Each chakra rules a different part of our body, mind or spirit – from the top of your head, to the base of your spine. Balancing these – meditating while humming – is said to increase relaxation and happiness. YouTube testimonials say The Meditative Mind chakra tone/hum/meditation has physical effects.
What is Chakra Humming?
Simply, finding a quiet space (like your bedroom) so you can focus on clearing and balancing your chakras, using tonal sounds, to improve your spiritual and emotional wellbeing. The Beatles and other musicians like Prince may have known the secret. Here is how it works, no matter if you want to play some chakra humming in your office, or lie down on the bed and relax.
Testimonials for YouTube’s Most Popular Chakra Hum
The Meditative Mind has produced a highly-rated 10 million+ view Chakra balancing session. Based in Strawberry Hills, Sydney, Australia and created by Dilpreet Bhatia, it is a gateway to potential healing, at no cost.
The website offers an app, and a library of specific sound treatments, from Crown Chakra Healing to Daily Meditation and Home Negative Energy Clearing.
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Reiki healers as well as people seeking help, have all left praise at The Meditative Mind channel sessions.
This has changed my life. Unbelievable!
When I have some crystals in my hand, the feeling of their energy always either vibrates or heightens with these chants
Play this in the shower with a bluetooth speaker, what an amazing experience! I can really feel the cleansing and balancing happening and my chakras have been blocked for years. I even do this when I am tired or have some sadness and it brightens me right up!
I have listened to this a few times now and this evening I feel strongly enough to comment. Every single time the piece has finished my entire body is completely numb. Tonight was especially poignant, as I felt a release of pain in my abdomen to which I have had many problems over the years. This is one to keep and take note of. Thank you
Only ever meditated with breathing before this. This was quite an eye opening experience indeed. Base of spine tingled for first, and felt other unique sensations for each chakra after that. Amazing.
I’ve been having really bad belly pain and I cleared my chakras and now I’ll feel little to no pain in that area
It’s not just me that enjoys this and relaxes to this, my dogs also fall asleep very fast with this. Thank you.
After listening to this for a few weeks I feel my third eye chakra working better.
I cried during the solar plexus and heart chakra, i feel balanced already and noticed the tension leaving my body
After the root chakra I fell asleep for maybe 15 minutes, and I woke up in the middle of the throat chakra completely awake and rejuvenated!
This is the most happy and relaxed I’ve been in my entire life. This is incredible stuff you got right here.
Thank you bless you. This gets me through the darkest hours.
Playing it in the office really helps just put you in a good mood, I have been quite productive!
Every time I feel unwell I listen to this and honestly it helps! So powerful and calming.
I was diagnosed with functional dystonia and non-epileptic seizures. When I was working out at the gym today, I felt a dystonic storm coming on. After listening to this for a few minutes, the dystonia released and I was able to continue on with my workout.
I came across this right now while my electricity has gone out and I’m so grateful for this right now in life. That this right here right now is my moment of light in the dark.
The Chakras in India
This image by Dustin Humes (above) shows the classical chakra colours, from left to right. From the base of your spine upwards, you move through the red, orange, yellow, green, blue and indigo colours, towards white light at the top of your head.
Indians have hummed or chanted the tones/notes of the seven chakras for centuries. Each chakra rules a different part of our body, mind or spirit – from the top of your head, to the base of your spine. Balancing these – meditating while humming – is said to increase relaxation and happiness.
Those in the know who regularly chant or hum (tone or tune) their chakras say it’s life changing. It also helps calm the breath.
The Beatles Used Chakra Notes
Ever wondered why The Beatles became so successful, in so many countries, for so many years? (Around sixty and counting).
Intuitively, or maybe consciously (George Harrison was friends with Ravi Shankar and a devotee of Indian culture) these musicians composed around the chakra notes. Tibetan singing bowls work along a similar principle.
What Psychics Know About Chakras
The chakras are the coloured/toned energy centres – which psychics can see – which begin at your head and end at the base of your spine. The chakras rule different aspects of your personality. The red base chakra, right at your tailbone (felt strongly when sitting down in a yoga cross-legged posture) is about survival. It grounds you and stabilises you.
Going right up to the top or crown of your head – that seventh chakra is about your connection to the spirit world and to a universe where time and space have different rules. It is sometimes seen as violet, but also white.
White works really well if you want to try visualising now.
These chakras are often shown as perfect, block colour circles in books, or on websites. In actual fact, to many professional psychics who are also clairvoyant (clear seeing) they are more like spinning wheels, with an almost electric/neon quality.
