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    by: Nidhi Idnani

    “Sky above, earth below, peace within.” - Unknown

    According to the yogic system, within the physical body is a subtler body, which forms the subtle network through which “prana” or life force energy flows. This network is comprised of 72,000 “nadis” or meridians. Meridians are energy paths through which energy flows. There are one hundred and fourteen important junction points where these meridians meet. These are referred to as chakras, which mean wheel in Sanskrit. Therefore chakras are concentrated centers of energy or wheels of life. Out of these one hundred and fourteen chakras, seven are held as the main chakra points. The degree of Chakra and Meridian activity in a person’s body is dependent on the person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. If a chakra is blocked, it hampers the flow of energy through the meridians. Each chakra is associated with different body parts, emotions, and resonates with one of seven universal principles, which are survival, creativity, personality, love, expression, insight, and thought. Each chakra also relates to a certain color, a certain element, a certain seed sound, specific minerals, food, herbs etc. The seven main chakras, which align the spine, start from the base of the spine and go on through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. 

    The first chakra (root) is located at the base of the spine and the seventh chakra (crown) is located on the top of your head. The other five chakras, namely, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, and third eye, are aligned in sequence along your spine, neck, and skull. Their function is to vitalize the physical body by feeding in positive energy and clearing negative energy by interaction with our body’s endocrine and lymphatic systems. Chakras are the interface between our physical, mental and emotional dimensions.

     

    1) The first chakra, the Root Chakra, is associated with our basic animal instincts of survival and self-preservation.

    Color: Red

    Element:  earth

    Location: base of spine, perineum

    Associated body parts: coccyx, anus, large intestine, adrenal glands, back, legs, feet, bones

    Basic issues:  safety, survival, shelter, nourishment, self-esteem, trust, boundaries, physical health

     

    2) The second chakra, the Sacral Chakra, is the focal point of our emotions, sexuality, and creativity.

    Color: orange

    Element:  water

    Location: lower abdomen, lower back,  and sexual organs

    Associated body parts:  hips, lower back, sexual organs, bladder, kidneys, stomach, bodily fluids (tears, urine, blood, menstrual fluids)

    Basic issues:  pleasure, sexuality, sensuality, emotions, intimacy, warmth, creativity, confidence

     

    3) The third chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, is associated with identity and self-esteem.

    Color: yellow

    Element:  fire

    Location: abdomen

    Associated body parts:  stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, adrenal glands

    Basic issues:  ego, self-esteem, vitality, forcefulness, perception, insight, will, discipline

     

    4) The fourth chakra, the Heart Chakra, is located at the center of chest. 

    Color: green

    Element:  air

    Location: center of the chest

    Associated body parts:  heart, lungs, diaphragm, chest, thymus, circulatory system, shoulders, arms, hands

    Basic issues:  love, compassion, kindness, relationships, self-acceptance, forgiveness, hope, sympathy, empathy

     

    5) The fifth chakra, the Throat Chakra, is associated with sound and has to do with creative self-expression, speech and communication. 

    Color: turquoise

    Element:  ether

    Location: throat, neck

    Associated body parts:  throat, neck, ears, jaw, mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, thyroid gland

    Basic issues:  communication, creativity, expression, humility, manifesting ideas

     

    6) The sixth chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, is associated with sight and seeing, both intuitively and physically.  

    Color: indigo

    Element:  light

    Location: between and above the eyes

    Associated body parts:  eyes, brain, pituitary and pineal glands, lymphatic and endocrine systems

    Basic issues:  clairvoyance, telepathy, wisdom, connection to the higher self, imagination, dreams, ideas, reasoning

     

    7) The seventh chakra, the Crown Chakra, is known as the “thousand-petaled lotus”, the symbol of purity and spirituality.  

    Color: white or violet

    Element:  energy

    Location: top of the head

    Associated body parts:  center of the head, brain

    Basic issues:  wisdom, intuitive knowing, spiritual development, humanitarianism, selflessness, connection to the Divine, universal higher consciousness

     

    The chakras absorb energy generated from our thoughts, feelings and outside environment and relay this to our body. Our body is affected by the quality of the energy that passes through the chakras.  For instance, if we have negative feelings, we will be filtering negative energy through our chakras and into our body. Over time this can manifest as physical illness. 

    Balancing the energy flow in our chakras is valuable for maintaining optimal physical, emotional and mental health. Chakras are like the power stations of our body, bringing it to life, and keeping it healthy. 

