Why can't people activate their chakras?

Open chakras

One speaks of "Opening the Chakras", one means the activation of certain energy centers in the body. This helps Let energy flow freely. But what are the ways to activate these energy centers and why should our chakras be active at all?

The wheel

The chakras are an ancient concept of energy in the body. In Sanksrit, chakra means something like wheel. So it is about Energy wheelsthat are active in our body. The chakras can not only be traced back to Hinduism, they also exist in other cultures such as Buddhism or the Hopi Indians. Mostly one concentrates on 7 main chakras (Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajnya, Sahasrara), to which certain colors and elements are assigned (see article Chakra colors). Depending on the teaching, however, one often speaks of 9, 12 or 16 chakras, divided into Major and minor chakras.

Different ways to open the chakras

In order to activate the chakras and thus ensure a free flow of energy, energetic healing methods such as Reiki help. Yoga, meditation, aromatherapy or healing stones as well as diet can also have an influence on the chakras. In principle, this is the activation of the chakras and above all that Ensure long-term activation and Balance of energy but always depending on the person's level of consciousness. Chakra activation is therefore awareness work. If you create awareness for the holistic nature of our body and for the energies and energy bodies that are inherent in it, then you can also use the various methods of activation.

An example of activating a chakra through yoga is pelvic floor yoga. Exercises like the bridge (Setu Bandhasana) that strengthens the pelvic floor also activate the second and third chakra. By tensing the muscles in this area and above all by mentally concentrating on it, i.e. the awareness that one gives to these muscle groups, we send energy into the area of ​​the second and third chakras. Energy is therefore accumulated here and made to flow or vibrate. The chakras become active. Since in Hinduism one speaks of Prana (life energy) that flows through the body, activating and balancing the chakras helps to transport life energy through the body. This in turn keeps us alive and healthy.


Active energy centers bring our body into balance and keep it and our mind healthy. The key here, however, is balance, as an overly active energy center can cause blockages. If energy cannot flow freely due to a blocked chakra, this condition often manifests itself in the form of illness. For example, if digestive problems are diagnosed, this may indicate a blockage in the third chakra area.

Chakra Balance yoga class

A wonderful way to restore balance to your chakras is through a Chakra Balance yoga class. I like to start standing up with various poses that activate the Muladhara Chakra, such as Virabhadrasana (warrior pose) and work my way up to the Svadhisthana Chakra, with asanas such as Malasana (deep squat) and the Manipura Chakra, for example with Navasana (boat pose) . Then I focus on heart opening poses, which often activate the Vishuddha Chakra directly, such as the Anahatasana pose. Finally, I like to practice Shirshasana (headstand) to let energy flow into the higher chakras. To end the yoga unit in connection with the chaks, a chakra meditation is recommended.

further reading

In Dr. Joe Dispenza's book, Becoming Supernatural, describes a meditation that can be Blessing of the energy centers is called. The author is not referring to the classic 7 Hindu energy centers, nevertheless this meditation is highly recommended for activating the chakras. For the logicians among us, the meditations in this work are underpinned by scientific studies.

Another recommendation for those who want to delve deeper into the matter is Cindy Dales ‘“ The human energy body. Manual of Subtle Anatomy ”. In this work, the chakras and the holistic nature of the human body are dealt with in particular.


Carmen Jedinger
Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer