When it comes to chakra awareness and striving to maintain balance, I’m all for the quick fix and easy to implement solutions.
It can be really liberating and novel once you realise how simple it is to integrate some chakra love into your daily routine.
Lets begin with your clothes. Get into the habit of checking in with the vibe you woke up with this morning. How do you feel? What event’s lay ahead for you today? What’s the weather like? Consideration to these aspects usually prompts the “What will I wear?” routine, and the inevitable thumbing through hangars, and lifting up of piles of clothes.
It only takes a random t-shirt to show a smidge of it’s printed front you like, and you think – Yep. I haven’t worn that in ages. And over the head it goes.
Then, later on in the day, when you’re feeling like a walrus with gender issues, you realise that maybe you should have worn that cute yellow sundress. You see, because yellow resonates with the vibrations of power, instinct and self-trust – it would have really come in handy when attending that art exhibition.
Another great way to treat your “chakra in distress” each day, is to wear that particular colour underwear.
Think about some fragrance. Which essential oil could you dab on your wrist for some enhanced aromatic stimulation? Perhaps burn some essential oil or incense.
Jewellery. Pop on your favourite amethyst necklace for some self perception or clarity during the day. Or that beautiful citrine ring you were given (for a reason), that you never wear, as the vision of it may induce opinions of being a dread head hippy, by judgmental co-workers. Just wear it!
Grab a crystal or polished stone, put it in your bra, or pocket – if it’s something like onyx, which is grounding.
Speaking of grounding, if you sense you’re in need of it, try making a soup of root vegetables, or eat strawberries, watermelon or carrots. Incorporate the suitable foods into your diet – think about what your body is craving or needs, not what is conveniently placed in front of you.
Sometimes I find myself in warrior pose for a prolonged amount of torture time, unknowingly emitting thoughts of “‘being strong’, ‘standing steady’ or ‘facing my fears'”. Other times I’m curled up in child’s pose resting, reflecting or imagining a brighter future. Throw a few stretches in at the end of the day – your body tells you when it is requiring attention, honour that intuitive message and entice a foot rub out of your partner. Ahhh, thanks babe.
And lastly, when you’re in bed at the end of each day trying to fast forward through the day’s happenings in your mind’s eye, look for the things to be grateful for. Every. Last. One.
Chakra hack your day with the colour of your clothes or underwear, by choosing the relevant fragrance, jewellery, crystals or stones, honouring your body with the appropriate food, yoga or stretches and with appreciative contemplation.
It’s relatively easy when you are being mindful of how you feel, what your body needs, what your soul yearns for, and just paying that little bit more attention.
Honouring all of your vibrations and responding to them in a loving, nurturing and colourful way, is adding to the wellness of your energy, directly through the balance of your chakras.
The 7 Hacks for Daily Chakra Balancing;
- Colour of your Clothing
- Crystals or Stones
- Yoga poses or Exercise
Chakra associations for each of these terms can be found at http://www.chakrashine.com/chakras