Chakra Mantras and Chakra Healing

Chakra Mantras and Chakra Healing (Easy to Understand Guide)

Many of our customers asked us detailed questions about what are chakra Mantras and what is chakra Healing. I usually used to point them in the direction of popular blogs on chakra meditation and healing. However I realised, they were complicated and needed a simple version to help a common person understand the concept of chakras.

With the intent of helping you understand in the simplest language about chakra, chakra healing, chakra meditations and chakra cleansing I wrote this blog.

It's a quick 15 – 20 min guide, just like the one you'll read before taking on a tough exam.

So let me invite you to the world of chakras.

Ancient Chakra Healing Meditation Mantras is an album by Mahakatha with seven healing chants that will balance the seven chakras in your body. The chants in this album are coupled with serene music that enhances the chakra healing process and experience.

The synergy within our body is beyond incredible.

Apart from this constantly spinning machine, there are vortexes that radiate energy throughout the body. These centers are always distributing energy within us, and have tremendous influence over the swiftness and wellbeing of our internal systems.

chakra mantras

A quick guide

What are chakras?

These vortexes of energy are called ‘chakras’ (literally translated as ‘wheels’.) Chakras are powerhouses that work in unison with our nervous system and the conscious and subconscious mind.

While a balance in levels of energy in our chakras aligns us to a healthy body and mind, a disturbance of this balance is also known to cause undesirable changes to the way we function.

What happens if the chakras are out of balance?

A disproportion or imbalance in our chakras may have far-reaching effects, right from constant restlessness to lack of clarity to the weakening of the digestive system and lowering of immunity.

What are the major chakras of the body?

Our bodies have seven chakras positioned vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the crown of the head.

Every chakra has its unique vibrational frequency and significance. Each chakra is depicted with a specific color and it administers a unique function.

When in harmony, the synergy of these chakras drives your existence forward to lead a fulfilled life.

Let’s look at the 7 Chakras of the body and how you can heal them

Each Chakra has got a syllable attached to it, and chanting it by meditating activates the body part from deep inside.

What are the chakra mantra words?

Chakra Mantras are made up of seed mantras or beej mantras which are listed below…

  • LAM”- Seed Chakra Muladhara Mantra (Root Chakra Mantra)
  • VAM”- Seed Chakra Svadhisthana Mantra (Sacral Chakra Mantra)
  • RAM”- Seed chakra Manipura Mantra (Solar Plexus Mantra)
  • YAM”- Seed chakra Anahata (Heart Chakra Mantra)
  • HAM”- Seed chakra Vishuddha Mantra (Throat Chakra Mantra)
  • “OM”- Seed chakra Ajna Mantra 6 (Third Eye Chakra Mantra)
  • “OM”- Seed chakra Sahasrara Mantra (Crown Chakra Mantra)

Let me first introduce you to the fantastic chakra healing mantras for each of the 7 chakras.

Listen to the all 7 chakra mantras

1. Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is the seventh chakra in the body, and is known by other names including Sahasrara (thousand petals), Shunnya and Nilambapuri.

Location of Crown Chakra

As the name suggests, the Crown Chakra is located at the center of the top of the head.

Color of Crown Chakra:

The colors that represent the crown chakra are white and violet (or ultraviolet.)  Some also associate golden light with the chakra.

Symbol of crown chakra

The crown chakra has a symbol that is made of a thousand petals around a circle. White is the primary color used in the symbol, apart from a cloudy mix of other bright and deep colors.

Significance of Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is connected mainly with the pituitary gland, the gland that works with the hypothalamus to run the endocrine system.

The Crown Chakra is located closest to the brain, and it has tremendous influence over consciousness and the nervous system.

The amount of energy in your crown chakra will determine the following:

  1.  Is your consciousness open and tuned in to receive wisdom to guide you to the life you want?
  2.  Is your consciousness open and in tune with self-realization?
  3.  Is your consciousness aligned with the limitless universe, so that it can communicate with you, and send you what you desire?
  4.  Is your consciousness capable of experiencing euphoria and bliss?
  5.  Is your consciousness completely present in the moment?

Powers of the Crown Chakra:

  1.  Clarity of thought and purpose
  2.  Openness to receive
  3.  Feeling of contentment and bliss
  4.  Spiritual connection with the Universe
  5.  Self-awareness and peace of mind

What happens if the crown chakra is out of balance?

