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How to Perform Zen Meditation for Connecting With Higher Сonsciousness?

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Buddhist practice differs from other meditative practices due to the absence of unique techniques because some of the lessons are borrowed from Hindu schools of philosophy. Zen meditation, i.e. contemplation, at first seems pretty simple, although it is based on a hundred concepts and therefore requires both practical and theoretical training. In the primary state of your mind, according to the Buddhists, we are not able to concentrate on specific objects and explore deeper layers of consciousness.

What’s The Purpose Of Zen Meditation?

In terms of Buddhist tradition, the main purpose of meditation is to turn your attention within and to look inside yourself. At the same time, the task of a person is to discipline the mind, which can not clearly recognize things and stay focused on a certain object because of emotions or past experience. Only meditation can abstract the consciousness and show how full of superfluous thoughts and illusions our mind is.

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Buddhists believe that the modern human mind is impure. It creates an inner illusion, i.e., the ignorance of life. One can overcome such a problem either by gaining wisdom (Prajna) or by understanding the process of achieving Samadhi (the concentrated mind).

It is possible to acquire a concentrated mind only if you have a moral lifestyle, which should definitely include relaxation and observation of the world. Therefore, meditation is so necessary for every person seeking to understand the truth and the Supreme Essence. Relaxation practices reveal our inner nature and develop our intuition.

The concentrated mind is the result of correct meditation based on the ability to analyze and calm your mind.

From a scientific point of view, I can also say that Zen practices contribute to the proper tuning of the human brain. Such meditations can increase the number of alpha waves, which opens up access to the subconscious mind. The stable performance of Buddhist exercises establishes a strong connection between your soul and body, which increases your ability to self-healing. But the main benefit of Zen meditation is, of course, achieving comprehensive peace and a sense of harmony.

Preparation For Zen Meditation

There are three stages of Buddhist meditation:

1. Shruti (study).

It is the understanding of the basics of practice. It is achieved by listening to the senior masters and reading the relevant literature.

2. Vicara (thinking).

It is necessary to discuss the information you get from studying. You should think about new knowledge and figure out how to use it in practice for your life situations.

3. Bhavana.

It is a meditation itself.

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Even when the first two stages are mastered, you should keep in mind that Buddhists put forward a number of conditions for each meditator.

A meditator should have a safe and peaceful home, which is not isolated from the social environment but provides hours of contemplation without mental strain.

Also, a meditator must abandon his constant desire for luxury, so beginners should not do anything with an external orientation (shopping, cinema, etc.).

A meditator should use special asanas that are designed to discipline the body during Zen meditation. It is necessary to be able to control your physical shell, then you will be able to control the movements of your mind. The choice of the specific position of the body is individual, but it is necessary to observe important principles:

1. The back should always be straight;

2. Beginners should avoid heavy physical activity during meditation;

3. Beginners should not constrain or compress the breathing.

You can meditate sitting on a pillow with crossed legs or on a solid chair with parallel feet, as well as practice Zen meditation during a leisurely walk. It is also worth paying attention to the position of the hands. You can put the right palm over the left hand, hidden under your clothes. The internal sides of your palms turn up and the thumbs slightly touching. It is also permissible to place the right hand on top palm down, expressing humility. Another option is to keep your hands on the respective knees.

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Zen meditation does not imply eye closure because it does not increase the concentration of the mind. You can slightly lower your eyelids, darken the room and look down, capturing the tip of your nose. Keep your mouth closed during meditation. But pay attention to your teeth – do not clench them. Hold your breath slowly through your nose.

Objects Of Zen Meditation

It is very important to find a perfect object for your Zen meditation. Otherwise, the whole practice can go wrong. Buddhists have two categories of the Zen meditation objects:

1. Things that affect the nature of the inner body.

This kind of objects can be attributed to your breath or mind. Meditation on the nature of mind is considered to be the highest goal for many practitioners. As for the concentration on exhalation breaths, it easily holds the mind’s attention at one point, if you synchronize the movement of breathing with movements inside your mind. Sometimes you can concentrate on lifting and lowering your chest in the breathing process.

