I am fascinated by all things to do with the chakras!
Recently I completed training for Reiki levels 1 & 2 with Maria of “Reiki Inspirations” …. yes I was truly inspired; reiki is amazing! And Maria is a beautiful soul and inspiring teacher.
Have you tried reiki? Its a natural form of healing. You can read more about what reiki is on Reiki Inspirations website here. It’s one of those things that you really need to experience for yourself, rather than listening to someone else’s experience!
Currently I am also studying Belinda Davidson’s level 1 course of ‘School of the Modern Mystic’. Did I mention that I love learning?!
The chakras are the energy centres within the body and above the crown of the head. Usually we focus on the main chakras, however there are also many more minor chakras spread throughout the body. These were ‘mapped’ by yogis in ancient times….and now modern science can tell us where each major nerve plexus is located within the body, and guess what?….they correspond to what the yogis thousands of years ago mapped out as the chakra system! Fascinating!
Do you have, or are you interested to have, awareness your chakras?
Yoga practice helps, and when I say ‘yoga’ that includes meditation practice. Although as I have discussed with my students – meditation can be difficult sometimes because of the ‘monkey-mind’ thing!
That’s where yoga asana can be fantastic, flowing slowly and smoothly from one posture to another, or pranayama (breathwork), or there are a whole heap of other yogic practices that help to lead into the ‘meditative’ state.
Why are our chakras important?
Well each of the chakras governs an area of the body physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. For example the first chakra which is located at the base of the spine governs the legs, feet, being grounded in life, being stable, feeling supported, feeling part of a tribe, feeling that you receive what you need in life for your survival….. I could go on, there is so much to learn about each of the chakras!
When there is an ailment in the body, it can be traced to a chakra (or several), whether this be on the physical level or other level…for example – knee pain or foot pain may be linked to an imbalance in the first chakra. Ankle sprain? – what is going on in your life? Are you getting the support you need? Or if you are not feeling grounded, or if you are not feeling ‘at home’ where you live, it may be linked to an imbalance in the first chakra.
As Belinda Davidson says, and I feel it to be true:
“When your chakras work, your life works”
And this is why practices such as yoga, meditation, and reiki can help you feel balanced, centred, grounded, relaxed and peaceful – balancing and harmonising your chakras! This is why I fell in love with my yoga practice.
I have been practicing this Guided Chakra Cleanse Meditation by Belinda Davidson because it is part of my studies. It’s compulsory for me as part of my studies, but it has been so worthwhile. It is truly an amazing guided meditation, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the health of their chakras.
I will write more about my studies with the ‘School of the Modern Mystic’ one day soon, but for now I’m busy absorbing it all in. Like yoga, and like reiki, it’s about practice and experience.
Let me know if you download the Guided Chakra Cleanse, and if you do, how you go with the meditation! I always recommend meditation practice be in a seated position, but for this, it’s a little bit different; it runs for just over half an hour…. sometimes I lie down for it and just let it all sink in like a guided relaxation. If you want to be sure to stay awake, then seated is the best.
I would love to know how you go! Best wishes from Karen