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Chakra Meditation

21 Aug 2021 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Chakra Meditation

Have you ever felt like your body, mind, and soul are out of balance? Do you ever feel as if there is some disbalance in your mental, physical, spiritual, and physical issues? Also, does it sometimes feel as if energy is trapped or blocked inside you and causing more stress? If so, Chakra Meditation is the best way to energize your physical, mental, and spiritual body and ease your stress. You may benefit a lot from Chakra Meditation.

Chakra Meditation is a simple yet powerful meditation that anyone has the potential to practice. It aligns your body, mind, and spirit in harmony. The intention is to stimulate and unblock the energy centers and harness the power of energy centers located throughout the body so you can live with greater enthusiasm and peace.

If you are curious to learn about this practice and process of Chakra Meditation, this article will be your guide. After reading this article, you will be able to open your chakras and activate the energy centers that help you to relieve stress, and anxiety and you will feel better for sure.

What is a Chakra?

The word chakra comes from Sanskrit which means “wheel” and refers to the energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy throughout your whole body that should stay open and aligned, as they correspond to different areas of our energetic body that affect our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

There are seven main chakras located from the base of your spine to the top of your head.

Each chakra is responsible for a different aspect of your well-being and each benefit differently. Each of these seven chakras has a corresponding number, name, color, and health focus. When all seven chakras are open, energy flows freely through the area and manifests in how you think, feel, and behave.

But when your chakras become blocked, it hampers a smooth energy flow through our chakras that leads to physical blockage, phycological distress, and emotional and spiritual mind disbalance. That’s why Chakra Meditation is recommended.

What is Chakra Meditation?

Chakra Meditation is a powerful form of meditation that aims to balance your body mind and spirit. In the other hand, Chakra meditation is a practice that opens and balances your body’s seven chakras. By practicing Chakra Meditation we cleanse and activate the energy of our chakra system. Chakra Meditation is all about focusing on each chakra, from root to crown, to control and restore the energy that flows through them. The ultimate goal after this practice is to ensure that your chakras are wide open and allows a strong connection between body, mind, and soul.

When your chakras are blocked or imbalanced, you may feel;

  • Uneasy, anxious, and stressed
  • Digestive and blood circulation problems
  • Insecurity
  • Lack of consciousness
  • Disconnected from the world, yourself, and loved ones
  • Unable to move forward in one(or more) areas of your life

To avoid this from happening, you can practice Chakra Meditation to open your chakras and let the energy flow freely and smoothly as nature intended.

Once your chakras are open and rebalanced, you will have a strong connection to every aspect of your body, mind, and soul. You will also feel more at peace and out of your comfort zone

What are the seven Chakras of Meditation?

There are seven chakras located throughout your body and each serves a different purpose.

Each chakra has a corresponding color that follows the color of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet(or white). You can wear or surround yourself with that color and meditate on its element nearby.

Let’s go through each chakra to find out what they are responsible for and what you may feel if they are unbalanced.

1. The Root Chakra ( Muladhara )

Element: Earth

Color: Red

Sound: LAM

Yoga poses: Tree pose, Mountain pose, Warrior II

The Muladhara chakra is found at the base of the spine, because of its location at the seat of your body, it keeps us strong into embodied reality, physically strong and secure. The root chakra is connected to the Earth. This chakra governs your family ties and feelings of survival and belongings. The root chakra holds our instinctual urges around food, sleep, and sex.

When it’s blocked:

  • Unstable and unsettled
  •  Sluggish and unmotivated
  •  Frustrated
  • Poor immune system

When it’s opened:

  • Strong connection with yourself, family, and friends
  • Feel strong and confident
  • You can take care of yourself
  • Happy with your body
  • Feel safe and secure

2. The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

Element: Water

Color: Orange

Sound: WAM

Yoga poses: Goddess pose, Pigeon pose, Reverse warrior

The sacral chakra sits just below the navel. This one is connected with reproductive and sexual organs, emotions, and creativity. Your emotional regulation and how you relate to yourself and others. It is also connected to your passions, sexual pleasures, and the sensation of joy.

When it’s blocked:

  • Uncreative
  • Guilt about your sexual desires and pleasures
  •  Emotionally unstable
  • Unable to become intimate with partners
  • Uterine or bladder issues

When it’s opened:

  • Feel passionate
  • Feel creative and positive
  • Powerful and strong in your sexual energy
  • Friendly and joyful
  • Feel more inspired

3. The Solar Plexus ( Manipura )

Element: Fire

Color: Yellow

Sound: RAM

Yoga Poses: Boat pose, Warrior III, Sun Salutation

The Manipura chakra is located in the navel which is associated with the digestive system, the element of fire, Individual power, and purpose.

When it’s blocked:

  • Lack of courage
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feel stagnant and inert
  • Powerless and unable to take action
  • Muscle and stomach cramps
  • Insecurity
  • Digestive issues

When its opened:

  • Inner power and self-confidence
  • Happy to share self gifts and abilities with others
  • Feel confident, productive and energized

4. The Heart Chakra(Anahata)

Element: Air

Color: Green

Sound: YAM

Yoga poses: Camelpose,heel pose ,Upward-facing dog

The Anahata chakra is in the center of the heart where your heart beats. Its right in the middle of the seven chakras and unites the Chakras of Matter ( the lower three) with the Chakras of the Spirit ( the upper three). The heart chakras is the source of love, emotions, and connections. It has the capacity to radiate our deepest feelings of insecurity, disappointment, and loneliness. It can help you open up and form relationships with yourself and others.

