A lot of people are becoming more familiar with the concept of chakra clearing; this means renewing the energy center and allowing for any blockages to be removed. In turn, this will promote greater overall well being since the chakras are each associated with various aspects of our physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.
However, it is no secret that in modern times, man has become an impatient race and we all want things to happen quickly. So when we start working to promote renewed life force energy into each chakra opening, we want it done now.
But how long does it take for the 7 chakras to open? Is this a quick fix or does it require you to practice the chakra opening techniques for the rest of your life?
Whether you use reiki, yoga, healing crystals or any other thing that can help heal the chakra energy system, we are going to explore how long you will need to wait to see results. Let’s dive in.
How Long Does it Take To Open The Chakras?
How long it takes to open the chakra system is not a question that can be answered with a single response. This is because it depends on several things.
There are some people who naturally have a higher energy response and whose chakras will typically open a lot quicker that other people. This is all to do with your body rhythms and is unique to you. All of us are different and that is OK.
For some people, feelings of instant chakra opening can occur from the first Reiki session or the first mantra repetition. However, in others, they may spend their entire life, or even several lifetimes waiting for an awakening of the chakra centers.
These energy fields not only put out energy but they also soak it up and all of your past experiences will come together and have an effect on the speed at which you can expect them to open. While we will all be affected in a different way, some of the most common factors to impact our energy centers are our emotional state, what spiritual practices we take part in, how disciplined we are and our general attitude towards life.
All of these things can affect the chakras in a negative way. For example, if you have very low self esteem and an aversion to spirituality, you may find that even repeating mantras and meditating several times a day might take years before you notice a difference.
However, this doesn’t mean to say that there is anything wrong with you, this just means that you may have a more severe blockage and you might need to place more attention on opening your chakras.
This should certainly not deter you from wanting to work with your chakras. The universe has an intricate plan for all of use and while this flow of life energy is helpful, you shouldn’t feel as though you need to rush the process.; it will happen in its own time.
How Long Should You Work On Each Chakra?
For some people, they may have a more significant blockage in one particular chakra. You might struggle with communication owing to a blocked throat chakra, or you may have decreased sex drive because of a blocked sacral chakra.
In cases like this, where one particular energy center is more blocked than the others, it can be helpful to focus more of your attention on these and spend a little extra time on chanting a mantra for the solar plexus chakra or crown chakra, for example.
However, if you feel that each of your chakras needs equal work, you might do a chakra meditation, focusing on each of the 7 chakras equally. Most practices can be done for around 20 minutes per chakra. But this doesn’t have to be in a single session. You might decide to work on the third eye chakra and heart chakra in one session and then on the crown chakra and root chakra in another, and so forth.
What Happens When You Open Your Chakras?
When your root chakra opens, you will likely have different effects than when your third eye chakra opens and these are experiences that need to be researched on their own. However, once you have used chakra opening techniques like Reiki, essential oils or a yoga practice, there will come a time that all of the chakras open and this is one of the most incredible experiences of your life.
When a person has seven fully open chakras, they will begin to understand their life in a whole new manner. Many have reported gaining answers to questions that they have long struggled with and this is likely in relation to both the third eye and crown.
Furthermore, you will likely feel a lot more secure and grounded and this is in relation to the root chakra and its links to the very survival of the practitioner.
With the heart chakra fully activated, people may feel an overwhelming sense of love, harmony and balance with everything in the world. You will always speak the truth owing to an open throat chakra and will likely want to spend a lot of time meditating in order to maintain a good energy flow through the crown chakra.
How Can I Unblock My Chakras?
Chakras are channels or wheels of energy and the very word comes from the Sanskrit meaning for wheel. They run right from the base of the spine, through the lower body where the sacral chakra and solar plexus chakra can be found. Moving up, we find the heart chakra, right in the heart center which is one of the main points for feeling love and compassion. After this, come the higher chakras which are associated with your intuition, ability to communicate and your connection with the divine.
Each of the chakras are also linked to various body parts and when someone activates their energy, improved physical health is often seen.
Aside from the seven main chakras there are other, smaller ones located around the body including in the hands and feet, but for the purposes of this article, we will focus on the main seven. Here are some of the best methods to unblock them.
Meditation is a powerful tool and aside from having being used for thousands of years, meditation can promote many other things as well as chakra balancing.
When you think of meditation, you often think of a guru sitting with his palms together, chanting a mantra. This is a viable form of meditation and can be done for the chakras, however, meditation can also be as simple as taking a mindful walk in nature, which is particularly good for the root chakra.
You might also sit on a floor pillow, close the eyes and place the index finger on any of the chakras, visualising energy and light flowing into it.
If you are unsure where to start, you may may find a meditation teacher to guide you through the process.
These energy channels can be opened using Reiki which is a form of energy healing. For Reiki, you will need to go to a Reiki practitoner who will guide the sessions.
Yoga is another technique that has been practised for many years and there are several poses that can open your chakras. Things like child’s pose and mountain are excellent for the root chakra whereas corpse pose or Savasana, to use it’s Sanskrit name, is known to open the crown chakra.
Chanting a mantra is a very effective method for opening the chakras since this repetition can help to encourage new habits that will serve your chakras and allow the energy to flow freely through them.
Many people worry that chanting mantras needs to be an intricate process but your mantra can be as simple as you wish. In some cases, people simply use the sounds associated with all of the chakras.
You can also use these mantra in prayer ceremonies and this is often done alongside mudras which are hand positions known to encourage the flow of energy. All of the chakras have mudras associated with them.
Using essential oils is perhaps one of the simplest ways of unblocking your chakra energy channels. These can be burned in an oil burner or may be applied directly to the area of the chakra using a carrier oil.
Every chakra has its own group of oils that work well but typically the following are very effective.
1st chakra – patchouli
2nd chakra – neroli
3rd chakra – pine
4th chakra – rose
5th chakra – lavender
6th chakra – sandalwood
7th chakra – lime
All of us have seven chakras that run the length of the spine and are responsible for our emotional, physical and spiritual well being. Whatever way you choose to open the chakras, you can expect them to become unblocked in varying amounts of time and this can depend on several factors.
If you have a significant blockage, you may find that it takes longer to cleanse the chakras compared to people who have a less serious blockage. Also, you must be committed to practicing the chakra opening techniques throughout your lifetime in order to maintain a good flow of energy, keeping healthy chakras.