Updated: Feb 26, 2020
Many of us do not realise the importance of a healthy chakra system and just how much it can help or hinder your physical and emotional health. When you consider the structure of your makeup you can look at the chakra system as being the core of your existence, in saying this it is easier to then imagine how if your basic chakra energy system is not functioning effectively the rest of you then suffers.
If you have only just jumped in on part 4 of this series I invite you to pop over to my web page and under the 'Blog' tab you will discover part 1, 2 and 3 taking you through what you will experience when they are blocked and then last week was looking at what you can do to unblock and work with the chakras individually.
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 Heart chakra - located at in the center of your chest and when open and balanced you will feel calm, love, optimism and a warm-heartedness for all that is and will be in the world around you. Emotionally you feel stable and able to cope with the impact and fluctuations of personalities around you.
The Throat chakra - located in the hollow of your throat and when opened and balanced you feel a belief in who you are and your core values and are inspired to speak your own truth. You will have an internal confidence in crowds to be your true self and not allow others to manipulate and second guess you.
The Third Eye chakra - located in the middle of your forehead and when open and balanced you are able to work with integrity, being honest to yourself, inspiring those around you as you reside in a truthfulness that comes from accessing that intuitive inner knowing.
The Crown chakra - located at the top of the head and when open and balanced you experience a feeling of great gratitude and joy, yet a humbleness that leaves you residing in a place that you just resonate above the dramas of all that goes on physically around you.
How to help unblock your Chakras:
The Heart chakra
Start a gratitude journal and record 5 things every day that you are grateful for.
Embrace love within yourself and with others on all levels, continually recognise what you like about yourself/others and see how this positive recognition brings big changes.
Work with the colour green
drink green drinks
eat green foods
wear green clothes and jewelry
use green decor in your home
Get out into nature among the trees
Crystals to help open the heart chakra include
all green crystals
Empowerment - Today I will give thanks for my trials and recognize them for the many gifts they bring. I know I grow stronger in the broken places. I know that the world will turn in my favor; that the dark night is over and a new day is here because the light has returned. I have ended things will and am ready for this new beginning. I will shine, because the whole universe is mine.
The Throat chakra
Wear blue clothing
Wear blue jewelry and use blue crystals in your environment
Use blue bed linen, home decor etc
Drink blue drinks
Eat blue foods
Reading and singing out loud
Empowerment - Today I will start a new journey. I will not wait until everything is just right. I know there will always be obstacles and imperfect conditions. So what! I will get started now. With each step I will grow stronger, more skilled, and more confident. I will take a risk and I will succeed.
The Third Eye chakra
Work with the colour indigo