Unblock Your Chakras : Free Your Energy !
Chakra cleansing is a complex process. A basic distinction is made between relieving energetic tension and releasing internal blockages in one's own body.
While energetic tensions are mostly temporary, which can be resolved with a little meditation and light care, internal blockages are serious psychological injuries. Blockages limit us in our mental ability because they are the result of trauma or similar experiences from the past.
However, chakra cleaning should not be confused with chakra balancing. The difference is in the energy level of the respective chakras. The chakras are inactive when cleaning the chakras and overactive when balancing the chakras.
The goal of chakra cleansing is to create a balance between your own body, soul, and earth. To achieve this balance, we want to give you 7 tips and tricks for healing your chakras. You will be able to use these to release energetic tension as well as inner blockages.
create the balance through massage
Massages can be a very effective healing practice for the respective chakras. The type of massage differs from chakra to chakra. This is related to the location of the respective chakra. Here is a brief overview of the most common massage techniques for chakra healing:
If you want to open your root chakra by a soothing massage, we recommend that you watch the feet, legs, or buttocks muscle puttest. The gluteus muscle consists of two large muscle halves, one left and one right. It is the main component of the hip muscles and is located below the coccyx. The gluteus muscle is one of the largest and strongest muscles in our body.
Sacral chakra :
Your sacral chakra is slightly below the navel. If you want to cleanse your sacral chakra, you can do so by flexing your hips or by massaging the lumbar muscle along your spine. Focus on the muscles in the lower back.
Solar plexus chakra :
So that you can relax your solar plexus chakra, it is best to start in the upper and lower abdominal area. First, rub it with massage oil. After you have distributed the oil accordingly, you can start with gentle massage movements in a clockwise direction. This activates your energy center.
Heart chakra :
There are several ways to clear a blockage in the heart chakra with a massage treatment. The most effective is trigger point therapy. However, this therapy is very complex and dangerous for beginners. You should have this done by a trained specialist or a doctor.
Instead, you can try an ordinary massage. To do this, start massaging the back of your torso. Work your way up on the shoulder plates to the shoulder area with arm transition. Then slide over to the front and massage the front chest area properly.
Throat chakra :
If you want to open your throat chakra, you should start with light rubbing massage at the back of your neck. Then slide up to the transition from head to neck. Then turn to the neck and the respective binding muscles between the neck and upper shoulder muscle. So you should optimally relieve your throat chakra and release all energetic tensions.
Forehead Chakra :
There is a special massage technique for the forehead chakra, also called brow stripping. With brow stripping, only the areas on the face are treated. Especially the jaw, temples, and sinuses.
So that you can support your crown chakra in healing and activation, it is recommended to massage your hairline and scalp. With this massage, you can loosen up your brain and skull tissue and relieve adhesions and tension.
Chakra clearing with Yoga
Yoga is the walk on a path to self-knowledge. You can also cleanse your chakras with yoga. Yoga is one of the common methods of chakra cleaning. It is a good way to discharge energy and is therefore ideal for relieving energy tensions and internal blockages. Yoga also drives the natural flow of energy in the body and ensures a pleasant, fresh, and new energy supply.
Since each chakra must be addressed individually, we have created a short overview of the respective yoga poses that are best suited for the corresponding chakras:
Root Chakra (Muladhara) : Vrksasana (Tree Position)
The root chakra represents your physical connection to the earth. It is represented by the earth element and is therefore expressed in yoga in the tree position. Vrksasana focuses primarily on the strength and balance in the body and thus goes hand in hand with the root chakra.
Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana): Deviasana (goddess position)
Both the goddess position and the sacral chakra have their energy centers in the reproductive organs. Just like the sacral chakra, Devisana stands for strength, balance, and fun in life. The balance means above all the balance between work and fun.
Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): Navasana (boat position)
The boat position affects precisely those parts of the body that span the radius of our solar plexus chakra. Navasana mainly focuses on the distribution of strength in the stomach. The stomach is also the place where our solar plexus chakra sits and functions as an energy cell. Both the yoga pose and the chakra thus stand for the energy and strength that lies deep within us and drives us.
