Chakra meditation technique is a powerful way of balancing and healing your body and mind.
It is one of the more advanced methods that I cover in my guide to 31 meditation techniques.
Enlightened people do it at least once a week. And it can massively help with awakening.
But here’s the deal:
When you do chakra dhyana meditation you need to do it properly.
I know the deal. Your reiki / yoga / meditation teacher told you chakra meditation is wonderful, healthy, that there’s no chance of it ever going wrong.
Want to know what can happen when you mess up chakra meditation technique?
- You can have a seizure.
- You can experience emotional trauma.
- You can worsen pre-existing health complications.
- You can have spontaneous motor movements.
- It can alter sleep patterns.
- It can cause nausea and headaches.
Remember, here at THE DAILY MEDITATION we actually tell you the complete truth about meditation. And no, meditation is not 100% safe.
Take a look at this list of the risks of meditation. It’s a real eye-opener.
It is good to practice chakra meditation. As a meditation teacher I have taught this technique to many people. I know from first-hand experience how powerful this technique can be. But as a friend I really need to warn you:
Do chakra meditation properly. Yeah?
This guide will teach you Chakra Dhyana Meditation properly
By the end of this article you will know everything you need to know to practice chakra dhyana meditation correctly.
You might be advanced at chakra dhyana meditation, 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.
What are chakras?
In Indian traditions, Chakras 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).
These chakras work like wheels. In fact, the Sanskrit word “Chakra” can literally be translated to mean “Wheel”. When we talk about practicing Chakra Meditation Technique, we are literally referring to “Wheel Meditation Techniques”. [see our spiritual words list]
In Ayurveda, meditation, and yoga, the chakras are the wheels of energy in the body.
When that energy, that prana, flows freely through seven open chakras, you will enjoy mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Different religions and spiritualities have different theories regarding the number, order, and position of chakras in the body. But the conventional agreement is that there are seven primary chakra in the body, all of which are located at a point on the spine, ranging from the crown of the head to the pelvis.
There are many benefits of balancing the chakras
In my guide to the top 100 benefits of meditation I reveal the amazing ways meditation helps us.
Chakra meditation is one of the most beneficial types of meditation. It is especially important for awakening.
Each of the chakras is important for its own reasons. Balancing each chakra will provide unique benefits.
Take the crown chakra:
The crown chakra is associate with spirituality, consciousness, and inspiration. By meditating on the crown chakra you stimulate consciousness, inspiration, and spirituality.
Other chakras help in different ways.
So each chakra is important. And it is vital to get the entire chakra system balanced.
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 get blocked. Depression, for instance, causes a massive block of prana in the heart and crown chakras. This makes it impossible to be emotionally balanced.
Balancing the chakras achieves great things for body and mind.
The seven chakras
Each of the chakras is associated with different properties. And each corresponds to different areas of health. Like so:
The root chakra is at the base of the spine and is associate with the colour red. The Root Chakra is related to our connection to our family and to fellow humans, as well as our connection to Earth and nature.
The Sacral Chakra:
The Sacral Chakra is situated a little above the navel and is orange. The Sacral Chakra relates to our inner child and our sense of spontaneity and creativity.
The Solar Plexus Chakra:
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with yellow and extends from just below the heart to the navel. The Solar Plexus chakra is related to our “internal parent”—our self esteem, ego, “shoulds;” our sense of individuality.
The Heart Charka:
The heart chakra is situated in the centre of the chest and is associated with green and pink. The heart chakra is linked to love, confidence, trust, compassion and also inspiration.
The Throat Chakra:
The Throat Chakra is associated with blue and is at the base of the throat. The throat chakra 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.
The Brow Chakra (also “The Third Eye”):
The Brow Chakra or Third Eye Chakra is in the middle of our forehead and is associated with indigo. The brow chakra / third eye chakra is related to vision, divine understanding, wisdom, intelligence and intuition. Because this is such an important chakra, there are specific ajna chakra meditation techniques for the third eye chakra.
- Read our guide to third eye meditation.
The Crown Chakra:
The Crown Chakra is at the top of our heads. The Crown Chakra is associated with violet and pure white light. The Crown Chakra 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.
