Opening the Chakras
Chakra meditations that use mudras and
sounds to open chakras
These chakra meditations use mudras , which
are special hand positions, to open chakras.
The mudras have the power to send more
energy to particular chakras.
To enhance the effect, sounds are chanted.
These sounds are from Sanskrit letters. When
chanted, they cause a resonation in your
body that you can feel at the chakra they are
For pronunciation, keep in mind that:
the "A" is pronounced as in "ah,"
the "M" is pronounced as "mng" ("ng" like in
Do a meditation for 7 - 10 breaths. Chant the
sound several times each breath (for example
Open the Root Chakra
Let the tips of your thumb and index finger
Concentrate on the Root chakra at the spot in
between the genitals and the anus.
Chant the sound LAM.
Open the Sacral Chakra
Put your hands in your lap, palms up, on top
of each other. Left hand underneath, its palm
touching the back of the fingers of the right
hand. The tips of the thumbs touch gently.
Concentrate on the Sacral chakra at the
sacral bone (on the lower back).
Chant the sound VAM.
Open the Navel Chakra
Put your hands before your stomach, slightly
below your solar plexus. Let the fingers join
at the tops, all pointing away from you. Cross
the thumbs. It is important to straighten the
Concentrate on the Navel chakra located on
the spine, a bit above the level of the navel.
Chant the sound RAM.
Open the Heart Chakra
Sit cross-legged. Let the tips of your index
finger and thumb touch. Put your left hand
on your left knee and your right hand in front
of the lower part of your breast bone (so a
bit above the solar plexus).
Concentrate on the Heart chakra at the spine,
level with the heart.
Chant the sound YAM.
Open the Throat Chakra
Cross your fingers on the inside of your
hands, without the thumbs. Let the thumbs
touch at the tops, and pull them slightly up.
Concentrate on the Throat chakra at the base
of the throat.
Chant the sound HAM.
Open the Third Eye Chakra
Put your hands before the lower part of your
breast. The middle fingers are straight and
touch at the tops, pointing forward. The other
fingers are bended and touch at the upper
two phalanges. The thumbs point towards
you and touch at the tops.
Concentrate on the Third Eye chakra slightly
above the point between the eyebrows.
Chant the sound OM or AUM.
Open the Crown Chakra
Put your hands before your stomach. Let the
ring fingers point up, touching at their tops.
Cross the rest of your fingers, with the left
thumb underneath the right.
Concentrate on the Crown chakra at the top
of your head.
Chant the sound NG.
Warning: don't use this meditation for the
Crown chakra while you don't have a strong
Root chakra (you need a strong foundation