If you have been researching about meditation, then perhaps you must have come across “Chakra Meditation” ? When I came across chakra meditation for the first time, the following questions popped in my mind:
- How is chakra meditation different from breathe meditation ?
- Is this more effective ?
- How does it work ?
- How to practice chakra meditation ?
If you have similar questions and are looking for answers, then stay with me for a while and continue reading.
How is Chakra Meditation different ?
Do you believe this statement “The entire universe is made up of energy and your body is no exception”.
There are lot of debates, discussions, discoveries and studies conducted by scientists to validate this theory that everything in this universe is made up of energy. Quantum physics has shown us time and time again that if we really want to observe ourselves and find out what we are; we are really beings of energy, constantly spinning and vibrating with our own unique energy signature.
Chakra meditation revolves around this theory. A chakra is an energetic center in the body, it is located in different areas of the body and has an energetic purpose. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which literally means ‘wheel’. As per the ancient vedic texts it is believed that all living beings carried a life force with them. This life force (also called as prana or invisible energy) that moves inside of you is constantly spinning and rotating like a wheel.
It is found that there are 7 Chakras located in different areas of our body, these are called the centers of energy that move inside us. I am not getting into the details of each chakra, however if you wish to know what are the 7 chakras, their meanings and where are they located in our bodies then read this post – A Complete Guide To 7 Chakras
I strongly recommend before you practice Chakra Meditation, learn about the 7 chakras and understand what each of them do. So if you want, take a moment to read that post (link shared above).
How to practice Chakra Meditation ?
Now that you are aware about the 7 Chakras, its location in your body and the purpose of each chakra, lets go through a simple practice for chakra meditation.
During this whole meditation practice, you will imagine a closed flower with a particular color opening its petals and then spinning like a wheel. Just like earth revolving around its own axis. It may seem a little odd at the beginning, but simply go with the flow and slowly you will get the hang of it.
- Step 1: Find a quiet place at your home, make sure you are not surrounded with any electronic gadgets or any noise making device. Avoid sitting on your bed, instead grab a yoga mat, or you can even sit on chair.
- Step 2: When you are sitting on a chair or on a yoga mat, make sure you sit with back straight. Do not bend or slouch your back. Close your eyes and place your hands on the thighs and take few deep breaths, at least 5 deep breaths. Notice the sensations in your body, just be in the moment, with your body. Pay attention to your breath and release all the tension, stress from your mind.
- Step 3: Now, bring your attention to the base of your spine, imagine a closed red flower, after every breath notice the red flower open up, imagine the red petals of flower open up. As you notice these petals, see them spinning and rotating like a wheel with your breathe. Just observe for a minute the bright red petals of the flower, spinning at the base of your spine. Say in your mind “I am here and Earth supports me”
- Step 4: When you are ready, move your attention up your spine, just below your belly button (navel). Imagine a closed orange flower, as you breathe in and out, notice the flower open, see the petals open up. As you notice the petals, see them spinning and rotating like a wheel with your breathe. Just observe for a minute the bright orange petals of the flower, spinning below your belly button. Say in your mind “I am at peace and enjoy life”
- Step 5: Now guide your attention further up, couple of inches above your belly button (navel). Imagine a closed yellow flower, as you breathe in and out, notice the flower open, see the petals open up. As you notice the petals, see them spinning and rotating like a wheel with your breathe. Just observe for a minute the bright yellow petals of the flower spinning just above your belly button. Say in your mind “I am capable and I always figure things out”
- Step 6: Now bring your attention to further up to the center of your chest where your heart is. Imagine a closed green flower, as you breathe in and out, notice the flower open, see the petals open up. As you notice the petals, see them spinning and rotating like a wheel with your breathe. Just observe for a minute the soothing green petals of the flower spinning at the center of your heart. Say in your mind “I fully accept and love the way I am”
- Step 7: Now bring your attention to your throat. Imagine a closed blue flower (the color of sky). As you breathe in and out, notice the flower open, see the petals open up. As you notice the petals, see them spinning and rotating like a wheel with your breathe. Just observe for a minute the soothing blue petals of the flower spinning near your throat. Say in your mind “I speak the truth & express myself freely”
- Step 8: Now bring your attention to your forehead between your eyebrows, your third eye. Imagine a closed flower with indigo color, as you breathe in and out, notice the flower open, see the petals open up. As you notice the petals, see them spinning and rotating like a wheel with your breathe. Just observe for a minute the bright indigo petals of the flower spinning and rotating between your eyebrows. Say in your mind “My intuition guides me all the time & everything unfolds as it should”
- Step 9: Now bring your attention to the very top of your head. Imagine a closed white flower, as you breathe in and out, notice the flower open, see the petals open up. As you notice the petals, see them spinning and rotating like a wheel with your breathe. Just observe for a minute the white petals of the flower spinning and rotating at the very top of your head. Imagine the white light radiating from the flower and connecting to the higher universe. Imagine this connection with the supreme and say the words “I am one with the universe” and feel completely safe, at peace with the higher power. Just feel that you are backed by the greatest force on this planet and it shall take care of everything.
