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Manipura Chakra

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Welcome to the Manipura Chakra or Solar Plexus Chakra, our inner sunshine…

Affirmations

“I live with integrity and a high respect for myself and others.

I am in alignment with the abundant flow of the Universe.

I stand courageous and full of personal power.

I am more than enough.

Fire moves upwards destroying form. It gives us our will. Our will liberates us from fixed patterns, addictions, expectations of others. Allows us to take challenges and move towards something new, to overcome inertia.

The hardest part is getting started, fire burns easily, once it gets going.

Based at the Solar plexus,just above the navel, the energy of this Chakra rises.

If we are grounded, this can be stimulating, empowering but if we aren’t grounded, we get a flurry of undirected energy which can leave us feeling snappy and out of control.

When we feel powerless we withdraw and become passive, holding our movements in check, blocking our own power and expression., becoming withdrawn and appearing cold and controlled.

This control takes energy to maintain yet doesn’t produce energy so eventually we become depleted. Natural enthusiasm for life dwindles and we turn to stimulants which further deplete us. We become a closed system, our expression often turns in on itself as anger and self critisism which wears us down further.

Fire needs fuel to burn, and in a closed system, the fuel eventually burns up. Only in a dynamic state of interaction with the world can we keep up the movement and contact that feeds our fire and zest for life.

To break the cycle of fear and withdrawal we need to re connect with the lower chakras, give ourselves time to breathe, to explore, to make mistakes. This gives our fire air to burn again, connecting us with our true spirit, and reigniting the spark.

Feeling grounded and centered will help us feel the power within rather than it being outside of ourselves. This will give is self confidence, high self esteem and strength to our will so we can direct our lives towards that which we love.

This in turn, will ignite, challenge and renew us.

Extract from Andonea Judith  – Wheels of Life.

Here we tune into our gut feelings, the intuition that comes from your belly – you will rarely find it to be wrong. We draw on natural resources to heal and balance our Chakra system, tune into the solar energy from the sunlight. Spend a few minutes each day making a connection with the sun and feel its rays pouring into your own solar plexus, charging up your energy levels, your will power and your drive.

Visualise your solar plexus as a beautiful golden jewel, like a yellow diamond shining out, let it be your anchor to your personal power.

Manipura is the seat of our masculine energy, Yang consciousness which is the same in men and women. Connection can be made with masculine symbols like the sun, fire and the warrior. As the solar energy is stimulated an inner confidence and determination emerges, and we can re discover our own unique individuality.

Deities associated with this Chakra are Sun gods and Goddesses, Agni, the fire in the belly & Kali the dark one, she will help you stand in your power. Kali, in spite of her fearful appearance, is a goddess who takes the form of the ever caring Mother. Call on Kali when you feel over whelmed with emotions, she will hold the energy when you are finding it difficult to hold it yourself. Her mantra Om Kleem Kalika-ye Namaha

Crystals

Amber, Citrine, tigers eye and topaz all resonate with Solar plexus Chakra. Amber provides positive and soothing energy, Citrine raises damaged self esteem and gives positive energy, warmth and optimism. Tigers eye connects us to our will power and confidence. Topaz is warming and soothing.

Essential oils.

Rosemary, peppermint, black pepper and ginger all have a stimulating effect on the solar plexus. These oils can be used in massage treatments, burned in a diffuser, or you could add a few drops into the bath when you need charging up!!

Yoga for the Solar Plexus includes

Dru Sun Sequence,  Power Sequence & Inner Fire sequences, postures Warriors, side bending and twists,  plank, bow and boat poses, abdominal strengthening.

Fire breath and Tratak (candle gazing meditations)

 

The Solar Plexus Health Check.

I feel confident in most situations Y   N

I am able to laugh easily                  Y  N

I see projects and commitments through to completion  Y  N

I have the courage to take risks when necessary  Y  N

I establish appropriate boundaries for myself  Y  N

I stand up for myself when i need to  Y  N

I am in the career that feels right for me  Y  N

I can make my own decisions with ease  Y  N

I usually feel like i have enough energy to do what i need to do  Y  N

I have a clear sense of the direction i want to go in  Y  N

If you answered no more than 3 – 4 times, it may indicate that you have an imbalance in the solar plexus chakra.

Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra

  1. Take responsibility for your life, and not blame others, circumstances, or the Universe.
  2. Keep sight of your own unique direction, ambitions and goals. Take the right action to achieve these goals – even if it is one step at a time.
  3. Find appropriate self discipline in your life.
  4. Focus on creating good boundaries.
  5. Call to mind and celebrate your achievements and successes.

 

 

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How to Patiently Await your good

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HOW TO PATIENTLY AWAIT YOUR GOOD…

IT CAN SOMETIMES BE DIFFICULT TO TRUST AND ALLOW OUR GOOD TO COME TO US. WE WAIT PATIENTLY AT FIRST, BUT THEN, WE GET ANXIOUS, WONDERING IF WE’VE DONE ENOUGH, PRAYED ENOUGH, BELIEVED ENOUGH, AFFIRMED ENOUGH.

IN FACT, WE PROBABLY HAVE.

WHAT WE HAVEN’T DONE ENOUGH IS RELEASED ATTACHMENT TO THE TIMING OF THE OUTCOME. WE’RE STILL TRYING TO BE IN CONTROL AND IMPATIENTLY DEMANDING THAT IT HAPPEN WHEN WE BELIEVE IT SHOULD HAPPEN.

THIS POEM BY PIERRE FEILHARD DE CHARDIN (MAY 1 1881- APRIL 10 19550 FRENCH PHILOSOPHER AND JESUIT PRIEST, MIGHT HELP YOU REST MORE PATIENTLY FOR THAT WHICH IS COMING YOUR WAY.

ABOVE ALL, TRUST IN THE SLOW WORK OF GOD/ GODDESS

WE ARE QUITE NATURALLY IMPATIENT IN EVERYTHING TO REACH THE END WITHOUT DELAY

WE SHOULD LIKE TO SKIP THE INTERMEDIATE STAGES

WE ARE IMPATIENT OF BEING ON THE WAY TO SOMETHING UKNOWN, SOMETHING NEW, AND YET, IT IS THE LAW OF ALL PROGRESS THAT IT IS MADE BY PASSING THROUGH SOME STAGES OF INSTABILITY AND THAT IT MAY TAKE A VERY LONG TIME.

AND SO, I THINK IT IS WITH YOU, YOUR IDEAS MATURE GRADUALLY, LET THEM GROW, LET THEM SHAPE THEMSELVES, WITHOUT UNDUE HASTE. DON’T TRY TO FORCE THEM ON, AS THOUGH YOU COULD BE TODAY, WHAT TIME, GRACE AND CIRCUMSTANCES WILL MAKE OF YOU TOMORROW

ONLY GOD/GODDESS COULD SAY WHAT THIS NEW SPIRIT GRADUALLY FORMING WITHIN YOU WILL BE, GIVE GOD THE BENEFIT OF BELIEVING THAT HIS/HER HAND IS LEADING YOU, AND ACCEPT THE ANXIETY OF FEELING IN SUSPENSE AND INCOMPLETE.

The role of the chakra system

 

The role of the chakra system is to help regulate the human energy field, commonly known as the aura.  The aura is a dynamic, energetic matrix, which includes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being.

Every human being has seven major chakras and each one influences an aspect of our lives.  From our instincts, sexuality and personal power through to how we love, communicate, use our intuition and connect to our deepest source of spirituality.

When you discover the power and the energy that resides within you, it is like coming home.  Chakradance is a form of nourishment for your true self, for your soul.  Blending free-flowing movements with particular frequencies of sound, Chakradance will free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. It’s a practice of dynamic moving meditations.

In a darkened room, lit only by candle-light, we move to music created to resonate with the vibrations of each of our 7 major chakras.  We dance with our eyes mainly closed, and our attention turned inwards, for unlike most other dance practices, Chakradance is about making a connection with our inner world – the world of our imagination, feelings, intuition and senses.

