Chakras Are Not Just For Yogis

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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.

Chakras are not just a yogi thing. You can use your chakras to improve your health.  Find out more at www.meetwithtisa.com

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

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 change your chakra energy. Learn more at www.meetwithtisa.com.

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.

7 Chakras

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?"

photo credit: Full Bloom Healing Arts

photo credit: Full Bloom Healing Arts


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.

Finding balance in your chakras will improve your health and wellness. Get the scoop over at www.meetwithtisa.com

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: 

  • Aspartame
  • Acesulfame Potassium (K)
  • Saccharin or Sucralose
  • NutraSweet
  • Splenda

These sugar substitutes are linked to:

  • brain tumors
  • mental retardation
  • birth defects
  • epilepsy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes

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.

xoxo Tisa











How Healthy Are Your Thoughts?

I saw some of these stats in another group along with this AMAZING book I'm reading called "Releasing Emotional Patterns With Essential Oils". This information will BLOW your mind.

Let me hit you with this: 87-93% of disease comes from our THOUGHT LIFE.

Are your thoughts KILLING you? Learn more over at www.meetwithtisa.com

*Thoughts* become emotions, emotions become attitude. Our attitude is our reaction, and all of our daily reactions make up our *lifestyle.* I have shared this priceless information in the Mind Management section, head there after reading this "Blow your Mind" post.

Toxic Attitudes

It's no secret that our world is sicker than we've ever been with lifestyle diseases, which means that we are more filled with fear-based emotions than ever before. Fear-based emotions lead to toxic attitudes. Toxic attitudes produce toxic responses in the body. (Think migraines, hypertension, cancer, allergies, chronic pain, diabetes, and just really BAD THINGS.)

Dr. Bradley Nelson from "The Emotion Code" said "A trapped emotion is literally a ball of energy, and these will lodge anywhere in the body and disrupt the normal energy field of the body." Here again is another great tidbit of info I have shared in Body and Health Management, get caught up on this very informative section of the blog.

We Store Our Emotions

Sounds whacky, but it makes sense! Listen to this: Our emotions are stored in different parts of our body. (The book I'm reading pinpoints where all areas are effected from which emotions).

Anger is stored in the Liver & Gallbladder.
Worry is stored in the Stomach.
Grief is stored in the Lungs (ever experienced grief that felt like it took all the breath out of your lungs?)
Fear is stored in the Kidneys.
Stress is stored in the Heart.

Stinkin Thinkin

When my daughter and I went to speak to an energy master about her infertility and endometriosis he could very easily tell that she was on the right track with supplements and oils, but what was going to hold her back was what's in her head. Her thoughts. I like to call it stinkin thinkin.

So what does this mean? We must take care of our emotional health in order to take care of our physical self! Mind & body are so very connected.

Brain Tallk

Okay, so let's talk about the brain. We have this part of our brain called the Limbic System, which is referred to as "the emotional brain." Within the limbic system is something called the amygdala, which is where we PROCESS our emotions.

Now get this, of our 5 senses (sight, touch, taste, hearing, and smell), SMELL is the ONLY one that activates the limbic system! That is one reason why aromatherapy, or smelling and breathing in oils, is so incredibly powerful. We can diffuse or breathe in oils to open up our amygdala and process our emotions in a healthy way. SO COOL, right?

You Have The Power

Let's break it down even more and talk about cells. As you know, we are made up of an insane amount of cells. Your cells, just like your brain, have a memory. You have the power to make the memories positive or negative, but that's another story.

ANYWAY. The nucleus, which lives inside the cell, is the thinker. It tells the cell what to do (and it's where DNA is produced). According to Dr. Caroline Leaf, "research shows that DNA actually changes shape according to our thoughts. As you think those negative thoughts about the future - the week ahead, what a person might say or do, even in the absence of a concrete stimulus - that toxic thinking will change your brain wiring in a negative direction and throw your mind and body into stress."

Mind Blower

Is this blowing your mind too?! Okay, so information must go through the cell and into the nucleus so that it stays in communication and keeps working properly. How does the information pass through? Through what's called receptor sites.

But listen to this. *Negative or fear-based emotions damage the receptor sites on your cells.*

Just like chemical toxins (processed foods, GMOs, smoking, multiple beauty products) block those receptor sites, so do our fear-based emotions. And when the receptor sites are blocked, our cells don't get the information they need. THAT is how disease can take hold in the body.

*BOOM*

Remember: 87-93% of disease comes from our THOUGHTS.

Changing your thoughts could save your life. Head over to www.meetwithtisa.com to find out more.

Wondering now how you can correct any damage done to your receptor sites or how you can stop your stinkin thinkin. Here are several ways you can make these corrections and start living healthier with less disease.

  • Meditate
  • Yoga
  • Setting Intentions
  • Affirmations
  • Smudging
  • Energy Healing
  • Essential Oils

I will be going into more detail about all of the above practices to help correct the damage your stinkin thinkin has done but first lets discuss essential oils. You can find more information about the essential oils I use in the Essential Oils section of the blog. 

**I also want to comment here that not all oils are created equal. Some have additives and are not 100% therapeutic grade like the oils I use.**

Essential Oils

 What does this have to do with oils? Let me tell you!

Essential oils are made up of different constituents: monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and phenols.

What do phenols do, you ask? They CLEAN AND REPAIR RECEPTOR SITES. Meaning that the damage that our fear-based emotions have caused can be cleaned and repaired by using essential oils.

Use oils, breathe them in, and they quickly work on your amygdala and affect every single cell in your body within 20 minutes. Even cooler, they're adaptogenic, which means that they will work on the receptor sites that need help.

Oils High in Phenols

To clean those receptor sites, look for oils high in phenols. 

Some great ones include: 
Clove
Cassia
Basil
Cinnamon Bark
Oregano
Anise
Peppermint

NOW What do sesquiterpenes do, you ask? They bring oxygen into the brain. This helps our amygdala (remember that is the emotion processing center of our brain) to work as it should.

So, when it comes to using oils for your emotional health - which is really your overall health, because remember: 87-93% of disease comes from our thought life/emotions - what should we look for?

Oils High in Sesquiterpenes

Some great options are:
Cedarwood
Vetiver
Spikenard
Sandalwood
Black Pepper
Patchouli
Myrrh
Ginger
Frankincense
Lavender
 

Using essential oils to clean and repair sites is the first step to improving your health. However, if you fail to recognize your thought patterns and do nothing to change them you will find yourself going in circles with your health. 

Are you balancing your Mind, Body, and Soul? Ready to take the step towards better health? Get the scoop over at www.meetwithtisa.com

Finding balance in your Mind, Body, and Soul is the key to a healthier you. When you use the essential oils you can start practicing your affirmations. You can start each day with setting your intentions for the day. Find 5 to 10 minutes a day to spend in a quiet room meditating and deep breathing.......this will do way more that you can ever imagine. Start a yoga practice.....I love Yoga with Adriene......you can click on the link to the right of the blog.

A Small Sacrafice

Adding the oils, affirmations, intentions, meditating, deep breathing, and yoga to your day is almost free. The oils are the only thing that will cost you money and the benefits you will receive will amaze you. Honestly you can add this to your day for as little as 40 - 50 minutes. 

So for less than one hour per day and a few dollars for the oils you can make remarkable changes in your health. A small sacrifice to make for what you are giving to yourself. You deserve this gift that only you can give. 

Time to get serious and make changes TODAY!!

Love yourself. Make changes. Be the BOSS of your HEALTH.

xoxo, Tisa