     

    Find the original article from Nidhi Idnani's website: http://ireikinow.blogspot.com/2017/01/chakras.html


    by: Nidhi Idnani

    “Sky above, earth below, peace within.” - Unknown

    According to the yogic system, within the physical body is a subtler body, which forms the subtle network through which “prana” or life force energy flows. This network is comprised of 72,000 “nadis” or meridians. Meridians are energy paths through which energy flows. There are one hundred and fourteen important junction points where these meridians meet. These are referred to as chakras, which mean wheel in Sanskrit. Therefore chakras are concentrated centers of energy or wheels of life. Out of these one hundred and fourteen chakras, seven are held as the main chakra points. The degree of Chakra and Meridian activity in a person’s body is dependent on the person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. If a chakra is blocked, it hampers the flow of energy through the meridians. Each chakra is associated with different body parts, emotions, and resonates with one of seven universal principles, which are survival, creativity, personality, love, expression, insight, and thought. Each chakra also relates to a certain color, a certain element, a certain seed sound, specific minerals, food, herbs etc. The seven main chakras, which align the spine, start from the base of the spine and go on through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. 

    The first chakra (root) is located at the base of the spine and the seventh chakra (crown) is located on the top of your head. The other five chakras, namely, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, and third eye, are aligned in sequence along your spine, neck, and skull. Their function is to vitalize the physical body by feeding in positive energy and clearing negative energy by interaction with our body’s endocrine and lymphatic systems. Chakras are the interface between our physical, mental and emotional dimensions.

     

    1) The first chakra, the Root Chakra, is associated with our basic animal instincts of survival and self-preservation.

    Color: Red

    Element:  earth

    Location: base of spine, perineum

    Associated body parts: coccyx, anus, large intestine, adrenal glands, back, legs, feet, bones

    Basic issues:  safety, survival, shelter, nourishment, self-esteem, trust, boundaries, physical health

     

    2) The second chakra, the Sacral Chakra, is the focal point of our emotions, sexuality, and creativity.

    Color: orange

    Element:  water

    Location: lower abdomen, lower back,  and sexual organs

    Associated body parts:  hips, lower back, sexual organs, bladder, kidneys, stomach, bodily fluids (tears, urine, blood, menstrual fluids)

    Basic issues:  pleasure, sexuality, sensuality, emotions, intimacy, warmth, creativity, confidence

     

    3) The third chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, is associated with identity and self-esteem.

    Color: yellow

    Element:  fire

    Location: abdomen

    Associated body parts:  stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, adrenal glands

    Basic issues:  ego, self-esteem, vitality, forcefulness, perception, insight, will, discipline

     

    4) The fourth chakra, the Heart Chakra, is located at the center of chest. 

    Color: green

    Element:  air

    Location: center of the chest

    Associated body parts:  heart, lungs, diaphragm, chest, thymus, circulatory system, shoulders, arms, hands

    Basic issues:  love, compassion, kindness, relationships, self-acceptance, forgiveness, hope, sympathy, empathy

     

    5) The fifth chakra, the Throat Chakra, is associated with sound and has to do with creative self-expression, speech and communication. 

    Color: turquoise

    Element:  ether

    Location: throat, neck

    Associated body parts:  throat, neck, ears, jaw, mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, thyroid gland

    Basic issues:  communication, creativity, expression, humility, manifesting ideas

     

    6) The sixth chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, is associated with sight and seeing, both intuitively and physically.  

    Color: indigo

    Element:  light

    Location: between and above the eyes

    Associated body parts:  eyes, brain, pituitary and pineal glands, lymphatic and endocrine systems

    Basic issues:  clairvoyance, telepathy, wisdom, connection to the higher self, imagination, dreams, ideas, reasoning

     

    7) The seventh chakra, the Crown Chakra, is known as the “thousand-petaled lotus”, the symbol of purity and spirituality.  

    Color: white or violet

    Element:  energy

    Location: top of the head

    Associated body parts:  center of the head, brain

    Basic issues:  wisdom, intuitive knowing, spiritual development, humanitarianism, selflessness, connection to the Divine, universal higher consciousness

     

    The chakras absorb energy generated from our thoughts, feelings and outside environment and relay this to our body. Our body is affected by the quality of the energy that passes through the chakras.  For instance, if we have negative feelings, we will be filtering negative energy through our chakras and into our body. Over time this can manifest as physical illness. 

    Balancing the energy flow in our chakras is valuable for maintaining optimal physical, emotional and mental health. Chakras are like the power stations of our body, bringing it to life, and keeping it healthy. 

