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Clearing your Back Chakras

Article by Ananya Sen

I am talking about clearing our back chakras. You all know what the chakra system is like. They are energy discs situated in a line in the centre of the body. The front part of the chakras is in the front side of the body. And the back of the chakras face the back of our body. The front chakras give us the ability to give, this is what we give to the world and how we perceive the world. The back chakra points is our ability to receive. This is what we receive from the world, how the world perceives us.

I know a lot of Reiki practitioners who have the following issues. Maybe you can identify if you’re facing the same issues.

  • Unable to manifest their own goals, but can manifest others’ goals
  • Feel less or low energy flow
  • Feel tired or drained after a healing
  • Feel less spiritually empowered
  • Others demand too much of their time, energy or money
  • Not feeling satisfaction / compassion after healing others
  • Not doing professionally as well as they’d like


If the above are true, then your back chakras could be blocked. This can happen if you are having tough times in your life or if you have not been doing proper chakra clearing. I know a lot of practitioners who just clear the front chakras of their bodies. That is not good enough. We need to be able to receive because we all deserve to receive.

The crown and root chakras do not have a front or back. But the other chakras do have a back. So back of the head is back third eye, back of the neck is back throat, back of the heart is the back heart chakra and so on.

If you find it difficult to reach for the back chakra points or you are simply lazy to do a few extra hand positions, I am enclosing a simple method of clearing your back chakras to start receiving from people and from the universe. This will also balance your giving and receiving side in relationships and at work.

Before starting your chakra clearing, draw a big HSZSN in the air infront of you and say 3 times “connect my back chakras to the front of my body.” You’re connected, now you can easily do your regular chakra clearing, with the front hand positions. All the best!

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Ananya Sen

Ananya Sen

Ananya Sen is an Usui and Karmic Reiki Teacher and is also certified in Magnified Healing. She teaches and reads the Akashic Records, Oracle, Tarot and Angel cards. She is highly aura sensitive and gifted with claircognizant abilities. She lives in Bangalore, India. Ananya can be reached via her email address ananyasen8112@gmail.com. You can also follow her page on facebook.com/Zino-Athens.

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  • simran October 6, 2014, 8:14 am

    This is really helpful, when i give reiki to others it works but when i do my own reiki treatment i get so tired and go off to sleep, when i get up i feel the same depressed. how do i get rid of this situation.

    • Mimi Pritchett Louiso October 11, 2014, 7:26 pm

      WOW! How in the world did I not remember we have some back chakras? By doing that simple exercise, I could feel the chakras tingling in my back like they’ve been asleep. This was a fabulous tip, and one I will practice at night before bed.
      Namaste and Thank you

    • Maria Hayman February 15, 2015, 12:11 am

      What I suggest is that if this always happens and you only get to the same point every night, then start at the other end the next time you treat yourself. If you usually start at the head and fall asleep at heart chakra, then start at solar plexus the next time and work towards root so you are not stimulating some and neglecting others. I also did this but decided to give my treatments in a chair where I was less likely to fall into a deep sleep. When in bed I would just crash. I always asked my guides and teachers to help me keep the Reiki channeled whilst I slept.

  • Saurabh Joshi October 6, 2014, 9:20 am

    Hi Ananya,

    Many thanks for posting this article. Being lazy im afraid would not be, but not being able to draw hand to the right spot for the back chakra’s is one major concern. So this concern was addressed and i was myself getting hints about back chakra’s needing constant attention. So i am happy.
    Why is there no position dedicated to the crown chakra?Why dont we treat it like the way we treat the rest of them, may be on the top of head?



    • Dylan October 6, 2014, 3:24 pm

      The root chakra is the other side of the crown chakra. They connect to each other through the central energetic trunk of the body. Inversely, the crown is the other side of the root.

  • Nikki October 7, 2014, 2:09 am

    Thank u so much for sharing I will give it a try

  • Geeta October 7, 2014, 10:27 am

    Thanks a lot Ananya for sharing this,will definitely try n revert back to you.



  • Lori October 7, 2014, 1:56 pm

    I found this very interesting and to me, it makes a lot of sense. I shared the article to one of my Facebook groups and was ridiculed. They said it was “bullocks,” as they put it and I was very disappointed.
    I would very much love to begin my own Reiki training, but for now can’t afford it. Then I would know things for MY OWN SELF.
    Love this site and appreciate the work you put into it.

