7 Steps to a Chakra Cleansing (To Perform on Yourself or Someone Else)

7 Steps to a Chakra Cleansing (To Perform on Yourself or Someone Else)

Everything in the universe radiates energy, from the tiniest blade of grass to the biggest ocean or mountain to each cell in the body. These cells emit energy in various ways and depending on their location within the body different cells will emit different energies. Given the special nature of our body’s energy, there are several channels located on key points of our body through which energy flows in and out. These channels are known as chakras.

In Sanskrit, chakra means “wheel”. The direction the energy flows is determined by the frequency of our chakras as they either release energy from the body or draw it inward. While the concept of chakras still manages to evade any scientific proof, it has existed across cultures for thousands of years. It has been demonstrated and studied repeatedly in the yogic and Ayurvedic traditions as well as through concepts of meridians and Qi. The influence of the power of the quantum field, the life force flowing through us, and the body’s energy are things our scientific capabilities haven’t caught up with. We believe we would eventually get there but until then we can only rely on the teachings of others and our experience.

The chakras are the seven centers of spiritual power in the human body. Each one associated with different sets of systems and organs. They are also part of the oldest texts called the Vedas which is scriptures of Hinduism. Each chakra corresponds with a different organ in your body. They take into play your emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual states of conscious being. It’s kind of like all aspects of the human body combined into one. When these different chakras are opened and aligned, they are in this state of flow. To reach the flow state, you can definitely open and balance each different chakra to get the most of your human body.

So this article will go through all the seven chakras as well as the location of where they are, the foundation of them, their color, a yoga pose that you can do to tap into them, the mantras (it’s basically a hand position that signals reflexes to the brain) of each chakra, the responsibility of each chakra, and the signs to know if they are open and balanced or if they are overactive or if they are blocked. We will also discuss some activities you can do to open and balance each different chakra.

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How Does Chakra Cleansing Work?

Although a chakra may be a vortex or a wheel, it operates just like a ball of energy that is interpenetrating the physical body. The chakras are not physical themselves but are aspects of consciousness that interacts with the energetic and physical body through the nervous system and endocrine system. Each of the chakras is associated with the nine endocrine glands and with a group of nerves known as the plexus. This makes them an important element in healing. So each chakra corresponds with particular functions within the body and particular parts of the body controlled by that endocrine gland or that plexus. This is the key to understanding how chakra cleansing works.

The chakras represent both the particular part of our physical body and the particular parts of our consciousness. We can divide all your perceptions, senses, and possible state of awareness into seven categories and you can associate each of the categories with a particular chakra.

Opening and Closing Chakras

The opening and closing of the chakras work just like an energetic defense system. Negative experiences and the low-frequency energies that accompany it can lead to the associated chakra energy closing in to block the energy out. Similarly, if you cling to a feeling like prolonging the emotion and blame because you refuse to deal with it, you close the chakra off. Once you open and heal your chakras, energy starts to freely flow and everything goes back to normal.

Sometimes, it involves us moving energy throughout the body, or extracting and tackling a difficult thorn that is stressing you out. So it is important to understand how chakra healing is and your chakras are opened. This allows your energy to move through with no obstruction. Each chakra’s connection to a key nervous system and endocrine gland in the body means an energy deficiency could cause serious physical consequences if ignored for too long.

Why is Chakra Cleansing Necessary?

Chakra cleansing is important because a blocked chakra can stop energy flow. Not only will this interfere with our daily life but it can create a spiritual block as well. This can start as psychological symptoms: a lack of motivation, unable to concentrate, feeling distant or perhaps feeling depressed. This can lead to certain physical symptoms if left untreated, including headache (for the Third Eye or Crown Chakras) or stomach pains for the sacral or solar plexus chakras. Whether your chakra is blocked or not, you can chakra cleanse regularly or only when the symptoms strike.

Chakra Cleansing Techniques

Probably, you are wondering how to cleanse the chakras. There are various methods to go about it: you can either perform a chakra cleansing meditation for all your chakras at a time or you can do for each individual chakra. Performing a chakra cleansing meditation for all the chakras at once helps the general energy flow. Necklaces and pendants can also help with chakra cleansing. Doing both is the best option if you have the energy and time. If you have limited time, you can perform a chakra cleansing meditation on the particular chakra creating problems by being blocked.

