A Guided Yin Chakra Meditation – Not Just For Women!
I have been wanting to offer more recorded meditations here, and am now going to try to do that more often. Today I have recorded an mp3 of one of my favorite chakra meditation sequences for connecting to your feminine/yin/sacral energy. This has nothing to do with gender – it is the receptive, fluid, intuitive energy that moves through all of us, as opposed to our yang/masculine/root energy, which is assertive, solid, and expressive. Yin and yang define each other, and as they move through us in different combinations, shape our state of awareness and way of being in the world. In today’s world, we have a lot of yang, and it is well-expressed for most of us. Our yin is often underdeveloped, which is why I love this meditation. Most people find that developing this energy in this way is deeply healing, soothing, and nurturing.
In the chakra system I work with, the even numbered chakras are our ‘yin’ chakras. While all the chakras have receptive and assertive expressions, chakras 1-3-5-7 are energetically more centrifugal or outward-moving (yang), while 2-4-6 are more centripetal and inward-moving (yin). This meditation works with chakras 2-4-6, and with two other yin modalities most often associated with bringing our yin energy forward – fluidity and movement. Instead of sitting ramrod straight in this meditation, you will sway and flow. Instead of not moving, you will move and feel your body. You will also work with the infinity symbol (figure 8), often considered a feminine symbol (as all spirals are), by ‘drawing’ this symbol with a finger in front of your body to link your sacral chakra to the earth, your sacral to your heart, your heart to your third eye, and your third eye to the sky.
This meditation is a variation on several I have found in various shakti-based and Tantric traditions (some of which are covered in my Women’s Energy Body Teachings Booklist.) In Tantric traditions there are many methods for bringing our yin energy forth, and then our yang, and merging the two. That’s another topic for another post! For today, may this meditation bring you peace, healing, and a taste of embodied enlightenment.
Yin Chakra Meditation (16 minutes, 7.4MB)
(Click to stream or click and ‘Save As’ to download to your hard drive. This is an mp3 file, so you should then be able to import it into Itunes if you wish.)
P.S. Don’t forget the Empowering Your Feminine Energy Body teleseminar starts in just over a week – we will work with empowering our yin energy a lot in that course, and in a much deeper way. Also Bali Essence is filling up fast, just a few spots left, so if you are considering that sign up soon:-)