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Chakra Healing & Development

To heal is to bring the Chakras into balance and alignment.
To bring the Chakras into balance and alignment is to heal.


Note: This page is very long, with an abundance of information. Don't be overwhelmed!

Rather than separating each item into individual pages, everything has been put on a single page for your future reference convenience.


Chakra Healing & Development activities are most effective when we actively participate in the process. To that end, I'll discuss four of the major Chakra work Factors I've found most useful for increasing the efficiency and well-being of the Chakras ...

Color
Tatrik
Mudra
Mantra


- The Factor of Color -

There are three major Color schemes with which The Chakras are associated:

Vedic ("Hindu") - ideosyncratic to the culture
Western - the colors of the rainbow
Wiccan - includes the Wiccan Element colors


Vedic ("hindu") Colors
Sahasrara - ultra violet
Aja - white (all potential colors)

Vishuddha - black
Anahata - blue
Manipura - red
Svadhisthana - white
Muladhara - yellow










Western ("rainbow") Colors
Crown - violet
Third-Eye - indigo

Throat - blue
Heart - green
Solar-Plexus - yellow
Navel - orange
Spinal Base - red










Wiccan ("elements") Colors
Crown - violet
Third-Eye - indigo

Throat - black (aether)
Heart - yellow (air)
Solar-Plexus - red (fire)
Navel - blue (water)
Spinal Base - green (earth)









One traditional, slightly advanced Chakra Healing & Development meditation process, - utilizing the Color Factor - combines certain breath-patterns, and body movements, with visualizing appropriately-colored Light entering into and brightening-up the Chakras.

Consistent practise of this process can help restore, and especially maintain, the Health and energetic integrity of the Chakras.

The graph below gives instruction for this process, which has proved highly effective.

Begin with 4 - 6 breaths per Chakra, eventually working up to 20 (or more) breaths per Chakra, over time.

Important! If you have any physical condition or disability that makes it impossible to fully perform any aspect of the meditation, you may omit, or adapt that aspecd to meet your needs and ability.

Pause for several relaxing breaths, before moving on to the next higher Chakra.

(While the Chakra Color-Breaths are described in descending order for comprehension, perform the process in ascending order, beginning with the Spinal-Base Chakra and moving upwards, to ensure proper Grounding.)


- 7 -

- Crown (Sahasrara) Chakra -

Stretch arms outward and up above head, elbows bent. Hands are relaxed, with palms somewhat facing each other.

Inhale and exhale forcefully through nose, making sniffing sound. Breath is about 1/2 lung capacity.

On inhalation, pull hands back and down at wrists so they are facing upward. On exhalation return wrists to original relaxed position.

Draw appropriately-colored Light into Crown with each inhalation. Increase intensity of the Light with each exhalation.


-6-

- Third-Eye (Aja) Chakra -

Clasp hands behind head, extending elbows outward.

Inhale somewhat forcefully through nose. Exhale somewhat forcefully through open mouth. Breath is at full lung capacity.

On inhalation, swing elbows forward, forearms gently touching temples. On exhalation, pull elbows back outward again.

Draw appropriately-colored Light into Third-Eye area with each inhalation. Increase intensity of the Light with each exhalation.

(scroll up to chakra #7)


- 5 -

- Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra -

Rest hands on thighs comfortably, palms down.

Inhale quickly and forcefully twice in succession through nose, then exhale twice in succession in same manner through open mouth. (Sounds like a locomotive.) Total breath is about 1/3 lung capacity.

Draw appropriately-colored Light into lower Throat area with each inhalation. Increase intensity of the Light with each exhalation.

(scroll up to chakra #6)


- 4 -

- Heart (Anahata) Chakra -

Making light fists, hook fingers of hands together, with right hand on top. Retaining this position, pull hands away from each other gently, making some tension in the arms. Hold hands over Heart area, with elbows up and out. Clasped hands and arms form a straight line, with right Thumb facing you.

Inhale and Exhale slowly and deeply through open mouth. Breath is at full lung capacity.

Elbows rise and fall, swinging up and down - like a see-saw - with rhythm of breath, while hands stay centered over chest like a fulcrum.

On first (and all "odd numbered") inhalation rock right elbow up, and left elbow down.

On second (and all "even numbered") inhalations rock left elbow up, and right elbow down..

On all exhalations, bring arms back to neutral - "straight-across" - position again.

