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Thursday Throat Chakra

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Thursday is the day associated with the Throat Chakra. Named after the Norse god “Thor”, Thursday is called “Thors Day”, accordingly, and is governed by the Planet Jupiter.

Choosing to work with our Throat chakra on the “day of Jupiter” can help with the expansion of energies, whether this be opening to more prosperity or better communication.

💙This particular Thursday is further charged by Mercury entering the star sign of Aquarius. The influence of this Mercury sign means that communicating and finding ways for self-expression using modern technologies will carry you far during this time, and feel like a whole lot more fun than the trusty (but SO last-century) pen and paper. And if you’re someone who normally works in isolation, ensure you use this astrological vibe to get plenty of time with other like-minded folks. The energy of Aquarius feels very individualist, but in actual fact thrives in company.

Time to come out of hiding, starlings!

💙💙Throat Chakra💙💙

The fifth chakra, the throat or Vishuddha chakra, sits in the area of the throat, jaw, neck, mouth, and thyroid.

In Sanskrit, Vishuddha means “especially pure”. As the throat chakra governs the mouth, tongue, and neck, it relates to communication and your ability to understand and speak your inner truth “purely”. When out of balance, one has difficulty staying true to themselves and expressing needs, desires, and opinions with themselves and others.

The throat chakra corresponds to the element of ether: space that forms the essence of emptiness. Our true selves exist in the space between the clutter of constant thoughts and emotions through meditation. In the calmness, we find the subtle element of ether and reconnect to the throat chakra.

When the throat chakra is in balance, we speak, listen, and express ourselves openly and authentically. When out of balance, we ignore our inner voice, feel afraid of expressing ourselves, or have trouble listening to others. A blocked throat chakra can also store tension physically and cause a sore throat or neck and shoulder pain.

Your expression is an offering that you make to the world. It is taking what is buried deep inside of you and letting it see the light of day. When you are unable to share your truth, you avoid being honest with yourself and with others.

We create Throat Chakra healing every time we express ourselves honestly and authentically.

💙Sage or burn ether incense(Mexican Copal, Frankincense, Lavender, Himalayan Sang, Sage Leaf and Sandalwood)

💙Light a blue candle infused with clary sage, German Chamomile and/ or peppermint EO to call in spirits, ancestors and to magnify intentions to share our truths.

💙intention-“I return to the Universe as much energy as I have received”

💙Earth’s Plant essences- German(blue) chamomile mixed with a few drops of Lavender, Clary sage and 1/2 drop peppermint EO

💙Earth’s Crystals-

Turquoise-An ancient and powerful stone that brings ease of communication, especially from our higher selves and spirit guides. Turquoise is good for boosting courage and clarifying what we need to evolve and grow.

💙Yoga-During yoga practice, you activate this area through poses that focus on your neck and throat, as well as breathing practices (pranayama) that create sound in your throat. Especially if you dislike the sound of your own voice, chanting can be one of the most powerful practices to initiate Throat Chakra healing.

Head Rolls and Neck Stretches. This yoga warm-up decreases stiffness in your upper back, neck, and jaw.

Lion’s Breath -Deeply inhale through your nose while lifting your hands into the air. Exhale and claw the air downward with your hands, extend your tongue, open your eyes wide, and create an audible sound in your throat. Let it stem straight from your Throat Chakra.

Repeat this three to four times. If you have a tendency to get a dry throat, decrease the volume and intensity of your “roar.”

Supported Shoulderstand

Fish Pose as counter to

Shoulderstand

💙Mantra- HAM

💙Mudra-GRANTHITA MUDRA:Interlace your last three fingers (middle, ring and pinky) together inside of your hands. Interlock the index fingertips and thumbs to form two rings and hold this mudra in front of the base of your throat. Inhale and exhale through the nose for 4 rounds of breath.

💙Meditation-“In meditation as my mind quietens, my body quietens also. When this happens I feel the dance of infinite awareness connecting me to all that is or could be”

Visualizations you can use when sitting quietly outdoors under a blue sky, or near a blue body of water, or meditating include: visualizing a blue light coming down from the sky and encompassing you, feel it saturate your body. Breath in the blue air, hold it for a few seconds giving it time to gather toxins and then breath out watching as blockages and negativities are removed.

💙See Y’all- Our experiences and truths makes their appearance only when it they are being expressed.

Express yourself! Be known! Be courageous as our time on earth is passing quickly.

