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Mudras & Mantras to Balance & Awaken Your Chakras

Mudras & Mantras to Balance & Awaken Your Chakras

Did You Know Our Body Has 7 Chakra or 7 Energy Centers?

Our body has 7 energy centers that receive and radiate energy. These centers are generally called the 7 chakras. In Sanskrit “chakra” translates to “wheels.” They throughout our body from the root of our spine to the crown of our head.

Also Read: Types of Chakras and Their Meanings

The energy received and radiated by them has an influence on our emotions, physical and mental health. Not only this the imbalance of these chakras or energy centers can influence our overall well-being.

So, if you are looking for ways to cleanse and balance your chakras here are the mudras and mantras that will help you with the same. That’s not it! We are also sharing with you affirmations to balance chakras along with a chakra meditation video in the end.

What are The 7 Chakras to Chant Mantras?

Each chakra gets activated, cleansed, and balanced through a particular Bija Mantra. But before we learn these mantras let us first understand what Bija Mantra is and how it is helpful.

Bija Mantra: Bija means seed. Bija mantras are one-syllable seed sounds that are meant to be said aloud. These mantras further activate the energy of the chakras, purifies and cleanse them. Bija mantras alsobalance our mind, body, and soul.

Time to check which Bija Mantras centers around which chakra and resonate the energy around that chakra:

ChakraEnergy PointBija Mantra for Chakras
Chakra- I (Muladhara)Root“LAM”
Chakra- II (Svadhisthana)Sacral/Navel“VAM”
Chakra- III (Manipura)Solar Pelux“RAM”
Chakra- IV (Anahata)Heart“YAM”
Chakra- V (Vishuddha)Throat“HAM”
Chakra- VI (Ajna)Third Eye/Brow“OM” or “AUM”
Chakra- VII (Sahasrara)Crown“SO-HAM”

How to Chant Bija Mantra for Chakras?

By now you know which mantra activates and resonates energy let us see how to chant them.

  • Find a comfortable place.
  • Use a tone that is natural and comfortable for you.
  • Next, chant the mantra by dividing it into two sounds. Like for Lam you have to say “La-um.”
  • You can start at the base (root chakra) and move to the top (crown chakra) or start and end alternatively.
  • Most importantly, practice it mindfully andactively listento your body and the sounds.

Now to make the most out of these chakras it is advised you chant them in a particular mudra. Each chakra and chant has a specific mudra for it. Let us see which mudra will cleanse which chakra of yours.

seven chakras

Mudras to Cleanse and Balance Chakras

To amplify the impact of these mantras and awaken your chakras it is advised that you take the particular mudras.

Mudras: Mudras are special hand positions that send energy to our particular chakra points. Each finger of our hand is also associated with one of the five universal elements.

  • Fire- The thumb relates to the fire element, connected to the solar plexus chakra.
  • Air- The index finger represents the air element, connected to the heart chakra.
  • Space- The middle finger represents the space element, connected to the throat chakra.
  • Earth- The ring finger represents the earth element, connected to the root chakra.
  • Water- The pinky finger represents the water element, connected to the sacral chakra.

Mudras direct the flow of energy.

1. The Muladhara Mudra :Root Chakra


Put your hands on the knees with your arms straight. Touch your and index fingers. Now chant LAM.

the root chakra

2. The Shakti Mudra: Sacral/Svadhisthana Chakra


Put your hands on top of each other with your palms up and place them in the center of your lap. The left hand should be underneath your right one and the tips of the thumb touch gently. Then chant VAM.

the sacral chakra

3. The Rudra Mudra: Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra


Place your hands in front of your stomach (slightly above the navel and below the heart). Let the fingers join at the tops, all pointing away from you, and thumbs crossing over. Chant the mantra RAM.

the solar plexus chakra

4. The Padma Mudra: Heart /Anahata Chakra


Take your right hand, touch the tip of your index finger with the thumb. Place it in front of the center point of your chest. Put your left hand on your left knee. Now chant YAM.

