Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to the Wellnesses blog.

My name is Ashley, and I want to talk to you about how to improve your life. DISCLAIMER: I am not some perfect yoga-body goddess who has her whole life together. However, I do know what I am talking about when it comes to health – mind, body and spirit.

I am about 300 pounds. I lost 60 pounds during my four years attending WVU. So, no, I am not at an ideal weight, but I am improving every day. I am stronger every day. I am happier every day. I LOVE MYSELF EVERY DAY.

Now, I do not say this to brag. I say this to assure you it is possible for you to feel strong and bright, too!

When I was depressed, eating all the wrong foods, trying fad diets, etc., I felt completely alone, hopeless and helpless. I looked in the mirror and loathed every inch of my body. I had anti-pep talks with myself. I never thought I could change my emotions unless I was a size 6. Thinking back – to not too long ago, I might add – it amazes me how desperate and down one can be. I never want to feel that way again.

And I don’t want anyone else to feel that way, either.

This blog will focus on a different topic each week. There will be a rich balance of information on how to improve every area of your life.

Throughout this blog, I vow to be completely honest with you. That means I will not post about how easy change is, how every day is wonderful, or how steady any progress will be. These things are false.

Change is hard. It takes immense willpower and practice of the mind. Don’t forget dedication. And you need to understand some basic principles before you can start to change:

  • Every person on this planet is a work in progress (That means, you!).
  • External influences are only that; influences. They do not decide your mood. Only you can control that.
  • Every day will not be wonderful. There will still be days you will not want to get out of bed. Making the decision to get up anyway is enormous.
  • There will be setbacks. In your mood, your weight, your faith, etc. These do not define you. You always have the choice to turn it around and keep going.
  • You will probably lose people in your journey to a better self. This especially applies to people, like myself, who are pushovers. You need to learn how stand up for yourself.
  • Setting goals is key. You should keep a journal specifically for this purpose. I write yearly, monthly, weekly and daily goals. It’s helpful to set expectations for yourself.

I hope you take these words to heart and follow this blog. Thank you for reading!

-A

 

AJNA: CHAKRA CLEANSE DAY 16-18

The third eye chakra, or ajna, corresponds to the element light, the colors purple or indigo and the sense of intuition. You should strive to eat foods like purple grapes, blackberries, blueberries, eggplant, prunes, raisins, chocolate and purple kale. Lavender tea is a good beverage for this chakra. Ajna embodies energies such as wisdom, psychic ability, dreams and comprehension.

To have a balanced third eye is to actively express creativity and joy, be adaptable, sensual and fertile in all stretches of the imagination. If your third eye is closed, you will experience isolation, feelings of guilt, joint problems, dehydration and infertility.

To help open your third eye, make sure to keep your brain healthy by eating the right foods and getting enough vitamin D. Sunbathing will help to absorb vitamin D as well. Reading is also a good activity as it relieves stress and exercises your thought centers. Writing down dreams and feelings is helpful, too.

Socially, you should let go of feeling in competition with everyone. Stop comparing yourself to others. Be happy for others’ happiness and achievements. Stop overthinking! This is a huge problem for me. I battle with it every day. Just breathe, relax, and enjoy nature. Learn to let go of the feelings and impulses that make you small.


DAY 16

I started off my day with my yoga exercises. I did tree pose, warrior pose, pigeon pose, and boat pose, camel pose, and I added child’s pose.

I meditated on affirmations for this phase of the cleanse. If I haven’t been clear, you don’t need to use my affirmations. Instead, you can meditate and come up with whatever is more focused directly to your energy.

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I did not sleep with my amethyst for this phase, though you could if you wanted to. I decided to actively meditate all three days, placing the amethyst upon my third eye center.

DAY 17

Yoga poses, as usual. Meditation. I grilled eggplant for lunch.

The ajna focuses on “I See” energy. Write in your journal all of the things you see. Not with your physical eyes, but with your ajna. Look deep inside for this. Let it show you what you need to see.

Make sure to come up with a good prayer or memorize this one before you do your ending ritual the last day.

