The chakras are the body’s energetic system. The chakra system consists of 7 levels, which correspond to various areas of the body. The chakras are located in your energetic body, as opposed to your physical body. The chakras contain and process energy, and they are shaped like a wheel or a flower. A chakra meditation will help you to deepen your awareness of this energy network, cleansing and balancing as your attention is focused.
The chakras continually balance your energy – but they can get blocked. Understanding and balancing this energy in your body can help you live a happier, more fulfilling life. Taking the time to acknowledge and balance your energy, via the chakras, can be life changing. If you feel blocked or stuck, balancing your chakras might be just what you need to get things moving once again.
In this meditation, you will be working your way up the body, starting at the root chakra. Take all the time you need to work through each level, because some chakras will need more work than others.
Let’s begin this journey by starting with the first chakra, also known as the Root Chakra. This important chakra is located at the base of the tailbone and it is related to your survival instinct. If you have issues with wealth or prosperity, you may want to spend some extra time working with the energy of the root chakra.
The root chakra is usually a beautiful deep shade of red and it helps form your foundation and your physical orientation. Ideally, this chakra brings you abundant health, prosperity, security, and a dynamic presence.
To begin, just make yourself comfortable. Sit any way that feels right for you. Take a few deep and cleansing breaths and allow the breath to relax you.
First – Root Chakra
Now allow yourself to slowly sink into the force of gravity and let yourself feel heavy. Imagine yourself connected to a long intertwining system of roots, which connects you to the earth. The root chakra forms your foundation, so make sure your roots are firmly implanted into the ground. You can also picture yourself standing tall and proud like a beautiful tree.
It’s important that you feel connected and safe and secure, and the root chakra helps you to do just that.
You might also enjoy picturing yourself in a beautiful temple on the ground floor. Light an imaginary red candle in your mind and sit for a moment in this powerful chakra, and ground yourself into the earth. Imagine the color red is penetrating every cell in your body, connecting you to the Earth. Now imagine the color has now formed a wheel at the base of your spine and spin the color clockwise so that it can realign your energy.
Second – Sacral Chakra
Next, move your way up to the second chakra, the sacral chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs. This chakra has to do with your sensuality and sexuality and it connects you to others through emotions, desires and sensations. Ideally, this chakra brings you a depth of feeling and sexual fulfillment.
The second chakra is usually represented by the color orange. Take the time to light an orange candle, letting it illuminate this chamber. Move the color orange up into your body, and allow the color to penetrate each cell, connecting you to your emotions. Envision the color orange as a beautiful stream, and move the stream of color all around your body, washing it gently. Finally, imagine the color as a wheel that spins and move the color clockwise.
Third – Solar Plexus Chakra
The third chakra is the solar plexus chakra, located in the stomach region. The third Chakra is associated with the color yellow and it affects your self-confidence and self-worth, your freedom of choice and your sense of personal power.
When this chakra is healthy, it brings you energy, vitality, and a sense of power. Light a yellow candle in this sacred chamber and let this color wash over you, like a powerful fire, burning away any imbalances. Envision the color like a wheel once again and spin and move the color so that it may realign your energy.
Fourth – Heart Chakra
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra, and it is located at the heart. The fourth chakra is usually associated with the color emerald green. Emotionally, the heart chakra affects your experience of love for yourself and others, allowing you to feel joy, compassion, and peace enhancing your relationships. A healthy fourth chakra allows you to love deeply and to feel a sense of compassion.
Now light a green candle, and illuminate this chakra and let the color wash over your entire body, cleansing you. Let the power of love resonate deep within your body. Feel your heartbeat and envision the color spinning away any excess emotions.
Fifth – Throat Chakra
The fifth chakra is the throat chakra, the powerful chakra of communication. This chakra is associated with the color blue or turquoise and it affects your ability to express yourself, which includes releasing your feelings through communication.
Light a blue candle to illuminate this chakra and notice what you see, sense or feel. Let the color become a wheel, and again spin it so it and let the real truth of your convictions shine.
Sixth – Third Eye Chakra
The sixth chakra is the brow or third eye chakra and it represents your higher mind and your intuition and imagination. The physical location of the brow chakra is between the eyebrows and it helps you see the bigger picture.
The sixth chakra is associated with the color Indigo and it has a lighter and faster vibration. This chakra allows you to create your visions and make them real, helping you to manifest your desires.
Take a moment to think about what it is that you desire, and let this chakra help you do so. Now light an indigo candle and move the color all around your body, then spin it clockwise, helping you move your desires out into the physical realm.
Seventh – Crown Chakra
The seventh chakra is the crown chakra, the thousand-petal lotus, and it acts as the operating system of the chakras. The physical location of the crown chakra is the top of the head. The seventh chakra is associated with the color violet and this chakra represents a feeling of bliss.
The crown chakra is related to consciousness and a sense of pure awareness. This chakra brings you a divine connection, wisdom and understanding. Light a white or violet candle now and see if there is anything that needs to be cleansed and do so now. Turn the color into a beautiful multi-colored wheel and spin it so that it connects every other chakra, cleansing your body.
Just enjoy the beauty and the peace and the calm that you now feel, now that your energy has been realigned and cleansed. Sit for a moment and let your consciousness drift and ask your mind if it has any final messages for you.
Thank your mind and body for cooperating today and participating in this beautiful journey through a chakra meditation, through the seven chakras of your being.