The third eye chakra also
known as Ajna is associated with intuition, imagination, openness, and wisdom. This
energy center is located on the forehead between the eyebrows and its physical
function is to regulate biorhythms and the pituitary gland. Having an unbalanced
Ajna chakra makes us feel like we have no clarity in our path, we lack vision
and objectiveness, we daydream and feel lost. On the other hand, if the Ajna
chakra is balanced, we feel inspired, our creativity shows, we become more
perceptive, intuitive, and are more willing to learn life lessons. The throat
chakra is usually represented by the color indigo and the element of light.
How to balance the third eye chakra?
Since the pineal gland regulates sleep patterns,
getting enough sleep is essential to have a balanced chakra (like I needed
another reason to love my favorite activity of the day).
Eating berries full of antioxidants and green vegetables
are great to nourish your body and balance this chakra
Meditation (try incorporating the Om sound) and
look up some guided meditations if needed
Chamomile, lavender and rosemary are some great
essential oils to get you back on track!
Some stones you can use are: iolite, lepidolite,
and red tourmaline
Maybe you’re travelling to a high-altitude destination, maybe you just want more mental clarity, or maybe you want to breathe better for stress relief! The reasons are endless, but oxygen bars are a GREAT solution.
For me personally, I’ve gone to countless oxygen bars when visiting Colorado. Being up in the mountains (especially if you aren’t used to it) can cause altitude sickness symptoms like nausea, headaches, dizziness, etc. I’m super sensitive to this! I even had a lot of altitude sickness when we visited Ojo Caliente!
The first time I tried an oxygen bar was when I visited Denver a few years ago. I like to go quite often now, and ALWAYS make a pit stop at one when I arrive! After climbing up Mount Evans and Seven Falls (pictured below).. it was much needed!
And even if you aren’t in high altitudes or have some other sort of sickness.. oxygen bars can be an AMAZING hangover cure! Too many shots?… oops!
You can also pick your flavors. So even if you’re skeptical about oxygen bar having real health benefits – there are also aromatherapy benefits. Try out some eucalyptus for relaxation, or orange for energy! Can’t hurt to try it out!
Let us know if you’ve ever tried an oxygen bar in the comments below!
It’s been a while since I address the chakras in the blog, so
today I will tell you about the fifth chakra. This is also known as the throat
vishuddha chakra and it is associated expression and communication. I am a big
communicator, verbal, non-verbal, to people, to animals, plants, myself… well
you get the point. This energy center is located in the center of the neck at
the level of the throat and it is the chakra that allows the energy of all the
other chakras in the body to flow; because of this it can cause issues that
would normally be attributed to other chakras. Some other issues it can cause
include sore throat, neck tension, jaw problems, thyroid disorder, and severe
headaches. The unbalance of this chakra is also linked to not been able to
express oneself properly, poor communication skills, timid voice, lies, and
secretiveness. On the other hand, if the throat chakra is balanced, we speak
the truth, make ourselves heard, we have communication with purpose, and we can
fully express what we feel or think. We are also more likely to find our motivation
to act on our desires when this chakra is well balanced. The throat chakra is
usually represented by the color blue and the element of sound.
How to balance the throat chakra?
Because this chakra is related to self-expression
and communication, singing and talking are very god for balancing the chakra
Clean eating and drinking water is the best you
can do, not only for the chakra, but for your entire body
Meditation is key, you can also do yoga
Aromatherapy! Jasmine and sandalwood are a
couple of great scents that help the throat chakra
Some stones you can use are: turquoise,
aquamarine, and lapis lazuli
Check out this great meditation music by Meditative Mind, I have listened to it before when I’m ready to go to bed and it is super relaxing while it helps you balance your chakra. Let me know what you think!
The fourth chakra, also known as the heart or anahata chakra is associated love, compassion beauty, and joy. This energy center is located in the center of the chest and it is believed that it’s directly associated with the proper functioning of the heart and lungs. An unbalanced heart chakra is said to cause blood pressure issues, bad circulation or certain heart and lung problems. The emotional repercussions of an unbalanced heart chakra are jealousy, codependency, isolation, and difficulty developing and maintaining positive relationships with others. On the other hand, if the heart chakra is balanced, we feel connected with others, have empathy, accept and forgive. We also appreciate the beauty around us, are open to developing meaningful relationships as well as love ourselves and others. This chakra is usually represented by the color green and the element of air.