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DAY 18

I did my yoga and had leftover eggplant.

AJNA MEDITATION

INCENSE: Third Eye Chakra stick by Triloka

MUSIC:

MUDRA: mudraaaa

MANTRA: “ohm.” Chant about 10 times, slowly and spaced out. As you chant the mantra, imagine a bright red light burning at your feet, solidifying your foundation. As it runs up your legs, it blends into orange that gets brighter and brighter until focusing into a bright yellow sun that warms up your body and grows a green landscape at your heart. As you move up to focus on your throat, you look up and there is a vast blue sky of endless possibility. You float up higher and higher until you’ve left the real world behind. It is just you and purple infinite space. The stars surround you and you see the truth.

Recite prayer 5 times.

Focus on the purple energy. Visualize swimming through empty pure purple atmosphere.


You’re almost done with this 21-day cleanse! Good job 🙂 One more phase left…

Vishuddha: Chakra Cleanse Day 13-15

The throat chakra, or vishuddha, corresponds to the element of sound, the color blue and the sense of hearing. You will want to eat blue foods such as blackberries and blueberries. Other beneficial foods include apples, lemons, limes, pears and peaches. You should also stay well-hydrated during this phase, drinking between 8 and 12 glasses each day. Chamomile is a good beverage for this chakra. Most of the activities that help to heal this chakra are communicative, such as singing and chanting. Vishuddha embodies energies such as expression, truth and integrity.

To have a balanced throat chakra is to convey truth, be loyal and to express yourself. If you have an imbalance, you might have anxiety issues and often find yourself in miscommunications.

The first step in healing this chakra is to start telling the truth. Instead of keeping everything inside and away from those closest to you, let them know the truth. Try to have honest relationships. Another helpful activity is to have a massage. Also, wear any blue jewelry you have to enhance your throat chakra.


DAY 13

I started my morning with a glass of water infused with lemon. I do this often anyway, as it cleanses the liver, priming it for the work it has to do for us the rest of the day. Then, with my yoga exercises, I did tree pose, warrior pose, pigeon pose, and boat pose and camel pose. Hip-opening positions like warrior pose and doing squats help this chakra. Cardio is also helpful.

Then, I did my affirmations:

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I slept with my sodalite and howlite under my pillow so I could continue my work in my sleep.

DAY 11

Lemon water and yoga.

The vishuddha focuses on “I Speak” energy. Write in your journal all of the things you speak about from your heart. Then, write a list of the deepest sentiments you wish you could speak. Keep in mind, there is no reason you can’t speak about these things. You are the only one blocking yourself from being as honest and open as possible.

Make sure to come up with a good prayer or memorize this one before you do your ending ritual the last day.

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After coming up with my prayer, I decided to spend some time listening to music and singing along. This is a very active way to get your throat chakra up and running. Give yourself to the music and let your vocal chords roam free!

DAY 12

Lemon water and yoga. I chanted some affirmations to activate my energy.

THROAT MEDITATION

INCENSE: Throat Chakra stick by Triloka

MUSIC:

MUDRA:
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MANTRA: “ham.” Chant about 10 times, slowly and spaced out. As you chant the mantra, imagine a bright red light burning at your feet, solidifying your foundation. As it runs up your legs, it blends into orange that gets brighter and brighter until focusing into a bright yellow sun that warms up your body and grows a green landscape at your heart. As you move up to focus on your throat, you look up and there is a vast blue sky of endless possibility.

Recite prayer 5 times.

Focus on the blue energy. Visualize what is possible in the infinite blue. Feel yourself floating toward the sky until you become one with it.

ANAHATA: CHAKRA CLEANSE DAY 10-12

The heart chakra, or anahata, corresponds to the element air, the color green and the sense of touch. You will want to focus on green colored foods like kiwi or green apples and vegetables like kale or spinach. Green tea is a good beverage for this chakra. Most of the activities that help to heal this chakra are emotional in nature, as you might imagine. Anahata embodies energies such as love, passion and joy.

