8 simple ways to unblock your chakras with meditation

Have you ever felt like your energy is stuck? Your chakras might be blocked!

When that happens, it’s almost impossible to function normally. You feel tired, unhappy, and like you have no spark left in you.

The good news? You can unblock your chakras with these 8 simple ways!

What are Chakras?

Before we figure out how to unblock your chakras, it’s important that we are on the same page about what chakras even are!

A Chakra is a wheel-like structure in our energy field or aura.

Chakras are energy centers that are part of our endocrine system. They control our emotions and how we sense the world around us.

There are seven main chakras and each one controls different aspects of our lives. They are all connected by a central channel called the main Nadi or the Sushumna Nadi.

Each chakra has a different color and vibration and is located in different parts of the body.

The chakras are also related to the endocrine system. The chakras can get blocked and it can lead to a feeling of being ungrounded.

From bottom to top, you have your Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra.

Depending on which chakra is blocked, you might experience different difficulties in life.

It is very interesting when you experience a trauma of some sort, the corresponding Chakra can be blocked for years or even decades until the trauma is healed.

The good news is that you can unblock your chakras with meditation and by balancing your emotions. But let’s take a look at how a chakra gets blocked.

How do Chakras get blocked?

Chakras can become blocked if you are not taking proper care of yourself.

You may also suffer from low self-esteem or have a lot of unresolved issues.

These can make you feel emotionally blocked and unable to flow freely. And blockages can happen to anyone, no matter how “zen” you are!

Trauma or a sudden change in your life can also block your chakras. These include getting divorced, losing a loved one, a bad breakup, a death in the family, or a stressful relationship.

Any event that causes you a lot of emotional pain can affect you physically as well.

Stress and anxiety can also lead to chakra blockages. You might not realize that you have an unhealthy lifestyle.

Excess sugar and caffeine, not getting enough sleep, eating too much junk food, and not exercising are just a few examples.

But some people are physically super healthy, they just don’t take care of their emotional health.

Believe it or not, that can be just as detrimental to your health as smoking and drinking alcohol.

A lot of the time, through working on ourselves and healing past trauma, we are unblocking chakras that might have been blocked since childhood.

However, chakras can also close up due to events or lifestyle choices further down in life.

Just as an example, when you experience a terrible breakup, your heart chakra might close up.

Interestingly enough, if your heart chakra is closed, the chakras above it can’t flow freely, either. You can think of it like a river, if you put a dam on it, anything after the dam will not be a free-flowing river. It will be a stagnant puddle.

So, how can you unblock your chakras?

There are several different techniques to unblock your chakras.

You can do it yourself or with the help of a professional. It’s important to note that you need to be 100% ready to have your chakras unblocked.

If you are not ready, then it won’t work and it will only make you feel worse. But if you are ready, then here are some techniques for unblocking your chakras:

How to unblock your chakras using meditation

1) Use mantras

One of the most famous ways to unblock your chakras using meditation is through the use of mantras.

A mantra is a word, sound, or phrase that is repeated over and over again. Usually, mantras are spoken in a specific way.

In order to unblock your chakras using a mantra, you need to choose a mantra that resonates with you. There are many different mantras out there for you to choose from.

You can pick one that is related to one of your chakras or pick one that is related to what you want to do with the energy from your chakra.

Chant the mantra during meditation!

It’s important not just to say your mantra but also to feel it inside of you as well. Focus on how it feels in your body and use that feeling to help you to focus on the mantra.

If you can, try to make it your own by adding some words or sounds of your own. This will help the mantra to really resonate with you.

You see, for this to work, it’s really helpful if you know which of your chakras are blocked. This can help you choose the right mantra.

Once you have the mantra, you can use it to get into a state of meditation, constantly repeating that same phrase.

2) Tapping

Another great way to unblock your chakras using meditation is tapping. Tapping is a technique that uses your hands to tap on different parts of your body.

The idea is that, by tapping on certain points, it can help you to get rid of bad energy and let good energy flow through you.

Let’s say you feel very anxious and your chest feels tight, especially around your heart chakra.

Sit in mediation and use your hand to continuously tap on your chest, where you feel the tightness.

I know, it might sound strange, but this can really help!

This is also a good technique to use if you have a specific goal in mind that you want to achieve.

For example, let’s say you want to get rid of your anxiety.

In order to do this, it helps to focus on the part of your body that is holding your anxiety.

So, if you feel anxious in your chest during meditation, then tap on your chest while repeating a mantra that relates to getting rid of anxiety.

If you are having trouble figuring out which chakra is blocked, then try using this technique for all seven of them!

3) Chakra meditations

When you meditate, you start to focus on your breath.

You become more aware of the present moment and the feelings inside your body. You are also more in tune with your thoughts and emotions. This helps you to cleanse your energy and clear the chakras.

Chakra meditation can help you open that specific chakra whenever it feels blocked or out of balance. They can be very helpful when you are going through a difficult time in your life.

When you are feeling stressed or anxious, your chakras can become blocked. This can lead to low energy levels, poor sleep, and poor focus.

When you meditate, you can unblock your chakras, and bring harmony back to your body. You can do it by sitting comfortably, closing your eyes, and focusing on your breath.

Once you get into a state of deep relaxation, you can focus on each chakra. You can either use an affirmation or a color to help you open them up.

Put your focus on each one of them and visualize them opening up and flowing freely.

For some people, it is also a great idea to use guided meditations for this, especially if you are new to it all. This will really get you in tune with your body and you will be able to open up your blocked chakras.

4) Yoga

Yoga is another great way to unblock your chakras.