- Step 10: As we near the end of meditation, for one last time see all the flowers spinning and rotating all at once. Just notice these colors, starting from the red, orange, yellow, green, sky blue, indigo and white merging to the universe. Just notice these seven beautiful colors in complete alignment and at peace. Now slowly become aware of your body, sounds near and open your eyes. Stretch yourself a bit and you are ready to go.
Chakras play a vital role in balancing our physical and emotional well-being. By meditating on your chakras regularly, you help keep them functioning smoothly and promote good physical health, inner peace and creativity, as well as success in your relationships and even eliminating negative emotions.
Share your comments and let me know if this post has been helpful to you for beginning your chakra meditation practice.
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This Post Has 22 Comments
Thanks for this informative article. I had heard about Chakra Meditation but never had clarity on this topic. I like the way how you have broken down the 10 steps to practice Chakra Meditation.
I also feel that everyone should start practicing these steps to avoid negative feelings, more inner peace of mind and for a healthy body.
Looking forward for more useful information.
I am glad you found this post useful. I wish you success with your meditation practice ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
Wow this is very fascinating! Great to read and can’t wait to have a free house to try this with my girlfriend. My sister is into the mediation type of things so it’s certainly worth me passing this onto her. I often think I could do with something like this with work and home life being very busy and just need to free my mind and try to relax. Thank you for this!!
I am glad you found this post helpful. Get started with your practice, it is important to make meditation a part of daily routine to reap benefits. So start, do not wait for the perfect time and place. Even if you do it for 2 mins in the morning, afternoon and night (before falling asleep) for a fortnight you will notice difference, then gradually increase your time. Feel free to go through other post on how to practice meditation and tools which can enhance your practice ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
What a beautiful article! I have always had trouble with breathing meditation, my mind kept wondering and I needed an image or anything visual to focus on. To put a flower in every chakra and let it open in ever higher frequency colors is perfect! I had not known about this and will try it immediately. Thank you so much for this. I love how you also combine it with positive affirmations. Did I get this part right? I would love to know more.
I am happy you found this method of imagining a closed flower and then opening its petal with a particular color useful. Every Chakra is denoted with a particular colour and the idea is to resonate with this colour when you are practicing Chakra meditaiton. Using a flower makes it more easy to connect and feel the Chakra. Further to this, every Chakra has a meaning and affects different aspects of our life. So the affirmations which you notice are in line with the Chakra and its effect on our life. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions, wishing you success ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
I had never heard of Chakra meditation, although I had heard of the seven Chakras before. At one point in my youth, I thought all meditation was emptying your mind, then I thought it meant focusing on one thing you were trying to learn or keep in mind. Now I am trying mindfulness meditation, and it is really difficult for me. I’m going to have to look further into this. I’ll also be looking at your other article a little more. Thanks for sharing!
Mindfulness is a practice that trains your mind to stay focused in the present moment at any give point of time. It stops the mind by going on autopilot and deliberately brings the focus on the NOW. It is all about engaging your 5 senses i.e. See – Hear – Smell – Feel – Taste at any given moment. Whereas,meditation is a practice that trains your mind to witness all thoughts going in your mind and not get engaged with them. It helps to break the loop or chain of “inner chatter” which constantly runs in our mind.
