Meditation involving your chakras can help you sleep:
“I couldn’t sleep last night. I woke up at 3 AM, thinking about my brother, Terry, who was to have surgery that day. Well…that anxiety led to other worries and I was really pumping out the adrenalin. My heart was pounding; my breathing was shallow and quick. I was starting to get sweaty.
“Then, I remembered to do chakra meditation. Soon after, I drifted asleep…peacefully for the rest of the night,” says Nancy.
Chakra meditation utilizes your imagination to bring peace and balance to your energy system.
Most westerners view their body as solely physical. However, for centuries people of eastern cultures have viewed the body as an energy system that encompasses the physical body.
In this view, the human energy system includes energy channels or meridians used in acupuncture to promote healing and the aura.
The aura, an energy field that surrounds and permeates the body, has several layers associated with the seven major chakras. You may have sensed another person’s aura when you “felt” someone behind you who was not physically touching you.
The term chakra means wheel of light. Chakras serve as spiritual energy centers of your body. You can use them to promote natural healing. Though not visible to most of us, those who do see them report that when healthy, each chakra spins in a clockwise rotation and shines with a characteristic color.
The lowest chakra, located at the base of the spine, called the root chakra, is red. Moving up the belly and below the belly button, the sacral chakra has a reddish orange color. Next, located above the belly button, is the solar plexus chakra of yellow color. The heart chakra of green light is located in the center of the chest, followed by the throat chakra of blue light and the forehead or third eye chakra of indigo light and the crown chakra of violet light.
During chakra meditation, you send the noted color to each respective chakra.
All religions and spiritual traditions acknowledge the light/energy within. They all acknowledge a greater or all encompassing light, energy, or presence that is beyond the person too, although they may use different terms to describe it: universal energy, God, Chi, Prana, divine love and so on.
Try chakra meditation to support the health of your chakras, your energy system. You don’t have to change the way you believe to do chakra meditation.
You just need to be willing to commit some time, focus your attention, and use your imagination while following these “7 steps for chakra meditation.”
Sources and Resources
Barbara Ann Brennan, Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field, New York: Bantam Books (1988).