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)

warrior pose

 

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.
“The body achieves what the mind believes.” -unknown

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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.

SEE YA LATER:

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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Chakras, essential oils, meditations, Throat Chakra, yoga

Truthful Thursday Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra, associated with Thursdays, Sky Blue, Truth and with your Self Expression and Communication is a vortex of POTENTIAL energy.  It is a pathway for your life energy to flow as you express to yourself and others what is in your heart–your TRUTH.

Blue sky and water

Vishuddha, throat chakra,  is the bridge from the heart chakra to the upper most spiritual energy centers. A person with a balanced 5th chakra will express the emotions in their heart, may express their joy for life through song, desires harmonious connection with others and focuses on appreciation of global matters instead of fixating on nationality.

When our throat chakra is in balance, we are able to listen and communicate well. When we are having trouble expressing ourselves, or having trouble with communication (being unable to say what you want to say to others and/or not truly listening to what you are being told) the throat chakra is unbalanced and the energy is throttled and flipped around willy-nilly.  This imbalance will first resonate as a tingle, tickle, ache, lump, cough, trouble swallowing or sensitivity  in the throat region stemming anywhere from the base of the neck to the ears.

As soon as the emotional issue has been resolved through meditation(read that as cleaning out negativity cobwebs), the symptoms will clear up or simply completely vanish.
When in balance the throat chakra offers us faithfulness to our true selves, an ability to express ourselves and our ideas, good communication skills,  and truthfulness.

 

SOUNDS: Meditation Music for the Throat Chakra.  One I found was Open Throat Chakra/Meditation Music and Vibrations at 384 hz by Meditative Music-Meditative Mind

AROMAS:  Diffuse  Frankincense, Camomile, Lavender or Sandalwood

You can also make a throat chakra self-Expression Mist to be worn as a body spray: 8 drops lavender essential oil, 4 drops coriander essential oil, 8 drops bergamot essential oil, 8 drops frankincense essential oil and 1/2 cup  water.  Mix in mister bottle then shake rather vigorously then mist  on yourself and all about when desired.

CRYSTALS: Crystals which vibrate near the same frequency as  the Throat Chakra are  Celestite, Lapis Lazuli,  and Turquoise…..  Let your intentions for expressing your compassionate heart clearly to yourself and others be known for the crystals and aromas to be most effective.  Repeat your intentions frequently throughout the day and notice the power of the fragrances and crystals.
Blue celestite                                                                                                                        Celestine Crystal from Pinterest

MEDITATION:
One way to connect with the swirling blue throat chakra is to chant. Take a comfortable seat. Softly close our eyes and lips. Relax your face and jaw. Begin to make the sound “mmmmmmmmm” at whatever resonant tone is natural for you( ’so’ on the scale if you desire) Feel the vibration all around the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw, ears and throat. Imagine this sound vibrating loose any tension in the throat, neck and jaw region. Let go of the times you have had to bite your tongue or have had a lump in your throat from the fear of speaking up. Feel the vibration purifying and freeing your throat energy.

YOGA:
From a comfortable seated position, tend your spine long and root down into your foundation. Reach your right arm out to the right. Gently begin to release your head and let it hang to the right. Drag your right shoulder and shoulder blade down to create a stable foundation. Now extend your left arm out about 6 inches above the floor and reach out and down to create some traction and a big stretch on the left side of the neck. Spend 5-10 breaths here. Be patient. It takes time for the blood to move through and heal tight and stiff muscle tissue, so try to hold for as long as you can without pain. Make your breaths deep and slow and keep your eyes and jaw relaxed. Gently return to center, pause for a moment, and notice the difference, then switch sides.
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Fish pose——Relax for a bit in the Corpse Pose. Stay flat on your back and bring your feet together. With your arms straight by your sides, lay your palms on the floor, then tuck your hands underneath your buttocks. When ready arch your spine tilting your head back so that your crown rests on the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. To come out of the fish, slide your head back and then lower your chest. To finish, relax by lying in the corpse.

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SEE YA LATER:
Drink plenty of water today—and every day.  Add lemons and lime, sans sweeteners, to spike the water and keep your pH alkaline.  Apples and peaches can also help to cleanse, clear and open our throat chakra.

