more Chakra information

 

If you read the last post, you know that I am currently interested in Chakras and working with
them for myself and my clients.

Therefore being aware of synchronicities feels important.

This announcement of a free  Chakra Workshop showed up in my mailbox today.  The link will bring you to more information and the sign up page. See if you are interested .

It felt important to share.

Antje

 

The Chakras, a short description

Working with different clients, I have been interested in the Chakras and was looking for a short description of them. Below is exactly what I was looking for.  It was on the essential oil website of sunrosearomatics.com .

I also dug out a book I had for many years on my bookshelf: Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss. I actually never read it- but I had listened to the tapes many times.  I still have a tape dec and put the first tape in again- what a wealth of information! Good to get reminded again.  I also was thrilled to go to Caroline Myss’s website and search around.  I listened to a great talk she gave on intuition that was very helpful for me to understand the development we all are going through. She had great visual images. I placed all the links in this blog, so you can do your own discoveries if you are inspired.  I highly recommend diving deeper into Carline Myss’s work if you are at all interested.

And now the much shorter description of the Chakras

Healthy Chakras are referred to as The state of health of each Chakra directly affects the physical body. Each major Chakra is associated with important organs within the physical body, relating to the body’s health and well being.

Healthy Chakras are referred to as “clear” and “balanced”. They help us to maintain our sense of harmony and clear direction in life. We are dependent on free-flowing and unblocked energy through our bodies to remain healthy.

When we are stressed, worried, or unhappy, or live in doubt or fear, even a little bit, we can disturb the free flowing energy and the body will eventually carry this burden.

When a Chakra is blocked, clogged or out of balance, it affects our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. That is why it is so important to change our thought processes and make shifts in our lifestyle. It is then through the result of these changes that we are healing the Chakras and truly transforming our energy flow and our lives.

The Root (or base) Chakra
The first and most important Chakra of the system when dealing with healing work. The key word here is courage. The teaching of the Root Chakra is the opportunity of choice. The courage to make the right choices. Do you stay a “victim” controlled by the beliefs/perceptions of your past? Or, do you follow your own “inner voice” and create your own destiny and soul’s purpose? Freedom is the “gift” of this center, the gift to choose and the courage to make the right choices. It activates and strengthens the will (for example: the will to live, to survive, to manifest), assists one in living on the physical plane, and stimulates the life sustaining energies.

  • Location: Base of Spine in the area of the lumbar
  • Element: Earth
  • Energy: Warrior
  • Key Word: Courage
  • Color: Red: representing the essential, idealistic and confident passion for life
  • Essential Oils: Vetiver, Angelica, Black pepper, Ginger, Frankincense, Lavender

“When the first chakra is disconnected from the feminine Earth, we can feel orphaned and motherless. The masculine principle predominates, and we look for security from material things. Individuality prevails over relationship, and selfish drives triumph over family, social and global responsibility.�
-Alberto Villoldo

The Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra (second Chakra) is the center of our creativity, desire, emotion, sexuality, and intuition. This is where we learn how to give and receive pleasure. It stimulates the life force, forces required for existence on the physical plane and the bases of life itself.

The Sacral Chakra has been known as the pathway to health. The keyword here is Create! Where we plant our seeds of creativity and we enjoy the pleasures, which this creativity brings. The spiritual gift is manifesting one’s passion.

The power of this center is the balance between male and female with oneself. Knowing that not only do you have a vision (female), but that you can also manifest in the physical plane (male).

  • Location: the area 1″ to 2″ below the navel
  • Element: Fire
  • Energy: Warrior
  • Key Word: Create
  • Color: Orange: representing wisdom, equity, creativity and benevolence to all
  • Essential Oils: Jasmine, Patchouli, Ylang-Ylang, Tangerine, Bergamot, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Oakmoss

Choose the essential oil, which will help balance, the male/female energies. (Yin and yang). Oils that will help draw out the creative essence.

The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra (third Chakra) is the center of personal power, ambition, intellect, astral force, desire and emotions based on intellect and touch. The keyword is Manifest. Self worth, self-esteem and self confidence are the building blocks and foundation of the solar plexus. This Chakra contains a protective energy, protecting against any negativity which is contained within any of the other Chakras. If one does not have a strong sense of self worth and understanding the divinity within, self expression will never truly manifest to its full potential and goals may be reached, but never with a sense of fulfillment and completeness.

  • Location: below the breastbone and behind the stomach
  • Element: Air
  • Energy: Healer
  • Key Word: Manifest
  • Color: Yellow: representing meditative analytical thought and intellectual activity
  • Essential Oils: Juniper, Basil, Ginger, Lemon, Vetiver

Choose the essential oils, which will help to strengthen and keep this center protected. The center is extremely sensitive to the energy influences of others. Blends for enhancing self-worth, personal power and emotional releasing.

The Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra (fourth Chakra) is the center of compassion, love, group consciousness and spiritually associated with “oneness” with “All that is”. It is the center where we hold the image of our divine self. The center where earth energy and sky energy unite. Keyword is Joy! Within this center is the seed to divine healing and is the gift of this energy center. When this center is in balance, it is the place where your highest self resides. I am worthy of love and being loved.

  • Location: center of the chest at heart level
  • Element: Water
  • Energy: Healer
  • Key Word: Joy
  • Color: Pink: representing softness in strength, compassion, empathy and unconditional love to all that exists
    Green: representing soothing, smoothing, healing, ecstasy, and a joyful and fulfilling anticipation
  • Essential Oils: Lavender, Rose, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Bergamot

Choose the essential oil, which will help keep the heart area open and receptive to receiving and giving love.

The Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra (fifth Chakra) is the center of communication, sound and expression of creativity via thought, speech and writing. It is the communication center, acting to provide the energy for, and the understanding of both verbal and mental communications. The keyword is Truth. This is where we proclaim who we are and stand up for ourselves. The gift of this center is the ability to speak and ask for what you want. Our creative desires and aspirations are given birth through the breath and the power of the spoken word. Use words wisely for what we ask for we will receive.

  • Location: at the neck
  • Element: Ether
  • Energy: Teacher
  • Key Word: Truth
  • Color: Blue: repressing the knowledge of and oneness with the Divine guidance
  • Essential Oils: Chamomile (blue), Hyssop, Lavender, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lemon

Choose the essential oil, which will help open communication skills and release stuffed unexpressed emotions that may be trapped.

The Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra (sixth Chakra) is also known as the Brow Chakra. It is the center of physic power, higher intuition, the energies of the spirit, magnetic forces and light. This center is about Divine Thought, balanced intuition and intellect. The place of dreams, visions and imagination. The keyword is Vision. The gift here is trusting the intuitive wisdom and allowing the intellect to show you how to manifest that wisdom. It also assists in the purification of negative tendencies and in the elimination of selfish attitudes. To know is to be.

  • Location: middle of forehead, above the eyebrows
  • Element: Light
  • Energy: Visionary
  • Key Word: Vision
  • Color: Indigo Blue: representing the attainment, the search, and those who search for the spiritual purpose of life
  • Essential Oils: Frankincense, Chamomile Blue, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Cypress

Choose the essential oil, which will help open and activate balance both the right and left hemispheres of the brain, to help stimulate intuitive thinking and release rigid, judgmental thoughts.

The Crown Chakra
The Crown Chakra (seventh Chakra) is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. The keyword is Inspiration. It is here that we have a higher glimpse of our role and our destiny. It is here that we learn to trust the inner voice which we hear. This Chakra is the connecting link to our highest and finest self.

It enables us to see the truth concerning illusory ideals, pride and vanity.

  • Location: the crown of the head
  • Element: Air
  • Energy: Visionary
  • Key Word: Inspiration
  • Color: Violet: representing royalty in enlightenment and the search and attainment of the true meanings of spiritually, life and existence
    Golden-White: representing the state of perfection in body, mind, emotions and spiritually
  • Essential Oils: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Spikenard, Myrrh

Choose the essential oil, which will help to facilitate the connection between heaven and earth.

Winter Wellness Fair

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Here is the line up of Practitioner Talks at CWH Winter Wellness Fair

*11:30- Learn seated massage techniques for every day benefit, Antje Roitzsch LMT, Shiatsu, and Phenomenal TouchTM Master

Practitioner and Instructor will show you how to incorporate massage into your daily life. During this talk you will learn both, to give and receive seated massage. These simple techniques will help you shed the stress of the day.
We will be using regular chairs and be dressed in comfortable clothing.

*Noon- Mind-Body Medicine, Barbara Davis, LCSW, and Alison

Faulkingham, MD, will present the fundamentals of Mind-Body Medicine and demonstrate how these fundamentals can play a central role in health and self- care. The techniques introduced in this lecture will be expanded upon in an upcoming group they are offering at Camden Whole Health this March.

*12:30-Shiatsu Self Massage and Meridian Stretches, Michele

DiGirolamo LMT, will demonstrate and instruct techniques useful in shiatsu self massage as well as guide you in meridian stretches you can implement in any daily practice.

*1:00-Acupressure and Stress Relief, Amy Jenner M.Ac, Dipl. OM, L.Ac, will teach techniques of acupressure for yourself and others that will help

promote relaxation.

*1:30-Somatic Meditation, Willow Hall, LMT, Holistic Health Coach, and Yoga Instructor, will give a brief introduction of Somatic Meditation and then guide participants through a series of simple exercises designed to improve our understanding of the impact of posture and breathing on our emotions. This

mini-workshop is appropriate for people of all abilities – no prior meditation experience needed.

*2:00-Personalized medicine-how genetics is leading the charge to individualize care, Dr. Deb Moskowitz, ND, Founder of Camden

Whole Health, Ever feel like your body doesn’t respond quite the same way as others? Have sensitivities to medications? Diets that work for others aren’t working for you? Recent advances in genomics is opening a whole new field of medicine- that which is tailored to the individual based on their unique genetic code in addition to environmental factors and current health status.

