In Sanskrit, “mantra” translates to “instrument of thought” and consists of a sound, syllable, word or group of words that bring awareness and presence while awakening emotions and stimulating the mind towards higher consciousness.
The chakras are six energy wheels located in the subtle body (mind, intelligence, and ego) that run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. The movement of the chakras is generated by prana “life force” brought into the body by the breath, color therapy, musical notes & mantras.
Mantras associated with individual chakras are called Bija mantras. These are one-syllable “seed” sounds when chanted aloud activate the energy of the individual chakras bringing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance and clarity.
Using chakra mantras during meditation can have a very powerful effect. Imagine a chakra as an instrument, and the mantra is a tuning fork. When you strike the tuning fork, the instrument will come into a vibration that clears out any negative energy that does not share the same vibration.
Instructions: Sit in meditation posture, take a deep breath and on the exhalation chant the chosen mantra/s, aloud, repeat six times.