The Root Chakra – How to Balance it

 

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Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.”

This is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above. Imagine that you’re laying the foundation for a house in which you’re going to live for a long time. A solid foundation embedded in firm soil will provide the stability you need to create a home filled with joy for years to come.

The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day.

Imbalances in the Root Chakra

If there is an imbalance in the root chakra you may experience anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares. Physical imbalances may manifest as problems in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, or with lower back, leg, or feet issues. In men, prostate problems may occur. Eating disorders may also be a sign of a root chakra imbalance.

How to Balance Muladhara

While meditation does connect you to a higher spiritual plane, it also serves to ground you. You may not always be able to trust that the world will give you what you need to survive, but connection to your higher self and trust in a power higher than yourself will give you what you need to feel safe.

It does not matter if you call that higher power Consciousness, Mother Nature, God, or Spirit. Connection to universal energy will bring you a sense of peace and stability. The animals in the forest have no idea if and when they will find food each day, yet somehow they trust in

This is an exercise to strengthen this connection to the ground.

Stand up straight and relaxed.
Put your feet shoulder width apart.
Slightly bend your knees.
Put your pelvis somewhat forward.
Keep your body balanced, so that your weight is evenly distributed over the soles of your feet.
Sink your weight downward.
Keep in this position for several minutes

Imagine in  your mind that you have roots like a tree and they are going through your root chakra and deep down into the earth until they hit the centre of the earth and a bright white light then comes up through the roots and back into the base of your spine.  Do this three times whilst breathing in slowly through the nose and out through the nose.

Another Technique to Unblock your Root Chakra

Relax and clear your mind. Once you are fully relaxed, take a moment to center yourself then visualize each of the chakras opening like a flower. When doing this exercise it is important not to force them to open. It is also alright if they do not open fully on your first try. If one does not open, try again tomorrow. One reason for this is because they have been dormant. Please remember if they have been blocked, to go slowly with this exercise. Once they are open, you might notice a tingling this is normal and it means you are receiving the energy your body needs. The whole exercise should take about five minutes.
The crystal you need for the root chakra is Ruby, Garnet, Tourmaline, smoky quartz, Bloodstone, Black onyx and Agate.   Pick one.

 

 

Gratitude Jars

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Starting a Gratitude jar in your  home is such a great way to notice all the little things that go on during the day that you can be grateful for.  The little  moments that pass by unchecked can be written down and popped into the gratitude jars and will help to promote the good and make you really appreciate your life.

From that few minutes you got to sit down and read a page out your book whilst tea was cooking, to the hug from your little ones or the one time the dog didn’t bark when the door went.  Really noticing all the people, things and situations around you that you have to be thankful for opens up a whole other world.  When we appreciate what we already have  it makes room in our life for more good things to come our way.

So take a moment now and think about what happened in your life today, no matter how small it is and pop a note in the jar.  Get the family involved, its such a great thing to do and see what everyone else has to be grateful for.

Thank you to anyone who reads this, I am truly Grateful.

Namaste

Meganni Franklyn

 

Note To Self – Always Be A Kid

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You can be a child by enjoying small things and being happy with almost anything.Don’t mistake “being a kid at heart” for immaturity. As adults, we learn to become more mature and responsible individuals. Ironically, I believe one of the biggest signs of maturity is choosing to be a kid at heart.Part of me melts every time I encounter children because I observe their carefree, happy, innocent nature, from which adults could stand to learn.

Here are 11 reasons why you are a kid at heart:

1. You always smile.I absolutely adore when a kid smiles at me. It’s highly contagious and impossible for me not to smile back. Children smile because they are truly happy, as their lives are not complicated or filled with much responsibility.They find joy and pure happiness in the simplest things, and they share those giggles with everyone. Charlie Chapman said it best: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

 

2. You forgive freely and know every day is a fresh start.Have you ever noticed that children have the uncanny ability to see every day as a new beginning? They forget about the past easily and don’t hold grudges.When two children fight, they are upset for that time period, but then, the very next day, they are best friends again. As we grow into adults, this becomes tougher and we find it difficult to forgive and let things go.It’s never too late to forgive and start all over.