Depending on whether the chakra is under or overactive, the implications can be:

  •  Clogging of the mind with too many thoughts (mental fog)
  •  A feeling of disconnect with the body and the universe
  •  The inability to appreciate and be happy, with cynicism and negativity clouding the consciousness
  •  The inability to open up to new experiences, risk or change
  •  Constant migraines and fatigue
  •  Frustration, jealousy, depression and greed
  •  Heightened egoism

Healing the crown chakra:

Any imbalance in the crown chakra can be healed by:

  •  Mantra meditation with the mantra of the crown chakra (preferably listening rather than chanting)
  •  Spending time in sunlight
  •  Practicing yoga in a slow pace
  •  Aromatherapy

Listen to the Crown Chakra Mantra

2. Third Eye Chakra

This is the sixth chakra in the body, located on the forehead.

Other names for this chakra include Brow Chakra, Ajna (meaning perception) Chakra and Bhru Madhya.

Location of Third Eye Chakra

In depictions of Lord Shiva, the God of Destruction, one can find a third eye between his eyebrows, representing enlightenment.

The chakra is located at the center-point of the forehead. It exists at the point where the two brows would meet in the center.

It is also said that the chakra is located deep inside the head, further beyond the eyes.

Color of Third Eye Chakra

The color associated with the Ajna chakra is purple with a tinge of blue. The chakra is also seen as a pale blue or semi-transparent purple light. Typically, the color seen with the third eye chakra has a unique softness to it, like the softness of moonlight at night.

Symbol of Third Eye Chakra:

The Third Eye Chakra is depicted with a blossomed lotus flower and an upside down triangle, both ancient symbols of knowledge and wisdom in Hinduism.

Significance of the Third Eye Chakra:

The Third Eye Chakra has a powerful influence over the pineal gland, which is in charge of our internal rhythms and cycles. For instance, the gland regulates our cycles of being awake and asleep.

The optic nerves are another area of influence of the Third Eye Chakra, influencing perception, sensitivity to lighting and vision.

Powers of the Third Eye Chakra:

When the Third Eye Chakra is in perfect balance, you will experience the following:

  • Clarity and sharpness of vision
  • Strong intuitions
  • A heightened sense of vision and sound in the present and related to the future
  • Deeper understanding and learning
  • Easy access to creativity, inspiration and visualization
  • Cutting through distractions, clutters and illusions

What happens if the third eye chakra is out of balance?

Depending on whether the chakra is under or overactive, the implications can be:

  • Being overwhelmed by problems with an inability to think beyond it towards a soluion
  • Experiencing hallucinations or fantasies that appear real
  • Inability to open the mind to spirituality
  • Feeling of being stuck in everyday life
  • Inability to see the bigger picture for onself and set goals

Listen to the Third Eye Chakra

3. Throat Chakra:

The throat chakra is the gateway for energy to travel between the head and the other parts  of the body below it.

It is also known as the Kantha Padma or the Vishuddha (meaning pure) chakra, and its main function is interaction and expression.

Color of Throat chakra:

The primary colors of the throat chakra are various shades of blue. It is also often seen as turquoise or cloudy lavender.

Symbol of Throat chakra:

The throat chakra is depicted with sixteen petals surrounding a circle. Another common symbol is a circle inside a downward-triangle, which itself is inside a circle.

Location of Throat Chakra:

The throat chakra is located at the center of the neck, and is envisioned as a light entering the throat from there and exiting from a slightly higher point from the back of the neck.

Significance of Throat Chakra:

The throat chakra signifies the power of expression. It has an influence that connects the jaws, tongue, palate and the pharynx.

This chakra impacts the thyroid gland, thus playing an important role in growth and body temperature.

Powers of Throat Chakra:

When the Throat Chakra is in perfect balance, you will experience the following:

  • Ability to express freely and accurately
  • Ability to connect with people and make new acquaintances
  • Ability to execute plans and achieve goals
  • Ability to find one’s calling and pursue it fearlessly
  • Feeling of confidence in being vocal
  • Strong, deliberate speaking
  • The ability to listen actively and with deeper understanding

What happens if the throat chakra is out of balance?

