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Stress and anxiety have become a part of everyone’s life in modern times. There are far too many factors that act as a source of stress and anxiety and are too wide in scope to enumerate. Also, the causes of stress are partially dependent on one’s perception. It is natural to feel stressed from time to time and it could also act as a challenge and improve your alertness and motivation. But chronic stress when not managed properly could affect the physical as well as the mental well-being. Additionally, the subconscious mind which is a storehouse of all experiences, especially the traumatic experiences, could also act as a trigger for stress. Healing your Chakras could be the best solution to tackle stress, trauma, and even anxiety that are chasing you down.
So What Are Chakras?!
Chakra is a Sanskrit word that translates as wheel or disk. It is believed that there are at least seven Chakras starting from the base of the spine up to the crown of the head. Invisible energy called prana flows through these Chakras, or swirling wheels. Prana has to stay aligned, fluid and open to let the energy flow through and also to maintain the psychological, spiritual, and emotional states that keeps us vibrant, alive and healthy. Healing with Chakras, therefore, is effective to handle emotional as well as physical turbulences one might experience.
The Seven Chakras:
1. The Muladhara - It encompasses the colon, the bladder as well as the first three vertebrae. This Chakra is associated with our basic needs and is responsible for stability and security.
2. The Svadishthana - It refers to the Chakra around the area below the navel and the pubic bone.it is the Chakra related to creativity and is also considered to be the sexual center.
3. The Manipura - It is the Chakra that encompasses the area from the breastbone to above the navel. This Chakra is believed to be the source of personal power.
4. The Anahata - This is the fourth Chakra and is also the Chakra that acts as a connection between the matter and spirit. The fourth Chakra is a bridge that connects, body, mind, emotion as well as spirit and it is also known as the heart Chakra.
5. The Vissudha - This Chakra located in the throat region which includes the neck, throat, thyroid as well as the parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue. It is related to verbal expression.
6. The Ajna - It is also referred to as the Third eye and is the area between the eyebrows. This Chakra relates to intuition.
7. The Sahaswara - It is also known as the thousand petal lotus and is the Chakra on the crown of the head. It is the Chakra related to enlightenment and connecting one to the divine or the higher self.
Chakras and Healing
‘Healing with Chakra’ refers to detecting which Chakra is out of balance due to trauma, stress, and anxiety and aligning them by balancing them out to relieve you of these negative feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Awareness of Chakras and their nature to be in constant flux between balance and imbalance will also help you become aware of your body and mind and at the same time get acquainted with the clues and signals it gives well before it leads to severe disorders that you are not able to handle on your own.
Yoga and meditation can be used in a life-changing way to be aware of seven Chakras and use them to find balance in this ever-changing and fast-paced life that has abundant sources that could trigger stress, anxiety, and trauma.
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