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7 Steps to a Chakra Cleansing

Root Chakra

The first chakra is your root chakra. This chakra is located at the base of the spine. It’s part of the first three vertebrae of the pelvic floor. The foundation of this chakra is basic trust just because it is the closest to the earth. The color of the root chakra is red. The yoga pose used with this chakra is the tree pose which you can do to open and balance this chakra. The mantra of this chakra is taking your index finger and touching it to your thumb and having your arms straight out and both hands on the knees.

The responsibility of this chakra is stability, structure, safety, security, and survival. Some signs to know that this chakra is opened are feeling grounded, having a sense of ease, and less worrying and fewer fears. Having this chakra overactive stimulates feelings of greed, power, and materialism. Some signs that this chakra is blocked are that you have a lot of fears or anxiety. Some activities that you can do to open and balance your root chakra are to ground which is basically placing your feet directly on the earth’s surface. Another thing you could do is take a walk or spend time in a garden nurturing and growing plants.

Sacral Chakra

The second chakra is going to be your sacral chakra. This chakra is located above the pubic bone and below your navel. The foundation is creativity and sexuality and the color is orange. The yoga position that you can do to open and balance your sacral chakra is the goddess pose. The mantra for this chakra is placing the palm on the palm – taking your right palm on top of your left palm.

Some ways to know that this chakra is opened in a line is feelings of passion and openness, creativity, and fulfillment. Some signs that this chakra is blocked are the lack of creativity, low libido, isolation, over-compulsiveness (OCD), uninspired, and feelings of guilt. Signs to know that this chakra is overactive are sexual addiction, manipulation, and self-fulfillment. Some activities that you can do to open and balance this chakra a little more is to go outside in the moonlight or near open water and also dancing opens this chakra.

Solar Plexus

The third chakra is the solar plexus. The solar plexus is located just below your chest in between the navel and the ribcage. The foundation of this chakra is wisdom and power and the color is yellow. The yoga pose that you can do to open and balance the solar plexus is a warrior pose. The mantra is placing your hand between your heart and your stomach crossing your thumbs with your fingers touching.

Signs to know that this chakra is open are confidence, drive, ambition, and positive self-image. Some signs to know that this chakra is blocked are low self-esteem, shame, lack of direction, feeling inferior, indecisiveness, and the victim mentality. Some signs to know that this chakra is overactive are feelings of perfectionism, being too critical, being power-hungry, and also having a lot of control issues. Some activities you can do to open this chakra is belly breath and being in the sunlight.

Heart Chakra

The fourth chakra is the heart chakra. This chakra is located in the center of the chest. The foundation is all about love and healing and the color is green. The yoga position that you can do to open and balance your heart chakra is the camel pose. The mantra is taking your right-hand index and thumb touching at the heart center; your left hand is doing the same thing but is on the left knee. The responsibilities of the heart chakra are basically when your physical and spiritual needs meet. Feelings of love, awareness, awakening, and connectedness are also some responsibilities that the heart chakra brings you.

Some signs to know that this chakra is open are feelings of love and compassion, tolerance, peace, and high vibrational energy. Ways to know that you have a high vibration is that you are getting what you are giving. Some ways to know that this chakra is blocked is feelings of grief, intolerance, hatred, and trust issues. Some signs that this chakra is overactive are feelings of jealousy, codependence, lack of trust, giving too much, over apologizing, and self-sacrificing. Some activities that you can do to align this chakra is being out in nature, being around children, and animals.

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is located just in the center of your neck. The foundation is communication, and the color is blue. The yoga pose that you can do to open up your throat chakra is the shoulder stand. The mantra is placing your hand by your stomach, interlacing your fingers, and having your thumbs touch. Some responsibilities that this chakra brings you are truth and self-expression. Some ways to know that this chakra is open is communication, speaking the truth, and being able to have good listening skills. Some ways to know that this chakra is blocked are being misunderstood, being secretive, lack of attention and focus, and dishonesty. Ways to know that this chakra is overactive is being very loud, interrupting people, being very opinionated, gossiping, and using harsh words. An activity that you can do to open and balance this chakra is to journal.

