This lack of balance influences our lives in every way, every day. Feelings of anxiety, fear, sadness, isolation or confusion can become overwhelming, and seemingly inexplicable. Eating well? Check. Family life good? Check. Work life good? Check. Chakra wheels spinning well? Hmm…
Within our bodies are housed seven main Chakras, aligned from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. These wheels of energy are our vital life force, keeping us vibrant, healthy, and alive. When our Chakras become incorrectly aligned, perhaps through a traumatic experience or emotion, then an imbalance is created. This, in turn, can result in ill-health, depression or other manifestations, individual to each person.
Kim White, a Phuket resident of many years and a highly sought-after yoga practitioner, has been addressing Chakra alignment and holistic therapies through her work. Through developing this knowledge and continually expanding her experience with them, Kim has devised her own unique method for gaining a visual interpretation of current personal Chakra balance. Understanding the great value of art as a form of expression and therapy, Kim leads her students in Chakra Mandala Creation.
By bringing together the concepts of Chakra with Mandalas (Sanskrit word meaning ‘circle’), Kim acknowledges our innate need to express freely, unencumbered by words, embracing art as an empowering form of expression. With this combination of yoga, meditation and art, Kim has created a system that breaks down boundaries, reducing the emphasis on any particular area, yet all three enhancing each other.
This, in turn, opens up these fields for everyone to experience, allowing all to move, create and express in an intuitive sense.
Firstly, a Chakra is chosen from the main seven, as the focal point for each session, such as Anaharta, the heart Chakra. Kim then applies certain yoga movements designed to stimulate the areas of the body in which the Chakra is housed. With the body tuned to this Chakra, the participants each lay on their body-sized piece of paper. They are given pieces of charcoal and follow the yoga movements, creating unique patterns. The movements are repeated, creating a flowing pattern as the charcoal moves over the paper with the person. The result is an amazing mandala design, a personal Chakra portrait.
The Chakra Mandala sessions are not designed to balance Chakras, but rather to provide the individual creator with a visual interpretation of the state of a certain Chakra within. In this, patterns can become more apparent, awareness is heightened and areas of need may be highlighted. As each Chakra is connected to certain personality traits and emotions, an individual’s Chakra Mandala may show wild erratic movements or short jerky lines that don’t flow. Or a design that is perfectly in balance, showing ease of movement and a confident flow; a Chakra that is well aligned and open.
Kim will be conducting a Chakra Mandala session on June 18 at Oasis ed. Phuket in Rawai. This will be the first in a series of sessions, initially focusing on Muladhara, the base Chakra. For further information or to book a place, contact Kez at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit oasisedphuket.com