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


Did you know that stress is screwing with your physical health and body weight?

If you’re blaming yourself for not being your “perfect weight,” stop. It’s not your fault. Rather, the way our bodies are programmed to handle stress is the problem. The pandemic has made our stressful lives worse – so take back control.

In THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET, FREE for download through Sunday, April 18, I cover what’s stressing you out and affecting your chakra balance that you may not even realize – processed foods and GMOs – and show you how to stop this stress in its tracks.

In THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET, you’ll learn a special Hawaiian breathing technique called Piko-Piko, using shamanic techniques and chakra color visualizations to instantly stop stress.

Once you’re relaxed, choose the foods that will help you reach your perfect body weight, not sabotage your goals.

CHAKRA ENERGY FOODS

Chakra Foods

So what should you eat? First, see where stress is impacting your body and which chakra center needs to be strengthened. Learning more about the chakra system can help you determine what foods YOU personally need to ADD to nourish yourself, banish stress, and help you achieve your optimal weight. THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET helps you determine where you are lacking balance and how to regain it by adding in colorful, health-promoting whole foods.

Are your finances in trouble? Are you feeling insecure? Has the pandemic pulled the rug out from under you? Strengthen your Root or 1st Chakra.

Do you want to spice up your sex life or feel more passionate and creative? Unblock your Sacral or 2nd Chakra.

Want to feel more self-confident and powerful in achieving your goals? Strengthen your Solar Plexus or 3rd Chakra.

Want to feel more love, be able to forgive past grievances, and connect better with your spouse, kids, friends and co-workers? Work on your 4th or Heart Chakra.

Want to be able to express your truth and be understood? Balance your 5th or Throat Chakra.

Want more inspiration on which path you should take in life? Want to increase your intuition and psychic abilities? Open your 6th or Third Eye Chakra.

Want to feel at one with all there is? More peace, harmony and connection to spirit? Work on your 7th or Crown Chakra.

The Chakras are the seven basic energy centers in the body. Each chakra is associated with a different color, so eating foods in the color of the chakra you would like to balance, is an easy way to start. For example, a red beet and strawberry drink to ground your Root Chakra, or salmon and orange vegetables or fruit to help balance your Sacral Chakra.

You can balance all your chakras by eating a rainbow of colors… THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET contains full-color photos of my favorite recipes.

Deep breathing when you’re stressed, combined with eating more real food (not processed or packaged foodstuff), will help you feel both more calm and more energized. And when you drop the excess stress, and make more conscious food choices, you’ll feel and look better, and increase your immunity too.

Don’t wait to improve the health of yourself and your family – download THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET today.

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


Serge Kahili King teaching the four easy steps to using Dynamind.

I first learned an exciting, simple-yet-profound energy healing tool from Serge Kahili King, PhD, founder of the Huna group, Aloha International and it has been my go-to instant healing technique for years now.

Dynamind is like a simplified version of the Energy Freedom Technique (EFT) and it has similarities to it. Dr. King said, “But in Huna, we try to make things as simple as possible, as effective as possible, so we’ve combined the power of words, breath, movement and feeling into one mind-body healing technique.”

Dynamind can be used to heal a wide range of physical dis-ease. You simply state out loud what you want to change – the  problem, pain or discomfort – and tap, breathe and feel it go away.

Dr. King advises asking yourself what emotion is a problem, where you feel that emotion in the body, and then work on changing that physical sensation to let the healing energy of the body once again flow freely. All emotion manifests within the body with some physical ‘feeling.’ Just as chakra imbalances can manifest in uncomfortable physical and emotional problems.

USING DYNAMIND TO BALANCE THE ROOT CHAKRA

Here is an example of to use Dynamind to heal the imbalances of energy in the Root Chakra:

1) FOCUS – Hold your hands out in a loose prayer-like position.

2) DECLARE – Say aloud the condition you’re feeling that you would like to change, e.g.,

“I feel anxious and I know that can change. I want that feeling to go away.”

“I’m angry that pain is running down the back of my leg and I know that can change. I want that pain to go away.”

