There’s many ways to improve your dog’s health but here’s one you may have not thought of: Chakra healing.
We are going to be upfront and clear in saying if your dog has a health issue, you should go to the vet first. The tips provided here are NOT a replacement.
In addition, while the belief of chakras go far back in history, there’s no scientific evidence of them. That means we aren’t claiming balancing them is going to fix all your dog’s problem.
So then why write about them in the first place?
Well, if you’re a spiritual person like me, it’s interesting to learn about different ideas and even test them out yourself (after all, if you’re already taking proper care of your dog, there’s no harm).
Also, I feel like as pup parents, we’re always looking for ways to help and better connect with them. Maybe it works and in that case, we’re happy to share the info with you 🙂 But even if not, at least you’ll likely feel better connected to your dog–and really, he probably loves the extra attention.
What’s a Dog Chakra?
The idea of chakras are more of a new age spirituality/holistic concept; however, it originated in India somewhere between 1500 and 500 BC. Chakras are circular “energetic centers” in the body. Each of the seven chakras are connected to nerve centers and represents a different set of traits. The health of your chakras will dictate your physical, emotional and spiritual health. It is believed that humans and animals alike have chakras.
How do Chakras Become “Unhealthy” or “Unbalanced”?
When people refer to unbalanced chakras, they are basically saying one or more of their chakras are not as healthy as they should be. Dogs can get unbalanced chakras by having stress, having anxiety or going through change. It may not seem like dogs can have stress, but just like us, dogs can have general small stresses. Stresses could be from dog training, other animals, visitors, food issues, lack of play, separation anxiety, etc.
Let’s take a look at the 7 chakras and what they mean.
Balanced Effects: Feeling safe and secure
Unbalanced Effects: Anxious, nervous, greedy with treats or food
Balanced Effects: Affectionate and can express emotion
Unbalanced Effects: Unloving, rambunctious, separation anxiety
Solar Plexus Chakra
Balanced Effects: Confident and mature
Unbalanced Effects: Shy, aggressive or overly alpha
Color: Green or Pink
Balanced Effects: Affectionate, warm, welcomes visitors
Unbalanced Effects: Unaffectionate, fearful (similar to an abused dog)
Balanced Effects: Makes you understand what they need by barking only when necessary
Unbalanced Effects: Barking too much, too shy
Third Eye Chakra
Balanced Effects: Is able to adapt and act “appropriately” around humans and adapt to human lifestyle.
Unbalanced Effects: Hyper, too dependent on you (for attention, especially)
Balanced Effects: Happy, connected to animals and humans
Unbalanced Effects: Worrying, depression, has anxiety issues, hard to meet ‘dog friends’
How to Balance Your Dog’s Chakras
If you want to get your dog’s chakras balanced by a professional, you can make an appointment with a Reiki practitioner. However, you can also balance your dog’s chakras yourself.
With a healing intention in mind, you can do the following things to balance your dog’s chakras:
- Give them a paw massage in the appropriate places to activate a certain chakra. Incorporate the crystal into body massage, if desired. You can buy crystals individually (linked above) or get a chakra stone pack.
- Attach the corresponding crystal to his collar
- Glide your hands over their body as shown in the video below starting at 11:45
- NOTE: Make sure your dog does not ingest the small stones. Keep away from curious, constant chewers.