the heart chakra

5. The Granthita Mudra: Vishuddha/Throat Chakra


Criss-cross your right-hand fingers with the left-hand ones (without thumbs). Pull your thumbs slightly up and let their tops touch. Chant HAM in this mudra.

the throat chakra

6. The Mudra of the Great Head: Third-Eye/Ajna Chakra


Place your hands before the lower part of your chest. The middle fingers are straight, touching the tips, and pointing forward. Bend the other fingers and let them join at the first bend. The thumb tips will be joined and pointing toward you. Chant the mantra OM or AUM.

the third eye chakra

7. The Mudra of A Thousand Petals: Sahasrara/Crown Chakra


Put your hands right in front of your stomach. With your ring finger pointing up and touching the tops, cross the rest of your fingers. Chant SO-HAM.

the crown chakra

When performed the right way you will see these Mudras working their magic. Just try and seal a mudra for a minimum of 5 minutes.

Affirmations To Free Your Chakras:

Apart from reciting mantras, you can free your chakras through these affirmations as well.

ChakraAffirmation
Root Chakra AffirmationI am stable, strong, and at peace.
Sacral Chakra AffirmationCreativity is flowing through me.
Solar Plexus Chakra AffirmationSometimes letting go is the most empowering choice.
Heart Chakra AffirmationGiving equals receiving.
Throat Chakra AffirmationMy words are like seeds.
Third Eye Chakra AffirmationI am open to new ideas.
Crown Chakra AffirmationI surrender to the highest and best that seeks to emerge through me.

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Time to establish peace within!

Do try these mantras, mudras, affirmations, and the meditation video to balance and cleanse your chakras.

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Good luck with your journey of healing…

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What are Chakras? How to activate Chakras through mantras?

Chakra is a Sanskrit word and it means wheel. In ancient India, Chakraswere used as various forms of energy. It is the focal point of the human body used in meditation practice. The human body has 7 main chakras and it can be activated by mantras and meditation. Each chakra has its own mantras and mudras. You need the right mantras and mudras for opening the chakras. But first you need to know what chakra is and how it works.
What are Chakras?
The human body has 7 main energy centers. These major energy centers are called chakras. Chakras run from head to the bottom of the spine. The 7 main chakras are:
  1. Mooladhara Chakra – The Root Chakra
  2. Swadhisthana Chakra – The Sacral Chakra
  3. Manipura Chakra – The Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Anahata Chakra – The Heart Chakra
  5. Vishuddhi Chakra – The Throat Chakra
  6. Ajna Chakra – The Third Eye Chakra
  7. Sahasrara Chakra – The Crown Chakra

How do you chant mantras to activate chakras?
To open your chakras you have to chant mantras correctly. To chant the mantras for each chakras use your natural voice, do not chant mantras in high or low pitch. Read below the mantras for each chakras:
Root Chakra - Chant ‘LAM’
Chant ‘LAM’ for the Root Chakra. This chakra opens up your prosperity, belongings, and feeling of security. If you feel low energy then you can chant the ‘LAM’ mantra.
Sacral Chakra - Chant ‘VAM’
VAM is a cleansing mantra for sacral chakra. This chakra is related to sexuality, sensuality, and desire for pleasure. Chant ‘VAM’ to open up this chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra - Chant ‘RAM’
This chakra allows you to control your destiny and feel powerful. Chant ‘RAM’ mantra to open this chakra. You can control your destiny by this chakra.
Heart Chakra - Chant ‘YAM’
Heart chakra is associated with love. If you are not feeling loving or experiencing difficulties in your relationship you should chant the ‘YAM’ mantra.
Throat Chakra - Chant ‘HAM’
This chakra is related to your physical and spiritual voice. Chanting mantras and breathing exercises can enhance the power of this chakra.
Third eye chakra - Chant ‘OM or AUM’
This chakra lies in the center of your forehead. Chant OM or AUM mantra to open up this chakra. Third eye chakra is associated with awareness and guidance.
Crown chakra - Chant OM or AH
Crown chakra is related to the spiritual connection. This chakra is located little above the top of your head.
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ACTIVATE 7 CHAKRAS WITH GUIDED MUDRAS

In Sanskrit, Chakra translates into “wheel”. These “wheels” can be thought of as vortexes that both receive & radiate energy. There are 72000 Nadis, and the areas where these Nadis meet are called Chakras. Among, many there are 7 major energy centers, known as chakras in the human body. They run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Emotions, physical health, & mental clarity affect how well each chakra can filter energy. This, in turn, dictates how pure the energy is that’s emitted from different regions of the body.

