Summer is in full swing. A time when we are more likely to reach for all sorts of diets and detoxes. But did you know that you can also cleanse your chakras? Yes, our energy centers also need cleaning and strengthening! How to do it? You will find out in this article.
It is most connected to our body, so any physical activity will help here. Hatha yoga will work great. What else can you do? Pamper and take care of your body! It is also responsible for our grounding, hence any gardening, touching the ground, or barefoot walks on the grass will help us ground and cleanse this chakra. Be out in nature a lot, put your bare feet on the ground and visualize yourself putting down roots and allowing Mother Earth to strengthen herself. Music with nature sounds and African rhythms and drum sounds will also work well here.
The base chakra is also associated with our senses, especially smell, hence aromatherapy is recommended. The following oils are recommended for the job: patchouli, eucalyptus, cloves, rose wood, cedar, myrrh and thyme. Also surround yourself with red color and eat vegetables and fruits in this color.
When working with this chakra, physical exercise, especially hatha yoga, is also great. It is associated with our sense of taste, so it is good to reach for orange vegetables and fruits like pumpkin or oranges. The element of this chakra is water, hence being by a river/lake/sea will support and purify this energy center. So will swimming or aqua aerobics. Intentional cleansing baths are also a pleasant way. You can use salt or your favorite oil for such a bath. Especially ylang ylang, rose, lavender, orange blossom, jasmine and eucalyptus are recommended.
Work with the Vam mantra and on the exhale with the vowel O.
Solar plexus chakra
Sunbathing or walking on glowing coals or simply sitting by a campfire will work great. Visualization is recommended, especially of something yellow in color, such as the Sun. Any activity that will contribute to our self-confidence can affect this chakra. Recommended oils include lavender, chamomile, cedar, grapefruit, jasmine and bergamot.
Work with the Ram mantra and on the exhale with the vowel O.
Associated with the sense of touch, it requires us to do an extremely pleasant activity, namely hugging! Also self-hugging. Playing with beloved animals will also be great. Her element is air, so breath work, including rebirthing technique and breath yoga, is recommended. Her color is green, so walks to a blooming forest are highly recommended.
Recommended oils: jasmine, rosemary, rose, geranium, lavender, lemon balm.
Mantra joyfully Yam and, along with the exhalation, the vowel A.
Responsible for self-expression, it strengthens with singing and playing any instrument. Music-making is the perfect remedy for this chakra! In addition, you can chant the Ham mantra and on the exhale the vowel E. Massage with gongs or Tibetan bowls will also help. The color blue corresponds to this chakra, so contemplating a clear sky during the day will also help you cleanse and strengthen this chakra.
Recommended oils: sage, mint, rosemary, sandalwood, cypress, eucalyptus.
Third Eye Chakra
This chakra is responsible for, among other things, our spiritual development, and we definitely need to meditate to cleanse and develop it. With eyes closed, positive thoughts and visualization, fill yourself with light, love and joy. Whenever you have the opportunity also look at the night sky dotted with stars and contemplate them. This has a very positive effect on the third eye.
Use the following oils: jasmine, pine, sage, rosemary, sandalwood.
Chant the Om mantra and repeat the vowel I on the exhale.
Here the only way to cleanse and develop this chakra is through meditation. No sounds are used either, just enjoy the silence and stay in silence. This chakra is responsible for the feeling of oneness with the Universe, hence it is also recommended to contemplate the starry sky and visualize flying into space and connecting with God.
Recommended oils are rose tree, sage, lavender, cedar, neroli.