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This Is How Chakras Can Greatly Improve Our Daily Lives

This Is How Chakras Can Greatly Improve Our Daily Lives

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    Within our body are energy centers known as the chakras: seven in total. When our chakras run optimally, they contribute to the person we are in positive ways. Our chakras are connected to our feelings and how we think, determining a lot of the decisions and actions we take. With that in mind, they are a source for how our lives will run for the good or bad. When the chakras are closed, they become over or under-active and you may not be living to your potential. Well balanced, opened chakras have many benefits to your daily life such as confidence, fearlessness, peace of mind and the ability to make good decisions.

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    Root Chakra

    The first chakra sits near the tailbone and is your grounding chakra. It’s what allows you to feel at home in your own body or any given situation. When the Root Chakra is open, you feel safe and secure in your life. You feel welcome in situations and trust those that are worth trusting. You are able to make decision easily at work and have the energy and confidence to make your mark on the world.

    Sacral Chakra

    The Sacral Chakra is the second chakra and is based near the pelvis. It is where your feelings and sexuality energy is and when opened, you can let your emotions flow. Your passion for everything is unleashed and your sexuality is at a healthy balance.

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    Naval Chakra

    The third chakra, the Naval Chakra is what serves you with your assertion. You are sure of yourself and assertive in a good way, a benefit in your daily work life. You are in control with a healthy self esteem which assists you in public speaking or management.

    Heart Chakra

    The heart chakra is the fourth chakra and is of course close to your heart. This chakra enhances love, kindness and affection within you. When your heart chakra is open, you can expect harmony in your relationships. This harmony is due to your emotional love and availability which inspires everyone around you.

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    Throat Chakra

    The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and sits near your throat. It is what allows you to outwardly express yourself and communicate. If your throat chakra is closed off, you may have trouble communicating. In close relationships and at work, this chakra is essential so you can speak about the things you want as well as  communicating your ideas.

    Third Eye Chakra

    The sixth chakra is your third eye which sits in between your physical set of eyes. It is your intuition and visualization and serves great purpose for those who are creative. Being intuitive can help make the right choices in life for reasons you don’t even realize, you’ll just know what is good for you and what is not. Therefore, this chakra is essential in decision making and trusting yourself when you follow your heart.

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    Crown Chakra

    The seventh chakra sits upon the top of your head and connects you to the world and creates a wisdom within you. When it is open, you are aware of the world around you and how you fit in it. You don’t ask questions like what your roll in life is, you just naturally allow yourself to be a part of the big picture that is the universe. This is a healthy mind set, you are in tuned with your spirituality and feel a sense of contentment.

    We feed our body so we have energy to go through our daily lives and we should also feed our spirit. There are things you can do to open your chakras and have a healthier inner self. There are meditation and visualization practises you can perform to cleanse and open the chakras. Some yoga postures also help open the chakras. When they’re open, you may find your life opens up to new possibilities quickly. It’s time to explore the chakras and ways to open them!

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    Last Updated on August 20, 2018

    35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

    35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

    Every mature relationship has had a less-than-memorable anniversary. Maybe one of you forgot, or both of you got busy with work, kids, family issues, or something else. Whatever happened, the day came and went without fanfare. And neither of you seemed to notice or much care.

    But for the health of any relationship, it’s important to make important days feel special. Anniversaries offer the wonderful opportunity to relive beautiful memories, practice gratefulness for your partner, and to show your love and strengthen your bond. Make this year’s anniversary with your significant other something special  — one that will bring you closer together.

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    The best way to create a memorable anniversary is to do something new and different together as a couple. Stretch yourselves a bit.

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    While boredom can silently kill a relationship, new experiences reinforce the shared bond you already have and create strong new memories. Just think back to the most significant memories you have right now with your spouse and imagine what new ones you can create!

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    While you enjoy your chosen anniversary activity, be sure to keep a positive attitude and make your partner happy too on that day. Leave all arguments and day to day detail behind. Just celebrate your relationship. Whether you’re going to spend the day together at home, getting away, or having a wild and crazy new experience together, you can have your best anniversary yet!

