Chakra Meditation: How To Meditate And Open All Your 7 Chakras
People today are primarily a part of a fast-paced world where they are beset by various challenges and complexities that threaten to diminish their mental vigour. In such a scenario, they feel that they do not have any agency over the direction that their life takes. The need of the hour is to take a break from this constant hustle and bustle of life and spend some quiet moments in your company alone. It is here that chakra meditation becomes your strategic ally.
It is rightly said that life is nothing but a roller-coaster ride. You cannot prevent negative events from occurring but you can certainly control your response to them. And, this, my friends, make all the difference to the quality of your life. A meditation chakra is a centre or source of energy that is present in your body. There are various such chakras that begin from the end of your spine and stretch upward till the crown of your head. These chakras or wheels work to move your energy in the upward direction. By practicing chakra meditation, you pave the way for getting a greater awareness of your abilities which ultimately help you to live a more fulfilling and satisfied life.
By now you must be intrigued and wondering about how do you meditate and open your chakras? Can you even accomplish this task or not? Well, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that opening your chakras through meditation is not at all a difficult task. Let us find out how.
What Are the 7 Chakras of Meditation?
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The chakra meditation involves the activation of the following chakras:
Root chakra or Muladhara, present at the base or the end of your spine. It regulates your relationship with the world around like your requirement for shelter, stability, and food. If it is blocked you become highly susceptible to physical, emotional, and digestive issues.
Sacral chakra or Svadhisthana, present directly beneath your navel. It is involved with your creativity and imagination. If it is blocked, it becomes difficult for you to cope up with various issues that crop up in your daily life.
Solar Plexus chakra or Manipura, present just above your navel region in your abdomen. This chakra governs your digestive process, and your mental and spiritual health. If it is not balanced then your mental understanding of your place in the world becomes weak.
Heart chakra or Anahata, present at the core of your cardiovascular system. It is tied to the heart and related organs. It regulates your respiration and when it functions optimally, enables you to forge deeper emotional connections.
Throat chakra or Visshuddha, present near your thyroid glands, in the region of your throat. It governs your self-expression and communication. If it is blocked, then you may harbour the feelings of alienation, isolation, and other physical problems.
Third Eye chakra or Ajna present above the place where your eyebrow meets. It is the controller of your insights and intuition on deeper and superficial levels. A well balanced Ajna chakra allows you to perceive the interconnections around you and make peace with your place in it.
Crown chakra or Sahasrara is present on the top of your head and connects your power to the world around you. It functions only when all the other chakras present in your body are working at their peak. You will attain a sense of peace and well-being when your crown chakra is optimized.
Chakra Meditation – How to Do It?
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The following chakra meditations will enable you to open all your chakras and live a life that is more in harmony with your true self. You can perform root chakra meditation or heart chakra meditation by following the ways mentioned below. Immediately after completing the meditation you will feel yourself more aligned and grounded. You will also feel a sense of calm, content, and clarity of thought that you may not have experienced before.
This chakra meditation can be performed daily or weekly for around a time period of 20 minutes. The major types of chakra meditation is done in the following manner.
Seek a quiet and comfortable place either in your home or in your office. It should be free of any distractions and you should be able to plunge deeper into yourself safely and securely.
Once you find the place, begin by closing your eyes and directing all your attention within yourself. Next, direct all your attention in the area of your mind’s eye. You should start getting an awareness of your first chakra that lies at the base of your spine.
This chakra connects you to the earth and you should pay full attention to it.
Visualize this chakra as a wheel that is spinning. Watch how it is flowing, feel its shape and space. With every breath, feel how the chakra brightens and becomes more vivid. You may be prompted to feel that it is just your imagination, but you do not have to pay attention to that thought.
Visualize the chakra rotating in a direction that resembles that of a clock. Feel closely the heat and coolness that it radiates. With every breath you should see it getting more powerful.
Slowly move up and repeat this whole process with each chakra. Keep going upwards. At the same time, remember that there is no need to rush this process.
Every chakra is defined by its own uniqueness.Always remember this and feel your way up.
At some chakras you will be required to spend some more time on some particular days. Do not rush and spend ample time visualizing their shape, size, and light.
As you reach the chakra that is on the top of your head, allow yourself to gain a whole view of your body. This should be commenced when you are deep in meditation. You should be able to scan your entire body and determine if it is fully aligned. Feel your breath moving from the crown chakra to the base of your spine. It will feel very good and you will make you well aligned.
What are the 7 mantras of the Chakra Meditation?
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When we chant the mantras or chakra sounds, we connect better with the elements. We are able to better understand our lives and understand our experiences better. Mantras are to be chanted in a tone that is not too high and not too low. It should be one which comes naturally to you. Here are the chakra meditation mantras that you should chant while meditating.
For balancing your root chakra you can chant the mantra ‘I Am’. chanting it regularly will deepen your connection with the earth.
For expressing yourself creatively and becoming emotionally sound the mantra ‘I Feel’ should be chanted.
Solar Plexus Chakra can be opened with the mantra ‘I Do’. it will help you to become more decisive and confident.
The Heart Chakra can be opened by chanting the mantra ‘I Love’. It will help you to become more compassionate and enjoy life fully.
Throat chakra’s power can be harnessed by chanting the mantra ‘I Speak’. It will help you to creatively express yourself and communicate better with others.
The Third Eye Chakra mantra ‘I See’ helps you to trust more fully in yourself and gain a greater awareness of your hidden potential.
Crown Chakra can be opened with the mantra ‘I Understand’. It will help you become more spiritual and attain higher levels of consciousness.
How Do You Know if Your Chakras Are Blocked?
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1. Root chakra
Imbalances in root chakra can be understood when you feel problems in your legs, feet, tailbone, rectum, immune system, and suffer from issues like constipation, eating disorders, and arthritis.
2. Sacral chakra
Imbalances in this chakra make themselves known by reproductive issues, kidney, and urinary problems, and low back pain. You find it difficult to express yourself, find pleasure, and become fearful of betrayal and impotence.
3. Solar Plexus chakra
Digestive issues, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, ulcers, and colon disorders make it apparent that your Solar Plexus chakra is blocked. You will experience low levels of self-esteem and fears of rejection and your physical appearance.
4. Heart chakra
Cardiovascular and respiratory issues like heart and lung diseases, upper back, shoulder, arm, and wrist pain, all point towards a blockage of heart chakra. You feel jealous, angry,, suffocated, and bitter when this chakra is blocked.
5. Throat chakra
Sore throat, ear infections, chin, cheek, tongue, and lip problems, all point to an imbalanced throat chakra. Free flow of communication becomes impossible when this chakra is blocked.
6. Third Eye chakra
In the presence of your third-eye chakra being blocked, you will suffer from problems like headaches, eye strain, hearing loss, and seizures. You will begin to exhibit moodiness and a volatile temperament.
7. Crown chakra
When crown chakra is not balanced you will start experiencing depression and a loss of clarity. Confusion and rigid thoughts will shake your trust in yourself and you will not be able to live mindfully.
Now that you know all about chakra meditation, it is time to start practicing it and reap its benefits in the form of a greater quality of life.