*2:30– note- this talk is canceled

An Apothecary in Your Pocket: 10 Essential Homeopathic Remedies for Daily Life, Kelly Callahan CCH, Concentric Healing

Homeopathy, will introduce the basic principles of homeopathic medicine, review 10 essential remedies, and answer your questions about this time-tested modality. Learn effective, natural and gentle treatment for: head injury, grief and shock, fever, headache, bumps bruises and injuries, tick bites and stings, hangovers, flu, and food poisoning. Kelly especially encourages those who have long been confused by homeopathy, or have tried with no results.

*3:00-Essential Oil origins and Safe Use, Nancy Lubin, Certified Aromatherapist, will explain where Essential Oils come from, how they differ from other “oils”, and how to use them safely. She will discuss using dilution guidelines to determine what application methods are best for your desired outcome.

*3:30- Breast Cancer Research Review: Preventing Recurrence Naturally, Dr. Barbara MacDonald, ND, LAc, CranioSacral Therapist and the author of The Breast Cancer Companion: A

Complementary Care Manual, 3rd ed. will answer questions and share the latest research on lifestyle choices we can make to significantly reduce the risk of recurrence of breast cancer.

 

Chair Massages during Community Clinic

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Seeing the benefit of the 10 min chair massages inspired me to offer them on a regular basis.

Here is how it works:

Location: 91 Elm St. Camden at Camden Whole Health.

Amy Jenner, our acupuncturist has started a community clinic.  A Community Clinic is a group experience where the healing effects are made more potent by the energy of the group.  We will be gathering in the large front waiting room. Amy will offer acupuncture treatments by appointment only. Please call (207) 542-1575 to reserve your spot.  I will offer chair massages, one after the other, for everyone who shows up. Other practitioners might join us in the future.

Date: It will be every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Time: It starts at 5:15 pm and goes to about 6:15 or 6:30 depending on how many people show up.

Since I can only work on one person at a time, I suggest you call ahead and reserve your time slot, especially if you are planning to come later. Or come and prepare to wait a little, surrounded by the relaxing and healing energy of the community setting.

Payment: Camden Whole Health is donating the space and I as well as Amy are donating our time, so the session itself is free. But we are collecting donations to go to the food pantry and hope you generously participate. Again- this is in the spirit of community- if you can’t contribute much, that is fine as well.

Contact: call me at 542-4285 or email info@healingartsmaine.com

I hope this offer is well received.  Please join us and stay well during this holiday season.

 

Give the Gift of Nurturing

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Give the Gift of

Relaxation, Compassion, Tenderness, Healing,

Time for Self, Nurturing, Soothing

With a Gift Certificate for a Phenomenal Touch Massage

by Antje Roitzsch

As part of the “buy Local” movement, each gift certificate includes a hot stone massage, $ 20 Value

call Antje Roitzsch to reserve your gift certificate:

542-4285, or email: info@HealingArtsMaine.com

91 Elm St. Camden, at Camden Whole Health

or go to this link and get a gift card online: Gift Cards

follow the ONLINE Store to gift cards

 

What to do when you see swarming Honeybees

The Honeybees are swarming.  If you see a swarm, stay calm and give me a call.  207-542-4285. The flyer  gives you some guidance of what to look out for and what info to give me. I will give them a loving home.

This is not too related to my massage practice- but bee guardianship is a healing art in itself 🙂

Bee Well

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Open Studio Invitation

Come and join us on May 24, Tuesday from 2-5 pm

Antje Roitzsch has joined the Wellness team at “Camden Whole Health” with her Phenomenal Touch™ massage practice “Healing Arts Maine”.

To introduce herself in the new space, she will offer free 15 min. sessions on Tuesday May 24 from 2-5.

P1060180Antje will add to the center her enthusiasm for helping clients build a relationship with their bodies that is rooted in love, respect, honor and trust.

Antje brings her ability and talent as a sculptor to the massage table, giving her the sensibility to touch and work the tissue of the body like clay. She listens with her hands in a three-dimensional, sculptural way.

“I love being the bridge for people to live in their body with greater joy.”

She is especially excited to join a team of wellness practitioners, where it will be possible to offer treatments that complement each other, giving clients support from different angles. For example, if a client is working on shedding old behavior patterns with a counselor, those patterns are also reflected in the muscle tissue of the body. Antje will support the client in releasing those old patterns and create spaciousness for new movements to emerge, giving the client a full mind body opportunity to change.

Besides the well-known benefits of massage, such as maintaining comfort & mobility and dissolving tension & stress, Antje offers support during life transitions. This also may include releasing old trauma, building trust, raising self-esteem, adjusting postural patterns or restoring the body after illness.

To reserve a special timeslot for the free 15 min. introduction call Antje at 542-4285 or check out her website for more information: HealingArtsMaine@wordpress.com