Chanting Chakra Mono Syllables while Sound Bathing with Singing Bowls

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

It wasn’t long after getting comfortable playing the crystal singing bowls before there was an inner urge to chant along with the sound vibrations. I remembered listening to a movement pattern presentation by a renowned Feldenkrais® Trainer, Ruthy Alon, and her suggestions to make a sound vibration while doing a particular mythemic pattern of movement. The purpose was to increase the inner vibrations of the movement and combine the two. I acted on this inner urge and began learning the mono ​s​yllables of each Chakra.

Yes your voice creates a sound vibrations from the inside out.

Yes a micro-movement pattern creates a vibration through the bones of your skeleton.

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mono ​s​yllables of the chakras

As suggested in an article written in 2018, Chanting sounds & symbols for each of the 7 Chakra Energy Centers, these mono syllables can be used to clear the blocked chakra energy centers.

When playing the bowls to clear physical, mental an emotional bodies, I synchronize the sound of each bowl separately with the corresponding chakra chant. I repeat this pattern 9 times for each bowl as suggested in 2018’s article, Chanting sounds for each of the 7 Chakra Energy Centers.

Sound Bathing for self connection

Some of effects of playing and chanting that I am noticing is a deeper connection to the sound of my own voice tones. I have discovered that there is a surface voice tone that I can describe as reactive and reflective of the emotions of flight, fright and fear. Chanting and sound bathing is encouraging a sound from underneath of what I will call a fighty surface reactive voice to a deeper, grounded and connected inside my body. This deeper tone I experience vibrating from a different place in my body that has the effect of being more connected and confident from inside. Having these two separate responses to my own voice I can now recognize the vibration of my voice that reflects flight, fright and freeze. It’s vibration is a vibration on the surface of my body which stimulates a rush of feelings of doubt, fear and frustration. This recognition of the two experiences gives me a choice of where I want the tone to to come from. These choices are from the reactive and disconnected voice or a deeper connected voice. The other great thing is that I can change my voice when I become aware of it.

For more on spoken word sounds and the effects of these to levels of inner sound vibrations go to Sound Bathing & waking up to spoken word Influences

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Recently on the news they headlined a little newsclip on what to do for health and wellness in these turbulent times. The guest being interviewed suggested three things to support staying connected to a feeling of inner harmony. These were; meditation, small movements and sound therapy. I smiled in agreement.

My suggestion for exploring activities that ignited inner awareness for balance starts with understanding where attention goes energy flows. For me, this means learning to pause to check in to become aware of the experience so there is a choice to change it. Something I learned from Dr. Marshall Rosenberg is that there is no unseen higher authority holding one hostage to their circumstances.

Some suggestions for exploring self-connection and balance are:

  • Awareness through Micro-movements
  • Awareness through Communication
  • Awareness through Eating
  • Awareness through Goals
  • Awareness through Meditation
    • Sound Bathing
  • Awareness through Nature
  • Awareness through Space

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Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Sound Bathing

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

Sound wave – Photo by Pixabay

In a previous article, Influencing healthy brain function with Crystal Singing Bowls, I share a few of the immediate benefits I noticed in my brain even with 15 to 20 minute sound sessions.

Choosing Crystal Bowls to align personal energy centers – the Chakras

I began Integrating sound using harmonic resonance of 7 crystal singing bowls to create a sound bath. These bowls are tuned to notes to align with the seven basic chakra energy centers. Starting with the largest bowl to smallest the notes are: C, D, E, F, G, A, B. Playing these crystal bowls has been life changing. The brain clarity mentioned in Influencing healthy brain function with Crystal Singing Bowls is a valuable experience. This includes increased clarity in my senses, intuition, meditative experience and physical function.

