Are you feeling a little bit deflated, lost in the heart? Life feels a bit too much the same, nothing to invigorate, excite you? Gyan Chakra meditation is one of my all time favorite meditations, I come to this practice whenever I feel like that. It brings joy, opens up the heart and a little bonus: strengthens our immunity.
Let's start with what the name means. Gyan, means knowledge. The first word of the meditation comes from the hand position we are going to hold, the index finger together with the thumb. This is the Gyan mudra, the mudra of wisdom/knowledge.
The second part of the name is Chakra. Chakras are subtle energy centers in the body. Each Chakra is responsible for the functioning of certain organs, glands, emotions, thoughts. They are connected to subtle sounds, colours, physical points in the body. When we have an imbalance in our life, let it be physical, emotional or mental it is useful to know which Chakra it is connected to, as we can take steps to bring ourselves back to balance. If you would like to know more about the Chakra system we have a workshop coming up on the 10th April 2021, click on the link here for more information.
Start the meditation by tuning in with the mantra Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo 3x
Sit in easy pose, crossed legged pose, with a straight spine, chin slightly tucked in
Place the hands in the Gyan mudra, index finger touching the thumb
Bring the right hand in front of the heart and circle over the head, behind the body and then out to the right side, bringing it back level to the heart in the front
Bring the left hand in front of the heart and circle over the head, behind the body and then out to the left side, bringing it back it back level to the heart in the front
Keep repeating these circles, with the arms staggering, when one hand is circling over the head the other hand comes out to the side of the body
Keep circling the hands rhythmically while chanting the mantra Sat Nam Wahe Guru (my recommendation is the version from Yoga Mantras) from the navel point
Continue for 11 minutes, the last 10 seconds as fast as you can
After the meditation sit and observe for a few minutes
To close the meditation chant the closing mantra a long Sat and a short Nam
If you would like to practice this meditation with me here is a short video to do so from my YouTube channel:
May your practice brings you joy and happiness!