The importance of chakra meditation is over looked by so many who think that they are " Spiritual " or have a type of yoga practice . Nor Is doing a five minute chakra sound off good enough . One should and must take interest in fully devoting oneself to take and make the time required to this practice and to use it as a tool for personal development .
The Chakras are so much more than just knowing what each one means , the sound , and associated color .
There are Mudras ( special hand gestures ) that can be incorporated into the meditation as well. In doing this it assists one , in opening the chakras and gives them more power to send energy to each and every particular chakra to enhance the effect the sounds are chanted. These sounds are from Sanskrit letters and When chanted, they create a certain resonation in your body that you can physically feel at the chakra that it is meant for.
Begin by sitting with your legs crossed , in a seated chair , or the position most comfortable for you to withstand at least 30 minutes dedicated to this practice .
1 . Start by pressing the tips of your thumb and index finger .
Focus and visualize on the Root chakra at the spot in between the genitals and the anus otherwise known as the perineum.
Begin to Chant the sound LAM.
2 . Place your hands on your lap, both of your palms facing up, on top of each other. Making sure that the left hand is placed beneath the right . The tips of the thumbs touch are gently touching .Focus on the chakra located at the sacral which is at the sacral bone (on the lower back).
Begin to chant the sound VAM.
3 . Place both your hands before your stomach, just a little below your solar plexus. Allow the fingers to join at the tops, all other pointing away from you. Cross thumbs making sure the right thumb is over the left , It is important to straighten the fingers.
Focus on the Navel chakra located at the bottom of your spine, a bit above the navel.
Begin to chant the sound RAM
4 . Put your left hand on your left knee . Take your right hand and place the tips of your index finger and thumb to touch , then place your right hand in front of the lower part of your breast bone (just a bit above the solar plexus)
Concentrate on the Heart chakra .
Begin to chant the sound YAM.
5 . Cross your fingers on the inside of your hands creating a circle , Reach the thumbs at the top .
Focus on the Throat chakra at the base of the throat.
Begin to chant the sound HAM.
6 . Place both your hands before you at the lower part of your breast , both of your middle fingers are straight and touching at the tops, and pointing forward. The other fingers are bended towards each other and touching at the upper parts of fingers . Your thumbs are pointing towards you and touch at the tops.
Focus on the Third Eye chakra slightly above the point between the eyebrows.
Begin to chant the sound AUM or OM .
7 . Place your hands in front of your stomach clasped , allow the ring fingers to point up, touching at the tops . Make sure ** the left thumb underneath the right.
Focus on the Crown chakra at the top of your head.
Begin to chant the sound NG.