How to Open the Chakras (from Avatar)

Chakras (as imagined in Avatar:The Last Airbender) are nexuses of spiraling energy, located at different locations around the body. There are seven chakras in total, each associated with a different emotion. By opening your seven chakras (in the correct order) you will enable energy to flow freely throughout the body, promoting mental and physical wellness.


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    First is the Earth Chakra, located at the base of the spine. It deals with survival, and is blocked by fear. Let your greatest fears become clear to you. You may be concerned for your survival, but you must let those fears go.
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    Next is the Water Chakra, located in the abdomen. It deals with pleasure, and is blocked by guilt. Look at the guilt from your past that burdens you. Let them go, or they will poison your energy. Meditate and realize that these things happened for a purpose.
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    Next is the Fire Chakra, located at the stomach. It deals with willpower, and is blocked by shame. Recognize the biggest disappointments in yourself, and what you are ashamed of. Accept that these things happened.
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    Now is the Air Chakra, located at the heart. It deals with love, and is blocked by grief. Lay all of your grief out in front of you. If you have lost someone close, you must realize love is a form of energy, and it swirls all around us. The love is still in your heart, and can be reborn in the shape of new love.
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    Next is the Sound Chakra, located at the throat. It deals with truth, and is blocked by lies. The lies we tell ourselves. You must not lie about your own nature. Accept who you are.
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    Now the Light Chakra, located at the forehead. It deals with insight, and is blocked by illusions. The biggest illusion of all is the illusion of separation. Things we think are separate are actually one and the same. Like the nations of the world: we are all one people, but we live as if divided.
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    Last is the Thought Chakra, located at the crown of the forehead. It deals with pure cosmic energy, and is blocked by earthly attachments. Meditate on what attaches you to this world. Let your emotions flow and be forgotten. You must unlock this chakra to gain your energy from the universe.


  • Remember, breath is life. So take full breaths in and out. This will help you concentrate and relax.
  • Meditate and focus on each chakra, and soon you will have control over your energy.
  • Do this in a quiet place so that you won't get interrupted, doing this helps concentration.
  • This article works with the idea of chakras from a cartoon called "Avatar: The Last Airbender", you can find out more about the Hindu/Buddhist practice of working with chakras here.


  • Make sure you are in a suitable area for meditation, distractions could rupture the chakra opening process.
  • Do NOT stop while opening the chakras. It could cause damage to your energy.

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