Self Care Tips & Rituals
Chakra is sanskrit and translates to wheel. The body has 7 main non-physical energetic centres known as chakras which align to our spine. The invisible life force energy (aka Prana) flows from the top of your head down the spine through every chakra. In my view, chakra balancing is the foundation of the energetic body and is an important first step to restore the harmonious flow of energy within you and achieving holistic wellbeing. In many cases, an external manifestation can be attributed to how well balanced a chakra is operating. In my own life, I have experienced this where I may be feeling something and when I recognise this as a chakra imbalance, I take steps to balance one or more of them.
One of the ways I like to invoke chakra balancing is through breath and meditation. Bringing in the pranic energy into each chakra, through breath, feeling and visualisation in a systematic way leaves me feeling energised, revitalised and grounded.
Also, remember that our chakras are not static and they are changing and responding to us so this is a personal developmental journey that is ongoing.
To gain insight into how aligned your chakras are, take the FREE CHAKRA SELF DISCOVERY ASSESSMENT.
Being grounded is to feel connected to the here and now. You feel strong, centred and in control. When you are not grounded you may feel light headed, emotional and almost out of your own body. You can also absorb other peoples negativity or emotions and be easily impacted by the environment around you. The root chakra is connected to feeling grounded as it is the closest chakra to physical earth. When unbalanced, it means we may feel threatened by others, in survival mode, fearful, anxious, anger and not in control. There are many techniques that can help you get grounded.
2) Visualise all negativity flowing away and behind you.
3) Begin to see an energetic connection from the bottom of your feet down to the earth’s core and really feel this connection between the base chakra at the base of your spine connecting to the earth.
4) Continue to breath deeply.
5) To close, once again place yourself in protective white light and open your eyes whenever you feel ready.