The Lower Chakras: Correspondances and Suggested Aromatherapy

 

 

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Root chakra


The root chakra is all about foundation. The various belief systems that have employed the chakras for millennia were all situated around the Himalayan Mountain Range. In order to reach the “Roof of the World” having a secure foundation was vital. There are a variety of Eastern belief systems that have different approaches and views about the origins and applications of the chakras. This post is general and is not intended to provide spiritual instruction.

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Aromatherapy

Suggested oils to support the root chakra include;
vetiver
nutmeg
cinnamon
ginger
myrrh
patchouli

The aroma of this earthy-sweet mist will realign your root chakra with the natural world and help you build a strong foundation to support you on your journey to balance.

Ingredients:
•2 drops vetiver essential oil
•2 drops lavender essential oil
•3 drops bergamot essential oil
•2 drops cedarwood essential oil
•2 ounces distilled water

Directions:

Blend essential oils, then add to water in a spray mister bottle. Shake contents vigorously then mist self and airspace to cultivate a mild yet earthy atmosphere that leaves you refreshed and grounded.

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Sacral chakra

The sacral chakra, known as the Swadhisthana in Sanskrit means ‘one’s own abode’ or place of residence. Swadhisthana chakra is associated with seeking pleasure and security.

Location – abdomen
Sanskrit Name – Swadhisthana
Color – orange
Element – Water
Mantra – Vam
Mind – creativity
Emotion – enthusiasm
Spirit – passion

aromatherapy

Support sacral chakra balance with the following:
sandalwood
tangerine
orange
geranium
cedarwood

Creating a warming, fragrant and exotic atmosphere with this diffusion will help you awaken the sacral chakra, leveraging the source of sensual power to create strength and balance.

Ingredients:
•6 drops neroli essential oil
•3 drops mandarin orange essential oil
•1 drop cinnamon leaf essential oil

Directions:

Blend oils, then add to 1/4 cup water in a diffuser.  Breathe in this spicy sweet aroma to enhance sensuality.

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Solar plexus chakra

The solar plexus chakra, known as the Manipura in Sanskrit, helps invigorate healthy metabolism, while minimizing the stagnating effects of couch potato syndrome.

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aromatherapy

Support solar plexus chakra balance with the following:
•myrrh
•frankincense
•balsam fir needle
•lemon

Open the solar plexus chakra to build healthy, balanced intestinal fortitude with this confidence-building mist of stabilizing cedarwood and encouraging jasmine.

Ingredients:
•4 drops lemon essential oil
•3 drops cedarwood essential oil
•3 drops jasmine precious essentials™
•2 ounces distilled water
•spray mister bottle

Directions:

Blend essential oils, then add to water in a spray mister bottle. Shake contents vigorously then mist self and airspace to create balanced empowering energy.

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