I thought I would start the New Year with a series of Chakra Mantra chants.
Mantras are specific sounds which have long been used to activate the chakras by chanting the sound that resonates to the particular chakra vibration.
Sound is probably THE most powerful way to activate and balance your chakra system.
When I was in India I visited an ayurvedic doctor who prescribed mantra meditation for me.
He noticed my base/root chakra Muladhara – which literally means root support – needed activating. An underactive root chakra had left me feeling dizzy, disconnected and unsupported in life.
So let’s start at the root and practise this daily for 7 days and each week I will guide you through the next chakra meditation using freely available videos on YouTube.
Here’s the video with the mantra sound you can chant along to.
To begin, sit comfortably with your butt or feet connected to the floor. Really feel that connection to the solid earth supporting you. As you breathe in draw energy through your crown chakra at the top of your head.
Draw this energy down to your base chakra, located at the base of your spine. You may like to visualise the colour red here. Tighten your pelvic floor muscles – or Mula bandha – as you exhale chant the mantra “Lam.”
Let the sound be your exhale. Feel the sound vibrating through your base chakra. Imagine the sound pushing down through your root chakra as you connect with the earth.
If it feels like too much to focus on the breathing and the bandha and the sound, just focus on the sound and put your attention onto the base of your spine.
I find our energy body meets us where we are, responding to the intention and the sound vibration, so you don’t need to do it perfectly. You can always fine-tune the practice as you get used to it.
Having a balanced root chakra will help you feel secure, grounded and provide ease of physical movement.
It will also provide a good foundation for your whole chakra system.
Repeat this for a few minutes each day and notice how much more present and stable you feel.
Hari Om Tat Sat. Namaste. Blessings.
Art credit: the beautiful work of Sheranda Ann Kumara features in this week’s post