How to balance the heart chakra?
Because this chakra is related to the beauty
around us, doing anything creative and artistic is a good way to balance it and
bring joy to our lives.
Self-care is a fantastic way to nurture this
chakra as you are loving and appreciating yourself. Love starts within you.
Meditate, meditate, meditate.
Daily affirmations are everything!
Want some extra help? Here are some crystals:
rose quartz, rhodochrosite, green jade and green tourmaline.
Essential oils that rule for the heart chakra:
lavender, rose, sandalwood, and jasmine.
Compassion and love are a beautiful thing, practice them
every day, start with yourself and then they will naturally flow outward.
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You’ll want to follow the recipe below for an all natural, at home scrub that will leave your face looking AH-MAZING. It’s super nourishing. And yes, you can actually eat it. Try out using it on your lips and lick off any residue! A snack and facial all in one, ha!
1 TBSP Honey
1 TBSP Sugar
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Scrub on your face for a minute or so, rinse off, and voila!
Hello my lovelies!!! It is that time of the year… yep, Valentine’s Day Eve better known as Galentine’s Day. A day to celebrate our gals and all the other people we love, the people that are there when we need them and when we don’t need them, the good and bad times, the people we see as family regardless of blood connection.
Having an amazing circle of friends, a great support system, and making time for fun and relaxation with them is essential for your mental, physical and emotional well-being. They give you the best medicine ever… laughter, great shoulders to cry on, and they even serve as counselors during your whining rants.
Hope you had an amazing day celebrating your people’s awesomeness and make sure to make them feel special every day of the year. Don’t forget to have a drink or two in the process, cheers to friendships and all the health benefits they bring to your life… cheers!
It is time to talk a bit about our third chakra, also known as Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra. This chakra is located between the stomach and the chest, and it is said to be the one in control of will, self-esteem, identity, self, compassion, and personal power. People that have a balanced solar plexus chakra are often perceived as purposeful, successful, confident and assertive individuals that learn from mistakes They also have good discipline, are independent, self-motivated, have good leadership skills, and demonstrate good judgement (aka me… JK!). This chakra is usually represented by the color yellow as it is associated with the element of fire (I think of it as the fire that drives you to attain all you want in life). The physical functions that are attributed to this chakra are digestion and metabolism; therefore, when the chakra is not balanced certain physical discomfort is said to happen, including stomach cramps, poor digestion, weight issues, poor digestion, nausea, among others.
the emotional symptoms of an imbalanced solar plexus chakra?
If it is underactive – it may
cause feelings of helplessness, lack of self-worth, lack of purpose, low
self-esteem, and lack of confidence.
If it is
overactive – it may lead to a constant need of validation, a need to
control everything and everyone we meet, anxiety, and even manic episodes.
It is important to
maintain this chakra balanced in order to have a successful and fulfilling life.
We all know how important self-worth and self-confidence is; however; many
people either lack these or have an extremely inflated ego.
How to balance the solar plexus?
Aromatherapy: Some of the best essential oils to
use for this chakra are: rosemary, chamomile, bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, and
cedarwood. Essential oils can help stimulate the chakra when inhaled. They can
be used in massage oils, lotions or in diffusers.
Healing stones: Citrine, amber, tiger’s eye,
yellow tourmaline, and yellow jasper are great to help balance the solar
plexus. Why? Well, part of it is the color of the gem. Colors can have an
effect in our emotions and behaviors. Another benefit of the stones is that
each stone has a different vibration that causes a reaction in our body. Keep
in mind that different people have different reactions to the various types of stones;
it is not the same result for everyone and therefore more than one is suggested.
Yoga: certain yoga poses help you balance the
third chakra with great results. Find a quiet and relaxing place and try some
of these: child’s pose, warrior I & III, mountain pose, bow, plank, and
Diet: certain foods that can help with your
chakra healing are: chamomile tea, yellow peppers, and corn.
Love yourself and remember that wellness and beauty start
from the inside. You attract what you let out into the world. If you radiate
positive energy, you will get positive in return. Positive actions + positive
thoughts + positive words + beautiful soul = beautiful human being.