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The Chakra Series: Matters of the Heart

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Who doesn’t want to be cool, calm and collected? But it’s a real challenge to keep grounded today with sensory overload being a part of our everyday lives. Whether we’re going from work to play, or even in the comfort of home, disconnecting from mind-controlling distractions is important. We can use that time and energy to refocus our minds and connect with ourselves in ways we’ve kinda forgotten.

Mind, Body, Soul

Did you know that the term Chakra in Sanskrit means “wheel” and refers to the energy systems of the body? In simplified terms, Chakra teachings focus on the health and wellness benefits enjoyed when there is a clear energy pathway throughout the body. Can anyone say – Balance and Harmony, please!! The benefits are not only physical, but emotional and spiritual, and can be tapped into by as little as mindfully focusing on your breath, being still, visualizing a particular color or immersing your sense of smell in a soothing aromatic scent.

In other words, taking a moment to stretch out into a yoga pose like the Cobra or Reverse Plank is a great way to channel your energies and center your emotions. What’s more, you can set this time aside for yourself by aligning it with your skincare routine or just taking mindful deep breaths before bed.

Let’s Get Centered

This brings us to the Heart Chakra! It is the 4th Chakra or Anahata and is said to be the energy between the body and spirit. This chakra is an essential force in our ability to love, forgive and show compassion, and deals with our emotional self – specifically our ideas, thoughts, and attitude. It’s the place in ourselves where we experience emotional growth and it is exercised when we are thankful, speak kinder and give.

We thought it would be best to start with our Heart Chakra as it will allow us to be kind to ourselves and focus on all the abilities, traits, and accomplishments we have experienced rather than the ones we haven’t. Write down or say 5 things you like about yourself, whether physical or emotional. It may seem frivolous or too simple, but you would be surprised how much your mood can change with just a few moments of self-appreciation.

The aromatic scent of the Rose aligns with rebalancing The Heart Chakra. Just in case you were wondering about a soothing Rose skincare routine, we’ve got ya! The Rose line by Aromatica provides the complete pampering experience with the Rose Absolute Cream Cleanser, Reviving Rose Infusion Treatment Toner, and Rose Absolute First Serum.