Your chakras are the energy centers that are inside of you. They serve as your life force and there are seven main ones that are found in the body. They go from the bottom of the spine to the top of your head, and they are what controls your physical and spiritual being.
Chakras can be blocked because of things that have happened in your life. When this happens, it can cause the energy to go too fast or too slow. It can cause your chakras to be out of balance and this will affect your mind, body, and spirit.
Having open chakras is important and there are things that you can do to make sure that your chakras are open and balanced.
Knowing the Chakras
If you have never heard of a chakra before then chances are it might seem like a strange thing to talk about. Chakras are located all over your body, and you can do exercises to learn where they are.
Find a quiet space to start in where you won’t be distracted and be comfortable. Sit and take time to meditate for a minute and let out any negativity. Once you are ready, imagine that there are chakras in y our body and imagine seeing each one of them. Start with your spine and work through all the areas where the chakras flow. Imagine each one as you see them in your mind’s eye.
- Root Chakra
The first chakra is the root chakra. This is associated with the color red, and it helps you to be grounded. It is found at the spine. If it is blocked or not working right, you will feel worried, paranoid, fearful and you won’t get things done that you need to get done.
You can open up this chakra and it will help you to feel secure and safe. Start by standing with your feet apart and focus on the ground and how it feels under you. After a few minutes, sit down and cross your legs and put your thumbs to the tips of your index fingers. Rest your hands on your knees and focus on the energy of the root chakra. Say the word, “lam” as you chant and open up with positivity.
- Sacral Chakra
This is the second chakra, and it is associated with the color orange. It is found at the bottom of the navel. It is connected with the desires that you have and your sexual experiences. This is a chakra that is blocked when you feel emotional, and you can’t keep your emotions in control.
Open this chakra by sitting on your knees and focusing on the color orange. Put your hands on each other with the palms up and chant the world, “lam.”
- Solar Plexus Chakra
This is the third chakra and is associated with the color yellow. This helps you to keep your emotions in check. It is found above the navel. It helps you when you keep it open, from being angry and from being hateful or frustrated. If it is blocked, it will cause you to not feel your life purpose.
You can open this chakra by sitting on your knees. Put your fingers and your palms together and cross your thumb over the other while you chant the world, “ram.”
- Heart Chakra
This is the chakra that is associated with the color green. It is found in the center of the heart and has everything to do with love and compassion. When it is blocked, you might not be able to love yourself or others.
Open this chakra by sitting with your legs crossed and your thumbs and index fingers lightly touching. Put your left hand on your left knee and your right hand on y our chest. Say the word, “yam.”
- Throat Chakra
This chakra is found in the throat and is associated with the color blue. This chakra helps you to be honest and to be able to communicate. When blocked, you might not be able to tell the truth or to be creative.
Open this chakra by sitting with your legs crossed and putting your hands together with the palms facing upwards. Lock your fingers together and focus on blue energy while you chant, “ham.”
- Third Eye Chakra
This chakra is associated with the color indigo and is found in the middle of the forehead. It is the chakra that helps you to reach your higher spiritual self and it is where your dreams and your intuition lies. When blocked, you might feel depressed and not be able to see what the world has for you.
You can open up this chakra by sitting down and putting your hands in front of your chest. Let your thumbs touch and then your knuckles and then chant, “om.”
- Crown Chakra
This chakra is found at the top of your head and is violet in color. This helps you to accept yourself and those around you. This is where your acceptance lies and if blocked, you might have psychological problems.
You can open this chakra by putting your hands in front of your stomach and expanding your fingers while you chant, “ng.”
If you feel that you are out of balance and you are struggling, find out if your chakras are blocked. Take time to open up the energy centers in your body and find out how you can connect with your higher self and live your best life.