We are back into the week, and it feels like it’s shaping up to be a sloppy one. Both rain AND snow in the forecast, friends. Brrr! We had that wee taste of spring last week, and that got us all excited for more warm weather, but in true springtime in Ontario fashion, we’ve still got some wintery weather ahead. Ah well, we’re kind of used to it…even if we’re not thrilled about it…
Do you sometimes feel a bit thrown off this time of year? That limbo between the old and new seasons can often mess with us, leaving us a little unbalanced. And the transition from winter to spring is probably the most dramatic of the seasonal transitions since there is such a jump from cold and snow to warm and green. And, when we get that little glimpse of spring followed by a cold plummet back into winter, well that in itself can be downright depressing.
If you’re feeling a loss of balance as we straddle the seasons, Aveda has something that can help you feel a bit more grounded while we wait for winter to take its final curtain call.
If you’ve never tried Aveda’s Balancing Chakra Mists, this is a great time to do so. If you’re not familiar with the idea of chakras, this definition can help:
“THE CHAKRA SYSTEM IS THE SYMBOLIC PRESENTATION OF ENERGIES WHICH EXIST IN THE BODY INFLUENCED BY THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. YOGA AND MEDITATION HELP YOU AWAKEN THOSE ENERGIES FOR THE MOST BALANCED STATE OF THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL.”
—THE DRS. UPADHYAY, MAHARSHI BHARDWAJ CLINIC & RESEARCH CENTRE, INDIA CONSULTANTS TO AVEDA SINCE 1976
According to Ayurveda, humans have seven chakras, each representing a different area in the body, and each with a different purpose, working together to ensure our physical, mental, and emotional health. Aveda has developed seven chakra mists that can help you find and maintain the balance in each.
Just over a year ago here on the blog, we introduced you to Mr. Chakra. This interactive website explains the different chakras and the importance of having them well balanced and working in harmony for optimal health. It’s worth taking another look at this site, and, in fact, even checking it out on a regular basis for a nice reminder of the importance of balance not only in our external lives (work, home, etc.) but also our internal selves.
Click through the chakras on the image of Mr. Chakra, or take the entire journey of chakra discovery, then see where your balance might be off and consider a chakra balancing mist to help. Or, take the advice of Mr. Chakra himself, and try the meditations provided, the breathing exercises, and the nutrition information for optimal balance and wellness.
There’s a lot that can be learned from Ayurveda and the chakras, and it’s amazing that Aveda has incorporated this in not only products, but a website designed to help us find that balance we need now, in this seasonal flux, or anytime, really.
And, take heart, friends. Spring IS on its way. Find your balance, and we’ll chat again on Friday.