Sound is a vibration. Thus, when you chant a mantra, you can feel your body vibrate which harmonies all your seven chakras. You will feel energized, balanced, and a stronger sense of health. As you chant a mantra it brings transformation in you while leading you to more power, strength, and spiritual growth.

Mantra

Mantra is a sound, word, or group of words that is considered capable of “creating transformation.” Traditionally, it has been used for both prayers and affirmations. “OM,” is a traditional mantra that acknowledges all that is, without any form of judgement. “Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu,” is a prayer mantra to bring peace to all beings. The Sanskrit word mantra consists of the root man- “to think” (also in manas “mind”) and the suffix -tra, meaning “tools or instruments”, hence a literal translation would be “instrument of thought”.

There are more than ten million mantras in existence. Some mantras are as short as one syllable. Others are several syllables long. The vibration om is one of the most well-known universal mantras. According to the ancient Vedic tradition, the vibration om contains every vibration that has ever existed – and every vibration that ever will.

Bija Mantra

Among many types of mantras, one of the most powerful and popular forms of a mantra is the Bija Mantra. ‘Bija’ means seed, so they are basic root mantras and these “seed sounds” are core sounds – and there’s one for each of the 7 chakras. When you chant a particular beeja mantra, you release energy within that specific chakra – facilitating movement and vitality in your being.

Mudras

Yogis, have different methods to revive their bodies, but ultimately with the intention of drawing yourself inward. Among many, ‘Mudras’ is a powerful tool for accomplishing this. The term mudra applies to the use of hand gestures during meditation that carries specific goals of channeling your body’s energy flow. There are numerous known mudras that have been developed over the centuries.

Mudra means “seal” or “closure” in Sanskrit. Different areas of the hands are connected with areas in the body and the brain. So when we place our hands in yoga mudras, we stimulate different areas of the brain and create a specific energy circuit in the body. By doing this, we help generate a specific state of mind. Hence, every chakra in our body has specific mudras.

Mudra and Mantra for 7 Chakras

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Combining the mudras with the mantras of each chakras makes it easier for any Yogi to reach to that transcendent state more easily. Hence, here are the Mudras and Bija Mantras For a Deeper Chakra Meditation.

1. Muladhara Chakra (Root)

Mudra:

Gyan Mudra or Chin Mudra

Mantra:

LAM

2. Svadhisthana Chakra (Sacral)

Mudra:

Dhyana Mudra

Mantra:

VAM

3. Manipura Chakra (Solar Plexus)

Mudra:

Matangi Mudra

Mantra:

RAM

4. Anahata Chakra (Heart)

Mudra:

Padma Mudra

Mantra:

YAM

5. Vishuddha Chakra (Throat)

Mudra:

Granthita Mudra

Mantra:

HAM

6. Ajna Chakra

Mudra:

Kalesvara Mudra

Mantra:

OM/AUM

7. Sahasrara Chakra

Mudra:

Sahasrara Chakra Mudra

Mantra:

Silence

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Mudras and chakra mantras

In the yoga world, you may have heard of mantras, mudras, and chakras. Do you know you can use all of them specifically for chakras?

Mantras and mudras for chakras are powerful tools to bring balance and health to your body, mind, and spirit. Mudras can enhance a mantra’s power by redirecting the energy and vibrations generated during the chanting back to the body. Hence bringing balance to the chakras.

