Updated: Feb 26
Over the previous 2 weeks we have taken a look at recognising when your chakras are blocked. This week we are going to move forward from there and discover what you can actively do to open those chakras, stimulating them and opening yourself to the energies and benefits of feeling great every day.
What are the best ways open your chakras?
We are going to go through a a series of different ways to activate and help your chakras function more effectively. None of them are difficult and often it just takes an open mind to think, fair enough, I can do that ... and for your own good with the goal of clarity, peace of mind, contentment and balance just give it a shot. Most of what we will look at in the following text is how colour association can help the chakras, also positive affirmations. When working with positive affirmations you can pin them up on your walls where you will see them often, in the fronts of books, perhaps on the screensaver of your phone. Others may work better with using affirmations that are tied in with music, that imprint your mind through an upbeat tune as you read through them. You can find a lot of this on youtube.
The chakras we will be looking at today are:
The Root chakra - located at the base of the spine and when open and balanced you will act with humility, optimism, you will be tolerant, unselfish and self motivated. You will have a sense of belonging and have good clarity in dealing with physical matters of the world
The Sacral chakra - located below the belly button and when opened you feel balanced, brave, open to new experiences and positive.There is an understanding and self reliance that creates and internal sense of worthiness that then radiates out to the world
The Solar Plexus chakra - located above the naval and when open you feel calm, content and at peace with who you are, in your own self. There is an inner security and relaxed strength about you that can not be found from any external influences
The Foot chakra - located below the feet (about 30cm) and when open and balanced you feel grounded and secure, focused to get things done in an organised and timely manner
How to help unblock your Chakras:
The Foot chakra
Look at your feet while walking, this is a great grounding exercise and gives that level of your self a presence and subconscious understanding of belonging
Emotions to encourage when working with the foot chakra
Fascination - for where you are and what is around you, notice the details
Jubilant - understanding that your presence here is no accident, you belong and in such you embrace and open yourself to the opportunity to feel the joy of all that is because of you being here, in this place, in this moment
Wonder - imagine you are like a child that is seeing the world for the first time and how incredible it is, appreciate how fortunate you are
Empowerment - Today I will take steps to create the life of my dreams. I will be careful of my thoughts for I know they become my words. I will be careful of my words for they become my actions. I know my actions become my character and my character shapes my destiny. I have the poser to make right choices. My choices create my life.
The Root chakra
Wear red clothing
Wear red jewelry and use red crystals in your environment
Use red bed linen, home decor etc
Drink red drinks
Eat red foods
Play with children and connect with your own inner child
Get out into nature, do the gardening, yoga on the grass or beach etc
Empowerment - Today I will connect with my inner power and be bold. I will rise up and know my worth. I banish all uncertainty and remember with pride my accomplishments. I will let no one diminish me. I embrace the strong, beautiful presence that I am and I will go forth with courage.
The Sacral chakra
Work with the colour orange
Drink orange drinks
Eat orange foods
Immerse yourself in water, a bath, shower, the ocean or swimming pool
Tantric sex, the touch, the feel, the music all combined in that moment
Work on creative projects
Empowerment - Today I will live in compassion, for myself and others. I will show kindness in word., thought, and deed. Right now, I will count my blessings. I will love myself, forgive myself, embrace my humanity and in doing so I will be able to do the same for others. For what I give I will receive and I will begin with me.
The Solar Plexus chakra
Work with the colour yellow
Drink yellow drinks
Eat yellow foods
Find ways to release your internal frustration or energy, be that with intense exercise, standing on a mountain and yelling into the canyon below, or perhaps a long walk/hike in nature to clear the cobwebs
Gazing into a flame/a fire
Laughing, catch up with someone and really have a good belly aching laugh
Empowerment - Today I will let kindness grow in me. I will be gentle with myself and give my soul the love it deserves. I will focus on everlasting love and let it gently flow into the world. I am alive, my gratitude knows no bounds, and my heart now overflows with love and kindness
I hope you all find this helpful and next week we will focus on the Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown chakra. I will emphasize again just how important it is to recognise and work with your chakras, your energy system. This is a constant with the ordeals of daily life constantly bringing us new challenges and energies to take on and deal with. Stay tuned over the coming weeks to see how best to work with and manage this for yourself.
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Have a great week and I hope you have all learnt something new here today!