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How to Unblock Chakras: A Step by Step Guide to Cleansing Your Energy Centers

Emma Morrison
How to Unblock Chakras A Step by Step Guide to Cleansing Your Energy Centers

If you feel tired or run down, you might want to examine your chakras. Chakras are areas of the body where energy collects. There are seven main chakras in the body. All of them govern our many psychological capacities.

Four of the chakras are located in the upper body. These chakras influence aspects of our mentality.

The remaining three chakras are located in the lower body. These chakras are linked to our instincts.

If you learn how to release blocked chakras, you can find inner peace. Your instincts can unite with your feelings. And you can process your thoughts more effectively.

Unblocking your chakras allows you to live more freely. 

But first, you must understand the need to open up blocked chakras. By doing so, you allow closed chakras to open and calm down.

This helps the energy in the body spread out. 

By unblocking your chakras, you will notice a more balanced state of mind.

Why Balance Chakras?

Why Balance Chakras
Why Balance Chakras

These energetic centers in the body give your life force energy. They also provide energy to your surrounding organs. Chakras help to keep you healthy and strong when they are clear and unblocked.

Sensitive people may have a thin aura. By being constantly open, they act as an antenna. Constantly scanning one’s surroundings can make you take on other people’s energies.

If you are like this, you must learn how to energetically cleanse yourself regularly. If you are easily overwhelmed, you might have an imbalance in the Root Chakra.

Self-awareness is the key to deciphering what’s going on in your body. 

And by cultivating this skill, you can check in with yourself on a day to day basis.

Listening to energy healing music is also a powerful tool. You can do this daily and you will naturally heal over time. Music is an effective way to align the mind, body, and soul. It also keeps you away from illness, unbalances, and energy draining.

How to Heal the Body’s Energy Centers

What is Meditation
What is Meditation

Each chakra is associated with a specific color and function. Meditating regularly can help you bring your chakras into balance. You can use these tools to heal yourself and create happiness. You will also look good and improve longevity.

First, it is important to understand that we are all made up of pure energy. 

We share this energy with the Earth. And the Earth gives and sustains life in every living thing.

Balancing your chakras requires a vast range of knowledge. It is important that you understand each chakra function and capability. This knowledge will help you heal them when they are unbalanced.

Chakra balancing is a way to heal these energy centers when you feel off or unwell. 

A large part of getting to know how to work with the chakras involves understanding how they work. Any blockage or imbalance can initiate mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual ailments.

You can also use chakra stones, bracelets, crystals, reiki, smudging, or meditation. But being well informed about the system will aid you overall.

But regardless of using chakra stones, bracelets, crystals, reiki, smudging, meditation, or vibrational healing, one must be well informed about the system overall.

These direct functions can provide invaluable information. 

#1 Unblocking the Root Chakra

Muladhara or Root Chakra
Muladhara or Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is located at the tailbone. It controls one’s physical self-awareness. If you notice that your Root Chakra is under-active, you may feel fearful or nervous. You might even feel unwanted in your interactions with other people.

If you have an overactive Root Chakra, you may seek comfort in material items. This can make you feel greedy.

But when your Root Chakra is balanced, you will feel sensible, stable, and more secure.

Unblocking the Root Chakra means becoming more aware of your body. 

To start, you can get up, walk around, putter around the house, and notice the way your body moves. This will help to strengthen your Root Chakra.

You can also ground yourself by actively feeling the Earth beneath your feet. Be sure to do this in a comfortable environment.

Start by standing in a relaxed position. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and slightly bend your knees. Keep standing still and straight. Then evenly distribute your weight between the soles of your feet.

Move your pelvis around. Allow your weight to sink a little bit forward. Hold this posture for a few minutes.

Once you feel grounded and relaxed, sit cross-legged on the floor. Bring your thumb and index finger to touch. Rest your hands on your knee or slightly above your knees. Take a minute to concentrate on the exact location of the Root Chakra.