Draw appropriately-colored Light into Heart center with each inhalation. Increase intensity of the Light with each exhalation.

(scroll up to chakra #5)


- 3 -

- Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra -

Place tips of all fingers and thumbs together and onto Solar Plexus. (This is about 1/2 hand-width above the navel.)

Inhale quickly and forcefully twice in succession through nose, then exhale twice in succession in same manner through open mouth. (Sounds like a locomotive.) Total breath is about 1/3 lung capacity.

On inhalation, press in with finger- and thumb tips. On exhalation, release finger- and thumb tips pressure.

Draw appropriately-colored Light into Solar Plexus area with each inhalation. Increase intensity of the Light with each exhalation.

(scroll up to chakra #4)


- 2 -

- Navel (Svadhisthana) Chakra -

Rest hands on thighs in a comfortable position, palms down.

Bend forward, relaxing spine and neck, letting head drop down confortably.

Inhale somewhat forcefully through nose. Exhale somewhat forcefully through open mouth. Breath is at full lung capacity.

On inhalation, pull lower abdomen in. On exhalation, relax lower abdomen.

Draw appropriately-colored Light into lower belly center with each inhalation. Increase intensity of the Light with each exhalation.

(scroll up to chakra #3)


- 1 -

- Spinal-Base (Muladhara) Chakra -

Make loose fists, with thumbs on outside. Place hands, palms down, on legs so that the Middle knuckes of Thumbs knuckles are pressing into the groins (where legs meet pelvis) and bent elbows are out and somewhat forward.

Inhale and exhale forcefully through nose, making sniffing sound. Breath is about 1/2 lung capacity.

On inhalation, pull perineum up and in. On exhalation, release perineum.

Draw appropriately-colored Light into base of spine with each inhalation. Increase intensity of the Light with each exhalation.

(scroll up to chakra #2)

(While these breath-patterns and body-postures are not used when chanting the Chakra Mantras, or when using the Chakra Mudras, as described below - you can integrate the Chakra color-awareness into those practises as well)



- The Factor of Tatrik -

Tatrik is a process of receptive gazing. This involves allowing vision to rest gently on metaphysical images designed to directly communicate Healing, Development and Restoral "directives" into the Chakras.

Below is a graph of such images intended specifically for the three paradims: Vedic, Western, and Wiccan. Each column shows the appropriate Chakra Tattva iconographs in descending order, from Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra to Muladhara (Spinal Base) Chakra.

(Always begin Chakra work at the Spinal Base Chakra moving upwards. This ensures proper Grounding.)

At the bottom of each column is a link that will open a 2nd page offering the chosen Tattva iconograph images for your personal Tatrik practice (You might want to bookmark that page for later use.)


7 - sahasrara

7 - crown

7 - crown

6 - Aja
6 - Third-Eye
6 - Third-Eye
5 - Vishuddha
5 - Throat
5 -5Throat
4 - Anahata
4 - Heart
4 - Heart
3 - Manipura
3 - Solar Plexus
3 - Solar Plexus
2 - Svadhistana
2 - Navel
2 - Navel
1 - Muladhara
1 - Spinal Base
1 - Spinal Base
click here
to use the Hindu Tattvas for tatrik (gazing) meditation
click here
to use the Western Tattvas for tatrik (gazing) meditation
click here
to use the Wiccan Tattvas for tatrik (gazing) meditation



- The Factors of Mudra and Mantra -

Vedic Sankrit Mantras, traditionally associated with the Chakras , chanted with attention to both making and hearing the sound, are remarkable effective for opening, cleansing, and protecting the Chakras.

Mudras are hand position-gestures, which stimulate and connect certain minor Chakras in the fingers and hands. These hand Chakras are directly associated with the major Chakras. Perfoming these Mudras creates powerful energetic connections, providing the Chakras with energetic renewal and balance.

NOTE: These Mudras and Mantras do not utilize the breathing patterns, or body positions, described in the Color Factor meditation described earlier. However, one can include the Color-awareness with these practises.

Each section of the diagram below displays the Chakra Mantras and Mudras in descending order, from Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra to Muladhara (Spinal Base) Chakra.

Always begin Chakra work at the Spinal Base Chakra moving upwards. This ensures proper Grounding.

