A chakra represents a focus of energy in the body. All together, there are seven chakras located from the bottom of your tailbone to the crown of your head. I am participating in a photography contest where I get to display how I balance each chakra.
The first is the root chakra which is located at the base of the spine. Last week I entered a photo of myself, meditating on the ground. The photo represented my root chakra connecting to the earth. I pictured my root connecting with the roots of the tree behind me. I chose to do a black and white photo with only the red that I was wearing displayed in color because red is a representation of the root chakra.
This week we are moving on to the sacral chakra which helps awaken sensual desire. I chose to do my photograph as a silhouette this week with only the sunset in the background. Sunsets have a variety of colors but what stood out to me the most was the orange color. Orange is the color which represents the sacral chakra. I am also in pigeon pose which is a yoga pose that helps balance your sacral chakra.
Each week I have a chance to win a prize thanks to http://www.auracacia.com. The prize consists of an Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Roll-On for the chakra of the week, a selection of Aura Cacia essential oils and a recipe card to make the featured chakra balancing recipe of the week at home, a Chakra Journey t-shirt, a chakra candle for the chakra of the week, a yoga mat, and a surprise gift based on the blog theme of the week. However, my MAIN goal is to win the Grand prize!! The grand prize includes a weekend retreat for two to the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, including travel and accommodations for two, a full set of seven Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Roll-Ons, and two Chakra Journey t-shirts. I appreciate everyone that has voted for me so far! I am so excited to have a challenge that combines my love of photography and yoga 🙂 Please continue to vote for me!! And enjoy my photos along this journey! I will be adding a picture each week for 5 more weeks! Namaste.
Update!! Here are all seven photos representing how I balanced each chakra. I did win the second week of the contest! Thank you to everyone who showed love, support and voted!! I truly am grateful and have had so much fun along this 7 week project. I am hoping to win that grand prize and it is VERY possible 🙂 Thank you, thank you!! Namaste.