Opening the Chakras (Part-3)

Colors of Chakras
Colors of Chakras

Chakras and their colors

As mentioned in my earlier hubs, Chakras are energy centers that control the inward and outward flow of energy from our physical being. In most cases these centers remain inactive / dormant as a result of which people remain ignorant about their psychic and intuitive powers. As a first step towards opening Chakras, one needs to awaken these centers from their dormancy state; the best way to do this is to sit in a quiet room with eyes closed, keeping the entire focus on the Chakras, one at a time. Try to visualize each Chakra like a flower (having the color associated with the Chakra on which you’re focusing) blossoming slowly outward from the spine. Before we proceed further, let’s take a moment to have a look at the colors attributed to each Chakra.

1. Crown Chakra…White

2. Third Eye………Purple

3. Throat Chakra….Blue

4. Heart Chakra…...Green

5. Solar Plexus……Yellow

6. Sacral Chakra…..Orange

7. Root Chakra…….Red

Awaken the Chakras

Remember not to force the Chakras to open, especially if they have been lying inactive for ages. It would create a lot of pressure on the soul and the mind which might even suffer a ‘psychic shock’. It would be like waking up someone from deep sleep and expecting him to dance in a full swing without giving him some time to attune his body to the sudden change from sub conscious to the conscious state. The body might pick up all kinds of energy around it and the consequent overload could cause total chaos and confusion for the doer of such meditative practice. So, the thumb rule is…..Work your way upward from the base and go slow.

Now that the body is prepared for going to the next level, let’s move on to Chakra-opening procedure.

Opening Root Chakra
Opening Root Chakra

Opening Root Chakra

Let the tip of your index finger and thumb touch as shown in the image. Concentrate on the Root Chakra located between the genitals and the anus and chant LAM.

Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra

Opening Sacral Chakra

Place your hands in your lap (see the image), palms up, on top of each other, and left hand under the right hand and touching the back of its fingers; the tips of thumbs touch each other gently. Focus on Sacral Chakra (lower back) and chant VAM.

Navel Chakra
Navel Chakra

Opening Solar Plexus (Naval) Chakra

Place your hands in front of your stomach, just below the Solar Plexus. The fingers should touch each other as shown in the image and should point away from you. Keep the fingers straight and the thumbs crossed. Concentrate on the Navel Chakra just above the level of Navel on the spine and chant RAM.

Heart Chakra
Heart Chakra

Opening Heart Chakra

Sit crossed legged with your index finger and the tip of thumb touching each other as shown. Place your left hand on your left knee and the right hand in front of the lower part of your breast bone (a little above solar plexus). Concentrate on Heart Chakra and chant YAM.

Throat Chakra
Throat Chakra

Opening Throat Chakra

Clasp your fingers as shown in the image and let only the tips of thumbs touch each other. Pull the thumbs a little upward. Concentrate on Throat Chakra at the base of the throat and chant HAM.

Third Eye
Third Eye

Opening Third Eye

Place your hand in front of the lower part of your breasts. Follow the image and join your hands as shown. The middle fingers should point upward while touching each other at the tips. The other fingers are bent and join each other at the lower phalanges while the thumbs (touching at the tips) point towards you. Focus on the Third eye Chakra located slightly above the point between the brows and chant OM or AUM.

Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra

Opening Crown Chakra

Place your hands in front of your stomach and let the ring fingers point upward while touching each other at the tips. The rest of the fingers are clasped as shown and the left thumb lies under the right thumb. Focus on the Crown Chakra at the top of your head and chant the sound NG.

(A word of caution: Don’t use this procedure for Crown Chakra if you don’t have a strong Root Chakra)

How much time you spend on each chakra, is something you'll have to find out for yourself. Be aware of how you feel. Pay attention to the manner in which your body responds to the activation process . Ask yourself if you really do need to open certain chakras and if you can sustain higher ones. It might take years, if not decades, to open all Chakras but you'll be enjoying benefits immediately. It will not always be necessary to rigidly follow the order of the chakras, as long as you're aware of what's happening within you.

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Lgali 7 years ago

very informative hub You always excel in writing good hub

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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

I did not have any idea about mudras to open the chakras. 10 thumbs up and many thanks for this serial!!!

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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Fascinating things are revealed within, it takes time, I guess.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Lgali, Tatjana & Katyzz:

Thx all of you for visiting this hub and showering your love and encouraging comments here. Without you all my writings are incomplete and inadequate. Thx again.

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easetravels 7 years ago from INDIA,TAMILNADU


dan winter 7 years ago

charkra opening can be described with


science adds even more shareability to the info

Wolfgang 7 years ago

Just wanted to put in my two cents.

Thank you for providing this educational procedure.

I'v been meditating for some years and i think this is a good step up.

kudos and keep it up! :)

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

easetravels: I'll try adding some data as per your wish. Thx for your kind comments.

dan winter: You're right. Chakra activation and balancing has been supported by medical science too. I'll take it as a suggestion and will try to incorporate some more details in my coming hub. Thx very much for visiting.

Wolfgang: I am glad that you found this hub informative. Thank you for your generous comments.

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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

Another great hub and thanks for the explanation of the hand positions…

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

nancy's Niche: You're always welcome. I'll try to put together some more stuff on this topic. Thx for visiting.

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eyewearspy 7 years ago

Wow this is true, just like ninjutsu..

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

eyewearspy: Yes this is true! Thx for visiting.

francescasoro 7 years ago

wow this truly is fascinating and extremely helpful, thank u so much and your hubs are amazing!