Try to spend some of your day in connection with blue skies, calm, still water or the open sea as you are aware of , listening to and expressing your feelings–your TRUE self– genuinely and without fear of what other may think.  Believe in your ability to courageously come forward and tell your truth. Infuse your projects with this kind of daring drive.

blue throat flower

Love,
Priscilla

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Chakras, essential oils, Heart Chakra, meditations, Spring, yoga

Spring Green Heart Chakra Wednesday

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OSHO: Chapter 5: In the Litter of the Wayside
“A sannyasin is a plant, a sprout-soft, delicate. The seed is never in danger, remember. What danger can there be for the seed? It is absolutely protected. But the plant is always in danger, the plant is very soft. The seed is like a stone, hard, hidden behind a hard crust. But the plant has to pass through a thousand and one hazards. That is the second stage; the seed dissolving into the soil, the man disappearing as an ego, disappearing as a personality, becoming a plant.
The third possibility, which is even more rare, because not all plants are going to attain to that height where they can bloom into flowers, a thousand and one flowers. Very few human beings attain to the second stage, and very few of those who attain the second stage attain the third, the stage of the flower. Why can’t they attain the third stage, the stage of the flower? Because of greed, because of miserliness, they are not ready to share because of a state of unlovingness.
Courage is needed to become a plant, and love is needed to become a flower. A flower means the tree is opening up its heart, releasing its perfume, giving its soul, pouring its being into existence. The seed can become a plant although it is difficult to drop the armor, but in one way it is simple. The seed will only be gathering more and more, accumulating more and more; the seed  only takes from the soil. The tree only takes from the water, from the air, from the sun; its greed is not disturbed, on the contrary, its ambition is fulfilled. It goes on becoming bigger and bigger. But a moment comes when you have taken so much that now you have to share. You have been benefitted so much, now you have to serve. God has given you so much, now you have to thank, be grateful-and the only way to be grateful is to shower your treasures, give them back to existence, be as unmiserly as existence has been with you. Then the tree grows into flowers, it blossoms.
And the fourth stage is that of fragrance. The flower is still gross, it is still material, but the fragrance is subtle, it is almost something nonmaterial. You cannot see it, it is invisible. You can only smell it, you cannot break it, you cannot grasp it. A very sensitive understanding is needed to have a dialogue with the fragrance. And beyond fragrance there is nothing. The fragrance disappears into the universe, becomes one with it.
These are the four states of the seed, and these are the four stages of man too. Don’t remain a seed. Gather courage-courage to drop the ego, courage to drop the securities, courage to drop the safeties, courage to be vulnerable. But then don’t remain a tree, because a tree without flowers is poor. A tree without flowers is empty, a tree without flowers is missing something very essential. It has no beauty-without love there is no beauty. And it is only through flowers that the tree shows its love. It has taken so much from the sun and the moon and from the earth; now it is time to give!
Life has to attain a balance always. You have taken so much, now give it. Become a flower! Only when you become a flower is there a possibility of disappearing as a fragrance. But then too, remember, don’t remain a closed flower, don’t remain a bud; otherwise your fragrance will not be released. And unless your fragrance is released, you are not free, you are in a bondage.”

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SOUNDS: Choose Meditation Music for the Heart Chakra–YouTube has a wide variety of choices.   One I found was Karunesh Heart Chakra Meditation by My Happy Week

CRYSTALS: “The fair and lovely Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others. [Raphaell, Simmons, & Hall]

Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C. and is still an important talisman of relationships as it supports connection within groups and community, and carries a high spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine. [Eason, 50][Simmons, 331][Hall, 236]

Rose Quartz also inspires the love of beauty, in oneself and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word. [Melody]  “(from crystal vaults.com)

AROMAS:Heart-yang  deficiency needs an oil that awakens the spirit, for instance jasmine, petitgrain, peppermint, myrrh, rose and frankincense………

Sandalwood  has a calming, harmonizing effect and takes away fears and anxiety. It is indicated for hot, agitated emotional states that lead to headaches, insomnia and nervous exhaustion. It is also bitter and astringent, and useful for removing problems of a hot, inflammatory and catarrhal nature. It can be used in all healing work and connects all the chakras one with the other. It connects us to the earth whilst providing health for the mind and consciousness. It settles anxiety, brings self-esteem and opens the heart to receiving healing energy. Yogis describe sandalwood as ‘oil that has a fragrance of the subtle body and the centre of highest insight and enlightenment’

MEDITATION:

Chant Meditation:
The Heart Chakra (Anahata) as our energy point of love and compassion is located  physically just behind the heart area. This chakra can be incredibly powerful when used as a focus for meditation.

