7 Days of Chakra
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.
The Root Chakra is located at the base of your spine and is associated with the color red. When your Root Chakra is balanced, you feel grounded, safe and secure with a deep connection to your body and Mother Earth.
When doing Root Chakra work, you should gather your black and red stones (Tourmaline, Hematite, Garnet, Red Calcite, etc.) a red candle, and a grounding oil blend (e.g., Solum, Terra, or North). Smudge with sage, light your candle, anoint yourself with a centering scent; then, when your mind is clear and focused, repeat the following mantra:
Today, I am present in my body.
I am a divine being, protected by Spirit and secure within nature.
I release fear and gain trust in the process of life.
I am grounded, centered, and fully present.
I am worthy.