Have you ever had a day where you had difficulty concentrating? When you felt heavy or overwhelmed by life? Or felt as though you were being held back somehow from achieving what you want? According to Eastern metaphysical theories of Ayurvedic Indian Medicine, there are seven major spiritual centers of the body. These are called the chakras. These energy centers can be likened to wheels of energy that each correspond with certain organs and glands, as well as mental, emotional, and physical states.

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When we are under stress, the chakras can get clogged with heavy, unwanted energies. When this happens we can feel stuck, tired, run down, mentally foggy, and overly emotional. Simply cleansing the chakras can help to clear out these stuffy, unwanted energies and allow the chakras to function optimally once more.

I’ve listed three easy steps below to help you determine whether your chakras are blocked and how to clear them:

Creating Awareness

I strongly believe that in order to effectively clear the root cause of a chakra imbalance (or any imbalance in your life) you need to create awareness.

There is no cure all pill that can fix any problem in our lives. We have the power to take control of our state by recognizing what patterns we have which created that issue in the first place.

Journaling is a great way to find clarity. When you have a pen and paper out, ask yourself the following questions: What area of my life do I feel stuck in? At what points of the day do I feel most overwhelmed? Do I have this issue when I’m in the company of others or when I’m alone? Does this issue present itself most obviously when I’m at work or with my spouse? Answering these few questions should help you to begin to get some clarity on the issue you’re experiencing.

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Linking Back to the Chakra System

When you know more about the issue that’s triggering your physical/emotional/mental response, link it back to specific chakras. Below are just some of the issues that each chakra deals with:

Root Chakra (colour: red): Issues with family, self-identity, security, stability

Sacral Chakra (colour: orange): Issues with sex, money, creativity, power within relationships

Solar Plexus (colour yellow): Issues with power and the world around you, your perspective on your ability to change the world, feelings of helplessness and victimhood

Heart Chakra (colour green or pink): Issues centered around self-love, self-worth, heartache, lack of love in close relationships

Throat chakra (colour: blue): Issues around self-expression, individuality, blocked expression, lack of discernment

Third Eye Chakra (colour: indigo): Issues around intellect, ability to see truth or a refusal to see truth, difficulty accessing intuition

Crown Chakra (colour: violet): Issues around life purpose, relationship with the Divine, lack of inspiration

Clearing the Chakras

Once you’ve determined the chakras that are associated with your specific problem, you can work to cleanse them. I’m personally a big fan of meditation and use it as my primary means of cleansing my chakras. I’ve included a guided meditation below that is intended to cleanse and align all of the chakras. It’s a great daily tool to use to help keep your chakras in optimal health. It’s just a few minutes long and super easy to do during a break at work or add to your morning routine.

If you’re interested in learning more about the chakras, check out this article here.

If you have any methods that you like to use to cleanse your chakras, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Also, if you have any questions that you’d like answered on our next How-To video, feel free to email me at Danielle@collective-evolution.com.

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