What Is Chakra Meditation?
Chakra meditation is a blanket term for any type of meditation that seeks to clear blocked chakras and harness the power of these energy centers located throughout the body. They can be used for everything from promoting calm and relaxation to encouraging spiritual awakening. If your goal is to feel more balanced or relaxed, or even just to have an easier time falling asleep, a self-monitored practice should suffice. If your intentions are a little deeper, your best bet is to learn from the pros.
Regardless of the type of chakra meditation you try, the goal is ultimately to ensure that your chakras are wide open, allowing energy to flow freely throughout your body and allow for a strong connection between your mind and body.
What is chakra alignment?
Chakra alignment, chakra balancing, chakra healing, chakra cleansing, and chakra opening are all basically the same thing.
Chakra alignment refers to the healing energy applied to your chakras in order to make them more open, centered, and beneficial to your energy system.
You will know if your chakras are not aligned. Typical signs include compulsive behaviors, instability of emotions, uneasiness, frustration, and sadness. You may even have physical symptoms such as headaches, backaches, stomach issues, or digestive problems.
How Do Chakras Get Blocked?
Blockages or imbalances can occur from trauma, negative experiences, negative belief systems, or simply from life’s daily ups and downs like stress. When this negative energy isn’t released from the body, the build up can cause a blockage or lack of energy flowing through your body. Sometimes, the first sign of chakra imbalance is a physical or emotional symptom. Frequent colds or persistent relationship problems, for example, could indicate that you need chakra alignment. Each chakra is unique in the sense of how it can become blocked and how to open and balance it.
Start with a chakra test
If you want to know how to unblock chakras or how to align chakras, here is a brief overview.
Basically, you want to see if your chakras are out of balance. Many people describe an imbalance in their chakras as a feeling of being “off.” Still, it can be difficult to know for sure.
Try asking yourself these questions to find out if you have imbalanced chakras:
- Do you have any physical pain — especially chronic pain that doesn’t ever seem to go away entirely?
- Do you have pain that specifically affects the spine, neck, shoulders, or head?
- Are you often moody?
- Have you ever been diagnosed with depression?
- Are you fearful of being alone?
- Are you having trouble sleeping?
- Has your self-esteem and confidence been suffering?
- Have you recently found yourself being overly critical of yourself or others?
If you answered yes to at least four of these questions, it may be time to open and align your chakras.
How do you begin with Chakra Meditation?
All sorts of practices fall under the chakra meditation umbrella. Some are devoted to spiritual awakening; others to healing or relaxation. Spiritual practice should be undertaken with a competent teacher.
Chakra is the Sanskrit word for ‘wheel’. In Chakra meditation, energy centers of the human body are referred to as wheels or chakras. Proponents of Chakra Meditation theorize that blocked energy centers or channels of the human body can lead to physical and psychological ailments. This form of meditation helps in opening up these energy centers and restoring their balance. It should be practiced under the supervision of a guru or teacher at the initial stage. However, you can continue doing it on your own once you have mastered all the techniques.
How do you begin with Chakra Meditation?
Your chakras are part of an intimately connected system, there is only so much work you can do on singular chakras. It’s better to meditate on all of them to bring the entire system into balance. With time and experience, you’ll get better at detecting individual imbalances and directing your meditation to focus on particular chakras.
To get started, all you need to do is find a peaceful place where you won’t be disturbed for at least for half an hour.
Sit comfortably on the floor with your legs folded in front of you. You can sit on a cushion if you find the position uncomfortable. Hold your spine erect but not stressed. Let your hands fall limp on your knees. Breathe deeply and evenly.
What you can do is visualize each chakra in turn, from the root to the crown. As you do, you should picture the energy flowing into and through that chakra.Use the color associations of each chakra provided above during your meditation.
Give each chakra patient attention and focus on it until you can see vibrant energy passing through it.Each chakra deserves several minutes for itself.
By the time you reach the crown chakra, you should have a clear mental image of positive energy flowing all the way through your body.
When we meditate, the mind settles down, and we get in touch with our inner Self from where we can channelize the Prana.
Meditation can propel the prana, which is lying dormant in the MuladharaChakraup to the Sahasrara Chakra, with the spinal cord acting as a pipeline.
When even a tiny particle of energy reaches the Sahasrara Chakra, we experience bliss and absolute joy.
Activating the seven chakrashas been the main pursuit of spiritual seekers over the ages.