Chakras, essential oils, Red Root Chakra, yoga

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.

balance yoga pose

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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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!

                                                                    —-

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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SPRING-Earth’s ENERGY radiating red

Let us Welcome SPRING, Ostara, the Return of Light and our Red Root Chakra which connects with Mother Earth spinning with a frequency of : 194.18 Hz.(Chakra Platonic) – 396 Hz.(Sofeggio) – 256 Hz (Carrier Wave) ;Musical Note: “C” ; Musical Scale/solfeggio Tone: “do” (doh)

Red Petal

Our roots to the Earth are vital to our well being and our connection to her seasons go deep. “The Vernal Equinox, today, March 20th, is one of only two such magical times of the year where night and day are precisely balanced; the wheel of the year is sliced in half. Only on the equinox does the equator, the point of solar termination on Earth, line up with the Sun, creating this vortex of energy, this point of balance.

When you celebrate the Equinox, you connect to all of our ancestors who have participated in ritual and ceremony on this occasion for millennia:  The native pre-Christian Germanic tribes of northern Europe worshipped a goddess of spring called Ostara. The Saxon tribes of old Britain called her Oestre. Her feast day was held on the full moon following the Vernal Equinox, much like the modern Easter. In Western tradition we see ‘Easter eggs,’ which date back to ancient times, as a symbol of fertility and rebirth. In Persia, eggs were painted and colored for 1,500 years as part of the spring celebration of No Ruz, a tradition of the Zoroastrian New Year on the Vernal Equinox.

All around the world, ancient and indigenous cultures have rituals, feasts, and celebrations of the Vernal Equinox. Ancient Roman followers of the goddess Cybele believed she had a consort who died and was resurrected on this day. The ancient Mayans have celebrated this event for ten centuries; as the sun sets on the day of the equinox, the western face of the Mayan pyramid El Castillo is fully bathed in sunlight, and is designed to work with the lengthening shadows, giving the appearance of a diamondback snake descending down the wall. ” (Athena)

This is a GREAT day to celebrate bringing the energy of light, hope, fertility, growth, and new beginnings.

SOUNDS:  Search for ‘Meditation Music for Root Chakra’ or Music for Spring Equinox or listen to these I found: Spring Equinox in “Circle of Seasons”;  Easter/Ostara/Spring Equinox by Mina La Voisin-a music video“The Righto feel Secure and Connect wit Earth”

CRYSTALS:   Set out all your red colored crystals

AROMAS :  immerse your sense of smell in a grounding ‘Spring Woodland Blend” of Essential Oils: 50 drops Balsam fir, 20 drops Vetiver, 10 drops Wintergreen and 10 drops Bergamot into a 5ml bottle.  Diffuse with your intentions to feel safe and in harmony with the Earth.

To apply behind ears, at base of spine, on feet bottoms, over heart, on wrists, base of neck, or temples,  mix the above with 1 oz of jojoba oil

If you are more into ‘Equinox Flower Garden’ fragrances than the woodland scene, try blending 30 drops lavender, 20 drops Jasmine, 20 drops Ylang Ylang, 20 drops hyssop, 6 drop Elemi, and 6 drops of Geranium to diffuse.  To apply to skin, mix with 1 oz jojoba oil.  I put my blends in a roll-on bottle and keep it handy all day.  I also code the top of the bottle with a sticker matching the color of the chakra it goes with so I don’t have to read them all  in the mornings.

Essential Oil blends sure beat the petrochemical commercial perfumes and air fresheners as over 60% of what comes in connect with our  skin, the largest organ on our body, gets absorbed into our blood stream! And unlike our insides where our kidneys and liver  act as  filters, our skin is all on its own with no one to protect it except diligently caring SELVES. 95% of the chemicals in most commercial fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum and natural gas, known as petrochemicals. On average, 80% of fragrance formulations are comprised of these chemicals and in some cases, 100% of a formula can be synthetic.  Skin absorbs these man-made chemicals in a few ways: by direct application, by contact with fragranced items, and by exposure to air containing fragrances and these can accumulate in our body organs.

SO why not use naturally occurring, invigorating Essential Oils of Nature?!

LIGHTS:  Soy (no petrochemical paraffin waxes) candles in Lavender, Spring green and yellow.

