What are the Chakras- A Brief overview
The Chakras are inside of you! You can think of them as the seven leading energy portals in the body that are constantly spinning. When learning the chakra basics, it is important to understand that each chakra has a specialty about them, and once learned, you can identify each one by simple observations and sensations. All the chakras must be energized and functioning efficiently for all-round wellbeing on all levels of physical, emotional, spiritual.
Chakra categories include
Different frequencies, different colors, relationships with various emotional and spiritual issues, connections to different endocrine glands and nerve plexus, different ages in which they develop, different governing elements, different gems, oils, and activities to help balance them.
Why is Knowing the Chakras Important For My Health
It is essential to understand the chakra system because it has a direct connection to your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Understanding the functions can help you respond to life with awareness rather than being unconsciously reactive.
The chakras act as a step-down transformer converting subtle energy – prana, chi, Reiki, or any universal energy to be used by the hormonal, nervous, and cellular systems of our physical body.
The food and air you breathe are the fuel for your molecular building blocks in the body to thrive.
Each chakra plays a vital role in understanding your relationships, strengths, and weaknesses. Meanwhile, each chakra also involves our sense of who and what you are in the world.
What is the Root Chakra
The root chakra is your first energy center located at the base of the spine. This chakra oscillates at the lowest hertz, holding your entire foundation connecting you to earth. The soul issue of this chakra is to acknowledge that your soul inhabits a body that is part of the universe. Through this, the body is brought into the matter being one with everyone and everything.
What Causes Root Chakra Imbalances
Root chakra imbalances come from different types of environmental factors. Depending on what you are exposed to or engaged in your day to day activity, everyone’s emotional state in the root chakra can vary. However, general feels and emotions are observed as an imbalance or possibly overactive root chakra.
Root Chakra Imbalances Include:
Insecurity, self-centered, violence, greed, anger, overly concerned over one’s physical survival, tension in the spine.
Natural Remedies for the Root Chakra
When it comes to the root chakra grounding, breathwork, and connecting to the earth element can be used as essential tools for balance.
Whenever you give attention to your breathing and make a conscious effort to lengthen the time between inhales, you comfortably start breathing deeply. A deep breath can result in an experience of a light body, the absence of restlessness, lower your blood pressure, better digestion, and relax the muscles.
In return, your feelings affect your breath, and your breathing can affect your mood. It’s true! Explore the power of breathwork and experience different methods of breathing to find the one suited best for you.
Sit quietly and comfortably in an upright position. Close your eyes and notice how you feel. Don’t worry about the details, but ask yourself the following questions:
• How happy am I?
• Am I afraid?
• How much energy do I have?
• How quiet or calm is my mind?
• How relaxed is my body?
• How optimistic do I feel?
Sit quietly for a moment, following your natural breathing cycle, and then.
As you continue to breathe in this controlled fashion, notice how you feel and recycle through the same questions from above—rating them on a scale from 1-10. With ten being better than fantastic! And one being in terrible pain.
At some point in your breathing cycle, suddenly freeze the muscles in your rib cage. Now, continue to breathe while keeping those muscles frozen and held in a state of tension for a few moments.
Pay attention to your body. Do you feel any tension creeping into other parts of your body, like your shoulders, neck, or face- or maybe somewhere else? Note the relationship between your body and your mental state. Calming the body can calm the mind; calming the mind has a similar effect on the body. It reverses the snowballing that happens when our reactive mind creates physical tension. That tension reminds us that we should be worried and concerned.
Grounding is a process to come in contact and connecting with the earth with its edges, boundaries, and limitations. Grounding allows you to become solidly real by being present in the here and now. Being present in the here and now enables you to feel alive while connecting with vitality that comes from the earth.
- Go outside and walk around barefoot!
- Lay in the grass with no blanket underneath
- Regulate the breath with deep breaths
- Jump up and down on an earthy surface
- Belly dance
- Resting / Sleeping
- Take a cool shower
- Get a massage
- Reiki / Energy work
Experience the earth element:
The goal is to help bring acknowledgment of being part of the universe to activate and open your root chakra. Get ready to head outside to experience the earth element with all the sights and scents around you with this exercise. Bring a journal and a pen to document how you feel before doing this and post.
The goal of the pause method is to become conscious of the milliseconds between your inhale and exhale and your exhale and inhale. If you count 5 seconds between each inhale and each exhale, you will begin breathing deeply in a matter of minutes. When you breathe deep, you should feel your lungs and chest expand alongside your belly extending from your diaphragm working.
How Can Meditation Help Me
When meditation occurs, it leaves more room for you to operate and record new information. Also, meditation allows other chakras to open your awareness even wider without getting overwhelmed.
By meditating it allows you to think more clearly, enhance your mood, and have better physical coordination. Through meditation, you can tune out the outside world and cultivate awareness of your inner world.
People who use meditation are known to experience improved academic performance. It also has been found to increase in job production, have a decrease in drug use (both in recreational and prescription), and have faster reaction times.
It is hard to deny that meditation has great rewards.
Meditation is a state of mind, not an effort. Once this state is achieved a few times, it begins to self-create rhythms and have its effect on the world around you. Once it becomes a part of you, it then affects you in healthy ways through sleep and other activities.
Root Chakra Grounding Meditation
Everything in and around you is energy! And when something from the outer world affects you on a subtle level, you may experience a plethora of sensations. These feelings may vary from sensations of being sick, uncomfortable, or you may start to have specific pains in areas that you usually would not. Though, sometimes you could also experience pains and aches every day that they never think much about. For example, you may experience pain in your left shoulder but rarely think of this pain because it is always present. Understanding the basic elements of the chakras can enhance your mood, free your mind, and allow you to become closer to the first-rate version of yourself through subtle body energy.