What Is Chakra Meditation
Chakras Meditation is one method that has been around for centuries, yet it is still in popular use today. It is a spiritual practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. Chakra meditation involves focusing your mind and body through various chakras to achieve harmony within yourself. In this article, we’ll explore how you can use this ancient practice to increase your overall wellbeing and meditation skills.
First of all, what are chakras? Chakras is the term used to describe a set of energy centres located in the human body. They are believed to have a profound effect on physical health and well-being, as well as psychic and spiritual development. Interestingly, they are also believed to be linked to the functioning of the nervous system, and the existence of these energy centres within the body are called “chakras.” The term “chakra” was derived from the Sanskrit word “kara,” which means a wheel axle. The belief is that by putting the right amount of force into each chakra point, balancing it out, one can create a union with the spiritual energies, positive health, and healing powers of the universe.
The Seven Chakras
There are seven Chakras points in our body of which each has its own role to control the flow of energy in our body.
It has been said that if you meditate on your stomach, chest, and roof, you can better focus on your emotional healing and wisdom. Since these are also major chakras, your goal is to heal these and balance them. When you feel emotionally off or unbalanced, you may be experiencing imbalances in your physical body as well. Chakra meditation will help you strengthen these and release any blockages so you can heal both aspects at once.
Choose one that suits your current condition or you can rotate each of them for a week to bring greater balance and harmony to your whole well-being. To enhance the positive effects of chakra meditation you can also add certain mudras and mantras.
Focus your attention on the base of your spine.
Imagine breathing in and out through your chakra, an illuminating ruby red sphere gathering at the base of your tailbone, expanding and radiating. Draw this energy upon every inhalation and send that energy back down to the ground on your exhalations. Feel that connection and security with the earth, firm and grounded.
Crystal: Fire Agate, Blood Stone, Hematite
Focus your attention on the midway between your navel and your pubic bone.
Imagine breathing in and out through your chakra, a vibrant soft setting sun over the horizon radiates from inside out, the orange light permeates your inner body and into the surrounding, it’s getting stronger and brighter with every breath you take. Now, picture your breath as the ocean waves and every inhalation, you are withdrawing back to the sea and rushing to the shore when you exhaled… all stagnant and negativities emotional energy are flushed out of your system, cleanse by the ocean waves.
Crystal: Carnelian, Moonstone, Coral
Focus your attention on the area between your belly button and your heart.
Now breathe in and out through your third chakra. Visualise a powerful golden yellow ball of light that goes over your belly button when you inhale and up to your nose when you exhale. On your inhalations, let the belly get soft and full when on your exhalations, gently tone your abdominal muscles. This will energetically purify your abdominal area and aid you in your digestive system.
You can practise this with a candle or in front of a fireplace, visualizing your fears being transformed with your inner flame.
Crystal: Orange Calcite, Topaz, Malachite
Pay full attention to your heart. You may place both hands on the heart for a stronger connection.
Imagine breathing in and out through your heart chakra. The air goes deeply to your heart chakra as you inhale and all the way through your nose as you exhale. Visualize an emerald green light that fills up your entire chest glowing brighter and stronger with every breath you take. Feel the radiates connection of love and being loved, safe and free from sorrows.
Crystal: Green Calcite, Green Tourmaline, Jade, Rose Quartz
Focus your attention on your throat.
Imagine breathing in and out through your throat chakra. Visualize your throat chakra as a brilliant turquoise ball of light, glowing brighter and stronger each time you breathe into it. Envision yourself using your voice for good. Feel how it gives you self-confidence, freedom, and empathy for other people. Let this practice help you to make a positive contribution to the world in a way that is unique and authentic for you.
Crystal: Aquamarine, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli
Third Eye Chakra/Ajna
Focus your full attention on the spot between your eyes on your forehead.
Imagine breathing through the “third eye”. Visualize a vivid indigo sphere of light-emitting brilliantly and radiates the entire surrounding, so strong that you can even catch glimpses through your closed eyes. Relax your facial muscles and keep your breathing smooth and steady. Gradually, shift your awareness from your forehead to the middle of your brain. If possible, press the tip of your tongue to the upper palate to stimulate the Ajna chakra from underneath it.
If you practise regularly on the third eye meditation, you can surpass the limitation of your thought pattern, trusting your intuition and gain greater wisdom.
Crystal: Amethyst, Black Obsidian, Purple Fluorite
Please take note that that Crown Chakra can only be activated if the other six Chakras is well balanced.
Now focus your full attention on the top of your head, a violet lotus to be in full bloom. As you inhale, a brilliant violet light from the lotus is aligned downward with the rest of the chakras to the ground and as you exhale, it shoots up to the sky, returning back to the universal source. At each breathing, encourage the lotus to open up. This light is what connects you to your inner-self, the world and your mind. When it feels natural, let your awareness settle on the point at the centre of the imaginary lotus, offering thanks to your higher self for revealing itself to you.
Crystal: Amethyst, Diamond, Clear Quartz, Selenite
Through Chakras Meditation, you can unblock both your mental and physical energies. Chakra cleansing can be done from home or in your own room without any special tools. There are some practitioners who used crystals to enhance the experiences during their sessions by placing the various crystals at the chakra points.
You might not experience the immediate benefit; it takes time to align and keep all chakras balanced so don’t rush and take your time to fine-tune your needs.