How to Apply Yoga Principles to Clear Your Chakras

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Many people view yoga as a physical exercise. However, yoga is actually a lifestyle that incorporates the mind, body and spirit. The holistic approach of integral yoga sparked a revolution in evidence-based yoga therapy treatment programs. By applying yoga principles throughout your day, you can help clear your chakras.

In Sanskrit, “yoga” means “union”.

Many yoga principles emphasize that the state of “dis-ease” can be prevented and remedied through selfless service.

Two main aspects of yoga practice focus on how to bring flexibility to the body and stillness to the mind. In the state of yoga, the body, mind, emotions, soul are all in balance.

Integral yoga aims to promote the harmonious development of every aspect of an individual. The six branches of integral yoga are hatha, raja, bakti, karma, jnana, and japa. All six are powerful tools that help promote holistic wellness.

Balanced chakras = positive energy flow

Having balanced chakras can impact your aura, or energetic field. This in turn can affect who and what you attract into your life.

Negative thoughts, feelings, unhealthy foods, and lack of exercise can adversely impact the chakras. The long term effects could lead to mental, emotional, and physical imbalances or blocks in the chakras.

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Like maintaining healthy teeth, chakras need to be consistently maintained.

It’s not like I go to the dentist only when when a root canal is need. I have to do my part in brushing my teeth and flossing every day.

Clearing and balancing the chakras does not happen overnight. Though there is no right or wrong way to maintain balanced chakras, it does take consistent practice.

By consistently practicing yoga principles, you can clear blocks that naturally build up through negative thoughts, feelings, unhealthy food, and so forth.

Hatha yoga: The physical practice of yoga

Hatha yoga includes asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), mudras (hand positions), and deep relaxation. Such practices help to cleanse and strengthen the body and mind.

You don’t necessarily have to join a yoga studio to practice yoga. There are a ton of YouTube videos for beginners to advanced yogis!

Even 10-minutes of practicing any style of yoga can help you connect your breath with the body and mind.

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Raja yoga: Concentration and meditation

Balancing and controlling the mind utilizing the eight limbs of yoga delineated in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This leads ultimately to the state of samadhi, or supreme consciousness.

Can’t quite sit still? I get it. With a busy lifestyle comes a busier mind! Remember, walking meditations are just as effective. Even better, spend time walking in nature to help with grounding!

Bhakti yoga: Love and devotion

Bakti yoga focuses on prayer, kirtan, and practices that help transcend the ego. It’s not so much that the ego is bad but rather detaching from the ego can help with connecting the mind, body and spirit.

Through practices centered on love and devotion, an individual is able to achieve union with the Divine.

What is your morning and evening routine like? Where can you incorporate Bhakti yoga into your day?

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Karma yoga: Selfless service

By engaging in duties without attachment to the fruits (or results) of the action, an individual becomes a pure channel of love and service.

Some may equate selfless service to volunteer work. Remember, selfless service is not just about donating money, it can include donating your time or sharing your skill sets!

Jnana yoga: The path of wisdom

Life is a journey on the path to wisdom. With study, self-analysis, and awareness, an individual ceases to identify with the body and mind, and realizes the Oneness. The path of wisdom takes an analytical approach to the question: “Who am I?”

In today’s fast-paced world, there is a lot of noise that can get in the way of our self-awareness. This includes internalizing other people’s expectations to the news we receive on social media. Here’s how I deal with trolls and haters!

Japa yoga: The practice of mantra repetition

Energy flows where the mind goes. And where the mind goes can be supported by the practice of mantra repetition.

The concentrated repetition of a mantra (a sound vibration representing an aspect of the Divine) leads to an awareness of and attunement to this cosmic vibration. It also helps to clear energetic blocks in the throat chakra!

Yoga poses and sequences can open and align the energy centers of the body.

A well-tuned asana practice can free up energy and stimulate imbalances in the energy centers. This provides a sense of balance, grounding, and calmness in life off the yoga mat.

Arm balance poses, upper torso twists, and deep breathing work are a few of the many yoga exercises that help to open up the heart chakra. Here are more yoga pose suggestions to balance all the chakras.

What’s the best way to clear blocks in the money chakra?

Your root chakra is your money chakra. When balanced, the root chakra supports your ability to handle financial challenges with a constructive approach.

An imbalanced root chakra can lead to a scarcity mindset and financial anxiety. The key to clear blocks getting in your way of being in the energetic flow is to align yourself to vibrate at the frequency of where you want to be in life.

By incorporating a holistic approach, you are better able to raise your vibrations to attract financial abundance.

How do you plan to incorporate integral yoga into each day? Remember, all it takes is small but consistent steps to form a lifelong habit.

So be sure to take inspired action!

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Hit a glass ceiling in your career? Got stubborn money blocks? Your money chakra, aka root chakra, may be unbalanced.

The key to clear blocks getting in your way of being in the energetic flow is to align yourself to vibrate at the frequency of where you want to be in life.

By incorporating a holistic approach, you are better able to raise your vibrations to attract financial abundance.

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