What Are Chakras?

What Are Chakras?
A Chakra(pronounced "cha"-"kra") is a center of energy. Originating from Sanskrit, it literally means “wheel” by association with its function as a vortex of spinning energy interacting with various systems in the body. When you look at how the energy flows from the chakras throughout the body it looks like branches and roots of a tree. 

While the first references to Chakras were found in Hindu scriptures, the teachings of Buddhists, Tibetans, Mayans, Kabbalists, and Christians, among others, acknowledge the chakras(energy centers) and refer to a similar system in their teachings. 
These energy centers within the human body help to regulate the body from organ function to the immune system and emotions. We naturally experience energy blocks, stagnation, and imbalance in our Chakras. It is unavoidable. 

Everything has energy and can have a positive or negative effect. Emotions are even energy.  Negative or repressed thoughts, memories, emotions, and beliefs can cause energy blocks or sluggish centers. Long-standing fears and trauma from childhood, crowded shopping centers/events, bad traffic jams, and major life/world events can negatively impact our energy centers.

Although there are 114 Chakras, four are dormant and two are outside the physical body. That leaves us with 108 active Chakras but we will only be covering the 7 main Chakras. These seven are positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each Chakra has its own vibrational frequency, that is depicted through a specific Chakra color, and governs specific functions. The 7 main Chakras play a big role in balancing your Mind, Body, and Spirit.

1st - Root or Base Chakra/ Muladhara
Basic Survival, Grounded, Security, Prosperous, Birth Issues 
Color: Red/Black/Gray 
Location: Base of spine/Pubic bone 

2nd - Sacral Chakra/Svadhisthana
Creativity, Emotional Stability, Sexuality, Well-Being, Abundance 
Color: Orange 
Location: Sacrum or lower abdomen 

3rd - Solar Plexus Chakra/Manipura
Personal Power, Purpose, Self-esteem, Self-worth, Self-confidence 
Color: Yellow 
Location: Just below base of sternum 

4th - Heart Chakra/ Anahata
Empathy, Love, Compassion, Inner Peace 
Color: Green/Pink 
Location: Center of chest 

5th - Throat Chakra/ Vishuddha
Communication, Self-expression, Speaking Personal Truth 
Color: Light Blue/Blue 
Location: Base of throat/neck 

6th - Brow or Third-Eye Chakra/ Ajna
Decision making, Intuition, Imagination, Wisdom 
Color: Indigo/Purple 
Location: between eyebrows/Forehead 

7th - Crown Chakra/ Sahasrara
Spiritual Connection, Soul, Higher Self 
Color: Purple/White 
Location: Top of Head 

If our Chakras stay sluggish or blocked, it can lead to major physical or psychological illnesses.  So it is important to your wellbeing to remove the negative energy and get your Chakras into a balanced state.  Getting a Chakra Cleanse & Balancing session with an energy healer is best,  but there are things you can do at home. 

**Want a Chakra Balancing session? I offer In-person sessions at Skye Apothecary in Clanton, AL Call 205-224-6827 to book an in-person session.  Not local? No worries! I offer Distance Chakra Balancing sessions as well. Check out all my energy healing sessions here.

Simple Grounding Technique For When Your Life Is In Chaos

Simple Grounding Technique For When Your Life Is In Chaos

Let's face it.  We all have times when our lives are in chaos.  This whole year has pretty much been one big ball of CHAOS!  How are you feeling right now?  Lost? Set adrift in the ocean? Like your on a carnival ride you can't get off? Mad? Sad? Weak?  Let me tell you that it is OKAY to feel that way.  It IS!  For a little bit.  Then you have to do something to change the way you feel.  Don't stay on the path down the rabbit hole.  You need to find some balance and get grounded. Are you ready for a feeling of calmness, peace, balance and strength?  Try this simple grounding technique! 


Even I Need Reminding

Even I Need Reminding

We all need reminders from time to time to stop and enjoy the little things. To take a breather from life's stress and chaos of the world around us. To just breathe.

I was taking a quick detour in my yard today on the way from my car to my house and went past my special spot, my Sacred Space.  I had no intention of walking into the space though cause it was a very hot summer afternoon down here in the Deep South. And the shade was not offering any relief from the heat.

But just as I got even with the entrance into my spot, a movement happened and a plop onto leaves noise sounded. So I looked over and saw this fellow looking at me. I, of course, greeted him(Like I do all animals, birds, lizards, Dragonflies, fish, and frogs). "Hello, little fellow. Stay right there. You don't have to leave. I'm not going to hurt you."

We just stared at each other for a minute or two. Me just appreciating a thing from Nature and breathing. Watching his color change slowly. Then I decided to take a few pictures, because I'm like that too. ;)  All the while, he just sat there in the shade on the leave and looked at me. He never moved except for his breathing.

I thanked him for allowing me to get pictures and for the visit and then continued on to the house to get out of the heat.

That little frog has stayed with me since then. A reminder to stop, see the little things in life, to take a time out, to enjoy nature, and to BREATHE.

How about you? When was the last time you stopped and enjoyed the little things around you? Tell me below what you enjoyed! I'd love to know.

Stressed? Go Stand Outside!

Stressed? Go Stand Outside!

When you have a stressful day or just feel off, go outside and take your shoes and socks/hose off.  Stand still while taking a slow deep breathe and feel the Earth beneath your feet. Then do what is called Earthing. It is a great way to find some balance while relieving stress!


Burn Your Stress And Frustrations Away

Burn Your Stress And Frustrations Away
Sometimes the best way to destress is to write it all down on a sheet or two of paper. Don't sensor yourself. Just let it flow. Put down everything that upsets you and your feelings about them. 

Once you have identified your frustrations, you can focus on a plan of action for changing the things that you can control and releasing those that are out of your control. 

Then, using fire cautions, light a candle or build a fire and burn the paper. 

This is a great visual of Letting It Go!

Then enjoy the fire or candle afterwords by staring at the flame(s).  See if you get any ideas to help you with your action plan for changing the things you can.

I know this sounds too simple to help, but believe me it WORKS!

Give this self-care technique a try and see how it helps you!
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