Soul Sunday: Chakra Cleansing

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetIn most areas of life, movement and change are essential to our happiness and well-being. When something stays stagnant and blocked for too long, it can cause toxins and negativity to build up.

Imagine a river that stopped flowing. It would get bogged down with so much dirt, dead leaves and twigs that it would quickly become murky and gross. The same principle applies to our auras and the energy we emit, which is why cleansing your chakras is so essential.

But before I explain how to cleanse your chakras, let’s start with a brief explanation.

In Hindu and yoga traditions, our chakras are the energy centres of our body. Each of the seven chakras is connected to a different aspect of life and spirituality.

When our chakras become blocked, it can cause illnesses, physical symptoms or issues like depression and anxiety, so it’s super important that we cleanse our chakras and make sure the energy is constantly flowing like a lovely, tinkling stream.

The first energy point in our spiritual bodies is the root chakra. This chakra is located at the base of the spine around the tailbone and it’s connected to feelings of security or stability.

The second is in the lower abdomen and it’s called the sacral chakra. It’s connected to accepting new people and situations as well as pleasure, sensuality and well-being.

The third, the solar plexus chakra, is in the upper abdomen. It’s tied to confidence and feelings of self worth.

Next is the heart chakra and as its name suggests, it’s located just above your heart. And yep, you guessed it, it’s connected to your ability to give and receive love.

The throat chakra is connected to self-expression and speaking the truth. It influences our ability to communicate with others.

The third eye chakra or the brow chakra is situated in between your two eyes. It allows us to see things for what they really are and strengthen our spiritual intuition and wisdom.

Finally, the crown chakra at the very top of your head is the chakra that connects us to the spiritual world. We can experience pure bliss and peace through this chakra.

Now that you know about the seven chakras and the importance of keeping the energy flowing through them, let’s talk about keeping them clean and clutter-free.

First, you should start with a grounding meditation so that you’re connected to the earth and open to receiving its energy. This is super easy even though it sounds a bit daunting!

All you have to do is plant your feet firmly on the ground and visualize the earth’s energy coming up through the ground. Picture it traveling up your right leg to your head and back down into the earth through your left leg. This meditation is essential to perform before most spiritual practices.

Once you’ve done that, start with your chakra cleansing. First, visualize each chakra opening up like a flower. Starting with the root chakra, place your focus on the area of each chakra and imagine a beautiful colourful flower blooming and opening wide.

Next, imagine flowing white light coming up through each chakra, cleansing it and ridding it of toxins and negative energy. You can do this for as long as you need to, it’s very soothing!

Finally, close the chakras by reversing the process. Beginning with the crown chakra, visualize each flower closing, but don’t close it all the way! You want it to be a little bit open so you can radiate your energy out into the world.

Make sure you’re performing this part to the extent that feels right for you. It’s all about achieving balance and harmony with the chakras, so try to be sensitive to how you feel and go from there.

Cleansing your chakras has tons of amazing benefits. You can do it anywhere at any time – don’t be afraid to try it yourself!

Let me know about your experiences with chakra cleansing in the comments!

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