Chakras, essential oils, meditations, Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar Plexus

Manipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra, is also known as the power chakra. It is symbolized by a lotus with ten petals and it relates to the color yellow.

Solar Plexus

The Manipura rules personal power, will, and autonomy. It is the center where personality & identity is formed and emotions, intuition, & psychic energies are integrated into the self.

The Manipura is the center of your self-esteem, your willpower, self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality.

It is all about who you are.

A person with an open and balanced Manipura values herself and her work, is confident in her ability to do something well, loves and accepts herself, is willing to express herself in a powerful way, knows that she has the freedom to choose to be herself and direct her own life.

When it is blocked, you lack courage, have low self-esteem, and feel stagnant with little or no vitality.

Balancing the Manipura allows us to feel cheerful, vital, strong & alive.

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SOUNDS:  Solar Plexus Meditation Music

CRYSTAL: Citrine

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Gemstones and minerals are  energy forms containing a similar crystalline structure as the human body. Crystals amplify energy and can be programmed (e.g. computer chips and watches and your intentions). Wearing gemstone jewelry or placing gemstones and minerals in your environment is a simple way to absorb the stone or mineral’s healing vibrations

AROMA: BERGAMOT ESSENTAIL OIL is associated with self-love & self-acceptance. It has nurturing, calming and refreshing properties. It releases pent-up emotions and helps soothe anxiety, tension & depression; relieving despair, self-criticism & self-judgment. It offers optimism and hope. Apply (diluted in a carrier oil 1=4) to the area just above the navel.

MEDITATION: simply meditate in the sun focusing on connecting with your personal power.

YOGA: Poses that are designed to strengthen the core and increase confidence and power:

I (Warrior I)

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Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

Warrior I Pose

Navasana (Boat Pose)

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SEE YALL LATER:  Hopefull you can get into the full light of the sun and take an invigorating walk being mindful of each step and your personal power.
‚ÄúThe body achieves what the mind believes.‚ÄĚ -unknown

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Chakras, Sacral Chakra, yoga

Outstanding Orange Sacral Chakra MonDAY

OUTSTANDING ORANGE Sacral Chakra

Visualize your OUTSTANDING swirling bright orange sacral chakra two inches below your belly button. Breathe in orange to recharge this second chakra. Release negative emotions with each exhale as your orange energy gets brighter and brighter.

As you know, each of us has an energetic field that encases our body and internal organs. This energy, called bioenergy or chi, is responsible for life as it fulfills our need for subtle energy. The vortexes existing in this energetic field are called chakras. The chakras act as points of connection between our physical and non-physical (astral, extraphysical) bodies, enabling energies to flow from one of these vehicles of manifestation to the other. They are the means by which we absorb energy from and externalize energy to the environment, and exchange energy with others; therefore, they form the core system through which we sustain our energy levels, vitality and health.

When our OUTSTANDING swirling orange Sacral Chakra is open and balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, we are committed, are passionate, sexual and outgoing. ¬†How’s that for awesomeness?!?
SOUNDS: Hum or whistle Musical Note D, or “Re” (ray) on the scale to vibrate with the Sacral Chakra’s energy. ¬†Meditation Music:¬†[1 Hour] Healing Tambura – Sacral Chakra Meditation Music | Taanpura & Harp Sounds Meditative Mind – Meditation Music

AROMAS: Jasmine EO, orange EO and Bergamot EO or  Essential Oil Spring Blend from March 20th

CRYSTALS: Citrine

MEDITATION:

Chant: “Vam”

Spend as long as possible in silent meditation

Close your eyes and take deep breath
Be aware of your body–do a scan of your body to find any area of tension. Breathe into them and release them
As you empty your mind of all other thoughts, feel the fluidity within your body and be reminded that you are a sensory being feeling, creating and enjoying the OUTSTANDING creative juiciness  of life.
Feel your body, while still on the outside, flowing like water on the inside full of potential.
This potential creates a nurturing sensation that cradles you. You are moved by its gentle rocking flow.
As you are saturated by the feeling of flowing potential imagine it flowing through the your body. This is the force behind your creativity and passion. It gives you a warm and fluid sensuality that is attractive and fills you with a vibrancy that resonates in all that you do
AFFIRMATION: I am a sensory being full of OUTSTANDING creative potential. “I embrace life with passion, joy and happiness. My senses are alive, well and connected.”

YOGA
Low Squat (Malasana)—The life lesson in the second chakra involves replacing guilt with forgiveness and acceptance.
This low squat pose focuses on the pelvis and allows you to be open and receptive physically, emotionally, and energetically in order to accept yourself fully.