The experience is like a waking dream – we dance up forgotten parts of ourselves, and release the memories stored in our muscles.  Our aches and pains reveal their stories and our hidden fears unmask themselves.  The experiences are deeply personal and reflect our own nature and history, yet at the same time we tap into the collective heights and depths of human experience.

Drawing on the wisdom of Jungian Psychology, Chakradance is a dance for healing and self-discovery.  Each dance gives rise to different insights and feelings… and we use the creation of personal ‘mandala art’ as a way of anchoring our experiences back into our conscious world.

Each dance leads us closer to the person we are truly meant to be.

Welcome to Chakradance.  Come and explore.  Have fun.  Find meaning.  Let go.  Come and look deeper into each chakra, each part of you, and experience more within the dance that is uniquely yours.

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The first centre to explore on the Chakra map is the base chakra. The spontaneous movements that emerge while dancing the base chakra tend to draw inspiration from tribal dancing, as found in the indigenous cultures of Africa, Australia and North America. These tribal dances are linked to the issues of the base, including our roots, survival and grounding. In CHAKRADANCE, emphasised movements of the legs and feet connect us to the solid earth. Many envisage dancing around an ancient campfire, bringing the primitive tribal dance to life. These ancient cultures also had imitative dances, emulating the movements of animals. Again, we can draw inspiration from these roots and dance in an animal-like way. In this wild and raw animal dance, our innate instinctual self is reclaimed.

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The dance of the sacral chakra can be inspired by the feminine dances found in the Middle East, South America and Hawaii. Dances from these regions celebrated many of the qualities associated with the sacral chakra, including feelings, emotions and sexuality. This sacral dance can be slow and sensual, or flirtatious and erotic, with fluid movements of the hips and lower belly. Throughout this dance one transforms into a gypsy, a belly dancer, an ancient goddess, as we surrender to the serpentine movements of the feminine.

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To dance the solar plexus chakra is to call on the warrior dances of ancient Greece, Morocco, Spain, Mexico and Brazil. These warrior dances were masculine, powerful, athletic and virile, as they rhythmically mimicked the art of the fight. In CHAKRADANCE, we enter this dance with dramatic movements, strong, purposeful and clearly defined. As the energy builds, movements can become more complex, even frenzied. Through this dynamic movement, the solar energy ignites, and our inner warrior emerges.

Heart chakraHeart Chakra

Dancing the heart chakra is being moved to dance with joy and compassion. In ancient Egypt dances using exaggerated arm movements would gently whirl participants into deep states of joyful harmony. Dancing the heart chakra mirrors this. Also reflected are dances from China, in which mimetic movements expressed the union of heaven and earth, symbolised balance—one of the chief operating qualities of the heart chakra,. In CHAKRADANCE, we draw inspiration from these dances, and move the arms to feel uplifted, light and free. Inspired by the ancient ones, we dance a soaring journey of love, compassion and joy.

Throat chakraThroat Chakra

The dance of the throat chakra can be inspired by many ancient dances, where the voice and dance were woven together. In Ancient Egypt, performers often danced while reciting poetry, while in Hawaii, chant and dance were combined to communicate the story. In Tibetan culture, mystical rituals performed by monks would combine chanting and sound, with delicate movements of the body. In CHAKRADANCE, we weave sound and movement to intensify self-expression and creativity.

Third eye chakraThird Eye Chakra

At the third eye chakra, we can lift up into ecstatic and altered states of consciousness through trance dance. This practice is still common throughout the world, and existed in many of the ancient cultures of South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. There were numerous reasons, ritualistic and medicinal, for entering into trance. In CHAKRADANCE, trance dance is used to open the third eye chakra. Each dancer drifts into his or her own visual universe … images, colours, insights … the third eye has no boundaries.