Silently, but chant “Lam” over and over again.

Let yourself relax and continue ruminating on the Root Chakra. 

Think about what it means and how it influences your everyday life. Keep ruminating on the Root Chakra. Do this until you feel completely relaxed and thoroughly cleansed.

Before getting up from this position, visualize a closed red flower. Witness powerful energy that causes that flower to open. The four red petals of the flower are now full of that renewed energy. Contract your perineum while holding your breath. Then release.

To further unlock your Root Chakra, get restful sleep and exercise. 

You can also eat red foods or drinks to stimulate that chakra system. Wear red healing stones and clothing or keep red items around your space.

When your Root Chakra is unbalanced, you can lack confidence. You might feel fatigued or depressed, or have an unfocused mind. Additionally, you might suffer from lower back pain and are incapable of stillness. Your feet and hands might also be cold and you will focus on your insecurities.

To combat these symptoms, focus on your Root Chakra and how it influences your daily life.

#2 Unblocking the Sacral Chakra

Svadhishthana or Sacral Chakra
Svadhishthana or Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is located two inches below the navel. This energy center deals with one’s feelings and sexuality.

When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, one can feel free and emotionally stable. 

It helps you to show empathy and passion towards those around you. Your sexuality may even become more adventurous.

If your Sacral Chakra is under-active, you might feel unemotional or closed off. But if your Sacral Chakra is overactive, you may feel overly sensitive. You also might be highly emotional and very sexual. To unblock the Sacral Chakra, follow these steps below.

Start by finding a calm and serene place to sit on your knees. Make sure your feet are relaxed beneath you and keep your back and spine straight.

Lay your hands in your lap with palms facing up. Place your left hand underneath your right. Make sure that your thumbs are gently touching one another.

Now, concentrate on the Sacral Chakra.

Ruminate on everything it stands for. Silently chant “Vam” and begin to relax into this feeling. Reflect on the meaning of your feelings and your sexuality. Ponder how this energy center influences everything in your life.

Additionally, you can eat orange foods. You can consume oranges, tangerines, pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, or nuts of any kind. This will help to stimulate and activate the Sacral Chakra.

You can also wear orange gemstones or clothing to further influence any blockages to go away. 

If your Sacral Chakra is unbalanced, you might resort to alcohol and drug abuse. You also might suffer from impotence, an overactive bladder, or sexual problems. You may feel isolated or have prostate and lower back issues.

Make sure to follow these steps to unblock your Sacral Chakra and live happily and healthily.

#3 Unblocking the Navel Chakra

Manipura or Navel Chakra
Manipura or Navel Chakra

The Navel Chakra is the energy center responsible for one’s confidence. It is located in the abdomen at the body’s very core.

When balanced, the Navel Chakra can make you feel in control of your surroundings. 

You may have a high level of self-dignity. But if it is under-active, you may feel passive and indecisive. A low-functioning Navel Chakra can cause you to feel apprehensive as well.

If you have an overactive Navel Chakra, you may come across as more aggressive in your interactions.

But by unblocking this chakra, you can feel confident in yourself and safe with others. 

Begin by sitting on your knees as you did for the Sacral Chakra. Bend your elbows and bring your hands together in front of your stomach. Allow your fingers to point away from you and join them together at the tops. Cross your thumbs over one another and straighten your fingers out.

Now, concentrate on the Navel Chakra. Identify what it stands for and how it affects you in your everyday life. Silently chant “Ram” to yourself to stimulate this chakra and feel yourself relax into place.

Once you feel cleansed and relaxed, you will know that you have unblocked this chakra. 

If this technique needs an extra boost, try eating yellow foods. You can also engage in core exercises that will fire up the midsection of your body. Or, you can wear yellow gemstones and clothing to stimulate your inner confidence.