Heart Chakra (Anahata): Ustrasana (camel position)
The camel position activates the limitless love and all the good qualities in us. Just like the heart chakra. It, therefore, goes hand in hand that the camel position is good for the healing of the heart chakra.
Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): Salamba Sarvangasana (Protected Shoulder Stand):
The throat chakra starts from the neck as a means of communication with your surroundings. If you want to open your throat chakra, we recommend the shoulder stand pose. It is recommended in that it focuses on strengthening the neck and neck area, and thus represents healing support for the throat chakra.
Forehead Chakra (Ajna): Sukhasana (Simple Sitting Position):
Your intuition and inner view are strengthened by the ultimate yoga practice Sukhasana. With this exercise, you can train your awareness and strengthen your sensory-expanding skills. The ideal yoga position for your forehead chakra.
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): Savasana (corpse keeping)
Probably the most unusual yoga position: the body position. It mainly strengthens breathing. You manage your mystical connection to better balance and heal as a divine being when you lie down on the floor in the corpse pose. This creates a superhuman attitude and you can fully focus on the attainment of your state of God.
Herbs and oils for chakra healing
In addition to the chakra stones, oils can also have a positive effect on your chakras. Similar to the stones, it also depends on chakra to chakra which oil is good for which chakra. We recommend using the following oils in combination with the massage practices described above :
Root chakra (Muladhara): incense, medicinal angelica, real St. John's wort, patchouli
Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana): creeper juniper, neroli, rosemary, orange, clove
Solar plexus chakra (Manipura): peppermint, yarrow, lemon, marjoram
Heart Chakra (Anahata): rose, rosewood, basil, lemon balm
Throat chakra (Vishuddha): sage, real chamomile, lemongrass
Forehead Chakra (Ajna): spruce, nutmeg sage, elemi, lavender
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): geranium, sandalwood, myrrh, tiger grass
What are Chakras?
The chakras are energy points located along the spine. There are thousands of them but seven are recognized as the main ones. They are powered by vital energy and can be too closed or too open, causing physical, emotional, and/or psychological blockages.
Doing yoga requires concentration and practice!
According to traditional Indian medicine, the chakras, 88,000 in number, are energy centers influencing our physical and mental health. Opening your chakras is not the only option: a chakra can also be unbalanced if it is too open.
The energy centers are represented by lotus flowers and are all associated with a color, a vibration, a stone, an element, and organs.
- The root chakra (Muladhara) located at the level of the coccyx. Associated with the Earth, the red color, the Lam mantra, the Do note and organs such as the bladder or the colon,
- The sacred chakra (Svadhisthana) located at the level of the pubis and associated with the reproductive organs. Linked to Water, orange, Vam mantra, D note and linked to emotions,
- The solar plexus chakra (Manipura) located two fingers above the navel. Associated with the digestive system, Fire, yellow color, the mantra Ram and the note Mi,
- The heart chakra (Anahata) located at the level of the heart. Associated with love feelings, Air, green color, Yam mantra, and Fa note,
- The throat chakra (Vishuddha) located at the throat level. Associated with the thyroid, Ether, sky blue, the mantra Ham and the note Sol,
- The frontal chakra (Ajna) or third eye located between the eyebrows. Associated with decision-making, Psychism, the color indigo blue, the mantra Om and the note La,
- The coronal chakra (Sahasrara) located at the top of the skull. Associated with Vibration, purple color, the mantra Ham So, and the note Si.
All the energy points are also linked to the nadis (vibration). There are three main ones among thousands through which the vital energy circulates: Sushumna, Ida, and Pingala. Finally, the Kundalini is the divine energy or life force. Kundalini is mainly used to be able to reach a high level of consciousness.
Why balance your energy points with yoga?
Yoga has its origins in Indian civilization and the chakras are also part of the Indian tradition and the beliefs of the Indian people.
Taking yoga classes improves your general health and makes you feel more relaxed daily to manage a stressful professional life and a rich personal life.
Balancing your chakras with yoga allows you to unblock knots so that you no longer have physical pain or emotional blockages. Your chakras are unbalanced when you feel physical pain, severe fatigue, or a feeling of intense frustration.
What are energy centers for?
