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How to Open Your Chakras with These 5 Simple Techniques

A balanced chakra is said to help your soul shine brightly from within your body so, ensuring they're unblocked and open is the key to feeling happier, healthier, and generally more balanced. 

However, due to the complexity of life, it's very easy for our chakras to become blocked or misaligned. In turn, this can lead to negative energy manifesting, making us feel disconnected from our mind, body and spirit. 

So, if you’ve been feeling a little out of sync lately, misaligned chakras could be the answer! We’ve put together some valuable techniques about how you can open your chakras to enhance your overall wellbeing, evolve your consciousness, and work towards leading a more empowered life.

What is Your Chakra? 

According to Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, your chakra is a great pool of energy that governs our mental, physical and spiritual qualities. 

There are seven main chakras in our bodies, four in our upper body, which control our mental state of mind, and three more in the lower body that oversee our instincts. In descending order, these are known as: 

Upper Body Chakras 

  • The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara),
  • The Third Eye Chakra (Ajna), 
  • The Throat Chakra (Visuddhi),
  • The Heart Chakra (Anahata).

Lower Body Chakras 

  • The Solar Plexus chakra (Manipura),
  • The Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana), 
  • The Root Chakra (Muladhara).

How do our Chakras Become Blocked? 

Anything that prevents the flow of energy through the body can block our chakra. Often, emotional and physiological factors like anxiety, depression, grief and addiction are responsible for this. 

How to Open Your Chakras

It’s worth thinking about your chakras as the energy centres of your body that should all work together in harmony. Unblocking your chakras and keeping the harmony in balance can be done in several ways. These simple methods will help you to get started: 

#1 Crystals

Chakra crystals - sometimes referred to as chakra stones - can unblock and balance the energy centres in and around our bodies. Crystals are known to create something called Piezoelectricity - a small electric charge found in certain solid materials. 

This charge can be felt by those who are particularly sensitive to vibrations and therefore has become a popular way of cleaning blocked chakras. Top crystals for cleansing chakras include Clear Crystal Quartz, Amethyst, and Rose Quartz.

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#2 Self-Awareness

Learning about your chakras is key to improving your awareness of the different energies within your body. The more aware you become about each chakra, the more you’ll understand how to use their energy to heal - emotionally, physically, and spiritually. 

#3 Reiki

This 2,500-year-old teaching is used to balance your chakra by opening up all of the body’s energy channels. Reiki was made popular in the early 20th century by Dr Mikao Usui. 

This ancient Japanese practice, performed by a Reiki master, helps channel the universal energy - known as Qi energy - through their hands to the receiver. Here, they carefully detect any blockages, fix them, and enable the energy to flow through the body more easily. 

#4 Mantras

Mantras are sacred sounds, practised in many religions that can also unblock your chakra. Different mantras can have various effects on the body; however, they all similarly work by creating vibrations in the throat, abdomen, and chest. 

These good vibrations can help to change your energy frequencies - with the best mantras for chakra opening being the “beej mantras”. 

#5 Meditation

Meditation is one of the best treatments for healing a blocked chakra. Being grounded and centred within your body can help remove any negative influences that can easily take hold of us.

Living in the moment and checking in with our spiritual wellbeing through the act of meditation can keep the body calm and allow the energy to flow freely.

Chakra Crystal Jewellery

Utilise Chakra Crystal Jewellery to help unblock and open your Chakras.

Each piece of jewellery in the FIYAH Chakra Collection is made from sterling silver and set with semi-precious gemstones.

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