3) RELEASE – Tap 7 times on the center of your chest, then at the point between the thumb and forefinger of each hand, and on the top bone of your spine (the 7th cervical vertebra).

4) BREATHE – Direct your breath, inhaling with your attention on the crown of your head, exhaling with your attention below your feet.

Repeat until you feel the desired result.

If you’d like to watch Serge Kahili King and I balance and tone all seven chakras to KEEP your chakras and your life in balance, profoundly affecting your financial security, love life, self-esteem, relationships, self-expression, intuition and inspiration, watch Balance and Tone Your Chakras.

Watch it for FREE, and if you’d like this info in book form, download Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life.

If you’d like to read the whole story of how I came to learn Dynamind, download Chakra Secrets.

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

www.thechakras.org



I hope you take some time to love yourself and others this weekend. You can learn more about the healing energy of love in my annual Valentine’s Day giveaway – my first book, The Chakra Diaries, free for download on Kindle today through February 16th.

Here’s what a recent reviewer in the U.K. wrote:

“The first thing that grabbed me was the heart: all those swirls turning in one direction in harmony, it’s not something I’ve seen before. Only later did I realize there’s a hidden meaning in this cover, showing that, interwoven in the story are the lives of different characters as they attend a 12 week chakra workshop and experience a major shift in their lives.”

Rather than a non-fiction encyclopedia of chakra attributes and signs of imbalance, the stories in The Chakra Diaries show the miracles that can happen through forgiveness, love and energy healing.

Download it and you’ll learn about:

  • Chakra Meditation
  • Chakra Yoga
  • Affirmations for Chakra Cleansing
  • Crystal Chakra Healing
  • Mind-Body Healing

This is not a how-to book. As one reader said, “It’s what happens when you put ancient teachings and modern lives into the same kitchen and raise the heat while cooking up great emotion. The Chakra Diaries is a literary romance, but with emotional, intellectual and spiritual nuances that would appeal to anyone interested in love, especially enlightened love. The villains in The Chakra Diaries are ones we all try to avoid: cancer, lost love, false beliefs, but it is these very perilous obstacles that drive the stories and finally lift the characters into their higher spiritual states through chakra healing and balancing.”

“The best way to learn about the chakras is through fascinating real-world stories, tense with melancholy and wild with humor, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in the book.” ~ Honolulu Weekly

Whether you just love good storytelling, or want to be inspired, download The Chakra Diaries, and then listen to the CHAKRA MEDITATIONS from the book, so you can lie down and be guided to a place of relaxation and balance. I play these 10-minute guided meditation at the end of every yoga class, during Savasana.

Please share this giveaway with your friends – everyone can download it to any smart reading device.

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

www.thechakras.org


Love

What’s love got to do with the chakras?

In CHAKRA SECRETS: ON THE PATH TO LOVE AND HAPPINESS, FREE for download on Amazon Kindle through Friday, Oct. 16, I show how each of my chakras were blocked and share how I was able to move forward through chakra healing techniques that anyone can use to find love and happiness.

If you want to become more centered, creative, energized, forgiving, inspired, clear, and connected… then you’ll want to pay attention to the health of your seven major chakras, those oft-ignored energy centers whirling within the body that affect our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. As a lovely and sexy consequence, balanced chakras lead to a more emotionally nurturing and physically fulfilling love life.

If you are feeling insecure, it’s hard to have a good foundation for a relationship, so you’ll want to strengthen your 1st or Root Chakra.

If you feel needy, crave touch and sex and want to feel more passionate and creative, you should work on unblocking your 2nd or Sacral Chakra.

Strengthen your 3rd or Solar Plexus Chakra if you want to feel more self-confident and attract a great partner.

Past hurts can be salved and your heart opened to love by working on your 4th or Heart Chakra.

Feeling weak, shy and want to hide, or are you often caught up in a rage or flooded by a torrent of feelings? Balancing and healing your 5th or Throat Chakra can enable you to express your truth and be understood for who you really are.

For inspiration far beyond ordinary awareness and a profoundly deeper understanding of which path you should take or who would be your ideal partner, open your 6th or Third Eye Chakra.

If you want to feel at one with all there is and see divine love in everyone, open your 7th or Crown Chakra.