Crown chakraCrown Chakra

The dance of the crown chakra is a devotional dance. Cultures from every continent have embraced some form of religious or spiritual dancing. In ancient Shamanic practice, dance was used to commune with the Spirits, whilst in Ancient Egypt there were certain ritual dances that were crucial to the successful outcome of religious rites. The Tantric Buddhists of Nepal have an ancient dance tradition known as Charya Nritya, a Sanskrit term meaning ‘dance as a spiritual discipline’. In CHAKRADANCE we open the gateway to the soul through a meditative sacred dance. This is the most paradoxical of dances: it is the dance of stillness. Often there will be little physical movement visible to any observer. The dance is internal, for now it is the soul that dances, dancing with the gods.

Harmony and balance

Dancing through the ancient chakra system awakens not only our bodies, but expands the mind, and calls out to the soul. The chakra system provides us with a model for integrating body, mind and spirit. This model encompasses the whole of human experience and provides an opportunity to find harmony and balance within our lives. Carl Jung, the pioneer of analytical psychology, was one of the first westerners to draw inspiration from this model in relation to his work on what he called the ‘individuation process’, meaning the journey towards wholeness.

The chakra system forms an energetic ladder that bridges our material world with our spiritual world. We can use this ladder as a way of reaching higher realms of consciousness, and as we climb back down, we are able to integrate new levels of awareness into our daily lives. Working with the chakras through dance connects us to the core of our physical beings. Once this connection is achieved, other less tangible experiences of the mind and spirit can be contained, embodied and finally integrated.

Natalie Southgate

Dance as a spiritual discipline…

 

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Dance as a spiritual discipline is an ancient practice that’s been explored by many cultures throughout the ages. CHAKRADANCE, a new healing dance practice, takes this tradition into the 21st century. There are no set steps and you dance as if no one is watching, to modern dance music in a sacred space. Creator, Natalie Southgate, describes it as ”dreaming with your feet”, and explains the experience and how it’s good for your soul…

 

“In recent years there has been an explosion of new age practices, many of which draw roots from ancient philosophies. One can find varying types of meditation, psychic development, spiritual development, and channelling, guide and angel workshops, to name but a few. The aim of many of these practices is to raise consciousness, connect with the spiritual world, and transcend the physical. Having personally explored many of these practices, I have achieved great rewards, and in the process have experienced a reality that often appears to be of ‘another world’. My struggle, in hindsight, has been in bringing this ‘other world’ back in to the physical aspect of my self. I felt the time had come to embody some of these remarkable experiences.

Reflecting back on my life, the times when I have felt most alive and in touch with my ‘true self’ are the times when I have been moving my body, through dance. Not the times when my childhood dancing teacher was instructing me to move my body this way or that, but the times when I really let go, let the music enter my body and ‘moved’ in an authentic way. Donald Winnicott, a renowned psychoanalyst, describes the ‘true self’ as being the source of all spontaneity and creativity and it was this self that was calling for my attention.

Marian Woodman, a Jungian Analyst and Author, says, “matter without spirit is a corpse, spirit without matter is a ghost”. I believe that when matter and spirit move together in a rhythmic dance, the experience is one of feeling truly alive. This merging of matter and spirit allows one to embody consciousness, embody spirit, and manifest some of the ‘other worldliness’ in a physical and concrete way.

In order to embody consciousness, we need a map to discover what it is exactly that we are trying to embody, and how. The map that I have been drawn to work with is the map of the chakra system; an ancient Indian yoga system discovered over 4000 years ago.

The chakra system contains within it seven major chakras, each acting as an energetic gateway allowing universal energy to flow in and out of our systems. Each chakra corresponds with particular body organs and reflects an aspect of consciousness on an emotional, psychological and spiritual level. Each chakra also has its own vibrational frequency as well as an attributed element, archetype, animal, planet etc. These can all be used as pathways into the chakras enabling us to connect more deeply with the energies existing within each one.

There are countless books and texts detailing the chakras, but it became my aim to take the basic map and connect with the chakras in a physical way, thereby experiencing the various aspects of consciousness reflected in each chakra, in the body. I wanted to bring the sacredness of ancient philosophies into a modern culture that appears to be crying out for healing of body, mind and spirit. This was the birth of CHAKRADANCE, a healing dance practice that uses specific music and spontaneous dance to balance the chakras.

