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How To Unblock Your Chakras? - Reiki, Yoga, Meditation, and Others

Written by, Jelena Kabic

Updated May, 4, 2022

Have you ever felt blocked?

Like something stands in your way, preventing you from achieving your goals?

Well, you might have a few chakras that need some unblocking.

Read on to learn how to unblock your chakras using ancient secrets and techniques.

What Are The Chakras?

The chakras are said to be the body’s seven energy (aura) centers.

The word ‘chakra’ comes from the Sanskrit word representing a cycle, or a wheel, and was first mentioned in the Veda, written around 1.500 BC.

Each chakra is associated with a different area of the body, and they are believed to influence our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

According to Hindu scripts, it is believed that each chakra is shaped in the form of a lotus flower with many fragile petals. These petals open and close depending on how well we treat ourselves. Therefore, specific sounds, visualizations, smells, and other senses vibrate in particular ways that open the chakras in full bloom.

Spread from the root of our spine to the head, the chakras are often depicted as spinning wheels of energy, and they are said to be in constant motion. When one or more chakras become blocked, it can lead to physical, mental, or emotional imbalances.

According to the most popular belief, there are 7 main chakras in the body:

However, different beliefs say our body is overflown with these ‘energy knots,’ so there aren’t only seven but 114 different chakras points in the human body!

How Do Chakras Get Blocked?

They put our entire body into motion without having a specific physical organ that manifests their existence. But, if you’re wondering is chakra real in real life – just think about the days feeling down or energetical without doing anything different.

Your energy is like a river – and the flow is never constant.

Meaning, that chakras do get blocked, and chakras can also get misaligned if the body-spirit connection isn’t maintained correctly. During chakra blockages, the life energy isn’t flowing properly, causing numerous imbalances that manifest in our physical realm.

For example, a certain chakra point can either be:

None of this is good. And in the same way, none of our glands in the endocrine system should be in imbalance. Furthermore, many metabolic dysfunctions are visible since blocked energy flows can cause serious health harm and conditions.

What can cause chakra blockages?

Chakra blockages can occur on physical and psychological levels, manifesting in reduced energy or improperly channeled energy.

These can be caused by:

How To Unblock Your Chakras: Methods That Work

Now you’re thinking: How can I prevent my chakras from going out of balance? What should I do to start healing my chakras?

The first step towards unblocking and balancing your chakras starts from within — that’s the urge and need to change something (e.g., getting rid of toxic people or ending a toxic relationship). However, first and foremost is to maintain a well-balanced diet and take at least 20 minutes per day for an outdoor walk/exercise.

There are many ‘alternative ways’ to unblock chakras:

Meditation has been used for getting in touch with your inner self and its needs. Especially in today’s busy life when we forget to even take a glass of water. This world makes it so easy to forget our primal needs, which is why our chakras get imbalanced.

Meditation for chakra healing can be used to ‘contact’ your inner voice and your human intuition to discover what’s wrong, to begin with, another form of healing.

There are different practices and meditation techniques, but one has proven best when speaking about chakra healing.

It’s called Chakra Dhyana Meditation Technique, and these are its basic steps:

1) Sit comfortably and relax.

2) Place both hands on each knee. Have your palms open and reach upwards.

3) Start breathing and closing your eyes.

4) Touch your index fingers with the thumbs.

– 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th chakra are at the tips of the thumbs,

– 5th and 6th chakras – place your index finger in the middle of the thumb,

– the 7th chakra is located at the root of the thumb.

5) Imagine all the chakras and focus your energy on them; imagine how they shine bright – each in its color. Consequently, you are the one turning on their lights.

Before you start channeling your energy towards each of them, say:

Om Muladhara – imagine turning it from red to gold (hum LANG)

Om Swadhisthana – imagine turning to gold from orange (hum VUNG)

Om Mani Padme Hum – imagine it shining yellow and turning to gold (hum RUNG)

Om Anahata – imagine the color green turning gold (hum YUNG)

Om Vishuddhi – imagine the color blue turning to gold (hum HUNG)

Om Ajneya – turn the color indigo to gold (hum AUM)

Om Sahasrara – turn the color violet to gold (hum Om Satyam Om)

At the end of each time you succeed in turning your chakra into a golden shining light, say “Kundalini Arohanum” three times aloud before moving on to the next chakra.

