Posts tagged chakras
Seventh Chakra

The Seventh Chakra is located at the top of our head. It completes the seven main chakra energy points along the body. It is our right to know and to learn. It is where our connection to spirituality takes place, and our ability to understand people and life in general. It connects us to our higher consciousness and the most effective way to strengthen the seventh chakra is through meditation. The seventh chakra is all about realizing our true nature. What blocks us from experiencing our true nature is attachment. Attachment to people, material items, beliefs, habits, rewards, money, and the list goes on. Attachment finds us focused more on the outer self rather than focusing on turning inward. 

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Third Chakra

The third chakra is located at our solar plexus and is our right to act and to be an individual. This is our power center, our will, and our self-worth. The third chakra can affect our digestive system, liver, and gall bladder. Depending on if you are excessive or deficient it can result in digestive troubles, chronic fatigue, ulcers, eating disorders, and hypoglycemia to name a few. The shadow side of the third chakra is shame.

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Second Chakra

The second chakra is our right to feel and experience pleasure. It’s located at our sacrum and can affect our hips, low back, lower abdomen, genitals, bladder, and kidneys. The challenge of the second chakra is guilt. The second chakra is creation. Literal creation of life, but also this is where our creativity resides. It’s the spark of creation, an idea, an expression we want to put out into the world.

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First Chakra

The first chakra, or the root chakra, is located at the base of our spine/pelvic floor. It is related to our safety, security, survival, food, our instincts, and our potential. It is our right to have, to be here, and to take up space. Any issues with the legs, feet, bones, or large intestine could be affected by the energy of our first chakra. Not feeling grounded, centered, or provided for can cause an imbalance. These are the very basics to start understanding the first chakra.

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What are chakras?

Shortly after I started yoga 8 years ago I went on my first chakra retreat. At that point I didn’t know what a chakra was, how to pronounce it, or how chakras would affect the retreat. I only remember seeing the word retreat, Santa Barbara, and yoga on the flyer and I was intrigued. I had never been on a retreat, or to Santa Barbara, and knew no one that was going. For some reason though that little voice inside of me was nudging me to sign up. So I did.

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