Begin by taking a moment to focus on the air around you. Inhale deeply, and see if you can smell the change in the seasons. Depending on where you live, the air may have an earthy aroma, or a rainy one, or even smell like green grass.

Sense the shift in energy as the Wheel of the Year has turned. Light the green candle, to symbolize the blossoming earth. As you light it, say:

The Wheel of the Year turns once more,
and the vernal equinox arrives.
Light and dark are equal,
and the soil begins to change.
The earth awakes from its slumber,
and new life springs forth once more.

Next, light the yellow candle, representing the sun. As you do so, say:

The sun radiates ever closer to us,
greeting the earth with its welcoming rays.
Light and dark are equal,
and the sky fills with light and warmth.
The sun warms the land beneath our feet,
and gives life to all in its path.

Finally, light the purple candle. This one represents the Divine in our lives — whether you call it a god or a goddess, whether you identify it by name or simply as a universal life force, this is the candle which stands for all the things we do not know, all those things we cannot understand, but that are the sacred in our daily lives. As you light this candle, focus on the Divine around and within you. Say:

Spring has come! For this, we are thankful!
The Divine is present all around,
in the cool fall of a rain storm,
in the tiny buds of a flower,
in the down of a newborn chick,
in the fertile fields waiting to be planted,
in the sky above us,
and in the earth below us.
We thank the universe* for all it has to offer us,
and are so blessed to be alive on this day.
Welcome, life! Welcome, light! Welcome, spring!

Take a moment and meditate on the three flames before you and what they symbolize. Consider your own place within these three things — the earth, the sun, and the Divine. How do you fit into the grand scheme of things? How do you find balance between light and dark in your own life?

 

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YOGA:  How about a budding blooming, leafing TREE POSE?!   A SPRING Tree Pose–oh so RADIANT and alive and energetically brimming with the juices of life!    Visualize your favorite Spring tree as you firmly plant your entire left foot onto your mat  or barefoot on the ground 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—-

MEDITATION:

Visualize yourself the essence of a flower you love.                                                                        Picture your tightly formed bud deep in the earth.                                                                        Feel the cold damp earth around you.                                                                                                After a pause, Feel the faintest movement.                                                                                      Feel a slow warming, an awakening                                                                                                    Feel a more vigorous movement and more warmth.                                                                     Feel potential and energy building.                                                                                                      All past pain, hurts, traumas,                                                                                    disappointments and sadness are gone                                                                                              left behind you, deep in the earth                                                                                               They have even absorbed by the UNIVERSAL ENERGY.                                                                  You are free of any regrets.                                                                                                                    Sparkling with newness.                                                                                                                         You feel more movement                                                                                                                        You feel brightness and warm sunlight.                                                                                             Soft drops of refreshing water tickles you.                                                                                       You notice light green leaves growing around you.                                                                       You no longer want be in a tight bud.                                                                                                 You begin to open petal by glorious petal,                                                                                         all in one color or in a rainbow of colors.                                                                                           Visualize and FEEL each petal opening,                                                                                               slowly slowly open each of your petals.                                                                                            You are of the EARTH.                                                                                                                               Rooted DEEP in the Earth.                                                                                                                      You are LIFE.                                                                                                                                                You are potential energy.                                                                                                                        You are a beautiful MIRACLE–a New Beginning……….

When you are done opening your petals on this beautiful spring morning chant this mantra to become surrounded by a field of white light of protection.

I celebrate the Primal Wisdom.
I celebrate the Wisdom through the Ages.
I celebrate  True Wisdom.
I celebrate the great, unseen Wisdom.

I celebrate Spring and new beginnings

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SEE YA LATER: Since this first chakra is all about grounding,if possible take a barefoot walk in the grass or on a beach to enhance your connection to Mother Earth celebrating SPRING with every step.

Take your  gems, crystals, and stones outside to place them in a sunny place to charge in the light of the equinox. This is especially powerful at noon, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, as well as the specific hour of equinox which varies by geographic location. In your time outside, take a moment to center yourself, grounding into the Earth, breathing in the renewing and balancing energy that abounds on this day. Feel the light, smell the scents that linger on the breeze. Maybe there is still a lingering winter chill; acknowledge this and thank it as it passes. Turn to the sun and soak up the renewing energy of its rays. REJOICE in new your new life and refreshed energies right this MOMENT!

