Opening, cleansing, and closing chakras has the sole purpose of freeing stagnant energy.
By keeping energy flowing, we can prevent blockages from forming and physical manifestations (symptoms) of these blockages from appearing.
When you free yourself of stuck energy, you can heal a variety of emotional, physical, and spiritual conditions.
You can cleanse your own chakras, as part of your nightly or weekly meditation, and you can do so as a general upkeep mechanism, or with the intention to free stagnant energy to heal a particular issue you are facing.
There are TONS of things that chakra cleansing can be used to benefit, a few examples:
Feeling down in the dumps? Cleanse those chakras to feel lighter and uplifted.
Feeling nauseas? Move out the solar plexus stagnation associated with that nausea!
Have a headache? Clear your third eye of a blockage and feel better!
Acne? Yep, that’s physical manifestation of energy stagnation, too. Cleanse your chakras and work on healing blemishes.
You can learn to cleanse your own chakras in a quick, effective and easy self-chakra cleansing meditation.
How to Cleanse your Own Chakras
Step 1: Grounding Meditation
Grounding yourself is essential first step in all intuitive practices. Learn how to ground here. You’ll use the earth energy that you pull up during the grounding meditation to run through each of your chakras, so this step is important.
Step 2: Open Chakras
After completing the grounding meditation, starting with the root chakra, open each of your chakras, one by one. To do this, all you have to do is simply imagine each one opening. I assign a colored rosebud, corresponding to chakra color, for each of the seven chakras, and imagine it blooming. That’s it.
Root Chakra - Red
Sacral Chakra - Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra - Yellow
Heart Chakra - Green
Throat Chakra - Blue
Third Eye Chakra - Purple
Crown Chakra - White
Starting at the root chakra, imagine a red rose bud located right at the base of your spine, and then imagine it opening into full bloom. Once in full bloom, that chakra is open and you can move onto the next, imagining each colored rosebud coming into bloom, one by one, all the way up to the crown. Some people prefer to use colored doors opening, others prefer colored swirling vortices expanding, and still others prefer to use a combination (like me, sometimes I use both rosebuds AND expanding colored energy vortices). All in all, after completing a grounding meditation, opening chakras should take you approximately 4-6 minutes.
Step 3. Run Energy Through Each Chakra
Returning to the grounding meditation, remember that stream of White Light Energy you pulled up from the Earth? Now is the time to take it a step further. Again, starting with the root, imagine that stream of earth energy now flowing up and out through your root chakra. Imagine it flowing like an open faucet, gallons and gallons of white light energy flushing right through the root chakra. Next, pull another stream, like a cord, of white light energy up through the sacral chakra. Imagine is flowing fully and flushing energy out through the sacral chakra. Keep going, one by one, until you have 7 streams of white light energy flowing through each of the 7 chakras.
Step 4. Turn Off the Flow
There’s no set end point here, no length of time determine for how long this should take. I simply let the energy flow until I decide it’s done. The length of time depends on the person and the amount of energy needed to clear the chakra. It could be 5 minutes, 7 minutes, 10 minutes, or 20 minutes. It’s up to you decide when is the right time for you to stop the flow, and trust that whatever length you decide, is the right time for you.
Once that time comes, starting at the crown, start pull out those streams of energy like you are unplugging extension cords, one by one, imagining them falling back to the Earth.
Step 5: Close Chakras
After you’ve ceased the flow of energy, it’s time to move on to closing each of the chakras. Now, it’s important to note that we aren’t shutting them all completely, only partially. 100% open chakras are not sustainable for anyone, at any time. With 100% open chakras, you run the risk of draining your own energy (earth energy flow is off now, remember, you’re running on your own energy), and you also run the risk of other individuals noticing your generous energy giving state, and taking advantage of it. We don’t want either of those things to happen, so what we do is turn down the energy dial on each chakra.
Like turning off the energy flow, we start at the crown and imagine a radio knob associated with each chakra. Imagine turn the dial down to a point at which you feel comfortable. Too low, maybe now you feel a sensation of heaviness, too high, and maybe you feel a little anxious all of a sudden. Imagine yourself adjusting the dial to the optimal state for you. And travel down the chakra system, adjusting the dial for each chakra, to a state that feels comfortable. This is an intuitive process and there is no right or wrong way to do it. There is no too open or too closed, each person has their own state of homeostasis, a point at which you feel and are in balance. This point is different for each person.
Unsure of what “feels right”?
That’s okay! Pay attention to how you feel and what you experience as you open chakras, as you run energy, and as you adjust the dials. You’re learning to sense subtle energy here, and it takes some time. Just try it - open, close, adjust until you feel like stopping, and move on! Over time, you’ll get the hang of it and be able to do this whole process in as little as 15 minutes or less.
Step 6: Clean up
Visualize all the emptied gunk from your chakras piled up all around you. Now, imagine yourself or your Spirit Guides taking a broom and sweeping that chakra clogging gunk into a garbage can until it’s all cleaned up.
That’s it! Follow these 6 steps for a simple, quick, and effective way to cleanse your chakras.
Cleanse those chakras. Clear those rusty pipes and allow clear, pure energy to flow freely, allowing yourself to feel both physically, and energetically healthy.
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LAST UPDATED: February 5, 2016