I often receive emails from concerned readers asking me for advice on how to go about getting their chakras open and functioning. Normally this happens as a result of them being told (correctly or incorrectly) by someone that they have one or more non-functioning chakras.
It amazes me that anyone would tell someone that they have a closed chakra without offering any help on how to go about correcting the problem, other than to nudge them into consulting a healer trained in energywork who could evaluate their chakra system more thoroughly. It amazes me even more when someone doesn’t ask that person to elaborate as to why such an evaluation of their chakra system was made in the first place. Below is a sampling of a few of the emails that have come my way.
- A psychic told me that my heart chakra is shut down because I repress my feelings. This really frightens me, what can I do to open up my heart?
- A friend of mine thinks that I’m ungrounded which indicates to her that my first chakra probably isn’t functioning. That’s not cool, what can I do to reverse this problem?
- A healer I consulted wants to do a treatment on me to open up my chakras. This scares me. What will happen if I let him do this for me?
Be a Remedy Seeker - Ask Probing QuestionsIt can be interesting and initially helpful to be given a diagnosis that one or more of your chakras are not balanced or closed off. But afterward being told that you have an imbalance, it is not beneficial for you to move into a place of fear or acceptance. Don't go into despair or shrug it off, become a remedy seeker. If you are concerned that your chakras are imbalanced my advice is to consult with an energyworker to have your chakras professionally evaluated. Find out as much information as you can by asking probing questions about what is happening inside your body and your energy levels. Ask what types of healing treatment options are available. What can you do on your own to fix the problem or ease the imbalance? In the meanwhile, there are some exercises to try to help navigate your chakras toward wellness.
The Web site Chakracises.com provides a very helpful guide to different exercises you can use to strengthen and balance your chakras. Below are a few I recommend:
Simple Chakra Exercises (Chakracises)
- Crown Chakra Exercises - Chakracise your crown chakra through prayer or meditation.
- Brow Chakra Exercises - Chakracise your brow chakra with visualization, remote viewing, and lucid dreaming.
- Throat Chakra Exercises - Chakracise your throat chakra by gargling with saltwater, singing, or screaming.
- Heart Chakra Exercises - Chakracise your heart chakra by doing push ups, swimming (breast stroke), and hugging yourself.
- Solar Plexus Chakra Exercises - Chakracise your solar plexus chakra by dancing (do The Twist, hoola hooping, and belly dancing).
- Sacral Chakra Exercises - Chakracise your sacral chakra with pelvic thrusts and circular pelvis movements.
- Root Chakra Exercises - Chakracise your root chakra by stomping your feet upon the ground, marching, and doing squats.
- Aura Cleansing Exercises - Chakracise your aura by cleansing it by showering, soaking an epsom salt bath, smudging with sage wand, or deep cleansing breaths.