Achieving Chi Wellness
written by annamarie garcia
What is "Chi"? The formal definition of Chi, (Qi or Ki) is “the energy of life itself, a balance of Yin and Yang, positive and negative, electromagnetic energy which flows through everything in creation”. As such, humans are made up of Chi Energy and our Chi may become imbalanced causing physical and mental issues such as tiredness, irritability, and depression to name a few. Imbalanced Chi can be caused by stressors and a lack of human connection. In these unprecedented times of social distancing, its no surprise that our Chi may need balancing.
But how do we balance our Chi? First, we must understand the relationship between Chi and our Chakras. There are seven main Chakras in the human body and they each act as a spinning wheel that keep our Chi energy flowing smoothly throughout our body. If one or more Chakra are blocked our energy can’t flow and thus causes an imbalance. If you ever feel “off -center” and not your best self, it is possible that your Chi is imbalanced and needs tending to. Some widely used techniques to balance your Chi is daily Meditation, Yoga, and Reiki which is the ancient practice of Chakra alignment through the use of touch. All of these techniques can help you to center yourself, come in closer contact with your metaphysical self, and achieve balance.
Okay so where do you begin?
Quality Sleep: Start by getting quality rest to recharge your batteries by downloading the Sleep Sounds app by Relaxio. This free app houses several loops of soothing sounds to lull you to sleep such as the sound of a waterfall, crackling camp fire, or a babbling creek. You can set a timer so the app will turn off after a preset length of time.
Yoga: Whether on your own or guided by a teacher, introducing regular yoga practice into your week can help to boost your mood, deepen your breath, and improve sleep. Check out Do Yoga with Me for free access to countless professionally guided Yoga sessions you can do from the comfort of your own home
Meditation: Start to implement meditation into your daily routine. Oprah and Deepak Chopra have collaborated to create a guided meditation program that they release as 21-day meditation challenges. Though this service comes at a price, you may decide the experience is worth the cost which includes useful Mantras taught by Deepak Chopra himself during each session.
Chakra Balancing: If you can’t find a Reiki Practitoner to align your Chakras, you may be interested in using healing crystals to help keep your Chakras clear. For example, a Rose Quartz crystal balances the Heart Chakra specifically and encourages healing on all levels, while the Clear Quartz crystal is a universal crystal that fosters clarity, consciousness, and realigns the Chakras. You can easily buy healing crystals by doing a quick search for online retailers.
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