Having a balanced heart chakra will be one of the best feelings you have – you will love it. You will feel connected to everyone and be more open to accepting love. If you have an imbalance, you might feel isolated or isolate yourself. You might be selfish without realizing it. You will be cut off to love from others. If you are experiencing this, you may have had your heart broken, and this doesn’t only mean romantically. Sometimes those closest to us, like family or best friends, can hurt us worst of all.

The first step in healing this chakra is to forgive. Forgive the people who hurt you. It doesn’t mean you need to keep them in your life. But realize that everyone makes mistakes, including yourself. Forgive the hurt that has been done to you, but also that which you have caused others. Try to start over with the people you want to keep around, but try to focus on your own needs.

Practice loving. This might sound weird, but if you feel blocked, the best way to unblock this chakra is to take down some of the walls you have surrounded yourself with and allow love to flow in and out of your heart. It doesn’t happen over night, but focusing on it for these three days should at least give you a boost. This includes loving yourself!


DAY 10ustrasana_-_camel_pose

For breakfast, I made eggs and spinach. I started off my day with my yoga exercises. I did tree pose, warrior pose, pigeon pose, and boat pose. For this chakra, we will add camel pose.

I meditated on affirmations for this phase of the cleanse. If I haven’t been clear, you don’t need to use my affirmations. Instead, you can meditate and come up with whatever is more focused directly to your energy.

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I have been sick this week, so I have been having a hard time focusing. That being so, I will come back to this chakra at the end of the 21-day cleanse. You can do this too with any chakra you feel needs more direct focus.

As I took Nyquil, I don’t really remember falling asleep or if I had any meaningful dreams, but I did fall asleep listening to flute meditation on Pandora.

DAY 11

Yoga poses, as usual. Tree, warrior, pigeon, boat and camel poses. I carried my rose quartz with me throughout the day to focus my energy as much as possible. I made a quesadilla for lunch with green peppers.

The anahata focuses on “I Love” energy. Write in your journal all of the things you love. Keep not only love in your heart, but also gratitude on your mind.

Make sure to come up with a good prayer or memorize this one before you do your ending ritual the last day.

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If you would like to continue working on this chakra in your sleep, give this sleep meditation music a try.

DAY 12

I did my yoga. I had a green pepper quesadilla again. Once again, being sick has limited me. But really yoga and silent meditation are the best medicines for the heart. And spending time with the people you love.

HEART MEDITATION

INCENSE: Heart Chakra stick by Triloka

MUSIC:

MUDRA:
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MANTRA: “yam.” Chant about 10 times, slowly and spaced out. As you chant the mantra, imagine a bright red light burning at your feet, solidifying your foundation. As it runs up your legs, it blends into orange that gets brighter and brighter until focusing into a bright yellow sun that warms up your body and grows a green landscape at your heart. Breathe deeply, and be aware of any feelings in your chest.

Recite prayer 5 times.

Focus on the green energy. Visualize walking through the green lush landscape.

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Manipura: Chakra Cleanse Day 7-9

The solar plexus chakra, located in the upper abdominal area, is not one I am particularly fond of nor pay attention to. My initial thought was I would probably have a lot of work to do with it, that maybe it was deficient. However, it seems that chakra is one of my most well-balanced, and maybe that is indeed why it is less in my thoughts.

The plexus chakra is also known as manipura. It is ruled by the color yellow. Yellow foods are helpful along with cereal, oats, milk and cheese. Its mantra is “ram,” and it’s associated with the fire element and sense of sight. It carries the weight of self-esteem, willpower, ambition, immunity and digestion, affecting many of your organs such as your liver and gall bladder. An imbalance looks egotistical, hypercritical and helpless. It leads to eating disorders and a lack of emotional control. A completely balanced plexus chakra will leave you with a sense of controlled calm, flexibility, vitality and self-confidence.

Personally, I do have liver issues that stemmed from growing up eating too much, and I used to have zero self-confidence whatsoever. I know that before I was conscious of my spirituality, my manipura was deficient for sure. Looking back, I can see how many of my problems were linked to it. Over time, my self-confidence has become much less of an issue and I have become more comfortable with who I am.