 

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Vibrant, Sassy, Friendly Vibrant Orange

Monday correlates with the SECOND chakra–the SACRAL, located just below your navel in the pelvic area. Your sexual energy and life force  energy is here. Emotional issues in the area to name a few are sexuality, creativity, shame and guilt. The SACRAL vibrates to the concert key of D (Ray)and is associated with the color ORANGE.  It is vibrates in the testes or ovaries and is associated with sexuality. 

orange sacral chakra symbol

If we learn at a young age it is not ok to ask for what we want, the sacral chakra becomes blocked, we go into a state of resistance about asking for our desires and instead focus on excessive people pleasing. We become blocked about receiving, which reduces our ability to give to others. A sacral imbalance will often leaves us feeling ‘not good enough’.

A balanced sacral chakra is evidenced by expressing a strong desire for what one wants in life as well as easy and healthy creativity and generous giving while being able to receive freely. Vibrant Joy!

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. Unfortunately, people hurt each other. You deserve to be free from the weight of resentment and anger. Forgiving can be a gift of peace to yourself. Be mindful not to over think, relive, or obsess over outcomes out of your control. Wanting, wishing and hoping for something to be different will never make it so. Accept, even when you can’t understand.

Finally, never forget your dreams. It’s ok to put them on the back burner as life unfolds in unexpected ways. But while they are there, let them simmer. Stir them up every now and then, and when the time is right, bring them forth and pursue them with passion.

Be humble, be grateful and always be mindful of fostering the values that lead to your higher self, and the ultimate state of happiness – inner peace.

The sacral chakra is the center of creation, the true seat of Shakti (the feminine aspect of the Hindu God). All aspects of the Goddess reign here and thus this becomes the seat of a woman’s power. (The solar plexus area is the power center of the Godhead, where ideally men hold their seat of power.) (It is interesting to note that if we, as humans, feel threatened or disempowered, we tend to put down layers of fat for protection over our seats of power. Have you ever noticed that women tend to have excess adipose tissue below their wasteline – protecting the sacral chakra – whereas most men tend to create fat over their solar plexus chakra – in that their bellies hang over their belts. Could it be that we are protecting these sacred power centers physiologically against energetic attack? )

In this second chakra not only do we create life, but also all forms of creation such as art, music, poetry, etc. It is a very sacred and powerful place for women to manifest their dreams and desires, as well as stand in combat to protect those dreams and desires. In the varying aspects of the Goddess, we not only have the nurturing mother, the young sexual maiden, the wise old crone, but also the warrior, the artist, the intellectual, the sacred prostitute etc. We are all faces of the Goddess in the sacral chakra and play out all her different personalities.

In this area we also hold control issues. If we are weak or lacking energy in this chakra, we can give over our control to others and become disempowered, impotent and fearful. Physical complaints such as prostate problems, PMS, fibroids, menstrual problems and lack of sexual drive can occur when the second chakra is imbalanced. Lower backache, sacroiliac problems, sciatica, and bowel dysfunction can also be attributed to a challenged sacral chakra. We need the creative life energy pulsing through this area to maintain homeostasis in the lower organs and stabilize health

SOUNDS: Search for ‘Meditation Music for Sacral Chakra.  One I found was 288Hz – Sacral Chakra Healing Frequency | Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy | Healing Camp Day #26

AROMAS:  Try Bergamot Essential Oil in the diffuser to energize and balance your orange swirling sacral chakra.  The aroma of Bergamot EO is a citrus reminiscent to that of orange, but it is wonderfully more complex.  It almost seems to possess an underlying floral characteristic.This sweet, lively, and citrusy oil will enliven your senses and encourage the release of repressed emotions.

Bergamot is uplifting as well as gently relaxing. It helps to disperse stagnant energy, releasing stress and tension.

Orange Carnelian

CRYSTALS: Orange Carnelian, Citrine, Milky Quartz, and Moonstone                   Carnelian, in its beautiful shades of orange, stimulates the Sacral Chakra. A stabilising stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity.  It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success.  Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.  It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.

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.

