Singing Bowls and Chakra Balancing
to Tune and Balance your Chakras
of chakra tuning are similar whether you are working with
your own energy centers or assisting someone else. If you
are working on another person, you may have them lie comfortably
on the floor or bed. This will allow them to relax physically
so that they may experience the maximum healing effect.
If you are working on your own chakras, you may also sit
or lie comfortably as you so desire. It is best to be in
a soothing quiet atmosphere so that you may focus and allow
the tones to be heard and felt more completely. Soft lighting,
candles, soothing scents or other elements may help enhance
a chakra tuning session.
If you are
aware of which chakras may need tuning, then you can proceed
with the instructions for balancing. If you have not done
a chakra tuning before, it may be helpful to do a simple
chakra awareness meditation to help you become more aware
of them and any blockages of energy which may be occurring.
Sit or lie
down in a comfortable position. If you are sitting, you
should try to sit with a relaxed but upright posture,
so that your spinal column is aligned and straight. If
you are lying down, you should avoid fluffy pillows which
lift the head out of alignment with the spine. Take as
much time as you feel is necessary for each chakra. This
mediation may also be repeated at any time to help you
become more aware of what is happening with the subtle
body on a day to day basis. This meditation is designed
to help you get in touch and create awareness, not to
Once you are comfortable, take some deep relaxing breaths
and try to clear your mind of distracting thoughts. If
you need to, you can imagine a peaceful scene where you
like to go. When you are fully relaxed, move your awareness
to the location of your first chakra, which is located
at the base of your spine. Become aware of how the energy
center located there feels. Is it rotating? Which direction?
Is it glowing? What color is it? Is it large or small,
does it feel energetic or quiet? Is there energy flowing
through the area? Make note of what this area feels like,
and then move on to the next chakra. Repeat the process
on all of the chakra centers in your body. If you like
you can do this with a small notepad on which you can
write down the impressions you receive of each chakra,
or perhaps take notes with a tape recorder.
If you are assisting someone with this meditation, you
can use your hands held at a distance of a few inches
from their body to help sense what is happening, or you
can take notes for them as they do the meditation.
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How to Balance Chakras
Once you have
a better awareness of which chakras may need work, or
if you would like to do an overall "tune-up"
then you can follow the steps below. However you
choose to work, be aware that most people have their own
ways of working with their chakras, and it is important
to recognize that a way of working that resonates with
one person may not work for another. It is critical to
learn how you personally work best. Some may have difficulty
visualizing light entering a chakra, but can "sing"
along with the bowls just fine. Others may choose to "massage"
the area with their hands while concentrating on sending
love to the chakra. There is no wrong way of doing things,
as long as the intention of healing and love is present.
Again, a soothing atmosphere is more conducive to doing
healing work. You or the person being worked on may choose
to sit or lie comfortably.
It may help
to specifically state your intention or offer a short
prayer at the beginning of your session. We have found
that doing so helps to set the tone and contributes to
the overall effect.
Sound the bowl
by striking the rim three times and then run the striker
around the rim of the bowl to begin the resonance. If
you are using a bowl for a specific chakra, then you may
visualize filling the energy center with light that is
the color of the chakra while the bowl plays. You may
also simply imagine love pouring into the area and filling
it with warmth and healing. If you would like to tone
your voice with the bowls, you can feel or see the vibrations
from the bowl and your voice joining to balance the chakra.
If you are using a PractitionerŚ
Bowl, or smaller singing bowl, you can sound the bowl
then then move it over the area in a clockwise direction.
The use of positive affirmations (i.e. "I am filled
with love and healing") can be effective.
If you are
doing an overall "tune-up" it is best to start
with the root chakra and work your way up to the crown
and then back down. If you are working with a single chakra,
you can also do a quick once-over of the other chakras
to ensure that they are all resonating in tune with each
other, or simply feel the energy spreading up and down
from the chakra you are working on. If you are working
on another person, you can help direct energy into the
chakras by moving your hands or a singing bowl in a circular
pattern (clockwise) above the energy center while focusing
on sending love and healing to the chakra. You can also
use stones or crystals associated with each chakra, colored
candles or other aids to assist in balancing and tuning
You may do
the balancing as often as needed and for as long as needed.
No medical claims are made about the use of crystal bowls
to replace the need for medical advice.
If you experience any health problems you should always
consult your regular physician.
Do not place a person°s head inside a crystal bowl while
Do not strike or play bowl too loudly, especially near
a person°s head.
Place bowls at least 12 inches apart, or the vibration
may shatter a bowl.
Bowls may also shatter if several are playing in a small
Some have noted discomfort or pain if they have metal
pins or stainless steel ball joints. Ask before sounding
of Chakra Correspondences
1 st -
Base of spine
Top of Head
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