Introduction to Chakras
Everything in the universe is made of energy, this is an understanding that we must all except.
Something else that we must accept is that ideas like miracles, magic and the like are really nothing more than science that hasn’t been explained yet.
Long ago cultures that existed long before ours had an innate knowledge that all living things carried what might be called a life force within them. They found that there were centres of energy that moved within us all and this they called the seven chakras.
This energy that exists within the seven centres of the body is believed to spin and rotate.
In a healthy person, the seven chakras help to provide the right amount of energy to every part of your mind, spirit and body.
If however one or more of your chakras is to open and spins to quickly or conversely if it is too closed and spins to slowly then it is theorized that your health suffers.
By using this ancient knowledge, we can now use modern science and thought to help us to connect physical, emotional and indeed spiritual imbalances in such a way as to correct and empower them.
Once we have corrected these imbalances we can then be able to bring our lives back into a healthy and harmonic pattern.
Before we go any further I would like you to try an exercise that may allow you to sense this energy in your own body. As you learn how to sense this energy you may gain insight as to just how powerful you are and how much control you truly have over not only your body but your perception and your experience in life.
Let’s start by getting you into a quiet and relaxing space. I’d like you to sit or lie quietly for a moment and just take a few breaths… in, pause and out, in, pause and out, in, pause and out…
Allow yourself to feel your body and how it acts and reacts to this very simple breathing exercise.
Notice the feeling of your muscles, the feeling of your mind and just how you feel in general as you inhale, hold and exhale. Be sure to pay attention to all physical and perhaps mental sensations. Don’t try to interpret what they mean, simply take note.
Make sure that as you breathe you pay attention to the various chakra areas in your body. Pay attention to the base of your spine for a moment as you breathe as I have asked three times.
Now move your attention up to your spine to an area just below your belly button and notice how it feels as you continue to breathe in, pause and out for a total of three times.
Now I would like you to guide your attention up to just above your belly button, this is the area where you tend to feel very strong emotions like fear and love. Pay attention to how that feels as you breathe in, pause and out for a total of three times.
As you continue to breathe in the manner I have asked please bring your attention further up now to the centre of your chest where your heart is and as you breathe in and out three times pay attention to that area and any sensations you may notice.
Now I would like you to bring your attention to your throat, specifically the area right between your collarbones and as you breathe three times as instructed please pay attention to how that feels and any sensations you may experience.
Please move your attention to the centre of your forehead, right between your eyebrows. This area is often called the third eye. Take three breaths as before and pay attention to how you feel and any sensations.
Lastly, I’d like you to place your attention on the very top of your head, take the three breaths as I have asked and notice any feelings or sensations that may come.
Now that you have become a little more familiar with your chakras I would like to briefly explain to you a little about each.
The first chakra also called the root chakra is thought to connect your energy with the earth to help ground you. It is located at the base of the spine.
When balanced you should feel a sense of peace and accomplishment. When this chakra is overactive you may feel anxiety and fear. When this chakra is under active you may find yourself having difficulty concentrating or as some would say spaced out.
The second chakra is called the sacral chakra and a start to relate to your identity and your true self. This chakra can help to bring the creative energy that you use to enjoy life. It is located right below the belly button.
When balanced you notice and enjoy the pleasurable things that life has to offer, and you get a sense of wellness and pleasure and abundance. When this chakra is overactive you may over eat and overindulge. So, if you find yourself enjoying things that aren’t good for you in body or soul that there is a very good chance that your sacral chakra is out of balance. When it is underactive you may feel depression and a lack of passion among other things.
The third chakra is called the solar plexus and this is where your self-confidence lives it’s where personal power and your identity forms. It is in the centre of your belly button and covers the area up to your breastbone.
When balanced you feel on top of the world a sense of knowing and your decision-making ability is strong. When it is overactive we tend to try to control others as we control ourselves, we may be angry, jealous and lack the ability to feel for others. When underactive we feel powerless and controlled by others or circumstances. We can feel insecure and small.
The fourth chakra is called the heart chakra this is where love, healing, compassion for others and your ability to be kind is housed. It is located right over your heart and it covers the area down to your breastbone and up to your throat.
When balanced it’s easy to feel love for both yourself and others. When this chakra is overactive we may lose our ability to think straight and make unintelligent decisions all the time blaming it on love, people in the state often end up putting the needs of others ahead of their own. When underactive you may find it hard to feel close to anyone, you may feel out of touch and disconnected.
The fifth chakra is the throat chakra and is home to your voice of truth, or who and what you truly believe that you are. It speaks to the compassion and love that you have for others and yourself. It is located right above the heart area right between your collarbone.
When balanced speaking is easy and fluid with truth love and compassion as large components. When overactive we find ourselves hard to be heard and we feel that we need to make a strong effort to have others simply listen. You may feel ignored and undervalued. When underactive we tend to become quiet and we don’t even bother to even try to express ourselves. We may be shy and find it difficult to find the right words or express how we feel.
