Mantras for Chakras


Mantras for Chakras

Perhaps you already have an idea of what chakras are. But do you know you can chant a specific mantra for each of the 7 chakras? Well, here we are going get into the details of chakras and their mantras.

The mantras for chakras are one-syllable mantras chant during meditation to bring your chakras into balance. These are the sounds for each chakra. 

  1. Root chakra- Lam
  2. Sacral chakra or Swadhistana – Vam
  3. Solar plexus chakra or Manipura – Ram
  4. Heart Chakra or Anahata – Yam 
  5. Throat chakra or Vishuddi – Ham
  6. Third eye chakra or Ajna – Aum
  7. Crown chakra or Sahasrara – Aum

When your body is in balance, the chakras have the right amount of energy. So that your physical, emotional, and spiritual being is healthy. Keeping your chakras at their best can be achieved using many different techniques. One of these tools is mantras for chakras.


What are mantras?

Mantras are sounds considered sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga. You can find mantras formed by one syllable or a combination of syllables. 

The original mantras are in Sanskrit, but today you can find them in various languages. The word mantra in Sanskrit means “the thought that liberates and protects.” 

The mantra’s power lies in the sound, in the vibration it produces. Mantras will benefit not only to the person chanting it but also the listener. Chanting a mantra the right way can help you release energy from your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. 

By just listening to the mantra, you will benefit. A mantra affects your body, mind, and spirit, bringing harmony to all your being. A mantra can activate and speed up your creative spiritual force. It will help you to direct this energy to your benefit or the benefit of others. 

Each of your 7 chakras has a particular colour, mantra, situation, and range of experiences. The mantras for chakras are known as Bija, Beeja, or Seed mantras. 


What is a Beeja mantra?

A Beeja mantra is also known as a seed mantra. These mantras are in the Sanskrit language, each of them invokes specific energies from the universe. Seed mantras are one-syllable words. They have incredible power to unlocking growth and healing. 

Seed mantras are the core sounds of the creative energies in the universe. Beeja mantras are the primordial sounds from the creation of the universe. They are the most powerful mantras you can come across. 

Bija mantras have the power to awaken your consciousness and your Kundalini energy. Kundalini energy lies dormant in the root chakra. When the Kundalini energy rises through the spine, it  awakens the chakras and the parts of the brain associated with them. 

If you want to rise the Kundalini energy, you should follow guidance from a guru or a teacher that have experience in this topic. It is best to have a guide to help you through this experience.

In yoga, there are 6 primordial sounds. Each of them corresponds to one of the major chakras. Beeja mantras can bring the chakras in balance, ready to awaken your higher consciousness. 

Let’s have a look at each of the seed sounds and their chakra. The mantras for chakras are one-syllable mantras chant during meditation to bring your chakras into balance. These are the sounds for each chakra. 

  1. Root chakra- Lam
  2. Sacral chakra or Swadhistana – Vam
  3. Solar plexus chakra or Manipura – Ram
  4. Heart Chakra or Anahata – Yam 
  5. Throat chakra or Vishuddi – Ham
  6. Third eye chakra or Ajna – Aum
  7. Crown chakra or Sahasrara – Aum

What are chakras?

Talking about chakras is talking about the flow of energy in our body. Ancient cultures understood the energy systems in the body and developed methods to work with these energies. Chakras form part of your energy body. The energy body has a vibrational frequency that acts as your life blueprint. 

Chakras are wheels of energy or vortexes in your body. The awakening of the chakras can raise the Kundalini energy, which leads to higher consciousness. 

Chakras as energy centres always have some energy passing through them. But, they may not be working at their full potential.  They can have low activity, a balanced and healthy activity, or an overactivity. Under-activity or over-activity will bring unbalance to your body and mind. 

When the chakras are in balance, you are in harmony, your health is good, and life, in general, flows better. When the chakras are out of balance or blocked, you will experience emotional distress or disease. 

When your chakras are awake, your mind changes. You can have balance in your life and your relationships. Your whole being is in harmony, and you can experience fulfillment. By using mantras, meditation, pranayama, and asanas, you can bring your chakras to health.


Mantras for root chakra 

Starting at the base of the spine, in the perineum, it’s the root chakra or Mooladhara chakra in Sanskrit. Mooladhara is your base chakra. Its colour is deep red, and its element Earth. 

Your root chakra connects you with the base of your vital force and the Earth. The characteristics of this chakra relate to survival instincts, grounding, basic needs, stability, safety, security, and belonging.

When your root chakra is underactive or unbalanced, you will experience physical and mental disturbances. You may feel anxiety, fear, aggression, negativity, insecurity, or disconnection with your body. Physically you may have problems with the colon, bladder, lower back, legs, and feet.

