Chakra meditation is a type of meditation that is said to help align and balance the chakras, or energy centers, in your body. There are seven main chakras in the body, each with its own color and corresponding to different aspects of our lives. The crown chakra, for example, is associated with our connection to the divine, while the root chakra is associated with our basic survival instincts.
There is more than one way to meditate on the chakras. We are featuring a simple method that anyone can do:
1. It is important to find a comfortable position for chakra meditation. You may sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground, or you may sit cross-legged on a cushion or blanket.
2. Once you are seated, begin to focus on your breath. Breathe deeply and slowly, letting your belly expand as you inhale and contract as you exhale.
3. As you focus on your breath, begin to visualize each of the seven chakras, starting with the root chakra at the base of the spine and moving up to the crown chakra at the top of the head.
4. For each chakra, visualize a sphere of light that is either brightly lit or dimmed. If there are any areas that are dark or blocked, imagine the light shining through and clearing away any blockages.
5. As you move through each chakra, take note of any emotions or sensations that arise. If you find any areas that are particularly blocked or unbalanced, spend extra time focusing on those areas.
6. When you reach the crown chakra, spend a few minutes visualizing white light pouring down from above and filling your entire being with light and love.
7. When you are finished, take a few deep breaths and allow yourself to simply be in the moment, feeling peaceful and calm.
8. Chakra meditation can be done daily or as often as needed. It is a great tool to use when you are feeling stressed, anxious, or out of balance in any way.
9. Remember that there is no “right” way to do chakra meditation – simply allow yourself to relax and go with the flow.
Trust that the process will work for you in exactly the way that you need it to. Good luck on your meditation session.