Sunday, November 30, 2014

SACRAL CHAKRA



The Sacral Chakra
To Feel

by Regina Ann

According to Wikipedia, Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning.” The chakras are considered to be a number of wheel-like vortices that exist within the subtle body being the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies.  It is generally accepted that there are seven main chakras in the body system which include the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.

Many traditions, therapies and disciplines have found connections between the health of each chakra and the health of specific areas of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. When life energy is allowed to flow through the energy points, chakras, with ease and in balance, the body systems respond in balance and harmony. Through life experiences and daily life we may develop blockages that become trapped in one or more chakra resulting in imbalance and disharmony. Those of us who work in the fields of healing commonly see the physical, mental and emotional results of these blockages. 

In an effort to promote healing we will look in depth at each of the commonly accepted chakras over the next few months. Along with information that is widely accepted pertaining to each chakra, each article will also include some real world pertinent experiences with that chakra. 

The Sacral Chakra ~ The Sacral Chakra center is located in the lower abdomen between the navel and pelvis.  The Sacral Chakra houses emotions, feelings, creativity and sexuality.  

A balanced sacral chakra results in the ability for feelings to flow freely and emotions to be expressed easily without over-expression.  It also results in openness to intimacy and passion with no sexuality issues. We feel creative, vital and spontaneous when balanced.

When this chakra is imbalanced you may be very unemotional and not open to people or you may feel emotional all the time and be very sexual. Some common symptoms of imbalance may include an over-indulgence in sex or food, sexual or reproductive disorders, and feelings of jealousy and confusion.

Since the related parts of the body to the Sacral Chakra include the gonads, prostrate gland, reproductive system, spleen and bladder an individual may see physical symptoms in these areas when the chakra is imbalanced. The most common physical complaints I see in my practice pertaining to the Sacral Chakra are pain and problems with the low back, low abdomen and reproductive areas.

Balancing & Healing The Sacral Chakra

Element: Water is the element of the Sacral Chakra. Beneficial to healing the Sacral Chakra is group participation in areas of interest, trying something new, connecting to water, nurturing yourself, and finding creative outlets. 

Crystals for healing the Sacral Chakra include amber and carnelian.

Essential oils recommended for the Sacral Chakra include:
Balancing energy - Jasmine
Focus - Rosemary
Hormonal balance - Clary sage, fennel, geranium, jasmine, neroli, rose,  ylang-ylang
Aphrodisiac - Jasmine, neroli, rose otto, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, patchouli, marjoram
Anti-inflammatory/Antispasmodic - Basil, Clary sage, Juniper, 
Infusing essential oils into your bathwater is particularly beneficial since water is the element of this chakra. Lavender is beneficial for all seven main chakras.

Meditation: Daily balancing meditation for the Sacral Chakra focusing on the vibrational sound VAM is extremely beneficial as are positive affirmations.



Wishing You Wellness

Regina Ann ~*~


~*~ Regina Ann is the founder of Integrative Wholistic Solutions and a Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner offering Complimentary and Integrative Medicines, resources and tools to assist you in achieving emotional, mental, physical, spiritual Well Being. Visit IntegrativeWholisticSolutions.com to learn more.

*All Rights Reserved
2010-2014


Saturday, November 29, 2014

ROOT CHAKRA


The Root Chakra
Grounding Connection
by Regina Ann

According to Wikipedia, Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning.” The chakras are considered to be a number of wheel-like vortices that exist within the subtle body being the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies.  It is generally accepted that there are seven main chakras in the body system which include the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.

Many traditions, therapies and disciplines have found connections between the health of each chakra and the health of specific areas of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. When life energy is allowed to flow through the energy points, chakras, with ease and in balance, the body systems respond in balance and harmony. Through life experiences and daily life we may develop blockages that become trapped in one or more chakra resulting in imbalance and disharmony. Those of us who work in the fields of healing commonly see the physical, mental and emotional results of these blockages. 