    • Deanna November 4, 2014, 12:51 am

      Lori, remember that other people’s opinions reflect their beliefs and their experiences, not what you “should” believe or “ought to” experience. If you have trouble receiving and this article resonates with you, it is your own Higher Self who guided you to this information for your own use. You don’t need someone else to validate it for you, and that includes Reiki training. You’re here, you read it, it makes a lot of sense to you, so do it. Spirit has guided me to hundreds of thousands of free things because I held a belief that I couldn’t afford “real training”. But just like the brain has a left and right hemisphere, just like the body contains masculine (right) and feminine (left) sides and energy, it makes sense that our chakras would have a front and a back side. Even 3D is still more dimensional than 1D (straight line) or 2D (perpendicular lines). Trust your gut, trust your guidance. It led you here.

      • JOAN FITZGERALD December 9, 2014, 9:43 pm

        i may know the answer but i would like you to confirm how i clear my front chakras please thanks joan

  • Angela October 7, 2014, 8:08 pm

    Thanks Ananya, this is very helpful. X

  • Linda Broddle October 7, 2014, 9:30 pm

    thank you for teaching us and looking after us will try this very soon on me and my clients namasta x

  • Colleen October 8, 2014, 12:53 am

    Thankyou Ananya,

    Very informative. Will definitely give this a try. I love the sharing of your articles and thank you.

    Cheers Colleen

  • seetha krishnan October 9, 2014, 4:02 pm

    Hi Ananya
    Thanks so much for the valuable information.
    With love

  • Priya Anand October 13, 2014, 3:55 am

    Gud to know that you can do it this way

  • Mary October 13, 2014, 11:23 am

    Thanks for this valuable information. I actually forgot about the back of the chakras which allow us to receive…Namaste.

  • Joan Ware October 14, 2014, 12:51 pm

    Thank you for the information. It was something I had never thought of before now.

  • Michael Medina October 18, 2014, 2:32 am

    I have a question. What is HSZSN ?

  • Pamela Fagan October 20, 2014, 11:35 am

    I am wondering about the meaning of HSZSN as well. Thank you for the valuable information you provide. I recently received my Master level training and appreciate all the extra support and tips you provide. 🙂

    • Kevin October 23, 2014, 9:03 am

      HSZSN is one of the symbols learnt when going through reiki 2nd degree. Hense this article presumes you have been attuned to the 2nd degree and are familiar with the symbols and their various uses. If not you can get a fellow 1st degree student to do the hand positions for your back. That way you can reciprocate and both of you will have been done. Reiki share is reiki care.
      Regards in Reiki.

  • hemlata October 25, 2014, 5:51 am

    feeling gud to know bt now i have not read about the back chackras anywhere.any way i will try this.thanks.keep going.

  • Baraka October 28, 2014, 6:13 am

    I use a doll that I’ve made specifically for Reiki, with gemstones on the chakra points that match to the vibrations of the chakra, using HSZHN of course. It’s very awkward to try to reach around our backs, though I can usually do the 3 lowest this way. I found using the doll (or any other item you may use, like a stuffed animal or a pillow) has been a big help to me.

    • Jodie July 31, 2015, 12:47 pm

      The doll is a great idea! I may try this. Maybe just have one with the points so when people ask about treatment I can show them where their chakras are also! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Angela November 2, 2014, 12:41 am

    Thank you for reminding me of this Ananya, I shall definitely start doing this exercise again each time I self heal Namaste

  • seshu kumari November 2, 2014, 6:47 am

    Thanks Ananya for this method ……thanks for all other articles…

  • Nicola November 6, 2014, 9:31 pm

    I had been told that a woman who has level 1 and 2 did them again. Is this normal practice? And if yes why?

    • Heather Macdonald December 9, 2015, 2:35 am

      I know some people can get reattuned if they get a new teacher as sometimes teachers have different lineages (teachers) going back to usui (original master). some lineages originate elsewhere. my teacher explained this to me when I did level 2.