Affirmation: “I am radiant, beautiful and strong and enjoy a healthy and passionate life”

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As I focus on this orange light that radiates from my sacral centre, I feel radiant, alive and strong.I am able to feel all the positive emotions, I embrace them as they allow me to stand in power, I am able to feel all the negative emotions, feelings of fear, anxiousness, doubt and I truly understand what causes them, I accept them as they bring about feelings of joy, dignity and peace as they teach me lessons of growth and truth. I am at peace and I lovingly release any negatives feelings that cause me any discomfort and pain.

(A deep breath in) I lovingly acknowledge, accept and appreciate.

YOGA:     Express creativity!

Connect with Your Creative Energy:
As you use hip openers and forward folds to work with this chakra, cultivate a sense of fluidity and ease in your low belly, low back, hips, sacral plexus, and pelvis.
One way to access the potential that lies within this chakra is through creative movement. Everyone, including you, is inherently, wildly creative. So find a private place in your home, put on some fun music and start moving your body. Just move—be silly, be soulful, let it rip.

Creative movement is native to you, you just have to remind yourself by doing it. And when you do, you’ll also unlock creative thinking. Creative thinking is what empowers you to take positive actions that can change your life and the lives of others. So what are you waiting for?
After your private dance party take a few moments to feel the vibration of blood flowing and the pulse of your heart beating. Appreciate the inner flow in preparation for your a little yoga practice:
#1. Dancer’s Pose–This yoga pose stretches thighs, groin, and abdomen and improves balance.
Stand in Mountain Pose, inhale and firmly root your right foot into the ground.
Move your weight into the right foot.
Exhale and lift your left heel toward your buttock as you bend your knee.
Reach back with your left hand and grasp your left ankle or your foot.
Raise your right arm up towards the ceiling and hold it there.
Begin to lift your left leg upwards away from the ground and your body. Keep lifting.
As you lift your left leg, tilt your upper body forward.
Hold the posture and feel the energy flowing through your pelvic area.
This is an excellent yoga pose for balance. It requires a great deal of concentration.

Dancer's Pose

2.Child’s Pose,–This is the most powerful pose (my personal favorite and a whole lot easier than #1) to become in touch with your own breathing and with the movement of the air in your abdomen. In this posture, you can let the life force of water  flow and awaken yourself to your inner life as you observe your breath.

SEE YA LATER

For that desired  vibrant, sassy, friendly balance add more orange fruits and vegetables, honey and nuts to your diets. This vibrating orange energy vortex is connected to our sense of taste which explains why we deal (or don’t deal) with our emotions with food as they both correspond to the energy vibration of the Sacral Chakra.If you go to the market pick yourself up some sunflowers!!

Namaste. And may the Orange force be with fabulous creative YOU today!

Love,                                                                                                                                                                Priscilla

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Basically Red

The body has 7 main chakras, each with its own sound frequency from the key of C to B. The goal is to have all chakras open from the Crown to the Root, continually receiving the energies from the universe and earth.
The FIRST chakra is the ROOT, located in the base of the body at the perineum associated with grounding to Mother Earth. Emotional issues housed in the first chakra are security, financial, manifesting, trust and fear.  The ROOT chakra vibrates to the concert key of C and is associated with the color RED. It is found in the adrenal glands and is associated with survival instincts.

red root chakra symbol

Symbol for  this Root Chakra, aka Muladhara,  has four petals which match the tendencies for greatest joy, natural pleasure, delight in passion, and blissfulness in concentration.

FRAGRANCE:   Essential oils have amazing subtle (energetic or vibrational) qualities as well as biochemical attributes that are  relevant to activating our energy centers because energetic imbalances tend to eventually manifest in the physical body. Because of this, essential oils and aromatherapy can be said to be inherently multi-dimensional and integrated. There is a wonderful bridge between subtle  (energetic) and biochemical modalities that promote healing, balance and wellness.

Within the body, the root chakra is closely affiliated with structure, bones, nervous system, adrenals and the sense of smell. The nose is this chakra’s sense organ so the essential oils closely associated with the root chakra tend to be made of heavier molecules, and are characterized as base notes which are deeper, slowly unfolding, long lasting scents. Quite often these come from trees such as the Idaho Balsam Fir with its woodsy and refreshing scent. Diffuse  this EO for a grounding and calming aroma.

