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Demystifying the Chakras

By now you’ve probably heard many people talking about Chakras. They say things like “My Chakras are out of alignment,” or “I need to heal my Heart Chakra.” But what exactly are the Chakras, and how to they affect you?

All the universe is made up of energy, and your body is no exception. The seven Chakras play a vital role in the health and well-being of your body, mind and spirit.

For millennia, people have been aware of the energy inside all living things. They decided to name this energy Chakras. There are seven Chakras that spin, like a wheel (the Sanskrit word Chakra means wheel), from the base of your spine to the top of your head. When you are feeling good, healthy and positive the Chakras are in alignment: they are providing just the right amount of energy to every part of your body, mind and spirit. When you are feeling depressed, sick or negative one or more of your Chakras is blocked or moving too slowly.

By learning about the seven Chakras and what they do, you can become more in tune with your body and live a healthier, more authentic life. This month we will dive into each of the seven Chakras. We’ll discover two new Chakras each week and learn how they affect your body, mind and spirit. We’ll also learn how to keep them free of blockages and what to do when they DO become blocked or spin too slowly.

I am SO EXCITED to share this information with you!!

Namaste friends,

Michelle

Creating and Maintaining a Self-Care Routine

Most of us know that we should have a self-care routine. But what exactly is self-care? And how can you make a habit of sticking with it?

According to Raphailia Michael, “self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.” These activities should be things you love to do, not ones you feel you should be doing. What do you truly love? Reading? Yoga? Meditation? Walking? The key is to pick things you love so you will stick with your routine and lead a beautifully balanced life. I personally need a mix of physical and spiritual activity, so my routine includes both:

Daily: five minutes of yoga in the morning, 30 minutes of rage journal and meditation at night, 30 minutes of reading at night

Three times a week: 30 minutes at 9round

Monthly: one hour acupuncture, two hours phone conversation with spiritual mentor

How much time are you willing to dedicate to your self-care routine? Planning and scheduling times and activities will help you stick with it. Start small: if you have never done this before, I suggest picking small blocks of time - no more than 10 minutes in the morning and evening. For example, if walking and reading are two things you adore, your self-care routine would look like this:

10 minutes walk in the morning, 10 minutes reading at night

Once you are comfortable with the time, you can increase it and/or add other activities. Remember, the goal here is to help your body recharge and relax, so keep it simple until you are ready for more. Here are just a few activities that you might consider as part of your self-care routine:

take a bath create a vision board bullet journal yoga meditate go for a walk

do a face mask look at old photos dance around your house cook watch a movie

organize something knit, crochet, cross-stitch read garden take an online class

blog get acupuncture cuddle your fur babies listen to podcasts play a board game

I am SO EXCITED to see what your self-care routine will look like. Please comment on my Facebook page or below.

Namaste,

Michelle