  • Uttam November 7, 2014, 1:06 pm

    Thank you Ananya loved all your articals and giving us tips how to clence ourself I am attuned till 3A have done lot of hearings but for the past few years I have completely stopped healings as well as doing my personal healings. Since last month I have started again. Thanks to you and your articals .

  • Puneeta November 8, 2014, 4:23 pm

    Wow !! Datz amazing, really helpful. Thnx 🙂

  • Jeff Theah November 12, 2014, 8:01 am

    Hi Ananya,
    Thanks for sharing many helpful techniques and information with us.
    Love & Gratitude!

  • monika yadav November 16, 2014, 6:03 pm

    Thanks and gratitude for guidance

  • Subha November 28, 2014, 1:51 pm

    Article iis very useful. I ll practise in future. Thank u.

  • martina December 7, 2014, 10:51 pm

    I wood lov to learn the art of reiki

  • MARILYN December 8, 2014, 11:55 pm

    I really need a session

  • Anish Tataria January 3, 2015, 5:21 am

    This would really really be helpful… Thanks for this beautiful tip on cleansing the chakras. I am sure that many practitioners will be benefited from this.

    Anish M.Tataria

  • lim soo lian January 12, 2015, 8:28 am

    Mas Ananya shld u visit Penang Island or any part of Malaysia pls call on me, +6012 473 2848 loads to talk abt oso Reiki, I m Reiki Master Level tqtqvm

    Hv a super duper yr!

  • Visika January 12, 2015, 5:50 pm

    Thank you so much Ananya mam for sharing this article.. It came to me really when i needed it the most..reiki is awesome.. It brought me this answer.. I was too facing the similar situations mentioned above and wondered that i am putting so much of efforts in everything and why i am not able to receive back properly the energy and love that i am sending out .. Now i understood this was the reason… Thank you so so much for sharing this..
    Reiki blessings to you..
    Grattitude towards reiki.. 🙂

  • Heather January 18, 2015, 11:58 pm

    If you prefer to use touch, slide the back of your hand up your back to give reiki to the chakras. Ask the energy to flow from the back of the palm chakra.

  • Cat Cowie February 14, 2015, 2:26 am

    Thank you for this, can’t to receive my Reiki 2 attunements and try this on myself. Namaste.

  • sudhi February 15, 2015, 2:48 am

    Thanks Ananya ji

    • Sundeep February 19, 2015, 10:21 am

      Thanks Ananya that is invaluable piece of information.

  • Rama Nandini February 19, 2015, 6:03 pm

    I learnt the use of back chakras for the first time.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • anjana February 23, 2015, 1:33 pm

    hi ,annya thanks lot ,i realy apriciat e ,realy helpfull watever u sharing with us

  • Donna February 23, 2015, 10:32 pm

    where did you receive your Karmic Reiki training? I go to southern India about every other year. Do you know anyone in the states that teaches this?

  • Louis March 13, 2015, 9:23 pm

    Excuse my english, I am french speaking
    I can see chakras only on the back, they are as big as a 10 cents they look like blooming flower but very very rapidly they spin clockwise or opposite or turning front to back
    Many Indian gurus teach that we are supposed to expose our back charas to the first sunrays in the morning for big bang effect
    In the front you can feel only the ‘manifestation’ not the chakra
    We can see also chakras on the top of the head and betwwen the two legs if you touch with your finger you can feel veru easily if you cannot see them
    Also the true colors are fron very dark red to pale pink not the folklorik rainbow colour
    Thank you

  • Roz March 15, 2015, 10:13 am

    Thank you so much for sharing , namaste

  • Drea neil March 16, 2015, 6:42 pm

    Absolutely love your descriptions so easy to understand and will be using your technique tonite for clearing back chakras.thankyou namaste.

  • dasy March 16, 2015, 10:40 pm

    I always wondered if I was suppose to do a back cleansing….Universe answered. Thank you

  • Nirmal Mozumdar April 26, 2015, 6:07 am

    Very good suggestions… Thanks .<3

  • Justine May 30, 2015, 6:17 am


    I am just got my 1st Level 1 Reiki attunement. I read that you were saying, ‘Before starting your chakra clearing, draw a big HSZSN in the air infront of you and say 3 times “connect my back chakras to the front of my body.” You’re connected, now you can easily do your regular chakra clearing, with the front hand positions.’ Is this apply to Level 1 or only can the Level 2 and above doing this by drawing the HSZSN? Looking forward to your reply. Thanks!!


