Many people ask for chakra meditation techniques beginners can use to activate the seven chakras. Below, you’ll find the best seven chakra meditations for beginners, with scripts, mantras and mudras. Plus I will discuss the health benefits of chakra balancing.
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 favourite methods with you. One is a chakra meditation for beginners. The other is the powerful seven chakra dhyana meditation technique, which will open all seven chakras.
Here’s what we will be looking at in this guide:
- What Are Chakras
- Symptoms of Closed Chakras
- Meditation For Beginners
- Chakra Dhyana Meditation Technique
INTRO: This chakra guide will teach you techniques of chakra meditation beginners can use, plus the full chakra dhyana method
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).
Chakra work like wheels. The Sanskrit word “Chakra” can be translated to mean “Wheel”. So by doing chakra meditation techniques, we are actually referring to “wheel meditations”.
In Ayurveda and yoga, chakras are the wheels of energy in the body.
By practising the seven chakra meditation techniques, we open the chakras, which brings many benefits.
Different religions and spiritualities have different theories regarding the number, order, and location of chakras in the body. General agreement, however is that there are seven and that they are located along spine, from 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 the Chakra Dhyana Meditation Technique, which we will look at in a moment.
Meditating on the seven chakras helps open them, which enhances the flow of prana through the body, bringing with it many benefits, which you can read about below.
Let’s take a look at the different chakra meditation techniques beginners can use.
7 Chakra Meditation Technique For Beginners
Chakra meditation technique lets us 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. Opening the chakras heightens our vibrancy rate and brings light to our energy field. This removes impurities which may have been caused for several reasons, such as depression, injury, trauma, and anxiety.
When it comes to opening the chakras, meditation is by far the most crucial method. While we can also use gemstones, mudras, malas and other techniques, I always recommend that meditation be the number one method you use.
However, it is vital to do the procedure correctly. So read through the notes below to ensure that you are practising successfully.
Chakra Opening Meditation Script For Beginners
Here are the steps for the best chakra meditation technique 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.
- We will now go through each of the chakras. You may need to refer to the information below.
- Beginning with the root chakra, imagine the root chakra’s colour.
- Feel the energy gathering in the Root Chakra.
- Visualise 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 an excellent 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 even 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 an excellent meditation for depression. And it will encourage positive feelings and inner peace. It will also heighten your spiritual development
Notes on chakra meditation for beginners
Make sure to follow the basic rules of meditation. You should be somewhere quiet and free from distractions, and you should feel relaxed before beginning. If you’re not relaxed, I recommend starting with a more straightforward technique, such as focusing on your breath.
2. Sacred Space
It is first essential 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 the feeling of peace and tranquillity.
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?
- 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 “Wheels” are always open. That way, you can be sure to enjoy optimal health and wellbeing. Thirty 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. You must learn the right way how to meditate to open chakras. Going slowly a few times will help you to learn 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 or use an app. You’ll get accustomed to the practice after a few attempts.
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 chakras.
Is there any scientific evidence?
Actually, yes, there is. Daniel Tomasulo, PhD, has written a fascinating article about the psychology of charkas on Psychology Today. Take a look.
Does chakra meditation work?
There is limited scientific evidence to support the practice, but from personal experience as a meditation teacher, I have seen firsthand that it does indeed work, and the benefits are real. The benefits of chakra balancing meditation include a reduction in stress and anxiety and better overall health.
Chakra Dhyana Meditation Technique (Advanced Method)
The above is the fundamental chakra meditation for beginners.
Time to advance. To level-up and evolve. We do that with chakra Dhyana meditation, a technique that is a powerful way of awakening kundalini energy.
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. I recommend you only do this one once you’ve been meditating for at least one year.
Chakra Dhyana Meditation Script
- 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 three 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 focusing, you will be reciting a mantra slowly.
- 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 it 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 “Om 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 potent seven chakras meditation technique. I recommend going slowly at first until you get used to it. For the best benefits, 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 benefits. Chakra opening techniques bring even more benefits.
Each of the “wheels” is important for its own reasons, and balancing them will provide unique advantages.
Take the crown chakra, 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 unique 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 to stay healthy.
However, sometimes our chakras close. 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 health and wellbeing.
Balancing the chakras by meditating achieves excellent things for body and mind.
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 balancing, 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”).
Root chakra benefits
It is coloured 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 fellow humans, as well as our relationship 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
Coloured yellow, it extends from just below the heart to the navel. It is related to our “internal parent”—our self-esteem, ego, “shoulds;” and 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 blue, and it is at the base of the throat. It is linked to speaking and our truth and sense of responsibility. It is related to surrender to the divine, to decision making and 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 the head. Its colour is violet and pure white light. It is related to our connection to the Higher Power, to living in the present moment, 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 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 technique for beginners: It gets rid of the negative symptoms of closed chakras.
Here are the symptoms of closed chakras:
Closed Root (Muladhara):
Position: At the base of the spine.
Physical warning signs: arthritis, problems with the immune system, knee pain, constipation, eating disorders, sciatica, leg pain, problems with the male reproductive system.
Emotional warning signs: worries and concerns about basic needs, money, food and shelter.
Closed Sacral (Svadhisthana)
Position: 2 inches below the navel
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 the 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 the 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 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/