A forum for all of those open to balancing their Chakras, enhancing their yoga practice and ensuring optimum holistic health


Developed thousands of years ago by Tibetan monks to slow aging, increase energy, calm the mind and strengthen the body, the 5 Tibetan Rites are once-secret, ancient yoga-like poses .

The secret to the 5 Tibetan Rites was unveiled in the 1930’s when a retired British army officer discovered a remote Tibetan monastery where the monks were rumored to have discovered the legendary Fountain of Youth. The remarkably old, yet amazingly healthy monks claimed that the secret to reversing aging lay in the five special movements they performed daily. The officer learned these exercises from the monks and taught them to Peter Kelder, who documented them in the book “The Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth.”

Practitioners reported improvements in strength, endurance, and energy, relief from joint pain and headaches, better memory and vision, weight loss and even a more youthful appearance.

According to Jo Caron, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor in Hawaii, the 5 Rites were meant to stimulate the energy centers of the body, the chakras, by speeding up and coordinating their spin. She recommends focusing on each chakra during a repetition of the exercises for increased benefits. Activating the chakras stimulates all the glands of the endocrine system, so the 5 Rites in effect, benefit the body’s overall functioning and aging process. The man who brought these 5 Rites to the West, stated that, “Performing the 5 Rites stimulates the circulation of essential life energy throughout the body.”

Write and tell us about your progress. Namaste, Becca Chopra, http://www.TheChakras.org


Screen Shot 2020-05-12 at 7.54.02 AMI had the exciting experience to meet Don Humberto Soncco from the Q’ero Nation of Peru and learn how this Master Healer uses the power of nature to heal.

As the translator explained Don Humberto’s healing philosophy, I was struck with the similarities to the philosophy of the Yogic tradition.

Energy centers are places within us where the currents of life’s energies intersect. The yoga tradition has identified several types of energy centers, from the chakras, the major energy centers, to the marma points, the secondary energy centers, to the sandhis or simple junctions. In my yoga practice, we work to balance the chakra centers through meditation, toning, specific poses and affirmations.  As we remove stagnation and open the flow of these energy channels, dramatic healing can occur.

The structure of the Inka tradition includes 7 levels, 7 energy principles and 7 eyes.  As I received a healing from this master, he placed Mesas, energy stones or crystals, at my crown chakra, third eye chakra, heart chakra, solar plexus chakra and other power points. 

His healing was described as removing “heavy energy” and connecting with different nature spirits to fill my “bubble” or aura with the healing forces of nature.  Quite wonderful.  For more information on the Inka tradition, see http://www.WiraqochaFoundation.org.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra DiariesChakra SecretsBalance the Chakras, Balance Your Lifeand The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org

 


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Colors and Healing Properties

What’s your favorite color at the moment? There just might be a reason why you are drawn to a specific hue or shade. Each color is associated with its own characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses, just like the Chakras. Wearing a color that helps balance a specific chakra can support the healing of your body, mind and spirit.

Red

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Key characteristics include grounding, security, survival, and support.

Wearing red encourages and strengthens a connection to the foundation we build our lives upon. If you feel unsupported, wear red to connect with this energy.

Orange

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Wearing orange strengthens areas relating to creativity and sensuality—the Sacral Chakra.

It is associated with the water element having to do with flow and flexibility.

If you’d like to strengthen aspects of yourself having to do with sensuality, creativity, or emotions, orange is a great addition to your everyday wardrobe.

Yellow

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Yellow is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, governing willpower, self-discipline, decision making, and confidence.

Wearing this color strengthens the way we assert ourselves in the world.

If you are feeling an imbalance with the way you interact with the external world, add more yellow to strengthen this area.

Green

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Green is all around us in the natural world and represents love and compassion.

Incorporating green into your daily wardrobe helps strengthen the Heart Chakra and remove blockages in forgiveness, empathy, self-love, and relationships.

The more you identify with this color, the more you’ll find a deeper connection with the natural beauty that surrounds and exists within you.

Blue

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Blue governs the Throat Chakra. Most popularly known for its power of sound, the throat center is where we express our personal truths and connect with etheric realms. Wear it when you want to authentically share your feelings and thoughts.

Wearing blue, aquamarine and turquoise colors can instill expressive balance.