How to Sit and Hum or ‘Bee Breathe’ the Chords
If you are musical, you will already be able to hum these. At home today, you will be going through each of your chakras in turn, sitting in a loose cross-legged position on the floor, or on your bed mattress.
If you’d rather sit more comfortably, that’s fine too but try to keep your head-to-hipbones line straight. Don’t slouch or bend. Think of yourself as an instrument to be tuned, like an upright acoustic guitar.
Bee Breathing – Buzzing a Note in Your Body
Again, if you have time at home – just use YouTube to source the notes. You’ll find pianos, guitars, singers all there to uncover. Finding your version of a note is personal to you.
If you are musical you will be able to remember and ‘call in’ the note when you meditate, humming or ‘bee breathing’ (buzzing the sound through your nose and throat). More on that in a moment!
Doing this toning, or tuning, can leave you feeling amazing. You won’t know until you try. Some people report feeling more balanced, settled, whole, attuned, grounded.
Get into a rhythm so you are not breathless. If you are interested in breathing techniques, head straight to yoga teachers online who can help you with that. Alternate nostril breathing, for example, can help to calm and regulate your breath.
Deep Humming with a Hard Day’s Night
At home, today, you can find some music clips on YouTube or use your own collection, to ‘deep hum’ (also called toning) particular notes, which will help you balance your chakra system.
For this particular session, find A Hard Day’s Night on YouTube (or in your own collection). You’re sourcing the very first chord. Loud. Ringing. Vibrating. Unmistakeable.
There are a few clips on YouTube including straight guitar versions. Find one you like.
A Hard Day’s Night with Soothing Sounds
The most famous chord in music is the unmistakable ‘twang’ you hear the start of A Hard Day’s Night. George Harrison claimed it was “F with a G on top, but you’ll have to ask Paul about the bass note to get the full story.”
The Gresham College Explanation
Professor Jeremy Summerly from Gresham College unpacks the elements of the Hard Day’s Night opening chord. It certainly speaks to more than one of your chakras. And it’s good to hum.
Why the Beatles’ Music is Special
Was it their time in India, and among Indian musicians (thanks to George Harrison) or was it something else? The Beatles’ music is frequently built around frequencies that chime with the chakras. If you have ever listened to The White Album, for example, or even just one of the many number one hit singles the band created – you’ll be tuning into strong, clear, chakra notes played in powerful and beautiful harmonies.
You can find A Hard Day’s Night now in any version you like on YouTube. Remember and hum the first chord, repeatedly, trying to make the noise vibrate in your head, then further down in your throat and neck, then down through your chest and so on.
Four Notes – F, A, C and G
The four notes in the Fadd9 chord are F, A, C and G. This is where the power comes from, as you repeatedly hum or tone the sound (or as close as you can get to it: remember this was The Beatles and this is you in your bedroom!)
You’ll find a few variations on this idea of chakras relating to musical notes. The expert to turn to is John Michell, who gave this sequence – below. All these notes turn up in that Beatles’ chord.
- F Solar Plexus Chakra
- A Throat Chakra
- C Base Chakra
- G Heart
The Table of Correspondences
John Michell (1933-2009) was a specialist in ancient, traditional science. He graduated from Eton and Cambridge to dedicate is career to Glastonbury and Stonehenge, for a time.
The Glastonbury Festival of 1971 featured a stage built to emulate the pyramid of Cheops, using Michell’s calculations. The festival hosted David Bowie and Traffic. Michell even guided the Rolling Stones on a UFO expedition around Stonehenge.
He knew music and he knew mysteries. No wonder the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury is still going strong today.
This table of correspondences comes from Michell’s wonderful book, Sacred Geometry (Thames & Hudson, London 2009).
- F – Venus, Green, Copper, Emerald
- A – Moon, White, Silver, Pearl
- C – Jupiter, Blue, Tin, Sapphire
- G – Mercury, Indigo, Quicksilver, Amethyst
Green Heart Chakra Tones
George Harrison said the chord was ‘F with a G on top’ (almost right, according to the experts) so he was picking up on Green (the heart chakra) with Indigo/Amethyst) the third eye chakra of psychic ability.
How incredible is that? No wonder the whole world fell in love with the A Hard Day’s Night. Heart and head.
Meditating on Colours
As you repeat hum the chord, visualise yourself bathed in the colours. Focus on each of your chakras using the colours.
As you can see, The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night chord tunes into Green, White, Blue and Indigo – according to John Michell’s Table of Correspondences. You can create quite a powerful chakra tune-up meditation for yourself by humming (or bee-breathing) the sound, pausing to regulate your breath, then repeating.
