Chakra Breathing…open energy centers quickly!

by Benjamin Langley on February 3, 2008 · 6 comments

This is a very fast technique for opening chakras.

chakra, breathing, energy centers

It tends to work best for those that have already done some work with the chakras, but it serves as a good introduction to chakra work as well.

It is useful to note that most people who experience sensations in and around the chakras describe it as a feeling of expansion, space, or energy (hence e.s.e). Some even report feelings of warmth or cold.

Start with whatever feeling is easiest for you...

You can imagine the feeling, or you can let whatever feelings are already present lead you.

Find a place where you can stand or sit erect. Relax (the countdown procedure on the self-hypnosis page can help), and take a few deep breaths. Take a moment or two to connect with your body. Enjoy your body. Love your body. Express your gratitude for the miracle of your body. As with any other drill,

…it helps to have a smile on your face!

CHAKRA 1: Focus on the perineum (sex/earth chakra). Continue to breath deeply, and imagine the breath creating some e.s.e. in the perineum. Relax. Hold your attention on the perineum for a few moments. If you like to visualize, use the color red. If you have taken the time to develop deep breathing skills, you can breath all the way into the pelvic floor, feeling it expand and contract as you inhale and exhale.

CHAKRA 2: Focus on the point two inches below the navel (sacral/water chakra). As you continue to breath deeply, notice e.s.e. in this area. Relax, and keep your awareness here for a few moments. For visualization, use the color orange.

CHAKRA 3: Focus on the point two inches above the navel (solar plexus/fire chakra). Pay attention to the e.s.e. here. Allow yourself to relax even more…. breathe. Let your awareness remain around the solar plexus. For visualization, use the color yellow.

CHAKRA 4: Focus on the point in the center of the chest (heart/wind chakra). Note the e.s.e. as you continue to follow the breath.

Give yourself a few moments to pay loving attention to the region of the heart…

For visualization, use the color green.

CHAKRA 5: Focus on the point on the throat around the adam’s apple (throat chakra – void). Continue the deep breathing, and allow it the expand the area of the throat. Maintain your sense of awareness on the area of the throat for a few moments. For visualization, use the color blue.

CHAKRA 6: Focus on the point in the center of the forehead just above the brow (3rd eye chakra – void). Allow the breathing to open the 3rd eye. Maintain awareness. For visualization, use the color indigo.

CHAKRA 7: Focus on the point on the top center of the skull (crown chakra – void). Allow the breath to open the top of your skull. Pay attention. Smile! For visualization, use the color violet.

Practice this process once a day for a week, and notice how your mind-body shifts. Once you have the process down, it can be done in less than 5 minutes. When you are first beginning, use a minute or longer on each chakra.

Play with this for a while and tell me what you think!

keep smiling,


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Bendz February 27, 2008 at 5:39 AM

Hello Ben,

Nice breathing technique. It strengthen all major chakras.

Useful technique :-)


Ty Ford February 15, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Hello from Sunny Baltimore, MD.

I am in the midst of a transformation. Having discovered Rosalyn Bruyere
four years ago, I now find myself in training with one of her original students on the path of chakra balancing, a hands on (or off) practice, and doing well with it.

As a musician, I was interested to learn of the connection between the colors of the chakras and the frequencies of sound. Based on these thoughts and some early anecdotal evidence, I’m not certain, but I think I’m on to something. So far, I have had most people report that the soundscapes I have created do, in fact, stimulate the specific chakras intended.

My latest thoughts have led me to combine all seven soundscapes. I was not prepared for the resulting symphony. I have a short version of it online and would appreciate any response you might have to it.


Ty Ford


Ben February 16, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Thanks for sharing this with us, Ty.

I’ll give these a listen as soon as I get a chance!

keep smiling,



geert October 25, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Beautiful and correct, very easy explained, and plus, with a smile!
I loved that last part of this meditation.. with a smile! 😉
Great read man, thank you for sharing this with us!
geert´s last blog post ..Totem Animal Meditation Free!


Benjamin October 25, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Thank you, Geert…

The smile adds the magic! 😀

Smiling is a pretty powerful meditation all by itself…

keep smiling,



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