How to Cleanse Your Own Chakras

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First things first, if you're reading this post and don't know what chakras are, let me keep it simple.

Chakras are circulating, concentrated centers of energy that makeup part of your energy body. The energy body is part of our existence that's energetic in nature - the sum of energy that makes up our physical and spiritual existences.

Chakras are part of that body, like an organ of our energy, and they help govern, regulate, and inform the energy of your spiritual body, physical body, and energy body. 

I like to think of the energy body as the central part of our experience, and our chakras (energy centers) as receiving feedback from what's going in our physical body and our spiritual body, and that contributes to what's going on with them.

When you cleanse your chakras, you're essentially freeing up stagnant energy that may have gotten stuck there due to a blockage, from something going on in your emotional or spiritual life, or from something going on in your physical life. 

It's kind of like an oil change for your energy body - flushing things out to help you function more optimally in all ways.

Because our energy body is connected to our physical and spiritual/emotional bodies, maintaining wellness in the energy body is important for supporting our overall well-being. 

After all, what we experience emotionally and energetically can often manifest physically, and taking care of your energetic hygiene is just as important as taking care of your physical hygiene! 

Clearing your chakras is like giving your energy body a shower or a flush. It's great to do it often - you can do it once a week or nightly if you want.

The good news is that it's pretty easy to do on your own. Everyone has their own ritual and even more complex ones, and this is one that I will often teach beginners.

How to Cleanse Your Own Chakras

Step 1: Ground Yourself
Grounding yourself is an 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 the chakra color, for each of the seven chakras, and imagine it blooming. That’s it.

Root Chakra - Red - Located at the tailbone area

Sacral Chakra - Orange - Located in the pelvis/lower abdomen

Solar Plexus Chakra - Yellow - Belly

Heart Chakra - Green - Heart/Chest

Throat Chakra - Blue - Throat up to Nose/Ears

Third Eye Chakra - Purple - Center of the forehead, between eyebrows and eyes

Crown Chakra - White - Top of head

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 on to 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 door openings, others prefer colored swirling vortices expanding, and others prefer to use a combination. 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 source energy that traveled up your grounding cord 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 main chakras (If you like to work with other chakras, feel free to include them here).

Step 4. Turn Off the Flow
There’s no set end point here, no length of time determines 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 to 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 pulling out those streams of energy like you are unplugging extension cords, one by one, imagining them falling back to the Earth.

Step 5: Rebalance Chakras
After you’ve ceased the flow of energy, it’s time to move on to balancing each of the chakras to an open level that feels right to you. I personally do not recommend or like having chakras that are open to 100% full blast. I find it draining and a little bit too much. So what we do is basically adjust the chakras so they feel right to you, not 100% closed, and not 100% open, but somewhere at a healthy level for you in between those two extremes.

Like turning off the energy flow, we start at the crown and imagine a radio knob associated with each chakra. Imagine turning 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 uppity 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 chakra 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. 

Want more in-depth clearing support or a little guidance on doing this yourself? I have a meditation that helps cleanse and clear the energy body in depth in my Etsy shop!




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