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Amazing Tips For Making Friends As An Adult

As we transition into adulthood, we often find our circle of friends begins to shrink and we are not surprised. As time goes by, we grow older, people start to get married, have kids; some move, others change and so on.

Life often comes in our way and a whole new myriad of obligations restrain us, preventing us from spending quality time with our friends and not all of have the patience or the will to stick it out.

With the rise of social media and the development of technology, human interaction has gone to hell. Some of us don’t even know how to strike up a conversation anymore.

Lifelong bonds with friends are marvelous, but not always possible. Between juggling work and home, we often find ourselves having less and less time for our friends so our adult friendships take the back seat.

So how does one make new friends and maintain strong relationships with the old ones as an adult?

The one thing you have to remember is: it’s all up to you! You shouldn’t be surprised if some of your old friends have started to ditch your calls after a while. You have to nourish the relationship in order to keep it alive and well.

If you can’t find the time to go out with your friends, just ring them up and have a nice chat. Don’t forget to call your friends on a regular basis just to let them know that you’re thinking about them and that they too count in your life. They have to know that you haven’t forgotten about them. Also, surely you can find the time to go out for a quick drink on a Friday night? Take the initiative, invite a friend to dinner or simply drop by for a visit. It’s easy, but this goes for the old friends and keeping old friends is much easier than making new friends.

When it comes to making new friends, it’s a bit different. Adding friends on Facebook is easy and it doesn’t count. When was the last time you met a new friend in real life?

If you feel that your social skills are a bit rusty, you need to brush up on those and begin reconnecting with your old friends and start making new ones.

We do live in the age of social media and technology, so let’s start there. Try to connect with your contacts on Twitter and Facebook. You do share the same interests, so why not try to take the relationship further.

Ask an acquaintance to a show or a concert. You are sure to have a good time and it will give you the opportunity to get to know each other better.

Another great place to make new friends is work. Try to connect with some of your coworkers. Your new best friend might be just around the corner.

Go out for a drink all by yourself. You just might run into someone who shares the same interests. It’s worth the risk and you might end up having a blast!

Stop being defensive and start opening up. As we grow up, we tend to put up a wall of fear around us and letting new people in through that door can be quite a feat. We are too scared of being hurt. Risk it: give someone a chance.

Join a book club or find some other activity that has other regular participants. Go to the gym; join a hiking club, a parent-teacher association and so on. You are sure to meet other like-minded people there.

Don’t forget your family members. My sister is my best and oldest friend. My mother is also a very close and dear friend. You must have someone in your family that you are close to, a cousin or an aunt perhaps. Family members make great friends.

The most important thing of all: be true to yourself and others. Adults don’t have time to waste on pettiness and games. We all strive to find honesty and truthfulness. We need someone that understands us; someone that will be our rock on a stormy day.

Having passions in life is great, but people are the ones that enrich our existence.

5 Signs How To Know That You’ve Found “Mr. Right”

I loved romantic comedies when I was a teenager and I developed a certain theory about love and Mr. Right. However, I grew up and learned – the hard way, of course – that life is far from a romantic comedy. Don’t get me wrong, I did find Mr. Right, but the road that led me to him was rather tedious. Love is complicated. We, humans, are complicated as well; but there is nothing simpler and more beautiful than true love. The trick is finding it and recognizing it when it looks you straight in the eye.  

We’ve all asked ourselves at point or another: “Am I in the right relationship?” “Is he the one?” “Where is this relationship going?”

Such questions can be troubling and can even put the “wrong strain” on the right relationship, so you better be careful.

If you want to make sure that you are in the right relationship with the right person, you might want to take a look at these tips that are set to help you determine whether the one you’re dating is “THE ONE”.

Tip 1: First and foremost: Set your intentions

This is your first and most essential tip. What does this mean? Well, it’s the basics of dating and the one thing you have to settle before going any further with the dating game. Setting your intentions means that you and no one else has to know what you want from the relationship you’re currently in. In other words, you have to ask yourself two very important questions:

  1. Am I looking for a husband?
  2. Am I looking for a good time and nothing serious?

Once you have an answer for these questions, discuss the issue with your partner. If he doesn’t agree, you shouldn’t pursue a future together. It’s just not meant to be. It’s always good to put your cards on the table as soon as possible, so that no one wastes any time. You should expect the same from your partner.

