In Hindu yogic philosophy, chakras are the invisible energy centres of the human body, and blockage in these areas may connect to physical and emotional issues.

To help unblock the chakras you can do the following meditation, using the Western adaptation of the chakra system.

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Know your chakras. Chakras are compared to discs that lie horizontally in your body and spin. They correspond with different glands and their hormones, so some traditions say that there are actually more than seven Chakras according to the number of glands in the human body.

Each Chakra bears so many attributes that they can’t be listed here, so here’s just a short overview:

  • Muladhara Chakra – Root Chakra – Alchemy of Stability and your Earth Energy. Truth is, we all benefit from having more of an Earth personality. Characteristics include stability, reliability, and thoughtfulness.
  • Swadhishthana Chakra – Sacral Chakra – This is the Houses Creativity, Relationships, and Sexuality. Being creative in nature, this chakra’s main focus is allowing the individual to discover what they enjoy, to form hobbies, create loving and exciting relationships, and even creativity in lovemaking and sexual eroticism.
  • Manipura Chakra – Solar Plexus Chakra – The chakra, is our epicenter and the magnetic core of our personality and our ego. It relates to the energy of the sun and is our very own personal, fiery furnace.
  • Anahata Chakra – Heart Chakra – This chakra colours your life with beauty, love, and compassion. It is motivated by the principles of integration and transformation, the heart chakra bridges earthly and spiritual aspirations. It is associated with the heart chakra involve your love for yourself and for others. This is the chakra that governs how you relate to people and how you handle relationships.
  • Vishuddha Chakra – Throat Chakra – The Throat Center, the communication chakra located at the throat, is associated with the color blue and with the space element. The qualities of this chakra are communication, truth, and self-expression.
  • Ajna Chakra – Third Eye Chakra – This chakra is associated with vision and intuition. It’s responsible for the perception of movements of energy and subtle dimensions. The third eye chakra is also associated with psychic abilities, specifically clairaudience and clairvoyance.
  • Sahastrara Chakra – Crown Chakra – It relates to your awareness of your higher consciousness and wisdom, as well as to your connection to your spirituality. This chakra represents your connection with the formless and with the limitless, and your integration with your highest self.

Choose the correct environment. Make yourself comfy in a room or a place outside where you are alone and where it is silent (aside from natural sounds). Switch off your phone and your door bell so you won’t get disturbed. Make sure your clothes aren’t too tight or scratchy. Close your eyes so you can concentrate on your body.

Relax. Some experts recommend to stand up during this meditation, but you may as well lie down on a blanket or sit on a cushion. Take deep slow breaths and relax your muscles.

Go through the chakras from bottom to top. This is necessary to determine which chakra is blocked or otherwise not alright. Sometimes it’s obvious beforehand, but some issues can be related to different chakras. Always start with the root chakra and end with the crown chakra as this means going from the most “primitive” part of the body (survival) to the highest developed one (consciousness).

Re-energize each chakra. Imagine the chakra as discs or lotus flowers. Breathe in and visualize light flowing into the chakra, making it glow with energy. Breathe out and imagine all your stress flowing out of the chakra. Repeat if necessary, then move on to the next chakra.

Align chakras. In the simplest terms, aligning chakras means getting them all to rotate clockwise. A chakra that stops spinning or spins the wrong way could be associated with physical ailments, or with telling lies. One way to re-align a chakra like this is to meditate and visualize it turning clockwise, correcting the flow through your body.

Come back slowly. After energizing the crown chakra, continue taking deep breaths. Open your eyes slowly and calmly return to your everyday life.


The Deep General Approach

Chakra meditation can be pretty daunting at first for the beginner. If you feel you need guidance on it first before you can do it on your own, you should consider getting guided chakra meditation from apps, online meditation websites or even podcasts. But remember to use resources from trust-able and reliable sources so as to lean how it is done the right way. Here is a simple and easy way to do chakra meditation.

Get fairly comfortable. Look for a quiet and fairly comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. Sit with an erect spine and cross your legs in front of you. Place your hands loosely on your knees. If that feels too much to do, use a meditation cushion.

Take deep breaths. With your eyes closed, breathe in and out in a much deeper way to help you relax and focus.

Focus on your chakras. Starting with the root chakra all the way to the crown chakra, create a mental image of an energy center that has energy flowing through it. Make sure you understand each of the chakras in terms of the colors they are associated with.

Take your time with each chakra. Give yourself enough time with each chakra and ensure in your visualization, you see energy moving and flowing through.

See the whole chakra system in action. Go through each chakra doing the same and once you are done with all of them, visualize the whole chakra system and see energy flowing from the root chakra to the crown chakra seamlessly while leaving an effect in your body.

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End your meditation session. Now as you come to a close, slowly open your eyes and take note of your feelings and the energy in your body.