Chakra Meditation involves Chakra Anusandhana, which means "discovery or search of the chakras". It is a simple way for beginners to explore the chakras self-tutored. It helps in awakening them gently, and in a balanced integrated way.
How to Practice Chakra Meditation:
- Chakra Meditation can be practised sitting or lying.
- Close your eyes and adjust your body and clothes.
- Take a deep breath and relax.
- Take a few minutes to settle down and then practise Ujjayi Pranayama. Try to practice the latter for a little while.
Now bring awareness to the spinal passage, such that you feel the breath move up from the bottom to the top. Spend a few minutes establishing this inner breath pattern up and down. Ascend with inhalation and descend with exhalation.
Begin to locate chakras within that channel. You need not pin point the exact location, just focus on the general areas. Try to feel the location of each station and mentally repeat its name as you pass by it. On your way up mentally repeat from Mooldhara to Ajna, and way down reverse the order.
Just before finishing let go of the breath sound, then name and chant `Om` thrice.
- Awakening of Chakra can have its side effects. Excessive mental energy can be a problem with those who do not have abundant physical activity.
- Never meditate on one Chakra without qualified guidance. It can lead to an imbalance and cause personality problems.