Chakra meditation is an ancient Hindu practice for healing and balancing your seven chakras. Your chakras become unbalanced, blocked, or hurt when you’re struggling with a physical illness, emotional distress, or negative emotions. Chakra meditation helps you release any negative energy hidden within your body and purifies your system. In this article, we’ll discuss the origination of this practice, the meaning of Chakras and the benefits of Chakra meditation in detail.
The History of Chakra Meditation
Chakra meditation has been practiced since ancient times to promote good physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This practice comes from the Tantric tradition. However, the concept of the chakras is much older, with mentions in the Indian Vedas (1,500 – 500 B.C.) and the Yoga Upanishads (c. 600 B.C.). These texts explain the seven basic, major chakras and also discuss the minor chakras found throughout the body. Chakras themselves are said to exist within the transcendental body, which overlays the physical body, creating an energy field around us. Present in both yoga and obscure Buddhism, chakra-based energy work has found its way into many integrative New Age disciplines.
What Are Chakras?
“Chakra” is a Sanskrit word meaning a wheel or cycle. Chakras are energy wheels in our body that hold a certain level of consciousness and awareness. There are seven main chakras situated along the spine from the sacrum at the bottom up to the top of the head.
Each of the seven key chakras: your crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral, and root chakra have a specific function that corresponds with particular aspects of our human life. According to modern physiology, the seven Chakras correspond exactly to the seven main nerve ganglia originating from the spinal column. These chakras may be useful in providing us with further insights into the complexity of life and its meaning.
Chakra Meditation and Its Benefits
Chakra meditation is any type of meditation that seeks to clear blocked chakras and harness their power. This method promotes calm and relaxation and encourages spiritual awakening. When practicing chakra balancing and healing, your chakras give you access to the level of consciousness that each specific one holds. Focusing on the body’s vital energy centers (the chakras) subsequently releases built-up stress related to facets of your life.
If your aim is a little higher, it would be best to learn from professionals or even consider self-monitored practice. The guided chakra meditations that you can do yourself at home are often meant to cultivate a sense of contentment, peace, and a greater connection to your inner self. If you try a guided chakra meditation, you will also have an easier time falling asleep.
No matter the type of chakra meditation, the goal is ultimately to ensure that your chakras are open, allowing energy to flow freely throughout your body. This secures a strong connection between your mind and body. Chakra meditation will take your meditation sessions to a whole new level. We personally recommend that the meditations devoted to spiritual awakening be guided by a certified instructor.