5 Techniques to Unblock Your Chakras

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Unblocking your Chakras

Chakras are passages and portals for your body’s energy. Each chakra in the human body is a wheel of rotating and revolving energy. There are seven major chakras – plus many minor chakras – that run from the base of your spine to the crown of the head, and each chakra represents different aspects of your mind, body and soul.

When the chakras are opened, life energy flows freely within your body. The chakras vitalize the body and mind while aiding in the development of our consciousness.

Chakras get blocked or out of alignment which causes disharmony throughout your body. You can see the effects in your mood, which can turn pessimistic or negative, or in your energy levels, which can turn sluggish. In the process, you will regain a life balance which is critical to physical and mental health.

There are about 5 techniques that are most commonly used for unblocking chakras.

1. Visualization Through Meditation

Chakra meditation involves focusing on the different chakras and opening them up so the energy may flow in and out of them with ease. Chakra meditation may sound a little unusual if you’re new to energy work. (I know it sounded weird to me until I started reading about it!)

But chakra meditation is actually really useful for getting your energy moving. The steps involved to performing chakra meditation are fairly simple. While you meditate visualize each chakra (starting at the bottom) opening up, and radiating light. Visualize its associated colour. Chakra meditation is a very effective technique, and simple in execution. You can learn more about chakra meditation (and even get a video) here.

2. The Crystal Method

No, I’m not talking about the music group. I’m talking about the crystal method of activating and opening chakras. As the name indicates, this form of chakra activation uses crystals. Each crystal is held directly over the chakra for 3-5 minutes. You can learn more about crystal chakra therapy here.

3. Sound Therapy

Tibetan singing bowls are used for a number of different things, including chakra activation. Singing bowls can be purchased as can books about how singing bowls work, but it works like this:

The bowl rests on its base and is hit with a wooden mallet. Each singing bowl produces a first, second, and third harmonic when it is rung. It is believed the harmonic resonance of singing bowls allow the chakras to self correct.

You can also listen to recordings of singing bowls, although it’s unclear whether or not this has the same effect on the chakras. (For added fun, check out the singing bowls app for iPhone.)

4. The Soothing Massage

It is believed one of the reasons massage is so soothing is because it opens up chakras and meridians. A full body chakra massage is an effective way to unblock all 21 chakras in the human body, not just the 7 along the spine. You can only do so much self-massage, so it’s best if you find a professional.

5. Yoga

A healthy yoga practice will do wonders for opening up your chakras and keeping your energy flowing. Flowing through your yoga practice will help stuck energy get unblocked. Individual poses are helpful in opening up each chakra. Discover those here.

What is your favourite way to unblock your chakras? Let me know in the comments.

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