Be Well Be Happy

Our yoga studies teach us about the “chakras” or energy centers that are aligned vertically along the spine and emanate rays of light - colors of the rainbow. (Like the colors on the wall from the sun going through a clear prism.) Each one has a different meaning, issue associated with it, affirmation, etc. The qualities of our thoughts directly affect how the chakras function, affecting our physical, mental and emotional health.

Repeating positive affirmations associated with the “chakras” can help to reset the balance of these energy centers and move the energy through our bodies to balance us and make us feel good. It’s the same idea as “daily gratitudes,” which Helen and I have written about many times in this column. Being grateful for everyday things like a hot shower or our comfortable warm bed, family, friends, pets - every single day - saying thank you for the food we eat, etc., continuously, gives us a sense of well-being and joy. Not a one time thing, but all of the time. 

Same with positive affirmations. I always say, “what we do, say, think, feel become a part of us.” Almost makes us who we are on one level. So, if we repeat gratitudes all of the time, if we repeat positive affirmations all of the time, we will be the better for it. Personally, I feel happier, lighter, more even and balanced. It has become a way of living and I am sharing it with you because it has made a profound difference in the way I wake up in the morning. 

These are the positive affirmations associated with the “chakras”. You can bring these in to your daily life or create your own. Maybe even start with one or two and say them to yourself or out loud. 

I have. I am safe, secure, grounded.

I feel. I am free to be me.

I can. I am the source of my own power.

I love. I am compassionate. I forgive myself.

I speak. I listen to my inner sound.

I see. I am in the flow. I rely on my inner guidance.

I know. I am you, you are me, we are one. 

Trying to recover and restart now after going through a very scary time, we might feel like we’re on shaky ground. These affirmations provide a powerful focus to come back to - something solid and sure. They also remind us that we are all the same, having these energies in common.

Every night before sleep, I repeat these to myself: “I am happy. I am free. I am grateful.  I am compassionate. I let go of things that do not serve me. I have inner peace.” May you also have these be a part of you. Namaste. 

By Paulette Mancuga

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