for an empath, being out in public can be challenging and leave us feeling anxious and drained. here are a few effective ways to protect yourself and a few tactics to pull out as and when needed.

mirrored energy ball of light: every day, visualize yourself surrounded by a huge vibrant mirrored ball of protection. do it before you plan to go out in public. believe it's there and know it's protecting you from other’s energy.

salt: you probably already know of salt amazing healing properties. it clears negative energies and also helps protect you from absorbing them. add it to you bath, use as a body scrub and include it in your diet. choose unrefined organic salt (pink Himalayan rock salt is best).

crystals: they offer us protection from all sorts of negative energies. they can also protect us from electro-magnetic energy. choose the ones you most resonate with. 

essential oils: the power of essential oils has been known through the ages. as well as their amazing healing qualities, essential oils can help build a powerful energetic armor. like crystals, choose the ones you most resonate with. 

yoga: a short daily practice is a powerful protective tool for the empath. amongst many other amazing benefits, yoga helps balance and build your energy body, which in turn acts as an invisible force field.

singing: sound affects us on many levels energetically. yogis have used sound for thousands of years, because they know its power. singing raises your frequency, making negative energy bounce off. 

breath-work: certain breathing techniques can work wonders for energy protection. the alternate nostril breathing, for example, is a technique that quiets the mind and bliss you out. it's great to do before bedtime, especially if you have a wired monkey mind. it also balances masculine and feminine energies within the body. (to achieve the greatest benefits of any yoga breathing technique you should try to practice every day, at least 5 minutes)

close your eyes: (for obvious reasons, this should only be done when it's safe) in noisy, highly charged places closing your eyes can protect you from so much. it is doubly effective if you practice a breathing technique at the same time. when you open your eyes again, you will find the energies that had been previously pounding you, has bounced off.

skip caffeine: any kind of stimulant leaves the empath wide open energetically. too much coffee, for example, can leave you vulnerable to other people’s energy.

balance your hormones: this is possibly the most important and most effective of all these techniques. your hormones are directly linked to your chakras, meaning they affect both your physical and energetic bodies. if your hormones are out of whack you will not be able to balance your own energy. 

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