Getting Passionate with the Sacral Chakra

 

Balance in our sacral chakras helps us to achieve harmony with other chakras, and kick-start our creative, and passionate desires in life.

The Anchor for Our Inner Balance?

As we’ve covered the Chakras we moved from the top to the bottom, from our crown, down to our hearts, and now we’re moving into the lower or grounded chakras. In the most basic sense, we can look at both the Sacral, and Root chakras as both a connection to our own natures and the natural grounded world we live in. While our crown and third eye Chakras are our windows into higher thinking and mental states of being. These lower chakras are our windows into grounding ourselves and tapping into our primal emotions.  

 

For today we’ll be looking at the Sacral Chakra, what it embodies, and how its balance can affect our spiritual and physical wellbeing.

 

As we’ve touched on before, our bodies are constantly communicating with the pranic energies surrounding us. From our emotional impulses to our nerve impulses we can observe the flow of this energy, where it becomes blocked, and where we can free its movement. The Sacral Chakra or Svadhishthana Chakra is located just a few fingers below our navels and is an important anchor point in the body for these energies.

 

Svadhishthana loosely translates in English to “the dwelling place of the Self”, as it supports personal expansion, and exploration of our own sexuality, personal desires, and inward creativity.

…it helps to induce our spark of creativity, and to feel pleasure in the things we love in life.

Where we see it tie into our physical bodies is through our bladder, kidneys and reproductive organs, and is seen as somewhat connected to our lower back as well. When we experience an imbalance in this chakra it can emotionally manifest as fear of experiencing pleasure, fatigue and low libido. Physically this can manifest in lower back pain, joint and hip issues, and issues with the spleen and kidneys to name a few.

 

We can see here how vital balancing this chakra is for the others, as the effects of its imbalance can quickly impact other aspects of our mental and physical health, and it showcases how central to our chakras the Sacral Chakra’s balance is. 

 

When it is balanced correctly it corresponds with the concept of water as an element, how it flows and can be so flexible (like our joints when we take care of them!), like a river. This balance and the positive flow of energy it produces in our other chakras helps us to embrace letting things go and accepting change and transformation in our lives.

 

When our minds are free of the physical burdens an imbalance can cause, it helps to induce our spark of creativity and to feel pleasure in the things we love in life.

 

Dr. Rogini Inprana Our Mission Gratitude

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

 

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

The power of raising your vibration through Music

While on my spiritual journey, I find myself listening to music everywhere I go. But did not fully understand why? Why does music make me feel so good? Why does music make me feel better? Metaphysically and spiritually are we able to raise our vibrations simply by listening to music? Is this made up or is it in fact true? There is something to be said about music as a powerful tool inorder to raise one’s vibration due to the ability to influence emotions, energy and the entire state of being. Which by the way, I do all the time as a hypnotherapist with my clients just not with music! Everything in the universe, including our bodies, have a specific vibration and frequency. Music especially, is composed with specific frequencies and intentions therefore we can resonate with these frequencies. The intention behind the creation and performance of music can significantly impact its vibrational quality whether it be positive or negative. Music created with positive intentions, such as love, healing, or compassion, carries that energy within it like anything else; intention is everything! When individuals listen to or engage with such music, they can absorb these intentions, these powerful emotions, leading to an elevation of their own vibration. This resonance is believed to positively impact the energetic balance of the body, mind, and spirit. There is a science to it! Although I don’t want to bore my readers, I do want to speak about why this happens without having to go in depth in the science leading up to it.  

Music has the remarkable ability to serve as a gateway to our memories, evoking powerful emotions and shaping our behaviors in profound ways. The melodies, rhythms, and lyrics of music can transport us back in time, triggering memories associated with specific experiences, people, and emotions. By tapping into this reservoir of memories, music has the potential to influence our mood, mindset, and even our physiological responses. Harnessing the positive impact of music in our daily lives offers a valuable opportunity for self-care and emotional well-being. Unconsciously, we embark on a musical journey each day, with the potential for profound emotional release and catharsis. This release of pent-up emotions, whether joy, sadness, or nostalgia, can be immensely therapeutic, allowing us to process and heal from past experiences. In turn, this emotional release contributes to a sense of lightness, clarity, and energetic renewal, raising our vibrational frequency and enhancing our overall sense of vitality and well-being. By integrating music into our daily routines with intention and mindfulness, we can harness its transformative power to cultivate greater emotional resilience, inner peace, and spiritual growth.