3. You believe and dream big.In a child’s world, nothing is impossible. The ability of children to believe sparks faith and optimism to never give up. Many adults lose this ability because we tend to see things for how they were or are, rather than how they could be.If we made an effort and believed in pursuing our dreams, we would be more likely to achieve them, even if those dreams seem nearly impossible to accomplish

 

.4. You are carefree and fearless.Children have the most amazing ability to be carefree and fearless. They are limitless and have no boundaries because they are not yet confined by the fear of shame or failure; they do things because they just don’t know any better.As we grow into adults, we tend to worry or fear the unknown and what others may think of us.Embrace what life has to offer in a carefree and fearless manner so you can be unstoppable

 

.5. You are active.I remember when I was a little kid, I played hopscotch, jump-roped to “Cinderella, dressed in yellow, went upstairs to kiss her fellow,” ran around the grass with the sprinklers on, had mud fights and did cartwheels for days. I found joy in doing these everyday activities without even thinking of them as forms of exercise.To be honest, I still do some of these things and for the same damn reason — it’s fun.6. You take pleasure in little things.When I was a kid, I would get so excited every Sunday when the ice cream truck made its way around our neighborhood. But, it wasn’t the ice cream I was enthusiastic about; it was more so the song that made me giddytime I heard the truck’s tune, I ran to my dad, asked him to open up the garage, sprinted outside and busted out crazy dance moves to my jam.My dad would then proceed to buy me my favorite rainbow popsicle, which I found fascinating because my tongue turned different colors after licking it.Those simple things made me so happy. As we grow into adults, we take things for granted and stop taking pleasure in the little things. Why do we stop noticing the simple things that have the potential to bring us joy?

7. You love unconditionally.The best thing about children is their love. They could care less about your flaws; they don’t care what you look like, who you are, where you are from or what you do because their love is limitless.It’s true what Mahatma Gandhi stated:The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.

 

8. You use your creativity and imagination.I remember losing myself in creative activities as a child. I drew pictures for hours, played with clay, built spaceships and rockets out of LEGOs, pretended I was on the “Lizzie McGuire” show, and then bust out, “Hi, my name is Sheena from ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and you’re watching Disney Channel!”For some reason, as we get older, we get busier. We stop seeing these creative activities as meaningful and worthwhile. The truth is, creativity is the reason our world is so advanced. One should never lose his or her imagination.

 

9. You have endless curiosity.As a kid, I remember continuously asking my parents questions: Where did we come from? Why do people die? Where is God? What does this mean? I was curious but clueless.Children know they don’t know everything, so they ask a million and one questions to gain knowledge and understanding. Answer this: Isn’t asking questions better than not asking any questions at all?

 

10. You ask for help.I remember when two boys bullied me in second grade. Call it tattletaling if you must, but for me, it was simply asking for help. Children always ask for help because they don’t know what they are doing or how to handle certain situations.As we grow into adults, we sometimes look at asking for help as weakness. Always feel empowered to ask for help, whether it be on how to do something or how to get through something. We aren’t alone; we all need help every now and then.

 

11. If you fall, you get back up and run.When a child takes a tumble, he or she might need to be comforted for a bit, but then, the child quickly recovers and runs off to play.As adults, we may be hurt, but as long as we pick ourselves back up and move on, the bruises begin to finally heal.Subscribe to Elite Daily’s official newsletter,

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The Edge, for more stories you don’t want to miss. 475 Shares Sheena Amin Contributor Sheena is a contributing writer based in Irvine, California. She graduated from University of California Irvine in 2013 with a degree in Public Health.

 

 

Please share your Happy Moment

Quick Coherence® Technique

Create a coherent state in about a minute with the simple, but powerful steps of the Quick Coherence® Technique. Using the power of your heart to balance thoughts and emotions, you can achieve energy, mental clarity and feel better fast anywhere. Use Quick Coherence especially when you begin feeling a draining emotion such as frustration, irritation, anxiety or anger. Find a feeling of ease and inner harmony that’s reflected in more balanced heart rhythms, facilitating brain function and more access to higher intelligence.

Steps for Quick Coherence Technique:

Step 1: Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.

Suggestion: Inhale 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds (or whatever rhythm is comfortable)

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Step 2: Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeling such as appreciation or care for someone or something in your life.

Suggestion: Try to re-experience the feeling you have for someone you love, a pet, a special place, an accomplishment, etc. or focus on a feeling of calm or ease.

So what is everyones happy place?  The memory that first popped into your mind where you were truly happy.   No drunken pill popping moments, boo… I have so many of those ones.. They have to be real happy moments from your heart.