 Some of the Essential Oil Companies make blends for Grounding: ‘Peace and Quiet’ Blend by RMO (rockymountainoils.com),  ‘Grounding’ blend by YL(youngliving.com) and ‘Gentle Baby’ by doTerra.   These blends have  spruce, white fir, ylang ylang, pine, cedarwood, angelica, and juniper to diffuse, inhale; apply behind ears, over heart, on wrists, base of neck, temples, or base of spine.

SOUND:  Google some ‘meditation music for the root chakra’

CRYSTALS: Activate your red jasper, Carnelian, smoky Quartz or other red crystals with your intention to walk mindfully on this earth and to know you are safe this moment. Let go of the past and know you are safely  grounded NOW.

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Carnelian, in shades of red, may be a powerful ally in healing Base Chakra blockages and traumas, aiding one in recovering vital information about oneself and one’s purpose on Earth. The Base Chakra, located at the base of the spine, controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement and is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. 

YOGA:

Tree Pose:  Yoga is not just a physical exercise, it is spiritual as well…the essence of Tree Pose is to find balance. However, balance is not found in this pose in a rigid manner, such as one might associate with a balanced ballet position. In Tree Pose, your body may sway, like a tree does in the wind, but your foot stays rooted into the ground. This freedom for your body to move and find its balance while you envision being rooted in the ground develops your spiritual acceptance of your body’s position in space.

Tree Pose–feel grounded; mindful only of this moment and your breath.    Begin with breath awareness in a seated or relaxation pose. After settling into quiet mindful breathing,  direct your attention inward to your own sense of ‘center.’  Focus on the sense of center and the sensation of breathing at the same time. Imagine a yourself a  strong, rooted oak tree:     Calm/ Grounded.

This is the strength to stay mentally, emotionally and physically steady even in the middle of difficult times. In yoga, this strength is rooted in mindfulness, the breath and physical stability.

From a standing position, holding on to a chair  for balance, lift your right foot and place it on the inside of your left thigh . Point your foot down, and relax the leg to help hold your foot in position. Bare feet will also help.

Steady yourself by gazing at one spot on the wall or floor, without bending your neck. Breathe in through your nose as you raise your arms slowly over your head, straighten your arms, and place your palms together . Hold your breath in for a count of three. Breathe out through your nose as you slowly lower your arms and leg.

Rest. Repeat on the opposite side.

To keep from falling in Tree pose, you need to explore and understand your hip-opening capacity. If your hips aren’t naturally open and you force the lifted knee to point straight out , your entire pelvis will twist in that direction, pulling you out of your alignment. When this happens, there’s also a tendency to arch the lower back too much, tilting your pelvis out of its most stable alignment.

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 carries 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.

Tree Pose is a chance to experience the magic of yoga practice: If you are willing, trying to stand on one leg becomes an inquiry into your own truth. Honoring your truth might mean lowering the foot to a place below the knee or even to the floor, bringing the lifted knee slightly forward in space to align the hips, or gently engaging the abdomen to remove the arch from the lower back. Through honest inquiry, you can discover your true alignment and find your balance, no matter where your knee ends up pointing!

Meditation:

Listen
Listen
Listen. To your soul
As the miraculous Earth energy enters
Listen to the stillness                                                                                                                      
Listen to the silence
Visualize the redness at the center of the Earth
Visualize a strong beam of red light energy                                                                         streaming upward into  your feet                                                                                                        Upward to the base of your spine
Connecting you with the center of the earth
Breathe, follow your breath feeling
As ONE with Mother Earth.
Feeling safe
Secure
Peaceful,
Quiet
Grounded

Now, let the tips of your thumb and index finger touch.    Concentrate on the Root chakra at the spot in between the genitals and the anus.   Chant the sound ‘LAM’

 

SEE YA LATER:

“It is one of the most prevalent problems for the modern man; the whole of humanity is suffering from uprootedness. When you become aware of it, you will always feel [a] wavering in the legs, uncertainty, because the legs are really the roots of man. Through his legs man is rooted in the earth.” OSHO

IF you get out and about today and the weather is agreeable, Osho suggested that we stand barefooted on the earth and try to make contact with the earth from inside, allowing  her being to flow below our knees. While doing this, breathe deeply, which would force energy towards the base of our spine and help grounding. He suggest that after a few tries we will begin to feel the vibration in our legs and base chakra moving towards the magnetic pull of the earth, and the earth moving towards her.

