Wellness Wednesday: Week 3

Posted on May 22, 2019 in Featured, Massage, 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.

 

 

 

 

Chakra 3: Intention
MANIPURA

Chakra 3 is the center of motivation where we set our intentions and desires.

When the power chakra is balanced, one achieves goals, is self-confident and has strong motivation and direction.

When the power chakra is imbalanced, one feels mental blocks, nervousness and impatience.

 

Location of Solar Plexus Chakra: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.

Aroma: Organic Fir Balsam, Lavender , Lemon

Element: Fire

Color: Yellow

 

Nutrition

This is the third, or solar plexus center chakra meditation. To enhance your experience spray the focusing blend of Aveda Chakra™ 3 balancing body mist with lavender and lemon.Most orange and yellow fruits and vegetables are effective in stimulating and vitalizing the pleasure and solar plexus center.

This is the third, or solar plexus center chakra meditation. To enhance your experience spray the focusing blend of Aveda Chakra™ 3 balancing body mist with lavender and lemon.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 third, or solar plexus center chakra meditation. To enhance your experience spray the focusing blend of Aveda Chakra™ 3 balancing body mist with lavender and lemon.

This is the third, or solar plexus center chakra meditation. To enhance your experience spray the focusing blend of Aveda Chakra™ 3 balancing body mist with lavender and lemon.As you focus on deep diaphragmatic breaths, bring your awareness into the upper abdomen and the solar plexus. This is the 3rd or power chakra which helps you connect to your sense of identity and confidence. As you focus on this center, visualize a spinning wheel of yellow while you think about your intentions and your actions. Silently repeat the word “intention” to yourself. As you repeat this word, set your intentions for a current situation.

 

Affirmation
I fully enjoy everything that I do
I value and trust myself fully
I am enough and everything I do is enough
I am a powerful, radiant and magnificent being of light

 

Yoga Poses
Cow (Gomukhasana)
Seated Spinal Twist
Camel Pose

 

 

 

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