By learning how to cleanse your chakras we clear away any blockages and allow the energy to flow in a positive healthy way. Blockages in the chakras stop the flow of the life energy and cause problems in the physical body and the emotional life.
Why Learn How to Cleanse your Chakras?
By cleansing the chakras and freeing the flow of energy, you can restore balance to the body and harmony to the mind. Physical health problems, mental and emotional trauma and the sense of wellbeing and happiness can all benefit from knowing simple ways to cleanse the chakras. While deep rooted problems may require help, these self-cleansing techniques can have a surprisingly potent effect.
General Advice on How to Cleanse your Chakras
- Breathe – focus on the breath and guide your breath to the chakra you wish to cleanse.
- Spend time outdoors – reconnect with nature, experience the light and air of the great outdoors.
- Work intuitively – if you listen to your body, you will find that you often already know what chakra requires your attention and how you can best heal it.
- Self-care – a lot of what we do to cleanse the chakras on an ongoing basis falls under the title of self-care. Looking after your physical health by diet and exercise and caring for your mental health by self-expression, fellowship with other people and good emotional expression can go a long way to keeping chakras clear.
- Be patient – make these elements of cleansing a part of your everyday life; incorporate them into the daily routine and don’t expect instant miracles. Cleansing is a process, and you will learn how best to cleanse your own chakras with time and practice.
How to Cleanse Your Chakras
The Root or Base Chakra
Associated with the earth, and with being grounded, the root chakra responds well to nature. Spending time in nature, especially connecting physically by walking barefoot or taking care of the earth such as planting or tending a garden, is a positive way to restore balance.
The root chakra is associated with the colour red and so red foods such as berries, red fruits and vegetables, beets and beans can all feed positive energy to the base chakra. Wearing red clothing or jewellery and choosing red crystals are also powerful when it comes to cleansing your root chakra.
The Sacral Chakra
This chakra is intricately connected to the water element, so spending time by natural water is a good way to cleanse this chakra. A swim in the sea, a walk by a river or lake or simply visiting the ocean are all positive ways to cleanse this important energy center.
The sacral chakra is associated with the color orange, and so eating orange fruits and vegetables, wearing the colour orange in clothing or in jewellery or carrying crystals that are orange in color can help to cleanse and balance the sacral chakra.
The Solar Plexus
This chakra is associated with the element of fire, so a great way to cleanse it is to enjoy the primal experience of fire. A cosy firelit evening, a night time bonfire or the simple act of lighting a candle for private meditation or prayer are easy ways to embrace this element.
The colour yellow is linked to the solar plexus chakra, so eating yellow foods or adding yellow spices to your cuisine is effective in cleansing this important energy center. Wearing yellow clothes, accessories, and jewellery, decorating using yellow or working with yellow crystals are also easy ways to help rebalance.
The Heart Chakra
The heart chakra is located in the chest near the lungs, and the area has a strong association with the air element. For this reason, one of the most effective ways to rebalance and cleanse this energy center is to focus on the breath. Get outdoors into the fresh air, experience the wind, or simply engage in some focused breathing exercises.
Choosing natural green foods is always a good idea for your general health, but it can also help cleanse the heart chakra. Adding green into your life in the form of green decorations, clothing, jewellery, and crystals is cleansing to this important energy center, so why not bring some plants indoors?
The throat chakra is traditionally associated with ether, spirit, or blue sky, so again, getting into the great outdoors and experiencing clean, fresh air is an excellent cleanser for this chakra. It is also beneficial to exercise it by expressing yourself; sing, shout, chant or simply write down how you feel.
The color blue is cleansing to the throat chakra, so seek out some blue and add it to your life. Blueberries are a good way to eat blue, and blue clothing and jewellery are great. Blue crystals are especially cleansing for the throat chakra, so consider wearing blue crystals near the throat in a necklace for example.
Third Eye Chakra
Associated with light and life, the third eye is best cleansed in the sunlight. Open the windows, go outside, or talk a walk to rebalance the third eye using light.
Associated strongly with the color indigo or deep purple, the third eye can be cleansed using the color purple in foods such as grapes and berries. Indigo clothing, accessories and jewellery can help open this chakra. Choose the purple/indigo crystals that you are drawn to help rebalance and soothe.
The Crown Chakra
The first chakra is connected with all elements. At this point, we transcend the human body and connect with the spirit. To cleanse the crown chakra, seek out your connection to a higher power; the divine. You can do this in a way that is personal to you and feels right. You may choose spiritual practice, meditation, prayer, or chanting.
Nourish the spirit rather than the body to cleanse the crown chakra. You can do this through self-reflection, spiritual practice or perhaps by expressing yourself through creative practice. You may choose to nourish your spirit through music, through connecting with nature or through silent reflection. The colours violet and white are associated with the crown chakra, so consider adding these to your life in the form of clothing or crystals.
Knowing how to cleanse your chakras and adding these simple things into daily life can have a profound effect on your physical, mental, and emotional health. They can also stimulate spiritual growth and creative expression.