Many people ask me how to activate chakras through meditation. Below, you’ll find the best 7 chakra meditation for beginners, along with mantras and mudras. Plus I will discuss the benefits of open chakras.
Among all the different types of meditation, the chakra methods are the most holistic.
Chakra meditation techniques will help you to be at your peak. They are some of the most important types of meditation you can do.
That’s why I’d like to share my two favorite methods with you. One is a chakra meditation for beginners. The other is the powerful 7 chakra dhyana meditation technique. This will open all 7 chakras.
Now, here is what we will be looking at in this guide:
- What Are Chakras
- Symptoms of Closed Chakras
- Free Meditation For Beginners
- Free Chakra Dhyana Meditation Technique
INTRO: This chakra guide will teach you how to do chakra meditation for beginners, and 7 chakra dhyana
In this guide I will teach you how to open your chakras. Once you’ve finished this article you will know how to open the seven chakras and clear them too.
You might be advanced at dhyana, or a beginner. Either way, this guide will help you.
If you are new to this technique you will learn everything you need to know.
If you’re an experienced meditator you will brush-up your knowledge and learn new things.
Even my most enlightened friends like to brush-up on their techniques. After all, it’s always good to check your knowledge. That way you can rest assured that you know all you need to know so you stay safe and healthy.
So, let’s go right from the beginning. And if you want to learn more after this guide, here are my recommended books.
What are the chakras meditation techniques? What are chakras?
You might be wondering, “What are chakras”?
In Indian traditions, they are the energy points or nodes in the body.
Prana (life force ) moves through the Nadi (energy channels similar to rivers) and comes to chakras (which are like lakes).
They work like wheels. In fact, the Sanskrit word “Chakra” can literally be translated to mean “Wheel”. So by doing chakra techniques we are actually doing “Wheel Meditation Techniques”.
In Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation, chakras are the wheels of energy in the body.
By practicing the 7 chkakra meditation techniques, we open the chakras, which brings many benefits.
So how many chakras do we have?
Different religions and spiritualities have different theories regarding the number, order, and where chakras are located in the body. But the conventional agreement is that there are seven, all of which are located at a point on the spine, ranging from the crown of the head to the pelvis.
There are various ways how to open the chakras: meditation, mudras, mantras, stones and more. Perhaps the most powerful is Chakra Dhyana Meditation Technique, which we will look at in a moment.
7 Chakra Meditation For Beginners [Easy Technique]
What is chakra meditation? It is a method through which we balance and open the 7 “Wheels” in the body. Doing this method daily will help to ensure that you are living healthily and enjoying optimal wellbeing.
“7 Chakra meditation techniques” are some of the most important forms of meditation.
Chakra opening meditation is a process through which we open the “Wheels” and ensure that prana is flowing properly through the body. This heightens our vibrancy rate and brings light to our energy field. This removes impurities which may have been caused for a number of reasons, such as depression, injury, trauma, and anxiety.
This procedure clears, heals, balances, and cleanses our chakras. This improves our mental and physical health and leads to awakening into the truth of who we are.
When it comes to opening the chakras, meditation is by far the most important method. While we can also use stones, mudras, malas and other techniques, I always recommend that meditation be the number one method you use.
However, it is important to do the proceude properly. So read through the notes below to ensure that you are practicing properly.
Some notes on chakra meditation for beginners (read before you start)
Make sure you understand the basics of meditaition before starting. For instance, that you should be somewhere quiet, free from distractions, and that you should feel somewhat relaxed before beginning. If you’re not relaxed, I recommend starting with an easier technique, such as focusing on your breath.
2. Sacred Space
It is first important to choose an ideal place where you will meditate.
The area where you meditate should be relaxing and free of distractions. You should feel comfortable in your meditation space. It should enhance a feeling of peace and tranquility.
Lots of readers ask me questions about this technique. So I’ve included this FAQ to help answer the most common questions.
How long will the meditation take?
