Worth To Know: How To Open 7 Spiritual Chakras?

Worth To Know: How To Open 7 Spiritual Chakras?

Beginner’s Guide On How to Do Chakra Meditation

For beginners who want to learn to direct spiritual and healing energy towards the energy centers in our body, learning how to do chakra meditation is an important first step.

While the art and science of chakra meditation are very complex, and require much learning, for those who merely want to take the first step, a simple guideline is possible. Remember, you don’t need to be an expert doctor in sports’ medicine to learn swimming, and you don’t have to be a spiritual master to learn how to do chakra meditation.

We know that you probably don’t have much time, and even if you are interested, sometimes all of the information just gets to be too much. So here is a simple set of rules for beginners.

With this as a base, you can move to much more complicated stuff later if you want to.


First Things First: What Is Chakra?

Are you just a little confused about what this is? Do not despair, for we are here!

In layman’s language, they are centers of energy in your body. A simple chakra definition would be that there are places in your body where your energy is focused.

There are seven major energy centers, so seven main chakras.

“Chakra” means “wheel” in Sanskrit, so you can visualize these energy centers as spinning wheels which both take in and give out energy. These centers are places where your spiritual, emotional, and physical energies interact.

If these places are not nurtured carefully, then blockages will lead to illness, either mental or physical. Similarly, if there are places where your chakras appear to be blocked, then that indicates you are not in good health.

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The 7 Main Chakras

We’re just going to do a quick run-through of the seven major chakras, the chakra meanings, and their associations with your emotions and your health.

  • Mooladhara or Root Chakra:

    It is located at the base of the spine. A here imbalance will cause problems like anemia, fatigue, lower back pain, feeling cold on hands or legs, or depression.

  • Svadisthana or Sacral Chakra:

    It is located in the lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel, and two inches in. Imbalances will cause problems with sensuality issues, impotency, as well as depression, and drug or alcohol abuse. Asthma and allergy problems, or urinary tract infections, are also possible.

  • Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra:

    It is located in the upper abdomen or the stomach area. An imbalance will cause problems with your digestive system, appearing as issues like ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, and constipation, along with nervousness or poor memory likely to come up.

  • Anahata or Heart Chakra:

    As you could have guessed, it is located in the center of the chest, just above the heart. Imbalances will cause problems like heart and breathing disorders, muscular tension and chest pain, or heart and breast cancer.

  • Visuddha or Throat Chakra:

    It is located in the throat. Imbalances will cause problems like hormonal disorders, thyroid imbalances or swollen glands, fevers and flu, and other infections. Hyperactivity and mood swings are also possible.

  • Anja, Brow, or Third Eye Chakra:

    It is located between the eyebrows in the middle of the forehead.

  • Sahasrara or Crown Chakra:

    It is located at the top of the head. Imbalances cause problems with mental illness, photosensitivity, headaches, and issues like skin rashes and coordination problems.

As you can see from the list, chakras affect not only your physical wellbeing but also your emotional and mental wellbeing.

While chakra meditation will not cure you entirely, it will help you gain peace and a general sense of wellbeing greater than you had before if you approach it with the correct mental and spiritual mindset.


The First Chakra Meditation Exercise

Balancing Mooladhara, or the Root Chakra, is a solid beginning for your meditation practice. As the name suggests, it is the ‘root’ or foundation of your practice.

After opening your Root Chakra, it is simpler to balance the rest of your energies.

Here are two simple ways to balance your Mooladhara:

Visualize the right color: Red is associated with Mooladhara, and it is a simple but extremely effective technique. Simply settle down somewhere comfortable, with as few distractions as possible, and think of the color red.

It is likely to be difficult for you to think only of red, as a beginner to meditation, so don’t trouble yourself too much if you get distracted but bring yourself back to the color. Do it as long as you feel you need, and then bring yourself back slowly to the outer world.


