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bodies which govern our psychological qualities. There are said to be seven main chakras in all

"I had an "off" feeling, so I took a chakra test


and found out I had a few chakras that
needed work. I..." more

four in our upper body, which govern our mental properties, and three in the lower body, which

- Denise Perham

govern our instinctual properties. They are:

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According to Hindu and/or Buddhist belief, chakras are vast (yet confined) pools of energy in our

The Muladhara (root) chakra. The Svadhisthana (sacral) chakra. The Manipura (solar plexus)
chakra. The Anahata(heart) chakra. The Visuddhi (throat) chakra. The Ajna (third eye) chakra. The
Sahasrara (crown) chakra.
According to Buddhist/Hindu teaching all of the chakras should contribute to a human's well-being.
Our instincts would join forces with our feelings and thinking. Some of our chakras are usually not
open all the way (meaning, they operate just like when you were born), but some are over-active,
or even near closed. If the chakras are not balanced, peace with the self cannot be achieved.
Read on to discover the art of becoming aware of the chakras, as well as a very reliable technique
designed to open them.

Understand that if you are opening your chakras, there is no need to try to make
over-active chakras less active. They are simply compensating for the inactivity of

closed chakras. Once all of the chakras are opened, the energy evens out, and becomes
balanced.

Open the Root Chakra (red). This chakra is based on being physically aware and
feeling comfortable in many situations. If opened, you should feel well-balanced and

sensible, stable and secure. You don't distrust people around you for no reason.You feel
present in what is happening right now, and very connected to your physical body. If it's underactive: you tend to be fearful or nervous, and easily feel unwelcome. If it's over-active: you may
be materialistic and greedy. You feel as if you should be secure and are unwelcome to a
change.
Use the body and become aware of it. Do yoga, walk around the block, or do some
manual house-cleaning. These activities let your body become known to you, and will
strengthen the chakra.

Ground yourself. This means that you should connect with the ground, and feel it
beneath you. To do this, stand up straight and relaxed, put your feet shoulder width
apart, and slightly bend your knees. Move your pelvis forward a little, and keep your
body balanced, so that your weight is evenly distributed over the soles of your feet.
Then sink your weight forward. Stay in this position for several minutes.

After grounding yourself, sit cross-legged, as shown in the picture below.

Let the tips of your thumb and index finger touch gently, in a peaceful motion.

Concentrate on the Root chakra and what it stands for, at the spot in between the
genitals and the anus.

Silently, yet clearly, chant the sound "LAM."


All this time, let yourself relax, still thinking about the chakra, it's meaning, and how it
does or should affect your life.
Keep doing this until you are completely relaxed. You may have a "clean" feeling.
Visualize a closed red flower. Imagine a very powerful energy radiating it: it slowly
opens showing four red petals full of energy.

Contract the perineum holding breath and releasing.

Open the Sacral Chakra (orange). This chakra deals with feeling and sexuality. If open,
feeling are released with liberty, and are expressed without you being over-emotional.

You would be open to affinity and can be passionate as well as outgoing. You also have no
problems based on sexuality. If it's under-active: you tend to be unemotional or impassive, and
are not very open to anybody. If it's over-active: you tend to be sensitive and emotional all the
time. You may also be very sexual.
Sit on your knees, with your back straight, but relaxed.

Lay your hands in your lap, palms ups, on top of each other. Left hand underneath, the
palm touching the back fingers of the right hand, and the thumbs touch gently.

Concentrate on the Sacral Chakra and what it stands for, at the sacral bone (lower
back).

Silently, yet clearly, chant the sound "VAM."


All this time, let yourself relax, still thinking about the chakra, it's meaning, and how it
does or should affect your life.
Keep doing this until you are completely relaxed. Again, you may have a "clean"
feeling.

Open the Navel Chakra (yellow). This chakra encircles confidence, especially when in
a group. When open, you should feel in control and have good feeling of dignity in

yourself. If it's under-active: you tend to be passive and indecisive. You could be frequently
apprehensive and this doesn't reward you. If it's over-active: you tend to be imperious and
aggressive.
Sit on your knees, with your back straight, but relaxed.

Put your hands before your stomach, slightly below your solar plexus. Let the fingers
join at the tops, all pointing away from you. Cross the thumbs and straighten the
fingers (this is important).

Concentrate on the Navel Chakra and what it stands for, at the spine, slightly above
the navel.

Silently, yet clearly, chant the sound "RAM."


All this time, let yourself relax even more, continuing to think about the chakra, it's
meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.
Keep doing this until you are completely relaxed. You should have a "clean" feeling
(for every chakra).

Open the Heart Chakra (green). This chakra is all about love, caring, and endearment.
When open, you seem to be compassionate and friendly, always working in amicable

relationships. If it's under-active: you tend to be cold and unfriendly. If it's over-active: you tend
to be so "loving" towards people that you suffocate them, and you could be seen as selfish for
it.
Sit cross-legged.

Let the tips of your index finger and thumb touch on both hands.

Put your left hand on your left knee and your right hand in front of the lower part of your
breastbone.

Concentrate on the Heart Chakra and what it stands for, at the spine, level with the
heart.

Silently, but clearly, chant the sound "YAM."


All this time, continue to relax your body, and think of the chakra, it's meaning, and
how it does or should affect your life.
Keep doing this until you are completely relaxed, and the "clean" feeling returns
and/or intensifies within your body.