2. Things that affect the outer shell.

This includes sound objects and objects of specific shapes. In the first case, there is a concentration on some mantra, and in the second — a mental image of something, for example, a light point or a divine silhouette. Many Buddhists use a Buddha portrait or figure for meditation. But you should remember that after making a choice, you can not drastically change the object of your practice.

Try not to indulge yourself when choosing an object. Do not create attachments. If you feel anger, it’s better to create a calming mental picture of the landscapes.

It’s important not to allow yourself to fall asleep during Zen because the nap interferes with clarity and care of consciousness.

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Concentration on things should be accompanied by awareness and active power of the mind, otherwise, all energy will dissipate, and will not go in a particular direction. Also, you should keep in mind that, by building a mental image of the object, you should move away from your thoughts and words. Just keep the picture in your mind, that’s all.

Zen Meditation For Beginners

Zen meditation is a kind of Buddhist techniques for achieving higher forms of consciousness. It is subject to the General rules of the tradition and thus has its own nuances. The word “Zen” in Sanskrit represents meditation.

If I tried to describe the methodology of Zen meditation in just a few words, I would say: “Sit and do nothing”. This seems a simple statement, but regular classes can cause drowsiness, to withdraw into a dream world, i.e. your mind will try to turn you away from the true purpose of your practice. If you observe some tricks, you can avoid unnecessary thoughts and achieve the desired results faster:

  • You can sit anywhere, but the object for your contemplation should not distract or excite you. It is best to look at the trees, sky, walls — any static and unchanging things.
  • Don’t look too closely at the objects. The diffused look relaxes a lot more than long-term focus.
  • When meditation has already begun, there is no need to change breathing. Let it flow in a natural rhythm.
  • Don’t move your body unless it is necessary. Any body movement leads to shifts in your mind because it is based on the same kind of energy.

The correct practice of simple Zen meditation is not accompanied by visions or visual sensations that indicate excess tension. Zen meditation is like taking a shower that cleanses the mind in a state of inner peace and outer equanimity. It is important to note that such meditation is the main goal itself, but not a tool for achieving something.

Zen Meditation On Koan

In some Buddhist schools, it is customary to divide two types of Zen meditation. I’ve already described the standard concentrated awareness. But there is also the second type of Zen meditation – it is a meditation on a koan. Koan is a question or a problem that you can’t solve by logic and simple reasoning. In fact, I’m talking about the practice of going beyond the standard limits of your mind and establishing contact with the enlightened consciousness of a deeper level.

As a rule, the koans deal with certain aspects of the understanding of Buddhism, they are paradoxical. In the process of such meditation, you should not think intellectually. You should be aware of your own ignorance and go in search of the truth within yourself. There are also personal koans — mysteries of everyday life without final decisions. In this case, your task is to change your personality and your point of view on the issue.

When you learn the basic techniques of Zen meditation, you can move on to the synthesis of daily activities and relaxing settings. By simple sitting practice, you can learn to control your emotions and thoughts. But then you need to develop the ability to transfer your calmness into external actions.

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Physical work in the garden or in the kitchen is quite convenient to combine with Zen meditation for an hour or even longer.
Equally effective is the practice of Zen meditation while walking, for example, in combination with a walk along the waterfront. For doing this, try to adjust your breathing to the steps, and then gradually increase the exhale by one step. You can combine dynamic meditation with exercise on account of breathing.

Possible problem

I’ve noticed that the beginners in Buddhist practices tend to face two kinds of difficulties.

1. The mind gets distracted.

Loss of attention is a protest of your mind, which by nature should be scattered in a variety of thoughts.

2. The mind loses its clarity and energy.

This problem is related to the standing of the mind in the object of concentration. This obstacle is difficult to recognize because it resembles real meditation. When you think that your mind acquires stability, the probability of drowning increases. Immersion of the mind in the object causes a pleasant sensation, but with vigilance fades away. In this state, it is dangerous to continue the practice, because it leads to the development of laziness.