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- 7 -
- Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra -


- MUDRA -


Interlace fingers, with right Thumb crossed over left Thumb and right Forefinger crossed over left Forefinger. Ring fingers are extended up, tips touching. Rest Mudra, Ring fingers pointing upward, lightly on center of top of head.


-MANTRA -

A slow, very controlled exhalation - with mouth and throat fully opened. Inhalation is through the nose (with mouth closed) at a medium-fast pace.


- 6 -
- Aja (Third-Eye) Chakra -

- MUDRA -


Fore- Ring- and Little- fingers are bent, touching each other from 2nd knuckle to tip. Middle fingers tips touch, pointing upward. Thumb tips touch, pointing outward, making circular opening. Hold the Mudra over the Third-Eye area, with the Thumb tips gently resting on the bridge of the nose. Tilt the hands back against your forehead. Middle finger tips will point slightly towards Crown Chakra.


-MANTRA -

Open mouth fairly wide in a "O" shape. While intoning, slowly close the "O" until lips meet. The "m" sound includes an "ng" sound, made by pressing the back of the tongue to roof of mouth. Intone the "m(ng" sound to the bottom of the exhalation. Inhalation is through the nose (with mouth closed) at a medium-fast pace.


- 5 -
- Vishuddha (Throat) Chakra -

- MUDRA -


Interlace fingers into palm side, with right Forefinger crossing over left Forefinger. Press Thumb tips together to make circular figure. Hold gently over lower Throat area, with thumbs at bottom of Mudra.


-MANTRA -

Prounced like "whoong" - but with lips closed to include "m" sound with "ng". Clip to "oo" sound short. The "m(ng" sound is intoned to the bottom of the exhalation. Inhalation is through the nose (with mouth closed) at a medium-fast pace.


- 4 -
- Anahata (Heart) Chakra -

- MUDRA -


Same as Throat Chakra Mudra, but turn hands over so thumbs are at top of Mudra. Hold lightly over center of Chest.



-MANTRA -

Pronounced like "young" - but with lips closed to include "m" sound with "ng". Clip to "uh" sound short. The "m(ng" sound is intoned to bottom of exhalation. Inhalation is through the nose (with mouth closed) at a medium-fast pace.


- 3 -
- Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra -

- MUDRA -


Press straight fingers together, pointing outward, tips touching. Cross thumbs, with right on top. Hold Mudra centered above navel, pressing in slightly.



-MANTRA -

Pronounced like "rung" - but with lips closed to include "m" sound with "ng". Clip to "uh" sound short. The "m(ng" sound is intoned to bottom of exhalation. Inhalation is through the nose (with mouth closed) at a medium-fast pace.


- 2 -
- Svadhisthana (Navel) Chakra -

- MUDRA -


Nest hands with right palm touching backs of left fingers. Tips of Thumbs touch with very light pressure. Hold Mudra lightly at lower-belly area (in lap, if sitting.)



-MANTRA -

Pronounced like "vung" - but with lips closed to include "m" sound with "ng". Clip to "uh" sound short. The "m(ng" sound is intoned to bottom of exhalation. Inhalation is through the nose (with mouth closed) at a medium-fast pace.


- 1 -
- Muladhara (Spinal-Base) Chakra -

- MUDRA -


Interlace fingers, left Forefinger crossed over right Forefinger. Extend right Thumb upwards and encircle with left Thumb. Press mudra down into lap, between legs.



-MANTRA -

Pronounced like "lung" - but with lips closed to include "m" sound with "ng". Clip to "uh" sound short. The "m(ng" sound is intoned to bottom of exhalation. Inhalation is through the nose (with mouth closed) at a medium-fast pace.



These four factors discussed on this page can be practised individually. However, any Chakra Healing & Development program utilizing all of them will exponentially increase the benificial effects you'll experience.

(Remember to always begin Chakra work at the Spinal Base Chakra moving upwards. This ensures proper Grounding.)




Important! If you have any physical condition or disability that makes it impossible to fully perform any specific Factor - you may omit, or adapt that Factor to meet your needs and ability. Chakra Healing & Development is available to every person.




There is a little-known correlation between the transcendental diagram known as Sri Yantra and the Chakras.

Because tatrik of Sri Yantra can also aid in Chakra Healing & Development, a link to pages detailing this wonderful metaphysical asset is given below.


Sri Yantra & The Chakras

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* The Gayatri Mantra *

* The 7 Metaphysical Precepts for Healing *

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