Chakras teachings include dozens of chakras as potential energy fields that surround us all. However, the 7 (main) chakras are most important when it comes to healing your chakras. In this article, we want to show you some ways how to clear your chakras. If you’re interested in chakra cleansing, you should start with the following 7 chakras:
- The Root Chakra (Muladhara)
- The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)
- The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
- The Heart Chakra (Anahata)
- The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
- The 3rd eye Chakra (Ajna)
- The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
The 7 major chakras are distributed along your spine through your body. They start at the lower part of the spinal cord and extend to your coccyx, your spine, and your head. When you open a chakra, it begins to move in a circle within its radius, which is why chakra means wheel or circle.
Here is a clickable table of contents to navigate through this article:
- How to Heal Your Chakra
- Chakra Healing Technique 1: Chakra Meditation
- Chakra Healing Technique 2: Positive Affirmations
- Chakra Healing Technique 3: Chakra Massage
- Chakra Healing Technique 4: Chakra Colors
- Chakra Healing Technique 5: Chakra Stones
- Chakra Healing Technique 6: Yoga
- Chakra Healing Technique 7: Chakra Oils
How to Heal Your Chakras?
Chakra cleansing is a complex process. A fundamental distinction is made between the relief of energetic tensions and the dissolution of inner blockages in the body.
While energetic tensions are usually temporary in nature, which can already be resolved by a little meditation and easy care, inner blockages are serious mental injuries. Blockages limit our mental ability because they are the result of trauma or similar experiences from the past.
However, chakra cleansing should not be confused with chakra balancing. The difference is the energy level of the chakras. When you cleanse a chakra, your chakra is inactive, when you balance it, it is overactive.
The goal of chakra healing is to create a balance between your body, soul, and earth. Here are 7 tips and tricks for healing your chakras. You will be able to use these to for energetic tensions as well as inner blockages.
Chakra Healing Technique 1: Chakra Meditation
Chakra meditations are a meditation technique that primarily serves the healing of the mind. It is a so-called transcendental meditation practice, which is supposed to evoke a moment of consciousness expansion. It comes from the Vedic religion, a religion from ancient India.
But now to the way chakra meditation works. There are basically two different approaches:
The first approach deals with the cause of your inner imbalance. The aim is to identify the reason for your inner conflict. Ask yourself how this imbalance occurred. What bothers you and causes your sorrow?
It’s no big deal if you don’t have an answer to those questions right away. For beginners, we recommend trying one of the many guided chakra meditations online. By the guidance of the speaker, it will be easier for you to answer these questions.
The second approach focuses on the spiritual influences of your surroundings. This kind of chakra meditation leads to total relaxation and helps you to isolate your feelings and emotions. This allows you to fully focus on the interaction between yourself and the outside world.
Chakra Healing Technique 2: Positive Affirmations
Another way to heal your chakras is through positive affirmations. In fact, you can heal the damaged parts of our body and soul through affirmations. They help us to develop positive thoughts, which will support our chakra cleansing.
Here are some examples for each chakra:
Root Chakra (Muladhara):
“I am a humble person. I don’t need more than I currently have!”
Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana):
“I live a beautiful and emotional life!”
Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura):
“I am completely satisfied with myself. I understand that I have strengths and weaknesses!”
Heart Chakra (Anahata):
“My love cannot be exhausted. I love everything and everyone!”
Throat Chakra (Vishuddha):
“I’m not a liar and I always speak the truth!”
3rd Eye Chakra (Ajna):
“I am a very wise person. I have fully understood certain situations in life!”
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara):
“I am one with the divine energy!”
Repeat these affirmations on a regular basis. Take notes at work or on your cell phone. If you have problems remembering this at the beginning, your smartphone can remind you.
Regular repetition will make it easier for you to anchor the affirmations in your conscious mind and ultimately see them as reality.
Chakra Healing Technique 3: Chakra Massage
Massages can be a very effective way of healing the different chakras. However, because of the different location of each chakra, the type and place of the chakra massage differ from chakra to chakra.
Here is a short overview of the most common massage techniques for chakra healing:
If you want to open your root chakra with a soothing massage, we recommend that you start with your feet, legs, and gluteal muscle. The gluteal muscle consists of two large muscle halves, a left, and a right one. It is the main component of the hip muscles and is located below the coccyx. The gluteal muscle is one of the largest and strongest muscles in our body.
Your sacral chakra is slightly below the belly button. If you want to cleanse your sacral chakra, you can do this by bending your hips or by a pleasant massage of the lumbar muscle along your spine. Focus on the muscles in the lower back area.
Solar plexus chakra:
To relax your solar plexus chakra, start with the upper and lower abdomen. First, rub it with massage oil. After you have distributed the oil accordingly, you can gently massage clockwise. This will activate your personal energy center.
There are several ways to release 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 a trained professional or a doctor do that.
Instead, you can try an ordinary massage. Start by massaging the back of your upper body. Work your shoulders up to the shoulder area with arm transition. Then move on to the front and massage the front chest area properly.
