Learning about our chakras is fun and it is also a way to find out how we are moving energy.  Measuring or assessing their functionality can be a way to understand how you use your personal energy fields through the movement of your energy field.

Charkas, energy centers, are made of etheric energy, a very fine substance and can be seen by some. (I have seen them ~ ct) They connect through our energy fields as a working vortex which brings energy in and out of our body in the front and back, and they connect to our Tube of Light that is around our spinal column. That energy gets distributed to organs and many other parts of our physical body. They help to hold our body in place as well.

To be at our best physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, we need to keep our own energy systems clear and balanced. If you are an energy medicine practitioner, it is essential for being effective in your healing work with clients.

Awareness is key and one way to be aware of our own energetic state is to do a self-assessment of your chakras.

When we know where our imbalances lie, we can use techniques on ourselves to clear and rebalance our energy systems.

Keeping up with our own energy field management is how our work as a practitioner continues to grow.

Before beginning any energy technique, center and ground* yourself.

Being centered is being fully present, connected within, focused and open to guidance. To center, take a few deep breaths and as you exhale, release tension, worry and thoughts. As you breathe in, intend to receive calm and replenishing energy and intend as you exhale out ‘old energy’.

*Grounding is being connected to the earth with your own physical body, being alert and conscious of the present moment. To ground, you can imagine yourself as a tree with roots reaching into the earth or just focus on your feet. You can also use images or affirmations to facilitate being fully present and in the body

Here are three ways to assess your own chakras


Pendulum Swing:

  1. Using a pendulum. Hold your pendulum in one hand with your other hand below the pendulum, palm up. Then ask your pendulum to show you each chakra starting with the crown. Take a moment with each chakra to note the swing of the pendulum. If it swings in a clockwise circle and about 4” in diameter, your chakra is open and balanced.
  2. If it swings in any other pattern or in a smaller or larger circle, it is compromised and needs some loving attention. If you don’t own a pendulum, a teabag with a string or a necklace with a weighty pendant can do in a pinch.
  3. You can make notes so that over time you might see if you have some kind of pattern.

(A lightweight wood like beech is excellent for dowsing within the fine subtle energy of our chakras.)


Using your Hips as a Pendulum:

Standing with your feet hip-distance apart and your knees soft (not locked), start circling your hips in a clockwise circle.

Once your hips are loosened up and circling freely, place your hand on your crown chakra and ask to be shown the spin of that chakra. Your hips will act like a pendulum and show you the direction of the spin of your crown chakra.

A clockwise spin of your hips means your chakra is open and balanced. Any other direction, whether in a straight line, an elliptical shape or a counter-clockwise circle, indicates the chakra is compromised. Note the direction of the crown chakra. Then continue to each chakra, finishing with the root chakra.


Muscle Testing; Kinesiology

  • Another way to assess your chakras is to use muscle testing. First you need to be sure you are hydrated, drink water if you need to. Then you can prepare by instructing your body a basic yes or no. Do this by standing straight and balanced, lean forward and tell your body that this is what a ‘yes’ looks like.
  • Lean backwards and tell your body this is what a ‘no’ looks like.
  • Stand straight and balanced again; now ask your body to show you a ‘yes.’ Wait patiently without thinking about it too much. Your body should feel pulled in the forward direction. It is very subtle but noticeable. Once you feel comfortable using muscle testing, you can pose the question, “Is my crown (or other) chakra open and balanced?” Or conversely, “Does my root chakra need to be balanced?”

Balancing Your Chakras

To balance your chakras, get into a comfortable position, lay or sit in a chair and place your hands over each one that needs balancing. You may wish, place your hands on or above the compromised chakra, holding the intention to clear and open it. Or use what modalities you know best.

Continue until you feel an energetic shift, energy of your hands slows down or the process feels complete.

After you have given yourself an energy treatment, check your charkas again to see the results of your self-care. If one or more of your chakras is still compromised, be gentle with yourself.

If you have the time, you can clear it now using the same technique, another method, or come back to it later. Sometimes it just needs to be doing what that chakra is doing, so there is no need to judge or force it. Your body, mind and spirit will be grateful for whatever energetic care you offer yourself.

Regular assessment and self-care will help you to remain clear and balanced. Our energy fields shift moment by moment in response to both external and internal factors.

For some, daily assessment may work best. For others, weekly may be more realistic. Experiment with what works best for you.

~ Carolyn Thompson

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