How To Open Your Seventh Chakra Crown Chakra Sahasrara Chakra

Today we will discuss the last and final chakra in this series: the crown chakra. This is the seventh and most spiritual chakra. It encircles a being’s wisdom and being one with the universe. When this chakra is open, prejudice disappears from your To Do list, and you seem to become more aware of the world and it’s connection to yourself. If it’s under-active: you tend to not be very spiritual, and may be quite rigid in your thoughts. If it’s over-active: you tend to intellectualize things all the time. Spirituality seems to come first in your mind, and if you are really over-active, you may even ignore your bodily needs (food, water, shelter).

Step One

Let’s begin by sitting with out legs crossed.

Lay your hand before your stomach. Let the little fingers point up and away from you, touching at their tops, and cross the rest of the fingers with the left thumb underneath the right. As shown below.

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Step Two

Breathe and concentrate on the Crown Chakra and what it means and stands for, at the very top of your head.

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Step Three

Silently, but clearly, chant the sound “NG” (yes, this chant is as hard as it looks).

All this time, your body should now be totally relaxed, and your mind should be at peace. However, do not stop concentrating on the Crown Chakra.

This meditation is the longest, and should take no less than ten minutes.

WARNING: Do not use this meditation for the Crown Chakra if your Root Chakra is not strong or open. Before dealing with this last chakra, you need a strong “foundation” first, which the Root exercises will present to you.

Notes:

With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.

It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.

Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.

If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise. (If you need mantras or other meditation tools, see the Resources and Products page.)

It is also ok to kneel on a mat or pillow if you find the floor is too hard for you.

Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.

Looking forward to reading your comments or questions below.

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How To Open Your Sixth Chakra Third Eye Chakra Ajna Chakra

Moving on this evening with one of the most requested “how to” in this segment. The sixth chakra, the third eye chakra also known as the Ajna Chakra. As the name suggests, this chakra deals with insight. When open and functioning correctly one will have excellent clairvoyance and have a tendency to dream a lot. When under active you may find yourself looking to others to think for you. Some one with an over active chakra my seem to live in a world of imagination all day. In extreme cases one may experience frequent day dreams and in come cases even hallucinations may occur.

Step One

Begin by sitting with your legs crossed.

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Step Two

Put your hands in front of the lower part of the breast. The middle fingers should be straight and touch the tops, pointing away from you. The other fingers are bent and touch at the two upper phalanges. The thumbs point towards you and meet at the tops.

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Step Three

Concentrate on the Third Eye Chakra and what it stands for, a little above the center of the two eyebrows.

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Step Four

Silently, but clearly, chant the sound “OM” or “AUM.”

All this time, relaxation of the body should come a bit naturally, and continue to think of the chakra, it’s meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.

Keep doing this until the same “clean” feeling seems to come back or intensify.

Notes:

With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.

It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.

Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.

If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise. (If you need mantras or other meditation tools, see the Resources and Products page.)

It is also ok to kneel on a mat or pillow if you find the floor is too hard for you.

Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.

Looking forward to reading your comments or questions below.

How To Open Your Fifth Chakra Throat Chakra Vishuddha Chakra

The next installment in our chakra opening segment is the Throat Chakra, also known as the Vishuddha Chakra. Self-expression and communication derive from this chakra. If you find it easy to express yourself, your chakra is open and functioning well. You may also find yourself excelling in artistic ways. If this chakra is closed or under active, you may find that you hold back on speaking and may come off as shy. If you catch yourself lying often, it is a sign that you may very well have a blocked chakra. Those with an over active chakra may not be great listeners and speak out of line and often to the point where it may be an annoyance to others.

Step One

Sit in the kneeling position with your feet out flat under you.

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Step Two

Lock your fingers together on the inside of your hands and touch your thumbs together. When touching your thumbs together pull them upward slightly.

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Step Three

Concentrate and focus on the Throat Chakra and all it represents at the base of the throat.

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Step Four

Slowly, but clearly, chant the sound “HAM.”

All this time, keep on relaxing your body, thinking of the chakra, it’s meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.

Keep doing this for about five minutes, and the “clean” feeling will intensify once again.

Notes:

With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.

It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.

Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.

If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise. (If you need mantras or other meditation tools, see the Resources and Products page.)

It is also ok to kneel on a mat or pillow if you find the floor is too hard for you.

Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.

Looking forward to reading your comments or questions below.

How To Open Your Forth Chakra Heart Chakra Anahata Chakra

I hope you have enjoyed working with all of the chakras so far. Today we will add the next chakra, the Forth Chakra, Heart Chakra also known as the Anahata Chakra. This chakra is all about love, caring, and endearment. When open, you seem to be compassionate and friendly, always working in amicable relationships. If it’s under-active: you tend to be cold and unfriendly. If it’s over-active: you tend to be so “loving” towards people that you suffocate them, and you could be seen as selfish for it.

Step One

Sit with your legs crossed.

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Step Two

Let the tips of your index finger and thumb touch on both hands.

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Step Three

Put your left hand on your left knee and your right hand in front of the lower part of your breastbone.

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Step Four

Concentrate on the Heart Chakra and what it stands for, at the spine, level with the heart.

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Step Five

Slowly, but clearly, chant the sound “YAM.”

All this time, continue to relax your body, and think of the chakra, it’s meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.

Keep doing this until you are completely relaxed, and the “clean” feeling returns and/or intensifies within your body.

Notes:

With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.

It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.

Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.

If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise. (If you need mantras or other meditation tools, see the Resources and Products page.)