If your root chakra is overactive, you will be easily annoyed with people and situations, get your anger and frustrations out on others. You may be possessive and obsessed with money. You may be stuck and find the difficulty of letting go of the routine, a job, or other things that no longer serve you. 

Chanting its seed mantra, LAM, will help you feel secured and safe in the world. LAM will cleanse and free your root chakra.

You will have the capacity to sustain yourself, feel confident in your capabilities to provide your basic needs. You will make decisions with ease as you are grounded. You will experience prosperity in your life. 

Meditate while chanting LAM for 3 to 12 minutes every day. Be patient and consistent. During your meditation visualise a ball of red energy at the bottom of the spine. When you finish your meditation, imagine that energy flowing up your spine and reaching the top of your head, and expanding through your whole body. Allow the overflowing energy to come out of your body into your surroundings. 


Mantras for sacral chakra

The second chakra is the Swadhisthana or Sacral chakra located below the navel. Its element is water, and its colour is orange.  The sacral chakra is associated with your reproductive organs, urinary system, spleen, and lower back. 

This chakra is the chakra of creativity and sexual energy. When your sacral chakra is in balance, you can connect to others, enjoy new experiences, and have healthy boundaries in your relationships. You are self-discipline and independent. 

But, when your sacral chakra is out of balance, it will manifest as feeling uninspired, having low creativity, and being less assertive. You will be afraid of change, have addiction-like behaviors, be apathetic about life, and have low self-esteem. 

Physically, you can have disorders of the reproductive system, menstrual difficulties, and sexual dysfunction. If your sacral chakra is overactive, sex can become an addiction. 

For your sacral chakra to be in balance, the right amount of energy needs to be flowing, not too much, not too little. You can bring it into balance with meditation and chanting its seed mantra VAM.

Be patient and consistent. Practice for 3 to 12 minutes every day. Visualise a ball of yellow energy in your sacral chakra during your meditation. When you finish your meditation,  allow the energy from your sacral chakra to move through your spine. Feel it going to your whole body, and out to the world around you. 


Mantras for solar plexus

Manipura or Solar plexus chakra locates above the navel. Its element is fire, and its colour is yellow. Manipura chakra is your source of personal power and self-esteem.

When your third chakra is in balance, you are confident and in control of your life. You trust life. The solar plexus influences the spine, spleen, upper abdomen, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestines, digestive system, and metabolism

When Manipura is underactive, you can experience low self-esteem, having difficulty making decisions. You can also experience fear, anxiety, and feel you lack purpose. 

When your solar plexus is overactive, you may have anger or control issues. You will want things to be perfect, and you may be overcritical. Physically you may have problems with your digestive system, like ulcers. 

Bring your solar plexus in balance with its Bija mantra RAM. Meditate with the RAM chanting for 3-12 minutes every day.  Be patient and consistent. 

While meditating visualise a yellow ball of light at your solar plexus. When you finish your meditation, imagine that concentration of energy flowing up your spine and expanding through your whole body. Allow any extra energy coming out of your body to permeate into your surroundings. 


Mantras for heart chakra

Anahata or Heart Chakra is in the heart region. Its element is Air, and its colour is green-blue. This chakra unites the lower chakras with the upper chakras. Anahata represents the union of the physical and spiritual. 

When your heart chakra is aligned and balanced, you feel love, joy, inner peace, and compassion. Love flows freely in both giving and receiving. 

If your heart chakra is unbalanced, you will experience emotions of grief, anger, jealousy, fear of betrayal, or hatred toward yourself and others. The imbalance can lead to depression, loneliness, judgemental feelings, or jealousy. Physical manifestations are often related to the heart and circulatory issues or the lungs and breathing issues.

The seed mantra YAM can help you bring balance to your Anahata chakra. You will experience feelings of love and acceptance.  Meditate while chanting YAM. 

Chant for 3-12 minutes every day. Be patient and consistent.  Imagine a ball of green light at your heart centre. Once you finish your meditation visualise that ball of light moving up your spine and expanding to your whole body and into your surroundings. 


Mantras for throat chakra

Vishuddi or Throat Chakra resides in the throat and neck area. Its element is Ether, and its colour is light blue. The throat chakra rules all areas of communication, self-expression, and speaking the truth. 

Vishuddi empowers your voice, making sure that you’re speaking your feelings. But, also ensures you can listen to others.

When your throat chakra is underactive, you are not able to express your feelings and emotions, and you hide your truth. You are afraid of speaking. You can manifest a weak voice, shyness, difficulty of putting your feelings into words. You are likely to be afraid of judgement. 