Can you be happy without love? To me, the answer to any problem is always the healing power of love.

How does chakra balancing help you overcome health issues?

Each chakra corresponds to different organs/functions of the body. My Sacral Chakra was so far out of balance (as was my love and sex life), that I developed an ovarian cyst. Not one to sit back and just accept allopathic medicine as the only option, I adopted a macrobiotic detox diet and followed Sacral Chakra balancing techniques, and soon the cyst was gone. And I still practice what I preach. When my lower back hurts, I work on my Root Chakra. A headache? I know that’s my cue to work on my Third Eye Chakra. There are so many ways to approach holistic healing – chakra balancing, for me, is just a great starting point.

CHAKRA SECRETS: ON THE PATH TO LOVE AND HAPPINESS is FREE on Amazon Kindle through Oct. 17. In addition, you can watch a FREE VIDEO of the mind/body healing technique I share in CHAKRA SECRETS: Dynamind. Serge Kahili King of Aloha International taught me that Dynamind can get to the root of chakra imbalances. This amazing energy healing technique allows you to tell your subconscious mind what patterns are no longer working and what you want instead. Its use of tapping and breathing aid instant relaxation, and thus a free flowing of the body’s innate healing energy.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND MAY YOU ALL ENJOY THIS HEALING JOURNEY. I invite you to download a FREE copy of CHAKRA SECRETS through Friday, Oct. 16.

Namaste!

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

www.theChakras.org


The Chakra Energy Diet coverTHE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET is free for download on Amazon through Friday and will teach you…

The Right Food, Relaxation, Yoga & Exercise To Look and Feel your Best!

Ancient sages and modern medicine agree that stress is at the root of all disease. You can’t be stressed and healing at the same time. The way our bodies are programmed to handle stress is the problem.

If you’re worried about catching the Coronavirus, please increase the time you spend on self-care. THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET will point you in the right direction.

STRESS, THE NOT-SO-SILENT SABOTEUR
An example of how stress sabotages our health can be seen on our scales. Stress affects our weight both physiologically and psychologically. We’ve all experienced our stomachs do a flip-flop when we’re anxious. Ann Doherty, RN, MS, CDE (certified diabetes educator), explains during her “Art of Stress Management” workshops, just what stress can do to your stomach and the rest of your body…

Physiologically, when you’re under stress, your digestion is impaired and you can’t receive the nourishment from the food you eat. Once the effects of adrenaline wear off, cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” starts signaling the body to replenish your food stores.

Cortisol is a hormone that stimulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism for fast energy, and stimulates the release of insulin to maintain blood sugar levels. So, when stress causes your cortisol to surge, your appetite will be stimulated as well. Excess cortisol also slows down your metabolism, because your body wants to maintain an adequate supply of glucose to deal with the next “threat.”

The disruption of cortisol secretion during the “fight or flight” response may not only lead to weight gain, but it can also put that weight exactly where you don’t want it – in your belly. Studies have shown that stress and elevated cortisol tend to cause fat deposits in the abdominal area, which is strongly related to Syndrome X, the cluster of risk factors associated with heart disease.

Over millennia, our bodies have also been programmed to store up against famine… we’re biologically adapted to want more sugar and fat, which meant survival for our ancestors. But today, there’s no longer feast or famine like the hunter/gatherers encountered. And when they found food, it usually contained a high amount of nutrition and was low in calories. Our modern-day processed foods are often high in empty calories and low in nutrients, so we keep craving more and more.

When under stress, doesn’t your willpower go out the window? Most people are driven to eat comfort foods when stressed out, even if they’re not hungry. And comfort foods are usually high-fat, sugary, or salty foods.

Chakra FoodsSo what should you eat? Take the quiz for each chakra in your FREE COPY of  THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET, and learn exactly what foods YOU personally need to ADD to nourish yourself, banish stress, and help you achieve your optimal weight.

You’ll find out which of your chakras is under stress, and learn the best foods, relaxation techniques, yoga and exercise to balance your chakras and stay vibrant, healthy and beautiful.

Here’s to a healthy new world!

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

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

Prayer

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

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