So to sum it up Mediation is a practice which “Focuses Inwards” and Mindfulness “Focuses Outwards”.
In true sense these are two sides of the same coin. Both are life skills which rely on our ability to focus on the present moment. Both practices increase our happiness and reduce our suffering. Stay Blessed 🙂
I love the visual aspect of this meditation. I think I will be able to focus better if I imagine each colored flower opening up as I travel up the body. I can’t wait to try this tonight. Thank you for providing such a vivid description of this practice.
I am glad you found this post useful. Wishing you all the best with your meditation practice ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
Thanks for sharing this guide to Chakra Meditation for beginners.
I’ve not done Chakra Meditation before but based on your steps, I think I should be able to pick up pretty quickly, How much time per day would you recommend someone spends practicing Chakra Meditation?
I am happy to know that this post was useful. If you are new to Chakra Mediation my suggestion would be start with 5 minute practice. Also, if you find Chakra Meditation difficult then I may suggest you start with a simpler form of meditation i.e. Breathe Meditation. Start with a 2-minute or a 5-minute practice to begin with, always remember consistency is important so try to incorporate meditation as a part of your daily routine. Wishing all the best with your practice ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
The big difference is that you are focusing on a picture in your body while you are meditating. I think focusing on an object and location and not just spacing out will help with some to get more out of their time meditating.
Do you think there is a better time of the day to do the Chakra meditating, morning or evening. I use my treadmill first thing in the morning, should I wait a couple of hours to let my body recover before any meditation.
The whole idea behind Chakra Meditation is to maintain a balance in all the Chakras, so that the energy flows smoothly and there are no energy blockages. This will eventually help you to live a healthy and harmonious life. Hence it is suggested to visualize / imagine a closed flower with a particular color opening its petals and then spinning like a wheel.
With regards to the time you can do it in the morning after your treadmill session is over, maybe after a quick shower. Wishing you success with your meditation practice ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
I LOVE this post! I have been wanting to add meditation to my daily schedule and this is a great help in starting that. The idea of visualizing flowers spinning and their colours in relation to the point in the body is perfect! I have heard of Chakra Meditation, however you have made it so simple to follow! Thank you!
Thank you for reading the post and I am glad you liked it. I wish you success with your meditation practice, let me know if you need further help ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
This is really great information. I love taking time out of a busy day to just unwind and decompress, it makes my mind a lot clearer and prevents me from doing stuff i will regret in the long run. I never heard about Chakra though so I will implement this into my day, it seems really easy and beneficial. Thank you for the post.
As you rightly said, it is important to take out time and incorporate meditation as a part of daily routine. I wish you success with your meditation practice, if you need help let me know ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
What a timely article! Someone recently gave me a Chakra bracelet that I’ve been wearing, but I didn’t really know anything about meditation. Now I know what the colors represent. Thank you for sharing this beginner’s guide.
I am glad you found this post helpful, thanks for your comment and wishing you all the best with your meditation practice ~ Stay Blessed 🙂
I used to practice meditation regularly many years ago when I went through a very difficult period of my life and looking back, I recognize just how much it helped me regulate my emotional and physical health. Chakra meditation seems to tie in with the law of attraction in the sense that it revolves around energy and having central focus points.
How do you practice Chakra Meditaion and how long have you been doing so? Where exactly does Chakra originate from?
Great questions, let me answer them one at a time.
Chakras are considered to be wheel like energy centers which are present in our body. It is said, the life force or prana (invisible energy) that moves inside you is spinning around the energy centers. There are 7 main Chakras stretching from the base of the spine to the top of your head. By learning about the 7 Chakras you can become more in tune with the energy centers of your body. This will eventually help you to live a healthy and harmonious life.
I have been following a meditation practice for the last 1.5 years and I do it the exact same way as mentioned in the post. Let me know if you have further queries, also go through this website for more articles on Chakra Meditation ~ Stay Blessed 🙂