How to Open Up the Chakras

What are Chakras?

As per the Hindu and/or Buddhist belief, human body contains large and  confined pools of energy in it which determine psychological qualities we possess. There are essentially seven main chakras in our body,  four in the upper body, governing our mental properties, and another three chakras are found in the lower body, that govern our instinctual properties.

Open Up the Chakras

Our chakras are not opened when we are born. As we advance in age the chakras open up. However sometimes the chakras do not open and we have to try opening them for sustaining peace within us.

Ways to Open Up the Chakras

Root Chakra

To open this chakra, sit cross legged on the ground, touch the thumb of your hand to the index finger and sit peacefully. Chant the word LAM as you concentrate on the root chakra situated at a spot between the genitals and the anus.

Sacral Chakra

Sit cross legged on the ground. Place your hands palm up on your lap. Cup the right hand with your left palm. Concentrate on the sacral chakra which is found at the sacral bone. Pronounce the word VAM.

Navel Chakra

Put your hands in front of your stomach as you sit on the ground. slightly below your solar plexus. The fingers should be joining at the top, pointing away from you. Keep the thumbs crossed. Remember to keep the fingers straight.
Concentrate on the Navel chakra which is located on the spine, a bit above the level of the navel as you
chant the sound RAM.

Heart Chakra

Sit cross-legged on the ground. Let the tip of the index finger of your right hand touch the thumb. Place your left hand on your left knee. Place your right hand in front of the lower part of your breast bone (so a bit above the solar plexus).
Concentrate on the place of the Heart chakra situated at the spine and level with the heart as you chant the sound YAM.

Throat Chakra

Sit cross legged and cross your fingers on the inside of your hands. Let the thumbs touch at the tops, and pull them slightly up.
Concentrate on the Throat chakra situated at the base of the throat as you chant the sound HAM.

Third Eye Chakra

Put your hands in front of the lower part of your breast. The middle fingers are straight and touch at the tops, pointing forward. The other fingers are bent and touch at the upper two phalanges. The thumbs point towards you and touch each other at the tips. Concentrate on the Third eye chakra situated in between the eyebrows and chant the word OM or AUM.

Root Chakra

Put your hands in front of your stomach. The ring fingers should point up and touch at their tips. Cross the rest of your fingers, placing the left thumb underneath the right thumb. As you concentrate on the Crown chakra at the top of your head
chant the sound NG.

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