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Check In with Your Chakras – Part Two

Check In with Your Chakras exerciseYELLOW FULLBODY AURA

Find 15 minutes of a quiet, uninterrupted space and time. Set a timer for 15 minutes. You might want to make available a way to record your experiences at the end of the exercise, such as a pad and pencil or audio recorder. Once in your space, close your eyes. This automatically places you in a relaxing, alpha state of brain waves. Take several deep relaxing “belly” breaths.

Starting with the root Chakra, dialogue with this Chakra – ask it to tell you in a minute or less, what it needs from you. Pay attention and be neutral – tell yourself that you will remember its words. Keep an open mind if the Chakra tells you something that doesn’t match your expectations of this Chakra. After the Root Chakra has told you what it needs, thank it, tell it that you love it and appreciate it as part of your energy system.

Dialogue with each Chakra in the following order – Sacral/Solar Plexus/Heart/Throat/3rd Eye/ Crown and repeat the process of asking, paying attention, and expressing gratitude.

When finished with this process, place one hand under your tailbone and the other on top of your head.  It doesn’t matter which hand goes where – do whatever seems comfortable. Imagine there is a figure “8” (infinity sign ∞) that is forming between your two hands. Notice what you notice – thank your Chakras for working together to balance your body, mind, and spirit. When it seems right, remove your hand from this position and enjoy the quiet until your timer goes off. Take a few extra minutes to record your experiences.

Repeat the Check In with Your Chakras exercise frequently. Your seven major Chakras are your team, playing together in your game of life. Get to know your team members and what each needs to optimize their performance.

Check In With Your Chakras – Part One

I receive questions from my website readers about the human energy system – the Chakras. This week, I found the following message in my inbox:

Check in with your chakras

Hi there, I’d like to know if you do hypnosis to help the solar plexus as i have many problems in that area; affecting my stomach and having a 2 year chronic headache – please let me know if you can help.”

How many of you have felt that a specific energy, i.e. one Chakra, was responsible for what ails you?

I responded with the following suggestions and offered the “Check In with Your Chakras” exercise.

First, have you consulted with your health care practitioner about your headaches?  Chronic headaches can manifest from many factors – from unresolved stress to physical problems.  Find a holistic health practitioner who can go over your health history.

Second, what leads you to conclude that the solar plexus is the source of your health issues?

The human energy system is a complex and interdependent system – sometimes challenges in one area arise from either blockages or excess of energy in another area. For example, the energy of the Solar Plexus, your sense of self – worth, isn’t being communicated through the Throat Chakra. Perhaps Root Chakra issues challenge you, such as a feeling of not belonging or instability of home/work that could lead to not expressing your personal power.

The Solar Plexus is all about relationship with your self – i.e. owning your personal power. I like to think of all the Chakras working together as a team. Each team member (Chakra) has a position to play. Each one needs to function at its optimum performance level for the team to be successful. If one member isn’t on their game, the other teammates have to pick up the slack. In this circumstance, the other mates are challenged to play their position as well as cover for their mate.  In doing so, the teammates might make errors in judgment. They may over compensate or burn out.

To an observer, the team’s misfiring’s may seem to emanate from every other player except the member that originally was off his/her game. It can be this way with your Chakras – you may think one of the “players” is problematic yet your challenges may arise from the original player that was off their game.

Are all of your seven major Chakras functioning as a “team?”  Is each team member functioning at his or her optimal performance level?  On a regular basis, you need to check in with all seven of your Chakras.

Stay tuned for the Check In With Your Chakras exercise in Part Two