In an effort to promote healing we will look in depth at each of the commonly accepted chakras over the next few months. Along with information that is widely accepted pertaining to each chakra, each article will also include some real world pertinent experiences with that chakra. 

The Root Chakra ~ The Root Chakra center is located at the base of the spine. The root chakra grounds us in physical existence (our bodies and the material world). This chakra is related to instinct, security, survival and basic human potentiality and said to be responsible for the fight-or-flight response. 

A balanced root chakra results in a healthy desire for the basics of life such as food, shelter, comfort, etc. The resulting inner state of being from a balanced root chakra is stability and stillness. However, when this chakra is imbalanced one may experience fear of life, withdraw from physical reality, feel victimized, operate in a highly selfish mode, or be prone to violence. Blockages in the root chakra may also manifest in forms of money issues, addictions, and low self esteem.

Since the related parts of the body to the root chakra include the adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column and leg bones an individual may see physical symptoms in these areas when the root chakra is imbalanced. The most common physical complaints I see in my practice pertaining to the root chakra are pain and problems with the feet, legs and low back.

In my own healing experience with the root chakra I have seen similar results to those I am honored to facilitate in others. As my own root chakra has come into balance and healed my joy in this life has increased. The once daily pain in my low back and legs is gone. When I feel that pain return I stop and focus on healing that chakra allowing the life energy to flow through it and the pain subsides.

Balancing & Healing The Root Chakra

Physically: Sitting in nature, planting a garden, physical activity, massage, Reiki, and writing in a “gratitude journal.” A gratitude journal helps you to see the beauty, love and joy in life. In my own experience a gratitude journal carried me through the darkness of abuse to a new life I chose to create. 

Crystals for healing the root chakra include jasper and obsidian. 

Essential oils beneficial for the root chakra include:
Warming & Grounding - Black pepper, Benzoin, Patchouli, Ginger
Restorative - Rosemary, Frankincense
Earthy/Woody/Grounding -  Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver
Lavender is beneficial for all seven main chakras

Healing words are courage, security, safety, grounding and boundaries. 

Meditation: Meditating on the vibrational sound LAM is an Ayurvedic method of balancing the root chakra. Using music that creates a sense of being in nature, grounded and secure are beneficial during your mediation.

Wishing You Wellness

Regina Ann ~*~



~*~ Regina Ann is the founder of Integrative Wholistic Solutions and a Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner offering Complimentary and Integrative Medicines, resources and tools to assist you in achieving emotional, mental, physical, spiritual Well Being. Visit IntegrativeWholisticSolutions.com to learn more.

*All Rights Reserved
2010-2014


MEDITATION & THE MASTER KEY SYSTEM


You are invited to join us for an evening of Meditation and Group Study of "The Master Key System" the First Saturday of each month. This month we will meet next Saturday, December 6th. 

The evening will begin with a light potluck meal. You have the choice of bringing a healthy, gluten free contribution or offering a donation to the host and allowing her to provide for you. 

A short Guided Meditation will follow the meal. Upon closure of the meditation we will study a chapter of "The Master Key System." This is a powerful study that affects change on multiple layers and helps us to better understand how we co-create the life we experience as well as guiding us in how to co-create that which we desire. You may find a free download of "The Master Key System" in the Resource Center of my website (bottom of the page).

You have the choice of bringing your own meditation mat or offering a donation to the host to make a meditation mat for your use.

You are welcome to bring guest(s) with you. Please RSVP so we will know how many to prepare for. 

If you wish to have the host prepare your portion of the potluck meal and/or make a meditation mat for your use: please email Regina at Resonance.ReginaAnn@gmail.com. 

~*~ Namaste
Thank you

~*~ Regina Ann is the founder of Integrative Wholistic Solutions and a Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner offering Complimentary and Integrative Medicines, resources and tools to assist you in achieving emotional, mental, physical, spiritual Well Being. Visit IntegrativeWholisticSolutions.com to learn more.

Thursday, November 6, 2014