 

CHAKRADANCE music is modern-world-music, which has been created with the intention of using sound as a healing force. Music has incredible therapeutic powers and is considered to be the oldest form of healing. In many ancient cultures music was both composed and performed with the intention of promoting physical health, freeing emotions, entering into altered states of consciousness, and ultimately, of healing the soul. Music was considered sacred and magical. Long before psychotherapy existed, music played the role of healer, doctor and therapist.

Music plays a major role in balancing the chakras. Musical vibrations can be tuned to the seven chakras, each of which has its own vibrational frequency. In CHAKRADANCE, we have woven the ancient techniques with the advanced technology available today. The pure tones of crystal bowls pulse throughout the music and release a vibrational sound field that is an essential ingredient of each dance.

The desire to dance is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. As a healing art form, dance can be traced back thousands of years. In ancient cultures dance was used in celebratory, ritualistic and spiritual ways. Primitive man danced the shifting of the seasons, the waxing and waning of the moon, and the transitional moments in life—birth, death and rites of passage. As a metaphor, dance symbolises the rhythm of the universe, divine ‘play’, the eternal dance of life. As one of the most evolved healing art forms, dance weaves together all aspects of human existence.

CHAKRADANCE is a healing dance practice. It’s unique because it uses spontaneous dance for the purpose of healing. There’s no right or wrong way to CHAKRADANCE. It’s a journey of self-discovery. Each chakra is explored through specific music, guided imagery and your own free, improvised dance, done with your eyes softly closed. This begins to activate inner experiences. It’s almost like entering into a waking dream. You may see images in your mind’s eye while you are dancing or gain insights. You may also experience feelings, emotions or physical sensations. Classes, comprised of a small group of people, are held in candle lit spaces. Although music and dance form the primary focus, sessions also include sensing, working with elements and colours, and short meditations.

CHAKRADANCE puts you in touch with the sacred, both within yourself and within the universe. It helps you connect with your soul. Dancing the seven chakras is like dancing into seven different worlds, each with their own lessons, meanings and stories. They are all uniquely yours, to explore and enjoy!” Natalie Southgate

We  Chakradance every last Thurday in the month at
Aaster Malbis Village Hall 7.30pm – 9pm

Contact me at andrea291@hotmail.co.uk
07986 375096

http://www.radiantwoman.me

The Radiant Menopause

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Hello beautiful Ladies….

What is the Radiant Menopause????

I mean, Menopause…Radiant, in the same sentence!!!!

When i hit Peri Menopause at the age of 43, starting with disturbed sleep patterns, a few hot moments and irregular periods, i just did not get it, i wasn’t prepared for what was to come, and resisted it with all my might!! I did Yoga!!! I taught Yoga!!!

How could this be happening to me????

As symptoms escalated out of control, and in a difficult relationship, i felt like i was going truly mad!! A visit to the Doctor, and yes she agreed, the Menopause was upon me, anti depressants were my only option, HRT in extreme cases.

I took the anti depressants for a few weeks, and began to feel much worse, with anxiety starting to return, feelings of hopelessness, constant arguments with an unsupportive husband left me on very shaky ground, eventually, packing up i ran for the hills!!!

7  Years later….After working with specific Yoga, Relaxation, Meditation, diving into Ayurveda, Coaching, Women Connection, Nutrition and Supplements, i have managed this path of illumination completely drug free and now, after 18 months of no menstruation i feel i am moving onto another level of my life, enlightened by Menopausal Wisdom…

From these Years of transition I have created a full range of supportive avenues under The Radiant Woman title for you to explore…

Radiant Woman Yoga Classes…Workshops… Coaching… Support…Retreats …Blog

I provide a 6 month pathway for you, to include Peri Menopausal & Menopausal Support through Yoga, Free dance, Relaxation, Meditation, self care, empowerment, self acceptance and love, emotional expression, intuitive wisdom, Women connection and freedom through your Menopause…

It would be my absolute joy to work with you…

For more info contact me at andrea291@hotmail.co.uk

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“Each woman is biochemically and spiritually unique. So is the inner journey she must make if she is to succeed in her quest for wholeness. Such journeys need to be undertaken with the highest respect for the body, the spirit and the powers of nature which bring it about. Such journeys cannot be codified. They are not packaged holidays where you pay your money, take your anti-diarrhoea pills and know exactly what to expect. These, insist natural menopause revolutionaries, are journeys of the soul.”

