Whether you are a beginner or more experienced chakra meditation is both an easy and excellent way to find and create balance in one’s life. This post Meditation Techniques For Beginners – Balancing Chakras helps you find a method to achieve personal balance which is key to our existence.
Meditation Techniques For Beginners – Balancing Chakras
What are the Chakras?
Chakras are our body’s energy centers and form part of the energy system and subtle body which promotes health, vitality and well-being. When we talk about the chakra system we are discussing the original seven chakra system which was first recognized in India centuries ago.
Over time, and as varying spiritual and self developmental systems have evolved, the chakra system has been modified by some and now there are many other variations offered by other spiritual schools of thought.
With no disrespect to the newer ideologies I remain focused upon the original system of chakras. This post will give you greater insight into the workings of these energy centers and how they have impact on your day to day life and spiritual development.
Chakra meditation techniques for beginners can and will work for everyone. All it requires is self belief and the commitment and willingness to try it.
When you practice chakra meditation techniques the meditation focuses on balancing and aligning your body’s energy centers. These centers, known as the chakras, control the physical and spiritual energy which keeps the body free of disease and in harmonious balance.
Disease is a direct product of unbalanced energy centers. If one or more of your chakras are unbalanced or blocked then it will have impact on the energy being provided to your body, If a specific type of energy is not being received by the body then it will initially produce fatigue. Fatigue then generates a compromised immune system which can lead to stress and other physical ailments.
The 7 Chakras
Muladhara – The Root Chakra
Muladhara is also known as the ‘root’ or the ‘base chakra’ and is associated with the color red. Muladhara is located at the base of our spine and is associated with the earthly and physical connection to our body, security, health and independence. The Muladhara chakra is also focused on our bodies connection to the physical world around us. Muladhara is the source of pure energy and that which ‘feeds’ our other chakra centers. When people study how to awaken Kundalini this is the chakra of focus.
Swadhisthana – The Sacral Chakra
The Swadhisthana or Sacral Chakra is often referred to as the ‘naval chakra’ due to it being located in the lower abdomen. Swadhisthana is associated with the color of vibrant orange and it’s energy is associated with the act of giving and receiving.
This chakra is also ‘earthly’ and is closely related with the physical aspects of love, sexuality, pleasure and passion.
Manipura – The Solar Plexus Chakra
Manipura or the Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the upper abdomen where the stomach is found. It is associated with the color yellow. Manipura is an energy which has a strong connection to our self-confidence, intellect and personal power. Manipura is responsible for our concentration and the control of our personal energies. A well balanced Manipura chakra is essential for emotional health and self-control.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra
Anahata or the Heart chakra is associated with the color green. It is the central chakra and is located in the center of the chest. Anahata is the energy meeting point of the physical energy centers (3 lower chakras) and the higher spiritual centers (3 higher chakras).
The Anahata chakra is the center which focuses on understanding, joy and inner peace. The Anahata chakra is also related to the feeling of unconditional and everlasting love. This is love that goes beyond the physical and which brings the true sense of physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Vishuddha – The Throat Chakra
Vishuddha or the Throat Chakra is associated with the color of electric blue and is located, as implied, in the center of the throat. As may be suspected Vishuddha relates to our power of communication, our levels of trust, the relationships we form with partners, family, friends and others and is the energy center of loyalty. Through the Vishuddha chakra we learn to understand how to convey knowledge, trust, honesty and kindness through communication with others. Vishuddha ensures you speak with open transparency and see the truth in others words.
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra
Ajna, the Third Eye Chakra is also commonly referred to as the ‘brow chakra’ and is located centrally between the eyes. Ajna is associated with the color indigo (a deep rich purple blue). As one of the higher level chakras Ajna is the energy center for intuition, imagination and the ability to make good and positive decisions for your life. Ajna ensures our ‘thinking’, sensing and perception goes beyond the purely physical realm and allows access to higher consciousness where one can focus on the realization of their own souls true path and destiny.
Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra
Sahasrara or the Crown Chakra is located on the top of the head and is associated with the color violet. Sahasrara relates to our ability to connect to spirituality, the Divine and Universal knowledge. The Crown Chakra allows exploration of one’s own personal consciousness plus your connections with spirit and the Divine. Sahasrara brings joint oneness with the universe, your spirit and will. Sahasrara is the energy drawn from the universe and responsible for all energies that deal with the Higher Self. Sahasrara is the energy center for connection with spirit guides, angels and the Divine.
Preparation for the Chakra Meditation – Meditation Techniques For Beginners – Balancing Chakras.
When you begin your meditation practice it is important to find a place where you will not be disturbed. It is also important that this place is somewhere that makes you feel relaxed and at peace. It is extremely beneficial to have one space that you are able to use at any time you wish to meditate. You can make it a safe and spiritual sanctuary by treating it with love and adding objects that make you feel relaxed, balanced and which aide connection to the divine. these objects can be anything – flowers, music, crystals, chimes, singing bowls, candles, incense etc – anything that makes you feel a connection to your spiritual self. This area will be your own personal sanctuary and therefore will begin to draw you into a state of inner tranquility.
Meditation techniques for beginners – Balancing Chakras will help you to find peace and harmony and is an excellent way to recharge vitality and align/balance/unblock your chakra energy centers.
This particular meditation takes between twenty to thirty minutes. All you have to do is to read and absorb the general guidelines outlined below. Please do not cause anxiety or stress by trying to remember each step exactly. Bringing anxiety into meditation defeats the purpose. Simply try to remember the steps but if you swerve or vary them it is fine and your meditation will be better by allowing this and not bringing in stress. The most important is to stay focused on the meditation and your goals…it is fine to use your imagination and visualization during this meditation. Simply let the meditation take you to a place of inner peace and contemplation.
Reminders For Meditation – Meditation Techniques For Beginners – Balancing Chakras
An overview for your meditation is:
- Establish your meditation space – this should be a place where you know you will be undisturbed for about 30 minutes.
- You may sit in a chair – ensure your legs are straight and back vertical. Alternatively it may be easier for you to lay down on a mat or rug on the floor.
- While we love our pets, please exclude them from your meditation space when you are practicing. The energy will arouse their interest and you may find a dog barking, a cat meowing or their desire the cradle close to you distracts your ability to enter a deeper meditative state.
- With the chakra meditation techniques for beginners there is a lot of visualization or imagining. If you find it difficult to see what is asked then please do not allow this to cause tension or anxiety. Often the difficulties in visualizing a particular chakra or color means you may have a blockage in this particular energy center. Just be aware of this and know that as you meditate the energies will clear and blockages will release. You may wish to spend longer on these areas and trust that the universe is aware of your intent and therefore the meditation will work regardless of your ability in initial stages to see or imagine.
- Tension, Anxiety and Stress is the major factor for people being unable to meditate. Usually this is because people worry about not following the instructions, or not remembering the steps. Please do not worry about this. The Universe will guide you. Just be at peace and follow what comes to you intuitively. If you are worried about forgetting elements of the meditation I have attached a video at the end of this post with a guided chakra meditation. The video contains excellent chakra meditation techniques for beginners and can help you gain greater understanding of the steps as it will guide you as you meditate.
- The chakra meditation should last between twenty to thirty minutes. Spend at least three to four minutes on every chakra and longer on those chakras you intuatively feel may be blocked.
- Most importantly be at peace, relax and enjoy the experience.
The Meditation – Meditation Techniques For Beginners – Balancing Chakras
This chakra meditation is perfect for beginners. It is a very simple and straightforward chakra meditation that can be used by beginners to more advanced practitioners as it works on all energy levels and any imbalance or blockages. All that is required from you is to believe, focus and use your visualization. Know and trust in the universe to guide you and energize your meditation with your intent.
