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Top 5 Chakra Meditation Apps

Top 5 Chakra Meditation Apps

We talk a lot about the powerful benefits of meditation at Chakra Practice, and nowadays it’s easier than ever to incorporate it into your daily life with the help of meditation apps.

But with so many mindful and meditation apps on the market, which should you use?

We’ve called on Sabrina Cadini, a Holistic Precision Life & Wellness Coach, to review the most popular meditation apps to see which ones are best for your chakra meditation practice.

Key Takeaway

Our Top Meditation Apps for Chakra Healing

Aura

Aura earns first place thanks to its easy navigation, abundant features, and chakra content.

During setup, you can select topics, content types, and whether to permit push notifications, which can help you in establishing a regular practice. The more you use the app, the more it personalizes your experience by tracking your progress and celebrating your successes.

The app offers many topics, accessible from the Home screen: meditations, therapy, stories, sounds, breathwork, work wellness, music, ASMR, programs, series, new, popular, prayers, affirmations, sound healing, hypnosis, timer, health, podcasts, alternative healing, even tracking your mood over time, and life coaching.

If you select “Chakras” as one of your topics during setup, you will see a chakra section with meditation, and you can sort them by duration (0-5 to 45+ minutes). You can find meditations for single chakras or for all the energy centers, beginner courses (there are several introductory meditations) and advanced meditations.

You can also find chakra meditations in the app in the following ways:

  • In the Aura/Home screen, click on “Meditation” from the top menu, then click on the filter icon and choose “Chakras” to get a list of meditations.
  • Click on the magnifying glass on top of the Home screen and type “chakras” – here, you will get a lot of options to choose from: tracks, series, programs, and even coaches who are knowledgeable in the topic.

The “Me” screen presents some of the most valuable app features. It encompasses your recent mindfulness sessions, favored tracks, playlists, and even the content you’ve downloaded for offline mindfulness practice. Additionally, you’ll find a collection of your preferred life coaches and meditation instructors in this section.

Their Live Events also offer a wide variety of meditation types and topics, including chakras.

The meditation screen in listening mode provides various action commands (favorite, add to playlist, download, or share). You can also follow the instructor (this interface is similar Insight Timer, reviewed next).


Cool Feature

You can enable sounds in the background while you listen to your meditations by clicking on the musical note at the bottom right (music, nature sounds, binaural beats or white noise, and home sounds like A/C, washing machine, and kitchen).


Cost: 7-day free trial, then you must select a monthly (USD11.99) or yearly option (USD69.99).

Most user friendly
Aura
Monthly: $11.99 / Annual: $69.99

Easy navigation, abundant features, and lots of chakra content.

Pros:
  • Easy to navigate
  • Lots of chakra content
  • Play sounds while you meditate
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Insight Timer

Insight Timer is my go-to app for anything related to guided meditations (I’ve been using it since 2019), but it also offers live events, courses, mentoring, groups, and challenges. What I also love is its community space that facilitates connections among meditators.

One of the most compelling aspects of Insight Timer is the vastness of its meditation library, a key reason behind its popularity. There are hundreds of sample meditations to try and a significant portion of the library is completely free!

Regardless of your meditation experience level, you can explore a variety of styles, durations, and subjects to discover guided sessions that resonate with you. You can follow specific instructors, search for meditation techniques based on duration or style (such as meditations for sleep), and use the app’s customizable timer with background music and nature soundscapes.

They also offer a basics of meditation course which is perfect for beginners. 

Insight Timer encourages you to stay consistent with your practice by leaving check-ins (by answering to “How are you today?”) and the more you use the app, the more relevant meditations will appear on your Home screen.

The Library section allows you to access your favorite meditations, your playlists, your journal entries, any challenges you have participated in. With the paid version you can also access courses, download any tracks of your choice, and create dedicated folders.

You can find chakra meditations on the app in two ways from the Explore screen:

  • Scroll down to “Interests” and you will find a Chakra section filled with meditations, courses, groups, events, and playlists.
  • Search for “chakras” to get results by Top (the most listened to and rated), Tracks (you can refine the search by sorting them in specific orders, selecting the duration, and types such as female or male voice, with or without music, etc.), Courses, Teachers, upcoming Live Events, Groups, and Playlists.

The chakra meditations available in Insight Timer range between 5-30+ minutes, and they vary from meditations focusing on one single chakra to meditations covering all the chakras.

You can find anything from chakra balancing to cleansing, healing, alignment, opening, activation, visualization, and affirmations. Some meditations combine different modalities such as chakras and yoga nidra (among my favorites).

