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CHAKRA SECRETS GIVEAWAY


“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi

So starts my new book, Chakra Secrets. I hope you’ll share in the secrets I learned along the way to love and happiness in Part I of the book, and a mind-body tool you can use anytime, anywhere, to balance your chakras, relieve pain and tension, increase your happiness in Part II.

NOW, FOR THE GIVEAWAY….

Win a signed, first-edition copy of Chakra Secrets or one of several other gifts…

On September 12, we’ll celebrate the launch of the book with ten lucky winners receiving: Signed, first-edition copies of Chakra Secrets plus Crystal Chakra jewelry and more surprises. To enter the Giveaway, simply go to TheChakras.org.

You can get your Kindle version of Chakra Secrets today! Download it on Amazon Kindle on sale for only $2.99 (50% off the regular price) until the print book is launched on September 12th at http://amzn.to/RgxgS3.

“I finished Chakra Secrets the morning after I got it. I couldn’t put it down! From the very beginning, this book reached deep inside my soul and didn’t let go. I was inspired by both this book and it’s predecessor, The Chakra Diaries. After reading them, I felt as though anything was possible and I am capable of accomplishing great things, whether they be large or small. Every one of my emotions was touched to its very core. This is one of those rare books that I would enjoy reading over and over again.” ~ Happy Bookworm

BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS, BALANCE YOUR LIFE!

Namaste!

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries and Chakra Secrets
www.TheChakras.org

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Own Your Power, Awaken Your Chakras


If you have noticed a shift in Earth energies and a vibration in your chakras, you are not alone. Wendy Joy’s book explains how we’re in the midst of a vibrational shift that gives everyone the potential to connect with Spirit to find their life’s purpose, and to make a difference in the world. She teaches the reader how to be the clearest channel possible for guidance from Spirit, and as an energy healer.

Joy’s own experiences in healing her body, mind and spirit offer self-help possibilities for all. “Speak your truth, operate from love and know your power,” she writes. Once we have done these things, our Divine life purpose, the meaning we all seek to find, becomes evident.

A Reiki Master, Joy shares her magical experiences using this hands-on healing modality, as well as chakra clearing, meditation, healing “past” lives, astral travel, intuition and psychic phenomena. As an energy healer, she explains how effective it is to ask every pain, every illness, every disease, why they are present, so that you can look underneath the pain to see what needs to be healed.

My favorite chapter asked, “Are You Feeling the Love?” Operating from love enables us to be a clear channel and heal ourselves and others. The seven tools she offers to help maintain a position of love are meditation, deep breathing to keep your energy flowing, asking for help from Spirit, watching your thoughts to keep out judgment, seeking out like-minded people, consciously sending love to every situation from your heart chakra, and keeping a positive perspective.

She also covers what is was like for her in becoming empathic and offers suggestions on what to watch for and how to deal with signs of awakening to Spirit. She stresses that Spirit will communicate with you only when you are ready, to give you any guidance that you need and desire, most likely first through concrete signs, then gut intuition through the solar plexus and heart chakra, then higher-level intuition from the throat, third eye and crown chakras, and finally conscious contact with your Spirit Guides, angels, even Jesus and other avatars. Joy bravely shares the road she has traveled on her way to spiritual awakening and is a wonderful example to follow in embracing our own power.

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

SPIRITUAL ONENESS – OPEN YOUR CROWN CHAKRA


“Oh, lead me to the Beyond within.” ~ Macrina Wieherkehr

Spiritual oneness is the goal of opening the 7th chakra, the crown chakra, the point of knowing and enlightenment. It is our highest energy center, representing liberation, deep understanding, enlightenment and spiritual growth. It represents union with the higher self and the Divine.

Major issues of an unbalanced Crown Chakra are lack of meaning in your life, a feeling of aloneness, depression, and on the physical level, chronic exhaustion and addictions to psychotropic and mind-altering drugs.

A balanced Crown Chakra brings a profound awakening, a connection to our spiritual nature as well as to cosmic consciousness.

YOGA FOR THE CROWN CHAKRA
In addition to silent meditation, chanting and conscious breathing, a beneficial yoga pose to increase circulation to this chakra is the Downward Dog.

