You can use the chakra chart as an external method of helping you to develop the capacity to visualize the chakra diagrams internally. The method is as follows:
Place the chart on the wall so the centre, about the area of the manipura chakra diagram, is approximately one meter above the ground. Sit in a comfortable pose so that your eyes are about an arm's length from the chart. You must practise trataka6.
Gaze at the mooladhara chakra diagram without blinking the eyes for a few minutes. Then close the eyes and try to visualize the same diagram internally.
If you have no success, again open your eyes and gaze intently at the mooladhara diagram. After a few minutes, again close the eyes and try to visualize the same diagram on the mind screen.
If you cannot visualize anything then open your eyes again. Continue in this manner for as long as you have time available.
On the following day repeat the same process with the swadhisthana chakra diagram. Repeat exactly the same process with each chakra in turn on successive days.
On the eighth day you should be trying to visualize the sahasrara.
If you have not been able to visualize the chakra diagrams, and this will more than likely be the case, spend another eight days trying to visualize each diagram in turn . . . one day's practice per diagram.
Continue in this manner for some weeks or months. It is an excellent sadhana in itself. Eventually you should find that your capacity for visualization starts to awaken.
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