     

    Find the original article from Nidhi Idnani's website: http://ireikinow.blogspot.com/2017/01/chakras.html

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  • Crown Chakra by Nidhi Idnani Crown Chakra by Nidhi Idnani

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    by: Nidhi Idnani

    “Wisdom begins at the end.” - Daniel Webster 

    The seventh chakra, the Crown Chakra, is at the top of the chakra ladder. It is known as the “thousand-petaled lotus”, the symbol of purity and spirituality. This chakra sits like a crown, radiating upwards, hence its name. The crown chakra is our highest energy center and is associated with the state of enlightenment and pure bliss. This chakra represents liberation from the ego, bringing knowledge, understanding, divine wisdom, and spiritual growth. It represents union with the higher self, the cosmos, the Divine. This chakra is the meeting point between the finite (body, and the ego) and the infinite (God, divinity, or the universe). This chakra’s element is thought. Since thought patterns ultimately lead us to our destiny, this chakra is of vital importance. 

    Crown chakra – highlights 

    1. Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara
    2. Meaning: Thousandfold
    3. Location: Top of head
    4. Color: Violet to white
    5. Element: Spirit or Thought
    6. Sense: None i.e. Beyond senses
    7. Seed sound: Aum or silence
    8. Physical organs/ association: Pituitary gland, Central nervous system, Cerebral cortex
    9. Emotional/ Psychological association: Enlightenment, Spirituality, Ability to connect to the higher power, Bliss
    10. Mineral: Amethyst, Diamond, Clear Quartz
    11. Herbs for incense: Lotus, Gotu Kola 

    Signs of an unbalanced seventh chakra:

    • Emotional or mental issues: worry, depression, psychosis, insanity, boredom, lack of purpose, loss of meaning, attachment to materialism, weak ethical and moral beliefs, indifference, dementia, epilepsy, and schizophrenia
    • Physical issues: cranial and cerebral illnesses; diseases of the musculoskeletal system; skin problems; chronic exhaustion; hypersensitivity to light; sound and environment, autoimmune disorders and neurological disorders.

     

    A balanced seventh chakra brings:

    • Fulfillment of one’s true destiny
    • Enhanced sense of the spiritual
    • Access to the subconscious and the unconscious realms
    • Selflessness and humanitarianism
    • A sense of bliss
    • Connection to a higher self or God.

     

    Beneficial activities that promote and maintain a balanced Crown Chakra:

    • Silent Meditation
    • Chant the seed sound “Aum”
    • Praying and any other spiritual activity.
    • Nature: The crown chakra’s element is thought or spirit. Hence, sitting in silence in nature is very beneficial.
    • Breathing exercises: “Anulom vilom” or alternate nostril breathing, and “Kapalbhati” or the skull shining breath.
    • Exercises: Inverted yoga poses such as “Salamba Sirsasana “ or the headstand and “Adho Mukha Svanasana” or the down dog.
    • Food: none (fasting: ingest only water, juices), detoxing
    • Essential oils: frankincense, geranium, sandalwood, jasmine, lavender, rose
    • Wearing the color violet or white: Wearing the color violet or white or stones such as amethyst, diamond selenite, and sugilite. Surround yourself with violet or white flowers.
    • Affirmations: Speak out with complete confidence the following affirmations:
      • I am part of the Divine.
      • I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences.
      • I seek experiences that nourish my spirit.
      • I listen to the wisdom of universe.
      • I let go of my attachments.
      • I live in the present moment.
      • I am grateful for all the goodness in my life.
      • I love and accept myself.
      • I am at peace.
      • I am. 

    by: Nidhi Idnani

    “Wisdom begins at the end.” - Daniel Webster 

    The seventh chakra, the Crown Chakra, is at the top of the chakra ladder. It is known as the “thousand-petaled lotus”, the symbol of purity and spirituality. This chakra sits like a crown, radiating upwards, hence its name. The crown chakra is our highest energy center and is associated with the state of enlightenment and pure bliss. This chakra represents liberation from the ego, bringing knowledge, understanding, divine wisdom, and spiritual growth. It represents union with the higher self, the cosmos, the Divine. This chakra is the meeting point between the finite (body, and the ego) and the infinite (God, divinity, or the universe). This chakra’s element is thought. Since thought patterns ultimately lead us to our destiny, this chakra is of vital importance. 

