Energy is the very fabric of life, the very building blocks of all that we see.
When our energy is imbalanced due to a lack of present-mindedness, resisting certain experiences, and repressing our emotions, we experience energetic lethargy. Energetic lethargy is like stifling the flow of a crystal clear stream so that it becomes a stagnant cesspool of slime and illness.
Energy is meant to flow — that is its very nature. Anything that blocks that flow creates physical, emotional, and psychological sickness. In fact, you’ll notice that you feel the most vibrant and grounded when you are actively allowing yourself to experience the present moment. This is our natural state of being! And yet so many of us struggle to experience it.
If you’re an energy-sensitive person such as an empath or healer, you’ll know first-hand how much suffering can result in blocked energy. As a result of stagnant and murky energy, you might have experienced (or currently feel) the following symptoms:
- Chronic muscle aches and pains
- Poorly functioning immune system
- Constant colds and flu
- Skin problems such as acne and eczema
- Hormone imbalances
- Headaches and migraines
- Poor blood circulation
- Lethargy and low energy
- Chronic illnesses
- High blood pressure
- Lack of motivation
- Irritability and mood swings
When Qi or prana life-force energy stops flowing, the chakra or energy-centers within our bodies become blocked. This cessation of flowing life-force energy makes it difficult for us to feel grounded, centered, energized, and full of joy for life. This is why chakra cleansing can be so useful and beneficial.
7 Chakra Cleansing Herbs For Empaths and Healers
There are many chakra cleansing methods out there, but one of my favorites are tea infusions because you receive immediate physical, mental and energetic benefits.
Not only are herbs a natural healing option, but they’re also easy to find. And the best thing is that most chakra cleansing herbs can be grown in your garden at a relatively low cost, and not much hassle.
Here are my top seven chakra cleansing and grounding herbs that I recommend for all people struggling with imbalanced chakras, and most especially empaths, healers, and highly sensitive people.
If you want an extensive list of healing herbs for empathic people, check out my Empath book.
1. Root Chakra — Ashwagandha
The Root Chakra or Muladhara is responsible for our feelings of being grounded, safe and secure. If you have an imbalanced root chakra, you’ll struggle with problems such as:
- Feeling disconnected from yourself and others
- Worries about basic needs (food, money, shelter)
- Never feeling “at home” anywhere you go
- Persistent anxiety
- Poor circulation
- Eating disorders (obesity, anorexia)
- Digestive problems
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry, is an ayurvedic herb that has powerful root chakra cleansing properties.
Ashwagandha is a deeply strengthening and nourishing herb that reduces stress, helps increase blood flow, relieves anxiety and depression, and even has cancer-killing properties making it a powerful antioxidant. This herb also reduces inflammation, treats diabetes and cholesterol, and improves fertility.
You can buy a certified organic tea blend of Ashwagandha at Buddha Teas that is infused with the essence of Garnet. (On the other hand, you might prefer to get the convenient bundle of seven chakra teas for complete energetic harmonization.)