I made a drawing for you. This one is a saver so you can continually come back to it to understand what’s happening in your mind and body.

I am certified in Chakra meditation (perhaps you didn’t know). I wanted to share today what applies to your everyday life, that you might find interesting:

About chakras:

To get energy flowing in your body, you need to stimulate seven key sites – called nerve bundles, or chakras.

There are seven basic chakras/energy centers along your spinal column. Each chakra stimulates different organs and systems in the body. The first 6 chakras begin at the coccyx and continue up to the cervical vertebrae. The 7th chakra is associated with the brain.

When one chakra gets blocked, it affects a corresponding part of the body, causing a drop in energy and, worst-case scenario, leads to disease.

We want to keep our chakras balanced, and open.

Meditation helps to keep the entire chakra system in parasympathetic balance.

Here are the 7 chakras in your body and what they correspond to:

1st Chakra (Root) 

Location: base of the spine

Matters relating to the material world, success, security

2nd Chakra (Sacral)

Location – lower abdominal to naval

Emotions, desire, pleasure, sexual/passionate love

3rd Chakra – (Solar Plexus Center)

Will, personal power, authority, energy, self-control

4th Chakra (Heart)

Location: Center of the chest

Unconditional love. Forgiveness, compassion, understanding

5th Chakra (Throat)

Communication. Creative expression.

6th Chakra (3rd Eye)

Location: Center of the forehead in between the eyebrows

Intuition and insight

7th Chakra (Crown)

Location: Top of the head

Spiritual will, inspiration, meditation.

I’ll give you an example of how this all relates to everyday living: if you’re feeling financial insecurity, your back might go out. Your first chakra is in imbalance. Get it??

Once we are aware, we can begin to heal through self-care.

Today is the day after #BlueMonday, and whether you believe in this day or not, I thought this graph would provide value.

If you have more questions about meditation, calm, stress reduction, drop me a line below in the comments.

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (BlissEssential.co), Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (BusyToBliss.com), Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform EricaDiamond.com® (previously WomenOnTheFence.com®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.