    • Amit July 15, 2015, 7:11 am

      You need to be attuned to second level for that…..u practice by keeping hand in first level……

      Thanks, love and blessings to u


    • Jodie July 31, 2015, 12:52 pm

      Even if you’re not attuned to level 2 yet you could ask your guides for aid to reach back chakras. They can assist you with it until you are attuned. 🙂

  • Garce June 1, 2015, 7:35 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this technique with us. Also, you mention the hands technique and how can be placed….. Wel…. For some like me wit a little range of motion on my shoulder it would be a little difficult to do the heart chakra when trying to place my hands behind my back….. It’s not to be a little lazy…. Just couldn’t reach. But I’ll try my very best with the rest of the back chackras. Thank you so much !

  • Kat June 24, 2015, 5:34 pm

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!! .. “Perfect Timing” for this invaluable post re clearing back chakras on oneself!! .. Much Love and Light!! XXOO! KAT!!

  • reikidoc June 29, 2015, 11:48 am

    The analogy given here about left hemisphere and right hemisphere of brain and of other parts of body does not hold good simply because chakras are not physical entity not do they belong to physical form of body. As we all know, they are energy vortices of auric or energy bodies.
    However, the method given is a good example of innovation as well as spiritual guidance. It’s workable and thanks for sharing it. I am sure the practitioners will be benefited.

  • gheorghe August 26, 2015, 5:53 pm

    Super method!


  • shaheen September 12, 2015, 10:46 am

    Dear Ananyaji
    Does this help to prevent backstabbing.

  • Tapan September 17, 2015, 2:35 pm

    Thank you for your valuable information & technic about clearing the back chakra.Thanks again with love & light.

  • Patty M. November 27, 2015, 7:34 pm

    Thank you for this article. I did not even consider that the backs of the chakras should be cleared also. After clearing them, is it necessary to revert them back to their original position or can we just leave them where we have moved them for easier clearing next time? 🙂

  • Ravidamodaran February 12, 2016, 6:48 am

    Very well, Good and intelligent information which is always keep in mind.
    With love and gratitude

  • Lorraine m April 19, 2016, 9:31 pm

    Thank you so much Anayah , its very powerful . Love & gratitude ????❤️

  • Lyne May 2, 2016, 10:10 am

    It is amazing that your site offers free info. Awesome. Thank you so much.

  • Nancy Webster August 19, 2016, 5:02 pm

    Thank you for this and all you do. Much appreciation!

  • tomoko fliearman September 26, 2016, 8:31 pm

    I thought the right side of 5th chakra function is giving, the left side of the same is receiving. Am I right?

  • samir hamma November 7, 2016, 1:12 pm

    Hey there,
    thank you very much for the article, like many others here i too keep forgetting about my back chakras.
    I tend to be quite stiff so when i try to reiki my back with hands on, i tense up and feel the reiki not flowing very well so i stop as it becomes stressful rather than fun and relaxing.
    However, Using crystals has helped me in this regard. I place pyramid chakra crystals over my front chakras and then i place flat chakra stones under my body, under each corresponding chakra. This works great for me personally, but i’m so glad i found your article because now i can incorporate that too, much love and blessings, thank you : D

  • Akhilesh Dwivedi November 24, 2017, 9:53 am

    Thanks Ms Ananya for sharing an important insight with the Group

  • Akhilesh Dwivedi November 24, 2017, 9:59 am

    I am interested to know about using Reiki to reactivate insulin receptors in human body for Diabetes Type 2 patients

  • Lara November 27, 2017, 9:05 pm

    I have to say that if you are feeling tired and drained after giving Reiki – then you are not giving Reiki – you are working with either your own energy or some other energetic source. You must make certain to consciously set aside your own energy and ego before beginning work. If at any time you start to wonder just stop and refocus. Ask again for your own energy to be set aside. You should finish sessions with only tired feet, never drained!

  • Neelam Sahu January 3, 2020, 5:26 pm

    I am highly indebted to you
    My love and blessings.
    Neelam Sahu

  • Carmen February 7, 2020, 6:10 pm

    Thank you for the information. What is the HSZSN that you mention in the article? Thanks.

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