Tip 2: Establish mutual feelings

Have you ever found yourself giving a lot more in a relationship than the other person? Has it ever ended well? – Of course not. The core of a healthy relationship lies in the mutual feelings and understanding of both partners, meaning you should not waste your time with someone that doesn’t give as much and as good as he is getting. Such “one-sided” relationships never work. If you feel used, underappreciated or simply unfulfilled, the relationship must end. Respect yourself.

Tip 3: Allow your “flame” to spread into the “friend” zone

Never rely simply on the physical aspect of a relationship. If you have nothing to talk about, no common interests, how will you experience life together? How will you deal with the daily squabbles? How will you compromise? How will you support each other? If you haven’t managed to forge a solid, healthy relationship that stretches beyond the physical love and attraction, you should call it quits. Sometimes, two people just “click” at the very beginning and things quickly become clear. If you haven’t “clicked” outside of the bedroom, it’s time to part ways. That is, if you’re looking for a serious relationship. If you’re in it just for fun, keep at it.

Tip 4:  Family and friends still count, listen to what they have to say about your relationship

When our friends or members of our family try to get involved, we usually shut them out, but we shouldn’t. They are the ones that know us best and their opinion should always count. They might provide you with a different “viewpoint” about the person you’re with. Maybe you don’t see something they do see. If you’re battling with indecisiveness, turn to your close ones. They’ll guide you, for sure. If you’re settling for something, they’ll tell you. If you’re happy, but blind, they’ll open your eyes. If they approve of the person you’re with, you should start looking at him through their eyes… you might see something you missed before and give the relationship another chance.

Tip 5: Make sure you get “what you paid for”

If you dedicate yourself, if you dedicate your time, if dedicate your feelings, if you dedicate your all to one person, it better pay off. The person you’ve chosen to be with MUST love you, respect you, spend time with you, make you laugh, make you feel safe, make you feel complete. The two of you should feel as one. If these conditions are not met, it’s not worth it. Don’t even think about marriage. When it’s the right person at the right time, you’ll know. For if there’s even a glint of doubt about the person you’re with, you should take a moment to analyze why that “glint of doubt” lingers on. After all, it doesn’t take much for a glint to grow into a raving blaze.

5 Signs You Are With The Wrong Person

Finding “the one” might be mission impossible or as easy as a walk in the park. One can easily get carried away in a relationship and before realizing it, you’ll find yourself in a long term commitment, or even marriage, that absolutely has no ground or future.

So before you let yourself be seduced by a handsome, strapping, gorgeous looking man with whom you have nothing in common, try to snap out of it and continue your search, for once you find Mr. Right, it will all be worth it.

Let’s start at the very beginning. The most important thing you have to check in your relationship is the commitment. How committed are you both? Do you spend time together? Do you have common goals? Do you work for a shared future? Is there a WE and US in everything you do?

You have to keep your eyes open for the signs that will tell you whether you two are meant to be together.

So how does one know? Here’s what you should be looking out for according to Hayley Hobson.

  1. Can you imagine your life without them?

Does he fit in every plan you make? Can you imagine waking up without him? Does his opinion count? Are you factoring that person into your long-term goals? If the answer is no, that’s a very bad sign. You two are just not meant to be. Don’t waste time, end the relationship.

  1. Are you emotionally invested in your partner?

A real relationship is never based purely on sex. The physical attraction does matter, but a real relationship is about commitment, it’s about experiencing life together, working towards a common goal. A real relationship is about overcoming the daily difficulties, the disagreements. A real relationship is about making compromises and forgiveness. A real relationship is about learning new things about each other and loving the differences. If you can love your partner even when you hate him, it’s a good sign that you two just might make it. If you only rely on the physical attraction and your connection doesn’t expand beyond that, you should consider ending the relationship.

  1. Do you both take part in fun activities? How much time do you spend together?

If you start making plans on your own, excluding your partner, then you might be trying to pull away from him and create some distance and distance is never good. If you never include him in activities that are fun for you, then you probably don’t want to spend time with him. Going to the movies, going on a hike, grabbing a cup of coffee with your friends, going for a walk in the park… do you even want him there? If the answer is no, take the hint and send him packing.