The notes and corresponding chakras of the bowls I am playing are:

  • C – Root Chakra
  • D – Sacral Chakra
  • E – Solar Plexus Chakra
  • F – Heart Chakra
  • G – Throat Chakra
  • A – Third Eye Chakra
  • B – Crown Chakra

Sound Bathing

I am discovering that sound bathing with the crystal singing bowls is an integrative experience with the practices that I already pursue. It marries well with the growing awareness techniques of the Feldenkrais® Method and the Language’s of Empathy, Nature and Space. Its deepening clarity of the practical aspects of function and seems to be waking up my brains cognitive function that is refining my connections to physical, mental and emotional function. This crystal bowl journey is a pleasant surprise. In the past I have only witnessed the bowls being played by those adopting a self image and presenting themselves in guru cultural costumes. As an empath I find those adopting personal attire and characteristics to reflect what they believe will influence their talent uncomfortable and distracting. Imagine my own surprise when I had a gravitational pull towards playing them myself, minus the attire. What I am discovering is they are not a showman’s tool but a valuable asset for understanding the connection between sound and clarity.

Recommendations

Society is in transitioning into an unknown future. As much as we hear comments of getting back to normal after this current pandemic, what most are not aware of is that there is a new normal. There isn’t any going back to what was as new habits and expectations have been created during the pandemic and climate change events. As a Feldenkrais® Practitioner I understand that new habits appear after only taking new action three or four times. The pandemic shut the world down for 18 or so months which means the shift has already begun. Now lets factor in the natural world phenomenons that began even before the pandemic like the massive fires , flooding, droughts and wind storms. Another influence to consider is the awakening consciousness in relationships involving sexual orientation, colour, status, age, etc. Cultural change is happening simply by experiencing these change events.

My recommendation is for each individual to find ways to practice mindfulness to increase clarity and inner calm to have a better experience through transitional changes. I am referring to actions to reduce the clutter of words, thoughts and storytelling that create an environment for calm and increased mindfulness. Why? This will increase one’s level of tolerance and ability to cope and reduce levels of stress, I believe it will enhance decision making abilities and increase mental, emotional and physical wellbeing even while in changing environments. Playing these bowls has brought me to a deeper connection of clarity, peace and deeper understanding. Other ways I have enjoyed this space of focus and calm is through meditation, the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Movement and the Language of Empathy, Nature and Space.

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Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Sound Bathing & waking up to spoken word Influences

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

Influence of spoken words and thoughts

In earlier articles, Influencing healthy brain function with Crystal Singing Bowls and sound bathing, I share the influence of playing crystal singing bowls and how I experience it wake up inner sensations and responses to the harmonics in the sound. I compare the new sound responses to my old, familiar and dulled down responses to old sounds. These crystal singing bowl sound baths have heightened somatic clarity on how spoken word and silent trains of thought stimulate the brain in a similar way. The sound of these crystal bowls is heightening my somatic sense to reactive response closer to the root source or stimulus. Waking to the response has me notice how my body responses to the words we speak and to the silent voices inside our head.

A growing connection to how the body responds to hearing spoken words and listening to thoughts

I have made the personal discovery that whether I am listening to the high and clear harmonies of the bowls or to spoken words inside my head, they’re environmental influences stimulating my brain. This brain stimulation will correspond with reactions mentally, emotionally or physically. I have taught and mentored a language of empathy for two decades and one principal is demonstrating how words and voice tones can influence physical, mental and emotions reactions. This new connection to crystal bowl harmonics has given a new meaning to this old teaching point. The words don’t even have to be spoken out loud to have influence! There doesn’t even need to be any true facts in what is being said or thought about.

Have you ever noticed how you may be influenced by words and how they vibrate through you somatically?

Society is in transition into an unknown future. There are many comments of getting back to normal after this current pandemic and what the speakers are not aware of is that there is a new normal. There isn’t any going back to what was. Why? New habits and expectations have been created. New habits appear after doing something differently for three or four repetitions and the pandemic shut the world down for 18 months. New habits have already been created. The shift has already begun. Lets factor in the natural world phenomenons that began even before the pandemic. The massive fires , flooding, droughts and wind storms. Another influence to consider is the awakening consciousness in relationships involving sexual orientation, colour, status, age, etc.

