A Guide to Chakra Visualization and Meditation

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Chakra Visualization

The chakras are responsible for the various types of energy found throughout the body. Because energy can be directed by intent, chakra visualization techniques can be a powerful tool for balancing these energies in your body. 

Chakra visualization can be done in various ways, depending on what works best for you. This article will teach you four powerful chakra visualization techniques that will help you energize your mind, body, and soul. 

 “The body never lies.”

– Martha Graham

Key points 

  • Chakra visualization works by using your intent to direct the energies in your body. 
  • Chakras are frequently associated with lotus flowers and energy spirals, which can be visualized. 
  • Grounding is an effective visualization technique that can be applied to chakra visualizations. 
The seven chakras
The 7 Chakras

Tree grounding chakra technique 

Grounding is one of the first steps in balancing the chakra system, beginning with the root chakra

  1. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths before grounding yourself by visualizing yourself standing on the ground.
  2. Visualize root energy flowing into your body from beneath you as if you were absorbing nourishment from a tree’s roots.
  3. Feel this root energy move up your legs and spine until it reaches all of your major chakras: crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral, and base.
  4. Visualize this energy, cleansing away any blockages or negative energies as it moves up through each chakra.
  5. Imagine small roots extending from the main root and pushing out stagnant energies as they enter each chakra point.
  6. Spend a few minutes breathing deeply after the root has cleared negativity from the chakras (see more about chakra breathing here)
  7. Feel the earth’s energy permeate your entire being, completely grounding you.
  8. When you’re ready, visualize the root slowly dissolving, allowing you to walk freely among the earth. 

Universal ball of light chakra technique 

Light is one of the universe’s most healing energies. Light can heal the chakra system and energize these body points. 

  1. Begin by locating a comfortable position and taking several deep breaths until you feel relaxed and centered.
  2. As you breathe, pay attention to the sensations in your body and imagine any tension or stress melting away with each exhale.
  3. Now that you’re calm and centered, it’s time to align your chakras.
  4. Begin by visualizing a vibrant red energy ball at the base of your spine.
  5. Consider it to be ablaze with the energy of life and vitality.
  6. Feel that energy coursing through your body, giving you strength and grounding you to the earth.
  7. Imagine this vibrant red ball of energy becoming brighter and brighter as it extends down into the earth.
  8. Imagine drawing this bright energy into your sacral chakra with one deep inhalation.
  9. As the light ball ascends, it transforms into a bright orange glow.
  10. Feel the energy ball energizing and empowering your sacral chakra.
  11. Repeat this exercise until the powerful ball of light has reached the last five chakras (see also our post about chakra light therapy)
  12. It changes colors as it passes through each chakra based on its color associations.
  13. When you’re finished, take a deep breath and exhale, pushing the ball of energy out through the chakra system and into the earth to help anchor your energies

“Without knowing energy, you cannot approach your soul.”

– Ilchi Lee

Energy spirals chakra technique

Chakras are frequently thought to exist as energy spirals. When these spirals become stagnant, they no longer direct energy flow and can cause problems in the body, mind, and spirit. 

Celtic-Spiral-Energy for Chakra visualization
Celtic Energy Spiral
  1. Allow your body to relax and enter a state of meditation.
  2. Close your eyes and begin deep breathing
  3. Imagine bringing universal energy into your body with each breath.
  4. Deep breathing should be continued for a few minutes to energize your entire being.
  5. When you’re ready, begin with your root chakra.
  6. In your mind’s eye, “see” or “feel” the spiral’s stagnation.
  7. Imagine directing universal energy towards this chakra spiral, causing it to move clockwise with each inhale.
  8. Take deep, healing breaths until the spiral begins to spin quickly. This area of your body should vibrate as it generates energy flow.
  9. Continue this process for the remaining chakras in your system.

When finished, all your chakra spirals should be spinning abundantly, and your mind, body, and soul should be completely balanced. 

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Chakra lotus technique 

Chakras are frequently associated with lotus flowers, each with its distinct characteristics. Imagine each chakra as a blooming lotus flower in this technique. 

