If you've tried to meditate and ended up falling asleep instead, you're not alone. Here's an awesome way to meditate that won't put you to sleep.
At the risk of sounding like a blast from the past, I've rediscovered Lava lamps. Invented by Edward Walker and trademarked in 1963, I didn't get around to getting one until the early 2000's An interior designer had used one in a show home as a "retro" look, and I thought it was great fun.
I ended up getting two lamps, one with yellow wax and one with green. Both were in clear water. I mention this because they are also available with colored water, but that is not as good for the purpose of chakra meditation. But I am getting ahead of myself. After enjoying them for a few years, I tucked the lamps away in a closet where they remained for a decade. Then about six months ago, I came across them and wasted no time plugging them both in. My 3 year old was fascinated and so was I! One lamp led to another and soon, I'd acquired a vintage purple one, an orange one, a brilliant red one and a glitter lamp to boot! As of yesterday, I added an indigo to my chakra collection! (a holiday present to myself!) Very excited for it to arrive. Ebay has been a good resource. I like the original 16 1/2" size that is vintage. Check to see that they use a 40 watt appliance bulb.
I placed my lamps on a ledge in a long, dark hallway. When they're all going at once, they make an exciting and stimulating destination instead of well, a long, dark hallway. As the wax heats up and begins to flow, colored bubbles rise and fall in a meditative dance. Each color of wax moves at it's own pace and seems to develop its own unique patterns of flow. While you may not feel the need to have a rainbow of lava lamps, if you are truly interested in meditation, I cannot recommend the use of one more highly.
Find your center, find your peace and speak your truth.