This infographic shows the seven chakras used in Yoga: The crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral, ,and root.
Symptoms of imbalanced chakras
There are many symptoms of imbalanced chakras.
Do you have aches? Tension? Emotions out of whack? Stress? These can all relate to the chakras.
Here are the symptoms of closed chakras:
Root Chakra (Muladhara):
Position: The first chakra is 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.
Sacral Chakra (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.
Solar Plexus Chakra (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.
Heart Chakra (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.
Throat Chakra (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.
Third Eye Chakra (Ajna):
Position: Between eyebrows
Physical warning signs: Headaches, sinus problems, hearing loss, eyestrain, hormone disfunction.
Emotional warning signs: Mood swings, exaggerated imagination, volatility.
Crown Chakra (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 infographic showing the symptoms of imbalanced chakras Feel free to share it on social media and on your own site.
Chakra Meditation Techniques
Take a look at my guide to meditation techniques.
Chakra meditations are one of the most important forms of meditation.
Chakra balancing meditation brings higher energies of light and love to our chakras. 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.
Chakra meditation technique 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.
Preparing for chakra meditation
Before you begin, take a look at my guide to the basics of meditation. Thousands of meditators have read this guide and have been surprised by what they didn’t know (and these are some pretty enlightened people). So take a look at that link before continuing).
Now we know how to be successful in meditation.
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.
My guide to designing your meditation room will help you to create the perfect space in which to balance your chakras.
3. Answering your questions (Chakra Meditation FAQ)
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?
- Chakra meditation take around 20 – 30 minutes.
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 meditations?
- You will need to use your imagination while doing chakra meditation. If you can’t immediately see the chakra, use your imagination.
What if I get confused?
- If you are struggling to remember the instructions ask a friend to help guide you through the meditation. You’ll get used to the practice after a few goes.
How long should I spend on each chakra?
- The meditation will take 20 – 30 minutes approximately. Dedicate 3 – 4 minutes on each individual chakra.
Is there any scientific evidence that chakras actually exist?
Actually, yes, there is. Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. has written a fascinating article about the psychology of charkas on Psychology Today. Take a look.
How to do Chakra Cleansing Meditation and Chakra Balancing Meditation
This is the best chakra meditation technique. Many of my enlightened friends (and I) use this technique frequently. It’s a real gem.
- 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
- 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 the chakra.
Used frequently, this chakra clearing meditation 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
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.
How to do Chakra Dhyana Meditation Technique
Take a look at my beginner’s guide to Dhyana first.
Only experienced meditators should proceed with this.
1 : Sit comfortably with good posture. Make sure your spine is in proper alignment and that your body is relaxed.
2: 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.
3: Spend a few minutes doing basic breathing meditation. This will relax you so you’re ready for the next step.
4: From now onwards, you will be focussing your mind on each of the chakras. At the same time as focussing you will be reciting a mantra in a slow fashion.
5: THE ROOT CHAKRA: For the root chakra, which 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.
6: Next is the Swadhisthana chakra, found at the base of the spine. Visualise the chakra as orange, Say “Om Swadhisthana” then recite “VUNG” before imagining the chakra turning gold. Again say “Kundalini arohanum” three times.
7: Next we come to the navel and the Manipura chakra. 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.
8: 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.
9: The Vishuddhi chakra 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.
10: 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.
11: Now the Sahasrara chakra 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.
12: Now you need to close your eyes and lie down before continuing.
13: Meditate for 10 minutes in Corpse Pose and relax.
And that’s it, you’ve done chakra dhyana meditation technique, one of the techniques used by enlightened people and the spiritually awakened.
You can also activate your chakras using Tibetan Singing Bowls
Another way to activate your chakras is with Tibetan Singing Bowls.
These sacred instruments produce specific frequencies that activate the chakras.
Take a look at my article on Tibetan Singing Bowls for more on this.
These chakra meditation techniques will open, activate, balance, and heal your seven chakras.
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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/archives/2011/02/06/maslow-revisited-the-hierarchy-of-chakras/