When you listen to a track, you can leave a review using a star rating and content rating, you can follow the instructor, and you can even donate to them if you’d like. Each track can be saved to your library and added to your playlists.

What I think Insight Timer is best for is their wide variety of courses: they currently have 2,838 in the app. You can choose the duration (1-5 days up to 21-30 days) and choose the chakra course that speaks to you. Each course comes with a brief explanation for each day/lesson and a preview before you decide to start it.


Cool Features

The app offers live events, and they have several focusing on chakras. The app also has affirmations and visualizations available.


Cost: 7-day free trial, then you can decide whether to keep using the app for free (with A LOT of available meditations!) or upgrade to Insight Premium Yearly (USD59.99).

The multi-session meditation courses are only available in the premium subscription. Workshops and mentoring are available for an extra fee (they are not included in the premium app cost).

Best free option
Insight Timer
Free / $59.99 annually for premium content

A wealth of free chakra meditation materials with a community space to connect with others.

Pros:
  • Large free library
  • Wide range of chakra meditations
  • Community space for connecting with other users
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Breethe

The Breethe app boasts a rich variety of meditation choices, including single tracks, meditation series, and programs. The duration varies from a few minutes to over 30 minutes, offering a wide range of options within the impressive library of meditations. 

Upon launching the app, I navigated a series of screens where I was asked to select my reasons for using the app and my goals (all useful information to customize the experience in the app, and you can set reminders to stay consistent with your practice).

The Profile screen grants access to your account details, Apple Health tracking, shortcuts, alarms, and the ability to adjust background music that you hear while you browse their catalog. This screen also provides an overview of your accumulated mindful time and the number of consecutive days you’ve engaged with the app.


Cool feature

There’s a Therapy screen designed for sharing your emotions. Engaging in text conversation with the bot provides access to brief audio advice relevant to the concerns you’ve expressed.


The app’s home screen, referred to as Today, displays a simple interface with categories (meditation, sleep, music & sounds, alternative therapies, talks & masterclasses, well-being, and authors). There, you also can access your achievements, tracking milestones like completing 25 sessions or using the app consecutively for 3 days.

The Library screen centralizes the app’s diverse offerings, including meditations, sleep aids, masterclass discussions, and alternative therapies. This feature allows you to browse different sections or utilize the search function to find specific content.

When I searched for “chakra” in the Library section, I only got 8 results with meditations ranging from chakra cleanse to meditation, healing, and awakening (none for individual chakras).

They have “Affirmations” and “Visualizations” but there are only limited options available. 

While you listen to each meditation, you can add it to your playlists (note icon), favorite it (heart icon), you can select the audio volume, and share it with friends (sun icon).

Cost: Free 14-day trial, then a monthly subscription is required (USD12.99).

Best for improving sleep
Breethe
Monthly: $12.99

A rich variety of meditation choices, including single tracks and meditation programs.

Pros:
  • Lots of sleep support
  • Masterclass discussions and alternative therapies
  • Share your feelings through the Therapy screen
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Headspace

Headspace has an extensive range of options nicely organized in different topics.

The app encourages you to watch a “How to Headspace” video as soon as you sign up to guide you through their features with brief samples about their offerings (meditations, collections, courses, podcasts), and how to set yourself up on the first week of use.

Headspace encourages consistency by tracking your progress as you keep listening, and it provides a dose of positivity with mindfulness-centered quotes. After each session, the app tracks your meditation time and updates you on your cumulative “minutes meditated.” 

The app shows you the progress in your account tab with the average number of minutes spent meditating, the total amount of time spent in the app, and the number of sessions completed.


Cool Feature

You can track your stress or anxiety levels by checking in every month for stress and every two weeks for anxiety.


There are currently no meditations related to chakras, however, you can practice their “Body Scan” meditations. For some of them, you can select the duration, ranging from 1-3 minutes to a more extended 20 minutes (you will click on the cog icon to access the duration options). 

I would suggest that you select a body scan meditation longer than 3 minutes if you want to visualize your chakras (it might be hard to visualize the order on your own without specific guidance if you are a beginner, though).

As an alternative, you can choose one of their “visualization” meditations. This can be a powerful tool to help you connect with a particular chakra. 

The meditation I found most helpful was the “Light Visualization” that helps you visualize sunlight starting from the toes, going up to your legs, continuing to travel up through the body and all the way to the very top of your head. It’s a quick meditation (less than 5 minutes) so if you want to spend enough time in each chakra, it might not be ideal. As an alternative, you can follow the guided meditation and concentrate your efforts on one area to focus on a specific chakra.