Known as the knees-to-chest pose, it is a simple yoga pose.

  1. Lie down on your backside with hands and legs extended.
  2. Bring both knees to your chest, as you exhale. Clasp your arms around them. If possible, put your forearms around your shins and grasp each elbow with the opposite hand.
  3. Maintain your back flat on the rug. Pull your shoulder blades down toward your waist.
  4. Lengthen your spine by drawing your tailbone towards the mat.
  5. You can rock front and backward or side-to-side if it is comfortable.
  6. Look down the center line of your body by tucking your chin down.
  7. Hold this for up to one minute. Keep breathing smoothly.
  8. Exhale, release legs and rest.
  9. Repeat up to 6 times.

There are variations you can use if you’re getting bored or want something a little more advanced.

Do not practice this if you’re recovering from abdominal surgery, a hernia, spinal, hip, or knee injury. If there is an injury in the neck, do not raise your neck. Pregnant women should not perform this pose.

Padmasana with Jnana Mudra

  1. Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position.
  2. Place the hands in the ‘Jnana Mudra’ position on the knees. The hands should be palms up.
  3. Place one foot on the opposite thigh. Keep the foot flexed to protect the knee.
  4. Breathe smoothly and evenly.

There are more advanced forms of this position, but it is better not to attempt those alone. Do not try this if you have knee injuries.

In case you don’t know the Jnana Mudra, the ‘gesture of wisdom’:

  1. Just fold your hands.
  2. Let each index finger touch the thumb, and then gently let your other fingers radiate out.
  3. The thumb should be straight, while the index finger will form a curve.


A Few Other Techniques for the Beginner

You can practice opening each chakra by visualizing the relative colors and sounds. This is one of the simplest ways to do chakra meditation, and it is surprisingly effective.

You can sit in a comfortable pose, with your back straight, but not painfully rigid, and concentrate on the colors, or chant the sounds.

  1. Mooladhara: LANG (LAM): Red
  2. Svadhistana: VANG (VAM): Orange
  3. Manipura: RANG (RAM): Yellow
  4. Anahata: YANG (YAM): Green
  5. Vishuddhi:  HANG (HAM): Blue
  6. Ajna: ONG (OM): Indigo
  7. Sahasrara: Silence: Violet

The Sounds of the Chakras can have powerful healing effects. One basic exercise needed is to learn how to say the words accurately.

Use Your Hands

For those of you who are unfit, have injuries, or even do not have the time to find a comfortable place, but only have ten minutes: there is a way.

You can use your hands in various poses to do meditation in a way that will open up your Chakras. Use these poses along with the respective sound to open up each of the major Chakras.


  1. Touch the tip of your thumb to index finger on both hands.
  2. Concentrate on the position where your Root Chakra is.
  3. Chant LAM.


  1. Put your hands in your lap, palms up.
  2. Left palm underneath, with the palm touching the fingers of the right hand. Let your thumbs lightly touch.
  3. Concentrate on the position of your Sacral Chakra.
  4. Chant VAM.


  1. Put both hands on your stomach, a little below your solar plexus. Point your fingers away from you.
  2. Let the fingers touch at the top. Cross the thumbs. Keep the fingers straight.
  3. Concentrate on the Chakra located on the spine, a bit above the navel.
  4. Chant RAM.

For each position, there is a way to use your hands and sound to meditate, without needing yoga poses that may be dangerous for you if you are injured, pregnant, or have some other issue.


Chakra Meditation Will Help Your Mind and Body

It is always a good thing to learn more, and if you want to explore Kundalini Yoga or chakra meditation further, kudos to you!

However, for most of us who are focused on a spiritual journey while trying to grapple with the material world as well, an essential step-by-step guide to beginning is a relief.

Our guide will show you all the basic steps of meditation, and give you a brief understanding of what exactly Chakra meditation is all about.

There are plenty of guides with more detail on how to do chakra meditation and how it will affect your life.


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