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Our bodies are constantly interacting with the energy around them. We not only have daily experiences with outside energies, but also with our own internal energy centers. Sometimes when one of these energy centers, or chakras, is off, we can feel the results emotionally and physically. However, when all of our chakras are in balance, we tend to feel our best, which not only benefits ourselves, but helps our interactions in the world around us. While it is recommended that you set time aside to work with your chakras on a consistent basis, what if there was a way you could always carry a reminder of them with you? Well, you can do just that with a chakra bracelet.
If you’re wondering what exactly is a chakra bracelet and how do you use one, then keep reading because we’re going to cover:
As you know, our body can not only have physical issues (such as diseases or specific conditions), but it can also suffer energetically. Traditionally, when your energy centers or off kilter or blocked, you cannot be your highest and best self. Each one of us has seven energetic centers (chakras) that control certain aspects of our energy.
These chakras are constantly interacting and spinning, however, they can at times become blocked as we mentioned before. One of the best ways to keep your chakras open and spinning (or at least working towards keeping them open) is to be aware of them and be mindful of them daily. One of the best ways you can do this is with a chakra bracelet. When you wear a chakra bracelet you not only are making a fashion statement, but you’re keeping your attention on working to open your energy centers.
Wearing a chakra bracelet can be similar to wearing a watch to keep track of your daily steps—only instead of it benefiting your physical body, it benefits your energetic body. Every time you look at your watch you know you have to take more steps to reach your fitness goal. Same thing with the chakra bracelet, each time you look at it you’re reminded to be mindful of working with your energy centers that could be blocked or underactive.
It’s important to point out that even though you’re wearing a chakra bracelet, you still need to put in the time and energy to work on your chakras. Whether that’s through meditation, mudras, yoga, or another way. A chakra bracelet is not a shortcut to bettering yourself, it is just a helpful tool!
The stones used in a chakra bracelet are chosen for their color association to each energy center, so you typically have a bracelet of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet stones. However you can also find chakra bracelets that are devoted to a single color and chakra, for intense work with that particular energy center.
Both men and women are encouraged to wear chakra bracelets to help remove any negative energy that could be blocking their chakras, and encourage them to work on opening them up.
Chakra bracelets are pretty straight forward as far as using them, but there are some things you might want to consider. You can wear one chakra bracelet with all the colors, or you can choose to wear one specific color at a time. You can wear your bracelet on either the right wrist, or the left wrist. When worn on the left wrist, you are working with how you interact with your internal energies, and when worn on the right wrist, you are working on how you send your energy out into the world. There is a subtle difference, so choose which side you’d like to wear it on depending on what you’re working towards.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to how you decide to use your chakra bracelet. This is because you are working on how you experience energy, both outwardly and inwardly. Using a chakra bracelet to work on opening your chakras is a great way to dispel negative energy from your life, and it allows you to mindfully concentrate on positive ways to bring your energetic centers into alignment.
You’ll want to care for your chakra bracelet just as you would any piece of jewelry, however you may find you need to cleanse it or recharge it from time to time. After all, it is working to help you let go of a lot of negative energy! Cleansing is simple, you can leave it out under a full moon, or allow it to soak up the rays of the sun for a while.
Using a chakra bracelet comes with a variety of benefits, including:
Working with your chakras is something that should be a part of your energetic routine, just as exercise and eating healthy is a part of your physical and mental routine. Whether you need to work on a specific chakra, or you want a reminder to stop and see where you are energetically, a chakra bracelet is the way to go.