As a Reiki Master, my primary aim in utilizing this healing modality is to clear blockages from the body and realign the Chakras. It is widely believed that certain types of music, crafted with specific tones and rhythms, are tailored to assist in the balancing of the Chakras as well. This explains my preference for incorporating “Reiki Music” into my practice while working with clients; it naturally promotes alignment and facilitates healing at elevated states of consciousness. Across various spiritual traditions, music serves as a conduit for connecting with higher realms. Whether through chanting, sacred hymns, or meditative sounds, music acts as a bridge to the spiritual realm, aiding in the elevation of one’s vibration. This affinity for utilizing music in healing work certainly makes the process more seamless and effective, allowing me to facilitate a deeper healing with greater ease and efficiency.

Anything that boosts interconnectedness between our physical bodies and mental states is ideal in overall wellbeing and can contribute to the raise in one’s vibrational frequency.  Music has the ability to synchronize with brainwave patterns and influence the autonomic nervous system. It’s called “entrainment.” By doing so, it can induce relaxation, reduce stress, and promote a sense of calm. It can even help us focus and shift to a higher vibrational state. Have you ever realized or felt that your heart rate lowers as well when listening to music? Any kind that resonates, speaks to you, that you are attracted to. Like a bike, the more you do it, the more you become attuned to the signals and sensations of our bodies. We can better understand and address our mental and emotional needs, leading to greater balance and harmony once attuned.

Music possesses a profound ability to influence and elevate our moods instantly, serving as a powerful tool for emotional regulation and well-being. When we listen to upbeat and harmonious melodies, our brains respond by releasing neurotransmitters such as dopamine, often referred to as the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter. This surge of dopamine not only enhances our sense of pleasure and reward but also uplifts our mood, fostering feelings of joy, optimism, and vitality. As our mood elevates in response to music, we naturally gravitate towards a more positive and expansive emotional state. This shift in mood towards positivity and optimism contributes to a higher vibrational frequency, aligning us with states of love, gratitude, and abundance. By consciously selecting and engaging with music that resonates with our emotions and intentions, we can harness its transformative power to cultivate a harmonious inner landscape and elevate our vibrational frequency, thereby enhancing our overall well-being and spiritual growth.

Engaging with music for personal expression and growth is paramount. The therapeutic benefits of creative endeavors, such as singing with music, cannot be overstated. These activities serve as potent tools for releasing stress and cultivating a profound sense of well-being. Singing, in particular, has been a source of solace and rejuvenation for many individuals, myself included. The act of singing at the top of one’s lungs, with unbridled passion, offers a cathartic release unlike any other. It’s a form of self-care that allows us to tap into our innermost emotions and express them freely. Incorporating such practices into daily routines, such as singing in the shower, can have transformative effects on our overall state of being. By harnessing the power of music to raise energetic vibrations, we enhance our vitality, deepening our sense of happiness and joy. It’s a simple yet profound act that nourishes the soul and enriches our lived experience, fostering greater resilience and fulfillment in life.

– Melissa Cigna, Hypnotherapist & Reiki Master –

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

Free your Mind with Reiki

Reiki has been practiced over 1000 years and there are many benefits one can experience with Reiki. In this modern world mental stress is now higher than it used to be. We have overstimulation of information and noise in this world that our minds can be so scattered and overwhelmed. I use the analogy of a computer, when a computer’s hard drive is overloaded, it slows down this fancy equipment. Our minds operate the same way. Usually, one might not be aware that they are overloaded until they have an emotional breakdown or become emotionally reactive. This is because your body does not have the capacity to handle the extra external stimulation.