  1. Do you have the same values?

Do you have a lot in common? If you do, then you’re in a healthy, sound relationship. If you don’t, then it’s just a matter of time before you realize that you two don’t have a future together. You might be attracted to him, you might even be in love, but if you have nothing in common, the time will come when you start fighting over the most trivial of things, like which toothpaste we should buy, or what should we have for dinner? Once you start going down that road, there’s no turning back, so you might as well take a U-turn now and end it before it even begins.

  1. How often do you have sex? Do you have sex?

Sex is the most intimate form of communicating our love for each other. Sex counts. We’ve all had our dry spells, never mind the reasons. However, once a dry spell turns into a never-ending full-fledged draught, you have a real problem on your hands. If you can’t overcome such crisis in a relationship, hard decisions must be made; but before you end the relationship, do give your best and try to save it, so there’s no room for regrets later. Once you start digging deeper,it will soon become apparent whether or not there is something worth saving. If nothing can be done, you should move on with your head held high. After all, life is too short to be wasted.

Also, does he inspire you to be better, does he “get you”? Does he accept you for who you are and loves you no matter what? Try to answer these questions and it will all become clear. Love is not about spending time with someone just because he happened to be there or because you don’t want to be alone or just because you’re tired of the search. Love is the most wonderful thing one can experience in life and it’s worth the wait.

Tricks Your Body Has Been Hiding From You – Part 4

In the last part, you saw solutions of painful and uncomfortable scenarios related to our bodies, here you’ll see some quite interesting tricks to teach your body so it works for you instead of you working for it. Stay put for another series of 5 coming up.

  1. Get Those Pins and Needles Out of Your Limb 

If you thought that the pins and needles you sometimes get in your limbs are because of bad sitting position, you aren’t far from the truth. It’s not the position of the limb that causes this feeling to occur, but rather the position of neck. The tingly and prickly feeling you get comes as a result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck and when that compression gets loosened, the feeling goes away by itself. So next time just rock your head gently, make a circular movement with it from shoulder to shoulder and relax your neck. 

  1. Run and Jog Free of Pain 

Have you ever got a side stich while running? It can just kill all the fun in your favorite activity, can’t it? This happens because of breathing in combination with running. If you exhale as your right foot hits the ground, your liver gets downward pressure because of which it tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stich. So next time you decide to go running or jogging, exhale with your left foot hitting the ground. 

  1. Stop That Dizzy Carrousel 

Feeling a bit tipsy and dizzy? As alcohol dilutes blood, it does the same to the fluid in the part of the ear responsible for balance. This fluid, in which the cupula floats, has the same density as blood when diluted the cupula rises higher. This confuses the brain and it gives you that sense of dizziness. In that case, give your brain a second option. Put your hand on something stable. The nerves in the hands are very sensitive and they will send a proper signal of balance and stability to the brain. 

  1. Flex Your Vision 

If you have poor distance vision, know that it’s not always the genes to blame for it. Near-sightedness is usually the result of tension in the eye muscle and this can be caused by staring at something at a close distance for too long, say the computer screen or the smartphone you are staring at right now. You can flex your vision with a simple trick. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, tense your body – every muscle of it – and after a few seconds release as you breathe out. Tightening and releasing muscles you can control can trick those you don’t have control over to relax as well – like the eye muscles. Do this every few hours during the day and start seeing the world with a clearer picture. 

  1. Improve Your Long-Term Memory 

How many new things did you learn by now? If you want to remember information better, read it before you go to sleep. This is the most natural way of long-term memory encoding as the brain processes all the information gathered from the day during sleep. This is just one of the reasons why you need a good night’s sleep. So next time you need to remember something for tomorrow’s test, speech, exam, or just to remember it because it’s useful, read it before you go to bed and get a good sleep.

This is just one way to flex your memory. There are many more and we will post an article specially dedicated to long-term memory encoding.

Until then, we hope these tricks have been useful for you and we encourage you to use them every day and take full control over your body.