Indigo

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As we soar into etheric levels, the color indigo relates to vision, intuition, and psychic abilities. By incorporating more purple into your wardrobe, you invite the opening of your Third Eye Chakra.

The color purple allows us to tune into and trust our  intuitive visions.

 

 

Violet

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Violet, as well as white, is often associated with higher states of consciousness, the Crown Chakra, and the universal energies that surround us.

Wearing these colors can open you to divine inspiration and cleanse you of your earthly troubles.

So, what color do you choose to wear today?

 

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra DiariesChakra SecretsBalance the Chakras, Balance Your Lifeand The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org

 

 


Root chakraLiving in the time of Coronavirus, it’s especially important to take care of your first chakra — the root chakra. This chakra is associated with basic survival and security in the world, trust and boundaries, and balancing this chakra will lower your stress level dramatically. It is rooted in our connections to our community, family, other support systems, and the earth.

The health of our immune system is part of the first chakra, so do all you can to strengthen it.

When we balance our chakras, we craft our lives the way we want them to be, rather than living in constant reaction to forces outside of us. These spirals of energy are wheels that heal, feeding the body good energy and profoundly affecting our metabolism, as well as emotions, sensations and behaviors. The way we handle stress depends on our chakra balance… and we can eat our way into balance with healthy whole foods (unhealthy processed foods just cause the body more stress).

Body weight issues are commonly associated with the Root Chakra. When the Root Chakra is balanced, you feel strong and supported, safe, grounded, and peaceful… no reason to reach for comfort food or to overdo on junk food when you’re not hungry.

Foods, especially that share colors with the chakras, carry vibrations that can activate or balance your chakras.

Root Chakra Healing Foods Carry the Vibration of the Color RED: Animal protein, root vegetables, edible and medicinal mushrooms, and red-colored foods (beets, apples, pomegranates, cranberries, raspberries, etc.) nourish the Root Chakra and will help balance it.

Root Chakra Healing Activities: Gardening is the #1 activity I recommend for Root Chakra grounding AND for weight loss. The University of Utah did a study that agreed, showing that burying your hands in the earth can help you bury excess pounds as well.

Plus, it gets you out in the sun, and we all know Vitamin D is good for the immune system. Lawns are a waste of energy and resources — plant an organic garden in its place.

Two of my favorite recipes for the Root Chakra are for Borscht (beet soup) and Beet Salad. In fact, if you grow your own root vegetables (like beets), the food will be extremely balancing. With the hot weather upon us now, try this scrumptious salad:

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Scrumptious Salad of Beets, Carrots, and Apples 

1 lb. beets, peeled and cut in matchsticks

2 large carrots, peeled and cut in matchsticks

1 red-skinned apple, cut in small bite-sized pieces

1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, cilantro or baby spinach leaves

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 T. umeboshi plum or Balsamic red wine vinegar

Black pepper to taste

Toss all salad ingredients together right before serving.

Note: A food processor that has either a julienne blade or large shredding blade makes prep of this salad a breeze.

I hope you enjoy this scrumptious salad. Pay attention to the beauty of the colors and flavors provided by nature, stay in the moment, and notice how grounded and connected you feel.

Get a complete list of foods, recipes, yoga poses, and meditations for each chakra… in The Chakra Energy Diet, now on sale at Amazon.

Namaste!

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra DiariesChakra SecretsBalance the Chakras, Balance Your Lifeand The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org

 


Praying

When we ask for help for the situation we, our loved ones, or the world is in right now with the Coronavirus pandemic, we may surround them in healing light and we may say a prayer. To understand the effectiveness of prayer, I turned to Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., teacher of the Hawaiian Huna Philosophy and head of Aloha International.

HOW CAN PRAYER WORK BEST IN ANY SITUATION?

Here is Dr. King’s advice:

“In prayer, we are trying to do something or to get something done, either for ourselves or for someone else. We pray to get an effect, and since an effect is involved, energy has to be involved, and all prayer involves the transmission of energy.

“There are essentially two types of prayer: vertical and horizontal. By vertical prayer, I mean that which is directed toward God or the Higher Self or toward someone in spirit. From this type of prayer, we can only get inspiration, knowledge, understanding, and energy. Note carefully that the guidance we may get is in the form of ideas and inspiration. We do not actually get the kind of guidance that tells us exactly what to do and how to do it. That kind of guidance implies the making of choices, and that is our sole prerogative.

