Updated: Jan 16
As part of the"Kind Karma Sound Therapy" course curriculum, "chakra toning" with the vowel sounds are implemented to help restore physical, emotional, mental and energetic balance. Tuning the chakras with vowel sounds is a powerful technique to harmonize and balance the chakras, and it's an effective way to heal our body, from the inside out. This particular Kind Karma Chakra Toning method is quick and simple to do, easy to learn, and lots of fun to practice.
"Toning" is using the voice specifically as a healing sound instrument. It's not chanting or singing. In toning you create a drawn-out vowel sound or syllable. It's more about sound, resonance, and vibration, rather than the spoken word.
Chakra toning helps us to connect to the Cosmic Vibration of Creation, which expresses itself as Cosmic Sound and Cosmic Light. Each time we recite a chakra vowel sound we are inherently deepening our universal connection with one another, because we are all derived from these same cosmic sounds, or seeds.
This powerful Kind Karma healing practice combines sound, vibration, mental focus, intention, somatic awareness, mindfulness, visualization and deliberation.
"This Kind Karma Sound Therapy technique will optimally restore the vibrational pattern and alignment of your physical, mental, emotional, and subtle energy body."
Kind Karma Chakra Toning
Instructions for the Chakra Toning Practice
Sit comfortably in a chair or on a cushion on the floor.
Keep your spine as straight as possible, which allows the vibrant energy to flow freely inside your body.
Place your hands on top of your knees. If you choose, you can put your hands in your favorite mudra.
Gently close your eyes.
Speak in a gentle voice when reciting the vowels. Try not to strain your voice or force any of the vowel sounds, particularly if you are new to the practice. Straining can potentially impede the proper flow of energy, thereby reducing its benefits.
Pointer: Ultimately, when working with chakra tones, do whatever feels right to you. Search and discover the right pitch according to your perception of resonance with a specific chakra. Generally, the lower tones resonate with the lower chakras and higher tones resonate with the higher chakras.
Before reciting the vowels, bring awareness on each chakra, with the focus of balancing, harmonizing and healing that chakra.
Allow the vibration of the sound to resonate in the specific area of the body that's associated with the particular chakra.
"Energy flows where your attention goes."
For this particular practice there is no set frequency. To find the correct pitch for a particular chakra, scan up and down your body (or body area) feeling for a resonance (apart from the throat where it will always resonate). You will notice this will vary each day or during each practice.
To begin, take a few deep breaths. Next, breathe in expanding the belly as you do so.
Try to visualize the energy from each breath moving into the specific chakra you have placed your focus and awareness on. If you are a visual learner, then imagine each color associated with each chakra.
How to Practice the Chakra Vowel Sounds
Recite each vowel sound 3 or 7 times at each of the chakra locations.
Begin the vowel sounds for the chakras in order from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra.
First Chakra (Root). Located at the base of the spine. Recite 7 times with a deep “UUH” sound, as in “cup”. It's a low guttural sound riding on the breath. Color: Red.
Second Chakra (Sacral). Located just below the belly button and by the sacrum. Recite 7 times using a higher pitched – but still deep – “OOO” sound, as in “you” or "too". Color: Orange.
Third Chakra (Solar Plexus). Located above the navel and below the bottom of the ribcage. Recite 7 times using a higher pitched “OOH” sound, as in “go” or "so". Color: Yellow.
Fourth Chakra (Heart). Located in the center of the heart region. Recite 7 times using a higher pitched “AAH” sound, as in “ma”. Color: Green.
Fifth Chakra (Throat). Located at the base of the throat. Recite 7 times using a higher pitched “EYE" sound, as in “my”. Color: Blue.
Sixth Chakra (Third Eye). Located between the eyebrows. Recite 7 times, using a still higher “AYE” sound, as in “say”. Color: Indigo.
Seventh Chakra (Crown). Located at the top of the head. Recite 7 times, using a high pitched “EEE” sound, as in “me” or "see". Color: Violet or white.
After completing the practice, sit quietly in a space of silence, openness, and receptivity.
Pointer: If you happen to feel too light-headed, then recite the“aaaah” to bring the energy back to the heart and to stimulate the vagus nerve. If you feel "spacey," recite the "uuuh" or “ooooh” sound to bring the energy back down your body, grounding and anchoring you.
Raises your vibration and brightens the aura.
Restores the vibrational pattern and alignment of your physical, mental, emotional, and subtle energy body.
Balances, aligns and harmonizes the chakras.
Reboots the nervous and endocrine systems.
Is a powerful mind-body meditation practice.
Connects the body and mind with the breath.
Supports vagal breathing and vagal tone.
Cultivates clarity of the mind and promotes inner peace.
Helps to harness the power of the mind, improving mental focus and concentration.
Improves the health of the body.
Increases somatic awareness.
Teaches how to use your voice to powerfully carry your intentions and to manifest good health.
8 Yoga Poses & Chakra Vowel Toning
Three Methods for Reciting the Chakra Vowels during Yoga Poses:
Silently to yourself – Manasic Japa.
Low voice or in a whisper – Upanshu Japa.
Out loud – Vaikhari Japa.
The Four-Vowel Sound Practice
Areas of the body opened, revitalized and healed when reciting the following sounds:
Chakra vowel toning can vary depending upon the specific tradition methodology utilized or the particular type of sound technique practiced.
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