    Crown chakra – highlights 

    1. Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara
    2. Meaning: Thousandfold
    3. Location: Top of head
    4. Color: Violet to white
    5. Element: Spirit or Thought
    6. Sense: None i.e. Beyond senses
    7. Seed sound: Aum or silence
    8. Physical organs/ association: Pituitary gland, Central nervous system, Cerebral cortex
    9. Emotional/ Psychological association: Enlightenment, Spirituality, Ability to connect to the higher power, Bliss
    10. Mineral: Amethyst, Diamond, Clear Quartz
    11. Herbs for incense: Lotus, Gotu Kola 

    Signs of an unbalanced seventh chakra:

    • Emotional or mental issues: worry, depression, psychosis, insanity, boredom, lack of purpose, loss of meaning, attachment to materialism, weak ethical and moral beliefs, indifference, dementia, epilepsy, and schizophrenia
    • Physical issues: cranial and cerebral illnesses; diseases of the musculoskeletal system; skin problems; chronic exhaustion; hypersensitivity to light; sound and environment, autoimmune disorders and neurological disorders.

     

    A balanced seventh chakra brings:

    • Fulfillment of one’s true destiny
    • Enhanced sense of the spiritual
    • Access to the subconscious and the unconscious realms
    • Selflessness and humanitarianism
    • A sense of bliss
    • Connection to a higher self or God.

     

    Beneficial activities that promote and maintain a balanced Crown Chakra:

    • Silent Meditation
    • Chant the seed sound “Aum”
    • Praying and any other spiritual activity.
    • Nature: The crown chakra’s element is thought or spirit. Hence, sitting in silence in nature is very beneficial.
    • Breathing exercises: “Anulom vilom” or alternate nostril breathing, and “Kapalbhati” or the skull shining breath.
    • Exercises: Inverted yoga poses such as “Salamba Sirsasana “ or the headstand and “Adho Mukha Svanasana” or the down dog.
    • Food: none (fasting: ingest only water, juices), detoxing
    • Essential oils: frankincense, geranium, sandalwood, jasmine, lavender, rose
    • Wearing the color violet or white: Wearing the color violet or white or stones such as amethyst, diamond selenite, and sugilite. Surround yourself with violet or white flowers.
    • Affirmations: Speak out with complete confidence the following affirmations:
      • I am part of the Divine.
      • I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences.
      • I seek experiences that nourish my spirit.
      • I listen to the wisdom of universe.
      • I let go of my attachments.
      • I live in the present moment.
      • I am grateful for all the goodness in my life.
      • I love and accept myself.
      • I am at peace.
      • I am. 

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  • Heart Chakra by Nidhi Idnani Heart Chakra by Nidhi Idnani

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    by: Nidhi Idnani

    “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Hellen Keller 

    The fourth chakra, the Heart Chakra, is located at the center of the chest. It may be thought of as the unifying or balancing chakra as it is located between the three lower or physical and the three higher or spiritual chakras. The essence of the heart chakra is love, compassion and purity. This chakra represents kindheartedness, selfless love, happiness, gratitude and respect. The premise of this chakra is that the more love you give, the more you receive. Healing and the Heart Chakra go hand in hand as love is the ultimate healing energy. 

    Heart chakra – highlights

    1. Sanskrit Name: Anahata
    2. Meaning: Unstruck, pure
    3. Location: Center of the chest
    4. Color: green
    5. Element: Air
    6. Sense: Touch
    7. Seed sound: Lam
    8. Physical organs/ association: Respiratory system and circulatory system. Organs/ body parts include thymus, heart, lungs, diaphragm, chest, upper back, arms, hands, pericardium.
    9. Emotional/ Psychological association: Love, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, relationships, self-acceptance, hope, sympathy, and empathy
    10. Mineral: Emerald, Jade, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, rhodonite
    11. Herbs for incense: Lavender, Jasmine, Meadowsweet, Orris root, yarrow, marjoram

    Signs of an unbalanced fourth chakra:

    • Emotional or mental issues: resentment, jealousy, possessiveness, dependency, emotional insensitivity, despair, sadness, hate, anger, loneliness, hopelessness, feeling of abandonment, inability to forgive ourselves or others, lack of compassion or empathy for others or ourselves
    • Physical issues: cardiovascular problems, hypertension, stroke, respiratory ailments, pneumonia, asthma, breast problems, upper-back pain and upper-arm pain, and premature aging

    A balanced fourth chakra brings:

