How—And Why—You Need To Cleanse Your Aura

Doing it can totally change your life.

“Some people have an unexplainable energy that seems to surround them.”

They’re like the definition of #goodvibes—amazing things always seem to happen to them. You know the type; they’re the kind of person who wins the lottery, meets their soulmate at a coffee shop, and has their self-published book hit the New York Times bestseller list on the same day … Are these blessed souls just lucky (eye roll), or is there something else happening here?

It could be that they’ve got a squeaky clean, attractive aura. Yep, we’re serious.

If you’re a believer, an aura is the energy field that surrounds your body. It can attract and dispel energy—and the idea is that the clearer it is, the more attractive (in a good way) you are.

We sat down with Shannon Yrizarry, one of the guides at the LA-based mystic institution, the House of Intuition. Here’s what she told us about how and why we should be cleansing our auras and what to expect when we finally clear. 

We’ve heard a lot about cleansing our auras. What does that mean?

First, we need to understand what an aura is, so we know what we’re cleansing, right?

Everyone knows they have a physical body, but most people don’t know we also have an energetic body surrounding our physical body. This is also referred to as the aura. You can recognize someone’s aura when they walk into the room. You will immediately feel if they are a cheerful person, bitter, or confident. This ‘read’ we get on someone comes from our auras interacting.

The energetic body is comprised of electromagnetic pulses created by emotions generated in our physical body; 72,000 nerves bundle in seven places called the nadis or chakras. Those bundles interact with our energetic body, relaying information about the stress and emotions we pick up from our environment.

If we are holding a lot of changes in our energetic body, we will feel physical stress, which is why we want to release those caught emotions or, in other words, cleanse our auras. Think of it like bacteria that builds up in your mouth when you don’t brush your teeth.

“Essentially, cleansing your aura releases the charge of emotional experiences and habitual thought patterns that can affect your physical body when they build up.”

So how do you do it? Can you cleanse your aura at home?

Pranayama: Breathwork like the Breath of Fire and other pranayama techniques are the quickest way to clear your aura. Just 50 seconds of Breath of Fire changes the blood chemistry because it brings oxygen to the bloodstream. Try breathing in the car as deeply and slowly as you can for seven seconds, holding it for seven seconds, and breathing out for 7 seconds. Repeat that cycle three times, and you’ve got a quick, energetic reset.

Salts and crystals: You can also do a salt bath or shower (moving water generates negative ions, which cleanse the aura’s positive ions).

“Use elements which generate negative ions like Himalayan salt, an amethyst crystal, and selenite crystal.”

Music: Calm music helps clear the aura because the wavelengths in music interact and harmonize with the body’s energy waves. You can do this daily to keep negative emotions and spiraling thoughts from building up. Even clearing clutter from your home and car will help you feel clear. We constantly interact with our environment, and our external environment reflects our internal mind.

via House Of Intuition
via House Of Intuition

What results can you expect to see after clearing your aura?

You’ll feel more optimistic and be more pleasant to be around. Since people can intuitively sense a dense aura holding resentment or fear, they avoid it. When you clear your field, people will feel more comfortable around you. And like attracts like, you’ll find that instead of attracting people holding onto trauma or victim mentalities, you’ll start interacting with people who see possibility.

Aura clearing also removes mental blocks that keep you from realizing potential—you’ll see what can go right instead of immediately thinking of what could go wrong. You’ll also reduce inflammation caused by the stress hormone cortisol, an acidic compound that creates free radicals and steals from healthy skin cells leaving your tissue sore and painful.

“Once you let things go, you will have space for new relationships and feel more confident to move forward. Most people report feeling lighter and having more mental clarity.”

If you think about how each of the body’s systems interacts, creating harmony in just one system (in this case, the nervous system) can help our digestive, glandular, lymphatic, endocrine, immune, and musculoskeletal systems.


Is there anything you can do daily to keep your aura clear and bright?

Yoga is one of the easiest ways to keep that aura shiny! Have you ever noticed the yogis glow? It’s literally that they are carrying more energy in their nervous system because they have trained their body to be able to hold more energy.

We know we conduct electricity in our bodies, and when we look at it scientifically, it’s obvious that we need tune-ups to ensure the circuits are flowing. Food also affects our emotions, so making clean food choices will help your aura stay clear.

Make it easier on yourself. Take a shower if you feel low-vibe, and play music designed for your nervous system, like Hemisync, which helps you move into a theta or delta brainwave instead of the beta, which is our action mode that causes stress.

Finally, it’s not rocket science (thank goodness!) Start your day with a positive intention: “Today is going to be full of positive and loving interactions.” You can tell yourself, “Today is the best day of my life.”

“Give your ship a positive direction, and you won’t pick up negative interference.”

Tell yourself that “Only positive energy is allowed to surround me,” and set the intention to bring a smile to everyone.

At night, you need to reset your aura by visualizing a clear space around you, let go of the stories, and let your mind rest and be in your body so you can sleep peacefully and wake up in a good mood.


Any other recommendations for someone looking for a fresh start who wants to feel more clear and open?

There are two aspects of clearing your aura: Physical remedies like massage and salt baths and mental remedies like meditation and intention setting. Both aspects are still simple and low-cost—so don’t feel overwhelmed. Consistently putting these things to use will keep you feeling the best over time.

When trying to develop a routine for emotional management, immerse yourself in education and classes about it. You’re retraining your neural pathways, which may be deeply ingrained if you never knew you could choose which thoughts you let into your brain and direct them. Meditation classes or guided meditations such as those offered by Deepak Chopra are a great start.

“Wearing an amethyst necklace, bracelet, or earrings can help as well as crystals like black tourmaline and selenite. Carry them in your pocket or put them by your desk at work.”

Use sage, palo santo, or incense daily and throughout the day to clear the space around you. Recent studies show that this ancient practice has scientific backing; the chemical reaction of the smoke with our energy field has a physical effect on our body that can be measured. These are quick-clearing techniques that can become a part of your daily routine. A weekly salt bath will certainly help as well.

Finally, consider reiki, massage, and acupuncture as a part of your monthly regimen for your emotional management. These holistic therapies will always leave you feeling lighter and brighter. NLP (neural linguistic programming) can help retrain thought patterns to be more positive subconsciously; this is the root of many emotions. Saying simple positive daily affirmations, looking at them, or writing them can help create new ways of thinking that will help keep that aura bright.

Once again, consistently putting these things to use will keep you feeling the best over time.

This interview was conducted with Shannon Yrizarry. You can follow her on Instagram at @Shannonhouseofintuition and House of Intuition at @houseofintuition. Shannon is a part of a team of healers at HOI, which offers classes, reiki, tarot, and oracle card readings, and intuitive readings at the House of Intuition in Echo Park in Los Angeles. To book, visit

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