Chakra Meditation: Benefits of 7 Chakra Balance
Chakra Meditation is the spiritual process by which one can achieve the balancing of all 7 chakras to achieve peace and open up their true potential!
The main function of the Chakras is to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health of the body in balance. Chakras are the energies that are concentrated in the centers of our body. Chakra is a Sanskrit term and it means “wheel” or “disk” So, it literally spinning wheels of energy or light. These are the circular whirlpool of energy that are placed in seven different points on the spinal column in our body that start at the top of our head and end at the bottom of our spine.
All the seven chakras are believed to contribute significantly to our wellbeing. These chakras are connected to the various organs and glands within our bodies. Within these chakras is the ‘prana’ or the free life force energy. They balance all the parts of your body system, influence everything from emotional wellbeing to resistance to diseases.
Chakras are a very important component on your spiritual path, and you will be able to integrate or balance your mind, body, and spirit if you understand it well. Chakra meditation can help you access a higher level of consciousness that will allow you to develop and understand your full potential.
Overactive or blocked chakras interrupt the normal flow of this free energy in the body and disturb the harmony among mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health of the individuals, hence spiritual coaches recommend practicing chakra meditation daily, as a way to achieve balance and true holistic wellness.
Here is basic information about the Seven chakras and how practicing chakra meditation can help balance them –
Root (Muladhara) chakra
The Root (Muladhara) chakra is located at the bottom of the spine at the tail bone location and it is responsible for stability and a sense of security. If Root Chakra is well balanced, you will feel present in the moment, calm, secured, confident, and connected to your body. An imbalance in this chakra can make you feel anxious, nervous, and unwelcomed. On the other side, the overactivity of the chakra encourages you to become materialistic or greedy.
Balancing Root (Muladhara) Chakra – Muladhara is associated with the earth and to keep this chakra healthy, hence walking barefoot on grass or soil can help. Exercises such as jogging, brisk walking or dancing are beneficial. Mediate by visualizing a red flower, notice the energy radiating from it, imagine the flower petals opening. Eat red foods like tomatoes, berries, beet, apple. Wear red jewelry. Chant the sound of ‘LAM’.
Sacral (Svadhishthana) chakra
The Sacral (Svadhishthana) chakra is located in the middle of the abdomen just below the navel and it is related to your creativity, emotions, sensuality, sexuality and desires for pleasure. If all well with this chakra, It indicates that you are an outgoing and affectionate person and can make relations with people easily. Underactivity of the chakra causes you to be introverted, less enthusiastic, lack of sexual desires, and passive about life. Overactivity is related to being over sexual and feeling too emotional.
Balancing Sacral (Svadhishthana) Chakra – Since Svadhishthana is related to water, swimming, or spending time by the water bodies like lakes or beaches can help. Yoga, Belly dancing, caring, and loving partnerships, can also enhance the function of this chakra. Eat orange fruits like oranges, carrots, mangoes, and wear orange accessories. Chant the sound of “VAM”.
Solar plexus (Manipura) chakra
The Solar plexus (Manipura) chakra is located just above the naval and it controls your power, confidence, and decisiveness. Its natural element is fire and that’s where ‘Fire in Belly’ term is often used to talk about people’s confidence. When in a healthy state, you will have a good sense of self-esteem, a clear path towards your vision, good control over your destiny and you will accomplish your dreams. Underactivity of Manipura causes you to be scared or doubtful and indecisive. Overactivity may lead to aggressiveness or some time result in obsessive-compulsive control.
Balancing Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra – Outdoor Yoga & Meditation or a walk on a sunny day, sitting around a bonfire or simply under the sun help to bring back that healthy flow of energy and your confidence. As this chakra color is yellow, eating yellow foods like bananas, sunflower seeds, corn, pineapple, turmeric, etc works well to enhance this chakra. Wear yellow clothing and accessories. Chant the sound of “RAM”.