When it’s blocked

  • Lack of compassion and empathy
  • Fear of Commitment
  • You please others but never yourself
  • Unwilling to forgive
  • Loneliness
  • Circulation problems and chest pain
  • Possessive and co-dependent
  • Fear of rejection
  • Dysfunctional relationship

When its opened:

  • Form healthy relationship
  • Unconditional love for yourself
  • Gratitude for all you have
  • Heal past wounds
  • Spiritually aware
  • Emotional connections with others

5. The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

Element: Ether

Color: Blue

Sound: HAM

Yoga poses: Fish pose, Supported shoulder stand

The Vishuddha Chakra is located in the throat region that physically covers your throat, mouth, and tongue. This Chakra is all about communication and speaking the truth. On a spiritual level, This Chakra is about expanding our conversation to the divine. It is responsible for your voice, speaking the truth, listening, and hearing what others share without judgment.

When it’s blocked:

  • A sore throat
  • Thyroid issues
  • Social anxiety
  • Unable to speak up[ and scared to voice your opinions or feelings
  • Like no one really understands/hears you
  • You may be overly talkative and not listen to others

When it’s opened:

  • 100% confident to speak your truth and share your feelings
  • Helps you communicate your emotions in healthy ways
  • Listening to others and honoring their personal truth without judgment
  • Communicate constructively
  • Express our true authentic selves

6. The Third Eye Chakra (Anja)

Element: Light

Color: Indigo

Sound: OM

Yoga Poses: Candle Gazing, Child’s Pose, Cat/cow pose

This Chakra is located in the eyebrow level mid-brain and is associated with the intuition or sixth sense, divine wisdom, and insight into the spirit world and our world. Your Third Eye “sees” things that are not visible. It reflects the information as imagination. It governs how the rest of the Chakras function. It is the meeting point between two important energetic streams in our body, the idea, and Pingala Nadis. Tapping and opening your Third Eye  May give you a deeper understanding of yourself and the universe.

When it’s blocked:

  • Unable to make good decisions
  • Disconnected from your intuitions and gut instincts
  • Headaches, migraines, and tension across your brow and forehead
  • Lack of self-trust
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Problems with the pituitary gland and pineal gland
  • Close-minded and untrusting

When it opened:

  • Inner wisdom
  • A clear sense of purpose for your life
  • Active imaginations
  • Communication with universe
  • Can face life challenges and choices
  • More connected to your spirituality, others, and the universe
  • Correct your decision

7. The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Element: Spirit

Color: White and Purple

Sound: OM

Yoga Poses: Savasana, Headstand, Rabbit pose

The Sahasrara Chakra is located right at the top of the head, just like where a crown would naturally sit.  It connects to beauty itself, spiritual realism, and your higher self with the divine. It is responsible for spiritual awakening, enlightenment, faith, and divine understanding. It helps you to understand who you are beyond your physical self. It is everything that lies beyond our linear intellect, personal needs, and emotional experiences.

When it’s blocked:

  • The feeling of emotional distress
  • Lonely, insignificant, and abandoned by a higher power
  • Migraines and problems with the nervous system
  • Confusion and Materialism

When it’s opened:

  • Accept and process divine guidance
  • Enlightened and open-minded
  • Connected to the higher power
  • Powerful spiritual energy
  • Grateful for all the blessings and divine offers
  • Spiritual beliefs

How Do You Meditate To Open Chakras?

Just follow the given steps:

  • Be in a comfortable position

You can be seated on a meditation pillow, under a tree, or lying down. Choose somewhere quiet and relaxing where you won’t be disturbed.

  • Set an intention

Take a few deep breaths to relax your physical body and mind and make yourself in a meditative state. Think about what you hope to learn and accomplish during that time.

  • Visualize the light of each chakra glowing and swirling through your body

Imagine the chakra you want to work on as a spiral of healing light or picture all of them shining at the same time. Visualize the energy moving through your whole physical body from the base of your spine to the top of your head.

  • Breathe deeply into each chakras center

Place your hand on the exact area you are focusing on to form a deeper mind-body connection. Feel the energy activating and clearing out blocked paths to your inner happiness and wisdom.

  • Work through your difficult areas/chakras

If you notice some negative sensation or feel negative thoughts when visualizing the specific chakra, spend more time breathing deeply and slowly release those negative energy. As you unblock stagnant energy in your body, you will be able to tap into deeper conscious levels of yourself and your place in the universe.

  • End your meditation by visualizing yourself stepping outside of your body and watching yourself as an observer

Imagine that your physical body is surrounded by a positive energy field.  This flowing energy will increases your consciousness. How do you feel as this is happening?

Keep breathing and practicing your visualizations until you are ready to come out of the meditative state.

You will feel totally different after performing Chakra Meditation like this. No matter which route you take ,you will likely feel so much better once you try it.

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