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During Zen meditation people go through several stages:

  1. they feel that they have too many thoughts;
  2. then they notice long breaks in a thought process;
  3. and finally, they reduce the anxiety and increase the concentration.

In order to avoid defects of practice in time, it is necessary to attract the power of remembrance in time, which immediately warns you about the appearance of thoughts, and stay in a vigilant awareness of anxiety.

For getting rid of the distraction you can lower the object of your focus, as well as make the room darker. If you feel that your mind is drowning in the object, it is necessary to do the opposite: to make the lighting of the room brighter and to raise the object higher.

If you perform Zen meditation without blunders, you will reach success in your practice. At first, you will notice changes in your body, as you took control of your vital energy. The feeling of lightness is accompanied by the strongest experience of happiness. Harmony of the mind and the body is the most important result of any Buddhist practices.

Katya Ki is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Feng Shui Master, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Gayatri Mantra Practice For Connecting With the Cosmic Consciousness

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Gayatri mantra is one of the most powerful Vedic sacred formulas. The impossible can be achieved by using the Gayatri mantra, which purifies the soul and body, and leads to rescue. What does Gayatri mantra mean? What is its sacred meaning and benefits? How do you practice it? In this article, I’ll answer these and many other questions about this mantra.

Gayatri Mantra Is a Great Tool For Karma Purification

Karma is a sequential series of events arising from the actions committed by a person but how can you protect yourself from the negative influence of karma? The solution is the Gayatri mantra!

It is believed that with the daily practice of Gayatri mantra you can get rid of the rebirth circle and remove yourself from the wheel of Samsara.

What does the liberation from rebirth provide to us? According to the Vedas, we find ourselves in a completely different world from the earthly one. Gayatri mantra is so powerful that the practitioner affects the reality in the way that all objects and space around him become purified.

During the practice of Gayatri mantra, you can refer directly to the goddess Gayatri, who is the wife of Brahma. This mantra is chanted in Sanskrit, the sacred language of the Vedas. You cannot perform this mantra in any other languages (translated) since the rhythm of sacred sounds would be lost.

Who Is Gayatri?

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Gayatri is the Mother of the Vedas, who is present everywhere where Her mantra is practiced. The vibrations of Gayatri fill the spiritual body of the practitioner, changing and enlightening it. Gayatri enlightens and opens the spiritual mind and shows the path to the divine truth and bliss. This is the divine power that gives breath to all that exists and animates it. It is the embodiment of the Divine Power that protects people.

Gayatri has three names that exist in the human soul:

If one reaches harmony in his thoughts (intention), speech and actions, there are three types of divine energy that live within him — Gayatri, Sarasvati, and Savitri.

The Gayatri mantra consists of three parts:

  • deity worship;
  • meditation;
  • prayer.

The initial words of the Holy text refer to the worship of the divine. The word “dhīmahi” denotes a meditative state. The remaining 4 words express a prayerful appeal to God with a request for the gift of spiritual abilities and insight.

The constant practice of Gayatri mantra brings concrete results:

  • getting rid of ailments;
  • protection from evil and troubles;
  • dreams come true;
  • the awakening of the spiritual mind.

If you practice Gayatri with faith, you can get all the spiritual and physical benefits.

Gayatri Mantra: Meaning and Translation

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The sacred text of Gayatri mantra is:

oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tat savitur vareṇyaṃ
bhargo devasya dhīmahi
dhiyo yo naḥ prachodayāt
Rigveda 3.62.10

There are several translations of Gayatri mantra. Consider the translation and the meaning below as one of the versions:

Oṃ is the source of creation, the Parabrahman;

Bhūr – the physical world;

Bhuvaḥ – the middle world, the astral plane;

Svaḥ – the celestial world;

Tat – Brahman, God;

Savitur – from which the creation came;

Vareṇyaṃ – venerable;

Bhargo – divine radiance;

Devasya – the highest reality (divine);

Dhīmahi is the meditation on the deity;

Dhiyo – allowing to realize the Supreme truth;

Yo – who;

Naḥ – our;

Prachodayāt – instructs on the true path.

