Toning

chakras

Chakra is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘wheel’ and refers to energy centres within our energy body. There are seven main chakras in the energy or etheric body. Imbalances occur first in our energy or etheric system before they transpire in our physical body, so if we restore harmony and balance to our chakras, they will never show up as dis-ease in the physical self.

The most powerful tool to restore balance and harmony to the energetic and physical body is the human voice. By using it with focused intent, it has the ability to reorganise molecules in cells and alter DNA. An extraordinary phenomena which has been shown in recent scientific studies.

One simple and highly effective way to use the voice to balance the chakras is through toning. Jonathan Goldman, considered one of, if not the World’s foremost authority on sound healing, developed a toning exercise he calls ‘Vowels As Mantras’ which is used the world over and is one of the most popular toning exercises in use today. The vowel sounds used are sacred in many different traditions and many people experience extraordinary effects when they use it.

It is based on the principal of using particular vowel sounds and diphthongs (two vowel sounds together) to tone each chakra. Use whatever range of pitch is comfortable for you.

Find a place where you won’t be disturbed or feel self-conscious making the sounds of the chakras.

First Chakra: Starting with the first chakra, the root chakra which is located at the base of the spine, take a deep breath and as you breath out, on a comfortable low tone, softly and gently sustain the sound ‘UH’ as in the word ‘huh’. None of the sounds you make in this exercise need to be loud to be effective. The more relaxed and focused on the chakra you are, the better. You may picture the chakra as a red ball of spinning energy as you sound. Make the sound seven times before moving to the second chakra.

Second Chakra: Moving your attention to the second chakra, the Sacral Chakra, which is located 2 inches below the belly button, take a deep breath and as you breath out, change your pitch up slightly and sustain the sound ‘OO’ as in ‘too’. You may picture the chakra as a bright orange ball of spinning energy. Make the sound seven times before moving to the third chakra.

Third Chakra: Now move your attention to the third chakra which is located where you solar plexus is. Take a deep breath and on the out breath move your pitch up slightly again and sustain the sound ‘OH’ as in ‘toe’ whilst you focus on the chakra. You may see this chakra as a bright yellow ball of spinning energy. Continue this seven times before moving to the fourth chakra.

Fourth Chakra: Move your attention up to the heart area in the centre of your chest to the heart chakra. Take a deep breath and as you breath out, change the pitch up slightly again, and sustain the sound ‘AH’ as in ‘ma’. You may envisage this chakra as a vivid green spinning disc of energy. Make the sound seven times before moving to the fifth chakra.

Fifth Chakra: Placing your attention on your throat chakra, take a deep breath and as you breath out, move the pitch up slightly again and slowly make the sound of ‘EYE’ as in ‘eye’. You may see the throat chakra as a blue disc of spinning energy. Make the sound seven times before moving onto the sixth chakra.

Sixth Chakra: Often referred to as the ‘third eye’, the sixth chakra is located right in the centre of the forehead, in between the eyes and up slightly. Breathe in deeply and as you slowly release the breath, move your pitch up again and focus on this area making the sound of ‘AY’ as in ‘pay’. You may see the third eye as spinning ball of indigo energy. Make the sound seven times before moving on to the seventh chakra.

Seventh Chakra: The seventh and final chakra in this exercise is the ‘crown chakra’ and is located right at the top of the head. Taking a deep breath, keep your focus on this area and as you release the breath, move your pitch up again and sustain the sound of ‘EE’ as in ‘me’. You may see this area as a violet ball of energy. Make the sound seven times.

Now to complete the exercise, maintain a period of silence for at least 5 minutes, and longer if you can. This is the time when you will probably experience the most profound shift having completed the exercise as the chakras realign and come back into balance.

To receive the most benefit from this exercise, do it on a regular basis. 2 or 3 times a week is recommended for restoring and maintaining harmony and balance to the body.

 

 

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  • Kelly says:

    Loved this exercise- the 5 mnutes of silence allowed me to tune completely to body- I had been tired, worried and tense and I feel fully rejuvenated, loose and relaxed. Lovely, thank you so much!

    • Marguerita says:

      So pleased you enjoyed the toning Kelly and received some great benefits out of it. It really is a great way to bring harmony and balance back to the mind, body and spirit. 😉

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