Chakras, essential oils, Solar Plexus Chakra

Integrative Solar Plexus Tuesday

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

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

It is all about who YOU are.

Solar Plexus Chakra symbol

  If you allow thoughts of what others thought, or think, dominate, you will not realize your full sense of personal power.  Thoughts of what others have expressed or you think they think are negatives that not only affect your true  power but your physical health as well.

The solar plexus chakra  vibrates in your pancreas and is associated with digestion.

Emotional imbalances include issues of personal power and self-esteem and allowing our inner critic to surface.  Fears of rejection, criticism and physical appearances come to the forefront.

When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect, self-love and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive and confident.  Discard any thoughts of wondering if you are an ole poop and KNOW you are powerful, self-disciplined and delightful in everyway!    Let go of any wonder of what anyone else might be thinking about you.  Just LET IT GO!  Integrate POSITIVE thoughts about yourself and feel the glowing energy of your bright yellow solar plexus chakra.

Solar Plexus Energy

AROMAS:  Mugwort

 

MugwortSounds a wee bit witchy which is why I find it delightful.  It is Artemsia vulgaria in the plant taxonomy world. Its name is thought to derive from the Old English mucg wyrt, meaning “marsh plant”, a reference to mugwort’s swampy native habitat. St. John the Baptist wore a girdle of Mugwort when he went into the wilderness. Roman soldiers planted mugwort by the roadside so that weary passersby could stuff the herbage into their shoes to relieve aching feet.

 The Essential oil steam extracted from the leaves and flower buds is a yellow-orange mobile liquid with a blue-violet tinge and an intensely sweet, almost floral citrus scent. It blends well with citrus oils, especially neroli (also vibrationally in tune with the Solar plexus), and with spice oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. for your own personal blend to wear on Tuesday start by mixing 10 drops of Mugwort, 5 drops of cinnamon and 5 drops of neroli.  If you find that to your liking, mix it in a  roll-on bottle nearly filled with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, or jojoba and roll away.  It is easy to adjust the mix to your individual taste by altering the proportions.  I like the mix multiplied to fill a 5ml bottle for my diffuser.

Roll it on your belly: The Essential Oil of Mugwort is very efficient in curing digestive disorders that result from an abnormal flow of digestive juices or due to microbial infections. It regulates or stimulates the flow of digestive juices to facilitate digestion, along with inhibiting microbial infections in the stomach and the intestines to cure digestive disorders.   Mugwort, applied to the skin, which is somewhat permeable, is absorbed into the blood stream. Some areas of skin (under arms, head, palms, soles of feet, etc.) are more permeable than others. Warming or massaging the skin may also increase absorbency. Essential oils are most often applied to the skin along with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil.  

DO NOT DRINK THIS

Alice in Wonderland with drink me   Instead SNIFF, RUB or DIFFUSE:  When you smell an essential oil, cilia and receptor cells in the olfactory organ receive the aroma and send signals to the limbic system of the brain, which is the center of memory and emotion. It also is connected to areas of the brain that control blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, hormone balance, and more. When Mugwort and other essential oils are inhaled, droplets of the oil are absorbed by the lungs. They can be inhaled by diffusing them in a special essential oil diffuser, a scent pod, humidifier, in a boiling pot of water, or simply by smelling the bottle of oil. The effectiveness of each of these delivery methods varies. An essential oil diffuser is expensive but seems to be the best method of inhalation.

Oh, thinking of Integration, I also found that Mugwort is also used to improve concentration and memory, particularly when mixed with essential oils of rosemary and sage. 

SOUNDS:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TqfHtle743 HOURS | Extremely Powerful Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Meditation Music | Manipura by Meditative Mind – Meditation Music

CRYSTALS: Our solar plexus chakra resonates to yellow and gold shades  as well as to the light yellowish green stones. One of these greenish stones is Peridot, in a lovely lime green color.   Peridot’s energy vibrates to the frequency of increase so it is a powerful stone to manifest anything that you wish to bring into your life—like INTEGRATION—-just sayin’.