Renee’s recommendation

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My recommendation is for each individual to find their connection to ways for increasing clarity and inner calm. By ways, I mean actions to reduce the clutter of words, thoughts and storytelling to provide oneself with a clearer mental environment for creating calm and inner quiet for increasing mindfulness. Why? This will increase one’s level of tolerance and ability to cope with the activity around them. The reduced level of stress will enhance decision making abilities and be healthier mentally, emotionally and physically.

Playing Crystal Singing Bowls has brought me to a connection of clarity, peace and deeper understanding. Other ways I have engaged in this pursuit prior to playing these bowls where through the activities of:

  • Awareness through Micro-movements
  • Awareness through Spoken Word
  • Awareness through Eating
  • Awareness through Goals
  • Awareness through Meditation
    • Sound Bathing
  • Awareness through Nature
  • Awareness through Space

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Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @reneelindstrom

Pic by Renee Lindstrom

Photo taken July, 2021

Pic by Renee Lindstrom

Photo taken June, 2020

Also known as:  Sea Buckhorn, Sha Ji

  • Symbolizes:  Beauty & Vitality
  • Associated with:  Venus & Mars, (Scorpio & Libra),
  • Element: Air
  • Chakra: Crown & Sacral Plexus
  • Uses:  Culinary, Dye, Flower Essences, Medicinal, Skin Products, Spells, Tea
  • Parts used:  Seeds, Berries, Flowers, Leaves, Shoots & Roots
  • Preparation: Jams, Jellies, Juices & Sauces, Cosmetics & Anti-Aging Topicals, Oils, Tea

Yellow Dye Plant

I picked up these two pots of Sea Buckthorn from a nursery at the end of the season a few years ago They were small, not well cared for and priced to sell. I thought that these were native shrubs that grew off the coastal shores of Vancouver Island and I wanted to bring them back to life. I soon learned that Sea Buckthorn is originally from the higher altitudes of the Himalayas that spread across Europe, Asia and North America. They reduce soil erosion and add nitrogen to the soil. They are a good as a nutritional food and medicinal crop. These two potted shrubs are each a male and a female. For every 3 female shrubs one needs a male for pollination. These are hardy plants that I have discovered grow in the Canadian Prairies which is hot in summer and cold in winter.

Health & Wellness

​Sea Buckthorn berries are becoming recognized as a modern superfood. The berries and leaves are high in quercetin making them popular in Tibetan, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines which have traditionally used them to promote digestion, enhance one’s immune system, as an expectorant and demulcent in the treatment of colds and flu.  The Ancient Greeks recognised its anti-aging and beautifying properties, The berries are a source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron​, phosphorus​m ​folate, biotin and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E​.​ Oil from the leaves and seeds may be one of the only plant foods known to provide all four omega fatty acids — omega-3, omega-6, omega-7 and omega-9.

Alexander the Great is said to have witnessed his horses eating the berries and then noticed afterwards noticed their shinier coats, their increased vitality and quicker recovery times from injuries. He named these berries Hippophae, which comes from the Greek words hippos and phaos, meaning “shining horse.”

Pedanius Dioscorides, ancient Greek father of Pharmacology wrote about the healing qualities of sea buckthorn berries in his 5-volume pharmacological encyclopedia De Materia Medica, which was a text on herbal medicine used for over 1,500 years during the first century AD.

Personal cultivation of Sea Buckthorn & recommendations

After caring for a male and female shrub for the past two seasons I have recognized their hardiness even while in pots. Learning about them through this relationship, while researching their edible and medicinal uses, my intention is to begin drying the leaves and berries for remedies, teas and snacks while using them fresh from the shrub. I will try to propagate them from cutting and seeds and explore how to increase the number of plants while exploring them as a superfood and the medicinal attributes. My hope is to expand my relationship with these plants by integrating them more fully into my lifestyle. I believe they could become a beneficial food and medicinal staple. I would recommend them to those yearning to create a self sustaining food, healing, dye or crop garden.

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.  Do not use if you are pregnant!

Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

pic by Renee Lindstrom

Also known as: Liquorice

  • Symbolizes:  Sweetness
  • Associated with:  Venus & Mars, (Scorpio & Leo),
  • Element: Water
  • Chakra: Root
  • Uses:  Culinary, Dye, Flavouring, Incense, Medicinal, Skin Products, Spellwork, Sweetener, Tea
  • Parts used:  Root
  • Preparation: Alcohol Distilling, Flower Essence, Incense, Lotions, Mouthwash, Ointments, Oils, , Potpourri, Soap-making, Shampoo, Tobacco, Tea, Tinctures, Toothpaste, , Infused Water

Black Dye Plant

This potted Licorice Plant has been overwintered in an unheated #yyj garden greenhouse. I was excited to view it reemerge in early spring. It’s hardier than it appears. This week #yyj has just experienced two highest on record heat temperatures ever, one day after another. This Licorice plant has not only survived, it’s thrived! If it hadn’t been kept wet, it wouldn’t have though as it likes to have moist soil. Originally from the Mediterranean and Central Asia it is experiencing Victoria’s mild winters and interestly hot summers. I have read it will grow from 3 to 5 feet tall and spread at least 3 feet. Easy spreader.

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Health & Wellness

The Licorice ​plant fruit​s, ​leaves and ​roots are considered to have medicinal qualities​ although the most common part used are the roots. (The fruits are formed from the flowers similar to the legume family of plants.) The roots are harvested from your garden after three years, five for commercially grown operations. Licorice has a flavour that one either loves or hates. antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.  Do not use if you are pregnant!

Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Clary (Salvia sclarea)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Edible, Medicinal, Dye

Clary is a Herb grown for its oil

Clary

Also known as: Clary Sage, Clear Eye, Eyebright, Clarywort

Enhances the connection between conscious & unconscious mind, & encourages release of stagnant emptions

  • Symbolizes:  Lifting one’s spirit
  • Associated with:  Power of the Moon &  Mercury, Cancer, Pisces & Capricorn
  • Element:  Water
  • Chakras:  Sacral & 3rd Eye
  • Energetic Properties:  Warming, euphoric, dreamy
  • Uses:  Culinary, Dream Work, Dye, Eye Wash, Flavouring, Incense, Love Spells Medicinal, Meditation, Skin Products, Spellwork, Sweetener, Tonic
  • Parts used:  Flowers, Stems, Leaves & Roots
  • Preparation: Alcohol Distilling, Flower Essence, Essential Oil, Fragrance, Incense, Lotions, Mouthwash, Ointments, Oils, Perfume, Potpourri, Soap-making, Shampoo, Tobacco, Tea, Tinctures, Toothpaste, , Infused Water

Dark Brown Dye Plant

This Clary plant pictured is in its second year of growth in #yyj garden.  A biennial started from seed in 2020, has a  flower stalk that has grown to 6 feet or more.  After exploring the two year cycle and benefits of this flowering plant a decision to include it permanently in the garden has been made and it will be put beside another 6 foot tall biennial, the Mullein plant.

The Clary plant has a hint of fur on it’s leaves similar to Mullein, however it flowers are lavender and white with a deep fragrance, while Mulleins flowers are bright yellow with a light sweet smell.  The shape of the leaves and stalks are not alike at all.  Clary stalks are square and narrow with bud bursts along the stalk.  Mullein has a large thick stalk with flowers buds overcrowding the space.  Side by stid they will make attractive companions in the garden.

Not only attractive both Clary and Mullein add benefits to one’s lifestyle through their available uses and qualities.

Health & Wellness uses of Clary,  

  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antidepressant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Appetite Stimulant
  • A​stringent properties
  • Eyewash
  • Menopause
  • PMS
  • Stress Reduction

Meditation, Chakras, Dreaming, Emotional & Visionary States

  • Enhances state of consciousness
  • Enhances dream & visionary states
  • Aids in opening the Third Eye
  • Improves mediumship​, clairvoyance​, confidence
  • Induces trance states
  • Promotes emotional understanding

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.  Do not use if you are pregnant!

Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Yellow Bedstraw (Galium verum)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

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Our Lady’s Bedstraw

Also known as: Catchstraw, Cheese Rennet,  Lady’s Bedstraw, Maid’s Hair, Our Lady’s Bedstraw, Petty Mugget, Yellow Bedstraw, Yellow Cleavers

Uses:  Culinary, Dye, Herbal, Tea, Medicinal, Poultice, Topical Skin Products

Parts used:  Flowers, Leaves & Roots

Preparation:  Tea, Tinctures, Vinegar,Oil, Flower Essence, Skin Care, Soap-making, Lotions, Ointments, Infused Water

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  • Symbolizes:  Love, Rejoicing, Rudeness
  • Associated with: New hope, ideas and grace. Freedom from the past, vulnerability, and release of grief and sorrow.
  • Element:  Water
  • Governed by:  Venus

Yellow Bed-straw was once used to stuff mattress. It has been written that Mary stuffed the bed for Baby Jesus with Yellow Bed-straw.  It has a fresh fragrance of vanilla and cut grass.

Culinary

  • The seeds are edible and can be roasted and ground into a caffeine-free, coffee substitute.
  • The young shoots can be boiled for ten to fifteen minutes as a veggie topped with butter or  added to a salad.
  • The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked.
  • The leaves and stems can be used as a curdling agent in cheese making.
  • The flowers infused in water creates a refreshing beverage.

Health and Wellness

Lady’s Bed-straw has been used for treating cancer, epilepsy, hysteria, spasms, tumors, loss of appetite, gravel, stone or urinary disorders, and chest and lung ailments. It is also used to increase urine output (as a diuretic) for relieving water retention, especially swollen ankles. It soothes reddened skin, reduces inflammation making it useful in  a poultice for cuts, skin infections, slow-healing wounds etc.

Well known Herbalist Culpepper suggested the juice from this plant for earaches.

The leaves, stems and flowering shoots are antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, and high in C making them good for spring tonic and scurvy.  As a wash or lotion, it is said to fade freckles and sunburn and great for psoriasis.

Dye Plant

A yellow dye is made from the flowering stems and used as food colouring and hair dye, and red dyes are extracted from its roots. A yellow dye is obtained from the flowering tops.

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Recent research by Schmidt et al (2014) has supported Galium verums traditional use as an anticancer remedy, as it demonstrated DNA protection against benzapyrene, a toxic compound in cigarette smoke.


Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2020  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Save time & money by making yogurt, cream cheese, cottage cheese & kefir & whey on 1-4 litres of milk

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

 

Fermenting Kefir Grains & Milk

 

One 4 liter container of milk now costs just under $5.00 before taxes here in #yyj’s Greater Victoria Region.  With this 4 liters I have cultured yogurt, separating the yogurt and whey creating cream cheese, adding home-made apple cider vinegar creating cottage cheese and fermenting Kefir grains creating kefir.  At the store yogurt, cream cheese and cottage cheese prices start at $4.00 to $5.00 while Kefir and whey is more!  For $5.00 plus tax I am able to make over $20.00 worth of dairy and whey products

I see many bakery items being donated to local food banks and wonder if foods that improve health and well-being are also being donated.  Foods considered perishable can make a larger impact in the mental, emotional and physical health of those needs assistance.

I wonder too if there are programs for the low-income citizens to learn how to easily create their own products using simple recipes to be more cost effectively.  Are recipes included in the groceries being handed out to stretch food and dollars further?  It’s healthier with no additives and fresher with a higher nutritional impact and no added equipment costs.  It can be done with existing kitchen utensils like pots, jars, bowls, strainers, cotton, cheesecloth or coffee filters.

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Copyright 2014 – 2020  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Sacral Chakra Stones

Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra

 

Amber:  Amber is a fossilized resin from Evergreen Trees that are in the hundreds of thousands years old.  Amber is an old planet energy and reflects ancient natural world wisdom.  It is a soft and warm nurturing stone called upon to develop ones creativity.