If you’re experiencing problems with arrogance, you may not even realize it. I know I didn’t. You might think, how does arrogance and low self-esteem go together? It really does. It’s a defense mechanism, and it will drive the people you care about far away from you. Start to be aware of these things before it is too late!


DAY 7

I started off my day with my yoga exercises. Keeping the root and sacral chakras in the mix, I began with tree pose, warrior pose and pigeon pose. The yoga pose I used to focus my solar plexus chakra was boat pose. Hold it for 30 seconds at first, then incrementally decrease how long you are holding it (25, 20, 15, 10, 5 seconds).

After my yoga, I sat outside in the bright sunlight for about an hour. Make sure to get lots of sun during this phase, if you can. Either way, it’s helpful to get outside.

For breakfast, I had eggs with cheese and a glass of milk. I had a banana for snack.

I meditated on affirmations for this phase of the cleanse. When I figured out how I wanted to focus my words, I said them as much as I felt like while meditating. Allow yourself to become wrapped around your affirmations. Let them be words of guidance when you need them. Let them pop up when you need it most.

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Since the plexus region rules over self-confidence, it helps to be aware of your voice in social situations. Make sure you are clear and steady, authoritative but not aggressive. Even in situations like shopping.

For example, I went to the grocery store and took a number from the deli. They skipped over me! I couldn’t believe it because I realized I was being tested. I needed to speak up, even if I felt like I was inconveniencing others. Don’t ever apologize for the space or time you take up in this world. You have every right to be where you are and who you are.

I fell asleep by accident so I didn’t listen to anything special or focus any of my sleeping energy on the task at hand.

DAY 8

Yoga poses, as usual. Tree, warrior, pigeon and boat poses. I carried my citrine with me throughout the day as a reminder to myself. I really did have a hard time remembering or paying attention to this chakra. That’s okay if that happens – as long as you are aware and you make the point to remedy the situation.

I ate oat and honey cereal with milk. I had a cheese quesadilla for lunch. I snacked on a banana.

The manipura focuses on “I Will” energy. Goals are important. It is good to focus on them while cleansing this chakra. Here is an exercise for you:

Set a goal. Break the goal into smaller attainable goals. Put those broken down steps on a timeline. Do three goals – one for the day, one for the month and one for the year.

Personally, and I think this is why I have a good balanced plexus, I always do this. I have a goal journal in which I write my goals for the year. Then, each month on the first, I take time to write monthly goals. Every day, I write down my goals for the day which could be as simple as “I know you’re having a hard time, but get out of bed today at a decent hour.” Or “Make sure you write your blog post but you don’t stay up too late.” These things help me stay on track and help me with my anxiety. It feels good for me to cross things off when I am done.

But not all of you are going to be that type of person, and that’s okay! You can just do the activity for this cleanse.

Make sure to come up with a good prayer or memorize this one before you do your ending ritual the last day.

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I slept listening to meditation music on Pandora, but I woke up with a splitting headache and very sweaty. I don’t know what caused it…

DAY 9

When I woke up with the headache, I went back to sleep with no music. I had some crazy dreams, and I spent time interpreting them.

I did my yoga. I had eggs and cheese again. I had a banana for snack and milk during the day. I also had yogurt for dessert, which is a good manipura food.

I was very tired this last day, Saturday, and I spent a lot of time in my dreamworld.

Then, I had an allergic reaction to nuts so I took Benadryl and that made me go back to sleep. I wasted the whole day, which kind of bummed me out. Sunday morning before writing this, I did my meditation to thank my solar plexus and to transition to the throat chakra.

PLEXUS MEDITATION

You’ve no doubt begun to see that each meditation ritual is the same but personalized for the corresponding chakra. I will no longer discuss these in such detail. Unless you want me to, then let me know. I will list the mudra, my preferred music track, and any other instruction I think is an important addition for the particular chakra.