Go to your meditation space and do what ever you feel necessary to set the scene. Play beautiful music, light candles, burn incense, use aromatherapy oils…anything which will bring a sense of serenity and set the vibrational ‘feel’ of spiritual contemplation.
Once you are seated or laying prone get yourself comfortable, close your eyes and start taking some deep breaths. Breathe slowly and deeply – In through the nose and out through the mouth. Taking deep breaths will help you prepare and relax for meditation. The physical process of increasing oxygenation through breathing heavily acts as a relaxant for the body and therefore you will find you are able to focus on the meditation easier.
If the pressures of the day have left you feeling anxious, stressed or irritable you can clear these through positive affirmation. Simply say to yourself 3 times “I am now calm and relaxed, the tensions of the day are leaving my body, I feel at peace and I am one with the universe”. This affirmation can also be repeated to yourself throughout the meditation should you begin to lose focus or feel tension.
In this meditation we are beginning with our higher spiritual center – Sahasrara the Crown Chakra. Remember Sahasrara is located on the top of your head. Visualize a pure white and silvery energy flowing into your body like a river through Sahasrara the crown chakra. See the beautiful universal white light enter Sahasrara and filling your entire body with this white light. As the white light fills you sense how the energy makes your body feel. Feel the lights warm energy. Feel the sense of total peace and serenity envelope you. Sense the power of this universal light purifying you and bringing a true sense of peace and tranquility.
You can feel the white lights divine energy healing you. You understand the purity of this light is washing away all fear, anger, resentment, guilt, sadness, helplessness. It washes away everything and leaves behind no negative emotions or thoughts. You are now in a state of joy, comfort and bliss.
When the time is right you will sense that Sahasrara is full and the universal light is flowing more slowly. Now is the time to move your focus onto Ajna, See the white light flow into Sahasrara and then down into Ajna the Third Eye Chakra. Feel the energy moving and flowing until it rests in-between your eyes. See it swirling around clockwise in the center of your forehead. You can feel the pure relaxing energy. You can see the pure white light flowing into your third eye chakra and filling it entirely.
When you sense that Ajna is clear and filled with universal white light move your focus onto Vishuddha the throat chakra. See Vishuddha open up and see the pure white light slowly flow from Ajna down into Vishuddha. You can see and feel the pure white light still flowing from the heavens into your crown chakra, down through the third eye chakra and into the throat chakra. See the white light swirling clockwise in Vishuddha and feel your muscles relax as you go deeper into a state of meditative peace and tranquility.
Continue this process. When Vishuddha is full and spinning with white light then see the light travel to Anahata the Heart Chakra. Then to Manipura the Solar Plexus Chakra, then into Swadhisthana the Sacral Chakra and then finally into Muladhara the Root Chakra. Spend time at each chakra. See the white universal light filling your open chakra, sense it clearing all blockages and imbalance, See each chakra spinning clockwise with pure white light. Move to the next chakra only when you feel intuitively the time is right.
Once you are satisfied that Muladhara the final Chakra is filled with the white universal light spend time just feeling and sensing. Be at peace.
When you have spent some time in this state of peace focus on each chakra starting at Mulahara the Root Chakra. See this chakra open and spinning clockwise. see it shining a bright and vibrant red.
Move up to Swadhisthana. See your Sacral Chakra open and spinning clockwise shining with vivid orange.
Move up each chakra seeing the chakra open and spinning with its associated color. Manipura the Solar Plexus Chakra as vibrant yellow, Anahata the Heart Chakra as vivid green, Vishuddha the Throat Chakra as electric blue, Ajna the Third Eye Chakra as deep indigo and Sahasrara the Crown Chakra as iridescent violet.
Complete the meditation by taking several deep breathes – in through the nose and out through the mouth. Slowly open your eyes and take time, before you move, to notice how you feel and what you may sense and see.
Below is the guided chakra meditation which i mentioned previously. It may help if you have any anxiety with remembering the steps outlined above. I encourage using both and finding your preference.
Wishing you much love and light always