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Each syllable of Gayatri mantra represents a certain part of the human body, so it completely cleanses from bodily ailments:

sa – left eye, courage, Narasimha

vi – right eye, maintenance, Vishnu

tur – left ear, wellbeing, Shiva

va – right ear, yoga power, Krishna

re – nose, love, Radha

ṇy – mouth, money energy, Lakshmi

aṃ – chin, shine and radiance, Agni

bhar – throat, protection, Indra

go – left shoulder, intellect, buddhi, Saraswati

de – right breast, suppression, asceticism, Durga

va – left breast, devotion, Hanuman

sya – navel, Dharana, Prithvi

dhī – right shoulder, prana, Surya

ma – self-restriction, Rama

hi – below the navel, Tapas, Sita

dhi –  the left side of your body, foresight, Chandra

dhiyo yo – left elbow, the awakening of consciousness, Yama, Brahma

naḥ – right elbow, sweetness, Varuna

pra – right wrist, ideal, Narayana

cho – left wrist, courage, Hayagriva

da – left palm, wisdom, Hamsa

yāt – right palm, service, Tulsi

Gayatri Mantra Practice

How Do You Start Gayatri Mantra practice?

To properly pronounce the mantra, you must first listen to the recording, for example, performed by Deva Premal. The performance of this dedicated European woman fills the soul with bliss emanating from heaven. The first time you can just listen to the recording and feel how the sounds touch your body and soul. Then try to repeat this mantra together with the singer. By doing this, be aware of the meaning of every sacred syllable.


It is the best to chant the mantra in the Lotus position with a straight spine. You cannot sit or stand with your back bent, because it is through the spine that the divine energy flows through the top of the head from the Universe. Watch your spine always, because it is the root of life. A straight back is a guarantee of physical and spiritual health!

At first, try to practice alone, without any interference. Criticism of others or their curiosity will have a negative impact on the results of your practice. You can listen with headphones and repeat the words in your mind. However, when it is spoken aloud that mantra will have the greatest effect — vibrations in the body connect it with cosmic energy. In this case, the physical body becomes a receiver of divine energies.

Repetition in the mind also has its positive effect, but if you need healing you should consider chanting the mantra aloud. If you decided to start your Gayatri mantra practice with listening then imagine how sacred sounds penetrate into every cell of your body and heal it while listening. Try not to be distracted during this meditation.

What time is the best for Gayatri mantra practice?

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The best time to practice is considered to be the transition hours — sunrise, noon, sunset. These hours are considered to be the most favorable for spiritual practice and meditation. However, you can chant this mantra at any time, but during these particular hours, it is possible to achieve a greater effect.

An important rule for the proper Gayatri mantra practice is pure heart and mind. It is unacceptable to treat Gayatri frivolously, it is necessary to feel the sanctity of each pronounced syllable. The practitioner should eschew evil, not to participate in evil deeds and to help others. Moreover, if you started Gayatri mantra practice you cannot use profanity, say bad words, swear, and quarrel anymore. It is necessary to strive for purity in everything – thoughts, words, and actions.

Yoga is advised to practice Gayatri mantra during water cleansing – in the shower or during bath rituals. The power of water together with the purifying power of the mantra will free your body and mind from all impure. Also, you can practice the mantra before going to bed, after waking up and before eating. After finishing Gayatri mantra chanting pronounce the word “Shanti” 3 times.

Pay attention! Incorrect Gayatri mantra practice will lead to the opposite result!

The more you repeat the sacred words, the more benefits you will attract into your life.

What else do you need to know for the proper Gayatri mantra practice?

It is necessary to free your mind from vain thoughts and concentrate on the area of the third eye. During this practice, you should forget about the surrounding reality for a while and immerse yourself in the sound of sacred sounds that connect you with the Cosmic Consciousness.

How many times should you chant Gayatri mantra?