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💚💚💚Heart Chakra💚💚💚

Our Heart chakra is the center of our energy vortexes. This chakra is all about love and the flow and exchange of emotional sharing between us and all others.

💚Sage self and surroundings

💚Light a green or pink candle infused with Rose EO inviting the goddess of love (I invite Inanna), ancestors and spirit

guides

💚 Set intention – two of mine are to spread love within myself and to all creation

excellence of being by expanding my consciousness of the human condition, revealing it, expressing it, sharing it

💚Earth crystals- Rose quartz and Moss Agate

These stones are known to have vibrations for heart chakra healing with long-lasting endurance as their gentle and steady energy can give us the grounding we need to keep persevering and spreading our love and compassion to all creation

💚Earth’s Plants-ylang ylang with cypress, helichrysum, rose and marjoram. With intention, this blend energizes our life force.

💚Yoga- Hold each for 5 breaths as 5 is number for expansion and growth

–cat/cow

–Half Camel Pose With Heart Chakra Hand Placement

–Bridge Pose

–cowface

–Warrior 1 Pose With Heart Opening Backbend

–Upward Facing Dog Pose

–cobra pose

💚Mudra-💚Hridaya Mudra:

This powerful mudra provides endless benefits for your Fourth Chakra.

Bring your index finger to the root of your thumb

Join your thumb to the tips of your middle and ring fingers

Maintain your pinky finger pointed straight

For use in meditation, bring your hands to your knees with your palms facing up

This mudra releases built-up emotions and anything weighing on the heart

💚Mantra- “Yam”

💚Meditation: practice your own knowing that you are not your thoughts — visualize any thought that arises as colorful birds flying away

For guided meditation:

https://youtu.be/mmPGgNXlTC

💚See Y’all- in the deepest level of the heart we finally realize that we are the source of the love we have sought so desperately. We understand that love always flows out of wholeness, not out of need. We recognize that love does not come through what we get, but through what we give, and that the light of our love is reflected and fulfilled in the outer world. We understand that love is not something that is given to us from the outside, but something that we are connected to deep inside us. The more we recognize this, the less we seek externally and the deeper we open ourselves inwardly and sink into this love. There we discover that the source of love is eternal; that it cannot be interrupted; that it always flows, through and beyond all form and circumstances. We recognize that we ourselves are the source of love, and at the same time are completely dependent on everything else, united in this love. In this paradox we begin to understand the true miracle of life.

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🌟Solar Plexus Chakra🌟

Tuesday resonates with our Solar Plexus Chakra–swirling yellow energy just above our navels–the energy behind our emotional force.The solar plexus is another name for the house of the soul. Located in our stomach area and yellow in color, the solar plexus is about integrity, having a higher purpose, and is the seat of confidence in one’s life path. 🌟Manifest!🌟

🌟burn incense or sage

🌟Light a yellow candle with intention of projecting confidence

🌟Plant energy- Bergamot

to stimulate hormonal secretions

🌟Earth crystals-Yellow Citrine and/or yellow jasper

(Yellow Jasper carries the energy of the sun. It constantly gives out positive vibrations, promoting happiness and positivity.)

(a yellow jasper stone on your belly button while meditating or in your pocket throughout the day may increase the vibration, glow and balance to the organs that relate to the solar plexus chakra, including the spleen, pancreas, liver and stomach. It is where you digest ideas, and where your gut-feelings and intuition originate.)

💛 affirmation and intention:

“I am confident and worthy.”

“ I will create more space in my conscious mind to see clearly when the ego is speaking and when my true essence is speaking.

💛Yoga-

Boat Pose allowing ourselves to shake and feel the burn in our core offers the opportunity to summon the inner strength to keep going and know that WE CAN DO IT!

Camel Pose Ease into this one….feel the power of your solar plexus chakra expanding outward in full expression. remember, belly issues live here. You can use these poses to liberate the energy that causes sluggish digestion or belly fat. This is energy that’s hung up there and wants to be released.

🌟Mantra💛RAM —opens our Solar Plexus Chakra, the seat of personal power.

💥☀️Mudra-tips of the thumb and index finger touch, while the other three fingers curl into the palms. The hands are placed on the thighs with palms facing upwards.

💛Meditate with Intention of clearing space and increasing Solar Plexus energy

☀️SEE Yall: Know that you are confident and worthy. When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive, CONFIDENT!

