We invite you to play the video only after you read the explanations below.
This way, you are aware of the steps that help you making the most of this exercise.

The (important) technicalities

The Chakra Toning as performed and presented by Kefas Berlin is a healing practice (combining sounds, vibrations, focus, intention, presence and deliberation). It allows you to address and heal specific parts of your physical or emotional being that need support. Or you can in this way facilitate your overall health and maintain a balanced inner state. Read below everything you need to know in order to do a Chakra Toning session.

The Chakra Toning consists in contemplating/listening to mantra texts and then toning certain vowels that are related to the 7 chakras. While doing so, in order to elevate the experience, you can pay attention to some specific areas. Read on.

 

The seven chakras with associated colours and vowels

The chakras are energy centers in the energy body. Each Chakra is anatomically, physiologically, energetically and bodily connected to to a certain part of the body as well as emotionally and spiritually connected to seven different aspects of life.

They are connected to health and wellbeing through its function of providing energy to the being and releasing energies not needed. Just like the breathing of air, in and out, the chakras is breathing energy. Some of them also have the function of being perception organs – just like our sensory organs, but perceiving non-sensory informations.

Every vowel can be pronounced with variations. Every time you do the exercise, search for the right pitch according to your perception of resonance with a specific chakra. You will find that the lower tones/frequencies resonate with the lower chakras and higher tones/frequencies resonate with the higher chakras.

7. SAHASRARA | CROWN CHAKRA – vowel EE

6. AJNA | THIRD EYE CHAKRA – vowel E

5. VISHUDDA | THROAT CHAKRA – vowel AE


4. ANAHATA | HEART CHAKRA – vowel A

3. MANIPURA | SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA – vowel O

2. SVADHISHTHANA | SACRAL CHAKRA – vowel U

1. MULADHARA | ROOT CHAKRA – vowel UV

 

How to work with your body:

POSITION OF YOUR BODY
Sit comfortably on a chair (without using the backrest) or on the floor in an easy pose (not lotus or semi lotus). The important thing is to be able to sit upright without straining the back or the thighs and to keep the pelvis open. Sit with an open angle of the legs and stay grounded through the whole session. You start with the ROOT CHAKRA and end with the CROWN CHAKRA.
BREATHING
Before toning, contemplate/listen to the matras below to connect to a certain Chakra. While contemplating/listening, visualize that you are breathing through the chakra. Inhale through the nostrils, bringing prana (chi) to the chakra and outhale through the mouth, releasing all the energies that are not necessary to the body.
TONGUE
To make this even easier and keep yourself focused in the process, when you are just breathing (not when toning) keep the tongue to the upper palate in order to keep the vertical center energy streams, that goes through you, in line.
RHYTHM |
Between the toning of one chakra and before going the next chakra there is a state of stillness of about 30 seconds. But you can very well choose to PAUSE the recording and meditate for a longer time (which can be highly beneficial). Allowing the toning to be integrated and the words to sink in.
WHAT TO DO WHEN TONING
While toning (singing), imagine that the sound goes INTO the chakra. Relate to the tones as being nurturing for the chakras, and also for the body, in general.

CONTEMPLATION TEXTS

You contemplate the texts before you tone a certain Chakra.

HOW TO READ/LISTEN
The mantric words awaken and empower specific aspects of life. Just let the mantric words sink in. Be with the words. Let them live in you and be digested.

Be aware of the intention while toning: Purifying, Opening, Balancing and Energizing the specific chakra. Also keep a balance between the in and out flow of energy through the specific chakra.

THE COLOURS OF THE CHAKRAS
While reading or hearing the mantras, you may wanna visualize the colours associated to every chakra, and even visualize each of them as a colorful lotus flower opening up.
THE MANTRAS

1. MULADHARA | ROOT CHAKRA, Red Flower
– vowel UV (low tongue, hold-back-sound)

I am deep rooted in the earth;
I let go the fear of death;
My soul and the world are ONE;
I rest secure within the womb of community;
I am connected with everything in my life;
I am filled with gratitude, courage and primal trust.

  • ALL IS ONE!

2. SVADHISHTHANA | SACRAL CHAKRA, Orange Flower
– vowel U (like English word Boot)

I allow the flow of my passions and desires in relation to the world around me;
I let go the fear of being a co-creator in my life;
I am part of the eternally ongoing creation;
Creativity flows freely through my body and soul;
My body is vibrating with life and I am able to create life.

  • HONOR THE WORLD AROUND YOU!

3. MANIPURA | SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA, Yellow Flower
– vowel O (like English word Lord)

I am radiating with light and power;
I let go the fear of self realisation;
I am filled with the power of living, self esteem and joy;
I let myself be filled with endurance and self honoring.

  • HONOR YOURSELF!

4. ANAHATA | HEART CHAKRA, Green Flower
– vowel A (like English word Vast)

I open my heart with warmth to connectedness and compassion;
I let go the fear of being in the receiving and gifting love;
I embrace life with love and honesty;
I hear the voice of my heart.

  • BE IN LOVE

5. VISHUDDA | THROAT CHAKRA, Blue Flower
– vowel AE (like English word Bend, or Man)

My decisions and actions flow freely through the power of my will;
I let go the fear of surrendering my personal will to the eternally living will in me;
I give voice to my truth with simplicity, clarity and power;
I let go all the actions in the past, mine and others, that I wish to let go of.

  • SURRENDER YOUR PERSONAL WILL TO THE DIVINE WILL IN YOU !

6. AJNA | THIRD EYE CHAKRA, Indigo Flower
– vowel E (like English word End, flat and straight)

My inner sight illuminates the truth I need to see;
I let go the fear of seeing clearly;
I let go of all the conclusions and judgements I have about myself and others;
I open my mind to the all-embracing consciousness that integrates everything and judges nothing.

  • SEE IT AS IT IS!

7. SAHASRARA | CROWN CHAKRA, Purple Flower
– vowel EE (like English word Leeds)

I am present;
I let go the fear of future;
I leave behind all burdens and sorrows;
I open myself to the healing presence:
– it radiates through me;
– it embraces me;
– it heals me;
I am one with my being;
I am.

  • BE THROUGH PRECENCE!