The participants in my Chakra Workshops keep journals which clearly show how a blocked chakra can also block love in your life. And my book, based on these journals, The Chakra Diaries, shows how using meditations and the other tools described, can lead to happier endings.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to remind you that everything is all about love. Life’s struggles (yes, even money issues) can be fixed with love. Every difficult relationship or situation can be remedied with love. Any chakra blockage may be healed and opened through love. The healing power of love can change things in an instant.
HERE’S HOW BALANCED CHAKRAS CAN IMPROVE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
In The Chakra Diaries, 10 people in a chakra workshop journal about their lives, troubles and relationship problems, and how they regain their balance, their joy, through THE HEALING POWER OF LOVE.
Here’s to love!
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner and pumpkin pies in the making, it’s a good time to talk about the Sacral Chakra, and the orange foods that can be used to balance this center of sexual and creative energy.
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 and winter squash such as kabocha or pumpkin. 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.
The 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.
Tis the season for holiday feasts, and 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.
My Favorite Sweet Squash Pie: Sugar-, Dairy- and Gluten-Free
I find pies made with winter squashes such as kabocha, buttercup or butternut to be naturally much sweeter than pumpkin. My favorite is a very simple recipe learned during my training as a macrobiotic cook.
Squash Pie Filling: First cut the squash in quarters, seed it and either bake or steam until soft. Peel and mash 3 cups of the bright orange flesh. Dissolve 2 T. of kuzu or arrowroot in ½ cup cold water, then heat to thicken, stirring vigorously to prevent lumps. Puree the squash with the kuzu, 2-4 T. of maple syrup, and 1 tsp. of cinnamon and/or other desired spices such as nutmeg or cloves.
Nutty Oat Crust: You’ll need 1 1/3 cups oat flour (whiz rolled oats in the blender) and 2/3 cups brown rice flour. You can roast the flours to bring out their nutty taste by stirring in a skillet (cast iron ones work well). Mix in ¼ tsp. sea salt, ¼ cup chopped walnuts, 2 T. sesame or coconut oil with a fork, then add ½ to ¾ cup water (just enough to hold it together). Spread into a pie plate, then bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, then add the squash filling and bake for 25 minutes more. Cool and enjoy!
Please share your favorite recipe for Sacral Chakra balancing – it may be included in my upcoming book THE CHAKRA DIET!
Becca Chopra, author of Chakra Secrets, The Chakra Diaries and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life
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. Edgar Cayce recommended illuminating a clear quartz crystal with the color of the chakra you wanted to heal, then to gaze on that crystal as you sang a mantra associated with that chakra (V A M for the Sacral Chakra) or repeated an appropriate affirmation. Even a photograph of the crystal holds the vibration, so feel free to print this out and use it in lieu of the real thing.
Gaze at the photo here while toning V A M and notice how you feel more sensuous, passionate and creative.
For photos, sound mantras and affirmations associated with all seven of the major chakras, see my new Kindle book, BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS, BALANCE YOUR LIFE.
I invite you to download a FREE copy of my memoir, Chakra Secrets, a sizzling story that also offers chakra information and insight…
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All I ask is that you try the simple yet powerful chakra healing tool mentioned in Part II and send me your feedback or questions, or leave a customer review on Amazon.com. So far, I’ve heard it helped one woman relieve physical pain for the first time in 2 years!
Why should you care about chakras anyway?
Chakras are our energy centers that affect directly influence everything from our financial security, our sex life and self esteem to how we give and receive love, express ourselves and practice spirituality.
How do you know if your chakras are in balance?
For example, if you are feeling insecure, it’s hard to have a good foundation for a relationship or profitable career, so you’ll want to strengthen your first 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 second or Sacral Chakra.
All seven of the chakras have an impact on our lives. In CHAKRA SECRETS, I show how each of my chakras was blocked and share how I was able to move forward through chakra healing techniques that anyone can use to find love and happiness.
BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS, BALANCE YOUR LIFE!
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Do you want to spice up your sex life or feel more passionate, graceful and creative? Unblocking your Sacral or 2nd Chakra may be the key. It is an especially important chakra for women to keep in balance, connecting you to your passion and to the Divine Feminine.
There are seven major chakras in our energy field that each affect our emotional and physical health in a different way. Two characters in The Chakra Diaries have unbalanced Sacral Chakras – one, a woman in her forties, Deborah has lost her libido, the other, Sarah, a young woman, is both unsure of her sexual orientation and promiscuous. Chakra balancing brings them back to a space of confidence and creativity where they are better able to trust their feminine intuition and make true love connections.
Here’s a short excerpt from Deborah’s diary, in which her libido comes alive:
Alright, I was frustrated with the new software package and didn’t want to buzz my assistant again for help. So I retreated to my emails. There it was. The type should have been in bright orange…
“Bon Jour, Blonde Goddess” read the subject line. Delete or open, that was the decision at my fingertips. Liking “goddess” rather than “dried up old crone,” I decided to open, hoping it wasn’t another offer for penile enlargement drugs at a discount.