Open the Throat Chakra (light blue). This chakra is based on self-expression and
communication. When the chakra is open, expressing yourself is easy, and art seems to

be a great way to do this. If it's under-active: you tend not to speak too much, so you are
classified as shy. If you lie often, this chakra can be blocked. If it's over-active: you tend to
speak so much, it annoys a lot of people. You could also be a pretty bad listener.
Once again, sit on your knees.

Cross your fingers on the inside of your hands, without the thumbs. Let the thumbs
touch at the tops, and pull them up a bit.

Concentrate on the Throat Chakra and what it stands for, at the base of the throat.

Silently, but clearly, chant the sound "HAM."


All this time, keep on relaxing your body, thinking of the chakra, it's meaning, and how
it does or should affect your life.
Keep doing this for about five minutes, and the "clean" feeling will intensify once
again.

Open the Third Eye Chakra (blue). Like it's name, this chakra deals with insight. When
open, you have excellent clairvoyance, and tend to dream a lot. If it's under-active: you

tend to look up to other people to think for you. Relying on beliefs too often, you also tend to be
confused most of the time. If it's over-active: you tend to live in a world imagination all day long.
In the extremes, you could suffer from frequent daydreams or even hallucinations.
Sit cross-legged.

Put your hands in front of the lower part of the breast. The middle fingers should be
straight and touch the tops, pointing away from you. The other fingers are bent and
touch at the two upper phalanges. The thumbs point towards you and meet at the
tops.

Concentrate on the Third Eye Chakra and what it stands for, a little above the center
of the two eyebrows.

Silently, but clearly, chant the sound "OM" or "AUM."


All this time, relaxation of the body should come a bit naturally, and continue to think of
the chakra, it's meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.
Keep doing this until the same "clean" feeling seems to come back or intensify.

Open the Crown Chakra (purple). This is the seventh and most spiritual chakra. It
encircles a being's wisdom and being one with the universe. When this chakra is open,

prejudice disappears from your To Do list, and you seem to become more aware of the world
and it's connection to yourself. If it's under-active: you tend to not be very spiritual, and may be
quite rigid in your thoughts. If it's over-active: you tend to intellectualize things all the time.
Spirituality seems to come first in your mind, and if you are really over-active, you may even
ignore your bodily needs (food, water, shelter).
Sit cross-legged.
Lay your hand before your stomach. Let the little fingers point up and away from you,
touching at their tops, and cross the rest of the fingers with the left thumb underneath
the right.

Concentrate on the Crown Chakra and what it stands for, at the very top of your head.

Silently, but clearly, chant the sound "NG" (yes, this chant is as hard as it looks).
All this time, your body should now be totally relaxed, and your mind should be at
peace. However, do not stop concentrating on the Crown Chakra.
This meditation is the longest, and should take no less than ten minutes.
WARNING: don't use this meditation for the Crown Chakra if your Root Chakra is not
strong or open. Before dealing with this last chakra, you need a strong "foundation"
first, which the Root exercises will present to you.

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If you open your third eye, could you see that a tree can speak?

wikiHow Contributor

It is unlikely that you would see a tree speaking. The third eye enables you to see
energies better and to visualize better, which is an important tool for healing or
Wiccan rituals. A tree lacks a voice or mouth for verbal communication but you
may be able to sense the tree's flow and the harmony of its place in the world.
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Can I use crystals during my chakra meditation?

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Yes, Crystals seem to be a good source of positive energy. You may ask "How do I
know which crystal will work?" That is up to the individual and how they "feel" when
the crystal is held. Try closing your eyes and try to make yourself numb to
everything. Hold the stone or crystal in your hand and imagine its energy flowing
into you. If you feel positive emotion or energy it is a keeper.
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How much time will it take to open all the chakras? How can we know if it is opened?

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It's not easy to work upon and open chakras at any age. Hindu Varnasharam
related Chakras need to be controlled at various age stages. Second, without a
master - the guru, one may go wrong. At the ages of 45 to 50, if one cannot control
obsession or lust (for food, sex, exercise, whatever), then its not possible in the
upper ages to act on chakras. Sages were deeply into these thoughts and the
spiritual thoughts were always connected with their deeds and actions. Its not time
dependent but action - for a young person who participates in educationalong with
physical exercise, the root chakra is getting evolved.
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What happens when you try to meditate the crown chakra without a strong root chakra?

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You won't be able to reach the crown chakra with an imbalanced root chakra. Work
on developing a strong root chakra first.
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Should we open the chakras in the order in which it is given?

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Yes! If you do it out of order you won't provide the correct foundation for the others
that follow it and therefore risk preventing balance.
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What if I can't sit crossed legged or on my knees. I wear a prosthetic leg which prohibits
both of these actions.

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That's okay, you can sit on a chair and can touch your feet on the ground while
meditating. The kundalini energy is cosmic and earth is a good source of this
energy. This energy will travel from earth to your leg and then to your body.
Spiritualism doesn't discriminate.
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Can I mold my chakra after doing this?

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The fact that our chakras can be blocked or overactive suggests that, with enough
self-control, we can put more energy into specific chakras and likewise cut off
energy. I would not suggest forcing alterations to chakra energy outside of creating
balance between all of them for spiritual health.
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Tips
When activating the "third eye" rub lightly in a circle motion around the area where the third eye
chakra is out.
Try to meditate on a daily basis even if you don't have much time, it can be for as long as you
want.
Sit in a quiet and warm area, treat this exercise as you would a meditation. During the summer,
you could sit in a field or in a garden. During the winter, a warm room with no distractions. If you
have a sauna, although few people do, it is an excellent place to sit, calm yourself, and clear your
head.
If you are a beginner try not to over-meditate.

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