Tricks Your Body Has Been Hiding From You – Part 3

In Part II, we learned some really useful tricks, but that’s not where the list ends. Here we come with 5 more which will definitely make your body work to your advantage:

  1. Overcome Your Urge to Pee 

When you just have to go to the toilet, but there is no toilet near, the best way to overcome the urge is to think of whatever turns you on. You can preoccupy your brain by thinking about sex and sexual fantasies and that way you won’t feel so much discomfort. Do you remember ever having to pee during a passionate sexual intercourse? 

  1. Fight Acid Reflux so You Can Go to Bed Easily 

Have you ever had such a bad acid reflux that you couldn’t go to bed because of it? You can use gravity and your body to your advantage – just sleep on your left side. The stomach and esophagus are connected at a certain angle that when you sleep on your right side the stomach is higher than the esophagus and this allows food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. This means that when you lie down on your left side, gravity and organ positioning won’t allow any acid to crawl back to your throat. 

  1. Don’t Let the Burns Turn Into Blisters 

If you get burnt on the stove, don’t panic since you’ve had the remedy against blisters with you all along. Just clean the skin (do not use alcohol!) and apply gentle pressure on the burnt spot with the fingers of your other hand. This way you bring the burned skin to a natural temperature and because of that it is less likely to blister. If you are impatient or the pain is just unbearable to do this, try apple cider vinegar and see the wonders for yourself. 

  1. Relieve a Migraine in an Instant 

Who needs pills for that when you have yourself and your fabulous body to do the trick? To get rid of a headache, just pinch down on the muscle on the web of your hand between the thumb and index finger (place your thumb on the back of your hand and the forefinger under), hold the pressure for 2 minutes and repeat. Most headaches and migraines ease after 4 minutes. 

  1. Relieve a Toothache 

The exact same spot where we cure out headaches is responsible for toothaches as well. You see this spot has nerve endings that stimulate apart of the brain that blocks pain in the head area. So how to relieve the toothache? Apply ice on the V shaped area between your thumb and index finger at the back of your hand. This trick can reduce pain up to as much as 50 percent.

And this is not the end of our list! Our bodies have so many secrets to tell us and the next 5 are coming in Part IV. See you there!

This Body Hacks Tricks Can Save Your Life – Part 2

In the previous series we went from tickling throat, enhanced hearing and running or bleeding noses,to a better way to swallow pills. In this series we’ll dive even further in the secrets of our bodies.

  1. Calm Yourself With Water 

Don’t let the nerves get the best of you. In situations where you feel like hitting a wall, hit the water. A big splash of cold water on your face will trick your body into thinking that you are making a dive, which will in terms make it use oxygen more efficiently. And we all know: more oxygen means better function of the nerves. This is called the mammalian dive reflex and it is genetically present in all mammals including humans. 

  1. Breathe Underwater 

When we dive, the urge for air is not because of absence of oxygen, but rather because of large presence of carbon dioxide which makes your blood acidic. So before you dive, clean your blood from the carbon dioxide buildup by taking several short breaths in order to hyperventilate. This will allow your body to endure 10 seconds more under water as it tricks your body into thinking that it has more oxygen. 

  1. Calm Your Heart Down

Feeling nervous before your big interview or before you meet that girl or guy you have a huge crush on? Calm your heartbeat by blowing on your thumb. This will get your heart rate back to normal, as the nerve which is responsible for the heart rate can be controlled through breathing. Also take a moment to calm your mind down too – just focus on blowing your thumb.

  1. Feel No Pain From Needle Pricks

Whether it’s taking an injection or giving blood, as much as we might think we’re doing a good job to our body or to others, the pain from the needle is not so enjoyable. You can lessen the pain by coughing during the needle stick. Coughing creates a rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, which will in terms inhibit the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.

  1. Relieve Brain Freeze

We can end this series with a nice cold ice-cream. Don’t worry – after reading this you won’t be concerned of brain freeze anymore. The reason for brain freeze is that when the roof of your mouth gets chilled by the ice-cream, your body thinks that your brain is freezing too, so it overheats to prevent this from happening. What you can do is press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth and cover as much as you can. This will heat back the roof and the headache will disappear. The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster the headache will go away.

Stick around for part III, where you will learn even more interesting tricks and facts about your body.