If you want to open your throat chakra, you should start with a light rubbing massage at the back of your neck. Then glide all the way up to the transition between head and neck. Turn to the neck and the respective binding muscles between the head and upper shoulder muscle. This way, you should optimally relieve your throat chakra and release all energetic tensions
3rd eye chakra:
There is a special massage technique for the 3rd eye chakra, also called brow stripping. In brow stripping, only the areas of the face are treated. Especially the jaw, temples, and sinuses. More information about brow stripping can be found here.
To help your crown chakra heal and activate, we recommend massaging your hairline and scalp. With this special chakra massage, you can loosen up your brain and skull tissue and release adhesions and tensions.
Chakra Healing Technique 4: Chakra Colors
You can heal your chakras in a passive way too. As you may know, each of the 7 chakras has its own symbol and color.
Try to open and heal your chakras through their colors. You can do this by wearing clothes in the corresponding chakra color. So wearing red clothes helps your root chakra to heal.
This way of treatment doesn’t stop with your clothes. There are many ways colors can stimulate your chakras. For example, by the food you eat or by the furniture in your home.
So if you like green apples, it helps your heart chakra. Orange decorations in your home, on the other hand, are good for your sacral chakra.
Chakra Healing Technique 5: Chakra Stones
Chakra stones are healing stones which support the connection between the mind and the body. They help you to balance and heal your chakras more easily.
Depending on the type of chakra you will need different chakra stones. However, there are also universal healing stones that cleanse several chakras at the same time. Here is a list of the stones and materials that are particularly good for the chakras:
- Root Chakra (Muladhara): Red Jasper (Red)
- Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana): Amber (Orange)
- Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): Citrine (yellow)
- Heart Chakra (Anahata): Jade (green)
- Neck Chakra (Vishuddha): Aquamarine (Blue)
- 3rd Eye Chakra (Ajna): Amethyst (Indigo)
- Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): Rock Crystal (White)
Chakra Healing Technique 6: Yoga
Yoga is the path to your inner self-understanding. You can also cleanse your chakras with yoga.
Yoga is one of the common methods of chakra healing. It is a good possibility for energy discharge and is therefore optimally suited for the release of energetic tensions and internal blockages. Yoga also stimulates the natural flow of energy in the body and provides a pleasant, fresh and new energy supply.
Since each chakra must be addressed individually, we have created a brief overview of the respective yoga poses that are best for each chakra:
Root chakra (Muladhara): Vrksasana (tree pose)
The root chakra stands for 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 pose)
Both the goddess pose and the sacral chakra have their energy centers in the reproductive organs. Like the sacral chakra, Devisana stands for strength, balance, and fun in life. In this context, balance means the balance between work and fun.
Solar plexus chakra (Manipura): Navasana (boat pose)
The boat position concerns exactly those parts of the body that encompasses the radius of our solar plexus chakra. Navasana concentrates above all on the distribution of the strength of our belly. Furthermore, the belly is also the place where our solar plexus chakra sits and functions as an energy field. The yoga pose, as well as the chakra, stand for the energy and power that lies deep inside us and drives us.
Heart chakra (Anahata): Ustrasana (camel pose)
The camel pose activates the boundless love and all the good qualities in us. Just like the heart chakra. Therefore, it goes hand in hand that the camel position is good for healing the heart chakra.
Throat chakra (Vishuddha): Salamba Sarvangasana (supported shoulder stand):
The throat chakra originates from the throat as a medium of communication to your surroundings. If you want to open your throat chakra, we recommend the supported shoulder stand pose. It is recommended because it focuses on strengthening the neck and throat, thus providing a healing support for the throat chakra.
3rd eye chakra (Ajna): Sukhasana (easy pose):
Your intuition and inner vision will be strengthened by the ultimate yoga exercise Sukhasana. With this exercise, you can train your consciousness and strengthen your sense-enhancing abilities. The ideal yoga position for your 3rd eye chakra.
Crown chakra (Sahasrara): Savasana (corpse pose)
The most unusual yoga position: the corpse pose. It mainly strengthens breathing. You manage your mystical connection to balance and heal better as a divine being when you lie down on the ground in the posture of a corpse. This creates a superior attitude and allows you to fully focus on the attainment of your divine state.
Chakra Healing Technique 7: Chakra Oils
Besides the chakra stones, oils can also have a positive effect on your chakras. Similar to the stones, it depends on chakra to chakra which oil is good for which chakra. We recommend using the following oils in combination with the chakra massage described above:
- Root Chakra (Muladhara): incense, medicinal angelica, real St. John’s wort, patchouli plant
- Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana): creeping juniper, neroli, rosemary, orange, clove
- Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): peppermint, yarrow, lemon, marjoram
- Heart Chakra (Anahata): rose, basil, balm
- Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): sage, real chamomile, lemon grass
- 3rd Eye Chakra (Ajna): spruce, nutmeg sage, elemi, lavender
- Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): geranium, myrrh, tiger grass
Have you experienced any of the above chakra healing practices? Which one worked best? Tell us in the comments what you experienced when you tried to open your chakras.