How To Harmonize The First Chakra Amid The Coronavirus
Collectively, we are going through a difficult time. The earth’s population is fighting an invisible enemy right now: the Coronavirus. Our lives are getting turned upside by the virus that keeps spreading, infecting, and killing people in its path. Our schools, restaurants, gyms, and other establishments have shut down. If we come in contact with others who have it, we’re legally quarantined. Life as we knew it, is a memory. We are living in a new world and now we are on high alert.
All of us are getting the first chakra activated. Fear is the negative emotion of the first chakra. We are worried of getting the virus, and we are scared someone close to us may get it. We are also frightened of the economic impact this will have on us.
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Effects on the first chakra
The first chakra is a “me first energy”. We don’t think about other people in the world, we care about ourselves and how that impacts those closest to us. We react as opposed to being proactive. When we react, we can’t take a step back and think clearly, then we start to panic. We may feel trapped, helpless, and powerless that our safety and freedom have been taken away. We don’t have any control over the situation. But do we?
Sure, we can’t control what’s going on outside of us. But certainly, we can take control of how we take care of ourselves. Taking control of our health is the positive energy of the first chakra. When we are healthy and robust we can fight off any microscopic enemy. But how do we take control of our health?
Taking care of our health
I have lived a healthy lifestyle for my whole adult life. I have been eating healthy and exercising with weights and doing cardio consistently for the last 34 years. Not only did I take control at the physical level, but on a mental and emotional level as well. I have been working on my own severe depression and anxiety over the last twenty-nine years of my life. I have successfully built a strong body, a still mind, and I have acquired an awakened soul.
When our fist chakra functions harmoniously, we feel confident about our health, both in mind and body. Just yesterday, I came in contact with a 96-year-old man who had a healthy appearance. I said to him you should be home. He said, “I didn’t live to this age by being fearful.”
When we have a healthy first chakra, our immune systems will be working to full capacity. However, do you know what outside triggers might lower your own immune system? For me, it’s when cold air hits my chest and that occurrence automatically lowers my own defense. I know I have to protect my chest from the cold, in order for my immune system to fight off any potential invaders.
The best defense
Harvard Medical School advises you to choose a healthy lifestyle for optimal immune function:
“Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
- Don’t smoke.
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
- Try to minimize stress.
Living a healthy lifestyle is the best defense for a balanced first chakra. Let’s work on achieving a harmonious first chakra. So we can feel confident, to be a David who fights and defeats the Goliath of our time – the Coronavirus!
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