According to the ancients, there are certain vibrations, sounds, that correlate to the different color
vibrations of the chakras. The Hindu call them bija or seed sounds. A listing of
the seed and petal sounds of each chakra can be found by clicking on the seven chakra mandalas above.
According to Hindu tradition, all of the fifty sounds within the Sanskrit language are contained within the
chakras. When practicing these sounds, the pedal sounds should be chanted first followed by the seed sound.
Harish Johari, a North Indian musician, composer, poet, artist, and Tantric scholar, has produced a tape
of these sounds, which can be used in daily
practice. It is titled "Sounds of the Chakras" and is available at most
metaphysical stores and on the World Wide Web at
In his book, "Sound Health: The Music that Makes Us Whole", Dr. Steven Halpern
tells us that "… vibrations
at 1000 cycles per second are easily audible. If you double the vibrations to 2000 cycles per second, that
is one octave higher. If you double it again to 4000 cycles per second, that is another octave. A normal
piano spans a bit more than seven octaves. If, hypothetically, we could extend the piano keyboard another
35 to 50 octaves higher, the keys at the higher end would produce colors, rather than audible sounds,
when played." (p. 182-183).
The chakra centers are affected by both light and sound, especially when used in conjunction with each other.
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There are aides, other than tapes, available for resonating with the chakras such as
crystal singing bowls that can be tuned for each chakra. Also, tuning forks are
available in each of the notes above. These items are generally available at metaphysical
shops and can also be purchased on the Internet.