This package came at my doorstep at the perfect time. The end of the year brings a mixture of anxiety and excitement for me. It’s the time when I reflect on what I have done so far, what needs to get done and what I can do better. Safe to say, these are common feelings that late 20-somethings comes across once in a while. We are constantly surrounded by to-do lists, deadlines and stress. I guess, it is a way of life. In the midst of all the noise, we tend to forget to just stop everything and dive into pure quite moments to realign our chakras for our own well-being.
So, what are chakras?
Chakras are the points in our body where the energy flows through. The word ‘chakra’ comes from the ancient Indian language, it means ‘vortex’ or ‘spinning wheel.’ The seven chakras are located from the base of our spine to the top of the head. Each chakra correlates to emotional, physical and spiritual states of our body. If a ‘chakra’ or ‘spinning wheel’ gets stuck, that’s when we start to feel lost or sick.
It’s important to take a moment to understand our body and the amazing power it has. To help align your chakras and feel rejuvenated, Aveda created this beautiful ‘Feeling Balanced is a Gift‘ set. Each 0.27 fl oz bottle contains a fusion of pure essential oils blended to balance the root chakra according to Ayurveda (Aveda).
The Seven Chakras
Chakra™ 1 (balancing body mist – grounded): Located near the base of spine, near tailbone. Chakra™ 1 is the center where we ground ourselves and take care of our basic needs. When the root chakra is balanced, one has good energy, a feeling of security and a healthy body awareness.
Chakra™ 2 (balancing body mist – nourished): Located just below the navel. Chakra™ 2 is the center of vitality and sensation where we move beyond out basic needs into relationships and others. When the pleasure chakra is balanced, one has stable energy, alertness, unblocked emotions and is connected to all five senses.
Chakra™ 3 (balancing body mist – intention): Located between the chest and navel. Chakra™ 3 is the center of motivation where we set our intentions and desires. When the power chakra is balanced, one achieves goals, is self-confident and has strong motivation and direction.
Chakra™ 4 (balancing body mist – harmony): Located at the center of the chest. Chakra™ 4 is the center of sympathy, empathy and love. When the heart chakra is balanced, one feels love and connection to self and others.
Chakra™ 5 (balancing body mist – expressive): Located at the throat. Chakra™ 5 is the center of creativity, self-expression and communication. When the throat chakra is balanced, one has inner trust, inner reliance and easily expresses their ideas and thoughts.
Chakra™ 6 (balancing body mist – insight): Located between the eyebrows. Chakra™ 6 is the center of intuition, imagination and perception. When the intuition chakra is balanced, one feels strong intuition, a connection to oneself and mentally fit.
Chakra™ 7 (balancing body mist – wisdom): Located at the top of the head. Chakra™ 7 is the center of connecting to something greater than oneself, and expressing wisdom and enlightenment. When the crown chakra is balanced, one feels strong, unclouded and joy for life.
How to use the body mists?
Aveda provides a simple to follow guide on the chakras and how to use the mists. To start, pick a mist of your choice (refer to the chakras above). Spray on your chosen Chakra™ Balancing Body Mist. Clear your mind and focus on the area of the chakra. For 1 minute, imagine a colored circle in the area of the chakra. As you concentrate on your chakra, start to notice any sensations, emotions, thoughts, feelings or memories that arise when you concentrate on that chakra. Start to quietly repeat the word associated with that chakra (stated on the bottle). It is suggested to repeat the word for 6-26 minutes. To end the meditation, stop repeating the word and sit comfortably for 1 minute. Open your eyes slowly.
This is the type of gift that can brighten up anyone’s day. Inside the box, a color coded paper explains the chakras and how to use the sprays. It’s definitely a very thoughtful and unique gift.
It comes in such a cute and chic package. The handcrafted green paper is dried and dyed in Nepal by indigenous peoples in the Himalayan forest communities. Aveda purchases the paper to support the families and helps preserve their land.
Thank you for the wonderful gift Aveda.
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