If you can’t succeed in focusing and lighting each golden flame – be persistent. Meditation is a disciplined practice, and you should not give up easily.

Reiki is a popular chakra spiritual healing method that you can use to balance chakra energies and promote chakra healing. Reiki uses the Universe’s energy to channel it on chakras that are imbalanced and closed and return them to their normal state of balance.

To perform Reiki chakra healing, first, find the area of your body or aura where you feel the energy is stuck.

Then, using gentle, swirling motions with your hands, focus on clearing this energy blockage and promoting chakra alignment. As you do so, try to visualize green or golden light flowing through your chakras, restoring them to their natural state of balance and harmony.

Whether you are already experienced with Reiki or just starting, this ancient practice can be a powerful tool for restoring and maintaining chakra health.

If you were wondering how to align your chakras with a mindful yet physical exercise – yoga is the answer.

Many holistic practitioners recommend using specific yoga postures and breathing exercises to help balance your chakras and promote overall well-being. These postures can help improve your circulation and clear out any blockages that may prevent energy from flowing freely through your body.

Ancient chakra mudras and mantras have been used for successfully healing and aligning chakras in the human body.

Crystals are naturally occurring stones that have healing properties and powerful energy fields. By placing certain crystals directly on the areas of your body where your chakras are located, you can quickly restore balance and harmony to your spiritual energy system.

Here are some tips on how to use crystals to unblock your chakras:

– Hold the crystal in your dominant hand.

– Visualize the color associated with the blocked chakra and imagine it swirling inside you.

– Say aloud or in your mind, “I am open and balanced.”

– Breathe deeply and feel the energy of the crystal flowing through.

Learning how to use crystals to balance chakras is one of the easiest ways – you have to know the vibrant level of each chakra and crystal. We’ve mentioned each pairing crystal in the tables below to save you the trouble.

Many senses can drive our aura and energy – and smell is one of the strongest memory-holding senses. The smell can also help heal chakras, which is why aromatherapy with essential oils is used to trigger different possible emotional and subconscious triggers/ obstacles that block our energy.

Here are some of the most popular and widely used essential oils in healing chakras:

Red spikenard and khus oil for the Root chakra.

Ylang-ylang, tangerine oil, and patchouli for the Sacral chakra.

Sandalwood and lemongrass for the Solar Plexus.

Pine and rose oil for the Heart chakra.

Blue chamomile oil and Boswellia tree oil for the Throat chakra.

Lemon and sandalwood oil for the Third Eye chakra.

Chinese rice flower and White lotus flower sense for the Crown chakra.

Tapping is a technique in which you gently tap specific points around your body while focusing on a particular area of stress or pain.

This can help to tap into the body’s natural healing energies and clear out blocked or stagnant energy. What’s more, tapping also is effective for:

making it an ideal method for maintaining overall physical and mental well-being.

So if you’re looking for an easy way to start balancing your chakras, then tapping might just be the perfect solution for you!

One way to restore balance to the chakras is by paying attention to our breath. Thus, we can encourage energy flow through the body and promote healing on all levels.

Many breathing techniques can be used for chakra healing.

Once you become comfortable with these techniques, you can experiment with other variations to find what works best for you. You can even combine many of them for a perfect chakra balance!

Blockage Signs Of Each of The Chakras

Do you doubt that your chakras are blocked? Feeling drained and uninspired?

Your chakras are either blocked or unbalanced.

But if you ask yourself, ‘how do I know what chakras are blocked’ here’s a list of all the probable symptoms of a blockage or imbalance of each of the main chakras in our body. Also, you can find all the possible treatments and healing methods on each table – from soothing essential oils to mantra sounds each chakra vibrates to.