    • Ability to let go of the past
    • An overriding sense of compassion
    • A willingness to share and give of ourselves
    • Ability to give and receive love
    • A sense of joy, hope and inspiration
    • Peaceful and harmonious relationship with self and others

    Beneficial activities that promote and maintain a balanced Heart Chakra:

    • Meditation and visualization: Visualize a glowing green light in the center of your chest while meditating.
    • Chant the seed sound “Lam”
    • Breathing exercises: Since the heart chakra is associated with air, any breathing exercise works well for opening this chakra.
    • Exercises: Any chest opening exercise such as the chest press or chest dips or flies – lying or seated or even standing, and arm circles work well. Yoga poses such as cobra pose, cow pose, bow pose also work.
    • Practice appreciation: Write in a gratitude journal, and take time out to count your blessings.
    • Random acts of kindness: Perform an act of kindness everyday,
    • Stay happy: Consciously try to be in the moment, practice acceptance, smile and compliment people.
    • Food: green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and cabbage, green tea, spices such as sage, cilantro, basil, thyme and parsley
    • Essential oils: marjoram, neroli, rose
    • Wearing the color green: Wearing the color green or stones such as emerald, malachite, jade, and rose quartz.
    • Affirmations: Speak out with complete confidence the following affirmations:
      • I let go of my past.
      • I forgive myself and others who have hurt me.
      • I no longer hold resentments and trust the universe is guiding me towards the path of love and happiness.
      • I am compassionate and friendly towards myself and others
      • I give and receive love in healthy measure
      • Just as I give support to others I also accept support when I am in need.
      • Love, compassion and gratitude are my original nature.

    by: Nidhi Idnani

    “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Hellen Keller 

    The fourth chakra, the Heart Chakra, is located at the center of the chest. It may be thought of as the unifying or balancing chakra as it is located between the three lower or physical and the three higher or spiritual chakras. The essence of the heart chakra is love, compassion and purity. This chakra represents kindheartedness, selfless love, happiness, gratitude and respect. The premise of this chakra is that the more love you give, the more you receive. Healing and the Heart Chakra go hand in hand as love is the ultimate healing energy. 

    Heart chakra – highlights

    1. Sanskrit Name: Anahata
    2. Meaning: Unstruck, pure
    3. Location: Center of the chest
    4. Color: green
    5. Element: Air
    6. Sense: Touch
    7. Seed sound: Lam
    8. Physical organs/ association: Respiratory system and circulatory system. Organs/ body parts include thymus, heart, lungs, diaphragm, chest, upper back, arms, hands, pericardium.
    9. Emotional/ Psychological association: Love, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, relationships, self-acceptance, hope, sympathy, and empathy
    10. Mineral: Emerald, Jade, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, rhodonite
    11. Herbs for incense: Lavender, Jasmine, Meadowsweet, Orris root, yarrow, marjoram

    Signs of an unbalanced fourth chakra:

    • Emotional or mental issues: resentment, jealousy, possessiveness, dependency, emotional insensitivity, despair, sadness, hate, anger, loneliness, hopelessness, feeling of abandonment, inability to forgive ourselves or others, lack of compassion or empathy for others or ourselves
    • Physical issues: cardiovascular problems, hypertension, stroke, respiratory ailments, pneumonia, asthma, breast problems, upper-back pain and upper-arm pain, and premature aging

    A balanced fourth chakra brings:

    • Ability to let go of the past
    • An overriding sense of compassion
    • A willingness to share and give of ourselves
    • Ability to give and receive love
    • A sense of joy, hope and inspiration
    • Peaceful and harmonious relationship with self and others

    Beneficial activities that promote and maintain a balanced Heart Chakra:

    • Meditation and visualization: Visualize a glowing green light in the center of your chest while meditating.
    • Chant the seed sound “Lam”
    • Breathing exercises: Since the heart chakra is associated with air, any breathing exercise works well for opening this chakra.
    • Exercises: Any chest opening exercise such as the chest press or chest dips or flies – lying or seated or even standing, and arm circles work well. Yoga poses such as cobra pose, cow pose, bow pose also work.
    • Practice appreciation: Write in a gratitude journal, and take time out to count your blessings.
    • Random acts of kindness: Perform an act of kindness everyday,
    • Stay happy: Consciously try to be in the moment, practice acceptance, smile and compliment people.
    • Food: green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and cabbage, green tea, spices such as sage, cilantro, basil, thyme and parsley
    • Essential oils: marjoram, neroli, rose
    • Wearing the color green: Wearing the color green or stones such as emerald, malachite, jade, and rose quartz.
    • Affirmations: Speak out with complete confidence the following affirmations:
      • I let go of my past.
      • I forgive myself and others who have hurt me.
      • I no longer hold resentments and trust the universe is guiding me towards the path of love and happiness.
      • I am compassionate and friendly towards myself and others
      • I give and receive love in healthy measure
      • Just as I give support to others I also accept support when I am in need.
      • Love, compassion and gratitude are my original nature.