The sixth chakra is known as the third eye and is credited with opening up your mind and your view to information and knowledge that might be beyond our normal 5 senses. This chakra is located in the centre of your forehead between your eyebrows.
When balanced you feel calm and in sync with all aspects of your world around you both mental and physical. You feel at one with the universe and perfectly tuned with all people and energy around you. When overactive you will find it difficult to receive energy from either your physical world or intuition. You may find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time in search of the extra perceptual and spiritual and perhaps even paranormal. This overwhelming attention that you may be giving to these other areas can keep you from your true and whole human experience.
When this chakra is underactive you will find yourself unintuitive and out of touch with your spirituality. You may find it difficult to simply understand things like emotions and how or even why you are acting the way you do.
The seventh chakra is known as the crown chakra and it is located at the top of your head. It is the centre of your consciousness and is our connection to the energy of our universe.
When balanced you truly feel at one with the universe, peaceful, in touch, understanding, literally in sync with everything around you. This chakra is so powerful that it is believed that by simply balancing it you will balance all of your other chakras as well. It is not believed that anyone can have an over active crown chakra however if one could I expect it would be akin to feeling out of the body and as energy existing as one with the universe. When this chakra is under active you essentially feel human with all of our faults and foibles.
It is believed that by balancing the other six chakras we will then naturally place the crown chakra into its proper and balanced state. By focusing on balancing our entire body and energy force as a whole we can tune all of the chakras and live our lives as were intended to in peace, love and contentment.
Chakra Usage Instructions
Listen to the Chakra Harmonic Entrainment Headphone area that you want to work on (21 min)
Play the Individual “3 minutes Fade Over Speaker” recording depending on what you want to work on
Play the Individual “3 minutes no ramp Headphones on chakra body area” recording depending on what you want to work on
Play #1 and at the same time the equivalent #2 and or #3 recording (# 2 and or 3 can be looped to play the length of #1) at the same time
Play the Full Chakra Tuning over a speaker (20 min)
You may also rotate through the above suggestions and/or try different orders. Each person is likely to be different in their resonance and will need to experiment to find exactly the best stimulation method for them. To this end it’s a good idea to keep a journal and note your “feelings” after each presentation of frequency.
Chakra Toning Vowels (from http://www.soundintentions.com/sound-healing/exercises/chakra-toning/)
A powerful technique to resonate and balance your chakras using vowel sounds. This is a good exercise to do every day and is a great introduction to exploring the harmonics naturally present in the vowels.
Vowels carry the “information energy” of speech, whereas consonants act to break up the energy flow. In ancient Sanskrit, Hebrew, Chinese, etc., the vowel sounds are considered to be sacred. In other words, the vowel sounds carry the intention and focus.
Start by sitting comfortably in a chair or on a cushion on the floor. Try to keep your spine as straight as possible, which allows the energy to flow in your body more freely – it may help to imagine your head is suspended from above by a fine cord, letting your body hang below it naturally.
Make these sounds in a gentle voice – don’t strain. Focus your energy and intent on balancing and energizing each chakra before toning. To find the correct pitch for a particular chakra, scan up and down feeling in your body for a resonance (apart from the throat where it will always resonate). The pitch will change according to the person, mood, diet, activities, emotional states, etc., on a daily basis. There is no set frequency.
Breathe in deeply, expanding your lower stomach as you inhale. I imagine the energy of each breath coming into my body through whichever chakra I am working on, this can help to focus your awareness. You may also wish to add a color visualization on each chakra.
The first chakra (Root) – located at the base of the spine. Tone seven times with the deepest “UUH”, as in “cup”, a very low guttural sound just gently riding the breath. Stay comfortable with the sound – don’t force it. (Red).
Second Chakra (Sacral) – located about 2-3 inches below the navel. Tone seven times using a higher pitched but still deep “OOO”, as in “you”. (Orange).
Third Chakra (Solar Plexus) – located above the navel. Tone seven times using a higher pitched “OH”, as in “go”. (Yellow).
Fourth Chakra (Heart) – located in the center of the chest. Tone seven times using a higher pitched “AH”, as in “ma”. This is the sound that embodies compassion. (Green).
Fifth Chakra (Throat) – Tone seven times using a higher pitched “EYE”, as in “my”. (Blue).
Sixth Chakra (Third Eye) – located in the middle of the forehead slightly above the eyes. Tone seven times, using a still higher “AYE”, as in “say”. (Indigo).
Seventh (Crown) – Tone seven times using the highest pitched “EEE” sound, as in “me”, you can comfortably make. (Violet or white).
Now sit in a space of silence and receptivity for 10 – 20 minutes to experience the energy. After this If you feel too light-headed tone an “aaaah” to bring the energy back to the heart, then an “ooooh” to bring the energy down to the sacral to be more grounded.
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