When you do yoga poses, you stretch your muscles, improve your flexibility and balance, and calm your mind.

You see, when you move your body, it can have a positive impact on all the chakras.

Yoga poses like the sun salutation can also flow energy through your chakras. You can also do yoga Nidra to go into a state of deep relaxation. This will help you unblock your chakras and relax your body and mind.

There are many poses and practices that can help you unblock your chakras.

A few examples include:

  • Tree Pose: This helps you stay grounded and centered.
  • Fish Pose: This helps you feel more connected with your emotions.
  • Kapalabhati or Breath of Fire: This helps you release your negative emotions.
  • Navigating the Boat: This helps you bring harmony to your body and mind.
  • Mandala: This is a great way to unblock your chakras.

While yoga is not technically meditation, it does require you to get into a meditative state, hence why I put it on this list!

5) With essential oils

Like yoga, essential oils can be used to open and unblock your chakras.

You can use a few drops of essential oils on your palms and place them on your chakras.

You can also use essential oils to create a fragrance in your room or on your pillow. This can help to open and unblock your chakras faster.

You see, our senses play a huge role in our nervous system, and chakras are directly linked to your nervous system, as well.

Simply smelling the essential oils can already help to gain more clarity, but placing them on your chakras will help even more.

A few oils to try include:

  • Sandalwood: This can help promote clarity and focus, which is perfect for unblocking your third eye chakra.
  • Orange or Bergamot: This helps you stay positive, which is great for unblocking your crown chakra.
  • Jasmine: This promotes tranquillity and happiness, which can help unblock your heart chakra.
  • Rose: This helps you open your heart, which is perfect for unblocking your heart chakra.
  • Lavender: This can help you stay calm, which is perfect for unblocking your throat chakra.

But these are merely suggestions, you can use each essential oil on each chakra, as long as you set a clear intention before doing so!

6) Nutrition can play a big role

When your chakras are blocked, it can affect your overall health in many ways.

You may suffer from low energy levels and feel tired all the time. You might also have digestive issues and feel anxious more often.

If you have an unhealthy diet, it can clog your chakras. Sugary foods are a big no-no. These can lead to too much energy or hyperactivity in your body.

Instead, you want to eat foods that will help you feel calm and balanced.

You can focus on foods that are rich in B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium. Foods like leafy greens, coconut water, almonds, avocados, and dates are perfect for unblocking your chakras.

You can also try eating a vegetarian or vegan diet for a few days. This can help you cleanse your chakras and bring more harmony to your body.

Now: this doesn’t mean you should never eat sugar or should go on an extreme diet.

All I’m saying is that when you feel like your chakras are blocked, focusing on healthy, unprocessed nutrition can help you to unblock them faster!

Plus, it will help your physical health, too!

7) Exercise and nature

Exercising is another great way to unblock your chakras.

You can start by walking, jogging, or doing yoga poses. This can help you stay healthy, feel more relaxed, and have more energy.

You can also try doing yoga in nature. This can help you feel more connected with the world around you and unblock your chakras.

If you live in a city, you might not have access to a quiet place where you can do yoga. In this case, getting away from the noise and bustle of the city by going for a run can be helpful.

Now: why is exercise so important? Exercise is a great way to regulate the nervous system, which will in turn help your chakras.

Being out in nature helps you to feel more grounded, and this can also help you unblock your chakras.

Really, anything that brings your body into a state of more balance is going to be beneficial.

And the best part?

Exercise and being in nature can both be meditative experiences, where you focus only on your own body and nothing else.

You see, when you are in nature, you allow your body to calm down. It has been proven that nature has an extremely calming effect on our nervous system.

And when you are in a state of calm, your mind and body can work together to unblock your chakras.

8) Taking deep breaths

When you meditate, you start to focus on your breath.

You become more aware of the present moment and the feelings inside your body. You are also more in tune with your thoughts and emotions.

This helps you to cleanse your energy and clear the chakras. Chakra meditation can help you open that specific chakra whenever it feels blocked or out of balance.

They can be very helpful when you are going through a difficult time in your life.

When you meditate, you can unblock your chakras, and bring harmony back to your body. You can do it by sitting comfortably, closing your eyes, and focusing on your breath.

Once you get into a state of deep relaxation, you can focus on each chakra. You can either use an affirmation or a color to help you open them up.

Utilizing the breath during your meditation is an amazing way to unblock your chakras.

When you breathe in, you are taking in energy and life force into the body. This helps to clear the mind and open up your chakras.

When you breathe out, you are releasing stress and tension from your body. This can help you to feel more relaxed and bring balance back to your life.

It will all be okay

Chakras are important energy centers in our bodies. They can get clogged if we don’t take care of ourselves, or if we go through a stressful situation.

I know, you might feel like functioning normally is impossible for you right now, because it will feel that way!

But don’t worry, blocked chakras are not a life sentence, you can unblock them with the right tools.

Hopefully, this article brought you some value and gave you more insight into how you can unblock your chakras using meditation. It’s important that you remember not to beat yourself up for having a blocked chakra.

You see, in order to unblock them, your mind, body, and spirit have to work in unison and become balanced again.

It might take some time, but you will get there. And when you do, you will feel better than ever!

I know this article was a lot of information! But I want to leave you with one last little tip.

When you are out in the world, try your best to be present. Try not to let your mind wander and dwell on negative things that happened in the past or the future.

If it does happen, take a deep breath and bring yourself back into the present moment.

It sounds like such a little thing, but the more you practice this, the more you will realize that blocked chakras can be prevented a little bit.