INCENSE: Solar Plexus stick by Triloka

MUSIC:

MUDRA: mudra

MANTRA: “Ram.” Chant about 10 times, slowly and spaced out. As you chant the mantra, imagine a bright red light burning at your feet, solidifying your foundation. As it runs up your legs, it blends into orange that gets brighter and brighter until exploding into a beautiful yellow light at the solar plexus. Breathe deeply, and be aware of any feelings in your upper abdomen.

Recite prayer 5 times.

Focus on the yellow energy. Let it overtake you.


It’s always nice to have a little break. At this point, if you’ve faced deficiencies, a lot of the work we are doing might be a little draining. For me, and for whatever well-balanced chakras you have, it’s nice to have to work a little less. Enjoy it – it might be back to the grind for the next 3 days!

Svadhishthana: Chakra Cleanse Day 4-6

On the first day after feeding my root chakra for three days, I felt solid and ready to transition to my sacral chakra, also known as the svadhishthana. It is connected to the water element. To activate this chakra, use the mantra “vam.” It will affect your reproductive organs, urinary tract and lower abdomen. Once again, if you have issues in this area, it might indicate a deficiency in your sacral energies. Orange foods and lots of water will feed this chakra. I drank about 12 cups of water each day during this phase.


DAY 4

It’s generally beneficial to start the day with yoga. For the sacral chakra, hip-opening positions are helpful. I used warrior pose and pigeon pose as well as squats. Personally, I also continued to use tree pose to start off the day with a strong foundation.

I snacked on oranges throughout the day – literally the orange-est food you could get!

Since the sacral region rules over sexuality, emotions, and creativity, I tried to make time to exercise my creative muscles. I wrote a post on my other blog.

I took some time aside to meditate and come up with my affirmations for the next three days:

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I fell asleep to the sounds of tibetan singing bowls targeting my svadhishthana, with my citrine and howlite tucked safely under my pillow.

DAY 5

Once again, my dreams seemed to be attuned with my chakra cleanse. I don’t usually have very sexually charged dreams, but these were, though they weren’t of actual sexual activity, which I also found interesting.

I wrote in my inspiration journal.

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You can buy your own copy here.

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I watched some television and repeated my yoga poses.

I created a recipe for an orange cinnamon tea with honey that was both delicious and energy-boosting. You just need to cut up one orange, squeeze the juice from half of it into a pot and put the other half in. Cover it with water and let it boil. When you put it in your cup, sweeten it with honey to your liking. Optionally, finish it off with a dainty cinnamon stick.

Before going to sleep to the same singing bowls music, I wrote a prayer for my ending meditation.

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DAY 6

My dreams were not particularly sexual in nature; instead, they were musical. When I 16467252_10202823962997241_103128361_nwoke up, I decided to take some time to play some guitar and sing.

I made the tea again at around 9 pm. As I drank it, I settled down and painted an orange-based picture. It isn’t one of my best, but it was relaxing and very centering. Painting, playing an instrument and singing are all wonderful svadhishthana activities.

Then, it was time for the big meditation ritual:

Either at your altar or some place you like to relax, light one of your sacral chakra incense sticks from your Triloka pack.

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With your phone or tablet, play this tibetan singing bowl meditation. Once again, you can use any track you prefer, but that is my suggestion.

The meditation will last until the whole stick of incense is gone, or until you feel your work is completed for the time being.

Chant the mantra “vam” as many times as you feel. For me, it is about 10 times, slowly and spaced out. As you chant the mantra, imagine a a bright red light is burning in your feet. As the light runs up your legs and reaches your lower abdomen, it blends into a bright orange color. Breathe deeply, in and out, and be aware of any feelings in your lower belly.

Recite the prayer 5 times, or make up your own!

Now, just focus on the orange energy. Let it grow. Focus your attention where it needs to be.


See, isn’t that better? If you are like me and your ruling chakra is your svadhishthana, this will be a much-needed cuddle.