Depending on whether the chakra is under or overactive, the implications can be:

  • Fear of speaking and interaction
  • A meek voice, and an incomprehensible rate of speech
  • Inability to deliver on promises
  • Inability to guard trusted secrets
  • Constant feeling of insecurity
  • Shying away or isolating oneself to avoid interaction
  • Making up stories, rumors or gossip
  • Poor listening skills
  • Verbal aggression

Listen to the Throat Chakra Mantra

4. Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra governs all emotions and feelings. It is a vortex of our deepest desires, fears and joys, both materialistic and of a spiritual nature.

This chakra is also known by its original name, Anahata chakra (Anahata meaning unbeaten.)

Color of Heart Chakra:

The color associated with the heart chakra is green, which connotes growth, prosperity, openness towards love and connectedness.

Symbol of Heart Chakra:

The heart chakra is symbolized by two overlapping triangles that form a hexagram. This structure is also known as a yantra (tool) and it represents the vortex of emotions, ideas, feelings and spiritual inclinations.

The hexagram is surrounded by a circle, around which 12 lotus petals are depicted.

Location of Heart Chakra:

This chakra is located at the center-point of the chest.

Significance of Heart Chakra:

Vayu, or air, which is the most vital element of life, is associated with the heart chakra. Within the body, Anahata chakra engages with the thymus gland, which is in charge of hormones and the immune system.

Powers of Heart Chakra:

When the Heart Chakra is in perfect balance, you will experience the following:

  • A passionate yet clear emotional state
  • An effortless ability to love others and yourself
  • Meaning and happiness in all relationships
  • Heightened sense of generosity and compassion
  • The ability to forgive and mentally move beyond difficult experiences from the past
  • Easy adaptability to change and transformation
  • The power of finding beauty and harmony in things and people
  • The sense of belonging and connectedness with the world

What happens if the Heart Chakra is out of balance?

Depending on whether the chakra is under or overactive, the implications can be:

  • Overwhelming unhealthy feelings like jealousy and isolation
  • Inability to forgive and move on
  • Constant sense of being victimized or being superior to everyone else
  • Inability to find happiness in giving and loving
  • Attention-seeking and people-pleasing tendencies
  • Physical illness caused due to an impacted respiratory system, including bronchitis, congestion and infection of the lung.

Listen to the Heart Chakra Mantra

5. Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra, originally known as the Manipura chakra, is the one that governs our ability to make decisions and find the will power to beat hurdles that stand in the way. Without an underlying sense of self-initiated discipline, our dreams and plans may fall apart, leaving us with a depressing lack of self-worth and confidence.

Color of Solar Plexus Chakra:

The color of the solar plexus chakra is bright yellow. The intensity of the color depends on the level of energy in the chakra; at its heightened state, the color is said to be golden yellow.

Symbol of Solar Plexus Chakra:

The symbol of Manipura chakra is a downward triangle, in which a circle surrounded by 10 petals is inscribed. The triangle represents the element of fire, which signifies the power to propel, to progress.

Location of Solar Plexus Chakra:

The Solar Plexus chakra is located in the upper half are of the stomach, close to where the diaphragms are located. Another common way to describe the chakra’s location is that it is above the navel (or nabhi in Sanksrit.)

Significance of Solar Plexus Chakra:

The Solar Plexus chakra indicates the human ability to learn from their surroundings, form a belief system, make decisions and define their identity.

The chakra is said to work closely with the digestive system, with influence over metabolism and the effective functioning of the pancreas.

Powers of Solar Plexus Chakra:

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is in perfect balance, you will experience the following:

  • Heightened intellect and the ability to think clearly
  • Experiencing that life is under one’s control
  • Strong and well-informed opinions and beliefs
  • Showing initiative for decision-making and success in implementing the decisions
  • Ability to channelize one’s efforts in the right direction
  • Strong will-power that overcomes obstacles with little effort
  • Independence of thinking and doing, confidence

What happens if the Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance?

Depending on whether the chakra is under or overactive, the implications can be:

  • The tendency to manipulate one’s way through situations
  • Lack of clarity of thought and direction
  • The feeling of living without a strong ambition or purpose
  • The inability to bring plans and ideas to effect
  • The tendency of taking undue advantage of power
  • The tendency to give up easily

Listen to the Solar Plexus Mantra

6. Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra, originally called Swadhisthana, is the vortex of sensuality and physical and spiritual pleasure.

