Experience The Nature
The contemplation of a blood-red sun rising or setting, or a radiant dawn or sunset revives and harmonizes the root chakra and loosens the confined structures within its sphere.
In order to get in touch with the comforting, stabilizing and revitalizing energy of our planet through the first chakra, sit on the ground in the lotus position and consciously breath in its fragrance.
If you are able to combine both these nature experiences, this will have an optimal holistic effect on your root chakra.
Music: The appropriate music to activate the root chakra should consist of monotonous, emphatic rhythms. The ancient music of many primitive tribes best expresses these rhythms. Their dances also serve the purpose of establishing contact with nature, with all her energy and life forms.
In order to harmonies the root chakra, you can utilize the sounds of nature. If you do not have access to them in their original settings, casettes and records will also do.
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The first chakra is activated by a clear, bright shade of red. The red color warms and revitalizes and awakens the life force. vitality and courage. If this red tinged with a shade of blue, it will help you permeate your vital drives with spiritual energy.
Cedar: The tangy fragrance of cedarwood oil connects you with the earthly forces and all forms of natural life. It helps build up energy and conveys serenity and a feeling of security in the lap of ” Mother-Earth”.
Clove: Oil of clove helps dissolve dammed-up energies within the root chakra. It encourages the readiness to liberate yourself from old and restricting social patterns originating out of a need for protection and security and helps you open yourself to new, fresh energies. Thus if you will tune to the message of its vibrations, it will lead you to transformation and renewal.
Forms of Yoga that work primarily through the first chakra
Hatha yoga: Unfolding of awareness through cleansing and stimulation of the physical body by the means of certain bodily exercises or postures combined with breathing exercises.
Kundalini Yoga: Awakening of the so-called”snake power”, which starts at the coccyx and rises parallel to the spinal column. As it rises it activates and vitalizes all other chakras. There are myriads of physical and spiritual exercises that will help you achieve this effect.
Moonlight and the contemplation or touching of clear water out-of-doors stimulate the second chakra. The moon, especially when it is full, brightens your feelings and makes you receptive to the messages of your soul as revealed through your imagination or dreams.
The quiet contemplation of in a clear natural body of water of immersement in it or a few mouthfuls of water directly from a spring will help you cleanse and purify your soul and free it from emotional blockages and congestions, meaning that the life force within you can flow again unhindered.
If you are able to combine the contemplation of the moon which contact with water, the effect on the second chakra will be outstanding.
Music: Any kind of “flowing” music which awakens a carefree joy in life is suitable for activating the second chakra. The flowing rhythms of folk and pair dances also belong to this category. Otherwise, you can use any kind of music which lets your emotions flow.
To calm down and harmonize the energies of the sacral chakra, you can listen to birdsong, the sound of running water or even the splashing melody of a small fountain, whether indoors or outdoors.
A clear shade of orange activates the second chakra. The color orange supplies us with a stimulating, renewing energy and frees us from rigid emotional patterns. It encourages our self-esteem and increases the joy we get from sensual pleasures. According to Ayurveda, orange is the inner color of water.
Ylang-Ylang: This delicate oil, obtained from the blossoms of the ylang-ylang tree, is one of the best known aphrodisiacs. It has a relaxing effect and, at the same time, makes you conscious of subtle sensual sensations. Its sweet fragrance makes you feel safe and encourages you to entrust yourself to the flow of your feelings, Dammed up feelings or turbulent emotions are dissolved and carried away with this fragrance.
Sandlewood: In the Far East, sandalwood oil was often used to increase sexual energy and to elevate union with the beloved partner to the level of spiritual experience. Moreover, it stimulated the imagination and awakens the joy of being creatively active. The vibrations of sandalwood oil integrate the spiritual energies on all levels of thinking feeling and acting.
The form of Yoga that works primarily through the second chakra
Tanta yoga: Tanta sees nature as the play between the female and male energies of Shakti and Shiva, who bring forth the visible world in a never ending dance Creation.
In Tantra, union with this “cosmic sexuality” is strived for by opening our senses, refining and heightening sexual experience and helping us to accept life.
Golden sunlight corresponds to the light, warmth and energy of the solar plexus chakra. If you consciously open yourself to its influence, it will revitalize these same qualities within you.
The contemplation of a ripe field of wheat bathed in the light of the sun conveys and experience of manifest abundance, a counterpart of the sun’s warmth and radiant power.
If you look at a sunflower, you will see spiralling patterns in the unity of its intricate rosette, while the petals stream out golden light from this heart. By immersing yourself in the inner experience of oneness exists a well-ordered and dance-like movement that raqdiates outward with energy and joy, yet gently and in a graceful way.
Music: The third chakra is activated by fiery rhythms. orchestral music with its harmoniuos interactionof sounds is suitable for harmonizing the energy of the solar plexuschakras. In the case of hyperactivity in this center, any type of relaxing music which leads you to your inner center will help calm you down.
