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Chakra Sounds (Ultimate Guide + Tracks)

Chakra Sounds (Ultimate Guide + Tracks)

Learn about chakra sounds – the seed mantras and frequencies that align your 7 major chakras, so you can enjoy the healing power of sound. 

Chakra sounds are specific vibrations that resonate with each of the 7 chakras in the human body. Listening to these chakra sounds can bring balance, healing, and awakening to different parts of your mind, body, and spirit.

In this guide, learn about the meaning and power behind each chakra sound, different ways to create chakra sounds, as well as some chakra audio tracks to get you started. 

The Healing Power of Sound

While the concept of chakra sounds is rooted in ancient traditions, there has also been a lot of scientific research into sound vibrations and their impact on the physical body. 

Studies have shown that specific frequencies can influence brainwave activity, heart rate, and other physiological processes.

Certain sounds have been found to reduce tension, anxiety, boost cognitive functioning and even alleviate the symptoms of depression

Everything in the universe, including sound, consists of vibrations. Sound waves travel through the air, interacting with our bodies and influencing our physical and mental state.

“The whole existence is a kind of sound, or a complex amalgamation of sounds – the whole existence is an amalgamation of various mantras.”

Sadhguru

What Are Chakra Sounds?

Chakra sounds are interpreted differently by different spiritual traditions – don’t worry I’m going to cover all the different interpretations in this guide to give you a really thorough understanding!

Chakra frequencies (which I cover below) are actually quite a modern idea, in ancient Vedic texts (spiritual texts used in the Hindu tradition) chakra sounds refer to mantras or chants. In ancient times, mantras would be said during meditation practices, prayers and rituals to help people connect on a spiritual level and enter a deeper meditative state. 

It wasn’t until the late 20th Century that energy practitioners began to analyze frequencies and the effect these had on our physical and subtle body.

Dr. Joseph Puleo, a naturopathic doctor, published a guide to Solfeggio Frequencies in 1999 which set out, for the first time, ancient sound frequencies that were believed to have healing properties.

These frequencies were later adopted by New Age and alternative healing practitioners who attributed a specific frequency to each of the major chakras. 

Some energy and meditation teachers interpret chakra sounds as musical notes. Just like frequencies, when these notes are played they release vibrations which resonate with specific chakras. The idea is exactly the same, it’s just another way of identifying the sounds. 

All these interpretations share the same core belief that we consist of vibrations and tuning these vibrations can impact our spiritual, emotional and physical experience. 

Benefits of Chakra Sounds

Just like a tuning fork can resonate with another of the same frequency, chakra sounds are believed to resonate with the specific frequencies of each chakra.

By listening to or chanting these specific sounds, we can influence the energy flow within each chakra. This can be like tuning a musical instrument, bringing the chakra back into balance and harmony.

Balancing and activating our energy centers through sound can offer a range of potential benefits, including:

  • Improved physical health: Enhanced energy levels, reduced stress, and relief from specific ailments associated with imbalanced chakras.
  • Emotional well-being: Increased feelings of peace, joy, and emotional stability.
  • Spiritual growth: Deeper connection to intuition, self-awareness, and a profound sense of purpose.

What are Chakra Frequencies?

Each chakra vibrates at its own unique frequency, similar to a musical note. These frequencies resonate with specific aspects of our being, influencing our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

The most commonly cited frequencies (and the ones I refer to in this article) come from the Solfeggio Frequencies but it’s worth noting that each of the chakras can resonate with a range of frequencies. 

The key concept is that by listening to or chanting sounds at these specific frequencies, we can resonate with the energy of the corresponding chakra. This can be seen as a form of “tuning” the chakra, bringing it back into balance and harmony.

You might find that you resonate with slightly different frequencies, and that’s perfectly valid. The key is to approach them with an open mind and experiment to see what resonates with you.

7 Chakra Frequencies

Each chakra has a particular frequency which when listened to can help us connect with the potent energy of these centers. 

While the listed frequencies below offer starting points, remember that they can vary slightly across different traditions and interpretations. It’s more important to find the frequencies that resonate with you personally.

I’ve also listed the attributes of each of the chakras below to remind you what you should be visualizing when hearing these chakra sounds. 

Root Chakra: 396 Hz / LAM

  • Color: Red
  • Qualities: Grounding, stability, security, survival
  • Benefits: The Root Chakra is the chakra of safety so this frequency can help us experience increased stability, greater connection to the physical body, and reduced anxiety.
  • When listening to this frequency: Visualize roots anchoring you to the ground.

Sacral Chakra: 417 Hz / VAM

  • Color: Orange
  • Qualities: Creativity, pleasure, sensuality, emotional expression. Often associated with Goddess energy
  • Benefits: Enhanced creativity, increased emotional well-being, improved self-expression
  • When listening to this frequency: Visualize flowing water like ocean waves cleansing and releasing negativity.

