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Do chakras have sounds?

Each chakra does indeed have a corresponding sound!

We are all individuals and each of our cells and chakras are unique to us. There is therefore no "right" way to use sound. Instead, trust your intuition and what feels "easy" to you.


When using sound as a balancer for your chakras, the sound you produce is the best indication that you are producing a sound that is resonating with your chakras.

Before you begin, take a few moments to get comfortable. You may decide to sit on the floor with your legs crossed (I haven't been able to do his for a while lol). Or choose a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Just make sure that your spine is straight and your shoulders are relaxed.


Take a few deep breaths. Allow your focus to move inwards from the outside world to the rhythmic pattern of your own breathing.

Toning is a simple healing technique that requires no musical aptitude or experience. And you don't have to be able to sing to do it either!


Like most things, it gets easier with practice. At first you may find that the sounds you create are a little "thin" or that your voice breaks easily. Don't be concerned by this. Simply take another deep breath and when you exhale, concentrate on making the tension leave your body.

Always start with your base chakra. The corresponding sound for this is "oo" (as in loot).

There is no set length of time to maintain the toning, simply stop when it feels right.


Next move to your sacral chakra. The corresponding sound for this is "oh" (as in mow).

You may wish to sit in silence for a few moments before you start to make the next sound.


"Aw" is your next sound (as in door). This sound corresponds to your solar plexus chakra.

Don't be surprised or concerned if you start to feel a welling of emotion while you are toning. This is perfectly natural, as you release the tension - remember your emotions are as connected to your energy centres as your physical body is.

The heart chakra comes next. Make the sound "ay" (as in hay).

Don't forget to experiment with the loudness of your toning. Some sounds may ask to be toned more loudly than others.


At the throat chakra, use the sound "eh" (as in feather).

Use elongated sounds as you work through them. There is no set pitch for the sounds - try different pitches until you find the one that resonates with that chakra.

As you can see from the picture above, the final two are "ih" (as in in) for the third eye chakra, and "ee" (as in bee) for the crown chakra.


Let your toning reflect and be guided by your physical, emotional and energy state.

If you feel comfortable enough, this balancing exercise can be done with a minimum of three people (We'll call them "the toners").


To have your chakra balanced with toning, lie on the floor with a cushion under your head and knees if needed. The toners should stand or kneel on either side of you, facing each other, with their eyes closed and their hands by their sides, level with their own base chakras.


You can also add corresponding crystals or stones to each chakra while this exercise is being performed.

Once the toners have set their intention to help your chakra balancing, starting softly, they tone "uhhh" gently moderating the tone until they feel that the sound they are creating is in harmony and is resonating across your body.


Interestingly enough, all toners will often stop at the same time without the need for either to signal to stop.


The toners should then simply gradually work up the body towards the head, toning each chakra sound. At the end of the chakra balancing, the toners may wish to sit in silence for a few minutes before changing roles, and beginning on the next person.


You may still think that it sounds a really daft thing to be doing, but any exercise that makes you stop and pause, to allow you to de-stress is very good for your wellbeing. And chakra healing with sounds is no different.


Stay safe, as always

Jan xx





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