As we work toward opening the crown chakra it is important to ensure that the other six energetic centers are balanced. The following meditation is a simple seated chakra balancing visualization using color, shape, mantra, mudra and breath.
1. MULADHARA CHAKRA
Come into a comfortable seated position and place the pinkie fingers together. Visualize sitting inside of a red box and allow the breath to move into the lowest part of the torso. Chant LLLaa five times to pulse energy in the pelvic floor.
2. SVADHISTHANA CHAKRA
Place the ring finger tips together and bring breath into the lower belly. Visualize a vibrant orange circle in the belly and chant VVVaa five times to pulse energy in the pelvis.
3. MANIPURA CHAKRA
Place the middle finger tips together and bring breath into the upper abdomen. Visualize a golden triangle pointing downward and chant RRRaa five times o pulse energy in the upper belly.
4. ANAHATA CHAKRA
Place the index finger tips together and bring breath into the chest. Visualize an emerald green six pointed star at the heart center and chant YYYaa five times to pulse energy at the heart.
5. VISHUDDHA CHAKRA
Place the thumb tips together and bring breath through the throat. Visualize a light blue upward facing crescent a the base of the neck and chant HHHaa five times to pulse energy in the throat.
6. AJNA CHAKRA
Place the thumb and index finger together with the hands separate. Visualize an indigo drop of nectar at the center of the brows and chant AAAUUUmmm five times to pulse energy at the third eye.
7. SAHASRARA CHAKRA
Place all ten finger tips together as if you were holidng a ball. Visualize a rainbow colored louts of 1000 petals at the crown of the head and sit in silence feeling the connection between your consciousness and universal consciousness.
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