Chakra Meditation Technique
Chakra Meditation with shakuhachi is a meditation technique I have been developing in the last few years and started to share online this year during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is inspired by Chakra breathing meditations but its purpose is not to provide Sound Healing, nor it is a musical practice. It is a technique to improve and go deeper into your daily meditation with shakuhachi.
Practitioners do report feeling better afterwards. And it can help you a lot to improve your shakuhachi playing through increasing your physical awareness and relaxation.
In addition to my Shakuhachi Meditation online group every Monday evening, I thought it could be helpful to share this type of meditation through different courses that you can follow at home at your own rhythm and time with a written and audio guidance.
All you need is a few minutes a day… and a shakuhachi.
Overview of the courses (11-25-2020)
I will be adding new courses once or twice a month. Click on the links below to access to a course (if there is no active link, it means that the course has not been released yet)
- 5 Meditations on the Chakras of Earth
- 3 Heart Chakra Meditations
- 5 Meditations on the Chakras of Spirit
- 7-Chakras Meditations on the basic notes
- 7-Chakras Meditations with meri notes
- Morning and Evening Chakra Meditations
- Chakra Meditation & Honkyoku Practice
The goal of Chakra Meditation with Shakuhachi is to focus on your body. Often, even when we play long notes, our focus goes to the result (i.e. the sound) and we are inclined to judge it from our expectations instead of paying attention to our body. We listen to our head and judge ourselves. We hardly listen to our body whereas shakuhachi is a body-mind learning.
“Can you hold the body and spirit as one?”
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
One benefit of this meditation is that the more you do it, the more you become aware of all the little signals your whole body sends you: lips and fingers are the most obvious ones, but what about your throat, wrists, shoulders, elbows, back, legs, feet, toes, forehead, eyes, pelvis, spine,…?
This training will allow you to do a quick body scan whenever you struggle with a specific problem (“where is it in my body?“) and enable you to point out more rapidly where your body is blocked in order to relax it.
Another benefit is a relaxing moment for yourself with your shakuhachi, free from expectations. There is no good or bad, nor right or wrong. Just breathe, focus on the chakras and relax into the sound.
“Take care of your sound as you would care for yourself.”
Chakra Meditation & Honkyoku
When you have incorporated this body-blowing awareness enough to connect easily with it, you can get a step further and deepen your practice of honkyoku. The written meditation guidance addresses the emotional and spiritual meaning of the chakras and link it to your shakuhachi practice. This will help you to reflect on discovering and expressing your “true self” through your shakuhachi.
“Hon” in Honkyoku can mean “expressing one’s true intention” […] Shakuhachi honkyoku is music that expresses a state of mind. It expresses the performer’s capacity as well as consciousness.
Start meditating today!
These meditations are designed to support YOUR shakuhachi practice. Your financial support will allow me to develop and record more meditations for you.
Happy chakra meditation!