Even though there are 100s of Chakras there are seven main ones that are typically dealt with when it comes to healing. The Chakras begin at the bottom area of your spinal cord at the point of the coccyx bone and then travel along up the spinal cord to the very top part of your head.
These are the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra.
The goal behind all spiritual practices is to reach a place of balance between spirit, body, earth and health, universality and grounding. Below are a few fantastic techniques used to clean and heal the Chakras.
1) Chakra Meditation
It is recommended to approach healing from 2 directions when it comes to Chakra meditation:
Focusing On The Level Of Cause
Unless the cause level has not been addressed, effects such as feeling distressed or upset inside the body, emotions and body will persist. For this reason Chakra meditation should involve any type of meditation that assists in bringing attention to yourself to a state of pure awareness.
Focusing On the Levels Of Effects
The next meditation involves other variations of Chakra meditation used to ease the feelings or effects of being isolated and separated opposed to the Whole that we actually are. Some of these meditations include: The Wellbeing Boat, Inner Vision Meditation and White Light Chakra Meditation.
If you are new to Chakra Meditation, a guided meditation may be the right fit for you. Put headphones on, sit down and follow the guide's voice and instructions. There are guided meditations for every taste - you could start with this one:
One of the powerful tools used for Chakra healing are affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that have the function of strengthening and healing damaged part of ourselves. When working with affirmations, we are able to focus on various aspects, one at a time. Here are some examples of affirmations for the various Chakras:
- The Root Chakra – “I am filled with humility. I am enough as I am.”
- The Sacral Chakra – “I am radiant, beautiful and strong and enjoy a healthy and passionate life”
- The Solar Plexus – “I accept myself completely. I accept that I have strengths and I accept that I have weaknesses.”
- The Heart Chakra – “Love is the answer to everything in life, and I give and receive love unconditionally”
- The Throat Chakra – “My thoughts are positive, and I always express myself truthfully and clearly”
- The Third Eye Chakra – “I am wise, and I understand the true meaning of life’s situations”
- The Crown Chakra – “I am complete and one with the divine energy”
3) Balancing through Massage
Massage is another common technique used for Chakra healing below is the massage methods used on each of the Chakras:
The Root Chakra
Massaging the gluteal muscles, legs and feet encourages energy flow better known as prana in this region.
The Sacral Chakra
Myofascial release for the hip flexors along with releasing the iliopsoas muscle helps to release tension in the hips. This helps them to open up for energy flow to the sacral Chakra.
The Solar Plexus
This area is massaged by applying oils to the abdomen area using clockwise directions around the area of the navel. This encourages waste elimination and improves the organ functions by bringing about conscious awareness to this “personal power center”
The Heart Chakra
Massaging the area of the upper back and a gentle traction to the shoulder joint and arm along with myofascial releases the pectoral muscles that assist in opening up this particular Chakra region.
The Throat Chakra
Gentle neck traction and release of restricted fascia tissues that surrounds the back and front of the neck is then followed by a gentle massage of the neck and the attachments to the base of the head.
The Third Eye Chakra
The massage used for the Anja Chakra includes a massage technique known as “brow stripping” that includes the muscles in the jaw area, temples and nasal sinuses.
The Crown Chakra
A scalp massage furthers the connection to the Crown Chakra followed by hair pulls and cervical traction to release cranial-tissue adhesion's.
4) Color Vibration
When exposed to different types of colors that all have a different vibration, our physical state, emotions and moods can be changed. We are able to rebalance the Chakras by exposing our body to different colors in our homes, our food and the clothes that we wear. Other ways to absorb colors is to wear color glasses that absorb the vibrations needed in our bodies.
Every Chakra has a different color associated - you can learn more at this 7 Chakras overview.
5) Health through Music
Every Chakra responds to various Chakra Sound Healing Frequencies. Some of the popular techniques include the Solfeggio that is music frequencies used to create healing sounds. Another type of music commonly used would be the Isochronic Chakra Suite that are brainwave entrainment techniques that include Tibetan singing bowls combined with Solfeggio frequencies.
6) Professional Energy Healers
Professional energy healers offer services that examine a person’s energy levels in their Chakra system as well as locate the causes of blockages. After a thorough examination they are able to offer suitable healing treatments in regards to Chakra healing.
7) Chakra Stones
The Chakra stones are known as healing crystals that contain specific colors and vibrations. Every Chakra has a specified color, and this same color can be used in Chakra healing. However, even though the majority of stones with a certain color will be used to heal a specific Chakra, there are a few stones that can be utilized to heal multiple Chakras i.e. Clear quartz.
When the wheel-of-energy or a Chakra is stuck it can be beneficial to release the energy or prana using movement. Yoga postures have been recognized as a fantastic technique to release stuck or stagnant energy out of the body. This encourages the flow of vital and fresh energy back into the body through breath and postures.
9) Essential Oils
Essential oils also form an important part of Chakra healing and are generally used combined with massage techniques. Below is a list of recommended oils for each Chakra:
- 1st Chakra: St. Johnís Wort, Angelica, Patchouli and Frankincense
- 2nd Chakra: Orange, Neroli, Clove, Juniper and Rosemary
- 3rd Chakra: Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, Yarrow and Marjoram
- 4th Chakra: Melissa, Rosewood, Basil and Rose
- 5th Chakra: Lemongrass, Sage and Blue chamomile
- 6th Chakra: Clary sage, Elemi, Spruce and Lavender
- 7th Chakra: Geranium, Myrrh, Gotu Kola and Sandalwood