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Muladhara: Chakra Cleanse Day 1-3

If you’re reading this, you’ve chosen to take the first steps in balancing your life. The external life we create starts with the internal self we choose to be. By balancing our energies, we are closer to being the person we truly are; therefore, we are closer to the life we wish to live.

As you progress through each chakra, you will be able to tell whether or not you are deficient, balanced, or over excessive by how your mind, body and spirit react to each activity. At the very least, and most importantly, you will learn awareness by the end of this cleanse.

For each chakra, we will explore mantras, prayers, meditations, foods to eat and activities to do. As we progress, we will keep some of the past chakras activities in our regimen. For example, once it is realized eating something red is an easy and simple way to focus our root chakra, we can continue to implement that instead of completely ditching our roots in the dust.

For the first 3 days, the root chakra will be the focus. The root chakra is also known as the muladhara, and it is connected to the earth element. The mantra “lam” will encourage the energies of your root chakra, which affect your hips, legs, feet, tailbone, coccyx, genitalia and kidneys. If you have issues with any of those parts of your bodies, you may have a deficiency in your muladhara. Personally, I noticed I’ve always struggled with ankle problems. I’ve broken and sprained my right ankle more times than I would like to remember.

In addition to red foods, hot spices, root vegetables, pomegranates, tomatos, potatos, beets, garlic, onions, eggs and mushrooms feed your root chakra. The yoga pose known as “tree pose” is the most helpful pose to balance your root energy.

The best part about all of these things is you hardly ever have to set any extra time aside to accomplish them. They can be worked into your already busy day.


DAY 1

When I woke up, I started the day by soaking my feet in a tub of hot water and scrubbing them with exfoliating soap. This, along with showering, are ways to literally cleanse your root chakra, and they are activities you can work into every day.

I set a red lotus background on my phone’s lock screen so that every time I looked at my phone I would be reminded of my task and activate my energy. I made a large batch of egg salad to have for lunch all three days.

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Tree pose.

While I caught up on some TV shows, I did my tree pose in small intervals. Don’t worry about how long you can hold it for at first. It will become easier as you move forward.

The root chakra rules over how quick your temper is. Mine can be very short. I noticed I was being more mindful when I was frustrated. Instead of freaking out, I took deep breaths.

I ended my night by listening to meditation music that targets root energy. I also carried my red jasper stone with me throughout each day and slept with it under my pillow at night.

 

DAY 2

I woke up rather late on this day, from very interesting dreams. I think dreams are important. What interested me about these particular dreams was that I distinctly remember the color red in them.

More tree pose.

I took some time alone to breathe deeply and go over some affirmations.

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Once again, I ended my day with meditation music. Besides the red jasper, I also faithfully sleep with howlite under my pillow, anyway. My usual vivid dreams mixed with symbols of red, flowing energy.

DAY 3

I repeated the foot bath and shower. I did tree pose when I could.

At night, I did my day 3 ending ritual:

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Hold your fingers like this while meditating.

Either at your altar or some place you like to relax, light one of your root chakra incense sticks from your Triloka pack.

Place your chosen gemstone in front of you. Position your hands in the mudra the corresponds with the root chakra.

With your phone or tablet, play this powerful meditation music by Meditative Mind. You can use any root chakra track, but I prefer this one.

The meditation will last until the whole stick of incense is gone, or until you feel like your work is completed for the time being.

Chant the mantra “lam” as many times as you feel. As you are chanting, imagine a bright red light is coming from inside you, glowing out and eveloping you. Breathe deeply, in and out, and be aware of the feelings from your feet to your coccyx.

I memorized this prayer beforehand so that I could recite it about 5 times:

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Then, as the incense continues to burn and the music goes on, just focus on imagining that red energy brighter and brighter.

You will know when you are done.

I went to sleep with the root music and red jasper under my pillow one last time.

I wore my chakra bracelet every day, but you can simply wear something red.


The more I focused on the cleanse, the stronger I felt my root chakra become. It’s a good start to a strong foundation, one on which, like anything, you can build on top of.

