There are many different methods you can use to activate your chakras. Learn how to activate your chakras. As you discover how they work and steps to open them up, you can improve your mental health and wellbeing. We all have a personal spiritual journey we can take to open our chakras. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a variety of methods that may work the best for you. If you like music, meditating or doing yoga, you can discover how to activate your chakras.
What it Means to Open Your Chakras
When we talk about opening up our chakras, we mean to unblock them. The chakras can get blocked by negative events that happen in our lives. When you focus on unblocking them, you are allowing the energy to come through.
Any time the chakras get a little blocked, we can notice it throughout our daily lives and even in our bodies. We may feel unbalanced, not grounded, and unfocused. It is easy for our chakras to get blocked in our modern world, which makes it hard to realize what is going on. Taking the time to open the chakras can bring a sense of energy and rejuvenation to the whole body. Opening up the chakras can give us the freedom to live life like never before.
Techniques to Open the Chakras
You can use several techniques to open up the chakras and get them in good working shape. Some of the best practices include:
Learning What Each Chakra and Color Represents
As you discover what each chakra means, you can recognize which ones need activation. By learning the main insights from each chakra, you can also cleanse them every day. Start by learning the names of each chakra and what each of them means.
1st Chakra – Root – Center of grounding, safety, feeling at home in the world.
2nd Chakra – Sacral – Center of creativity, passion, intimacy, balance in relationships, and joy.
3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus – Center of self, confidence, energy, freedom to be yourself, and ego.
4th Chakra – Heart – Center of compassion, emotional development, love, and truth.
5th Chakra – Throat – Center of true expression, our voice, words, and expressing our needs.
6th Chakra – 3rd Eye – Center of our intuition, connection with the world, ability to see and be seen, and psychic abilities.
7th Chakra – Crown – Center of our higher selves, connection with spirituality, insight and awakening, and world consciousness.
In addition to learning what each Chakra represents, also learn the colors of them. Color can help you open up each chakra. If you’ve ever looked at a color and felt a connection with a feeling, that was your chakra desiring to awaken. As you visualize the chakra, make sure to also visualize the color. You can make the color brighter as you connect with it to help in opening your chakras.
Play with Sound
Have you ever listened to a song that seemed to form a connection with you? A song that made you feel a calmness or helped you feel grounded? Songs can help in opening your chakras. If the music makes you want to move around, it may be speaking to your sacral chakra. If you feel more grounded, the song is speaking to your root chakra. If it makes you feel like singing, that is your throat chakra it is speaking to. Something as simple as a song can help activate and open up your chakras with very little work. Try listening to songs that can help you open your chakras.
You can reach a new level with your chakras as you perform a chakra meditation. This is a very simple meditation you can do for about 5-15 minutes each day.
- As you sit in meditation, imagine each chakra.
- Imagine each chakra and its location one by one.
- Tune into the energy of each chakra. Do you feel the energy is high? Or low?
- Tune into the color of each chakra. Try to visualize it in your mind’s eye. As you do, notice whether the color is dull or vibrant.
- Imagine turning up the dial of energy on each chakra that has low energy. Then notice each chakra’s color getting brighter.
- You can also imagine each chakra spinning and cleansing each chakra with water to purify it.
If you are pressed for time, you can ask each chakra, “What do I need today?” Allow for a little pause so the answer can come to you. This simple exercise can be enough to balance the chakras and make you feel good.
Specific postures are designed to help open up the seven energy centers. You may be able to do this with one or two poses. Engage in a few postures before you start the day to release some of the tension and open the chakras up.
You can also use sound in yoga to open your chakras. Chanting “om” and other chants help to open the centers.
Open up your chakras as naturally as possible. Try these techniques or find one that works best for you.