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
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!
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!
Today I want to give continuity to the last wellness post in which I talked about the Root Chakra and move on to its neighbor, the second energetic point in the body called the Sacral Chakra. This is also called Svadhisthana and it derives from the Sanskrit words, “Swa” that means one’s own and “Adhisthana” that means seat. This is said to be the seat of emotions as it linked to your emotional responses as well as creativity, sensuality, pleasure, and reproductive functions. People that have a balanced sacral chakra are often perceived as friendly, compassionate, emotionally stable, energetic, creative, and passionate (all great traits to have!).
if the sacral chakra is not balanced you ask?
If it is underactive, it can be
linked to feelings of isolation, insecurities, low libido, fatigue, hypersensitivity,
introversion, and lack of trust.
If it is
overactive, it can be linked to emotional detachment of others, sex
addiction, substance abuse, bipolarity, and eating disorders.
Obviously, since this
chakra is all about our emotions, it is a good idea to keep it balanced so we don’t
have a complete emotional meltdown or engage in risky behaviors!
Feeling on the verge of an emotional crisis?
There are several things you can do to balance your sacral
chakra and it is a good idea to practice these on a regular basis in order to
Because this chakra is located in the lower abdomen, moving and stretching your hips is a great idea. You can try some yoga poses where you engage the hips or even try some belly dancing or merengue. Shakira’s got nothing on me! 😉
Maintaining a healthy diet and incorporating exercise in your daily routine. Tip: incorporate ginger in your diet (i.e. in tea or shakes), this is a miracle root with many properties
Get a hobby that allows you to express yourself creatively
Speak to a counselor or spiritual guide. It is okay to seek help!
The sacral chakra is identified by the color orange; its opposite color is blue. If your chakra needs a little boost, surround yourself with the color orange; however, if the opposite is true, use the color blue
Meditation is a great practice to balance all your chakras. For the sacral chakra, utilize visualization, concentrating on your lower abdomen, breathing deeply, and imagining an orange light nourishing that energy point
Aromatherapy is also of great help. Some essential oils that work specifically for this chakra are: jasmine, orange, rose, sandalwood, and clary sage
Chakra stones that can be used for the healing of the sacral chakra are amber and orange carnelian
Remember, mental health and your inner well being are even more important than any outside beauty. Everything starts from within, take care of yourself starting from the inside and everything else will follow.
Stay true – Chantal
What is your favorite way to relax and take care of your
I believe that everything comes from within and therefore we need to look inward to achieve emotional and physical well-being as well as beauty. We need to understand that we need to be able to connect with our inner self, our spirit, and the energy of the universe to connect with others in a harmonious way and to live a fulfilled life. We need to radiate positive energy in order to attract positive things to our life. I love meditation, it has helped me beyond measure when it comes to depression, anxiety, to have a positive outlook in life, and to feel at peace. I am in no way an expert in the subject, but I am a big believer that understanding the Chakras and meditating can help improve your life in many ways.
The Chakras are energetic points within our body that allow for energy to flow. There are 7 chakras with different purposes but all equally important to have a healthy and well-balanced body, mind and spirit. Today I will focus on the Root Chakra, explain what it does, how to identify when it needs attention, and provide an exercise to help you balance this, your first Chakra.
What is the
The official name for this Chakra is actually Muladhara and
it comes from the Sanskrit words Mula, meaning
“root”and Adhara, meaning “support”. This Chakra is located at the base of the spine
(tailbone area) and it goes up to below your belly button. When this Chakra is
well-balanced, you feel a sense of stability, accomplishment, and peace. You
feel grounded, connected with your human experience and your survival needs are
How to identify a Root Chakra imbalance?
You may experience anxiety, fear or jitteriness and trouble
concentrating. It is said that it can also be linked to digestive problems,
lower back and/or lower extremities issues, bladder issues, among others.
How to balance
the Root Chakra through meditation?
Meditate in a quiet place where you can avoid distractions. Adopt a comfortable standing or seated position for this practice.
Intention is key. Be still and place attention on your breath. Inhale through your nose and exhale though your nose (not mouth), in a slow and controlled manner.
As you meditate, practice visualization. Focus on your connection to your spirit and your connection with the universe. Imagine this red energy flowing up from your legs to your spine (the location of the Chakra) and see this energy being absorbed by the it and getting nourished this energy.
You can further enhance your experience by utilizing aromatherapy during your meditation. There are essential oils that are made with scents specifically meant to help balance the Root Chakra. These are: myrrh, oakmoss, vetiver, angelica root, cedarwood, linden blossom, spikenard, benzoin, patchouli, and frankincense.
Chanting or playing meditation music can help during the meditative state.
Gemstones that help balance the Root Chakra include garnet, bloodstone, obsidian, black tourmaline, red carnelian and red jasper.
Try this out for at least 21 days and see how you feel. Share your experience with us!