The 7th Chakra – Your connection to Source, is situated in the crown of the head and is the colour purple. This chakra is joy, acceptance, peace and living in the now with no questions or concerns. It is where we cast off our ego and communicate with the divine. When the crown chakra is balanced, energy can flow freely into the body and be taken to the areas that need it. It also allows our mind to be at rest, knowing that everything and everyone exists for a reason, yet we m
The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. But pain is not just a physical sensation. It can be influenced by attitudes, beliefs, personality and social factors, and it can affect physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. When two people may have the same pain condition, their experience of living with pain can be vastly different. There are two main type
There are generally four classifications of bodywork: Therapeutic massage specifically adapted Eastern -and Asian based methods developed from culture Adjunct approaches included with massage Adjunct energy -based approaches. There are many different types of body work within the four main classifications which often cluster into the below categories: Reflex systems – including the use of heating packs, hydrotherapy, essential oils, thermotherapy and music Fluid Motion method
After 15 years of strange illnesses and odd symptoms and multiple autoimmune diseases happening to my body I have been diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison's Disease). Mixed what now? That is the usual response I get when I tell people what I have, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD for short) is a rare disease that pretty much no one has heard of and don't even get me started with trying to explain what Addison's disease is...
The 6th Chakra – the third eye is situated in the middle of the forehead and is the colour Indigo. It is the source of your intuition and how you choose to use your own spiritual power. The 6th chakra is in the part of the brain that can be changed during meditation practice. This chakra is directly in line with the teachings of the Buddha, who told us that we cannot be affected by anything outside of the body unless we give our energy to it. A healthy third eye chakra helps
The 5th Chakra is the throat chakra. Situated in the throat and is blue in colour. It is also the centre for will power. The most important thing about the throat chakra is that it will cause your other chakras to be out of balance if you do not speak your truth. How do you learn what your truth is? Begin by listening to your heart and silence your mind. Mediation and practicing mindfulness are very important here so you can quiet your mind and open up access to your heart. W
The 4th Chakra – the Heart Chakra is situated in our chest and is captured by the colour green. With the fourth chakra we are moving away form the physical sense and more into the energetic and spiritual planes. It is the bridge between the physical awareness and the energetic awareness. It is also the power centre of the body. It is where love begins, it is where energy meets physical, where we start to let go of the physical restrictions such as time and space. It is our pl
The 3rd Chakra – the Solar Plexus is located just above the belly button, under the breasts and is characterised as the colour yellow. It is the centre of self-esteem, your existence, and your source of personal power. This is where you store your opinion about yourself and the belief in the capabilities that you have. It is associated with the ego and is often where we store criticism. It is the place where your personal power is lost or given away – this action affects your