The text didn’t disappoint. It described how the sender, whose return address was TantricOne, had dreamt of me the night before and had awoken in a tangle of sweaty sheets, his body having made a promise that his mind must fulfill. He knew how to write a love scene, describing in luscious detail how he had started kissing the tip of my perfect nose, pausing for the briefest caress at my full, sensuous lips down the slope of my silky white throat, into that heart throb of deep cleavage awaiting him between my bountiful breasts, skating the circle of creation that formed my navel, then tracing the contours of each heavenly hip bone before licking the smooth-downed valley of my stomach…. and then, he woke up.
OK, that was me paraphrasing a two-page dreamscape from a master writer. Me, the owner of the dead second chakra, now had small drops of sweat pooling in my deep cleavage, tingles in the area below my smooth, flat stomach, and a shortness of breath that could only mean I was turned on or having my first hot flash.
My assistant came in, looking over my shoulder in her nosy way, to remind me of my 10 am meeting, and I pressed “delete” before her eyes could focus on the sultry text on the screen.
Located at the lower abdomen, right at the cervix, the Sacral Chakra governs how we relate to others and the flow of our feelings and expression in art, music, dance and living. It is the seat of our sexuality, the pleasure chakra that turns us on and is considered by many to be the doorway into creation itself.
When this chakra is balanced, you can embrace creativity with open arms, whether it is expressed through dance, yoga, swimming, sex, singing praises to the Divine, painting to celebrate self-awareness, or cooking for your inner goddess.
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The Chakra Diaries, novel life stories of people encountering the emotional, physical and spiritual problems associated with chakra imbalances, moves from tragedy to triumph as they balance their lives. To share their stories and chakra wisdom, you can download The Chakra Diaries, free on Kindle today, July 5, at http://amzn.to/FPcLzQ.
For more information on chakras and a free MP3 download of Chakra Meditations from The Chakra Diaries, see http://www.thechakras.org.
Located at the lower abdomen, the second or Sacral Chakra is the focal point of our emotions, sexuality and creative expression. It is an especially important chakra for women to keep in balance. It is where we connect with the Divine Feminine.
This chakra governs how we relate to others and the flow of our feelings and expression in art, music, dance and living. It vibrates with the energy of the color deep orange and is associated with the element of water.
Emotional or mental health issues include sexual frigidity, promiscuity, confusion or addiction. If you experience imbalance in this chakra, you may also experience co-dependency, or being either overly emotional or stoic.
Physical health issues commonly associated with the Sacral Chakra include gynecological problems, urinary tract problems, stiffness or pain in the lower back.
When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, you feel confident in social interactions, free to process your emotions, feel creative, and able to enjoy sex and other pleasurable activities without guilt.
USING DYNAMIND TO BALANCE THE SACRAL CHAKRA
This simple, yet profound, mind-body healing tool is adapted from Serge Kahili King, a kupua healer in the Huna tradition and founder of Aloha International.
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 guilty and I know that can change. I want that feeling to go away.”
“I have a constant urge to urinate and I know that can change. I want that discomfort to go away.”
“I’m not as easy-going as I want to be. I want to go with the flow, like a mountain stream.”
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.
As a preview to my upcoming book, Chakra Secrets, I’m offering complete instructions on using Dynamind as a tool for Chakra Healing.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries
A recent story chronicled an amazing feat by a Tibetan man. An observer noted that the man’s mental concentration was so acute that he could sit outdoors in deep snow, nude and melt the snow around his body.
At the Hindu monastery on Kauai, we were visited by a guru from India who could breathe through his eyes.
These extreme results of the practice of meditation can result in what may look like miracles. But we can all achieve miracles in our lives through meditation, more useful ones than melting snow or breathing through eyeballs. For example, meditation can reduce stress and anxiety, enhance motor reflexes, increase motor control, increase exercise tolerance, sharpen perceptions, increase awareness, improve concentration, maintain health, provide a general positive outlook on life, and foster the development of a sense of personal meaning in the world.
Scientific studies reveal that meditation produces a specific physiological response pattern that involves various biological systems: metabolic, autonomic, endocrine, neurological, and psychological. Studies on how these mechanisms are involved in producing the final pattern of responses continue. The answers are so complex, the physiological response to meditation probably occurs on a multidimensional, interactive basis.
But why wait? We know the benefits of meditation, if not all the hows and whys. You can experience the benefits through simple sitting meditation, clearing of the mind with a focus on your breath. Or quiet your busy “chattering mind” with a guided visualization. To try a guided visualization that you can listen to lying down, try this Chakra Meditation.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaires