As a Shamanic Reiki Master, I specialize in the cleansing and awakening of the seven main chakras. In Eastern philosophies, these energy centers are essential for absorbing and redistributing vital energy (prana) throughout our body. To understand how to activate the chakras, it is important to first understand what they are and how they work. The word 'chakra' is derived from the Sanskrit language and means 'wheel' or 'circle'.
These energy vortices are located between the physical and vital bodies, and when activated, can give us physical and extrasensory abilities, inner peace, and an awakening of consciousness. The seven main chakras are located from the lower spine to the highest part of the head. Energy flows through these channels with upward and downward movements, forming a kind of spiral. Each chakra has a different number of petals, color, elements such as a mantra or symbol, and meaning.
When the chakras are open, energy can flow freely with positive effects for both mind and body. However, when they close, energy can no longer flow, forming a blockage that causes negative repercussions on all levels. To activate the sacral chakra, sit on your knees with your back straight and keep your hands in your lap with your palms facing up. Start breathing gently and focus on the Sacral Chakra, in the lower abdomen, about an inch or two below the navel with a “VAM” singing sound.
Continue to do this until you are completely relaxed. In addition to activating individual chakras, it is important to maintain their balance so that energy can flow smoothly without blockages or overloads. When a chakra awakens and opens, we achieve greater self-awareness and psychophysical benefits. To rebalance your chakras, practice yoga positions that encourage contact with the earth such as Vrksasana (the tree position) or Tadasana (the mountain position).
Sit on the floor with your legs crossed and your back straight. Visualize the roots that start in your body and go deep into the earth. The seven main chakras are Muladhara (Earth Chakra or Root Chakra), Svadhisthana (Water Chakra or Sacral Chakra), Manipura (Solar Plexus Chakra or Fire Chakra), Anahata (Heart Chakra), Vishuddha (Throat Chakra), Ajna (Light or Third Eye Chakra), and Sahasrara (Crown Chakra). When one or more of these chakras are out of balance, it can cause physical illnesses as well as psychological issues. By realigning them, you will achieve a balance in your body so that your mind and body can live in unison.