Chakra Meditation: A Beginners Guide to This Great Meditation Method
Your health is one of the most important things that you have to take care of. Because of this, a lot of people are doing everything they can just to get the perfect balance of numerous chemicals and neurotransmitters in their bodies in order to obtain perfect health.
It may be no surprise that a lot of people find it hard to relax and control their emotions.
Emotions can have a big effect on the health of the body. For example, anger can contribute to poor health. Therefore you should aim to minimise this emotion as much as possible. That’s not to say that anger can’t be useful. Anger is a natural emotion. Channelled right, anger can spur you to take action and change. After all it’s important to remember that all emotions have a purpose. However, we also need to be mindful that you should never be angry if you don’t need to be angry in order to balance your spiritual self. Balancing your spiritual self promotes good health and good healing.
Today, a lot of people are participating in different kinds of meditation in order to achieve balance in their emotional lives and also in their spirits. It is worth considering as meditating can contribute a lot of great benefits for your body.
With meditation, you will be able to relax more and you can effectively control your emotions and over time learn how to possibly never be angry if you don’t need to be angry. By not wasting precious energy on being angry, you can now redirect all these negative energies into positive energies, that can be useful in your everyday life. Always remember that nothing uses up a lot of energy as much as anger and negativity.
So, if you are having problems controlling your emotions, or problems in relaxing, or you simply want to experience oneness with yourself, regular meditation can help. The one we suggest here is Chakra Meditation.
Meditation is gaining popularity today because of the health benefits it gives. Meditation has been proven to promote better health and also increase happiness. For best results set time aside to meditate regularly. Aim to meditate every day. Starting with 10 minutes and building up to 30 minutes. The Chakra Meditation below is a great place to start. Regular practice has been shown to have healing effects for the mind, body, and spirit as well as increase emotional stability.
Learning how to do Chakra Meditation is easy and everyone can do it. All you need is a quiet room where you won’t be disturbed for at least 10 to 30 minutes and a little bit of imagination and you’re off.
In this Chakra Meditation, we are going to keep things simple and focus on the seven major chakras found in your body.
Chakra in Sanskrit means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. Psychically, they are seen as spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.
The seven major chakras run from the base of your spine to the top of your head. If these energy centers get blocked, you may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra.
One way you may be able to unblock or rebalance your chakras is by using the Chakra Meditation below.
The seven major chakras are Sahasrara (crown – the crown of your head), Ajna (third eye – located between the brows of your eyes), Vishudda (throat), Anahata (heart – near your heart, in the center of your chest), Manipura (solar plexus – just below the rib cage at the top of the stomach), Svadhishthana (sacral – located just below your belly button), and Muladhara (root – located at the base of your spine).
To open up your seven chakras and to regain an even flow of energy, we are going to focus on each chakra one at a time and imagine a coloured spinning light flowing through. For simplicity, we are going to use the basic colours for each chakra.
Please note: The colours of each chakra will change as you practice and are able to bring in more light energy to each energy centre – your chakras are energy centres. If you prefer you can imagine a white light or a golden white light in each energy centre. White light contains all colours and you will naturally draw the right coloured light energy into each chakra. Don’t stress too much about this, just focussing your attention on each chakra will work.
Start from the Muladhara (root – base of spine) and work your way up to the Sahasrara (crown). As you focus on each chakra, imagine a coloured spinning light flowing through that area. See the list below for each colour of light that is associated with each chakra. Start at the bottom and work your way up.
Sahasrara (crown) – Violet
Ajna (brow) – Indigo Blue
Vishudda (throat) – Pale Blue
Anahata (heart) – Emerald Green
Manipura (navel) – Golden Yellow
Svadhishthana (sacral) – Orange
Muladhara (root) – Red
As you focus on each chakra, simple breath in and out. Take your time – breathing in and breathing out. Sense, feel, or imagine a bright, translucent light swirling around the chakra, helping it open and flow smoothly.
The right breathing practices will pay dividends with this Chakra Meditation. If you want to do this kind of meditation you could get a chakra cd that will guide you or hop on to youtube or better still, you could visit your nearest Yoga instructor or spiritual teacher, meditation teacher and they will teach you the proper way of doing chakra meditation.
But for now, just to get used to the placement of chakras and colours, you can just gently start by imaging each colour starting at the root and travelling on to the next chakra point in the body, then imagine that colour spinning there for a while, and carry on like that until you reach the crown chakra. Then you can start over and do it for as long as you can. All the time being mindful of gentle steady breathing as you stay relaxed.
Above all enjoy!