 

Common practices to relieve the stress we  sleep-in, take meds, become addictive to narcotics or find alternative unhealthy ways to release the stress. We all heard that a healthy form of releasing mental stress is through meditation and quieting the mind. I am an expert in meditation but let me tell you when you first time learn to meditate it is not easy and I don’t suggest you trying it because it can get very uncomfortable because you will notice your thoughts can be all-over the place and you may get so overwhelmed, that you may feel worse that you started. Another way or form to release mental overload is by exercising. Even that practice might not be deep enough to clear at the deepest level. However, a Reiki Practitioner can help you with that so you can fully surrender to the healing and they can release the pent-up garbage or mental chatter in your body and clear blocked energy centers in the body. Reiki supports the process of releasing emotions such anger, resentment, sadness, self-doubt and worthiness issues. 

 

If you are a business owner or work in a high stress environment our mind can get extremely challenged and we tend to be more in our thoughts and in our minds. It gets very hard to shut of a congested mind that is constantly running like a water fountain. Especially at the end of the day one may display symptoms like restlessness, headaches and even higher blood pressure readings. You may also notice the thoughts become irrelevant and it gets harder and harder to shut of your brain off, creating an overload to the nervous system. 

 

Reiki can help to release the mental pressure and heaviness in your head and energetically ground you. It is very common for people to feel very vulnerable to ask for help and receive Reiki. Let me tell you as an evidence-based chiropractor and business owner certain healing cannot be explained by science, but I personally received my first Reiki experience over 18 years ago during my first pregnancy. At that time, I was a chiropractic student and under lots of stress. Thank God to Reiki, which really helped to recenter my brain and my energy. As much as our brain and thoughts help us to create our life and build our dream, but an overload can lead to so many various mental health issues and create energetic resistance that slows down your progress in life. 

 

Let Reiki help you to clear your head, or one can say empty your brain so you can focus better have some clarity and allow to make some conscious choices and be more creative in your life and business in general. 

 

InPrana Integrative healing located in Maple, Ontario understands the importance of managing mental stress and hence we have amazing Reiki practitioners who can help you along the way. 

 

You are not alone and let us help and support your journey.

 

Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C, BSc.

Understanding The Solar Plexus Chakra

 

Symbol of the Solar Plexus, or Manipura, Chakra.

Finding Balance in our Centres

For today’s blog, we’ll be returning our topic of focus to the Chakras of the body again, and continuing to the Solar Plexus Chakra, or Manipura chakra. Located in the body just around your navel, or belly button, the Manipura chakra is said to be the central core of and the ignition for our personal “fire”. It builds upon and helps us unleash that fire in the form of self-confidence, self-esteem and inner strength when facing adversities in life. This chakra is also closely tied to the element of fire.

 

When it is balanced along with the rest of our Chakras this results in us having a determinant lifestyle with high energy and a strong sense of identity and purpose. When our Manipura chakras, however, is too strong, and not balanced by our higher chakras, or grounded by our lower chakras we can see this fire turn into stubbornness and even a dangerous level of self-confidence that isn’t guided by wisdom.

 

On the flip-side, and perhaps just as dangerous to ourselves when that fire is lacking, or the balance is far to the other side, we can experience low energy, self-doubt and behaviours like procrastination due to fear.

 

Here we can see as with so many of our chakras why this balance is so important to work on and strive to achieve. We need that fire to help us be the most confident versions of ourselves we can be, but we need it tempered with our wisdom, and our heart so that it doesn’t burn us, or those around us.

 

Registered Massage Therapists are trained in different skills, and techniques than other physical therapists or chiropractors, however, massage therapists often work closely, as we do at Inprana, with other practitioners. One application of an RMT’s skill set is in pre-chiro assessments and treatment. One way an RMT helps to do this is simply by helping the patient feel relaxed.

 

As we discussed in our last entry, achieving that state of mental and muscle relaxation helps the body heal, and can help a chiropractor better perform their work without having to overcome the tension and stress that may be there otherwise.