Leslie Kenton

Soul Midwives

After being a Soul Midwife for my own Mum in 2016, i felt a strong calling to this Path.
I am currently training with Felicity Warner, Founder of the  Soul Midwives movement in the UK.I feel very privileged to be a volunteer on the Spiritual Care Team and the Complementary Therapy Team at York St Leonard’s Hospice, supporting the Spiritual care of people at the end of life.
What is Soul Midwifery?

‘A good death is an extraordinary, moving and sacred experience. It can also have a healing quality, not only for the person who is involved but their families, friends and the wider community.’ (Felicity Warner, Gentle Dying)What are Soul Midwives?Soul Midwives are non-medical, holistic companions who guide and support the dying in order to facilitate a gentle and tranquil death.Soul Midwives

  • listen, provide gentle therapeutic techniques and ensure compassionate care at all times
  • work holistically with both the spirit and the soul of the dying person
  • keep a loving vigil
  • create and hold a sacred and healing space for the dying person
  • recognise and support the individual needs of the departing soul to enable a tranquil death
  • use sound, touch, colour and smell and other gentle techniques to help alleviate pain and anxiety
  • support families and loved ones.

The Soul Midwife’s most important role is to provide comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death he or she wants.

Taken from The Soul Midwives Portal by Felicity Warner

A new way of dying…

‘It should be a sacred day for you when one of your people dies – a sacred day, when a soul is released and returns to its home.’ (Black Elk)

We all die. But there are good deaths, and not such good deaths. Most of us hope to die, pain free, at home, with our loved ones around us given the choice.But not many of us actually achieve this. Most modern deaths are at best, efficient but clinical, institutionalised, functional and soul-less. Soul midwives ensure that death is a dignified and peaceful experience.

In traditional cultures around the world, death has always been regarded as an important rite of passage, an initiation, a journey across a spiritual threshold. Modern soul midwives are able to draw on these ancient skills and traditions, applying them to our modern world and using them to ease the passage of those who are dying.

Soul midwives lovingly assist and accompany a dying person on their journey, and can provide their services within a home, hospital or hospice

The 12 Principles of Soul Midwifery

  1. To work as non-medical holistic companions who guide and support a dying person in order to facilitate a gentle and tranquil death.
  2. To support and recognise the individual needs of the dying person and ensure they feel loved and supported.
  3. To create and hold a sacred and healing space for the dying person (whether in a hospital, a hospice or at home).
  4. To respect and honour a dying person’s religious/spiritual or atheist/agnostic beliefs and practices.
  5. To work as non-denominational, multi-faith practitioners who honour the dying person’s beliefs about life, death or the afterlife.
  6. To listen, provide gentle therapeutic techniques, and ensure compassionate care at all times.
  7. To ‘serve; not aim to ‘fix’ or ‘rescue’.
  8. To give healing, using sound, touch, colour, scented oils or other gentle techniques to alleviate pain and anxiety.
  9. To keep a loving vigil.
  10. To work holistically with the Spirit and Soul at all levels and stages of transition.
  11. To support families and their loved ones, giving loving care with a human touch
  12. To provide comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death he or she wants.

To read further follow the links below.

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/374178/The-soul-midwives-who-help-the-dying-pass-away-with-dignity

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4310800/Soul-midwives-ensure-dying-days-spent-comfort.html

https://www.positive.news/2012/lifestyle/wellbeing/9665/soul-midwifery-ease-experience-death/

 

“Here for You at the end of life, to support You on your journey home….”

