Balancing Your Chakras to Heal Emotional Eating
Energy Balancing of the Chakras, when combined with hypnosis, can help a person lose weight and feed the “Hungry Heart” of emotional eating. I have noticed many overweight people are “leaking” energy in what I named the “Hunger Chakra” located in the “basin” of the lower stomach, also known as the Sacral Chakra area. If you are challenged with the frustrations of excess weight and “yo-yo” dieting, ask yourself these questions:
• Are you always Hungry?
• Have you tried everything to lose weight?
• Have you wasted enough of your precious time, energy and money on this weight release problem?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then perhaps you need to go deeper beneath the layers of the weight loss puzzle to find a missing piece….Chakra Balancing.
Knowledge of the Chakras is ancient and new scientific research gives credence to this theory. The ancient Hindus specified that we have 7 Sacred Energy centers running from the base of your spine to the top of your head which correspond to certain bodily organ functions, psychological functions, emotional and spiritual centers. Their interconnected balance plays a profound role in every aspect of your life and well being. According to recent scientific studies, each Chakra location corresponds with a major bundle of nerves beginning at the base of your spine and ending at the brain’s cerebral cortex. If any Chakra is blocked or imbalanced due to fear, stress, negative programming or inactivity, then your overall well being is affected. You can even sense a deficiency or imbalance in that area if it feels constricted or cold/hot or you feel stress or pain in that area.
Your Sacral Chakra is located in the sacral region of your body about two inches down from your navel to your pelvic area. The Sacral Chakra is “the seat” or the origin of our instinctual cravings, desires and habitual responses-and is intimately connected to emotional eating. Desires, impulses and cravings rule the Sacral Chakra. They are for food, sex, relationships and procreating. This is also where the instinctual “Hungry Beast” resides, the part of your subconscious mind that just wants to be gratified and feed all the time. So how do you quiet the “Hungry Beast” whose voracious appetite constantly demands to be fed? In order to “tame” the Hungry Beast, there are learned bad habits, learned behaviors and an unhealthy lifestyle to address; as well as the issue of emotional eating used to medicate, sooth or repress emotions. Digging even deeper, there is the Spiritual Hunger that yearns to be feed to fill the “hole in the soul” that no food will ever fill!
The mind and will power exerted to “beat” the Hungry Beast into submission through strict diets and deprivation, don’t work in the long run. It is human nature to desire what we are deprived of-setting most up for a binge. Your body is wired to seek energy when it is starving. To fulfill that Spiritual Hunger however, your Heart Chakra, located in the center of your chest is the great healer and transformer and balancer of all the Chakras. Only through the wisdom of your Heart Chakra, working in concert with your “Hungry” Sacral Chakra, the need to achieve Balance can help to tame the Hungry Beast.
Listen with your Heart Chakra! Treat your body as your own best friend-with respect, care and compassion. Listen to your body’s needs and messages to you. Ask your body: What do you need? What kinds of food do you need to fuel well to feel well? Are you really hungry-or do you need to be nourished and comforted by love and kindness-reaching out to a loved one-or to extend love or a helping hand to another? Do you need to move and stretch your body? Do you need to take in a deep delicious breath? Or are you starving for some “me” time? A very simple exercise to Balance your Hungry Sacral Chakra is to connect with the healing and transformative energy of the sacred Heart Chakra. The Technique is as follows:
First rub your hands together and place one of your hands your sacral area about two inches down from your navel and your other hand over your heart. You can easily “connect” with your chakras through your life breath…..just follow the flow of breath moving in and out as you release, relax and let go into your body as you imagine your breath is just like the flow of the ocean waves. Imagine the gentle flow of a radiant breath of light moving in and out through the center of your heart. Feel, sense or imagine there is an eternal flame of light within the center of your heart-the light of your soul. Feel this inner light grow brighter and more radiant-opening up and filling all the dark spaces and places within you and illuminating your life with love, forgiveness, peace and understanding. You can even allow your love light to grow brighter as you bring to mind a loved one, the smile of a baby, giggles of children playing, a treasured pet, a beautiful sunset or a scene in nature that takes your breath away!..Just stay a moment here.
Now imagine a cord of spiraling light connecting from your Heart Chakra to your Sacral Chakra and the cord of light spirals up from your sacral chakra and one that spirals down from your heart chakra intertwining like a double helix of spiraling light. The balancing color of your Sacral Chakra is orange. As you are inhaling and exhaling, imagine a golden orange ball of light warming your belly area and filling it with light. Allow its orange glowing radiance to glow brighter and brighter. Feel the light filling any empty spaces and places within your belly with the warmth and radiance of the sun.
Imagine this area as an open vessel, a bowl of light that opens and receives this good positive energy and becomes revitalized and recharged and full. Take in as much as you need to take in and feels good to you. Now rotate your hands first in a clockwise and then counterclockwise position 7x to balance and anchor this energy within your body. Next, check in with your body and ask what it really needs….Listen to your body. Now repeat the following affirmations out loud:
I am connected to my Divine/Source energy
I am loving and compassionate
I appreciate my body and treat it with respect
I draw in vitality
I honor my body and its needs.
I feel my emotions and I am connected to my center of well being,
I honor my emotions as they are my internal guide.
I reach out to the world in healthy ways
I am nourished by healthy relationships
I establish healthy boundaries.
I have a healthy relationship to my body and to food.
I am grateful.
I honor and appreciate the energies of these chakras in my life. I am connected to Source/Divine energy.
I radiate good health and wellbeing.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.