THE CROWN CHAKRA MEDITATION
As we move up to the spiritual chakra at the crown of the head, the color indigo of the Third Eye Chakra turns to violet. All we have learned and healed through the lower six chakras merges and travels up the spine, creating a purple color. Here we open ourselves to awareness of the divine and our highest consciousness. Focus on breathing in the violet light, relaxing, letting go. Keeping your focus on the crown of your head, allow the chakra to open, visualizing it as a crown of light above your head. Feel it expanding and opening to the wonder and radiance of spirit. Send love up and out the crown chakra and then welcome its return in a beam of light that pours down through your whole being. Let the energy flow through you and around you and embrace totality.  Breathe in the power and the healing.

Imagine a rainbow of light pouring down your body, from your crown chakra down to your root chakra, enveloping you in harmony with everything above and below and around you. Enjoy!

Namaste! Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

Man in Tibet Melts Snow with his Body Heat!


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.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaires

http://www.thechakras.org

Hear me Roar – I am your healed Throat Chakra – Step #5


When I am balanced I sing out your love and praises for your partner, your world, your god(s) and goddess(es). If used unwisely to hurt, slander or hurl bitter words. I am no longer useful to send or receive fluent communication. Instead I create discomfort and dis-ease in the ears, nose, throat and lungs and promote sluggishness in thought, word and deed.

Know this; although your body may subsist about 12 days without water or 56 days without food, more than 3 minutes without air will probably snuff out all of life’s energy and I will go away permanently. Why heal me? You allow me to express your higher wisdom to others and to illuminate your past, present and future.
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Please stop by tomorrow and read my suggestions for healing an unbalanced Throat Chakra.
Namaste! Becca

Beginning the Journey to Find Deep Meaningful Love – Step One – Base Chakra


As the seat of passion, the base chakra builds a white-hot fire under our excitement, hones our instincts to a razor’s edge and dips our lover in irresistible aromas and hues that scratch our itch. Although fantasizing about our lover may fan the flames of wanton desire and fill our Blackberrys with salacious text messages, too much can create an inability to settle and a hyperactivity of the mind.

Enter the grounding of the base chakra, otherwise known as the point at which the ladder to heaven rests. That reminds me of a brief dalliance I had with an extraordinary house painter, but let me not digress.

Ironically if our base chakras are imbalanced, we may have a hard time accepting love or pleasure. There may actually be a large gap between what we could have, and what we allow ourselves to have.
As Saraha Doha has said, “…there are no other temples as blissful as our own bodies.”

We must make a pilgrimage to them, enter and come to know them. Our bodies await our acceptance, our validation, our love and deepest understanding.

Let us build our path to meaningful love brick by brick, forging ourselves into a lightning rod of spiritual growth and development by eating a diet replete with protein, avoiding heavily processed foods and those made with simple sugars. Let us stabilize and anchor by practicing the warrior pose, dance and drum to strengthen our bodies and spirits and nurture a regimen of daily meditation to release any excess activity from our ever-inquiring minds and wondrous bodies.

May we go boldly forward on our journey with resolute focus and unwavering faith. We will rid our minds of disbelief that love does not have our name on the list for as William Shakespeare has been quoted, “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win.”

Excerpts from Becca Chopra’s interview on YogalifeJourney.com


Leading Chakra Workshops came out of my work doing Yoga Health Retreats in Hawaii, starting 10 years ago. At the end of every yoga class, we would finish with a chakra meditation. Often, after class, my students would want to discuss specific problems in their lives that were clearly related to one chakra or another. So, in addition to using chakra meditations in my yoga classes, I decided to try 8-week chakra workshops for local students. Each week, we would focus on balancing one of the chakras, starting with the root chakra, using guided visualizations, yoga poses, toning, color therapy and crystal healing. The final week would be an integrative, sharing session.

During the last year I have concentrated not on teaching, but on my writing, both as a novelist with The Chakra Diaries and as a journalist on holistic health issues. The best part about my yoga practice is that it gives me a reservoir of calm and strength from which to face the tight deadlines and stresses of my day. I have been known to walk away from my computer to do yoga poses to stretch and relax, and usually my coworkers follow me to join in. Once, during a long plane ride, while waiting in a never-ending line for the rest room, I began doing a few standing poses. The two businessmen behind me asked what I was doing and if I could show them how to do the poses also. It turned into an informal yoga class in the aisle of United Airlines. In teaching, whether in a formal class or a funny moment like on the plane, I love sharing what I have learned. I believe we’re all wounded healers on this earth, here to help each other.
To read the entire interview click here.

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