Whether you are new to meditation, or an experienced practitioner, I am sure you will find this post “Chakra Meditation Techniques For Beginners“ offers valuable insights. They are an easy and effective way to find peace and balance in life.
- What Are The Chakras?
- The 7 Chakras And Their Specific Energies.
- Preparation for the Chakra Meditation
Balance is key to our existence and physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
What Are The Chakras?
Chakras are our body’s energy centers and form part of the energy system or subtle body.
The origins come from the Indian, Tibetan and esoteric Buddhist belief systems. All discuss the body having energy centers known as the 7 Chakras.
- Muladhara The Root
- Swadhisthana The Sacral
- Manipura The Solar Plexus
- Anahata The Heart
- Vishuddha The Throat
- Ajna The Third Eye
- Sahasrara The Crown
Over time, and as varying spiritual and self developmental systems have evolved, the chakra system has been studied further. Some spiritual schools of thought now claim up to 50 various chakras.
With no disrespect meant towards the newer ideologies I remain dedicated to the historical view of chakras. Should you wish to learn more detail about this you can read my article “What are 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.
These meditation techniques are not just for beginners. They can and will work for everyone. All it requires is self belief and the commitment and willingness to try it.
Balance And Alignment Of Energy
Guided meditations tend to focus on balancing and aligning your body’s energy centers. These centers, or 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 impacts on the energy 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 And Their Specific Energies.
Muladhara – The Root or Base 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.
The Root / Base chakra 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.
The Solar Plexus chakra energy 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 located in the middle of the chest.
Anahata is the meeting point of the physical energy centers (3 lower chakras) and the higher spiritual centers (3 higher chakras).
Anahata the heart chakra is the center which focuses on understanding, joy and inner peace.
Our heart 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 “electric blue” and is located in the center of the throat.
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 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.
Our Third Eye 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 the Third Eye Chakra ensures our ‘thinking’, sensing and perception goes beyond the purely physical realm.
This 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.
Our Crown, 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.
The Crown draws energy from the universe and is 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
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.
This meditation helps you to find peace and harmony and is an excellent way to recharge vitality as you align, balance, and 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 yourself 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.
Setting Up Space and Mindset Techniques.
- 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, it is important to 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.
- The techniques for beginners involve 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 meditation. The video contains excellent meditation for beginners and can help you gain greater understanding of the steps as it will guide you as you meditate.
- The meditation should last between twenty to thirty minutes.
- Spend at least three to four minutes on every chakra and longer on those chakras you intuitively feel may be blocked.
- Most importantly be at peace, relax and enjoy the experience.
The Chakra Meditation.
This meditation I think is perfect. It is very simple and straightforward and can be used by beginners to the more advanced practitioners. It is easy to do and is awesome because it rebalances our energy levels and clears all imbalance and energy blocks.
All that is required from you is to believe, to focus and to use your visualization. Know and trust in the universe to guide you and to energize your aura, your subtle bodies and your meditation with intent.
Set up 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, make yourself comfortable, close your eyes and start taking some deep slow breaths.
Breathe slowly and deeply. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
Taking deep breaths will help you prepare and achieve a more relaxed state for meditation. The physical process of increased oxygenation through deep breath technique acts as a relaxant for the body. This will ensure you are able to be truly present through the meditation.
If the pressures of the day have left you feeling anxious, stressed or irritable you will be able to clear this negativity and tension through the opening technique of positive affirmation.
Repeat the following affirmation 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, as often as you wish, throughout the meditation should you begin to lose focus or feel any tension building.
Following opening with positive affirmations, our chakra meditation techniques for beginners require us to move our focus to the highest energy center of the 7 major chakras – Sahasrara the Crown.
Sahasrara is located on the very top of our head, and is our connection to the divine.
Bring your focus to the very top of the head, take some more long deep breaths.
Visualize a pure white and silvery light, an energy that flows down, from the heavens like a river entering your aura and physical through Sahasrara the crown chakra.
See the beautiful universal white light as it enters Sahasrara and fills your entire body with its energy. An energy you know is direct from the divine. As this white light flows into you, allow yourself to sense the energy and how this makes you and your physical body feel.
Just allow this to happen, as it happens. Just give your focus to the light, the energy and the sensations that this brings.
Feel the sense of total peace and serenity as it envelopes you.
Sense the power that comes with this universal light, sense the energy purifying you and bringing with it a true sense of peace and tranquility.
You can feel the white lights divine energy healing you. You understand the purity this light brings, knowing it is washing away all fear, all anger, all resentment, all guilt, all sadness, all helplessness.
It washes away all tensions, negative emotions and self critical thought. Leaving you in a truly positive emotional and energetic space. You are now in a state of joy, comfort and bliss.
When the time is right you will sense Sahasrara is full, you will sense the energies of Sahasrara throughout your body and aura.
Now is the time to move your focus onto Ajna.
See the white light as it flows down into Sahasrara and then further down into Ajna the Third Eye Chakra.
Feel the energy moving and flowing and coming to rest in the center of your forehead, directly between your eyebrows.
See the energy swirling, flowing around in a clockwise motion, an energy whirlpool in the center of your forehead.
You can feel this pure energy clearing and cleansing. You can see the pure white light flowing around and into Ajna your third eye chakra.
It is filling the chakra entirely and as it does clears all blocks, allowing your inner vision and intuition to develop and take seed.
When you sense that Ajna is clear and filled completely with universal light move your focus onto Vishuddha the throat chakra.
See Vishuddha open up and see the pure white light slowly flowing from Ajna down into Vishuddha.
You can see and sense the pure white light that still flows from the heavens, through Sahasrara your crown chakra, through Ajna the third eye chakra and settling into Vishuddha the throat chakra.
See the white light swirling clockwise within Vishuddha.
Feel your muscles in the throat relax as you go deeper into a state of meditative peace and tranquility.
Sense that as these muscles release and relax all blocks are clearing. Sense your true voice rising, knowing that you will be confident and able to express your wants, your needs and your truth.
Stay in this space for as long as you wish, enjoying the energetic sensation.
When Vishuddha is full and swirling with universal light, move your focus as this light travels further into Anahata the Heart Chakra.
Then from Anahata to Manipura the Solar Plexus Chakra,
Next see the light flow into Swadhisthana the Sacral Chakra.
And finally from Swadhisthana into Muladhara the Root Chakra.
Spend time at each chakra.
See the white universal light filling your open chakras, 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,
Sahasrara the Crown Chakra as iridescent violet.
Complete the meditation by taking several deep breaths – in through the nose and out through the mouth. Slowly open your eyes, taking your time before you move, to note how you feel and what you may sense and see.
Below is another guided meditation that is also excellent for beginners. It is not the meditation above but it will help develop the techniques if you have any anxiety about remembering the steps outlined.
I encourage using both and finding your preference.
I hope you enjoy using these meditation techniques for beginners. If you would like to leave comments or ask further questions please do so in the comments section below and I will respond ASAP. Should you wish you can use this link to contact me directly.
Wishing you much love and light always.