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

francescasoro: Thanks very much for appreciating my work. It would make me feel happy if this proves beneficial for you. Thx

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pgrundy 7 years ago

This is so good. I really appreciate you taking the time to share this information. It is not so easy to find here, and you put it in such clear and easy terms. Thank you!

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Pam: Thanks for encouraging me all the time. It's because of friends and great writers like you that I get inspired to contribute something substantial. Thx again.

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

How did I miss this one? Anjali, You have really done a very good job writing this Hub. You have put everything so clearly in a manner anyone can understand. I have written hubs on chakras too, but you seem to be an expert in the subject.

Here are my links.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Anamika: I tried to consolidate whatever was available on Chakra subject, thru these series. I'll certainly have a look at your hubs too. Thx again.

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Bard of Ely 7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

Excellent and detailed hub and I am not surprised you have had so much traffic - I was just reading your thread in the forums!

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Bard of Ely: Thanks very much. I am glad that people have liked the info in this hub. It really took some amount of time and effort to put all this together. Thx for visiting.

Melleigh 7 years ago

I'm a little confused as to why the order of opening chakras. Is it just the individual's ability?

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Melleigh: In a way, yes. When you construct a bldg, you build the foundation first. Don't you? Same way it's important to have a firm and strong grounding in order to climb the ladder. However, as I have mentioned in this hub and the comments herein above, a spiritually mature / evolved person need not follow the route from base to top; he / she can straightaway work on a particular Chakra that needs to be opened. Thx for visiting.

Marisa Russo 7 years ago

Thank you as I have never seen the opening of the chakras with the finger modes. Fantastic I love it!

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Marisa Russo: We term these hand positions / movements as 'Mudras'. They are very important in completing the energy field around the body. Thx for liking this hub. And yes...I visited your website. You're doing a good job over there. People really need such stress buster techniques. Thx for visiting this hub.

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my-success-guru 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Hello again Anj,

Very intriguing hub! I will try opening my Chakras! I can't wait to see the results! Thank you!

Bless You,


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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online

Terrific! I was looking for something like this earlier in the week. Thanks so much for the instruction, I will use this as my guide.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

my-success-guru & Herald Daily:

I'm really happy that you found this informative. Let me know if you need any help on the way. :))  Thx very much for visiting.

mandeka 7 years ago

Hi anjalichuh,I want to say keep up the good hub that your doing it's cool,but i will like to ask wats the URL to sign up?I dont understand that.So if you can help please do.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Mandeka: YA sure. I'll give you the easiest way. Click on my picture. It will take you to my profile page. On that page you'll see a 'sign up with Hub Pages' (in blue) tab on the left of my picture. Click on that tab and the rest is easy to follow. Let me know if you were able to do that. Thx for your appreciation.

chanting hub 6 years ago

Hi anjalichugh - really interesting hub. Hearing about the corresponding mudras to chakras in the yoga tradition is new to me. Where did you learn this?

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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York Author

Chanting hub: Where did I learn this? lol.

Well, when you search for something, you get it. Don't you?

Thanks for joining in. Feel free to come back.

Michelle 5 years ago

Great hub! I like how you can feel it pulsating when you awake the chakra's..

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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

Michelle: Yes that's the best part. Thank you for joining in. :)

prashant 4 years ago

I have heard this thing in Shivyog and you are writing the same, it's good and your work is excellent. I too trying to practice to open my chakras, but you have missed one chakra, that is SURYA CHAKRA. Which is between Manipur Chakra and Anahat Chakra. Keep up the good work. Thanks, you are excellent and doing a very good cause.....

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anjalichugh 4 years ago from New York Author

@Prashant: Thank you very much for appreciating my work.:) I'm not sure about Surya Chakra. I guess I'll have to explore this aspect as well. Thanks again.

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Weinz Belardo 4 years ago from Marikina City,Philippines

The Kundalini is not a myth or metaphor, it is a real Life Force within everyone although in a dormant state. I have experience the awakening of the Kundalini since September 21, 1993 when I was 22 years old. The experience was extremely blissful, wonderful and enlightening. It is so profound, no words could perfectly describe the Cosmic experience.

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anjalichugh 4 years ago from New York Author

@Weinz Belardo: I agree. Its not a myth. I have experienced it and still do....on and off. :) Thank you for joining in.

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DREAM ON 4 years ago

You have touched on so many important areas using our Chakras.I have heard about them but never got to learn and understand about them the way you explained.What might be a sign that one of our Chakras is closed.If we find one that is closed wouldn't it be better to work on that one first.An example I often find myself driven in one direction and quickly in another.Both directions have great promise.So I go in one direction a little then in another direction a little.Both accomplishing equally.I feel good but neither way has the time and dedication to see it fully all the way through.Loved your hub and will practice a little at a time.I always start with appreciation for anything I learn.I also say when the time is right I will learn more.I enjoy life so much and all the people I meet.Thanx and have a wonderful day.

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anjalichugh 4 years ago from New York Author

@Dream On: One of the major benefits of having the Chakras open is to maintain balance on physical, mental & spiritual level. It, sort of, aligns the three. A direct consequence of Chakra balancing is increase in 'focus' and mental stability, thereby giving you the power to finish what you started (in simple terms) one thing at a time. You don't feel pulled in multiple directions. If its happening with you, then it surely means that mind has the power over you. What everyone needs to do is to have power over the mind in order to lead a healthy and stable life. I can go on & on with this but let me stop here and leave it for you to explore more, in case you so desire. :) I'm here if you need help. :)

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Weinz Belardo 4 years ago from Marikina City,Philippines

@Anjalichugh, most welcome. Happy to hear about your Kundalini experience, thanks a lot. Namaste _/\_

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