Orange Calcite:  Orange Calcite reflects balance in creativity and sexuality.  It is called upon to energize and balance one’s life force.

Carnelian: Carnelian is a stabilizing energy that is grounding and anchors one into present moment reality.  It is called upon to restore vitality and for courage.  Carnelian promotes healthy life choices.

Hematite:  Hematite is called upon for grounding, balancing and removing confusion to be actively engaged in the present moment of your day-to-day activities.  It brings consciousness down through ones chakras in a centering and stabilizing way.  Hematite is also used for blocking negativity.


 

9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for 7 Chakras:

  1. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Root Chakra
  2. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Sacral Chakra
  3. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Heart Chakra
  5. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Throat Chakra
  6. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Brow Chakra
  7. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Crown Chakra

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Chanting sounds & symbols for each of the 7 Chakra Energy Centers

Music is a popular way for one to express sound for pleasure, healing and connection.  It is a way to share meaningful messages and pass them down through the ages.  Some early faiths used sound vibrations for healing and transformation that included the use of songs, chants, mantras, instruments, tuning forks and brass and crystal singing bowls.  A mantra considered to be the ‘sound of creation’ and passed down is, “Om,” pronounced “Aum or Um. ” Apparently in the stillness of meditation this sound can be heard underneath all other sounds.  It has been suggested that it balances the  body, mind and soul. 

Om is associated with the 6th chakra that represents one’s third eye.

Sound and the Chakras

The translation of chakra is “wheel,” or “center.”  It is generally recognized that there are seven subtle centers of refined energy in the human body.  Each of these centers resonate with a specific sound vibration.  These seven well-known centers are:

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1st –  Root Chakra Center

2nd – Sacral Chakra Center 

3rd –  Solar Plexus Chakra Center

5th –  Throat Chakra Center

6th –  3rd Eye Chakra Center

7th –  Crown Chakra Center

Read more on each chakra @  7 Chakra Subtle Energy Centers


Chanting Mono Syllables

Chanting the following mantras in song or meditation has been used to restore function and vibrancy to these 7 energy centers.  chakras 03One can enjoy chanting one mantra for one energy enter or all seven.  These mantras are usually repeated in patterns of 9.  


Chakra Mono Syllables (Sounds)

chakras 06Listed here are the  Mono syllables for each of the 7 Chakra Centers.   

 


Symbols

Below are the individual symbols in the center of a mandala followed by the pronunciation of each Chakra Mono Syllables of each energy center starting with the foundation and moving up to mind and spirit:

 

1st Chakra – Root 

Muladhara

Root Chakra

Sanskrit translation:  Mula – “root”Adhara – “support or base

  • Located:  basal end of the spine, the pelvic floor &  first three vertebrae
  • Mantra:

Lam

Pronounced “lum”

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2nd Chakra – Sacral

Svadhisthana

Sacral Chakra

Translation:  “dwelling place of self”

Located:  between pubic bone and belly button

Mantra:

Vam

Pronounced “vum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura

Solar Plexus Chakra

Translation:  “lustrous gem”

Located:  navel in the area of the solar plexus and up to the breastbone

Mantra:

Ramm

Pronounced “Rum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Heart Chakra – Anahata

Heart Chakra

Translation:  “unstuck” or “unhurt”

Location:  center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, and breasts. It also rules the lymphatic system

Mantra:

Yam

Pronounced  “Yum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Throat Chakra – Vishuddha

Throat Chakra

Translates:  “especially pure”

Location:  Throat

Mantra:

Ham

Pronounced “hum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


3rd Eye Chakra – Ajna

Third Eye Chakra

Translates:  “Beyond Wisdom”

Location:  Slightly above and between eyebrows

Mantra:

Om

Pronounced “Aum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Crown Chakra – Sahasrara

crown chakra

Crown Chakra

Translation – “thousand-petaled”

Mantra:

Ah

Pronounced “u”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000