 

Thich Nhat Hanh says:

“know that you are                                                                                                                            apart of the universe,                                                                                                           supported, connected.                                                                                                                               go for a walk!                                                                                                                                                   Feel the love and support.”

LOVE,

Priscilla

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Chakras, meditations, Throat Chakra, yoga

# 5 Blue Energy Throat Thursday

The FIFTH chakra is the THROAT, located at your throat and is associated with communication. Some of the emotional issues are fear of verbalizing your thoughts, holding expressions of joy. The THROAT vibrates to the key of G and is associated with the color BLUE. . It is found in the thyroid and is associated with metabolism

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Listening to musical note G: Meditation Music for Throat Chakra Healing 384HZ in G

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The Throat Chakra connects the heart center–ether, to your communications.  Spend some time mindfully

Singing of happy, not sad.  Don’t worry that it’s not good enough…..

Humming
Chanting —-
Mantra/chanting meditation: Focus on your breathing.  On the inhale, say SO. Hold it for a few seconds, then breathe back out. HAM. Concentrate on the variations in the vibrations and frequencies while you hum this chant in and out. Set your focus on how the vibrations feel as they resonate in your throat. Allow these chants and vibrations to open the throat so that energy may pass back and forth once more
Spending time outside looking at the sky, watching the clouds
Deep breathing exercises
Wearing blue gemstones, like sapphires, aquamarines, etc.

Speaking truthfully
Listening with an open mind and heart to others
Writing down your truth in a journal

In just about every case, when you feel that people don’t listen to you, it’s not really the truth – it’s just your belief. As soon as you start speaking, people start listening. And even if they don’t agree with you, just remember – they had to listen to you in the first place to be able to disagree with you. The more you speak up and share, the more opportunities you give others to hear you. The more you listen to others with an open mind and heart, the more you teach them about how to do the same. As you appreciate truth and honesty from others, so do they appreciate the same from you. So don’t be shy now! Open up and let others hear the one unique voice that is yours
“We turn outward, attracted by the beauty we see in created things without realizing that they are only a reflection of the real beauty. And the real beauty is within us.” —

 

FRAGRANCE: Throat Chakra Essential Oil Blend:  lavender, frankincense, rose geranium, and  tea tree or anyone of them.

CRYSTALS: —-This chakra primarily resonates to the color blue. There are many beautiful stones in a range of blue shades that can be easily obtained, and many are stunning stones to look at. In particular you may wish to acquire some of the more powerful blue stones, including Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine and Blue Sodalite

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Meditation:

Mudras are special hand positions, to open chakras. The mudras have the power to send more energy to particular chakras.
To enhance the effect, sounds are chanted. These sounds are from Sanskrit letters. When chanted, they cause a resonation in your body that you can feel at the chakra they are meant for.

For pronunciation, keep in mind that:
the “A” is pronounced as in “ah,”
the “M” is pronounced as “mng” (“ng” like in “king”).

Do a meditation for 7 – 10 breaths. Chant the sound several times each breath (for example three times)..(Read more at: http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/open.php)

To Open the Throat Chakra:  Cross your fingers on the inside of your hands, without the thumbs. Let the thumbs touch at the tops, and pull them slightly up.
Concentrate on the Throat chakra at the base of the throat.
Chant the sound HAM.
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YOGA:

Fish Pose deals with opening the throat and spine in a way that can feel oddly vulnerable until you find your own expression. The same applies to communicating honestly with yourself and others. In the beginning it can be uncomfortable until you find your own genuine voice. Then, it is liberating.

STEP 1 – ON YOUR BACK
Assume the Corpse Pose and, when you are ready, begin to come into the fish. 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 in underneath your buttocks. Starting Pose: Prepare yourself for this asana by relaxing in the Corpse Pose for as long as you need.

STEP 2 – HEAD BACK
Having arched your spine, tilt your head 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. Chest Lift: Press your elbows down on the floor, inhale, and arch your chest upward as far as you can.