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  • Root Chakra by Nidhi Idnani Root Chakra by Nidhi Idnani

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    by: Nidhi Idnani

    “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ― Khalil Gibran 

    The first chakra, the Root Chakra, is associated with our basic animal instincts of survival and self-preservation namely food, health, security and shelter. It is the very foundation of our being. Just like the foundation of a building, this chakra anchors the other chakras, and the human body, to the earth, the element that relates to this chakra, as well as to the external environment. Its essence is that of a rock - solid, stable and tangible. It is aptly named “Muladhara”, “mul” meaning root, and “adhara” meaning support. 

    Root chakra – highlights

    1. Sanskrit Name: Muladhara
    2. Meaning: Root support
    3. Location: Perineum, Base of spine
    4. Color: Red
    5. Element: Earth
    6. Sense: Smell
    7. Seed sound: Lam
    8. Physical organs/ glands association: Legs, feet, large intestine, anus, adrenals, skeletal system
    9. Emotional/ Psychological association: Sense of survival, safety, security, stability, and trust
    10. Mineral: Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, lodestone, bloodstone, hematite, black tourmaline
    11. Herbs for incense: Cedar

     

    Signs of an unbalanced first chakra: 

    • Emotional or mental issues: fear, anxiety, insecurity, isolation, abandonment, vulnerability, worry, grief, depression, self-centeredness, disconnection, numbness, distrust, low self-esteem, greed, addiction, survival issues such as food, and finances, materialism, sexual promiscuity and impulsiveness.
    • Physical issues: lower back pain, sciatica, obesity, anorexia, constipation, hemorrhoids, prostate problems, varicose veins, problems with the groin, legs, knees, calves, ankles and feet.

    A balanced first chakra brings:

    • A sense of safety, security and stability
    • A feeling of belonging and connection to others
    • An ability to trust and a sense of acceptance
    • A sense of fulfillment, of being at home in one’s body and on the earth
    • Proper body weight and good health
    • Regular bowel movement

    Beneficial activities that promote and maintain a balanced Sacral Chakra:

    • Meditation and visualization: Visualize a glowing red orb at the base of the spine while meditating.
    • Reiki or other energy healing disciplines
    • Chant the seed sound “Lam”
    • Nature: Walking barefoot on grass.
    • Massages: A foot massage is particularly beneficial.
    • Exercises: Walking, hiking, running, biking, gardening, and dancing. Yoga poses such as the tree pose, mountain pose, half and full locust pose, corpse pose and the bridge pose.
    • Food: protein (e.g. soy, tofu, nuts, legumes), red colored food (such as red cabbage, pomegranates, and apples), root vegetables (such as beets, rutabagas, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips), hot spices (like red cayenne pepper)
    • Essential oils: bergamot, sandalwood, vetiver
    • Color red: Wearing the color red or stones such as garnet, ruby, onyx, smoky quartz
    • Affirmations: Speak out with complete confidence the following affirmations:
      • I am deeply rooted.
      • I am connected to my body.
      • I feel safe and secure.
      • I trust myself.
      • I love life.
      • I am at peace with the people and things around me. 

    by: Nidhi Idnani

    “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ― Khalil Gibran 

    The first chakra, the Root Chakra, is associated with our basic animal instincts of survival and self-preservation namely food, health, security and shelter. It is the very foundation of our being. Just like the foundation of a building, this chakra anchors the other chakras, and the human body, to the earth, the element that relates to this chakra, as well as to the external environment. Its essence is that of a rock - solid, stable and tangible. It is aptly named “Muladhara”, “mul” meaning root, and “adhara” meaning support. 

