How chakra awareness and yoga can stop you feeling stuck or limited. #chakraawareness

What are the Chakras really all about?

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We have probably all heard about the 7 life force energy centers called Chakras but do we really understand where they are in the body and how they affect our life? Throughout my 5 years of yoga and meditation study the Chakras were mentioned continually. Yoga is known to be able to balance the inner energy flow, transforming perceptions, emotions and health issues.

Knowing as much as possible about our life force energy centers has to be a good thing but how can this actually help us create a new reality?

Prana is energy and it surrounds us as the cosmic energy above us and the earth energy below us. The chakras within the body absorb this energy.

When the prana flows freely through our chakras we think and act clearly.

It is almost hard to believe this invisible force has so much influence over us. We are used to functioning on such a physical level, aware of our nervous system and the endocrine system but lets put the critic to the side for a moment and be open to the possibility that powerful swirls of energy are within us and around us.

Can you think of a day that flowed particularly well, when you felt like you were in the right place at the right time and just knew what to say and how to respond? You had an abundant supply of energy and enthusiasm, perhaps even noticing co-incidences and synchronicity throughout the day. That is the feeling we are aiming for with chakra awareness and balance.

In the Dru Yoga book by Annie Jones, Anita Goswami and Chris Barrington named ‘Stillness In Motion’ the great benefit of knowing our chakras is explained, ‘When you are focusing in the here and now, you can learn to become aware of which power centers are active and which are in need of support.’

Then it gets even more exciting. By having a personal understanding of our own chakras we can begin to influence the energy flow in the body. ‘You will be able to direct your energy at will and so re-direct and re-organise your life.’ as explained in the Dru book Stillness In Motion.

There is a list of health issues and emotions available that are a result of imbalanced chakras. We can then be directed to the yoga postures, breathing techniques, affirmations, visualizations and meditations that rebalance each specific chakra.

This may be starting to sound complicated and a bit ‘out there’ but stay with me. This is not new information. Chakra awareness originated in the 18th Century and yet the ancient teachings are as relevant today as they were 100’s of years ago. The outside circumstances do affect us energetically and this ripples into the way we think and feel but it is good to remember that this can be transformed.

Work with me, Nel Hunter, and together we can link your yoga practice to your goals of shifting areas of life where you feel stuck or limited. This unique way to plan your practice offers pleasant and empowering surprises.

‘The greatest benefit I have witnessed from linking Chakra awareness and my yoga practice is discovering a new way to cope with any hard situation. Its about doing the inner work,’ explains Nel.

I have a full list of imbalanced chakra issues and the yoga postures and meditation practices that will support you in creating some inner harmony again.

email any questions or book a Skype/phone session at nel@blissfullypresent.com.au

 

 

 

Categories: Chakra

My Meditation Practice

 

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My Meditation Practice – by nel hunter

The mind likes to have control doesn’t it and yet the way our thoughts skip about from one topic to the next, you have to wonder if it is the most effective leader. I am just back from a big walk around Centennial Park in Sydney. It is an incredibly delicious winters day because it is warm and sunny. My walk went a little longer than planned so I moved out of my mindful state and into ‘thinking’ about the day ahead.

It is very interesting just to watch the amount of topics your brain can come up with over an hour. I thought about the farm business, each of our children, my marriage, the writing I want to do today and the friends Id like to call. The young mother jogging with her new baby in her pram caught my attention, the 2 dog walkers who had 9 dogs between them, the athletes and the steady walkers.

It is unusual for me to be so distracted and lost in thought. I have enjoyed an incredibly mindful and meditative 2015, flowing from our city to country life but a deadline is looming and that always adds a bit of pressure doesn’t it. I started the day with a big clean up of the apartment and a clear to do list for the day ahead. I opened up windows, set out flowers, put music on and prepared for my walk with some yoga.

Now that I am back at my computer I can feel that something is missing…I haven’t practiced meditation today as yet. So I shall go now for 15mn and meditate. Why don’t you take a break as well and sit quietly for a moment, settling your thoughts. I will use my Mala beads today. This is a wonderful tool for centering and regaining focus.

 

15mn Meditation …………….

 

Hello, I am back. Did you take a break as well?

It can be so challenging to stop the mind from jumping here and move into a still state physically, mentally and emotionally. It feels almost like a waist of time. But what I find to be one of the greatest benefits is the awareness that arises during meditation. When everything settles our true presence is easier to find and this is the part of us that we want leading our lives.

I see our true presence as our wisest, highest self. It has capable of loving greatly, going with the flow, trusting intuition and knowing what our purpose is. The part of us that can choose to breathe deeply or choose to notice the present moment can also choose the most effective thoughts that serve us well.

 

If you are interested in develop this empowering skill by meditating regularly contact me and lets get started!

Email me at nel@blissfullypresent.com

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Categories: Meditation