When we are confident, we have a strong constitution and can face much, but when that fire dims we may feel “blocked up”

Physically, as with all chakras, we can also look at where the Manipura chakra is located and therefore we can see it as an indicator of our digestive health. Old sayings like “I have butterflies in my stomach”, and that direct connection between how our “tummies” feel and how we emotionally feel in a moment tie right into the idea of the Manipura chakra.

 

When we are confident, we have a strong constitution and can face much, but when that fire dims we may feel “blocked up”, or when it burns out of control we may start to deal with digestive issues like ulcers or heartburn, which have been proven to be directly related to emotions like anger, and stress.  

 

So what are some things that you can work on to help embolden, and balance your solar plexus chakra?

 

For one we encourage using mantras in your meditations like “I am strong, confident and ready for anything”, as well as several yoga poses like the seated twist, the revolved triangle or cobra pose can help to open your solar plexus chakra (there are many more too, and if you’d like to learn more we’re happy to book an appointment and help you today!), as well as methods involved with Reiki healing (which we are also happy, and able to answer your questions or book a session for today) that specifically help with this chakra.

 

Dr. Rogini Inprana Our Mission Gratitude

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

 

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

Relieving your Pressure with Acupressure

A traditional “acupoint” model showing the meridian map of the body. This map is used for both acupressure and acupuncture.

All the Relief Without the Needles

In our last blog we briefly touched on the history and benefits of massage therapy, and for this week we’d like to take a look at some of the specific techniques of massage therapy. For example, we offer acupressure massage sessions at Inprana, but what exactly is that, and how can massage therapy help complete something like chiropractic work too? Let’s explore that now!

 

Registered Massage Therapists are trained in different skills, and techniques than other physical therapists or chiropractors, however, massage therapists often work closely, as we do at Inprana, with other practitioners. One application of an RMT’s skill set is in pre-chiro assessments and treatment. One way an RMT helps to do this is simply by helping the patient feel relaxed. As we discussed in our last entry, achieving that state of mental and muscle relaxation helps the body heal, and can help a chiropractor better perform their work without having to overcome the tension and stress that may be there otherwise.

 

Massage therapists may employ a wide range of techniques to achieve this, from muscle shaking, and full-body rocking, to “limb jostling” it helps to cause reflex muscle relaxation, decreased muscle tone and loosening of joints.

 

As we work on these areas it also helps to balance the meridians and create a positive flow of ki throughout the body. This effect the patient feels during massage is also due to the practical act of fluids between the blood and lymph vessels in the body within joints and around muscles, as the massage stimulates and releases these so they can function better too.


What about acupressure massage then? Where does it fit into this? If you’re thinking that it may be related to the practice of acupuncture you wouldn’t be wrong, except for acupressure does not use needles. The pressure points or areas of focus for the massage are the same however and the general goal is as well. If you’d like to learn more about acupuncture specifically we have an older blog on it here, as well are always happy to answer your questions on the topic!)

Working the meridians acupressure massage helps key points of your body do their best possible job of healing

Acupressure massage as well can be widely applied for specific treatments, but also just as a general treatment in your regular routine. Whereas much of what an RMT does for pre-chiro work will be directed by the needs and case of a chiropractor’s patient; acupressure is something everyone, at any stage of health, can benefit from receiving.

 

Working the meridians acupressure massage helps key points of your body do their best possible job of healing with the physical muscle and joint relaxation it brings, as well as the mental benefit with stress relief it provides.

 

So whether you’re complimenting your chiropractic treatment, or just looking for a good routine form of massage to help you relax and work your meridians, a Registered Massage Therapist may be exactly who you want to see today!

 

Ming Fong (Joyce), your Registered massage therapist & Acupuncturist at Inprana.

 

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

History of Massage Therapy?

A common setup for Massage Therapy is to create a calming space. Stones and other tools like rollers are often used as well by the practitioner.

Helping patients and muscles relax for over 5000 years.

This week we’d like to take a quick detour from our study of the Chakras and look at a closely related field of work, massage therapy.

 

At Inprana when we look to help balance your chakras, massage therapy is one of the tools at our disposal to help do this, in fact, it’s been used dating back to 3000BCE (even possibly earlier) in India for life medicine.

