Got someone special in your life and looking for a unique gift idea? Or maybe that special someone is you! There’s no better time than NOW (this holiday season) to invest in yourself!!! Did you know that everything else good that we do for ourselves is boosted, or made more effective when we combine it with essences for our energy field? Essences work on subtle levels to restore balance and optimize important energy centers within you, and bring about greater wellness and healing as a downstream effect. And during the holidays especially, when it’s common for family issues to come up, or issues surrounding abundance, your root and heart chakras are two energy centers that could use some extra love and care with the help of our Holiday Chakra Companion Essences, Muladhara™: Root Chakra and Anahata™: Heart Chakra.
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’ve probably heard your teacher reassure you as you screamed your way through your first hip-opener, that family issues, tension, and difficult emotions such as sadness or anger can be stored in the hips, which is part of your root chakra, and is one reason they can be so tight. Holidays are a time when, if you have family, you’re likely to be with them, and if not, you’re likely to be thinking of them, reflecting on times past, or just subconsciously dealing with root chakra issues. While much good comes from family ties, the root chakra also represents early life, blood relations, home life, our earliest memories, and our first time connecting with the earth and learning to walk. While you’re likely to have many wonderful memories, it’s the unresolved ones that you may feel the most, perhaps not even knowingly.
As the root chakra deals with abundance issues and primal survival energies, fear also takes root here and as such this can also be a time when people feel imbalance around money issues or financial stress. It’s a time of year when there are many triggers that can stir up the energy in the root chakra, which is why it’s so important to have a tool to balance. The synergistic blend of ingredients in Muladhara™: Root Chakra Essence is formulated to help balance family issues, promote groundedness, and ease fears surrounding abundance and having enough of anything, helping to encourage greater feelings of security and building a strong base for the other chakras above it.
At the same time, this is a time of sharing, caring, giving, blessing, and heart opening. However, seeing that irritating in-law or other frustrating family dynamics may find you feeling more like Scrooge than Santa at times, which is why we recommend a little heart chakra clearing, balancing and opening, with our Shanti Kai™ Anahata™: Heart Chakra Essence. When we have a balanced heart chakra, it’s much easier to experience feelings such as compassion, unconditional love, and to be in a state of forgiveness and acceptance. Instead of closing ourselves off, it becomes easier to open up and receive others just as they are.
We recommend using these essences together, alternating between the two, to help ease stress that can arise during this time of year. For a quick, calming break, use Muladhara™: Root Chakra to spray the skin on the front and back of the root chakra (near the base of the spine), on the back and front of the legs, feet, forehead, temples and front and back of the neck and over the front and back of the heart area. Follow with Anahata™: Heart Chakra over the same areas.
If have a few moments you can also try this longer exercise for a deeper relaxation experience. Spray Muladhara™: Root Chakra followed by Anahata™: Heart Chakra over the areas listed above. Then, take five long, deep breaths, visualizing with each inhale that the essences are moving up and circulating in your brain. With each exhale, imagine that you are breathing out through the top of your head. To read more, check out the products below.