Chakra Healing Exercise.

Chakra Healing Strategies

Chakra healing strategies for the 7 Chakras. Features both modern psychotherapeutic and traditional chakra healing strategies.


ROOT CHAKRA

  • Cultivate patience so that when things do not go as planned you do not lose energy by being angry or frustrated.
  • Allow time for things to come around in a positive way for you. If you do not succeed in the beginning of a project, rethink it and let things develop in the light of positive affirmation. They will do so eventually, if you can persevere.
  • Do what is necessary to remain stable through change. Develop meditation skills and ways to slow down the mind. Learn to be philosophical when things become uncertain.
  • Learn to live with change. Be flexible and adaptable.
  • Be secure in yourself and know that everything will be all right eventually.
  • Trust in life to see you through the difficult moments.
  • Do not despair when things do not go well for you. Breathe, give yourself time to reflect on what is essential and important.
  • Make a plan to see your dreams unfold. Life without a dream is dull.
  • Be grateful for the life you have and work to bring as much order into your life as possible so that when things do go astray you have some reserves to fall back on.
  • Enjoy life and cultivate a sense of humor. We all have setbacks and challenges. We are all learning to be resourceful and to cultivate a positive outlook.

Traumas and Abuses

  • Birth trauma
  • Abandonment, physical neglect
  • Poor physical bonding with mother
  • Malnourishment, feeding difficulties
  • Major illness or surgery
  • Physical abuse or violent environment
  • Enema abuse
  • Inherited traumas—parents’
  • survival fears (i.e., holocaust survivors, war veterans, poverty conditions)

Spiritual challenge

How well we manage our physical world

Healing Practices

  • Reconnect with body
  • Physical activity (aerobics, weights, running, dance)
  • Lots of touch, massage
  • Bioenergetic grounding
  • Hatha yoga
  • Look at earliest childhood relationship to mother
  • Reclaim right to be here

SACRAL CHAKRA

  • Honor the physical body by giving it enough food, water, rest, and exercise.
  • Respect the limits of the physical body and do not become trapped in obsessive  acts of exertion, pushing the body beyond its natural limits.
  • Accept your need for pleasure and create enough good experiences to replenish the spirit as well as the body.
  • Acknowledge the powerful force of human sexuality and know what one’s values are regarding it.
  • Respect the physical world by keeping order, cleanliness, and beauty around your home, office, and places of recreation. Reflect upon physical energy you put into earning money and the ways that you make financial decisions.
  • Know that you have appetites and needs and give them a place in your experience.
  • Treat yourself to the joys of life and know that you deserve what you say you want.

Traumas and Abuses

  • Sexual abuse (covert or overt)
  • Emotional abuse
  • Volatile situations
  • Neglect, coldness, rejection
  • Denial of child’s feeling states, lack of mirroring
  • Enmeshment
  • Emotional manipulation
  • Overuse of playpen or restricting normal movement
  • Religious or moral severity (anti-pleasure)
  • Physical abuse
  • Alcoholic families

Spiritual challenges

Negative one-to-one control patterns need to be confronted

Healing Practices

  • Movement therapy
  • Emotional release or containment as appropriate
  • Inner child work
  • Boundary work
  • 12-step programs for addictions
  • Assign healthy pleasures
  • Develop sensate intelligence

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

  • Develop a sense of your own person. Know that who you are is always the same, even in a variety of circumstances.
  • Create your own sense of personality that lets others know who you are.
  • Following the crowd mat be safe but it will always be limiting and stultifying.
  • Spend time alone with yourself. Learn to cultivate your own friendship.
  • Ask yourself if you are worthy of the life you say you want.
  • Find out where your talents and gifts lie.
  • Don’t be afraid to try new things. Experience of self develops from placing yourself in challenging situations.
  • Travel and exploration help define you in the face of adversity and challenges.
  • Learn to recognize character integrity in yourself and others.

Traumas and abuses

  • Shaming
  • Authoritarianism
  • Volatile situations
  • Domination of will
  • Physical abuse, dangerous environment, fear of punishment
  • Enmeshment
  • Age inappropriate responsibilities (parentified child)
  • Inherited shame from parent

Spiritual challenges

Maturation of the ego

Healing Practices

  • Risk taking (deficiency)
  • Grounding and emotional contact
  • Deep relaxation, stress control (excess)
  • Vigorous exercise (running, aerobics, etc.)
  • Martial arts
  • Sit-ups
  • Psychotherapy: Build ego strength; release or contain anger;
  • work on shame issues; strengthen the will; encourage autonomy

HEART CHAKRA

  • Finding the love for oneself, in spite of whatever may have happened in the past, brings healing and releases the past.
  • Being able to forgive the past, including those who were hurtful, abusive, or destructive, helps keep the heart open.
  • Accept the present as the point of power where love can heal our wounds and restore our sense of wholeness.
  • Remember that we are all children1 in the eyes of God. We are one people and one planet, and our spiritual purpose is to allow ourselves to be loved.
  • Learning to accept ourselves as we are, without pride or pretense, keeps the heart open and allows the good to come to us.
  • Make a list of what makes your heart sing. Commit yourself tothe process of reanimating joy by doing what you love, with people you love.
  • Seeing the good in even the worst of situations and the most difficult of people helps keep the heart energy alive.

