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by Anna Dorbyk
Chakra meditation is a unique form of relaxation that involves deep concentration. By achieving an uninterrupted level of focus, psychic energy is able to flow up through your body, energizing and reinvigorating all of your different chakras along the way.
What is a chakra?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means wheel or vortex. The chakras can be thought of as energy centers that direct the flow of energy through our bodies. Chakras are a part of our consciousness and how we use them reflects on the decisions that we make in our lives.
There are different ways to practice chakra meditation, including a method useful for beginners. Before beginning your meditation, ensure that you are dressed in loose and comfortable clothes and find a space that is free from noise and interruption.
The Steps to Inner Harmony
1) Begin by sitting or lying down in a comfortable position.
2) Turn your attention to one small part of your body such as the tip of your nose or your big toe. Focus on the feeling you have in that one small area. Attempt to connect with the subtle details of that body part.
3) When you have done this, allow the feeling of concentration to spread to the rest of your toes (if toes are what you are focusing on). Be careful not to try to absorb too much information. This meditative practice should be organic in its flow and should seamlessly spread throughout the body like a gentle wave. If you feel thoughts of stress or worry invading your circle of peace, go back to concentrating on that one tiny aspect of your body.
Do not be impatient with this form of meditation; it does require practice. Many individuals use a special guide as a way to achieve perfection in the practice. A self tuning meditation DVD is an ideal way to perform this practice, and uses soft music and personalized musical tones to lead you to peace (see http://www.tuneyourself.com/).
See the World Differently
Over time, the practice of chakra meditation has the power to change your way of thinking. Achieving success in this form of meditation can bring you to a heightened sense of awareness in the world and allows you to view your environment through clearer eyes. For many individuals, practicing chakra meditation daily has led them to a keen awareness of the causes behind certain behaviours, as well as a better understanding of others.
Anna Dorbyk is a writer for http://www.tuneyourself.com/, a site about meditation benefits and techniques.
If you would like to start chakra meditation and healing, the best way to do it is with The Chakras CD (in spanish)