Learning Chakra Meditation is a journey in itself – it’s something you continue to evolve at, no matter what level you attain. Everything about the technique comes from understanding the 7 Chakras, and then carrying out techniques to open the Chakras. There are many ways in which to do this.
Here we discuss 4 great techniques to help assist you on your journey to successful Chakra Meditation.
Technique 1: Basic breathing spiritual mediation
When you first start learn meditation techniques, you’ll probably want to do it somewhere quiet with no fear of disturbance. Of course, once you become more accomplished you’ll be able to do this anywhere, but let’s take one step at a time.
There are many Chakra breathing techniques, but the following is one of the easiest to learn.
- Close your eyes. Determine that how and where you are sitting is completely comfortable. If there’s something not right about your position, now is the time to change it.
- Think about your breathing, but don’t try to alter it. Just allow the rate to remain the same, or to perhaps fluctuate naturally. This is fine, just let it be. The idea here is to simply be aware of your breathing – and to concentrate on how good it feels.
- As you breathe in, think about the gift of air coming into your lungs. As you exhale, enjoy how relaxing this is.
- Don’t try to force the air in and out – simply let your body breathe at the rate it wants to.
- If your mind wanders, that’s ok. But when you notice it bring your attention back to your breathing.
The goal here is to be still and allow your mind to settle. The more you practice, the easier it will become.
Technique 2: Present moment focus mediation
So, first you need to practice the above technique, relaxing, sitting comfortable, and concentrating on your breathing. Got that? OK – then move forward into the following:
- For now – just for this moment – you need to put all your fears, anxieties, worries, and efforts to one side. In other words, forget everything that you ‘think’ is pulling you down.
- To do this, imagine that there’s a table in front of you – to place all of your worldly burdens upon. Go ahead – lay them all out on the table. This should include everything that you think you are, or think that you should be.
- Now, try to imagine that you have no past. In fact, right now is all you have. There is no past, and you have no conception of the future. All that exists is right here, right now.
- If you feel anxieties or worries surfacing while you’re doing this, simply put them to one side on the table where you’ve already laid your other burdens. Be aware of them, but quietly allow yourself to pass them by.
- If you notice yourself getting strained during this meditation, simply return to concentrating on your breathing once again.
The whole idea here is to enter a quiet time of gentle resting within the sanctuary of your own mind.
Technique 3: Unifying phrase meditation
Once you’ve become comfortable with techniques 1 and 2, it’s time to begin mediation with the use of a few phrases. There are many different phrases and/or quotations you can use. For instance, you can take them from any of the various meditation sources available online. Or you can make up your own.
A combination of the two works best for most people. You can tweak ready-made phrases to what makes you feel the most uplifted.
How to discover if the phrases you’ve chosen are right for you:
- Close your eyes and say your first phrase slowly. When testing, it’s probably best to speak the words out loud. (In time, when you become more adept, you can speak the words within your mind).
- As you speak, be aware of how each word makes you feel. If a word or phrase makes your body tighten, then this is not a positive word for you. Change it to something different, or try a different phrase altogether.
- The aim here is to find a phrase that brings you feelings of joy, peace, softness, relief, comfort – in other words, any positive feelings.
- Once you’ve identified a phrase or phrases that works for you, you can move onto using it within a state of meditation.
Technique 4: Forgiveness meditation
Once you become proficient at mediation, you can carry out this process at any time – even when doing something else. But at first you’re going to need to give it your full attention, in a quiet space and sitting comfortably.
- Begin by concentrating on your breathing as in technique number 1.
- Once in a state of relaxation you want to call on the part of your mind that is Spirit. The idea here is to connect with your willingness to heal and forgive. You might want to use a phrase or quotation to help
- Now, think of a person to whom you harbor negative feelings. Think about what it is that annoys you about this person. For every single thing that irks you, you then need to look inside yourself to see if you have treated yourself in a similar manner. You need to be brutally honest – even the slightest leaning towards the same behavior needs to be acknowledged.
- Continue the process until there is nothing left that you can think of that this person does to annoy you. And once you have, you’ve actually thought about everything about yourself that annoys you.
- You then need to think about every single ‘mistreatment’, and take it a step deeper. You need to realize how you actually think that you should be treated in such a manner – because if you didn’t, why on earth would you treat yourself in such a way?
- By doing this, you literally begin to lift these negative thoughts out of your subconscious and into your awareness. And by doing this, you can then understand such feelings, and do something about them. And as an aside, you’ll also unwind the negativity you hold towards the person you’ve used to help you discover this information in the first place.