When you learn how to unblock your chakras, you can clear your energy pathways.
This has a dramatic effect on every aspect of your life.
A sense of balance and harmony will return to your everyday experience when the chakras are unblocked.
Since there are various chakras spread across your body, you may find that unblocking one can revolutionize a certain area of your life that has been lacking for a while.
The question is, how do you unblock your chakras? Done correctly, the process of unblocking your chakras should be simple and enjoyable.
In this comprehensive guide you will learn exactly what you need to do.
You will also learn about what to avoid.
Unblocking your chakras requires self reflection, patience and trust.
I promise, if you follow the steps laid out in this article you will know exactly how to unblock chakras (it’s easier than you think)!
There’s no need to force, just relax, take in the information and your energy will be flowing freely again in no time.
Let’s do this!
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How To Unblock Chakras – 7 Steps
First of all:
What are chakras?
The Sanskrit word “chakra” literally means wheel, referencing a spiritual center of energy on the human body. The idea of chakras dates back to 1500 BC in India.
Chakras allow your spiritual energy to flow freely through the body.
Learning how to unblock chakras is therefore essential to your health, wellbeing and manifestation powers.
Let’s look closer at the steps required for each of the 7 chakras.
The crown chakra is located at the top of the forehead.
In order to unblock the crown chakra, you need to connect your physical body with your spiritual self. An effective way to do this is by using posture called asanas.
Meditative poses like half lotus, full lotus or savasana will engage the crown chakra.
Mindful breathing, especially through the nose, is also a good way to unblock the crown chakra.
Imagine the pure air being pulled up toward the top of your head, and each time you exhale you are getting rid of any blockages.
The first sign that your crown chakra is unblocked, is the emergence of deep spiritual connection.
If you commonly feel disconnected or spend too much time lost in your own negative thoughts, this is a sign that your crown chakra is probably blocked and needs attention.
Through the basic yoga poses I listed and mindful breathing, you can unblock this chakra within a couple of hours or days.
The third eye chakra is closely linked to the pineal gland. It is located in the centre of your face between your eyebrows, and when flowing freely it provides you with benefits to the following:
The third eye often gets blocked by negativity or the use of fluoride. You can read more about the third eye chakra in a detailed post I did a little while ago.
When the third eye chakra is unblocked, you feel guided, intuitive and free flowing.
When it is blocked however, you lack imagination, feel lost and fearful of the world around you.
Thankfully, there are some easy steps you can take to unblock the third eye chakra.
Get some sun! Sunlight works wonders for your third eye.
Another thing you can do is candle gazing.
This ancient mediation practice clears your mind and draws out any negative energy blocking your third eye chakra.
Opening your mind by exploring different points of views and perspective can also help to speed up the purification process.
How to unblock your third eye chakra
- Chant or hum “OM”
- Light a candle and gaze at the flame until your mind is clear
- Meditate in nature
- Get some direct sunlight
- Stop using fluoride
- Eat whole foods and stay hydrated
- Avoid over-thinking by practicing mindful breathing throughout the day
Unblocking the third eye chakra has a huge impact on your life. Try the above techniques and find out which work for you.
The throat chakra is, you guess it, located at the center of your neck just above the collarbone.
This chakra is responsible for your creativity and self-expression.
It provides you with a child-like wonder.
Some signs that your throat chakra is blocked are:
- Regular headaches
- Dental problems
- Thyroid problems
- Neck pain
- Lack of creativity
One of the most effective ways to unblock the throat chakra is through the use of positive affirmations.
It may feel silly at first, but if you tell yourself something often enough your subconscious accepts that information.
Say to yourself “I am guided by my inner voice” or “I trust my intuition”.
By repeating these phrases, you will gain back your trust which is essential to the flow of creative energy.
Another positive step you can take is to write down your honest feelings in a journal.
This act of self-reflection allows you to assess your emotions and feelings about the things in your life. By doing so, you cleanse any negative energy and leave it on the page, no longer carrying the baggage around with you.
If all else fails, getting a neck massage is great for relieving tension around the throat chakra and helping to unblock it.
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra, positioned in the center of your chest. This chakra is related to feelings of love, compassion, and connectedness.
If your heart chakra is unblocked, you can expect to feel:
- emotionally balanced
So how do we unblock the heart chakra in order to feel these desirable feelings?
The single most effective way is by getting out into nature, preferably a forest.
