: vision, intellect, comprehension, intuition, connection, insight, decision making, and spiritual awareness.

In regards to your coaching practice, this chakra is all about using your intuition, internal knowing, seeing beyond a situation to make decisions, and having a sense of connection. When out of balance there will be a lack of clarity and narrow mindedness. This type of tunnel vision can lead to decreased connections, potential crashes in current endeavors, and a lack of adaption.

Ways to Balance this Chakra

Affirmation– “I am loving to others and myself”

Foods– eating indigo foods and omega-3 rich foods (more wholefoods if you can)

Yoga Poses– Child’s Pose, Forward Fold, Chair Pose, Downward Facing Dog

Meditation– Focus on your breath in a comfortable seated position. Focus on the color indigo in the middle of your eyebrows and allow it to spread through your body. Feel free to use any of the essential oils or crystals below.

Bumble Bee breath. It stimulates your Pineal Gland. The gland associated with the Third-Eye

Crystals– Amethyst, azurite, clear quartz, sodalite, labradorite

Essential Oils– Lavender, chamomile, palo santo, cypress, sandalwood

Actions: Engaging in meditative practices. Candle Gazing and Bumble Bee Breaths help balance this chakra more. Trying to see from multiple points of views in certain situations.

Heart Chakra When Balanced

When this chakra is balanced your connection with others and yourself increases. Not only that but you will be able to have multiple perspectives and your intuition will be your guide. Your intuition and subtle knowing are important and usually overlooked. When your third-eye is balanced it helps you make decisions aligned with you and your gut feeling.

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7th Chakra: Sahasrara- Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is the universal connection we have to others and whatever entity you believe in. It is located at the top of the head. This chakra is not necessarily a Chakra but most people call it that. It is basically an energetic hole above your head allowing universal energy in to flow through you so you can connect to your higher self. This chakra is associated with the head, brain, ears, eyes, skeletal and muscular systems, nervous system, pineal gland, hypothalamus, and pituitary glands.

The qualities associated with this chakra include wisdom, awareness, intelligence, unity, connection, bliss, awareness of the higher self, consciousness, and sacredness.

In regards to coaching, it allows us to be in unity with the people and things around us. If this chakra isn’t balanced we can feel alone and separate from others. This impacts your coaching business in different ways. If you feel alone and separate without support systems, then it is easier to fail. Coaching is basically entrepreneurship for one person. If you are not coaching anyone then you aren’t technically a coach at the moment.

Our higher self also balances us and allows us to stay composed, and when we aren’t integrated with our higher self it can lead to a lack of boundaries and self care. Then this leads to decreased energy and has a domino effect on the value we give and the retainment of clients.

Another aspect with the crown chakra being unbalanced includes a loss of meaning, happiness, and purpose. You no longer have self worth. The reason you got into coaching is lost. This leads to a similar effect as in the previous paragraph. People can feel when you aren’t happy and passionate about what you do.

Ways to Balance this Chakra

Affirmation– “I live in the present moment”

Foods– this is all about detoxing the body. High quality fruits and vegetables

Yoga Poses– restorative yoga poses, inversions, Warrior 1, Tree Pose

Meditation– Focus on your breath in a comfortable seated position. Focus on the color white at the top of your head and allow it to spread through your body. Feel free to use any of the essential oils or crystals below.

lay in corpse pose for this meditation

Crystals– White selenite, clear quartz, amethyst, moonstone, celestite

Essential Oils– Palo santo, lavender, cedarwood, sandalwood

Actions: Connect with your purpose and have some fun.

The Crown Chakra when Balanced

You will have a sense of purpose and meaning. Your passion radiates to the lives you touch making them want to work with you or at least be around you. This is a sure way to attract your ideal clients and partnerships that are aligned with you. That’s how I met my current business partner, Timi. Being happy in general is a result of this chakra being aligned.

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Summary

Each Chakra is connected to the other. If one is not balanced it messes with the others. Think of the chakras like a river stream. If a branch blocks some of the water it doesn’t flow as much. I encourage you to play with the activities in here for each chakra and start at the root. I am due for doing this soon. Go to the things you are intuitively attracted to because most likely you need more of it. Be mindful of what’s going on with your body. If something is off physically or emotionally, it most likely is off energetically (the chakra system, Nadis, and other energetic systems). Align your chakras with some of the above information and if you need further assistance reach out to your local Reiki Practioner for more focused work on this. Hit the subscribe to newsletter for more!

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Peter is a Life Coach for Fitness Professionals and Coaches. He has been Personal Training, Teaching Yoga, and Coaching for a Combination of 5 years now. He has seen many coaches burnout and wanted to change that. Check more about Peter here.

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