What is so special about making a mudra while chanting a mantra? Chanting a mantra while doing a mudra enhances each other’s effect and helps to redirect the energy back to the body to cleanse and balance each of your chakras.


What Are Mantras and Mudras

Mudras and mantras are not specific to yoga. Throughout centuries mudras and mantras have been in use by different religions, cultures, and traditions.  You can find mudras in Hinduism and Buddhism in India, Tibet, China, and Japan. Mudras form a big part in Indian dance, spiritual practices, and iconography. 

Let’s have a brief look at what mudras and mantras are. 


What Are Mudras? 

Mudras are physical gestures made with the hands and fingers. The word mudra comes from Sanskrit, which means gesture, mark, or seal. Mudras are gestures to create or bring joy. 

Mudras are an ancient mystical science that can help you balance the energy flow in your body. You can use mudras as tools to bring balance in your energetic field by re-directing the prana. 

You can use mudras and mantras to deepen your meditation practice. 

There are hundreds of mudras and mantras to choose from, depending on your intention. You can find specific mudras according to your intention. Some practices like Kundalini yoga and Tantra use their own mudras.

A mudra may involve the whole body in a combination of asana, pranayama, bandha, and visualisation techniques, or it may be only a hand position. You can also combine mudras with other yoga practices.

It is common to use mudras during meditation. Kundalini yoga uses mudras during meditation, chanting of mantras and a combination of asanas while applying bandhas. 


What Are Mantras? 

Mantras are sounds considered sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga. You can find mantras formed by one syllable or a combination of syllables. The original mantras are in Sanskrit, but today you can find them in various languages. 

The word mantra in Sanskrit means “the thought that liberates and protects.” Mantras in yoga help to focus the mind. The sound and repetition of the mantra calms the mind and stop it from wandering around. A mantra affects your body, mind, and spirit, bringing harmony to all your being. 

The power of the mantra comes from the sound vibration itself. When you chant, the vibration of the mantras come from different parts of your body. It can come from the abdomen, the diaphragm, or the throat. These are pure vibrations that tune you with the mantra so that you become one with the mantra.

A mantra can activate and speed up your creative spiritual force. It will help you to direct this energy to your benefit or the benefit of others. By practising mantras, you can get rid of overwhelming recurring thoughts. Mantras will help you stay calm, reducing stress and anxiety.


Why Do People Touch Their Fingers When Meditating?

You have probably wonder why people touch the tip of their fingers while doing meditation. It is likely to be because they are using mudras during their meditation. 

Mudras are like an electrical circuit that gets to be closed when the fingers touch. So, energy circulates throughout the body. The theory behind mudras is that the fingers are the endings of the Nadis (channels of energy throughout the body). 

Keeping the fingers in specific positions in a mudra creates an electromagnetic current. This electromagnetic field brings balance to the whole body. Mudras provide a means to access and influence the unconscious reflexes and habitual patterns.

Each finger connects to one of the five elements:  Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and Ether. So, when we made a mudra, the fingers will connect with one or more of the elements.

  • Thumb -fire (Agni)
  • Index finger – air (Vayu)
  • Middle finger – ether (Akash)
  • Ring finger – earth (Prithvi)
  • Little finger – water (Jal)

If there is an imbalance in these elements, the immune system weakens, and it can lead to disease. By doing mudras, you can bring balance back to the body. 

In general, mudras are performed either in combination with or after asana and pranayama.


What Are Chakras?

Chakras are like wheels of energy or vortexes in your body. They are part of the energy body, and each chakra has a frequency. You can bring your chakras into balance with that same frequency. Chakras locate at specific points where energy channels called Nadis. There are 72 000 Nadis in they connect at the 7 major centres. These 7 centres are the chakras.

Each of your 7 chakras has a particular colour, mantra, situation, and range of experiences. These 7 chakras are Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar plexus chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra. 

The mantras for chakras are known as Bija, Beeja, or Seed mantras. The Beeja mantras are in the Sanskrit language, each of them invokes specific energies from the Universe. Seed mantras are one-syllable words. They are the core sounds of creative energy.

