Here's how it works - First take in a deep breath. Second release a cleansing breath out. The thought is a phrase that is to be spoken out loud. The words are to broken down into two parts so that it has a rythmic tone to it.
I am open to joy. breathe in as you say ... I AM OPEN, on the out breath say ... TO JOY.
The idea is not to create images in your mind while doing these incantation, but to focus only on the words and the breath. Here are some chakra-zen incantations that are intended to be used for chakra balancing.
Chakra Zen Incantations
(My energy) ... (is free of blockages) (My root chakra) ... (is deeply grounded) (My sacral chakra juices) ,,, (are creative and bold) (My solar plexus) ... (feels mellow and calm) (My heart) ... (is filled with love) (My throat) ... (speaks the truth) (My third eye) ... (intuits inner knowledge) (My crown chakra) ... (projects inspiration) (My chakras) ... (are spinning in alignment) (My aura) ... (is colorful and clutter-free) (My lightbody) ... (beams brightly) (I am) ... (centered and balanced)
These can be done individually as needed, or collectively. Recommended time spent on this mantra practice is 15 to 20 minutes each day.