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Jack Gilbert –

“We must risk delight,” Jack Gilbert wrote. “We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world……. We must live our  most creative lives as a means of fighting back against the ruthless furnace of this world.”

Be BRAVE, express what is in your hearts so you will  know the world as richly as it longs to be known.

We all know that when courage dies, creativity dies with it. We all know that fear is a desolate boneyard where our dreams go to desiccate in the hot sun. This is common knowledge; sometimes we just don’t know what to do about it.

The Throat Chakra is the center of our communication, self-expression, and creativity. Its highest function is listening to our Highest Self and communicating our Truth to others, expressing our True Selves honestly and openly. This chakra urges us to find our True Self, communicate it through our creativity, and use the creative force of our higher emotions to move our consciousness into the higher dimensions. And just as we need to learn to listen to our Higher Self, we must also learn to listen to others. Through the Throat Chakra, we learn how to direct and express our creative force in all areas of our life, manifesting what we desire through our Word.

Even if you just express at least one piece of your heart today that will be FABULOUS!!!!!!

Namaste,

Priscilla

 

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Chakras, Heart Chakra, meditations, yoga

Love Wednesday

Repeat, I do not have to do anything to be loved, and being who I am does not let others down. Simply be who I am and love what is before me in this moment for that is all there is.”

Love Wednesday!

 

Heart Chakra is  swirling spring green and connected with the element of air so we have air dispersing and integrating spiritual understanding of love, compassion, and connection to everything we encounter. Air, like love, is within and all around.

Our intention today can be to broadcast unconditional love far and wide, far and wide, There is love cast far and wide……

Meditation music “Karunesh-Heart Chakra Meditation” on youtube

heart

 

Pink and/or Green crystals
Diffusing Rose EO

Yoga:
Be seated. Close your eyes and turn your attention inward toward your heart. Be still and quiet and take this time to witness your innermost self. Drop down beneath the mind chatter into the cave of your heart and listen there for the inner voice. It takes practice to get quiet enough and willing enough to connect this deeply with your true self. So do not be discouraged if this seems challenging—it is! Through regular practice of listening in, you will slowly be able to tell the difference between the inner voice of your heart and the neurotic chatter of the mind. Over time you will be able to observe both. This inner listening cultivates a discrimination. Discrimination supports skillful choices, which lead you toward your heart’s calling, your purpose. The result is bringing compassion and love into all you do.

As a preparatory practice 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

THE MEDITATION

Quiet your mind by breathing deeply into your heart chakra. Concentrate on your breathing and let the cares and worries of the day flow out of your mind like water in a stream. Take any large worry or anxiety and toss it gently into the stream so that the Water of Life can carry it away. Take on the calmness of a quiet pool.

Continue to breathe into your heart chakra. Breathe deeply and exhale completely. Feel the life-giving air invigorating and rejuvenating your heart chakra. Feel the life and spirit in your heart chakra. Become one with the air you breathe and the act of breathing. Become one with your heart chakra.

When you are thoroughly one with your heart chakra, breathe into both your third and your fifth chakras–your solar plexus and your throat. Feel the expansion of the area into which you are breathing, but remain aware of your heart chakra at the center. Know that each breath is invigorating and rejuvenating every part of your body between your solar plexus and your throat. Feel the life and spirit in your body between your solar plexus and your throat. Become one with your body between your solar plexus and your throat.

When you are thoroughly one with your body between your solar plexus and your throat, breathe into both your second and sixth chakras–your spleen and your brow. Feel the expansion of the area into which you are breathing, but remain aware of your heart chakra at the center. Know that each breath is invigorating and rejuvenating every part of your body between your spleen and your brow. Feel the life and spirit in your body between your spleen and your brow. Become one with your body between your spleen and your brow.

When you are thoroughly one with your body between your spleen and your brow, breathe into both your first and seventh chakras–the base of your spine and the crown of your head. Feel the expansion of the area into which you are breathing, but remain aware of your heart chakra at the center. Know that each breath is invigorating and rejuvenating every part of your body between the base of your spine and the crown of your head. Feel the life and spirit in your body between the base of your spine and the crown of your head. Become one with your body between the base of your spine and the crown of your head.