A clear and sunny yellow activtes and reinforces the functioning of the third chakra. The yellow color strengthens our nerves and thoughts, but it also stimulates contact and interaction with others. It compensates feelings of inner fatigue, creates yellow will help you to become actively involved with life. Moreover it aids digestion, both on phtsical and spiritual plane.
A golden hue will clarifies and relax in cases of psychological problems or illness. It strengthens mental activity and stimulates the kind of wisdom that grows out of experience.
Lavender: Laveder oil has a calming, relaxing effect on hyperactive third chakras. Its gentle, warm virations help”digest” and dissolve dammed up emotions.
Rosemary: The tangy oil extracted from the rosemary plant is particularly appropreate in the case of an insufficiently functioning solar plexus chakra. It stimulating and refreshing influence helps overcome inertia and fosters readiness for action.
Bergamot: The virations of the oil extracted from the fruits of the ergamot tree carry a great deal of light within them. Its fresh and lemon like fragrance strengtrhens our life energies and gives us self-confidence and self-assurance.
The form of yoga that works primarily through the third chakra
Karma yoga: Karma yoga helps us achieve selflessness in our actions, to no longer think of their possile results and our personal gains. Through karma yoga we open ourselves to th x d t v d
e Divine will and ring our actions into harmony with the natural cosmic energy of Creation.
Every quite walk through the unspoiled green countryside harmonizes your entire being through the heart chakra. Every single blossom conveys a message of love and innocent joy and lets the same qualities loom in our heart. Pink-colored flowers are especially suitable for the gentle revitalization and healing of the heart chakra’s energies.
A pink-colored sky with gossamer clouds brightens up and expands our hearts. Let the beauty and softness of the colors of this painting in the sky envelop you carry you away.
Music Any type of classical, New Age or sacral music of the Eastern or western tradition which has an edifying effect and makes your heart join in the dance of life is suitable for the heart chakra. It will awaken the power of love and influence it in a revitalizing and harmonizing way. Sacral or meditative dances which express the harmony and joy of Creation in their movements are also highly suitable.
Green color of the meadows and forests of our planet provides us with harmony and compassion and makes us receptive to reconciliation. We feel empathy and experience inner peace and serenity. Additionally, green has a regenerating effect on the body, mind and soul, and provides us with new energy.
Pink color The gentle, tender virations of the color pink can loosen tension in our heart, awaken feelings of love and tenderness and ring ack a childlike feeling of happiness. These virations also stimulate creative activity.
Attar of roses: No other fragrance has such a harmonizing effect on our well-eing as the precious attar of roses. Its gentle , loving virations soothe and heal the wounds of our heart. They awaken our perception of love, beauty and harmony everywhere in Creation. A deep joy and a readiness for dedication entire our heart. Attar oil of roses also induces stimulation and refinement of sensual pleasures, and at the same time helps transform them into transcendental love.
The form of yoga that works primarily through the fourth Chakra.
Bhakti yoga : Bhakti yoga is the way which leads to the realization of the Divine through devotion and love of God. Devotees deepen and intensify their feelings and direct them towards God. They relate everything to Him, perceive Him in all things and are transfigured in their love for Him.
Experiencing the Nature
The light, transparent lue of a cloudless sky stimulates a reaction within your throat chakra. In order to completely asor the azure hue, lie down on the ground and relax, opening your inner being to the oundless expanse of the firnament. You will feel how your mind opens and clears, and how the contractions and rigidities in your throat chakra and its sphere of influence gradually dissolve. Now your heart is ready to receive the messages” of the Divine.
The reflection of the blue sky in a clear stretch of water will have a widening and liberating effect on your feelings, and the soft sound of the waves will make you aware of your hidden emotions and what they have to tell you. If you let yourself e completely permeated y the vibrating energies of sky and water, your mind and feelings will augment each other perfectly.
Music Any kind of music or song rich in high tones as well as meditative dancing or singing have a particularl stimulating influence. In order to harmonize and relax the throat chakra, listen to peaceful New Age music with echo effects. It liberates, widens and opens the “inner ear”.
A light and clear shade of lue is assigned to the throat chakra. This color creates calmness and expanse and opens you up to spiritual inspiration.
Sage: The tangy fragrance of sage sends healing vibrations into the “seat of language. It loosens tensions in the throat chakra and lets us express what we have to say a harmonious and energetic way helping us to effectively communicate the inner messages of the soul.
Eucalyptus: The refreshing fragrance of eucalyptus oil clears and widens the fifth chakra. Its vibrations open us to our inner voice, and lends creativity and naturalness to our means of communication.
The form of Yoga that works primarily through the fifth chakra
Mantra yoga: Mantras are meditative incantations that reflect certain aspects of the Divine. They are either silently recited, sung our loud or changted. y repeating a mantra , thoughts and feelings are gradually transformed, thus attuning the devotee to the Divine cosmic power expressed y the given mantra.
Transcendental Meditation forms an exception in this respect. It consists of a technique which enables the devotee to experience the mantra on increasingly fine and subtle levels of consciousness until he transcends even the most sutle aspects of the mantra, enaling him to experience the purest form of being. This process takes place several times during a session of transcendental Meditation.