Episode 63: The Chakras - A Framework for Holistic Living
Two episodes ago I spoke about how discovering the throat chakra changed my life. Today I am going to dive into the other 6 chakras as they really can provide a framework to support your wellbeing from a physical, emotional and energetic point of view. The chakras can help you to navigate life and experience a broader sense of living.
However you are experiencing life, there is something for you!
Read on to discover:
- What the chakras are
- The main characteristics of each chakra
- Some examples of what an excess or deficient chakra may present as
- The distinction between the upwards and downwards currents
- How healing and life isn't a linear journey
If you've listened to any of my previous podcasts, or read any of the previous blogs, you've likely seen and heard me speaking passionately about the sister science to Yoga, Ayurveda. Yoga, the chakra's and Ayurveda are all interrelated and come from the same ancient wisdom from India, there are so many links between them. I'm sure in the future the term 'Ayurveda' will become as widely well known as Yoga and the chakra's.
So let's jump straight into the map of the chakra's that help us to navigate life and experience a broader sense of living. The main seven chakra's are known as the spinning discs of energy. They are arranged vertically along our core, commonly visualized using the spine. If you're not used to thinking about subtle energies, think about the wind blowing as an example- we can't see it, but we can feel the soft and gentle, or sometimes strong and powerful air as it moves.
In our bodies, we have over 30 trillion cells that are all vibrating, just like all of the atoms in visible and non-visible objects all around us. There is an energetic frequency and each of our chakra's can have it's own frequency too. It may be spinning in balance, or it may be spinning too fast or too slowly, creating either an excess or deficiency in that chakra. The chakra's can be seen as an ingredient to a recipe to make you feel whole. Let's dive into them individually..
Chakra 1- The Root Chakra