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Chakra Music

Updated on September 2, 2015

What is Chakra Balancing Music?

It is music created with a particular goal in mind: to balance the chakras.

Our chakras can be open, under-active or over-active. An open chakra allows energy flow and is healthy, a closed chakra will not allow energy flow and we need to work over it, and over-active chakra might be so to compensate for a under-active chakra. If you don´t know how your chakras are, you can take this chakra test (but make sure you come back :) )

To balance each chakra we use meditation. There are special hand positions (called mudras); and particular sounds, colors and aromas for each chakra.

Chakra balancing music uses particular sounds to balance the chakras by themselves and connect different chakras creating an energy flow. Each chakra connects with a note, so there are different instruments used for chakra balancing, as well as more complex music, and natural sounds.

In this lens I´m going to give a general overview of the most common instruments and music, and also share with you some jewels, recommendation that Empath Zone members did in the forum based on personal experience.

Chakras and notes

Each chakra can be nurtured through a specific note:

Crown Chakra: Note B

Third eye Chakra: Note A

Throat Chakra: Note G

Heart Chakra: Note F

Solar Plexus Chakra: Note E

Sacral Chakra: Note D

Root Chakra: Note C

Some instruments, like singing bowls almost seem to be designed for chakra balancing. Being normal notes, they can actually be played in any instrument. Flutes seem to be particularly good for chakra work.

Metal Tibetan chakra balancing bowls
Metal Tibetan chakra balancing bowls

Singing bowls

Singing bowls are standing bells (they look up and rest over a pad or the hand), and the sound is activated by rubbing the border, usually with a mallet, in steady circular motion.

The most common material is metal, but there are some beautiful sets in crystal with a pristine sound.

Variations in the sound can be achieved adding water to the bells, this changes the resonance.

Metal Singing bowls

Singing bowls are multiphonic instruments; that is, they produce multiple harmonic overtones at the same time. The material of the metal bowls is an alloy consisting of multiple metals, each producing its own overtone. New bowls can also produce multiple harmonic overtones if they are high quality bronze, but many are made from a simpler alloy and produce only a principal tone and one harmonic overtone.

The quality of the bowl depends on the quality of the alloy and the aging process. The tone improves as they age, this is why antique bowls are so appreciated.

Metal Singing bowl chakra meditation

This is a 30 min meditation with singing bowls for chakra balancing.

Crystal Singing bowls

Crystal singing bowls have a pristine sound, and they are the favorites of artists and chakra therapists. They are more expensive than the metal ones and require much care to be handled.

In chakra therapy with singing bowls, the bowls are resting over the clients body who experience the vibrations at a more physical level.

Crystal singing bowl chakra healing - Beverly Wilson (Mt Shasta)

Solfeggio Frequencies

Solfeggio frequencies.
Solfeggio frequencies.

Solfeggio frequencies are, as the singing bowl, harmonics of the main notes. They can be traced in history to the Ancient Gregorian Chants. In chakra meditation, we can use the connection between the frequencies and the main notes to balance the chakras.

The main Solfeggio Frequencies include:

C - 396 Hz - Liberating Guilt and Fear - Root Chakra

D - 417 Hz - Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change - Sacral Chakra

E - 528 Hz - Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair) - Navel Chakra

F - 639 Hz - Oneness - Heart Chakra

G - 741 Hz - Finding your Path - Throat Chakra

A - 852 Hz - Awakening Intuition - Third eye Chakra

B - 963 Hz - Returning to Spiritual Order - Crown Chakra

For example, the third note, frequency 528, relates to the note E; this note in the Latin scale is MI, which derives from the phrase "MI-ra gestorum" in Latin meaning "miracle." To make things even more interesting, this is the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA - the genetic blueprint upon which life is based. This note acts over the Navel Chakra, the one in control of self awareness (ruled by the question: who am I?).

Some prefer to start in even lower frequencies to warm up better. Empaths usually have issues with root chakra. To start in 174 MHz and go up is a good way to achieve balance.

Solfeggio frequencies meditation

The frequencies go up as the chakras go up. If you listen to the full set, you have a full chakra balancing session.

Chakra balancing music

Chakra balancing music uses the concept of notes connected with chakras to create music that works deep into each chakra and moves the energy around in a fluid and healing manner. Most are inspired in Eastern music.

Chakra Suite: Music for Meditation, Healing and Inner Peace
Chakra Suite: Music for Meditation, Healing and Inner Peace

by Steven Halpern

Steven Halpern moved from jazz in New York to New Age music in California in 1975. He has over 50 recorded albums. In his works he explores music created only for relaxation, and he is a strong defender of the healing properties of music.

From Empath Zone Forum:

Steve Halpern has a CD for balancing chakras called, "The Chakra Suite". Positively, freaking, frigging fenomonal!! LOLOLOL Each chakra has a corresponding musical note. The CD is arranged where the first 7 tracks work on each chakra in order; the next 7 tracks blend chakras and the last 7 tracks are again, working on each chakra in order. It is not uncommon for western societies to have an energy belt between the 2nd and 3rd chakra. I think Donna Eden addressed this issue. It took me 3 months of listening to that CD daily to break that strangling energy belt and when it popped, I actually looked down at my tummy expecting to "see" something. LOL Great CD, I highly recommend it to everyone.

Music is positively potent for the human body. Dr. Emoto's work has shown that music in 4/4 rhythm is optimal for human health. Tones, like flutes and crystal bowls directly effect the chakra. Chanting, is more diverse and flows thru the whole aura. And drums, drums settle in the heart region.


Steven Halpern Chakra balancing music videos - Chakra by chakra

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Comments? Corrections? - They are all welcome! :)

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    • Jen Maskill profile image

      Jen Maskill 

      5 years ago

      Very informative lens Thank you. I have downloaded some of this music and I find it both Soothing and Uplifting.

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      5 years ago from US

      I have alot of this stuff; it really helps ;)

    • choosehappy profile image


      5 years ago from US

      I have alot of this stuff; it really helps ;)

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      leafspirit lm 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the information!

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      6 years ago

      @SoundsOfBliss: Thanks for letting me know! this is great info! Is it there a resource I can check to learn more and add it to the lens?

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      6 years ago

      Hi, great lens and I really like it. I work with Tibetan singing bowls and trained in Nepal. I use a different system of notes (there's a Vedic and Tibetan system). You refer to the Vedic system here that ascends in a conventional scale from C up to B. The Tibetan system uses the notes in the order F, C, G, D, A, E, B for each chakra from the root to the crown respectively. Not a correction... just an expansion :~)

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      NC Shepherd 

      6 years ago

      How interesting. I must learn more!


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