Awakening the Chakras (Praxis)

February 11, 2008

[If you aren’t familiar with chakras, see my website.]

These meditations are done in seven-day cycles – sitting cross-legged on a towel-covered four-inch-thick cushion (I use a bolster from Hugger-Mugger), naked or wearing loose clothing.

Day one: visualize breath going into the third eye for five minutes. (I refer to this as “directed breath.”) Then for ten minutes focus on the third eye. Handle distracting thoughts by noting them, taking three directed breaths into the third eye; and continuing to focus on it.

Day two: start with three breaths into the third eye. Then for five minutes send directed breath into the throat chakra. Next, focus on that point for ten minutes. If distracting thoughts come, note them, take three directed breaths into the chakra, and continue focusing on it.

Days three through six: meditate – one chakra a day – on the heart, power, sexual and root chakras. Start with three directed breaths into each chakra from the third eye down to your point for that day. Continue with directed breath into that point for five minutes. Focus on that point for ten minutes more – handling distracting thoughts as done previously.

Day seven: do three breaths into each chakra from third eye to root. For five minutes, on each inhalation, visualize energy rising from the root to the crown. Then for ten minutes focus on a point six inches above your head. If distracting thoughts come, note them; take three deep breaths, feeling energy rise from root to crown chakra; and return to focusing your attention on the crown chakra.

You may have heard of “kundalini,” – rising energy, often sudden, from the root chakra. Some Eastern teachers use it to open the chakras. On the seventh-day you’re experiencing a mild kundalini. We have opened each chakra slightly, allowing the energy to pass. With repeated meditation, all chakras will gradually open, giving greater well being.

[Next week I’ll present physical motions for awakening the chakras, a vital component of erotic spirituality.]

One Response to “Awakening the Chakras (Praxis)”

  1. […] Awakening chakras is not merely bringing awareness to them. One must accept the transformation that comes from […]

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