  1. Begin by settling into a comfortable position, preferably on your back. If you feel like it, light some chakra candles)
  2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in.
  3. Imagine a series of lotus flowers sprouting at each energy center in your chakra system as you relax.
  4. Begin with the root chakra and inhale universal energy into the flower.
  5. You notice the flower growing larger and opening its petals with each breath.
  6. Continue to breathe deeply and direct more energy into this lotus until it completely opens.
  7. When you open the lotus flowers on each chakra, a steady energy flow enters these chakra points.
  8. Continue this process up each chakra, observing how each lotus flower grows, blooms, and fully opens.
  9. After you’ve finished, take a few deep breaths to infuse the flowers with as much universal energy as possible.

(read more about the connection between chakras and lotus flowers here)

 “The body is the vehicle, consciousness the driver. Yoga is the path, and the chakras are the map.”

– Anodea Judith

Check out this video for an audio chakra visualization meditation!

Visualize the different chakras

Root chakra (Muladhara, red color)

The root chakra is associated with the physical body and survival. Visualize a bright, vibrant red sphere at the base of your spine, radiating with life-force energy. Imagine the sphere growing in size and intensity as your breath deepens.

Imagine the energy of this chakra flowing through your body, providing you with strength and balance. Whenever you feel disconnected or lost, come back to the visualization of this chakra and its vibrant energy. Hold it in your awareness for a few minutes until you feel re-energized.

Root chakra symbol
Root Chakra

Sacral chakra (Svadhishthana, orange color)

The sacral chakra is associated with emotions, desires, and creativity. Visualize a glowing sphere of orange light at the lower abdomen area, surrounded by a vibrant orange glow. As you feel this chakra‘s energy enter and fill your body, let it empower and energize you with its creative force. For some further reading please refer to our post: the top 10 mudras for balancing your sacral chakra.

Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura, yellow color)

The solar plexus chakra is associated with personal power and will. Visualize a brilliant yellow sphere at your core, radiating its energy outwards. Allow the item’s positive energy to empower you. This chakra can help boost self-confidence and give you the power to tackle any challenge.

Solar Plexus chakra
Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra (Anahata, green color)

The heart chakra is associated with love, compassion, and connection. Visualize a bright green sphere in the center of your chest area, radiating its loving energy outward. The heart chakra provides you with warmth, love, a sense of connection, and understanding.

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Heart Chakra
Heart Chakra

Whenever you are feeling disconnected or alone, come back to this chakra and its loving energy.

Throat Chakra (Vishuddha, blue color)

The throat chakra is associated with communication and expression. Visualize a calming blue sphere in the center of your throat, enveloped in a soothing azure glow. The energy from this chakra will surge through your body, giving you the power to speak candidly.

The fifth chakra Vishuddha
Throat Chakra

Whenever you feel held back or unable to express yourself, come back to the soothing energy of this chakra and free your voice.

Third Eye Chakra (Ajna, indigo color)

The third eye chakra is associated with intuition and inner knowledge. Visualize a deep indigo sphere at the center of your forehead, surrounded by a deep indigo glow. Brighten your intuition and activate your chakra to feel the energy of inner wisdom.

Third Eye chakra
Third Eye Chakra

Whenever you feel confused or uncertain, come back to the wisdom of this chakra and listen to its guidance.

Crown chakra (Sahaswara, violet color)

The crown chakra is associated with enlightenment and spiritual connection. Visualize a bright violet sphere at the top of your head, radiating its energy outwards. As you focus on this chakra, allow the enhancing energy to flow through your body and connect you with a wiser understanding.

Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra

Center yourself by reconnecting with your spiritual side whenever you feel lost.

You can also utilize the colors for chakra color meditation.


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Author: Richard Alois
Richard, a London-based spiritual explorer and daytime marketer, invites fellow seekers to join him on a journey of discovery through his website, richardalois.com. With engaging articles and thought-provoking discussions, Richard's inclusive approach transcends borders, uniting people in the quest for wisdom, inner peace, and self-understanding.

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