We Didn't Start the Fire!
So we’ve moved on past our Root and Sacral Chakras… We’re getting to the easy part now, right? Right?? Bueller??
Well. Maybe. For some people. For others of us, this is where we really get stuck! In my opinion, our Fire, or Solar Plexus Chakra is most closely associated with the Limbic System. “Okay,” you might say, “But so what?”
by Gail Allen
All we need is love, right? Well, as it turns out, for a healthy relationship, perhaps not. Human relationships...man, they are difficult! Not only do we have to feel safe and have a balanced Root Chakra, but now, we’re going to move on to the place where a LOT of women seem to get stuck - Sacral Chakra!
by Gail Allen
How’s your footing these days? With 2020 behind us, the Covid Pandemic hopefully drawing to a close, places and events reopening, it’s normal to feel a bit unsettled. What had become routine, now suddenly is being changed again. What had felt safe or somewhat safe is being pulled away. Our sure footing isn’t feeling quite as sure now. Not necessarily because of the pandemic, but just in general. So what does this have to do with Root Chakra? Well, as it turns out, structure is often what keeps us safe! Let me explain. If you have to climb scaffolding to reach the ceiling of a cathedral, do you want it to be old and rickety, swaying at the slightest movement? Or would you feel much *safer* with ropes, harnesses, and a solid foundation? If you’re mountain climbing, would you like to be on the mountain face with nothing between you and a certain death after a fall off the mountain face, or would you like some equipment? Even daredevil extreme sports fanatics who free climb usually train to build their skills before a major excursion. Structure keeps us safe. When the ground is shaky, we know to retreat!
But what if you didn’t? What if you couldn’t tell that it felt unsafe? What if everything felt unsafe? What if every step felt like the rug was being pulled out from under you, so you constantly were afraid of falling? What if it felt like ice was under your feet and you don’t know how to skate? What if you don’t have skates or your skates don’t fit? What if no one has ever shown you how to even put on skates, let alone taught you how to skate? Climbing mountains is hard. Skating is hard. Even for people who have the proper equipment and training, those things are challenging.
What is a Chakra?
By Gail Allen
Do you remember the first time you heard the word Chakra? Maybe you're reading it for the first time right now. Despite living in Asheville, NC (let's face it … the complementary medicine capital of the East Coast) and learning a lot about alternative healing, I'll never forget the first time I heard it! I had fractured my hip in a horse riding accident and a friend finally talked me into trying acupuncture after months of pain. I have a huge fear of needles (as evidenced by my lack of tattoos and piercings), so this was huge!
Gail Allen and Danielle Schwartz are both 500-RYT yoga professionals trained in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. They specialize in Chakra Healing, Curvy Yoga, Reiki Healing, Aromatherapy, and other modalities of healing.