When you practice yoga, you begin to see everything in a whole new light. You develop a better awareness of your body and mind, experience a new sense of self and enjoy the host of positive results from hitting the yoga mat. To continue with your positive progression, you want to clear the negative energy from your body and the space around you. But what’s the best way to do this? In this article, we explore 6 simple ways to clear negative energy.
The first way to clear negative energy is through a deep breathing exercise. When you feel frustrated by negative energy or thoughts, taking a few deep breaths can make all the difference. If possible, find a quiet space in your home, workplace or wherever you are. Take a seat, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Take a long, deep and slow breath in to fill your lungs. As you breathe out, focus on one negative thought. Let the breath out slowly through your mouth. As you do so, imagine that you’re exhaling the negative thought or emotion. Repeat the process a few times until you feel a sense of peace. You can repeat this breathing exercise for each negative thought you want to clear.
When feeling stressed, angry or upset, many negative thoughts can race through the mind simultaneously. This can feel overwhelming and be difficult to control. One of the best ways to control your thoughts and cleanse the mind of negative energy is to write down the thoughts on a piece of paper. It doesn’t have to be a long letter, simply jot down the thoughts as they arise. By writing them down, you are energetically removing them from your body and mind. To cleanse them completely, safely burn the list with a candle. This simple process will cleanse your mind, body and living space of negative energy.
Meditation and chanting can be a great way to clear energy, not only from the mind but also from the space around you. As you meditate, you can recite a mantra or positive word that resonates with you. Depending on your preference, your mantra could be anything from “I change my thoughts, I change my life” to simply “gratitude”. Reciting your mantra aloud will allow the positive energy to resonate within you and in the area around you. You can choose any mantra, phrase or word that feels right. It could be something you create yourself, or you could take a passage from an ancient yogic script.
If you want to clear negative energy from your home, burning sage is a great way to do so. Also known as smudging, sage burning originates from Native American traditions. The intention of the practice is the cleanse a space or person of negative energy. The best sage for burning is White Sage, which comes in small bundles that are neatly wrapped. When you’re ready to begin, light one end of the sage and blow out the flame. Wave the sage stick around the intended area, using the smoke to clear the room. If you want to clear yourself of negative energy, you can also sage yourself. When smudging a room, take the time to smudge the rest of your home to allow positive energy to flow through your living space. As you do so, feel free to recite a mantra, prayer or intention to help clear the negative energy.
Another remedy for clearing negative energy is to spray saltwater around your home. For best results, infuse the saltwater with essential oils. To begin, fill a clean spray bottle with distilled water and sea salt. Shake the bottle until the solution is fully mixed. Next, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil, or a combination of oils that work well together. Many people find that eucalyptus or lavender is ideal for clearing negative energy; plus, they smell great! With a positive mantra in mind, spray the solution around your space, or on a particular object, to clear negative energy.
The final way to clear your body, mind and home of negative energy is to carry healing crystals. A favourite crystal for cleansing negative energy is Black Tourmaline. The stone is thought to provide the carrier with protection and repel negative energy. To use the crystal, simply carry it with you or place it in a central location in your house to create a positive atmosphere. To keep your crystal working to the best of its ability, remember to charge it by placing it in the moonlight or sunlight. These natural light sources will provide your crystal with fresh new energy to keep negative forces at bay.
So, there you have it – 6 simple ways to clear negative energy. Whether you’re hoping to clear negative energy from your home, yoga studio or even from yourself, follow the methods above to allow positive forces to surround you and your home. If you like the idea of carrying a crystal, you may benefit from some yoga jewellery. Wearing jewellery with a relevant crystal can keep negative energy at bay from the body and mind. As with all types of crystal, remember to charge your stone to keep it working effectively. If you like to wear your jewellery in the day, take it off at night and charge it in the moonlight. In the morning, you can pop it back on and carry on with your day.