WholeYou #12: crown chakra / seventh chakra / sahasrara

This episode closes out our chakra series with a discussion about the crown chakra — we hope you've enjoyed this series as much as we have! See below for the show notes, listen to the show (stream or download) on the embedded SoundCloud box below, or find it on iTunes of your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening! 

Seventh Chakra At a Glance:

  • Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara
  • Location: Crown of the head
  • Element: Thought
  • Color: Violet
  • Issues: Belief systems, meaning, higher power, union, consciousness
  • Basic Rights: To know and to learn

What we Discuss in Episode #11:

  • How to know if your crown chakra is out of balance
  • Signs of a deficient and excessive crown chakra
  • Thoughts on consciousness
  • Yoga and healing practices to  balance your crown chakra
  • How to move way from self-help obsessions and TOO much learning
  • Crown chakra affirmations

My co-host Lauren and I are really appreciate you taking the time to listen and share your comments. If you like the show, subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and please take 1 minute to leave us a review on iTunes  — it helps us to reach more people, and we'd be so grateful! 

Mentioned in this Episode:

“The act of individual consciousness reflecting upon its own immensity is the mystery of the crown chakra. To realize that consciousness flows through every quantum of life around us, and to behold the same presence within our consciousness, this is enlightenment… to become aware of our own consciousness is to witness a miracle."
"The separation of spirituality from the rest of life leaves us spiritually homeless. In reflection of the archetypal divorce between Earth Mother and Sky Father, we are taught to seek enlightenment by denying the basic nature of our biological existence. Denying our basic nature in order to achieve unity is a contradiction steeped in dualistic thinking, which will never lead to unity or wholeness. The seventh chakra is about merging with divine consciousness and realizing our true nature."

  

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Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, where she works with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration, using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic and bioenergetic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodrama, 12-step, and shame resilience. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. She is an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville, and emphasizes spiritual exploration in her work with clients.

WholeYou Podcast #10: Fifth Chakra (Vissudha)

WholeYou Podcast #10: Fifth Chakra (Vissudha)

Feeling creatively drained or struggling with clear communication? Take a listen to our WholeYou throat chakra episode. 

Episode 10 of the WholeYou podcast is here!  See below for the show notes, listen to the show (stream or download) on the embedded SoundCloud box below (on the full post - click "read more" at bottom), or find it on iTunes of your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening! 

Fifth Chakra At-a-Glance:

  • Sanskrit Name: Vissudha
  • Location: Throat area
  • Element: Sound
  • Color: Blue
  • Issues: Communication, creativity, listening, resonance, finding one's own voice, purification, refinement
  • Basic Rights: To speak and be heard

What we Discuss in Episode #10:

  • How to know if your fifth chakra is out of balance
  • Signs of a deficient and excessive fourth fifth
  • Finding your voice and creativity
  • Blocks to creativity and how to bring more creativity into your life
  • Yoga poses, meditations, and pranayama to balance your fifth chakra
  • What resonance means and why it's important with the throat chakra
  • Fifth chakra affirmations

Lauren and I are really appreciate you taking the time to listen and share your comments. If you like the show, subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and please take 1 minute to leave us a review on iTunes  — it helps us to reach more people, and we'd be so grateful! 

 

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WholeYou Podcast #9: Fourth Chakra (Anahata)

WholeYou Podcast #9: Fourth Chakra (Anahata)

Want to deepen your relationships with others and with yourself? Check out Episode 9 of the WholeYou podcast!

You can listen to the show (stream or download) on the embedded SoundCloud box on this post, or find it on iTunes of your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening! 

Fourth Chakra At a Glance:

  • Sanskrit Name: Anahata
  • Location: Heart area
  • Element: Air
  • Color: Green (also sometimes pink)
  • Issues: Love and self-love, relationships, intimacy
  • Goals: Balance, compassion, self-acceptance, connection
  • Basic Rights: To love and be loved

What we Discuss in Episode #9:

  • How to know if your fourth chakra is out of balance
  • Signs of a deficient and excessive fourth chakra
  • Love, self-love, relationships, and boundaries
  • Yoga poses, meditations, and pranayama to balance your heart chakra
  • Fourth chakra affirmations

Lauren and I are really appreciate you taking the time to listen and share your comments. If you like the show, subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and please take 1 minute to leave us a review on iTunes  — it helps us to reach more people, and we'd be so grateful! 

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WholeYou podcast #7: second chakra (svadisthana / sacral chakra)

WholeYou podcast #7: second chakra (svadisthana / sacral chakra)

Want to learn how to balance the sacral chakra (chakra 2) for optimal fluidity and pleasure? Check out WholeYou episode #7! 

In WholeYou episode #6, we covered the first chakra, Muladhara. This "root" chakra is how we feel grounded in our foundation. From there, we flow up to the second chakra, Svadisthana, where it's all about movement, fluidity, and emotion. Check out episode #7 and the show notes below for a great intro to Svadisthana.  

(Also, apologies in advance that the audio quality is not as good this time — it's definitely listenable, but we didn't realize it had recorded with some funky static until afterwards... we'll work on fixing it before next time!)

Second Chakra At a Glance:

  • Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana (sweetness)
  • Location: Sacrum, lower abdomen, hips, pelvis
  • Element: Water
  • Color: Orange
  • Issues: Movement, sensation, emotions, sexuality, desire, need, pleasure, creativity

What we Discuss in Episode #7: 

  • The "rights" of the sacral chakra
  • Signs of a deficient and excessive sacral chakra
  • Healing practices to bring the root chakra back into balance
  • Sacral chakra affirmations

Lauren and I are really appreciate you taking the time to listen and share your comments. If you like the show, subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and please leave a review on iTunes  — it helps us to reach more people and we'd be so grateful.

You can stream or download episode #7 via SoundCloud (embedded right here on the blog post), or search for WholeYou (and subscribe) in iTunes or your favorite podcast app. 

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WholeYou podcast #6: first chakra (muladhara / root chakra)

WholeYou podcast #6: first chakra (muladhara / root chakra)

The lovely Lauren Fowler and I are BACK with WholeYou podcast episode 6! 

In this episode, we're talking all about the root chakra. It's our foundation, so if you want to feel more grounded, take a listen.

First Chakra At a Glance:

  • Sanskrit Name: Muladhara
  • Location: Base of the spine
  • Element: Earth
  • Color: Red
  • Issues: Roots, grounding, nourishment, trust, health, home, family, prosperity, appropriate boundaries

What we Discuss in Episode #6: 

  • The "rights" of the first chakra.
  • Imbalances and what a balanced root chakra looks like.
  • Signs of a deficient and excessive root chakra.
  • Healing practices to bring the root chakra back into balance.

You can stream or download episode #6 via SoundCloud right here on the blog post, or search for WholeYou (and subscribe) in iTunes or your favorite podcast app. And if you love the show, don't forget to leave an iTunes review

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