INSIDE: When you practice chakra meditation, you can bring your chakras into alignment and release any blocks that have occurred. Then, you can experience the well-being that comes from a balanced energy system.
By keeping our chakras in balance, it helps us to avoid blockages (underactive energy) and overactive energy in our energy system. When we work to align our chakras consistently, the quality of our lives significantly improves...
There are a variety of ways we can balance our chakras, including yoga, reiki, sound healing, and so many other practices like meditation and crystal healing.
In this article, we’re going to provide you with guided meditations, as well as additional ideas to help you realign your chakras.
But before we begin, let’s do a quick recap on chakras…
What Are Chakras?
The word "chakra" translates from Sanskirt to "wheel" or "disk" and refers to the 7 main energy centers that are spinning like wheels in our bodies, from the base of our spine all the way up to the crown of our heads.
These energy centers work to unite our mind, body and spirit, with each of them having a unique function, which we will dive in a bit.
Why Chakras Get Out of Alignment
All of our chakras determine and regulate the flow of energy throughout our bodies. When a chakra becomes unbalanced, it’s due to an imbalance in energy flow, which manifests as physical, mental and spiritual symptoms related to the chakra.
A blocked or unbalanced chakra can be caused by factors such as:
- Unhealthy habits
- Lack of self care
- Environmental conditions
The Many Benefits of Chakra Meditation
Practicing chakra meditation benefits us by helping to heal and bring our chakras back into perfect alignment by clearing away blockages.
This 10 minute chakra meditation focuses on aligning all of the chakras at once. Try it out tomorrow morning and see what positive effects it has on your day!
You can buy our chakra meditation stones here to amplify your meditation practice or keep reading to find out what crystals to use with each chakra!
A Chakra Meditation for Each Chakra
The following 7 chakra meditations correspond to each chakra and will serve as a guide to chakra alignment.
If you’re new to chakra meditation healing, we recommend starting with your root chakra and working your way up. Let’s get started!
The root chakra is the first chakra, and it is located at the base of the spine. It is responsible for our basic survival needs, such as food, warmth, shelter, and our overall sense of stability and security.
When the root chakra is unbalanced or blocked, we feel ungrounded and uncertain about many aspects in our life.
Here are some examples of what can trigger a blocked root chakra:
- Frequent travel
- Financial instability
- Major life changes
On the flipside, some people suffer from an overactive root chakra, which can be the result of…
- Too much focus on material gain
- Lack of grounding practices
When you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsettled, try this root chakra meditation with crystals to clear and open up your root chakra.
Other ways you can balance your root chakra is by practicing grounding routines, such as spending time in nature or practicing yoga.
The sacral chakra is the second chakra, which is located just below the navel. This chakra is associated with the color orange and rules our creative and sexual expression.
Common symptoms of a blocked sacral chakra include:
- Low libido
- Low self-confidence
- Lack of motivation
An overactive sacral chakra can manifest as:
- Severe mood swings
- Excessive sexual needs
Crystals such as Carnelian can be used as a tool to heal the sacral chakra. You can also balance this chakra by connecting with water, exploring new or old creative hobbies, and practicing yoga.
When you’re feeling low on energy and drive, try this guided sacral chakra meditation with crystals to open up your sacral chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra/Manipura
The third chakra is the solar plexus, located at the upper abdomen. Yellow like the sun, this chakra represents our personal power, purpose and self-worth.
An unbalanced solar plexus can show up in our lives through:
An overactive solar plexus can be the result of:
The heart chakra is the fourth chakra in the body. Located in the center of the chest, it is also the center of all chakras and serves as a bridge between our body, mind and spirit.
This chakra regulates our emotions and is our source of love and connection.
Common symptoms of an unbalanced heart chakra are:
- Respiratory problems
- Dependency issues
- Inability to love or receive love
An overactive heart chakra can be identified through:
- Lack of boundaries
Try this heart chakra meditation when you’re feeling closed off or lonely to open up your heart chakra.
The fifth chakra is called the throat chakra. It is located in the throat and represents verbal expression and communication.
Symptoms of an unbalanced throat chakra are:
- Lack of communication
- Inability to express our truth/fear of speaking up
- Keeping secrets
Signs of an overactive throat chakra include:
- Inability to listen
- Being overly critical of others
Another way you can realign your throat chakra is through vocal exercise, such as singing, humming, talking to close friends, family, or even yourself (we don’t judge!).
If you feel your throat chakra is blocked, try this throat chakra meditation to open it up.
Third Eye Chakra/Ajna
The third eye chakra is our sixth chakra, located just between the eyebrows. This chakra is the source of our intuition and wisdom, matching the color frequency of purple.
If your third eye chakra is unbalanced, you may experience:
- Lack of focus
- Inability to reflect
- Disconnection from the universe
Signs of an overactive third eye chakra include:
- Being over analytical
- Excessive daydreaming
- Mental fog
Amethyst is a great crystal to use to connect with the third eye chakra. Other ways you can realign this chakra can be through learning new concepts and expanding your spiritual knowledge, practicing yoga, or sound healing.
Try this third eye meditation to work on opening up your third eye chakra.
The last (but definitely not least) chakra is the crown chakra, located at the crown of the head. This chakra is the source of our spiritual connection and enlightenment, represented by the colors white and violet.
If your crown chakra is unbalanced or underactive, you may experience:
- Lack of inspiration
- Mental fog
An overactive crown chakra can show up as:
- Apathy/lack of empathy
- Disconnection from your body and the universe
Another way to realign the crown chakra is through practicing the art of letting go, getting rid of anything in your life that doesn’t serve your higher self.
Try this crown chakra meditation when working on opening up your crown chakra.
Final Thoughts About Chakra Meditation
When you learn to do chakra meditations, you will find that you feel better in mind, body, and spirit.