    Root chakra – highlights

    1. Sanskrit Name: Muladhara
    2. Meaning: Root support
    3. Location: Perineum, Base of spine
    4. Color: Red
    5. Element: Earth
    6. Sense: Smell
    7. Seed sound: Lam
    8. Physical organs/ glands association: Legs, feet, large intestine, anus, adrenals, skeletal system
    9. Emotional/ Psychological association: Sense of survival, safety, security, stability, and trust
    10. Mineral: Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, lodestone, bloodstone, hematite, black tourmaline
    11. Herbs for incense: Cedar

     

    Signs of an unbalanced first chakra: 

    • Emotional or mental issues: fear, anxiety, insecurity, isolation, abandonment, vulnerability, worry, grief, depression, self-centeredness, disconnection, numbness, distrust, low self-esteem, greed, addiction, survival issues such as food, and finances, materialism, sexual promiscuity and impulsiveness.
    • Physical issues: lower back pain, sciatica, obesity, anorexia, constipation, hemorrhoids, prostate problems, varicose veins, problems with the groin, legs, knees, calves, ankles and feet.

    A balanced first chakra brings:

    • A sense of safety, security and stability
    • A feeling of belonging and connection to others
    • An ability to trust and a sense of acceptance
    • A sense of fulfillment, of being at home in one’s body and on the earth
    • Proper body weight and good health
    • Regular bowel movement

    Beneficial activities that promote and maintain a balanced Sacral Chakra:

    • Meditation and visualization: Visualize a glowing red orb at the base of the spine while meditating.
    • Reiki or other energy healing disciplines
    • Chant the seed sound “Lam”
    • Nature: Walking barefoot on grass.
    • Massages: A foot massage is particularly beneficial.
    • Exercises: Walking, hiking, running, biking, gardening, and dancing. Yoga poses such as the tree pose, mountain pose, half and full locust pose, corpse pose and the bridge pose.
    • Food: protein (e.g. soy, tofu, nuts, legumes), red colored food (such as red cabbage, pomegranates, and apples), root vegetables (such as beets, rutabagas, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips), hot spices (like red cayenne pepper)
    • Essential oils: bergamot, sandalwood, vetiver
    • Color red: Wearing the color red or stones such as garnet, ruby, onyx, smoky quartz
    • Affirmations: Speak out with complete confidence the following affirmations:
      • I am deeply rooted.
      • I am connected to my body.
      • I feel safe and secure.
      • I trust myself.
      • I love life.
      • I am at peace with the people and things around me. 

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  • Sacral Chakra by Nidhi Idnani Sacral Chakra by Nidhi Idnani

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    by: Nidhi Idnani

    "I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them.” – Oscar Wilde

    The second chakra, the Sacral Chakra, is the central point of our emotions, sexuality, and sensuality. It governs our sense of self-worth, our relationships, and the confidence we have in our own creativity. This chakra is the center of our passion and pleasure, and also our emotions - feelings and sensations. The essence of the Sacral Chakra is that of water, always flowing, never still, thereby having an ability to let go, accept change and embrace transformation. 

    Sacral chakra – highlights 

    1. Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana
    2. Meaning: Sweetness
    3. Color: Orange
    4. Location: Lower abdomen, sexual organs
    5. Element: Water
    6. Sense: Taste
    7. Seed sound: Vam
    8. Physical organs/ association: Lower back , hips, kidney, bladder, Reproductive organs, circulatory system, bodily fluids (tears, urine, blood, menstrual fluids)
    9. Emotional/ Psychological association: Desire, pleasure, sexuality, sensuality, intimacy, warmth, creativity
    10. Mineral: Moonstone, coral, carnelian,
    11. Herbs for incense: Orris root, gardenia, damiana

    Signs of an unbalanced second chakra: 

    • Emotional or mental issues: guilt, out of touch with feelings, overly emotional or stoic, poor boundaries with other people as well as poor emotional boundaries, overt sexuality, sexual dysfunction, fear of intimacy, excessive attachment, frustration, a tendency to be manipulative, disharmonious relationships, fear of change or inability to change, addiction to food, work, television, substances etc.
    • Physical issues: gynecological problems, irregular menstrual cycle; impotence; frigidity; kidney, bladder, or urinary problems; stiff lower back; muscle tension, and abdominal cramps.