So what was mine.  –  I was in Magaluf, Party Heaven. Yes I know I said no drunken ones and this really isn’t.  So picture this.. Its Daytime, its sunny and I am on a Pedalo with my friend and little brother who  came to visit me for a holiday.  (I was a Pr rep living the dream!) Well,  her little brother was desperate for a pee but was scared that sharks would get him..He was 14 and a little drama queen and I loved to wind him up!! So I told him to just pee in the water..so he did..Then we wouldn’t let him back on the pedalo and I nearly wet myself laughing at him splashing around screaming like a little girl…Ok so I sound like a cruel b*tch but honestly he was laughing too…It has always stuck with me as It was true hilarity and a beautiful care free day with only fun and games on my mind.

 

From the Inside Out

Since I started looking into different sorts of techniques to improve myself I realised that there were so many to choose from and wow, where the hell do I start?

Who doesn’t want to feel full of energy and to be happy, I sure as hell do.  I don’t want to spend time worrying about things that will more than likely never happen.  I, after all am fully responsible for my own thoughts and no one else.  So I hereby state that my thoughts will be mainly happy positive and full of joy…oh but what if I just cant sustain it…what if I slip up..shit its just too damn hard..this world..these people…Oh this mind of mine….

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Where to start? So many techniques to try out and it can be overwhelming but just make the decision and let the universe do the rest.  Is it that simple? Seriously…

I’m gonna start by naming some of the amazing brain training techniques that I have encountered on my  journey to being a happier human being.

Top one of course is Meditation – and there is so many different ones to choose from and one size doesn’t fit all.  I find Mindfulness is more of a day to day training that can be used during our busy life’s.  Sitting at traffic lights or doing the dishes and being totally mindful of the present moment.

I also love a guided meditation and sometimes just some nice music and a bit of quiet time.

John Kabat Zinn and Eckhart Tolle are two of my top re read books at my bedside and I highly recommend them.

Next is Dr Joe Dispenza –   Joe Dispenza, D.C., first caught the public’s eye as one of the scientists featured in the award-winning film What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Since that movie’s release in 2004, his work has expanded, deepened, and spiraled in several key directions—all of which reflect his passion for exploring how people can use the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics to not only heal illness but also to enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life. Dr. Joe is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.

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So I started listening to all his YouTube videos, as you do when you want to learn anything new.  Which then lead me to buying his book ” Breaking the habit of being yourself”  So I was doing his meditations for a good month or two.  I love his books but I would say that his meditations are just a little too long for me.  I did them for a good few months and can see how they would work but I have found other ones that I like more now so I will continue to dip in and out of his work.

But before I found out about him I bought Dr Bruce Liptons book  “The Biology of Belief”  This guy tells you all about how your beliefs can alter your cells.  I must admit at the time of reading this book I wasn’t really terribly conscious so a lot of it went over my head, so I dipped back into it recently and I can say I get it a lot more now.  I do love to listen to him on youtube.  He is promoting PSYCH-K technique,

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Civilization, as we know it, is  in the process of making a monumental shift in human consciousness of which we are all playing a part, consciously and subconsciously. Every aspect of our lives, both personal and professional, is being profoundly affected. Using PSYCH-K®, you can help to positively direct this change. PSYCH-K allows you to quickly and painlessly change subconscious beliefs that are limiting the full expression of your potential in life, as a spiritual being having a human experience. This includes your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

I love this quote — “When you rewrite the software of your mind, you change the printout of your life… and the world!”

Next Technique is The Havening Technique – This one is amazing and a bit like..WTF…how does that sh*t work…

The Havening techniques described herein are based in evolutionary biology and offer you the opportunity to live a healthier, hopefully happier and more productive life. To Western eyes, to watch pain instantly disappear, long standing psychological problems resolve and disturbing memories fade into the irretrievable past is nothing short of astonishing.

We call this method Havening. Havening, the transitive verb of the word haven, means to put into a safe place. While some forms of this approach have been around for decades, many mental health professionals remain skeptical given that it involves no medication, talking or prolonged exposure

So the most famous Hypnotist ever – Paul McKenna – Is promoting this one.  And I have done a few of his books with success so why not give it a go.  You can check out this technique for free on YouTube and its very easy and it does work so give it a go.

TFT, EFT, HYPNOSIS, MEDITATION PSYCH – K AND SO MANY MORE TECHNIQUES OUT THERE TO IMPROVE US AS HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE INSIDE OUT.  LET US ALL WORK ON OURSELVES TO MAKE US HAPPIER, CALMER MORE JOYFUL COMPASSIONATE HUMAN BEINGS..IF NOT FOR OURSELVES BUT FOR OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY..JUST SPREAD THAT JOY ALL AROUND THE PLACE.  WHATEVER WE PUT OUT THERE HAS GOTTA COME BACK..IT IS THE LAW AFTER ALL.