When you are thoroughly one with your body between the base of your spine and the crown of your head, breathe into the ground directly beneath you and the air directly above you. Feel the expansion of the area into which you are breathing, but remain aware of your heart chakra at the center. Know that each breath is connecting your heart chakra with the ground directly beneath you and the air directly above you. Feel the life and spirit in everything between the ground directly beneath you and the air directly above you. Become one with everything between the ground directly beneath you and the air directly above you.

When you are thoroughly one with the ground directly beneath you and the air directly above you, breathe deeper into the ground and higher into the air. Feel the expansion of the area into which you are breathing, but remain aware of your heart chakra at the center. Know that each breath is connecting your heart chakra with Mother Earth and Father Sky. Feel the life and spirit in Mother Earth and Father Sky. Become one with everything between Mother Earth and Father Sky.

When you are thoroughly one with Mother Earth and Father Sky, breathe into the center of the Earth and the center of the universe. Feel the expansion of the area into which you are breathing, but remain aware of your heart chakra at the center. Know that each breath is connecting your heart chakra with the center of the Earth and the center of the Universe. Feel the life and spirit in everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the Universe. Become one with everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the Universe.

When you are thoroughly one with everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the Universe, breathe into the molecules that compose the center of the Earth and the distance that composes the edge of the Universe. Feel the expansion of the area into which you are breathing, but remain aware of your heart chakra at the center. Know that each breath is connecting your heart chakra with the molecules at the center of the Earth and the distances at the edge of the Universe. Feel the life and spirit in everything between the molecules at the center of the Earth and the distances at the edge of the Universe. Become one with everything from the molecules at the center of the Earth to the distances at the edge of the Universe.

When you are thoroughly one with everything from the molecules at the center of the Earth to the distances at the edge of the Universe, breathe into the subatomic particles that compose the molecules at the center of the Earth and the distances that stretch beyond the edge of the Universe. Feel the expansion of the area into which you are breathing, but remain aware of your heart chakra at the center. Know that each breath is connecting your heart chakra with the subatomic particles that compose the molecules at the center of the Earth and the distances that stretch beyond the edge of the Universe. Feel the life and spirit in everything from the subatomic particles that compose the molecules at the center of the Earth to the distances that stretch beyond the edge of the Universe. Become one with everything from the subatomic particles that compose the molecules at the center of the Earth and the distances that stretch beyond the edge of the Universe.

When you are thoroughly one with everything from the subatomic particles that compose the molecules at the center of the Earth and the distances that stretch beyond the edge of the Universe, breathe deeply into your heart chakra. Feel the expansion of your heart chakra to encompass everything from the subatomic particles that compose the molecules at the center of the Earth to the distances that stretch beyond the edge of the Universe. Feel the life and spirit in everything. Feel yourself at the center. Feel your heart chakra filling with the Love That Is All There Is. Feel your heart chakra becoming one with the Love That Is All There Is. Feel yourself becoming one with the Love That Is All There Is. Feel yourself submerged in the Love That Is All There Is. Feel yourself part of everything else that is part of the Love That Is All There Is. Feel yourself as the Love That Is All There Is. Know that you are the Love That Is All There Is. Be the Love That Is All There IsWhen you are the Love That Is All There Is, breathe Love into the Universe. Breathe Life into the Universe. Breathe Awakening into the Universe.

When you have finished, gently return to the present. Bring your consciousness back to the subatomic particles that compose the molecules at the center of the Earth and the distances that stretch beyond the edge of the Universe. Bring your consciousness back to the molecules at the center of the Earth and the distances at the edge of the Universe. Bring your consciousness back to everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the Universe. Bring your consciousness back to Mother Earth and Father Sky. Bring your consciousness back to the ground directly beneath you and the air directly above you. Bring your consciousness back to your body between the base of your spine and the crown of your head. Bring your consciousness back to your body between your spleen and your brow. Bring your consciousness back to your body between your solar plexus and your throat. Bring your consciousness back to your heart chakra. Feel the difference in the size of your heart chakra. Feel the connection between your heart chakra and the Love That Is All There Is. Bring your consciousness back to the air you are breathing and the act of breathing. Return your consciousness to your mind. Open your eyes and smile.

Proceed and spread love  to the near and dear, and not so dear far and wide……….

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