With all the responsibilities, tasks and activities we have to attend to daily, it can become difficult for us to fully experience being balanced and peaceful. When we are imbalanced, our energy is unable to flow freely and we can feel mentally unable to process thoughts, emotions or even communicate with others eloquently. To bring our entire mind and body back to balance, we can improve the flow of energy to the body using the seven chakras.
Each chakra has its own purpose, but they all work together to bring the body into balance spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Meditating on the chakras can enhance this balance and, in turn, our lives. Practiced over time, the chakras become charged and come into balance with each other, bringing us into a balanced well-being. Our chakras are what Divine energy flows through, allowing the energy to reach every cell, muscle, and extremity of our bodies.
There is a ton of info available today on chakras. It can feel overwhelming. Some people will prefer to learn the intricate working of each chakra before working with them and some people will want to just jump in and get started.
For those who are itching to make the leap, here’s a super simple yet effective starting point. Below the meditation you’ll find a chart displaying where the chakras are located.
Sit or lie in a comfy position. Shut your eyes and breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth, saying the word OM on each exhale, allowing your shoulders to drop and the tension to slip from your body with each exhale.
Continue to breathe and for the span of a few breaths (per chakra)…
- Picture the Muladhara chakra at the bottom of your spine. Picture it as a round red light spinning as a wheel. Focus on the color and this chakra’s purpose, establishing survival, stability, and security in the physical world. It is where you create your foundation and store your beliefs about yourself. Breathe in the stability and strength of the earth, release your fears on the exhale.
- Picture the Swadhisthana chakra in the region of your reproductive organs. Picture it as a round orange light twirling such as a wheel. Focus on the color and this chakra’s purpose to either amplify good feelings or calm anxious feelings – it’s all about the intention you set when focusing on this chakra.
- Picture the Manipura chakra in the region of your solar plexus or navel. Picture it as a round yellow light twirling such as a wheel. Focus on the color and this chakra’s purpose to fire your willpower and self-esteem.
- Picture the Anahata chakra in the region of your chest or heart. Picture it as a round green light twirling such as a wheel. Focus on the color and this chakra’s purpose as the center of power for love and healing and your connection to your personal spirit guide (this would be any manifestation of the Divine that you feel closest to).
- Picture the Vishuddha chakra in the region of your throat. Picture it as a round blue light twirling such as a wheel. Focus on the color and this chakra’s purpose as the center of power for expression and communication.
- Picture the Ajna chakra in the region of your forehead. Picture it as a round indigo or lavender light twirling such as a wheel. Focus on the color and this chakra’s purpose as the center of your spirituality and the seat of your intuition.
- Picture the Sahasrara chakra at the top of your head. Picture it as a round violet or white light twirling such as a wheel. Focus on the color and this chakra’s purpose as the center of power for connecting with the Divine Power.
- Picture all seven chakras twirling together in unison. This can be difficult but gets easier with every meditation session.
Clear your mind and breathe deeply in and out, counting on the exhale till you get to twenty.
You may have trouble visualizing or remembering the colors (and the spinning) the first few times that you practice, and that’s ok! It’s normal. Keep in mind, what’s important here is your intention to connect with each chakra.