The element of the Sacral Chakra is water, because it embodies the flow, agility, flexibility and the purity that the chakra holds within itself.

Color of Sacral Chakra:

The color associated to the Sacral Chakra is translucent orange in soft light. Another commonly visualized color with the Sacral Chakra is light-blue or white, aligned to its element of water.

Symbol of Sacral Chakra:

The sacral chakra is symbolized by a crested moon inscribed inside a circle with six petals. It is associated with the menstrual cycle of a woman, connecting it to reproduction and sexuality.  The symbol is also said to depict the relationship between the moon and water (represented by the circle) resulting in the rise and fall of emotions.

Location of Sacral Chakra:

The sacral chakra is located below the navel, on the centerpoint of the lower belly. The chakra’s field of impact includes the area of the genitals, as well the internal reproductive organs.

Significance of Sacral Chakra:

The sacral chakra is like a wheel of energy around the sexual organs of a human body, governing overall sexual health and appetite. It also influences the ovaries in a female body.

Powers of Sacral Chakra:

When the Sacral Chakra is in perfect balance, you will experience the following:

  • Ease of expressing sensual and sexual appetite
  • Openness towards physical pleasure
  • Healthy flow of emotions
  • Ability to find joy through each of the five senses
  • Heightened abilities to fantasize and imagine creatively
  • Finding deep inner serenity in sexual acts

What happens if the Sacral Chakra is out of balance?

Depending on whether the chakra is under or overactive, the implications can be:

  • Uncontrollable urges and emotions
  • Obsessions/ addictions to means of pleasure
  • Moodiness
  • Inability to express feelings leading to suppressed emotions
  • Lack of sexual appetite, or the extreme opposite of it

Listen to the Sacral Chakra Mantra

7. Root Chakra

The root chakra, also known as the Muladhara Chakra, is regarded as the base of all chakras, the one that supports all other energies. The Muladhara Chakra is associated with the essentials of life – safety, survival, growth and stability.

Color of Root Chakra:

The color associated with the root chakra is a bright, deep red. The color is very close to the vermilion shade, and symbolizes intellect, instinct, strength and endurance.

Symbol of Root Chakra:

The Root Chakra is depicted with a downward-pointed triangle and a circle with 4 lotus petals. The element of this chakra is the earth, and it is represented by the downward triangle.

Location of Root Chakra:

The root chakra is located at the lower end of the spine. The first chakra or root chakra is located at the base of the spine.

Significance of Root Chakra:

The root chakra is the place where the all-powerful Kundalini energy resides in the human body. This energy, when awakened brings physical and mental balance, spiritual bliss and adds vitality to life.

Powers of Root Chakra:

When the Root Chakra Chakra is in perfect balance, you will experience the following:

  • Ease of survival and an underlying sense of safety when faced with danger
  • Physical and spiritual growth
  • Fulfilment of needs and desires (materialistic and non-physical)
  • Channels efforts and energy towards the realization of goals
  • Humility and the sense of belonging to the world
  • Spiritual openness and eagerness to be enlightened

What happens if the Sacral Chakra is out of balance?

Depending on whether the chakra is under or overactive, the implications can be:

  • Unhealthy feelings of jealousy and greed
  • Constant dissatisfaction with oneself
  • The feeling of being stuck trying to make ends meet
  • The inability to fulfil materialistic desires
  • Health problems implicating eating patterns and mental stability

Listen to the Root Chakra Mantra

How to heal chakras?

Healing the seven chakras:

Replenishing your chakras is not a complicated task – however, it is an incredibly mindful one. Healing chakras demands complete focus, suspend all thoughts and worries and set a strong intention of being healed.

Any imbalance in the chakras can be healed by:

  •  Mantra meditation with the mantra of the respective chakra (preferably listening rather than chanting)
  •  Practicing targeted yoga in a slow pace to awaken the affected chakra
  •  Aromatherapy sessions
  •  Pranic healing sessions

While taking one of these steps can open up the impacted chakras, a complete rejuvenation and long-term benefits can be achieved by regular practice.

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