Sit cross-legged. Let the tips of your index finger and thumb touch. Put your left hand on your left knee and your right hand in front of the lower part of your breast bone (so a bit above the solar plexus).
Concentrate on the Heart chakra at the spine, level with the heart.
Chant the sound YAM.

YOGA:

Why do we practice? To understand the essence of the Self, to unpack the layers of this Truth. There is no end, just as there is no beginning. Every breath, every muscular integration, each moment of physical and mental connection opens new channels towards understanding. We practice to become intimate with our nature. From there, all else becomes more easeful. By Shira Atkins
Sequence:
1.Down Facing Dog,

2.Low Lunge. From Downward-Facing Dog , step your right foot forward. Gently release your left knee to the floor and reach the arms up into a Low Lunge. Square your hips toward the front end of your mat. Bring your left hand to your left hip, reaching your right arm up. You may stay here or slide your left hand down the inner left leg as your curl your spine back, in, and up to open the heart into a deeper backbend. Next, actively press your left hand into your inner right leg and as the leg and hand resist each other you will feel stronger and avoid sinking into the low back. Isometrically, hug your left knee and right foot in toward each other, this will lift the pelvic floor and help you draw your low belly in and up. Finally press down through your right foot and let the heart fly up a little more. Spend 5 breaths here. change sides

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3. Down Facing Dog
4. High Lunge with Shoulder Opener From Downward-Facing Dog, step your right foot forward and rise up into a High Lunge. The right knee is bent at a right angle and the left leg is reaching long and straight behind you. Reach your arms behind you and interlace the fingers. Move your pelvic bones down, as the heart rises up and opens. Lift your low belly and widen your collarbones. Gaze upward without jamming your neck and feel for the spacious of the rising heart energy. Spend 5 breaths here and then repeat on other side

Warrior I Pose
4. Down Dog
5. Child’s pose

SEE YA LATER:  I am thinking of Forgiveness as a fertilizer, or impetus to growth that allows love to grow, blossom and rise as a fragrance:

Let your heart Crumble.                                                                                                                               Into an infinite amount                                                                                                                                     Of tiny, precious seeds.                                                                                                                                Then plant love                                                                                                                                      Everywhere you go…..~Anita Krizzan

LOVE,                                                                                                                                                                     Priscilla

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Chakras, meditations, Solar Plexus Chakra, yoga

Stupendous Solar Energy Infatuation

It is infatuation I know

Just  good ole Solar Plexus Glow

The swirling yellow belly show

Is confident power, don’t you know!

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Solar Plexus painting

Stupendous Solar Plexus Chakra Speaks:
“I am your gateway to inner authority,
your personal strength of will, self-esteem, and commitment!                                                                                                         I am the place where you absorb what has come to you from without,                                                                                         choose what you will do with it within,                                                                                                                                               and what outward actions you will take in response,                                                                                                                     where you choose what you will retain,                                                                                                                                                 and what you will release.”

 

SOUNDS:  Put on some Solar Plexus Meditation Music.  One that I found was Mediation for Solar Plexus Chakra by Ellaeenah Jade Fire

AROMAS: For some energetic enhancement diffuse Rosemary and Lemon EO’s to increase the vibration in your glowing spinning solar Plexus located in your stomach area.

CRYSTALS: Energize crystals of  Citrine,Peridot and/or Amber with your intention to feel and own your own power.

MEDITATION:   Put your hands before your stomach, slightly below your solar plexus. Let the fingers join at the tops, all pointing away from you. Cross the thumbs. It is important to straighten the fingers.

Concentrate on this stupendously bright sunshine energy vortex located on the inside of your spine, a bit above the level of the navel.
Chant the sound RAM.