Here Are 5 Hidden Secrets to Finding Real Love

Ah, true love! One of the most desired things in life, aside from money and fame, perhaps, is true love. Everyone strives to find it; everyone wants to find their better half, their soulmate, someone to share a life with. Finding a worthwhile relationship might come easy to some, but others, the more unfortunate ones, need to learn how to avoid making the same mistakes, how to overcome the fears they live with on a daily basis, how to keep up motivation after failure and so on. It sounds complicated, right? Well, it can be, and it does take a lot out of you, but once you’ve started down the right path, you can be sure that the journey will be worthwhile and you will find what you’re looking for. You just have to keep a few things in mind.

  1. Love is something that is truly fundamentally important to us, but the issues and misunderstandings it comes with can be overwhelming and sooner than later we find ourselves lost. Ego, fear and emotional insecurities come first and cause the biggest problems of all. This is where you have to start. You have to liberate yourself from these unnecessary mental restraints if you want to overcome the obstacles that might prevent you from building the foundations of a strong and healthy relationship. You must overcome neediness, the constant seeking for validation from your partner, and the dependency that gradually grows as the relationship deepens. These are so-called “relationship killers”. One has to be confident and happy with one self before even allowing someone else in.
  2. Remember: you have to be true to yourself and love yourself for what you are; once you’ve achieved that, others will start to see and appreciate the real you. You must never forget to remind yourself what really makes you happy, what makes you sad, what exhilarates you and what “pushes your buttons”. Don’t hide these things. These “things” are the building blocks of your personality and personality is what we fall in love with once we’ve passed the “physical attraction” part. The one you’re meant to be with will know all these things about you as well and will love you BECAUSE of these traits, not IN SPITE OF THEM. Never allow yourself, or anyone else, for that matter, to change who you are; never allow anyone to suffocate your passions and turn you into something “more suitable”. Your true love will love you for who you are.
  3. Another very important thing to remember is that appearance does matter. You have to take care of yourself and appreciate your inner and outer beauty. Men find attractive women more appealing and not everyone has the time orthe patience to build the “friendship foundation” first so that the “sparks of love” can start flickering later. If you want someone to like you off the bat, you have to look good. Try to stay healthy, exercise, hydrate your body and smile as much as possible. The aura of confidence and strength will surely land you a “hunk”. If you want to land a hunk, you have to hunk up a bit yourself.
  4. The accent on confidence cannot be overstated. Confidence makes all the difference in the world. You have to be confident that you are meant to find THE ONE. Let’s start with that. If you believe that you deserve to be with someone that will love and respect you for who you are, you’ll find him sooner or later. He might be your best friend, the guy standing in line in front of you in the bank, your neighbor. You never know. Yet if you let insecurity or timidity take over, you could miss the chance of a lifetime. Let them notice you. Let them see you and once they do, they won’t be able to take their eyes off you. Remember: loving yourself comes first; loving someone else comes second.
  5. Research has shown that men are more attracted to strong, confident women, rather than the introverts. If you want to draw someone’s attention or strike up a conversation with someone, you have to be open and engaging, you have to smile and be friendly. Overcoming the restraints of the mind can be a tough task, but once you achieve it, nothing will stand in your way. Lasting relationships are born from pure and unrestrained interaction. It might seem frightening going up to someone and striking up a conversation, but it’s less frightening than the very thought that you could miss out on a great, long-term relationship with someone just because you lacked the confidence and the courage to utter a simple “Hi!”. Think about it. It doesn’t take much. Try to smile as much as possible. Choose to be happy. Be ambitious. Be strong. Love yourself and true love will find its way home.

This 5 Mistakes People Make When Living Together Before They Get Engaged

Many believe that people who are in a long-term relationship should shack up first and try living together before they dive into the sometimes turbulent waters of marriage. Others, on the other hand, believe that shaking up could shake up the relationship and ruin the chances of a tying the knot.

These opposite sentiments can be confusing; so if you want to know whether or not you should or shouldn’t live with your partner before marriage, you should follow these tips.

1. Marriage is an established union that forms a legally, religiously, and socially recognized bond. With marriage come new responsibilities, people develop new traits and the outcome isn’t always a good one.

2. The one thing you should always remember is that the fear of divorce is real and it can arise from daily instances that seem trivial at first but hold the potential to grow into bigger and more serious issues later on.

Always focus on the positive; do not hold onto the negative and always remind yourself why you two are together. There must be a good reason if you are considering living together.

