Happy Healthy and Fit

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stop Surviving and Start SELF-REALIZING!

The word survival invokes words like enemies, fear, desperation, scraping by and scarcity.   Self-Realization inspires ideas like friendship, love, inspiration and abundance.   Both are a matter of choice.   You may think someone is just 'surviving' if they are struggling to get by financially and in the material world.   That would insinuate that you must be wealthy in order to experience self-realization.

The journey toward self-realization is an elevation of consciousness, it is a journey inward toward your core, your essence, your soul.  It is realizing that you are your own worst enemy and fear is the greatest obstacle on your path.  It is an awakening, a blossoming, an unfolding.  In the yogic tradition, this process is described by the Sanskrit word chakra, translated to mean 'wheel,' 'circle,' or 'vortex of energy.'  There are seven of these electromagnetic intersections of energy located from the top of the brain to the base of the spine, regulating the physical, mental and emotional states.

Each chakra is represents a realm of emotions, desires, goals, thoughts and ideals.  The first chakra, located at the base of the spine is associated with survival.  As you move up through the energy centers, you will journey through relationships, purpose, compassion and love, communication of truth and beauty, cognitive awareness and ultimately self-realization at the crown chakra.

The journey through the chakras is about ascending ego and removing blockages to discover your infinite potential and to align with the divine.  Seeking Enlightenment?  You must go to the your root.  Psychologically, the first chakra, also known at the Root Chakra is a selfish place.  It is the energy center associated with money and material things.  Survival and possessions are priority creating insecurity, jealousy and the idea of never having enough.  When your root energy center is blocked true love is blocked by fear, abundance is disguised as scarcity.

This is not to say that you must renounce all of your material goods and money is order to be blissfully happy and self-realized, but you must let go of your fear of losing them and attachment to them.  The unborn and undying part of you is waiting to be rediscovered.  There are many paths to enlightenment, but the physical yoga practice is one of the fastest ways to align your energy centers and remove the blockages distracting you from optimal health and happiness.

Being Happy Healthy and Fit means replacing Fear with Love, Enemies with Friends, Desperation with Inspiration and Surviving with Self- Realizing!

To learn more about chakras and the flow of energy in the body, join me next week for an evening of Chocolates and Chakras: Super Foods, Super Powers & Super Fun!  If you want to take your yoga practice to new heights, consider a Yoga & Adventure Retreat!  Life is Short.  Make Yours Magical!

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