 

Massage therapy carries with a lot of benefits, and one of them is helping to achieve balance in the body through calm and relief from pain. In doing so like sound therapy or acupuncture, we can help move the negative energies through your body, and achieve balance while enabling it to do its natural healing job.  

 

But how exactly does massage therapy work on your body? Well simply put, it helps you relax. On a more complicated level there is a direct link between massage and your nervous system, and an involuntary response it has with massage therapy. Not only can this emotionally help when dealing with rehabilitation or other sources of pain, it promotes healing in our soft tissues as well by helping blood circulate and stimulating our nervous systems.

 

Understanding message therapy requires understanding this relaxation response, again on a very basic level as your body relaxes you just feel better. On a chemical level within our bodies it helps to release serotonin which is our natural way of provoking a smile. When were dealing with a lot of pain, emotional or physical however, it becomes hard for our bodies to naturally release serotonin, and this is where techniques used in massage therapy and other holistic healing programs can encourage it to release.

…our overall state of relaxation towards pain carries with it a lot of benefits from stress relief to helping with conditions like hypertension and even insomnia…

Serotonin and our overall state of relaxation towards pain carries with it a lot of benefits from stress relief to helping with conditions like hypertension and even insomnia, to name a few. As we stated above this is not just due to the emotional response, but the physical as there is a direct link between increased blood flow and lymph node circulation and our overall health.

 

Beyond helping to improve circulation, massage therapy helps the muscles relax. When were stressed and especially dealing with frequent pains, our muscles tense up and essentially are constantly exerting themselves which doesn’t create the best environment for healing.

 

By relaxing our muscles however we help them naturally heal by promoting that “down time” with the relaxation response massage therapy creates. This also benefits our nerves as they can become compressed with muscle tension, and spasms. This can even influence the relaxation, and increase healing potential of deeper tissues as the muscles above, like our meridians and chakras, are tied together and have a sympathetic response.

 

Here we can see whether you’re dealing with frequent physical pains, or looking for a way to help relax after those long, brutal work weeks, massage therapy is a relatively simple, yet long proven method to help us reduce emotional and physical stress, and help our bodies do their best possible job of naturally healing.

 

If you’d like to learn more, or schedule an appointment please reach out and let us know. We’re always here and happy to answer all your questions and help you achieve a more balanced, and stress free lifestyle with massage therapy and many more programs!

 

Ming Fong (Joyce), your Registered massage therapist & Acupuncturist at Inprana.

 

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

The Heart of Balance

A common symbol for the Anahata or heart chakra. The heart chakra is the fourth primary chakra in our bodies.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

If you’re an avid reader of our blogs, you’ve probably noticed a trend when we bring up certain meridians or chakras and how they tend to relate to scientific or cultural understandings of those body parts. 

 

It should come as no surprise, then, that the ancient concept of the heart chakra is rooted in the concept of love, our capacity to love, and, perhaps most importantly, our ability to love and forgive ourselves. 

 

You can also assume that the unruly emotions of love like jealousy, fear of commitment or being egocentric are representations of when this chakra is out of balance. The heart chakra can make us short-sighted and stick to grudges that only hold us back, bitter and unwilling to forget past events that preclude us from receiving love with new experiences. 

…when we seek to balance our heart, we mean both our emotions and how those emotions manifest in our heart’s health.

On the other end of our balance, the heart chakra can make us too willing to give of ourselves to others and even risks making a victim out of ourselves as we become easy to manipulate emotionally and blinded to our own needs and rights in that regard. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a loving person, but it should never come at the expense of your own health and wellbeing. 

 

An imbalance in these concepts can lead to health issues for our physical, earthly reality too. Stress, depression, and even simple loneliness from an inability to commit to others and rise above our egos can manifest in the body physically. For example, stress has been linked with causing inflammation which ultimately can become a contributor to heart disease itself. So when we seek to balance our heart, we mean both our emotions and how those emotions manifest in our heart’s health. 

