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Every so often, it’s important to do an emotional-baggage check, to clear out what no longer serves you and make room for what will. And while you could hit the self-help book aisle of your favorite book store or see a therapist or life coach to do this important work, you can also work with your chakras—the seven energy centers that run along your central channel. In fact, practicing with the chakras in mind is the tool to helping you “repack” your emotional baggage.
See also A Beginner’s Guide to the Chakras
Keep in mind that working with your chakras is no easy task—but the results are worth the effort. Click through for practices that will help you use your chakras to resolve any negativity holding you back, so you can start to rewrite your old stories into new ones that serve you on your yogic path.
A Chakra-Aligning Yoga Practice to Access Your Highest Self
Yoga teacher Giselle Mari shows you how to use your chakras to resolve any negativity or emotional issues holding you back so you become a lighter, brighter version of you.
Root Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Cultivate a sense of earthiness, radiance, and stability through asana, breath, and meditation in this first chakra flow.
Sacral Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Navel Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Heart Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Use this sequence of heart openers to tune in to your anahata and inner voice and find the path to your heart’s calling.
Throat Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Work with the visuddha chakra to create spaciousness around the throat and neck, through which profound spiritual truths can flow.
Third-Eye Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Use this practice to open and build awareness in your ajna chakra to begin to see everything in your life more clearly.
Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Integrate your entire being from head to toe to experience a vast connection between your innermost self and all things.