Kudos to Jasmine Hemsley for this recipe, it’s so simple and so warming.
Your third eye chakra is located in the space between your eyebrows. It’s colour is indigo and is sometimes called our sixth sense or psychic chakra. So while your eyes see the material world, Ajna helps you look into deeper realms - creativity, imagination, intuition. Your intuition is what encourages you to make decisions with feelings that you’re drawn to, even when your conscious and logical mind wants to resist.
The seventh, the final chakra. This is located at the crown of your head as well as the area just above. It is the center for deeper connection with ourselves and with a force greater than us.
Vishuddha is the energy center of communication, expression, and rationality. It is the fifth of the chakras and acts as a link between the heart and the head, between emotions and rationality. It’s colour is blue and it’s element is ether. In balance, it enables you to communicate with ease, honesty and to show the truest version of yourself.
The heart chakra is unsurprisingly located in the chest, close to the heart and is the fourth of the chakras - balancing the lower three and upper three. It’s colour is green and the corresponding element is air, which represents freedom and expansion. Air, like love, is within and all around. Anahata chakra is unconditional love and joy.
The core of our personality, our identity, our ego is what is found in the solar plexus chakra. It’s the perception of who we are, our willpower, self discipline.
The second of the seven chakras, Svadhisthana. It’s colour is orange and is located just below your navel. It is associated with your emotional, creative, sensual, sexual side. It’s element is water which makes sense because it is about fluidity; the ability to go withe flow. Svadhisthana is a combination of two Sanskrit words, “one’s own” (Sva) and “abode/seat” (Adhisthana).
I am starting the year of classes with a strong theme of the chakras; the first week will be the root chakra, Muladhara. This is a combination of two Sanskrit words - “root” (Mula) and “base” or “support” (Adhara) and it is the first of the seven chakras. Although the chakras are part of the subtle body and not the physical, the area in which Muladhara is situated is around the coccyx, the pelvic floor at the base of the spine.