The seven major chakras that are located along the spine might be the most well known…but did you know your hands and feet contain minor chakras too?
The seven major chakras are just the beginning, our whole body is lined with different chakras that each have unique purposes and manifestations of energy.
The hands are know to be centers of healing and creativity. When you sit down to paint a picture or draw you are effectively channelling non-physical energy and bringing it down to the physical level.
This is why artists often find themselves in a light trance state while doing their work.
When you receive a massage a similar process is taking place. The hands act as conduits to transfer healing energy from one person to another.
As you work with your hands these chakras become open and can expand. I’ve talked before about seeing energy but what about feeling energy? In this post I want to go over some of the ways in which you can activate and open your hand chakras and begin tangibly feeling energy.
Signs Your Hand Chakras Are Blocked
As I mentioned above the hands are known for healing and creativity; hand chakras cover many aspects of our life, and when they are blocked we will notice several physical and energetic symptoms.
Blocked hand chakras can manifest as difficulty in giving and receiving – this can be in relation to material things or energy. We might have difficulty accepting help when it is given to us, or feel a sense of scarcity and so, hoard everything to ourselves.
Hands are central to our expression and so blocked hand chakras can be the cause of undervaluing yourself and your gifts. If you are always doubting your craft, your art or your ability to help others, chances are your hand chakras are blocked.
Hands are also an integral part of our whole body energy system, therefore when our hand chakras are blocked we will see blockages throughout our entire energy system. This can manifest as physical aches and pains but also energetic blockages such as feeling dense emotions in certain areas of your body.
In particular, the solar plexus chakra which is associated with personal power. This links in with our sense of will power, and ability to discern when others are helping or hindering us. Although we can see blockages in other areas too.
How to open your hand chakras
Along with practicing this exercize regularly you can further open your hand chakras by:
- Painting a picture or drawing
- Making something with your hands
- Giving massage
- Playing an instrument
- Offering someone a helping hand
- Accepting help & support
Whenever I meditate my hands go into all sorts of random positions and gestures, this is how life force energy or prana can freely move through the body, and flow to where it is needed most.
Massage your hands and feet when you get up in the morning or before you go to sleep to get these chakras open and active. Research different mudras (gestures that channel different energy) and utilize these when you need them.
Hold a crystal or object in your hands and try to see if you can pick up any energy or information from it.
When you are feeling particularly blocked in this area, wash your hands with clean water. Even better, dip your hands in a flowing river, stream or other natural body of water.
Hand Chakra Exercize
So you think your hand chakras might be blocked and wonder what you can do about it? Here is a simple technique you can use to start feeling the energy of your hand chakras, open them up and develop your creative/healing abilities.
- Start by getting into a relaxed seated position.
- Focus on your breath until your mind becomes calm.
- Begin firmly rubbing your hands together.
- Next, separate your hands and focus on the residual energy you feel here; it might feel like a warm or tingly sensation.
- Try to hold onto this sensation for as long as you can.
- Once you are comfortable with that, try to visualize a small energy ball in between your two hands. See if you can decrease or increase the size of it by pushing your hands closer together or puller them further apart.
- Once you are able to do that, try to make the energy ball bounce in between your two hands.
Don’t worry if you don’t feel any sensations at first, this is normal if you’ve never worked with your hands or energy like this before. Take it slowly, practice often and eventually you will start to feel the flow of energy.
Once you have got the basic idea of that down you can move on to directing this energy to different parts of your body. This is great if your have any aches and pains or notice any energetic blockages. Create an energy ball between your hands and direct it to a part of your body that needs healing or relief.
You can also do this using a single hand. Place one hand on the specific area and visualize an energy ball passing through. Visualize the ball of energy as white light gently dissolving the tension or pain in this body part.
When first doing any energy work like this it is common to experience a warm sensation, tingles or vibrations – these are nothing to fear. These sensations can often last hours after you have finished a session.
Energy symptoms will usually persist for some time when you first do these exercizes, but as your energy pathways become more developed the sensations won’t be so strong.
Hand chakra activation symptoms
All chakras flow into and feed all others. Some people consider the hand chakras to be distinct chakras in their own right while others consider them to be a kind of nexus point for different energy.
If you are having difficulty feeling activity in this area it is likely that one or more of your major chakras is blocked too. The more grounded and empowered we feel within our lives, the stronger these centers will be.
- Tingling in the palms
- A smoother flow of energy through the whole body
- Deeper awareness of polarities (yin & yang)
- Openness to abundance and relationship
The most obvious sign that your hand chakras are opening is feeling tingling, energetic movement or vibration in this area. However there are also many emotional signs too. The hands work to connect us with others, for example, the ability to give and receive intimate touch.
As with anything, the more you practice the better you will will become at it. You will soon be able to tangibly feel and direct this energy with little conscious effort.
These chakras get us in touch with polarity – everything in life is about give and take (masculine and feminine).
The biggest benefit to opening the hand chakras is that our ability to receive increases. We create with the intention to give, we take with the intention to replenish.
Hands are crucial to functioning community, they allow us to tap into interdependence. This is the biggest area to work on when trying to open these energy centers.
Have you ever worked with your hand chakras? What was your experience like?