What is a Chakra?
A Chakra is an energy center. Although there are many in the body yoga practitioners focus on 7 that are seen as major energy centers.
Many times they are close to or wihin the glands of the endocrine system. It is well known that the endocrine system hormones influence almost every cell in the body. So you can easily see how meditating on those areas effects every cell of the body.
The mind can influence the glands and Chakras therefore meditating on the Chakras has the ability to change us emotionally, mentally and physically.
Sahasraram Chakra - Crown Chakra
Ajna Chakra - Third Eye Chakra
Vishuddha Chakra - Throat Chakra
Anahata Chakra - Heart Chakra
Manipura Chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra
Svadhisthana Chakra - Reproduction Chakra
Muladhara Chakra - Root Chakra
Find a comfortable seated position that does not stress the joints. This will allow the body to remain stable without pain and discomfort, a major distraction in meditation.
Spend at least 5 minutes doing relaxing breathing techniques such as humming or Aums. These breathing techniques naturally lengthen the exhalations and have a soothing affect on the nervous system. This will help to maintain stable rhythmic breathing throughout the meditation.
Meditation Challenge and Way to Measure Progress
If you chant your mantra every time your mind wavers, how many times do you chant in 10 minutes?, you may find it reduces greatly after 10 minutes and also after practicing on a regular daily basis. It is much more influential in the mind when you speak or chant your mantras rather than repeating them internally.
Blending meditation techniques
Here are 2 short martras for the Chakras.
Mantra for Third Eye Chakra
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