It is also ok to kneel on a mat or pillow if you find the floor is too hard for you.

Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.

Looking forward to reading your comments or questions below.

How To Open Your Third Chakra Navel Chakra Manipura Chakra

Carrying on with our Chakra opening and chakra balancing lessons. Today we will be working with the navel chakra also known as the third chakra or the manipura chakra. This chakra encircles confidence, especially when in a group. When open, you should feel in control and have good feeling of dignity in yourself. If it’s under-active: you tend to be passive and indecisive. You could be frequently apprehensive and this doesn’t reward you. If it’s over-active: you tend to be imperious and aggressive.

Step One

Sit on your knees, with your back straight, but relaxed.

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Step Two

Put your hands before your stomach, slightly below your solar plexus. Let the fingers join at the tops, all pointing away from you. Cross the thumbs and straighten the fingers (this is important). Concentrate on the Navel Chakra and what it stands for, at the spine, slightly above the navel.

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Step Three

Silently, yet clearly, chant the sound “RAM.”

All this time, let yourself relax even more, continuing to think about the chakra, it’s meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.

Keep doing this until you are completely relaxed. You should have a “clean” feeling (for every chakra).

Notes:

With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.

It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.

Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.

If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise. (If you need mantras or other meditation tools, see the Resources and Products page.)

It is also ok to kneel on a mat or pillow if you find the floor is too hard for you.

Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.

Looking forward to reading your comments or questions below.

How To Open Your Second Chakra Pelvic Chakra Svadhisthana Chakra

Moving on today in our chakra opening and balancing lessons, we will be focusing on the pelvic chakra. The second chakra; also known as the pelvic chakra, sacral chakra or the svadhisthana chakra, deals with ones sexuality and feeling. When the pelvic chakra is opened, feelings come very easy and are plentiful, they are easily expressed without you becoming overwhelmed with emotion. A well balanced pelvic chakra makes for a very outgoing and passionate person.

When under active; one becomes very impassive and unemotional, very closed off to anyone.

When over active; one may become very sexual as well as emotional and sensitive all the time.

Step One

Fold your legs under you and sit on them, keeping your back straight and relaxed like the image below.

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Step Two

With palms up, lay your hands in your lap. The left hand should be beneath the right hand with palm of the left hand touching the back of the fingers on the right hand. Thumbs should be touching gently. This should look like you are making a circle shape. Use the below image as a guide.

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Step Three

Focus now on the pelvic chakra and its location at the pelvic bone and lower back.

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Step Four

Breathe slowly and deeply, feeling relaxed.

Begin to softly but clearly chant the word “VAM”. This should sound like “VVVAAAAAAAAMMMMM”.

Meanwhile focus yourself on this chakra and how it affects you and your life.

You will start to feel very relaxed and when completed you should again feel the clean feeling as you did with the root chakra exercise.

Notes:

With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.

It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.

Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.

If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise.

It is also ok to kneel on a mat or pillow of you find the floor is too hard for you.

Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.

Looking forward to reading your comments or questions below.

How To Open Your First Chakra Root Chakra Muladhara Chakra

Today I want to share with you a method to open and balance the root chakra. The root chakra gives us a feeling of being physically aware of ourselves and our surroundings. When opened, one feels comfortable in situations, secure, stable, well balanced and sensible. There is no unprovoked distrust in others around us and we become very in tune with whats happening right now and are very in-sync with our physical body.

When under active; one may feel very unwelcome, fearful and nervous.

When over active; a person may become greedy, materialistic and be hesitant towards change.

The following can be used as a guide to open and balance the root chakra.

Step One

You firstly want your mind to become aware of your body. This can be done by doing some mild exercise such as a walk around the block or light house cleaning. This will help to increase the strength of the root chakra.

Step Two

Next you will want to ground yourself. This can be done easily as the the below image shows. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Bend the knees slightly and push the pelvis forward just a bit to sink your weight forward. You want to feel the ground beneath you with your feet flat to the ground and your body balanced. Remember to breath and relax, you are simply allowing your chakra to become grounded. Remain in this position for 3-5 minutes.

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Step Three

After the standing position you want to sit cross-legged in a quiet place with the flats of your feet pointing upwards as shown in the image below.

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Step Four

Let the tip of your thumb and index finger touch gently.

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Step Five

Let your wrists rest softly on your knees.

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Step Six

Breathe and relax. Focus on the position of the root chakra; between the anus and genitals.

Quietly, slowly but clearly chat the word “LAM”. This should sound like “LLLLLLLAAAAAAMMMMM”

Continue you breathe slowly and deeply.

You may find it helpful to envision a beautiful closed red flower. The flower has a radiant power glowing from it and all around it. Picture the flower slowly opening to reveal a brilliant golden center.

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Continue this until you get the peaceful clean feeling. When you are finished you should feel completely relaxed. (I’ve been known to sneak in a nap after this exercise because I feel so relaxed.)

Notes:

With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.

It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.

Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.

If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise.

It is also ok to sit on a mat or pillow of you find the floor is too hard for you.

Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.

Let me know in the comments how you find this method and any of your own variations that you find work well.

My Chakras 2013

As you may have noticed, My Chakras has received a make-over today. While our main focus has always been and will continue to be, our content, we thought it might be fun to bring some color into the site.

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Chakra Centers

To better understand each of the chakra centers, one must study them not just as a whole but also individually. For a brief view of the Chakra Centers you may use the below graph. However for more in-depth explanations, you may wish to visit the designated page for each of the seven chakras.

 

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