How To Open The Chakras With Meditation

How To Open The Chakras With Meditation

A chakra is a point in your body where energy flows. In the human body, there are seven chakras in all. That means that in order for you to be your greatest self, energy must flow across seven parts of your body. 

Each chakra is linked to main glands or organs, which are linked to various bodily sections. Chakras that are open indicate that energy is flowing freely and that we are in good physical and mental health. 

However, emotional upheavals such as a marital disagreement, a personal loss, or even an accident can cause these chakras to become blocked. A blocked chakra can cause physical, emotional, and spiritual health issues.

How To Open The Chakras With Meditation

Meditation for opening the Crown Chakra

Meditation for opening the Crown Chakra

Sit with your legs crossed and your pinkies pointed up and towards the sky. They must be angled away from your body. Continue to cross your fingers. Concentrate on the location of the chakra and chant an “ng” sound. Repeat until you feel at ease.

If you're having trouble finding out how to conduct the last two chants, search up tutorials and watch what the instructor does. You'll get the hang of it eventually!

Symptoms of blocked Crown Chakra:

  • Lack of intuition
  • Feeling unconnected
  • Egoism
  • Isolation
  • Headaches
  • Fear of death/dying
  • Trouble with memory
  • Lack of balance/coordination

Meditation for opening the Third Eye Chakra

Meditation for opening the Third Eye Chakra

Sit in a cross-legged position once more. Hands should be at the bottom half of your breast, with the tips of your middle fingers touching and extended away from you. Your thumbs should be touching at the tips and pointing in your direction. Your remaining fingers should be bent and in contact with one another. Concentrate on the location of the chakra and chant an "om" sound until you feel at ease.

Symptoms of blocked Third Eye Chakra:

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Lack of intuition
  • Belief that what one sees physically is all that there is
  • Anxiety/fear of the unknown
  • Lack of self-reflection
  • Disconnect of the mind, body, and soul
  • Feeling that the thoughts are “cloudy”
  • Headaches
  • Inability to stay present
  • Abundance of daydreaming
  • Sinus pain/problems
  • Pain in the eyes, eye problems

Meditation for opening the Throat Chakra

Meditation for opening the Throat Chakra

Sit on your knees with your fingers crossed on the inside of your hands, palms almost facing each other and knuckles almost touching. Your thumb tips should be touching and pointing upwards. Concentrate on the location of the chakra and chant a "ham" sound until you feel at ease.

Symptoms of blocked Throat Chakra:

  • Sore throat/neck pain
  • Hearing problems
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) syndrome
  • Problems with the larynx and thyroid
  • Feeling that one cannot speak up
  • Unwillingness to use one’s voice or share one’s opinions

Meditation for opening the Heart Chakra

Meditation for opening the Heart Chakra

You sit cross-legged once more, reconnecting your thumb and index finger. The palm of your left hand should be facing upwards as it sits on your left knee. With the palm towards your left shoulder, your right hand should be touching the center of your chest. Concentrate on the location of the chakra and chant a "yam" sound until you feel at ease.

Symptoms of blocked Heart Chakra:

  • Lack of compassion
  • Holding onto grudges
  • Lack of love for all
  • Lack of commitment
  • Loneliness
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Closing off the heart/not letting people in
  • Unwillingness to let go of past relationships
  • Anxiety, stress

Meditation for opening the Solar Plexus Chakra

Meditation for opening the Solar Plexus Chakra

Sit on your knees with your back straight once more. Raise your hands above your belly button and clasp them together. Your fingertips should be touching and pointing away from your tummy, with your thumbs crossed over one another and your fingers not bent. Concentrate on this chakra's position and chant a "ram" sound until you feel at ease.

Symptoms of blocked Solar Plexus Chakra:

  • Anxiety
  • Feeling powerless
  • Stomach pains
  • Feeling like a victim
  • Relinquishing one’s power to others
  • Lack of belief in oneself
  • Liver, pancreas, and stomach problems
  • Egoism
  • Aggressiveness

Meditation for opening the Sacral Chakra

Meditation for opening the Sacral Chakra

Sit on your knees to open this chakra. When you sit down, your back should be straight once more. Place your hands on your lap, palms facing upwards and stacked on top of one another. The left hand should be positioned below the right. Concentrate on the location of this chakra and chant the sound "vam." Do this until you feel completely relaxed.

Symptoms of blocked Sacral Chakra:

  • Creative blockages
  • Toxicity in relationships
  • Guilt
  • Belief that others do not care
  • Insecurity
  • Block in motivation
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Belief that one does not deserve love
  • Lack of emotion
  • Need to control everything
  • Unhealthy sexual desires
  • Addiction/dependency
  • Kidney problems
  • Bladder issues

Meditation for opening the Root Chakra

Meditation for opening the Root Chakra

To begin, sit cross-legged on the ground with your palm facing upwards and your thumbs touching your index finger. When you sit, your back should be straight. Concentrate on this chakra's location and chant a "lam" sound. Continue doing this until you feel clear and at ease. Imagining a crimson flower slowly unfolding can also assist.

Symptoms of blocked Root Chakra:

  • Fear, panic
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Overthinking
  • Anger
  • Emotional disconnect
  • Bad dreams
  • Slothfulness
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of trust

Some of our bodies' Chakras are more 'open' than others. Some of our chakras may become blocked as a result of worries, personal concerns, or prior events. The active chakras compensate by allowing more energy to flow through them when this happens. However, a balanced flow of energy from all chakras is ideal. 

To unblock a chakra that has been discovered, one must meditate while concentrating on the essential body portion where the chakra is located. So, once you've figured out which chakra is maybe blocked, you can work on unblocking it and feeling much better.

Check the image below to review again the different positions of your hands to open the chakras with meditation.

Different hands pose for opening all chakras

Although the practice of opening your chakras to restore healthy energy balance in the body lacks scientific backing, it is based on ancient wisdom. This type of meditation healing aids in the discovery and resolution of deep-seated unresolved trauma, feelings, and memories.

This emotional weight has a severe impact on your mind and body's functioning, and it might eventually appear as physical ailments. The goal of chakra balancing is to relieve you of this burden and improve your overall well-being. If you decided to go on this path and open the chakras with meditation, this guide will help you with everything you need. Let us know in the comments section if you have any question.

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