According to the ancient and spiritually advanced religion of Hinduism, man has seven energy chakras in his body which are the energy reception and transmission centers located from the base of his spine to the crown of his head. Centers of life force, the physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual condition of man depends on the energy flow from these chakras. Thus in order to open these chakras one needs to practice chakra meditation using specific hand movements or mudras along with Sanskrit sound vibrations.
Symbolized by a red lotus with four petals, the base Muladhar Chakra lies at the last bone of the spine between ones genitals and the anus and stands for group force. To open this chakra, practice the mudra of joining the tips of your index finger and thumbs and meditate chanting the sound ‘LAM’ slowly concentrating on the chakra location in your body. ‘LAM’ should be pronounced as ‘Laahmng’ with a slight vibration at the end.
The second is the Swadhisthana Chakra which is located in the sacrum and is symbolized by an orange lotus with six petals. To open this chakra place both your hands on your lap, the right one over the left, palm side up with the tips of both the thumbs touching each other and gradually chant the sound ‘VAM’ like you did in the previous case. Remember to concentrate on the sacral portion of your body or the lower back region while you’re doing this.
The Soar Plexus or the Manipura chakra is symbolized by a yellow lotus with ten petals. To open this chakra for improving personal power, bring both your hands in front of your stomach, just below your solar plexus joining the tips of each of your fingers excepting the thumb and then cross the thumbs over one another. Remember to keep your fingers straight which are pointing away from you and then chant the sound ‘RAM’.
The very important Anahata or the heart chakra given by the vivid green lotus with twelve petals can be opened by sitting cross legged, placing your left hand on your left knee and bringing your right hand in front touching your body at just below the breast with the tips of the index finger and the thumb joined. Concentrate on the central powerhouse chakra and meditate with the sound ‘YAM’
To open the blue lotus with 16 petals of the Vishuddha or the throat chakra, join the tips of your thumbs and cross your fingers on the inside of your hands. Concentrate on the throat chakra resonating at the base of your throat and chant the sound ‘HAM’.
The Third Eye or the Ajna Chakra is the located between your eyebrows and symbolized by an indigo lotus with two petals. To open this chakra bring your hands in front of the lower part of your breast. Now, join the tips of your middle fingers pointing upwards, bend all other fingers inside, the index fingers being joined at the phalanges and then join the tips of your thumbs pointing downwards and meditate by chanting the strongest sound of the universe ‘OM’ or ‘AUM”.
Lastly, to open the Sahasrara Chakra, which is a violet Lotus with a thousand petals of the ultimate spiritual enlightenment, bring your hands in front of your stomach and join your hands crossing all fingers with the left thumb below the right. Now, lift both the ring fingers and let them join at the tips pointing upwards. Remember that one needs to have very strong base chakra before trying to open this one. Concentrate on the chakra at the crown of your head and chant the sound of creation ‘NG’ and let it vibrate and resonate all across your chakra system and being.
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