Chakras, Heart Chakra, meditations, yoga

Wednesdays Energize the Heart Chakra

Wednesday resonates with our Heart Chakra!

pink roses

FRAGRANCE: Rose EO–stimulates the  Thymus Gland

The signature of a plant, its life and where it grows, all give us information about its spiritual state. A flower’s color and its signatures are the key to how flower essences are chosen and may have an affinity to the chakra of that color.   All plants have powerful harmonizing qualities that combine both earthly and celestial energies. Its subtle, vibrational energies  influence the finer energies of our central nervous system.  The energetic qualities of rose are cooling and moist and these qualities indicate that rose oil is recommended where there is excess heat. Rose oil brings in positive energy and seals the aura when its healing work is done. It also brings love and compassion to the heart chakra and heals emotional wounds. 

SOUNDS:Choose some heart chakra meditation music to surround you

4th Chakra’s Natural Element is  Air–hence, Love is in the AIR!  All around, energetic and VIBRANT.

The heart chakra is associated with unconditional love, compassion, and joy. It is the source of deep and profound truths that cannot be expressed in words. This energy center is a bridge between the lower and upper chakras integrating the manifest with the spiritual(earth with heavens).

CRYSTALS-Set out your pink and green  crystals and think on your intention such as offering and receiving love with ease; cultivating compassion; allowing for happiness and unalloyed joy; releasing the fear of getting hurt; or whatever feels true for you.

YOGA:   Bring your hands to prayer pose at the heart and begin to lightly tap the sternum with the thumbs. Let it be a rhythmic and gentle tap. As you are tapping keep the spine long and the heart open. This is a great way to stimulate the heart energy. Spend at least 2 minutes tapping, more if you like. When you are done release your hands to your lap and take a moment to feel the resonant vibration at the heart.

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
Down Facing Dog
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

yoga high lunge
Back to Down Dog
Then Child’s pose.

MEDITATION:

The Heart Chakra (Anahata) is our energy point of love and compassion. 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.

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  To  tune into the love that flows all around you, this meditation can help you harmonize with the powerful emotion of love. Allow your heart to connect to the beat of the hearts of those around you and guide you as you dance along the path of life.

Lie comfortably with your spine straight. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.

Take a deep inhalation, and on the exhale hug your arms around your body. Give yourself a squeeze.

As you exhale, release your arms and feel yourself open, yet connected to the earth.

Lift your chin slightly and position yourself as if your heart were to lead you in all things.

Proceed, loving yourself passionately, let your heart lead and feel surrounded by love, compassion, joy and connected to the world around you.

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Chakras, meditations, Sacral Chakra, yoga

Monday-2nd Chakra-Orange Belly

The Sacral Chakra resonates with Mondays–a good day to feel your creative flow.

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There are thousands of channels
In our consciousness;
It’s up to us
To choose the channel—-Thich nhat hanh

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Beneath todays pragmatic, male oriented reality is a whole other world of power that can be reached only through imagination. Inspiration so often comes after a period of reflection, during which the seeds of creativity are planted. It is the feminine trait of contemplation that brings you to the altar of your imagination, the place where all things are possible, for what you imagine is, indeed real. If you can dream it, you can do it. Just ask the Wright brothers; ask any great artists, inventors, musicians, the builders of our world. Even the greatest scientific inventions begin with the dream; they begin with someone saying, “You know what, I have an idea that what we’ve come to think of as impossible is actually quite possible after all.” …..lynnandrews

Our second chakra, the Sacral Chakra is connected to the element water

Swirling orange, this vortex of energy offers direct access to flow, flexibility, and fun.

Set your intention to embrace life with passion, joy and happiness
Visualize orange sunset over the water,

orange sunset

FRAGRANCE: Diffuse bergamot EO and/or orange EO, – set your intention to embrace joy and passion as you envision your orange swirling belly of energy—–wear Jasmine fragrance with the same intent.

CRYSTALS:  feel the joy vibrating from crystals of carnelian, citrine and/or milky Quartz that reverberate with your intention of embracing joy and passion within each moment of your day.

SOUNDS: Set up some sacral chakra meditation music going and get to know yourself (sans ego’s chatter)  One I found was:”Sacral Chakra C# Om 136.10Hz Taurus Ocean Waves 1 Hour https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c-yFuAg4ggs

YOGA:

Low Squat (Malasana)

This low squat focuses on the pelvis and allows you to be open and receptive physically, emotionally, and energetically in order to accept yourself fully.

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MEDITATION:

Put your hands in your lap, palms up, on top of each other. Left hand underneath, its palm touching the back of the fingers of the right hand. The tips of the thumbs touch gently.     Concentrate on the Sacral chakra at the sacral bone (on the lower back).

Chant the sound VAM(Vaaaaaaa nnnmmmm).

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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 juiciness of life.
Feel your body, while you 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 feelinwg of orange flowing potential, imagine it flowing through 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

Repeat: I am a sensory being full of creative potential. “I embrace life with passion, joy and happiness. My senses are alive, well and connected.”

When you feel ready, open your eyes and continue to enjoy your day to its fullest.

All through the day, as you picture the orange rotating light energy in your belly, you can chant—and radiate: “I embrace life with passion, joy and happiness and a bunch of whoopee.

 

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