Aromatherapy for the Stomach Chakra
Regulate your behaviour and outlook towards yourself by using essential oil to keep your Stomach Chakra in balance.
The Stomach Chakra is connected to your emotional behaviour in relation to other people; on the physical level it governs digestion. When the stomach chakra is blocked it can lead to problems with lethargy, low self esteem and emotional misery, as well as digestive problems, when over active it can result in controlling, self centered and angry behaviour.
Improve your view of yourself – Spicy oils work on the stomach chakra to stimulate it when blocked or under active; floral oils antidote it when it is too open or over-active. Both help you feel more positive about yourself. If the Chakra is over active, massage is not a good idea; in such instances a bath with oils, a warm compress or steam inhalation is preferable. To stimulate the Chakra, inhalation is the best approach, so techniques like steam inhalation, vaporisers or drops of oil on a handkerchief are preferable.
A steam inhalation is helpful for either an over or an under active Chakra.
Certain oil groups are particularly useful for working with the Stomach Chakra
- Cardamom – Use this spicy oil to help cure any digestive disturbances.
- Black Pepper – This oil is useful for indigestion and to stimulate appetite. Use only tiny quantities.
- Ginger – Use this spicy, warming oil for treating indigestion, nausea and loss of appetite. Avoid during pregnancy.
- Lavender – This floral oil can be used to treat nausea and ulcers. Avoid during pregnancy.
- Cinnamon – This spicy oil stimulates your digestion, but should be used only in very tiny quantities and it should be avoided if you suffer from epilepsy.
- Carnation – This fragrant floral oil is a wonderful remedy for both episodes of nausea and loss of appetite.
- Coriander – Good for digestive problems, but avoid during pregnancy.
- Chamomile – Use this floral oil for indigestion and ulcers.
- Rose – Use this floral oil to treat nausea and ulcers.