The last year or so of our lives has certainly been a difficult one for all of us in a variety of different ways. We’ve all been affected by the pandemic and, even though there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel now, our lives will continue to be affected by the crisis for quite some time.
As such, it’s important to build resilience now and make sure that we’re doing all we can to protect our mental and emotional health and wellbeing, so we can withstand whatever is thrown our way in the future.
“Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity” – Baba Ram Dass
Meditation has long been used as a tool to boost mental health and reduce stress, but have you ever considered trying your hand at chakra meditation? The word ‘chakra’ itself means wheel or cycle and there are said to be seven main chakras to be found along your spine, from your sacrum to the crown of your head.
Each of the seven key chakras tie in with aspects of human experience. The root chakra, for example, is found at the base of the spine, governing how we connect to the world and linked to our need for food, shelter and stability. The solar plexus chakra, meanwhile, can be found between your ribcage and your naval, linked to self-esteem and personal agency.
The sacral chakra is connected to self-worth, creativity and pleasure, the heart chakra is connected to love and compassion, the throat chakra is associated with communication, the third eye chakra is linked to intuition and imagination, and the crown chakra is linked to awareness and intelligence.
Chakra meditation involves tapping into the seven chakras to access the power associated with each one, allowing you to build an incredibly strong spiritual connection with yourself.
Benefits of this kind of meditation include:
- A drop in your stress levels
- A greater appreciation and love for life
- The ability to look at everything in a more positive light
- The strength to tackle challenges head on
- Improved interpersonal relationships
- Better sleep
- More energy