Due to lock down I’ve been able to spend more time out of doors and discover the incredible beauty of nature, something that I feel in the past I have taken for granted. 

On my morning walks with my dog, Dougall, ,my senses have been activated and I have seen so many things that I would have normally not seen that have always been there. There is a pond complete with ducks, a wood full of bluebells and a picnic area all within a mile of home that I had no idea existed.

 Rainbows will be something that I will always associate COVID 19 with.

I have seen lots of paintings of rainbows on posters displayed on windows, rainbows painted on stones and pebbles, large banners with rainbows, rainbows drawn in chalk on drives and footpaths along with the fleeting glimpse of a rainbow colours reflected as a prism as the light reflected on glass.

Rainbows and Chakras share the same colours and the number seven. 

Eastern cultures have long attributed wellbeing to the balancing Chakra within the body where life energy flows and is processed. In Sanskrit (an ancient Indian language) Chakra is defined as a wheel or circle. 

Although we can’t feel or see them, Chakras are linked to the endocrine system of the body, which comprise of a number of ductless glands that produce hormones acting as chemical messages that are secreted into the blood stream, which then stimulate or inhibit physical processes.

Chakras are arranged vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head.  Balanced Chakras depict health harmony and vitality whilst unbalanced Chakras can produce a variety of health issues relating to physical, emotional and mental health. 

People who have experienced childhood truama tend to have both the root, sacral, solar plexus and heart Chakra are most often out of balance and it’s no surprise that this is associated with emotional fears, worry, anxiety, low self esteem and letting of the past.

The solar plexus Chakra is also related to problems with digestion, food allergies, diabetes, adrenal imbalances, liver and gallbladder problems.

Cradling a Chakra- Helping you to let go of the past

Try this exercise to help you let go of the past:

  1. Think of something you’re grateful for.
  2. Hold your hands on your body above your naval and below your rib cage.
  3. Bring your elbows to the side of the body and then hug and cradle the Chakra like you would a baby and breathe deeply – this connects you with your inner child
  4. As you rock, make a “shhh” sound. Do this for at least three minutes and you should start to feel more centred and confident.

I hope that next time you see a rainbow you’ll associate it with the positive feelings you receive when your Chakras are balanced and working in harmony.

Let me know how you feel after cradling your Chakras.