Although the word charka is foreign to most people, put simply, it represents an energy vortex found in the body that helps to regulate mental, physical, and spiritual health. There are seven major chakras that run from the bottom of your spine all the way to the top of your head. Referenced by the major Eastern traditions, when your chakra system is in balance through practices like a chakra meditation, a person’s vital life force is free to move within the body.
Faye Martins address the chakra system and the benefits of a chakra meditation in this recent Aura Wellness Center post. According to Martins, most chakra meditations begin at the base or root chakra and move upward. Concentration is put on each energy vortex that helps a person to experience different emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits.
Chakra meditation is much like any other meditation, but concentration is placed individually on each chakra, starting with the root and moving upward. Usually three to four minutes are spent on each, but the meditation practitioner may intuitively know that longer is needed on one or more chakras. The entire process may also be repeated for more powerful results. Although not necessary, guided and musical meditations are particularly effective when visualizing energy passing through the chakras.
Benefits of Chakra Meditation
Thoughts and feelings are stored in the chakras. In order to prevent blockages and health-related complications, it is necessary to release them. Chakra meditation not only discharges old emotions and thinking patterns, but it also makes room for new growth and creativity.
There are specific benefits related to balancing each chakra:
• Root – physical security
• Sacral – emotions, sexuality, creativity
• Solar Plexus – center of personal power
• Heart – feelings of nurturing and loving
• Throat – communication, self-expression
• 3rd Eye – intuition, creativity, spirituality
• Crown – oneness with the universe
Read more from Martins on the benefits of a chakra meditation here.