Traumas and Addictions

  • Rejection, abandonment, loss
  • Shaming, constant criticism
  • Abuses to any other chakras, especially lower chakras
  • Unacknowledged grief, including parents’ grief
  • Divorce, death of loved one
  • Loveless, cold environment
  • Conditional love
  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Betrayal

Spiritual challenges:

To learn compassion, the value of forgiveness, unconditional love

Healing Practices

  • Breathing exercises, pranayama
  • Work with arms, reaching out, taking in
  • Journaling, self-discovery
  • Psychotherapy
  • Examine assumptions about relationships
  • Emotional release of grief
  • Forgiveness when appropriate
  • Inner child work
  • Codependency work
  • Self-acceptance

THROAT CHAKRA

  • Make a commitment to be as truthful as you can in all situations.
  • Allow your creative spirit to manifest in every activity where you feel comfortable expressing yourself.
  • Watch levels of substance abuse such as smoking, drugs-both medical and recreational-overeating and drinking. They weaken the will and destroy the Throat Chakra.
  • Be careful what you say about others. Gossip can cause damage to others as well as to yourself.
  • Build your credibility by coming from your own integrity. People will respect you.
  • Listen to your feelings. Know what is true for you.
  • Listen to what is good, truthful, loving and kind. It helps to keep your ears sensitive and open.
  • Speak clearly and mean what you say. Your communication counts.

Traumas and Abuses

  • Lies, mixed messages
  • Verbal abuse, constant yelling
  • Excessive criticism (blocks creativity)
  • Secrets (threats for telling)
  • Authoritarian parents (don’t talk back)
  • Alcoholic, chemical-dependent family (don’t talk, don’t trust,don’t feel)

Spiritual challenges

To recognize that your strength of will is measured not by how well you exert your will over others, but how well you control yourself. Conscious self-control and discipline means living according to the truth that every thought you have is either a potential act of grace or a potential weapon. Right thought leads to right speech leads to right acting.

Healing Practices

  • Loosen neck and shoulders
  • Release voice
  • Singing, chanting, toning
  • Storytelling
  • Journal writing
  • Automatic writing
  • Practice silence (excess)
  • Non-goal-oriented creativity
  • Psychotherapy
  • Learn communication skills
  • Complete communications
  • Letter writing
  • Inner child communication
  • Voice dialog

BROW CHAKRA

  • Allow your mind to relax. Overuse leads to worry and obsessions.
  • Be willing to move past quick fixes and shallow and superficial solutions.
  • Question anything or any person who negates your innate worth, sense of freedom, or beauty.
  • Look for the good in each person and each situation.
  • Note any abusive patterns in your life and tell yourself, “Never again.”
  • Stop comparing yourself with others. Find what is unique about you.
  • Meet like-minded people on courses and in workshops. Doing so can assuage fear and loneliness.
  • Read and see uplifting and inspirational books and films.
  • Look at yourself daily in the mirror and feel love for yourself.
  • Make a choice to be as loving and positive as you know how to be.
  • Be aware when you are tired and weary. Do something positive for yourself.

Traumas and Abuses

Frightening environment (war, violence), what you see does not go with what you are told, invalidation of intuition and psychic occurrences

Spiritual challenges

Pride and the ability to make judgements. The spiritual lessons relate to insight and intuition, to seeing beyond the visible.

Healing Practices

  • Create visual art
  • Visual stimulation
  • Meditation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Coloring and drawing, art therapy
  • Working with memory
  • Connecting image with feeling
  • Dreamwork
  • Hypnosis
  • Guided visualizations
  • Past life regression therapy

CROWN CHAKRA

  • Open your awareness to a higher power than your limited everyday self. There is a higher self, which can guide your way, and offer you love and protection. Take the time to find this within yourself.
  • Look inside yourself to discover who you are. Release limited ideas of self so they fall away easily.
  • Try not to identify with what has name and form. This is limited and is not who you are.
  • Read scripture and spiritually uplifting books.
  • Avoid becoming entangled in situations or with people who reject peace.
  • Explore your true beliefs about life. Don’t accept what has been handed to you without knowing whether it is right for you.
  • Direct your awareness inward for a moment every day to connect with the part of you that is eternal and indelible. It will guide you through your life if you allow it to.

Traumas and Addictions

  • Withheld information
  • Education that thwarts curiosity
  • Forced religiosity
  • Invalidation of one’s beliefs
  • Blind obedience (no right to question or think for oneself)
  • Misinformation, lies
  • Spiritual abuse

Spiritual challenges

Hope and faith, spiritual conscience. Spiritual quests and questions of your life: For what purpose was I born? What is truth? What is the deeper meaning of life? Can I find that? Failure to hear and respond to these questions can lead to anxiety and depression.

Healing Practices

  • Reestablish physical, emotional connection (excess)
  • Reestablish spirit connection (deficiency)
  • Learning and study
  • Spiritual discipline
  • Meditation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Examine belief systems
  • Develop inner witness
  • Work with higher power

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