Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Balancing Act

Now you know which chakra needs some work. It’s time for the fun part…at least I think it’s the fun part! There are so many different ways to balance your chakras, it’s amazing! You can use crystals and gemstones, aromatherapy, chromotherapy, acoustic and vibrational therapy and tactile remediation. All of these therapies involve at least one of the five senses as a means to regulate the spinning of the chakra and the relative frequency. We will discuss these in more depth in another post. For now, I want to touch on the most effective means to balance your chakras, meditation.

Meditation is more than sitting on the floor with your legs crossed while making funny sounds with your eyes closed. Meditation focused on a specific chakra to direct the energy and spinning motion is the best way to not only balance Prana but also maintain healthy movement in the system. Meditation will clear psychological clutter and put you in touch with your subconscious and intuition and can be coupled with other modalities of chakra balancing for deeper impact.

For those of you who pray, meditation is different than prayer. Where prayer is focused on connecting to a higher power, the purpose of meditation is to reach your subconscious and truly see and know ourselves. This allows us to identify and address issues that lay there unnoticed in daily life yet cause disruption in our energy. Throughout every day, our ego fills our mind. Anxiety and frustration build up and worry begins to creep into our thoughts. Meditation is a way to release those obstacles and bathe your mind and spirit in calm joy. So, you see, you can pray AND meditate…one does not exclude or require the other!

Meditating with the specific intention of balancing your chakras can be easier, especially when first starting out, if you use guided meditations. Guided meditations incorporate sound with a narrator to help you progress through your meditation. One of my favorite guided chakra meditations is Colette Baron-Reid’s ‘JourneyThrough The Chakras’. It spends about five minutes on each chakra, focusing your intention on adjusting the whirling motions to balance energy flow. I know what you're thinking...and I am not getting a kickback! It's just a really great meditation I want to share with everyone.

I’ll share more about meditation in a future post. For now, just know it’s an amazing tool to quiet your mind, release your ego and center yourself in healing light. ~Namaste