Meditation on the Chakras - Discover the forces of divinity within your own subtle body

Meditation on the Chakras

Discover the forces of divinity within your own subtle body

5 Hours to Complete

This course takes approximately 5 hours to complete. Includes lifetime access.

Certificate of Completion

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5 CEUs Upon completion

This course qualifies for 5 continuing education credits.


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Course Overview

Chakras, the centers of subtle energy along the spinal column, play a dynamic role in the practice of meditation.

They govern regions of human anatomy, sectioning the body into distinct organ systems and anatomical functions. They embody themes of human spiritual development, ranging from primitive human drives to trustful surrender to God. They symbolize various forces of divinity, manifesting in mantric sounds and yantric geometrics. And they act as reference points in meditation practice—centers of concentration and purification. Cultivating sensitivity to these energy centers enables you to explore new dimensions of inner life.

In this 5 hour digital course, you will:

  • Identify the various chakras within you and explore the various levels of meaning in their symbolism
  • Systematically practice a core method of tantric self-purification called bhuta shuddhi (purification of the elemental forces of personality)
  • Use the chakras as reference points for systematic relaxation practice, restoring energy, and overcoming symptoms of stress
  • Establish awareness of the column of vital energy within you and settle on one of the chakras for daily meditation
Rolf Sovik
Meet The Teacher

Rolf Sovik

President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute, Rolf Sovik, PsyD, began his study of yoga and meditation in 1972. He is a student of H.H. Swami Rama and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and under their guidance has explored the teachings of the Himalayan tradition. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern Studies, and Clinical Psychology. He is currently a resident of the Himalayan Institute where he lives with his wife, Mary Gail. Read Rolf’s articles on yoga wisdom and spirituality in the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.

Course Outline

  41 Lessons    |      5 Hours    |      5 CEUs
  • Hatha, Laya, Mantra, and Raja Yogas
  • Guided Relaxation on the Chakras
  • Working with the Breath in Chakras
  • Chakras and the Human Body
  • Three Main Energy Streams
  • Breath Awareness Meditation
  • Traditional Descriptions of Chakras
  • Aspects of Mantra Meditation
  • Where Are the Chakras?
  • Guided Relaxation Using the Chakras
  • Tips for your Practice
  • Bija Mantras for the Chakras
  • Themes at Work in Root Chakra
  • Themes at Work in Pelvic Chakra
  • Themes at Work at the Navel Center
  • Themes at Work at the Heart Center
  • Themes at Work at the Throat Center
  • Themes at Work at the Eyebrow Center
  • Overall Themes in the Chakras
  • Super Quick Stretching Sequence
  • Guided Meditation with So Ham Mantra and Chakra Awareness
  • Preparations for Bhuta Shuddhi Practice
  • Aspects of Bhuta Shuddhi Practice
  • Learning Bhuta Shuddhi, A Guided Practice
  • Bhuta Shuddhi Practice
  • Points of Practice
  • An Experiential Practice for Devotion
  • Sing the Name of the Lord!
  • A Ritual for Cultivating Devotion
  • Guided Meditation Practice with Manas Puja
  • Five Postures, Five Minutes and a Guided Relaxation
  • Visualization for First Chakra Meditation
  • Visualizations for the Second Through Sixth Chakras
  • Yoga Sutra 1.12 Translation and Commentary
  • Yoga Sutra 1.12 Pronunciation
  • Yoga Sutra 1.33 Translation and Commentary
  • Yoga Sutra 1.33 Pronunciation
  • Sanskrit Alphabet and Chakras
  • Bhuta Shuddhi Guided Meditation
  • Beyond the Sixth Chakra
  • Concluding Thoughts