If you can’t find anything good to hold onto to, you should revise your relationship and make the difficult decision of calling it off before it becomes more serious. After all, a serious relationship is no relationship if it stands on shaky, glass legs.

3. Another thing you should always keep an eye on is money. Money is trivial; understanding, respect and love are crucial. You need to watch out from the so-called money mistakes.

If you are a power couple and if both of you have successful careers, you probably have separate accounts and spend your earnings just as if you were single. Try to talk it out and make a plan about your financial future.

Don’t forget why you are together and start making plans about your future together; this includes children, a joint checking account, a pension fund, a home and so forth. If you can’t see eye to eye on such an issue, reevaluate the relationship. Adults don’t fight over these things.

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4. Living together doesn’t mean you have to get married right away. Slow down. Test the relationship out; let living together settle. Don’t put unwarranted pressure on your partner.

Let the relationship take its natural course. What’s the rush? If it works, marriage will definitely come. Unwarranted pressure can only ruin a relationship; it has never resulted in a happy ending, you can be sure of that.

5. Don’t forget to be spontaneous; don’t let yourself be dragged into a dull everyday life because it will ultimately ruin your relationship.

Don’t forget to leave each other some breathing space and enough time to appreciate your life together. Living together doesn’t mean you should stop being adventurous and turn into a boring couple that eventually drowns in their daily routine.

Don’t grow old before your time. Enjoy your youth together. These could be the best years of your life. Don’t overthink it, just go with the flow.

6. One of the biggest aspects of living together is dividing up the chores around the house. The biggest mistake you can make is letting chores – like washing the dishes or doing laundry – turn into full-blown arguments.

It all depends on you and how you were brought up. If one of you likes the house to be spick and span all the time, they will probably do most of the work; but helping out will only make your partner love you more and appreciate your effort.

There are other “traps” along the way, but if you only focus on the love you have for each other and if you respect each other, nothing will stand in your way.

Living together is like taking the relationship for a test drive. If it fits, it fits; if it doesn’t, at least you will know before taking it to the next level.

Everything You Need To Know On Chakra No. 2 + How To Heal It – Svadhisthana!

Affirmative Statement: I Feel

Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana (dwelling place of the self)

Color: Orange

Frequency: 417 Hz (Solfeggio), 288 Hz (Carrier Wave)

Musical Note: D

Element: Water

Organs: Reproductive system, spleen

Endocrine Glands: Ovaries and Testicles

Identity: Emotional

Rights: To feel, to want

Challenge: Guilt

The sacral chakra, also known as Svadhisthana (which in Sanskrit means “Dwelling Place of the Self”) is the chakra which governs the feelings, emotions, sexuality, creativity, change and movement, emotional consciousness and personal/social needs and procreation.

Once stability and security are achieved and once fear is overcome , one can start experiencing the world through feelings, emotions, pleasure and their creative power. This energy vortex is located in the abdomen, or more precisely at the pubic bone as its front and its back being near the tailbone.

It is one of the physical chakras, as all these aspects are still closely connected to physical stimuli and interaction. The sacral chakra is the seat of your inner child. It is quite simple, you can see children feeling free to express their emotions, be creative and playful through life – this is so because their development has come to a stage where they start experiencing the vibratory level of the sacral chakra, once the root chakra balance has been achieved.

Our inner child usually ‘dies’ when we start living our lives concerned with how much we get, what we need to do to live and how preoccupied we are in life due to work, responsibilities and all other ‘grown-up’ aspects.

This means, the little space for pleasure we should reserve is given away to restraint, concerns and obligations. With this, we start losing our sexuality, sensuality and pleasures and we start acting as robots. As a result, we suppress our sacral chakra and it becomes underactive and consequently we start suffering the consequences.

Which organs is the sacralchakra responsible for?

As we mentioned in Part I, this chakra governs over the reproductive system and the spleen, and its glands are the ovaries and testicles. So if you are having problems with impotence or low libido, you may have problems with your sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is also responsible for the lymph system.

So, what are the characteristics of a balanced sacral chakra? 

A person with a balanced sacral chakra can express oneself emotionally without any problems. They are emotionally intelligent. They let their feelings flow freely and have no problems with their sexuality and sexual expression. They are open to intimacy in a healthy manner and they are sensual.

