Wellness Wednesday: Week 2

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Featured, Massage, Products, Promotions, Services, Uncategorized, Wellness Wednesday

Welcome to our first Wellness Wednesday series focusing on the 7 chakras. Each week will be focused on a specific chakra, related wellness rituals and chakra balancing aromas.

 

Q: What are chakras?

“The chakra system is the symbolic presentation of energies which exist in the body influenced by the subconscious mind. Yoga and meditation help you awaken those energies for the most balanced state of the body, mind and soul.”

-The Drs. Upadhyay, Maharshi Bhardwaj Clinic & Research Centre, India Consultants to Aveda since 1976

Based on Ayruveda, a 5,000 year-old healing tradition from India, chakras can be described as 7 spinning wheels of energy that affect your health, well-being and beauty. These 7 chakras are aligned along the spine, starting at the base of the spine and continuing to the crown of the head. Because everything is in constant motion, it is imperative that these 7 chakras remain open, stay in alignment, and maintain a fluid motion. If one of these chakras are blocked, energy cannot flow.

 

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Chakra 2: Nourished
SVADHISTHANA

Chakra 2 is the center of vitality and sensation where we move beyond our basic needs into relationships with others.

When the pleasure chakra is balanced, one has stable energy, alertness, unblocked emotions and is connected to all five senses. When the pleasure chakra is imbalanced, one feels repression and feels disconnected to the senses.

 

Location of Sacral Chakra: Lower abdomen area, about two inches below the belly button

Aroma: Organic Sandalwood, Orange , Gerainum

Element: Air

Color: Orange

Nutrition
Most orange and yellow fruits and vegetables are effective in stimulating and vitalizing the pleasure and solar plexus center.

Incorporate more orange and yellow colored fruits and vegetables into your daily nourishment. Some of these foods are: carrots, mango, apricots, peaches, cantaloupe, oranges, sweet potatoes, pumpkin winter squash pineapple, corn, star fruit, banana, lemons, quince, squash, plantains and yellow peppers.

Meditation

This is the second, or pleasure center chakra meditation, To enhance your experience spray the nourishing blend of Aveda Chakra™ 2 balancing body mist with orange and geranium.

Focus on deep diaphragmatic breaths so that as you inhale your abdomen expands and as you exhale your abdomen contracts., bring your awareness to your lower abdomen just below your navel. This is the 2nd or pleasure chakra which is the center that helps you connect to the physical world around us through the 5 senses. When you use the 5 senses purposefully, you bring nourishment and vitality to the self. Visualize a spinning wheel of orange at this center. Silently repeat the word “nourishment” to yourself and visualize that nourishment vitalizing your entire being..

Affirmation
I am creative in all areas of my life
I am open to all that life offers
I forgive my past and embrace all of the positive moments of the present
I have a healthy state of passion and sexual desire in my life

Yoga Poses
Twisting Triangle
Extended Side Angle
Standing Bow Pulling Pose

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View more about Aveda Chakras on the Mr. Chakra website by clicking here