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.

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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.