Chanting sounds & symbols for each of the 7 Chakra Energy Centers

Music is a popular way for one to express sound for pleasure, healing and connection.  It is a way to share meaningful messages and pass them down through the ages.  Some early faiths used sound vibrations for healing and transformation that included the use of songs, chants, mantras, instruments, tuning forks and brass and crystal singing bowls.  A mantra considered to be the ‘sound of creation’ and passed down is, “Om,” pronounced “Aum or Um. ” Apparently in the stillness of meditation this sound can be heard underneath all other sounds.  It has been suggested that it balances the  body, mind and soul. 

Om is associated with the 6th chakra that represents one’s third eye.

Sound and the Chakras

The translation of chakra is “wheel,” or “center.”  It is generally recognized that there are seven subtle centers of refined energy in the human body.  Each of these centers resonate with a specific sound vibration.  These seven well-known centers are:

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1st –  Root Chakra Center

2nd – Sacral Chakra Center 

3rd –  Solar Plexus Chakra Center

5th –  Throat Chakra Center

6th –  3rd Eye Chakra Center

7th –  Crown Chakra Center

Read more on each chakra @  7 Chakra Subtle Energy Centers


Chanting Mono Syllables

Chanting the following mantras in song or meditation has been used to restore function and vibrancy to these 7 energy centers.  chakras 03One can enjoy chanting one mantra for one energy enter or all seven.  These mantras are usually repeated in patterns of 9.  


Chakra Mono Syllables (Sounds)

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Symbols

Below are the individual symbols in the center of a mandala followed by the pronunciation of each Chakra Mono Syllables of each energy center starting with the foundation and moving up to mind and spirit:

 

1st Chakra – Root 

Muladhara

Root Chakra

Sanskrit translation:  Mula – “root”Adhara – “support or base

  • Located:  basal end of the spine, the pelvic floor &  first three vertebrae
  • Mantra:

Lam

Pronounced “lum”

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2nd Chakra – Sacral

Svadhisthana

Sacral Chakra

Translation:  “dwelling place of self”

Located:  between pubic bone and belly button

Mantra:

Vam

Pronounced “vum”

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura

Solar Plexus Chakra

Translation:  “lustrous gem”

Located:  navel in the area of the solar plexus and up to the breastbone

Mantra:

Ramm

Pronounced “Rum”

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Heart Chakra – Anahata

Heart Chakra

Translation:  “unstuck” or “unhurt”

Location:  center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, and breasts. It also rules the lymphatic system

Mantra:

Yam

Pronounced  “Yum”

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Throat Chakra – Vishuddha

Throat Chakra

Translates:  “especially pure”

Location:  Throat

Mantra:

Ham

Pronounced “hum”

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3rd Eye Chakra – Ajna

Third Eye Chakra

Translates:  “Beyond Wisdom”

Location:  Slightly above and between eyebrows

Mantra:

Om

Pronounced “Aum”

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Crown Chakra – Sahasrara

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Crown Chakra

Translation – “thousand-petaled”

Mantra:

Ah

Pronounced “u”

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Copyright 2014 – 20121 Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000