Heart (Anahata) chakra
The Heart (Anahata) chakra– Located just above the heart, this chakra is associated with your capacity to love and feel affection. A balanced Anahata chakra means having healthy relationships with your loved ones. It is often mentioned as a connection between the mind, body, and soul. A well-balanced heart chakra help your to empathize with others, be open emotionally and feel a deep inner calmness. Underactivity of Anahata causes you to seem unfriendly or cold to others. Overactivity is related to being so affectionate that it makes the other person feel suffocated from your love.
Balancing The Heart (Anahata) Chakra: The Heart Chakra is associated with air, so different breathing exercises or Pranayama can help balance it. Be in the open air as much as possible, drive with the windows open, go out in nature, and enjoy on a windy day. Healthy relationships, family, even pets’ liking of natural beauty also help to balance this chakra. Eat green vegetables like spinach, broccoli. Use green accessories, stay around trees. Chant “YAM” repeatedly.
Throat (Vishuddha) chakra
The Throat (Vishuddha) chakra– located just in the middle of the throat, it is linked to expression and communication. If Vishuddha is well balanced, you can easily communicate your views and ideas to other people through speech, writing or art. Underactivity of the chakra causes you to be shy or unfriendly. Overactivity might make you talk too much; you may seem annoying to people or become a bad listener.
Balancing The Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra: This chakra is associated with a free spirit, so sitting in an open space and meditation, singing, chanting, and breathing exercises can help the energy flow freely. Do try to speak your truth, sing your joy, emanate your love through the vibration of your words, never suppress your voice. As this chakra is related to the colour blue, you can eat natural blue foods like blueberries, etc. Wear blue jewelry and clothing. Chant “HAM” regularly.
Third Eye (Ajna ) chakra
The Third Eye (Ajna ) chakra – Located between brows When Ajna is well balanced, you experience good intuitive power and imagination. Underactivity of the Ajna forces you to depend on other people to help you make decisions for you. You tend to be confused all the time. Overactivity causes you to always be lost in your imaginative world. In worst cases, you may hallucinate.
Balancing The Third Eye (Ajna) Chakra: Meditation and visualization exercises help in balancing this chakra. Meditate under the sunlight, stay close to natural light always. You can learn to be open to listening to your inner self, your own thoughts to choose the right path. Eat indigo-colored fruits like black grapes and blackberries. Surround yourself with indigo-colored objects. Chanting of “SHAM” or “AUM” on a regular basis is recommended
Crown (Sahasrara) chakra
The Crown (Sahasrara) chakra – Located in the top center of the head, it is the highest chakra and represents a person’s wisdom, bliss, and connection to the universe. This is the chakra, which ultimately helps you build the life you love and attain peace. Underactive crown chakra may lead you to not being very spiritual and not be able to experience the beauty of life. Overactivity of the Sahasrara makes you so aware of yourself and your connection to the universe that you may even forget about sleep and water.
Balancing The Crown (Sahasrara) Chakra: Again prayers, chanting, and meditation to connect with the wholeness of the universe are the ways to balance the crown chakra. At this point, your spiritual food nourishes the body. Be around violet-colored things. Chanting of the sound ‘OM’ is the best to balance this Chakra.
If you notice, our Chakras are very similar to the petals of lotus flowers, they open and close depending upon our conscious state. And all 7 chakras are equally important as it helps us to constantly receive energy. Unbalanced chakras can cause a negative impact on your physical and psychological health since these are gateways for the flow of life energy. We should learn to practice chakra meditation on a daily basis so that we may open and balance our 7 chakras and allow free prana to flow through them.
Once we understand the chakras, we automatically develop intuitions about the state of chakras in our body. And accordingly, we can detect and solve problems as they arise or before they result in serious consequences. Also, we can find old issues with our bodies and take corrective measures to resolve them. With a proper understanding of the theory and chakra meditation practices, we can heal our body, develop that physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual mind, the balance of the body, and tap our unique potential to live the life of our dreams.
Though the above guidelines would help you to understand chakras and the benefits of chakras meditation, but you must connect with experts to help and guide you through details. Tune into our community wellness platform and connect to the spiritual coaches who would help you to develop a better understanding of chakras and help to tap your true potential.