Beeja chakra mantras are among the most powerful mantras you can come across. They have incredible power to unlocking growth and healing. Bring balance to each of your chakras by working one of them at a time. 


Mantras for Chakras

When you chant a mantra, the sound resonates with your chakra. The mantra and the chakra have the same frequency. So, when a chakra is out of balance, it means its frequency is out of tune. 

Like a musical instrument that needs tuning, the mantra chanting helps to bring the chakra to its frequency tune. So, you will feel more at ease physically and mentally when your chakras are in balance. Your life will flow without effort. 

Let’s have a look at each of the seed sounds, their mudra, and their chakra. The mantras for chakras are one-syllable mantras chant during meditation to bring your chakras into balance.

These are the Beeja sounds for each chakra: 

  • Root chakra or Mooladhara – Lam – Prithvi mudra
  • Sacral chakra or Swadhistana – Vam – Varuna mudra
  • Solar plexus chakra or Manipura – Ram – Rudra mudra
  • Heart Chakra or Anahata – Yam – Vayu mudra
  • Throat chakra or Vishuddi – Ham – Aakash mudra
  • Third eye chakra or Ajna – Aum – Gyan mudra
  • Crown chakra or Sahasrara – Aum – Thousand petals mudra

Chanting seed mantras can help you bring balance and harmony to your body, mind, and spirit. The use of a mantra will help you focus your attention. But more importantly, its vibration will affect your body at a subtle level to connect you with your true self and the universe. 

Mantras for the chakras can raise your vibration with that of the universe. You will feel at ease with life. Your body will be healthy, and your mind will be free of stress and worries. You will be able to relate to others with love and compassion. You will be able to support yourself and enjoy the pleasures of life. 


Mantra Mudra Meditation for the Chakras

The first and most important part before you start your mantra mudra meditation practice is to ensure you are ready and set up for it.  Here is some general guidance on how to prepare for your meditation practice: 

  • Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. 
  • Keep a shawl over your shoulders to avoid getting cold. 
  • Don’t eat heavy meals for one hour and a half before meditating. 
  • Sit down cross-legged on a yoga mat or a chair. 
  • Make sure you are relaxed and keep your back straight. 
  • Place your hands in the mudra position. 
  • Remember to apply gentle but firm pressure to the tips of the fingers during the mudra. 
  • Chant the Beeja mantra for the chakra you want to balance. 
  • Inhale and on the exhale, chant the mantra. 
  • Meditate for  5 to 45 minutes. 
  • Practice daily and be patient to obtain results. 
  • Once you gain the results you wanted, start meditating for another chakra. 

The mudra meditation for chakras can have one or more mudras that can help bring the chakra in balance. Choose one and stick to it. 


Mudra and Mantra for Mooladhara Chakra

The mudra for Mooladhara chakra is Prithvi mudra. 

Prithvi mudra increases the element Earth in your body and decreases fire. This mudra is also known as Agni-shaamak mudra. 

The element Earth is associated with the body with tendons, skin, internal organs, hair, bones, muscles, cartilage, joints, and nails.  

  • You can practice Prithvi mudra sitting down or standing up
  • straight in Tadasana (Mountain Pose).
  • You make Prithvi mudra by joining the tip of the thumb and the tip of the ring finger together. 
  • The rest of the fingers should point straight.
  • Do it with both hands. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant LAM. 
  • Meditate for 5 to 45 minutes each day. 

Another mudra for the Root Chakra is Mooladhara chakra mudra. 

Join both palms together like in prayer position. Interlace and bend the ring and little fingers. Join the tip of your index fingers with that of your thumbs, forming an interlocking circle. Middle fingers remain joined and straight. Hold this mudra at the height of your pubic bone. Contract your perineal muscle while holding the mudra. 

Inhale and on your exhale, chant LAM. 

Practice it twice a day, morning and evening. 


Mudra and Mantra for Swadhistana

The mudra for the sacral chakra is Varuna. The element of this chakra is water.  There are several mudras to help bring balance to this chakra. Here are three of them. 

