This month at Soulstice we’re embarking upon an intentional exploration of our Chakra System… the subtle energy centers and currents that exist in all of us and act as crossroads for our physical, emotional and spiritual selves.
We each possess seven major chakras that run from the base of our spine (the Root Chakra) to the very top of our heads (the Crown Chakra.) Each chakra emanates at its own frequency and is associated with different organs, elements, emotions and consciousness. These subtle energies influence how we communicate, feel secure, express love and experience our unique life. The health of our chakras affects how we think, feel and experience relationship with both our self as well as others.
Over the next seven months, we invite you to join us as we focus and practice on one chakra each month ~ one by one until autumn of 2019, when we will arrive fresh, clear, balanced and more vibrant in every way. Dedicating yourself now to a new level of self-care, conscious awareness and focused journey has the potential of benefiting you for the rest of your life — join us!
Mind/Body practices like meditation, yoga, massage therapy, energy work and acupuncture all help your chakras maintain health and balance. Other lifestyle activities that promote chakra balance are unplugging from all electronics and spending time in silence, nature, near an ocean or body of water, gardening barefoot and connecting with the earth. A nutritious, alkaline and plant-based diet also helps optimize your chakra system with organic, colorful fruits and vegetables, antioxidants, herbs and vitamin-rich foods. Natural elements like gemstones and crystals each carry their own energetic frequency and vibration and can also assist in chakra balance and vitality.
This month we invite you to join us in balancing and fortifying our First Chakra, also known as our Root Chakra (Muladhara). The Root Chakra is located near the base of the spine or tailbone, and energetically corresponds with our feeling of safety, security and being grounded in our body. An optimized Root Chakra means we will have a sense of discipline and structure to our lives, healthy boundaries, a balance between giving and taking, and a sense of feeling at home in our own skin. We will feel confident and secure, and both act and speak from a place of abundance and gratitude.
How do you know your Root Chakra is out of balance?? Common symptoms are fatigue, constipation and an overly rigid or controlling demeanor. How do you react when something is out of your control? How do you feel when your preferences aren’t met? Anxiety, fear, chronic worry and scarcity-thinking are also signs your first chakra is out of alignment.
How to Balance your Root Chakra:
Feed your Body: Yoga poses (also known as asanas) encourage balance to your energetic systems. Three poses in particular — shavasana or “corpse pose,” tadasana or “mountain pose,” and virabhadrasana I or “warrior one pose” — support Root Chakra vitality and restoration.
Nutrient-dense, grounding foods like seeds and nuts, organic oats, medjool dates, root vegetables, healthy fats (especially ghee) and collagen are wonderful additions to your daily diet. Apply pure essential oils to your bath, massage or diffuse into your surroundings. Enjoy a Frankincense EO Aromatherapy add-on at Soulstice this month, especially chosen for its ability to support Root Chakra balance.
Join us in Sausalito for movement and awareness classes including yoga, Qigong and Feldenkrais, and nourish your body with a blissful massage therapy treatment.
Feed your Mind: Turn off anxiety-producing television, films and especially mainstream media. Give your mind the gift of silence every day with a period of meditation, contemplation and reflection. Inspire and nourish your brain by reading and learning; our favorite authors this month are Brene Brown and Pema Chodron — pick up one of their amazing books at both Soulstice studios. Lastly, join us for our beautiful meditation class offerings, including iRest Yoga Nidra, BodyMind Alchemy, the Practice of Presence, Chakra Clearing Meditation and Mind/Body Journeys in Sausalito.
Feed your Spirit: Gemstones and crystals can have a healing effect on your home, workplace, and even while you drive! Each stone has its own properties and vibration — this month we’re featuring the gorgeous Smoky Quartz. Place one of these lovely stones or prisms next to your bedside, office or tuck into your purse; enhance your connection to grounding earth energy while neutralizing electromagnetic frequencies.
Join us for specially curated weekend workshops and mini-retreats to nourish and nurture your Root Chakra… explore and reserve by clicking: HERE.
How will you feel once your Root Chakra is in balance?
A sense of peace, ease, effortlessness and contentment.
An ability to allow things to unfold rather than pushing or controlling.
Worry and anxiety will be replaced with curiosity, interest and wonder
Your lifestyle will naturally simplify and you’ll experience less ego-craving for attention, material objects and need to strive and accomplish for other people’s approval.
Your speech and action will become more thoughtful and imbued with meaning.
You will feel less rushed and more energy & endurance.
Your level of discernment will naturally improve.
We invite you to join us along the way of our Chakra Journey as we focus and develop our energetic systems to their most vibrant, balanced and beneficial states — see you soon on the mat, table or cushion!