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”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Crown Chakra – Sahasrara

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Crown Chakra

Translation – “thousand-petaled”

Mantra:

Ah

Pronounced “u”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


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Colour Spectrum Diet: Rejuvenating Chakra Centers with Food

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Earlier posts shared how coloured water and flower essences could stimulate  ones Chakra Energy Centers.  The focus of this post is on  how diet can nourish and rejuvenate these Energy Centers.   Eating foods that align with each one  the 7 Chakras can be a mood enhancer increasing ones sense of self-esteem and empowerment.  They each  vibrate at a different frequency rate and each has their own focus of human function and awareness.  Nutrition increases their vibrancy.  

Foods that nourish the Chakras are as follows:

The Crown Chakra  – Purple, White, Gold Food Spectrum

  • Air – Fasting

Fasting and drinking water recharges this Chakra.  When it is balanced it enhances ones strength and power.  If ones is defeated this energy center may be under-active, over-active or blocked.  The focus of this Chakra is at the end of the day in the evening.  It benefits from a period of fasting even with only a lengthy break between evening meals and the breakfast the following morning.

The Brow Chakra – Deep Blue & Purple Food Spectrum

  • Brain – Boosting Foods

This Chakra benefits from eating food that are deeper blue and purple.  Eating lightly and including healthy fats and oils in ones diet supports recharging this Chakra and calming your energy to transform feelings of frustration and anger into peacefulness.  This Chakra is important to focus attention upon when one is unable to forgive.

The Throat Chakra Light Blue Food Spectrum

  • Breathing – slowing down while you eat

This Chakra helps one to speak honestly and listen with empathy.  It supports reducing anxiety and helps to tonify ones kidneys. Lighter blue pigment foods represent this Chakra.

The Heart Chakra Green Food Spectrum

  • Intention – how you are cooking your food

The green foods of the Heart Chakra contain live enzymes, oxygen and chlorophyll.  These foods are rejuvenating and help to increase low vital energy levels and reduce stress.  If one is experiencing adrenal fatigue this Chakra is one to pay attention to.

The Solar Plexus Chakra  – Yellow Food Spectrum

  • Digestion –  Digestive Aids

The yellow, white and gold foods of the Solar Plexus are mood enhancers for those experiencing depression, are sad or emotional.  This Chakra represents joy!

The Sacral Chakra – Orange Food Spectrum

  • Warm, Nurturing, & Sensual Foods – Creativity

This Chakra reflects creativity and reflects comfort foods to increase confidence and self-worth.  Low on confidence? Telling yourself you are unworthy of love? or doubting your choices?   Focus on Mom’s comfort foods like casseroles and soups or warming teas.

The Root Chakra  – Red Food Spectrum

  • Hot and Spicy

This is the first meal of the day and the most important for stimulating one’s elimination process, boosting one’s energy levels, and body temperature.  If you are run down, fatigued, burnt out, lazy or lethargic begin your day with fresh fruits, root veggies and some spicy heat.


Colour Spectrum Diet Plan Choices

Two ways for cleansing, rejuvenating and learning more about your Chakras are either through  following a daily colour eating plan or to follow a  longer regime that has a focus on one colour for a longer period.  In the second choice it would be in stages of staying with one chakra colour for an extended period.   Each of these plans start with the lower frequency colour of red and move up the spectrum to violet which has a higher frequency vibration.

  1.  Daily Chakra Colour Spectrum Eating Plan – Integration 

The daily plan for following a Chakra led diet would be to organize your food to correspond with colours at certain times of day starting with red, orange and yellow foods in the morning hours, yellow, green and blue at mid-day and blue, purple, white and gold foods in the evening.  In this plan yellow is the bridge between morning and mid-day foods, and blue is the bridge between mid-day and evening foods.

A daily food plan is a great introduction to a coloured diet regime and it can be an easier way for one to integrate into their lifestyle while enjoying immediate results of increased energy, enhanced moods and a bonus of loosing weight simply by eating for the body.

2.  A Deeper Chakra Colour Spectrum Cleansing Diet – Experience

One can begin with checking in with ones intuition to make a choice of staying with each colour of food for an extended equal period.  This could be 1 to 7 days.  This pattern of eating would be one way of connecting with the frequencies of ones chakras in a deeper way beginning with the lower frequency of red.  Each stage on the Chakra Cleaning Diet would focus on an individual colour as follows:

  • First stage – Red Foods
  • Second – Orange Foods
  • Third – Yellow Foods
  • Fourth –  Green Foods
  • Fifth – Light Blue Foods
  • Sixth – Deeper Blue and Purple Foods
  • Seventh – Violet Foods

Committing to an extended stage of eating with a system of each colour starting with the lower frequency can give one a greater experience of the Chakras and the colours characteristics.  It would be an integrative experience and is a diet for body, mind, emotion and spirit.

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Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

7 Chakra Subtle Energy Centers


by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

The Sanskrit translation for Chakra is “wheel” and refers to an energy center that interacts with our various physiological and neurological body systems. These energy centers are believed to govern aspects of our mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and universal functions.

There are 7 main energy centers that have have their  own vibrational frequency and colour.  Their specific frequency rate restore and balance our seven chakras or energy centers.

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Below are some of the  functioning areas each of the seven energy centers govern .


The Violet Crown Chakra – Top of the Head (Thought)

The Crown Chakra, also known as the 7th chakra, governs the eyes, sinuses and pituitary gland and is associated spirituality, loyalty, the divine and love.  It is located on ones crown.  It increases insight and supports heightened intuitiveness.  It influences calm and personal peace.