- In order to fully open chakras, meditation should take about half an hour.You can practice for less time if you’re just doing one chakra. I do recommend doing daily chakra cleansing so you know that your “Wheel” are always open. That way you can be sure to enjoy optimal health and wellbeing daily. Twenty minutes in the morning is all that is required. I do, however, recommend going slowly at first and taking more time until you get used to it. It is imporant that you learn the right way how to meditate to open chakras. Going slowly a few times will help you to learn it the right way.
Where to do it?
- Find somewhere peaceful. Keep the space free from distractions. Make sure any pets are out of the room—nothing ruins a meditation like a dog licking your face!
How is this different to other methods?
- You will need to use your imagination while doing chakra meditation. If you can’t immediately see the “Wheels”, use your imagination.
What if I get confused?
- If you are struggling to remember the steps ask a friend to help guide you through the meditation. You’ll get used to the practice after a few goes. Both chakras and meditation itself are quite deep subjects, so you might like to do some further research before beginning.
How long should you meditate on each chakra?
- The meditation will take 20 – 30 minutes approximately. Dedicate 3 – 4 minutes on each of the seven.
Is there any scientific evidence?
Actually, yes, there is. Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. has written a fascinating article about the psychology of charkas on Psychology Today. Take a look.
Does chakra meditation work?
Although there is no real scientific evidence to support it, from personal experience as a meditation teacher I have seen firsthand that it does indeed work, and the benefits are real. Chakra clearing meditation can lead to many benefits for our health and wellbeing. I personally used it when struggling with depression and anxiety, and I immediately felt more positive after practicing. I know many people who have had similar experiences.
How to do Chakra Opening Meditation (Beginners)
Here are the steps for the best chakra meditation for beginners. For an even more powerful method I recommend doing meditation with a chakra singing bowl set [READ: buying a chakra singing bowl set.]
- Sit comfortably somewhere you will not be disturbed.
- Check your posture Make sure your back is straight.
- Breathe slowly in a relaxed manner.
- Make sure your breath is being drawn deep into your body.
- Feel your breath moving up your spine as you inhale and down when exhaling.
- Focus on the movement of your breath for 20 breaths.
- You will now go through each of the chakras. You may need to refer to the information above.
- Beginning with the root chakra, imagine the root chakra’s colour.
- Feel the energy gathering in the Root Chakra.
- Visualize prana flowing through the root chakra.
- When you feel that you have correctly visualised the Root Chakra, move up to the Navel Chakra. Some people like to practice root chakra meditation first, before continuing to the other “Wheels”. This is a good way to get used to the basics of the practice before you go further.
- Continue this process up through the seven chakras.
- Once you finish you may stop or proceed back down the chakras, vividly visualising the colours as you go, as well as recognising the feeling associated with them.
- You can also use these techniques to open chakras faster, and also the Hari Om Meditation.
This is the best way how to meditate on chakras. Beginners can use this method daily for quick benefits. Plus, it is relatively simple.
Used frequently, this procedure will promote health and well being. It is a great meditation for depression. And it will promote positive feelings and inner peace. It will also heighten your spiritual development
Chakra Dhyana Meditation To Open Chakras Yourself (Advanced Method)
The above is the fundamental chakra meditation for beginners.
Time to advance. To level-up. To evolve.
We do that with chakra Dhyana meditation.
This is a powerful technique used to awaken the kundalini energy inside of you.
There are risks involved with kundalini processes. Take a look at this article from Sadhguru for more on this. This is not the easiest chakra meditation for beginners who are just starting out. I recommend you only do this one once you’ve been meditating for at least one year.
Chakra Dhyana Steps
- Sit comfortably with good posture. Make sure your spine is in proper alignment and that your body is relaxed.
- Place your hands on your thighs with the palms up. During the Chakra Dhyana meditation technique you will touch the tips of your index fingers to your thumbs in this fashion: During the first 3 chakras touch the tips of the thumb, then the middle of the thumb for the 5th and 6th chakra, then the base of the thumb for the 7th and 8th.
- Spend a few minutes doing basic breathing meditation. This will relax you so you’re ready for the next step.