     

    A balanced second chakra brings:

    • Sense of adaptability, confidence and creativity
    • An enjoyment of pleasurable activities without guilt
    • A sense of surrender and not having to be in control
    • A strong connection to others while maintaining clear boundaries
    • An ability to express and exhibit healthy emotional behaviors

     

    Beneficial activities that promote and maintain a balanced Sacral Chakra:

    • Meditation and visualization: Visualize a glowing orange orb or even an orange sunset below your navel while meditating.
    • Reiki or other energy healing disciplines
    • Chant the seed sound “Vam”
    • Nature: Since the element of this chakra is water, relaxing at a waterfront such as a lake, ocean or river is very helpful. Taking a bath or shower also helps to balance this chakra.
    • Exercises: Dancing, and any exercise focused on the hips and the lower abdomen (such as hip circles and scissor kicks) works well for balancing this chakra. Gentle or yin yoga with a focus on hip-opening postures including open angle pose, bound angle pose, cow pose and boat pose.
    • Food: Since the element of this chakra is water, that is the best thing to ingest to clear and balance this chakra. Additionally, transparent liquids like teas and broths, and juices will help this chakra. Orange colored food such as oranges, orange pepper, carrots will boost this chakra.
    • Essential oils: jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang
    • Color orange: Wearing the color orange or stones such as moonstone, orange tourmaline, coral, and carnelian.
    • Affirmations: Speak out with complete confidence the following affirmations:
      • I am radiant, beautiful and strong.
      • I enjoy a healthy and passionate life.
      • I go with the flow with grace and ease.
      • I allow my emotions to flow through me in a healthy way.
      • I honor my body and treat myself respectfully.
      • I love who I am exactly as I am.

    by: Nidhi Idnani

    "I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them.” – Oscar Wilde

    The second chakra, the Sacral Chakra, is the central point of our emotions, sexuality, and sensuality. It governs our sense of self-worth, our relationships, and the confidence we have in our own creativity. This chakra is the center of our passion and pleasure, and also our emotions - feelings and sensations. The essence of the Sacral Chakra is that of water, always flowing, never still, thereby having an ability to let go, accept change and embrace transformation. 

    Sacral chakra – highlights 

    1. Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana
    2. Meaning: Sweetness
    3. Color: Orange
    4. Location: Lower abdomen, sexual organs
    5. Element: Water
    6. Sense: Taste
    7. Seed sound: Vam
    8. Physical organs/ association: Lower back , hips, kidney, bladder, Reproductive organs, circulatory system, bodily fluids (tears, urine, blood, menstrual fluids)
    9. Emotional/ Psychological association: Desire, pleasure, sexuality, sensuality, intimacy, warmth, creativity
    10. Mineral: Moonstone, coral, carnelian,
    11. Herbs for incense: Orris root, gardenia, damiana

    Signs of an unbalanced second chakra: 

    • Emotional or mental issues: guilt, out of touch with feelings, overly emotional or stoic, poor boundaries with other people as well as poor emotional boundaries, overt sexuality, sexual dysfunction, fear of intimacy, excessive attachment, frustration, a tendency to be manipulative, disharmonious relationships, fear of change or inability to change, addiction to food, work, television, substances etc.
    • Physical issues: gynecological problems, irregular menstrual cycle; impotence; frigidity; kidney, bladder, or urinary problems; stiff lower back; muscle tension, and abdominal cramps.

     

    A balanced second chakra brings:

    • Sense of adaptability, confidence and creativity
    • An enjoyment of pleasurable activities without guilt
    • A sense of surrender and not having to be in control
    • A strong connection to others while maintaining clear boundaries
    • An ability to express and exhibit healthy emotional behaviors

     

    Beneficial activities that promote and maintain a balanced Sacral Chakra:

    • Meditation and visualization: Visualize a glowing orange orb or even an orange sunset below your navel while meditating.
    • Reiki or other energy healing disciplines
    • Chant the seed sound “Vam”
    • Nature: Since the element of this chakra is water, relaxing at a waterfront such as a lake, ocean or river is very helpful. Taking a bath or shower also helps to balance this chakra.
    • Exercises: Dancing, and any exercise focused on the hips and the lower abdomen (such as hip circles and scissor kicks) works well for balancing this chakra. Gentle or yin yoga with a focus on hip-opening postures including open angle pose, bound angle pose, cow pose and boat pose.
    • Food: Since the element of this chakra is water, that is the best thing to ingest to clear and balance this chakra. Additionally, transparent liquids like teas and broths, and juices will help this chakra. Orange colored food such as oranges, orange pepper, carrots will boost this chakra.
    • Essential oils: jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang
    • Color orange: Wearing the color orange or stones such as moonstone, orange tourmaline, coral, and carnelian.
    • Affirmations: Speak out with complete confidence the following affirmations:
      • I am radiant, beautiful and strong.
      • I enjoy a healthy and passionate life.
      • I go with the flow with grace and ease.
      • I allow my emotions to flow through me in a healthy way.
      • I honor my body and treat myself respectfully.
      • I love who I am exactly as I am.

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