Saturday, October 22, 2016

What are Chakras

Chakras are energy processing centers located all through our bodies. We have 7 (some argue more) major chakras that correspond to different areas along our spine and endocrine system. Chakra means "wheel" in Sanskrit. Each culture has it's own word and way of explaining the energy body, chakra is just the most commonly accepted and widely-used term, from Indian culture. In acupuncture, meridians are created by the connection between hundreds of minor chakras. By affecting one area we can open and clear what may seem to be a completely unrelated area in the body.
We have 7 major chakras starting at the bottom of our spine to the top of our heads. Each area relates to a different aspect of our lives. The Root Chakra is located at the perineum and connects us to the Earth, the Sacral Chakra is located between the hips and connects us to our intimate relationships and creation, the Solar Plexus Chakra is located above the navel and connects us to our relationship to ourselves, the Heart Chakra is located at the center of the chest and connects us to earthly and divine love, the Throat Chakra is located at our throat and connects us to speaking our truth and creating in ephemeral ways, words and song, our Third Eye Chakra is located at the center of our brow and connects us to our own inner visions and dreams, our Crown Chakra is located at the top of our heads and connects us to a higher wisdom and intuition.

Each Chakra has it's own tone and vibration, one of our great tasks here on the Earth is to harmonize all of our chakras for optimal health. It is a constant balancing act. Do not be daunted, the more you practice, the better you will get. Once you are familiar with your own chakras you can start to understand which are out of balance and may need more care. The way we care for our chakras is not only by spending time with them, feeding them, listening to them, but also by setting boundaries with others, cleaning and clearing our space of clutter, eating nutritious foods and doing things that nourish our mind, heart, and soul. As you connect with your chakras you can begin to experience a richer, fuller way of living.

Join Julia for a 13-minute Chakra Meditation. 

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