I’ve been going back on forth on whether to share this latest installment and I finally decided that I would because I want to be true to why I started this blog. I promised myself and all of you that unless something is so far outside of my comfort zone and belief system that I feel uncomfortable sharing it, I will share various points of view and discussions on this blog, as it is not only a place for Christian creatives and those who use essential oils, but a place for everyone who loves creativity and essential oils to come together and excel in our faiths, families, businesses, and communities. (Holy run-on sentence!!) To be true to that, sometimes I will share posts provided to me, share graphics I have a subscription for, or share classes that are given to me (or that I pay for) on subjects that I may not personally fully agree with but see value in sharing with you because the information is helpful, well put together, and aligned with your interests.
This is a safe space where we can all come and share our thoughts and ideas, speak freely and learn with and from one another, and become better versions of ourselves as we live lives we love. I am always open to sharing other ideas because I believe that is how we learn and expand our thinking, which is how we also solidify our own truths. In the class below, you will read some things I don’t personally believe yet believe is important to the integrity of this blog to share with you. It contains very helpful essential oil information that many of you will be interested in. I do believe balance and spiritual alignment are important for ALL of us, regardless of our personal beliefs and that is another reason I am sharing it.
Chakras & Essential Oils
Today’s Saturday Essential Oil Education segment is a class written by Victoria Moore of www.yogimami.com called Chakras & Essential Oils. It contains a series of images provided by Oil Revolution Designs with information on how to balance the chakras and improve overall health and wellness with essential oils. As always, take in the information on your own time and feel free to share this post with others if you like what you see! Be sure to check out the next segment that will post at 10:00 pm on Yoga and Meditation.
Please note these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration nor Health Canada. This class is only for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
What are Chakras?
The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through.
The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.
These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Chakras are each thought to govern a unique emotional and spiritual state. How energy flows through these centers greatly affects us. Balanced chakras allow energy to flow freely, promoting health, vitality, and harmony. But life experiences such as illness, trauma, and stress can cause imbalances which block the flow of energy. These imbalances produce a wide array of ailments & disturbances and can result in chronic illness, disease, and habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, & behaving.
Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness, so it’s important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Fortunately, chakras can be cleared, rebalanced, and energized through yoga, Pranayama (breathing), meditation, and essential oils.
Root Chakra: Muladhara
Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded. It is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. When this chakra is open, we feel safe and fearless. Location: Base of spine in tailbone area. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money and food. The color associated with this Chakra is Red.
Sacral Chakra : Svadhisthana
Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences. This chakra is the center of our creativity and sexuality and is responsible for our creative expression. Location: Lower abdomen, above pubic bone, about two inches below the navel and two inches in. Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality. The color associated with this Chakra is Orange.
Solar Plexus Chakra: Manipura
Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives. This Chakra is our source of personal power. Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area between navel and breastbone. Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem. The color associated with this Chakra is Yellow.
Heart Chakra: Anahata
Our ability to love. This chakra is our source of love and connection. Location: Center of chest just above the heart. Emotional issues: Love, joy and inner peace. The color associated with this Chakra is green.
Throat Chakra: Visuddha
Our ability to communicate. This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. Location: Throat. Includes the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue. Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth. The color associated with this Chakra is blue.
Third Eye Chakra: Ajna
Our ability to focus on and see the big picture. This chakra is the center of intuition. We all have a sense of intuition but we may not listen to it or heed its warnings. Focusing on opening the sixth chakra will help you hone this ability. Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra). Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions. The color associated with this Chakra is Indigo.
Crown Chakra: Sahasrara
The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually. This is the chakra of enlightenment and spiritual connection to our higher selves, others, and ultimately, to the divine. Location: The very top/crown of the head. Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality and pure bliss. The color associated with this Chakra is purple.
How to Use Essential Oils to Balance the Chakras
There are many types of “tools” that help guide us to a deeper awareness of our higher consciousness. Essential oils are one, of many, that can facilitate activation of our higher selves. When experienced first hand one realizes the magical mysticism essential oils possess. They are much more than a beautiful scent. Essential oils are powerful gifts meant to be cherished. They bring peace, love and light everywhere they are sensed. These incredible earth essences elevate and enlighten one’s consciousness. Each one is a precious guide to a deeper awareness of life, energy and spirituality. Consider using the suggested oils topically (diluted per label instruction) on the area of the body corresponding with each chakra, or trying the Chakra Balancing Roll-on recipe below!
- Root Chakra – Sandalwood, patchouli, cypress, elemi, cedarwood, rosewood, frankincense, clary sage, vetiver, carrot seed, cardamon, clove, ginger.
- Sacral Chakra – Clary sage, geranium, jasmine, melissa, neroli, ylang ylang, tangerine, rose, rose geranium, vetiver, patchouli, cinnamon, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon.
- Solar Plexus Chakra – Juniper, frankincense, sandalwood, fennel, vetiver, cedarwood, lavender, helichrysum, myrrh, ginger, lemon, lemongrass, black pepper, rosemary, marjoram, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, peppermint.
- Heart Chakra – Rose, geranium, bergamot, neroli, melissa, sandalwood, chamomile, ylang ylang, jasmine, lavender.
- Throat Chakra – Lavender, Roman chamomile, spearmint, frankincense, cypress, geranium, spruce, sandalwood, tea tree, mandarin.
- Third-eye Chakra – Frankincense, cedar, spruce, pine, rose, rosemary, clary sage, oregano, marjoram, thyme, lavender.
- Crown Chakra – Frankincense, jasmine, myrrh, sandalwood, spruce, lavender, rose, ravensara, basil, rosemary.
Make your own Chakra Balancing Roll-on:
- Glass Roller Bottle
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 2 drops of each: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon & Peppermint
Visit www.yogamami.com to learn more about Victoria and learn from her knowledge. She has a lot of valuable information shared on her site as well as a great newsletter!