Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Clearing Sluggish Energy

Feeling sluggish?  It's time to clear your chakras.  You can do this sitting in your chair at work ( although some people may question your sanity if they see you) or standing up.

Ground and rub your hands together to generate some energy.

Then take your hands and sweep away the energy from above your head.  Move to your forehead, and sweep- any way you want, using one hand, both hands or alternating.  Keep your hands about 6 to 8 inches above the area you are working on. It may feel like you are pulling unwanted blocks out of your energy field-  Go ahead, throw them away!

Now, your throat area- clearing the energy here. Breathe, and sweep the heart area.  At some point, you may want to rub your hands together again to charge them up.

Go to your solar plexus, then the belly area, then the base of your spine.  Sweep your hands down the outside and inside of your legs, letting all stuck energy go into the earth.

Go back to the shoulders and sweep down your arms, flicking the energy off into the atmosphere.

Now, are you  more alert?

Next begin to tap your chakras. I like to start at the forehead, tapping with my middle finger- like, hey, anybody in there?

Do this in a rhythm that feels good to you- I think I do sets of 8- until the chakra feels more awake.

 Tap your throat, heart, solar plexus, belly, base of the spine.  Sweep the energy down to your feet again.

Then, back up to the top of your head, tapping with all your fingers.  You can work your way down your spine if you can reach, or just sweep from the top of your head down the back of your body to your feet in one motion a couple of times.

To finish, stand up and place hands in the prayer position in front of your heart chakra.

Take a deep breath and, still facing forward, lunge to the right and open your arms to the sides.

On the exhale come back to center, prayer position.

Then inhale and step to the left, opening your arms again. Exhale, back to center.

These are sort of like heart jumping jacks. It opens your heart and energy to the rest of your day.  Do as many as you feel comfortable with.

You should now be fresh, awake and oxygenated-  all the tired and stuck energy gone- ahh..refreshed and clear.

Blessings to you on this day -  Namaste- Lia

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Just Grateful

I was thinking the other day about I much I love the Earth.

I remember planting a garden as a child, digging into the black earth, placing the purple flowers in the holes I dug, and patting the earth around them, feeling so proud.

I remember lying in a snowdrift in my snowsuit watching the sun  sparkle on the snow itself, cold but happy.

I remember walking in the fall, the air windy and crisp, with a boyfriend- the first one I "liked" and feeling high as a kite, then lying in the brilliant leaves, watching the clouds together.

Now it is raining, the rain we all need so much- it sounds like heaven- flowing, cleansing, movement!-  hopeful the green will rise again.

Goddess, we are lucky to be alive!