Chakras (चक्र)

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Today…today my mind ventured on to chakras. I have been feeling out of balance this past week and usually, it is because one of my chakras are blocked or needs healing. Whilst trying to heal my out of balance chakras, I thought it would be a good idea to share some information about them with you.

Chakras are centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. They are located in the midline of the body. There are seven main Chakras and they contribute to our being, they govern our psychological properties.

In the last few years, I have been oddly aware and conscious of my chakras. I began to read books, articles, blogs and anything I could find with information pertaining to them. I started noticing that when you heal your certain chakras, the area of life which they govern, suddenly becomes healed too. That when you open your chakras and align them, you experience balance and equilibrium in life. To say I am fascinated with them, would be an understatement. I have conditioned myself to listen to my chakras when a certain area of my life seems to be going awry, I seek to heal the chakra associated with that area in life, and soon things begin to fall into place again.

I have found a simplified guide, a sort of “Chakras for beginners” on a site called MindBodyGreen. I hope to educate you on the main aspects of each chakra very basically. Just so you can get into my head a bit more, and understand the inner workings of my mind.

 

1) Root Chakra – Muladhara (मूलाधार)

Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.

Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.

Literally translated, Muladhara means: “Root support”

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2) Sacral Chakra – Svadhishthana (स्वाधिष्ठान)

Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.

Location: Lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel and two inches in.

Literally translated, Svadhishthana means: “one’s own base”.

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3) Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura (मणिपूर)

Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.

Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.

Literally translated, Manipura means: “jewel city”.

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4) Heart Chakra – Anahata (अनाहत) 

Our ability to love.

Location: Center of chest just above the heart.

Literally translated, Anahata means: “unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten”.

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5) Throat Chakra – Vishuddha (विशुद्ध)

Our ability to communicate.

Location: Throat.

Literally translated, Vishuddha means: “especially pure”.

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6) Third Eye Chakra – Ajna (आज्ञा)

Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.

Location: Forehead between the eyes.

Literally translated, Ajna means: “command”.

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7) Crown Chakra – Sahasrara (सहस्रार)

The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.

Location: The very top of the head.

Literally translated, Sahasrara means: “thousand-petaled”.

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If you have managed to get this far in this post, Thank you. This is by no means religious propaganda. In fact, there is a huge difference between religion and spirituality.

Definition Religion: The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.

Definition Spirituality: The quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

Chakras are simply energy centers. They may have Sanskrit names, but they are by no means directed specifically to Hinduism exclusively. Anybody can practice aligning their chakras. A simple way of doing this is by practicing Yoga.

Awareness comes from within. Trust your intuition. Trust your gut feeling. It’s usually right. Be guided by the light within you, be unapologetically you. Living with balance usually brings peace and contentment.

I wish you all peace and light.

Have a blissful week ahead.

P.S – I found the images on google. A simple search brings up hundreds of variations of the chakra symbols. I am not claiming that these images are my own.

 

 

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Thoughts on Emotions.

 

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I came across this quote by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram and it resonated so deep within me, that I felt the need to share it with you all. It states:

My only focus each day is to be myself, live my true passions, inspire greater health and wear my soul shamelessly, with strength and grace.” – Kistina Carrillo-Bucaram (@fullyrawkristina)

…How incredibly beautiful is that?

For those of you who know me, you know that I am incredibly in tune with my spirituality and energies are important to me. I trust the vibrations I receive and always strive for harmony.

There is a beautiful piece of writing by an unknown author, which basically tells you to listen to your emotions. I am going to share this with you, because if you are like me, then you will appreciate the beauty of this piece. I found this on a facebook page titled: Berlin Artparasites.

Hey you, listen to your emotions…

Bitterness shows you where you need to heal, where you’re still holding judgements on others and yourself.

Resentment shows you where you’re living in the past and not allowing the present to be as it is.

Discomfort shows you that you need to pay attention right now to what is happening, because you’re being given the opportunity to change, to do something different than what you typically do.

Anger shows you what you’re passionate about, where your boundaries are, and what you believe needs to change about the world.

Disappointment shows that you tried for something, that you did not give into apathy, that you still care.

Guilt shows you that you’re still living a life in other people’s expectations of what you should do.

Shame shows you that you’re internalizing other people’s beliefs about who you should be and that you need to reconnect with yourself.

Anxiety shows you that you need to wake up, right now, and be present, that you’re still stuck in the past and living in fear of the future.

Sadness shows you the depth of your feelings, the depth of your care for others and this world. – Unknown

As a person who suffers from anxiety, I think it really is important to be in touch with your emotions and feelings. Listen to your emotions and always be authentic. Be unapologetic in your evolution. In order to grow and develop, we need to trust ourselves and acknowledge all feelings. We need to appreciate the remarkable feelings but also listen to the deeper meaning behind the not-so-great feelings. Take a second to reflect on your feelings. Hindsight is the best foresight. Respect yourself. Respect the process. Respect the feelings and emotions. Do not be ashamed for feeling a certain way.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is, listen to your emotions, they tell you things about yourself and respect that process in order to grow to your higher potential.

To conclude, I’d like to end by a quote shared with me by my friend Anke. It’s a little quote that fits well with the emotions whilst traveling.

“Traveling is brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends.

You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it”

 

I wish you peace, light, and love. Thank you for reading and for the support! Bloom and Blossom in all your glory my friends.

 

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