Before you start whining that this is another post for those yoga people or those health nut crazies please take time to read and learn about chakras. Learn how your chakra(s).....and yes, you have them..... pull energy from your environment....the good and the bad. How you can clear your own chakras for improved health.
But Really......Yoga Is Beneficial
Just for the record I LOVE a good yoga practice thanks to Yoga with Adrienne. I can say that now..... but I was not a believer in yoga practice for a long time. I started to make changes in my health and kept coming across reasons why I should start to practice yoga and how beneficial it would be to my health and body.
Anyhooo....another topic another day.
......and yes, yoga and chakras are interlaced and have been since it originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC. Not a new "hot topic" it's been around for awhile. I keep saying over and over..."It's about getting back to the basics". It really is my beautiful friends.
Ready To Live More Holistically
Recently I started reading a book on how to balance your body's energies and boy what an eye opener. Most of the information I share here is from Donna Eden's book Energy Medicine, Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality. If you're ready to make changes in your health this book will help guide you through some incredibly amazing techniques to balance your system for optimal health.
I don't want to lose you now so please stay with me, I promise you will find the information intriguing and it just may sway you to start practicing yoga and to pay attention to your chakras, your meridians, and your energies. Since reading Donna Eden's book I have been amazed at how much control I can have with what is going on in my body.
Nine Energy Centers
Along the center axis of your body you have nine energy centers, which are connected to major organs or glands - One of those energy centers are referred to as a chakra. Every organ, gland and body system is connected to a chakra and each chakra is connected to a color vibrational energy.
So here's the deal.
Those yogi's are really on to something. Not only can you improve your posture, flexibility, digestion, sleep, mood by practicing yoga you will also be opening and aligning your chakras.
I don't know about you but this sounds like a way better deal than any medication you get from your PCP.
Law Of Vibration
Let's go back again to the Law of Vibration for a minute. It states that anything that exists in our universe, whether seen or unseen, broken down into and analyzed in it's purest and most basic form, consists of pure energy or light which resonates and exists as vibratory frequency or pattern. All matter, thoughts and feelings has its own vibrational frequency.
Color is defined as light moving at various speeds which is energy. For instance the color red has a wavelength of 625-740 nm and frequency of 400-484 THz. Since the vibrational frequencies of light and sound are related to the organs and cells, it can be understood that color vibrations perceived by the eye or sound vibrations received by the body will also have a profound effect on the organs and cells.
Starting to make sense?
You are influenced by color......from the paint on your walls to the clothes you wear. You are attracted to certain colors. These colors will always catch your eye and give you warm fuzzy feelings. Companies use colors to draw us to their product especially product which is addictive and not healthy. Once you understand this marketing scheme you can shop without falling victim.
Your Emotions Will Change The Color Of A Chakra
Memory is energetically coded in your chakras just as it is chemically coded in your neurons. An imprint of every important or emotionally significant event you have experienced is believed to be recorded in your chakra energy. So the anger/sadness/resentment/abandonment that you experience from a relative/friend you've had for years is being held in your chakra and too much of this activity will lead to illness. Think a minute about every negative thought/emotion you hold onto........is it worth your health? Nope. It is not.
There are 7 chakras with a corresponding colors..... red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (or white).
The color of a chakra indicates our current physical emotional, and spiritual state. When the chakras are balanced, energy flows into and out of each of these 7 centers harmoniously. When chakras are out of balance, certain physical, mental and emotional symptoms appear.
Now you have some questions I'm sure......one being "how do I use the colors or chakras to balance my energy?"
Let me define each chakra and corresponding color for a clearer understanding:
- Root Chakra - Red - Survival and Sexuality - Located at the base of the spine and allows us to be grounded and connect to the universal energies. First chakra, base of the spine. Groundedness, trust, belonging, lessens feeling os mistrust.
- Sacral Chakra - Orange - Creativity - Located beneath the naval, close to the genitals. The sacral chakra is linked to the sexual organs and reproductive system. Opening this chakra will free fertility and inherent creativity. The sacral chakra stimulates sexuality and emotions.
