Chakras as a Modern Tool for Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation

 

Our mind can be our greatest friend or the worst enemy. Without self-awareness and regular mental hygiene, all our worries and fears can take hostage of our lives and keep us in the loop of suffering. 

What Are Chakras?

 

Chakras first were mentioned in Vedic scripts - Tantrika books that brought us all the yogic practices for physical wellbeing and mental mastery, self-study, self-discipline, self-regulation, and self-soothing. Chakras are the self-awareness centers that align with our energy system, endocrine system, our glands and are responsible for our hormonal, mental, emotional, and physical balance. There are 114 chakras mentioned in ancient Vedic scrips, and at Glow, we work with the main 7 Chakras. 

 

Benefits of Chakra Meditation practice:

  • building awareness and responsibility for our emotional and mental states

  • developing proprioception - awareness of the body

  • stress and anxiety release

  • improvement of brain function, visualization, concentration

  • reduction of adrenalin & cortisol hormones

  • production of oxytocin & serotonin hormones

  • higher quality sleep if practiced before bed

4 WAYS TO IMPLEMENT SELF-AWARENESS INTO YOUR LIFE

1. Joining all of our yoga classes, and our Wednesdays 11:11a Chakra Meditation with Roxanne. On Wednesdays at 11:11 we are taking an inner journey through the main 7 Chakras to support our mental health, to center and tune up our brain. This beautiful practice helps us calm down, concentrate and see our unconscious, access our inner wisdom and emotional groundedness. Taking these classes grows our self-awareness and ability to self-regulate and self-discipline. Great practice for everyone who feels scattered, unproductive, tired, and stressed.

2. Bookmark this page and follow our recorded Chakra Meditation Practice daily when feeling scattered, anytime you need to reconnect with your calm and even bed for a deeper sleep.

3. Use our Chakra Affirmation Coasters: pick one that speaks to you the most, close your eyes, breathe slowly into that part of your body, imagine the color, and repeat that affirmation 7 times, on the inhales. On the exhales you let go of the worries and negative thoughts. 

4. Every 2 weeks join our class on a schedule called The Journal Time Katrina is leading to support the community on this self-awareness journey. Journaling is a part of yoga called svadhyaya, self-study, an incredible tool for processing our life experiences and for closing the gap between our values and our actions. Join us in-person or via Zoom >

5 SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WE LISTEN TO:

 

  1. Adyashanti recordings - he has many recorded sanghas I buy to listen to on my walks >

  2. The Unthererted Soul by Michael Singer (constantly, on repeat  - it's a lifelong reminder) >

  3. Weekly recordings from the Spirit Rock The Heart Wisdom Podcast of Jack Kornfield >

  4. The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. Available as audiobook - life contemplations to start or finish a day with >

  5. The Spiritual Psychology teacher Michelle Chalfant's Adult Chair Podcast >

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Sending you love, health, and healthful self-awareness,

 

Natasha & Roxanne