40 - 50 minutes

The exercises in Parts 6.1 to 6.3 should each be practiced for 2-3 weeks, and Part 6.4 for about 4-6 weeks.

Concentration on the Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddhi and Agya Chakras

  • One after the other (each for about 10 minutes) direct your attention to the Manipura Chakra, Anahata Chakra, Vishuddhi Chakra and Agya Chakra until you are able to feel the respective centre very well. Remain quiet and relaxed in the position of an observer.

Analysis of the Qualities and Symbols of these Chakras [1]

  • As in the previous practice, feel the four Chakras one after the other.

  • Visualise and analyse their qualities, symbols and effects.

Concentration on the Chakras in Conjunction with the Breath

  • Connect your concentration on the four Chakras with the breath and the Mantra SO HAM. With the inhalation inwardly hear the sound SO, with the exhalation HAM.

Awakening of the Energy of the Chakras

  • As in the previous exercise connect your concentration on the four Chakras with the breath and the Mantra SO HAM. Now visualise the breath as a ray of energy or light. With the inhalation the light streams from the Manipura Chakra to the Agya Chakra. With the exhalation it flows from the Agya to the Manipura. The heart centre is touched in both directions and fills with light (about 10 minutes).

  • Observe which colour the ray of light takes on, and what feelings are aroused within you when the breath flows through the Chakras (about 10 minutes).

  • In your imagination guide the breath or ray of light in such a way that a cycle is produced. With the exhalation feel the breath streaming down through your spine from the Agya Chakra to the Manipura Chakra and flowing upwards again through the front of the body to the Agya Chakra with the inhalation (about 10 minutes).

  • Continue to meditate another 10 minutes with your own Mantra and direct your consciousness to the space within the Anahata Chakra or Agya Chakra. Relax and feel at one with yourself.