- From now onwards, you will be focussing your mind on each of the wheels. At the same time as focussing you will be reciting a mantra in a slow fashion.
- THE ROOT CHAKRA: This one is located between genitals and anus, say “Om Mooladhara” and visualise the colour red. Now repeat the mantra LANG, which should be pronounced LUNG. Finally imagine the chakra turning gold and say the words “Kundalini arohanum” three times.
- Next is the Swadhisthana, found at the base of the spine. Visualise is as orange, Say “Om Swadhisthana” then recite “VUNG” before imagining the chakra turning gold. Again say “Kundalini arohanum” three times.
- Next we come to the navel and the Manipura. Say “Om Sri Mani Padme Hum” and imagine the chakra being yellow. Recite RUNG, visualise the mantra turning gold and say “Kundalini arohanum” three times.
- Now on to the centre of the chest and the Anahata chakra. Say the words “Om Anahata” and imagine the chakra as green. Recite the sound YUNG, imagine the chakra turning gold and say “Kundalini arohanum” three times.
- The Vishuddhi is next, which is found in the throat. Say the words, “Om Vishuddhi” visualise the chakra as blue, recite HUNG, imagine it turning gold, recite “Kundalini Arohanum” three times.
- Now the Ajneya, located between the eyebrows. Say “Om Ajneya” imagine the chakra being indigo, recite AUM, imagine the chakra turning gold, recite “Kundalini Arohanum.” Three times.
- Now the Sahasrara, which is in the middle of the forehead. The words to say this time are “Om Sahasrara” the colour is violet, the mantra “Ohum Satyam Om.” Again, imagine the chakra turning gold and recite “Kundalini Arohanum” three times.
- Now you need to close your eyes and lie down before continuing.
- Meditate for 10 minutes in Corpse Pose and relax.
This is the most powerful seven chakras meditation technique. I recommend going slowly at first, until you get used to it. For the best beneftis, meditate daily.
Benefits of chakra-balancing meditation
You might wonder what happens when you open your chakras.
There are many benefits of chakra balancing. Meditation, as you may know, is proven to have over 100 health benefits, such as relaxing us, improving health, and other beneftis. Chakra opening techniques bring even more benefits.
Each of the “wheels” is important for its own reasons, and balancing them will provide unique benefits.
Take the crown, for instance.
The crown chakra benefits are that it makes us more spiritual, more conscious, and more inspired. By opening this “wheel” you will stimulate consciousness, inspiration, and spirituality. You can enhance the benefits of chakra meditation by focusing on one of the “Wheels” for longer (usually whichever one happens to be blocked).
There are other benefits of opening chakras. But what’s important to know is that each of the “wheels” is important for its own reasons. That is why we need to have all chakras open.
Each of the seven chakras contains nerves, energy, and major organs that are essential for psychological, physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
These organs and nerves rely on the steady flow of energy in order to stay healthy.
However, sometimes our chakras are closed. Depression, for instance, causes a massive block of prana in the heart and crown. This makes it impossible to be emotionally balanced. Thankfully, we can use meditation to balance the chakras, and this will restore our health and wellbeing.
Balancing the chakras by meditating achieves great things for body and mind.
Benefits Of Opening Chakras
You might wonder what happens if all chakras are open. And indeed this is the ideal state for us to be in. When all chakras are open we enjoy optimal health and wellbeing.
Each of the “wheels” is associated with different properties. And each corresponds to different areas of health.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of chakra activation, along with the mudras, mantras and stones. I’ve also included the best yoga poses for each chakra. Yoga is one of the best ways how to open the chakras in the body, and each “Wheel” has its own corresponding yoga pose (“Asana”). These are some of the best ways how to open chakras (for beginners, I especially recommend the yoga).
Root chakra benefits
It is colorured red and is located at the base of the spine and is associate with the colour red. It is related to our connection to our family and to fellow humans, as well as our connection to Earth and nature.
Mudra: Gyan / Chin
Yoga pose: Mountain pose
Sacral chakra benefits
It is orange and located a little above the navel. It relates to our inner child and our sense of spontaneity and creativity.
