Benefits of Balancing 7 Chakras : How to do Chakra Meditation

When all our chakras are opened, the energy evens out and becomes balanced. Learn how to balance each of our 7 Chakras.

There are seven main chakras in all; four in our upper body, which govern our mental properties, and three in the lower body, which govern our instinctual properties. The names are Muladhara (root) chakra, Svadhisthana (sacral) chakra, Manipura (solar plexus) chakra, Anahata(heart) chakra,Visuddhi (throat) chakra, Ajna (third eye) chakra and Sahasrara (crown) chakra. Generally some of our chakras are not opened, means they are operating just like when we were born. If we want to be at peace with ourselves, the balances of chakras are must. When all our chakras are opened, the energy evens out and becomes balanced.

1. Balancing Root Chakra: If the root chakra is not opened one feels unbalanced, insensible, unstable and insecure. The person whose root chakra is opened, is very much connected to the physical body and trusts people around him/her. If it is unbalanced/under-active, one feels nervous and fearful. In some people Root Chakra is overactive; those people are generally greedy and attached to the material things. So, there is need to balance the Root Chakra. Yoga and physical exercises help in balancing the chakra.
• After some stretching, sit across legged or on chair with your eyes closed.
• Touch the tip of your index finger with the tip of your thumb gently.
• Start breathing slowly and deeply.
• Concentrate on Root Chakra, at the spot between the genitals and anus.
• Chant “LAM”. and do till you feel yourself relaxed.
• Visualize a closed red flower and simultaneously imagine the flower is opening slowly and slowly and flower is blooming in full radiating a very powerful energy.

2. Balancing Sacral Chakra: This chakra deals with feeling and sexuality. If the chakra is unbalanced and under-active, you tend to be unemotional and insensitive and do not open to anybody. Over-active chakra makes you over emotional and very sexual. Method of balancing Sacral Chakra is as under:
• Sit on your knees with back straight.
• Keep your hands in your lap with palms ups.
• Start breathing slowly and deeply.
• Concentrate on Sacral Chakra, in lower Abdomen about one or two inches below the Navel (Genitals) and chant sound “VAM”.
• Continue doing this until you are completely relaxed.

3. Balancing Solar Plexus Chakra: After this chakra is opened, you feel good and dignified in yourself otherwise you feel passive and indecisive. A person’s behavior is aggressive, if the said chakra is over-active. One can balance the Solar Plexus Chakra in the following way:
• Sit on knees, with back straight and feel relaxed.
• Keep your hands before your stomach, slightly below the solar plexus. Join fingers at the tops, all pointing away from you. Cross the thumbs and straighten the fingers.
• Start breathing slowly and deeply.
• Concentrate on the chakra which is slightly above the naval.
• Chant the sound “RAM”.
• Visualize yellow light or flower.
• Continue thinking and chanting until you are completely relaxed.

4. Balancing Heart Chakra: Heart chakra connects lower chakra to upper chakra. Chakra is associated with Peace, Love for self and others, caring, relationships, compassion, empathy, awareness, forgiveness, grief. If the chakra is under-active, one’s nature is unfriendly and cold. The overactive heart chakra leads to high blood pressure, palpitation and heart attack. Persons having unbalanced heart chakra live in fear, grief, anger, hatred and jealousy. So there is a need to balance the Heart Chakra for peaceful and healthy life which we can balance in the following way:-
• Sit cross legged or on chair with eyes closed.
• Tips of your index finger and thumb touch both hands.
• Breathe deeply and feel joy and love with every inhalation and exhalation.
• Concentrate on the heart chakra which is located at the spine in the first thoracic vertebra at the level of the heart.
• Chant the sound YAM repeatedly with feeling of relaxation, joy and love.
• During meditation, visualize an emerald green light growing brighter and stronger with each chant.
After meditation you will feel energized, full of self love, self confidence and love for others.

5. Balancing Throat Chakra: Fifth chakra also known as Sacral Chakra is located at the base of the throat which controls the thyroid and endocrine system. Throat Chakra is associated with creativity, communication and self expression. Under active chakra makes the person feel low in self-esteem, shy, liar and unable to express properly. Over active chakra person tends to speak too much and also a bad listener. Balance chakra regulates the flow of hormones and all the functions of throat and head. One can balance Throat Chakra and can become more effective communicator and confident by meditation in the following way.

• Sit on your knees with back straight and eyes closed.
• Concentrate on the Throat Chakra which is located at the base of the throat.
• Breathe slowly and deeply.
• Chant or listen the sound HAM repeatedly.
• Visualize the blue light growing brighter and brighter.
• Feel the flow of energy through each of your four previous chakras and up to your throat.
• Concentrate on the chakra and feel energized and relaxed.

6. Balancing Third Eye Chakra: Third eye chakra is located in the forehead slightly above the eyebrows. Everyone has amazing intellect, intuition, wisdom and spiritual power but those who are able to open and balance sixth chakra can tap all these potentials. Under active Third Eye Chakra leads to confusion. For thinking more clearly and to develop imagination and awareness one has to balance Third Eye Chakra in the following way:

• Sit cross legged or on chair with your back straight and eyes closed.
• Breathe slowly and deeply.
• Concentrate on Third Eye Chakra which is located in the forehead slightly above the center of two eyebrows.
• Chant the sound OM or AUM. One can also chant silently or listen the chant or music.
• Feel relaxed and continue to think and concentrate on chakra.
• Visualize an indigo color growing brighter and stronger.
• Continuously concentrating and chanting helps every cell in our body which emits radiation and energy like any other source of power and one feels charged physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

7. Balancing Crown Chakra: Considered to be the highest of the seven chakras and regarded as a gateway to the energy of the universe itself. It is a very subtle chakra, and opening this chakra opens door to connect with our higher self. Crown chakra is also called Sahasrara – a bridge to the cosmos. Under active chakra tends to make a person rigid in thoughts. Unbalanced crown chakra tends to create depression, boredom, frustration and greed. For self-confidence and spiritual insight balance Crown Chakra by doing the following meditation:

• Sit cross legged or on chair with your back straight and eyes closed.
• Breathe slowly and deeply.
• Concentrate on Crown Chakra which is located on the top of the head.
• Chant sacred mantra AH or seed mantra OM. One can also chant silently or listen to the chant.
• Allow the wave of relaxation slowly and slowly go to every part of your body and feel totally relaxed and peaceful.
• Inner Light, which is what one experiences when they are in the deepest part of their being, as a point of consciousness glowing with intelligence.

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