Here is your “Wellness Road Map”! This will be your first and MOST important tool you can learn in holistic health (in my humble and holistic opinion).
Here at Where Juniper Grows, we concentrate on “whole health” aka holistic health, which will include your Mind, Body, Spirit and your Emotions. The photo attached here is a picture of your seven major chakras, also known as your Spiritual Anatomy.
Each one of these little energetic circles on your body (or each “chakra”) represents a different area of the human experience. Their colors create a rainbow, and are read from bottom to top. They work together in harmony. If one chakra is out of balance, the others do not function to the best of their potential, until balance is restored. How is this a road map to wellness? Well, when we feel out of balance, or we are having an off day, we can look at this picture and we can pin point the part of our life that is causing us discomfort (“the chakra that is out of balance”), and we can consciously work on this area, to bring it back into balance with the rest of your chakra system.
A lot of the time we run around feeling exhausted or moody, and never really give ourselves the time we need to sit back, examine how we feel, and ask ourselves why we feel the way we feel, and allow ourselves the time and space we need to release what inst currently serving us in the best of ways. All that negative energy builds up and gets bounced around and we don’t understand why we feel depressed, or angry, or turned off by intimacy, or misunderstood, etc… This concept of the seven chakras gives us a visual of what we wont to keep balanced within out lives. It helps us understand US on a deeper level, and in a more complete way.
Here is what each area represents (from bottom to top):
- Red- Base (or Root) Chakra- Represents your basic survival needs (food, shelter, connection to the earth, animals and others)
- Orange- Sacral Chakra- Your Sex Center (reproduction, intimacy, creativity)
- Yellow- Solar Plexus Chakra- Your personal power, motivation, will power
- Green- Heart Chakra- Your emotions
- Blue- Throat Chakra- Communication, how you express yourself
- Indigo- The Third Eye Chakra- Your Dreams and Intuition and how you perceive
- Violet- Crown Chakra- Your connection to the Universe, universal inspiration, your spirituality, relationship with your higher self, God, or whatever you feel connected to spiritually
As we learn about these 7 main areas of our human experience (our 7 chakras), we begin to see how important it is to nourish each area equally, and not stay overly focused, or overly stimulated in just one or two.
For example: A man or woman who is feeling grief due to the loss of a family member or pet would want to work to balance and strengthen their “Heart Chakra”, since this is the center for emotion… (*I will get into a lot of fun, holistic tools that you can work with while balancing each of your chakras, including pure therapeutic grade essential oils, healing crystals, oracle cards and the Tarot, etc., in future posts). 🙂
Now, this is the bare bone basics, of the “Wellness Road Map”, aka, your Chakra System. You don’t need to memorize this, but you may want to save this image, or print it out and take note of the basic meanings. We will talk to more about how to use this, and more about its origins in future discussions. You now have the basic tool. heart emoticon
Please take a moment once you have looked at the image and have read over the meanings. If you feel comfortable sharing, please let me know in a PM, or in a comment below which of these areas you feel may be a bit out of balance. If you can choose even one, you are well on your way to becoming empowered and on the road to understanding your current condition and what part of your life needs some extra TLC in order for you to become happier and healthier as a whole.
Have I lost anyone yet? grin emoticon Please let me know if you need me explain anything here in further detail.