Action item: Identify one or two chakras to open first. Take a chakra test and check which chakra needs the most attention.
Opening Chakras Step 3: Activate the energy to open your chakra
The third step is to activate the energy in the chakra you want to open. It’s useful to think of it not just in terms of “opening” your chakra, but also restoring flow, increasing awareness of its state and variations, and balancing inflow and outflow of energy. The main principle at work when opening your chakras is the idea of balance or balancing.
To activate the energy in the chakras you want to open, you may practice the following:
- Physical activity focused on the chakra’s location in the body
- Breathing exercises
- Meditation on a specific chakra
- Introspection and self-inquiry to address the psychological and emotion components of the blockage
- Self-healing hands-on techniques (e.g. massage, “chakra connection” technique)
- Healing session to balance your chakras
When you start activating energy in a chakra that had an imbalance, “stuff” may come up. In other words, the “stuff” that was contributing to closing the chakra might come to your awareness, so you have a chance to deal with it more consciously. Be mindful of taking good care of yourself, with enough rest, moments of reflection and introspection, as well as physical activity to keep things moving.
Action item: Check which type of practice makes most sense or resonates with you: Is it a physical practice or meditative one? Can you make a little time to center yourself and reflect or do you prefer to schedule a one-hour healing session?
Action item: Check the list of 7 chakras and corresponding pages to learn more about specific practices to open each individual chakra.
Lizzy is editor in chief of Chakra Magazine and chakras.info. She is trained in several energy healing modalities including Reiki and Healing Touch. In addition she has spent many years studying ancient traditions such as the chakra system and Tibetan spirituality. She merges this knowledge with her passion for sharing information through journalism. Her mission is to offer accurate, up-to-date, reliable resources about topics that matter to readers with regards to the chakra systems.