 

As we mentioned above, while the chakras and meridians always represent a very spiritual way of understanding the world, they also connect to our physical realities and the overall health of a given body area. Their imbalances help inform us about the potential physical ailments we can deal with and what might be the best courses of action to help enable our bodies to do their best possible natural job of healing. 

 

If you’d like to know more, or this sounds like something you’d like help balancing in your life, please let us know today. We are always here and eager to help you achieve your ultimate state of well-being and natural healing.

 

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

 

 

 

 

Turning Thought into Expression with the Throat Chakra

Vishuddha, or throat chakra is the fifth primary chakra.

Understanding the Throat Chakra, and it’s role in our bodies

The throat, or “vishuddha” chakra, has long been associated with language, speaking, and expressing ourselves. 

It is the place where the needs of our bodies or lower chakras are vocalized by the thoughts of our minds or higher chakras. 

When in balance, the throat chakra helps us speak our minds to benefit our earthly needs and health. Whether it be speaking up to express the symptoms of a disease to a doctor or speaking the words, you hope to gain the attention of someone you like – the throat chakra is where our internal expressions manifest from in our external world. 

As we like to do, let’s try to relate this to the body’s physical anatomy. Here it may be the most obvious how the throat chakra relates to our body functions, as the vocal cords in our throats are the literal instrument we use each day. 

…what our throat chakra ends up manifesting in the real world is determined by our overall balance and wellbeing in life.

Our previous blog about Sound Healing knows that sound is vibration. This process is exactly how your vocal cords operate in order to create sound and speech. Yes, the tone and meaning of our voices can have an impact, much like sound healing on ourselves and others. 

For a simple example, let’s look at what happens when we stub our toes. The lower parts of your body or chakra are the source of the pain. This is moved throughout our bodies until the crown and third eye chakra process it, where it is then manifested in our physical world as an utterance through the throat chakra, usually in the form of a cathartic curse word or two. 

This is where the balance in our throat chakra is important as it is influenced by the balance above it in the higher chakras. The difference between cursing the world for your folly and perhaps the balance found in cursing yourself, as an honest admission, you should watch out for that table’s edge.

Therefore, what our throat chakra ends up manifesting in the real world is determined by our overall balance and wellbeing in life. While stubbing our toes is rather trivial of a life experience, this idea is easily extrapolated to everything we say as an expression of our internal, mental, and spiritual state. 

Do we remain conscious of how our utterances will affect others or are we blinded by ignorance or a specific point of view into saying harmful things, which only further our own imbalance and potentially that of others? 

In all things in life, striking a balance is important, and here with the throat chakra, we can really see how that balance can positively or negatively track from other places of the body to our daily lives and attitudes. 

If working on how you express yourself while trying to achieve inner balance is something you’re interested in, please let us know today or schedule an appointment; the Inprana team is always ready and eager to help you achieve balance and your ultimate state of wellbeing!

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

Taking a Look at the Third Eye Chakra

A statue of the Buddha with a prominent third eye feature.

Helping You Open Your Eyes To Healthier Living?

The Third Eye chakra is both the commander of your senses and their regulator. Last time we spoke about the seventh, or highest, most chakra, the Crown Chakra. We touched on the balance inherent in maintaining the health of the seventh chakra, as it trickles down into a sense to influence the health of all other chakras. Today we’re going to look at its close neighbour, and ultimately the chakra which helps the Crown Chakra influence all the others.

In this way, we see its role in interacting with the Third Eye. It represents the universal meaning of “om” within its “omnipresent” control of our perception of reality and beyond it into our inner thoughts. We could even look at it like the crown chakra is its north star, and what it makes its course by to steer the ship of your inner mind and health. When it’s out of balance, we can steer towards blindly forging a path in life or charting our course by every passing vessel instead of the balance and constant north star.

We see this relate to a physical location in your body, of course, our mind. We can see the literal meaning of the third eye as it regulates and sorts out all our sensory inputs and reactions to them.

The Sixth Chakra is also referred to as:
The Third eye chakra
The Brow chakra
The Ajna chakra
The Bhru Madhya
The Dvidak Padma
The most common Sanskrit name for the Third eye chakra is “Ajna,” which means “command” or “perceiving.”

