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, and to share  meaningful messages that can be passed down through the ages.  Some early faith based tones had sound vibrations that have been used in sound healing.  Sound vibration for healing and transformation is in the traditions of many cultures and can range from songs, chants, instruments, tuning forks, brass singing bowls, crystal bowls and mantras.

One mantra or chant considered in some cultures to be the sound of creation is Om, pronounced “Aum or Um. ” It has been shared that this sound can be heard underneath all other sounds by some in the stillness of meditation.  Mono syllable seed sounds or “Bija Mantras,” such as Om have been experienced as creating balance and harmony in the human body, mind and soul.  This one is associated with the 6th chakra that represents one’s third eye.

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

For the purpose of this article it is our belief based upon experience that chanting the following mantras in song or meditation restores function and vibrancy to these energy centers.  chakras 03One can enjoy chanting one mantra in mindfulness of that chakra, or for all seven.  Chanting patterns of 9 times are favoured with 108 the most sacred number.

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Another way one can integrate balance in their chakra energy centers is by mindfully drawing each of the symbols for the seven chakra Mono syllables.


 

 

Chakra Mono Syllables & Symbols

chakras 06Listed below are the  Mono syllables and symbols for each of the 7 Chakra Centers 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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