When meditating on your chakras it is good to encourage the use of aromatherapy and essential oils. Essential oils of Frankincense, Sage and Patchouli are great oils to help cleanse and open your chakras while you focus on your meditation.
Sit down in a chair with your feet on the floor, your back against the back of the chair and your hands resting comfortably on your thighs. Take a few moments to relax, making sure you are truly comfortable before beginning your meditation. Close your eyes as this will help you to shut out external distractions and focus inwardly.
Start breathing in slowly and deeply for four seconds, focusing on the breath going into your lungs, hold the breath for two seconds and then release slowly for four seconds focusing on your lungs decreasing. Do this about four or five times and then let your breathing return to normal while still focusing on it.
Imagine that your chakras are flowers and focusing on one chakra at a time beginning at the crown, take a deep breath in, imagining the breath as a violet light coming in through the chakra and opening up a flower then release the breath imagining that you are breathing out through the chakra. Continue to do this for several minutes while focusing on the function of the crown chakra, inspiring you to act for the highest good before moving onto the next chakra and repeating the process.
Continue to do this as you work your way through the chakras one at a time.
For the third eye chakra focus on an indigo light as your breath and ask it to bring you insight into your life and the intuition you need to navigate the day successfully.
For the throat chakra focus on a blue light and ask for fluency of speech and wisdom to say what other people need to hear.
For the heart chakra focus on a green light and feel it bringing you a sense of peace and unconditional love for yourself and others.
For the solar plexus chakra imagine a yellow light and focus on becoming wakened to new possibilities and ideas.
For the sacral chakra focus on an orange light and feel the sense of joy and vitality come to you.
For the root chakra imagine a red light and feel the warmth that it spreads through your body as you breath it in. Focus on grounding yourself and finding the inner strength that you need for whatever challenges you may face.
Before you finish your meditation it is important to close the chakras otherwise you will be vulnerable to external influences. View your chakras like flowers with the petals folding inwards to protect the centre. Then gently bring yourself back to awareness and back to the present and when you are ready, open your eyes.