For more information please feel free to email  me andrea291@hotmail.co.uk or call on 07986375096

Sacral Chakra

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TO KNOW ONE’S SELF.

This Chakra is all about our emotional and sexual well being. It’s about being in touch with our feelings, sensuality and our passion. This Chakra connects us to the more Feminine aspects of ourselves. It doesn’t matter if we are Female or Male, we all need to nourish this Yin, receptive, creative energy for our emotional and sexual well being (Natalie Southgate – Chakradance)

When energy is free to move through the root chakra, it automatically flows up into the Sacral chakra. The Sacral chakra is responsible for emotions, sensation, sexuality, reproduction and creativity.

From this chakra we connect with our innermost selves.

We are sensual, divine creators, capable of self knowledge and wisdom.

One function of this chakra is to introduce us to, and let us come to know our inner beauty. Strength and potential we harbour deep inside. We learn that we can create love, ecstacy and life.

The more we are able to connect and resonate with the Sacral chakra, the stronger the sense of self worth and self love..

The Sacral chakra is the sacred home of I, we have all asked at one time or another,

Who am I? What is my purpose in life?

Answers to these questions can be found deep in the Sacral chakra.

It is through working with this chakra that we come to know our individual beauty, creativity and wisdom.

The Sacral chakra sits at the lower abdomen, it is the home of Self and it’s quality is centring.

The gonads, ovaries and testes are governed by this chakra, the womb, genitals, kidneys, bladder and muscles.

In balance all emotion is allowed, we feel balanced and come into our centre, becoming centred requires an inner stillness which allows the body/mind to tap into it’s potential for self regulation.

Out of balance we are afraid of emotions, we hold onto tears, fluid retention, and damn up feelings and prevent the Sacral energy flow.

Represented by the six petal lotus, the colour orange and the element of water,

Saraswati is the Goddess of the arts and creativity is related to this chakra.

Foods to balance this chakra, leafy vegetables, salad leaves, cucumber, melon, mushrooms.

Herbs, Dong Quai, Black Haw, Black Willow Bark.

Aromatherapy oils, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood

Crystals, Carnelian, Amber, Orange Calcite, Coral.

Sacral Chakra Health Check…

Answer No more than 3 times may indicate that you have an imbalance in the Sacral Chakra.

I’m in touch with my feelings and find it easy to express my emotions…….. Yes  /  No

I enjoy healthy intimate relationships….Yes  / No

I am in touch with my own sensual nature…Yes / No

I regularly do activities that i find pleasurable…Yes / No

I have things that i am passionate about in my life…Yes / No

I can identify what my needs are…Yes / No

I love to dance, moving with music makes me feel good…Yes / No

I make time for myself to relax and feel good…Yes / No

I’m comfortable embracing changes in my life…Yes / No

I enjoy taking baths and swimming…Yes / No

Tips for balancing the Sacral Chakra…

Get support for any emotional issues going on in your life. This may include finding a form of therapy such as counceling or energy healing.

Try not to keep feelings bottled up, find safe ways to express and release emotions eg talk to a friend, journal, morning pages, dancing, painting, writing.

Find a regular practice to help keep you emotionally balanced, eg Chakradance, Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, Relaxation.

Find time to do the things you really enjoy, book a professional Massage, book a date with yourself, give yourself a massage, facial manicure/pedicure, cook yourself a gorgeous meal, create some YOU time everyday. The most important relationship you can ever have, is with yourself.

Create an emotionally calming environment at home, create a lovey personal space with candles, flowers, crystals, meditation area.

Find you Tribe…Spend time around positive and uplifting people

MY 10 STEPS TO SELF CARE.

IF IT FEELS WRONG, DON’T DO IT

SAY EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN.

DON’T BE A PEOPLE PLEASER.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS.

NEVER SPEAK BADLY ABOUT YOURSELF.

NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY NO.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY YES!!

BE KIND TO YOURSELF

STAY AWAY FROM DRAMA AND NEGATIVITY.