The stone does not have to be large, as even small ones have the same vibration.

peridot crystal

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MEDITATION: OSHO on INTEGRATION

  “Man ordinarily is a crowd. No man ordinarily is one, but many. And that´s why there is so much noise within – many voices, many faces – and a constant quarrel. One part wants to do one thing. Another part is simply against it and wants to do something else. It is a miracle how we go on managing to keep ourselves together. Otherwise we are constantly falling apart. There is no center. The master is missing.

There are only servants, and each servant is trying to claim masterhood. For a moment each servant sits on the throne, proclaims himself the master, and in that moment you think, “This is the master.” When there is anger, anger becomes the master, but soon it will be gone. It is a constantly changing scene. After anger comes regret. Then regret is the master and you feel sorry. Sometimes it is love, sometimes it is hate, and the scenes change so fast. Still you do not become aware that you cannot be so many things. We become identified with anything that comes in front of us. When the cloud of anger is there we think we are anger. When the cloud of love is there we think we are love. When compassion is there we think we are compassion. When sadness is there we think we are sadness.

We are none of these – we are the watcher! Anger will come and go and the watcher abides. Sadness comes and passes by and the witness remains. To remember that witness more and more will make you integrated, because that is the only center which is everlasting, eternal. Only on the eternal rock of witnessing can a real life be built.”I from Osho, The Madman’s Guide to Enlightenment, Talk #30)

MEDITATION is witnessing.   Let all thoughts pass as clouds in the sky.  Do not engage.  Be the witness for as long as possible as you integrate mind and spirit in a whirling pool of golden light..

YOGA: 

      The doctrines behind the practice of yoga, whatever be their background and theoretical foundation, come to almost a unanimous conclusion that the novel adventure known as yoga is indispensable in the life of a human being, and it principally consists in what may be called ‘integration of being’. Now, this suggestion that one’s being has to be integrated, implies that the final aim of the ‘being’ of anything or anyone is the enhancement of that very ‘being’ itself, a sort of augmenting of the ‘being’ of one’s own self in such a way that the achievement of integration leaves nothing left over as something yet to be achieved, known, contacted, realized, or experienced.

Yoga considers that there are larger dimensions of integration, areas of contact which have not yet been explored by our present little integration of individuality; and the existence of such larger dimensions of a wider form of integration is what keeps us restless from birth to death. The satisfactions with which we are acquainted in life are the consequence of a little bit of integration that we have achieved. By ‘integration‘ we are to understand a sort of harmony that obtains between ourselves and anything with which we are connected, in whatever manner that connection be. Our satisfactions, our joys, and our securities are direct results of this harmony which seems to be there obtaining between ourselves and the outer atmosphere – call it social, or anything else – and also within our own selves in the layers of our own personality. This is why we are satisfied.

But we are also dissatisfied. The dissatisfaction in life is the other side of the fact of our existence, which arises on account of there being something more to be achieved than what we have apparently achieved in our life. What we seem to have achieved is the source of our joy, and what we have not achieved is the cause of our unhappiness.(from An Integration of Consciousness by Swami Krishnananda)

————Pose:In the beginning, yoga poses sometimes seem to be all about body parts. Postures are like puzzles, and figuring out how to position the arms, legs, hips, and shoulders is enough of a challenge to keep us focused and engaged. A sense of satisfaction arises simply from discovering how all of these parts fit together.

As our practice evolves, though, yoga takes on a richer flavor. Feelings of integration develop as we begin to sense deeper connections among our poses, as well as in various aspects of our lives. We feel less like a machine made up of fragmented body parts and more like a wholesome, authentic, and expressive creature. We begin to move and breathe with a satisfying sense of harmony and accord. And this invites grace and beauty to reveal themselves in even the simplest of our daily tasks.

One of the most magnificent of all yoga postures, Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I) provides a perfect opportunity to explore this rewarding sense of integration and unity within. Both earthy and exhilarating, this asana cultivates balance, agility, and coordination. It also invites deep concentration, encouraging the scattered pieces of our selves to become transformed into a tranquil vessel for the heartfelt expression of life. Who wouldn’t say yes to the chance to feel harmonious and at ease in their skin at least once every day?

