Chakra meditation is an excellent way to find balance in one’s life. Chakras are the body’s energy centers. The original seven chakra system was first recognized in India many years ago. As years passed by, variations to this system have been made.
Chakra meditation for beginners only needs a person’s commitment and willingness to try it. This kind of meditation focuses on the body’s energy centers. These centers keep the body free of diseases and in balance. If one or more of the chakras become imbalanced, it can produce fatigue, a compromised immune system, stress and other kinds of ailments.
There are 7 Chakras in total, each with its unique characteristics, location and color associated.
This is also known as the ‘base chakra’ and is associated with the color red. It is located at the base of the spine and is associated with our connection to our body, security, health and independence. This chakra is also focused on our bodies connection to the physical world around us.
This chakra is also known as the ‘naval chakra’ and is located in the lower abdomen. It is associated with the color orange and is tied in with the act of giving and receiving. This chakra is also closely related with the physical aspects of love, sexuality, pleasure and passion.
Solar Plexus Chakra
This chakra is located in the upper abdomen where the stomach is found. It is associated with the color yellow because it has a strong connection to self-confidence, intellect and personal power. Concentration and control of our personal energies originate from this chakra which lead to self-control.
This chakra is associated with the color green and, as you may of guessed it, is located in the center of the chest. This chakra is the focus of understanding, joy and inner peace. This particular chakra is also related to the scarce feeling of unconditional, everlasting love. This is love that goes beyond the physical and is actually quite difficult to put into words.
This chakra is associated with the color blue and is located in the throat. It is related to the power of communication, trust, relationships and loyalty. Through this chakra one can understand how to convey knowledge, trust, honesty and kindness through speech.
Third Eye Chakra
This is also known as the ‘brow chakra’ and is located in between the eyes. It is associated with the color indigo as well as intuition, imagination and the ability to make decisions. It is said that through this chakra our perception goes beyond the physical realm and one can focus on the realization of their own soul.
Finally, the last chakra. This chakra is located at the top of the head and is associated with the color violet. It is closely related to our ability to connect to spirituality and knowingness. This Chakra is deeply tied to the exploration of one’s consciousness oneness with the universe, your spirit and will. This chakra is rooted in all the things that deal with the Higher Self.
Preparation for the Chakra Meditation for Beginners
Before you start, decide where you will meditate. It’s extremely beneficial to have an area when practicing this meditation. Find an area that’s free of distractions. You’ll know when you enter this area as you will feel it’s only for the meditation practice. The more you practice chakra meditation, the deeper silence you’ll create within your special place and yourself. This area will be your sanctuary and will begin to draw you in that place of inner tranquility.
You can also make an altar by decorating a table. Put a nice material on the table and place special objects and icons that symbolize sacredness. You can have an icon or picture of Buddha, a candle, flowers or whatever you like that will help you practice chakra meditation for beginners. A meditation pillow can also help keep your posture aligned.
Chakra meditation is an excellent way to recharge. It takes between twenty to thirty minutes and you can do it at the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is to know the guidelines, use your imagination and find a quiet place.
Chakra Meditation for Beginners
I am going to teach you a simple, practical chakra meditation that I believe everyone should know. You really need to use your imagination and truly throw yourself into this meditation otherwise it makes it a lot more difficult.
Once you have assumed a comfortable position, you will close your eyes and start taking some deep breaths. In through the nose, out through the mouth. The increased oxygen from breathing heavily acts as a relaxant so you are able to focus on the meditation easier. If you are feeling particularly stressed or restless try saying the affirmation “I am now calm and relaxed” to yourself, I find it quite effective in entering a peaceful mind-state.
Begin meditating from the Crown Chakra located at the top of your head. Feel and visualize a white energy flowing into your body like a river through the crown chakra. The energy continues to pour in filling you up with a warmth and energy. It makes you feel calm but powerful at the same time.
The energy feels like it is healing you. It simple washes away any fears, anger, resentment, guilt, sadness, helplessness. It washes away everything and leaves behind no thoughts, just comfort and bliss.
You begin to notice your crown chakra is feeling rather full and the energy stops pouring in. The energy begins to flow down from your crown chakra to your third eye or brow chakra. You can feel the energy moving from one area to another until it rests in-between your eyes. It’s swirling around in the center of your forehead. You can feel the pure relaxing energy from it.
Then the flow of energy stops as it has all moved from the crown chakra to the brow chakra. Then your throat chakra opens up and the energy is slowly flowing down into that. You feel that same comforting warmth. It relaxes all the muscles in your body as it passes from area to area.
Continue this process until you have reached your root chakra.
Once you complete the meditation, open your eyes then note how you feel. You may or might not see a difference. When you first start to meditate, it takes some time to quiet the mind. Just be patient and continue practicing. You will start to receive the benefits of chakra meditation for beginners if you continue doing it.
Below is a guided chakra meditation so you guys can understand what to experience. It is particularly helpful for beginners as they often forget where to go and just ‘come out’ of the meditation half way through.
If you feel that I’ve missed anything or if there is anything that you want to add please just comment or send me a message. I’m happy to answer any and all questions.
Cheers, Luca Samson.