The solar plexus chakra is known as Manipura in Sanskrit, which means lustrous gem. This truly is the shining jewel of your vital life force energy. Manipura regulates our pranic – or life force – energy throughout our body, controlling our energy balance, vitality and strength. It governs our digestive fires and heat regulation in […]
I hope you have enjoyed this series of bija chakra meditations. This week brings us to the crown chakra, located at the top of your head. According to the yoga tradition, the crown chakra connects your individual awareness with infinite consciousness. Sahasrara in Sanskrit means “thousandfold,” so Sahasrara chakra literally means a thousand-petalled lotus. The […]
As you rise up into the energy of the throat chakra, you will begin to notice a shift in energy. Each of the four lower chakras corresponds energetically to a physical element. By the time you reach the throat, you are moving out of the physical plane and into the non-physical realm of ether. Vissudhi, […]
The Sanskrit name for the heart chakra is Anahata or ‘un-struck’ – in the Indian Vedic tradition there are two kinds of sounds, and ‘unstruck’ means an inner resonance or subtle vibration that is perceived through the heart centre. The heart is the place of the awakened self. Here we move from group consciousness, defined by […]
This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. Alan Wilson Watts
The solar plexus chakra is the seat of our personal power and will. Energetically, it is the fire that fuels our metabolism, and when activated it increases our energy, drive, and sense of purpose.
As we begin a new 7 chakra cycle at Raw Mojo Chakradance, I thought I would repost this series of Chakra Mantra chants. Mantras are specific sounds which have long been used to activate the chakras by chanting the sound that resonates to the particular chakra vibration. Sound is probably THE most powerful way to activate and balance your […]
Have you ever walked away from a conversation where you felt you just weren’t heard? Whether you were silent or you tried to speak but your words just came our wrong, there is something so disempowering about not being heard. Often it brings back painful memories of childhood when we were told our voice was not welcome, too silly, too loud, too childish. Many of us carry years of these kinds of interactions in our memory bank, in our body memory, and much of this is energetically stored at the throat chakra.
Vissudhi, or throat chakra, is located in the throat. It is the source of verbal expression and governs our ability to speak our highest truth. When balanced, our actions, thoughts, and speech are fully integrated.