—Squat with your feet as close together as possible. (Keep your heels on the floor if you can; otherwise, support them on a folded mat.)
—Separate your thighs slightly wider than your torso. Exhaling, lean your torso forward and fit it snugly between your thighs.
—Press your elbows against your inner knees, bringing your palms to together and resist the knees into the elbows. This will help lengthen your front torso.
—To go further, press your inner thighs against the sides of your torso. Reach your arms forward, then swing them out to the sides and notch your shins into your armpits. Press your finger tips to the floor, or reach around the outside of your ankles and clasp your back heels.
–Hold the position for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then inhale, straighten the knees, and stand.
Affirmation: I accept and forgive my OUTSTANDING self.

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Spending time and cultivating your creativity is such an important gift, even if it’s just 15 minutes out of your day. Art is a sacred, meditative act. The marks you make are precious and the quiet time you set aside for yourself is profound. Creativity is not about making a masterpiece, but rather simply showing up at the craft table. Do what makes you smile–whether it’s pushing paint around, cutting some paper, gluing a collage, or watching an art tutorial video. I believe this will seduce your muse out of hibernation and will also send a clear message that you are OUTSTANDINGLY worth it. You are worth your valuable time.

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”~~Osho

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Chakras, Crown Chakra, essential oils, meditations, yoga

Springy Saturday CURIOUS Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is a door of universal energy and conscience through which we can reach a higher state of awareness.  Our violet crown (Sahasrara in Sanskrit) leads us to the true nature of life which is abundant in JOY,  PURPOSE and CURIOSITY.

There is JOY  in CURIOSITY , CREATING and in the CREATION.  There is WONDER  in stepping outside our comfort zones.  There is FREEDOM and PURPOSE in artistic expression in whatever form.

SPRING¬†is one of the most wondrous of nature’s shocks. ¬†Virginia Woolf wrote in her autobiography that “SHOCK receiving capacity is what is necessary for being an artist”. ¬†Expression and creating in any medium, from rearranging your environment, planting a garden, ¬†to writing a symphony, a novel or arranging forms¬†¬†in paints, metal or words what is in your heart is JOY. Connect with the Universe and CREATE your own JOY with each and every breath. ¬†Wear lavender or violet today, ¬†and know that you are amazing, one with the universe and channeling the SOURCE.

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SOUNDS: Select Crown Chakra Meditation Music; Crown Chakra Meditation Thunderstorm Rain (B-123.47Hz) 1 hour

CRYSTALS: Amethyst

AROMAS:  Lavender

MEDITATION:As we move up the ladder, the higher chakras are more affected by meditation and inner work rather than physical work.

Lotus pose or Padamasana is one of the most opted poses for meditation as it neutralises blood pressure, balances the body and calms the mind. Directly tapping into the higher consciousness, half lotus pose extends the same benefits as a full lotus pose and is a great practice for beginners.

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Imagine feeling complete and in harmony with yourself and the universe. You understand your uniqueness within the big picture of life. What a fantastic place to be! Well….this is what this seventh chakra is all about…….spirituality, enlightenment, joy, purpose, curiosity and the way to your higher consciousness.

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Brow Chakra, Chakras, crystals, essential oils, yoga

Ingenious Indigo Third Eye Chakra

Ingenious, as in cleverly resourceful, describes our indigo  vortex of swirling POTENTIAL energy. Energy to see beyond the evident, to visualize the bigger picture if we have the intention of keeping the energy flowing and practice using the potential inherent within.

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Our third-eye, also known as the Brow Chakra, is a main point for external life energy (prana, chi) to enter and be distributed to the other chakras. It is also a key to ongoing spiritual development. Thus, keeping it as clear and balanced as possible is your ingenuity at work.

As humans we are energy transformers; we are alive and developing in proportion to how much of this universal energy we accept and how freely it flows through us. The better we transmit this energy or allow it to flow through us, the more alive and contented and effective we become.

Access to the universal energies and good physical and mental health is through meditation and intention.

Intentions such as:

“My mind is clear and agile.”
“I envision and create beauty and goodness.”
“My imagination is vivid and powerful.”
“I am open to the wisdom within me.”
“I am open to greater and greater spiritual awareness.”

SOUNDS: Strike up your Third-Eye Playlist or select some Meditation Music for the Brow Chakra.  One I found was: WARNING! Extremely Powerful Third Eye Opening Binaural Beat Meditation iGodMind Subliminal and Meditation Mind Movies

CRYSTALS: Azurite has long been used to guide psychic development and increase metaphysical powers. It raises consciousness to the highest level, facilitates a meditative channeling state, urges the soul toward enlightenment, and controls spiritual unfoldment. A powerful healing stone and energy conduit, Azurite challenges your view of reality, releasing programmed belief systems so that you move into the unknown without fear. Drawing out emotional debris and ancient fears, and given your intentions, cleanses the emotional body and brings about inner peace.

