Happy Love Month! This time of the year gets me excited because I know spring is just around the corner and there is always so much LOVE in the air. February is a month about passion and connection. Are you passionate about your life? Do you jump out of bed with excitement for what the day brings? Or, have you lost your spark? Perhaps it time to reconnect with yourself and bring out that fire!
We always think of connection with others during this love month but are you connected with yourself? Chakras are energy centres in the body that represent human thoughts and behaviours. Though there are many smaller chakras throughout the body, there are 7 main Chakras. Each of these energies has a different color to represent each of the 7 Chakras. Red is the color of our root Chakra located at the base of the spine, it represents foundation, stability, security, and feeling of being grounded.
Red is the color of life force energy. It excites are emotions and symbolizes happiness, contentment, and passion. Reddish tones create a sensation of heat and tend to visually advance towards you. As red lightens towards pink, it seems more relaxed, soft and feminine. Notice all the red and pink roses this time of the year?
Some ways to work with your root Chakra is through breath, movement, essential oils, crystals, and color therapy. I invite you to take a few minutes of your day to sit in a comfortable position, keeping the spine nice and long, take in a big deep breath through the nose, hold and count to 5, then let it all out. Repeat 5 times. The movement of breathe in our bodies can do wonders on its own!
Have you ever wondered about using crystals? Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby and Red Jasper are crystals you can use while working with your root Chakra.
I love using essential oils! Place 1-3 drops over your Chakra, the bottoms of the feet, or inhale throughout the day. A diffuser works really well too. These are some essential oils that work well with the root Chakra;
- White Fir
A wonderful affirmation you can use when working with this Chakra is "I am a divine being of light. I am peaceful, protected, and secure." Knowing these energy centres are directly linked to mental, physical, and spiritual attributes, we can then use tools to keep these energies or balls of light flowing freely in our bodies. When we are connected to ourselves and live in flow we are more available to connect with others. Human connection is one of our basic primary needs. Ignite that fire within you and connect with another, jump out of bed, dance, sing, be present.
Are you interested to learn more about how to work with your energy and your environment? Let me know! Or, look for upcoming workshops. If you are in the Camrose area I am hosting a Introduction to Meditation Workshop on March 22, next month. Find out more here.
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