After reading my novel, The Chakra Diaries, many wonder which of their chakras may be out of balance. There’s a very good questionnaire at http://www.EclecticEnergies.com, that can give you an indication of which chakra/s could use strengthening.
You can also have someone test you with a pendulum – any object hung on a string or chain that is able to swing freely. It works by responding to micro-muscular movements of the fingers, which are themselves responding to a focused question that you ask about something… you can choose what meaning to give to the following kinds of responses, e.g., clockwise circle – open chakra; counter-clockwise circle – closed chakra. I have also experienced a perfectly still pendulum when a chakra is closed. There’s more info on how I use the pendulum in the prologue to The Chakra Diaries.
If you’re unsure which chakra to focus on, do a Chakra Meditation to balance all your chakras, starting at the root chakra, the base for all our security and balance in life. Try my guided visualization from The Chakra Diaries: Chakra Meditation.
You can also use colored crystals, rocks or gems in a simple Spectrum Chakra Balance, adapted from Crystal Healing by Simon and Sue Lilly, to reinforce your chakra energies and help them to return to normal functioning:
Choose a grounding stone (black, brown or dark red) to place between your feet. Then choose a stone or crystal corresponding to the different colors of the chakras, placing the red one between your knees, the orange right above your pelvic bone, the yellow right above your navel, the green over your heart center, the blue on your throat, indigo or dark blue on your forehead and a violet or clear stone on the floor just above the top of your head. Lie down with these stones in place for a period of about 5 minutes or until you feel complete, then remove the stones starting with the one above your head.
Relax for a few more minutes, still lying down, then enjoy a sense a well-being and balance, ready to face the stresses of the day ahead.