Experts believe that keeping all chakras in balance is linked to maintaining a positive physical and mental well-being, especially before attending conferences. To achieve this peaceful state, chakra meditation can be your go-to exercise. While people might see this as a simple meditation technique, there is a correct way on how to balance your vital chakras. Here, we will be learning the ins and outs of bringing your mental phase into this balanced state.
What Is Chakra Meditation?
Chakra meditation refers to the focus on the wheel-like energy centers of your body known as the chakras. These are believed to run from the crown of your head to the base of your spine. As the energy moves inside our body, these chakras act as gatekeepers for specific areas. If these “traffic lights” are running smoothly, you’ll feel at peace. If a chakra is blocked, you might feel bits of discomfort since energy gets stuck along the way.
“Strong spiritual faith is associated with a reduced risk of depression. Spiritual faith can be found in the context of organized religion, or in something less structured, such as meditation.” – Ben Martin, Psy.D
The 7 Chakras
While there are various chakras and energy centers in the body, it is more productive to focus on these seven primary chakras.
Muladhara (Root Chakra)
You can locate this chakra at your spine’s base. It governs your emotional and physical connection to the rest of the world—your fundamental needs for stability, shelter, and food. The blockage of this chakra may be the leading cause of physical disturbances such as digestive ailments.
Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra)
The sacral chakra can be found directly below the navel. It governs both your imagination and reproductive organs; hence, it targets your creative process.
Manipura (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Manipura directly translates to “city of jewels.” It is located between the rib cage and the navel and is believed to be the primary source of self-esteem and personal agency. It determines your desire to act.
Anahata (Heart Chakra)
As the name suggests, Anahata governs both love and emotion. It connects the upper chakra (related to head and spirit) and the lower chakra (related to physical energy). Professionals believe that yoga and meditation are the best tools to tend to the heart. “Many practitioners and teachers of yoga claim it offers benefits for one’s mental health. It seems like an obvious conclusion, given that most yoga focuses on exploring one’s inner world of consciousness.” John M. Grohol, Psy.D. said.
Visshuddha (Throat Chakra)
The throat chakra is the one in charge of the tongue, neck, mouth, and other elements around the throat area. Its main task is to boost confidence, express emotions skillfully, and communicate properly.
Ajna (Third Eye Chakra)
The third eye chakra is between the eyebrows, and it represents the ability to see realities beneath the surface. This particular chakra is blocked if you feel anxious or overwhelmed about your future.
Sahasrara (Crown Chakra)
The Sahasrara is at the top of the head. Most people consider this as the most spiritual chakra since it governs spiritual consciousness and can awaken other divine dimensions.
How To Do Chakra Meditation?
Chakra meditation usually has a routine. Here are the steps to achieving peace within.
- Sit quietly with your toes touching the floor.
- Align your core by looking at the sky.
- Do breathing exercise.
- Think of a happy memory and imagine your whole body filling with white light. Make sure that you slowly connect to your radiant inner state.
Chakra meditation is not a complicated process. However, what will make this an effective process is staying focused and balanced during the whole meditation. As Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC explains, “Mindfulness meditation practices are effective interventions, and sometimes for mild to moderate conditions—depression and anxiety—super-effective as front lines,”