According to the Vedas, the ancient Hindu religious texts dating back thousands of years, the word chakra means a spinning wheel. These energy centres are aligned from the crown of your head to the base of your spine. They are likened to wheels or discs of energy that are perpetually in motion as they absorb and distribute energy through your body’s core and out into the air.
Each energy centre is connected with a rainbow colour moving from red at the base of the spine to violet at the crown chakra at the top of the head.
How do I tap into my chakras for a better life?
Each chakra is associated with a colour and a sound that helps unblock them. Guided meditations, chants, and specific yoga poses for each energy centre will help you achieve balance and a new sense of optimism and confidence as you work towards enlightenment.
It would help if you started by being non-judgemental. Ask yourself simple questions that may relate to your beliefs, memories, and possibly even past trauma. Ideas ingrained from childhood and previous experiences can block our chakras, making it difficult for new energy to flow into our bodies.
Prioritise removing any negative thoughts and emotional pain you are dragging around. If you need to, write down everything you feel is holding you back – dig deep. Then once you have let your thoughts flow onto the paper, take it and burn it, watching the paper curl as the flames take hold – releasing all your past pain and hurt as the ash floats away, readying you for a new beginning.
How do I know if my energy centres are blocked?
When energy centres are blocked, you may have:
- blurry vision,
- eyestrain without genuine cause,
- feel exhausted without a plausible reason,
- have a hormonal dysfunction,
- feel moody, or even liverish.
You may also be angry, irritable, jealous, and generally unwilling to confront your fears and problems logically. Sometimes a blocked chakra manifests in an inability to communicate your thoughts properly. You may feel like you are living in a haze.
Unblocking your energy centres aligned to the seven chakras within your body will improve your life and health.
Accept expert guidance and connect with like-minded people
The secret to unblocking energy centres is to connect with like-minded people in a safe space where you can learn new techniques and receive new tools to improve your meditation practice. An overnight retreat is one of the best ways to become immersed in unblocking your energy centres and bringing them into a state of flow and balance.
You’ll be able to start fresh when connecting with daily life and work experiences in a new, more centred way. It will even help forge better relationships with your children and significant other.
Daily practice to unblock energy centres
Seat yourself comfortably and draw your spine up straight, sucking in your navel towards your spine. Starting with the root chakra at the base of the spine, slowly work your way up through the seven chakras until your reach the crown chakra.
It helps to visualise each colour associated with the particular chakras as your work on them, uttering the associated chants until you feel a new flow of energy as you allow your thoughts and worries to drift out in the atmosphere. Gently let them go as if you are an observer.
Once you have worked through the seven chakras, hold your palms in front of you, facing each other but not touching. Concentrate and feel the vibrations at your fingertips and the centre of your palms. This is your golden energy.
Gently rub your palms together for a count of five and place the palms over your face and closed eyes. Sit like this for a few minutes. After a session, you will feel invigorated and renewed.
Your teacher will help you with various chants, yoga poses, and other methods for creating a balance that will manifest in a life lived in flow with the universe. You may achieve some success on your own.
Still, it is always better to join an overnight group session to benefit fully from guidance and the shared experience of unblocking chakras. You will wake feeling a wonderful flow of balanced life force as you become happier and more confident.