How to Unblock Your 7 Chakras

Chakra affirmations are a powerful way to reprogram the subconscious mind and get to the root cause of your insecurities, fears and trauma. When practiced properly, working with chakra affirmations can lead to deep healing and transformation. Let's get into how it all works;

    What are Chakras?

    Chakras are the gatekeepers of our spiritual energy, when blocked these centres store past and present trauma which leads to both physical and emotional hardship. Each chakra corresponds to a certain emotion for example; security, self-esteem or creativity.

    When you start to work on each of the 7 chakras in order, beginning with the root chakra, you will unearth emotions which you've not mentally or physically worked through.

    Through this greater awareness you will pinpoint emotions that are causing blockages in your energy centres.

    Why Should I Use Affirmations?

    Our subconscious thoughts are on a constant loop, we think around 90% of the same thoughts today as we did yesterday.

    It's like our subconscious minds are on auto-pilot and we don't have any real awareness of it. So if you're a negative, fearful or highly anxious person, chances are your subconscious loop isn't very fun.

    Positive chakra affirmations are a simple way to start to reprogram the subconscious mind and work through negative emotions stored in the body.

    By reciting these affirmations you are feeding the subconscious mind new information. It becomes even more powerful when you actually feel and believe the words you are expressing. The whole body is creating new patterns for the subconscious mind. The more you practice, the more these thoughts and feelings will become your new autopilot.

    Below we've listed affirmations that will help to unblock each of the 7 chakras. Start with root chakra affirmations and once you feel ready move to the sacral chakra and so on. For a more powerful and holistic unblocking of the chakras, we recommend pairing these affirmations with meditation,  breathwork, yoga or vagal nerve massage.

    How to Recite Affirmations

    Everyone recites affirmations in a different way, you can do it while you're meditating, doing yoga, brushing your teeth, on your commute, having a shower or in bed in the morning. It's really about taking that time to have a present and conscious moment in your day. Though you can do this anywhere, we'd recommend taking some time out of your day to find a quiet space and do the following: 

    1. Take deep conscious breaths
    2. Breathe in through your nose deeply and slowly
    3. Hold your breath at the top of your head for 3 seconds
    4. Blow out through your mouth like you're blowing out candles
    5. Repeat this breath 3 times
    6. Clear your mind and read your affirmations in your head or out loud
    7. When reading your affirmations try to feel the words as if they are already true (even if you don't feel that way at first)
    8. Repeat everyday for 1 week and see if this method resonates with you

    Root Chakra

    What it is: The root chakra is the foundation for emotional and spiritual growth. It is the centre that keeps you emotionally grounded and stable and connects your body to the earth. 

    Color: Red

    Location: Base of the Spine or Pelvis

    Connected to: Survival, Safety, Security 

    Blocked Root Chakra Signs: Scattered energy, fear and anxiety 

    List of Root Chakra Affirmations

    • I am safe
    • I am secure
    • I am grounded
    • I am connected to my body and the earth
    • I am connected to nature
    • I release guilt and fear 
    • I am powerful
    • I am open opportunity
    • I am healthy
    • I am free
    • I am fearless

    Sacral Chakra

    What it is: The sacral chakra is linked to sexuality, intimacy and pleasure. It is central to the emotional body and is expressed through openness, sensuality and creativity. Once opened you will feel more pleasure, harmony and joy. 

    Color: Orange

    Location: Below the naval 

    Connected to:  Creative and Sexual Energy

    Blocked Sacral Chakra Signs: Repressed creativity, lack of sexual drive, withheld intimacy, emotional isolation 

    List of Sacral Chakra Affirmations

    • I embrace my creativity
    • I embrace my sexuality
    • I embrace my sexual power
    • I am boundless
    • I am unique 
    • I am confident in my body
    • I am confident in my skin
    • I am passionate about life 
    • I love my vessel
    • I celebrate pleasure
    • I allow myself to feel pleasure and abundance

    Solar Plexus Chakra

    What it is: The solar plexus manifests itself in your personal identity, confidence and self-esteem. When this chakra is balanced you are living in your truth, positive about life and letting your authentic self be seen.

