Additional Forms of Chakra Therapy: Aroma, Music, & Touch
The Third Eye Chakra aligns with the key of A.
The Third Eye is known as the Yintang point, and it is located on your forehead midway between, and just above, your eyebrows. Feel for a slight depression just beneath the skin. By using the end of your fingernail on this acupressure point, you will quickly feel the effects of this mild stimulation.
Many acupuncturists report that when treatments include this point, their patients feel a sense of clarity, get new insights into their lives, and are better able to make decisions that change the course and meaning of their lives.
The Heart Chakra is connected to the key of F. In terms of genre, I would go for some good R&B.
When addressing the Heart Chakra, we want to release the shoulder girdle, arms and hands. Our physical heart and lungs work together in our upper torso (chest) to keep us alive, and addressing the muscles that restrict both of these physical organs will allow energy to flow more freely through the energetic center of the Heart Chakra. Opening the shoulders by pressing into acupressure points Lung 1 and 2, using friction (lightly) on the pectoralis muscles and stretching the tendons of the pectoralis will help in opening the shoulders. Massage techniques used to release forward shoulder syndrome will aid in opening the shoulder girdle, allowing energy and breath to flow.
The key of E is beneficial to the Solar Plexus. Since this chakra is about setting boundaries for yourself, I recommend rock or metal. Nothing screams “get out of my space” like someone actually screaming “get out of my space.” ;)
To release the Solar Plexus area, we want to focus on improving flexibility in the rib cage.
Because this chakra is connected to digestive issues, a clockwise pattern over the large intestine (massage treatment for constipation) – around the bellybutton – may help to balance energy in this center.
A great technique for releasing the solar plexus is often used as a liver massage technique. The Solar Plexus is where the diaphragm lives and so can impact our breathing when tight and restricted. When we become afraid or anxious, we begin shallow breathing as a result of constriction in this area. Releasing the physical Solar Plexus allows the energy to move in the corresponding energetic center.
The key of G benefits the Throat Chakra
The throat point is a small circle located at the tip of the webbing between your big toe and second toe. To massage this point, use the knuckle of your index finger to press into the point and twist. The motion will be like jiggling a stuck doorknob.
If you’ve currently got a sore throat, this point will likely feel sensitive when you press on it. This sensitivity indicates an energy disharmony in your throat area. When your sore throat clears, the point should feel less sensitive.
To help clear the qi constriction that is causing a sore throat, massage the throat points on both of your feet for 60 seconds each. Do this every hour for a maximum of 4 to 6 hours. If you have a cold in addition to a sore throat, there are additional Chinese reflexology points that can help you get better faster, including an additional point to support healing in your throat.
The Root Chakra correlates to the key of C
Release the hamstrings and quadratus lumborum, then use compression and/or friction to release gluteus maximus, medius and minimus, and finally the deep rotators, especially the piriformis. Since the chakras are on both the front and back of the body, it is important to also stretch and release the iliopsoas, easing restrictions to the front of the body.
The key of D is connected to the Sacral Chakra.
My recommendation is a soft, deep, flowing Swedish massage, with some aromatherapy mixed in.
The key of B is known to benefit the crown chakra. The frequencies said to be associated with the crown chakra run from 108 Hz all the way to 972 Hz.
To further the connection with your crown chakra, cervical traction and gentle “hair pulls” help release cranial tissue adhesions.