Life throws us so many bullets that we find ourselves having to dodge. When you are in a state of frazzled energy, your mind, emotions, body, and spirit have a hard time functioning in alignment.
In order to get yourself back to the zero point, or complete alignment, you must ground your energy. According to MindBodyGreen, the act of grounding yourself "means that you're present in your body and connected and balanced no matter what's going on around you."
Many people have heard of the phrase "grounding yourself", but don't fully realize exactly how to do it. Grounding requires raising your vibration to a frequency where everything levels out, and you can be still and present in the now. This article will list some tips you can use to raise your vibration and ground your energy.
As simple as it sounds, one way to ground yourself into the earth is to breathe. Start by taking a deep breath in through your nose, completely filling your lungs with air and inflating your belly. As you breathe in, allow the air to soothe any anxiety or nerves in your entire body. On your exhale, push all of the breath out through your mouth, pulling your stomach into your diaphragm. Imagine yourself letting any energetic toxins out through your lips.
I like to also breathe in and out of each chakra separately. This activates the chakras and gives each energetic spinning vortex a whirl. Repeat the process above whilst imagining the breath entering and leaving each chakra. This technique is best to do when you are in a high pressure environment and you need to isolate yourself for a moment to ground.
Practicing Pranayama exercises and poses are also a very effective way to channel your chi energy. Read up on pranayama exercises and poses, breathing techniques and sequences here at YogaJournal.com.
Hug A Tree Or Spend Time In Nature
I know it sounds like I'm about to lead a Barney and Friends singalong, but hugging a tree works wonders when it comes to grounding your energy. Trees are living beings that are literally rooted into Mother Earth. Since we are all a part of one collective energy force, hugging a tree immediately re-establishes your connection to earth. When you hug a tree, imagine the exchange of energy that is occurring. Allow that energy to enter your body as you send love and gratitude back to the tree.
In your mind's eye, visualize the respiration that is responsible for the carbon dioxide that leaves your body and is released into the tree. As you breathe in, visualize the oxygen that the tree is transferring to you.
If tree-hugging isn't your thing, laying in the grass while meditating is another way to connect to nature. You can also swim in a natural body of water, or bury your toes into the sand on the beach. As long as you're imagining an energetic connection to the earth in that present moment, you are grounding your energy.
Meditation is a wonderful way to ground your energy. Give yourself at least 20 to 30 minutes a day. This will only work if you are in a peaceful, uninterrupted environment. Close your eyes, take several deep breaths in and out, and imagine yourself climbing down a ladder, deep down into the core of the earth.
Once your body is in a calm state, and all of your muscles are completely relaxed, imagine a serene earthly paradise filled with waterfalls, greenery, mountains, crystal clear lakes, and peaceful animals. Feel a cool breeze, and hear the joyful sounds of nature.
Once you are here, imagine a gold liquid light engorging your body from your root chakra all the way up to you crown chakra. You should feel heavy and divinely anchored. Now start to emit this golden liquid light through the bottom of your root chakra, as if a syringe is pressing the energy deeper into the earth through the bottom of your feet. As this golden light energy seeps into the earth, imagine a white beam of light shooting up through the top of your head, creating a passage way back up to the earth's surface.
Feel yourself ascending up into this opened passage, feeling lighter and lighter, as you peak the outermost part of the earth. Imagine yourself standing on your feet, back on the ground as you open your eyes.
You have now grounded yourself. There are plenty of guided meditations that you can use to ground your energy on YouTube if you need some assistance.
Dance, Sing, And Do Yoga
Dancing, singing, or exercising is a high vibrational, grounding technique. It doesn't matter if you don't dance or sing well, the whole point is to release creative energy through your upper and lower chakras.
Singing releases energy through your throat and heart chakra. That must be why they say "sing your heart out." Sometimes, just humming a song can do the trick. Singing in the shower, as you get dressed for your day, or on your way to your destination in the car can release and ground your energy. Try to sing uplifting and bright melodies rather than the dark or somber songs.
Dancing physically releases energy through your sacral and root chakra. So when you and the squad bust it open, twerking, you are actually grounding sacral and root chakra energy. Pelvic movements release sexual energy. Sometimes, you might want to dance to release pent-up pain, or emotions, so taking classes in modern dance, for instance, can help release and ground energy from the solar plexus and the heart chakra. If anything, put on some music, connect to your body, and just move freely in the privacy of your own home, whenever you need to ground.
Doing yoga for exercise is one way in which you can truly work with all of the chakras, and ground your body spiritually and energetically. Sign up for some yoga classes or follow along to some YouTube videos at home.
Balance, Tune, And Align Your Chakras
Last but not least, one of the best ways to ground your energy is to work with all seven of your chakras. Working with your chakras can include meditation, using crystals, visualizations, and affirmations.
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