Wellness Wednesday: Week 7

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Featured, 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 7: Wisdom
SAHASRARA

Chakra 7 is the center of connecting to something greater than oneself, and expressing wisdom and enlightenment.

When the crown chakra is balanced, one feels strong, unclouded and joy for life.

When the crown chakra is imbalanced, one feels loss of self, spiritual abandonment and lack of connection to the universe.

 

Location of Third Eye Chakra: It is located on the crown of the head.

Aroma: Certified organic angelica, elemi and olibanum

Element: Consciousness

Color: Violet

 

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 seventh, or crown center chakra meditation. To enhance your experience spray the enlightening blend of Aveda Chakra™ 7 balancing body mist with elemi and olibanum.

As you focus on deep diaphragmatic breaths, bring your awareness to the crown of the head and the 7th chakra or bliss center. This is the center of wisdom and enlightenment and helps you connect to a sense of purpose or meaning in life. Visualize a spinning wheel of colored energy at the crown of the head as you silently repeat the word “wisdom”.

 

Affirmation
I am guided by my inner wisdom
I am at peace, whole and balanced
I honor my body as the temple that nourishes my soul
I am connected in with my higher self and the divine spirit for positive energy

 

Yoga Poses
Headstand
Crane Pose
Shoulder Stand

 

 

 

 

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