And How to Balance Your OM Chakra through Sound
Did you know that your C# crystal singing bowl resonates at the OM frequency? It is associated with the higher secondary chakra, The OM Chakra, or the Earth Chakra, which allows us to deepen our connection to the Earth’s energy. Below, we discuss the significance of this grounding chakra. explore how and why the C# crystal singing bowl can align you to the earth’s frequency. Scroll down to find a beautiful OM chakra meditation to use with your C# crystal singing bowl. And as a bonus, you’ll get our FREE downloadable guide to connect to the Earth’s magnetic core through sound.
Significance of Working with Higher Chakras
As opposed to the primary chakras which are energy centers in the body, secondary chakras are said to link your personality with your higher self. These higher chakras allow you to expand your consciousness, unconditional love, and sense of oneness. Healthy, open chakras, keep energy flowing between your personal energy field and the universal energy field. A healthy, open OM chakra is apparent when we feel connected and in sync with the Earth’s natural rhythms, seasons, and cycles, which in turn affects our body’s natural processes, including balance of the endocrine system (hormone secretion) and the autonomous nervous system.
The C# OM Frequency & the Earth’s Resonance
The OM Chakra is found below the feet, in the etheric body, and is said to connect you to the vibration of the Earth’s resonance. This chakra is often associated with the frequency of C#.
Why is there a connection between a C# crystal singing bowl and the Earth’s vibrations?
Well, the note C# (specifically, in the 3rd octave) happens to resonate at around 136.1Hz when tuned at 432.1hz (or a slightly detuned C# in standard 440hz tuning). According to Swiss Mathematician, Hans Cousto, author of The Cosmic Octave, 136.1hz is the best audible octave of the Earth Year frequency. To explain in more detail,
1 Earth Year has a frequency of 0.00000003168 Hz, and when raised to the 32nd octave (136.1hz), it produces the best audible sound. This frequency has been coined the Cosmic Octave or the OM frequency.
In short, the vibrations of the C# note are mathematically connected to the rotations of the earth around the Sun. So, when you play a C# singing bowl (especially a 3rd octave bowl), you are sending sound waves that are in sync with Mother Earth’s natural rhythm!
How to Balance Your OM Chakra With Sound
Sound affects us in such drastic ways, and music is the language of the spirit! In a beautifully powerful way, sound can awaken, energize, and balance your throat chakra. Want to learn how? You are in luck! Click here for a FREE downloadable OM Chakra Sound Guide. If you’re curious on how this compares to other chakras, be sure to check out the FREE Sound Guides for the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra Sound Guide, and Third Eye Chakra Sound Guide, and Crown Chakra Sound Guide. that we covered in the past few blogs of this Sound & Chakra Series!
Powerful Meditation to Balance your OM Chakra with your C# Crystal Singing Bowl
As we mentioned in your OM Chakra Sound Guide, your C# crystal singing bowl can be such a powerful way to inspire deep connection and alignment with the Earth’s natural cycles/ rhythm. So we are offering you a powerful meditation to connect you to the beautiful energy of the Earth and provide us with a strong sense of grounding into our body.
Visualizations can really help our mind connect with our energy field and work through any blockages we might feel. Before completing any of the meditations below, make sure you are following these fundamental first steps:
And remember that the more you practice sound meditation, the more strongly you’ll experience its effects!
FUNDAMENTAL STEPS TO MEDITATE WITH YOUR CRYSTAL SINGING BOWL…
- Find a comfortable, relaxing place where you’re not likely to be disturbed.
- Sit and breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth for a few minutes. As your crystal singing bowl sounds, feel your body relax. (Make sure you have a bolster or meditation pillow to lift your hips and allow your spine to be straight but your body relaxed.)
The more you can move attention to breath awareness, the more you can potentially release. When our hearts are closed and the body anxious, our breathing is shallow and constrained. So, make sure your chest is out, and allow your breathing to slow and deepen. It’s amazing what these seemingly simple changes can do to calm the mind.
STEPS 1 & 2 (Follow the fundamental steps above.)
- Imagine that you’re drawing a stream of white or rainbow light down from the earth up into your OM Chakra into the soles of your feet and upward through the crown. Let the energy move more fluidly with each spin around your singing bowl. Keep a steady, calm pace.
- Chant OM to the sound of your C# crystal singing bowl. Drag out the “mmmm” for as long as you comfortably can, allowing the vibrations of your lips humming, to resonate through your entire body, as do the vibrations of the bowl up through your arm. Picture that light solidifying into a beautiful, bright ball of white or rainbow energy hovering over your entire aura. With every breath, sense your aura becoming bigger and brighter as you feel rooted into the earth.
- As you focus on the light and sound, tune into a feeling of grounding, oneness, and connection to the Earth and all things, as the sound and light pervades your whole body.
Sound is a medium for channeling energy, so the longer you continue playing the crystal singing bowl, the deeper and more easily your mind can stay in this meditation, and the more you will be able to feel the energy of love and connection flowing back to you, as you send it out with each rotation around the bowl. Stay in this meditation for at least 5 minutes and bask in its energy, until you can really feel the energy of the Earth flowing up through your chakras and the energy of universal connection emanating from your C# singing bowl.
Be sure to explore the combination of your favorite mantras or crown chakra meditations with sustaining your crystal singing bowl. You will certainly find yourself amazed at how much sound can elevate your ability to connect with and transform feeling, as well as enhance your overall meditational experience.
If you bought your C# singing bowl from us, you know that it is made of 99.9% quartz crystal. Just like crystals, the more you meditate with it, the stronger your relationship with it. And the more powerful and easy it becomes to balance or charge your chakras with it.
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