    If You’re Staying In

    1. Spend an evening with no technology, just the two of you and maybe a board game. It’s hard to keep ourselves away from our computers and smartphones long enough to have a meaningful conversation. Make a rule not to use your tech and you’ll rekindle your relationship!
    2. Make wine or beer together. If you enjoy drinking together, this is a fun activity to try together. Just remember to buy the necessary equipment ahead of time.
    3. Learn something new about each other. With an open mind, try asking some of the New York Times’ 36 questions that lead to love. They’ll help spark intimacy and will lead to some really honest moments.
    4. Have a lazy day. Breakfasts in bed, spend all day in bed talking and napping. Follow breakfast with champagne and dessert! If you feel like getting more active, cook together or play some games. Here’re some simple breakfast ideas for you.
      • Learn to dance at home. This is best for those active couples who work out together and also enjoy learning something new together. Just go on Youtube to find any music with dance tutorials and learn together.
      • Visit model homes or open houses and plan your dream home.
      • Have a special dessert – champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Having an unusual treat makes a day feel extra special. If you want to make the dessert really special, try these tasty dessert recipes.
      • Create a playlist of your favorite songs as a couple. Choose songs that tell your story, and songs that you bonded over throughout your relationships. Here’re some love songs ideas for your inspirations.
        • Write your love story. Write it together or ave each of you write your own and then bring them together in an interesting, both sides of the story format.
        • Get a fondue pot. Fondue is a fun way to enjoy melted cheeses (for savory items) and melted chocolate (for sweeter treats).
        • Decorate! Turn your home into a dressed-up french cottage, a sophisticated restaurant, or simply with flowers. The different ambience will immediately change the feel of your home and make it feel like a staycation.
          • Talk about the future together. It might sound simple and everyday, but imagining how you want to spend your retirement together, or planning future trips can be exciting and romantic.

          If You Want to Get Away

          1. Take a day trip together to your favorite spot. If you live in a city, it can be incredibly refreshing to get away for an afternoon and drink in the outdoors.
          2. Go on a scenic drive and stop at a wine and cheese bar. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have lots of options where you live, try a brewpub. There are tons of small craft breweries with fantastic food options too.
          3. Go camping. Relatively affordable and, if the weather’s right, beautiful and romantic.
            • Take an overnight backpacking trip. For the more adventurous couples, backpacking is an even more intense way to challenge yourself physically while becoming one with nature.
            • Take a wine tasting tour. If you live on the West Coast or in the Northeast, take a drive to the nearest winery. Many offer relatively inexpensive tastings and deals if you purchase a certain amount.
            • Take a scenic train trip. Taking the train means less stress traveling: nobody has to drive, you don’t have to stop for breaks every few hours, and you can sleep if you need to!
            • Save up for a destination vacation. What better time than your anniversary to enjoy the beach at a beautiful resort?
            • Explore a new city. Whether you’re on a budget or have a lot saved up, you can have a great time just exploring an unfamiliar town.
            • Rent a cabin for a weekend away, in the woods or next to a lake or ocean. If you like the outdoors but can only take so much nature, try glamping.
              • Go on a retreat. Yoga retreats, meditation retreats, beautiful natural surroundings … they’re all the rage. Search for centeredness and calm with your partner.
              • Spend a day at a food festival. Many cities have fun and affordable food festivals, occasionally based on a theme. Check out your town’s (or a nearby city) calendar for inspiration!

              New & Exciting Experiences

              1. Go spelunking. Dark, damp, and utterly exciting!
              2. Go on a hot air balloon ride. Because the basket is relatively small, this can be a romantic and deeply personal – and yet thrilling –
                experience.
                • Try sky diving. If you and you S.O. are real thrill-seekers, sky diving can really push you to the edge!
                • Explore the underwater world by snorkeling or scuba diving. This may take you far away from where you normally live and work, which is an added bonus.
                • Experience white water rafting.
                • Drive or hike to the highest spot nearby for a new view of the world. America has tons of beautiful mountains where challenging hikes (or drives) can deliver breathtaking views.
                • Take a craft or cooking class. Up your craft skills or food  making skills, and enjoy something new!
                  • Take a wine and painting class today. These classes are easily found these days and even a beginning painter can create a nice painting. Challenging but relaxing, fun, and you get to go home with some artwork!
                  • Learn to salsa dance. Dancing is a fantastic way to actively get closer and coordinate physically with one another.
                    • Visit a nearby festival you’ve always wanted to go to. Have fun and let go with fellow audience-members!
                    • Spend the day at an amusement park together. Laugh and carry on like teenagers.
                    • Meet new people! At a restaurant, concert, or class, make it a point to meet new friends. Striking up conversation with someone you don’t know – but with whom you have shared interests – can be an adventurous and rewarding experience.

                    Whether your budget is big or small, and whether you have a little or a ton of time together, focus on each other. There are tons of options, in terms of location, level of physical activity, and cost. You can make the day special in a way that’s right for you!

                    Featured photo credit: Photo by Taylor L. Spurgeon on Unsplash via unsplash.com

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