Monday, 8 April 2013

Healing Addictions through the Sacral Chakra

A couple months ago I wrote a post on smoking and why its sooo hard to quit (read it here). I am not a smoker but my grandfather was, and he only stopped when he was in a wheelchair, too sick to buy cigarettes for himself, and no one else would buy them for him. By then he had emphysema and was on oxygen. 

In his defence, he started smoking decades before we knew it was bad for us - similar to people who put asbestos in their walls, only to find out later that it was bad for them. It is easier to take asbestos out of a building than it is to take the craving/addiction out of a human being. Some of my classmates from healing school work as addiction counselors and it is an important job they do. 

So I was very happy to notice that my post on smoking has gone viral this month!  In it I explore different reasons why a person might find it hard to quit and some of the tricks their mind-body plays on them. For example, when you crave a cigarette is is really the nicotine you are after or is it something else? How can we substitute that something else with a healthy option?

In healing school we also learned that addictions are linked to imbalances in the Sacral Chakra, which has to do with our appetites and desires in life. The sacral chakra is located just below the navel (your tummy). As well as willpower and counseling, addicts might find it helpful to try a good Sacral Chakra meditation. 


Sacral Chakra Meditation




This Carol Tuttle video has a good intro to the Sacral 






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