“Horizontal prayer is that directed toward our everyday life, either to heal or help ourselves or others or to change the future. This type of prayer is accomplished by us, and its effectiveness is determined by our beliefs and by the amount of energy we put into it. We each create our own experience of reality, the circumstances we find ourselves in, and through prayer properly understood we can change those circumstances. But it is the individual who changes the circumstances, not God and not the High Self. From them we only get the tools; they will not do the work for us.”

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org


Balance_Your_Chakras_ebook_cover4Thank you for your interest in healing with chakra energy. I’d like to express my gratitude with this free holiday gift – Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life, FREE on Kindle from December 24-26.

You can download it from Amazon to any of your reading devices and share in the “instant Healing” technique I learned from Serge Kahili King, PhD, and applied to chakra energy.

With this book, you’ll learn how to relieve pain or emotional distress and strengthen your chakras for increased financial security, improved sex life, self-esteem, relationships, communications, intuition and inspiration.

Also, check out the GIFT page on my website for last-minute gifts for the yogini in your life, or anytime to arm yourself with more tools to balance your chakras.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet


Screen Shot 2019-11-26 at 8.11.10 AMHow can you get the most out of the holidays without stressing out?

The hectic holiday season can leave many people feeling exhausted and anxious instead of merry and bright. Stress is also the top cause of taxing all your chakras, your immune system and  your health. So, I’d like to share the stress-busting techniques I write about in The Chakra Energy Diet, now available in paperback in full-color as well as in B&W and on Kindle by the way.

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR STRESS

Whether you look to modern science or ancient wisdom, stress is seen as the root of dis-ease. According to the ancient Hawaiian Huna philosophy taught by Serge Kahili King, PhD, stress plays a part in all health problems. In fact, according to Dr. King, stress can cause tension at the physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual level, leading to inhibited energy flow and, ultimately, illness.

There are many ways, such as yoga and meditation, that I use on a daily basis to relax my body and mind, as well as the following “instant healing” techniques taught by Dr. King.

What do I do first when feeling stressed out? I used to reach for a bag of potato chips until I was taught:

“Don’t eat when upset or angry.” Instead, I…

Take a Break and Breathe

Try this combination of breath and focused attention called Piko-piko breathing…

Piko-piko is a special Hawaiian breathing technique that simultaneously relaxes and energizes the body,” says Dr. King. Using shamanic techniques and chakra colors, imagine breathing in bright yellow energy from the sun into your Solar Plexus or navel area and breathing out your stress. Or pull in inspiration from the heavens, visualizing violet or white light coming in with the breath through the Crown Chakra, and exhale your stress by breathing it out with awareness at the bottom of your feet.

“I know, I know, this seems almost too simple,” says Dr. King. “But it does work.”

Relieve Mental Stress 

To relieve mental stress, pay more attention to what you like, rather than what you don’t. Criticism, whether of yourself or something else, creates mental stress and then tension in your body, explains Dr. King.

First of all, don’t knock your body. Praise it for every step it takes in the right direction. Try self-love, rather than self-criticism, when you look in the mirror, even after enjoying those holiday treats. Who would put up with a critical person barraging them all day with their negativity?

Push aside that critical voice in your head, and instead, focus on something you like about yourself – you’re a good person, with your own unique style and taste.

A good morning practice, when you first look in the mirror, is to spend a full minute focusing on everything you like about yourself…telling yourself out loud everything you like about yourself. This is a quick mental stress reliever I learned from Dr. King called “Saturation Praise.”

Don’t Push Down Uncomfortable Emotions

On the emotional level, anger is often tied to inflammatory processes which damage the body, one of only many reasons to practice forgiveness. If something is gnawing at you, rather than trying to calm yourself with food, decide to let it go.

Dr. King taught me a simple anger-release technique: Place one hand on an area of your body where you feel tension or inflammation, and point the other hand toward the earth, which can absorb your angst, and say, “Whatever this is related to, I release it and let it go forever” until the tension and pain eases.

