There are many forms of meditation, but chakra meditation is one of the most unique, and one of the most effective. Chakra meditation is a totally unique type of relaxation – one that involves a deep level of concentration. Through achieving this total level of focus, the psychic energy is freed up and able to flow through the body, and this provides energy and vigor to all of the chakras as it moves through the body.
What is a Chakra?
Before we can explore the power of chakra meditation it is helpful to understand just what a chakra actually is. Chakra is actually the Sanskrit word for vortex or wheel. A chakra can be thought of as an energy center which directs the flow of energy through the human body. These chakras are a part of the person’s consciousness, and how they are used can have an important effect on how we live our lives and the decisions we make.
There are several different ways of practicing chakra meditation. Some methods are suitable for beginners, while others are best suited for those with some experience in the world of meditation.
Before starting the chakra meditation, it is important to be wearing loose fitting and comfortable clothes, and to find a meditation spot that is relaxing and free of interruptions and noises.
The typical chakra meditation may go something like this:
- Start out by sitting or lying in a comfortable position. Make sure that the temperature of the room is comfortable, and that you are wearing comfortable and loose fitting clothes.
- Focus your attention on a small part of the body, such as your big toe, or the tip of your nose. Turn your attention to the feeling in the area you have chosen, and try to connect with the subtlest details of that part of the body.
- After you have completed examining the minute details or your big toe, the tip of your nose or other body part, allow this concentration to spread out to the rest of the area. If you begin by focusing on your big toe, expand your focus to the rest of yoru toes. Take care not to overwhelm yourself with too much information at once. The process of meditating should flow seamlessly, spreading throughout your entire body like a wave on the beach.
- If you begin to feel stress creeping up on you, or if worrisome thoughts begin to intrude, go back to focusing on the initial body part and begin again. It is important not to be impatient when practicing chakra meditation. This type of meditation can take some time to master, but the benefits can be very powerful.
Chakra meditation has been used successfully for many years to improve concentration, increase health and get us more in tune with our bodies. Those who are in tune with their bodies are less likely to suffer from a variety of illnesses. In addition, those who regularly practice chakra meditation may be in a better position to catch even the subtlest signs of illness at an early and very treatable stage. What’s more chakra meditation is great for just relaxing and increasing our feelings of self awareness and well being.