Warrior I Pose

SEE YA LATER:  INTEGRATE in every sort of way and feel the FLOW!

LOVE,

Priscilla

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Chakras, essential oils, Heart Chakra, meditations

Vibrant Green Heart Chakra

Vibrant Green Heart Chakra is where Mind, Body and Spirit Unite!

Heart Chakra Spin heart zentangle          Anahata Heart Chakra                                 Zentangle from Pinterest         on Pinterest by Examiner.com

Your  vibrating Heart Chakra is all about love, air, social identity….

It’s also about balance, equilibrium, and well-being.

If  we ask what is well-being and  how we want to live — what we seek from life, what makes life meaningful for us, most of us will agree that the goal of all our goals is happiness.

Most definitions of happiness,  Eric Fromm, (Great humanistic philosopher of the 20th century, as explored by Maria Popova in “Brain Pickings Weekly”  March 27th ), observes,” converge at some version of having our needs met and our wishes fulfilled — but this raises the question of what it is we actually want…. It’s essentially a question about human nature — or, rather, about the interplay of nature and nurture mediated by norms. Adding to the vocabulary of gardening as a metaphor for understanding happiness and making sense of mastery, Fromm illustrates his point:

This is indeed well understood by any gardener. The aim of the life of a rosebush is to be all that is inherent as potentiality in the rosebush: that its leaves are well developed and that its flower is the most perfect rose that can grow out of this seed. The gardener knows, then, in order to reach this aim he must follow certain norms that have been empirically found. The rosebush needs a specific kind of soil, of moisture, of temperature, of sun and shade. It is up to the gardener to provide these things if he wants to have beautiful roses. But even without his help the rosebush tries to provide itself with the optimum of needs. It can do nothing about moisture and soil, but it can do something about sun and temperature by growing “crooked,” in the direction of the sun, provided there is such an opportunity. Why would not the same hold true for the human species?

Even if we had no theoretical knowledge about the reasons for the norms that are conducive to man’s optimal growth and functioning, experience tells us just as much as it tells the gardener. Therein lies the reason that all great teachers of man have arrived at essentially the same norms for living, the essence of these norms being that the overcoming of greed, illusions, and hate, and the attainment of love and compassion, are the conditions for attaining optimal being. Drawing conclusions from empirical evidence, even if we cannot explain the evidence theoretically, is a perfectly sound and by no means “unscientific” method, although the scientists’ ideal will remain, to discover the laws behind the empirical evidence.

He distills the basic principle of life’s ultimate aim:

The goal of living [is] to grow optimally according to the conditions of human existence and thus to become fully what one potentially is; to let reason or experience guide us to the understanding of what norms are conducive to well-being, given the nature of man that reason enables us to understand.
But one of the essential ingredients of well-being, Fromm notes, has been gruesomely warped by capitalist industrial society — the idea of freedom and its attainment by the individual:

Liberation has been exclusively applied to liberation from outside forces; by the middle class from feudalism, by the working class from capitalism, by the peoples in Africa and Asia from imperialism.

Such external liberation, Fromm argues, is essentially political liberation — an inherently limiting pseudo-liberation, which can obscure the emergence of various forms of imprisonment and entrapment within the political system. He writes:

This is the case in Western democracy, where political liberation hides the fact of dependency in many disguises… Man can be a slave even without being put in chains… The outer chains have simply been put inside of man. The desires and thoughts that the suggestion apparatus of society fills him with, chain him more thoroughly than outer chains. This is so because man can at least be aware of outer chains but be unaware of inner chains, carrying them with the illusion that he is free. He can try to overthrow the outer chains, but how can he rid himself of chains of whose existence he is unaware?

Any attempt to overcome the possibly fatal crisis of the industrialized part of the world, and perhaps of the human race, must begin with the understanding of the nature of both outer and inner chains; it must be based on the liberation of man in the classic, humanist sense as well as in the modern, political and social sense… The only realistic aim is total liberation, a goal that may well be called radical (or revolutionary) humanism.

The two most pernicious chains keeping us from liberation, Fromm observes, are our culture’s property-driven materialism and our individual intrinsic tendencies toward narcissism…..”