#4 Unblocking the Heart Chakra

Anahata or Heart Chakra
Anahata or Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is responsible for one’s feelings of love, care, and endearment. It is located at the spine and is level with the heart.

When properly balanced, the Heart Chakra can make you feel more compassionate and friendly towards others. If it is under-active, you may come across as cold and unfriendly. And if you are dealing with an overactive Heart Chakra, you may feel so loving that you suffocate those around you. You might also be considered a selfish person.

To find balance with your Heart Chakra, follow these steps below.

Start by sitting cross-legged on the floor. Connect your index finger and thumb. Place your left hand on your left knee and your right hand in front of the lower part of your breast bone. You should be making the “OK” sign with your right hand.

Once you are in position, concentrate on your Heart Chakra. Feel its intention, warmth and love start to fill up inside of you. Silently chant “Yam” to further stimulate your heart and continue to relax into this feeling until you feel cleansed.

Additionally, try to spread unconditional love towards those around you. And remember to extend that unconditional love to yourself as well. 

Spend time with your family and friends and make sure to be outside in nature.

Green colored foods such as leafy vegetables can activate your Heart Chakra. You can also try wearing green gemstones and clothing to further communicate with your energy center.

When the Heart Chakra is unbalanced, you can feel afraid of loneliness, commitment, or betrayal. You may suffer from heart and breathing issues or high blood pressure. Some even deal with heart disease, cancer, and muscle tension from a blocked Heart Chakra.

This is why you need to cleanse your energy systems.

Allow yourself the same compassion and warmth you give to others. 

And create a dialogue with your mind, body, and soul.

#5 Unblocking the Throat Chakra

Vishuddha or Throat Chakra
Vishuddha or Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is found at the base of your throat.

It focuses on your self-expression and communication. 

A balanced Throat Chakra will allow you to easily express yourself. You may even turn to art to further communicate your feelings. If your Throat Chakra is under-active, you may be quiet and shy around others.

Sometimes, when this energy center is blocked entirely, you may tend to lie.

An overactive Throat Chakra may cause others to feel annoyed with you. You might speak too much and listen too little. To unblock this chakra, follow the steps below.

Sit on your knees and keep your feet relaxed beneath you. Place your hands in front of your chest and throat. Cross all of your fingers on the inside of your hands, except your thumbs. Your thumbs should be touching each other at the very top of your hands. Be sure to pull them up a little.

Concentrate on the Throat Chakra once you are settled into this position. Silently chant “Ham” over and over again and further ruminate on what this energy center means. Discover how it influences you in your everyday life.

And thank it for granting you the means to voice your thoughts, feelings, and opinions. 

Hold this position for no less than five minutes.

If you would like to further open your Throat Chakra, try having a conversation. Get something off your chest that has been weighing down on you. Sing, chant, and eat fruits, juices, and tea. Wear blue gemstones or clothing to further stimulate the Throat Chakra or keep blue items near you.

When the Throat Chakra is unbalanced, you can suffer from neck or throat issues, thyroid problems, or hormonal issues. Additionally, you may be going through menopause and having to endure mood swings and fever.

Use these steps as a guide to open your Throat Chakra. Allow yourself to reclaim your voice. Permit yourself to breathe.

And always listen to your mind, body, and spirit. 

#6 Unblocking the Third Eye Chakra

Ajna or Third Eye Chakra
Ajna or Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra is located slightly above the center of your two eyebrows.

This energy center deals with insight. 

When balanced, the Third Eye Chakra can make you dream a lot. You may feel more in tune with your sixth sense.

If your Third Eye Chakra is under-active, you may rely on others to think for you. This will leave you feeling very confused and helpless. But if your Third Eye Chakra is overactive, you may tend to live in your world. You might daydream or have hallucinations and feel detached from reality.

To find a healthy balance for this energy center, try following the steps below and access your intuition and intellect.