Undigested emotions can lead to your body holding on to weight as well as anger or fear. Release your emotions and stop what’s eating you. There are many reasons to forgive (even if you can’t forget) transgressions – because anger only hurts YOU.

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” ~ Buddha

You’re Already Complete and Connected

On the spiritual level, tension can come from feeling isolated or separate, and the antidote can be as easy as meditating. Dr. King suggests trying a nalu meditation, focusing for a minute on something beautiful. You will soon feel a sense of relaxation come over you and a greater connection to spirit, your higher self, or God (work with your own beliefs about this).

Once you’re in that relaxed state, it’s a good time to express gratitude for the good in your life or to ask for inspiration. When you have ideal health or reach your perfect weight, what would you like to achieve and share with the world?

Embracing the “Relaxation Response”

As you address your stress, and practice relaxation responses, your metabolism will improve, it will be easier to make nourishing food choices vs. struggling with willpower, and your body will look and feel better.

Relaxing your stress responses will allow you to better digest your food, helping you keep your waistline even during the holidays.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra DiariesChakra SecretsBalance Your Chakras-Balance Your Lifeand The Chakra Energy Diet
www.theChakras.org


Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 8.37.52 AMA full moon is bright white or yellow and is often considered a magical time, when all of your emotions, both positive and negative, are usually strengthened.

The full moon is said to offer a powerful effect on your meditations and affirmations, helping you to cleanse yourself of negative thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve you. It’s also a great time to cleanse your crystals.

If you want to cleanse and charge up your crystals, take the opportunity to charge them to match your intentions, before you place them on your windowsill or porch. First, rub your crystal lightly between your fingers, then place it on the center of your forehead over your Third Eye Chakra while offering your affirmation. As the full moon is usually associated with the color yellow, let’s look at an affirmation to strengthen our Solar Plexus Chakra, connecting your gut intuition with the intuition offered by your higher knowing through the Third Eye Chakra.

HOW DO CRYSTALS ASSIST IN BALANCING THE CHAKRAS?
Crystal healing works because the stones interact with your body’s own natural subtle energies. Each crystal holds a vibration, much like chakras hold a vibration of color and energy. Crystals used to heal each chakra usually vibrate with the same color associated with that chakra.

AFFIRMATION FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA:

“I CAN ACCOMPLISH BOTH EASY AND DIFFICULT TASKS AS I ASSERT MY PERSONAL POWER.”

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced, you are confident, with a strong sense of purpose/mission in your life. You are self-directed, self-confident and self-empowered.

For sound mantras and affirmations associated with all seven of the major chakras, see my book, BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS, BALANCE YOUR LIFE.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet.

www.thechakras.org


Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ Rumi
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Through love all pain will turn to medicine. ~ Rumi

These are two of the quotes that appear throughout my first book, The Chakra Diaries. They give an idea of the theme woven throughout the novel life stories of ten people who find magic and miracles during a chakra healing workshop. Learn more about the healing power of love when you download the eBook, which is FREE through Thursday, Oct. 24th.

One reviewer wrote:
“The book is in the end a beautifully told love story, and we see the participants removing obstacles that block love and the expression of love. Interspersed within you will also find chakra visualization meditations, and insightful spiritual quotes. Reading this book brought me joy.”

You can listen to my guided chakra meditation, taken from The Chakra Diaries,, that takes you on a journey from the root chakra up to the crown chakra at www.theChakras.org. Listening to the guided meditation will result in greater balance of your chakra energies and well being of body, mind, emotions and spirit.

The guided visualization is accompanied by the harmonic, spiritual music of Aryeh David from his “Love’s Whispers” album. “Through all of life’s journey, love is actually the only thing there is,” says Aryeh. “May this music awaken the love within and remind you of who you truly are.”

I hope you enjoy the inspiring quotes, stories, and interwoven chakra information and balancing meditations – and feel full of love for yourself and others.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org

 

 


Located at the lower abdomen, the second chakra, the Sacral Chakra, is the focal point of your emotions, governing how you relate to others and the flow of your feelings and creative expression. It vibrates with the energy of the color orange.

You may recognize some of these emotional or mental health issues commonly associated with the Sacral Chakra – sexual frigidity or promiscuity, confusion or addiction, co-dependency, being overly emotional or stoic, or feeling guilty.