The Varuna mudra lubricates dehydrated cells, tissues, and ligaments. Improves digestion, purify the blood, cure skin and eye dryness, helps anaemia and cramps. To practice Varuna mudra: 

  • Sit crossed-legged or on a chair. 
  • Join the thumb with the tip of the little finger. 
  • Apply slight pressure on the tips.
  • Keep the remaining fingers straight. 
  • You make Varuna mudra with both hands.
  • Rest your hands on your lap or knees with palms facing up. 
  • Inhale and chant VAM on the exhale. 
  • Practice it for 15 to 45 minutes per day. 
  • Do this mudra anytime, anywhere. 

Mudra for the Pelvic Centre Chakra

  • You can practice this mudra seated or lying down.
  • Join your palms together in a prayer pose. 
  • Interlace ring and little fingers 
  • Cross your middle fingers over the index fingers
  • Touch the tip of the middle fingers to the tip of the thumbs and press gently.
  • Hold this mudra in front of your chest. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant LAM. 
  • Perform the sacral chakra mudra for 5 to 40 minutes twice a day.
  • Do it in the morning and evening. 

Shaktimudra or Mudra of the Divine Feminine

This mudra helps with sleeping disorders, provides relaxation in the pelvic area, and calms the nervous system. 

  • Sit down to perform this mudra. 
  • Touch the ring and little finger together, with a gap between them.
  • Fold your thumbs and place them at the centre of the palm. 
  • Fold your index and middle fingers on top of your thumbs. 
  • Hold this mudra in front of your chest. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant LAM. 
  • Practice shakti mudra for 5 to 40 minutes twice a day. 
  • You can do it anywhere, anytime.
  • Do it in the morning and evening. 

Once you achieve results, stop this mudra, as it can cause lethargic tendencies. 


Mudra and Mantra for Manipura

There are a couple of mudras for the Manipura chakra. 

Rudra mudra can balance Manipura chakra. It can improve eyesight, reduce blood pressure, dizziness, fatigue and improves concentration. 

  • Practice Rudra mudra sitting down. 
  • Bring the tips of your thumb, index finger, and ring finger together. 
  • Keep the middle and little fingers straight.
  • You can do it with both hands. 
  • Place your hands on your knees with palms facing up. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant RAM.
  • Meditate for 15 to 45 minutes. 
  • You can do it with both hands anywhere, anytime. 

Another mudra for Solar plexus is Agni mudra. It acts by decreasing Earth. It regulates body temperature and metabolism and helps to maintain a healthy digestive system. 

  • You can practice Agni mudra sitting down. 
  • Make Agni by bending your ring finger and applying pressure to hold it with your thumb. 
  • The rest of your fingers are straight.
  • You can do it with both hands. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale chant RAM. 
  • Meditate for 5 to 45 minutes every day. 

Mudra and Mantra for Anahata

The mudra for the Heart chakra is Vayu. Its element is air. Vayu mudra regulates imbalances of air, such as Parkinson’s, arthritis, and rheumatism.

  • Practice Vayu mudra sitting down.
  • Fold your index finger onto the base of the thumb and press it down gently with the thumb. 
  • Keep the remaining fingers straight. 
  • Do it with two hands. 
  • Place your hands facing up onto your lap or knees.
  • Keep your body relax and back straight. 
  • Concentrate on your breathing. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant YAM. 
  • Practice this mudra for 15-45 minutes every day.
  • You can do this mudra anytime, everywhere. 

Stop doing this mudra once you achieve the desired results. 


Mudra and Mantra for Vishuddi

The mudra for the throat chakra is Aakash mudra.

Aakash mudra increases the ether element in your body. It can help you connect with the collective consciousness and overcome negative emotions.  This mudra helps to detoxify, strengthen the bones, and eases nerves, ear and tooth problems. 