Become a witness to the natural processes all around you, and as you sit in the forest, you will start to reconnect with the feeling of love for all things.
It’s important not to label what you see, but simply observe the abundant beauty that nature provides you with.
This video I made about raising your vibration offers some detailed tips that will help you to unblock your heart chakra.
The solar plexus chakra is located between the navel and solar plexus. It’s mainly concerned with self-esteem, strength and inner power. If your solar plexus chakra is blocked, it can cause you many issues. Some signs are:
- Feeling guilty
- Limited energy
- Physical weakness
- Feeling worthless
- Negative self-talk
In order to unblock the solar plexus chakra and get back to feeling good about yourself, there are a few simple steps you can take.
The first is to let go of your victim mentality.
Take control of the issues in your life which are causing you to feel down.
This will give you strength and build up your self-trust.
Another method is to engage you willpower by setting small, achievable goals and ticking them off a list.
You can then increase the difficulty until you feel in control of your life again.
The sacral chakra is located between the genital and naval.
It helps is a creative centre, where sexual energy and pleasure reside.
The sacral chakra can become blocked if you feel bad about your appearance of worry about whether others find you attractive.
Here are some signs that your sacral chakra needs unblocking:
- You feel guilty
- Sexual issues
- Obsessing over things
So how exactly do you unblock the sacral chakra and eradicate all of these negative side effects? Connecting with water is a great place to start.
The sacral chakras element is water, so by immersing yourself in it you are restoring that connection.
Another great way to unblock this chakra is by being creative.
You don’t need to make something amazing, simply drawing or painting or finding a creative solution to a problem is a good start.
Focus on getting back in touch with that natural curiosity that you once had.
The root chakra is located at the base of your spine.
What exactly does the root chakra do?
The root chakra is the hub for human stability. Like the spine, it holds up the human being and ensures strength, security, vitality and survival.
That leads us to the question, how do we unblock the root chakra?
Here’s the best way: Earthing, or connecting you body with the ground, is extremely effective for unblocking your root chakra.
Like all trees, we are tied to the earth. When you walk around barefoot, the energy from the ground is transmitted into your body and can have amazing effects on your wellbeing.
Unfortunately, the use of shoes and concrete and robbed us of this grounding experience. But as long as you have access to a patch of grass or soil you can practice earthling every day.
I also find doing yin yoga in combination with taking a few CBD oil drops helps me ground.
After a few days, your root chakra will be completely unblocked.
How do you know that your root chakra is unblocked?
- You feel self-assured
- Clear thinking
- Lack of judgment
Are blocked chakras dangerous?
When your chakras are blocked, it’s likely that the effects will gradually pile up until you feel drained. In this respect, it is dangerous as sometimes we aren’t aware that it is happening.
A common side effect of your chakras being blocked, is feeling disconnected from the world around you. It is our natural state of being to feel a sense of oneness that links us to every other being on the planet.
When multiple chakras are blocked, we tend to become more ego-focused and lose touch with that sense of connection.
One of the worst things about living with blocked chakras is that it causes you to stagnate.
We need all of our energy centers to be flowing freely in order to live a daring life and really go for the things we desire. When the chakras are blocked, people tend to stay in one place, stationary and feeling helpless.
This is sometimes called a “comfort zone”. The comfort zone is a dangerous place, as it feels quite nice but leads to nowhere.
What is the fastest way to unblock chakras?
Unblocking your chakras isn’t something you want to rush, but there are certain things you can do in order to speed up the process.
Without a doubt the number one way to quickly unblock your chakras is through the practice of meditation.
Even a few minutes of sitting and observing you thoughts as they come and go will relieve you of stress and allow the energy to move more freely.
The great thing about meditation is that there are really no rules. You are just becoming the witness to your thoughts and to your senses.
You can meditate in a chair with your eyes closed, or you can turn other activities such as walking into meditation.
Simply observe everything you experience without labeling it or having a mental commentary running along in your head.
There you have it, now know exactly how to unblock chakras, with some simple chakra balancing habits.
This process should fill you with excitement as it will help you to return to a state of natural wellbeing and joyousness.
By being aware of how your body and mind feel, you can start to recognize when a certain chakra is becoming blocked and therefore take the necessary steps to bring it back into alignment.
Do you think any of your chakras are blocked and which steps will you implement? Let me know in the comments!