Even though there are 100s of Chakras there are seven main ones that are typically dealt with when it comes to healing. The Chakras begin at the bottom area of your spinal cord at the point of the coccyx bone and then travel along up the spinal cord to the very top part of your head.
These are the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra.
Anodea Judith, the world’s leading Chakra Expert and Energy Healer, defines chakras as “organizational centers for the reception, assimilation, and transmission of life energy.”
She says, “The chakras integrate mind, body, and spirit into a full spectrum experience.”
Therefore, the goal behind all spiritual practices is to reach a place of balance between spirit, body, earth and health, universality and grounding. Below are a few fantastic techniques used to clean and heal the Chakras.
1) Chakra Meditation
It is recommended to approach healing from 2 directions when it comes to Chakra meditation:
Focusing On The Level Of Cause
Unless the cause level has not been addressed, effects such as feeling distressed or upset inside the body, emotions, and body will persist. For this reason, Chakra meditation should involve any type of meditation that assists in bringing attention to yourself to a state of pure awareness.
Focusing On The Levels Of Effects
The next meditation involves other variations of Chakra meditation used to ease the feelings or effects of being isolated and separated as opposed to the Whole that we actually are. Some of these meditations include The Wellbeing Boat, Inner Vision Meditation, and White Light Chakra Meditation.
One of the powerful tools used for Chakra healing is affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that have the function of strengthening and healing damaged parts of ourselves. When working with affirmations, we are able to focus on various aspects, one at a time. Here are some examples of affirmations for the various Chakras:
- The Root Chakra – “I am filled with humility. I am enough as I am.”
- The Sacral Chakra – “I am radiant, beautiful and strong and enjoy a healthy and passionate life”
- The Solar Plexus – “I accept myself completely. I accept that I have strengths and I accept that I have weaknesses.”
- The Heart Chakra – “Love is the answer to everything in life, and I give and receive love unconditionally”
- The Throat Chakra – “My thoughts are positive, and I always express myself truthfully and clearly”
- The Third Eye Chakra – “I am wise, and I understand the true meaning of life’s situations”
- The Crown Chakra – “I am complete and one with the divine energy”
3) Balancing Through Massage
Massage is another common technique used for Chakra healing below is the massage methods used on each of the Chakras:
Massaging the gluteal muscles, legs, and feet encourage energy flow better known as prana in this region.
Myofascial release for the hip flexors along with releasing the iliopsoas muscle helps to release tension in the hips. This helps them to open up for energy flow to the Sacral Chakra.
This area is massaged by applying oils to the abdomen area using clockwise directions around the area of the navel. This encourages waste elimination and improves the organ functions by bringing about conscious awareness to this “personal power center”
Massaging the area of the upper back and gentle traction to the shoulder joint and arm along with myofascial releases the pectoral muscles that assist in opening up this particular Chakra region.
Gentle neck traction and release of restricted fascia tissues that surround the back and front of the neck is then followed by a gentle massage of the neck and the attachments to the base of the head.
The massage used for the Anja Chakra includes a massage technique known as “brow stripping” which includes the muscles in the jaw area, temples, and nasal sinuses.
A scalp massage furthers the connection to the Crown Chakra followed by hair pulls and cervical traction to release cranial-tissue adhesion.
4) Color Vibration
When exposed to different types of colors that all have different vibrations, our physical state, emotions, and moods can be changed. We are able to rebalance the Chakras by exposing our body to different colors in our homes, our food, and the clothes that we wear. Another way to absorb colors is to wear color glasses that absorb the vibrations needed in our bodies.
Every Chakra has a different color associated – you can learn more at this 7 Chakras overview.
5) Health Through Music
Every Chakra responds to various Chakra Sound Healing Frequencies. Some of the popular techniques include the Solfeggio that is music frequencies used to create healing sounds. Another type of music commonly used would be the Isochronic Chakra Suite that are brainwave entrainment techniques that include Tibetan singing bowls combined with Solfeggio frequencies.
6) Professional Energy Healers
Professional energy healers offer services that examine a person’s energy levels in their Chakra system as well as locate the causes of blockages. After a thorough examination, they are able to offer suitable healing treatments in regards to Chakra healing.
7) Chakra Stones
The Chakra stones are known as healing crystals that contain specific colors and vibrations. Every Chakra has a specified color, and this same color can be used in Chakra healing. However, even though the majority of stones with a certain color will be used to heal a specific Chakra, there are a few stones that can be utilized to heal multiple Chakras i.e. Clear quartz.
“Once you learn the system, you can then practice exercises associated with each chakra to help open, develop, and evolve that particular center.”~ Anodea Judith
When the wheel of energy or a Chakra is stuck it can be beneficial to release the energy or prana using movement. Yoga postures have been recognized as a fantastic technique to release stuck or stagnant energy out of the body. This encourages the flow of vital and fresh energy back into the body through breath and postures.
9) Essential Oils
Essential oils also form an important part of Chakra healing and are generally used combined with massage techniques. Below is a list of recommended oils for each Chakra:
- 1st Chakra: St. Johnís Wort, Angelica, Patchouli and Frankincense
- 2nd Chakra: Orange, Neroli, Clove, Juniper, and Rosemary
- 3rd Chakra: Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, Yarrow, and Marjoram
- 4th Chakra: Melissa, Rosewood, Basil, and Rose
- 5th Chakra: Lemongrass, Sage, and Blue chamomile
- 6th Chakra: Clary sage, Elemi, Spruce, and Lavender
- 7th Chakra: Geranium, Myrrh, Gotu Kola, and Sandalwood