Wellness Wednesday: Week 5

Posted on Jun 5, 2019 in 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 5: Expressive
VISUDDHA

Chakra 5 is the center of creativity, self-expression and communication.

When the throat chakra is balanced, one has inner trust, inner reliance, and easily expresses ideas and thoughts.

When the throat chakra is imbalanced, one feels selfish, has feelings of rejection and has difficulty expressing oneself.

 

Location of Throat Chakra: It is located in the neck region and in line with the throat

Aroma: Organic Grapefruit, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang

Element: Infinity

Color: Light Blue

 

Nutrition

Most blue and purple fruits and vegetables are effective in stimulating and vitalizing the throat, third eye and crown centers.

Incorporate more of these blue and purple colored fruits and vegetables into your daily nourishment. Some of these foods are: blueberries, purple grapes, eggplant, plums, blackberries, prunes, purple cabbage, figs, raisins and purple onions.

 

 

Meditation

This is the fifth, or throat center chakra meditation. To enhance your experience spray the expressive blend of Aveda Chakra 5 balancing body mist with rosemary and ylang ylang.

Focus on deep diaphragmatic breaths, focus your attention in the neck. This is the 5th, or throat chakra which is the center of communication, expression and creativity.

As you focus on this center, visualize a spinning wheel of light blue energy. Repeat the word “expression” to yourself imagining that you are able to communicate effectively.

 

Affirmation
I express my feelings easily and freely
I own my power and feel fully alive
I am calm, confident, and well spoken
I communicate effectively with everyone in my life

 

Yoga Poses
Bow Pose
Lion Pose
Sitting Forward Fold

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