How to Use Music to Balance Your Chakras
When your chakras are out of whack, it can be hard to concentrate on your chores and projects – unbalanced chakras make it difficult for you to appreciate the beauty in your life and focus on the positive.
But it can be hard to stay on top of our chakra balancing practices, especially during such a challenging year as this. And an activity like balancing the chakras should induce feelings of joy and balance, not add stress to your already heavy load.
Why not try having some fun with your chakra work?
In addition to the many ways to balance your chakras, such as crystal healing and meditation, listening to music can also wash over your chakras with a sense of peace and happiness.
You see, every note on the musical scale corresponds with a certain chakra within the body, meaning that doing something as simple as listening to your favorite song can infuse your body with positive, uplifting energy that will leave you feeling refreshed.
So, if you’re ready to learn more about how music connects to and affects the chakras, keep reading to find out how to let the musical scale work for your body and mind!
Are you just starting when it comes to learning about chakras? We’ve got you covered with The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Chakras.
How Does Music Connect to the Chakras?
Chakras are points of energy within the body – they’re basically sources of certain vibrations that radiate within our bodies, creating certain emotions, feelings, and sensations.
Musical notes are also essentially vibrations that create a sound that our ears process, synthesizing that information and turning it into a song.
The connection begins within these vibrations – each chakra in the body corresponds to a note on the musical scale – meaning that when you encounter or hear that particular note, it energized and clears that chakra.
Let’s take a look at each chakra and their corresponding musical notes:
- Root Chakra – G
- Sacral Chakra – A
- Solar Plexus Chakra – B
- Heart Chakra – C
- Throat Chakra – D
- Third Eye Chakra – E
- Crown Chakra – F
Now that we know which notes connect to which chakras, we can explore more about the kind of healing you can provide your chakras through musical activities!
How to Balance the Chakras With Music
You can use music in many ways to balance your chakras. One of the easiest ways is to simply listen to a certain song or album, but it might be more fun to create music of your own!
Playing an Instrument
Have you ever wanted to learn a new instrument, like guitar or piano? Learning to play a musical instrument can be beneficial in many ways. For instance, if you’ve had a stressful day and you need to unwind, you can pick up your ukulele and strum your favorite song.
Music has more healing properties than we know, far beyond the healing that it provides the chakras. Writing a song about a heavy or challenging experience can help you work through those emotions – and as a bonus, you have your own work of art to show for it.
Plus, if you’re just starting out and you want to incorporate an instrument into your chakra healing work, all you need to learn are seven chords – F, E, D, C, B, A, and G. These are the chords that connect to the chakras. You might be surprised to learn how many songs you can cover with only these chords in your repertoire.
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Listening to Music
The other major way to use music to heal the chakras is by listening to certain songs or albums. If you’re not sure where to start, you can rest assured that there’s a good chance that at least one of the chakra-healing chords will be involved in nearly any song that exists.
You can also use the internet to learn more about your favorite songs and the key they’re played in. Songs in the key of G will be best for healing the Root chakra, increasing feelings of security and stability. Songs in the key of C are perfect for clearing the Heart chakra and helping you heal from heartache.
This handy song key finder can help you find songs in any key or determine what key a certain song is in.
If you’re still unsure where to start, just take a look at the handy list below. We’ve compiled a list to show you a few songs in each key that will correspond to a certain chakra. That way, if you’re feeling like you need a boost of creativity and inspiration, you can simply take a look at the songs that will heal your Sacral chakra!
Songs for each Chakra
For the Root chakra, you’ll want to listen to songs in the key of G. A few popular songs in this key include:
- “Wish You Were Here” – Pink Floyd
- “Creep” – Radiohead
- “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Simple Minds
- “Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande
To heal the Sacral chakra, you want to focus on songs in the key of A, which include:
- “Rock and Roll” – Led Zeppelin
- “Here Comes the Sun” – George Harrison
- “Alive” – Pearl Jam
- “Dancing Queen” - ABBA
Solar Plexus Chakra
For the Solar Plexus, songs in the key of B are the most beneficial. Try listening to songs like:
The Heart chakra connects to the key of C. For this chakra, you’ll want songs like:
- “Hallelujah” – Jeff Buckley
- “Stay” – Rihanna
- “Dreams” – Fleetwood Mac
- “Ain’t No Sunshine” – Bill Withers
The key of D is linked to the Throat chakra, so try healing this chakra with songs like:
- “With or Without You” – U2
- “Love Story” – Taylor Swift
- “Everlong” – Foo Fighters
- “Summer of ‘69” – Bryan Adams
Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye chakra corresponds to the key of E. A few songs in the key of E include:
- “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” – John Mayer
- “Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
- “Where Is My Mind?” – Pixies
- “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
Finally, for the Crown chakra, you’ll want to stick to songs in the key of F, which include:
- “Yesterday” – The Beatles
- “Crazy in Love” – Beyonce
- “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
- “Smooth Operator” - Sade
Embrace the Power of Music
These are just a few ideas to get you started on your healing journey. Music and the chakras make a fantastic pair, and now you can enjoy your powerful new playlist while healing your body from the inside out.
Now all you have to do is get started on your very own chakra healing playlist and get ready to rock out! Who knew that self-care could be so fun?
Continue your chakra journey with: Understanding Chakra Blockages