The particular sounds given for
meditation are those that energize each of the psychic
centers respectively. Harish Johari begins by chanting the
"Petal" sounds of the first chakras -those sounds
that energize the ganglia of this chakra plexus. The petal
sounds are followed by the bija, or essential "seed"
sound of the first chakra. This same sequence is then repeated
for chakras two, three, four, five, and six.
Tantric scholar, artist, composer, and author of numerous
books for Westerners on the spiritual practices of India,
Harish Johari explains and demonstrates the correct intonation
of sounds to accompany meditation on the six chakras, or psychic
centers, of the body.
chakras are subtle centers of transformation located within the cerebrospinal
system. According to Hindu tradition, all fifty sounds of the Sanskrit language
exist within the chakras of the human body. When we speak, we do so not only through
the vocal cords and throat, but also through the articulation of the chakras.
The sounds of the chakras should be practiced in a comfortable
posture, preferably seated on a mat or rug of organic material,
with a lighted candle or oil lamp in the room. Each of the
petal sounds is chanted once, pausing for a deep breath between
sounds; the bija "seed" sound may be chanted three
or more times.
This audiocassette may be used on its own or, ideally, as
a companion to Harish Johari's book Chakras,
which includes detailed information on each of the chakras
and additional techniques for chakra meditation.