Physical health issues include gynecological problems, urinary tract problems, stiffness or pain in the lower back.

Have food cravings? Body weight issues and sugar/carbohydrate cravings are commonly associated with this chakra. Cravings can result from unfelt or unexpressed emotions, as well as to the common condition candidiasis, better known as a yeast infection, also associated with this chakra. An overgrowth of yeast can often follow a course of antibiotics or birth control pills and can be centered just in the area of the Sacral Chakra (the female sex organs) or move systemically throughout the body. When you have this condition, you’ll feel like you have a gremlin inside that needs to be fed, you’ll feel tired, and lacking in passion for love and life in general.

When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, you’ll feel confident in social interactions, free to process your emotions, feel creative, and able to enjoy sex and other pleasurable activities, like a holiday feast, without guilt.

Foods, especially those that share colors with the chakras, carry vibrations that can activate or balance your chakras.

Sacral Chakra Healing Foods:

If you want to balance your Sacral Chakra, and reduce cravings that lead to overeating, replace processed foods and snacks that tend to be addictive, especially as most are loaded with sugar, GMOs, hormones, antibiotics and pesticides.  Instead, focus on filling, nutritious yet naturally sweet orange-colored snacks and organic whole foods, ranging from raw carrots and peppers (use them to dip in hummus or plain tahini) to yams. Foods that are high in protein and essential fatty acids and help balance the Sacral Chakra include flax, hemp and sesame seeds, wild-caught salmon, tuna and shellfish. Fruits include oranges, peaches, apricots, mangoes and papayas.

Foods that are orange usually contain phytonutrients and Vitamin A, helping release toxins from the body, supporting the reproductive system and encouraging flow (creativity) on all levels.

Sacral Chakra Healing Activities: Swimming, dancing and healthy home cooking are all activities I recommend for Sacral Chakra balancing AND getting you back in the flow and to your ideal weight.

happy woman standing on a sunset in ocean wavesThe Sacral Chakra is connected to the element of water and its flowing state. While the Root Chakra is all about grounding to Mother Earth, the Sacral Chakra is about reaching out to others in physical movement. Let go and let yourself splash around in the pool/ocean or move on the dance floor to your favorite music or with your favorite person. Let go and engage in pleasure and passion.

Cooking whole foods can also increase your creativity – plan a colorful meal made with loving attention to healthy ingredients. Appreciate the beauty of the dishes you have created, breathe in their aroma, and chew them fully to savor their natural sweetness and assist in digestion. In truth, this is more satisfying than mindlessly stuffing down food to quench your pleasure center.

For more ways to nourish all the chakras, download The Chakra Energy Diet, now available on Amazon Kindle.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life

www.theChakras.org

 


The Circle of Joy Breath Integrates Body, Mind and Spirit:

This sequence opens the heart chakra, which is the bridge between our lower chakras and physical self, and our higher chakras that tune into our mind and spirit. As the bridge from the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras that are associated with the physical body, to the Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakras, associated with mind and spirit, the Heart Chakra is the gateway to higher consciousness.

The Heart Chakra needs to be nourished if we are to remain physically strong, capable of giving and receiving love and able to develop spirituality. The Circle of Joy Breath will calm your emotions and prepare you for deeper visualization and meditation.

This can be done either standing or sitting. First, place your palms together at your heart.

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Inhale, interlacing your fingers.

Exhale, press your palms forward and outward, stretching through your shoulders.

 

 

CIRCLE 3

Inhale, and circle your hands upward, extending your palms up to the sky and lengthening your spine.

Affirmation: “I am encircled with joy and light to share with the world.”

 

 

Circle 3

Exhale, releasing your hands and circle them down behind your back.

Inhale, interlace your fingers again and raise the arms backward and upward, opening your chest.

 

 

Circle 2

 

Exhale, releasing your hands and circle them back in front, clasping the palms and stretching them forward.

 

 

CIRCLE 1 and 6

 

Inhale, bringing your palms back together at the heart.

 

 

Now relax in the seated lotus position or lie down in Savasana. This is a good time to do a Chakra meditation or guided visualization. Listen to my FREE guided meditation at TheChakras.org.

For more ways to nourish all the chakras, download The Chakra Energy Diet, now available on Amazon Kindle.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life

www.theChakras.org

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