It is necessary to devote to Gayatri mantra practice every morning, repeating the mantra 108 times. The rest of the time you can chant this mantra 3, 12, or 27 times.

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The Gift of Giving: Benefits of Generosity

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Tis the season for Gift Giving! What are the true benefits of giving? In what place do you give from? Why do you give? How does giving serve you and the ones you give to? What comes from a generous heart? In this article, I’m going to share with you what may come as a surprise, the benefits of generosity and what exactly is in the gift of giving.

Around holidays, birthdays, and celebrations we tend to give more, or we are encouraged to give gifts around these specific times. Do we really take the time to examine why we are giving and what intentions we have in our giving?

It’s important to develop and create a generous heart with no obligations or expectations of return.

Giving Just Because

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One of the main reasons to give should be because your heart desires to. Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
Giving out of obligation, giving to serve the ego, giving to get something in return or giving just because it’s the holidays will not be rewarding and will not carry the same heart resonance as giving just because your heart wants to give from a place with zero expectations or obligations.

The holidays can become stressful and financially unmanageable when you are pressuring yourself to give during these specific times. We tend to look for gifts during these periods and then it becomes obligatory in nature and this can remove the pleasure that comes with giving freely from the heart.

Giving when you are prompted from your heart, versus because there’s simply a holiday present, will always be more rewarding.
It removes the pressures of only giving during the holidays and spreads cheer year around. Many of us give during these specific times because we feel like we should because it seems most everyone else is giving during these times and because socially it’s the “thing” to do and what is expected or appropriate in our society.

I encourage you to give all year around for no reason at all other than your heart’s desire. Maybe a friend or a relative is going through a tough period and you want to lift their spirits, this is a great time to activate your generosity and send a small token or handwritten note to express your sentiments. Giving as a surprise just because you appreciate others meaningful presence in your life. When people aren’t expecting gifts and they show up “just because” the joy is usually immense from the recipient.

Small gestures go a long way. The gift of giving is the gift.

Generosity Enhances Your Life On Many Levels

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You will receive an upwelling of joy and warmth that is bestowed upon the recipient when you give. The magic is reciprocated by the spirit of generosity.

It feels enriching to give. When you give you are opening your own portals to receive. When you hold, begrudge and constrict you block your own blessings and gifts of reciprocity. The more generous and giving your heart is the more space you allow for universal gifts to flow into your own life.

Giving from your heart increases your well being, transmutes stress and in turn boosts your immune system. Feeling the excitement and love that others feel from receiving your beautiful intentions and heartfelt expressions cause a multitude of chain reactions throughout your entire being. On a cellular, physical and spiritual level we are being activated in a positive energetic way. The world needs more generosity, we thrive on it, whereas greed has the opposite effect, debilitating ourselves.

There Are Many Ways to Give And Be Generous

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Many times when we think of gift giving we think of physical things that require financial means, this is not the only way to give. In fact, some of the most precious and heartfelt gifts take little to no money at all. The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

We all know how valuable time and effort is. We live in a busy world with many demands. This is why freely gifting your time and presence is highly valued.

  • Donating an extra set of hands on a project of giving back to others.
  • Taking the time to listen and be present when others are feeling challenged.
  • Creating handmade cards, crafts, artwork or just handwritten love notes to those you hold near and dear to your heart.
  • Drawing a salt bath with essential oils for a partner, friend or loved one after a long day of work.
  • Asking how you can assist others in their time of need.
  • Offering free childcare to a single mother, father or couple that needs time for themselves.
  • Watering plants, feeding stray hungry animals, giving them shelter and a kind presence.
  • Giving someone a hug with encouragement.
  • Taking time to pray for others well being and success.
  • Holding someone’s hands when they’re afraid.
  • Holding doors open, allowing others to go in front of you in line.
  • Allowing others to be right.
  • Listening with a non-judgmental presence.
  • Listening to hear without having the need to respond.
  • Smiling and acknowledging others presence. Everyone matters.

There are endless opportunities in gift giving. Being creative and recognizing that any action, deed or gesture from the heart small or large is truly a gift.