If overactive, you may be talking too much, you may be defensive with your words and struggle to listen to others. Physically it can manifest as frequent sore throats, thyroid issues, neck and shoulder stiffness, or tension headaches.

The seed mantra HAM can help you bring your throat chakra into balance. Meditate while chanting HAM for 3-12 minutes every day. Be consistent and patient. 

During your chanting, imagine a blue ball of light located at your throat chakra. When you finish your meditation, move the energy up to your head. Expand this energy to your whole body, allow the remaining energy to flow into your surroundings. 


Mantras for the third eye

The third-eye Ajna Chakra is between your eyebrows. Its colour is indigo. Your third-eye chakra connects to your intuition, perception, imagination, memory, inner wisdom, and your decision making. It is also connecting your higher and lower self and intuitive clarity. 

When it’s underactive, you won’t be trusting your intuition and the world in general. You may experience feelings of anxiety, depression that make you introverted, judgemental, and dismissive.

Physically, an imbalance can be associated with headaches, dizziness, vision problems, and memory issues. If your third eye is overactive, you may experience headaches, distress, constant nightmares, visions, losing touch with reality. 

When balanced, Ajna Chakra will help you clarify your purpose in life. You will be able to tap into your intuitive wisdom to guide you. 

The Bija mantra AUM can help you balance your Ajna chakra. Do a meditation practice for 3-12 minutes of AUM chanting. Visualise a ball of violet light radiating from your third eye. 

When you finish your chakra meditation, keep your eyes closed, and send all the energy to your head and the rest of your body. Send any remaining energy to your surroundings. Be patient and constant with your meditation and chanting to bring balance to your third eye. 


Mantras for crown chakra

The Crown Chakra or Sahasrara is at the top of the head. Its colour is white/violet. Your crown chakra is the meeting point between your physical body and where individual consciousness meets a higher state of universal consciousness. 

Through your crown chakra, you can experience spiritual growth and connection with the universe. Your crown chakra can help you achieve more spirituality and connect you with your meaning in life. When in balance, it can help you to attain clarity and enlightened wisdom. 

When your crown chakra is underactive, you may experience more stress in your body and mind. You will have feelings of isolation and disconnection from everyone and everything. You may struggle to let go of your material needs.

If your crown chakra is overactive, you may feel disconnected from your physical body. You won’t be grounded and may have a lack of empathy. 

Practice the seed mantra AUM to bring your crown chakra in balance. Be patient and consistent. Practice 3-12 minutes every day. During the chakra meditation, imagine a ball of white light at the top of your head. When you finish, send this light through your whole body and your surroundings. 


Conclusion

Chanting seed mantras can help you to bring balance and harmony to your body, mind, and spirit. The use of a mantra will help you focus your attention on one side. But more importantly, its vibration will affect your body at a subtle level to connect you with your true self and the universe. 

Mantras for the chakras can raise your vibration with that of the universe. You will feel at ease with life. Your body will be healthy, and your mind will be free of stress and worries. You will be able to relate to others with love and compassion. You will be able to support yourself and enjoy the pleasures of life. 

Implement mantra chanting into your daily routine. Chanting mantras for the chakras will change your life for the better.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 7 mantras?

The 7 mantras are the seed mantras linked to each of the chakras. Each chakra has a Bija mantra. Root chakra: Lam, Sacral chakra: Vam, Solar plexus: Ram, Heart chakra: Yam, Throat chakra: Ham, Third Eye: Aum, and Crown chakra: Aum.

What are the 7 Chakra frequencies?

Root chakra frequency of 432 Hz. Musical note C.
Sacral chakra frequency 480 Hz. Musical note D.
Solar plexus frequency of 528 Hz. Musical note E.
Heart chakra frequency of 594 Hz. Musical note F.
Throat chakra frequency of 672 Hz. Musical note G.
Third eye chakra frequency 720 Hz. Musical note A.
Crown chakra frequency of 768 Hz. Musical note B.
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What are Bija mantras?

Bija, known as a seed mantra, is a pure sound made of one syllable. A Bija mantra purifies the mind, the energy bodies, and the chakras. Learn more

How to chant mantras for chakras?

You must prepare in the same way as if you were to chant any other mantra. Sit with your back straight, set your intention, concentrate on a ball of energy located in your chakra. Chant your chakra mantra for at least 3 minutes every day. Learn more

Maria Mendoza

Hi. I'm Maria. I am a yoga instructor. I've created this blog to share my knowledge and experience with people who are interested in yoga and those who want to make yoga a part of their life. Through my articles, you can learn how to begin Yoga and discover the meaning of Yoga. Learn about Asanas, Pranayamas, Mudras, Mantras and Bandhas. Start your Yoga practice today.

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