Every magazine we pick up talks about balance: family and career, work and play, body and mind. We go to massage therapists to help rebalance our muscular structure, but our energy is often neglected. So, here you go…Chakras 101.
Our bodies are essentially made up of energy. That’s why shuffling your feet across the rug will give an unsuspecting sibling (so grateful my kids haven’t figured this out yet) a nice shock. According to Reiki philosophy, there are seven chakras (or energy centers) in the body. When there is excess (or limited) energy in any given chakra, the body’s natural energy flow is compromised. Eventually, imbalances manifest as physical or emotional symptoms.
The first (root) chakra is at the base of the spine and represents our most elemental self: survival, security, a balance of “fight or flight,” and a general sense of grounding. On an emotional level, a root chakra imbalance can generate feelings of insecurity, self-indulgence, rage, or depression. Physical attributes may include constipation or sciatica. The second (sacral) chakra is located just below the navel and is the heart of our emotional self: creativity, passion, and cooperation. Second chakra imbalances can lead to guilt, jealousy, anxiety, or excessive ambition. Physical manifestations often include kidney/bladder infections, chronic lower back pain, fatigue, and immune disorders.
Aside from a fabulous Reiki master, pure essential oils (as opposed to common synthetic essential oils) are effective at rebalancing chakras. Used in cosmetics by ancient Egyptians, myrrh and sandalwood essential oils have many healing properties. And, our friends at Green Envee provide a great combination of these two wonder oils in their Egyptian Myrrh and Sandalwood Organic Lotion. Not only does this lotion help the body retain moisture, myrrh is a great balancer of the first chakra and sandalwood helps balance the second chakra. Aside from grounding effects, this lotion is also fabulous for easing eczema and psoriasis, and relieving your skin of dryness, itchiness, rashes, red spots & flakiness.
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