If you’ve ever attended yoga or meditation lessons at some point in your life, you probably have heard people talking about chakras and the roles they play when it comes to energy flow in the human body. You might also have learned how important it is to keep your chakras unblocked. When your chakras are blocked, you’ll not have a healthy energy flow in your body, and you might end up feeling stressed and depressed.
What are chakras? Most people believe the human body is more than just the physical and mental aspects. Apart from these two, the body is also an energy system in the form of chakras. Chakra refers to energy centers in the body. Translated as ‘spinning wheels of energy,’ it should always be kept open to allow energy to run through freely.
In the past, the theory of chakras wasn’t well known. It has recently become popular, especially after the introduction of yoga and meditation. Nonetheless, chakras were first mentioned between 1500 to 1000 BC in Vedas. Though there are more than 114 different chakras, only seven of them are well known. So when you hear people talking about chakras, they probably talk about these main classifications.
Seven Main Chakras
All your seven chakras are interconnected. They all work together to make you whole. Here are their descriptions:
The root is the first chakra, and it’s located at the base of the spine, giving you the feeling of being grounded. It gives you confidence and abilities to withstand challenges. When this chakra is blocked, you might end up feeling threatened as if you’re standing on unstable footing.
The sacral chakra is also known as svadhisthana, and it’s located below the belly button. This chakra helps inform how your body responds to your emotions and how you relate to the feelings of others. It’s also responsible for your desires, creativity, and sexuality. If your sacral chakra is blocked, you might feel a lack of control in your life.
Manipura chakra, also known as the solar plexus, is located in the stomach area. It’s characterized by ego, aggression, and anger energies. It gives you the ability to be composed and confident. When this chakra is blocked, you might lack self-control and you might feel shy.
The heart chakra, also known as anahata chakra, is located near the heart. It gives you the emotions of love, trust, attachment, and compassion. When your heart chakra is out of balance or blocked, you might develop a feeling of jealousy, moodiness, fear, anger, and lack of trust.
The throat chakra is located at the base of your throat. It gives you the ability to speak, communicate, and express yourself. When this chakra is out of balance, you might have difficulties finding words to expound what you’re feeling.
Third Eye/Ajna Chakra
Ajna is located between the eyebrows, and it controls your ability to see the bigger picture, connecting it to your soul. When the third eye chakra is blocked, you might feel afraid of success, making you non-assertive. You can also develop some symptoms such as headache and inability to see clearly.
Sahasrara is the seventh and last chakra in the human body. It’s located in the head, and it gives you the ability to connect with your spirit fully. Crown chakra is the center of spirituality, dynamic thought, enlightenment, and energy. When your crown chakra isn’t blocked, you’ll be able to access a higher level of consciousness.
How Can You Supercharge Your Energy Flow?
It’s important for your body to optimize the energy you have. Here are some ways to utilize your chakra:
1. Connect To The Earth
The root chakra provides a foundation for both physical and mental health as it helps you connect with the earth. Taking a walk, especially when barefooted, allows you to connect with the foundation of your being. Earth is where your physical and emotional health lies, and connecting with it helps develop a feeling of being safe. This automatically re-energizes your root chakra.
2. Calm Yourself With Healing Water
Immersing yourself in the ocean or sea salt water helps strengthen the second chakra, which is associated with emotions and shame. The negativities can be avoided by soaking in water for about 30 minutes. All impure emotions will disappear in the bathing water and will help restore you to your true nature.
3. Get Moving
You can unblock your third chakra through physical activities, especially early in the morning or late in the evening. Some of the movement exercises that can help re-energize your chakra are yoga, Pilates, and Tai chi.
4. Cultivate Unconditional Love
The fourth chakra can be re-energized by giving and receiving unconditional love. Falling in love unconditionally with a pet is one of the incredible ways to open your heart chakra.
5. Use Your Voice To Express Yourself
As earlier noted, the throat chakra is all about expressing yourself. Using your voice allows you to experience the higher vibrations of spirit, allowing you to express yourself clearly. It’s the best thing you can do to unblock your chakra.
6. Find Your Inner Vision
The third eye is the sixth chakra, and it’s the center of intellect and vision. When this is blocked, you can consider doing meditation. Doing this daily is an excellent way to boost this chakra energy.
7. Invite The Divine Power
Crown chakra helps you connect with the spirit and the universe, which improves your consciousness. Like the third eye chakra, you can also boost the crown chakra by doing daily meditation. You can also consider prayers and communion with the universe, as this will help you visualize positive outcomes about yourself and the world in general.
Boosting your chakra will help ensure both your body and spirit are working smoothly. When your chakra system is clear, you’ll feel healthier and happier. Consider the ideas mentioned here as you supercharge your energy flow and connect with your inner self.