Each chakra is associated with organs and states of mind:
The root chakra: if it is unbalanced, you may suffer from digestive problems or pain in the lower body (legs, feet, back). Psychologically, it will rather be a feeling of anxiety and insecurity or fogginess in the head.
The sacred chakra: associated with carnal pleasures and reproductive organs. Rebalancing this energy point allows you to feel better in pleasure activities. If it’s unbalanced, you can either go overboard or feel a loss of libido.
The solar chakra: linked to the digestive system, it is the center of self-confidence. Rebalancing it allows you to say goodbye to digestive problems and regain confidence in your abilities or let go of overly present anger.
The heart chakra: associated with romantic feelings and empathy. Rebalancing it helps to clean up relationships with others, whether they are in love or friendship.
The throat chakra: linked to communication and the externalization of your emotions. If he is unbalanced, you will tend to speak a lot, without listening to others or on the contrary not being able to express yourself. Rebalancing it allows you to express yourself clearly and with respect for everyone.
The third eye: associated with decision-making and the psyche, its balance allows you to listen to your intuition without it governing your life.
The coronal chakra: it is the most complicated energy center to open. It is almost always underdeveloped. At balance, it allows you to be fully in tune with your unconscious and subconscious, no longer afraid of death and physical pain. We arrive at the Dalai Lama stadium!
The chakras can become unbalanced after a shock or be unbalanced since your childhood. Finding their balance takes time and requires regular investment.
73% of apprentice yogis do this to reduce their stress levels. Working your chakras through yoga would also reduce the risk of having a malignant tumor, declaring cardiovascular disease and having an infectious disease.
How to open your chakras in yoga?
Take a deep breath and exhale slowly to chase away a moment of stress!
There are different ways to balance your energy centers: use of stones, Reiki, the practice of qi gong, diet, acupuncture, use of essential oils or Bach flowers, shiatsu, acupressure, hypnosis ...
However, the most efficient and quick way to work your chakras is still the practice of yoga. Indeed, it can be difficult to believe in the existence of chakras. It is a very abstract notion that requires a lot of openness. In yoga, the chakras can be worked without even mentioning it. And even if you don't believe it, you will probably feel better after a yoga session dedicated to balancing a particular chakra.
The vibrations in yoga allow body organs to resonate, associated with an energy point and a note. This is what the Tibetan singing bowls often used in yoga classes are for,
The mantras associated with each chakra also allow certain organs to resonate to rebalance them and regain well-being and fullness,
The yoga of sound only focuses on the vibrations of the vocal cords inside the body to release tension and work the breath,
The breathing exercises (Pranayama) allow us to relax and eliminate tension. Each yoga posture must be performed taking care of its breathing (part of the posture on inspiration, the other on an exhalation). The advantage is that these breathing exercises can be repeated everywhere as soon as you feel your heart racing and stress take over. Before going on stage for a dance performance, I often practice square breathing. It is an effective way to deceive your body and therefore your brain: by lowering your heart rate, stress disappears as if by magic!
The best yoga postures to balance your energy centers
Hatha yoga is particularly recommended if you want to balance your energy points. By working postures slowly and gently, it allows your vital energy to flow properly.
Thus, certain yoga postures (asanas) are more associated with the opening of this or that chakra:
The first chakra: the chair, the garland, the clamp, the posture of the tree, the posture of the child,
The second chakra: the shoemaker, the cobra, the boat, the dance of the pelvis, the head of the cow,
The third chakra: warrior 1 and 2, the grasshopper, the sun salutation, the chair,
The fourth chakra: the bridge, the camel, the fish, the cobra,
The fifth chakra: the lion, the candle, the half-bridge,
The sixth chakra: the child's posture, the cat's stretch, the candle, the dancer, the front bending
The seventh chakra: the posture of the corpse, the posture on the head (pear tree).
The meditation is also beneficial to the work of the chakras, the release of body tension, and the mind. A short accompanied meditation is generally offered at the beginning and the end of a yoga session, but you can also try the adventure on YouTube with meditations dedicated to the opening of the chakras.
The yoga sessions are fully dedicated to the harmonization of a chakra. It is indeed more effective to focus on a particular chakra during a whole session to make it regain it's balance.