Don’t Forget to Give to Yourself

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Ultimately by giving to others, you are giving to yourself. How you treat others is a big indicator of how you feel about yourself. Make sure you don’t forget yourself in this equation. Many of us are guilty of primarily gifting others and leaving ourselves out or feeling guilty for giving back to ourselves. You are an important part of the gift-giving circle. Treat yourself with kindness,
compassion, and self-love. Make sure you refuel and restore yourself. Commit to showing up for yourself. Be good to your body. Check in with yourself regularly and make sure you are taking the time to give yourself the gift of cultivating healthy habits that enhance your mind, body, and soul.

The Bottom Line

I hope this article is a reminder that generosity comes in many different forms and that there is no certain right time to give. Most importantly that you should always give from your heart. I’ll leave you with this:

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver” ~Maya Angelou

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8 Simple Tips On How To Harness the Power Of Your Sacral Chakra

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If you are often mistaken in your choice of sexual partners, have difficulty in achieving your goals, have problems with the reproductive functions of your body and sexual life, you find it difficult to achieve success or to make life changes, you doubt your attractiveness, or you have a lack of confidence, then you should consider a Sacral chakra healing. In this article, I’ll share with you simple yet powerful tips on how to harness the power of your Sacral chakra.

This information will be most useful if you:

  • don’t know how to achieve your goals;
  • can’t intuitively feel what kind of person you’re dealing with;
  • are never in the right place or right time;
  • suffer from mood swings, stress or depression;
  • suffer from guilt;
  • do not allow yourself rest;
  • don’t allow yourself to feel pleasure;
  • addicted to sensual pleasures;
  • like idleness;
  • have excess weight and problems with your liver, kidneys, pancreas;
  • suffer from lumbar pain and have problems with the spine.

If you have any of these problems then you have imbalanced Sacral chakra which needs some healing.

The Functions Of the Sacral Chakra

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Svadhisthana (Sacral chakra) is located between the pelvic bones, in the lower abdomen area. Like any other energy center, this chakra is responsible for the health of certain organs and psyche. The color of this chakra is orange.

Sacral Chakra Functions:

  1. responsible for the health of the lymphatic system, kidneys, reproductive system and all organs located in the pelvis;
  2. this is the place of sexual energy concentration;
  3. responsible for the reproductive functions of the body and sexual life;
  4. provides the conception of children and the pleasure of sex (imbalanced Svadhisthana is responsible for infertility, frigidity, impotence);
  5. affects the psycho-emotional state;
  6. responsible for accepting yourself, others, the world, and for any kind of social interaction;
  7. affects the perception of yourself as a person of a certain sex and sexual orientation;
  8. responsible for the choice of sexual partners, sexual desires and emotions that a person experiences in the course of an intimate life;
  9. associated with physical beauty and naturalness;
  10. responsible for the formation of stereotypes imposed by society in the process of socialization and education;
  11. responsible for the manifestation of creative potential;
  12. gives energy for self-expression;
  13. motivates to reach success;
  14. gives the ability to make life changes;
  15. provides energy for achieving goals.

The Formation And Development Of The Sacral Chakra

The Sacral chakra is developed between the ages of 3 to 8 years. At this time, how people treat you is especially important – if your family members express their love, respect and accept you. At this age, it’s also very important to see your parents treating each other with love and respect and having a harmonious and happy family.

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If a child grows up without love, is exposed to frequent punishment, criticism, and condemnation by parents, his (her) Sacral chakra will be blocked and bring lots of problems into their adult life. The Sacral chakra can also become imbalanced when a child lives in an incomplete family.

Society plays an important role in the development of the sacral chakra. It is our environment in our childhood that affects the quality of our physical intimacy and the type of sexual partners we choose in adult life.

How To Unblock the Sacral Chakra?