YOGA:

The best solar plexus chakra yoga poses are those that strengthen your core and help you to feel more powerful and confident:

Warrior 1 is a strong pose that establishes a firm connection with the earth and opens up the solar plexus area—Stand in Mountain Pose , Take a deep breath and on an exhale step your left foot back about 3.5 feet.
Turn your left foot to about 45 degree angle. Make sure your left foot is firmly planted and touching the ground.
On an exhale, bend your right knee over the right ankle, so that your shin is perpendicular to the floor. If you can, bring your right thigh parallel with the floor.
Raise your arms above your head and touch the palms together (as in prayer position).
Breathe deeply and hold the position for one minute.
Bend your knees and step your feet back together. Repeat on the other side.

Warrior I Pose

SEE YA LATER:  Go forth with your STUPENDOUS powerfully energizing glow, knowing your are loveable and empowered.

Digest what empowers you
to shine your light
in the world
Eliminate what does not” Roslyn McGrath

“When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible.”– Tina Lifford and me

LOVE,                                                                                                                                                                                                             Priscilla

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Chakras, meditations, Red Root Chakra, yoga

RED SUNDAY–starting with Ergonomically Earthly Energy

Sunday correlates with our ROOT CHAKRA, our energy Base,through which the vibrations travel up along the inside of the spine charging the energy centers where the life force lines cross.

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Where the  flow of life  lines cross, the Nadis,  is where the vortices of energy spin–wheels of potential energy and light, aka Chakras.  Energy vibrates at various frequencies  and those frequencies emit different colors. Red is the  slowest of the visible frequencies (Frequency/Tone: 194.18 Hz.(Chakra Platonic) – 396 Hz.(Sofeggio) – 256 Hz (Carrier Wave).

The 7 Chakras are both interdependent and interconnected with each other. They help improve and develop the entire person – both his/her irrational and rational selves, emotional and intuitive sides, his/her aesthetic and pragmatic tendencies, as well as material and spiritual characteristics.

The Root Chakra is most closely associated with our physical body and physical energies. The Hindu depiction of this chakra is the four-petalled lotus. Four is the number related to the four elements, the four directions, and the square. Esoterically, four represents the manifested world and incarnation into this space/time. Four also can represent a strong foundation, solidity, and stability, as in four walls, four legs, etc. Accordingly, the Earth Element is associated with the Root Chakra, as well as the Mineral Kingdom, our sense of smell, and the adrenal glands.

 

Vector Chakra Symbol Mandalas for Meditation to Facilitate Growth and Healing

Vector Chakra Symbol Mandalas for Meditation to Facilitate Growth and Healing–Pinterest

The Root Chakra is the Center of Grounding – our connection to Earth energies. It rules our survival consciousness and represents our deepest unconscious and most primitive/animal self.

It also governs our physical energy and vitality, survival, basic instincts, our feelings of security and safety, familial beliefs, heredity, jobs, money, and our home.  Ergonomically, connecting with the earth and charging your root vortex of energy is standard for maximizing productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, human factors engineering.  If you get my drift……..[Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + (eco)nomics.]

When the Root Chakra energy is in balance, you are centered, grounded, healthy and vibrant, with unlimited physical energy. You love your body and love to use it and take care of it. You feel secure in your life and display not only good common sense, but you have the ability to easily manifest abundance. If your Root Chakra is out of balance with excessive energy, you may be domineering, greedy, sadistic, and judgmental with strong biased opinions. If this chakra is blocked, you may lack confidence, have low energy, be spacey, be unable to manifest and achieve goals, feel unworthy, unloved, fearful, and insecure. A deficit of energy through the Root Chakra may also manifest as addictions to food, drugs, or material possessions, low immunity, and pain in the lower back, legs, and feet. (This would not be the cause of ALL back pain but just one manifestation of low root chakra manifestation)

SOUNDS:  Tambura-Root Chakra Meditation Music  or one of your own choosing.

FRAGRANCE: Black Pepper Essential Oil diluted 50:50 with carrier oil —Soothing and supportive of muscles after exercise or work out.  The spicy, warm aroma of this oil, in use since the Egyptian mummification era, is stimulating and empowering.  Black pepper is good for those of us who worry constantly. It empowers us to release those negative energies and embrace our own power.  It also vibrates with  energy  to overcome the things that are creating the problems to begin with!  It may also  helps us “digest” unhealthy feelings towards people especially ourselves! This is helpful for those who are self critical and angry or upset with themselves.   Relevant for today is the theory that it promotes balance of the base chakra.