Solar Plexus Chakra: 528 Hz / RAM

  • Color: Yellow
  • Qualities: Personal power, confidence, self-esteem, willpower
  • Benefits: Increased confidence, improved self-worth, greater sense of control
  • When listening to this frequency: Visualize a bright sun within you radiating power.

Heart Chakra: 639 Hz / YAM

  • Color: Green
  • Qualities: Love, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, connection
  • Benefits: Increased feelings of love, improved relationships, greater self-compassion, and a deeper connection with feminine energy. 
  • When listening to this frequency: Visualize your warm, radiating heart spreading love.

Throat Chakra: 741 Hz / HAM

  • Color: Blue
  • Qualities: Communication, self-expression, truth, creativity
  • Benefits: Improved communication skills, increased self-awareness, clearer expression
  • When listening to this frequency: Visualize cleansing water flowing freely as you express your truth clearly.

Third Eye Chakra: 852 Hz / OM

  • Color: Indigo
  • Qualities: Intuition, insight, wisdom, psychic abilities
  • Benefits: Increased intuition, improved problem-solving, deeper understanding
  • When listening to this frequency: Visualize your connection to your third eye deeping as you tap into your inner wisdom. 

Crown Chakra: 963 Hz / OM

  • Color: Violet
  • Qualities: Spirituality, connection to the divine, enlightenment, oneness
  • Benefits: Increased sense of peace, deeper spiritual connection, expanded consciousness, spiritual realms
  • When listening to this frequency: Visualize your Crown Chakra opening and connecting to the universe.
chakra frequency chart
Chakra Frequency Chart

7 Chakra Notes

Chakra notes are another way to interpret chakra sounds. Each of the seven main chakras are associated with a specific musical note. Playing these notes can release vibrations which are particularly healing for the chakras.

Here are the musical notes commonly associated with the seven main chakras:

  1. Root Chakra (Muladhara): Note C
  2. Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana): Note D
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): Note E
  4. Heart Chakra (Anahata): Note F
  5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): Note G
  6. Third Eye Chakra (Ajna): Note A
  7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): Note B

Different Forms of Chakra Sounds

There are many different ways to experience the healing power of chakra sounds, including:

  • Chanting bija mantras: These single-syllable seed sounds are unique to each chakra and carry their specific vibration.
  • Listening to chakra-specific audio tracks: You can find chakra audio tracks which are tuned to specific frequencies to help you connect with your individual chakras.
  • Using instruments: Certain musical instruments can be used to produce certain notes which can help you rebalance your chakras.

Let’s look at how to use these different forms of chakra sounds.

Bija Mantras

Bija mantras are the heart and soul of chakra sounds. Sometimes referred to as “seed syllables”, mantras are thought to carry the essence and vibration of each chakra.

Mantras were a key part of Vedic tradition, the earliest texts of Hinduism. They were used in rituals, mantra meditation and other spiritual practices. The particular intonation and vibration of these mantras were believed to have healing properties and help you connect with the divine. 

Bija mantras are one syllable mantras or vowel sounds. In fact Bija translates to “seed” in Sanskrit, and just like seeds these single-syllable sounds hold the potential to blossom into powerful vibrations.

In some traditions, Bija mantras are seen as embodying the very essence of the divine. Chanting them is considered a form of spiritual practice, connecting the individual to their higher self and the universe’s energy.

“Prana… is the spirit of mantra. Mantra in turn is the expression of prana. Whatever most engages our prana or vital energy becomes the main subject of our speech.”

Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri)

Each chakra has its own bija seed mantra, carrying a unique sound and meaning:

  • Root Chakra Mantra (Muladhara): LAM 
  • Sacral Chakra Mantra (Svadhisthana): VAM 
  • Solar Plexus Chakra Mantra (Manipura): RAM 
  • Heart Chakra Mantra (Anahata): YAM 
  • Throat Chakra Mantra(Vishuddha): HAM 
  • Third Eye Chakra Mantra (Ajna): OM 
  • Crown Chakra Mantra (Sahasrara): OM 

How to Chant Bija Mantras

There are no strict rules for chanting bija mantras, but you might find it helpful to follow this simple routine for chakra toning:

1. Find a Comfortable Position

Sit comfortably with your spine straight. Close your eyes to minimize external distractions.

2. Focus Your Mind

Start with some deep breathing to center yourself. Focus on the area of the chakra you wish to activate or balance. Envisioning the color associated with that chakra can also enhance your focus (e.g., red for the Root Chakra, orange for the Sacral Chakra, etc.).

3. Pronounce the Bija Mantra Slowly and Clearly

Begin chanting the chakra vowel sounds softly and clearly. For most bija mantras, the sound should be sustained as long as your breath allows. Pay attention to the pronunciation:

  • LAM is pronounced as lum in “plum.”
  • VAM sounds like vum in “thumb.”
  • RAM is pronounced as rum in “rumble.”
  • YAM sounds like yum in “yummy.”
  • HAM is pronounced as hum in “humble.”
  • OM (or AUM) encompasses the sounds a-u-m, starting from the back of the throat to the lips.