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AROMAS:¬†Clary Sage ¬†an oil all about “clarity”, giving you the ability to see clearly what is muddled, or to look ahead with vision and clarity at the possibilities.

Because Clary Sage oil is an aide in eliminating confusion and illusion, it’s often used on the brow and during meditation, contemplation, or creative work. It can help us see possibilities that we struggle to find when we’re lost in our own heads or thoughts and need to tap into something deeper, and, given intention, can bring light to dark places we’re struggling to move through. It helps us to open ourselves to intuition and inner wisdom to be guided by an understanding that is both deeper within and further beyond us.

MEDITATIONS:Put your hands before the lower part of your breast. The middle fingers are straight and touch at the tops, pointing forward. The other fingers are bended and touch at the upper two phalanges. The thumbs point towards you and touch at the tops.
Concentrate on the Third Eye chakra slightly above the point between the eyebrows.
Chant the sound OM or AUM.

Now spend as long as you desire in COMPLETE SILENT MEDITATION

YOGA:build awareness in your ajna chakra to begin to see everything in your life more clearly.
start by doing an awakening exercise for the ajna chakra. Take a comfortable seat. Softly close your eyes. Turn your gaze gently to your third eye, or the space between your eyebrows. Bring your hands to a prayer position and begin rubbing them together vigorously.

Once you have created a good amount of heat between your palms, cup them over your eyes. Let the eyes absorb the heat. Feel the heat soften any tension in or around the eyes. Repeat this process 3 times pausing to feel between each round.

Set Your Ajna Intention
Now set your intention for this practice. To grease the wheels, here are some themes that relate to the sixth chakra: Unlocking intuition; improving correct perception; seeing that you are connected to everyone and everything; inviting third eye wisdom to light your way. Feel free to use any of these or choose your own. As long as your intention feels true for you it has value.

Dolphin Plank
Come onto your hands and knees. Bring your elbows to the floor directly under your shoulders and bring your hands to Prayer (Anjali Mudra). Step the feet back as you straighten your legs behind you. The only points of contact with the floor are the balls of the feet and the forearms. Make your legs super strong, engage your belly and pull your front ribs in and up to widen the low back. This is a challenging pose, stick with it! Imagine the prayer hands and the third eye are connected by an invisible stream. That stream is your intention. Stay laser-focused on it for 5‚Äď10 breaths. Let your resolve to attach to something worthy of your attention make you strong. When you release the pose, rest on your belly.

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Eagle Pose
Garudasana
From standing bend your knees. Lift your right knee and stack it on top of your left. Then wrap your right foot behind your left shin if possible. Bring your arms to shoulder height and stack your left elbow on top of your right, wrapping the right hand into the left. Keep elbows bent at 90 degrees. Balance here bringing your hips down low. Encourage your knees to move toward the midline instead of skewing to one side. The word ‚Äúgaruda‚ÄĚ means to devour. Let this pose devour ego, doubt, and fear, clearing the way for loving intention. Spend 5 breaths on this side and then switch.

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Warrior III Pose
Virabhadrasana III
From standing with arms by your side, engage your legs and begin to tip the pelvis forward. Send your left leg straight back and up until it is parallel to the floor. Extend the spine and head forward also keeping the upper body parallel to the floor. There should be plum line from the head to the left toes. Reach your arms straight back and firm the triceps. Lift your low belly to widen the low back and stand here strong and balanced. Connect with the third eye center and realize that the more we connect to everyone and everything, the easier it is for us to remain balanced even in the least stable conditions. Stay here for 5 breaths, soft but strong.

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Dolphin Pose
This pose is similar to Downward-Facing Dog except its done on the forearms. Begin on your hands and knees. Place your elbows directly under your shoulders and bring your hands to anjali mudra as you did in Dolphin Plank. Tuck your toes and lift your hips up and back as you straighten your legs. Feet should be about hip-width apart. Firm your shoulder blades into the ribs and lift the shoulders away from the ears to free your neck. Walk your feet in a little closer to your arms, bring the thumbs of your prayer mudra to the third eye. Spend 3 breaths here, bringing all of your attention to the third eye center.

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Child’s Pose
Balasana
Time to rest! From hands and knees, ease the sitbones back onto the heels into Child’s Pose. Gently rest your forehead on the earth, reach your arms forward and take 5 slow breaths. Let the gentle pressure on the third eye sink you deeper into a meditative and insightful repose. Allow your whole body to release deeply.

from slide show, Third-Eye Chakra Tune-Up Practice By Stephanie Snyder

SEE YA LATER:  SEE beyond the obvious to the INGENIOUS, the miracle, in each moment of awareness throughout your day

NAMASTE,                                                                                                                                                                              Priscilla

 

 

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