🔥Fire🔥

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Sacral Chakra Monday

🧡🎄sacral chakra🎄🧡

The Sacral Chakra is an energy vortex invigorated by connect with others, experiencing pleasure, going with the flow(water element), and creating

🧡Light a vegetable candle infused with Bergamot

Invite the spirits to join us

🧡Plant energy – inhale the earthy scents of plants and trees, such as pine, cedar, patchouli, myrrh, and amber.

🧡Earth’s crystal energy: Arrange orange calcite, bumblebee jasper and carnelian crystals in an energetic pattern

Orange is a power color, carrying the fiery heat of red with a gentler, more creative spirit to it. It is also a strong healing color, due to its association with the warm and powerful energy of the sun. Orange gemstones stimulate creativity, increase enthusiasm, accentuate personal power and bring confidence.

Crystals formed deep within the heart of the Earth contain an incredible amount of wisdom from experiencing the many transformations over millions and millions of years. Let your crystals know you welcome their vibrations.

🧡for these dark days of winter request the gatekeepers of the north to help us receive wisdom, find comfort and renewal, and remember what truly anchors us.

Set intention for practice such as “ I am more connected with the flow of life”

🧡Yoga-For Creativity, Joy, and Flow:

Squat Pose -In Squat Pose, you bring your hips towards the earth and lift your heart towards the sky. Stay in this pose for five to ten breaths to build strength in your feet and flexibility in your ankles, knees, and hips.

Bound Angle or Butterfly Pose

In addition to providing a generous stretch for your inner groins and thighs, you can integrate an easy flow in this pose. Experiment with fluttering your knees up and down a few times. Then hold the position with your knees wide open and bow your heart and head forward towards your feet. Roll up through your spine to come back upright, then repeat this spinal roll a few times.

For more yoga I often tune into Adriene on YouTube:

🧡Mudra-Break of Day -This mudra can be done from a seated position with your hands resting easily in your lap. To form the mudra, interlace your fingers with your left thumb on top gently pressing into your right thumb

🧡Mantra – VAM

🧡Meditate-Meditation is like prednisone for the spirit. It has the power to reduce inflammation of all kind, physical, energetic, and spiritual. Meditation is great for balancing and healing the sacral chakra and all the other chakras too.

🧡See Y’all- throughout the day take deep breaths then sway-just allow your body to move any way it feels called. Think fluid and sway.

More info on laying a grid:

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Red Root Chakra

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The frequency and quality of the energy flowing from each of our chakras is different. Each chakra has  its own type of spiritual energy, its own tuning. Spiritual energy said to be of immeasurable power, called by the Indians “Prana” and by the Chinese “Chi”, can flow through the chakras, but only if they are opened or activated. Technically speaking the chakras are the fields through which the energies flow, not the spiritual energies themselves. They are like doors. Certain tools and techniques unlock them.

Inner silence is the key to tuning the energies and integrating the conscious states. It is the sacred dimension or pure Awareness which unifies the otherwise unconnected states of consciousness. It is also the black hole source of the chakras. Thus all progress in spiritual disciplines depends upon reaching and retaining this inner silence.
Sunday is the day of the week that resonants strongly with Muladhara, the energy which is the origin of our sensing capacity or Root Chakra. A spinning red energy gateway grounding us.

AROMA: Root Chakra corresponds to our sense of smell so energize with it with smells of the earth: Balsam fir, Angelica or Cedar to name a few.

CRYSTALS: Red Jasper or Carnelian is an excellent stone to wear or meditate with for this chakra. When used in meditation, Carnelian assists in the understanding of how to bring a concept into being, and how to manifest it into action

red-carnelian

MEDITATION: Visualize a red jewel in the center of the earth rise up and the swirling red ball of energy it becomes in contact with the base of your spine.