    Color: Yellow

    Location: Below the Chest

    Connected to:  Self Esteem, Pleasure, Will-Power, Personal Responsibility 

    Blocked Solar Plexus Signs: Low self esteem, Manipulative, Control Issues, Misuse of Power 

    List of Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

    • I have unlimited potential
    • I am confident in everything that I do
    • I am valuable 
    • I am worthy
    • I am aligned with my purpose 
    • I am my journey
    • I respect myself
    • I release all judgment of myself
    • I accomplish all that I desire 

    Heart Chakra

    What it is: The heart chakra centres around love, compassion and forgiveness. When this chakra is balanced you effortlessly connect with others and are open to giving and receiving love. 

    Color: Green

    Location: Center of the heart

    Connected to: Love, Compassion, Forgiveness 

    Blocked Heart Chakra Signs: Depression, Distrustful, Difficulty maintaining relationships, Lack of self-discipline

    List of Heart Chakra Affirmations

    • I am loved
    • I am wanted
    • I am worthy of love 
    • I love fearlessly
    • I am open to receive the energy of love
    • I am able to let go of the past
    • I forgive my past self
    • I forgive myself
    • I forgive those who have wronged me
    • I am aligned with the highest frequency of love 

    Throat Chakra

    What it is: The throat chakra is your expression centre. It is about being truly authentic with your words and is balanced when you're speaking your truth, expressing your creativity and listening to your inner voice. 

    Color: Blue

    Location: Center of the neck

    Connected to: Communication, Voice, Speaking Your Truth 

    Blocked Throat Chakra Signs: Shyness, Arrogance, Anxiety 

    List of Throat Chakra Affirmations

    • I am clear in my communication
    • I am open
    • I am honest
    • I am powerful and confident when I speak
    • I say what I am feeling
    • I speak my truth
    • I speak my desires into existence
    • My words are valued
    • My words hold power
    • My voice matters

    Third Eye Chakra

    What it is: The third eye chakra is linked to psychic consciousness, wisdom and intuitive ability. It is activated when you are utilising the power of your mind to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality. Opening this chakra is for the more advanced and will only open once you have unblocked the first 5 chakras. 

    Color: Purple

    Location: Between the eyebrows

    Connected to: Intuition, Foresight, Openness, Imagination

    Blocked Third Eye Chakra Signs: Lack of direction, confusion and lack of clarity

    List of Third Eye Chakra Affirmations

    • I trust in my intuition
    • I surrender to the highest good
    • I honour my inner knowledge
    • I trust my path 
    • I see clearly
    • I think clearly
    • I quiet my mind with ease
    • I trust myself
    • I trust my decisions
    • I see a clear path

    Crown Chakra

    What it is: The crown chakra is the final chakra and relates to spiritual enlightenment. This chakra will open once all others are unblocked and you have reached a higher state of consciousness. When opened you will feel a sense of bliss and transcendence, as you’ve opened a gateway to the divine self and universal consciousness. 

    Color: White or Violet 

    Location: Above the head 

    Connected to: Higher Consciousness, Divine Connection

    Blocked Crown Chakra Signs: Cynical, Close Minded 

    List of Crown Chakra Affirmations

    • I am sacred
    • I am divine
    • I am connected to the universe
    • I am aligned with my purpose
    • I am aligned with my truth
    • I seek experiences that nourish me
    • I live in the present moment
    • I love and accept myself 
    • I love and accept all others

    Final Thoughts

    When you're feeling overwhelmed or struggling with a particular issue, affirmations can help to shift your mindset.

    People underestimate the suffering that's caused by negative or anxious subconscious thought, when it feels like there's nothing you can do to change the narrative in your head. Sometimes people give up and call it a "personality trait" but there are always things you can do to make some changes.

    We recommend practicing these affirmations in order from the root chakra and only to move to the next chakra when you feel you've worked through all root chakra blockages. This will help to unearth what you believe to be true about yourself and what you might need to work on.

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