I've been feeling a little unstable lately - in the sense that I'm not feeling very rooted and Have been feeling anxious about my career, anxious about putting Baby H in daycare 3 days a week and also feeling disconnected from my true self and passions in life.
My trip to Tofino last weekend really helped as I spent a lot of time grounding myself through nature and I thought a lot about how I teach spinal series postures in yoga in order to "wake up" our spines and get energy flowing through our chakras. This led me to investigate which essential oils work best for each chakra and the desire to share these findings with others.
I will start with the Root Chakra (Muladhara) which is an energy centre located at the base of our spine - think tailbone. The Root Chakra governs our fight or flight survival instincts, our body and identity as humans, our relationship with material abundance and feelings of security. Signs of a blocked Root Chakra include a sense of not being grounded, anxiety, worry, confusion, distraction, feeling unsupported and possible feelings of anger or fear may arise.
Essential oils embody the healing properties of plants and their energetic frequency can assist with unblocking our chakras.
Oils specific to the Root Chakra include Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Frankincense, Myrrh and Spikenard - interesting to note here that many of these oils come from roots or trees firmly rooted in our earth - hmmmmm... coincidence? I think not ;)
To use these oils to assist our Root Chakra, diffuse one or two of the oils in your bedroom while you relax or roll the oil on the bottoms of your feet or lower back while relaxing. The colour red is associated with the Root Chakra so wearing something red or imagining a healing ball of red energy can help during relaxation. Sitting quietly in nature and tuning into the sounds, smells and sights around you also helps get us rooted with the Earth.
Stay tuned for more on how essential oils can assist with our other Chakras.
If you are interested in trying essential oils but are unsure where to start, please contact me today. I offer group buys through dōTERRA which will allow you to try the oils and receive a discount and free shipping. I'm here to help xo