  • Practice Aakash mudra sitting down. 
  • Close your eyes. 
  • Join the tip of your thumb and middle finger together.
  • Apply gentle pressure at the fingertips. 
  • Keep the remaining fingers straight.
  • You can use both hands.
  • Place your hands on your lap or your knees with palms facing up. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant HAM. 
  • Do it every day for 10 to 45 minutes. This mudra is best done between 2-6 am or between 2-6 pm. 

Another mudra for the throat chakra

  • Practice mudra for the throat chakra sitting down.
  • Put your hands in prayer pose. 
  • Interlace your middle, ring, and little fingers. 
  • Interlock index and thumb fingers, forming a ring. 
  • Hold the mudra at your throat height. 
  • Close your eyes. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant HAM. 
  • Perform this mudra for 5 to 40 minutes twice a day, morning and evening. 

Mudra and Mantra for Ajna

Gyan Mudra is the mudra for the Third eye chakra. It is the most common mudra used in yoga. Gyan mudra is the mudra of knowledge.

Gyan mudra brings wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. Gyan mudra relaxes the body and focuses the mind during meditation. It relieves stress and depression. It helps you restore emotional stability and regular sleep. 

  • Practice Gyan mudra sitting down
  • Join the tip of your index finger and the tip of your thumb together.
  • Keep the remaining fingers straight. 
  • You can do it with both hands. 
  • Rest your hands on your lap or your knees with palms facing up.
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant AUM. 
  • Practice Gyan mudra for 15 to 45 minutes per day. 
  • You can practice this mudra anytime, anywhere. 

Another mudra for the Ajna chakra is the Nirvana mudra. 

Nirvana mudra is known as the mudra for liberation. 

  • Practice Nirvana mudra sitting down. 
  • Cross your left hand over your right hand at your wrists in front of your face. 
  • Fold the little, ring, and middle fingers of both hands. 
  • Touch the tips of both index fingers together while keeping the thumbs parallel to each other and touching. 
  • Bow and touch your third eye point with your index fingers. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant AUM.
  • Hold for 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Practice every day.

Mudra and Mantra for Sahasrara

The mudra for the crown chakra is the mudra of the thousand petals. 

This mudra is said to open the gateway to universal consciousness and transcendence. 

  • Practice this mudra sitting down.
  • Raise your hands at chest height with your palms facing down. 
  • Join the tips of both index fingers together. 
  • Join the tips of the thumbs together, forming a triangle. 
  • Extend all the other fingers
  • Raise the mudra 6 inches above your head. 
  • Close your eyes and visualise light showering down from the triangle formed by the mudra into the top of your head. 
  • Inhale and on your exhale, chant AUM. 
  • Meditate for 5 to 20 minutes twice a day in the morning and evening. 

Conclusion

Through the practice of meditation, mantra chanting, asana, and bandha, there is the intention of balancing the energy flow in your body. These practices can bring better health, reduce stress, influence positive thinking, reduce pain, boost the immune system, among many other ailments.

The benefits of mudras are due to the balancing of the energy flow in your body. Mantras work together with mudras to bring balance to your health faster than using them separately. 

The mantra will tune your chakras to the right frequency. While the mudra redirects the energy flow in your body to the right places, bringing the energy in your body into balance. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the mantras for each chakra?

The mantras for the chakras are chants used to bring the chakras into balance.
Root chakra or Mooladhara – Lam
Sacral chakra or Swadhistana – Vam
Solar plexus chakra or Manipura – Ram
Heart Chakra or Anahata – Yam
Throat chakra or Vishuddi – Ham
Third eye chakra or Ajna – Aum
Crown chakra or Sahasrara – Aum

Can opening your chakras be dangerous?

Opening your chakras is not dangerous if you are ready for it as part of a spiritual practice. It requires commitment, focus, consistency, and lots of practice. Mantras and mudras must be performed in the right way to achieve results. You should have a spiritual teacher or guru that can guide you through your experiences to keep you safe.

How do you cleanse your chakras?

Cleansing your chakras means bringing them to their optimum functioning. You can clear your chakras with yoga by doing a combination of asanas, pranayama, mantras, and mudras.


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