YOGA:
Begin conscious grounding to Mother Earth’s energies with tree pose:

balance yoga pose
You can use your ‘seeing red’ visualization as you firmly plant your entire left foot onto your mat and bring your right foot up into tree pose. Keep your hip points squarely ahead and your toes tucked in as you place your foot anywhere on your leg besides your knee. Be creative and make your tree pose your own. Place your right leg into half lotus or engage your core and reach your arms overhead, keeping the base of your neck soft and your elbows straight as you rotate the pinky side of your hands in to engage your triceps. Most importantly, feel supported and connected to the earth as you hold your tree pose for 5 to 8 breaths before switching sides——

This chakra is where security, confidence and self-esteem originate.
Root Lock or Yoni Bandha :

yoni-bandha-posethis yoga move is actually stimulating the very same process that creates orgasm,”

The Yoni canal connects to the clitoris and the entire womb. Women draw up at the base of the pelvic floor around the vagina and extending up to the mouth of the cervix. Draw in and up on the inhalation. Let go on the exhalation. Draw in strongly but not so much that you feel tension. It’s much more than a Kegel, which some feel is devoid of poetry and Eros. “It’s like this light that rises and illuminates the whole spine”.
Try squatting with your heels in and toes out, lean your torso in between your thighs with your hands together. As you inhale, engage Mula Bandha and feel the current rise from the earth and enter the pelvic floor. When you can’t inhale any longer, relax the squeeze on your exhale, without collapsing it entirely. You’re pulling energy up to tap into a subtle pulse, like the ocean tide.

SEE Y’ALL:   Connect with the earth in every way you can conceive of this day.

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Violet Crown Chakra Saturday

Violet Crown Chakra Saturday

Correlated with Saturday is the SEVENTH chakra, our CROWN located at the top of the head and our potential connection to the SOURCE. The CROWN vibrates to the key of B(‘tee’ on the scale)and is associated with the colors lavender, violet, white and gold .
By consciousness(meditation), we become endowed with the ability to transmit our own energy field, our individual unit of power. We are energy transformers; we are alive and developing in proportion to how much of the 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.
The energy we conduct of the Higher Force calls its complement into our being. Emanations( an abstract but perceptible thing that issues or originates from a source)of Higher Energy become available to transform our lives, recharging and repairing our own systems bruised and muddied up with negativity and regrets. Energy upheavals shift us out of destructive habits of condemning ourselves, encouraging us to relearn integrative joyful and artistic ways of being.
The crown chakra is a door of universal energy and conscience: through it 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, EXPRESSION, 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

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CRYSTALS. Selenite and Amethyst crystals—Amethyst crystals are exceptional for providing spiritual protection, inner strength and clarity of mind, making them a classic meditation tool. Meditating with them can help you to become more in tune with your feelings, helping you to get to know yourself on a much deeper level. It also stimulates the crown chakra and calms thoughts, making it a powerful aid in meditation. Aside from what they can do for your body, amethyst crystals are one of the most beneficial stones to have in our environment so that the amethyst healing properties constantly surround.  These crystals work to purify any space of negative vibrations, emanating an energy ideal for you to thrive in. They help to clear the mind of unnecessary thoughts and clutter. On a physical level, having amethyst crystals in your home is believed to help strengthen the immune system and heal any imbalances that lie in the body.

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Diffuse: Rose and/or Lavender
Lavender as some astonishing effects on our body: composed Linalool and linalyl acetate which are rapidly absorbed through the skin after topical application with massage have been shown to calm the central nervous system ( http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/681304/)
…. “ essential oils are lipid soluble and can penetrate cell membranes bringing an increase of 21% oxygen to the cells within 20 minutes of application. ” This allows cells to function normally and release chemical toxins in an oxygen rich environment. Sesquiterpene molecules especially increase oxygen availability in the limbic system of the brain around the pineal and pituitary glands. This oxygenated environment can “lead to an increase of antibodies, endorphins and neurotransmitters. Essential oils also carry into the cells, ozone and negative ions which inhibit bacterial growth, antioxidants and hormones – all necessary for proper cell functioning.” (http://www.biospiritual-energy-healing.com/essential-oils-affect-the-body.html)
The effects of aromatherapy are theorized to result from the binding of chemical components in the essential oil to receptors in the olfactory bulb, impacting the brain’s emotional center, the limbic system. Topical application of aromatic oils may exert antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0032645/#!po=3.12500)
YOGA: Any meditative pose such as the Lotus

MEDITATE: Clear your mind, be still and focus on the violet energy circling at the top of your head connecting you with the Universe.
Light your lavender soy candle infused with Lavender oil. Meditate silently on the flame becoming as one. Start chanting ‘OM” bringing you into a calm and balanced state

For a group chant of ‘OM’ the sound, or vibration of the Universe–beyond beginning or end:   http://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mantras-that-will-change-your-life/

This vibration helps the mind to release restless thoughts and focus in the moment

SEE YA LATER: I think it is quite lovely and calming to have an amethyst cluster, a reed diffuser (April 9th post)of Lavender EO and a bouquet of lavender flowers arranged on the bedside table. As you arrange your crystals, oils and flowers empower yourself and the other energy forms you are working with with your intentions. “I AM oneness with all” is the one I repeat each time I am mindful and present in the moment.

“Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice…No one can prevent us from being aware of each step we take or each breath in and breath out.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk,

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Red Chakra–Earth Connection

We should be able to be our true selves.
This means we should be able
to be the river,
the forest.
We must do this to understand,
and to have hope for the future~Thich Nhat hanh

Sunday corresponds to our ROOT CHAKRA—Our Base, grounding energy field vibrating with the potential for CONNECTION to EARTH. Awareness and INTENTION are the connecting forces.

SOUNDS: Search for a ‘Meditation Music for Root Chakra’ if you like to connect your red energy field with the earth through meditating with the vibrations of the chakra. One I found is https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xtdvBz_kUsw. -“Thirty Minute Root Chakra Meditation-‘The Right to Feel Secure and CONNECT with Earth'” by Salvenc Mbyl

CRYSTAL:

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Red Jasper from Pinterest

Red Jasper is a very calming stone and stimulates the Root Chakra —-vibrating with potential grounding Earth energy. Focus your intention near the apex of your red jasper and be sure you have stated a purpose for the highest good, and are clear about your deepest desires to CONNECT with Earth’s abundant energies.

FRAGRANCE: White or Balsam Fir blended with cedarwood and or sandalwood.                                   One very good way to bring balance to a clogged or congested chakra is to work directly on the chakra by applying a suitable essential oil blend. Even if you are feeling grounded, it is good to energize the energy center.
Blend (I use a 5 or 10ml container that fits my diffuser or a roll-on container for carrying with me) 1 oz. Pure Carrier Oil–Jojoba is a good choice as it is nutritive for the skin or Fractionated Coconut Oil, 10-15 drops cedarwood, sandalwood, White or Balsam Fir Essential Oil. Label the Blend as “Root Blend”
The blend does not have to be highly aromatic to be effective. Remember to never apply essential oils to the skin without first diluting them.

In a quiet, peaceful setting, add 2-3 drops of your Root Blend to your fingertips and then lightly apply the oil in a clockwise direction to your feet and/or to your lower back, near your tailbone, but not directly on it.
Once you have applied the blend, focus upon positive thoughts and intentions aimed towards balancing the chakra and sensing your CONNECTION to the VIBES of the EARTH. Feel the FLOW!
Ideal times to use the blend are during times of meditation or while practicing yoga, listening to peaceful music or relaxing.

MEDITATION: Begin your meditation with ten minutes of deep fast breathing focusing only on your breath-the in then the out. Feel the breath come from the center of the EARTH. Let all thoughts go–only focusing on your swirling red BASE chakra CONNECTED with the Earth’s energy for as long as you desire.

YOGA: TREE POSE: In a standing position shift your weight slightly onto the left foot, keeping the inner foot firm to the floor, and bend your right knee. Reach down with your right hand and clasp your right ankle.
Draw your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh; if possible, press the right heel into the inner left groin, toes pointing toward the floor. The center of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.
Rest your hands on the top rim of your pelvis. Make sure the pelvis is in a neutral position, with the top rim parallel to the floor.
Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor. Firmly press the right foot sole against the inner thigh and resist with the outer left leg. Press your hands together . Gaze softly at a fixed point in front of you on the floor about 4 or 5 feet away
Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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Step back on both feet with an exhalation and repeat for the same length of time with the legs reversed. It helps to imagine that your body is centered on an invisible plumb line dropping from the crown of your head, through the middle of your torso and pelvis, and straight into the ground beneath you. You want to remain centered around that plumb line even though you’re on only one leg. To do this, strengthen the trunk of the tree—your core—and firm your standing leg by hugging the muscles of your inner thigh in toward your midline. Your standing leg is like the roots of your tree, and your stable pelvis CONNECTS energy from your roots up into the spine and torso, creating a strong trunk. Your arms reach up and out like branches expanding into the sky.

SEE YALL LATER: Take as many walks as possible today being aware of your CONNECTION to Earth’s Energy with each step. It is so rewarding to spend the day befriending, protecting, CONNECTING and nurturing you OWN SPIRIT! Have at it!!!!!!!

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