Those internal ‘chains’ clog up the free flow of Universal energy -chi-Prana that allow our very essence to expand and give off the fragrance of our one-of-a-kindness.

SOUNDS:  Meditation Music for Clearing the Heart Chakra to allow your love energy to fill the air and vibrate with the sounds.  One I found was Miraculous Healing Music for Heart Chakra (Anahata) by Meditative Music-Meditative Mind

CRYSTALS: “The fair and lovely Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love.     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.”

AROMAS: The highest frequency Essential oil: ROSE

MEDITATION:  Visualize a pink rose in your Spring green heart energy field.

From the OSHO Mystic rose Meditation : Our lives can become just a utility –” just a function which any robot can do. 

“The only thing that the robot cannot do is meditation. In other words, I am saying that those who are not in meditation are being robots, without being aware that they are just utilities, functions, they are needed.

But a person of meditation   realizes that it does not matter whether they are needed or not – they are a joy unto themselves. They are bliss, they do not depend on anybody  or anyTHING to make themselves blissful. That is the only freedom possible in the world. Otherwise we are a slave in chains.

                                                 pink rose petals

“I would like people to understand it absolutely that unless you become blissful on your own accord, unless your rose opens within your own being, you are just a commodity, just a thing, an object. Meditation reveals your subjectivity. Subjectivity is your consciousness, and your consciousness and its experience makes your life significant, meaningful, eternal, immortal, without any beginning and without any end. A celebration, moment-to-moment a dance.

And unless you have caste aside the chains of slavery and transformed your life into a moment-to-moment dance you have missed the opportunity that existence gives you.”

YOGA:   Poses (Asanas )that enliven the heart chakra include passive chest openers in which we arch gently over a blanket or bolster, shoulder stretches such as the arm positions of Cow Face (Gomukhasana)heart chakra of Cow face Pose Comukhasanaand Garudasana (Eagle Pose),

Heart Chakra-Eagle-Pose Heart Chakra Eagle Pose

and backbends.

Heart Chakra backbend

Being an even-numbered, feminine chakra, the heart center naturally yearns to release and let go. Doing backbends develops the trust and surrender we need to open the heart fully. When we feel fearful, there is no room for love, and our bodies show contraction. When we choose love, the fear melts away, and our practice takes on a joyful quality. In many backbending poses, the heart is positioned higher than the head. It’s wonderfully refreshing to let the mind drop away from the top position and instead lead with the heart.

Some signs that the heart chakra is overpowering your life can include co-dependency, possessiveness, jealousy, heart disease, and high blood pressure. For these symptoms, forward bends are the best antidote, because they are grounding and foster introspection. While people with deficient heart chakras need to open to receive love more fully, those with excessive heart chakras find healing by slowing down to discover inside themselves the nourishment they have been seeking from others.

Heart Chakra forward bend heart Chakra forward bend sittingThe most powerful way to open, energize, and balance not just the heart chakra but all of our chakras is to love ourselves and others. Love is the greatest healer.

SEE YA LATER:

“If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.  I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies. “~Nadine Stair

We choose how to live each day, and we choose the type of person we want to be.  Unfortunately, we often choose the type of person that we think others want to see rather than the person we truly are, and that prevents us from going barefoot early in the spring or spending time picking daisies when we could be “being productive.” 

How about slinging off the chains of expectations and finding something to do today that doesn’t take much time at all, or commercial ‘possessions’, but is truly enjoyable?  Why not do it? And then keep on doing it each day!!  Experience FREEDOM to just be sparkling YOU doing what you like to do.

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Chakras, Sacral Chakra, yoga

Outstanding Orange Sacral Chakra MonDAY

OUTSTANDING ORANGE Sacral Chakra

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

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

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

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

CRYSTALS: Citrine

MEDITATION:

Chant: “Vam”

Spend as long as possible in silent meditation

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

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

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

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SEE YA LATER:

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

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

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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.”

image       ‘Opening Rose-bud by x—eLLiE—x on Deviant Art

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, Red Root Chakra, yoga

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.

image                                                                                                  Carnelian Crystal from Pinterest

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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