How To Open Chakras For Powerful Physical and Emotional Healing

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Our chakras are the gateway to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. And when we learn how to open chakras and harmonize our energy, we feel happier, healthier, and better balanced.

So, is there a way to learn how to open chakras on your own? Absolutely! But you’ll need to understand what chakras are and how to identify which of your chakras may be blocked first.

How Do Chakras Work?


A chakra is an energy center. Each chakra is unique and is responsible for a number of physical and emotional functions.  

The traditional chakra model identifies seven distinct chakras, but other models identify twelve. For our purposes, we’re going to stick with the seven chakra system.

For a quick breakdown of the seven chakras, check out this handy chakra map. You’ll see where the different chakras are located and what they’re responsible for.

How Can I Tell If I Have A Blocked Chakra?


So, how can you tell if you have a blocked chakra? Great question.

Here are some of the telltale signs and symptoms that you’re suffering from one or more blocked chakras:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Chronic depression or anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Trouble communicating
  • Difficulty connecting with others
  • Feeling “stuck”

Which Of My Chakras Is Blocked?

Giving your chakras a little TLC all boils down to one thing: knowing which of your chakras are blocked. After all, if you want to put the knowledge of how to open chakras to good use, you’ll need to know which of your chakras need tending. 

So, how can you tell which chakra you need to work on?

If something feels like it’s out of balance in your life, you can usually trace this imbalance back to an energy blockage in one of your chakras.

Are you having difficulty speaking up for yourself? Your throat chakra could be blocked. Do you suffer from chronic anxiety? Your root chakra could be out of whack.

As Deborah King, Author of Mindvalley’s Be A Modern Master Program, explains, “All spiritual progress is born out of self-awareness.”

Take a step back and examine your life. Where you do see lack and imbalance? Listen to your instincts to identify the chakras you need to work on opening.

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4 Ways To Open Your Chakras For Better Wellbeing


When it comes to learning how to open chakras on your own, there are a few different ways you can go about it:

1. Chakra Meditation

This is perhaps one of the most powerful and reliable ways to open your chakras. But chakra meditation does require a more active approach than most. If you feel ready to take matters into your own hands, this is a fantastic place to start.

A guided chakra meditation will take you through the steps of focusing your energy where your body needs it most. It’s best to practice this more than once for lasting effects, but it’s worth it in the long run.

2. Intensifying Mudras

Mudras are special hand positions that can help activate and open your chakras. Each chakra has its own corresponding mudra. You can practice mudras with focused intention on their own, but mudras are best practiced alongside a chakra meditation.

3. Cleansing Mantras

Yet another way you can intensify the effects of your chakra meditation is by adding in some mantras.

Each chakra has an associated sound. By chanting the sound of a chakra, you help activate the stagnant energy blocking the chakra you’re trying to open.

4. Chakra Jewelry

When we interact with crystals, their energetic frequency influences ours. Certain crystals even have the potential to affect our physical and mental health.

Each chakra is responsible for a number of different physiological and spiritual functions. By wearing certain crystals or keeping them nearby in our homes, we can encourage the movement of energy through certain blocked chakras.

Here are the best stones to wear for each chakra:

Root Chakra: Garnet, onyx, red jasper, hematite

Sacral Chakra: Carnelian, orange zincite, amber, tiger eye, orange coral

Solar Plexus Chakra: Citrine, yellow sapphire, moonstone, sunstone

Heart Chakra: Rose quartz, green tourmaline, malachite, garnet, jade

Throat Chakra: Blue lace agate, lapis, azurite, sapphire

Third Eye Chakra: Sodalite, turquoise, opalite, pearl, blue topaz

Crown Chakra: Clear quartz, amethyst, diamond, white agate


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Shannon Terrell

Shannon Terrell is a writer based in Toronto, Canada. She revels in the thrill of exploration, whether it be new cultures, new landscapes, or new ways to bring on the happy. If she’s not hiking or practicing yoga, she probably has her nose in a book.

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