How to do Chakra Meditation & Enhance Your Body’s Healing Ability

chakra meditation

 

The technique of chakra meditation itself is very simple

It involves placing your attention on one chakra at a time while using an internal sound on the in breath, and on the out breath.

Why do Chakra Meditation?

  • Calms the mind
  • Enhances relaxation & improves sleep
  • Enhances the bodies healing capacity
  • Assists in regulating hormone balance
  • Improves digestion
  • Calms the nervous system
  • And much more..

chakra meditation

Preparing for Chakra Meditation

Ideally, you should practice chakra meditation while seated in a comfortable position with the spine fairly straight.

Sitting on the floor in a traditional lotus-like position does enhance the practice and one’s ability to concentrate, but it is not absolutely necessary. Sitting in a comfortable, supported chair is also fine. Lying down is also an option for those who have real difficulty sitting upright, or who are bedridden due to illness or injury.

Generally, we tend to discourage lying down during meditation practices as it is very easy to fall asleep, but in cases of sickness or injury, it is fine. Just try to remain awake during the practice. If you fall asleep, don’t worry; try the practice again later when you feel more alert.

For those who have tight hips or stiff backs and are therefore unable to sit comfortably, then the practice of asanas (postures) is also recommended to help relieve the body of its stiffness, and to enable one to sit comfortably with little to no discomfort.

 

The more you cultivate the ability to concentrate, the easier it will be for you to focus on chakra meditation.

 

Some days will be easier than others to focus your attention, so don’t be too discouraged if one day you feel like you get nowhere with it. Simply try again later that day or the next day when you sit for meditation.

 

How to Practice Chakra Meditation

The actual chakra meditation practice takes about 10 minutes to complete one round. When you add the initial concentration practice of breath awareness (10 minutes), we now have a meditational practice that will be about 20 minutes in duration.

If you have the concentration and durability to go longer, then just spend more time on each of the chakras. You can expand the time into as long as you like, as there really is no time limit to it. If 20 minutes is too long to commit to, then try 5 minutes concentration with 10 minutes chakra meditation. Or, if you have difficulty with it, then just stick to concentration meditation for 10 minutes in duration.

Anything less than 10 minutes I find doesn’t really do much because it takes a good 10 minutes just for the mind just to start settling down.

For chakra meditation, we use the mantra “Huummmm Saaaaaa”, which is an easy mantra to work with and literally means “I am”.  We can use any simple mantra really, yet I have found this one to be simple and very effective. After you get established in the technique, feel free to use other mantras if you wish.

how to do chakra meditation

After sitting for the initial period and focusing on simple breath awareness, we are ready to begin chakra meditation:

 

1. Place all of your attention on the base of the torso where the base chakra resides. Another way to describe it is where you are in contact with the floor through the sitting bones and the bottom.

 

2. Keep your attention fully on the base of your torso and as you breathe in, say to yourself inside, “Huummmm”, and as you breathe out say “Saaaaaa”. Get the sense that the mantra is resonating from the base chakra.

 

3. Continue this mantra with your attention on the base chakra. This allows your breath to move easily without force or effort. The mantra will help to dissolve any thoughts or distractions as they arise. Keep coming back to the mantra with your attention on the base chakra for a few minutes, or for about 10 inhales and exhales.

 

4. Then we simply repeat this process moving up to each of the chakras. So now, move your attention up to the 2nd chakra (sacral chakra), placing all your attention just below the navel. As you breathe in you say internally “Huummmm”, and as you are breathing out you say “Saaaaaa”. Repeat for a few minutes, or about 10 inhales and exhales.

 

5. Move your attention up to the 3rd chakra (solar plexus), placing all your attention in the upper belly region. As you breathe in you say internally “Huummmm”, and as you breathe out you say “Saaaaaa”. Repeat for a few minutes, or about 10 inhales and exhales.

 

6. Move your attention up to the 4th chakra (heart), placing all your attention in the center of the chest. As you breathe in you say internally “Huummmm”, and as you breathe out you say “Saaaaaa”. Repeat for a few minutes, or about 10 inhales and exhales.

 

7. Move your attention up to the 5th chakra (throat), placing all your attention at the front of the throat. As you breathe in you say internally “Huummmm”, and as you breathe out you say “Saaaaaa”. Repeat for a few minutes, or about 10 inhales and exhales.

 

8. Move your attention up to the 6th chakra (third eye), placing all your attention between the eyebrows. As you breathe in you say internally “Huummmm”, and as you breathe out you say “Saaaaaa”. Repeat for a few minutes, or about 10 inhales and exhales.

 

9. Move your attention up to the 7th chakra (crown), placing all your attention at the top of the head. As you breathe in you say internally “Huummmm”, and as you breathe out you say “Saaaaaa”. Repeat for a few minutes, or about 10 inhales and exhales.

 

10. To finish off, it is best to repeat one of the lower chakras to ground the energy down. Move your attention up to the 2nd chakra (sacral chakra), placing all your attention just below the navel. As you breathe in you say internally “Huummmm”, and as you breathe out you say “Saaaaaa”. Repeat for a few minutes, or about 10 inhales and exhales.

 

11. When you feel you are ready to come out, simply start to open the eyes and relax your posture. Take your time getting up, and be sure to have a drink of water at the end.

 

That’s it! 🙂

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to share.

 

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