4. Chant with Intention

As you chant, maintain your focus on the chakra and your intention. Whether seeking healing, balance, or spiritual growth, your intention helps direct the mantra’s energy.

5. Repeat

Repeat the mantra – traditionally, mantras would be said 108 times, but don’t feel you have to repeat it that many times. Simply do as many repetitions as feels comfortable for you. 

6. Meditate After Chanting

Once you finish chanting, stay silent for a few minutes. Observe any sensations, emotions, or thoughts that arise, allowing yourself to simply be in the moment.

7. Practice Regularly

The benefits of chanting chakra vowels increase with regular practice. It helps to incorporate this powerful practice into your daily routine, even if only for a few minutes at a time.

It’s important to remember that Bija mantras are more than just sounds or seed syllables. They are healing sounds which carry rich cultural and spiritual significance, connecting us to ancient spiritual traditions. Approaching them with respect and openness will enhance your experience.

chakra mantra chart
Chakra Mantra Chart

Chakra Audio Tracks

Chakra audio tracks can be a really simple but effective way to tune your chakra frequencies. 

All music affects us, whether it’s classical music and heavy metal, because it contains notes and frequencies that affect our emotional states.

But chakra tracks are particularly useful because they are pieces of intentional music which are tuned to a specific range of frequencies that can support chakra healing practices. Play them in the background as you meditate, practice yoga or wind down at the end of your day.

Root Chakra (396 Hz)

Deep grounding beats to connect with Root Chakra, promoting stability and inner peace. 

396 Root Chakra frequency audio track

Sacral Chakra (417 Hz)

Delicate and flowing melodies connect with the Sacral Chakra’s frequency, promoting creativity and joy.

Solar Plexus Chakra (528 Hz)

The uplifting and inspiring sounds connect with the Solar Plexus Chakra’s frequency, promoting positive change.

Heart Chakra (639 Hz)

Calming and melodic sounds which connect with the Heart Chakra’s frequency, promoting peace and forgiveness.

Throat Chakra (741 Hz)

Resonant sounds which connect with the Throat Chakra’s frequency, promoting clear communication and self-expression.

Third Eye Chakra (852 Hz)

Calming, ethereal sounds which resonate with the Third Eye Chakra’s frequency, promoting intuition and insight.

Crown Chakra (963 Hz)

Subtle, high-frequency tones, promoting a sense of peace and connection to the divine.

Looking for downloadable chakra audio tracks?

Check out our 7 chakra audio track compilation – over 10 hours of chakra healing sounds with a bonus meditation track for just $10.

Using Instruments for Chakra Healing

Musical instruments are another way to explore chakra sounds and influence your energy flow. 

Instruments have been used for healing and spiritual purposes for centuries, and each instrument possesses unique vibrational qualities.

By aligning specific instruments with particular chakras and their frequencies, you can create personalized soundscapes for targeted healing.

Popular Instruments for Chakra Healing

  • Tuning forks: Precisely calibrated to specific chakra frequencies, tuning forks create single tone focused sound vibrations.
  • Tibetan singing bowls: Their rich, resonant tones can stimulate and balance different chakras depending on their size and pitch. 
  • Crystal singing bowls: Crystal singing bowls produce beautiful sounds which can be tuned to specific chakras.
  • Bells: The clear, high-pitched tones of bells are particularly good for stimulating the Throat Chakra, encouraging communication and self-expression.
  • Percussion instruments: Instruments such as gongs or drums can produce a range of powerful sounds that can energize and rebalance your chakras. 
  • Woodwind instruments: Certain woodwind instruments like the didgeridoo or panpipes can produce pure sounds which can help you connect with your subtle body. Likewise string instruments like cellos can also be very healing. 

How to Use Instruments for Chakra Healing

Use these simple tips to get the most out of your sound healing session:

  1. Choose the right instrument: Select an instrument aligned with the chakra you wish to target, considering its frequency or vibrational qualities.
  2. Create a calming space: Prepare a quiet and comfortable environment which will support relaxation and introspection.
  3. Set your intention: Clearly focus on the desired outcome, whether it’s balancing a specific chakra, releasing negativity, or creating a relaxing environment.
  4. Play the instrument: Gently play the instrument near the corresponding chakra location on your body or around your aura. Experiment with different techniques like placing the instrument directly on your physical body, moving it in circular motions, or chanting along with the sound.
  5. Observe and feel: Be present in the moment and pay attention to the sensations you experience. Allow the sounds to wash over you and observe any emotional or physical shifts.

Start with short sessions and gradually increase the duration as you become comfortable. Combine using instruments with meditation, visualization, or affirmations for enhanced benefits.

The Sound of Healing

Chakra sounds offer a unique and enjoyable approach to promoting balance and well-being. Whether you choose to chant Bija mantras, listen to guided chakra audio tracks, or experiment with instruments, opening yourself to the world of sound can be a transformative journey.

Attuning yourself to the unique vibration of each chakra through its frequency has profound balancing effects which can heal you on a spiritual level.

Author

  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.