New Year’s is a chance to reflect on the past year and set powerful intentions for the upcoming one.
Have you ever seen a flower on the verge of blooming? Packed tightly into its bud, but waiting to experience the world in all of its vastness and beautifulness. You and I are just like that flower on the edge of blooming; of coming into and fully realizing our potential, but before we can discover it, we need to look inward and balance ourselves.
Most often, the intentions we set are around health, finances, career, and relationships but there’s an overlooked part of our lives that once we discover it, changes everything.
As a woman who was born in India and grew up in a traditional Indian family, I’ve always been familiar with the life-changing power of true alignment and connecting to our energy body and chakras through mantras, prayers, and chants.
Chakras are circular energy channels running along the spine which appear as a funnel of mixed clouds. They’re often represented as singular colors, but in actuality, they appear as varied.
For 2023 I want you to focus on working with 7 Chakras that I will be sharing with you:
- 3 Lower Body Chakras
- 3 Upper Body Chakras
- 1 Bridging the Upper and Lower Body Chakras
Every day, our chakras are heavily influenced by our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and perceptions we experience. When I first began to truly understand my chakras, I could quickly and easily identify my misalignment by accessing my intuition, but if you are a beginner, feel free to grab a pendulum.
Let’s go build our bodies!
Similar to a pyramid, we want to build bottom to top when we think about our chakras. If a home is built on an unstable foundation, there’s a good chance the house wouldn’t be able to withstand any kind of immense pressure.
Our roots are the foundation for everything we experience.
Believe it or not, chakras are connected to your organs, emotions, and life experiences. When spinning clockwise, they suck energy in, and when spinning counterclockwise, they breathe energy outward.
The first chakra is Muladhara Chakra:
When this foundational, root chakra is suffering from misalignment, you may feel depressed or anxious or grapple with your ability to feel fully secure. This wheel of energy is associated with your feeling of home in a sense. When you go home after a long day of stress and frantic errands, you want to feel a sense of familiarity and security.
This chakra holds your home up and once aligned you’ll feel a new sense of presence and mindfulness in the world around you and within yourself.
Essentially, you’ll be a human standing on solid ground, rather than ever-shifting quicksand.
Moving on and upwards, the second chakra is the Svadisthana Chakra: When this sacral chakra is not spinning properly, you may struggle to fully enjoy and experience pleasure in life.
Tied to sensuality and creativity, when balanced, the sacral chakra allows us to feel pleasureful and nurtured in a relationship with ourselves and the world.
Have you ever spent time on the water and experienced the peaceful, serene ripples of the waves as they move through the lake or ocean? Humans were intended to experience flow in the same way water does, but through time and societal demands, we’ve stopped doing so.
The sacral chakra represents a chance to lean into freedom and flexibility and express ourselves.
Autonomy is a deep human need and desire. When we align our sacral chakra, we gift ourselves the beautiful chance to choose ourselves unabashedly and deeply.
Let’s keep moving straight up to the Manipuri Chakra: this chakra influences our personality and character.
When you achieve a goal do you feel a great sense of self-confidence, accomplishment, and high self-esteem? This specific chakra is in alignment. When this chakra is doing well, you’ll feel inherently and effortlessly connected to your own power.
Tasks on your to-do list don’t feel impossible, and you rise to meet each day with joy for the challenge, rather than feeling overwhelmed and annoyed with everything you have to get done. No one can bring you down!
Acting as our body’s energy powerhouse, you may find yourself feeling stagnant and quick to self-sabotage when this chakra is misaligned.
For 2023 make sure to set your intention and make simple, yet achievable goals that will keep you flourishing in life.
Leaning into the central part of our body, the Anahata (Heart Center): this chakra influences our ability to love.
We all want to experience love, both for ourselves and others, and the heart chakra makes that possible, influencing our ability to feel compassion and unconditional love. It also has the ability to process grief when your experience a loss.
The heart chakra IS your feelings! It’s those things you simply can’t explain no matter what. They’re visceral, deep, and powerful beyond words.
The more you practice compassion, kindness, and giving it will open your Heart Chakra.
Singer or not, you will love the fifth chakra, Visuddha Chakra: This is the throat chakra that controls your ability to communicate!
Associated with speaking your truth, prioritizing this chakra is particularly important as we set new standards for ourselves in 2023. When the throat chakra is aligned, you’ll feel comfortable and confident expressing your truth, and sticking true to your word throughout the new year.
Arguably the most well-known, Ajna chakra: this third-eye chakra is involved with imparting higher wisdom/intuition to yourself.
Gut feelings? These come from Anja, as do visualization and imagination.
If meditation is a part of your 2023 resolutions, leaning into the third-eye chakra will help you to unlock your inner wisdom so you can create the projects you were meant to share with this world.
Throughout the year, listen to yourself without judgment and allow creativity to pour through you.
Lastly, let’s explore the Sahasrara chakra: If trying out a new hairstyle is on your 2023 bucket list, focus on the crown chakra, which holds power over hair growth, the brain, and our nervous system.
My life changed when I connected to my spirit and began to experience an awakening that is indescribable. It happened over time in small glimpses the more I meditated. I want that for every one of my clients, and the crown chakra is the place to release judgment or misunderstanding toward self and to take the time to connect with who you want to be.
Moving into 2023, I’m recommitting to balancing and working with my chakras.
Is it easy? Not always. There are days I wake up and feel burnout out and exhausted. There are days I feel overwhelmed and days when I question my worthiness. But despite all of this, I keep putting one foot in front of the other and continue to walk the spiritual path.
Think of a widely flowing river with stones connecting the shores. Prioritizing your chakras allows you to step onto the first stone, and take a powerful step in your spiritual journey.
Unblocking your chakras is key to discovering your internal healing power. The spiritual path provides us the opportunity to heal ourselves from the inside out. As humans, this intelligence is already set up we just need to access it and Charkas are one of those ways.
As we learn to find our own blocks and gently allow ourselves to play with our energy, we develop trust in our own healing abilities. Over time, our intimacy with our intuition grows exponentially. Your life deserves to be full of wholeness in 2023.
Connecting with the chakras on a regular basis offers you an opportunity to quiet your mind and connect to the vast expanse of inner peace and alignment available to you.
Energy is everything. You may have heard this before, but when we are intentionally and powerfully creating a new life for ourselves, our energy impacts our opportunities, our beliefs, our health, and everything in between. Just as that flower is waiting for the perfect time to step into her new reality, you are too.
By choosing to make balancing your chakras a priority in the new year, you are committing to helping yourself blossom and bloom in every area of life. Because I know that when my body is taken care of, I can take care of myself and others with increased passion and ability.
Take care of your body this 2023, and watch the world respond to your resounding commitment to balance and health.
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