Think Like a Bee
Think like a bumblebee. The website Yoga Journal explains it well:
Use “Bee Breath” to Get Anxiety to Buzz Off
“Lengthening exhalation relative to inhalation reduces the ‘fight or flight’ impulse and maintains a healthy level of carbon dioxide in the blood, which helps you relax. So, keeping the lips lightly sealed, inhale through the nostrils.”
As you do this, focus on the colours in your mind’s eye and see them glowing on and around your body.
The best meditation is created by you and adapted by you but following the ancient rules. Here’s a reminder of the chakras in relation to the sounds in the Hard Day’s Night chord again.
- F Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
- A Throat Chakra – Blue
- C Base or Root Chakra – Red
- G Heart – Green
Breathing Like a Bee – Video
This is a great clip from YuMee Chung. There are a few on YouTube but this is really well explained, and we like the bee tights.
Breathing Through the Colours
You can create a rainbow or colour field to meditate with – or you can cycle your way through the colours. You might want to start at your throat (blue) work your way down to your heart (green) then go to your solar plexus (yellow) and finally down to your base or root chakra.
In a moment, we’ll go to a superb website created by one of the world’s leading experts on chakras.
For a moment, tailor and personalise that Beatles’ chord to yourself. Remember to try and ‘find’ it (or as close as you can get to it. Hum it and move that ‘hum’ up and down your body.
You could even jump around a little. You don’t have to start at the top and work down. As you tone/tune your chakras with sound and colour, experimenting with a meditation which is just right for you, you will be balancing emotions and feelings (heart), communication, writing and speaking (throat), psychic ability and intuition (third eye) and your connection to the universe (crown).
Heart Chakra. Throat Chakra. Third Eye Chakra. Crown Chakra.
The Chakras and Colour
- Root Chakra – Red
- Sacral Chakra – Orange
- Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
- Heart Chakra – Green
- Throat Chakra – Blue
- Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
- Crown Chakra – White
The Mysteries of A Hard Day’s Night
If you are musical, you’ll know that this powerful, mysterious, compelling opening chord has mystified people for years. The excellent site Wilktone gives this explanation: it was the fifth Beatle, the band’s producer, Sir George Martin on a Steinway piano. They call it ‘the magical mystery chord.’
Strange and Powerful – The Multi-Chakra Chord
As you use the opening chord of A Hard Day’s Night with its multi-chakra tuning sounds, to build a meditation, enjoy the fact that you are listening to the five Beatles (including their producer Sir George Martin) and not just John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Why The Beatles Get You in the Solar Plexus
Harrison played the chord on a Rickenbacker 360/12 (12 string guitar) and the track was immortalised on 16th April 1964. The single became the hit theme to the film, A Hard Day’s Night.
But here’s the thing. Harrison said the chord was ‘an Fadd 9’. So, it falls somewhere around the chakra tone for the solar plexus. The centre of your body.
The Beatles’ Bible, the best source online for the band, has a very good explanation of the strangeness and charm of the opening sound.
“As Harrison pointed out, his 12-string wasn’t the only instrument to be heard during the chord. John Lennon also performed an Fadd9, using a Gibson J-160 6-string acoustic guitar.”
Blackbird by The Beatles and the Fadd9 Chord
A variation on the chord can be heard in Blackbird on The White Album, Paul McCartney’s masterpiece. Here is how to play the chord at home.
If you are musical, then you will get even more out of your meditation if you can play guitar, say, or the piano. (And everyone else around you has soundproofing, of course).
Did Prince and Ed Sheehan Know?
Prince put the solar plexus sound down on Purple Rain. The very same chord. From Harrison’s point of view, it was a Fadd 9.
Maybe there’s a reason why Ed Sheehan chose it for his chords in Supermarket Flowers.
The Solar Plexus chakra is called Manipura in India. Its colour is yellow. Its speed mantra is Ram (rang). It is said to rule transcendence of physical desire in meditation.
And if you’re a fan of Leonard Cohen or Jeff Buckley – that’s right – you’ve heard it in Hallelujah!
Anodea Judith and Chakra Expertise
Have you come across Anodea Judith and her work on the chakras? You can find her here, if you want to start at your First Chakra (Chakra One) and begin working your way up.
You can find what you are looking for, if you want to pursue chakra balancing, with Anodea Judith Ph. D, the bestselling author, workshop leader and inspirational speaker who has dedicated her life to the chakras. With over a million books in print and 25 languages she has put together an excellent free program for you at home. There are meditations to follow, and even a complimentary DVD.
So, if you are inspired by your Beatles bee-breathing, personalised chakra balancing and meditation – you can go further here.