The chakras are centers in the human energy field which distribute the energy which supports the functioning of the body, mind and emotions. If there is too much or too little energy flowing through a particular chakra, this will have a negative impact on the functions associated with that chakra (read about the 7 chakras). Chakra balancing helps to bring about an optimal flow of energy through each chakra, and create balance in the sense that energy is more evenly distributed through the chakras.
The chakra system is constantly changing in response to the stresses of life and living. If you spend many hours doing mental work during the day, this may cause the chakras associated with the functioning of the mind to become over-stimulated because so much energy has been flowing through them. Your mind may become overactive and make it hard to relax or to sleep at night. Balancing the chakras involved would help the energy to stop flowing so much through the overactive chakras and redistribute it to the other chakras. More energy directed to the root chakra, for example, would help you to feel more grounded and bring more silence into your awareness.
Chakra balancing can be used for personal development and healing. The chakras are the key to our physical health, mental and emotional balance and spiritual awakening. Clearing and balancing your chakras will help to unblock and re-align the flow of energy in your body, to keep you well and happy, positive, calm and energized. What you learn and understand in the process can transform your life. You can gain confidence, courage, self-esteem, love and compassion for yourself and others, and your personal qualities and talents can shine through.