Apply several drops (2-4) on base chakra/vitaflex points or on any sore muscles/Diffuse (especially comfy on a day you want to feel warm and cozy)

CRYSTALS: Red Jasper–a very calming stone that slowly softly stimulates the Root Chakra.   A gentle stone, Red Jasper works slowly but surely and  aids in resolving difficult situations and can be used to ground and stabilize your AURA….

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MEDITATION:

The Root Chakra concerns your core needs for survival, security, and livelihood. Without a balanced Root Chakra, it is impossible to achieve balance with the other Chakras.  Feel the VIBES and let that RED ENERGY center calmly twirl!

Visualize the energy as a red jewel in the center of the EARTH vibrating upward into your feet , up your legs and into the base of your body–connect with the VIBES,  power up your ROOT energy field and feel the secure VIBES of Mother Earth deep within,  deep and low, sweet and low.                                                                                              ———–                                                                                                                                           Another opening exercise for the Root Chakra                                                                             is to Let the tips of your thumb and index finger touch.
while concentrating on the Root chakra at the spot                                                                   in between the genitals and the anus.
Chant the sound LAM.                                                                                                                              ———–                                                                                                                                Muladhara Mudra–The Root Chakra is the foundation for the other chakras, with emphasis on survival and grounding.
Mantra: LAM
Element: Earth
Bring your palms together in a prayer at your heart, then interlace the pinky and ring fingers so they fold inside of the palms. Extend the middle fingers so the tips touch and then interlace the thumbs and index fingers so they form rings around each other, with the fingertips touching.

Optional: Flip this mudra upside down and lower your arms slightly, so the middle fingers are pointed downward at your pelvic region

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YOGA:  Tree Pose

image  So ERGONOMICALLY AWESOME– designed to minimize physical effort and discomfort, and hence maximize efficiency of your energy systems and physical abilities and who knows what all else!

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SEE YA LATER THOUGHTS:     Spend as much time as you can today connecting with the Earth’s energy.In addition to the chakra clearing and balancing meditation, there are several ways that you can focus your energy and intention on balancing and clearing the Root Chakra. Connect with Earth Energy: walk outside barefoot, spend time in nature, hug a tree, work in the soil, garden or hug a plant in the grocery store.

Also, enjoy your physical body – engage in physical activity and be present now – experience your body using your physical senses. Eat root vegetables. Immerse your sense of smell in the scents of Balsam fir, patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood, musk. Surround yourself with gems that vibrate at the same level as the Root Chakra – ruby, garnet, bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline, obsidian, and hematite (my personal favorite for grounding!). Know that you are more powerful than you can even begin to imagine, you are Spirit in Matter, and like the Tree, when you are firmly grounded in the Earth, you are free to reach far into the sky.

a WONDERFUL day connected mentally and physically with the earth’s VIBES……….

The Earth
will be safe
when we feel safe
in ourselves.——–Thich Nhat Hanh

Love from Priscilla

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Chakras, Crown Chakra, essential oils, meditations, Spring

Saturday Crown Connection

The crown chakra is located at the top of our head or in the crown area and corresponds to the violet color. The role of this chakra is based in awakening consciousness and attaining enlightenment through the integration of the self into the one universal form of intelligence.

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          The energy we conduct of the Higher Force calls its complement into our being. Emanations of Higher Energy become available to transform our lives, recharging and repairing our own systems. Energy upheavals shift us out of destructive habits, encouraging us to relearn integrative ways of being.

          This Chakra is associated with divine wisdom, our spirit, our Oneness with the Universe, our Unity with all that is, and Enlightenment

We use the seventh chakra as a tool to communicate with our spiritual nature. It is through this vortice that the life force is dispersed from the universe into the lower 6 chakras. It has been referred to as our “GOD SOURCE” – but this terminology might be confusing to anyone who equates God with religious dogma, because of this I choose to call it a spiritual connection or communicator.

This chakra is often pictured as a lotus flower opening to allow spiritual awakening in an individual. The crown chakra could also be considered the well intuitive knowing is drawn from.

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If you are often overcome with frustration or bitterness regarding situations which are beyond your control or find yourself struggling with a sense of helplessness and insignificance in the world, then concentrate on freeing your crown chakra.