- Solar Plexus Chakra - Yellow - Identity and Power - Located in the stomach area and is linked to organs and muscular system in that area. The solar plexus chakra is representative of vitality and will. When this chakra is open, it acts to empower a person and help them find their personal strength. It will help turn dreams and goals into reality.
- Heart Chakra - Green - Love and Compassion - Located at the center of the chest area and is linked to this entire area, the heart, lungs, circulatory system, and cardiac plexus. The heart chakra bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds. Opening the heart chakra allows a person to love more, empathize, and feel compassion.
- Throat Chakra - Blue - Expression - Located in the throat. The throat chakra is linked to the throat, neck, hands, and arms. The throat chakra is connected with speech and hearing, and encourages spiritual communication. Opening the throat chakra improves clairaudience.
- Third Eye Chakra - Indigo - Deep Perception and Understanding - Located between the eye brows. The Third Eye chakra is our link to the universal unconsciousness. Opening this chakra can aid in clear sight, intuition, integrity, and lessens feelings of despair.
- Crown Chakra - Violet or White - Transcendence of The Self - Located at the top of the head. The Crown chakra is linked to the crown of the head, nervous system, and the brain, and is representative of pure thought. Opening this chakra will help tap into a deep spiritual understanding.
Still confused?....or maybe not.
A little recap before we go any further.
You Are A Latticework Of Energies
You and I are made up of approximately 37.2 trillion cells which are a latticework of energies. Your energies have different rates of vibration. The Law of Vibration states......nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates. Literally everything applies to this law....sound, color, the cells in our body, the food we eat........
The energies have a transportation system called the meridian which I talked about in my last post. You can head over to Body and Health Management to get more info about your meridians. Meridians are energy pathways that connect the dots, hundreds of tiny reservoirs of heat, electromagnetic and more subtle energies along the surface of the skin. The flow of the meridians are ever changing and are the body's healing energy pathways.
Realigning, balancing and unblocking the chakras allows your body to become better able to adapt to whatever circumstance you must face. When working with the chakras you are working deeper layers while the meridians fluctuate with whatever is going on moment by moment in your life.
You can clear, balance, and strengthen our own chakras. I will briefly explain how to clear your own chakra....... again I highly recommend Donna Eden's book. In chapter 4 of her book you will find more detail which will help you understand how it all works together. My focus of this post is to bring awareness about and to peak an interest in this area of healing.
How To Balance Your Chakras
When you work or have someone else work on your chakras it leaves you feeling more centered and grounded. Balanced chakras rev up your energies.
Start at the Root Chakra. Basically, you will lie of your back and with your left hand begin a counterclockwise motion for at least 3 minutes. After 3 minutes use your right hand and begin clockwise motion for at least half as long as counterclockwise. You will do this at each chakra working your way to the Crown Chakra.
The counterclockwise motion stirs up toxic energies and moves them out of the chakra. The clockwise motion provides a completion by reharmonizing and stabilizing the chakra's energies. When you clear your chakras that are still locked into the energies and conflicts of your past, you can open the way for deep healing of chronic or underlying health issues.
Yep, it's that simple and it's pretty basic.... don't you think?
And That's Not All
Balancing your chakras will certainly improve your wellbeing but you also need to make changes in your diet plans. I will touch on this topic soon. To get you headed in the right direction decrease your intake of sugars and gluten and increase your water (1/2 your body weight in ounces) and protein (80-100mg's per day), you will be amazed at how much better you feel.
Eliminate artificial sweeteners STAT! DO NOT consume foods containing:
- Acesulfame Potassium (K)
- Saccharin or Sucralose
These sugar substitutes are linked to:
- brain tumors
- mental retardation
- birth defects
- Parkinson's Disease
And get this....tap water has now been contaminated with sucralose. It will benefit you to install or purchase a water filter system. Protect yourself and your families health.
And just because a product states: low calorie, diet, sugar free or no sugar added doesn't mean it's a good product. Usually these products contain sugar additives.
Start a new habit of reading labels. Know what's in your foods. Know what's going into your body.
I'm proud of you for wanting to make changes in your lifestyle to improve your health. I am your biggest cheerleader. I know it's not the easiest thing to do. I hope I bring you encouragement and guidance during your wellness journey.