7 Days of Chakra Balancing
I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your spine and continuing up to the crown of your head. Each of these energy centers corresponds to major nerves within your physical body, as well as your psychological and spiritual state of being. When your chakras are in alignment and fully activated, your intuition will work together with your emotions and your physical body to achieve balance, contentment and happiness within your daily life. It’s essential to pay attention to your chakras and to keep them open in order for energy to move fluidly throughout your body. When there is blockage, energy is unable to flow. Maintaining balance and openness can prove challenging, but with mindfulness and disciplined attention you hold the power to make adjustments and to improve your well being.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located two inches above your navel and is associated with the color yellow. This energy center is your core and your source of authentic power. When your Solar Plexus is balanced you have a strong sense of your true self. You have high self-esteem and are confident in your ability to do something well. You are courageous and determined. You have a healthy sense of willpower and discipline, and you are greatly understanding and respectful of others.
When doing Solar Plexus work, you should gather your yellow stones (Citrine, Yellow Aventurine, Yellow Jade, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Calcite, etc.), a yellow candle, and a core oil blend (e.g., Lux, Goddess, or Transformation). Smudge with sage, light your candle, anoint yourself with a powerful scent; then, when your mind is focused and clear, repeat the following mantra:
I live with integrity and a high respect for myself and others.
I am in alignment with the abundant flow of the universe.
I stand courageous and full of personal power.
I am empowered and I empower others.