Balancing chakras by yoga is one of the more advanced methods. You can try it if other ones e.g. affirmations or music, do not work. Today you will learn how to balance the first four chakras.
How To Balance Chakras By Yoga
Now I will give you an example of yoga positions suitable for each chakra. Let’s start from the first chakra.
The Root Chakra
Cleansing and balancing the root chakra with yoga will boost your health, strengthen your sense of security, and increase your trust in the flow of prosperity. Crow Pose is a yogic pose that brings our pranic energy to the base of the spine, the home of the first chakra and a place where we often conceal yourself.
How To Do the Crow’s Yoga Pose
- Stand with your legs three feet apart.
- Feel your spine rising tall from your pelvis and your weight distributed equally between both feet on the earth below you.
- Maintaining the position of your feet, squat down with your feet flat on the ground, pressing your palms together in front of your heart in the praying position. Keep your elbows inside your knees and your spine as straight as possible.
- Inhale slowly and deeply into your abdomen, hold it for a moment, and fully empty your lungs on each exhalation.
- Continue holding the yoga pose and breathing this way for thirty seconds to three minutes.
- In the end, release the hands and bring yourself onto your back. Rest for a few minutes.
The Sacral Chakra
In the case of the sacral chakra, yoga movements open the hips and relax the pelvis which encourages the flow of positive energy, releasing negative energy in this area. Doing Pelvic Lifts you balance the energy in the lower belly by using the breath, visualization, and movement.
How To Do Pelvic Lift
- Lie down on your back with your spine flat against the ground. Feel your breath entering through your nostrils and filling your lungs.
- Bend your knees so your soles are flat on the ground, close to your buttocks, with your knees pointing toward the sky.
- Place your arms alongside your torso, with the palms pressing down against the earth. Alternatively, you can hold onto your ankles.
- Inhale while raising your pelvis as high as possible. Lift your spine up off the floor one vertebra at a time. starting with the lowermost vertebrae and gradually moving up.
- Exhale as you slowly lower the spine back down to the starting position, vertebra by vertebra, back down onto the ground.
- While you take long, slow, and deep breaths, stay in the upward position. Completely fill the lungs and allow your rib cage to expand on each inhale. Remember to hold your breath in for a moment after each inhalation and exhalation. Continue for three breath cycles or longer.
- To finish, inhale deeply and hold the upward position. Fully exhale while bringing your hips up a little higher. At the end of this phase, hold the breath out for as long as you comfortably can.
- Inhale again and slowly exhale as you lower your spine down to the floor until the last parts of your body to come down are your buttocks.
- While having your back flat on the floor, turn your palms up and stretch your legs out. Stay still, taking long, slow, deep breaths, feeling the shift in your energy body.
The following chakra yoga exercise opens the flow of prana through the solar plexus, balancing and sensitizing you to hear the messages you get from the third chakra area. If the full chakra yoga position described below is too much of a strain, keep your knees on the floor and push only your upper body up.
How To Balance the Solar Plexus Chakra By Yoga
- Lie on your stomach with your toes pointed away from your head. Do not forget to bend your elbows and press your palms against the floor on either side of your body alongside your rib cage.
- Then inhale and push your body up off the floor so you are supported by your palms and the tops of your feet.
- Keep your heels together and the toes pointed throughout this exercise. Draw your neck back, creating one straight line from the top of your head to your toes. Look down at the floor between your hands Engage your abdominal muscles.
- Hold the position and begin taking long, deep inhales and exhales. Draw your breath deeply into your abdomen and push it completely out.
- To finish, bring your knees to the ground and press your glutes back toward your heels. At the same time, draw your hands alongside your hips with your palms facing upward.
The Heart Chakra
This yogic chakra meditation uses a special mantra to vibrate the energy frequency of the heart centre. You will be chanting the mantra silently, in your mind. It is pronounced “Humee Humm Brahmm Humm,” and it means, “I am I, and I am divine.”
How To Balance the Heart Chakra By Yoga
- Sit on your heels in a kneeling position, keeping your spine straight. Remember to spend a few moments feeling the flow of breath entering deeply into your lungs.
- With your elbows extended to the sides, and forearms parallel to the ground, turn your palms toward the ground and touch your middle fingers together in front of your heart. Keep your fingers straight.
- Lower your eyelids until they are almost closed and focus your gaze on the tip of your nose.
- Like when you have a song in your head, listen to your inner voice silently vibrating with the mantra “Humee Hum Brahm Hum”. Alternatively, you may wish to listen to the recorded music of this mantra.
- With each repetition of the chakra yoga mantra, slowly extend your hands out from your heart centre straight to the sides. Keep your hands and forearms parallel to the ground and your palms facing down. While moving your hands to the sides, powerfully pull in your abdomen at the navel, lifting the solar plexus and diaphragm slightly.
- Move the hands and arms back into the original position with fingertips together in front of you, as described in step 2. Release and relax the navel as you bring the hands into the centre.
- Repeat the two previous steps, continuing the arm movement while keeping your eyes focused at the tip of your nose and listening to the resonance of the mantra in your mind. Continue for three to eleven minutes.
- In the end, close your eyes completely as you inhale with fingertips in the centre position. Hold your breath for five to fifteen seconds. Next, exhale and relax your hands down to rest on your thighs. Sit for some time with eyes closed.
I have described the yoga exercises for the first four chakras so that you can practise them thoroughly. My next post will present the rest of the chakras, so stay tuned to my blog.
Credits to Essential Kundalini Yoga.
Learn how to balance your chakras in other ways:
- How To Balance Chakras By Affirmations
- How To Balance Chakras By Music
- How To Balance Chakras By Crystals part One
- How To Balance Chakras By Crystals part Two
In a Nutshell
Today you have learnt how to balance the first four chakras by yoga. You can use the four exercises. While doing them, do not forget to meditate and visualise each chakra. Good luck.