THE TOOLS OF THE ALCHEMIST
Transmuting darkness into light, discovering more of ourselves, and uncovering the Truth.
Good day, fellow Alchemists:
In the previous post, we elaborated on what chakras are and their specific functions. Today we will explain the process of opening the chakras and recommend certain asanas (yoga poses) that will help you with your chakra clearing journey.
The Root Chakra:
Its element is earth and deals with survival. The most common solution to clear the Root Chakra is to get out in nature. Walk barefoot on the grass or dirt. You may feel the need to stomp on the ground or run. This is a sign that your Root Chakra is craving to be stimulated. During meditation, chant the word "LAM" out loud while keeping your intentions on the Root Chakra.
Throughout the day use the affirmation, "I am calm, coherent, and in control" to help guide your Root Chakra to stability.
Asana: Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
The Sacral Chakra:
Its element is water, and it deals with creativity and sexuality. Taking part in creative challenges, such as an art project or cooking an interesting meal, can help clear the Sacral Chakra. While sitting in mediation, chant the word "VAM" out loud with your intentions on the Sacral Chakra, which is in the lower abdomen, right below the navel.
Use the affirmation, "I deserve to feel joy." This will enable you to connect to emotions that may have been previously blocked.
Asana: Goddess Pose (Deviasana)
The Solar Plexus Chakra:
Its element is fire, and it is the source of your willpower and strength. Setting up little tasks for yourself throughout the day and following through will help build up your will power. An example of this would be, folding your laundry at an exact time you set. In meditation, chant the word "RAM" out loud with your intentions focused on your Solar Plexus Chakra.
The affirmation "I am in charge of my thoughts, feelings, and actions" will assist you in taking back power and clearing your Solar Plexus Chakra.
Asana: Boat Pose (Navasana)
The Heart Chakra:
Its element is air, and it is responsible for feelings of love and compassion to yourself and others. The love that we can extend to others usually depends on the amount of love we give ourselves. Spend time in meditation sending love to yourself while chanting the word "YAM" out loud.
You can also use the affirmation, "I love myself wholly and unconditionally," to awaken the energy within the Heart Chakra.
Asana: Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
The Throat Chakra:
Its element is space, dealing with sound and the vocalization of truth. Singing would be the most natural way to clear this chakra, along with any form of verbal self-expression. Perhaps public speaking might be beneficial to one whose Throat Chakra is completely blocked. While in meditation, chant the word "HAM" while focusing on the Throat Chakra.
To help guide the clearing process of the Throat Chakra, use the affirmation "I am safe to speak the truth."
Asana: Plow Pose (Halasana)
The Third Eye Chakra:
Its element is also space, and it deals with insight into higher realms. Maintaining a daily meditation practice is the best way to open your Third Eye Chakra. You may begin to feel a cold pulsating sensation right above your eyebrows after a few weeks. While meditating, chant the word "OM" periodically and let yourself be immersed in the emanating vibration of the tone.
Use the affirmation "I am awake in the present moment" to engage your Third Eye Chakra more fully.
Asana: Sitting meditation (Sukhasana)
The Crown Chakra:
Like with the Third Eye and Throat Chakra, its element is also space. The Crown Chakra, being the last of the seven chakras, deals with pure cosmic connection. This chakra can only be opened once all the previous chakras have been cleared. While meditating, chant the word "AH" to stimulate the blooming of your Crown Chakra on top of your head.
To help awaken your Crown Chakra, focus on the phrase "I am one and I am All." This affirmation can open your mind to the reality that you are one with all that is.
Asana: Corpse Pose (Savasana)
Use this knowledge freely to create a routine in which to practice these methods. You can focus on one chakra every meditation session and continue to work on it for a few weeks until it opens. Remember, you don't enjoy the fruits of your labors on the same day you plant the seeds. It may take time to see the results you want but in the end, you will succeed.
May your journey through the chakras be effortless and inspiring.
With love and sincerity,
The Alchemy by LA Counsel