7 Easy Steps to Align Your Chakras
Written by: Rachel Grussi – gaia
Let’s get one thing straight, meditation and harmony with the universe are very different things. Meditation is a great way to keep your perspective centered on the right things, but being “one” and aligned with the Universe comes naturally as a creature of the Universe, not from hours of meditation. The issue comes with your perceptions, as you may feel out of whack from time to time but you’re just getting interference from bad frequencies. So how do you fix this? Get your chakras aligned.
What is chakra? Here’s the Wikipedia skinny: In Hindu metaphysical and tantric/yogic traditions and other belief systems chakras are points or knots, in the subtle body. They are located at the physical counterparts of the major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves. Chakras are part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels, called nadiis. Nadiis are channels in the subtle body through which the life force (prana), or vital energy moves. Various scriptural texts and teachings present a different number of chakras. There are many chakras in the subtle human body according to the tantric texts, but there are 6 chakras and 7th (sahasrara) is the state which are considered to be the most important ones. Their name derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning”, but in yogic context a better translation of the word is “vortex” or “whirlpool.” The concept of chakra features in tantric and yogic traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism.
The most important part is a straight back, because energy runs vertically in our body from chakra to chakra. It goes between the base of the spine to the top of the head. Aside from this important note, you can do this sitting or standing. Whatever is comfortable.
Chakras are pretty to visualize. Each chakra has one of the seven colors of the rainbow, and they are in order, so it’s very easy to recall them. All you will need to do is spend one or two seconds in each energy center, and this will focus your consciousness there. The Examiner guys suggest you rinse and repeat until you start feeling sleepy, then you can choose to doze off or get on with your daily activities. What a great way to start off your morning, or to end an otherwise hectic day.
Here are the instructions on where and how to focus:
- Start at the base of your spine, and imagine a red glow there for two seconds.
- Then the navel area and imagine an orange glow there for two seconds.
- Move to the stomach area and imagine a gold glow there for two seconds.
- Then the heart area (but in the center of your chest) and imagine a green glow there for two seconds.
- Next the collar-bones (where your neck meets your torso) and imagine a turquoise glow there for two seconds.
- Then the third eye area (on your forehead just above and in between your eyes) and imagine a purple glow there for two seconds.
- Finally, the crown of your head (the light here is ultra-violet), but for our human eyes it looks white. Imagine a column of white bright light there flowing back and forth from you to the Universe (You can spend more than a few seconds here…).
See? Easy as pie and as quick as checking your email in the morning, you have just aligned your chakras. The folks at the Examiner also toss in the thought that if you think of a goal or a happy emotion (or the opposite of an uncomfortable emotion you are feeling at the moment), this prompts quick “divine intervention” in your favor.
They also caution you that doing the cycle once is usually not enough. It depends very much in your goal, or emotional state, but do repeat the cycle a few times “until a relaxed drowsy condition occurs.” Remember, you can’t rush the process or you miss the whole point! The benefits of having aligned chakra go on and on, so keep digging around until you find the right motivation.
California Bay Area native-turned-Coloradan Rachel Grussi Keller is a lifetime writer and UC Irvine graduate of Literary Journalism. …
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