Not having the energy to do the activities you want to during the day is one of the most frustrating experiences one can have. Your body is working against you and preventing you from being productive. In cases of serious fatigue, it may require the diagnosis of a doctor to find out if there is a medical explanation. But for many, knowing what to do when you’re always low-energy can be as simple as a lifestyle change.

Sedentary Lifestyle

In our modern society, it’s easy to stay in one place throughout the day and not go out much. Whether it’s working in an office or finding your entertainment on the computer or television, it has become a consequence of how our world currently works. Much of our activities require us to sit down and plant ourselves in one place for long stretches of time.

Get More Active

While the sun is still out, try to find some time for yourself to get up and get some physical activity into your daily routine. It doesn’t have to be strenuous to the point that it wears you out, but enough to get the blood flowing through your system. A walk around the neighborhood or some light exercising every day can be enough to wake you up.

Not Getting Enough Sunlight

The sun radiates the necessary vitamins that promote proper chemical production in our bodies. Without exposure to the sun, our bodies have a harder time making and regulating those necessary chemicals that make us alert, active, and healthy.

Upgrade Your Home

If you don’t have the time during the day to get outside, then you can make some changes to your home to help you out. Spend time near windows to give your body exposure to natural light, or, if that’s not an option, look into installing LED lights. LEDs contribute to your body’s alertness in a number of ways, but, most importantly, promote the same chemical regulation as the sun.

Not Enough Calories

If you do get enough sun, you’re active through the day, and you still experience low energy, then it may be a question of diet. Calories are our bodies’ fuel source; without calories, we can’t expend energy. Every activity we take part in—even if it’s just staying awake—requires calories to burn.

Know What You Eat

Putting it in terms of calories is a little too simple. The food you consume must be nutritious, with proteins, fibers, and vitamins. Eating any kind of food for the sake of calories is unhealthy and will lead to fatigue and health problems. Be aware of what you eat and make sure it’s healthy.

Know Your Body

Look at what you do throughout the day and explore new ways to fight off fatigue. Knowing what to do when you always feel fatigued is one of those life skills that’s simple to learn, and can make all the difference in your day-to-day life.

 

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The word chakra comes from the ancient Sanskrit language of India and simply means wheel or circle. The term describes the whirlpools or vortices of energy located along the central axis of our bodies in the spinal cord and brain. Chakras spin and draw Life Force Energy into the physical body. 

The chakra system is over 4,000 years old and has been applied both in the Yoga philosophy and in Auyrveda medicine. Each chakra is linked to glands, organs, and the nervous system in an integrated fashion. – Journal of Behaviroal Optometry

Locations of the Chakras

Indian heritage calls the chakras the 7 shining places in the body: brain (Sahasrara), medulla oblongata (Ajna), and the 5 spinal centers—cervical (Visuddha), dorsal (Anahata), lumbar (Manipura), sacral (Svadhisthana), and coccygeal (Muladhara). 

Brain

7th – crown or uppermost part of the cerebrum
6th – third eye connected by polarity with the medulla oblongata or brain stem

Spinal Centers

5th – Cervical or throat
4th – Dorsal or heart
3rd – Lumbar or solar plexus
2nd – Sacral or pelvis
1st – Coccygeal or base of spine

Chakra Colors & Frequencies

Each chakra is associated with a color and these colors are arranged in the same way as the colors of the rainbow. Colors emit frequencies and therefore have a certain vibratory rate. In ascending order from the root chakra to the crown chakra, the colors of the chakras and their corresponding color frequencies are as follows. You will notice that the vibration of each chakra increases as you move upward from the base toward the crown chakra.  

 

Chakra Color Frequency THz
Root Red 430-480
Sacral Orange 480-510
Solar Plexus Yellow 510-540
Heart Green 540-580
Throat Sky Blue 580-610
Third Eye Indigo Blue 610-670
Crown Violet 670-750

The Meaning of our Chakras

Each chakra expresses a different emotional quality, such as love or being able to express yourself. These qualities can manifest in a positive or negative way, depending on which direction your energy is heading. It all comes down to INTENTION.

1st – Root Chakra

This chakra is located at the base of the spine. It represents physical security. When our consciousness is going downward in this chakra, we become too attached to material things, greedy, and insecure with ourselves. When we raise our energy up through this chakra, our relationship with the material world becomes balanced.     

2nd – Sacral

The second chakra is two inches below the belly button, in the area of the reproductive organs. This chakra represents creativity, and how we use sexual energy. In its lower form, it causes a misuse of sexual energy with the goal of manipulating others. As we raise our state of consciousness in this chakra, we no longer abuse our sexuality but use it in a respectful way.      

3rd – Solar Plexus

The solar plexus chakra is two inches above the belly button. It represents our personal power and self-confidence. Its lower form can cause the desire for selfish power. As with all choices, it comes down to INTENTION. In its higher form, we become empowered with a service-to-others mentality and altruistic attitude. 