These people are playful and have a great passion for life. They have a strong ability to embrace change and they live their lives to the fullest, experiencing every day as special and as a gift. These people are creative, free and open.

What are the characteristics of a sacral chakra out of balance? 

There are two scenarios for a sacral chakra out of balance: it can be underactive or overactive. Both cases are unhealthy, as they bring many negative aspects to one’s being.

Underactive sacral chakra:

People with an underactive sacral chakra experience a fear of pleasure and they deny themselves. They are rigid, they fear change and have poor social skills. They are typically emotionally numb and sometimes even insensitive.

These people usually deny themselves of the things that make them feel good and they can’t manifest what they desire because their thoughts usually lean towards negativity.

This makes them lazy, sluggish, they may suffer from chronic fatigue disorder and they have a low sex drive, which may even escalate to impotence or frigidity. They try to ‘fit in’ with people as hard as they can, to such an extent that they lose their true and authentic self.

Overactive sacral chakra:

People with an overactive sacral chakra tend to be over emotional, creating drama over people and events. They tend to have an unhealthy social interaction and poor boundaries which also includes invasion of others’ boundaries too.

They have excessive mood swings, obsessive attachments and emotional dependency. Sexual addiction may occur in relationships and also not taking proper caution with their partner(s). They are usually too childish and too sensitive. Addiction to stimulation is another trait they possess, which may lead to drug or alcohol addiction.

How to balance the sacral chakra?

If you find yourself in one of the scenarios of an imbalanced sacral chakra, you might want to help yourself by trying to balance it. While energy healing (such as Reiki or Crystal Therapy) is a very good step, you will need to work on yourse.

lf even afterwards, since your body is your temple and you have to keep it healthy, nourished and clean all the time. There are several ways of balancing this energetic center. Below you will find some useful ways of balancing it, but be careful as these techniques are only good for an underactive sacral chakra! If your chakra is overactive, try balancing the neighboring chakras, and the energy will adjust itself.

Color therapy (or chromo therapy) 

Orange is the color of the sacral chakra, which means wearing something orange will instantly boost the chakra as it vibrates with the same frequency. However, if your sacral chakra is overactive, we recommend that you stop wearing orange for some time. You can also place an orange poster in your bedroom if your sacral chakra is underactive.

Sound therapy (audio therapy)

You can play solfeggio harmonics at 417 Hz on YouTube. You can also chantVAMas a mantra, since its sound frequencies stimulate the sacral chakra.

Nutrition for the sacral chakra 

Orange foods, such as oranges, carrots, tangerines and also almonds, cinnamon and water.

Physical activity 

Besides yoga, you can dance like no one is watching. Just close the doors, play your favorite song and dance like crazy – especially with your hips! Playing child’s games, as building sand castles on the beach or playing with the toys you used to love. This will awaken your inner child and balance your sacral chakra. 

Meditation 

Sitting comfortably while focusing your attention the region just below the navel and visualizing an orange flower blooming at that spot will stimulate the energy of the sacral chakra. You can chant VAM while meditating on the sacral chakra.

Meditation in nature is always the best one there is, but if you can’t find the time, just tidy your room and meditate facing a window.

Everything You Need To Know On Chakra No. 1 + How To Heal It – Muladhara!

Affirmative statement: I Am

Sanskrit name: Muladhara (root support/base)

Color: Red

Frequency: 396 Hz (Solfeggio), 256 Hz (Carrier Wave)

Musical Note: C

Element: Earth

Organs: Kidneys, Skeletal Structure, Base of Spine

Endocrine Glands: Adrenal Glands

Identity: Physical Identity

Rights: To Have

Challenge: Fear

The root chakra, also known as Muladhara [mooladhara] (which in Sanskrit means “Root Support”) is the most physical chakra. It represents one’s physical manifestation into the world and with it, the basic aspects of existence –food, water, shelter, safety, vitality, movement, survival, lack of fear.

When these needs are met, you can easily let your energy start moving up to the rest of the energetic centers in order to cover other aspects of your being. This energy vortex is located at the base of the spine (the first three vertebrae) and it is related to the perineum, near the anus. It is very important to have this chakra functioning properly, because if not, one cannot let other chakras function as they should.

