INSIDE: Chakra healing meditation is one of the best ways to balance your chakras and enjoy a fuller, more peaceful and happy life. Try these tips to make this practice not only easy, but incredibly enjoyable.
Chakra healing is the process of unblocking and reenergizing your seven energy wheels. This healing practice comes in many forms, with one of the easiest and most popular being meditation.
Chakra healing meditation helps your mind delve into a deep trance-like state while stimulating energy flow, promoting healing, and reducing stress and anxiety.
While meditation by itself is effective for chakra alignment and healing, there are several techniques that can be used in conjunction with meditation to boost its effectiveness and provide additional restorative benefits.
We’ve rounded up a few of them here for you to try for yourself!
7 Chakra Healing Meditation Methods
Use the following methods to enjoy some of the most beneficial chakra balancing meditations...
Add Healing Crystals
Using crystals during chakra healing meditation is a customizable way to help increase its effectiveness. When you first start working with crystals, it may take a few tries to find the right combination for you.
We’ve found that the best method is to match the color of the crystal to the chakra that is suffering. For example, you can use Blue Apatite when focusing on the throat chakra, or Clear Quartz for healing the crown chakra.
During meditation, lay the corresponding crystal directly on each chakra, hold them in your hands, or surround yourself with them for best results.
We've put together a convenient Chakra Healing Gemstone Collection to make this easy. It contains a crystal for each chakra. Get yours here!
Play Chakra Healing Music
The healing properties of music make it very beneficial to listen to during meditation. While many genres of soft, soothing music will relax you, chakra meditation music is made specifically for healing all seven chakras.
Because each chakra responds to a different frequency, chakra healing meditation music blends the 7 chakra frequencies together to create a calming melody. This music works to deepen meditation and heal the negative emotions causing blocked or damaged chakras.
If you’re a beginner, listening via headphones helps to increase focus during meditation. Use the music to redirect your thoughts if your mind begins to wander.
Here's some free chakra healing music for you to try.
Diffuse Essential Oils
Essential oils are a natural and versatile boost that you can add to meditation to help heal your chakras. These naturally derived oils help your body and mind relax so you can better focus and enhance your experience.
If you've been struggling with low self-esteem or a lack of confidence, essential oils will be a much-needed addition to your meditation.
There's a wide variety of essential oils that are available and easily accessible. Depending on your desired results, you can use them alone or combine multiple together.
Rub the oil on your pulse points right before a session and let them sink in while your mind stills and prepares for meditation. Other effective ways to benefit from essential oils include using a diffuser or diluting them in water and spraying your meditation space.
Smudge Before Meditating
You can’t expect a lot of positives to happen in a negative space. Smudging is the process of burning herbs or sage in order to clean out dull and dismal energy from a room. It helps to create a positive and refreshed space for healing and meditation.
To begin, open a door or window in order to provide an exit for the negative energy. Start burning your sage and either focus on one space or move slowly from room to room in your home (make sure there are plenty of windows open if you do this).
Once done you should have a calm and soothing space to start your chakra healing meditation. There's no proper schedule to smudging so trust your intuition— if your space is giving you bad vibes, it is probably time to smudge.
Meditate During a Cleanse or Fast
Meditating during a period of fasting can produce amazing results that can’t occur when your body is using energy to digest food. Fasts and cleanses are used for a great number of healing benefits, promoting emotional health and positive self-awareness.
When you fast you're helping to invigorate and reenergize your chakras, giving yourself the opportunity for a fresh start.
Your mind settles into a trance-like state more quickly when it is not absorbing a meal, which is why chakra healing meditations tend to go deeper and be more intense during a fast or cleanse.
Meditate During Shavasana
If you didn’t know, shavasana is an integral part of any yoga practice. It helps to quiet the mind, aids stress relief, and returns breathing to normal after an exercise session.
What many yogis don’t realize is that it’s also a great opportunity to practice meditation. After a few minutes of shavasana, your mind stops wandering and begins to quiet from the constant daily babble.
Because yoga itself is such a mood-booster, completing your practice with a chakra healing meditation will help to extend your positive outlook so that it lasts all day.
For experienced meditators, use your favorite meditation method for a healing pick-me-up. For beginners, a quick guided meditation will be best to keep your mind from wandering and get the best results in a short time.
Use one of these guided meditations specifically designed for post-yoga meditation.
Keep a Meditation Journal
Since the long-term chakra healing benefits of consistent meditation happen slowly and over an extended period of time, many experienced meditators find it helpful to keep a journal.
Journals help to encourage self-control and perseverance while fending against unrealistic expectations about your meditation practice.
Much like dreams, many realizations during meditation will fade over time. Journaling about your experiences help keep your insights at the surface. It also allows you to recognize which techniques work and which don’t, and encourages implementing new ways to improve your practice.
Writing also forces us to slow down. We will better understand and interpret our meditative practice when it’s written down and documented in words instead of thoughts jumbled around in our brains.
The benefits of chakra healing meditation used in conjunction with the above methods are a fast-acting and rejuvenating form of self-care.
If you're experiencing dark thoughts, a lack of energy, low self-esteem, or any number of negative feelings, try some of these techniques during your next meditation session and let the healing process begin.
For some additional tips, try these Chakra Meditation techniques.