4th – Heart

The fourth chakra, also known as the heart chakra, is located in the center of the chest. This chakra is all about love. In its highest form, this love is all-embracing and unconditional. In its lower form, it is based on restrictions. There are many kinds of love: personal relationships, love for a friend, etc. Keep your heart open so that you can allow love to enter your life. 

5th – Throat

This chakra is in the throat area. In its higher form, it represents our ability to express ourselves authentically and genuinely. We feel empowered to speak the truth. When our energy is directed downward in this chakra, we speak dishonestly and tell lies. Instead of feeling inner fortitude, we may feel restless, uneasy, and vulnerable.      

6th – Third Eye

This chakra represents our intuition and higher wisdom. It has two poles, positive and negative, like a battery. The negative pole is at the base of the skull, where the medulla oblongata is located in the brain. This is where our ego resides. By raising our state of consciousness through this chakra, we are able maintain our connection to our Higher Self and intuitive wisdom.

7th – Crown

The seventh chakra is at the top of the head. It is also known as the crown chakra or thousand-petaled lotus. It represents our connection to Source, the Creator, or All That Is. It is our link to a higher power that is greater than ourselves. It is at this chakra where we completely merge with Divine Energy. When this chakra is open, we feel strong, connected, joyful, and free.  

 

 

Susan Kapatoes
C: 508-282-7877
E: susan@inspireyourjourney.com

 

The author, Susan Kapatoes, MHA is the founder and owner of Inspire Your Journey, a holistic wellness company. She is a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, and an Independent Distributor with BEMER Therapy and Healy World.  She lives in Massachusetts.  

References:

Berne, S. (2012). The Science of Measuring Wellness. [online]. Journal of Behavioral Optometry. Volume 23/Number 3/Pages 63-67. Oepf.org. Available at: http://www.oepf.org/sites/default/files/23_3_BERNE.pdf

Bruno, Thomas J. and Svoronos, Paris D. N. (2005). CRC Handbook of Fundamental Spectroscopic Correlation Charts. CRC Press.

Darecki, Y. (n.d.). chakras. [online] Yogananda.com.au. Available at: http://yogananda.com.au/g/g_chakras.html

 

Higher wisdom is generally regarded as that part of ourselves which is connected to a power greater than ourselves. Coming from a spiritual perspective, Higher wisdom can be likened to our soul which is integrated into the human body via our bioenergetic field. Our Higher wisdom has knowledge to help with everyday challenges or topics such as the purpose of Life.

Our Higher wisdom communicates via gut feelings, flashes of insight, and intuitive hunches. This energy is anchored within our heart center, making it is the overseer of our life. Because this wisdom possesses a heightened awareness that is always present, we can tune into this awareness and pay attention to its guidance.

Canoeing in a River

Picture yourself in a canoe rowing down a winding river. There are so many twists and turns in this river that you cannot see around the bends. As you approach each bend, you keep rowing. Sometimes you are pleasantly surprised when you see calm waters in front of you; other times you are taken aback when you find yourself in the middle of a turbulent current that you did not anticipate. The person in this canoe is your everyday typical self.

Now imagine that you are flying in a helicopter looking down upon this scene. You can see yourself rowing in the canoe, but now you can see every twist and turn that is laid out before your journey. You can see how far you have traveled, and how far you have to go before reaching your final destination. You are able to perceive the fullness of time: past, present, and future. The person in the helicopter is your Higher wisdom.

Then you come upon a split in the river and you have to make a choice. One choice will take you to the higher path of altruism, service-to-others, empathy, love, joy, and contentment – the other choice will lead you to a lower path of selfishness, discord, fear, judgement, anger, and unhappiness. When you are at a crossroads in life and not sure which path to take, this is when it is time to connect with the guidance of your Higher wisdom.

Connecting With Your Higher Wisdom

  • Gut Feelings: To put it simply, if something doesn’t feel right then it isn’t. This is illustrated by the phenomenon of situational awareness in which we can meet someone and immediately sense their energy. There could be a distinct air of tension or a feeling of comfort and ease. Sometimes we like that person, or we might feel repelled.
  • Flashes of Insight: When I was selling my condominium, I couldn’t decide upon an asking price. As I was discussing this topic with my fiance, the number 245 suddenly flashed before my eyes. I knew then that I was to ask $245K which is the exact amount of money that I received from the sale. Flashes of insight occur without warning.
  • Intuitive Hunches: Subtle nudges towards something. We all get those inner cues to go to a particular store, attend a certain event, call a certain person, or just stay at home and enjoy the family. Listen to those nudges as this is your Higher wisdom speaking to you and trying to get you to pay attention.

 

Susan Kapatoes
C: 508-282-7877
E: susan@inspireyourjourney.com

 

The author, Susan Kapatoes, MHA is the founder of Inspire Your Journey, a holistic wellness company. She is a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, and an Independent Distributor with BEMER Therapy and Healy World.  She lives in Massachusetts.