What is Chakra Healing and How to open Chakras?
Hinduism is full of knowledge. There is mention even about the minute things also in the Vedas. One of the topics is Ayurveda and the science of healing.
In this blog, I will tell you about Chakras and how you can heal Chakras by doing simple meditation and having a good routine.
When in ancient times, there were no modern equipment, technology, or knowledge; our forefathers use to take help of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation.
According to Vedic science, there are seven energy centers that govern our body and its mechanisms. Our body is divided into seven parts on the basis of these energies.
These energies are represented by Chakras. They are said to be in rotating spiral shape as if a wheel is spinning.
This energy is known as a Chakra. A Chakra means wheel in Sanskrit language. For simplicity, I’ll use the words “wheel and energy” to denote Chakra.
The energies control our emotions, thinking, and behavior. If we see from a spiritual perspective, these bodily energies are important to be balanced so that our mind and body function well.
According to the traditional sciences, if we balance and heal all our Chakras, then we gain easily achieve spiritual powers and progress in our health. So lets head straight to the article.
What is Chakra Healing?
Now, I will tell you about what exactly is Chakra Healing and how can we use it to open our Chakras. The practice of Chakras is quite easy.
It’s just like doing simple meditation. You have to focus on releasing your stress and experience the divine energy that is rotating inside you.
Below are a few steps that you can easily follow with proper procedures. If you do it even for 15 minutes a day, you’ll balance all your Chakras.
Choose a place and suitable time
First of all, find a place which is cool and dry. No noise or loud music should be in the surroundings. Ensure that there is no distractions or it will disturb your meditation.
The place should also be neat and clean. As per experts, the morning and noon times are best for such kind of meditation.
Now Prepare your mind
The second step is preparing your mind. The mind has an important role in this meditation and if your mind is stuck somewhere else, you can’t do meditation properly.
Your mind should be in a state of peace. No thoughts should be going on inside you. This will help you to easily concentrate on your Chakras.
Prepare your Posture
When you have chosen the place, prepare your mind then take any mat or asana and keep it on the ground. Sit in Padmasana (Lotus pose).
Start the Meditation
This is the most important part. Take a deep breath and release it. While releasing, keep chanting Om. Repeat this process again and again.
While saying Om, experience a red-colored wheel spinning in the bottom most part of your body. Focus on this for 2-3 minutes.
Now move upwards just below your navel and experience a bright yellow-colored wheel spinning below your navel. Like the previous one, focus on it for 2-3 minutes.
Repeat this for each Chakra and move in upwards direction till you reach the Crown Chakra.
This energy is also known as Muladhara Chakra in Sanskrit. This wheel is related to Earth and represents red color.
The Muladhara Chakra is present at the bottom root part of the spinal cord, precisely between the hips.
This energy is also called as the entrance door of energies in our body. Earth represents humbleness or gratitude and this energy when balanced makes us down to earth and destroys our ego.
Any energy, positive or negative, enters our body through this Chakra. This Chakra is mainly related to real life situations like survival and life problems.
Those people who want to succeed in material life, can focus on this wheel. Also, this energy is related to thighs, legs, feet, male reproductive organs, etc.
To get rid of problems like arthritis, rickets, sexual problems, one may focus on balancing this Chakra.
Doing Yogasanas like Vrikshasana (Tree pose), Tadasana (Hill pose), and wearing rings made up of gemstones like quartz, hematite, bloodstone, and black tourmaline can also open this energy.
Also known as Swadhisthana Chakra, this energy is related with the element water and represents orange color.
This energy wheel is located below the abdomen, precisely between the navel and pubic region. Water represents stability and this Chakra, if balanced, provides the person with mental and emotional stability.
This energy is related to our thoughts and desires. It provides peace and positivity to our mind. People who want to get rid of the problem of overthinking or mental instability can focus on opening this Chakra.
This Chakra is also related with female reproductive organs, kidney and bladder. In medical science, those people who have problems regarding these organs, focus on balancing their Sacral Chakra.
Yoga poses such as Kagasana (Crow pose), Trikonasana (Triangle pose) and gemstones such as moonstone, citrine, carnelian etc. can help to open this Chakra.
Also known as Anahata Chakra, this energy is connected with the element air and shows green color. This wheel, as the name suggests, is exactly at the heart.
This Chakra is very important for us as according to the traditional Hindu scriptures, our soul is located at this Chakra.
The Heart Chakra plays an important role in our body as well as our life as it accommodates our soul or inner self.
It is said that this Chakra causes spirituality and devotion towards God and is responsible for the love of the divine.
It radiates harmony and peace. Those people who have complaints of heart-related problems or lung-related problems are advised to balance this Chakra.
By doing Gomukhasana (Cow pose), Garudasana (Eagle pose), and wearing gemstones like rose quartz, green tourmaline and jade will open this Chakra.
Termed as Vishuddha Chakra, this energy represents the space or cosmos element and represents blue color. This energy wheel is located in the neck region.
The Vishuddha Chakra represents truth and goodness. It is very closely related to the Heart Chakra as it reveals yourself to your inner-self.
If we have this Chakra opened, we can easily open our Heart Chakra. People who have neck pain, goitre, or any neck injury should focus on opening this wheel to get rid of all the neck-related problems.
By doing Yoga such as Ushtrasana (Camel pose), Bandhasana (Bridge pose), and wearing gemstones like Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine; people can open this wheel.
3rd Eye Chakra
Also known as Ajna Chakra, this energy radiates indigo color. It is exactly located between the eyes.
The unique thing about this Chakra is that, it isn’t associated with any element. The Chakra is beyond materialism and represents eternal life after death.
According to the traditional scriptures, a third eye is present in between our two eyes. This third eye is said to be related to the divine spirit.
This third eye symbolizes wisdom, philosophy and divine vision. You may have seen Lord Shiva being depicted with a third eye.
People who have frequent headaches and psychological problems should try to focus on this Chakra. The Ajna Chakra can be opened by doing Shashankasana (Hare pose) and wearing gemstones like amethyst, fluorite, etc.
Known as Sahasra Chakra, this Chakra represents violet color. Like the previous Chakra, it is also not related with any element.
This Chakra is said to be the God Chakra as it is known to be directly related with the divine. It partially resides in our brain and partially outside our body.
The Halos, Crowns and Hair Locks that you see on Gods, Saints and other divine figures, represents the awakening of this Chakra.
It is a very powerful energy which can directly link us with God, if properly balanced. Crown Chakra can be opened by doing Pranayama, Anulom-Vilom and wearing gemstones like selenite, quartz, diamond, etc.