Following the mastering of the above said we can get down to the cleansing of chakras.
…There are seven chakras, in total. Sometimes another number is quoted, but this is a result of misunderstanding. For example, other energetic centers or even structures artificially created inside or outside the body are referred to as chakras.
There are also erroneous opinions as to localization of chakras. For instance, in a range of incompetent publications anahata (the spiritual heart) gets placed in a stomach area and manipura
"slides down" to umbilical region.
In reality chakras are located as follows:
Sahasrara — a chakra that has a form of a lying disk and is located under the parietal bone in the region of the forebrain hemispheres. Its diameter is about 12 centimeters, its height is about 4 centimeters;
Ajna — a large chakra located in the middle of the head, coincident with the central parts of the brain;
Vishudha — a chakra located in the lower half of the neck and at the level of collarbones;
Anahata — a chakra of the chest;
Manipura — a chakra of the upper part of the abdomen;
Svadhisthana — a chakra of the lower part of the abdomen;
Muladhara — a chakra, located in the lower part of the pelvis between the coccyx and the share bone.
The level of development of individual chakras corresponds with psychological features of a specific person. So, when the following chakras are developed:
Sahasrara — there is a pronounced ability of thinking strategically, i.e. an ability to see the
"big picture", to comprehend the whole situation "from above", which allows such people to be broad-thinking managers;
Ajna — a person possesses a "tactical thinking" ability, which allows him to successfully deal with
"particular" problems in science, business, family life etc.;
Vishudha — the ability for aesthetical perception is observed; good painters, musicians and other artists are people with well-developed vishudha;
Anahata — a person possesses an ability to love emotionally (to love not "from the mind", but
"from the heart");
Manipura — the ability to act energetically; but sometimes it is accompanied with a disposition towards dominance of irritation and other manifestations of anger;
Svadhisthana — a well pronounced reproductive function;
Muladhara — psychological stability in various situations.
The condition of chakras is closely interrelated with the condition of the organs of the physical body located in the corresponding to each chakra parts of the body. Chakras play an important role in supplying the organs with energy, while diseases of the organs negatively affect the condition of chakras.
For example, the following chakras are responsible for the following organs:
— Anahata: heart, lungs, hands, and mammary glands;
— Manipura: among others — stomach and other structures of the digestive system;
— Svadhisthana: the organs of reproduction, urinary bladder, legs, and others;
— Sahasrara: forebrain hemispheres;
— Ajna: the rest of the brain, as well as eyes, ears, nose, and nasopharynx;
— Vishudha: the entire neck, thyroid, both jaws, including teeth, and others. (The border between the
"spheres of influence" of ajna and vishudha coincides with the palate).
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Let us get down to work with chakras. There exist certain combinations of sounds (a sort of mantras), singing of which contributes to development of chakras by producing resonant vibrations. Mantras will also help us to attain clear sensation of our chakras. Here are these mantras:
for sahasrara — AM (a-a-am), (open "a", like in "half")
for ajna — VOM (vo-o-om),
for vishudha — HAM (kha-a-am),
for anahata —YAM (ya-a-am),
for manipura — RAM (ra-a-am),
for svadhisthana — VAM, (va-a-am), and
for muladhara —LAM (la-a-am).
Let us sing these mantras all together — gently, producing high frequency sounds (taking female voices as a pattern for the pitch), but not in a loud voice, at the same time concentrating in the corresponding chakras. When moving concentration of consciousness into the next chakra we will enter it from behind the back or the nape of the neck, as if getting into a cell or a niche.
We should repeat the whole set of mantras several times, trying to achieve clear perception of vibrations in all chakras.
This exercise must be practiced every day. When there is no possibility to sing the mantras aloud you may sing them mentally to yourself but only after you thoroughly master singing them aloud.
Maximum attention both now and at the next stages we will pay to work with the anahata chakra — even this will make your life brighter and more joyous.
If the very subtle and gentle singing of mantras for chakras is not mastered — no further work will be successful. Men usually are the ones who have difficulties with this especially frequently, since subtlety is often an unknown thing to them. The following recommendation may help them. Take some water in your mouth and start gargling so that a gurgling sound can be heard. Bring the water lower inside the throat. The sound becomes higher. Let it reach as high of a pitch as possible. Those are the notes at which you should sing the mantras for chakras.
Let us learn another method of development of chakras. We should visualize a white 3-dimensional figure formed by four equilateral triangles with joined sides. This figure is called tetrahedron. We will be inserting this figure into each chakra one at a time from behind with one of its apexes looking forward while rotating it rapidly counterclockwise, if looking from behind, around a horizontal axis coming from back to front. For the two outermost chakras the rotation of the tetrahedron should be performed around a vertical axis; in case of sahasrara the apex of the tetrahedron should look upward, while in case of muladhara — downward. The direction of rotation of the tetrahedron for these two chakras should be counterclockwise if looking from inside the body. Performance of this exercise will be easier if we combine it with
"blowing" of the corresponding mantra into a chakra.
All exercises with chakras described above (as well as with meridians, which will be described later) are more efficiently performed while standing. And the next exercise — also while walking slowly in a park or a forest.
But I should warn that trainings like these increase sensitivity of students to energetic impacts from the side of other people as well as to information that may be introduced by spirits of different levels of development. Therefore there is a risk for those who are not mature enough from the intellectual and ethic standpoint of failing to react adequately to such impacts, especially in conditions of real or imaginary threats.
This is the reason why people who have not reached the age of 20 should not engage in this kind of work. In fact, even among adults only few will benefit from it.
Psychoenergetic trainings that lead to the attainment of high levels of consciousness' refinement and — as a consequence — to the feeling of its
"nakedness" under no circumstances must be conducted for the masses of people. Only the selected ones should be admitted to them. All other people will have a possibility to grow intellectually and ethically working on their self-improvement exoterically: by accumulating new knowledge, serving other people and strengthening their faith.
But there is a simple exercise with the spiritual heart that everyone may try doing without any pre-conditions. Imagine that your head has moved into the chest. Feel the nose, the forehead and the lips. Move the lips. In order for the head not to rise to its usual position you may imagine that you put a hat on your head. Then follows the most important thing: you need to open your eyes and to
"blink" the eyelids there… From now on learn to look at the outside world from your chest. You will perceive the world in a totally different way: not as tough and hostile, but as subtle, tender and responsive to emotions of love.
This is what is called opening up of spiritual heart. As we can see, this is quite easy to do. Desire is the only thing one must have for it!
In the future one needs to learn to look from anahata not only forward, but also backwards.
The next stage is to do the same with the rest of the chakras. ("Windows" of muladhara and sahasrara look downwards and upwards respectively. But one can also look forward and backwards from these chakras).
Learning to look backwards is important not only because it contributes to development of chakras, but also because by looking forward we got accustomed ourselves to seeing the world of material objects, while pure and subtle eons with Consciousness that lives in them are behind.
Moreover, by performing this exercise we prepare ourselves to the future going out from the body. And this should be also performed backwards, from anahata.