Breath… the essential element of life. It is the first thing we take when stepping into the world and leave while stepping out of it. In this span, we take zillions of breaths. But, during this time, do we ever realize its connection with the mind and body? Do we ever notice the influence of our thoughts and physiology on the breath? Do we ever think how changing the breathing pattern can do wonders for the mind, body, and soul? Yes, that is right. Learning the art of controlling the breath can be great in improving one’s overall well-being, and this can be done through Pranayama.
Lifestyle magazines dedicate several of their pages to advice, recommended products, and trends for wellness. Many say it’s imperative to do so because the majority of people lead such unhealthy lifestyles, thus this is becoming the norm and help should be provided.
In progressive countries like the US and South Korea, for example, only a few people get enough sleep most of the time; young and old sleep only for six hours at most. In South Korea, particularly, young students are so tired because they dedicate more than half their day to studying and only get an average of 4.9 hours of sleep.
The body is comprised of seven major energy centers (support points) rising up through the center of the spine, known as ‘chakras’. These chakra energy centers can become diluted and weighed down during moments of stress, anxiety, and day-to-day happenings that cause them to tighten up – make us feel ‘high strung’ or worn out.
One way to cleanse and heal them is to practice these quick, effective ways to open and balance the 7 major chakras, which is a meditation technique also known as Kundalini.
The third eye chakra is the sixth major energy center out of seven, located between the eyes in the middle of the forehead, above the throat chakra and below the crown chakra. It is also called the Ajna Chakra in Sanskrit terms and is an integral part of Kundalini Meditation.
It is known to be our portal or ‘connection’ unto the cosmic Universe, also called the ‘seat of the soul’, for it is the chakra associated with the pineal gland (a small area of the brain associated with spiritual awakening).
Thus to elevate, enlighten, and invigorate the third eye chakra, common practice would suggest a number of things, one of which being to decalcify and detoxify the pineal gland.
The Moon is a powerful entity in the night sky, affecting the pull of waves in the ocean tide as well as within ourselves, for the human body is made upwards of 60-70% water. The Moon represents wishes and desires, what we want out of life, as well as governs the emotional state, mood and feelings.
Whereas the Sun represents the father figure and the light, the Moon represents more of the motherly figure and that which we keep hidden and dear to us. Not so much the ‘darkness’ but more so what we secretly yearn for and want from life that we shine a light on internally.
During a New Moon is an opportune time to begin a New Moon meditation. To begin, search your subconscious mind for that which you truly wish to bring into the light. The reality you wish to manifest and create over the course of the next month.
If you’re reading this and are already doubtful that metaphysical, supernatural powers exist, your chances of tapping into these powers yourself become next to impossible. Peter Pan wasn’t entirely off his rocker when saying it’s necessary to “think happy thoughts” in order to fly. Developing, nurturing, and mastering superhuman type abilities is not impossible – though incredibly difficult, what it mostly takes is an unshakable, unwavering belief in oneself. A belief in your ability to unlock the hidden inner aspects of your consciousness in order to develop it’s potential.
The aura is essentially one’s field of energy around their physical being. As heat waves can often be seen vibrating off pavement, aura’s work in similar ways. They radiate from the human body and for the most part, are unable to be seen, unless by someone skilled at looking for and noticing them. Whether by a skilled practitioner or someone whom was born naturally able to see them.
The aura is made of pure energy, fueled by the atoms in the cellular structure of the human body, and can radiate anywhere from an inch or so upwards to a few feet depending on how healthy (or clean) one’s energetic system is.
Everything is energy! Naturally, this also includes human beings. At a level invisible to most us, this energy cannot be seen, heard, nor felt. However there many who can see people’s aura, which is essentially someones energy field, or the vibrational energy radiating from the human body. Also there are others who practice the art of Reiki, which is the harnessing of one’s energy to empower and heal themselves or others. Directing this energy, for the most part, through the mini energy chakras found in the palm of the hands. Aside from these advanced spiritual beings however, our energy is not as easily accessible to many. There may be some who struggle with keeping their emotions and state of mind in balance, as well as others who feel depressed or anxious on several occasions.