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Melissa Lummis considers herself a truth seeker, a peaceful warrior, a paranormal and fantasy writer, an avid reader, a thru-hiker GAàME ’98, a wife, a mother, and a free thinker. She believes the universe conspires to help an adventurer. And if we live our lives as if it is a daring adventure (and it is!), then everything we need will find its way to us.
The author lives in rural Virginia with her husband, two children, an Alaskan Malamute and a myriad of forest creatures. The nature of her mind dictates that she write to stay sane. Otherwise, her fertile imagination takes off on tangents of its own accord, creating scenarios and worlds that confuse the space-time continuum. Namaste, dear friends.
And her very Enlightened Guest Post for my readers!
Thank you so much for having me today. I wanted to write a little bit about chakras. We
had so much fun talking about them at the Release Day Party that I thought I’d share some
basics. In Enlightened, I write about the chakras, the main energy centers of the body. In yoga,
chakra means “wheel” or vortex. There are seven main ones located from the base of the spine
to the crown of the head.
Each chakra is associated with unique physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-
being. If you have an imbalance in any of the chakras, it will manifest in anyone of these realms.
Colors are also associated with each chakra. A basic breakdown of the chakras is this:
Muladhara Chakra: This is the root chakra and is associated with the color red. It
corresponds to the adrenal glands and is your main power center. It is associated with your
nuclear family and sense of foundation in life. If you find your root chakra out of balance you
can surround yourself with the color red, eat red food like tomatoes and cherries, as well as listen
to drum centric music and use essential oils like sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Swadisthana Chakra: Also known as the Naval chakra, it is associated with the color
orange. It corresponds to the spleen and is your sensing chakra. Your enthusiasm, creativity and
sexuality are linked to this energy center. If this chakra is out of balance you may want to wear
the color orange and eat orange food like cantaloupe and, well, oranges, listen to flowing sounds
like running water and even thunderstorms, as well as use Melissa and tangerine essential oils.
Manipura Chakra: Also known as the Solar Plexus chakra is associated with the color
yellow. This is your will power center. If you feel indecisive and anxious, chances are this
chakra is out of balance. Try surrounding yourself with the color yellow, eating summer squash
or stimulating your brain by doing puzzles or taking a class to learn something new.
Anahata Chakra: Also known as the Heart Chakra, it is associated with the color green.
If you have a hard time saying no to people or fear rejection, you many have a heart chakra
imbalance. Grab your favorite green T-shirt or have a spinach salad. You may also want to try
taking nature hikes or reading a romantic novel (like Enlightened!).
Vishuddha Chakra: Also known as the Throat chakra, it is associated with the color blue,
like aqua blue. This is your communication center and imbalances may show up as an inability
to express yourself or trust others. Try surrounding yourself with blue things or eating blue food,
like blueberries. Try singing in the shower or relaxing on the beach.
Ajna Chakra: Also known as the Third Eye or Brow Chakra, it is associated with the
color indigo or purple. It is your intuition center and it taps into the universal consciousness.
Imbalances manifest as the inability to let go of anxiety and fears, as well as depression.
Surround yourself with the color indigo or purple and try eating eggplant and other purple foods.
Frankincense and myrrh are said to help balance this chakra, as well as wearing silver jewelry
and chanting OM.
Sahasrara Chaka: Also known as the Crown chakra is associated with white or purple.
It is the spiritual center and our connection to … enlightenment.
as creative blocks or the inability to balance your masculine and feminine energies. Try
surrounding yourself with the color white or purple, practicing yoga and meditation, as well
using lavender and jasmine essential oils
Think of chakra theory as a closet organizer: a way to separate all the different aspects
of life into easy sections so you can address each area with consciousness. Without the closet
organizer, everything ends up in a jumbled pile and we don’t know where to begin. Self-care is
so very important. If we don’t take care of ourselves, how can we be our best to take of others?
If you want to know more about chakras, check out this website ChakraEnergy.com.
Love and light to you. Namaste.
Imbalances may manifest
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