Third Eye Chakra

The sixth chakra is the third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is located in the center of your forehead between your eyebrows. The foundation is awareness, and the color is indigo. A yoga pose that you can do to open and balance your third eye is a downward dog. The mantra is located in the front of your lower chest – you are placing your middle finger standing up and touching others bent at the first joint. The responsibilities of this chakra are intuition, spiritual awareness, wisdom, and insight.

Some ways to know that this chakra is open are intuition, clear vision, seeing beyond the physical dimension, and having clear thoughts. Ways to know that this chakra is blocked is poor judgment, illusion lack of imagination, lack of foresight, and only being able to see a physical point of view rather than looking beyond just the physical insight. Ways to know that this chakra is overactive is hallucinations, seeing spirits, bad nightmares, and obsessiveness. Some activities that you can do to open and balance this chakra is starting a dream journal and being out underneath the stars.

Crown Chakra

The final and last chakra is your crown chakra. This is located on the top of your head. The foundation is spirituality, and the color is violet. The yoga pose that you can do or try is the headstand. The mantra is placing your hand in front of your stomach, fingers are interlaced and your pinkies point up. The responsibilities of the crown chakra are pure cosmic energy, expansiveness, and connection to your higher self.

Some signs to know that this chakra is open are faith, universal love, awareness, understanding, wisdom, alignment, being consciously aware, and knowing that you are more than yourself but you are part of one whole universe. It also includes knowing your purpose and having a personal destiny. Some ways to know that this chakra is blocked is earth attachment, psychological problems such as depression or anxiety, disconnection, and learning difficulties. Some signs of an overactive crown chakra are obsessiveness, spiritual addiction, being judgmental, dogmatic, and isolation. An activity that you can do to open and balance your crown chakra is sit in stillness and silence which you can do through meditation or just simply sitting down and being still.

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The Chakras and Associated Organs, Glands, and Symptoms

Root Chakra

Associated Organs & Endocrine Glands

Reproductive organs, blood, spine, and adrenal glands

Physical Symptoms of Unbalance

Sluggishness, fatigue, cramps, constipation, unhealthy weight (either an eating disorder or obesity), restlessness, or inability to sit

Sacral Chakra

Associated Organs & Endocrine Glands

Uterus, testes, ovaries, and kidneys

Physical Symptoms of Unbalance

Impotence, infertility, infection, kidney pain, urinary issues, stiffness or lower back pain

Solar Plexus Chakra

Associated Organs & Endocrine Glands

The metabolic system, liver, pancreas, digestive system, and the central nervous system

Physical Symptoms of Unbalance

Nausea, gas, ulcer, or other digestive problems; asthma; eating disorders; fibromyalgia or nerve pain; infection in the kidneys or liver

Heart Chakra

Associated Organs & Endocrine Glands

Hands, arms, breasts, lungs, heart, immune system, and thymus gland

Physical Symptoms of Unbalance

Circulatory and heart problems (heart attack, heart palpitations, high blood pressure), numbness or poor circulation, breast cancer, asthma, stiff joints

Throat Chakra

Associated Organs & Endocrine Glands

Mouth, ears, shoulders, neck, and thyroid

Physical Symptoms of Unbalance

Soreness or stiffness in the shoulders or neck, laryngitis or hoarseness, sore throat, infection or earaches, dental issues, thyroid issues

Third Eye Chakra

Associated Organs & Endocrine Glands

Biorhythms, the base of skull, brow, eyes, pituitary

Physical Symptoms of Unbalance

Nightmares, seizures, sleep disorders or insomnia, migraines or headaches, vision problems

Crown Chakra

Associated Organs & Endocrine Glands

The central nervous system, cerebral cortex, hypothalamus, brain, pineal, and pituitary glands

Physical Symptoms of Unbalance

Schizophrenia, nerve pain, neurological disorders, mental fog, confusion, dizziness


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