Chakras, the spinning energy centres in our bodies, store old stories, experiences and memories. Their energies are directly tied to our early childhood programming and conditioning, which make them a handy access point for identifying any limiting beliefs that could be holding us back.
Frequently, we feel strong emotion due to an imbalance in one or more of our chakras. The good news is that there is a very simple tapping technique to help us clear this stuck energy – energy therapist Amy B. Scher shows us how…
About the chakras
Crown (Seventh) Chakra
Located on the top of the head, the crown chakra symbolises spirituality and your connection to a higher power. It is tied to the energy of knowing you can trust life, that you are being taken care of and guided. The focus of the crown chakra is to help you connect with your purpose in life and your connection to a higher source
Tapping point: top of the head
Third Eye or Brow (Sixth) Chakra
This chakra is located directly between the eyebrows. It represents intuition, imagination, reflection, and the ability to see things for what or how they are. Its focus is vision and inner guidance.
Tapping point: between the eyebrows (be extra gentle with this point)
Throat (Fifth) Chakra
Located in the center of the neck, this chakra is about expression, communication, and truth. Its focus is communication and expression
Tapping point: front of the throat
Heart (Fourth) Chakra
The heart chakra is located in the centre of your chest. It is linked to love, intimacy, forgiveness, and the ability to send and receive love. It’s also responsible for your heart’s desires and can help you manifest them. Its focus is love, relationships and inner healing.
Tapping point: in the middle of the chest, at your heart’s centre
Solar Plexus (Third) Chakra
The solar plexus chakra, located just below the sternum, governs your sense of personal power, including your personal choices and actions in the world. Its energy is tied to self-confidence, self-esteem, and a feeling of being in control of your life. It stores your judgments and opinions about the world and yourself. Its focus is personal power and a positive mentality.
Tapping point: right under the sternum at your solar plexus
Sacral (Second) Chakra
The sacral chakra, also referred to as the womb chakra, is located in the pelvis behind the navel. It relates to your creativity and feelings and is also linked to childlike joy. It represents sexuality and is tied closely to your stories and conditioning from childhood. Its focus is feelings, creativity, and joy.
Tapping point: just below the belly button
Root (First) Chakra
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. It represents your feelings of safety and survival. It’s connected to early childhood beliefs, money, and identity. It deals with issues of abandonment, unworthiness, and insecurity. Its focus is safety, security, and survival.
Tapping point: lower sacrum or top of your thighs. (Using flat hands to gently slap your thighs, pretend you are continuously motioning for a puppy to come sit on your lap)
How to release stuck energy
By simply tapping the above points, we can clear old energy and move through negative emotions much more quickly.
There are two ways to approach this:
1. Starting at the crown chakra and ending at the root, tap each point about 5-7 times. Go through the rotation several times if you wish
2. If you have one particular chakra that you feel needs extra balancing, feel free to concentrate on that chakra, tapping for up to a few minutes while you close your eyes and breathe deep
That’s it! Do this daily for a nice balancing routine – unblocked chakras are just a tap away…
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About the author
Amy B. Scher is a leading voice in the field of mind, body, spirit healing. See more at amybscher.com