Functional Effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance

 

  • Emotional:
    • loneliness, depression, dizziness, apathy, anxiety lack of vision, confusion,  alienation, inner calm, oneness, bliss, sense of wholeness
  • Spiritual:
    • dark night of the soul, higher self, spirituality
  • Mental:
    • confusion, lack of empathy, judgmental moralistically (superiority), dementia
      • Strategy – agression
  • Physical:
    • seizures, sleep disorders

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The Indigo Brow Chakra  – Center Forehead above eyebrows  (Light)

The Brow Chakra, also known as the 6th chakra, governs the eyes, sinuses and pituitary gland and is associated with ones consciousness, perception and everyday awareness.   It increases insight and supports heightened intuitiveness.

 

Functional Effects when Brow Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • anxiety, nervous breakdowns, depression, confusion, fear, lack of concentration, conflict, doubts
  • Mental:
    • learning disabilities, poor insight, indecisiveness
  • Physical:
    • nightmares, headaches, brain tumors, blindness, deafness

6th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

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The Blue Throat Chakra – Voice Box area of Neck (Sound)

The Throat Chakra, also known as the 5th chakra,  governs the voice, endocrine gland, thyroid, and communication.  It relates to truth, nobility, serenity, spiritualism, thoughtfulness and kindness.  It is associated with faith, caring, peace and fidelity.

 

Functional Effects when Throat Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • Anger, Frustration, suppression, weak willpower, lack of trust
  • Mental:
    • Evaluative thoughts of isolation, communication, creative expression, integrity, truth, knowledge, wisdom, gentleness, kindness, unable to express oneself
      • Strategy – to isolate oneself from others, addictions
  •  Physical:
    •  TMJ, sore throats, scoliosis, tonsillitis, teeth, gum problems, earaches, vertigo, tinnitus, thyroid issues, speech and sound, weight problems  sluggish metabolism

5th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

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The Green Heart Chakra  – Heart Center  (Air Element)

The Heart chakra, also known as the 4th chakra, governs the heart, thymus, circulatory and immune system.  The chakra connects and balances the upper chakras of spirit and the lower chakras of matter – meeting of spirit and body.  It reflects growth, healing, selfless love,  tranquility, harmony and hope.  It represents balance, serenity and calms nerves.

Functional Effects when Heart Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • fear, jealousy, anger, bitterness/resentfulness, love, unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, balance, acceptance, peace, openness, harmony,  emotional instability, out of balance, guilt, self-pity
  • Mental:
    • Evaluative thoughts that project loss or not having enough love or affection, lack of self-love and acceptance,
      • Strategy – smothering others with touch, affection & connection
  • Physical:
    • asthma, heart disease, lung disease, breast issues, lymphatic systems, upper back problems, shoulder problems, arm pain, wrist pain

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The Yellow Solar Plexus Chakra –  (Fire Element – Intelligence & Concentration)

The Solar Plexus Chakra, also known as the 3rd chakra,  governs the liver, spleen, stomach and small intestine.  It represents patience, tolerance, contentment, happiness, wisdom and mental energy.  It is associated with new horizons, intellect, will-power, self-confidence and  fulfillment.

Effects when Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • fear, shame/guilt, disappointment, anger, hate, insecurity, warmth, humour, laughter
  • Mental:
    • Evaluative thoughts of rejection, criticism and self -image moral judgements, self-control, overblown ego, authority, negative thinking, power and control, introvert, taking on too much
  • Physical:
    • arthritis, digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, appetite, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gallbladder issues, colon, spleen, kidney, bulimia or anorexia, middle spine, energy

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The Orange Sacral Chakra  – Belly Area (Water Element – Creativity)

Located:  between pubic bone and belly button

Colour:  Orange

Element:  Water

The Sacral Chakra, also known as the 2nd chakra and it governs the uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries, and testes. It is an energizing color and associated with self-respect, creativity, purity, togetherness, feminine sensuality, sexuality and manifestation.

Effects when Sacral Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • Depression, mood swings, confusion, jealousy, envy, anger, blame, resentment, materialism
  • Mental:
    • Evaluative thoughts of betrayal, lack of  impotency or loss, self-rejection, low esteem, addictive behaviour (overindulgence in food, money or sex), giving and receiving, desires
  • Physical:
    • prostate difficulties, bladder problems, infertility, ovarian cysts, kidney issues, lower back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, life force, procreation, assimilation of food, sexuality

 2nd Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

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The Root Chakra – Earth Element (Courage) 

Located:  base of the spine, the pelvic floor &  first three vertebrae

Colour:  Energizing & Emotional

Sense: smell

The Base Chakra, also known as the 1st chakra, governs one’s  personal survival and basic needs for shelter, food, water and safety.  It represents one’s origins, roots, family tree.  This chakra can be used to remove toxins.

Physically it is associated with circulation, blood pressure, and vitality.  Mentally and emotionally is governs motivation, groundedness, power, creativity, will power, aliveness, courage, and feelings towards ones own  physical body.

Effects when  Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • anxiety disorders, primal fear/terror of letting go, anger and insecurity, loss of trust
  • Mental:
    • nightmares, eating disorders, basic thoughts of survival (basic necessities:  food, shelter, water), self-centered, greed, loss or failure, violence
  • Physical:
    • lack of support, immune system, rectum, elimination, constipation, prostate, colon, lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, legs, knee pain, feet pain, bladder, skin disorders, degenerative arthritis, anemia, low vitality, tensions in spine, constipation, violence

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Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000