Energy: Exploring the Upper Minor Chakras

So far we have been concentrating on the seven major Chakras that run through the body. These are the ones most used for meditation and healing. But there are also other energy centres – the minor Chakras – that have important roles to play. Higher Function Chakras The Chakras deal with the energies in the … Read moreEnergy: Exploring the Upper Minor Chakras

Aromatherapy: Using your Oils for First Aid

Most essential oils contain healing ingredients of one kind or another, but some are more helpful in aiding your recovery from minor injuries, such as cuts and sprains, than others. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a minor mishap that breaks or grazes the skin, the first thing to do it to disinfect the … Read moreAromatherapy: Using your Oils for First Aid

Energy: Understanding your Senses and Chakras

The five senses that you rely on to supply you with information about your environment are well associated with the Chakras. According to some systems, the Root Chakra is linked to smell, the Sacral to taste, the Stomach to sight, the Heart to touch and the Throat to hearing. Our sixth sense, or psychic ability … Read moreEnergy: Understanding your Senses and Chakras

Energy: Understanding Chakra Antidotes

An antidote is something you are given to counteract a particular poison. In terms of your body, Chakra antidotes are tools you can use to counteract an imbalance in your Chakras when they become too open or over-stimulated, which can damage your health and personality. A Balancing Act It may be that some of your … Read moreEnergy: Understanding Chakra Antidotes

Aromatherapy for your Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is the centre of consciousness and represents your link with the divine. It oversees all the processes of the body and mind, so it is very important to keep it in balance. A blocked or under-active Crown Chakra leads to feelings of isolation and guilt, which can culminate in depression. Treating your … Read moreAromatherapy for your Crown Chakra

Energy: Chakras and the Endocrine System

The endocrine system is part of the body’s main control mechanism, comprising of a number of ductless glands that produce the hormones your body needs. These hormones, acting as chemical messengers, are secreted into the bloodstream from particular organs to stimulate or inhibit physical processes. By adjusting the hormone levels, the endocrine system works to … Read moreEnergy: Chakras and the Endocrine System

Aromatherapy for your Third Eye Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Modern living leaves little room to focus on your creative faculties, causing the Third Eye Chakra to become underactive and unbalanced. Many people exhibit problems associated with a blocked Third Eye Chakra, such as mental fatigue, depression, pessimism and cynicism. Alternatively, when the Third Eye Chakra is overactive it can lead to deluded behaviour. Treating … Read moreAromatherapy for your Third Eye Chakra

Aromatherapy for your Throat Chakra

Throat chakra

The Throat Chakra is the centre of creativity and self-expression, enabling you to ‘give voice’ to opinions and ideas. When the Throat Chakra is blocked or under-active it leads to problems expressing yourself, causing you to feel unhappy. Physically, if the Throat Chakra is unbalanced you are more prone to problems connected with the throat, … Read moreAromatherapy for your Throat Chakra

Aromatherapy for your Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is the centre of balance for your body. It governs the circulatory system and is connected to the Hand Chakras and, through these, it is linked to the sense of touch. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance it causes you to lose ‘touch’ with yourself and your surroundings. Selfish, manic … Read moreAromatherapy for your Heart Chakra

Aromatherapy for your Stomach Chakra

Solar plexus

The Stomach Chakra is connected to your emotional behaviour in relation to other people, on a physical level is governs digestion. When the Stomach Chakra is blocked it can lead to problems with lethargy, low self-esteem and emotional misery, as well as digestive problems. When it is over-active it can result in controlling, self-centred and … Read moreAromatherapy for your Stomach Chakra