Chakras & Meditation: Center Your Whole Being
There are many reasons to meditate: to relieve stress, to clear your mind, or to find answers within yourself. Did you know that these things, and so much more, can become even more significant when you focus on your chakras during meditation?
Chakras are energy fields that rotate, or spin if you will, creating a vortex of life force that captures the Prana (physical/cosmic) energy and changes it to spiritual energy. The word Chakra itself comes from the Sanskrit word for a wheel. Concentrating on one of the seven chakras and its intention during meditation helps you achieve greater relaxation and clarity.
Muladhara Chakra will stimulate survival instinct. (Red)
Swadhishtana Chakra assists with sexuality and balance. (Orange)
Manipura Chakra energizes will, desire, and the solar center of your inner being. (Yellow)
Anahata Chakra enhances love when energized. (Green)
Vishudda Chakra enhances creativity and communication. (Light Blue)
Ajna Chakra enhances eye, brain and nervous system functions. (Indigo)
Sahasrara Chakra energizes union and wisdom. (Violet)
Some people locate crystals and gemstones that are said to further enhance meditation experiences by increasing the energy put into the chakras. For instance, amethyst can help charge the Sahasrara Chakra, or jade for the Anahata Chakra. Now that we know what we want to focus on we are ready to meditate. These are the basics to begin:
Step 1: Find a quiet place to sit.
Step 2: Close your eyes and regulate your breathing.
Step 3: Clear your mind and focus attention inward.
Practice makes perfect, the more you focus on your chakras during meditation, the more of a difference you’ll feel in your spiritual health. For more help with meditation focus, try Chakra Meditation- The Musical Body 2 CD Set, offered by Tools for Wellness.