Unfortunately, nowadays there are few people with adequate self-esteem. Many of us were criticized as children, some grew up in single-parent families or in an environment where there was no love and happiness. One way or another, most of us damaged our Sacral chakras in our childhood years. Therefore, most of us need to unblock, balance and harmonize our Svadhisthana chakras. Here are some tips on how to do it.

1. Mantra Therapy

Chanting mantras is my favorite way to start chakra balancing. Mantra for Svadhisthana chakra is “VAM”. By chanting or singing this syllable, you’re unblocking your sexual (creative) energy that was blocked in your Sacral chakra. This helps you to heal your emotions, traumas, and guilt, and to open up your creative potential. You can repeat this syllable aloud or in your mind during meditation.

2. Aromatherapy

It’s a very simple and accessible way to balance your Sacral chakra. The best essential oils you can use are Jasmine, sandalwood, rosemary, ylang-ylang, Clary sage, cardamom, and ginger. With the help of essential oils, you can balance the energy emitted by this energy center.

3. Yoga

Yoga is another powerful tool for balancing your Sacral chakra. It’s best to practice dynamic Ashtanga yoga, forward bends, asanas that help the hips open. For more yoga recommendations watch the video below.

4. Meditation

Visualize how a ray of white light descends along your spine to the base and then begins to rise. Stop it at the second chakra, two fingers down from the navel. Imagine how the energy changes its color to orange. Bathe in this color, feel the vitality and energy, and your own magnetism. Experience the awakening of your own sensuality. All five senses have acquired a new life. As you exhale, send magnetic, joyful energy into the world.

5. Crystals

Best crystals for sacral chakra healing are moonstone, carnelian, apricot agate, orange garnet, fire opal, orange sapphire, sardonyx, carnelian, sunstone, aventurine, calcite, fire agate and orange spinel. To heal your Sacral chakra, you can meditate with a crystal, holding it in your hands. You can also wear a ring with one of these crystals on your pinky finger.

6. Food

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Svadhisthana color is orange. Orange shades symbolize activity, a joy of life, hope and self-confidence. Based on this, our main task is to activate the energy of this chakra. To achieve this goal we can use the food of this color: carrots, pumpkin, pepper, peaches, mangoes, tangerines, oranges. There are also orange spices that have a beneficial effect on this chakra, for example, cumin and turmeric. Therefore, when preparing food, be sure to use these additional ingredients.

You should be aware that all orange food not only helps to develop and maintain the performance of the chakra but also has a beneficial effect on the whole body. For example, orange fruits contain the essential vitamin C. And orange spices and vegetables are able to saturate the body with the necessary antioxidants.

7. Affirmations

Here are some powerful affirmations that can help you to balance your Sacral chakra:

  • I enjoy the abundant living and appreciate what I have.
  • I easily learn all my life lessons and turn them into my advantage.
  • I say “YES” to all my dreams.
  • I’m thrilled with my amazing sexuality! I am very attractive!
  • Each day my life gets better and better.
  • I am in harmony with the whole world.
  • I go through life easily and joyfully.
  • Abundance constantly comes to me so I can relax and enjoy my life.
  • I am a unique and creative person.
  • I love and appreciate myself.
  • I openly express my feelings and emotions.
  • I allow myself to receive all the gifts that the Universe sends me.
  • I allow myself to enjoy my life, to love and be loved!

8. Ritual Baths

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Ritual baths are not only a very effective, but probably one of the most pleasant ways to heal your Sacral chakra. All the details of this magical procedure and all the instructions you can find in my article “Ritual Baths For Chakra Balancing”.

Conclusion

It is very important what you fill your life with, what emotions, people, events and activities prevail in it. If it is mostly negative thoughts, unpleasant environment, and tedious work, then most likely your Sacral chakra healing will take a very long time. If you want to move faster in your healing then consider filling your life with what brings you pleasure. Make sure that everything you do is filled with creativity and joy. Choose wisely who you communicate with. If you noticed that there are people who steal your energy and manipulate you then consider changing your environment! Surround yourself with positive, like-minded people. Distant yourself from energy vampires. In other words, take life easier and don’t forget to enjoy it!

Namaste!

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