We draw on it for our wisdom and deeper understanding of the world around us, or our close-mindedness and rash judgment should it be off-balance and closed, hence the term.

Some people place our Third Eye Chakra in close relation to the pineal gland, a gland in part responsible for the release of melatonin, which is a chief aid in our sound sleep.

Based on our perception of light during the day and lack of during the night in good health, our Third Eye helps us regulate the sleep we need, with the healthy REM cycles and restorative dreaming it brings.

Beyond sleep, where our health is concerned with waiting to maintain an open but balanced, Third Eye Chakra can also be seen in addictions and personal ignorance towards other destructive habits with our health. In some ways, your Third Eye is that honest voice in the back of your mind. The voice you should listen to as it’s seeing beyond the present and speaking in concern for your overall health in the future.

Here too, we can see, while the Third Eye chakra is the commander of our body, and thus the lower, more earthly chakras, it can also be overwhelmed to close itself by its desires when left unchecked and unbalanced.

However, just as it can be closed, it can always be reopened. Working on your third eye chakra, along with the others, can be personally fulfilling and help you open your eyes to realizing a healthy state of being overall. After all, when we make healthy choices a habit it only enables our body to do its natural job of healing all the better!

Contact us today to book an appointment, or let us know if you have any questions about how Inprana can help you balance your chakras!

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

Understanding the Crown Chakra

The symbol for the Crown, or Sahasrara Chakra.

Finding Balance From the Top Down

You’ve probably heard us at the practice use the term chakras, or seen it in many places online while discussing holistic, and spiritual healing.

Simply put, if you remember our blog about acupuncture and meridians(if you missed it, check it out here), the chakras are another way of identifying, or mapping out those areas of the bodies where our energies funnel in, become trapped or circulate from.

As you may guess from the description, the crown chakra literally sits at the top of our bodies. Like a spiritual solar panel, your crown chakra absorbs and is the key to bringing in cosmic, or pranic energies, into your body, and its balance is essential in the function of your body, and other chakras.

When you think about the relation to your body this makes sense. Your brain is the sensory centre of the body. Every sight, perception and thought you have originates and is influenced by it, in a way circulated around your body. Without the crown, nothing gets anywhere in the body.

Much like trying to manage the turmoil of our own inner thoughts at the time, the crown chakra is about achieving a sense of balance between our spirituality, and our earthly reality. Or, those thoughts that keep us aware of our daily, earthly needs, and those thoughts that inspire us to reach for and contemplate the cosmos itself.

balance is essential for the proper function of the other chakras

However, this is an emphasis on this balance as if you become too rooted in the world around you and you lose the sense of your soul and spirituality, and vice versa. Literally having your “heads in the cloud”, makes you lose sight of your everyday needs and tasks. Extreme thinking, or lack of thought, on either end causes an imbalance that can affect your mental health, and your overall health by consequence.

This is where, much like working on the meridian points of the body, or with the intent of Reiki we are trying to encourage natural change, and balance in the body when we aim to work with the crown chakra.

While that may seem almost counterintuitive with spirituality, this down-to-earth balance is essential for the proper function of the other chakras, and therefore the body and its ability to naturally heal.

For mental health, it’s easy too to see how the crown chakra can help serve as a means of analyzing and looking at when someone may be emotionally or spiritually stuck.

Apathy, depression, mental fog and “laziness” can all be traced back to a fundamentally underactive crown chakra, likewise overconfidence and even being pompous with your beliefs can be a consequence of the other extreme. The crown chakra serves as the portal between our earthly reality and our spirituality, and our own willingness to change, grow or challenge our view of the world to strike a sense of balance, and wellbeing.

Obviously, the tricky part is finding that right balance without going overboard in one direction or the other. So, if you feel like you’re struggling to ground yourself, or raise yourself up from earthly problems in your life, we would love to help you find that balance!

Contact us today to book an appointment, or let us know if you have any questions about how Inprana can help you balance your chakras!

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.