You can also mark your favorite meditations by clicking on the heart icon and create your own library.

Overall, I feel Headspace is more focused on stress/anxiety and sleep, but it doesn’t provide any valuable chakra resources.

Cost: 7-day free trial, then you must choose between a monthly (USD12.99) or an annual subscription (USD69.99).

Best for managing stress and anxiety
Headspace

An extensive range of options, particularly beneficial for managing stress and anxiety.

Pros:
  • Wide offering including meditations, courses, and podcasts
  • Body scan and visualization meditations which are perfect for chakra healing
  • Light visualization tool
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Gaia

Gaia’s unique perspective-driven content sets it apart from other apps reviewed in this article. It’s a streaming platform offering a wide array of enlightening films, original shows, practices, live events, and documentaries with a library exceeding 8,000 videos. Whether you seek inspiration, guidance, cutting-edge research, or tools to elevate your consciousness, Gaia offers tailored content for all needs.

The app supports HealthKit, allowing users to track their yoga and meditation activities within the Apple Health app. It’s available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and their website (Gaia.com).

Gaia’s meditation content is noteworthy, featuring a wide array of guided meditation videos lasting from 5 to 45 minutes. They have a dedicated “Chakras” topic in the Browse screen (you have to click on Topics, then scroll down to the “Supernatural” category). Once you access the Chakra section, you have access to a huge selection of videos, either as standalone or part of a series. You can also follow the topic in the app by clicking on the bell icon.


Cool Feature

The mobile app also permits video downloads for on-the-go viewing. With up to three user profiles, personalized playlists and recommendations can be tailored, and multiple profiles can watch simultaneously.


When you click on a video, you can add it to a playlist, download it, share it, and watch the full series.

While the majority of video content might be valuable for some users, I find that the simplicity and immersive quality of audio files better align with my meditation preferences and goals for a more profound introspective experience. I find it helps me immerse myself more fully in guided meditation, fostering a deeper connection with my thoughts and emotions.

I also searched for audio meditations by selecting “Meditation” in the Browse screen and searching by Focus (there you will find “Chakras”) and “Audio” under Style, but there was only one result.

I couldn’t find any video or audio tracks with affirmations, but they have some chakra visualization practices (video only) when you select the “Visualization” option under Style.

Cost: 7-day free trial, then you must choose between a monthly (USD11.99) or an annual subscription (USD99). They also have an Events+ option for USD299.

Best multimedia offering
Gaia
Monthly: $11.99 / Annual: $99

Unique perspective-driven content to support all your spiritual needs.

Pros:
  • Streaming platform with films, original shows, and live events
  • Video downloads for on-the-go viewing
  • Large library of chakra content
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How to Choose a Meditation App

To choose the right meditation app for your chakra practice, it helps to ask yourself two questions;

How much guidance would you like? 

If you’re new to chakra healing, then you will probably benefit from an app which has a greater selection of chakra meditation tracks, so something like Aura could be a good choice.

However, if you are comfortable with your chakras, then you may find that an app like Headspace which is more geared towards general meditation could give you more flexibility. 

How structured do you want to be?

If you’re an experienced meditator then you may not need meditation coaches to guide you through a session. You might like a simple timer to track your meditation habits, in which case a basic meditation app could work for you.

If you enjoy a more structured meditation practice then Aura, or an app with specific training for beginners could be more up your street.

Benefits of Chakra Meditation

Meditation comes with all kinds of health benefits. It has been found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, promote better sleep and help with all kinds of medical conditions. 

It has also been shown to support emotional intelligence and improve empathy which is why it is often used in behavioral therapy. 

Meditation and mindfulness exercises are often used in chakra healing because they help quieten the mind and allow us to connect to our energetic centers – something which can be hard to do sometimes during a busy day.

There are lots of different types of meditation that can heal your chakras, from body scanning and candle gazing meditation to visualization meditation. These different techniques help you to connect with your chakras in different ways, identify blockages and channel healing life force energy where you need it most. 

You can also find lots of free chakra meditations on the Chakra Practice Youtube channel

Start your Chakra Meditation Journey Today

Meditation is an incredibly powerful way to boost your mental, spiritual and physical health. Using the apps in this article, you can easily build this simple habit into your day to day life and start reaping the benefits!

Learn more about how to heal your chakras with meditation

Author

  • Sabrina Cadini

    Sabrina is a Holistic Precision Life & Wellness Coach helping busy professionals live better, work smarter, and feel happier by prioritizing themselves with customized lifestyle choices.