The root chakra is the place from which all theEarth’s energy moves upwards to the rest of the body. In order to work on the higher chakras, one must first feel safe and secure. This is why this chakra is very important.

Which Organs is the Root Chakra Responsible For?

As we mentioned in the previous article, this chakra governs over the adrenal glands. Adrenalin, as we already know, is very important for the function of our body.

Also, if you have problems with your kidneys, you could help yourself by trying to balance your root chakra, as it is connected to the kidneys. This is also true if you have problems with your legs, since the nerves responsible for the legs are exactly those starting from the first three vertebrae.

So, what are the characteristics of a balanced root chakra? 

A person with a balanced root chakra is a physically healthy person. They are characterized with a strong physical presence and groundedness. They are realistic, comfortable in their body, and they feel a sense of safety and security.

They are stable and possess the ability to be still and patient, but at the same time they have a strong passion for life, are active and they tend to work out to stay physically fit. They live their lives with reason, passion, focus and joy. These people create a stable and healthy connection to their families and they treat the others as they would like to be treated themselves.

They are survival-oriented, which means they work their way through life finding means for a healthy life and environment. They have a solid self-esteem and a moral compass and they are reliable and have a healthy sense of loyalty.

What are the characteristics of a root chakra out of balance? 

There are two scenarios for a root chakra out of balance: it can be underactive or overactive. Both cases are unhealthy, as they bring many negative aspects to one’s being.

Underactive root chakra:

People with an underactive root chakra have difficulty manifesting themselves physically, as they feel unnoticed, disconnected from the world around them. They are usually disorganized, lacking the will to take action. These people tend to get depressed, they lose the will to live their life to the fullest and create a comfortable and safe environment for themselves.

Because of this, they are usually the most common target for bullies, as they manifest their sense of insecurity around them, which makes them look weak and vulnerable. These people lack self-confidence and are usually lazy and not active. They have an underactive sex drive. They lack the desire to do or want anything out of life. They are filled with fear and may even have nightmares.

Overactive root chakra:

These people tend to be aggressive, filled with anger and easily annoyed by people and events in their lives. They are greedy and feel the need to control others. They have very rigid boundaries, making it very difficult to accept change.

They are very materialistic, to that extent that they start hoarding and they start believe that their being is defined by how much they have and what they have. This is why they may become workaholics and may turn to excessive spending. They can easily become obese and they may have an overactive sex drive.

How to balance the root chakra?

If you find yourself in one of the scenarios of an imbalanced root chakra, you might want to help yourself by trying to balance it. While energy healing (such as Reiki or Crystal Therapy) is a very good step, you will need to work on yourself even afterwards, since your body is your temple and you have to keep it healthy, nourished and clean all the time.

There are several ways of balancing this energetic center. Below you will find some useful ways of balancing it, but be careful as these techniques are only good for an underactive root chakra! If your chakra is overactive, try balancing the neighboring chakras, and the energy will adjust itself.

Color therapy (or chromotherapy) 

Red is the color of the root chakra, which means wearing something red will instantly boost the chakra as it vibrates with the same frequency. However, if your root chakra is overactive, we recommend that you stop wearing red for some time.

You can also place a red poster in your bedroom if your root chakra is underactive, since while we sleep our energy is being regenerated and it absorbs the frequencies from our surroundings (keep your room tidy!).

Sound therapy (audiotherapy)

You can play solfeggio harmonics at 396 Hz on YouTube. You can also chant the LAM (or LANG – NG as in ‘tongue’) as a mantra, since its sound frequencies stimulate the root chakra.

Nutrition for the root chakra 

Red foods, such as red apples, strawberries, red cabbage, beetroots and foods that are high in protein.

Physical activity 

Cleaning the house, working out, walking in nature or doing yoga. Anything connected to movement and physical presence will stimulate the root chakra to manifest its energy and start working properly. 

Meditation 

Sitting comfortably while focusing your attention on the base of your spine and visualizing a red lotus or rose blooming at that place will stimulate the energy of the root chakra. You can chant LAM (or LANG) while meditating on the root chakra.

Meditation in nature is always the best one there is, but if you can’t find the time, just tidy your room and meditate facing a window.