 

Wellnesses Chakra Cleanse

I discussed chakras on a very basic level in another post. To summarize, chakras are main hubs of energy in our bodies. Each hub rules over different aspects of who we are, and each needs to be maintained. Our aim is to cultivate balanced energies, and in doing so, create a balanced life.

Recently, I’ve been dealing with some personal disharmony. I decided to design my own chakra cleanse. I will post all chakra-related activities during this cleanse so that you may benefit in having it all put together in one place.

First of all, you will need some materials:

  • Assorted Chakra Incense by Triloka (2 of each chakra in each package)
  • An incense holder
  • A lighter or matches
  • Seven different gemstones – one for each chakra
  • An internet connection

The incense burners I own are pretty generic, but they get pretty fancy if you are willing to spend the money on them and you will use them often. I use my tablet or phone to provide zen music while I am meditating. The gemstones are the tricky part.

There are many choices of stones for each chakra. You can either use one of the stones listed or a stone of that color. Whatever feels right for you, that’s what you should choose.

Chakra Gemstones Color

Root

Black Tourmaline, Garnet, Red Jasper, Fire Opal, Jet, Bloodstone, Aragonite, Fire Agate, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Ruby, Rhodochrosite, Galena, Eudialyte, Red Calcite, Chiastolite, Septarian, Staurolite, Sphalerite, Zincite, Cinnabar, Stichtite

Red

Sacral

Tangerine Quartz, Carnelian, Fire Opal, Sphalerite, Orange Kyanite, Tangerine Aura Quartz, Bronzite, Goethite, Cinnabar


Orange

Solar Plexus

Citrine, Amber, Topaz, Hematite, Fire Opal, Moonstone, Prehnite, Golden Apatite, Sphalerite, Lemon Quartz, Cacoxenite, Merlinite, Vanadinite

Yellow

Heart

Emerald, Malachite, Jade, Peridot, Aventurine, Moss Agate, Red Coral, Rhodochrosite, Kunzite, Chrysoprase, Green Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Dioptase, Chrysocolla, Danburite, Eudialyte, Stilbite, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Pink Sapphire, Seraphinite, Morganite, Green Diopsise, Blue Aragonite, Tanzanite, Shattucktite, Stichtite, Gaspeite, Hiddenite, Green Chlorite

Green

Throat

Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Blue Kyanite, Blue Calcite, Chrysocolla, Aqua Aura Crystal, Blue Aragonite, Tanzanite, Blue Halite, Celestial Aura Quartz, Blue Tourmaline, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate, Amazonite, Larimar, Hemimorphite, Shattucktite

Blue

Third Eye

Iolite, Azurite, Angelite, Amethyst, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Dumortierite, Blue Aventurine, Aqua Aura Crystal, Chiastolite, Celestite, Axinite, Blue Aragonite, Sugilite, Cacoxenite, Cinnabar, Goshenite, Benitoite, Shattucktite, Arfvedsonite, Barite, Sodalite, Stilbite, Phenacite, Blue Tourmaline, Ulexite,

Indigo

Crown

Amethyst, Celestite, Obsidian, Goshenite, Blue Sapphire, Phenacite, Peacock Ore, Spirit Quartz, Danburite, Cacoxenite, Fucshite, Petalite, Arfvedsonite, Cavansite, Stichtite, Barite, Selenite, Charoite, Apophyllite Quartz, Stilbite, Sugilite

Violet

or White

*Bolded gemstones – my choices*

Since energy flows from the foundation up, the cleanse will start from the root chakra, or muladhara. Every three days, the cleanse will move up to the sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, Third Eye and crown chakras.

The cleanse will not only feature meditation, but also many different practices and even mundane activites that help to balance and rejuvenate your energies.

If you’re unable to or uninterested in buying those things, the cleanse can still be done without them. If you feel you don’t need them for it, then you’re probably fine.

Now that you’ve made all these decisions about how to start this 21-day cleanse, you are a few steps closer to balancing your energy.

Throughout your cleanse, please don’t hesitate to comment on this blog to share your experiences or leave some suggestions.