Sit cross-legged on the ground and place your hands in front of your lower breast bone. Arrange your fingers so that your middle fingers are straight and the tops are straight and pointing away from you. Your other fingers should be bent and touching along the last two phalanges.

Your thumb should touch one another and point towards you.

Now, concentrate on your Third Eye Chakra. Ruminate on what it means, how it influences you, and how you can harness its power. To yourself, chant “Om” or “Aum” over and over again to stimulate this energy center.

Relax the body and focus on this chakra. Remain in this position until you feel thoroughly cleansed. 

To take this cleansing further, try doing some eye exercises or engaging in herbal oil treatment. Eat purple-colored fruits like grapes and blueberries to further stimulate your Third Eye. You can also eat chocolate.

Indigo gemstones or clothing can further enhance this energy center. Try wearing gemstones as jewelry or keep them closeby when you need an extra energy boost.

Additionally, meditation can help you tap into your intuition. 

When the Third Eye Chakra is unbalanced, you might suffer from learning disabilities, sleep disorders, or emotional instability. You may feel unable to think and you will consistently ignore your intuition.

Try to focus on these techniques to naturally heal this energy center. Take stock of your intuition and listen to what feels right to you.

Only you can cultivate an intimate dialogue with your body and your soul. 

#7 Unblocking the Crown Chakra

Sahasrara or Crown Chakra
Sahasrara or Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is located at the very top of your head. It is the most spiritual energy center and focuses on wisdom and being one with the universe. When balanced, the Crown Chakra can make you feel no prejudice.

You will become more aware of your place in the world. 

An under-active Crown Chakra may leave you feeling rigid in your thoughts. You might not feel connected to anything spiritually either. An overactive Crown Chakra will alternatively make you constantly intellectualize things. You might rely too much on spirituality and ignore your body’s basic needs.

To find a healthy balance with your Crown Chakra, try following these steps below and incorporating them into your daily routine.

Start by sitting cross-legged on the ground with your hands connected in front of your stomach. Allow your pinky fingers to touch and point away from you. Your other fingers should be intertwined and your left thumb should be placed underneath your right.

Settle into this position and breathe. Focus on the Crown Chakra. Ruminate on what it stands for and recognize how it affects you in every moment of your life. Silently chant “Ng” to yourself.

You should feel completely relaxed. Find that center of peace in your mind. Concentrate on this chakra for no less than ten minutes to fully cleanse it.

Before attempting to unblock the Crown Chakra, always make sure that your Root Chakra is balanced. You need a solid base to access your higher spirituality. 

An unbalanced Crown Chakra can leave you suffering from headaches, mental illness, rashes, and senility. You might also feel an overall lack of coordination. But by following these techniques, you can find balance and harmony within your mind, body, and soul.

Additionally, you can imbue the color violet into your surroundings. Try wearing violet gemstones or clothing to further stimulate this energy center.

Or, eat violet and purple-colored foods and drinks.

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts
Final Thoughts

Some chakra blockages can be more intense than others. They can often reflect deeply ingrained emotions. In this way, they provide invaluable information on your inner self.

It is not always easy to release these energy centers.

It may take more time to unblock one than the other. But by working with your body, you will learn how to find balance and harmony overall.

Remember not to work against your body.

By listening to you, you will start to understand what it needs and desires. Lean into those intuitions and become a lifelong learner of yourself.

Additionally, ridding of negative thoughts can help cleanse your pathways. Let go of negative self-talk and learn to walk away from negative people or places.

You will never be able to grow in spaces that make you feel hindered. 

Try drinking distilled water and meditating regularly. By creating a daily routine, you can increase your energy and vibrational levels. This will aid you in your everyday endeavors from small to big moments.

Always give yourself over to compassion. 

Life fluctuates from good to bad constantly. Restoring these energy centers will help you feel more in control while knowing that you can surrender to your surroundings. Let yourself give in to your needs and desires.

And always remember that you are a sacred energy of light in need of care and nurturing. 

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