Location Color Power Element Manifestation Mantra / Vibration Yoga Pose Crystals
Tailbone Red Family

Social adaptability

Security & stability


Earth All is one LAM

396 Hz

Easy pose

Garland pose

Standing forward fold




Signs of Imbalance Mudra
  • Stiffness and pain in legs/ feet
  • Problems with male reproductive organs and prostate
  • Low flexibility and stability
  • Chaotic life at home
  • Feeling ungrounded and insecure
  Mooladhara Mudra


Location Color Power Element Manifestation Mantra / Vibration Yoga Pose Crystals
Below the navel Orange Creativity




Water Honor one another VAM

417 Hz

Goddess pose

Reverse Warrior pose

Bow pose


Tiger’s Eye


Signs of Imbalance  Mudra 
  • Reproductive health issues
  • Urinary tract and kidney problems
  • Inability to feel sexual desire
  • Lower back/ hip pain
  • Fear of betrayal
  Shakti Mudra 
Location Color Power Element Manifestation Mantra / Vibration Yoga Pose Crystals
Abdomen Yellow Personality


Gut & instinct

Fire Honor yourself RAM

528 Hz

Cobra pose

Breathe of Fire

Prayer pose


Golden Lemurian

Yellow Calcite

Signs of Imbalance Mudra
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Gut and digestion problems
  • Issues with the gallbladder and pancreas
  • Fear of rejection
  • Constant inner-judgment
Hakini Mudra 
Location Color Power Element Manifestation Mantra / Vibration Yoga Pose Crystals
Near the heart Green Compassion


Forgiveness and closure

Air Love is the divine power YAM


Sphinx pose

Low/High Lunge

Dancer’s pose



Green Opal

Signs of Imbalance Mudra
  • Upper back/ shoulder pain
  • Asthma
  • Constant fear of being alone
  • Over-loving and over-giving
  • Jealousy & bitterness
Padma Mudra 
Location Color Power Element Manifestation Mantra / Vibration Yoga Pose Crystals
Throat Blue Choice



Trusting life and faith

Ether Surrender to the divine will HAM


Face Up Dog

Contracted Bridge

Candle pose

Lapis Lazuli



Signs of Imbalance Mudra
  • Thyroid issues
  • Sore throat
  • Ear infections
  • Neck/ shoulder pain
  • Constant feel you’re out of control
Granthita  Mudra 
Location Color Power Element Manifestation Mantra / Vibration Yoga Pose Crystals
Forehead Indigo Intellect



Seeing the bigger (divine) picture



Seek only divine truth AUM

852 Hz

Child’s pose

Legs up the wall pose

Lizard pose





Signs of Imbalance Mudra
  • Headaches
  • Blurred visions
  • Sinus problems
  • Mood swings
  • Stubbornness
Mahashirsha Mudra
Location Color Power Element Manifestation Mantra / Vibration Yoga Pose Crystals
Top of the head Violet Spirituality



Knowing your true self



Live in the moment OM

963 Hz

Rabbit pose

Corpse pose

Tree pose




Signs of Imbalance Mudra
  • Rigid thoughts
  • Inability to analyze clearly
  • Fear of alienation
Mudra of a Thousand Petals

How Long Does It Take To Open Your Chakras?

If you’re looking for a straightforward answer to this question – to be honest, there isn’t one.

The time to open chakras depends on many individual and unpredictable factors:

While many agree that an experienced Reiki master can open chakras or get significant progress done in a single session, experienced yoga practitioners can get that progress done all by themselves.

Also, opening and balancing chakra isn’t a one-time thing in your life. Maintaining your chakras open is what life is all about – similar to all religions: to find balance in life and maintain the well-being of the physical and spiritual body.

Difference Between Reiki and Chakra Healing

Both terms mean ‘energy,’ but they are distinctive in many ways.

Final Thoughts

These ancient techniques on how to unblock your chakras have been around since the dawn of humanity.

They’re our bond with the Universe, nature, and most importantly – our inner self.

Have you ever tried any of these techniques to unblock your chakras?

 If not, why not try and see how they work for you.