Understanding Chakras - Chakra Meditation Technique
What Are Chakras?
Having the knowledge of Chakras and how they flow is important because not having the knowledge of how the energy flows within yourself, makes it’s pretty hard to manifest magick. Chakras are the circular vortexes of energy that are placed in seven different points on the spinal column (there are more than 7 vortexes of energy but these are the basic general points that are most commonly known and worked with), and the seven chakras are connected to the various organs and glands within the body. These chakras are responsible for disturbing the life energy, which is also known as Qi or Prana
Understanding these vortexes of energy helps you to learn how to balance the flow of your Chi. And when something is off you can check your chakras to see which of the 7 is out of alignment, meaning not flowing properly. One of the ways your chakra system can be aligned is through a form of visual meditation.
Meditation To Align And Unblock The Chakras
Below is a breakdown of a guided meditation. This can be done in parts by working with one chakra, until you are ready to move to the next. Spend a week or so until you are comfortable in understanding the elements of the chakra. Working your way from the Root, all the way up to the Crown.
For the best results, this should be done as much as is needed. Also, adding some of the crystals and stones that correlate to each of the chakras while meditating is helpful. (See the list below)
During this meditation there will be affirmations to recite, they will begin with I AM or I Feel. (You can also create your own personalized affirmations with the understanding of each chakras energy resonates)
Also, if you have difficulties with the process of visualization, I have provided some imagery below.
Get into a comfy position in a warm and quiet space.
The Chakra Meditation
Begin to feel yourself relaxing, your body is feeling heavy, your arms relaxed
Take a moment to breathe, inhale 1, 2, 3 hold……..exhale 1, 2, 3
Now that you are relaxed, lets begin
Starting at the Root Chakra you visualize its color red and imagine a red circle spinning in a clockwise motion. At the Base of spine, at the tailbone area. You are feeling this light of energy coming from the earth to your root chakra connecting you to its energy.
Now visualize and feel the light of energy coming from your root chakra
Color – Red
Element – Earth
Location – Base of spine, in tailbone area
What it controls – Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food. Survival. Fight or flight, instinct, stability, material safety, trust, and security. The root chakra also impacts our passion, physical strength, and sexuality.
- Black Obsidian
- Black Tourmaline
- Red Zincite
Now visualize and feel the light of energy coming from your root chakra and coming up into your sacral chakra. Visualize an orange circle spinning in a clockwise motion. Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel. Feel the connection of energy from the earth to your root and to your sacral chakra. Feel that sensual energy and creative expression arise.
Color – Orange
Element – Water
Location – Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel
What it controls – Water, procreation, sensuality, creative expression, compassion, pleasure, gut feelings, and wisdom. The sacral chakra is healing and compassionate.
- Orange Calcite
- Blue-green Turquoise
- Blue-green Fluorite
- Imperial Topaz
Solar Plexus Chakra
Now visualize and feel the light of energy coming up from your sacral chakra into your solar plexus chakra. Visualize a yellow circle spinning in a clockwise motion. Upper abdomen in the stomach area. Feel the connection of energy from the earth to your root to your sacral and to your solar plexus chakra. Feel the energy of your youth, intellect and willpower arise
Color – Yellow
Element – Fire
Location – Upper abdomen in the stomach area
What it controls – Self-esteem. Willpower, and a driving force. Like an engine that is humming. Leaving your mark on the world. Optimism, youth, intellect, and compassionate warmth
- Yellow Jasper
- Golden Calcite
- Yellow Apatite
- Gold Tigers Eye
Now visualize and feel the light of energy coming up from your solar plexus chakra into your heart chakra. Visualize a green circle spinning in a clockwise motion. Center of chest, just above the heart. Feel the connection of energy from the earth to your root to your sacral to your solar plexus and to your heart chakra. Feel the Loving energy of empathy and openness arise
Color – Green
Element – Air
Location – Center of chest, just above the heart
What it controls – Love. Openness, self-acceptance, and the acceptance of others. Empathy
resides in this chakra, and selfless love for all beings
- Rose Quartz
- Cobaltian Calcite
- Pink Danburite
- Pink/Rubellite Tourmaline
- Watermelon Tourmaline
- Green Aventurine
Now visualize and feel the light of energy coming up from your heart into your Throat chakra. Visualize a blue circle spinning in a clockwise motion. The throat area. Feel the connection of energy from the earth to your root to your sacral to your solar plexus to your heart and to your throat chakra. Feel the energy of truth and communication arise
Color – Blue
Element – Ether
Location – Throat
What it controls – Communication, listening, expression of the self, how we understand and are understood. Independence, truth
- Blue Calcite
- Blue Kyanite
- Blue Chalcedony
- Blue Turquoise
Third Eye Chakra
Now visualize and feel the light of energy coming up from your Throat into your Third Eye chakra. Visualize an indigo circle spinning in a clockwise motion. Forehead between the eyes. Feel the connection of energy from the earth to your root to your sacral to your solar plexus to your heart to your throat and to your third eye chakra. Feel your intuition and the energy of insight arise
Color – Indigo
Element – Ether/Space
Location – Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra)
What it controls – Intuition, insight, “sixth sense,” imagination.
- Blue Apatite
- Lapis Lazuli
Now visualize and feel the light of energy coming up from your Third Eye to your Crown chakra. Visualize a violet circle spinning in a clockwise motion. The very top of the head. Feel the connection of energy from the earth to your root to your sacral to your solar plexus to your heart to your throat to your third eye and to your Crown chakra. Feel your Cosmic awareness and, higher consciousness ignite and arise
Now that you have reached the crown, visualize the energy vortex coming from the earth through your root chakra all the way up out of your crown chakra reaching out to the universe.
See all the planets, stars, sun and moon and the vast dark matter of space.
Visualize that light of energy coming back down surrounding you like a circle, it feels warm and safe. Slowly come back to awareness and take a long breath inhale and hold for 3 seconds, 1…2….3, then exhale slowly, 1…2…..3. Do this 3 times.
Feel the energy of the earth, the roots and grass, grounding you and bringing yourself out of the meditation back to awareness.
Welcome back, you have now completed this chakra meditation.
Color – Violet
Element – Ether
Location – The very top of the head
What it controls – Cosmic awareness, higher consciousness, faith, spiritual power, connectedness to all beings
- Herkimer Diamond
- Quartz Crystal
- White Hemimorphite
- White Calcite
- White Danburite
- White Howlite