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Everything in the universe is made of energy, this includes the body. Your body has seven centers of energy starting at the base of the spine and ending at the top of your head. These centers of energy are like wheels that spin and rotate. In a healthy, balanced person the seven chakras provide the right amount of energy to every part of your body, mind and spirit. This article will teach you the necessary information to guide you to assessing each chakra and how to bring it in to balance so that you can live a healthy and harmonious life.
Try this meditation to help you tune in to your chakras.
You want to start this meditation in a quiet and comfortable place. Take a few deep breaths, and as you exhale let tension and stress go. Just be in the moment and be aware of your body.
Bring your attention to the base of your spine, imagine a bright
spinning red light. Feel it spinning and rotating with your breath and take a moment.
Move your attention to your navel. Two inches below your belly button, imagine a bright spinning orange light. Feel it spinning and rotating with your breath and take a moment.
Now move your attention two inches above your belly button, imagine a bright spinning yellow light. Feel it spinning and rotating
with your breath. Take a moment
Move your attention up to the center of your chest where your
heart is, imagine a bright green spinning light. You might instinctively place your hand over this area. Connect with this area now.
Move your attention to your throat, imagine a bright blue spinning light. You may feel the urge to swallow or clear your throat. Take a moment.
Move your attention up to your forehead between your eyebrows or your third eye, imagine a bright indigo light, spinning and rotating with your breath. Imagine yourself becoming wiser as it spins. Take a moment.
Finally move your attention to the very top of your head, imagine a bright violet light spinning and rotating with your breath. This light connects you to the universe. Feel the peace that comes with noticing this light. Take a moment.
The first chakra also called the root chakra connects you to earth. This is called grounding. This chakras role is to give you everything that you need to survive. When balanced you will feel a sense of accomplishment. When this chakra is overactive it will cause problems such as anxiety and jitterness. Physically you may have digestive problems, lower back pain, hip pain, ovarian cysts in women, prostrate in men To balance this chakra take time each day to nurture your soul by praying, meditating or connecting to your spirit guide.
When this chakra is under active, you may experience frequent day dreaming, trouble concentrating. People may describe you as spacey or air headed. Gardening, swimming or even playing in the leaves can energize this chakra.
The second chakra also called the sacral chakra is the energy that motivates you to enjoy the fruits of your labor including activities like sex. When balanced you will relish in pleasurable thing without over doing it. When this chakra is over active you will face things like addiction and gluttony. When your sacral chakra is out of balance the symptoms include addiction, obesity, hormone imbalances and restlessness. To balance this chakra draw energy away from pleasure into your heart. Take time to assess whether or not your actions are healthy is a great way to dray energy away from your sacral chakra. When this chakra is under active symptoms include depression, impotence, decreased sex drive, a lack of passion or creativity. Energizing this chakra include creating a piece of art, eating a healthy or enjoyable snack and having sex.
The third chakra also called the solar plexus is where your self-confidence, identity, and personal power are born. When balanced you feel a sense of wisdom and personal power. When over active you may be quick to anger, greedy a need to control and a lack of compassion and empathy. When this chakra is under active you may feel indecisive, insecure, timid and needy. To energize this chakra think of thinks you are good at.
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra this is where you love, feel compassion, and kindness. When balanced you equally feel love for yourself and others. When the chakra is overactive you loose your
personal boundaries and start making unhealthy choices for yourself and others all in the name of love. Symptoms include fast heart rate, palpitations, heart burn, and interpersonal relationship issues. Balancing this chakra means taking that love you’ve given to others and focusing some back on yourself. When this chakra is under active you feel like its hard to get really close to anyone. Energizing it begins by loving yourself, showing appreciation for yourself and giving yourself the love you want others to give to you.
The fifth chakra or throat chakra gives a voice to your personal truth and clarity. When balanced you will be able to clearly speak with love, kindness and truth. When over active you will often interrupt others. Physically you may suffer from throat pain, frequent infections, cavities or mouth ulcers. Balancing this chakra is as easy as thinking before speaking. If under active you maybe shy or quiet. You may find yourself unable to express your emotions. Physical symptoms include digestive issues. Speaking your truth will energize your throat chakra.
The sixth chakra or third eye chakra when balanced you will feel in tune with both physical and material world. A over active sixth chakra is very unlikely, and to balance this chakra go to the beach and feel the sand on your toes. When under active you feel disconnected from spiritual experiences. Physical symptoms include headaches, allergies or sinus infections.
Seven chakra or crown chakra when balanced makes you feel one with the universe. Attempting to achieve the balance brings happiness, good health and wisdom. Under active makes you feel human. Instead of attempting to open up or activating this chakra, focus on balancing the other six.
If you visit the website below you can take a chakra test
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This seems like a simple question, but the answer will vary depending on who you ask. Everything to do with religion is complicated. Let me show you some of the answers that I found. Quora.com states: While Yoga may be found in many religions, the numerous yoga practices involving body, breath and mind, along with their transcendent goal of direct experience, are generally neither characteristic of any particular religion nor typically practiced by the adherents of any religion. To say the word yoga itself is a religion makes about as much sense as saying that the words “union” or “holistic” constitute a religion. What’s in religion that’s missing with Yoga? Yoga has no deity to worship. Yoga has no worship services to attend. Yoga has no rituals to perform. Yoga has no sacred icons. Yoga has no creed or formal statement of religious belief. Yoga has no requirement for a confession of faith. Yoga has no ordained clergy or priests to lead religious services. Yoga has no institutional structure, leader or group of overseers. Yoga has no membership procedure, Yoga has no congregation of members or followers, Yoga has no system of temples or churches. Anyone can practice yoga, and do so either with or without religion being involved. At CBN.com, here is the answer from Laurette who had been involved in yoga for 22 years before coming to Christ. She believes that the yoga postures are offerings to the 330 million Hindu gods. And she believes that you could be accepted by one of these gods while doing the postures. She states the bible tell us to abstain from things offered to idols. Another area of her concern is the concept of emptying the mind, which is contradictory to what Christianity teaches. She wonders what got in her mind while she emptied it. Her advice is to think twice before heading out to take a yoga class. She feels you could fall completely off track in your walk with God.
Here’s what Shay Johnson had to say: As a Christian, who is very dedicated to my spiritual beliefs, I find it interesting that so many Christians are offended by Yoga. Yet-they have no problem engaging in Western Medicine? Western Medicine is not Christian either. Many of its core values are based on evolutionary science. In some ways, science has set out to replace God and to disapprove the existence of God. But that does not seem to alarm us. Many of the medications are dangerous, even life threatening. And many, many, many of them are “mind altering.” We wont let our kids do yoga but we’ll give them ADD meds and antidepressants? We take medications that alter our brain chemistry, we take medications that poison our bodies, and we take medications that cause addictions……but we can’t get past the roots of yoga?
If you are searching for information to decide whether or not yoga is detrimental to your faith. My suggestion for you is to put aside all that you have read and try it out for yourself.