      And what if you are not at all spiritual, and don’t believe in the existence of anything outside this physical realm? You can still benefit from opening your crown chakra. If you look at life from the perspective of quantum physics, which states that everything is energy, then promoting the free flow of energy of what you want into your own localized energy cluster will make for a richer and more rewarding life. To ACTIVATE, ENERGIZE your chakras, focusing on the Universal ONENESS of all.  YOu are not just a drop in the ocean but the OCEAN.

SOUND:  Select some awesome crown chakra healing music.  One I found was Healing Music of Tambura for Crown Chakra Awakening by Mediative Mind-Meditative Music

CRYSTAL:  Amethyst: Spiritual protection and purification
Clears negative influences and attachments, creating an energetic shield of Light
Increases psychic abilities/intuition

FRAGRANCE: neroli, lavender, frankincense, and geranium essential oils are all  cleansing and purifying essential oils for the Crown Chakra
Remember…… Lavender is useful for all seven main chakras
Essential oils have amazing subtle (energetic or vibrational) qualities. The use of essential oils for energetic purposes is called subtle aromatherapy

In fact, the therapeutic (biochemical) attributes of essential oils are also relevant to energy work because energetic imbalances tend to eventfully manifest in the physical body. Because of this, essential oils and aromatherapy can be said to be inherently multi-dimensional and in essence integrated. For me, this makes them a wonderful bridge between subtle (energetic) and biochemical (clinical) modalities that promote healing, balance and wellness.

MEDITATION:   To open the crown chakra, put your hands before your stomach. Let the ring fingers point up, touching at their tops. Cross the rest of your fingers, with the left thumb underneath the right.
Concentrate on the Crown chakra at the top of your head.
Chant the sound NG.

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

Half Lotus :Start by sitting in an easy pose on the mat. For further support, beginners can sit on a cushion to stay longer in the pose. Lift the left foot and gently place it on the right thigh, while the other foot stays underneath the left thigh. Place the hands on the knees. Stay here and mediate if you can hold for long enough or practice daily to achieve the long duration required for mediation. Why to: 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 extend the same benefits as a full lotus pose and is a great practice for beginners.

For lotus visualization be seated and bring your hands into prayer  at your heart. Bring your awareness to your pelvic floor and let it rest there until you feel grounded, supported, and relaxed. Then begin to glide your awareness up the front of your spine slowly checking in and resting for a moment on each chakra as you go. Imagine the spine as a stalk or reed and draw your awareness up through the reed. Once you reach to the crown of your head, imagine there at the top of that stalk of energy a luminous white lotus flower. One by one begin to open each petal of the thousand-petaled lotus. Imagine as you open the lotus that your innermost self is merging more and more with the universe. Let this happen in the most natural and beautiful manner. Spend as much time in this visualization meditation as you like.

YOGA:

Tree Pose  Start with Mountain pose, keep the feet hip width apart. Extend your spine tall and fix your gaze forward at a focal point. Breathe in and lift the right leg and place the sole of your right foot on the left leg, inner thigh. The heel of the right leg should touch the perineum otherwise, can rest on the thigh, or even on the calf initially. Lifting the torso upwards, take a deep breath & raise the arms up, joining the hands in Namaste mudra. If you can, take your gaze upwards towards the ceiling. Stay here for 5 to 7 breaths and repeat on the other side. Why to: A restorative and a balancing pose, the position of the arms and gaze taps into the energies of the crown chakra. The position of the body, works from root to the tip of the head, by aligning the chakras in a string. Also, rejuvenating the mind, it strengths the whole body.

Savasana or Corpse Pose How to: Lying on your back, lift your pelvis and slide your tailbone away to comfortably spread your lower back. Keep just a light, natural arch to your lower back. Rest your pelvis on the ground. Place both the feet and the arms 3 to 4 feet apart with palms facing the ceiling. For extended support one can place a yoga blanket, cushion or pillow underneath the calves to relax the lower back. Now, close your eyes and take a slow deep breath. As you exhale, let your body relax and sink into the floor. Maintain stillness as you relax and quiet the mind. Completely loosen the whole body, like your body is sinking in the floor. Stay here for as long as you like. Why to: This pose gets its name from the posture of a dead body. It requires the stillness of a corpse, which makes it a challenging one. It helps in the repair of tissues and cells and in releasing stress. Savasana helps to calm and balance the crown chakra.

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