Over the past few weeks, our daily lives have changed dramatically. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world in both big and small ways.

A lot of us are no longer able to do the things we're used to doing, like going for coffee with friends, taking our kids to the playground, or even walking through a grocery store without a tinge of worry about getting sick.

Moreover, the majority of us are experiencing new levels of stress and anxiety, whether it be caused from fear of the pandemic itself or the impacts it has created, like job losses and losses of loved ones.

The energy of the world has shifted, as such, so has the energy within our bodies.

Our Chakras

The chakra system describes seven wheels of energy that reach from the base of our spine to the tip of our skull. Each chakra is responsible for a different physiological and emotional experience, and when these chakras become unbalanced it can cause negative physical, emotional and mental side effects.

seven chakras visudhha anahata manipura sahasrara svadisthana muladhara crown chakra third eye chakra throat chakra heart chakra solar plexus chakra sacral chakra root chakra

Big life changes, like those caused by the pandemic, can cause our chakras to be thrown out of balance.

Right now, there's a very good chance that your root chakra, heart chakra and crown chakra need some attention.

Root Chakra

Your root chakra, called muladhara in Sanskrit, is responsible for your feelings of security and basic trust. The root chakra is associated with our energy of survival and existence.

muladhara root chakra

With the pandemic, and the fear and worry most of us are feeling, chances are your root chakra is out of balance.

As the root chakra is our supportive base, when this chakra is out of balance all of our other chakras can be negatively impacted. We have to work on realigning this chakra before we can focus on the others.

Heart Chakra

Your heart chakra, called anahata in Sanskrit, is located in the center of the chest and is responsible for our feelings of love.

anahata heart chakra

Right now, all of us could use some heart chakra attention as we can't get the energy we normally do from spending time around our loved ones. We have to figure out new ways to maintain our connection and love with those we care about.

Our heart chakra may also be out of balance simply from being overwhelmed with fear and anxiety. When these emotions are all we can focus on, it stalls our heart chakra from operating optimally. In stressful times, it's important to focus on love. It will help us get through this.

Crown Chakra

Our crown chakra, called sahasrara in Sanskrit, is located at the top of the skull and is responsible for your connection to your Higher Self and the Divine.

sahasrara crown chakra

When dramatic world events happen, it's easy to question our place in the world. Fear can make it easy for us to question who we are and what are dharma is; feeling like you have a path and a purpose can be helpful in times of stress.

These feelings may be accented by an out of balance crown chakra. Bringing our attention to this chakra can help us reconnect with our true self.

How to Balance Your Chakras

Last year, we launched our 'Unlocking the Chakras' bundle of seven guides designed to help you learn about your chakras and how to bring them back into balance.

In this time of stress and worry, we want to offer this bundle to all of our readers, in hopes that it may help provide some relief and relaxation.

As such, we have introduced a 'Pay What You Want' model for our bundle, with 100% of the proceeds going to Baby2Baby, which helps to provide basic necessities to children and families impacted by COVID-19.

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