Yoga Pose: Revolved triangle
Solar Plexus chakra benefits
Colored yellow, it extends from just below the heart to the navel. It is related to our “internal parent”—our self esteem, ego, “shoulds;” our sense of individuality.
Yoga Pose: Boat pose
Heart chakra benefits
Located in the centre of the chest. Its colours are green and pink. It is linked to love, confidence, trust, compassion and also inspiration.
Stone: Rose Quartz
Yoga Pose: Low lunge
Throat chakra benefits
This one is is blue and it is at the base of the throat. It is linked to speaking. It is also linked to our truth and our sense of responsibility. It is related to surrender to the divine, to decision making and to personal authority.
Yoga Pose: Easy pose
Brow (“The Third Eye”) chakra:
The Brow Chakra or Third Eye Chakra is in the middle of our forehead and is associated with indigo. The Third Eye is related to vision, divine understanding, wisdom, intelligence and intuition.
- Read our guide to third eye meditation.
Yoga Pose: Dolphin Pose
It is at the top of our heads. Its colour is violet and pure white light. It is related to our connection to the Higher Power, to living in the now, to devotion, inspiration, Source, integration of the Whole and higher alignment. It is associated with the colour violet and pure white Light.
Mantra: Sahasrara Chakra Mudra
Stone: Clear quartz
Yoga pose: Balancing butterfly pose
You’ll know you need to open your chakras if you have these closed-chakra symptoms
You might wonder how you know if your chakras are open or blocked.
There are so tell-tale signs of closed chakras.
Do you have aches? Tension? Emotions out of whack? Stress? These can all relate to the chakras. This is another good thing about chakra meditation for beginners: It gets rid of the negative symptoms of close chakras.
Here are the symptoms of closed chakras:
Closed Root (Muladhara):
Position: At the base of the spine.
Physical warning signs: arthritis, problems with immune system, knee pain, constipation, eating disorders, sciatica, leg pain, problems with male reproductive system.
Emotional warning signs: worries and concerns about basic needs, money, food and shelter.
Closed Sacral (Svadhisthana)
Position: 2 inches below naval
Physical warning signs: Reproductive issues, urinary problems, lower back pain, kidney dysfunction
Emotional warning signs: Inability to commit to relationships, problems communicating, lack of fun, lack of creativity, fear, addictions.
Closed Solar Plexus (Manipura):
Position: 3 inches above your navel.
Physical warning signs: digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, colon diseases, pancreatitis,
Emotional warning signs: self esteem and confidence problems, lack of self respect, self criticism, fear of rejection.
Closed Heart (Anahata)
Physical warning signs: asthma, heart disease, lung disease, pain in arms and wrist, problems with lymphatic system, shoulder tension
Emotional warning signs: jealousy, fear of abandonment, fear of loneliness, anger.
Closed Throat (Vishudha):
Physical warning signs: Sore throat, TMJ, ulcers, thyroid issues, facial problems, pain in neck.
Emotional warning signs: Fear of being powerless, lack of willpower, dishonesty, communication problems.
Closed Third Eye (Ajna):
Position: Between eyebrows
Physical warning signs: Headaches, sinus problems, hearing loss, eyestrain, hormone disfunction.
Emotional warning signs: Mood swings, exaggerated imagination, volatility.
Closed Crown Chakra symptoms (Sahasrara):
Position: Crown of head
Physical warning signs: Sensitivity to light and sound.
Emotional warning signs: Rigid thoughts, confusion, prejudice, fear of alienation.
I created this free chakra chart, which shows the symptoms of imbalanced chakras Feel free to share it on social media and on your own site.
These chakra meditation techniques will open, activate, balance, and heal your seven chakras. The chakra meditation for beginners will help to activate your chakras. Dhyana will open them fully.
If you would like to try an alternative technique, I highly recommend getting a chakra singing bowl set.
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Tomasulo, D. (2011). Maslow Revisited: The Hierarchy of Chakras?.
Psych Central. Retrieved on May 17, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/maslow-revisited-the-hierarchy-of-chakras/