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Is Your Root Chakra on Overdrive? Stay in the Now and Care for Yourself!

I’ve fallen sick and I’m not surprised because my root chakra was in complete disarray these past couple of weeks.

The problem was that I was trying to do too many things at once, which left my energy scattered and ungrounded. I was waking up early, going to work, coming back home, exercising, cooking my vegan meals and doing distance healing sessions. Add in some social commitments and teaching energy healing classes over the weekend  – I was left with no time to myself.

One night I found myself rushing to the kitchen to cook my meals for the next day. As I was whipping up a smoothie bowl, I suddenly felt an energy shift in my back and shoulders. I stopped the blender and contemplated what the energy was. It was tight, scattered and tense – stress.

I literally laughed at myself – I was getting stressed over making a smoothie bowl. I mean, come on. It’s hilarious how a busy schedule makes even the smallest of things seem like daunting, stressful tasks.

I also realized that I was approaching the simple task of making my meals as yet another item to mark off my checklist instead of really stopping and connecting with what I was doing.

A healthy root chakra is all about being in the present moment and grounding yourself.

I realized that instead of approaching the task of cooking with a “this has to get done” mentality, I simply had to shift my thought process over to something else. For me, it was recognizing that I was taking out the time to prepare healthy meals that would nourish my body. Suddenly, a disconnected, annoying task shifted into an act of self-love. That made my root, solar plexus and heart chakras very happy!

Always approach taking care of your body as an act of self-love instead of being frustrated or annoyed with it. That can easily happen because lets face it – you do have to take extra time out of your schedule to commit to a healthy lifestyle. It’s not always that convenient. Plus, our bodies can do very random and odd things that we don’t understand. It’s easy to get annoyed or frustrated instead of treating them with gentle, loving care.

Of course, the moment I got the sniffles I realized that I was carrying all that stress in my system for the past couple of weeks. Out came my energy healing tools and I am well on my way to a complete recovery. It’s amazing what energy healing and a healthy diet can do for you.

So if you find yourself on root-chakra overdrive, try to stay in the now and shift your perception of your self-care tasks. Taking care of your body is so important! Your root chakra will love you for it! 🙂

Balancing Yin-Yang Energies
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The right and left sides of your body correspond to different energies. If one side of your body is weaker than the other, consider the following attributes associated with the different sides and reflect on the questions below to gain insight on what might be causing your imbalance.

The Right Side – Yang
The right side of the body is the masculine or yang side of the body. It is action-oriented, competitive, aggressive, controlling and concerned with moving forward. It is also the side of the body that is associated with giving rather than receiving. In addition, your energetic fields on the right hand side carry the energy of events that have occurred in your past.

If the right side of your body is weak, ask yourself the following questions:
(1)  In what ways are you not aggressive enough?
(2)  In what ways are you receiving too much and not giving enough?
(3)  Do you feel that there are any events from your past that might be contributing to any issues you might have on a mental, emotional or physical level?

The Left Side – Yin
The left side of your body is the feminine or yin side of the body. It is passive, allowing, and accepting of what is. Your energetic fields on the left hand side carry the energy of your projections (such as your worries, concerns or goals) for the future.

If the left side of your body is weak, ask yourself the following questions:
(1)  In what ways are you not willing to surrender control over certain situations in your life?
(2)  In what ways are you giving too much and not receiving enough?
(3)  In what way might your perception of your future be contributing to any issues you might have on a mental, emotional or physical level?

Tips to Balance Your Yin-Yang Energies
(1)  Get an alternative healing treatment such as acupuncture, reflexology or energy healing. With respect to the latter, a chakra clearing/balancing treatment can be particularly helpful.

(2)  Engage in a daily meditation practice to process unconscious or conscious emotions such as stress, which might be affecting your yin-yang balance.

(3)  Engage in exercises to strengthen the weaker side of your body. Yoga is great for balancing both sides.

(4)  Journal and reflect upon what circumstances or events in your life might be causing you to feel imbalanced. Then decide what action you need to take to overcome those circumstances.

These simple tips can assist you in restoring your body, mind and spirit to a state of balance and harmony.